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The Do's And Don'ts Of Using Dry Shampoo

Do try it. Don't be afraid.<p>Many hairstylists and dermatologists support the "no 'poo movement," claiming that washing your hair too much can strip away healthy oils and lead to dry, damaged locks. So what's a girl or guy to do when their sexy, lived-in hair has turned limp and lifeless? Enter dry …

The 21 most popular novels of the year so far

The beauty of fiction writing is its ability to take the reader into captivating imagined worlds, from fantasy-like environments to tales set back in time.<p>Every year, Amazon pulls together its most popular print books of the year​. Based on sales numbers and updated daily, the list is a good …

Shades of Grey

6 Sleep Habits Of Productive People

For starters: They don’t need alarm clocks, stick to their bedtimes, and don’t sleep with their smartphones.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 habits to adopt to be better at your job in 2016. See the full list here.</i><p>You may feel super productive by pulling all nighters, but you’re …

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How far do you have to run to burn off a burger?

How much sex is equivalent to a slice of cheese? And how hard is it to make up for a donut? BBC Future examines just how much exercise is needed to offset your favourite snacks.<p>The gym bunny’s equation is simple enough: calories in versus calories out. After you’ve worked up a sweat in the gym, you …

Fitness

'Over my dead body:' The Pencil and four other things Steve Jobs would hate

When Apple introduced the new "Apple Pencil" stylus for the iPad Pro, the audience gave a knowing laugh.<p>That's because one of Steve Jobs' most famous rants was about how much he hates styluses.<p>In 2007, while introducing the iPhone at the Macworld convention in San Francisco, he mocked other …

You’re Already More Persuasive than You Think

It’s amazing the opportunities we miss because we doubt our own powers of persuasion.<p>Our bosses make shortsighted decisions, but we don’t suggest an alternative, figuring they wouldn’t listen anyway. Or we have an idea that would require a group effort, but we don’t try to sell our peers on it, …

20 All-Time Best Steve Jobs Quotes

Steve Jobs died in 2011, but his legacy as the co-founder of Apple lives on. He was a master of innovation, an entrepreneur to model. Here are his all-time best quotes.<p>Which is your favorite Jobs quote? Post it on my Twitter feed.<p>1. "Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to …

12 Foods You Can Put in Your Hair

You may love the effects of professional hair treatments (shiny, healthy hair is always in style). But it can be such a hassle to get to the …

Hair Care

10 Mouth-Watering Recipes to Kick Off Grilling Season

Fire up the grill this weekend and impress your friends with these crowd-pleasing, easy recipes. They're sure to become your go-to favorites of the summer!<p>Fire up the grill this weekend and impress your friends with these crowd-pleasing, easy recipes. They're sure to become your go-to favorites of …

Recipes

25 Summer Essential Recipes You Should Master

Summer foods shouldn't be complicated—they don't need to be when so much is in season—it should just be good. We've gathered up 25 classic recipes to take you from Memorial Day to Labor Day.<p><b>Summer, man. It's back.</b> And with it comes long, warm days and nights that should be spent next to the grill, …

Cooking

The ten most expensive paintings in history

Wealthy buyers in the Gulf and China have set a string of records as they have snapped up some of the world's most important artworks in recent years<p>When Pablo Picasso's masterpiece, <b>Les Femmes d’Alger, sold for $179 million (£116 million) in New York on Monday night</b>, it smashed the record for a …

Breathtaking travel destinations from National Geographic’s 2015 Traveler Photo Contest

With over 23 million Instagram posts already hashtagged #vacation, competition is increasingly fierce for most photogenic holiday background. Those looking for a little inspiration might consider checking out the latest batch of travel photo submissions from National Geographic’s 2015 Traveler …

How to Spend a Day in the Life of Your Favorite Fictional Character

If you've ever dreamed of living in your favorite book, try the next best thing and travel to the very real places of which these novels are set.<p>Setting is often key in creating mood, adding color to characters and grounding readers in an established culture. Whether your favorite read is a pillar …

26 Books From Around The World You Need To Read Before You Die

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10 Uncommon Habits of Extraordinarily Productive People

Do what everyone else does and you get the results they get. Here are ways to be different -- and achieve differently.<p>Whatever your definition of success (each person's definition of "success" is and should be different), one thing is true for everyone: Success means getting things done.<p>Highly …

These photos Apple's first employees showed us from the company's earliest days are absolutely wonderful

The pair had successfully begun shipping their first computer, a naked circuit board called Apple I. It had neither a keyboard nor a screen, and functioned more as part of a kit that computer hobbyists could build into something more useful, if they knew what they were doing.<p>Two early Apple …

Simple '4-7-8' breathing trick can induce sleep in 60 seconds

A deep breathing trick can make insomniacs drop off to sleep in under one minute, a health expert has claimed.<p>The method involves making a loud whooshing noise with the mouth then holding the breath in stages.<p>Called the ‘4-7-8’ method, it has been pioneered by the US sleep expert Dr Andrew Weil who …

The Easiest Hummus Recipe Ever

Stop buying the stuff from the tub. Do this instead.<p>Did you know that every time you buy a $7 container of pre-made hummus, a chickpea cries?<p>Making homemade hummus is incredibly easy. All you need is a blender, a few secret ingredients, and fifteen minutes.<p>In fact, Dimitri Moshovitits, chef of Cava …

How to Make Baklava at Home

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Shelly West of Vegetarian 'Ventures shows us how to make baklava, the delightful Mediterranean dessert, at home.</i><p>Baklava is one of those desserts …

Puff Pastry

Sweet Potato and Apricot Cake

447<p>28<p>Someone recently asked me why cookbooks go out of print. I was thinking about it and when trying to find out how many cookbooks are introduced …

Cardamom Chia Shake: A Pure Summer Indulgence

This smooth and creamy cardamom drink is an impressive dessert.<p>There is nothing quite like an English summer that makes me crave sweet and cooling indulgences and this Cardamon Chia Shake is exactly that. This smooth and creamy cardamom drink is an impressive dessert, to be savored with a spoon or …

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At Philadelphia's PYT, Crazy Burgers Are a Way of Life

Doughnut cheesesteak burgers. Deep-fried Hot Pocket bun burgers. Fried chicken and fried beer burgers. Deep-fried Twinkie burgers. Deep-fried peanut-butter-and-jelly burgers. Deep-fried lasagna bun burgers. These are the work of <b>PYT</b>, a Philadelphia restaurant with a knack for adding …

9 Greatest Granola Recipes: From Basic to Paleo-Friendly

Dear $12, 8-ounce Bag of Granola:Never. Again. We will never be fooled by your clever branding, your sexy packaging, your do-goody health claims. You …

Turmeric Tofu & Wild Rice

It's deliciously comforting, nutritious and filling -- and a squeeze of lime gives that finishing zest.<p>I remember just how excited I was when I first discovered Yoga House in Mumbai a couple of years ago. Each time I've visited the city since then, I have spent hours in this space, starting off …

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Good Housekeeping

Good Housekeeping reaches an audience of 30+ million each month. In addition to the magazine brand, the Good Housekeeping Institute is the consumer …

New study shows mindfulness therapy can be as effective as antidepressants

<i>Somehow, somewhere, across those six weeks, something happened inside me – in</i> <i>my head? my body? my soul? – and I began to understand. Sitting still became a</i> <i>boon and a comfort, even a luxury, rather than a threat or an irritation. And the</i> <i>present moment, right here, right now, began to seem a very</i> …

Julie Myerson: how mindfulness based cognitive therapy changed my life

Is anyone genuinely surprised by the findings of this week's report suggesting that mindfulness based cognitive therapy (MBCT) is effective in treating depression and anxiety? Almost four years ago, I went to my GP, Jonty Heaversedge, because the anxiety that had dogged me all my life had reached a …

The Best Places to Stargaze in America

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>For 25 years, NASA’s orbiting Hubble telescope has beamed mesmerizing images of our universe. But Earth dwellers can get stellar celestial views, too.<p>Here are three trip-worthy dark-sky havens in the United States:<p>> Lake Powell (Utah)<p>The combination of a thin atmosphere and …

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