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Lose 11 Pounds in a Week on This Prebiotic Soup Diet That's Good for Gut Bacteria

Over the past decade, “good bacteria” have emerged as the darlings of the weight-loss world. Again and again, top doctors and nutritionists have …

Nutrition

One teacher's brilliant idea to stop school shootings has nothing to do with guns

A few weeks ago, I went into my son Chase's class for 
tutoring. I'd e-mailed Chase's teacher one evening and said, "Chase keeps telling me that this stuff you're sending home 
is math—but I'm not sure I believe him. Help, please." She 
e-mailed right back and said, "No problem! I can tutor Chase …

Teaching

A Writing Strategy That Works For Every Student, Every Time

A Writing Strategy That Works For Every Student, Every Time by Terry Heick Writing is difficult to teach, if for no other reason than it is also …

Teaching

When you lose weight, your fat cells don't just let go of fat

Belly flab is like a storage unit for the rest of your body.<p><i>Every January, fat's in the crosshairs of health columnists, fitness magazines, and desperate Americans. This year, PopSci looks at the macronutrient beyond its most negative associations. What’s fat good for? How do we get it to go where</i> …

Treat bad coughs and remove mucus from lungs using this home remedy – This works great for kids!

<b>So what can a Honey Wrap do for you? The specifics</b><p>The first ingredient of interest in my opinion wouldn’t be honey, but the coconut oil! Coconut oil …

I Stopped Putting Toxic Chemicals On My Skin, Here’s What Happened

Just say no to propylparabens.<p>Take a look in your medicine cabinet, and think about it—can you name a single ingredient in any of the products you …

Forget What You Know, THIS Is How to Do a Ballerina Bun (According to a Ballerina)

The ballerina bun, a hairstyle favored by classical dancers for centuries, has evolved and grown a life of its own off stage. Surely you've worn its more casual cousin, the topknot, after the gym or on no-wash days? No matter how messy (or gimmicky) the bun gets, the hairstyle's roots are always in …

6 Off-Grid Lessons From Amish Life We All Should Learn

Several years ago we had a week-long power outage in my region. Even though we live in a fairly old-fashioned rural community, panic still set in …

Amish Mennonites

10 Part Action Plan for Writing Your Very First Book

There’s no doubt that writing a book is an excellent way to bolster your credibility and establish yourself as an authority. A book can also help you …

Writing

The forgotten art of squatting is a revelation for bodies ruined by sitting

Sentences that start with the phrase “A guru once told me…” are, more often than not, eye-roll-inducing. But recently, while resting in <i>malasana</i>, or a deep squat, in an East London yoga class, I was struck by the second half of the instructor’s sentence: “A guru once told me that the problem with …

Yoga

Cozy Hygge Bedtime Rituals To Try Tonight

After a hectic day, most of us just fall into bed without decompressing, only to start another busy day the following morning. What if we changed …

Writer's Notebook

Glossary of Grammatical and Rhetorical Terms<p>A <i>writer's notebook</i> is a record of impressions, observations, and ideas that may eventually serve as the …

The One Anti-Inflammatory Drink You Should Have In The Morning For Weight Loss, According To A Dietitian

You should be just as concerned about what you're drinking in the morning as you are about what you're eating for breakfast. Hot drinks actually have …

Imagine How You'll Feel on January 18 (if You Start a 100-Day Goal on October 10)

There are 100 days between October 10 and January 18. What if you decided to change something big during that time?<p>Recently, I wrote about how 100 days is the perfect amount of time to achieve a key life goal. It's enough time to accomplish something big--but short enough to be able to see the …

Motivation

Growmore is a modular building kit for urban gardeners

Planting boxes can be bolted together to create mini gardens and farms, with this simple construction system devised by Danish architects Sine …

This Workout Reverses Signs of Aging, According to Science

HIIT—or high intensity interval training—has been <i>the</i> buzzy sweat method for a while now. These fast-paced workouts alternate short bursts of exercise …

Public losing touch with nature, poll suggests

People are so out of touch with nature and cut off from the countryside that more than a third of parents admit they could not teach their own children about British wildlife, a survey published today (MON) claims.<p>Research has found that seven-out-of-10 people also feel they are losing touch with …

Wildlife

The Secret To Building Unrivalled Character

Universal appeal is bred, not bought<p>Winston Churchill said, “A man does what he must – in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and …

Self-improvement

Liberal and conservative book buyers like different kinds of science | Ars Technica

Does this mean anything? Only that we read science that reinforces our beliefs.<p>Though science is supposed to be about objective interpretations, …

Does the secret to clear skin lie in your liver?

If you want to improve your skin, you can start by looking at your gut, since digestive health directly impacts your complexion. (Just look at what …

Descartes was wrong: ‘a person is a person through other persons’

According to Ubuntu philosophy, which has its origins in ancient Africa, a newborn baby is not a person. People are born without ‘ena’, or selfhood, …

Psychology

Here's How to Bring a Little Effortless French Style Into Your Life

The 12 essentials every guy should own.<p>From Alain Delon and Serge Gainsbourg to Cristóbal Balenciaga and Hedi Slimane, France has a long history of producing some of the most stylish guys on the planet. And while half of the appeal is that devil-may-care attitude, these 12 essentials certainly …

Men's Fashion

How many of Goodreads’ “Books That Everyone Should Read at Least Once” have you read?

There are just some books that everyone should read at least once in their lives. Some are beloved books from childhood, like <i>Green Eggs and Ham</i> and</i> …

FINALLY: A Cheat Sheet That's Going to Save All of Your Houseplants

Never question how much sunlight your spider plant needs again.<p>Even though cheat sheets are frowned upon in the classroom and bound to get your kid into serious trouble if he's found with one, they're the ultimate lifesaver at home. In our opinion, you should embrace anything and everything that …

11 Plank Exercises That Double as Cardio Moves

Planks are known for their core-crushing abilities. Holding one will make anyone's abs tremble after a while. But some plank variations have another …

Workouts

The 3 most important skin-care swaps to make first if you’re going natural

As more of us become hip to reading the list of ingredients on beauty products (like we learned to do with food labels), it can become really clear …

12 low-maintenance flowers you can't kill

(Unless you try very hard.)<p>Sometimes you just want a guarantee. You don't have the money or time for that picture-perfect garden that you know …

Trainers Everywhere Love This Ab Move For a Tight Waist

We love going to all sorts of workouts, from barre to boot camps, Pilates to dance cardio, and everything in between. But lately we've been noticing a common thread in ab day across all our classes — the hip dip.<p>The elbow plank hip dip is a waist-whittling, ab-sculpting move that trainers LOVE to …

Take 5 Minutes To Read And Improve Your Writing Skills Forever

Let’s be honest. You are here to for a crash course on writing. And you want a short yet comprehensive guide.<p>Before I start, I want to clarify a good …

Creative Writing