Melanie Lynn

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8 DIY Lighting Ideas That Will Make Your Yard Twinkle

The 12 Best Moments of Glastonbury That Had Nothing to Do with Kanye West

Everyone's talking about Kanye murdering Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody," but here's some of the good stuff you missed.<p>Kanye West has a way of sucking all the air out of the room, even at an outdoor festival. Over the weekend, the Glastonbury Festival gave us the best of 2015's biggest hitmakers, …

Music

5-Minute Workouts

While these routines provide a fast way to blast some calories and give you an effective dose of cardio training, the real benefit may be psychological. Research shows that when men skip a workout, there’s a 62 percent chance they’ll miss an exercise session the following week.<p>So use these 5-minute …

Fitness Habits You Should Establish in Your Twenties

15 Fitness Habits You Need to Establish In Your 20s<p>Your future self will thank you<p>Of course your twenties are a time to live it up, explore your options and do what you're crazy about. But they're also a time to get into the habit of, well, practicing healthy fitness habits—because doing so will …

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 1963 “Letter from Birmingham jail” remains relevant today

<i>King’s famous 1963 “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” published in The Atlantic as “The Negro Is Your Brother,” was written in response to a public statement of concern and caution issued by eight white religious leaders of the South. It stands as one of the classic documents of the civil-rights</i> …

Black History

Here's How To Get A Passport Fast, And No It's Not From A Shady Company

A U.S. passport is one of the most powerful in the world. Not only does it allow us travel to more than 150 different countries, but it also comes in a super-sized edition (because what's more American than that?!).<p>But when you book a trip and realize (gasp!) that you'll need a passport or that …

8 Best-Run Companies In America

<i>This story was originally published by 24/7 Wall St.</i><p>The stocks of many public companies have soared in the past year, even with a larger number of them posting only mediocre financial results. The overall market improvement has been that strong. However, some companies were able to shine above the …

The DASH Diet Ranked Number 1 for 2015

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, the top 10 diets of 2015 have just been announced.<p>Still hanging on to that New Year's resolution to lose weight? The most effective (and healthiest) way to lose pounds isn't Atkins, Paleo, or even the South Beach Diet.<p><i>U.S. News and World Report</i> convened a panel …

20 apps and games to download for the new year

Ten of the best new smartphone apps to kickstart your year – and 10 of the best mobile games to help you start wasting it<p>APPS<p><b>HERE BETA</b><p><b>Android - FREE</b><p>Looking for an alternative to Google Maps on your Android device? Nokia has made its maps and satnav app available in beta form for free. It’s …

Apps

Ruby Romance

I can’t get enough of her brilliant new Chromance collection. Although it’s hard to pick a favorite, these ruby earrings are especially enchanting.

Earrings

INFOGRAPHIC: Get the Best Beauty Sleep Ever

We all know how important it is to get a good night's sleep. Not only do you have more energy when you wake up, but sleeping well can have such a beneficial impact on your beauty -- after all, they <i>do</i> call it beauty sleep. But sleeping well doesn't just mean clock in the hours (although, that's …

Meet Your New Favorite Winter Boots

They say it happens in all relationships: One day you’re the picture of bliss, the next, well, you're . . . restless. There is a sudden urge for something a little different—a little variety, perhaps, a little something <i>else.</i> Well, it happened in mine. Specifically, it happened in my closet.<p>Ugg …

Clothing

Dos and don’ts of a January detox

It’s detox season again, but what works and what doesn’t? David Robson hunts for the ways to achieve the greatest gain with the least pain.<p>You ate, drunk, and were merry – but now it’s time to wake up and smell the decaffeinated coffee. Each year hails the latest detox fads, but with so much …

University College London

The Right Bangs for Every Face Shape

Should you go thick and blunt or soft and side-swept? Plus, check out all the past #BeautySchool columns.<p><b>Question:</b> Which bangs best flatter each face shape?<p><b>Answer:</b> Say what you will about winter and its not-so-great effects on your skin, there's one thing the season is great for: bangs. No …

7 Skin Savers That Aren't Vaseline

Every winter we always hear about a magical product that seems to be the key to everyone's dry skin -- and no, it isn't coconut oil. At this point, you already know what we're talking about, but we might as well name it: Vaseline.<p>From head to toe, the petroleum-based formula helps our skin recover …

A Fashion Month Detox for Mind & Body

How to get rid of bloat, start sleeping again and motivate yourself to head to the gym after a month of fashion madness.<p>We asked Vicky Vlachonis, a pain management expert whose clients include Gwyneth Paltrow and Cameron Diaz and author of The Body Doesn't Lie, to share her secrets to getting back …

From Getting Fit To Staying Organized, These Are Our Tech Resolutions For 2015

We informally polled the editors at Business Insider about their 2015 goals involving tech and came up with an interesting list involving fitness, money, music, security and more.

Apps

Gift Guide: For the New Boyfriend

Lure them along without freaking them out.<p>New boyfriends are a lot like cats—fun to cuddle, mandatory to Instagram, and easily spooked. Lure them along without freaking them out with these easy gifts—which are all $40 or under.

Yoga just as good as aerobics for cutting heart disease risk

Yoga was found to reduce BMI, lower blood pressure and cut cholsterol<p>If leaping around in a leotard or pounding the pavement seems like too much effort to stay healthy scientists may have found the answer.<p>Yoga is just as good as aerobics, cycling and walking for cutting the risk of heart …

Coding is made child’s play by new electronic building blocks

The SAM electronic building system promises to turn anyone into an instant engineer<p>■ See more from the 20 innovations for 2015 series<p>If Lego had a 21st-century facelift, it would look a lot like SAM, a new kit where the building blocks are electronic modules (or SAMs: sensor actor modules), which …

9 Ways to Get a Flat Belly Without Diet or Exercise

Perfect Your Posture<p>"Straighten up," advises <i>The Biggest Loser</i> trainer Kim Lyons, and your figure will look better. "When your posture is good, you're automatically engaging and toning your stomach muscles." If you need to remind yourself to stand tall, she says, a few strategically placed Post-it …

Eat within 12-hour window to lose weight, say scientists

Simply sticking to a 12-hour eating window could be the key to losing weight without restricting calories<p>Dieters hoping to shed the pounds should watch the clock as much as their calories after scientists discovered that limiting the hours we eat stops weight gain.<p>Confining meals to a 12 hour …

Holistic Medicine

Before & After: An IKEA Dresser Transformed Into an Apothecary Cabinet

A simple, inexpensive dresser gets an upscale makeover.<p>Thrifty and Chic via Hometalk<p><i>We're big fans of hometalk, the social network for home and garden lovers, so we're excited to share one of our favorite posts today. Check out the amazing reveal and make sure to check out the site for more great</i> …

Plus-Size Holiday Fashion: Tutus, Sequins, and Standing Out

This one is for the plus-size girls and women out there who've ever dressed to blend into the background during the holidays. Like many, I went through a period in my adolescence where I didn't like anyone to take pictures of me. Remember the days before digital or forward facing cameras? You had …

How to become wealthy: It's simpler than most 'experts' say

Ask any honest financial planner how to become wealthy, and they'll tell you the simple act of saving money is far, far more important than picking the next hot stock.<p>So I was surprised when I came upon an article from The Billfold titled "You Don't Get Wealthy from Savings." The article was so …