Christine DeSimone

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12 books Bill Gates, Richard Branson, and other moguls think everyone should read

Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates reportedly reads 50 books a year. Oprah Winfrey has called reading "her personal path to freedom."<p>Gates and Winfrey, along with a number of other successful people, have made book recommendations over the years. Here are some of the titles that could help mold the …

Can't find safe eclipse glasses? Make your own eclipse projector instead.

Don't settle for the blurry cardboard box version.<p>To watch the solar eclipse on August 21, you <i>could</i> invest in a pair of eclipse glasses. But high demand means high prices—and some of the only reputable retailers are sold out entirely. For a cheaper option, build a pinhole camera, which projects a …

18 Top-Rated Skincare Products on Amazon You've Never Heard Of

We rely on Amazon for everything from groceries to books, but did you know it's a gold mine for skincare products? When it comes to honest, knowledgeable reviews on products, it doesn't get any better than this major etailer. What's more, you often come across little-known (but highly rated) gems …

Skin Care

These Chicken Skewers Are My Best Friend (Kind Of)

By Alex Delany<p>There's no messing up with these spicy, sambal-laced grilled chicken skewers. They've always been there for me, and they'll always be there for you.<p><i>Welcome to Never Fail, a semi-regular column where we wax poetic about the recipes that never, ever let us down. This week: the sambal</i> …

Cooking

Add These 17 Slow Cooker Chicken Dinners to Your Meal Plan

The make-ahead magic of the slow cooker does it again. With the right recipes, this handy appliance is one of the best tools in the kitchen for …

I Tried Carrie Underwood's Leg Workout And My Thighs Will Never Be The Same

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Exercise

The best face masks that will give you great skin in just five minutes

For all of its merits, the poor face mask gets slapped with the label of being suitable only for those with loads of time on their hands, lounging about in fluffy white bathrobes. It’s just a luxury, isn’t it?<p>Well, if there’s one thing I’m on a mission to tell you, it’s that the face mask should be …

The 25 Best Books of 2016

A collection of the best novels, non-fiction, and memoirs from the past year.<p>At a time when politics have dominated the national conversation in a way that can often feel overwhelming, the best books of 2016 so far have provided escapism and comfort. They've shown us that empathy is a great virtue, …

14 TED Talks to watch when you're feeling totally burned out

If this sounds like you, odds are you're burned out.<p>Burnout isn't just the greatest challenge to the global health system or a drain on the American workplace — it's wreaking havoc on your well-being.<p>But with the help of TED's expansive online library of presentations, you can quickly learn what …

11 cool online stores for home decor and high design

Don't spend it all in one place<p>In the age of Amazon, shopping for great design online has never been easier. Here, we've rounded up a handful of our favorite sites offering something special when it comes to home decor and design. From handcrafted artisanal chairs to sleek ceramic objects 3D …

Design

Here's why the iPhone's Night Shift mode is such a big deal

In general, looking at your phone at night is a terrible idea.<p>Smartphone screens emit bright blue light so you can see them even at the sunniest …

Social Media

This double-chocolate espresso cookie recipe is a must-make for any chocolate lover

When you're craving a little — or a lot — of chocolate, it's hard to turn down a double-chocolate espresso walnut cookie from Julienne in San Marino. The cookie recipe, which combines melted semisweet chocolate with chunks of bittersweet chocolate folded in at the last minute, makes for a cookie …

MIT's new visualization tool is a goldmine for data nerds

Love impressing your pals with all there is to know about computer science? Or perhaps state geography is more your thing?<p>MIT Media Lab, in partnership with Deloitte and the data visualization startup Datawheel, has just gone live with perhaps the most extensive tool ever created for mining and …

Data Visualization

From sunsets to waterfalls to starry skies, the 9 most relaxing videos on YouTube

There’s more to YouTube than just vlogs, pranks, and pop song covers done on guitar. YouTube might be the source of your entertainment, but when you …

Meditation

Get a Bangin' Booty and Crush Back Pain with One Move

This exercise double-teams your body in the best way.<p><i>Check out Women's Health's FitGIF Friday every week for fun and challenging new moves to make your sweat sesh really count. Here's this week's exercise:</i><p><b>Marching glute bridge:</b> Not only do strong glutes look amazing, but they also help power your …

Back Pain

19 Incredible New Books You Need To Read This Spring

~Spring~ into reading a new book!

This Malted Coconut Cake Is the Most Delicious Way to Celebrate Easter

There's no better way to welcome spring.<p>With the start of spring comes a slew of gatherings: Mother's Day luncheons, Easter brunches, bridal and baby showers, and then some. If this sounds like your social schedule, we wanted to humbly suggest a cake so beautiful, it just might put all your other …

Dessert

5 Yoga Poses For Shoulder Strength And Flexibility

<i>Each month, yoga coach Gwen Lawrence shows us five yoga poses designed to keep athletes in the game. To start the spring off right, she's putting the</i> …

Meet the Korean Jelly Skin Primer That Will Transform Your Beauty Routine

Do face primers do <i>anything</i>? Beyond imparting the vague feeling that my makeup may have lasted a bit longer than it otherwise would have, primer has always struck me as a pleasant but ultimately unnecessary addition to my morning routine. That is, until I found J.One Jelly Pack, a beauty …

Skin Care

7 Easy Ways To Budget Kitchen And Bathroom Remodeling Costs

Like a relationship, a home remodeling project is the most fun in its earliest stages. You get to pin inspiration photos to your heart's content, your brain is filled with all sorts of grandiose design ideas, and you study catalogs, jotting down minor details like the virtues of brass versus nickel …

This Copycat DoubleTree Hotel Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Is Spot-On

Bake a batch and pretend you're on vacation (minus the sunburn and noisy neighbors).<p>When you check in to a DoubleTree Hotel, you're immediately handed a paper envelope with a gooey, chewy, chocolate-and-walnut-studded cookie. We're not talking the regular Otis Spunkmeyers every apartment leasing …

Dessert

8 Cool Meditation Secrets for Lasting Peace of Mind

Quietening the mind or having thoughtless state seem impossible and frustrating goal to many meditators. So many times I had felt that instead of …

23 Best Motivational Quotes That Can Drive You To Success

When you have a dream to accomplish, many negative things can stop you. There are times when you give up on trying, and you set aside your dreams …

The Best Exercise You Can Do for your Butt.

There are many myths and misconceptions about exercise and most of them center around weight training. One of the most popular myths is that doing …

22 Foods You Should Never Eat if You Don't Want to Get Sick

You're probably eating them all the time.<p>Pin the photo above to save this story for later!<p>It seems like every day there's a food (get it together, Chipotle) called out for making you sick (see: diarrhea, salmonella, listeria, or norovirus). After all, humans can easily spread viruses during food …

Immune System

3 Yoga Stretches To Try After Slouching Over Your Desk All Day

It's easy to sit hunched over your desk all day, glaring at the computer screen and typing frantically. But it's never good news for your posture.<p>For …

Yoga

Coconut Candy Bars Recipe

<i>These coconut candy bars come together easily with graham cracker crumbs, butter, semisweet chocolate, sweetened condensed milk, and lotsa, lotsa</i> …