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5 Great Walks To Explore Brooklyn

Walking Around Brooklyn<p>Brooklyn is best explored on foot, and these five great walks will take you on a tour through the best of the borough, …

European Travel

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

I Downloaded the Information That Facebook Has on Me. Yikes.

When I downloaded a copy of my Facebook data last week, I didn’t expect to see much. My profile is sparse, I rarely post anything on the site, and I seldom click on ads. (I’m what some call a Facebook “lurker.”)<p>But when I opened my file, it was like opening Pandora’s box.<p>With a few clicks, I …

Social Media

21 Artichoke Recipes That Aren't Just Dips for a Change

Artichokes are supposed to be good for gut health and full of antioxidants, but it's hard to look at a can of these funky-looking veggies and be …

Healthy Eating

The One Simple Thing That Finally Got My Kids to Stop Fighting

Remember when you thought your kids would be best friends, sharing toys and learning from each other in harmony every day of their lives? If so, I …

Parenting

What’s the Deal with Chakras (and How Do I Know If Mine Are Blocked)?

You’ve probably come across chakras in your weekly yoga class or favorite meditation app, but you’re not <i>actually</i> sure what they are (or why they …

Yoga

Give Yourself a Lymphatic Drainage Facial

It’s easier than you think.<p>The upside of all our bad weather is that there’s absolutely no shame in being a couch potato. And why not be a beautiful couch potato, while you’re sipping tea and catching up on your shows? One of my favorite at-home facial techniques to do when I have the time is …

Skin Care

5 Powerful Mantras to Help You Quiet Anxiety, Beat Self-Doubt, Manage Stress, and More

Use these simple slogans to rewire your thoughts, and feel calmer and more confident every day.<p>What if you could stop worrying (or feel more …

Self-help

5 Ways to Stop Reliving Painful Memories

Source: wavebreakmedia/Shutterstock<p>While self-reflection is helpful, rumination is harmful. Dwelling on your problems, magnifying your misfortune, …

Self-help

Small updates make a big difference

Giving your home a refresh can boost your property value. Here are some ideas to consider for your next improvement project, big or small.<b>Layer the</b> …

Home Decorating

4 Steps to Fuss-Free Curls, From a Curly Haired Stylist

Now more than ever, women are embracing their natural curl pattern. We've gotten rid of the poker-straight hair and bounced back into style with our luscious curls . . . finally! We're not just talking about one particular curl pattern; we're talking about tightly wound, free-flowing, playfully …

Hair

America Takes the Next Step Toward Tyranny

Every now and again, when I find myself buried in the latest blizzard of invariably disturbing news emanating from the Trump White House, I go back …

Kim Jong-un

10 Go-To IKEA Products Designers Buy Again and Again — Shop Like a Decorator

Do you ever walk into a stylish space and mentally try to decipher storied or custom pieces from those that were shipped in a flat pack from IKEA? …

IKEA

How to Make Crispy Smashed Potatoes

If you think long and hard about all the different ways that you can use potatoes, it can start to feel overwhelming. Boiled, mashed, roasted, …

Country Lifestyle

6 Full-Body Stretching Exercises

The Routine<p>When you can barely squeeze a workout into your day, taking time to focus on flexibility may feel like, well, a stretch. But stretching is …

Yoga

11 Women on the Products That Transformed Their Curls

Getting your hair to do exactly what you want it to do can be a confusing (and at times seemingly impossible) thing for everyone, but it's especially true for women with curls. As effortless as they may look, the reality is that our curls can only be as good as the products and methods we use on …

This free comic explains student protesters' rights, best practices

Students across the country walked out of their classrooms Wednesday to protest the gun violence epidemic that has plagued American schools for years …

How Do You Stop A Panic Attack From Happening? Here’s How To Keep Yourself Grounded, According To Experts

Panic attacks can throw you for a loop (quite literally — they can make you dizzy), especially if you feel one coming on at school, at work, on a …

The 32 best things we ever bought on Amazon for under $25

<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>Amazon<p>Amazon, land of 1 million things you need and 5 million options for each of them, has quickly become the one-stop shop for an insane …

Shopping

Diastasis Recti Is The Condition Affecting Almost All Moms

After my second baby was born five years, I was told that I was the proud owner of a diastasis recti a little more than two finger widths wide. I had …

20 Meatless Casseroles That Almost Require No Effort

If you ask us, there's nothing like a nice comforting meal for dinner, no matter the season. Whether you're a full-time vegetarian trying to add variety to your diet or looking for some exciting new meatless Monday options, you'll be thankful for casseroles. The 20 healthy(ish) and meat-free …

Cooking

A Mysterious Anomaly Under Africa Is Radically Weakening Earth's Magnetic Field

This could be precursor to Earth's poles swapping places.<p>Above our heads, something is not right. Earth's magnetic field is in a state of dramatic …

The male glance: how we fail to take women’s stories seriously

Male art is epic, universal, and profoundly meaningful. Women’s creations are domestic, emotional and trivial. How did we learn to misread stories so badly? By Lili Loofbourow<p>In spring 2013, HBO conducted a sly experiment on the “elite” TV-viewing public. It aired two new shows – both buddy dramas …

Feminism

10 Natural Migraine Remedies to Try Before Painkillers

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard that the US is embroiled in an opioid epidemic. In recent years, these extra-strength painkillers have been routinely overprescribed and overused, leading to harmful addictions, increased overdoses, and an uptick in drug-related …

Alternative Medicine

The $6 Silicone Brush That’s More Effective (and Gentler) Than My Clarisonic

<i>There are certain things in life that have been — fairly or unfairly — established as “the best.” You want a pair of rain boots? Hunter. Looking for</i> …

This Part Of Your Birth Chart Reveals Your Deepest Wounds & Why They're There

You know that hole in your heart you can't seem to fill? That sadness that washes over you without warning? It's been there since you can remember, …

Spirituality

Cue the Comfort Food: 5 Moroccan Recipes to Keep You Warm This Winter

We'll admit it: We've had our fill of classic comfort foods (think: tomato basil soup and stuffed pasta shells). Don't get us wrong, we love these …

Cooking

Chicken Thighs

Star chef Paul Kahan is a big fan of chicken thighs because they have so much flavor and are so inexpensive—the best of both worlds. Here are a …

Cooking

Taking a Train Through the Great Smoky Mountains Needs to Be on Your Bucket List

If you've never been to the most visited national park in the U.S., you should make a train trip through the Great Smoky Mountains a priority.<p>The …

National Parks

Get Stronger Abs in 30 Minutes With This At-Home Pilates Routine

This 30-minute core strengthening workout from CLUB Pilates brings the reformer-based class right to your living room–at no cost.<p>Strengthening your …

Workouts