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Horrifying Details Emerge About Alleged Sex-Cult Recruiter Allison Mack at Bail Hearing

‘Slaves’ in the NXIVM cult were allegedly forced to starve themselves, not remove their pubic hair, not masturbate, and were directed by Mack to have …

22 Healthy Snacks That Are (Almost) Too Good To Be True

Snacking doesn't typically count as an actual meal, but if it did, it would be our favorite meal of the day. We love munching between breakfast, …

In Hunger, Roxane Gay Says What No One Else Will About Being Fat in America

Roxane Gay has a knack for turning uncomfortable truths into necessary reading. The author, whose much-celebrated works, <i>Bad Feminist</i> (2014) and <i>Difficult Women</i> (2017) made her a hero for millennial feminists, has never shied away from getting personal, but her latest project, a memoir called <i>Hunger</i>, …

Feminism

Peanut Butter S’mores Cookie Bars

With a name like that, this recipe basically sells itself. We took everyone's favorite campfire treat and turned it into a marshmallow- and …

Dessert

11 Powerful Mantras for Those Who’ve Lost Motivation

Do you ever feel like you have nothing left to give to a project or task? Maybe you’ve been working on a book, a new business or even a relationship, …

Low-Calorie Chocolate Desserts — All Under 150 Calories

Your cravings are coming on strong, and if you don't get some chocolate in your mouth ASAP, somebody is going to get hurt! Luckily, these recipes are low in calories — 150 calories or fewer — so you can satisfy your sweet cravings and stay on the healthy path.

Dessert

How to shoot amazing portraits in midday sun with only one light

Harsh and bright midday sun is definitely not the ideal time of day for portrait shots. However, you can even out the light and avoid the …

Photography

Avocado Pizza Is Here to Give Cauliflower Pizza a Run for Its Money

Avocado has been creeping into our diet in interesting ways for quite some time now. Once reserved for outrageous guacamoles, the antioxidant-rich superfood eventually made its way into toast territory and has been integrated into <i>all</i> kinds of tasty snacks since then: ice cream, chocolate, lattes, …

Healthy Eating

Body's Opioid System Implicated in Trauma Sensivitity

What happens in the brain when we see other people experiencing a trauma or being subjected to pain?<p>According to a new study, the same regions that …

Neuroscience

7 Budget-Friendly Ways to Remodel a Kitchen | Investopedia

There’s no denying it – a kitchen remodel is an assault on your wallet. In a survey of more than 4,800 kitchen remodels, HomeAdvisor found that the …

You Won't Be Able To Resist These S'mores Recipes

Summer can't come fast enough.<p>INGREDIENTS<p>Graham crackers<p>Peanut butter cup<p>Roasted marshmallow<p>INSTRUCTIONS<p>Place graham cracker face down.<p>Add peanut butter cup, then a roasted marshmallow.<p>Top with another graham cracker.<p>INGREDIENTS<p>Chocolate chip cookies<p>Roasted marshmallow<p>Chocolate<p>Chocolate hazelnut …

This 20-Minute Yoga Flow Can Help Relieve Back Pain

Anyone who struggles with back pain knows how distressing it can be.Whether it’s soreness that impedes your sleep or aches that hurt your …

Healthy Peanut Butter Recipes That Satisfy Your Cravings

Have at it.<p>There’s no denying the allure of peanut butter and jelly, or even peanut butter and chocolate. Unfortunately, those two classic PB combos aren’t necessarily the healthiest.<p>But, fellow peanut butter lovers, we have good news for you: we’ve found 15 recipes that sneak peanut butter into …

Constructive Pessimism: Why Artists Are Never Happy

In this great video from DSLR Guide, Simon Cade talks about discontentment: how it can be harnessed as a fuel to keep driving forward, and as a …

9 Daily Habits of the Happiest People You Know, According to Science | Inc.com

Happiness is a subjective thing. To some, it might be embodied in healthy, caring and supportive relationships. To others, it might mean having nice things and the time to enjoy them. Or maybe it's a sense of being grounded and having the capacity to bounce back and thrive in spite of the pitfalls …

Happiness

Electronic shutter, rolling shutter and flash: what you need to know

<i>Click!</i> goes the camera and in that fraction of a second the shutter races to end the exposure. But, although it's quick, that process isn't …

A French Style Icon Says Wearing This Can Age You

We're just going to put it out there: We want to be Inès de la Fressange when we grow up. The 59-year-old French model, designer, author and bona …

Celebrity Style

How to say no without feeling guilty

They're asking you for something. And you feel like if you say no, they're going to hate you. So you're tempted to say yes, even though you don't …

9 Actions Successful Leaders Take Daily That Speak Louder Than Words

Leadership is not a pose or a title but the willingness to take responsibility and give credit.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>How can you spot a leader?<p>Is it because they have a nametag that proudly displays “Manager.” Are they the founder of a startup? A …

These 25 Photos Take Engagement Photography To Another Level

A cut above the rest.<p>These images are not your average engagement pics.<p>On Monday, Junebug Weddings revealed the winners of their annual “Best of the Best” engagement photo contest, and boy, are they stunning.<p>“The 2017 collection is compelling, breathtaking, and undeniably sexy,” Junebug …

Conceptual and Fine Art Portrait Photography by Daria Djalelova

<b>Daria Djalelova</b> is a multi-talented self-taught photographer and artist from Yekaterinburg, Russia. Daria focuses on portraiture, she shoots amazing …

Pictures of the Week 5.11.17

Tornadoes

Incredible Adventure Photography by Donal James Boyd

<b>Donal James Boyd</b> is a talented self-taught photographer, filmmaker and traveler who was born and raised in Boston, MA and currently lives and works …

Self-awareness

14 Protein-Packed Lunches for Plant-Based Eating

They say breakfast is the most important part of the day. Well, sorry chia pudding, but we want to argue that by highlighting the fact that lunch is pretty dang important too. Once our morning coffee wears off and we’re headed into the afternoon, we *need* a healthy dose of protein to help us motor …

Healthy Eating

Why talking to yourself is the first sign of… success

A London dentist stopped looking in other people’s mouths and started opening his own. The results may be something for everyone to chew on.<p>Eugene Gamble spent most of his career as a dentist in London, quietly and diligently working on people’s teeth. Then, three years ago, he decided to give up …

My Escape From Anxiety

As rates for anxiety disorders rise, researchers are working to find more effective treatments. In the meantime, what can sufferers do? One woman’s experience.<p>Fear ambushed me.<p>It was early on a December morning in 1989. I was a sophomore at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, staring at a wall …

Depression

New Study May Explain Why A Simpler Lifestyle Creates A Feeling Of Well-Being

Minimalism, downsizing, tiny houses. Experiences above objects. Decluttering and simplifying your lifestyle. Over the past few years the idea that the road to happiness may actually be paved with less, not more, has become a first-world obsession for millions of people around the globe.<p>Anyone who’s …

Minimalism

Scientists Just Transplanted Small Rat Heads Onto Bigger Rats

Researches successfully avoided brain-damaging blood loss while the donor head was being attached to the recipient rat.<p>The world has been gifted, or maybe cursed, with the latest iteration of creepy head transplant experiments.<p>In a new study published in <i>CNS Neuroscience and Therapeutics</i>, …

A habit expert says people come in 4 types — and figuring out yours is the first step to being happier

Gretchen Rubin, the bestselling author of multiple books on happiness and habit formation, including "Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives," says figuring out which type of person you are is the first step to being happier. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><i>This has</i> …