Siena Verganio

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How (and Why) to Eat More Lentils

Lentils are an inexpensive, versatile, easy-to-find source of healthy carbohydrates. These disc-shaped pulses make a nutritious base for soups, …

Nutrition

4 Paint Colors That'll Make Your Tiny Apartment Feel Huge

How to trick your tiny home into believing it's never been bigger.<p>Good design is all about the art of illusion—and when it comes to teeny, tiny rooms …

Home Decorating

This modern vacation home embraces indoor-outdoor living in Ontario

The boundary between indoors and out are blurred to beautiful effect in the Bear Stand Residence, a family retreat located approximately three hours …

Architecture

9 Hair Colors That’ll Instantly Make You Look Years Younger

Who needs the fountain of youth?<p>When it comes to aging gracefully, a Southern woman is never too proud to turn down a little help. Just like how we …

Country Lifestyle

Japanese Artist Spends Years Completing Enormous, Intricate Pen and Ink Drawings

Working with infinite patience, Japanese artist Manabu Ikeda spends years creating large-scale pen and ink drawings. His elaborate masterpieces, which are churned out one at a time, are a visual treasure hunt for viewers. It's possible to spend hours gazing at every inch of Ikeda's pen and ink …

Art

Why Personal Passions and 'Side Projects' Are So Important for Entrepreneurs

Richard Branson loves to kite-ski. David Heinemeier Hansson is a race-car driver. Two other entrepreneurs worked on a sporting goods product for years -- then sold it to Timberland.<p>5 min read<p>Entrepreneurship can be an insular experience. Founders find so many disparate elements of their companies …

Entrepreneurship

Texas high-school principal fires award-winning, nationally famous journalism teacher to rein in critical student newspaper reporting

Dallas-Fort Worth's Prosper High School has an excellent student paper, the <i>Eagle Nation Online</i>, with a most excellent advisor, Lori Oglesbee-Petter, …

High School

Study confirms this method of repelling ticks really does work

Outdoor enthusiasts: Here's a bit of good tick-fighting news just in time for Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start of summer. A new U.S. …

Disease

What Super Successful People Do Over A Long Weekend And What You Need To Do Too

The countdown is starting for the long Memorial Day weekend. If you live in a place like New York, you’ve been tortured by an almost uninterrupted run of rain, grey skies and relatively chilly weather for the last couple of months. We’re yearning for some nice, warm and sunny days<i>—</i>especially since …

Success

See the world’s magnificent cathedrals in their entirety with this panoramic photo series

No matter where you are travelling in the world, taking the time to visit a church or cathedral can often lead to the discovery of unique local history, beautiful classical art and eye-catching architecture. When it comes to snapping a picture, capturing all of the striking features can be …

European Travel

Here's Why Your Hair Is Turning Grey, According to Science

Spoiler: it's not actually stress.<p>Most of us find our first "greys" by the time we turn 30, usually at the temples, then later, across the scalp. …

Hair

6 Ways To Manage Loneliness

Loneliness among Americans has reached “epidemic levels” according to global health company Cigna’s loneliness index. Of the over 20,000 U.S. adults surveyed, 46% report feeling alone, 47% report feeling left out, and younger generations report feeling much lonelier than older ones. Gen Z (ages …

Self-improvement

Genius Ideas for Your Small Outdoor Space

It's officially patio season! We've finally shaken off the winter months and started dining alfresco and taking our morning coffee in the sunshine. …

Outdoor Spaces

Who betrayed Anne Frank? Book claims to shed new light on mystery

Son of Dutch resistance member says Nazis were alerted to family’s secret chamber by Jewish collaborator<p>A new book has provided what it claims is fresh evidence that Anne Frank and her family were betrayed by a Jewish woman who was executed after the second world war for collaborating with the …

Remembrance Day

Hawaii helicopter evacuation readied as new lava stream hits ocean

PAHALA, Hawaii (Reuters) - A third lava flow from Hawaii's erupting Kilauea volcano streamed into the ocean on Thursday as U.S. Marine Corps helicopters stood by to evacuate a Big Island community should molten rock or huge cracks block its final escape route.<p>Six huge fissures sent rivers of molten …

Geology

4 *Good* Carbs You Can Eat Non-Stop And Still Get A Flat Stomach

Wait, what!? Carbs can lead to a flatter belly! Not all of them are bad for you. In fact, some fight inflammation. All carbohydrates give your body …

Nutrition

What You Can Learn From Steve Jobs About Distorting the Truth to Advance Your Vision

The "reality distortion field" is how great leaders inspire.<p>5 min read<p>As an entrepreneur, you have one essential job -- to manifest the impossible. To bring to life that which others have said is not possible. This is what Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, Henry Ford and many other greats have done.<p>To get …

Motivation

Short Trips from Paris

Day or overnight trips from Paris<p>If you're staying some time in Paris, then consider a day trip outside the capital. There are plenty of places to …

France

Kate Middleton Offers Rare Glimpse Into Her 'Simple' Family Life with George, Charlotte, and Louis

She may be a princess who lives in a palace, but Kate Middleton is just like parents everywhere when it comes to what really matters.<p>“Spending …

Country Lifestyle

The Space-Wasting Storage Mistake You May Be Making

Living in a tiny home can make you an organizational expert in no time. With hardly any square footage to move around in, you have to be smart with …

Storage Ideas

The Case For Starting A "Tiny" Business

For those familiar with green products, ECOBAGS have become a staple. Sharon Rowe founded the company in 1998, with the simple mission of eliminating plastic shopping bags in the United States. Her first product was a Classic String Bag, a “simple, lightweight, expandable cotton net bag of the type …

Entrepreneurship

10 Packing Essentials for Backcountry Camping

Seasoned outdoorsmen (and women) use a minimalist's mindset when it comes to packing for a backwoods camping excursion. But those less versed in this …

Camping

Meghan Markle Just Received a Coat of Arms — and It’s Her Biggest Break in Royal Tradition Yet!

Clear a spot over the palace mantel!<p>Just days after Meghan Markle‘s royal wedding to Prince Harry, the newly minted Duchess of Sussex has received a …

Royal Family

Every story in the world has one of these six basic plots

Researchers analysed over 1700 novels to reveal six story types – but can they be applied to our most-loved tales? Miriam Quick takes a look.<p>“My prettiest contribution to the culture” was how the novelist Kurt Vonnegut described his old master’s thesis in anthropology, “which was rejected because …

Literature

7 Ways Being Alone Changes Your Brain, According To Science

Social isolation isn't known to be great for the body. Being alone a lot has been shown to increase everything from muscle tension to immune system …

Psychology

The one "fascinating" mind-training exercise Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella practices every day

Satya Nadella, chief executive of Microsoft, seems like the type of CEO who would practice meditation religiously. In interviews and public appearances, he projects a calm, thoughtful vibe, is forever espousing the benefits of empathy and compassion, and often cautions people against the hazards of …

Mindfulness

A Doctor Explains Why We’re Attracted To Some People But Not Others, & It's Pretty Simple

Have you ever wondered why you've been attracted to tall people your whole life? Or maybe you just noticed a pattern in your dating history — say, …

Relationships

At Home with...architect Chris Hunt

Q: Describe your home and its style.<p>A: It’s a work in progress. The house is 12 years old and a blank canvas. We plan to extend in the next few years …

Myanmar Sightseeing – 7 Places to Include in Your Burma Itinerary

It’s interesting to note that if you were to research why Myanmar has two names, you might struggle to find a concrete answer. Such is the country’s …

Asia

How to Marinate Chicken Right, Plus Amazing Marinade Recipes

When you marinate chicken, the meat is your blank canvas; the marinade, your palette with which you paint on the deliciousness. And there are so many …