Kristina Ivanova

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Giving Birth: What to Do Right Away

The moments after giving birth can be chaotic, beautiful, stressful, exciting, scary, and exhilarating—all at the same time. They can also be an …

The 16 Best Summer Foods to Eat If You're Trying to Lose Weight

They're in season and delicious.<p>If you actually need to lose weight, you'd probably love a magic food that you could eat as much as you want without impacting your weight. Real talk: Anyone who claims they've discovered that is basically doling out bullshit.<p>"There is not a lot of evidence for …

These Healthy Snack Recipes Are So Easy To Make, You Have No Excuse

Seriously.<p>Many health-conscious eaters start off the day on the right foot. With hours of sleep fueling us with energy, it's easy to make a healthy choice for breakfast. And sometimes opting for the salad over that slice of pizza for lunch is a cinch. But where most of us break is when the …

Healthy Eating

Sweet Potato, Feta and Broccoli Salad

My family doesn't love cheese -- well my grandmother certainly doesn't -- so when she and my aunt tried this salad and asked how I made it and said they want to make it at a dinner party this week, I knew it was a winner!<p>When you see something come up a few times, like sweet potato and feta, and …

Recipes

7 Best Breakfast Recipes to Make This Christmas

I don't know about you but on Christmas morning I look forward to what's for breakfast. It's one of those days of the year where calories don't count and a sugar-filled meal is totally acceptable. If you're like me and are planning an epic dish for Christmas then try one of these recipes from The …

Christmas Trees

Holiday Dessert Recipes So Gorgeous You'll Make Them Twice

Even Martha Stewart would gasp at the sight of these beauties.<p>The holidays are about a lot of things ― good cheer, friends and family, <i>presents</i> ― but they’re mostly about sweets. Cookies, fudge, bark and brittle are everywhere during the month of December. But even better than all those classic …

38 Gorgeous Quotes From Literature That Might Help You Cope With Your Depression

"Make not your thoughts your prisons." ―William Shakespeare<p>"If clouds are blocking the sun, there will always be a silver lining that reminds me to keep on trying."<p>—Matthew Quick, <i>The Silver Linings Playbook</i><p>Submitted by marianamoncadam<p>"I shan't be lonely now. I was lonely; I was afraid. But the …

Literature

Step-by-Step: Nutty, Sweet-Tart Raspberry Linzer Cookies

GalleryStep-by-Step: Nutty, Sweet-Tart Raspberry Linzer Cookies<p>There are some things that have clearly established histories, and some that are more hidden. I, for example, long believed that the ancestry on my father's father's side was German. But any time I told a German person that my last name …

These 2-Ingredient Crepes Will Make You Look Like A Cooking Genius

You'll never guess the secret ingredient.<p>Two-ingredient recipes are here to save breakfast again. First, it was the two-ingredient banana pancakes. And now, it's this beautiful and fancy two-ingredient crepe recipe. Crepes might not be your typical breakfast fare, but now they can be.<p>If you've …

How to Be Happy and Grateful: 6 Sacred Secrets Shared by Grandmothers, Mutants and Cajuns (and Proven by Scientists)

For that reason, I'm writing this today for those of you who WANT to be grateful, but who just aren't "wired that way." And for those "mutants" like me who have been "hardwired" for happiness but who may have found yourselves in a funk of sorts.<p><b>Choose to be grateful. It will make you happier.</b> This …

Darkest Hour

10 Calm Books To Read During The Hectic Holiday Season

Slow down with these mellow, thoughtful stories.<p>Between your meticulous sister's need to host the perfect holiday meal and your picky brother's refusal to accept any gift without a hint of cynical criticism, the most wonderful time of the year can turn into a struggle to stay calm and chipper. …

43 Books You Won't Be Able To Stop Talking About

OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG<p><i>Note: Some entries have been edited for clarity and/or length.</i>

Books

Books for the beach? 700-page epics and quest fiction, please

Booksellers report trend towards literary summer reading, with buyers increasingly willing to take challenging books on holiday<p>Summer is when readers are traditionally supposed to reach for something undemanding: easy reads that require little brainwork as we lounge in the sun. But it seems the …

17 Places Every "Game Of Thrones" Fan Needs To Visit

Quick, get there before winter comes!

TV Series

13 Books From 2015 That You Should Read ASAP

Fiction, memoir and books that blur the lines between both.<p>Before the welcome downpour of anticipated fall books rolls in (a new Jonathan Franzen novel? The conclusion to Elena Ferrante's tear-jerking series? We'll be spending the latter half of 2015 huddled up inside, thankyouverymuch), we …

The Fellowship of the Ring: Five Wise and Profound Quotes

On this day in 1954, J.R.R. Tolkien’s <i>The Fellowship of the Ring</i> was first published. It’s the first book of the <i>Lord of the Rings</i> trilogy, and it …

Can Healthy Eating Reverse Some Cancers?

<i>Part 4 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Fighting Cancer<p><b>About Dean Ornish's TED Talk</b><p>Dr. Dean Ornish studied how lifestyle changes could help people with chronic heart disease; he wanted to figure out if there was a way to do the same with patients with some types of cancer.<p>Read Dr. Ornish's studies …

What is the nature of creativity? Podcast

What does the creative brain look like, and can we boost our creative powers?<p>It's a question that's fascinated us for centuries - what is the nature of creativity? Can we find its roots in the human brain? And if so, can we boost our creative powers?<p>To discuss creativity Ian Sample is joined in the …

A Renaissance Murder Mystery

The most glamorous philosopher of the Italian Renaissance, and in many respects the most contemporary, died in the autumn of 1494. He was just thirty-one. Giovanni Pico della Mirandola came from aristocratic stock: the Pico dynasty ruled Mirandola, a tiny northern Italian principality, from a …

Why this beach is glowing like a beautiful night light

SpongeBob's enemy strikes again<p>Plankton are best known for their greatest hits: producing organic compounds, being devoured by krill, drifting aimlessly on the ocean's upper layer. You've read about those ditties so many times, you might think you've seen all plankton have to offer. They don't play …