Megan Maurer

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From Whipped Feta To Falafel: 11 Must-Try Mediterranean Recipes

Even if you’re staying close to home this summer, you can still take your tastebuds on a far-flung adventure. From Italy to Greece to the Middle East to North Africa, these recipes will transport you to the sunny Mediterranean Sea.<p><b>1. Creamy Whipped Feta Dip</b><p>This is an American riff on <i>htipiti</i>, the …

Want to Be a Lot Happier? Never Do Any of These 9 Things

Happiness isn't always about what you do. Happiness is often about what you don't do -- especially if it involves these nine things.<p>If you're less than happy with your life -- either personally or professionally -- the problem isn't education, upbringing , a lack of opportunities, being held back …

Tequila Lime Chicken | Recipes

1) Combine the tequila, lime juice, orange juice, chilli powder, jalapeno pepper, garlic, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Add the chicken breasts. …

Baked Rice With Spinach and Parmesan Cheese

Are you always trying to find ways to make plain rice more appetizing? Well, your search has ended. In this recipe, fresh spinach, herbs, and …

These 12 Protein-Packed Bliss Balls Recipes Are Every Healthy Girl’s Dream

We’re not really sure where the term “bliss ball” came from, but we do know what it tends to mean: A blissfully flavored, guilt-free, uber yummy dessert that comes in the shape of a cute little ball. Whether you prefer vegan desserts or Paleo desserts (or both!), there’s probably a delicious bliss …

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11 cool online stores for home decor and high design

Don't spend it all in one place<p>In the age of Amazon, shopping for great design online has never been easier. Here, we've rounded up a handful of our favorite sites offering something special when it comes to home decor and design. From handcrafted artisanal chairs to sleek ceramic objects 3D …

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5 of the best places to surf in Spain | Adventure Sports Network

Though it often gets lost somewhere between Portugal’s big waves and the sunny, topless surf scene of Southern France, Spain is more than just tapas …

Depression Doesn't Mean You're Weak. Here's How You Can Have a Mental Illness and Still Be Mentally Strong

Sometimes, people with mental illness are the strongest ones. Despite their struggles, they keep showing up anyway.<p>There's a pervasive belief that mental illness stems from weakness. But that's not true.<p>Unfortunately, however, the belief is so widely held that some people don't recognize that …

Warm Sesame–Banana Pudding Pie

8 servings<p>Some smart tweaks to this classic dessert include roasting the bananas to deepen their flavor, making sesame wafers, and serving the pie warm.<p>April 2017Print<p>Ingredients<p>Sesame Wafers<p>1½ cups all-purpose flour<p>½ cup toasted sesame seeds<p>½ teaspoon baking powder<p>½ teaspoon kosher salt<p>¾ cup (1½ …

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How to live a balanced life in three easy steps

Better life balance is on almost everyone’s wishlist. But it’s elusive. And often feels practically impossible to achieve.<p>Life ebbs and flows. And …

The Building Blocks for a Minimalist Home Photos

Minimalism and Marie Kondo—style organization are more popular than ever these days, but what happens once you get rid of all those items you no longer need or want? In the new book <i>Simple Home: Calm Spaces for Comfortable Living</i> ($30, Ryland Peters & Small), authors and homewares store owners by …

Home Decorating

How to Maintain a Sense of Peace No Matter What Life Throws At You

<b>“Ships don’t sink because of the water around them; ships sink because of the water that gets in them. Don’t let what’s happening around you get</b> …

You Can Make Your Home Look Expensive Without Spending Big—Here's How

Unless you're a seasoned interior designer, making décor decisions can be a daunting process: <i>How high should these curtains be hung? How big should</i> …

How the low-FODMAP diet helped me beat my bloat

If you're one of the 60 million Americans with a digestive disorder, you may be used to approaching each meal with a sense of dread.<p>Simply snacking on a piece of fruit can leave you gassy, bloated or in pain. In my case, a couple of pieces of cauliflower can puff up my stomach like a balloon.<p>I have …

The One Protein Mistake That's Slowing Your Weight Loss, According To A Nutritionist

If you're trying to lose weight, paying close attention to what and how much you're eating is as important as focusing on the bad foods you're trying …

The Night On The Bridge

“A patient of mine dated her boyfriend for two years and suffered from severe depression,” the psychiatrist told me. “She confided in her boyfriend …

Here's the average American's credit card debt -- and how to get yours under control

The average American consumer owes a little more than $5,000 on credit cards. If you're also deep in debt, here's what you can do.<p>According to Experian's latest State of Credit report, the average U.S. consumer holds about two bank-issued credit cards and carries a total balance of $5,551. That's a …

The One Question That Can Make Your Life Easier

<b>Do You Long For A Simpler, Easier Life?</b><p>Most of us desire a life that makes us happy. Many of us wish things weren’t so hard. We take steps to make …

The science behind why you should spend money on family holidays instead of toys

Parents have been wasting hundreds of pounds on toys, according to one of Britain’s leading child psychologists, and should be spending their money on holidays instead.<p>“Do you have any idea what an extraordinary proportion of presents we give children aren’t actually wanted or valued?” asks Oliver …

41 Must-Read Books to Boost Your Social Media Skills

Fill your shelves with these books by experts who will take the stage at Social Media Marketing World<p>In just a few short weeks, more than 3,000 top marketers, entrepreneurs, business owners and growth hackers will descend upon San Diego for one of the largest conferences on social media: Social …

Why Do We Get Fat? Sugar, Says Science Writer Gary Taubes

“You’ve got sugar always at the scene of the crime.”<p><b>David Ludwig</b>, MD, PhD., is a practicing endocrinologist at Boston Children’s Hospital, professor …

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Sea levels could rise so much this century that they'll unleash 25 times the number of destructive floods

So what should we expect over the next, say, hundred years?<p>A new National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration report has laid out six possible scenarios. The sea level in parts of the US is rising even faster than the global average and could rise by as much as about 8 feet by the year …

The Best Etsy Shops for Buying Modern Lighting

It may not be the first place you think of when you're shopping for lighting, but don't neglect handmade marketplace Etsy. Here, you'll find plenty …

50 Dashing Dining Rooms

Pull up a chair and gather around the table for our very own supper club.<p>Whether you prefer to dine indoors or outdoors, at a table for two, or with a growing family, these homes offer loads of inspiration for breaking bread. We selected an eclectic collection of spaces with materials of all kinds …

10 Ways To Stay Productive (and Avoid Your Afternoon Slump)

Change your approach to productivity and let the results speak for themselves.<p>By the time 3:00 p.m. hits, my body starts telling me that it's time to check out. Despite my high motivation and earnest desire to achieve my goals, simple biology causes my energy levels to plummet, negatively impacting …

It's not in your head: The weather is weirder, and climate change is the reason why

But don’t point any fingers at one particular flood. Or drought. Or hurricane. Or heatwave.<p>If it seems like you’re reading about devastating floods, droughts, and storms way more often than you used to, it’s because these extreme events are actually happening more frequently.<p>But this should come as …

Can Cold Showers Boost Your Metabolism?

A blast of chilly water may do the body good — but are the shivers worth it? Of all the beauty trends out there right now, this one might take the …

9 Ways to Organize a Kitchen Without Many (or Any!) Cabinets

Let's be honest: tiny kitchens can be tough for a lot of reasons. Along with cramped countertops and puny appliances, a small cooking space often …

Meditation Is Exactly What Your Workout Routine Is Missing

Here are six exercises to get you started.<p>Fitness comes down to two simple things: 1) doing what helps you, and 2) not doing what hurts you. Most active people are great at the first part—they lift weights, do cardio, wear ultra stretchy T-shirts, etc.—but aren't great at the second.<p>So, what hurts …

Five Christmas bakes from the inventor of the Cronut

Dominique Ansel, named the world’s top patissier, shares his yuletide recipes for snowflake beignets, chocolate tres leches cake and champagne morning rolls<p>Christmas has always been exciting for Dominique Ansel. Growing up in the small city of Beauvais, an hour north of Paris, he experienced it as …