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The 13 Best Spots to Buy Affordable Home Decor Online

When we’re shopping for furniture, we consult our 18 Favorite Spots to Buy Furniture Online, but when we’re looking for all of the decorative touches …

Home Decorating

Want to Raise Kids Who Won't Give Up Easily? Teach Them the Batman Effect

Instilling perseverance at a young age will serve your child well throughout life.<p>It's tough to teach kids perseverance and mental strength in the modern world. Technology allows for instant gratification and our digital devices offer an easy escape when things get tough.<p>Kids have shorter attention …

Kids

7 Life Changes I'm Making in Order to Crush 2018

What are you doing to improve your life next year?<p>With 2018 literally right around the corner, it's that time of the year when people start to map out goals and game plans. My goals are very clear for the upcoming year. I'm the co-founder of a very fun project that has incredible potential -- it's …

In 2005, Steve Jobs Said These 3 Things That Set Doers Apart From Dreamers

Here's why this quote has become my mantra.<p>Steve Jobs' had brilliant inventions, innovative designs and an incredibly amazing approach to entrepreneurship. This, among other things, keeps his legacy alive.<p>Years ago, a speech Steve Jobs gave came up on my YouTube feed. I played it not realizing that …

How Working Smarter -- Not Harder Drives Motivation

There is a lot of research that says we have a limited pool of cognitive resources<p>I'm sure you've come across that old business axiom that says "work smarter, not harder." Whether you're a freelancer, self employed, small business owner, or working nine to five, we're constantly on the lookout for …

Tim Ferriss Explains How to Scale Your Business in 3 Steps

It's only when you're clear on your destination that you can plan a scale strategy to get there.<p>This year, BestSelf.Co was among the winners of Shopify's first Build a BIGGER Business competition. Singled-out for our innovative marketing of the SELF Journal (our flagship product and bestselling …

The 19 Best Luxury All-Inclusive Honeymoon Hotels in the World

From beach, to safari, adventure and beyond, see the 19 most luxury all-inclusive hotels for your honeymoon.

French Polynesia

The Heavy Cream Substitutes Every Cook Needs to Know

These swaps will save you from a return trip to the grocery store.<p>December 11, 2017<p>Chances are, if you’ve ever cooked, you’ve probably used heavy …

16 Herbs That Will Grow in a Shady Garden

Most herbs prefer a sun-filled environment, but there are several herbs will grow in the shade. Herbs grown in the shade may not produce as heavily …

Best Fudgy Cocoa Brownies

Preheat oven to 175°C | 350°F.<p>Lightly grease an 8-inch square baking pan with cooking oil spray. Line with parchment paper (or baking paper); set …

Creamy Cold Banana Cake

This creamy cold banana cake is so delicious! If you like banana desserts then this recipe is the real deal for you! It is very easy to make and you …

Literally Just 315 Lower-Carb Recipes To Bookmark For Later

Delicious breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack options, from all over the internet, that you'll definitely want to try.

These 4 easy garlic bread recipes will be a hit at any office holiday potluck

There are lots of potlucks and dinner parties over the holidays, including sometimes ones for work, but there's never enough time.<p>If you're in a …

12 Once-in-a-Lifetime Camping Sites

More than 700 miles of trails wind through Montana’s crystalline lakes, jagged mountain peaks, and ancient glaciers. Go now, before they vanish …

15 Slow Cooker Recipes for New Cooks

If you're getting your feet wet and learning your way around the kitchen right now, it's time to break out that slow cooker stashed away in the far …

21 Holiday Bread Recipes That Put Fruitcake to Shame

Serious question: Why does fruitcake still exist? Crammed with the rejects of the dried fruit world, roughly the weight of a small truck, and filled …

38 Ideas for Firepits

Gather around a firepit wall<p>Overlapping panels of ipe wood and colored concrete flank the firepit in this backyard in Los Altos Hills, California. …

Super big black hole from early universe farthest ever found

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronomers have discovered a super-size black hole harkening back to almost the dawn of creation.<p>It's the farthest black hole ever found.<p>A team led by the Carnegie Observatories' Eduardo Banados reported in the journal Nature on Wednesday that the black hole lies in a …

Best Ever Cheese And Garlic Crack Bread

1. To make ahead, after wrapping with foil, wrap with cling wrap as well. Store in fridge overnight or freeze to store for longer. To cook, thaw then …

10 Steps to Self-Publish Your Book Like a Bestseller

People do judge a book by its cover and content, which influences sales and your reputation.<p>Self-published books are springing up all over the place. If you are an entrepreneur, having a book under your belt can boost your income exponentially. Books are to business in the millennium what business …

Our Favorite Family Dinner Recipes of 2017

Delicious reasons to gather around the table.<p>While the memories we make around the dinner table have more to do with spending time together than …

28 Fashionable Ways to Wear Your Scarf This Season

If there's one accessory we always have on hand once the temperatures fall, it's a soft and cozy scarf. Scarves come in all sorts of lengths, colors, and even levels of heft, so they work with your outfit, no matter the occasion. So whether your go-to is a silk scarf tied tight or an oversize knit …

Clothing

25 Cookies Recipes You Won't Believe Are Vegan

Typically, cookies are not considered a vegan-diet staple. Most recipes contain eggs or some animal byproduct that would violate the diet. That may be the case for most desserts or sweat treats, but these 25 cookie recipes are vegan-diet approved and can even fool nonvegans just by how tasty they …

28 Meal Prep Ideas For Stress-Free, Healthy, and Delicious Dinners

Holler if you're obsessed with meal prep! Isn't it an amazing feeling to look in your fridge and see mountains of stacked containers filled with delicious, healthy, perfectly portioned food?!<p>If you don't get home until late or you eat dinner away from home, here are some dinner meal-prep ideas to …

Healthy Eating

10 Low-Carb Vegetarian Recipes That Will Have Meat Eaters Wanting Seconds

When recipes go meat-free, there's a tendency for them to be bulked up on the carbs—be it pasta, bread, or sweet potatoes. But just because you're …

Healthy Eating

17 Things to Start Doing In Your 20s So You Don't Live In Regret In Your 40s

Quora and Reddit users shared ways to live life to the fullest before you hit middle age.<p>They say youth is wasted on the young.<p>It doesn’t have to be. …

The 3-Ingredient Pizza Crust That Rocks Our World

If you've ever made your own pizza crust, it was probably either for a special occasion or during a cooking class. It just feels so... gourmet. Which …

Impressive 500-square-foot apartment has everything you need

It’s located in the heart of Kiev<p>It’s always fun to take a peek at how the rest of the world does compact apartments. The latest example comes out of Kiev, Ukraine, designed by local firm Martin Architects.<p>Measuring 45 square meters, or about 484 square feet, the one-bedroom appears to be a …

How to Decorate a White Christmas Tree

Yes, the artificial evergreen can be chic<p>Most of us haul home freshly cut evergreens at Christmas, but this year, a few brave designers and bloggers are switching out their Balsam firs for something unexpected: an artificial white tree. If your first thought was tacky, think again. With the help of …

Our Top 16 Slow-Cooker Recipes of 2016

We really took on the slow cooker in 2016, publishing dozens of recipes and articles and equipment reviews. Here are our 16 most popular recipes, …

Cooking