Samantha Gagen

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5 Plants and Flowers That Will Help You Sleep Better

Add these pretty florals and greenery to your bedroom to ensure you get the best night's rest possible.<p>Sleep, or lack of, is one of the biggest problems every household faces. But there's an easy and relatively low cost solution that can make you sleep better – plants.<p>We already know that how you …

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25 of the Most Inspiring Books Everyone Should Read

Take it from these CEOs, founders, and other high-achieving leaders.<p>Whether you turn pages, tap a tablet, or listen to audio, a good book can be a perfect relaxation aid, tutor, or source of inspiration. Here are quotes from more than two dozen executives who name their favorite book and explain …

20 Slow-Cooker Recipes to Make When You're Snowed In

Slow cookers are often used by busy people who are rushing out the door and want a hot, ready-to-go meal when they return. But the slow cooker works …

9 Home Libraries We All Want to Curl Up in This Weekend

When it comes to the shelfie game, there’s one move that always wins: A home library.<p>A home library is the ultimate classic touch, adding a chic scholarly appeal to any home. These days, décor often displaces books on the shelf, but we prefer the idea of getting back to basics. After all, reading …

A peculiarly British beast: a recipe for handmade pork pie | Meet the producer

Handmade pork pies are a far cry from the shop-bought version, says specialist <b>Sarah Pettegree</b>. Made with fresh meat and hand-filled, they’re an utterly different animal.<p>See below for Cook’s supermarket pork pie taste test!<p>“Do different” is a Norfolk motto: based on the old Norfolk adage “the people …

Pork Pie

Taste Beyond The Tongue

A fully loaded guide to the ultimate cooking recipes. Providing quick and easy cooking methods based on the Mediterranean culinary culture, Your Food …

22 Homemade Chips, Crackers, and Snacks to Satisfy All Your Munchies

I haven't made it to the movies much this year, so I have a lot of catching up to do before the Oscars. I don't mind, though—my couch is comfier than theater seats and finding a movie on Netflix is better than shelling out for tickets. Best of all, watching a movie at home means trading overpriced …

3 New Ways Pinterest Can Help You Decorate Your Home

More Articles You'll Love<p>Home Decor<p>Quiz: Which Décor Style Will Make You Feel Right at Home?<p>Culture + Lifestyle<p>Lauren Conrad & Other Celebrities Who …

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Ask Ethan: How Can I Travel Through Space Without Getting Into Trouble?

Whether it was NASA, <i>Star Trek</i> or Einstein that first inspired you, space travel offers some incredible possibilities for us all. The idea of rocketing or beaming into space and traveling interplanetary or interstellar distances is a dream many of us have considered, but we still have the laws of …

Family of incredibly rare snow leopards caught on camera

Ahead of Earth Hour on Saturday 25th March, WWF UK has released stunning new camera trap footage of a mother snow leopard and her cubs in the Khovd province in Mongolia.<p>This incredible species is rarely seen and one of the most at risk from the impacts of climate change. With this new footage, WWF …

7 Foods That Will Help You Sleep At Night

In her book <i>The Sleep Revolution,</i> Arianna Huffington discussed the ever-growing sleep deprivation crisis in our country and how the lack of a good …

What's the Oldest Thing Alive Today?

The oldest living thing on Earth today is … well, it's controversial.<p>Let's back up. Figuring out the oldest thing alive requires defining "alive." …

How to Keep Your Children From Learning Stereotypes

How can modern parents raise the next generation to be free from corrosive gender and racial stereotypes? By the time children start elementary …

AI will make life meaningless, Elon Musk warns

Tech billionaire Elon Musk believes artificial intelligence could be catastrophic for humanity who are set to become a cyborg race which will have to …

Artificial Intelligence

19 Vegan Soul Food Recipes for Down-Home Comfort

Even though veganism has become totally mainstreamed, there are <i>still</i> people who think that it consists of nibbling on salads like a rabbit. WRONG. With the help of ingredients like jackfruit and surprisingly convincing cheese, vegan cooking yields dishes that are just as comforting and indulgent as …

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Pixar Rolls Out Free Online Storytelling Course

Pixar has been breaking technical barriers since it was founded in 1986. But talk to any of their top filmmakers and they’ll tell you that a focus on …

During the internment, Japanese American teens created this heartbreaking scrapbook about camp life

Hope and hardship in the desert<p>Masako was curled in a cozy ball listening to the radio when the news bulletin aired. The U.S. government would be …

10 Effective Tips For Making the Most Out of Small Space Interiors

Small space living can be a challenge. As an urban dweller, it’s important to find useful solutions to living small, especially if you thrive off of having ample storage or still want to host dinner parties.<p>With just a few useful tips and tweaks, you can create a small space that you're proud to …

What Is The Universe's Third Most Common Element?

In the earliest stages of the Universe, it was too hot to form neutral atoms or even atomic nuclei, as they’d immediately be blasted apart by a collision. By time the Universe had expanded and cooled enough that we could form stable nuclei, things were sparse enough that we wound up with 75% …

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Want to Raise Successful Kids? Let Them Fail

A clinical psychologist explains how playing the role of parental protector sabotages kids' ability to soar as adults.<p>Much has been written about the attributes of high-achieving adults, and what makes them different from everyone else. But if you're a parent, a more compelling question may be: …

My 10 Favorite Books: Drew Barrymore

<i>For his bookshop and website One Grand Books, the editor Aaron Hicklin asked people to name the 10 books they’d take with them if they were marooned on a desert island. The next in the series is the actress Drew Barrymore, who stars in “Santa Clarita Diet,” streaming on Netflix now. She shares her</i></i> …

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21 Incredible Dishes You Can Make in One Skillet

HONEY GARLIC SHRIMP<p>This sweet and savory dish is low in ingredients and high in bold flavors: a true win-win. Get the recipe HERE.<p>BACON AND MUSHROOM …

Rescue Ginger Turns His Disability into Happiness and Smiles

A rescue ginger cat turns his disability into happiness and just keeps smiling every day!<p>Meet Neuro Dan the miracle kitty!<p>This beautiful cat was …

Double Chocolate Cheesecake Muffins

Preheat oven to 350F and line 18 muffin cups with cupcake liners (or lightly grease and flour).<p>Prepare cream cheese swirl first by microwaving cream …

16 paperbacks to round out your summer reading — including ‘Alexander Hamilton’

Lit Life<p>You have a couple of weeks left to do your summer reading. Don’t panic — here are 16 titles, from literary fiction to crime fiction to …

Mary Berry's chocolate and vanilla marble loaf cake

<b>SERVES</b><br>10<p><b>TOTAL TIME</b><br>1 hour 40 minutes<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><br>For the cake<p>225g (8oz) butter, softened<br>• 225g (8oz) caster sugar<br>• 275g (9¾oz) self-raising flour<br>• 2 level tsp baking powder<br>• 4 large eggs<br>• 2 tbsp milk<br>• ½ tsp vanilla extract<br>• 1½ level tbsp cocoa powder<br>• 2 tbsp hot water<p><b>For the icing</b><p>25g (1oz) butter<br>• 15g (½oz) cocoa …

Michelle Obama didn't fail at parenting just because Malia got caught smoking

Malia Obama has been labelled a 'wild child' and decried for no longer being the 'All American Girl'.<p><i>Explosive news! Teenager caught smoking! Shock</i> …

Northern Ireland activist launches legal challenge against Brexit

BELFAST (Reuters) - A Northern Ireland human rights activist has launched a legal challenge against any British attempt to leave the European Union, saying it would be in breach of the 1998 peace deal that brought peace to the British province.<p>The Union Jack (bottom) and the European Union flag are …