Jasmine Omana

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The Secret History Of Knock-Knock Jokes

Knock knock.<p>Who's there?<p>Joe King.<p>Joe King who?<p>Joking like this used to be considered a sickness by some people.<p>The knock-knock joke has been a staple of American humor since the early 20th century. With its repetitive set-up and wordplay punchline, the form has been invoked — and understood — by …

The Most Delicious Old-Fashioned Coffee Cake Recipe

It was a dark and rainy night. A Tuesday. The semester was winding down. I only had two more classes left to teach. I had gone into New York that morning to get my hair cut and colored and then rushed uptown to have lunch with my oldest friend. D. and I used to work together. I have no idea how old …

DIY: No-Fuss Bonsai for Beginners

While there is no such thing as an effortless bonsai, we are making progress.<p>The rules have changed since bonsai revolutionary Kenji Koyahashi …

Ask the Expert: Bonsai Basics with Eric Schrader

Tiny, tortured bonsai trees that look wise beyond their years fascinate me. What separates them from their shopping mall cousins–shelves of identical …

Plants

How 15 Designers Decorated Their Kids' Rooms

These spaces are fun and functional.<p>Whether you have a toddler or a teen, you want your child's bedroom to be a place they can enjoy and also get some much-needed rest every night. These designers share how they transformed their children's rooms and their decorating ideas are sure to inspire you.

Interior Design

33 Super-Fancy Ways To Eat More Nutella

Obviously you could just smear it on toast, but where's the fun in that?

Show-Stopping Christmas Cakes for Your Holiday Parties

Dessert

Mint Chocolate Cheesecake Bûche de Noël

My favorite part of making a yule log cake has always been the adornments - bark made from chocolate pieces, powdered sugar snow, almond pine cones …

Three Contrasting Home Designs

• 1 |<p>This very formal living space, visualized by Özhan Hazirlar, forms part of a conceptual villa for the Bilkent neighborhood in Ankara, Turkey. The …

spinach and egg pizzette

This, this mash-, roast-, horseradish-, bangers-, crisps-, and goose fat-free, is one of my favorite things I ate while I was in the UK, and it’s not …

25 Decor Ideas That Make Small Bathrooms Feel Bigger

Before you contemplate moving, you need to check out this list.<p>Whether it's a tiny powder room or a shower stall with barely enough room to scrub, a small bathroom can make mornings even worse than they already are. But you don't need to move, you just need some strategic styling. We've got 20+ …

Doorhandle

15 Genius Ways To Maximize A Small Space

You don't have to feel claustrophobic ever again.<p>The struggle of finding room for all your stuff is real. Whether you live in a studio apartment or want to get more out of a small room, these small space design ideas will save your life. After all, no one ever complained about having too <i>much</i> space.

Interior Design

Small Bedrooms Use Space in a Big Way

• 1 |<p>2 |<p>The bamboo-esque wall coverings in this bedroom give it a warm and cozy feeling while the subtle glow from the overhead fixtures and gauzy …

10 Small Bedroom Decorating Tips

Decorating a bedroom is a task quite different from planning for the rest of the house. Unlike the kitchen and the living area, a bedroom is a …

The 11 Paint Colors That Will Be Hot Next

The most popular paint colors now.<p>We went straight to the source — the paint companies — to find out what's happening now. Find out the popular paint color trends before anyone else does.

Home Decorating

The Top 10 Workout Songs for October 2013

<i>Flickr: Lululemon</i><p>Summer's now giving way to fall, but it seems no one mentioned this to Robin Thicke. His track "Blurred Lines" was decisively the song of the summer -- having logged 12 weeks at the top of the Billboard 100 chart. Now the tune's getting a second wind thanks to a remix and dueling …

5 Ways to be a Faster and Happier Runner

Chi Running is catching on—find out more about the Tai Chi-inspired technique<p>Despite unseasonably warm temps in the northeast, fall marathon season is upon us. And for those gearing up for the New York City Marathon on November 3, you’ve probably already logged most of your key training runs. At …

Running

Swedish Elegance and Minimalism Discharged in 90Sqm Attic Loft

This beautiful loft discovered on Alvhem has a total area of ??about 90 square meters (71 square meters of living space + a 19 square meter terrace …

Are You Tapped into the Power of Moms?

As a young mom, my life was crazy. My husband and I both had city jobs and loved the city lifestyle, but we moved to the suburbs when we had our first child so we could be closer to the babysitting (thanks Grandma and Grandpa!). The commute was an hour each way, which was two more hours that I …

Breathing Tips for New Runners

How to breathe while running to avoid exhaustion and side stitches.<p><i>Hi! I'm a new runner and I'm experiencing a problem with controlling my breathing. Though I don't feel any soreness or pain in my legs, in about 200 meters, it gets incredibly hard to breathe. It feels like my lungs are resisting</i> …

Can You Train Your Breathing Muscles To Get Faster?

A new meta-analysis examines "inspiratory muscle training."<p>When I was a kid preparing for one of my first ever track meets, my family was invited to dinner at the home of a colleague of my dad's who had been an Olympic 800-meter runner for Ghana (he qualified for the 1980 Games but didn't get to …

Does Your Breathing Pattern Matter?

New study finds it affects the efficiency of the respiratory system.<p>Discussions about breath and movement usually come up in conversations about yoga or swimming, not running. But when we run, our inhales and exhales fall into a pattern with our foot strike. Does this pattern affect our running? …

16 Foods You Can Regrow from Kitchen Scraps

(Image credit: Faith Durand)<p>We already know you can regrow celery and scallions from their scraps. But leeks, lemongrass, and ginger, too? Yes indeed!<p>…

Bubbly Bath Salts | Paula Parrish

I love bath salts, but honestly, I don’t enjoy a bath unless there are millions of bubbles! This DIY recipe is best of both worlds - an easy to use bath salt that gives you the bubbles you need. These would make a great gift - pop them in a mason jar and tie on mini scoop on with some pretty ribbon!

How To Transform Anger Into Creativity

Anger is a good thing…when we know how to be the master, and not the servant, of this powerful energy.<p>How can we be in mastery of our anger so that …

10 Quotes for Instant Fitspiration

Win the weight-loss battle! These mantras are guaranteed to help you go that extra mile

Fitness

The next food trends predicted by travel writers

Climb aboard the food trend train: what’s cool today will be passé tomorrow. New food trends arrive on the scene every year, whether you’re ready for them or not. Some will be local foods cast into the spotlight by changing tastes, novel techniques or a hefty dose of whimsy, but most will be …