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The Pope's 10 commandments on climate change

<b>(CNN) —</b> Pope Francis released a sweeping statement about the environment on Thursday, calling for "cultural revolution" to change our lifestyles -- from our addiction to technology to our treatment of the poor.<p>The document is very long -- 184 pages in English. But here are 10 quick commandments the …

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Before and After: Expat Gillian Carson’s English Garden in Portland, Oregon

When we moved our family of four from Bath, England to Portland, Oregon in 2012 little did we know that we would spend the next three years …

Listen To A Song Hidden In A 528-Year-Old Painting Of Hell

Hieronymus Bosch's 'Garden of Earthly Delights' is one of the most famous and nightmarish paintings in the world.<p>The iconic triptych was painted …

Ten Ways Israel Is Treated Differently

It's appalling to see how Israel is treated by a totally different standard than other countries in the international system. Of course, Israel deserves scrutiny, as does every other nation. But it also merits equal treatment -- nothing more, nothing less.<p>First, Israel is the only UN member state …

Landscape Ideas: 9 Flowers to Add Color to a Garden

For gardeners who crave color–and really, who among us is immune?–the sudden decline from a giddy, glorious springtime into the dusty doldrums of …

Tax Collections On Pace To Hit Record Highs

If you felt like your tax bill was a little bit higher this year, it wasn’t your imagination. Changes to the Tax Code, including the Net Income Investment Tax and the Medicare tax surcharge, help push taxes payable for many Americans upwards. Those higher tax bills helped grow revenues through …

10 Genius Garden Hacks with Concrete

Is there a more versatile hardscaping material than humble concrete? In the garden, you can use concrete blocks (or board formed concrete) to make: a …

Hotels that win guests by zigging when others zag

In a couple of weeks, Kathy Fraise and her family will drive more than nine hours from their home in Fairfax, Va., to spend a week at the Tyler Place Family Resort in northwestern Vermont. Like three-quarters of the families at the lakeside property, the Fraises are repeat guests. This will be …

7 Moves That Will Seriously Transform Your Butt

In just three weeks.<p>When you've exhausted every fitness class in the land and the plateau is real, one final frontier in the quest for change promises next-level results–New York City's Bodies by P. Founded by former athlete (and ModelFit alum) Stephen Pasterino, the hyper-precise workout is …

Lemon Cream Scones Are Breakfast Perfection

Lemon cream scones are everything you'd ever want in a scone - light, bright, and sweet as can be. A perfect way to start the day!<p>When I think of brunch, I always think of scones -- cream scones, tender and lightly sweet, are the best part of any brunch. I am counting on these lemon cream scones, …

A Step-by-Step Guide to an Effective Blogging Strategy

Today's consumer has some intriguing buying behaviors. With 70 percent wanting to learn about a product or service through blogs rather than ads, 57 percent of consumers make their purchase decision before they ever reach out to the business. With hundreds of millions of people reading blogs, it's …

Marketing

Get Your Upper Body in Crop-Top Shape

Belly-baring season is right around the corner!<p><i>Join the Women's Health Weekend Challenge to help you meet your fitness goals fast and make your weekend workouts count. Thousands of women already have. Join them, and achieve your fitness goals faster!</i><p><b>Front Raise:</b> We know you're ready for warmer …

The Best Workout for a Toned, Tight Butt

Trust us on this: This is a workout you should seriously get behind<p>Blast unwanted fat and create a knockout butt with this two-phase program from Perkins. First, the "Wake 'Em Up" body-weight exercises are designed to light up your central nervous system and get your glutes primed and ready. …

4 Exercises to Lift Your Boobs

Get ready to bust a move—and boost your bust.<p>Nothing short of surgery or gaining body fat can actually increase the size of your breasts. As for making them <i>look</i> bigger, well, that's why the chunk of change we spend on bras each year is larger than the GDP of Iceland.<p>Push-ups and padding aren't your …

5 Weight-Lifting Moves That'll Help You Drop a Size (Or More)

Strength training isn't one-sex-fits-all. Sculpt muscle and drop pounds with this routine tailored for women.<p>Few things are clearer: If you want to torch calories, lower your body fat, and stay trim for life, you need more muscle. Yet rarely do I hear women talk about their success with weights. …

'Why Did You Have to Wait Until I Resigned to Let Me Know You Appreciated Me?'

"Why did you have to wait until I resigned to let me know you appreciated me?"<p>A manager in one of my leadership workshops recounted the sad story of how one of her team members reacted to the heartfelt speech she had made recognizing his contributions on his last day with the company.<p>Unfortunately, …

Here's How To Make The Perfect Homemade Salad Dressing

Let's be honest here, the only thing many of us really care about when it comes to salad is the dressing. That's where all the flavor is, and that's what makes a salad memorable. Heck, that's often what makes salads edible.<p>But if you don't make your own dressings, you're stuck with the store-bought …

Healthy Eating

Landscaping 101: How to Deadhead Flowers

Every summer there’s a peak season, when all the flowers in my garden decide to bloom in concert. This grand collusion lasts for…a day? Maybe two. …

10 Garden Ideas to Steal from the 2015 Chelsea Flower Show Winner

Dan Pearson has been designing gardens since kindergarten, and in adult life he has embraced the opportunity to shift landscapes (the Tokachi …

Pizza-Dough Cinnamon Rolls

Imagine this: It's a quiet morning. The coffee is brewing. No one has rifled through the paper yet. And the sweet smell of cinnamon sugar fills your kitchen. Sounds divine, right?<p>Make that scenario a reality with our recipe for pizza-dough cinnamon rolls. By using store-bought dough instead of …

This Arizona 'Castle' Is A Beautiful And Well-Preserved Mistake

When it comes to national monuments, Montezuma"s Castle near the town of Camp Verde, Arizona, is one of my favorite mistakes.<p>The riverside cliff dwelling is believed to be made and once inhabited by the Sinagua people, a pre-Columbian culture closely related to the Hohokam and other indigenous …

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8 Slimming Soups for Swimsuit Season

Juicing is out. Souping is in. But food trends aside, these soups are so delicious and satisfying that you won't even realize how healthy you're eating.<p><b>1. Golden Gazpacho</b><p>Adapted from Oleana chef Ana Sortun's cookbook, <i>Spice: Flavors of the Eastern Mediterranean</i>, this soup's silky texture and pure …

Food

Jeb Bush 'Increasingly Unhinged' on Gay Marriage

For some time, I've thought of Jeb Bush as the smarter, more moderate Bush son, the obvious point of reference being his brother, former President George W. Bush. The last few weeks of Jeb's "pre-campaign" Presidential campaign have proven me wrong. Very, very wrong.<p>To set the stage, don't forget …

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11 Party Mistakes That Almost Every Host Makes

Maybe it's your birthday. Maybe your godson is graduating from college. Maybe it's a Saturday night and your name is Emily Gilmore. Maybe it's a Thursday night and you're the Entertainment Chair of your fraternity. But for whatever reason, you're throwing a party. The invitations have gone out, and …

21 Books From The Last 5 Years That Every Woman Should Read

The one struggle of being a woman who reads is that you want to read <i>everything</i>.<p>It's easy to get overwhelmed by bestseller lists, because there just isn't enough time in the day to read every hot new book. Between near-constant recommendations of amazing memoirs, new sequels and a terrifyingly long …

Books

8 Awesome Salads to Bring to a BBQ

Don't know what to bring to that Memorial Day BBQ? These crowd-pleasing salads have been tested and perfected, and are bound to be the most talked-about dishes at the party.<p><b>1. Black Bean Salad with Chipotle Honey Vinaigrette</b><p>Perfect for a summer BBQ, this is one of those crowd-pleasing, make-ahead …

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