Laura Smith

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Sit Back and Look at Some Interesting Statistics on E-learning

Are you sick of reading the same blog post about the advantages of e-learning? Do you want some interesting data to refer to so that you can …

The 15 Most Underrated Exercises, According to Trainers

To honor the forgotten, overlooked or unappreciated movements, we asked top trainers to weigh in on the best exercises that fly under the radar. Not only will these moves build strength, improve endurance and burn calories, they'll keep you making progress toward your goals.<p><i>Photo: Pond5</i><p><i>By Alex</i> …

New York City

The Ultimate Arm Transformer Workout

Get those pipes ready for tanks, strappy dresses, and bathing suits.<p>In my experience, the traditional arm exercises, like bicep curls, triceps kickbacks, and side raises, don’t bring big results quickly. They are important and valuable movements, for sure, but they don’t change you fast.<p>I’ve coined …

Workouts

50 gorgeously illustrated typography quotes to kickstart your creativity – Learn

<i>Whatever your field of work, we all lack a little motivation or inspiration sometimes, and I don’t know about you, but I find that some well-worded</i> …

These Molded Trees Grow Into Fully Formed Chairs, Tables, And Lamps

U.K.-based company Full Grown offers a simpler, more eco-friendly way to manufacture wooden furniture with their forest of chairs and tables.<p>Making wooden furniture from scratch is a complicated process: you grow a tree for 60 or more years, only to chop it down, peel off its bark, cut it up into …

28 Yogurt Upgrades You Should Eat for Breakfast Every Damn Day

These sweet and savory mix ins keep yogurt exciting.<p><i>This story is part of the 2018 Feel Good Food Plan, our two-week mind-body-belly plan for starting the year off right.</i><p>Yogurt is one of our favorite weekday breakfasts. It's fast, it's healthy, and it's filling. But what we love most is how …

Healthy Eating

Tips to Engage 21st Century Students

Yes multitaskers are hard to hook in and keep their focus on a learning task for longer time but motivation makes a difference. When students are …

6 Important Things To Know About How Your Brain Learns

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>Whether you want to learn a new language, learn to cook, take up a musical instrument, or just get more out of the books you read, it helps to know how your brain learns.<p>While everyone learns slightly differently, we do have similarities in the way our …

Five of the best camping road trips in Europe

<b>Highland Fling</b><p><b>Pick up</b>:Big Tree Campervans, Perthshire<p>There's no better way to explore the formidable landscapes of the Scottish Highlands than on four wheels. Head north in your compact high-top, weaving through the broad mountains and deep valleys of the Cairngorms National Park. If whisky’s your …

19 hacks to make your life easier around the house

Life is tough enough. Small irritations should never get in the way of enjoying a hard-earned day off.<p>If there's an easier way of doing things, most …

Clever Table Grows Or Shrinks With Your Needs

Wooden Cloth is a simple wood table that’s designed to grow or shrink with your needs. Designed by Swedish carpentry student Nathalie Dackelid, the ash table uses a twist on traditional table leaves to allow not just one or two alternate sizes, but as many as you need.<p>The underside of the leaves …

40 Bedroom Colors That Will Make You Wake Up Happier

Because beige is no way to start the day.<p>These take-notice bedroom color ideas are total mood boosters. Once you've gotten all the inspiration you can here, check out our most stylish bedroom ideas.

Interior Design

The Skier's Bucket List

Adventure<p>Calling all skiers: Get in your turns before the snow stops flying in the Northern Hemisphere and it's time to head south. From skiing Antarctica to a self-powered adventure through the Alps, here’s a collection of trips that should be on every skier’s bucket list. Plus: Get tips from some …

Glaciers

25 Genius DIY Storage Solutions Your Home Needs Now

Say goodbye to entryway chaos forever.<p>If your house is overwhelmed with clutter, it's time to bust out your tool set to wrangle the situation once and for all. These projects are designed to organize and streamline the messiest trouble spots in your home.

High Heels

55 Inspiring Small Kitchens You'll Absolutely Fall In Love With

Even tiny kitchens can have serious style.<p>These charming and stylish designer kitchens have the fabulous inspiration you need to spice up your tiny cooking space.

These Are the 25 Best Bedroom Decor Tips For An Impeccably-Styled Room

How many can you check off the list?<p>Whether your style skews boho or modern, we have designer tips and tricks to quickly elevate your bedroom without tearing down walls or racking up a high bill. These pieces and ideas cover everything you need to create your most comfortable, luxurious and …

UI Designs for the Web

Web has changed so much in the last 10 years, be it the end of the Flash era with the historic Steve Jobs post proclaiming why Flash wasn't good, Web …

4 Top Chefs on the Kitchen Knives You Need at Home

For these kitchen essentials, we went to the pros for advice.<p>For these kitchen essentials, we went to the pros for advice.

Knives

Greek island-hopping holiday to Rhodes, Chios and Chalki

Twenty-five years ago, I sat in the Examination Halls at Oxford, thrashing through 10 exam papers in as many days while the boy in front of me, with great vigour, jiggled his leg. As we left the final exam, I told him how maddening this had been; “So sorry…” He blushed; “I’m heading to Greece next …

The 10 best places to visit in England - and where to stay

Our experts offer a guide to 10 of the best places and cities to visit in England for family holidays and couples, and the best hotels to stay when there, in locations including Yorkshire, Cornwall, Lake District, Bath, Cotswolds, London, Devon, Norfolk, Suffolk and Brighton.<p>1. Yorkshire<p>Visitors …

Salted Peanut Butter and Jelly Blondies

Makes 16 Servings<p>“These are really peanut buttery and not too sweet, so the strawberry jam on top is a perfect complement.” —Claire Saffitz, assistant food editor<p>February 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted, plus more for pan<p>1¼ cups all-purpose flour<p>1 teaspoon baking powder<p>1 …

Dessert

12 Most Romantic Bedrooms

You're about to fall hard for these.<p>Soft throws, canopy beds and glam chandeliers — it doesn't get much more sexy and sophisticated than these bedrooms.

Best Tours in Europe 2014

Travel<p>From Traveler Magazine's 2014 Tours of a Lifetime<p><b>Iceland: Winter Wonderland</b><p>Forget hibernation; Icelanders enthusiastically embrace winter. Here’s your chance to see why: Hike the rugged coast of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, snowshoe over the Blue Mountain lava fields, watch for orcas, and scan …

Why You Should Paint Your Furniture

Paint it chalky white, to be exact.<p>Paint it chalky white, to be exact. Miles Redd shares his tried-and-true way of making old pieces feel new again.

30 Great Kitchen Design Ideas

Fabulous ideas for any kitchen.<p>If you're ready to design a kitchen but don't know where to start, we've got just the thing to help. From the simple to the sublime, our collection of 30 fabulous kitchen ideas — gathered from some of the nation's best designers — is sure to inspire. Plus: 60 …

Northern California

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All eggs are large, all butter unsalted: do cookbook demands really matter?

Most recipe writers specify oil (extra-virgin), salt (table), and eggs (free-range), but does any of it make a difference to what we cook?<p>"Unless otherwise specified," Yotam Ottolenghi writes in his latest masterwork, <b>Plenty More (Ebury, £27)</b>, "all salt is table salt, pepper is freshly cracked, eggs …

10 Dishes Every Beginner Cook Should Master

What's the best dish for a beginner cook to try? We asked star chefs from all over the country for their recommendations. Here’s what they had to say.<p>…