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16 national parks to visit in Texas

Texas treasures<p><b>The National Park Service turns 100 this year.</b><b><br>From Big Bend to South Padre, here are 16 sites</b><b><br>to visit in the Lone Star State.</b><p><b>By Pam</b> …

The country's most scenic and totally free campsites

When planning a perfect road trip, it's easy to get distracted worrying about the cost of doing everything you want to do. Gas, food, accommodations, …

23 of Our Favorite Recipes Made with 3 Ingredients or Fewer

Meals should not be brief. We like to linger at the table, sneaking cold potatoes with our fingers and refilling our wine glasses and talking and talking and talking. But recipes? Those can be brief—and maybe they should be, letting the ingredients or the technique speak the loudest. Thick, buttery …

Why Creating A Meaningful Morning Routine Will Make You More Successful

For the majority of my child and adult life, I never considered myself a "morning person." I was a night owl. During my architecture school career I worked late through the night and slept in the mornings. When I started working at an Architecture firm, I conformed to getting up at 7 a.m... but I …

Ice-Dyeing: The Hands-Off Way to Doll Up Your White Linens

How many pillows are just enough? It's an important thing to ask yourself in your 20s. I personally find comfort in a surplus—all over the couch, the bed, and on every chair, in heaps so towering you have to wiggle between them to recline. For the less excessive, just a few will do the trick.<p>A …

Climate change 'set to fuel global food crisis'

Global food shortages will become three times more likely as a result of climate change according to a report by a joint US-British taskforce, which warned that the international community needs to be ready to respond to potentially dramatic future rises in prices.<p>Food shortages, market volatility …

6 Delicious & Easy Summer Slow Cooker Recipes

I'm sure you agree, time saving recipes are lifesavers for busy families! That's why I try to streamline dinner as much as possible. Try one of my slow cooker recipes for summer and keep from heating up the whole house tonight!<p><b>Shredded Chicken Tacos</b><p>The best part about this dish? The longer it sits …

11 Creative DIY Projects Using Paint Chips

<i>By: Mady Dahlstrom, Content Editor for Porch.com</i><p>For those of you who are DIY-obsessed and crafty home remodelers, we can bet you have a stack of paint chips hidden in the back of a drawer or closet at home. If not, you can always hit up your local hardware store to pick out your favorite colors. …

Do These 5 Moves to Lose Those Saddlebags

Strengthen your glutes and hamstrings, and look hella good from behind.<p>So get this: Saddlebags aren’t really saddlebags. I know, I know—one more fitness thing that's confusing. The truth, though, is that there's no body part called the saddlebag, and saddlebags aren’t simply fat that is attached to …

Why You Should Be A Morning Person

What is one thing most successful people have in common? They get up extra early and make the most of the morning. Here's why:<p>Waking up early gives you time to think before the buzz of the day begins. To put it simply, the early morning is "you time" --  a time to lay out your priorities for the …

6 Small Shifts to the Way You Talk That Will Make You (and Everyone Else) Happier at Work

Ask us how we're doing at the end of a long, stressful workday, and chances are you’ll hear, “I’ve been better” or some equally snippy response. …

Healthy Brain, Happy Life: A Personal Program to Activate Your Brain

“One day I woke up and realized I didn’t have a life.”<p>That’s how neuroscientist Wendy Suzuki begins her new book, <i>Healthy Brain</i>, <i>Happy Life</i>. Then, with …

5 Pioneering Ways to Reuse All Those Empty Bottles You Have

The next time you think about throwing out that empty tequila bottle, stop. That bottle may be your ticket to a snazzier house.<p>Some people may not see the correlation between alcohol consumption and home decor, but empty liquor bottles can kill two birds with one stone for anyone who wants to get …

Lose Up To 13 Pounds In 6 Weeks With This Yoga Plan

If you'd like to slim your belly and brighten your mood, look no further: This Yoga for Weight Loss and Inner Happiness Plan does both in less than 30 minutes a day. The secret to its success: a <b>Power Yoga routine</b> and <b>Joy-Boosting Journaling assignments</b> created by certified yoga instructor and …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …