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Decoupage Furniture + Paper Ideas

While decoupage has some less-than-pleasant associations for me—the browned, peeling masking tape-decoupaged vases at my favorite Mexican restaurant, …

How to Read People Like Sherlock Holmes: 5 Secrets Backed by Research

We’d all like to learn how to read people like Sherlock Holmes. And research shows understanding things like body language is even more powerful than …

14 Anthropologie Decor Hacks to DIY in 2016

You decorated your place so perfectly this winter that it basically was an Anthropologie window IRL. Now that all the glitz and garland is packed away though, you’re feeling less inspired about what home decor is setting the tone for home: 2016. When your instinct is to head to your fave home goods …

Decorations

How to Sculpt a Sexy Yoga Core in 7 Minutes

No handstands required.<p>You don't need to master a handstand to sculpt sexy yoga abs. Just try this yoga-inspired, core-strengthening workout designed by Cornelius Jones Jr., the Los Angeles-based creator of Cornelius YogaBurn, which is part of Jessica Alba's regular fitness routine.<p><i>Alex</i> …

Gin, glorious gin! 15 reasons why we're fascinated by the "infamous liquor"

Did you know gin shops were once open seven days a week, 24 hours a day? We've extracted the key facts from a fascinating book on the nation's favourite spirit<p>Olivia Williams' book <b>Gin Glorious Gin (Headline, £14.99)</b>, subtitled How Mother’s Ruin Became the Spirit of London, charts the dizzying ups …

The Rice-Cooking Trick That's Faster and Better Than Boiling

And saves you from dirtying another pot.<p>If you're like most people, when a recipe calls for cooking rice, you take out your saucepan and follow the 2:1 ratio. If you're feeling fancy, you might cook the rice in some chicken broth, maybe a little butter. But I have a new trick that will completely …

The Easiest, Cheesiest Pasta of All Time

This quick riff on cacio e pepe is a weeknight savior.<p>The best pasta you'll ever make doesn't require hours of preparation or a shopping list worth of ingredients. As long as you've got some Parmesan cheese and garlic in your kitchen, you're good to go. The rest is all about technique—one that you …

Cutting Calories? Here Are 8 Strategies to Combat Hunger On a Daily Basis

The biggest lie told by weight-loss gurus: You can cut calories without feeling hungry. You can’t. Here’s how to deal with it<p>The 1,200-mile drive from Cascade County, Montana, to Orange County, California, takes you past some of the more extraordinary landscapes in America—Yellowstone at one end, …

7 Steps to Overcoming the Overactive Mind

Your life can flourish. Your mind can be an instrument of great good, great peace, and great happiness. Examine what you are doing with your life. Don't squander your precious opportunities.<p>Our over active mind seems as if it is our normal state-of-being. It isn't. It is learned, re-enforced, and …

Meditation

5 at-home workouts better than the gym

What you know about exercising from home is true: There are more things hindering your workout than helping it. But that doesn’t mean you can’t get a …

Make This DIY Camping Grill Using Just a Log

This makeshift camping grill is called a Swedish Torch, and will burn at an even temperature long enough to cook your meal.<p>Cooking while camping typically requires a burner and grill, but if you've forgotten your gas grill or just don't want to pack it, you have an alternative to cooking over the …

6 TED Talks You Should Watch To Up Your Mindset

Engaging your mind is the best way to keep it sharp, but in the hustle and bustle of daily life, it’s easy to fall into a slump. If you need a mental pick-me-up, check out these fascinating TED Talks. Get inspired. Get engaged. Give your brain a boost.<p><b>1. Daniel Levitin: How To Stay Calm When You</b> …

Dan Gilbert

25 Incredibly Creative Flea Market Flip Ideas

Finish one of these clever DIYs and you get to call yourself the next Joanna Gaines.<p>Save your Benjamin Franklins in favor of chic design on a dime. Let's roll...

Flea Markets

New York’s Best Cookie Comes From a Hidden Tea Shop With an Amazing Secret Menu

How a Portuguese chef adapted a Taiwanese snack into a dessert with a truly global pedigree<p>Walk down West 10th Street in the West Village and you may …

13 Valuable Skills You Can Teach Yourself for Free

Here are 13 skills you can teach yourself for free, along with resources to help you acquire those skills.

A dream researcher explains where nightmares come from

Dr. Fireman, a nightmare researcher and Chair of Suffolk University's Department of Psychology, has devoted his life to understanding the complex emotional world of dreams. Well, not just dreams — Fireman specifically focuses on nightmares, which he believes are a result of the brain struggling to …

How to Get Jennifer Lawrence's Superhero Abs

Her former trainer, Dalton Wong, shares some diet and fitness tips, plus an easy to follow workout.<p>As we all know, Jennifer Lawrence is a junk food lover.<p>But despite her proclivity for pizza and fries, she's also maintained a killer physique. One person she can thank for that? Dalton Wong, her …

28 CSS Effects & Tutorials All Designers Must Know About

CSS effects will add a special touch to any website. This type of coding language can be used to create cool visual effects and layouts for your …

10 best podcasts by women you probably haven't heard — and need to now

Like other forms of media, the podcast industry is largely dominated by white, male voices. Take a quick look at the top 10 podcasts in iTunes, and …

Podcasting

How to DIY a 5-Minute Hair Strengthening Mask

Whether you’re a dye-obsessed lady with mermaid tresses or a braid lover who crafts new ‘dos for every occasion, we know protecting your hair is a major priority. While we’ve all had an LOL-worthy hair fail or two, we’re all about keeping our hair feeling and looking awesome. In celebration of our …

Recipes

4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

Google's algorithm for happiness

Deep inside the global tech behemoth Google sits an engineer with an unusual job description: to make people happier and the world more peaceful.<p>A few years ago, Chade-Meng Tan, one of the company's first engineering employees in Mountain View, noticed many of his colleagues were stressed out and …

Happiness

The Changes One Trainer Made to Lose Weight After Years of Diet and Exercise

Dell Farrell finally found something that WORKED.<p><b>Before:</b> 152 pounds <b><br>After:</b> 119 pounds<p>When I left home for college, I went from a stick-thin schoolgirl to being <b></b>more than 20 pounds overweight. To try to get back to my high school size, I tried cleanses, becoming a vegan, eating more meat than you …

Fitness

10 dream trips every traveler should experience | CNN Travel

21 Ways to Make and Decorate Totebags

Have you been enjoying all of the awesome tote bag tutorials this week? Today we’ve rounded up even more sewing tutorials, decorating ideas, and an …

Can exercise really defeat depression? How to find out if it can work for you.

<b>Some say exercise can defeat depression. Sure, it’s worth a try — in theory. But when you’re depressed, it can be hard to muster the motivation. Here</b> …