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How 1 Chicken Can Make 8 Meals (For Less than $17)

One of the easiest ways to save big money on your weekly grocery budget is to roast a chicken. Follow these 3 recipes, and you can make 8 meals with …

Photo Collage Maker

Select a few photos and instantly get an awesome photo collage (a grid of photos).<br>Incredibly easy to use, yet highly powerful and has many options to …

Everything You Need to Know Before Going Grocery Shopping

<i>By Samuel Blackstone for DETAILS</i>.<p><i>(photo: Getty Images)</i><p>Not all foods are created equal. You know that. But, when you're talking about, say, rice, do you know which rice is just okay, which is better, and which is the best for you (white rice, brown rice, wild rice, for those keeping track)? What …

7 Habits That Force Your Mind to Stop Worrying

We all worry, but it can get hamper productivity and your mood if it goes on for too long. Here are seven ways to force yourself to stop worrying.<p>Worrying can get the better of almost anybody. Work stresses, personal concerns, and sometimes even irrational thoughts can seep into your mind and …

Self-help

Moving Family Portrait Helps Parents Heal After Infant Loss

"It makes me happy to have something that represents us as a family."<p>When Katy and Justin Patten hired a photographer to take family portraits with their children this year, they had a special vision in mind. The Wisconsin parents wanted to include shadows that would represent the two baby boys …

12 Life Lessons To Teach Your Kids That Might Make Them Billionaires Someday

Even the best MBA programs teach you how to go to work for that guy rather than be that guy.<p><i>What are good ways to prepare my kids to become billionaires? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question.</i><p><b>Answer by Charles Tips, venture entrepreneur, on Quora:</b><p>I once had a venture …

High School

How I Quit My 9-5 to Do What I Love and Travel the World (Whenever I Want)

<i>This article was originally published on Making Sense of Cents</i><p>When I was 18, I remember thinking that if I only I could make $15/hour, I'd be set.<p>At the time, I had just started my first year of college, and was working full-time to pay for it. I was making $12/hour all in, including commission, my …

The Best Way to Prevent Apples and Pears From Browning

<i>Round as around as my apple. An apple is out of season.</i><p>Gertrude Stein wrote those two lines in 1920 as part of her poem "A Circular Play." Today, with apples coming back into season, I've been rewriting them in my head.<p><i>Brown as a-brown as my apple.</i><p>That's because apples, along with some other …

Baking

How Real, Honest Journaling Helped Me Lose 40 Pounds

And no, it wasn't a food diary.<p>After 10 years of dieting and binge eating, I was at an all-time low. My self-esteem was terrible, my life felt like it was constantly on hold until I lost the weight, and I thought that I would never be able to feel "normal" around food.<p>Through all the ups and downs …

Fitness

10 Things to Check Off Before Flying Your Drone for the First Time

Drones present an exciting new world of possibilities for photographers looking to explore and capture their world. Never before has aerial …

Why You Should Shoot Portraits With a Telephoto Lens

There's so much to consider when it comes to capturing your subjects: the lighting, the expression, the story. Before you even get started, you might be wondering what lens to use.<p>When it comes to choosing the right lens, it depends on what you're looking to achieve. Capturing a subject with a wide …

10 Things To Do To Change Your Life Forever

Do these 10 things to change your life forever and for the better. Achieve your dreams and never give up with these tips!

7 Ways to Keep Your Summer Body All Winter Long

<i>By Samuel Blackstone for DETAILS</i>.<p><i>(photo: Getty Images)</i><p>A lot of men use the winter as a time to eat more, lift heavy, skip the cardio, and bulk up. But what if you want that hard-earned beach body year-round? What if you have a beach-getaway vacation planned for midwinter? Or what if you just like …

Top 10 Best Foods You Can Eat

According to an analysis by David Grotto, a registered dietician and author of the forthcoming book <i>The Best Things You Can Eat</i>, these 10 foods are the lowest calories and most nutritious in terms of amount and richness of vitamins, minerals, healthy fats, fiber and protein.

See Breathtaking Photos of the Galapagos Islands on the Anniversary of Darwin's Voyage

Caption from LIFE. A giant tortoise, sensing danger, draws in its head with a hiss of alarm. It weighs 500 pounds, measu<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Alfred …

Nature

Here's How to Decide When a Photo Should be Black and White

Imagine this scenario: you've had a productive and enjoyable day out shooting — a couple of landscapes and cityscapes, some architecture shots, a bit …

8 Airline Perks You've Never Heard Of

Free bagels!!!<p>If you thought flying was horrible, think again... and then start flying with the right airlines.<p>We're all familiar with perks like JetBlue's free snacks and Virgin's ultra-zen mood lighting. But a whole bunch of other airline perks don't get nearly enough attention, and they can</i> …

Born to be lazy? How to change your walk to burn calories faster - TODAY.com

Feeling a bit intimidated by people boasting about their impressive step counts on Facebook or in real life? Well, don't get too discouraged by your 5,000 daily steps — a new study led by the American Cancer Society found that even short walks may help you live longer.<p>The American Heart Association …

Fitness

5 Furniture Arrangement Ideas That'll Make Your Home Look Professionally Designed

It's important that your living areas feel warm and inviting to guests without being overcrowded. In spacious living areas, I like to use large area rugs and place the front legs of my sofas along the outer borders of the rug. This allows ample space for a beautiful coffee table and room for guests …

This Photographer Decided to Be Her Own Wedding Photographer

When photographer Liisa Luts got married back on August 28th, she did something rather unusual: she decided to be the official photographer at her …

Court Says Copyright Owners Must Consider Fair Use Before Sending DMCAs

If you find that someone is using your photo online without your permission, one thing you can do is send a DMCA take down request to force the …

Universal Music

5 foods for a flatter tummy

Swimsuit season may be over, but you can still keep your flat summer tummy throughout the year by eating foods that prevent bloating and help build muscle. Here are some delicious options:<p><b>Greek Yogurt</b><p>Protein is great for keeping weight in-check because it digests slowly, so you feel full longer and …

Try It Now

How We Won a 6-Figure Verdict Against a Vendor-Photographer

As wedding photographers, our clients entrust us with artfully documenting one of the most important days of their lives. In order to do the best …

Weddings

10 Famous Street Photography Quotes You Must Know

If you want to get a deeper insight into street photography and take better photos, I feel it is very important to study the work of the street …

6 Amazing Body Changes When You Give Up Carbs

Simple carbs, such as those found in cookies, candy and chips, are <i>The Bachelorette</i> of the food world. They’ll give you a quick thrill — but you know …

What’s in all that e-cig vapor?

Wander into a vape shop in the mall or online, and you can find a smorgasbord of flavors: cotton candy, vanilla custard, even Unicorn Milk or Katy Perry’s Cherry.<p>Flashy flavors have helped e-cigarettes, designed to vaporize a nicotine solution, grow into an industry with an estimated $3.5 billion …

Essential Guide to Healthy Eating

When you start learning more about nutrition, it can seem overwhelming. For people who are interested, there is definitely a lot to learn and …

5 Myths About Protein in Your Diet

Source: iStock<p>Protein may be the most recognized nutrient in terms of its health importance. It has been on the radar for over a century, with public …

Nutrition

How Tattoos Can Ease the Emotional Pain of Self-Harm Scars

Instead of covering scars up with long sleeves, some choose to reclaim their scars or repurpose them into tattoos.<p><b>Warning: This story contains images and discussion of self-injury.</b><p>"I didn't realize how much it meant to me until you started asking," said Cait, her voice quivering, as she told me …