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How to Defrost Meat in Just 5 Minutes

No special equipment necessary!<p>Let's say you have a frozen chunk of meat you want to defrost before dinner, but (whoops!) you forgot to transfer it from the freezer to the fridge last night. Who hasn't been there?<p>Now, you don't have to risk overcooking the meat in your microwave if you want to have …

What to Do with an Overload (or Not) of Peppers

<i>It's the season of overflowing market bags, heavy CSA boxes, and gardens run amok. Alexandra Stafford of Alexandra Cooks is showing us how to store, prep, and make the most of the bounty, without wasting a scrap.</i><p><i>Today: How to store, prep, and make the most of the season's pepper crop, whether you</i> …

17 Of The Most Unusual Beaches Around The World

When someone says “beach” you probably think of yellow or white sand, rolling waves, bright sunlight and a beer or fruity cocktail. But beaches come …

This 144-Year-Old Wisteria In Japan Looks Like A Pink Sky

These stunning photographs, which look like a glorious late evening sky with dashes of pink and purple, are actually pictures of Japan’s largest …

10 Tree Roots Winning Their Battle Against Concrete

Mankind’s relationship with nature is a difficult one – we must use it, live in harmony with it, protect it and protect ourselves from it. These …

22 Little Kids And Their Big Dogs

Despite their sometimes fearsome appearance, larger or even giant dog breeds can make especially good family friends, loving and protecting your …

Pets

The Most Colorful Cities in the World (Photos)

Live the Rainbow<p>No need to rely on just nature to provide a colorful backdrop to your vacation. The streets and skylines of these global cities pop …

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Get a tight stomach in just six weeks without doing a single crunch. This may be the easiest workout we've ever printed<p>Get ready to whip off your cover-up: This workout, created exclusively for <i>Women's Health</i> by Rachel Cosgrove, C.S.C.S., owner of Results Fitness in Newhall, California, combines …

How to Clear Your Mind in 15 Minutes

Are you having a crazy, distracting day? Here is a 15-minute approach to clearing the mind and regaining focus.<p>Some days just get out of hand. The workload is heavy, and still the emails and calls flood in. The pace can seem frenetic, and the constant interruptions not only disrupt your actions but …

Meditation

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4 Warning Signs That Your Life Needs an Overhaul

The environment that we put ourselves has a strong influence on the life that we live. Everything from the people we meet, to the books we read, and …

7 Essential Lessons to Feel More Happiness in Your Life

We spoke with Gabby Bernstein, author of the new book Miracles Now, for life lessons on beating stress, eliminating fear, and feeling more joy.<p>If given the choice to be happy or fearful, I believe we'd all jump into the happy bus blasting our fear into fumes. The only problem: We can't always find …

Crockpot Chicken and Dumpling Soup 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts; cut into chucks and seasoned 2 T. butter 2 small cans of condensed cream of chicken soup 2 carrots, peeled & chopped 1 onion, diced 1 stalk celery, washed well and chopped 1 chicken bouillon cube 1 ½ tsp. salt 1 ½ tsp. pepper 1 (15 ounce) packages refrigerated biscuit dough, torn into pieces 1 small bag of frozen peas 1 cup shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese Place the chicken, butter, soup, carrots, celery, onion, bouillon cube and seasoning in a crock pot. Fill the crock with enough water to cover. Stir gently. Cover. Cook for 6 to 7 hours on High, or 10 to 12 hours on Low. ** 45 minutes before serving, put the frozen peas, cheese, and torn biscuit dough in the crock pot. Cook until the dough is no longer raw in the center. Add milk if you want a thinner consistency. I like my cream soups thick and creamy. ** Here is my homemade dumplin recipe that I use of my grandmothers, you can easily do with this recipe.... 2 cups of flour 2 tsp baking powder 2 eggs, beaten lightly

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This Abandoned Shopping Mall In Bangkok Has Been Taken Over By Fish

This abandoned mall in Bangkok, Thailand, hides an unlikely secret behind it’s walls – it is home to thousands of fish, which freely roam the mall’s …

Thailand

This USB Keyboard Will Bring Back The Nostalgic Clicks Of A Vintage Typewriter

Many of us have only a vague recollection, if any, of what it’s like to type with a real mechanical typewriter: the tactile clicky sounds, the …

Vintage

30 Beautiful Doors That Seem To Lead To Other Worlds

Most doors are hopelessly mundane, but they don’t have to be; they can also serve as meaningful symbols of portals between worlds or between …

New Mexico

My Friend’s Suicide Left Me To Uncover A Hideous Secret About His Family

Ten days ago, my friend Benjamin committed suicide. I hate to be blunt about it, I hate to admit that I didn’t cry over the fact, but here’s the …

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Why paying attention is anything but elementary

It’s surprising how much of the world we see and yet do not take in. Who better to teach us why we miss so much and what to do about it than Sherlock Holmes?<p>“The true art of memory is the art of attention,” wrote Samuel Johnson. Wise words, indeed, but what exactly is this art? Do we really know …

Mindfulness

Should you trust your first impression? - Peter Mende-Siedlecki

Slow Life: Hypnotizing Macro Timelapse Of Exotic Corals Made With 150,000 Photos

Daniel Stoupin, a PhD student at the University of Queensland in Australia, has created a stunning must-see video that will open your eyes to just …

Time-lapse Photography

30 Happy Animal Facts That Will Make You Smile

It’s hard to say what it is about animals that we love the most – their cute or beautiful looks, their natural innocence or the emotional reactions …

30 Brilliant Test Answers From Smartass Kids

When a child’s answer to a question on a quiz or test is incorrect but clever, should they get credit for it? Here are 30 clever test answers that …

Why I Can’t Talk To The Person Who Knows Me Best

I need to tell you that I’m not okay, but I haven’t said anything to you in five months. I need to tell you that my brother is sick, that I’m working …

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This Is How Manhole Covers Look In Japan

There are many different ways that artists and city municipalities can work together to decorate their cities, but it seems like city administrators …