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Week In Politics: Republicans Unveil Health Care Plan

NPR'S Robert Siegel speaks with Matthew Yglesias of <i>Vox</i> and Eliana Johnson of <i>Politico</i>, about the Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act and President Trump's revised executive order on immigration.<p>Transcript<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:<p>This week the Trump administration and Republicans …

Scott Pruitt, longtime adversary of EPA, confirmed to lead the agency

Scott Pruitt woke up Friday morning as Oklahoma’s attorney general, a post he had used for six years to repeatedly sue the Environmental Protection Agency for its efforts to regulate mercury, smog and other forms of pollution. By day’s end, he had been sworn in as the agency’s new leader, setting …

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30 Cute Gifts For Girls Who Love Owls

Everyone has their favorite animal, and we've been seeing owls trending a lot these days. If you know a girl who is owl-obsessed, there's no doubt she will adore these fun gifts. Check out our favorite picks and snag something for your nocturnal-bird-loving friend this holiday season!

11 Charts That Will Save Your Life This Christmas

Never spend hours trying to figure out what to give Aunt Becky again.<p>The holidays are the busiest time of year, which is why we're constantly on the hunt for ideas that will save us time and our sanity. You too? Well, then consider these graphics you ultimate guides to a successful Christmas season.

Holiday Gift Guide: 75 DIY Gifts for Everyone

Just a tiny sample of the 75 DIY gifts included in this Gift Guide! Feeling in the DIY mood this holiday season? Then you'll want to peruse and pin …

Festive Pine Cone Crafts Perfect For The Holiday Season

With the winter holidays just around the corner preparations are starting and everyone is starting to plan all sorts of fun themed decors and events. …

Playing Dead

• <b>Author:</b> Elizabeth Greenwood<p><b>“A delightful read for anyone tantalized by the prospect of disappearing without a trace.” —Erik Larson, New York Times bestselling author of Dead Wake</b><p><b>“Delivers all the lo-fi spy shenanigans and caught-red-handed schadenfreude you’re hoping for.” —NPR</b><p><b>“A lively romp.” —The</b> …

DIY Botanical Adventures

Let’s liven up Monday with a DIY for your home shall we? If you read my blog regularly you may remember I did a post on the botanical trend back in …

DIY

Make Your Own Personalized Photo Ring Dish!

I love a good ring dish. Especially if you love to do thin stacking rings like I do, it's a really good idea to have a ring dish at strategic …

Gilded Animal Note-Holders

Is your desk looking a little wild lately? Kids will love these whimsical note-holders, helping them keep track of homework, projects, and school date reminders with roaring success.

Good Housekeeping

Good Housekeeping reaches an audience of 30+ million each month. In addition to the magazine brand, the Good Housekeeping Institute is the consumer …

Common mistakes people make when trying to lose weight

Losing weight can seem very tough. Sometimes you feel like you’re doing everything right, yet still not getting results.<p>You may actually be hindering your progress by following misguided or outdated advice.<p>Here are 15 common mistakes people make when trying to lose weight.<p>View As: Slides<p>1. Only …

11 Perfect Beach Reads

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Coastal Themed Glass Bottle Table Centerpieces

Bring the beach home with these pretty glass bottles! They’re surprisingly easy to make, and they make beautiful pieces of home decor. Use recycled …

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DIY on Vacation: Creative Packable Projects to Take Along With You

Whether you're traveling by car, train, boat, or plane this summer, use the time between point A and point B (or while lounging poolside) to tap into …

15 Unconventional Ways to Use Bed Sheets

When your bed sheets have become so worn that they’re practically see through to look at, it might be time to invest in some new ones. That doesn’t …

Crafting

These Are the 5 Best TED Talks Ever, According to the Guy Who Runs TED

The event's boss names the talks that have taught him the most.<p>If you're a massive TED fan like me, you've probably watched a whole lot of the compelling talks by now. But when it comes to consuming all the insights TED has to offer, even the most dedicated enthusiasts can't hold a candle to Chris …

Public Speaking

How to Turn Hand-Stitched Embroidery into a Patch

DIY crushes are a thing, people. At least for us DIY nerds. Lately, I’ve been downright mad about embroidery. I’ll ditch my friends for it; I’ll stay up at night thinking about it… the devotion is REAL. Today, I’m taking this relationship to the next level: It’s time to make a hand-stitched patch …

31 Books You Need To Bring To The Beach This Summer

BYO-sunscreen!

4 Nutritious Breakfast Bowls for Cyclists

Quinoa-Fruit Bowl With Lemon-Cinnamon Yogurt<p>Mitch Mandel<p>Quinoa makes a great breakfast alternative because it’s packed with protein, in addition to being a great source of complex carbohydrates.<p><b>Ingredients:</b> <br>½ cup quinoa<br>1 kiwi<br>1 banana<br>½ cup blueberries, rinsed<br>1 tbsp. chopped almonds<br>3/4 cup Greek …

Breakfast

16 incredible destinations in Asia that tourists don't know about yet

While some of these locations are remote, others are hidden gems often overlooked by tourists.<p>For those in search of the best spots to visit in Asia away from the masses, we've rounded up 16 breathtaking destinations that range from hidden beaches and charming fishing villages to jungle-clad …

There’s a way to train our brains to cope with stress that changes chemistry “as much as any antidepressant”

Stress is often perceived as the villain of contemporary culture: the nagging tension that keeps us chained to our desks during the day, awake all night, and makes us dangerously unhealthy.<p>But Ian Robertson, a cognitive neuroscientist at Trinity College Dublin and author of the upcoming book ‘<i>The</i> …

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8 Creative Photo DIY Ideas That Showcase Your Digital Snaps

Chances are your phone or hard drive is overflowing with photos starring life’s most treasured moments — from your best vacations to graduation or even that <i>uh-mazing</i>perfect hair day. Don’t let those photos collect digital dust. Check out these fun, old-school-inspired ideas to organize and display …

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