What Made You Get Really Into Exercise This Year?

Give us your best advice because honestly we need it.

Working out is great for your health. And it can feel great. But it can also be wicked boring.

Working out is great for your health. And it can feel great. But it can also be wicked boring.

And hard. And impossible to find the motivation for. Or the time.

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Maybe you finally discovered the one activity you look forward to.

Maybe you finally discovered the one activity you look forward to.

Sure, it might not be what people traditionally consider a workout per se, but your ballroom dance class really gets you moving.

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Maybe you’ve found that a particular kind of exercise is amazing for your mental health, and that’s why you keep doing it.

Maybe you've found that a particular kind of exercise is amazing for your mental health, and that's why you keep doing it.

Anything that lowers stress is worth doing all the time!

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Maybe you found a mental trick that keeps you motivated.

Maybe you found a mental trick that keeps you motivated.

Like a motivating phrase you repeat to yourself or a social media feed of someone who inspires you that you check when you're not feeling super into the idea of working out.

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Maybe you just cracked the code to how you time your workouts and that made all the difference.

Maybe you just cracked the code to how you time your workouts and that made all the difference.

Like, dragging yourself out of bed for a morning workout = the worst. But that lunchtime workout fits right into your day and — bonus! — helps stave off that 3 p.m. energy dip.

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We want to hear your advice, tips, hacks, and work-arounds! Use the comments below to tell us all about it.

What Little Changes Helped You Be Healthier In 2017?

Tell us about the simple steps you took to feel healthier this past year — whether it was mentally or physically.

Leading a healthy lifestyle can be tough, especially if your schedule is busy AF.

Leading a healthy lifestyle can be tough, especially if your schedule is busy AF.

Who really wants to go to the gym after a long day of work and running errands? I definitely don't.

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So we want to know, what small and doable steps did you take toward living a healthier lifestyle in 2017?

So we want to know, what small and doable steps did you take toward living a healthier lifestyle in 2017?

We're looking for simple changes you made that helped you live a little bit healthier this past year — whether it was mentally or physically.

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Maybe you decided you weren’t going to bring your phone to bed anymore, so that you could get better sleep.

Maybe you decided you weren't going to bring your phone to bed anymore, so that you could get better sleep.

No checking emails or social media in the middle of the night.

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Or you decided that you were going to be better about saying no, even though it may upset people.

Or you decided that you were going to be better about saying no, even though it may upset people.

You have to take time for you. The world will go on if you say no.

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Maybe you made it a point to go grocery shopping for whole, nonprocessed foods, at least once a week and therefore ate out less.

Maybe you made it a point to go grocery shopping for whole, nonprocessed foods, at least once a week and therefore ate out less.

Takeout is a little less tempting when you have a well-stocked fridge.

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Or you started adding frozen, ready-to-cook veggies to every meal you make.

Or you started adding frozen, ready-to-cook veggies to every meal you make.

No prep time makes for a happy cook!

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Perhaps, you committed to working out for 15 to 20 minutes every other day, even if it was just in your living room.

Perhaps, you committed to working out for 15 to 20 minutes every other day, even if it was just in your living room.

Since you know going to the gym after work hours is probably not going to happen.

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Or committed to drinking a little less alcohol at social events or work functions.

Or committed to drinking a little less alcohol at social events or work functions.

A little can go a long way.

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This Is What It Feels Like To Have Schizophrenia

It’s important to put yourself in someone else’s shoes sometimes to be a better ally.

Schizophrenia is a serious brain disorder that typically begins in early adulthood, with as many as 51 million people diagnosed worldwide.

Schizophrenia is a serious brain disorder that typically begins in early adulthood, with as many as 51 million people diagnosed worldwide.

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Hairam’s brother was recently diagnosed with schizophrenia, and Daniel has family members who have dealt with the disease so they both wanted to learn more about it.

Hairam's brother was recently diagnosed with schizophrenia, and Daniel has family members who have dealt with the disease so they both wanted to learn more about it.

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Watch these two experience what it’s like to have schizophrenia!

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This is Amber. She’s an artist, and was diagnosed with schizophrenia in 2015.

This is Amber. She's an artist, and was diagnosed with schizophrenia in 2015.

She says she can identify two particular voices that she used to hear from her past.

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Autumn said one voice called her name multiple times, while another told her to go to places.

Autumn said one voice called her name multiple times, while another told her to go to places.

Auditory hallucinations are just one of the things people with schizophrenia may experience.

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Hairam and Daniel started the auditory hallucination simulations, and after just minutes, Daniel found it extremely hard to concentrate.

Hairam and Daniel started the auditory hallucination simulations, and after just minutes, Daniel found it extremely hard to concentrate.

The simulation was developed by Dr. Patricia Deegan, who has a history of auditory hallucinations.

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Meanwhile, Hairam noticed she couldn’t get sentences out as she heard all the voices in her head. It was hard to put words together and explain what she was thinking.

Meanwhile, Hairam noticed she couldn't get sentences out as she heard all the voices in her head. It was hard to put words together and explain what she was thinking.

“Wow, one of them just told me I'm disgusting.”

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The next day, Daniel said he could still hear some of the negative phrases he kept hearing in the auditory simulation, like “you eat shit” or “you stink.”

The next day, Daniel said he could still hear some of the negative phrases he kept hearing in the auditory simulation, like "you eat shit" or "you stink."

He noticed all those negative thoughts had really affected him.

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Hairam said she discovered how difficult it is to hear through the voices, and it wore her out.

Hairam said she discovered how difficult it is to hear through the voices, and it wore her out.

She also said it was a totally eye-opening experience that made her feel closer to her brother.

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We should all learn more about this disease so we can be more empathetic to people with schizophrenia.

We should all learn more about this disease so we can be more empathetic to people with schizophrenia.

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17 Secrets People Who Get Migraines Will Never Tell You

We’re kind of obsessed with how much our brains hurt tbh.

Migraine is actually a genetic disorder (here's BuzzFeed Health's previous reporting on what's happening in your brain during a migraine) that encompasses a whole mess of neurological symptoms. Other than the debilitating pain of the migraine headache itself, migraines bring other awful stuff like auras (seeing flashing lights or spots in your vision), nausea and vomiting, sensitivity to light and sound, and a post-migraine hangover that makes you feel fatigued, unable to concentrate, and, well, sad.

But since it's not always apparent to others just how bad it feels to get migraines or exist in fear of getting them, here are just a few of our secrets.

Unfamiliar food situations (potlucks, parties, new restaurants) are terrifying because we could accidentally eat something that could trigger a migraine.

Unfamiliar food situations (potlucks, parties, new restaurants) are terrifying because we could accidentally eat something that could trigger a migraine.

A few bites of something that you didn't realize contains a trigger (like caffeine, aspartame, olives, dried fruit, wine, processed meat, various kinds of cheese, chocolate….) can mean The Beginning Of The End.

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Lots of us basically live in fear of our periods.

Lots of us basically live in fear of our periods.

Because for many of us hormones fluctuations mean migraine's a-comin'.

Period migraine: The painful icing on the misery cake that is cramps, bloating, and bleeding.

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We’re basically amateur meteorologists because certain weather changes trigger migraines.

We're basically amateur meteorologists because certain weather changes trigger migraines.

We don't know what barometric pressure actually is, but we know that when it's about to change, it's time to mainline some meds.

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Sometimes we make up a reason that we can’t hang out because it’s easier than saying we have a migraine. Again.

Sometimes we make up a reason that we can't hang out because it's easier than saying we have a migraine. Again.

Honestly, dishonesty is the second best policy!

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And we do that because when we say we have a migraine and a friend says “Again?!!” we die a little.

And we do that because when we say we have a migraine and a friend says "Again?!!" we die a little.

Yes, again.

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We’ve workshopped a million different ways of describing migraines in an effort to make people understand how bad it really is.

We've workshopped a million different ways of describing migraines in an effort to make people understand how bad it really is.

OK it's like being stabbed with an ice pick from inside your head. No wait it's like a thousand tiny hammers banging rhythmically on your skull no wait OK imagine what it would feel like to be run over by a zamboni…

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We cry a lot.

We cry a lot.

Sometimes when we know a migraine is imminent, sometimes during, maybe once it subsides. Or, to get the migraine hat-trick, all three!

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We secretly think no one has ever been in as much pain as us.

We secretly think no one has ever been in as much pain as us.

Don't even bother trying to compare notes. We win.

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We could talk about our migraines forever.

We could talk about our migraines forever.

Are you busy for the next four hours?

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And talking migraines with other people who get them is our bonding activity of choice.

And talking migraines with other people who get them is our bonding activity of choice.

Comparing auras, migraine hangovers, and medicine side effects will make you MFF (migraine friends forever).

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It’s tough to look forward to special occasions and vacations when you’re worried that a migraine will ruin all your fun.

It's tough to look forward to special occasions and vacations when you're worried that a migraine will ruin all your fun.

It's like they know exactly when they can hurt you most.

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If we could take only one item to a desert island, it would be our migraine meds.

If we could take only one item to a desert island, it would be our migraine meds.

Literally the only thing we don't leave home without.

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Every new job or semester means having to explain why we might not show up for a day or three, and asking for some leniency.

Every new job or semester means having to explain why we might not show up for a day or three, and asking for some leniency.

It never gets easier.

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Nothing warms our hearts more than a non-migraineur who really gets what we’re going through.

Nothing warms our hearts more than a non-migraineur who really gets what we're going through.

When you leave us all alone in the totally silent darkness, we know you love us.

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We track a ton of minutiae about our daily lives in order to see any patterns about when we get migraines.

We track a ton of minutiae about our daily lives in order to see any patterns about when we get migraines.

There's nothing we won't track to get to the bottom of it.

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If you see us space out and squint our eyes, we’re trying to figure out if we’re about to get a migraine.

If you see us space out and squint our eyes, we're trying to figure out if we're about to get a migraine.

Sometimes it feels like it one is coming on but it's a false alarm. Cue relief.

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Most importantly, we may seem pretty high-maintenance but honestly it doesn’t take much to make us feel amazing.

Most importantly, we may seem pretty high-maintenance but honestly it doesn't take much to make us feel amazing.

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25 Times Women Were Officially Done Taking Shit

“We should ban all men untill we figure out what’s going on.”

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33 Kind Of Douchey Things All Introverts Are Guilty Of

Sorry, I can’t hang out. I was already social this week.

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1. Pulling off a flawless Irish exit and getting texts from confused friends once they realize you’re gone.

2. Canceling plans because your battery is drained, even if it’s last minute.

3. And making up a flimsy excuse for why you’re canceling when people won’t understand the real reason.

4. Turning down plans “because you were already social this week.”

5. And using your ~introversion~ as an excuse for not hanging out when really, you just didn’t want to.

6. Disappearing to bond with the resident animal at any given party.

7. Bugging the people you came to a party with about whether they’re ready to head out about an hour in.

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8. Taking forever to get ready because you have to talk yourself into getting ready first.

9. Going totally off the grid during the weekends instead of using it as time to see friends.

10. And isolating yourself for like a week as a reward after having two days of socializing in a row.

11. Responding “interested” to Facebook events you know you’ll never go to.

12. And pretending to consider plans you know there’s no way in hell will ever happen by asking follow-up questions like, “Ohh, maybe, what time?”

13. Ignoring your Uber driver, and making up for it by giving them five stars for the silent ride.

14. And considering knocking a star off from an otherwise fine Uber driver’s rating just because they were too chatty.

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15. Using headphones to keep other people from talking to you.

16. Mentally filing extroverts away as “small dose” friends.

17. Or secretly finding extroverts annoying, tbh.

18. Or piggybacking off of your extrovert friends’ plans so you don’t have to put legwork into socializing.

19. Getting cliquey with other introverts because they understand you best.

20. “Accidentally” showing up late and leaving early as part of a strategic plan to be somewhere as short as possible.

21. Getting slightly upset when people don’t invite you places because they assumed you’d say no — which you probably would have. BUT STILL.

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22. Being relieved when people cancel plans with you.

23. Actually celebrating when people cancel plans with you with an extra-indulgent night of all your favorite introvert activities.

24. Ignoring texts because you just Can’t with people.

25. And then pulling the whole, “Oh, I’m sorry, I just saw this!” when you text back, even though you saw it seven hours ago.

26. Politely trying to edge out of conversations that go on for way too long.

27. And straight up brushing off attempts at small talk, because you’re not going to waste your social energy on talking about the weather with Sharon from Marketing.

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28. Going to the bathroom during social events just to screw around on your phone and get a bit of a breather.

29. Missing updates on friends’ lives because you don’t see them as often as you probably should.

30. Pretending you have plans when really all you’re going to be doing is staying home by yourself.

31. Latching onto the One Person you know at a party.

32. And then not trying to socialize with anyone else once you lose track of that person.

33. Leaning hard into the introvert identity, even though you know it’s not an excuse for crappy behavior or even a defining personality trait of yours, BUT INTROVERT PRIDE, OKAY?

Would You Have Survived Puberty As A Girl In The 19th Century?

Menstruation, hysteria, masturbation — 19th century adolescence had it all.

In 1878 The Physical Life of Woman: Advice to the Maiden, Wife, and Mother by Dr. George H. Napheys was published. The book was basically a how-to guide for girls and women for everything from puberty to getting married and having children. In this manual, the doctor outlines best practices for raising a virtuous young woman through several important stages of her life.

Take this quiz and see if you can guess what puberty was like in the 19th century!

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13 Non-Traditional But Fun AF Ways To Celebrate The Holidays

Some people have Friends marathons, others grill on their deck like it’s the Fourth of July.

AKA your closest friends. The people who aren't actually family, but MIGHT AS WELL BE. We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us about their chosen family holiday traditions. Some were funny, others were heartwarming, and a couple were just plain random AF. Let's get into them!

Have a roundtable discussion about all the things you give no fucks about.

Have a roundtable discussion about all the things you give no fucks about.

My friends and I celebrate what we lovingly call Nofucksgiving. It's a Thanksgiving dinner where we get together and eat and talk about all the things we don't give a fuck about. It's one of my favorite holidays, and it's so cathartic. We may not give a fuck about a lot of things, but we sure do care about each other.

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Host a judgement-free karaoke night.

Host a judgement-free karaoke night.

Me (trans*), my actual sister who is gay, and a handful of our closest queer friends — who all find the holidays a little rough because of tense family situations — get together the Saturday before Christmas. We order pizza and drink beer and exchange gifts and watch Home Alone, and usually have a drunk Christmas song lip sync contest somewhere in there.

It’s probably the thing I most look forward to at the holidays. Just good wholesome fun with the people who I know love me the most — who I can be myself around and be wholly comfortable with. There's no worrying about offending someone with my very existence at my very conservative family gatherings! Plus, the pizza and beer make a great break from the typical holiday food everyone eats during this time of year.

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Throw an early Friendsgiving and keep the day itself low-key.

Throw an early Friendsgiving and keep the day itself low-key.

My husband and I have not-so-great relationships with our actual families. We don't feel like forcing Thanksgiving with them is necessary. So the Saturday before Thanksgiving we do Friendsgiving, and on Thanksgiving day we watch the Friends episodes about their Thanksgivings and hang up all Christmas decor. We do this every year.

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Say grace…but like, not actually “grace.”

Say grace...but like, not actually "grace."

We like to say “grace.” Basically we all do a shot after loudly announcing the word “grace.”

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Complete a winter-themed puzzle together.

Complete a winter-themed puzzle together.

Years ago, in my first apartment, my roommates and I would do Christmas puzzles together. Towards the beginning of December we'd go shopping together and each choose a a winter-themed puzzle. Then, we'd put them out on our kitchen table to casually work on over time. We didn't always get the chance to sit down to work on them as a group, but it was cool to see the puzzle gradually come together and think of each other having contributed at some point. The puzzles would usually last past Christmas and help get us through the drag that winter can often be.

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Act like it’s the summer and light up the grill for some winter BBQ (shorts and sandals, optional).

Act like it's the summer and light up the grill for some winter BBQ (shorts and sandals, optional).

My best friend’s family and mine do a Hanukkah barbecue. Literally, we stand outside and barbecue like it was the Fourth of July, even if it’s the dead of December.

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Get all your friends together for a slumber party where you exchange gifts and play fun games.

Get all your friends together for a slumber party where you exchange gifts and play fun games.

The night before Christmas Eve (Dec. 23) is one of the few nights of the year when I have the house all to myself — my parents are working all night since they have a deli shop and people order a crazy amount of food for Christmas dinner. So for the past three years, I've been throwing a Christmas party with all my friends. It's a girl's night; we play silly games, drink lots of wine, exchange gifts… Anyone can spend the night at my place, and it has become a traditional thing! So everyone gets really excited about it.

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Take caroling seriously and find a choir to sing with every year.

Take caroling seriously and find a choir to sing with every year.

As a serious singer since age 12, I’ve been part of more Christmas/holiday-themed concerts and services than I can count. I was a member of both the regular and select chorus while I was in college, and had the chance to sing Christmas carols in a Rhode Island mansion with a number of my closest friends every year. I’ve also been part of my church choir since I was in high school (even singing on Christmas when I came home from college).

I take it so seriously that I make my parents plan our Christmas Eve dinner around when I have to get to warm-ups for Midnight Mass. I’m surrounded by the choir family I joined over 10 years ago, and I still cry every year. All told, singing with my chosen family is the best tradition I could imagine every year.

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Or decorate the tree to its ugliest potential.

Or decorate the tree to its ugliest potential.

We always make the ugliest Christmas tree! Tacky second grade ornaments covered in glitter, lights with reindeer heads, handfuls of cheap tinsel…

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Skip the tree altogether and decorate something entirely unrelated to the holidays.

Skip the tree altogether and decorate something entirely unrelated to the holidays.

We have a 6-foot-tall cardboard cutout of the classic Lost In Space robot that we put lights on instead of a tree.

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Gather at the same time and place every year.

Gather at the same time and place every year.

Seventeen years ago, my brother started meeting his friends at our favorite 24-hour diner on Christmas morning at midnight. The first year only three people attended, and now we average around 12. It started out because although Christmas is a time for family, we wanted our chosen family — our best friends — a time to be together on Christmas. We play Christmas trivia and share memories while drinking coffee and eating typical diner fare.

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Build holiday gingerbread houses with your favorite candy.

Build holiday gingerbread houses with your favorite candy.

Every year, my fiancé and I️ build a gingerbread house. We play Christmas music, get our favorite candy, and just have a great time enjoying each other and making new memories. I️ look forward to it every year.

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Get together with a group to purge your closets and donate to those in need.

Get together with a group to purge your closets and donate to those in need.

We go out on Christmas Day, visit the homeless, and bring them all kinds of gifts — things they need to survive the cold. Coats, scarf's, caps, socks, food, gloves. You name it and we bring it to them. Everyone should feel loved on that day.

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Anyone Can Make These 17 Easy One-Pot Vegetarian Recipes

You want your holiday meals to look good and taste great. But let’s be honest, EASY is important too. Plus, vegetarian.

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Some people like to cook big fancy meals for the holidays. You are NOT that person.

Some people like to cook big fancy meals for the holidays. You are NOT that person.

Not that you wouldn't mind one or two fancy dishes in any given meal, but every. single. one? Nope. Plus, every kitchen shrinks in size as soon as you start cooking multiple dishes, as tends to happen during holiday meals.

So to give you a break, we rounded up bunch of different recipes that each can be made in single pot. That's right. ONE, which means fewer dirty dishes. And these recipes don't have to be made in a pot on your stove per se —some are for your slow cooker, instant pot, or a sheet pan that can be popped in the oven. So fire up a bunch of these recipes in different parts of your kitchen for (relatively) easy holiday entertaining.

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Maple Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Maple Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

If you're not a fan of Brussel sprouts this recipe should change your mind. You roast your veggies with extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, a touch of garlic and maple syrup, which gives them a slightly sweeter taste. Toasted pecans add crunch, and you also get chewy goodness from dried cranberries, which you add just before tossing and serving.

Here's the recipe.

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Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce With a Touch of Apple Brandy

Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce With a Touch of Apple Brandy

Who doesn't love fresh cranberry sauce? And this recipe delivers a more nuanced flavor because it includes apples, orange juice, orange zest, cardamom, cinnamon, sweetener (maple syrup is one option), and a bit of apple brandy, (although that's optional). And this juicy-tart dish is ready in JUST SIX MINUTES if you use your Instant Pot.

Here's the recipe.

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Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

It's not really a holiday meal without mashed potatoes is it? Well this year get your taters done in six minutes by using your Instant Pot. Although this recipe calls for chicken stock, use vegetable stock to make it vegetarian friendly.

Here's the recipe.

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Sautéed Green Beans With Garlic

Sautéed Green Beans With Garlic

This recipe couldn't be easier and calls for only a handful of ingredients including green beans, olive oil, garlic, sea salt, and the juice and zest of one lemon. With a prep time of 2 minutes and cook time of 8 minutes, you can get this delicious dish on the table in 10 minutes.

Here's the recipe.

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Easy One Pan Cauliflower “Mac” & Cheese

Easy One Pan Cauliflower "Mac" & Cheese

This one-pan “mac” and cheese will be a hit with both kids and adults. You'll need one head of cauliflower, garlic powder, smoked paprika, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, grated Parmesan, and a bit of parsley. This creamy, delicious comfort food is ready in about 20 minutes — it has a prep time of 10 minutes and cook time of 10 minutes.

Here's the recipe.

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Brussel Sprout & Pear Salad With Dijon Vinaigrette

Brussel Sprout & Pear Salad With Dijon Vinaigrette

Who says you have to cook your Brussels sprouts? In this salad you shred them raw, and then combine with arugula, pear, and pecans for a delicious dish. Topped with a dressing of olive oil (or avocado oil), dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar (or red wine vinegar) fresh lemon juice, and dried basil, you can't go wrong.

Here's the recipe.

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Grandma’s Old-Fashioned Corn Casserole Recipe

Grandma’s Old-Fashioned Corn Casserole Recipe

This is comfort food at it's old-fashioned finest. You'll need just 5 minutes of prep time to combine flour, butter, sugar, eggs, milk, and canned corn (did we mention it's old-school?) to make this casserole, and 75 minutes in the oven. But we practically guarantee that you'll be a hit at any meal if you're bringing this dish.

Here's the recipe.

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Vegetarian Sheet Pan Stuffing

Vegetarian Sheet Pan Stuffing

We don't know about you, but we're completely on board with sheet-pan cooking, not to mention sheet pan cooking for STUFFING. This recipe has the added bonus of being dairy-free and vegan. You'll need one delicata squash, bread (you can make it gluten free if you like), Brussels sprouts, shallots, fresh thyme, garlic, olive oil, and dried tart cherries. This stuffing is topped with a vinaigrette containing maple syrup, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, and roasted garlic.

Here's the recipe.

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Avocado Pesto Zucchini Noodles

Avocado Pesto Zucchini Noodles

This one-pot dish should make avocado and zucchini lovers happy. A simple recipe that can be ready in 30 minutes, it contains avocado, zucchini, fresh basil, extra-virgin olive oil, cherry tomatoes, fresh-squeezed lemon juice, miso, and garlic. (It's also no-cook and vegan.)

Here's the recipe.

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Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts And Butternut Squash

Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts And Butternut Squash

In this easy sheet-pan recipe, you combine cubed squash, Brussels sprouts, and pecans after tossing with olive oil, maple syrup, cinnamon, salt, and pepper. With a prep time of 10 minutes and a 25-minute cook time, you can have this dish on the table in just over half an hour.

Here's the recipe.

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Homemade Apple Sauce

Homemade Apple Sauce

Homemade apple sauce is simple to make, but never fails to impress because of its incredibly fresh and delicious flavor. This recipe calls for apples, lemon juice, light brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves, and takes about an hour to cook (but only 15 minutes to prep.)

Here's the recipe.

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Kale Salad With Poppy Seed Dressing

Kale Salad With Poppy Seed Dressing

Do you need more kale? Yes. Yes you do. And added bonus — this recipe is a cruciferous vegetable extravaganza. It also contains chopped red and green cabbage, Brussels sprouts, and broccoli florets. Add in the Greek yogurt-based dressing, poppy seeds, pumpkins seeds, and dried cranberries and you have a delicious dish ready in 10 minutes.

Here's the recipe.

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Whole Roasted Cauliflower With Butter Sauce

Whole Roasted Cauliflower With Butter Sauce

This is another super-easy, but impressive looking dish. You'll need butter, fresh cracked pepper, some herbs (fresh thyme, bay leaves), and vegetable stock (if you want to keep it vegetarian). First you boil and simmer your cauliflower for 12 minutes, then roast for 10-15 minutes. Next step? Slice and serve.

Here's the recipe.

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Herb-Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Herb-Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are a nutritional powerhouse, delivering potassium, fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, and a bunch of other great stuff you really, really need. Plus, you know — they taste good. If you want to get them on your table with a minimum of effort, this recipe is for you. Chop up two medium potatoes, and coat them in a mixture of olive oil, garlic, fresh thyme, and Italian seasoning. They'll be crispy-delicious after 35-40 minutes of cooking; then you can top with parsley, Parmesan, and serve.

Here's the recipe.

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Ginger and Turmeric Carrot Soup

Ginger and Turmeric Carrot Soup

If you find soup recipes slightly intimidating, don't. Basically you just throw a bunch of ingredients in a pot and 30 minutes later? Delicious soup. Start by sauteeing onions for 5 minutes, then add garlic, ginger, turmeric, orange zest, salt and pepper, and cook for 2 minutes. Add the carrots, cook for 3 more minutes, and then add vegetable stock. Cook for 20 to 25 minutes and puree the soup in a blender.

Here's the recipe.

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Slow Cooker Or Instant Pot Sweet Potato Curry Stew

Slow Cooker Or Instant Pot Sweet Potato Curry Stew

This recipe gives you two super-simple options to cook — slow cooker or Instant Pot. And it's got a more nuanced flavor than your average sweet potato dish. With ingredients like fresh ginger, curry powder, turmeric, Thai red curry paste, and coconut milk it's sure to be a hit. With a prep time of 15 minutes and cook time of 10 minutes, you'll have a delish dish in less than a half-hour.

Here's the recipe.

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Avocado Kale Salad With Honey Lemon Dressing

Avocado Kale Salad With Honey Lemon Dressing

This avocado-kale salad is hearty enough for a holiday meal, but has a fresh taste thanks to the berries and lemon juice- and honey-based dressing. If you can't find fresh raspberries, it's fine to use any type of berry. And it's fine to have any nuts you have on hand, such as walnuts, instead of almonds. See? EASY.

Here's the recipe.

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18 Ridiculous Things That Will Make Most Women Both Laugh And Cringe

“Who named them Kegels and not puss-ups?”

When it feels like your vagina is messing with you:

When it feels like your vagina is messing with you:

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When you’re not sure why it feels like you’re leaking:

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When you realize how weird this situation is:

When you realize how weird this situation is:

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When you just can’t help yourself once a month:

When you just can't help yourself once a month:

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When you get to that age where a little bit of pee just happens sometimes:

When you get to that age where a little bit of pee just happens sometimes:

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When motherhood turns out to be as much of a bitch as a period:

When motherhood turns out to be as much of a bitch as a period:

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When you die a little bit inside because your partner is just so, so off (but, thanks for asking?):

When you die a little bit inside because your partner is just so, so off (but, thanks for asking?):

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When real life inspires real fun:

When real life inspires real fun:

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When you experience one of these bad boys for the first time:

When you experience one of these bad boys for the first time:

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When you wish vagina exercises had a better name:

When you wish vagina exercises had a better name:

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When you think your period is done, but:

When you have to do the ~minor adjustment~ dance:

When you have to do the ~minor adjustment~ dance:

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When you realize you actually have a sixth sense:

When living in the future proves…interesting:

When living in the future proves...interesting:

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When your period decides to show up completely unannounced:

When your priorities are very set:

When your priorities are very set:

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When you have a conversation with someone who is unnecessarily uncomfortable:

When you have a conversation with someone who is unnecessarily uncomfortable:

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And finally, when you can’t help but see yourself in art:

And finally, when you can't help but see yourself in art:

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