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12 Amazing Gardening Tricks Everyone With a Backyard Needs to Know

These tips will help whether you're a garden guru or a total novice.<p>Gardening is a fine art, and often, learning to get it right is a process of trial and error. However, there are a few tips and tricks you can pinch from professional gardeners to help you master this hobby with ease.<p>1. Coffee, …

DIY - Cheap Cedar Raised Beds - Quiet Corner

Cedar raised beds make gardening easier, more accessible, more economical, and more efficient. But often a cedar raised beds can cost hundreds of …

Woodworking

Best Romantic Summer Getaways

Dubrovnik gets lots of love, but we’re smitten with the lesser-known city of Rovinj to the north. The terracotta rooftops, church steeples, and …

How to Stop Being Lazy: 7 Tips

Don't focus on motivation (or your lack thereof). Instead, use these simple behavior modifications.<p>When you're sitting around feeling bad for something you've failed to do, it's easy to think of laziness as a character trait, an inherent weakness that you need to struggle with and feel bad …

Procrastination

Indonesia is Threatening to Ban Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio’s recent Indonesian vacation could be his last. The Oscar-winning actor and outspoken environmental activist took to Twitter and …

Oil & Gas Industry

9 Things You Should Be Doing After Every Workout

Whether you're new to fitness, or you're going a little harder than usual (two-a-days, anyone?), it's essential to take care of your body after each and every workout. Doing so will help prevent injury, pain, and discomfort. Make sure you're always following these steps and giving your body the TLC …

Don't Resist This Starch

It has been called the skinny carb, resistant fiber, and resistant starch. Whatever you call it, research shows it can help you lose belly fat, feel full, lower your blood sugar, and increase your helpful bacteria.<p><b>Why Does it Help?</b><p>The more your blood sugar goes up and down, the more you gain weight …

From Zero to 45 Days in a Row: How I Built a Habit of Daily Exercise

This year I’m focusing on habits to help me build new skills and look after my health. One of these habits is to do push-ups every morning. I went …

Wastewater

Europe's 10 cheapest beach resorts for 2016

If You Want to Lose Weight, Quit the Gym

Healthy living doesn’t start with Crossfit. It starts in the kitchen.<p>Have you heard the adage “you can’t out-exercise a bad diet”?<p>What you eat …

Do These 6 Things if You Want to Start Your Day Before 6 a.m.

Reap the benefits of starting your day earlier by following these 6 tips.<p>One of my first published articles, "Six Reasons Why You Should Wake Up at 6 a.m.," had many people motivated and inspired. Yet, they still had a difficult time waking up that early.<p>The hardest part of becoming an early riser …

Productivity

All of the Nutrients Your Body Needs in One Bowl

<i>The following post was originally featured on Eating Bird Food and written by Brittany Mullins, who is part of POPSUGAR Select Fitness.</i><p>This flavorful roasted garlic lentil soup tastes like it's been cooking all day, but cooks up in less than an hour.<p>What happened to Spring? Last week I was ready to …

Fuel your body: Your guide to what to eat before and after a workout

You’re lifting weights, training for a marathon or cycling through spin class. Whatever your workout may be, your body needs fuel to pull …

“You Lose Weight in the Kitchen, You Gain Health in the Gym”

You can’t eat total crap and then bust your butt exercising to magically <i>erase</i> those calories: It’s not that simple. If you want to make longer …

6 Important Things To Remember In Your 30s

Once we enter our 40s and beyond, hindsight becomes a wonderful thing. It’s a time when we can look back and see how our younger years have made us …

3 Big Reasons Why Science Says Eat More Fruit and Veggies

You can be happier and healthier by eating your fruit and vegetables.<p>We all know that eating more vegetables is a good thing. According to the USDA, diets rich in foods containing fiber, such as many vegetables and fruits, may reduce the risk of heart disease, obesity, and type 2 diabetes. In fact, …

Diets

Mini Guide to Dry Tortugas National Park

Located 70 miles west of Key West, the Dry Tortugas National Park is one of the most remote parks in the United States. Consisting of several small …

How to Start a Daily Running Habit

Many of us love the thought of running. But running every single day often seems like an impossible thing to do. However, starting a daily running might be more achievable than you think.<p>Twelve months ago I ran exactly 0 miles a week. But now, I'm running 20 miles a week. I'm not saying that to …

How to Keep Bad Bugs Out Of Your Vegetable Garden #Organic_Gardening

Gardening<p>One of the best ways to control the insects and pests that damage the plants in your garden is by allowing helpful pests in that will drive …

What Happens If I Give Up Sugar for 3 Weeks?

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a sugar junkie.<p>I probably got this trait from my dad, who can make half a pan of brownies disappear in a day.<p>…

Louis CK Begs Fans Not to Vote for Trump in an Epically Hilarious Email. It’s a Must Read. | T.V.S.T.

on March 7, 2016 at 5:23 am<p>Louis C.K. is considered one of those “smart” comedians. He’s not just cheap punchlines and sex jokes; his comedy is very …

Eating These Snacks Before Bed Will Actually Help You Sleep Better

We're serious.<p>Need to sleep better? Try eating <b>right before bed</b>.<p>We're serious. We know, we know ... thanks to a lot of research on the topic, conventional wisdom says we <i>shouldn't</i> eat before bed, lest we gain weight and stay awake.<p>(Recent research suggests that people who ate their main meal of the …

Homemade Garden Insect Spray #Organic Gardening

Gardening<p><b>Ingredients:</b><p>4 cups of warm water<br>• 1 onion<br>• 5-6 cloves of garlic<br>• 1 tbsp of cayenne pepper<br>• 1 tsp of paprika<br>• 1 tsp of dish soap<p><b>How to prepare the</b> …

10 Great Side Jobs for Introverts

A second source of income is not only a nice financial safety net; it's also a way to broaden your work experience. In fact, many side jobs are often …

All You Need to Build This PopUp House Is a Screwdriver

Yes, you read that correctly.<p>No power tools? No problem. The PopUp House was designed by a French studio called MultiPod Studio to simplify the process of building your own home...and we mean "simplified." Basically, they embraced IKEA's style when it comes to the construction process, because the …

12 Pretzel Recipes to Satisfy Your Undeniable Salt Cravings

Pretzels are a perfect food—and so is any dish they're in.<p>Big salt clusters, elastic golden brown dough, just the right hit of salty and sweet: Pretzels are a perfect food, and so is every dish they're part of. These 11 are no exception.

Dessert

The Small Psychological Change That Will Make You Much More Successful

This little tweak to how you think will make you not only more successful but also happier.<p>Success, most of us have heard, is hard. We've read about Bill Gates's insane hours when starting Microsoft, gossiped about Elon Musk's divorces (and plenty of other founders' rocky personal lives), and …

Happiness

Zzzzzzzzz … 12 simple steps to a good night’s sleep

Insomnia affects up to one in three of us. So what can you do about it? From the ‘magic yawn’ to the 90-minute rule, psychologist Richard Wiseman offers 12 rules for the perfect rest<p>A few years ago, I carried out a large-scale survey examining the lifestyles of people who sleep well and wake up …

Sleep