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14 Teeth Whiteners That Actually Really, Really Work

Charcoal powder, whitening paste, and LED kits that won't break the bank but will definitely whiten your smile!!<p><b>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock</b> …

Dentistry

The One Thing You Should Use Before Putting on Concealer to Hide Dark Circles

Picture this: You wake up to a blaring alarm, with just enough time to get ready and arrive at work on time. You look as tired as you feel, and while …

Makeup

The way a narcissist's brain works can help unravel whether they mean to hurt their partners or not

If you are in a relationship with a narcissist, you will have been through a roller-coaster of ups and downs.<p>At the beginning, everything would have been wonderful. You might have even thought you'd found your soul mate. But after a while, things started to go sour.<p>This is because after a few …

Narcissism

Want to Pamper Your Holiday Guests? Make Gougères

Caviar and truffles are all well and good, but nothing says “I’m pampering my guests” quite like a tray of hot, crisp gougères straight from the oven.<p>It isn’t because these French cheese puffs are expensive to make. They’re not. A humble mix of grated cheese, butter and flour, they’re among the …

Baking

10 things every college professor hates

To say the least, this did not make me feel confident that my visit would go smoothly.<p>I will use this poor student to kick off this year's list of Professors' Pet Peeves. I reached out to my network and collected some things that really get on instructors' nerves. Here are the results: some of the …

Education

Scientists think they've discovered a fourth type of fuel for humans — beyond carbs, fat, and protein

The nutrition label on a shot-size bottle of this clear, odorless liquid defies traditional explanation. It contains 120 calories — roughly the equivalent of a hearty slice of bread — yet it has no fat, no protein, and no carbohydrates.<p>Those calories instead come from ketones, an ingredient that …

Nutrition

I Already Loved This Serum Because It Healed My Acne Scars—and Now Proceeds Are Going to a Children's Charity

I’m not normally the girl who clicks "Add to Cart" on a whim. If I purchase a new skincare product, it’s usually after doing serious research on the …

Cancer cells destroyed in just 3 days with new technique

Cancer cells are relentless, possessing the vexatious ability to develop resistance to current therapies and making the disease hugely challenging to …

Cancer

Melt In Your Mouth Chicken

<b>You’ll Need:</b><p>4 boneless chicken breast halves.<br>1 cup of mayonnaise.<br>½ cup of freshly grated parmesan cheese.<br>1 ½ tsps of seasoning salt.<br>½ tsp of ground …

The Best Chicken Pot Pie, With Biscuits or Pastry

When it comes to making dinner, by virtue of my dessert-oriented profession, I gravitate toward what I like to call "secret pastries"—savory meals that ultimately hinge on making a fantastic dough. It's a category that includes dishes such as ravioli, quiche, empanadas, and pizza, as well as my …

Savory Cheese Muffins

These muffins are a delicious, moist combination of cheese and lightly browned onions. Use a purchased or homemade biscuit baking mix for this …

23 Of The Best Things Under $10 To Buy At Sephora

When you wanna go to Sephora, but don't have Sephora money...<p><i>Reviews here have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied Welcome Daughter Amalia

It’s a girl for <b>Natalie Portman</b>!<p>The Oscar-winning actress, 35, and her husband <b>Benjamin Millepied</b> have welcomed their second child together, her rep …

Natalie Portman

Byaldi (Provençal Vegetable Casserole)

<b>Ingredients</b><p>4 medium yellow onions, peeled, quartered lengthwise and cut into thin slices<br>• 1/4 cup canola oil<br>• 1 tablespoon butter<br>• Fine sea salt and freshly ground black pepper<br>• 4 ripe Roma tomatoes, cored and sliced 1/8 inch thick<br>• 1 medium zucchini, cut 1/8 inch thick<br>• 1 medium yellow squash, cut 1/8 inch …

Unraveling the Mysteries of Aztec Secret, Amazon’s Best-Selling Beauty Product

From its secretive owner to how it went viral.<p>“We only know her as Susan,” the friendly woman on the other end of the phone told me. I had called a number in the small town of Pahrump, Nevada, which sits equidistant between Death Valley and Las Vegas, an hour away from both. I was trying to find …

Perfect Puttanesca: The Italian Pasta Recipe You Need Right Now

The infamous theory behind the origins of pasta puttanesca ("pasta of the whores") is that the mid-20th century prostitutes of Naples used it to lure …

How To Make Chocolate Pound Cake

<b>Heat the oven and prepare the pan:</b> Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven, making sure there are no racks above it, and heat to 325°F. Coat a …

Dessert

The Best Pore-Minimizing Products to Try Now

Pores. We've all got 'em. And while experts agree unilaterally that there's really no way of shrinking them for good, there are primers and products that cover, blur, and minimize the appearance of dusky divots right on the spot. Here, we've rounded up the best of the bunch to purge those tiny …

OMG: Doctors May Have Found a New Approach That Could Potentially Cure Cancer

It may be a shaky time for politics right now, with things changing in swift order, but the medical field is having a pretty good go of it. Case in point? Back in October, British doctors conducted what appears to be successful treatment of a 44-year-old HIV patient, suggesting they very well might …

Immunotherapy

Bake Pasta in a Bundt Pan for the Most Crispy, Delicious Edges

The best part of baked pasta is all the crispy corners and bits of broiled cheese, and cooking it in a bundt pan lets you maximize that joy.<p>As Justin …

Recipes

Business is the most popular college major, but that doesn’t mean it’s a good choice

A few weeks ago, a young woman approached me after I gave a talk about my book on finding a job after college. She was in her mid-20s and unemployed despite applying for dozens of jobs and taking on several unpaid internships. “I majored in business marketing,” she told me, “because everyone said …

College & University

The world couldn’t afford engineering degrees without philosophy majors

Few investments pay off better than a good college degree. But not all degrees are equal. An engineering major will probably earn more than a philosophy major. It’s also a bigger investment.<p>A new paper estimates how much it costs to educate students in different fields. The economists looked at …

Higher Education

Try This 8-Week Plank Challenge To Get Stronger From Head To Toe

Planks challenge your arms, legs, chest, shoulders, and butt, not to mention make your abs quiver like an earthquake when done properly. Best of all, you can do them anywhere and tweak them to suit your ability. The more you plank, the stronger and more stable you get, and the longer your muscles …

Marcus Aurelius on How to Motivate Yourself to Get Out of Bed in the Morning and Go to Work

“You don’t love yourself enough. Or you’d love your nature too, and what it demands of you.”<p><i>“If we design workplaces that permit people to find meaning in their work, we will be designing a human nature that values work,”</i> psychologist Barry Schwartz wrote in his inquiry into what motivates us to …

Pulitzer Prize

East Fork Pottery: A North Carolina Studio from a Matisse Heir

This past December, during our Remodelista SF Holiday Market, we were chatting with potter Sarah Kersten about countertop compost pots. “I use a …

Henri Matisse

9 podcasts that will change how you think about human behavior

Fortunately, there are no shortage of podcasts designed to cater to that interest — whether it's a short one-one-one chat about building good habits or an hour-long compilation of novel ideas.<p>Here are some of the best podcasts that help put life in perspective.

Self-improvement

The inflammation-fighting oil you’ll want to use with pretty much every meal

If you fight allergies, digestive problems, irritated skin, headaches, or even serious chronic health problems, then you might be familiar with …

Alternative Medicine

5 Popular Lipstick Colors That Truly Look Awesome on Everyone

As far as lipstick goes, I've seen—and used—them all. If I could have majored in lipstick in college, I would have. (One look at my vanity and you'd get it.) So when someone asks me the ever-important questions "What's your favorite?" or "What color will look good on me?" I'm more than equipped to …

20 Of The Best-Selling Beauty Products From Amazon In 2016

Amazon is the go-to beauty resource for those who are just too damn busy to get to the store. It's a life-saver when you've just run out of your …

Organic Products