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Everything We Know About Birds That Glow

Owls, puffins, and lots of other flying friends exhibit fascinating patterns under blacklights.<p>Tony Diamond can’t remember exactly why he first shone …

Birds

Sandra Oh’s Been Waiting 30 Years for a Show Like Killing Eve

The actress opens up about the thrilling new series, her post-Grey’s Anatomy career, and her thoughts on Ellen Pompeo’s heroic salary negotiations.<p>For four years after she left <i>Grey’s Anatomy,</i> <b>Sandra Oh</b> waited. She waited for offers to come in, juicy scripts that could come alive in the hands of her …

TV

How Trump Is Shaking Up the Book Industry

America’s literary bubble is rethinking its identity.<p>Donald Trump’s election victory plunged America’s elite, liberal and coastal circles into an identity crisis, as journalists and pundits who had been so sure of a Trump loss grappled with charges of insularity and willful disregard. They penned …

Books

Everything You Need to Know About Lavender (Plus 5 Kinds to Grow)

Everything you need to know about lavender is a lot. Remember the <i>Encyclopedia Britannica</i>? The final hardcover edition—with 32 alphabetized volumes …

Northern California

An Ode to Caramelizing Onions (and How to Do It Right) - Chowhound

Making caramelized onions is one of the simplest yet most striking acts of kitchen magic there is. Butter and salt are the only ingredients you need …

Onions

Small Outdoor Space? Consider "Square Foot Gardening"

There's nothing quite so satisfying as growing your own food—and nothing quite so frustrating as being a would-be gardener with a too-small outdoor …

Gardening

5 secrets to growing big, fat, juicy tomatoes

Scott Daigre <i>knows</i> tomatoes. For 18 years he's produced Tomatomania!, a traveling springtime smorgasbord of more than 300 heirloom and hybrid tomato varieties. (Next stop: Descanso Gardens, April 6 through 8.) We asked Scott to answer the questions he gets asked most frequently. You can see more of …

Gardening

The One Anti-Inflammatory Drink You Should Have Every Morning To Lose Stomach Fat Fast

Women come in all shapes and sizes and we celebrate that diversity! But even the most body-positive among us has off days. If we had to pinpoint the …

Wellness

This Bacon Brussels Sprouts Gratin Is the Only Easter Side Dish You Need

No matter how much advance planning I've done or how many dishes I designate to guests, hosting for any holiday is still downright stressful. I worry …

Country Lifestyle

The Haircuts You're About To See Everywhere

Copying a celebrity's latest haircut is an easy way to find something you love that works with your texture — especially now that you can follow …

Hairstyling

Confessions Of A Maiko, Japan's Geisha-In-Training

<i>Koen-san is an 18-year-old maiko living in Kyoto, Japan. For the last three years, she has been training intensely to become a geiko (commonly known</i> …

Japan

The best cooking oil you can buy

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p><i>Shutterstock/Business Insider</i><p>The Insider Picks:<p>Even an occasional cook needs to have some type of cooking oil in the pantry. These …

Nutrition

Turmeric's Benefits Are Plentiful, but What About the Negative Side Effects?

Turmeric is touted as something of a miracle spice with loads of benefits. It contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, and thanks to a primary compound found in turmeric — curcumin — it's also known to be a pain-reliever.<p>Turmeric was most commonly used in curries and golden milk in …

Food

11 Collectible Books Worth A Ton Of Money That Might Be On Your Bookshelves Right Now

You've probably read articles about all those insanely expensive and incredibly rare, collectible books — like the highly covetable first edition of …

Books

‘I straight wanted to die’: Michael Phelps wants USOC to help athletes cope with depression

Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian in history, is using his lofty perch and personal experience to call on the U.S. Olympic Committee to help athletes who are struggling with depression.<p>Phelps is speaking out at a time when a host of current and former athletes are bringing mental health …

Mental Health

How Cynthia Nixon’s Sex and the City Co-Stars Really Feel About Her Entering Politics

Cynthia Nixon made waves when she announced her plans to enter the political world by running for governor of New York, and almost immediately, fans …

Sex and the City

This New Pastry Is Officially the Best Breakfast Item at Trader Joe’s

Whether it’s their cookie butter spread or frozen mac and cheese, Trader Joe’s has an impressive number of products with their own cult following. So …

Breakfast

Martha Stewart Was an Exceptionally Leggy Model in This #TBT Photo

Did you know that Martha Stewart was a model before she became the reigning queen of domesticity? Well, in case you had any doubts, her latest …

Martha Stewart

The new rules of dinner parties: don't be on time – and bring more booze than you need

Formal dinners are over, but casual cooking for friends throws up a new set of dilemmas. Here is a foolproof etiquette guide for being a good host – and an ever better guest<p>A decade ago, that monitor of good manners, the Telegraph, was already mourning the demise of the classic dinner party. Last …

Chutney

How to Fall in Love Over Text

To write her YA novel Emergency Contact, Mary H.K. Choi had to figure out how to render texts between teens without sounding corny.<p>It’s a coincidence that Penny, the heroine of Mary H.K. Choi’s young-adult novel <i>Emergency Contact,</i> happens to be passing by as Sam, her local barista, is having his …

Relationships

Millions ‘March For Our Lives’: Pictures

Houston

The Cauliflower Dish 100+ People Order Every Night (& How to Make It at Home!)

I’m just going to put this one out there: I have a feeling we could all stand to shake up our roasted vegetable game this time of year, am I right? We’ve only <i>just</i> crossed the threshold into spring, but a quick look outside will tell you <i>real</i> spring is still a ways off. Farmers markets are still …

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

Kourtney Kardashian's Bikinis Are So Sexy, We Don't Know What to Do With Ourselves

If there's one thing the Kardashian sisters know how to do, it's choosing a red-hot swimsuit. Kourtney Kardashian is slowly becoming the sister to watch when it comes to taking steamy bikinigrams. (Sorry, Kim!) The starlet has been living the good life since her break up with Scott Disick, …

Scott Disick

Meghan Markle Just Dropped Her Own Major Royal Baby Hint!

With just weeks to go before Kate Middleton gives birth to her third child, her future sister-in-law, Meghan Markle, is already thinking about her …

Royal Babies

Will Smith performs a brief history of TV theme songs with Jimmy Fallon

Will Smith may never be able to run away from <i>The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air</i>, but he knows it’s always a crowd-pleaser. The audience of Thursday night’s</i> …

Jimmy Fallon

11 Sweet Scone Recipes You'll Want to Bake Immediately

Wherever you stand on the age-old debate of which comes first, jam or cream, one thing is certain: scones are truly delicious. And if you're open to …

Breakfast

Meghan Markle, the Sweetest Human, Runs Through the Rain in Heels to Greet a Young Girl

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry made a surprise appearance in Northern Ireland on Friday. The weather was unfortunately a bit rainy, but that didn't stop the royal-to-be from making the most out of her time in Belfast (and looking totally fashionable through it all).<p>As Meghan walked in front of a …

Royal Weddings

Five Awful Plants for the Front of Your House

In the garden, a little knowledge can be very dangerous indeed. I vividly remember the day our neighbor complained that his vegetable plants …

Star Trek

This Creamy Rosemary Chicken Is a Work of Art — Delicious Links

It's truly magical when a dish comes out looking restaurant-worthy, but was a cinch to throw together. That's the case with this creamy rosemary …

Cooking

Eva Longoria Is Selling Her Longtime Home In The Hollywood Hills

The contemporary Mediterranean mansion is going for $3.795.<p>If you need a swanky pad in which to do your best “Desperate Housewives” impersonation, actress and producer Eva Longoria is selling her three-story mansion in the Hollywood Hills for $3.795 million.<p>The 8,603-square-foot estate is in the …

Eva Longoria