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16 Fashion Brands That Make the World a Better Place

Every time Earth Day rolls around, we're reminded of how we can join in on the environmental cause with our go-to (and supremely chic) eco-friendly …

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Mathematics

57 Make-Ahead Breakfasts so You Can Sleep in and Eat Well All Week

We're all about the make-ahead breakfast, for those mornings that we just really don't have time.<p><b>As much as we'd love to</b>, we don't have time to make restaurant-ready breakfasts each and every morning for ourselves and our loved ones. That's why we have frittatas, porridges, puddings, bars, and so …

Breakfast

Domestic violence: 'Deeply disturbing' statistics a concern for all society, Dame Quentin Bryce says

Former governor-general Dame Quentin Bryce fears domestic violence is getting worse in Australia, despite a focus on the scourge in recent years.<p>Dame …

Reading Recovery 'harmful', visiting academic Louisa Moats says

The early-intervention program gives poor readers in Year 1 daily, one-to-one, 30-minute sessions with a trained teacher. It was developed in New …

5 dangerous apps you don’t know your kids are using

If you're a parent or a grandparent, you know kids pick up the latest technology lightning fast. Of course, that means the children in your life can also be using apps and visiting sites that are totally inappropriate for their ages. Worse yet, you might not even realize it.<p>Let’s look at five …

DTI Logo

I love seeing how people group objects together to form a vignette. Whether you do it with objects similar in colour or objects of the same form or …

Logos

11 One-Hour DIYs To Make Your Entryway Pop

Make your home's first room your favorite space.<p><b>1. Polka Dot Cloud Mat</b><p>Your doormat is one of the first things guests see. Why not spend time creating one that reflects you? This polka dotted cloud mat from Nalle's House is adorable — and so, so easy. Using IKEA's inexpensive TVIS doormat as a base, …

8 Chicken Dinners That Are Anything but Boring

<b>1. Thai Minced Chicken Lettuce Cups</b><p>If you like Thai food, you'll love these minced chicken lettuce cups boldly flavored with fresh ginger, lime, chili pepper, fish sauce and brown sugar. The recipe is easy to make with ingredients found at your regular supermarket. <b>GET THE RECIPE</b><p><b>2. Middle Eastern</b> …

5 Tricks That Make Your Slow Cooker Even More Useful, If That's Even Possible

The slow cooker is a magical device. Put a couple ingredients in it, turn it on, leave for work and return to a fully cooked, flavorful and tender meal. You can make everything from French onion soup to carne asada nachos in your slow cooker, but its almost mystical powers don't stop at dinner. You …

15 Clean-Eating No-Bake Snacks

Why is it that we hear the word "snack" and immediately think of things we totally <i>shouldn't</i> be snacking on? I'm talking greasy tater chips, salty pretzels, and loaded chocolate chip cookies. News alert -- it doesn't have to be crunchy, greasy, salty, or sickly sweet to be deemed an acceptable snack!<p>…

Festive Almond Snowball Cookies

<b>Greek traditional sugar powdered cookies with almonds, a recipe from Mykonos!</b><p><b>Ingredients:</b><p>2 cups olive oil<p>1/3 cup powdered sugar<p>1 egg yolk<p>1 lemon (zest)<p>2 tablespoons of ouzo (or cognac/brandy)<p>3 cups flour for all purpose (about 400gr.)<p>1½ teaspoon baking powder<p>1 cup chopped roasted</b> …

Beauty Tips Straight Beyoncé's Makeup Artist

He shared a few of Beyonce's makeup tips and secrets.<p>The aristocratically named Sir John pretty much won the makeup artist jackpot last summer when he got a call from Beyoncé's team asking him to work on the Mrs. Carter tour. He then ended up creating the makeup looks for eight of the videos in her …

Makeup

Essential texting acronyms every parent needs to know

Sometimes it feels like parents and teens don’t speak the same language. When it comes to texting, chatting and emailing, that's literally true. If you've looked at any teen's communications, you'll see them sprinkled with acronyms and shorthand that make no sense.<p>Those letters and numbers are an …

16 Ways To Use Coconut Oil

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, the game-changing ways to add coconut oil into your beauty routine.<p><b>1) An alternative to shaving cream.</b> Get a smooth shave and prevent razor burn by mixing coconut oil, shea butter, and jojoba oil together. Try this recipe.<p><b>2) Facial scrub:</b> Slough off dead skin …

Skin Care

12 Problems That Can Be Solved With Baby Powder

This medicine cabinet staple is handier than you think. This article originally appeared on GoodHousekeeping.com.<p>If you believe baby powder is only for keeping skin smooth and fresh, you're really underestimating its power. Try sprinkling it some on these household woes to unleash its full …

Cleaning

10 Healthy Two-Ingredient Avocado Recipes

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, make dessert, smoothies, milkshakes, and more in five minutes flat.<p>The world's most perfect berry — yes, avocados are classified as berries — doesn't need much to taste delicious. A little salt is all you really need. But when you're feeling a little fancier, …

Healthy Eating

15 Flower Hacks To Make Your Home More Beautiful

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, floral tips and tricks to easily decorate your home.<p>Jessica Marshall, owner of Miss Daisy Floral Design Studio in Las Vegas and NYC, let Cosmopolitan.com in on some of her floral tricks to make decorating your house/apartment/dorm room with beautiful flowers …

The Best Free Workout Videos on YouTube

Now that the holidays are creeping around the corner, you may have to break up with your regularly scheduled sweat sessions, at least temporarily. …

Exercise

21 Genius Hacks for Fixing Ruined Clothes

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, easy tricks for salvaging those damaged goods you just can't seem to part with.<p><b>1.</b> <b>Stop your sweaters from shedding by sticking them in the freezer overnight.</b><p>If you have a cashmere or wool sweater that won't stop shedding, toss it in the freezer before each …

Cleaning

Articles about modern kids room custom bunk beds on Dwell.com - Dwell

Don’t overthink the process of creating ambiance in your living space: Today’s gadgets make kicking back a breeze.<p>Twenty years ago, interior architects Renaud de Poorter and Femke Holdrinet began collecting furniture.<p>West Elm and Inscape's new Workspace collection thinks outside the cubicle.<p>From …

The Pretty Skin Diet

When it comes to having a gorgeous complexion, you truly are what you eat.<p>Maintaining a consistent skincare routine that utilizes a powerful mix of anti-agers to reverse as well as prevent future damage is key to having youthful, radiant skin. However, it's not the only link in the quest for …

Nutrition

These Lunch Bowl Recipes Just Made Your Work Week Infinitely Better

The lunch slump -- it happens to all of us. Once you've eaten at every lunch spot around your office, and you've made every sandwich, soup and salad you can dream up, you're hit with a total loss of what to eat for your midday meal. Once it sets in, it's hard to shake. Nothing seems appetizing …

Urban Aquaponics System Grows Food Indoors Year-Round

Urban farming has exploded in popularity in recent years, with even the least experienced among us growing vegetables and herbs inside apartments, on …

Self-Cleaning Dishes Never Need a Dishwasher or a Sponge

It seems like living in the 21st century would mean that we would no longer have to deal with mundane tasks like washing dishes. Even the best dish …

Clever Transforming Coffee Table Rises to New Heights

Sometimes the simplest designs are the most brilliant, especially when they offer multiple functions. The MK1 Transforming Table by Duffy London …

How to Make Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

I am what you might call a recovering junk food addict—and one that had an especially strong penchant for candy.<p>And while I’ve managed to get my sweet tooth under control in recent years, I still have quite a weakness for homemade versions of classic treats.<p>Being able to create them without …

Eggplant Parmesan with Fresh Mozzarella

8 Servings<p>Removing all but a strip of the eggplant’s skin lets the flesh meld with the sauce without falling apart—that's the secret of this baked eggplant parmesan recipe. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>October 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>¾ cup plus 2 Tbsp. olive oil, …

Italian Food