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35 Stretches Your Body Is Begging For

Rest days, recovery, self-care . . . all things that are too often overlooked. We're here to tell you: don't skip the stretch! Stretching is …

Global Warming: 10 Gardening Ideas to Counter Climate Change

As a gardener, you have joined the fight against global warming. Your garden is contributing oxygen to the atmosphere and providing sanctuary for …

Thinking about going solar? Google adds peer pressure into the mix

Keeping up with Joneses is now easier thanks to Project Sunroof.<p>In suburban America, there’s really no greater driver of home improvement-related …

Homes: 15 simple ideas that will make your entrance look beautiful!

An entrance is one of the first features of a home that people see. It's where they make their way up to the front door or the parking spot, so you …

How Smart People Handle Toxic People

You are in control of far more than you realize.<p>Toxic people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people’s buttons. Either way, they create unnecessary …

17 Affordable Dips to Serve a Crowd

Dips are the ultimate way to feed a crowd, and these recipes all impress while still going easy on your bank account. Most of these recipes involve pantry staples and a few blitzes in a food processor. All you need to do next is set them out with some chips, crackers, or cookies and watch the dip …

Cooking

333 Weight Loss Tips That You'll Wish You Read Sooner

Totally doable advice from nutritionists, personal trainers, and people who have successfully lost weight and kept it off.

New frontier in cancer care: Turning blood into living drugs

SEATTLE (AP) — Ken Shefveland's body was swollen with cancer, treatment after treatment failing until doctors gambled on a radical approach: They …

A 20-Minute Kettlebell Circuit That Strengthens Your Entire Body

This killer kettlebell workout is designed to torch calories and build strength. It's not easy, but damn is it effective.<p>The kettlebell is the king …

Workouts

The New Modernism: 20 Best Minimalist Swimming Pools

In a recent discussion with San Francisco-based landscape architect Scott Lewis, he told us that the biggest shift in pool design, as he has seen it, …

11 Hummus Recipes That Will Make You Ditch Store-Bought for Good

Let’s be honest: Making homemade hummus sounds hard. Or rather, it’s hard to make hummus that’s equally as good as store-bought versions. But that …

19 One-Pan Recipes That Cut Your Meal-Prep Time in Half

Putting together a week’s worth of food in advance saves time and is pretty much the responsible thing to do. But it can also make for a serious mess …

Healthy Eating

Small And Compact Kitchens – Just What Tiny Apartments Need

Few things can be more annoying than living in a small place that has a tiny kitchen. Actually, a small kitchen isn’t necessarily an issue as long as …

Kitchens

3 Easy Exercises That Basically Guarantee a Flatter Stomach

Despite the approaching beach season and all of the undue pressure that can come with it, our idea of a beach body simply means feeling comfortable …

Exercise

10 habits of super likeable leaders

If you want to be a leader whom people follow with absolute conviction, you have to be a likeable leader. Tyrants and curmudgeons with brilliant …

7 Simple Ways to Boost Your Metabolism Every Morning

There are <i>so</i> many ways to take better care of ourselves — from integrating a balanced physical and mental mindset, to regularly cooking healthy recipes at home (even if you’re on a budget!), and intentionally boosting our metabolic rates to burn more calories each day. Since we’ve read a lot of …

Fitness

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 …

The Art of Raising Kind Kids

We all want our children to be kind, and to grow up to be even kinder. As any parent knows, monitoring unkind behavior is in most cases a practical …

This is how long different drugs stay in your system

You know, just in case you're expecting a drugs test any time soon.<p>While taking recreational drugs might be fun and all in the moment, it's unlikely that users think much further into the future than that. You might be well aware of how long the <i>effects</i> of drugs will last, for example, but do you …

This 5-Ingredient Chocolate Cookie Butter Pie Recipe Will Satisfy Your Biggest Chocolate Craving

The best kinds of recipes are the ones that look a whole lot more complicated to make than they actually are, and this chocolate cookie butter pie fits that description exactly. A chocolate chip cookie crust, filled with cookie butter, caramel, and chocolate — who’d have thought you could make such …

Dessert

5 beautifully modern houses and their plans

Even at the best of times, and despite any help you may have from expert architects, the task of building a new house is a daunting one. That's why …

The Best Vegetarian One-Pot Recipes

We'll do anything to clean fewer dishes.<p>Nothing makes the chore of cooking dinner infinitely easier than one-pot recipes. One-pot recipes not only mean that there will be fewer dishes to wash at the end of the night, but they also generally indicate a simpler recipe.<p>Simple does not mean less …

41 Significant Value-Adding Home Renovation Ideas – Most You Can Do Yourself

Whether you’re looking to sell your home or simply want to improve it for your own living, most homes could benefit from a bit of home renovation. …

The 5 hormones every active woman needs to know about

Hormones are one of your body’s main signaling systems. Think of them as tiny traffic cops: They direct biochemical messages that regulate everything …

Urban ‘Wind Trees’ generate electricity from breezes

A micro wind turbine that can work in the city<p>Conventional wind turbines have been criticized as ugly, large, and often so noisy they are too obtrusive for backyards.<p>But French firm New Wind wants to change that with the ‘Wind Tree,’ a 26-foot-tall tree fitted with 63 tiny blades that can generate …

Renewable Energy

The Easiest Roast Chicken You'll Ever Make

By Alyse Whitney<p>You don't even need a thermometer to know when it's done.<p>Roasting a whole chicken sounds a lot more complicated than it actually is. You don't have to be <b>Ina Garten</b> on a Friday night to make it happen—this easy roast chicken recipe has six ingredients (including salt and pepper), can …

Cooking

6 awesome ways, procrastinating makes you smarter and productive.

Procrastination is a long word with a literal meaning, that is lingering down the things for long.<p>The title is about all good things about …

Procrastination

Fit in 4: Four exercises to help you sleep

This is the perfect bedtime routine.<p>The relationship between exercise and sleep is well documented – whether you’re boosting levels of feel good …

Yoga