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Picture Perfect: TV Settings That Deliver the Ultimate Picture Quality

If you recently bought a new television, you’ll notice that things have changed when it comes to out-of-the-box TV settings.<p>It used to be that when …

Tutorials

Hungarian Cucumber Salad Recipe

"Great salad to make when you have a ton of cucumbers coming out of the garden. We make this year round but we are real cuke lovers in this family. …

Recipes

These vegan, gluten-free chocolate cookies are all about what you gain — not what you miss

Overview Ingredients Steps<p>Overview<p>I don’t make a whole lot of vegan baked goods. Gluten-free treats come out of my kitchen a little more often, but not too frequently. Both vegan and gluten-free? That is a veritable unicorn in my house.<p>But when you’ve got friends or family who adhere to either …

Dessert

Tablespoon Italian Lemon Cake

Pre-heat oven to 350F (180C), grease and flour an 8 inch cake pan or 7 inch bundt pan.<p>In a small bowl whisk together the flour and baking powder.<p>In a …

Dessert

Chocolate Chunk Cookies

San Francisco's Bluestem Brasserie is known for putting topical spins on its sweets, and earlier this year, restaurant co-owner Adam Jed and pastry …

Dessert

Store-Bought Puff Pastry is the Secret to Making Easy Desserts That Look Impressive

This supermarket shortcut makes effortless look mighty elegant.<p>I want to let you in on a little secret—<i>elegant</i> and <i>effortless</i> are not mutually …

Baking

Why The Best SPFs Come From Asia

Korean women have an extreme relationship with the sun — that shimmering ball of death in the sky — and are taught to avoid it at all costs. An …

Skin Care

The easiest way to lucid dream, according to science

In Tibetan Buddhism, the group of tantric techniques known as <i>milam</i> aim to reveal the illusory nature of waking life by having practitioners perform yoga in their dreams. It’s a ritualized version of one of the most mysterious faculties of the human mind: to know that we’re dreaming even while …

7 Natural Ways To Keep Cockroaches & Other Bugs Out Of Your House

Summer means rosé all day, pool floats, and uninvited house guests that won't leave, and I don't mean your couch-surfing friends. These freeloaders …

Immune System

This Is the "'Gateway Eye Cream" to Add to Your Routine, Says a Dermatologist

It's no secret that extensive skincare routines can get expensive quickly. So knowing which products you should invest in and which are worth …

Skin Care

You’ve heard of mindfulness, now meet its dynamic young cousin sophrology

Mindfulness is the tried-and-tested tool of our times for anxiety, depression, chronic pain, addiction and more, but what if it’s not your thing? For those too twitchy to sit still and focus on breathing, the ubiquitous mindfulness apps, self-help sheets and courses in schools and workplaces are …

Mindfulness

The Ten Oxherding Pictures

<i>The ten oxherding pictures describe the, Zen training path to enlightenment, Folk images are accompanied by poems and commentaries. They depict a</i> …

Meditation

Senate votes to overturn Ajit Pai’s net neutrality repeal

Senate defies "armies of lobbyists," but House may help FCC kill net neutrality.<p>The US Senate today voted to reverse the Federal Communications …

Net Neutrality

The Internet Is Freaking Out Over This Young-Looking Grandma

This is what happens when you use retinol for 50 YEARS.<p>If I had a dime for every time I was too tired—or let's be honest, too damn lazy—to take five minutes to get up, wash my face, and slather on some moisturizer, I'd be a freakin' millionaire (and then I could pay someone to do all that for me, …

Dharma and karma

Dharma and karma are terms that are primarily used in Buddhism and Hinduism, though the word karma has increasingly come into use in English. We will …

Hinduism

Finding your zen

Tips on practicing meditation.<p><b>By Patrick Kelly</b><p>Theology. Theologians study religious practices and the results of these practices and studies on their …

Neuroscience shows listening to music has kind of the same effect as meditation

What do the Dalai Lama and a bass-music fanatic getting low at 3am at Burning Man have in common?<p>A surprising amount, actually.<p>From mood enhancement and relaxation to full-blown oneness with the cosmos, music has the ability to powerfully shift our state of mind. Meditation is not that different. …

Meditation

The Best-Selling Kitchen Products Under $50 Will Change the Way You Cook

It's easy to pick up a large kitchen starter set when moving into your first apartment. Starting from scratch means you need everything from pots and …

People Are Straight-up Obsessed With These 32 Ridiculously Clever Products On Amazon Prime

One minute a product is just a glimmer in the eye of some clever inventor or designer — then suddenly you look around, you talk with your friends, …

18 Healthy Recipes to Make With Cucumbers That Aren't Just Salads

When was the last time you cooked with a cucumber in a creative way? I know for me at least, it's been quite a while. Every now and then I'll one eat …

Weekend Recipe: Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies for Mother's Day

This healthy chocolate chip cookie recipe is super easy to make. My secret is to use good-quality dark eating chocolate. The 70 – 80% cocoa type such …

What we’re reading: Best excerpts from John McCain’s new book

A series of excerpts from Sen. John McCain's forthcoming memoir "The Restless Wave" made their way online today, touching on juicy, wide-ranging …

Donald Trump

Review: Juliette Binoche Is Luminous in Sly Romance Let the Sunshine In

Binoche shines as the thinking, feeling, complex heroine of Claire Denis's surprising new romantic comedy.<p>The first time we hear Etta James crooning “At Last” in <i>Let the Sunshine In</i>—the surprising new romantic comedy by French filmmaker <b>Claire Denis</b>—it’s ill-timed background music drifting through a …

Lighthouse Is The Next Big Deal In Home Monitoring Technology

Over the past few weeks, I’ve had the pleasure of evaluating Lighthouse, a new next-generation home security device from a Palo Alto-based startup Lighthouse AI. After spending a couple of weeks with it, using my mom’s New Jersey home for evaluation, I’ve concluded that this remarkable device …

Home Security

The Under-Eye Products I Like Better Than KKW’s Concealer Kit

Love her or hate her, you can’t deny the impact Kim Kardashian West has had on the beauty world. And not just in sales — although Kim’s first …

This "Melting Serum" Made My Wrinkles Disappear on Contact

<i>As beauty editors, we get bombarded with a ton of new products every day (we know—tough life).</i> <b>Reviewed</b> <i>is a series where we report on some of the best</i> …

What Are the Jungian Archetypes?

Archetypes were a concept introduced by the Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung, who believed that archetypes were models of people, behaviors, or …

Spirituality

From Crystals to Horoscopes: The Rise of Spirituality in a Skeptical World

S<p><b>cience and crystal healing. Atheism and tarot. Frozen eggs and horoscopes.</b> The commingling of secularism and spirituality is bound to be a defining …

15 Ways to Calm Yourself Down

We all worry and get upset from time to time. It’s a normal part of life, right? But what happens when that anxiety or anger takes over, and you …

Mindfulness

How To Organize A Meditative Music Night

Who says you always have to sit in silence? Ryan Winger explains how you can bring the mind of meditation to the music you love — with friends.The …