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The Best Oven Temperature For Every Cooking Scenario

Wondering why cookies often bake at 350°F, and veggies roast at 425°F? Getting creative in the kitchen and curious what needs to bake at what …

The One Mistake Everyone Makes When Cooking Rice

Cooking rice on the stovetop or in the oven can prove surprisingly difficult. But unless you have a rice cooker or a pressure cooker (such as the …

Here’s Five Vegan Recipes You Can Try During The Holidays

<i>All Photo Credits: Getty Images</i><p>The holiday season can be a bit rough for us rookie vegans. From the Christmas ham to the egg nog we can no longer …

Sprouted Grains: How To Make Them And Why They Are Super Healthy For You!

Grains represent the foundation of the food pyramid. They give us complex energy that sustains our body throughout the day. This refers to the whole, …

Natural Hair Is Straight Up Magic— Just Wait Until You See These Empowering Photos

If you've ever doubted that a black woman's hair has magical powers, photographers Regis and Kahran of CreativeSoul Photography in Atlanta have proof for you. The couple created the "AfroArt" series to capture images of young women flaunting their fabulous natural hair, and the photos are effing …

Here's Why You're Having Recurring Nightmares, Study Says

People have tried to decipher what our dreams mean since the beginning of time, and now, researchers are taking a look at why we have them. A new …

How To Grow Cucumbers Vertically to Maximize Space

How to grow cucumbers vertically? Well, we all are familiar with the traditional way of growing them. But vertically…how? <b>Vertical gardening</b> offers …

Quick Vegan Enchiladas with Sweet Potato Sauce

A weeknight-friendly enchilada has to check a lot of boxes for me. You ready for the short list? Here we go. These enchiladas need to be knock-out …

This paper lotus lamp helps you practice mindful breathing

Get relaxed; get mindful; build paper bots<p>Last week, we found a way to water our plants by singing to them. This week, we’re focusing inward, and taking care of ourselves with a simple paper-enclosed bot.<p>This lamp will beep cheerfully to remind you when it’s time to stop and relax. When you pick it …

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First Draft: 14 Screenwriting Books Every Screenwriter Should Read

In partnership with <i>Creative Screenwriting</i> and <i>ScreenCraft</i>, “First Draft” is a series on everything to do with screenwriting.<p>What are the best …

Figure Drawing with Line and Contour

01<p>of 07<p>Figure Drawing: Line and Contour<p>Contour drawing is arguably the purest form of drawing - nothing but pure line. Most of us begin contour …

Use This Trick to Get an Amazing Memory

If you’ve ever watched someone memorize and recite back a string of numbers or a long list of words and thought, “I wish I could do that,” we’ve got …

Vegan Dog Food – Everything You Want To Know

By Chelsea Hunt-Rivera, simplewag.comVeganism has been around for quite awhile, but it may surprise you to know that dogs can eat a vegan diet too. …

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This Is Why Women Will Always Need Other Women

Many mornings I put on my running shoes. I don’t really want to go running, but I’ve committed to meet my friends. We tease each other that between …

Why I Will Never Apologize For Being an "Aggressive" Woman

After being let down by another seemingly promising relationship, I started hearing the same advice from people closest to me. "You're too much for him," "You're too aggressive," "You expect too much," "He's shy, you scared him off." After hearing this over and over from people who know me best, I …

32 Fall Recipes With No Meat Or Dairy

Bust out the pumpkins and bring your appetite.

Carnism: Why we love dogs, eat pigs and wear cows

Have you ever wondered why you want to pet your cat, but the idea of grilling Tibbles and eating her in a brioche bun with a few lettuce leaves and …

Never Miss Out: Make Your Own Vegan Reese’s-Flavored Treats at Home

There’s nothing more beautiful than discovering a new flavor combination that pairs congruously together — and then eating it as much as possible in …

This school’s dress code encourages body positivity by banning body shaming instead of tank tops

Every once in a while, an institution takes a stand against sexism. When it happens, it’s so, so powerful. Evanston Township, a high school in …

Hauntingly Surreal Sculptures of Split Figures Holding Hands

Renowned for his surreal approach to figurative sculpture, artist Anders Krisár explores the duality of human nature in his work. Though the multidisciplinary artist experiments with various motifs and mediums, his bronze sculpture series features his most revisited theme: the human body split in …

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The Painful Truth About The Pressures Of Academic Life

Weike Wang's funny, dark novel "Chemistry" explores the unraveling of a desperate grad student.<p>The woman who narrates Weike Wang’s debut novel has stumbled into a quarter-life crisis. A Chinese-American chemistry Ph.D. student, she has always expected (as have her parents) that she would progress …

Cannes Film Review: ‘Lover for a Day’

Director:Philippe GarrelWith:Eric Caravaca, Esther Garrel, Louise Chevillotte.<p>Defiantly independent French director Philippe Garrel continues to …

15 Creative and Budget-Friendly Ways to Use Hummus

When it comes to food, we all have our own preferences but if there’s one thing that most of us can agree on, it’s the fact that hummus is awesome. …

Over Two Hundred Free Art Books Are Now Available to Download from the Guggenheim

Tomes of work by Picasso, Kandinsky, Lichtenstein, Flavin, Klimt, Rothko, and more are as good as yours.<p>A veritable art history degree's worth of books digitized by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum are now available for free.<p>There's Wassily Kandinsky's 1946 treatise, <i>On the Spiritual in Art</i>; books …

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Wildly Talented Nigerian Artist Made This Drawing Without Any Training Whatsoever

But your stick figures are really awesome, too!<p>Nigerian artist Arinze Stanley has been drawing for as long as he can remember.<p>Remarkably, however, he has never had any training, an especially admirable fact given the meticulous detail and technical mastery of his hyperrealist portraits. “I’ve …

Scientists made a detailed “roadmap” for meeting the Paris climate goals. It’s eye-opening.

Back in 2015, the world’s governments met in Paris and agreed to keep global warming below 2°C, to avoid the worst risks of a hotter planet. See here for background on why, but that’s the goal. For context, the planet’s warmed ~1°C since the 19th century.<p>One problem with framing the goal this way, …

What You Should Plant to Attract Bees to Your Vegetable Patch

The world’s bees are in serious trouble. They are disappearing by the colony and, without them, the world is somewhat doomed. Bees pollinate quite a …

Reset Your Digestive System With This 6-Ingredient Soup

<i>Looking for a simple way to pack in some extra vitamin and fiber while giving your digestive system a little love?</i> The Ultimate Soup Cleanse <i>cookbook</i> …

Recipes

How To Make Chocolate Sweet Potato Frosting

That lush, rich chocolate frosting you see is made from just two ingredients, and one of them is a vegetable. Chocolate sweet potato frosting is a …

Dessert

5 Things I Learned From Living Zero Waste

Five days, five ways to reduce waste<p>I grew up in a household where we preferred paper over plastic, always recycled, and even grew our own vegetables. (You could say our family was greener than most.) So it wasn’t until college that I really began noticing how much waste we, as a society, …