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29 Products We Want From Ulta Right Now

Has anyone else noticed that Ulta’s been killing it lately? The superstore is already a favorite of ours for its mix of drugstore and prestige …

10 High-Protein Lunches With No Meat

Whether you're a full-time vegetarian, or just looking to add a few meatless meals to your routine, it's important to remember that skipping meat …

25 places you should visit before they disappear forever

From Patagonia's glaciers to Africa's Congo Basin, these threatened natural wonders span the globe.<p>Keep scrolling to see where you should visit sooner rather than later.<p><i>Talia Avakian contributed reporting to an earlier version of this article.</i>

Books Like The Hobbit: 12 Epic Fantasies Worth Reading

I discovered <i>The Hobbit</i> by J.R.R. Tolkien the summer I turned thirteen. I stumbled across it while perusing my mom’s bookshelves. Instead of being put …

10 of Canada's best lesser-known national parks

To mark its 150th anniversary, Canada is offering free entry to its stunning national parks. But which to pick? We select 10 lesser-known wildernesses<p>Canada has vast swathes of unspoiled nature, from coasts to mountains to tundra and frozen Arctic deserts. While some of these spectacular landscapes …

National Parks

How to get rid of weeds

It is about now that you start to realise quite how fast weeds grow. What started out as a smattering across your garden is suddenly a thicket, and although they may have looked pretty and fresh in the beginning, you may not feel quite the same way about them now. Of course, bees don’t care. Weeds …

Gardening

Facial Sunscreens Dermatologists Swear By

You’ve probably been told that wearing SPF is a non-negotiable beauty rule, but that doesn’t help you find the right product to put on your face. …

Buddhist Monk Breaks the Scales of Brain Activity While Meditating in a Laboratory

Mattheui Ricard is a writer and a photographer, but he is also a Buddhist Monk who has spent countless hours meditating. He describes meditation as …

Want to Be Emotionally Resilient? Science Says Do This | Inc.com

Do you worry a lot? Sometimes over things you absolutely can't control, so that worrying about them serves no practical purpose? Do you think you worry too much? Do you worry that all this worrying may not be good for you?<p>Most of us do at least some of this kind of worrying at least some of the …

Self-help

This Ancient Chinese Secret Will Give You a Flatter Stomach

The older I get, my stomach seems to be less on board with some of the eating habits I used to get away with in my younger years. Downing a bag of …

5 Plants That Can Help Purify Indoor Air, According to Science

New research shows these common house plants all absorb harmful chemicals.<p>Dracaena (Dracaena frangas)<p>All five plants did a good job removing acetone …

3 Perfect Color Combinations We Don't See Nearly Enough

Black and white. Blue and yellow. Gray and...just about everything. In the world of color palettes, there exists many safe bet, go-to combinations. …

Home Decorating

15 Shade-Loving Plants That Are Made for a Tree-Lined Garden

There's a reason impatiens are so popular.<p>Just because a plant grows outside doesn't mean it thrives in intense, direct sunlight. Just ask these varieties, all of which prefer a shady spot next to the house or under a tree. If your yard is blessed with tons of coverage, these are the plants that'll …

Finding a lost city, and also a flesh-eating illness, with Douglas Preston

Abandoned cities, deadly snakes, and flesh-eating diseases<p>In January, author Douglas Preston released his latest book, <i>The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story</i>. In 2015, Preston had been part of an expedition to Honduras that located an unexplored city deep in the rain forests of the country, …

27 Skin Care Products That Actually Do What They Say They Will

Skin Care

How To Plant Succulents in Containers

Easy-to-plant succulents survive both drought and heat; they practically take care of themselves!<p>Easy-to-plant succulents—from every variety of cacti …

Plants

The 1 yoga pose to strengthen your arms

Your shoulders and upper arms can be a tough area to target with regular arm exercises like curls or dips. But adding a little yoga to your routine can help!<p>Meet the dophin push up. If you do these every day for a week or two, you will see beautiful definition in your shoulders and arms. Bonus: …

11 Winterproof Moisturizers for Your Seriously Dry Face

It starts every December. The itchy, tight feeling. The sandpapery texture. The flakes pilling from my face like a sweater that’s seen too many …

Skin Care

Stephen Jones reveals Jerry Jones' criticism of Cowboys not drafting Johnny Manziel

The owner called the Zack Martin pick 'right down the middle'<p>The 2014 NFL Draft will go down in history as one of the great all-time drafts. There …

NFL

35 Snacks That Prove Italians Do Appetizers Best

When you think "Italian" you may already envision pasta, but there's so much more to the cuisine than that. If you're dreaming up appetizers to serve at a party, permit these Italian palate pleasers to inspire your spread. While most of them lean more toward the traditional route, a few are …

Everything You Need To Know About Removing Blackheads

Be gone!<p>In the last month, I feel like I've been seeing blackhead-busting products everywhere. It's like, we got into the new year and everyone wanted not only to clean out their life but also their pores.<p>And while everybody's familiar by now with pore strips, there are newer blackhead removal …

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<i>Written by Ruth de Jauregui; Updated April 13, 2018</i><p>The annoying little gnats fluttering around houseplants are fungus gnats (Orfelia and Bradysia spp.). Fungus gnats are generally harmless, but are an indication of overwatering and decaying plant matter. There are several methods to treat fungus …

Bamboo, the Re-Think

Mention bamboo in a room full of professional gardeners, as I did recently, and they are likely to recoil and say “nooooo” in unison. This useful …

Try this spicy Moroccan carrot salad recipe for Meatless Monday

This salad may look rather simple, but Yotam Ottolenghi's spicy Moroccan carrot salad is packed with bright and robust flavors. Tender but crunchy carrots are combined with caramelized onion, garlic, chile, cloves, coriander, cinnamon, paprika, cumin, preserved lemon and fresh cilantro leaves. …

Vegetarian

Gardening 101: Grape Hyacinth

Grape Hyacinth, <i>Muscari</i>: “Needs a Firm Hand”<p>With a striking resemblance to budding hyacinths—in miniature—grape hyacinths need to be carefully placed …

Janet Mock's speech at the Women's March is the most empowering and uplifting thing we've ever read

No matter how you feel about the election results, you seriously have to read Janet Mock’s speech at the Women’s March. Honestly, Janet Mock’s speech …

Astounding 1800s portraits capture the diverse subjects of the Russian Empire

People of the Russian Empire<p>The far-flung subjects of the Tsar<p>In 1864, young Ohioan George Kennan joined a crew of explorers scouting a possible …

This Trendy App Can Help You Stay Positive This Year

<i>For many of us, 2016 was a doozy, but we here at Brit + Co are ready to hit refresh in 2017! Follow our Hit Refresh series through January for new ideas, hacks and skills that will help you achieve (and maintain!) those New Year’s resolutions.</i><p>It’s no secret that on New Year’s Eve most of us were …

Atlanta Falcons Are a Super Bowl-Bound Juggernaut That No One Saw Coming

Prior to the 2016 NFL regular season, nine Bleacher Report experts predicted who would meet in Super Bowl LI.<p>Zero picked the Atlanta Falcons.<p>That same week, 42 ESPN commentators made their preseason Super Bowl predictions.<p>Zero picked the Falcons.<p>Over at NFL.com, 20 NFL media analysts did the same …

NFL

At Least 500 Women Signed Up to Train for Office After Yesterday’s Marches

America (and the world, really) had a pretty amazing day yesterday when we united as one to make our voices heard re: women’s rights. The Women’s Marches may be over now, but the spirit of that day doesn’t have to be: not by a long shot.<p>President Trump has recognized the rights of the people to …