Mel Christie

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9 Signs He's the Guy You Should Marry

How to know if taking the next step in your relationship is a safe bet<p>Everyone and their moms have been asking you if you plan on tying the knot anytime soon. But even when the love, passion, and commitment are there, it can be hard to tell whether or not this is <i>it</i>. Our advice? Look out for these …

Eight Common Sleep Myths That Can Affect Your Slumber

You probably know that you don't really eat eight spiders every year in your sleep, but did you know that there are several other sleep fallacies …

The Sleep Deprivation Epidemic

An epidemic of sleep deprivation is sweeping Britain and could hit other countries too.<p>Some 32 per cent of Britons got less than the seven hours a night minimum that adults need over the previous six months, according to a YouGov survey in 2011.<p>“That rocketed up to 60 per cent in 2014,” Professor …

11 Surprising Perks of Practicing Yoga

There are so many upsides to doing downward dog.

18 Apps That Every Modern Lady Should Have On Her Phone

That means they need some help organizing and simplifying their daily lives.<p>So Business Insider decided to come up with a list of apps that will give a modern lady a hand or two.<p>These apps cover everything from planning a night out to tracking your sleep. You can learn new skills, cook a meal, and …

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Kate, Hyperemesis Sucks Worse the Second Time

Hyperemesis gravidarum sucks. The only thing that sucks more? Having hyperemesis gravidarum for the second time.<p>HG works like this. Some time, usually right after that cute lil zygote implants in your womb, you start feeling slightly nauseated. Then a little more nauseated. Then you rapidly …

Nutrition for Rheumatoid Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis

This month, I would like to talk about rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis. Last month, we discussed gout and osteoarthritis, which are two other rheumatological diseases. But the thing that these four disease states have in common are that they are known to be highly susceptible to the …

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30 Cozy Bedrooms You'll Want to Lounge in All Day

This Master List Shows How to Close 60+ Online Accounts and Services

We all have tons of digital accounts—email, social media, shopping, cable services, and so on. If you ever need to close one of these accounts—for …

Dear Husband of Mine

Dear Husband of Mine,<p>I know that you love me. I know it by the way you kiss my cheeks as you brush past me, and the delight you take in my propensity to mix up words, even if you don't tell me often.<p>And yet, you do. And I am very grateful for that.<p>But this morning, I awoke ragged and weary from a …

Golden Brown Maple Granola Recipe

Cornbread-and-Chili Pie

1.<p>Filling: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Heat oil in a large ovenproof saute pan over medium-high heat. Add onion, carrots, and garlic, and season with salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Add chili powder and tomato paste; cook, stirring, 30 seconds.<p>2.<p>Stir …

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11 Activities to Encourage Creativity

A child's education stretches far beyond a classroom; it extends into the environments where she lives and plays. These activities, designed for children ages 4 and up, are fun ways to develop your child's artistic learning and encourage her to think in a more challenging and creative manner.<p>Help …

Smartphones Ruin More Than Your Sleep — They May Also Be Destroying Your Vision

The blue light from personal electronic devices has also been linked to serious physical and mental health problems.<p>Blue light is part of the full light spectrum, which means we're exposed to it by the sun every day. However, nighttime exposure to that light, which is emitted at high levels by …

Sleep

Anxiety and sleeping pills 'linked to dementia'

<b>Long-term use of pills for anxiety and sleep problems may be linked to Alzheimer's, research suggests.</b><p>A study of older Canadian adults found that past benzodiazepine use for three months or more was linked to an increased risk (up to 51%) of dementia.<p>NHS guidelines say the drugs should be used for …

Dementia

The 7 BEST Times to Have Sex

And no, it's not on hump day<p>If you're anything like us, you don't need any extra excuses to get it on, but it turns out that certain moments can be even better than others for having sex. Total game-changer, right? Check out the best times ever to get busy:<p><b>Before a Big Presentation</b>Research shows …

21 Problems You Can Solve With Baking Soda

Seriously, store a box of this stuff in every room of your house.<p>Sure, it's a pro at making chewy chocolate chip cookies, but baking soda's real claim-to-fame is its power to freshen and clean many spots in your home. It's a super-effective (but gentle) abrasive and is a great natural deodorizer, …

Do leave home without it: stuff you should never take on a trip

We've all seen these people and, inevitably, at some point we've actually <i>been</i> these people. The urge to overpack is a phenomenon most people experience in their early travel years and eventually outgrow. But some never quite make the connection between overpacking and the resulting inconvenience …

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10 Free Apps That Will Change How You Decorate

From the editors of HouseBeautiful.com, the best, free home makeover tools for your phone.<p><b>1) ColorSchemer</b> Inspired by a photo you took? Create your own color palettes from these photos and save and share them with other COLOURlovers members. Tap the built-in color wheel to explore different shades …

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gTar Helps You Learn to Play Guitar Easier

There’s no shortcut when learning to play a musical instrument, it’s not going to be easy unless you’re a musical genius. <b>gTar</b> has been designed and …

7 Questions For Logo Design Legend Ivan Chermayeff

The 82-year-old designer of logos for everyone, from NBC to MoMA, on difficult clients, graphic design’s boom, and his fear of painting<p>If you’ve ever watched Showtime or NBC, visited the Museum of Modern Art or the Smithsonian, read <i>National Geographic</i> or a Harper Collins book, or shopped at Barneys …

Pepper Spray Camera Snaps and Sends a Photo of Attacker to Authorities

What you see above is a strange conglomeration of technologies that surprisingly makes for a pretty useful end product.<p>Currently in its crowdfunding …

Get Off the Internet! 15 Camping Photos to Inspire You to Get Into the Wild

Everyone’s on vacation and my co-working space is deserted. As I’m typing this, my eyes are burning from looking at the computer too long and …

Enchanting Photos Portray a Fantasyland of Children and Wild Animals

For <i>Animal Visions</i>, photographer Tom Chambers explores the uncanny bond between human and animal. Drawing on his childhood experiences on a family …

An Idyllic Setting for a Monastery in Bhutan

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5 Simple Ways to Manage Your Photos While Traveling

Travelling with your camera is one of the great pleasures in life. Capturing the sights and emotions of far flung cultures is a great way of learning …

Photo du Jour: Aurora Borealis

Constructing magical dioramas in his Paris studio, photographer Didier Massard tests the limits of our credulity. Though some are based off of real …