Amanda Martin

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My Sexy, Plus-Size Lingerie Selfies Started an Enlightening Comment Section War

<i>This post originally appeared on Bustle.</i><p><i>By Courtney Mina</i><p>When I was young, I used to be shy. Like, <i>really</i> shy. I was one of those kids who stayed in at recess, had only one best friend, and usually kept to myself with my nose stuck in a book of some sort. It didn't help matters much that I also …

How Pharmacy Graduates Can Get Rid of $100k of Student Loans

Graduates of pharmacy school have more student debt than almost any other profession. In 2012, graduates entering the workforce had an average student loan debt of $123,063. Luckily for pharmacists, if they enter the private sector, they will likely make a salary that allows them to responsibly pay …

College & University

10 Incredible Home Decor Projects Using Old, Forgotten Wood

If there was ever a month to take the time to appreciate building and decorating with reclaimed wood, April is it. With Arbor Day just a couple of weeks away, we're taking a look at some incredible reclaimed wood and pallet projects that literally turn trash into treasure. These 10 DIY's can help …

20 Satisfying Lunches That Promote Weight Loss

Your lunch break just became the healthiest part of your nine to five.

Bra Fitting 101 For Women With Small Busts

Every woman knows that having great bras is important; it's a necessity, not a want, and one that can be a bit costly these days. When choosing a great bra quality should be at the top of the list, but we all love to look and feel sexy. Who knows when we may need to "suddenly" toss our shirts off, …

12 Surprising Ingredients You Should Probably Start Freezing Now

When you come home after a long day, sometimes it's all you can do to muster up the energy to cook. And when you do finally rally and get something started, if you're missing an ingredient, it can thwart the whole endeavor. Who wants to make a trip out in the cold for one tiny ingredient from the …

10 Pinable Charts That'll Speed Up Your Slim-Down

They make going on Pinterest ALMOST as effective as a workout. Almost.<p>Sometimes, it can feel like the only thing Pinterest is good for is helping you waste a colossal amount of time. But if you know what to pin, the social network can also help you drop a size. Here, 10 infographics that <i>definitely</i> …

How to Have a Super Luxurious New Year's Night In

Get excited: Silk pajamas are involved.<p>Can you believe that it’s almost time to ring in 2015?! If you’re still scrambling to figure out your New Year's Eve plans, I have the perfect idea for you: Stay home!<p>Now, before you decide that I’m out to to ruin your fun, hear me out. Sure, you could spend …

The 23 Prettiest Real Weddings of the Year

We pour through thousands of weddings every year to bring you as much inspiration as possible both on our site (in our real weddings gallery) and in …

National Geographic Travel

15 Magical Moments That Happened At The 2014 iHeart Radio Jingle Ball

As the classic song goes, it's "Christmas time in the city" and the lyrics couldn't have been more true last night, as your favorite stars officially welcomed the holidays during the iHeart Radio Jingle Ball in New York City.<p>The concert included epic performances by Pharrell, Charli XCX and of …

Gwen Stefani

The Two Sides of Beautiful in the Dolomites

The Val Gardena in northeastern Italy is a sight to behold, no matter how you look at it -- or from what height. When people talk about beautiful landscapes, they generally mean one of two different, in fact totally opposite things.<p>On the one end of the spectrum, there is the …

5 Fall Soups to Warm You Up

Feel that chill in the air? Warm up with these soul-satisfying autumn soups.<p><b>1. Easy Butternut Squash Soup</b><p>This has got to be the easiest butternut squash soup recipe ever. You start with pre-cut squash from the supermarket, then you throw everything in a pot, simmer it, purée it and you're done. But …

10 Smart Ways To Get A Free Upgrade On Any Trip

After a long day of travel woes, nothing calms and excites the soul like a free upgrade.<p>And whether on a flight or at your hotel, there <i>are</i> smart ways to secure a free upgrade beyond the typical "it's my anniversary" ploy. So we turned to air travel expert George Hobica of Airfarewatchdog and other …

Here's How Much Caffeine Is in Every Single Starbucks Drink

Sure, Starbucks has you covered if you need a Pumpkin Spice Latte, a Frappuccino, or a place to use the bathroom after you have a Pumpkin Spice Latte and a Frappuccino. But what Starbucks customers really need is a caffeine fix.<p>And since Starbucks' menu is rapidly expanding, <b>we put together this</b> …

21 Oft-Overlooked, Must-Have Items For Your Baby Registry

You're standing in the store, scan gun ready to go and then it hits you: you actually have no idea what you really need to put on your registry for baby. Do you want this set of animal bibs or do you <i>need</i> them? Even if you've done the research, it's hard to know what exactly will work for you until …

6 Things That May Slow The Aging Process

Do you remember scrambling to find the best boxed hair dyes after spotting your first gray hair? Or slathering on the creams after noticing your turkey neck? Whether it's trying a new make-up routine or paying for corrective surgery, many people shell out loads of money each year in order to look …

Tai Chi

40 Swimming Pools We'd Love to Take a Dip in Right Now

Now this is where we want to spend our summer.<p>From a Tuscan-style retreat to an all-natural swimming pond, these designer pools make a splash. Steal our favorite patio and landscaping ideas too for the ultimate backyard getaway.

The 18 Best Experiences to Give Your Dad This Father’s Day

Okay, so maybe we don’t know your dad personally, but there’s one thing we do know: His favorite gift from you is a shared experience. No matter if you’re taking him to see his favorite baseball team for the millionth time or learning to make moonshine together for the first time — father-child …

Parenting

6 Workouts To Break Your Elliptical Rut

<i>By Sara Angle</i>, SELF<p>The elliptical machine is genius for burning fat and tightening your butt. But let's face it: It can be insanely boring. The fix? Getting smarter about your intervals. Here's how.<p><b>The Butt-Blaster Workout</b><p>This sequence will tighten and tone your butt by building lean muscle mass in …

11 Father's Day Gifts That Are More Original Than A Tie

Father's Day is coming up on June 15, and if you've fallen into a tie-and-cufflinks rut, we're here to help. Here are 11 fun gift ideas for the father figures in your life:<p><b>1. Homemade Gin Kit, $50, Uncommon Goods.</b><p><b>2. Mik Amplifying iPhone Case, $25, Uncommon Goods</b><p><b>3. Let It Be Print, $15, Etsy</b><p><b>4.</b> …

Shopping

8 New Page-Turners to Pack in Your Beach Bag This Summer

You'll be hooked by page two.<p>If you're truly going to go OOO for a beach vacation, the most surefire way to make sure you're actually decompressing is putting down your smartphone (bye email alerts) to get lost in a good read. Below, our recommendations for the best books worth reading front to …

Books

Get The Bachelorette Party Started With These 6 Fun Email Invites

For the friends in charge, rounding up the bridesmaids and VIP guests for a bachelorette party is half the planning process. Get everyone on the same …

A Guide to Identifying Your Home Décor Style

Many of us peruse home décor books, magazines, websites, and blogs and like much of what we see there…but when it comes to decorating our own homes, …

Interior Design

25 Gorgeous Hikes You Have to Do in Your Lifetime

Allow us to introduce you to your hiking bucket list

This Delicious Margarita Is UNDER 100 Calories

Meet your new favorite drink for Cinco de Mayo.<p>Celebrating Cinco de Mayo without a margarita is like celebrating your birthday without cake—it's just not natural. This festival is one of the best ways to kick off the month of May, but it can also be a serious diet trap if you're ordering up those …

24 Hot & Spicy Recipes for Sriracha Week—or Any Week

Cooking

The Butt Workout That'll Lift, Tone, Tighten - and Turn Heads

Firm up your booty and tighten your abs with these ten targeted moves<p>Ready to work your booty? We've got ten moves that'll blast your buns (and work your abs while you're at it). Follow along with this workout—first do the four warmup moves, and then get down to the hard work with three killer …

How to Get Nutrition Info for Recipes That Don't Come with It

You'll wonder how you lived without this helpful tool<p>You know that cooking is a great way to eat healthier and drop a few pounds. But sometimes—particularly when you're counting calories—it can seem easier to pick up something from a restaurant that provides nutrition info than to whip up a meal …

50 Amazing Finds on Google Earth

Google Earth is a virtual globe, map and geographical information program. It maps the Earth by the superimposition of images obtained from satellite …

Google Earth