Elissa Emory

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10 Loopholes to Build a Tiny Home Legally

<i>By Megan Craig, Contributor</i><p>It's no secret that tiny houses are growing in popularity across the U.S. Not only can owners of tiny homes simplify their lives by reducing possessions and space, but they also tend to pay less for mortgages, utilities, and other costs.<p>Still, zoning laws can make it hard …

Housing

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Pancakes for One {vegan + GF} - Izy Hossack

Boom shackow<p>Pancakes coming at yo face<p>with chocolate like WOAH<p>So, have you ever managed to use 12 eggs in 3 days?<p>That happened<p>and then I had a …

skinny-vegan

30 Ways to Eat All of the Quinoa!

Yes, it is entirely acceptable to eat quinoa for every meal—these recipes are proof (there are cookies).<p>This little seed is super versatile. Simmer it with coconut milk for breakfast or pack it into a veggie burger for dinner—with this collection of recipes, it's impossible to get bored of quinoa.

Healthy Eating

How to Make Vegan Cheese at Home

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: McKel Hill of Nutrition Stripped makes a cheesy, cheese-free spread that you can eat on anything from salads to potatoes to sandwiches.</i><p>Cashew …

A Vegan Alternative to Scrambled Eggs (+ Tempeh Bacon)

<i>Every other Thursday, Gena Hamshaw of the blog Choosing Raw shares satisfying, flavorful recipes that also happen to be vegan.</i><p><i>Today: A vegan answer to scrambled eggs that fits perfectly into a breakfast burrito -- plus tempeh "bacon" to go alongside. Who says you can't have it all?</i><p>I always assure …

My secret life as a high-functioning drug user

From midweek binges to the dealer with a loyalty card, one twentysomething asks when a habit becomes an addiction<p>It’s Saturday night and I’m having dinner at a friend’s house. After dinner has been cleared, someone produces a small bag of cocaine and begins to cut it into lines at the table. I take …

Make your own Magic Eraser for 10 cents

Whenever I need to deep clean anything around the house, I usually grab a pack of Magic Erasers. They're known for their effectiveness -- they're great at getting rid of stains or cleaning things other sponges or cleaners can't.<p>However, even at just roughly $1 or £1 each, they're not exactly cheap, …

Should You Get Rid of All Your Bad Habits at Once?

To make healthy changes, it’s long been recommended that people start with a small tweak to their lifestyle, and build upon it. But a new small study …

Making an Informed Transition to Veganism

Image courtesy of Virginia Messina, MPH, RD: www.theveganrd.comA 2011 Harris survey, conducted by the Vegetarian Resource Group, indicated that about …

Diets

This Is How to Increase Grit, According to Research

Ever feel like you just wanna give up on something? How can you develop the inner strength necessary to achieve your long term goals?<p>Turns out that …

DIY Outdoor Wood Bench

This is a little labor intensive, but the result is beautiful. If you're interested in a bit of a challenge and want to revamp your outdoor space on …

Milk and Acne: Dairy Free Alternatives for Acne

If you suffer from acne, dairy is one of the worst triggers out there and could easily be disrupting your own hormone balance and making your acne …

5 Research-Backed Reasons To Do Leg Exercises

Game on. 💪<p>There's a reason hardcore fitness geeks call squats the "king of exercises." When done correctly, they're fantastic for your body. Squats -- as well as other weight-bearing moves like lunges -- strengthen your glutes, quads, hamstrings and core. They can also do wonders for your balance …

Reading with intention can change your life

A random sampling of the world’s most successful people will show one common trait: a love of reading. Reading is the easiest way to continue the learning process, increase empathy, boost creativity, and even just unwind from a long day. But books can also change the way we think and live.<p>Warren …

Success

Every Homeless Resident Gets A Home And Shared Essentials In This Austin Community

Residents are expected to do the jobs that keep the community running smoothly.<p>Austin experienced a spike in homelessness this year, but an innovative housing approach may be able to reverse that.<p>The number of people living in shelters or on the streets jumped 20 percent this year from last year to …

Housing

A Breakfast Smoothie the Kids Won't Even Know Is Healthy(!)

Our food director's trick for getting her kids to down fruit smoothies: give 'em a fancy name.<p><i>Welcome to Cooking Without Recipes, in which we teach you how to make a dish we love, but don’t worry too much about the nitty-gritty details of the recipe, so you can create your own spin.</i><p>If I offered you …

Here's the Best Way to Solve the Procrastination Problem

We have all put things off at some point in our lives. I work with clients whose procrastination varies from mild to severe, and as their life coach it is my job to help them overcome that. I can also tell you that I personally procrastinate every few days at least. I'm acutely aware of this …

DIY Home Decor Projects - 267 Easy and Crafty Ideas

DIY home decor crafts are fun but making something that will actually have decor value may be a bigger challenge than you’ve anticipated. Indeed, …

Home

The Life Waiting for You: How Yoga Can Help You Leave Your Unsatisfying Job

If you... follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living... Follow your bliss and don't be afraid, and doors will open where you didn't know they were going to be.-- Joseph …

Yoga Poses to Relieve Stress and Loosen Up Your Shoulders

Fredy Soberanis<p>Dolphin at Wall<p>Place forearms on the wall parallel to one another below shoulder height, fingertips up, keeping elbows shoulder …

A 10 day program to create your first Android app

Building your first Android app doesn’t have to be hard. If you aren’t overly ambitious, then you can break the process down into some simple steps and avoid overwhelming yourself in one go. The trick is to make your first app relatively simple and to focus on creating <i>something</i>. Don’t try and …

New fruit tops 'Dirty Dozen' list of produce

After five years of topping the list, apples have officially been dethroned as the Environmental Working Group's most pesticide-loaded produce, and there's a new fruit that tops the organization's "Dirty Dozen" list: the strawberry.<p>According to the EWG's 2016 list, which uses data from the U.S. …

The 22 Most Beautiful Places in the World

These destinations are just begging to be Instagrammed.<p>There are so many amazing places around the globe to see, we couldn't possibly include them all in just one list. But, these breathtaking destinations are definitely worth bumping to the top of your travel bucket list – whether you're looking …

13 Things That Will Make You Much Happier

It's no secret that we're obsessed with happiness. After all, the "pursuit of happiness" is even enshrined in the Declaration of Independence. But happiness is fleeting. How can we find it and keep it alive?<p>Psychologists at the University of California have discovered some fascinating things about …

Happiness

How to love from a safe and balanced distance

Love shouldn’t hurt. It shouldn’t feel like it’s your lifeline – that you will fall into a million pieces if someone else doesn’t do what you want …

Top 20 Notable National Parks in the USA to Add to Your Bucket List

We could wander the treasure trove of nature-laden images all across the world in our 500px community for days. But the landscape photos our team has …

National Parks

Family therapist shares 8 secrets to a happy and lasting relationship

To ensure your relationship stands the test of time, there are eight simple steps you need to master.<p>Marissa Nelson, a licensed marriage and family …

Pulses: The Hottest New Healthy Food Trend You *Need* to Try

By now you may have heard of one of the newest healthy food trends of 2016: pulses. Pulses are part of the legume family, and include dried peas, beans, lentils and chickpeas. You already know these foods are incredibly versatile — there are <i>tons</i> of healthy bean dessert recipes out there, and hummus …

13 Waterfalls You Need in Your Life: No Passport Required

If there's a pot of gold at the end of every rainbow, then there should be a waterfall at the end of every hike. Why? Well, along with the chance to take in a majestic natural landscape, the rush of all that water may give your brain a biochemical boost. According to the Center for Applied …

Hiking