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Book Art Is Awesome: Folded Edition

I don’t hold books sacred.<p>My shelves are a sea of dog-eared pages, top AND bottom. Those top dog-ears note where I am, of course, and the bottom …

Books

7 Alexa commands you're not using but should

With Alexa and the the Echo, Amazon has built a robust service that can deliver seemingly endless information and control your home. But, are you taking advantage of all it can do?<p>If you haven't yet unlocked the full potential of Alexa, these seven voice commands will get you closer. These are the …

Smart Homes

4 harsh truths that will make you a better person

Why is it that whenever someone says, “face the facts” you know you’re about to hear something you don’t want to hear? Probably because of a second …

Happiness

Every New Movie, TV Show, and Special Coming to Netflix in June

Prepare yourselves: The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling are back! Season two of <i>GLOW</i> is just one of the many Netflix Original series and films moving …

Comic Books

25 Amazing Netflix Hacks to Enhance Your Viewing Experience

We know you love watching the hottest movies and TV shows on Netflix, but are you getting the most out of the streaming service? If you want to …

10 Things You Might Not Know About Steve Martin

Is there anything Steve Martin can't do? In addition to being one of the world's most beloved comedians and actors, he's also a writer, a musician, a …

Mental noise is hurting us: Why silence is the think tank of the soul

Upon meeting a Zen master at a social event, a psychiatrist decided to ask him a question that had been on his mind for a long time.<p>“Exactly how do …

Tutorial: How to Make a Corner Origami Bookmark

Origami bookmarks are my favorite way to keep my place in a book. They’re cute, they stay in place, and for some reason, I’m less likely to lose …

The rise of slow travel: 20 adventures to take at a leisurely pace

Time was when slow was pretty much a bad thing. Slow service, slow trains, slow-witted, slow to act… But now, not so much: slow has become desirable, a word paired with all manner of activities you never imagined had any sort of speed, never mind slow.<p>I’ll spare you the full list – it’s a long one …

Travel

The Million-Dollar Cancer Treatment: Who Will Pay?

So far, few patients have received the new drugs, as commercial health plans and Medicare wrestle with how to cover the treatment<p>The emergence of genetics-based medicines is pushing the cost of treating certain diseases to new levels, forcing hospitals and health insurers to reckon with how to …

Cancer Treatment

This Macronutrient Cheat Sheet Is Key to Helping You Lose Weight

Counting carbs and calories unfortunately doesn't always equal weight-loss success, and that's because it's all about the <i>quality</i> of the foods you're consuming. Tracking your macros (protein, fat, and carbs) instead may actually be key. Macronutrients are what make up the caloric content of what you …

Japanese Method of Gift Wrapping Only Takes 15 Seconds!

1 month ago<p>The Japanese department store Takashimaya has a method of gift wrapping that only takes 15 seconds! They have gone viral over the past …

Crafting

Tutorial: Flat felled seam

Felled seam, flat seam, denim seam, or flat felled seam – they’re all names for the kind of seam you find on jeans inseams or men’s dress shirts. …

New privacy settings in Windows 10 April 2018 Update: What you need to know

With the Windows 10 ($100 at Amazon.com) April 2018 Update -- previously known as Windows 10 Spring Creators Update -- Microsoft gives you greater control of your data and account. After getting to know the new features such as Timeline and nearby sharing and the bigger and better Settings app, …

Apps

Amazon Alexa Skill Blueprints Let You Create Your Own Commands

As well as announcing the availability of Alexa Announcements in the UK, Amazon has also created a new way of enabling Alexa owners to create their …

Google’s Grasshopper app teaches you how to code

Google's incubator for employees' "20 percent time" side projects, Area 120, typically produces fun things like an app to make YouTube more social and expanding Smart Replies. Now the workshop has released an app to help beginners learn to code in Javascript, which could be helpful for novices who …

Sheet Pan Greek Chicken with Roasted Potatoes Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 400°F with rack about 8 inches from heat. Combine onion powder, salt, thyme, pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg, 2 …

Lighter Peanut Butter Frosting

Powdered peanut butter is the secret to this flavorful buttercream. Use it to frost Vanilla Cupcakes or any dessert you fancy, then garnish with chopped roasted peanuts.

The 4 Spiritual Intentions Deepak Chopra Lives By

<i>When spiritual icon, best-selling author, and mbg collective member Deepak Chopra, M.D., stopped by our office to record the mindbodygreen podcast</i> …

9 questions the most interesting people ask to cut through small talk

I remember early in my career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to schmooze or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the windbag who dragged on forever, so I learned to be brief, to the point, and …

Where Do Birds Get Their Songs?

Birds display some of the most impressive vocal abilities in the animal kingdom. They can be heard across great distances, mimic human speech, and …

78 travel guides from locals and experts - free ebooks - Earth's Attractions

Today is a very special day for me as I have the chance to share with you <b>78 travel guides from locals and experts. You can have all of these guides</b> …

3 ancient laws to help increase your wealth this year

When I first graduated from college, I was full of enthusiasm and excitement. My hopes for the future were only matched by the number of bills that …

A Healthy-ish Bacon & Egg Fried Rice for Friday Nights

Congratulations! You’ve pushed through the week and made it to Friday. Now it’s time to relax and recharge and reward yourself. How? Well, here’s an idea that’s a little indulgent but comes together in under 30 minutes: Bacon & Egg Fried Cauliflower Rice from Kristin Donnelly’s new book, <i>Cauliflower</i>.<p>…

What Does It Mean to Die?

When Jahi McMath was declared brain-dead by the hospital, her family disagreed. Her case challenges the very nature of existence.<p>Before having her tonsils removed, Jahi McMath, a thirteen-year-old African-American girl from Oakland, California, asked her doctor, Frederick Rosen, about his …

8 Snacking Tips For Weight Loss

Snacking for weight loss is a thing, as counterintuitive as that sounds. Eating more often to lose weight? Yup, it can work. "People trying to lose …

19 Keto Lunches That Will Help You Stick to Your Resolutions

It’s probably not surprising that the vast majority of New Year’s resolutions have something to do with food and diet. It could be ditching gluten or …

Healthy Eating

This Diet Burns Fat Like No Other—and You've Probably Never Heard of It

The ketogenic diet is having a moment. Scientists are beginning to discover that this relatively little-known diet reduces inflammation in the brain, …

Nutrition

How to quit bad habits without willpower: 3 secrets from neuroscience

Got any serious bad habits? The extra-strength ones with the FDA warning. The kind you really beat yourself up about — but still engage in all the …

Self-help

Searching the brain for creativity

What is creativity and where can it be found in the human brain? When is a person creative, when are they mad? Questions that are easy to ask but …