Magical Mermaid

701 Flips | 26 Magazines | 23 Likes | 29 Following | 18 Followers | @MermaidLaLa | Keep up with Magical Mermaid on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Magical Mermaid”

Five Chopstick Etiquette Tips to Know in Japan

Chopsticks are, inarguably, the single most important eating utensils in Japan. The Japanese use them to eat everything from rice and meat, to …

Found: The 5 Most-Saved Crockpot Recipes in Pinterest History

I know I will regret saying this as soon as the temperatures dip below 65, but I'm excited for fall. Or more specifically, fall food. From Halloween …


This $30 Vibrator Is Basically God's Gift To Your Amazon Cart

Oh yeah, and it's Prime-eligible! *adds to cart, never leaves home for a month*<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.</i>


‘My death is not my own’: the limits of legal euthanasia

Henk Blanken knows Parkinson’s disease might one day take him past the point at which he wants to carry on. Dutch law says it is legal for a doctor to help him die when the time comes – but there’s no guarantee that will happen<p>I’m half the man I used to be. One half of my body twitches. I drool …


5 next-level oral sex positions you need to try ASAP

Cancel all your plans tonight.<p>When it comes to oral sex, you want a partner who's a little #extra. (If they're still doing the spelling-out-the-alphabet move, they're beyond due for some new game.) Maybe accidentally leave your browser open to this page and see what happens.


The Easiest Way to Poach Eggs Is in the Microwave

When it comes to cooking eggs, most of us have mastered the basics: sunny-side-up, over-easy, scrambled. But when you’re craving a perfect poached …


23 Easy Breakfast Recipes for Stressed-Out People

When it’s 9 a.m. and you’re one foot out the door, the last thing you need to worry about is your grumbling stomach. Presenting 23 breakfast recipes …


8 Things I Wish I'd Known Before Coming to Japan

The more you read, watch videos, and talk to people who have already been to Japan, the more you can familiarize yourself with things that at first …


10 essentials for your social media marketing campaigns

It’s nearly impossible to run a successful business today without a social media strategy.<p>Unfortunately, social media marketing requires a lot more …


Make Slow Cooker Basil Chicken in Coconut Curry Tonight — Delicious Links

<i>Kitchn's</i> <i>Delicious Links</i><i> column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our …


This Creamy Corn-Mushroom Risotto Is Ready to Serve in Just 30 Minutes

Infused with a rich corn broth, this corn- and mushroom-studded risotto is a stellar way to celebrate the last of the season’s harvest. The pureed …


10 Weird Ways to Clean Things in Your Home (You May Not Have Thought Of!)

Okay, we admit, some of these ideas for ways to clean everything in your home from walls to wood furniture are pretty out there but don't let that …


This 30-Day Plank Challenge Will Transform Your Body

A strong core is the foundation of a strong body. Think about it: A tree would fall if its trunk weren't solid and stable. Doing core work isn't just …


Best Affordable All-Inclusive Resorts

1 of 10<p>Azul Beach Hotel, by Karisma, Puerto Morelos, Riviera Maya<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 10<p>Meliá Caribe Tropical Punta Cana, Dominican Republic<p>3 of 10<p>Divi …

Los Cabos

36 Old-Fashioned Soups, Stews & Chili Recipes

Nothing beats the comforting nature of a good bowl of soup, stew or chili. These old-fashioned recipes are classics for good reason!<p>Classic French …


10 safe porn sites you can feel confident visiting

Safe porn sites are easy to take for granted, especially when you’re just looking for a scene to take care of business. That’s what unscrupulous ad …


Your Slow Cooker Is the Answer to the Easiest Shrimp Boil

I used to associate slow cooker meals with soups and stews and comfort food, best enjoyed during the fall and winter months. But this summer my slow …

Slow Cookers

The Equation That Will Make You Better at Everything

As an athlete, if you want to improve something—your 100-meter time, say, or your deadlift PR—you’ve got to apply a challenge, some sort of “stressor,” and then follow it with a period of rest and recovery. Too much stress without enough rest and you get injury, illness, and burnout. Not enough …

San Antonio

This Is The Most Important Ingredient Of A Lasting Relationship

When researchers from the University of Virginia asked 3,000 men and women what the most important quality in marriage is in 2006, they were …


Why you should cook your burger in the oven for the juiciest results

Thanksgiving.comSummer is BBQ season, and we love a good cookout as much as anyone. There’s nothing like spending a beautiful day sipping on an icy …


A Better Way to Freeze Bananas For Smoothies, Banana Bread, and More

Don't toss out those overripe bananas! With a couple minutes of prep work, they can be transformed into frozen nuggets of gold, perfect for smoothies. Here's the best way to do it:<p>Start with overripe, spotty bananas (they have much more flavor).<br>• Peel all of the bananas.<br>• Slice them into 1- to 2-inch …


New Mexico Schools Are Failing And It's The State's Fault, Judge Says

Advocates involved with the lawsuit hope the court ruling has repercussions across the country.<p>More than half of New Mexico’s public high school juniors cannot read on grade-level. The state has the lowest high school graduation rate in the country. About half of the students who do graduate end up …


3 new online marketplaces better than Craigslist

Once upon a time, Craigslist was a great idea. Post classified ads for free! Meet cool singles! Craigslist was stripped-down and straightforward. You could throw up text and photos, then take them down whenever you wanted. You didn't even have to post your email address.<p>Thirty years later, …


4 Sexy (& Safe) Ways You Can Use Essential Oils To Set The Mood

Setting the mood for romance means engaging all the senses. Or, it at least means finding a way to cover up whatever cloying perfume your roommate …

Essential Oils

28 Documentaries To Watch If You're Not Normally Into Documentaries

There's something for everyone.<p><i>Note: submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>


The amazing ceiling fan trick you're not using

Your ceiling fan is something you generally regard as something that is either on — and set to one of the three or so speeds — or off. It moves the air around your house to keep it from feeling too stagnant or to help cool you off without running your air conditioning too much in the summer.<p>What …

Home Improvement

These Volunteer Organizations Are Perfect for Retirees Who Love to Travel

Beyond the satisfaction of giving back.<p>A few years after he retired from his professorship at the UCLA School of Dentistry, Stuart White began …

Film Festivals

This sex-positive dating app connects people through their fantasies

As with, well, everything really, the internet has changed the dating game. Just think how ubiquitous the phrase “swipe right” has become.<p>Yet while apps like Tinder work for many people, there’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to sexuality. It’s in these realms outside …


9 High-Protein Vegetarian Recipes So Good There Won't Be Leftovers

No matter your reason for eating vegetarian, there's no doubt you want to make sure you're getting the right nutrients. Experts believe that protein …

Here's where you can retire nicely on just $30,000 a year

If you've been racking your brain about where to retire on a budget, it might be time to think outside the U.S.<p>A new report by International Living, …