Laura Coon

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Olive Oil And Hair Care

<i>Photo credit: Alicia Cho, Paul Delmont</i><p>Thrive Market<p>Between the chemicals in shampoos and conditioners, the blow drying, heat treating, and dyeing, hair takes quite the beating.<p>Whether you have split ends, dry and weak strands, dandruff, or just a tangled mess, the likely culprit for almost all …

How to Make a Bug Out Bag | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Creek Stewart of Willow Haven Outdoor.</i><p>The term ‘Bugging Out’ refers to the decision to abandon your home due …

5 Quick and Comforting Rice Dishes

Here, five comforting (and easy) rice dishes that are ready in 40 minutes or less.<p><i>Here, five comforting (and easy) rice dishes from F&W's Kay Chun</i> …

How to Drink All Night, in a Classy Way

The guests can bring the wine. It’s what you pour before and after the meal that they’ll really remember. Here, five ace strategies to keep the party going from start to finish.<p><i>The guests can bring the wine. It's what you pour before and after the meal that they'll really remember. Here, five ace</i> …

Ralph Lauren

How to Make Homemade Pizza, Grandma Pie-Style

A chewy-crisp crust, endless topping ideas, and do-ahead ease. Pizza made in a sheet pan is the simplest, tastiest way to feed a crowd.<p><b>Those supremely thin, hearth-blistered pizzas</b> coming out of upscale pizzerias these days? We love ‘em, but trying to replicate the conditions of an 800-degree …

Cooking

How to Make the Ultimate Thanksgiving Cheese Plate

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>Every Thanksgiving, my enthusiastic offers to bring (fill in the blank: a lovely lard-crust pie; creamy mashed potatoes; a light, vitamin-rich vegetable thing) are quickly dismissed by my host or hostess. All they …

7 Hacks To Affording Your Next Vacation

The tips and tricks to traveling on any budget.<p><b>1) Try hidden city ticketing with FlyShortcut.com.</b><br>Hidden city ticketing is a hack in itself for finding the lowest possible airfare on FlyShortcut.com. It essentially finds a cheaper flight that has your destination as a layover. That way, you can …

This Hot Herbal Tea Will Soothe Your Throat and Calm Your Cough

Feeling under the weather? This herbal tonic is one of our favorite home cough remedies.<p>You know the feeling: One minute, you're happily tapping away on a TPS report at work, and the next, you're suddenly not feeling so hot. Your nose is running, you're a little tired, and…<i>uh oh</i>. There it is: a …

Alternative Medicine

5 Overlooked Photoshop Features You Should Be Using While Editing

I have to keep it realI space out at the screen often when I edit my photos. Once that happens, things get tricky, and I usually end up missing some …

The Pitfalls of Consuming Pornography | The Art of Manliness

<i>Note: You can find this entire series in a convenient eBook for just $3.99. Available in our store or on Amazon.</i><p>In recent years, more and more young …

Dear New Photographer…

Dear New Photographer,<p>I’m writing this post because I was up late last night on a Facebook forum, reading close to 200 comments about new …

The Best Paper Airplane: How to Make a Paper Airplane | The Art of Manliness

There are many skills fathers should pass on to their children: how to ride a bike, how to skip a stone, and of course, how to make a paper airplane. …

8 Foods that Might Actually Improve Your Mood

We have some bad news for you: According to a new study, comfort foods don’t actually make you feel better.<p>We have some bad news for you: According …

7 Boozy Drinks That Are Better with Whipped Cream

If you’re looking for an excuse to up your whipped cream intake (or want to practice making whipped cream in a cocktail tin), here are seven drinks …

Curative Cocktails: 6 Boozy Prescriptions for What Ails You

Life would be better if going to the doctor were like going to the bar.<p>Life would be better if going to the doctor were like going to the bar. Way …

How to Make Peppermint Essential Oil (Extract)

I grow mint in pots on my patio. Earlier this summer I spiffed up the planters from our old apartment with green outdoor paint I had leftover from my …

Watermelon Ginger Sparklers

Watermelon Ginger Sparklers. (I made us a mocktail!)<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> August 22, 2014 61<p>That’s really delicious.<p>While everyone else around me is all omg …

8 Tips for Photographing the Perfect Headshot - for Yourself

Having an awesome headshot is a great way to express yourself to your potential clients. You want your headshot to show a bit of your personality or …

Photography

6 Foods for Dedicated Garlic Lovers

Here, six recipes made with at least a full head of garlic.<p>Do you love garlic? First, you should know about these proven ways to kill garlic breath. …

Camera Modes Explained

If you’re just learning about your camera, then chances are you’ve taken a look at the top of your camera only to become immediately confused. …

Shutter Speed

The Zen of Gumbo

“Gumbo started it all,” says New Orleans chef and empire builder Donald Link.<p>“Gumbo started it all,” says New Orleans chef and empire builder Donald …

25 Brilliant Weeknight Dinners from Chefs

Chefs approach weeknight cooking with ingenious strategies.<p>Chefs approach weeknight cooking with ingenious strategies. “It’s amazing how meaty …

NYC's Best Bastille Day Party

Perhaps it’s the Champagne, the crêpes or the pétanque (France’s answer to bocce ball), or some combination, but New York City has co-opted Bastille …

8 Ways to Use Plums

From a sauce for kebabs to a tangy slaw, here are eight ideas to try with plums.<p>Plums are just coming into season and will stick around through early …

How to Play Mumbley Peg | The Art of Manliness

Every man should carry a pocketknife. It’s handy for cutting open packages, severing twine, and, of course, eating an apple like a bad ass.<p>But it can …

Trigger Point Release For Beginners | The Art of Manliness

We can’t all afford a personal masseuse or athletic trainer to regularly rub out the kinks, soreness, and tight spots in our muscles. But there is a …

11 Quick and Easy Summer Camp Lunches

Here are 15 camp lunches that kids will love, from cold noodle salad to spinach dip.<p><b>It's summer camp season!</b> It's probably a huge relief to send your kids off to swim, run, do arts and crafts, and other good ole'-fashioned fun stuff. But there's one problem that plagues parents during the school …

Cooking

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

Time Management

Breathtaking Photos of the Blue Forest in Belgium

If you love discovering extraordinary travel destinations off the beaten path, do we have a place for you. Though this may look like a scene straight out of a fairy-tale, this blue forest is, in fact, real. Just 30 minutes south of Brussels, in Belgium, is a forest called Hallerbos. During the …

Forests