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Girl Scout Cookie Recipe Contest Winner: Samoas Caramel Bars Recipe - Great Ideas : People.com

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: The only thing better than Girl Scout Cookies are recipes made <i>with</i> Girl Scout Cookies.<p>Don’t believe us? …

Nurse Confessions: Don’t Get Sick in July

A secret look inside how America’s health care system actually works.<p>Welcome to the land of health care’s 1 percent. During the four years I spent interviewing and following nurses for my book, I was continually astonished by the red carpet some hospitals rolled out for certain classes of patients. …

Physiology

Planting For Spring – Frugal Tips

We’ve started getting our garden beds and containers ready for spring gardening. This is our second year of “serious” gardening, meaning we’re …

Gardening

These Low-Calorie Chocolate Brownies Offer a Kick of Protein, Too

I know eating a brownie as a snack is in no way a healthy decision, but sometimes the chocolate cravings are so strong that you have to give in. So why not add a little nutrition to each fudgy bite? Then you'll feel better knowing it's offering a little something besides happiness.<p>A cross between …

Jaspreet Singh Kalra Aspires To Be Most Flexible Man In World

It's no stretch to say that Jaspreet Singh Kalra is flexible.<p>The 15-year-old from the state of Punjab, India, is able to bend his body into a circle so his feet touch his cheeks, and he is able to bend backwards so far his forehead touches his rear end.<p>Kalra discovered his incredible ability to …

Adventurous Acrobat Couple Gets Married in 38 Different Places Around the World in 83 Days

After Cheetah Platt proposed to his girlfriend Rhiann Woodyard, the pair was having trouble picking a theme or idea for their wedding, so they decided to celebrate their marriage with multiple weddings around the world! Through eight months of careful planning and research, the couple managed to …

Weddings

10 Signs Your Relationship is Rock-Solid and Going to Last

Find out how your bond stacks up.<p>You find each other compassionate, smart, attractive, and funny? All good things! But some signs of an amazing relationship are <i>way</i> less obvious...<p>You Cuddle While You Snooze<p>Do you spoon while you sleep? If so, that’s a good sign: Partners who sleep less than an inch …

8 Ways to Keep as Much Hair on Your Head as Possible

"Scalp massage helps to stimulate the scalp and remove dead skin cells—both of which encourage healthy hair growth," says Philip Kingsley, a trichologist (someone who studies scalp and hair health) and founder of Philip Kingsley Haircare. Use the balls of your fingers to massage the shampoo into …

Teen Dads Pass Mutations to Their Kids

Here’s another reason to discourage teen sex: teenage fathers pass along six times as many genetic mutations to their kids as do teenage mothers.<p>Researchers who looked at the DNA of more than 24,000 parents and their children found that when the father was 20 or younger, the children had many more …

Genetics

You Have to See Total Strangers Undress Each Other and Get Into Bed

What happens after the undressing is really interesting—some couples lie there laughing and some cuddle while others actually start to make out. The act of undressing is so intimate that the next logical step probably seemed like hooking up (even if they did just meet). Check it out, below:<p>Hot, …

This Is What Mr. Right Looks Like, According to Science

Relationship advice culled from various studies.<p>Ah, science. Where would we be without it? It's put a man on the moon, it's cured polio, it's told us how many licks it actually takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop. But if there's anything in this world that is beyond the reach of cold, hard …

Relationships

Jeff Bridges Still Has The Jelly Sandals From 'The Big Lebowski'

Jeff Bridges has been a lot of things: a stoner who loves bowling, a boxer, a computer programer, a country musician and even a ghost-hunting dead U.S. marshal from the 1800s. But there's a first for everything, including his latest character: a witch-hating, dragon-fighting, all-powerful …

Sandals

Stephan Brusche's Whimsical Sculptures Carved from Bananas

Stephan Brusche's whimsical sculptures made from bananas transform boring office lunches into magical, tropical escapes. The Netherlands-based artist creates his banana sculptures by etching dark brown lines into the outside of the peel and carving away other portions of it to reveal pop culture …

Sculpture

Photographer Captures Enchanting Snapshots of Himself Feeding Wild Animals

Finland-based photographer Konsta Punkka has an extraordinary gift with animals, as can be seen from his close interactions with wildlife captured on camera. The 21-year-old self-described “squirrel whisperer” uses his iPhone and DSLR to capture enchanting snapshots of woodland creatures from an …

Wildlife

9 Ways to Use Salt for Gorgeous Skin, Hair, Teeth, and Nails

<b>1. Balancing Mask</b><br>Both salt and honey have anti-inflammatory properties to soothe skin and calm breakouts and irritation. They also help to balance oil production and retain hydration in the layers of skin where it's needed most.<p><b>Try it:</b> Mix two teaspoons sea salt (preferably finely ground) with four …

15 Things No One Ever Tells You About Marriage

"That whole 'in sickness and in health' thing will come up more than you think—like when you have to nurse him through a bad hangover or he has to help soothe your raging PMS. Now that's lasting love." —<i>Lindsay K.</i><p>"Be friends, not clones of each other, and enjoy what you both bring to the table."</i> …

Photographer Illuminates Fruits and Vegetables From the Inside Out

Photographer Radu Zaciu illuminates fruits and vegetables from the inside out in his unique photo series, “The Light Inside.” The project was spawned when Zaciu began experimenting with lighting techniques and decided to try putting light bulbs inside hollowed-out edible items. The concept is …

Gardening

'Designer babies' debate should start, scientists say

<b>Rapid progress in genetics is making "designer babies" more likely and society needs to be prepared, leading scientists have told the BBC.</b><p>Dr Tony Perry, a pioneer in cloning, has announced precise DNA editing at the moment of conception in mice.<p>He said huge advances in the past two years meant …

Genetics

Need a Job? The Weed Industry is Hiring -- Especially Women

Legal marijuana is a growing business (pardon the pun), and job opportunities abound. One industry consultant expects 200,000 pot-related positions to be created in 2015 alone. Professional positions with big growth potential are emerging throughout the country, according to a report released this …

Cannabis

Breathtaking Frozen Bubbles Look Like Elegant Glass Ornaments

Each winter, when the temperature dips into the negatives, Washington-based photographer Angela Kelly takes advantage of the frigid weather and blows bubbles that freeze and form beautiful patches of ice crystals. The breathtaking results, which she photographs for her series <i>Life in a Bubble</i>, look …

Christmas Trees

Wedding Photographer Re-Imagines Disney Princesses as Stunning Indian Brides

Amrit Grewal, a Vancouver-based wedding photographer, re-imagines Disney princesses as Indian brides in this enchanting photo series. The high-budget photo shoot showcases nine iconic princesses in gorgeous portraits that draw on elements of Indian culture to re-create the looks. For example, …

Walt Disney Company

Memes of Chrissy Teigen Crying at the Golden Globes Are Now a Thing

Christopher Polk—NBC/Getty Images<p>Jason Merritt—Getty Images<p>Jason Merritt—Getty Images<p>Jason Merritt—Getty Images<p>Kevork Djansezian—NBC/Getty …

Six simple exercises in less than 15 minutes is all you need to tone up

Get fit quick: These six simple exercises are all you need to tone up in less than 15 minutes<p><b>After initial enthusiasm, many people struggle to keep</b> …

Exercise

Would You Use These Off-the-Wall Weight-Loss Gadgets?

<b>Lumo Lift</b><br>$99.99, lumobodytech.com<br>Attaching this "pin" to your clothing is supposed to help straighten your posture. The device tracks your stand-straight habits (which can be reviewed with the corresponding app) and also offers a PowerUp option—a mode that causes the device to vibrate when you …

Cinnamon Scone Bread Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> Scones are one of the most versatile baked goods around. They can be sweet or savory and filled with pretty much any combination of flavorings you can think of. This is my version of a cinnamon quick bread, adapted from my recipe for Royal Wedding Scones here in the archives. The …

Dessert

18-Year-Old Artist's Amazingly Realistic Drawings of Celebrities

Although these images may look like snapshots of celebrities, they're actually the handiwork of Jack Ede, an 18-year-old artist who creates amazingly photorealistic portraits. Using graphite, colored pencils, and rubber erasers for blending, the UK-based teen crafts extraordinarily lifelike …

Morgan Freeman

12 Scary Facts Your Skin Can Reveal About Your Health

<b>Yellow Eyes</b><br>Eyes that turn a shade of yellow may be due to a condition known as scleral icterus, which could possibly indicate that your liver isn't functioning properly, says dermatologist Soheil Simzar, M.D.<p><b>Eye Bags and Puffiness</b><br>High-sodium foods and a diet rich in salt can promote water retention …

10 Wonderful Things You Should Know About Your Vagina

Consider this an ode to your amazing anatomy<p>You probably already know your vagina is seriously impressive. This amazing body part can bring about intense pleasure, annoying pain, and even another tiny human being. In short, it's pretty awe-inspiring. That's why we think it's crucial to stay on top …