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'Heroes' actor posts letter about his sexual orientation

<b>(CNN) —</b> Thomas Dekker says he was 'outed,' but he made it official on Thursday.<p>The "Heroes" actor, also known for his role in "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles," posted a letter about his sexuality on his official Twitter account.<p>"My sexual orientation once again came into question this week …

LGBTQI

The best diet plan for men: Dos and don’ts

The best diet plan for men: Dos and don’ts<p>Shutterstock<p>Fancy a rock hard six-pack? It’s more about your state of mind than your physical …

Cool Container Town

Containerville on the deckIt’s been a super long time since I’ve blogged, but we’re trying to get back in action again. After losing the battery …

Beverages

Stylish Savings

A Luxe Look for Less: How to Save Without Sacrificing Style<p>The garden of your dreams doesn’t have to cost a small fortune, only look like it! Here we …

Landscaping

Philodendron Houseplants: How To Care For A Philodendron Plant

By Jackie Carroll<p>For generations, philodendrons have served as a mainstay in interior gardens. Philodendron care is easy because if you watch for the …

How To Create Your Own Japanese Garden

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a place to relax and feel peaceful—maybe even downright Zen? That is exactly what happens when you create your own …

Landscaping

6 Who-Knew Beauty Uses for Lemons

Beyond the hair lightening thing.<p><b>1. Clear up your complexion.</b><br>"Because lemons are very vitamin- and nutrient-rich, they are known for their cleansing properties and offer an added bonus during exfoliation," says Ariel Ostad, M.D., an dermatologic surgeon in New York City. Lemon juice can help with …

Homemade Marshmallows

<i>I’m participating in National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo) which means I’m blogging every day of November, 2013!</i><p>Marshmallows are so much fun to …

Weekend Project: Homemade Marshmallows | Williams-Sonoma Taste

The miracle of homemade marshmallows — the amazing alchemy of gelatin and hot sugar syrup — is a sight to behold. And once you make them, you’ll never go back to jet-puffed marshmallows in plastic bags again.<p>Watching the ingredients come together is so much fun that you’ll want to get the whole …

Trainer Q&A: Why Does My Knee Crack and Pop?

Michael Camp, DPT, CSCS, PES

4 ways to accelerate your fat-loss

1. Intermittent Fasting<p>Here’s the reality when it comes to burning fat, losing weight and adding muscle. Everyone responds differently when it comes …

Fitness

Three Body Weaknesses and How to Fix Them

Sean Hyson, C.S.C.S.

Carambola Flowers — Origami Flowers by Carmen Sprung

Posted on Oct 31, 2011 in Single Sheet Origami<p>If you’ve been following me on Flickr for a while, you’ve probably seen this picture of Carambola …

6 Summer Salads You'll Actually Crave

<b>1. Black Bean, Corn & Avocado Salad with Chipotle-Honey Vinaigrette</b><p>With black beans, sweet corn, crisp bell peppers and creamy avocado, this is one of those crowd-pleasing, make-ahead recipes that everyone loves. You can serve it as a side dish, salad or dip. The vinaigrette is similar to the …

Cooking

10 Healthy Dishes for Post-Memorial Day Detox

After this past weekend’s burgers and hot dogs and pitchers of cocktails, you might be interested in something healthy. Here, 10 light and delicious …

7 Gorgeous Summer Salads

According to a recent study, people think salads that resemble great art taste better—and are worth paying twice the price. Here, seven …

Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid's Luang Prabang Fusion Salad

<i>Every week -- often with your help -- Food52's Executive Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>A salad that breaks every rule, and won't leave you looking for your next course.</i><p>Lunch was half a pizza, maybe, or the heat of the day is still hanging on …

Outside the Home – Garden

The perfect plant for...cracks and crevices

Aromatic herbs and miniature pinks are ideal plants to fill damp, cool cracks in your paving and walls<p>Paving (also steps and walls), offer many planting opportunities: cool, damp cracks are a niche that suits small plants, especially alpines. Arm yourself with a patio weeder shaped like a knife, …

The Knowledge: how to grow a scented garden

Andy Thompson, designer of the Jo Malone Charity Gardens, gives advice on the best plants for a fragrant flowerbed<p><b>Ground designs</b> <br>Aromatic plants bring an extra dimension to a garden: an unexpected waft of scent can stir emotions and be calming or refreshing. The key when designing your garden is to …

Shopper’s Diary: Searoon Succulents

Tamar Sahakian, the owner of Searoon Succulents, was a crafty child, always making things or gardening with her dad. But when it came to choosing a …

Hina Matsuri Bento

Pasta with Goat Cheese, Lemon, and Asparagus

6 Servings<p>June 2009Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 pound fusilli or rotini (spiral-shaped pasta)<p>1 pound slender asparagus spears, trimmed, cut into 1- to 1 1/2-inch pieces<p>1/4 cup olive oil<p>1 tablespoon finely grated lemon peel<p>2 teaspoons chopped fresh tarragon plus sprigs for garnish<p>1 5- to 5 1/2-ounce log soft …

Asparagus

18 Summer Pies for a Sweet Fourth of July

We’ll be the first to admit it: We love pie. Sweet pie, spiked pie, pie a la mode… if it has a flaky crust and a fruit (okay, or chocolate) filling, we’re in. That doesn’t mean we don’t love a good cookie every now and then, and yes, we’ve been known to devour a molten lava cake or three, but if we …

Baking

6 Desserts You Should Definitely Grill This Weekend

Sweets do just as well on the grill as burgers. Here, six smoky, delicious desserts to make over Memorial Day weekend.<p>Sweets do just as well on the …

10 Dishes from Japan and Greece to Make for Game Time

Tonight, Japan faces Greece in the World Cup. Here, five delicious dishes to make from each of the competing countries.<p>Tonight, Japan faces Greece in …