Amy Kovak

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Why Happy People Cheat

A good marriage is no guarantee against infidelity.<p>“Most descriptions of troubled marriages don’t seem to fit my situation,” Priya insists. “Colin and I have a wonderful relationship. Great kids, no financial stresses, careers we love, great friends. He is a phenom at work, fucking handsome, …

Long-form Journalism

The 15 Best Abs Exercises Of All Time

Screw crunches.<p>You know the obvious benefit of abs exercises: a chiseled midsection you that will make you look and feel like Britney-freaking-Spears. But aesthetics shouldn’t be the only things dictating your abdominal workout.<p>“Abdominals are not just there to make you look good, they’re actually …

Suspension Training

Science says if you want to lose weight, drink a glass of wine before bedtime!

Science is on our side today. Those smart people in white coats who clock in long hours in research labs have found out drinking two glasses of wine …

Washington State

Which Old-School Home Decor Trends Are Due for a Comeback?

Conversation pits? Breakfast nooks? Let us know!<p>After months of debating current home design trends that we think might benefit from taking a backseat—reclaimed wood, exposed brick, farmhouse sinks, decorative books, you name it!—it's time to do something more fun and more conducive to warm …

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Real-life Harry Potter character Professor Snape taught chemistry at Welsh college in the late 19th century

Hogwarts teacher Severus Snape has a namesake who was “potions master” at Aberystwyth's Old College in Wales around 130 years ago, research reveals<p>He is one of the most famous characters in the Harry Potter books, but Professor Snape isn’t purely fictional.<p>A lecturer at Aberystwyth's Old College in …

Your Foul Mouth Proves That You’re Smart, Says Science

Fluent use of profanity can be a sign of an articulate nature and a deep intelligence, say researchers from two separate studies. So, the next time you find yourself unleashing a string of f-bombs next to a set of raised eyebrows, take comfort in knowing mom did not (necessarily) create a …

The Secret to Creating Your Own "She Shed"

Your backyard storage can do so much more than shelter old lawnmowers.<p>Wouldn't it be nice to have a getaway that didn't involve any travel? It's possible, thanks to customizable "she sheds." Despite the somewhat tongue-twisting name, these pint-sized backyard escapes have proven to be a big trend. …

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20 Insanely Organized Cabinets That Are Giving Us Life

These are what our cabinets aspire to be.<p>You may not care what lies behind your closed cabinet doors—out of sight, out of mind—but trying to find a single pan or cleaning supply in a cabinet of chaos exactly what anxiety is made of. But even if you don't have a ton of storage space, you can help …

The Biggest Kitchen Design Mistakes

Here's what not to do.<p>These kitchen designers have seen it all, from stainless-steel overload to poor-quality cabinetry. Here they share the dos and don'ts of kitchen design.

Stainless Steel

Amazon's Kindle Convert Turns Paper Books Into E-Books - Slowly

Tech News<p>Amazon has a new tool that may be useful to anyone who truly loves paper books. Called Kindle Convert, it's an application that allows you to turn real books into e-books — official ones you can search the text of, sync across devices, and so on. The catch? You have to manually input the …

9 Cheap Ways to Make Your Bathroom Feel Luxurious

Create your own spa-like oasis without spending a fortune.<p><b>1. Think fluffy</b><p>If you're going to splurge <i>anywhere</i> in your bathroom, update your towels and bath rug first. A soft, fluffy, neutral-colored towel goes a long way if you're trying to turn your basic bathroom into a spa-like oasis. Not sure …

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7 Genius Ways to Use Wallpaper

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10 Tips to Help You Grow as an Artist in Photography

Over the past few days, I’ve thought about what’s helped me become a better photographer over the years. It’s a constant journey, and developing as …

Negative Space in Photography

You already know a great deal about the composition choices that I make. You know my thoughts on what matters most in photography, the rule of …

Make a Beautiful DIY Camera Bag from a Pair of Jeans and an Old Laptop Bag

When it comes to camera bags, there’s no such thing as perfect. But if you’re looking to get as close to perfect <i>for you</i> as possible, the best way to …

How to Choose Paint Colors

Designer Scot Meacham Wood, formerly of Ralph Lauren and now owner of his eponymous design firm, answers a question from a reader about choosing paint colors and finishes.<p><b>Q: What are your best tips and methods for choosing paint colors? How do you decide on a finish? —Susan T.</b><p><b>A:</b> Paint color can be …

Home Decorating

11 Design Problems SOLVED! in 2 Sentences Or Less

From how to make a small space look bigger to choosing a lampshade, we've got you covered (quickly!)<p>We won't lie and say that the decorating conundrums that have been haunting you are <i>easy</i> to solve. But we can share the most boiled-down, easy-to-pass-on advice from our own Ask-A-Designer expert Scot …

Small Spaces

23 More eBooks For Photographers That Are Completely Free

The internet is a wealth of information. So much information, in fact, that it can be a real pain trying to sort the useful from the not-so-useful. A …

Guy Proposes to Five Princesses at Disney World for a Set of Fun, Memorable Photos

Sick of the standard Disney World pics? Blaine Gibson of Austin-based production studio Rooster Teeth sure was… so he did something about it. During …

10 Ways To Update Your Home Without Major Renovations

We all crave the creature comforts of a cozy, well-designed home. While there are a lot of do-it-yourselfer’s out there who work tirelessly on their …

17 Ways To Use Just About Everything In Your Kitchen BETTER

These kitchen tricks will make cooking SO much easier. This piece originally appeared on cosmopolitan.com.<p><b>1. Use two plates to safely cut a lot of little tomatoes at once.</b><p>Lay the tomatoes you wish to slice in half on a small plate. Place another plate on top and then run a very sharp knife through …

Recipes

25 Ways to Grill Chicken Better

Behold our definitive guide to grilling the best chicken of your life! With these 25 tips, tricks, and recipes, your bird will never be boring<p>Like burgers and dogs or a rack of ribs, grilled chicken is a rite of summer. Whether skewered, flattened, brined, spiced, or upended on a beer can, there …

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Finders Keeper's: This State Park Is Filled with Diamonds

And just two weeks ago, David Anderson, an intrepid diamond hunter, discovered a 6.19-carat white diamond after searching for four hours. It's the 15th largest diamond to have been found at the park since 1972. Anderson has found hundreds of diamonds at the park over the years, but this latest find …

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Day 13: Find 5 New Recipes for Dinner

<b>Day 13</b>: Wednesday, March 19 <b><br>Assignment:</b> Find 5 new recipes to make for dinner <b><br>The Cooking Cure</b>: See all assignments so far here<p>Sometimes deciding <i>what</i> …