Mark Bird

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When Food Is Your Best Friend

Many women fail at losing weight for this particular reason...<p>...they just can't stop eating the wrong foods, the foods that make them gain weight.<p>Sure, they know these foods are bad for them.<p>But they just can't stop.<p>Some people, including health professionals, say it's a lack of willpower, and …

Will Power

10 Super Foods to Help You Quickly Build Muscle and Lose Weight

In order to build muscle and lose weight you need a variety of veggies, carbs, fruits, proteins, and healthy fats. In order to quickly build muscle …

Why Fermentation is Not Just a Passing Trend (& 3 Recipes to Get You Started)

When I mention “<i>fermentatsiya</i>” to my mother and aunties in Ukraine, they giggle: “What’s this hipster word you choose to call our ‘<i>kvashennia</i>’?” Their raised eyebrows say it all.<p>I explain that fermentation (I insist on using the scientific/hipster word) is on-trend for various reasons. “Clean …

The Ultimate Whole Grain Cooking Guide

Take your pot of grains from blah to badass with these tips from the dirty-talking chefs behind Thug Kitchen.<p><b>Whole grains</b>: They're packed with fiber, …

Healthy Eating

9 Cheap Foods Nutritionists Swear By

With the absurdity of a 16oz green juice costing more than $10, you might think eating healthy requires a second job. But that's not the case at all, …

Urban explorers in Fukushima's ghost towns – in pictures

Haunting images taken by photographer Keow Wee Loong, who with two friends sneaked into the ‘exclusion zone to explore four towns that were abandoned after the 2011 nuclear disaster

Fukushima

Danish sausage and potato casserole

This creamy casserole is a pinkish colour from the tomato and paprika. Bizarrely, it is named Svensk pølseret – 'Swedish sausage dish’ – although, as far as I know, it does not exist in Sweden. The sausage part does, however, resemble Swedish Falu-sausage stroganoff. It is claimed that Danish …

Forget retro filters, this new software instantly colorizes old photos

While Instagrammers have been able to age a new photo for a long time, new software could allow the opposite — Algorithmia is a new program that …

UC Berkeley

Stop Making Your Iced Tea With Hot Water

<i>For Bon Appetit, by Elyssa Goldberg.</i><p><i>Photo by Christopher Testani</i><p>We are in the golden age of cold brew coffee, and your current iced tea game shouldn't be any less strong. You want the one drink standing between you and fainting on a sweltering summer day to be as joy-inducing as spending …

Tea

Street Photography in San Francisco using film By Dirk Dom

Street Photography in San Francisco using film By Dirk Dom Hi! My wife and son live in San Francisco, I live in Antwerp, Belgium. I ‘m in love with …

San Francisco

5 Ways to Trick Yourself Into Losing Weight

Make Healthy Food Visible<p>You’re feeling snacky, so you head to the kitchen for something to munch on. Before you can even mentally picture the …

A Giant List Of Epic Destinations For Anyone Who Lives To Travel

There's a big world out there, and no shortage of incredible destinations to explore. So it's only natural that choosing where to visit can be hugely intimidating. Thankfully, we've got you covered with lists on lists of epic spots to sift through. Check 'em out!<p><i>Note: Some of these destinations may</i> …

South America

10 Super-Helpful Charts Every Baker Needs to Pin

Never mess up another lattice pie crust ever again.<p>When it comes to baking, it pays to be precise. So the next time you fire up your oven, make sure to have these incredibly helpful charts on hand.

5 Flat-Pack Furniture Companies That Are Cooler Than IKEA

Sick of disposable furniture but can’t afford high-end stuff? A new genre of companies fit somewhere in between–and they ship to your door.<p>While companies like ABC Home and Design Within Reach tout the idea of bringing high design to the masses, their items are still out of reach for most of us. …

Furniture

Comment on The Science Behind the SCAA Flavor Wheel by Ryan Ahn

…wait, where was the science in this article?1. The chemistry of certain varietals is responsible for specific flavors. All flavor and aroma comes …

Coffee

The 13 Greatest Iced Coffee Recipes for Summer

Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home!<p>Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home! Via Redbook.com

Coffee

Turmeric latte: how to make the hugely popular coffee alternative that’s good for you

Google’s Food Trends report recently named turmeric as the ‘breakout star’ ingredient of 2016, with internet searches for the yellow spice rising 56 per cent from since last November, and a whopping 300% over the last five years.<p>Pedro Pina, Global Client Partner for Top Food Brands at Google, says: …

Make Your Own DIY Shipping Pallet Furniture with Studiomama's Easy Tutorials

Nina Tolstrup, a London-based designer and the founder of Studiomama, has learned a lot from the simple shipping pallet. In 2006, she designed a …

Furniture

This New DIY Furniture Company Wants to Be the Next IKEA

Swedish furniture co IKEA has made millions of DIY hack dreams come true, wireless charging pieces budget-friendly for all and made furniture shopping fairly fun.<p>What if we told you there’s a new company that makes furniture shopping easier than online shopping at our fave clothing site and super …

Furniture

8 foods to fight fatigue

<b>Learn how to get an energy boost from whole foods, rather than always reaching for the coffee pot.</b><p>Fatigue is one of the most common ailments plaguing …

50 free web tools

In many occupations, solving problems and finding ways to be more productive are top priorities. This is especially true for web designers and …

5 Ways to Improve Your Creativity in Street Photography

When I started photography nine years ago, I didn’t have a problem going out and finding inspiration. Everything was so new and, subsequently, there …

6 nutritional rules that everyone can agree upon

That bag of quinoa & black bean tortilla chips may boast the words "organic" and "natural" and "healthy" on the label, but it's still a bag of chips – and loaded with calories.<p>“People aren’t aware of what they’re consuming and the number of calories,” says Dr. Edward H. Phillips, co-medical …

Build This Sexy Modern Bench Using Nothing But 2 x 4s

This lovely bench seat only looks expensive.<p>"Less is more" definitely applies to modern furniture. But despite its simple lines, modern style furniture can be expensive. This well-designed bench, on the other hand, looks great and only takes a few hours to build while costing less than $50 in …

Woodworking

4 Cheap Soviet Lenses Worth Hunting Down on eBay

It may not be the first place that comes to mind, but the Soviet Union is a great place to start if you’re looking for a good quality piece of glass …

Soviet Union

Adding Fiber and Protein to Salads Never Tasted So Fresh and Zesty

As a vegetarian, I live, breathe, and sleep protein-packed legumes. So it's a no-brainer to throw them into just about every meal — even my bowl of morning oatmeal or desserts like chocolate frosted doughnuts. And you'll never catch me eating a green salad without beans on top, but plain old …

Healthy Eating