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66 Things You Can Can Grow At Home In Containers

Growing your own food is exciting, not only because you get to see things grow from nothing into ready-to-eat fruits and veggies, but you also don’t …

Gardening

5 Problems with Being a Pushover Parent

Do you ever give in when your child pesters and begs? Do you take away a toy or a privilege for misbehavior only to give it back right away because …

Parenting

10 Night Blooming Flowers To Help You Create A Magical Moon Garden

What if you could duplicate a starry night sky, but in your garden instead? These 10 night blooming flowers show off their beauty at night so you can …

Flowers

My 14-Year-Old Daughter Watched Porn And It Changed Our Lives In Ways I Never Imagined

One fateful night in November 2014 my then-14-year-old daughter woke up my husband and me at 2 a.m.<p>Crying and visibly distraught, she whispered, “Mom, I have to tell you something.”<p>Those dreaded words are guaranteed to jolt even the deepest sleeper into full-alert mode. Immediately my mom brain …

Parenting

20 Free DIY Raised Garden Bed Plans & Ideas You Can Build in a Day

​Planting on raised garden beds brings many benefits compared to planting on the ground. But the most crucial one is you can grow a garden even in a …

Gardening

Bad News for Kissers: Mono Virus is Actually Linked to 7 Other Diseases

Celibacy's looking pretty great right now.<p>Getting mono is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it means you have someone to kiss, or at least swap …

Multiple Sclerosis

The illusion of time

BOOKS AND ARTS<p>Andrew Jaffe probes Carlo Rovelli’s study arguing that physics deconstructs our sense of time.<p>Andrew Jaffe<p>Andrew Jaffe is a cosmologist …

Quantum Mechanics

15 Easy Home Hacks Your Future Self Will Thank You For

Future-you will be so proud. H/T /r/LifeProTips.<p>"This has saved me more pairs of socks then I can count." —PM-ME-INTENSE-DOGGOS<p>—itdcole<p>"It lasts practically forever, and you can always find replacements to match. I bought plain black chairs for $18 each. Same ones from the restaurant I used to work …

Home Improvement

I Finally Figured Out How to Make the Crispiest, Crunchiest Chickpeas—And They’re Seriously Good on Everything

Crispy chickpeas are one of those things you either need to nail, or it’s a total disappointment. <i>Almost</i> crispy chickpeas just don’t cut it. In my …

Country Lifestyle

A Beginner’s Guide to Zero-Waste Living: 10 Tips from Lauren Singer

Lauren Singer is an advocate for the zero-waste movement who leads by example—and by very engaging videos (“DIY deodorant,” “What do you do about …

Sustainability

Get a Handle on Home Maintenance With This Checklist

Seasonal Home Maintenance Checklist<p>Staying on Top of Chores Saves Repairs Later<p>Updated February 26, 2018<p>A big part of the American dream is owning …

Home Improvement

12 Vegetable Garden Plans & Layout Ideas That Will Inspire You

Are you ready to plant your garden, but are feeling a little unsure of how to lay it out?<p>Well, it seems everyone faces that dilemma each year. The …

Gardening

Orbiform Rolls Like A Ball Without Being A Sphere

AltDynamic have machined a mathematically perfect solid of constant width that is capable of rolling like a ball even though it is not a perfect …

Mathematics

Before and After: How To (Subtly) Modernize An Old Dresser

This is a Very Serious Dresser, and while it is certainly beautiful and worthy of preservation, how does one incorporate a dark, gravitas-filled …

What Is A Financial Plan, And Why Every Adult Needs One

You may hear the term “financial plan” and imagine thousands of dollars spent and hours in a stuffy broker office discussing the benefits of a diversified portfolio. Or maybe you think financial plans are only for those who, well, have finances. Not so and not so. Every adult needs a financial …

Personal Finance

How to Anchor Furniture to Help Prevent Tip-Overs

Tragic injuries and deaths from furniture tip-overs are a safety epidemic across the nation, but families can dramatically reduce the risk by …

The Ultimate Guide to the Best Bras for Big Boobs

Clothing

The Secret to Small Space Design? Go Big!

Just because you have a tiny space doesn’t mean you should have tiny furniture. One of the biggest design mistakes for a room of any size is …

Interior Design

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Get your own corner of the Web for less! Register a new .COM for just $9.99 for the first year and get everything you need to make your mark online — …

Expert Advice: How to Fold a Fitted Sheet, Step by Step

No doubt about it, when it comes to domestic efficiencies the fitted sheet is a dream invention. Yet, too often it’s an absolutely nightmare to fold. …

Can You Be A Person If You're Not Human?

A case at New York’s highest court will determine whether certain non-humans should enjoy freedoms, rights and protections currently granted only to human under the law. <i>Nonhuman Rights Inc. v. Lavery</i> is an important case, not only because science keeps challenging our standing as the only highly …

Law

14 of the best duvet covers and bedding sets for a stylish bedroom update in 2018

An inviting bedding set may not only induce sweet dreams as you tuck yourself in after a long day: it could also provide a much-needed splash of colour, riot of print or array of sensual textures to an otherwise nondescript bedroom.<p>A new duvet cover or bedspread requires far less of the commitment …

3 Hacks to Fix Scratched Sunglasses

Sunglasses are notorious for rotating in and out of our wardrobes at high frequency. However, these accessories are prone to damage, which creates …

This sleek indoor composter can help you reduce food waste and save the planet at the same time

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

WeHo bungalow goes from a dated hot pink to California cool — in a click

When Beatrice Fischel-Bock moved into a 1930s West Hollywood Spanish-style bungalow with friend and fellow entrepreneur Lizzie Grover they commingled their collections of hot pink and white home decor and got straight to the business of fundraising for their first start-up.<p>The two were co-founders …

Five home hazards you should never ignore – and what you can do to stay safe

<b>Every year more than 2.7 million people seek hospital treatment in the UK because of accidents in the home – and 6,000 of them die.</b><p>With help from our …

Lost Art Of Bending Over: How Other Cultures Spare Their Spines

To see if you're bending correctly, try a simple experiment.<p>"Stand up and put your hands on your waist," says Jean Couch, who has been helping people get out of back pain for 25 years at her studio in Palo Alto, Calif.<p>"Now imagine I've dropped a feather in front of your feet and asked to pick it …

Yoga

The New Way to Do Wooden Kitchen Cabinets

Natural materials and warmer finishes have become super-trendy kitchen elements. One way we're seeing this natural-material idea play out, thanks in …

Interior Design

14 Absolutely Perfect Paint Colors Designers Love

Choosing paint colors for your home is a big deal: Nothing sets the tone for a space like the color on the walls. So deciding what paint color to …

Home Decorating