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4 Things You Can Do to Cheer Up, According to Neuroscience

For everyone, there are times when a dark cloud just seems to be following you around. You may not even even know why. While we don’t mean to …

35 Laundry Tips and Tricks That Everyone Should Know

The words "laundry day" strike fear in even the bravest of hearts. Still, it simply has to happen — but it doesn't have so bad! We've rounded up the …

Hacking

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Healthy houseplants

Here are 12 houseplants that can improve air indoors.

Plants

Ten books you should read this September

A new novel from Jonathan Safran Foer, a new Kafka translation and a panoramic history of time travel all feature in this month’s round-up of books to look out for.

Books

How To Release Chronically Tight Hamstrings - Monthly Yoga With Abi

<i>About Abi</i> -<br>Abi Carver designs yoga routines for mountain bikers looking to eliminate muscular aches and pains, gain an edge in competition and unlock …

16 Ramp Recipes to Use Up Your Farmers’ Market Bounty

If you consider yourself a foodie, chances are you’re gearing up for ramp season right about now. Because of their finicky growing habits, ramps are only in season from April to June, but *thankfully* you can find them all over the country. What do they taste like? A pungent yet balanced blend of …

Cooking

15 Gorgeously Designed Henna Tattoos with Unbelievably Intricate Patterns

Photo source: Bubble<p>For thousands of years, the art of henna (called <i>mehndi</i> in Hindi & Urdu) has been practiced in India, Pakistan, Africa, and the Middle East. The henna plant is crushed and mixed with other ingredients into a paste, which can then be applied to the skin in dazzlingly intricate …

Body Art

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>Robert McCrum reflects on his choices One in five doesn’t represent over 300 years of women in literature: a response What is missing: …

Literature
Camping

Rumpl: The World's Best Blanket

27 Underrated U.S. Vacation Spots You Should Visit Before You Die

Did your favorite hidden gem make the list?<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Lake Superior

The best idioms from around the world, ranked

<i>The following were sourced from</i> I’m Not Hanging Noodles On Your Ears and Other Intriguing Idioms From Around the World <i>by Jag Bhalla (National Geographic Books, 2009).</i><p>25. Ear-nectar<p>Origin: Indian. Meaning: A sweet noise or sound.<p>24. Can’t stop being the owl.<p>Origin: Italian, French. Meaning: Can’t …

Sausages

Creamy Mushroom and Swiss Soup Recipe on Food52

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> I grew up with the generation that ate many canned condensed soups for lunch: …

Billionaire Teams Up With NASA to Mine the Moon

Moon Express, a Mountain View, California-based company that's aiming to send the first commercial robotic spacecraft to the moon next year, just took another step closer toward that lofty goal. Earlier this year, it became the first company to successfully test a prototype of a lunar lander at the …

Space Exploration

National Geographic Travel

Strange lights on dwarf planet Ceres have scientists perplexed

A dwarf planet is shining two bright lights at a NASA spacecraft right now, and our smartest scientists are unsure what they are.<p>As bizarre as that …

23 Quotes to Inspire a Successful Year | Inc.com

A great quote should inspire you to take action or to think differently. Read too many quotes, and few stand out. That's why I designed this brief selection to get you to think not only about the new year ahead, but to give you perhaps that one quote you will cut out and stick on your screen, on …

Motivation

15 Minute Workout: Get a Flat-Belly Yoga Body

Exercise 1 Plank to Side Plank<p>Position your hands under your shoulders, arms straight and legs extended behind you, feet hip-width apart. This is Plank <b>(a)</b>. Bring your left palm to the center of the mat and roll onto the outer edge of your left foot. Stack your right foot on top of your left. Extend …

The cutest holiday cookies and more great holiday treats from Pinterest

Baking cookies is an essential part of the holiday season. With so many delicious options, it can be tough to decide what to make. To make that decision easier, we have rounded up some of the most popular recipes from Pinterest to inspire your holiday baking. Whether you need cookies for that …

Dessert

5-Minute Chakra-Balancing Flow

Jasmine Tarkeshi, Laughing Lotus cofounder gives us this short but effective flow to get in touch with your energy centers.

Online Yoga Videos

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Yoga

Open-Your-Hips Flow Video

Ease back pain, gain a more agile gait, and clear out negative emotions with this hip-opening sequence by San Francisco yoga teacher Stephanie Snyder.<p>…

How to Start a Restorative Yoga Practice

Don't let the props stop you. Restorative yoga poses revive like nothing else.<p>53<p>SHARES<p>Let's face it: Some yoga poses taste a little bit sweeter than …

Challenge Pose: 5 Steps to Move into Eka Pada Koundinyasana I

Find length and stay centered to lift step by step into the One-Footed Pose dedicated to the Sage Koundinya I.<p>15<p>SHARES<p><b>Watch the video on</i> …