Michelle Ayers

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This company lets new pet owners take paid "puppy leave," and we think it's genius

We all know that parental leave is something every parent should have after having a baby. Spending time with a newborn is crucial for the baby and …

Cauliflower and Pumpkin Seed Crust Pizza [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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Rice Paper BLT Sandwich [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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The Blueberry Cashew Energy Bites Your Snack Game Needs

Keep them on hand for when hanger strikes.<p>Do you ever barrel past the point of hungry into "hangry" (hungry + angry) territory? Yeah, not fun. …

21 Stellar Takeout Options in Austin

Dine in the comforts of home<p>Austin’s restaurant and dining scene is booming — from down-home Texas, Japanese, Mexican, Thai, a whole bunch of fusion, and more, this city has it all. But for those busy afternoons or lazy nights in, takeout can often times sound more appealing and appetizing, …

Texas

22-Day Vegan Meal Plan

Following a vegan diet is a healthy approach to eating when you fill your plate with a balance of vegetables, fruits, whole grains and legumes. These …

5 Crazy-Easy Healthy Vegan Recipes Even Carnivores Will Devour

>Chances are you’ve made a New Year’s resolution to be healthier in some way, shape, or form (props to you). Whether it’s all about eating breakfast …

Get Smarter in 2017. Here Are 5 Places to Educate Yourself Online (for Free)

Knowledge is power.<p>What do you want to learn more about this year? Nanotechnology? Virtual reality? Bitcoin? How to protect democracy?<p>According to neuroscience professor Ken Kosik, adult education, or specifically engaging in challenging new learning experiences, encourages brain plasticity. And …

Europe's first underwater museum opens off Lanzarote

Museo Atlántico will be inaugurated on 10 January as artist Jason deCaires Taylor completes his monumental underwater sculpture work, featuring more than 300 life-size human figures. All photographs: Jason deCaires Taylor and CACT Lanzarote

Europe

8 Seemingly Harmless Plants That Can Kill or Maim You

When you’re living off the grid, your chances of staying alive are only as good as your instincts—and the gear you have on you. Here are 11 items …

Trump's first 17 cabinet-level picks have more money than a third of American households combined

The 17 people who US president-elect Donald Trump has selected for his cabinet or for posts with cabinet rank have well over $9.5 billion in combined wealth, with several positions still unfilled. This collection of wealth is greater than that of the 43 million least wealthy American households …

Donald Trump

The Founder of Hollywood's Most Elite Sex Club Is Unhappy

He bought a mansion and filled it with debauchery. It still isn't enough.<p>In a leafy enclave near Beverly Hills, behind an aging Tudor mansion, Snctm is hosting a pool party. The sun is radiant overhead, the sky is cloudless and blue; the therapeutic aroma from the eucalyptus trees mixes in the air …

35 Scary Good Halloween Party Ideas for the Ultimate Get-Together

Halloween never seems to come fast enough for those of us who love the holiday. You look forward to pretty much all of the season’s festivities, from planning the perfect costume to carving out the most impressive Jack-o’-lanterns on the block. Apart from all those sugary concoctions, there’s so …

30 Poets You Should Be Reading

<b>Amy King</b><p>Amy King’s breathtaking poetry reflects the same unwavering commitment she brings to her role at VIDA: Women in the Literary Arts: aesthetics …

Literature

6 super cool tech tools that make life easy for writers

Did you know that more than 211 million pieces of content are created on the internet every minute. Yes, I’m not talking about days or weeks. …

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Home Business

5 Awesome garden decor ideas for a small home!

The garden is a place of relaxation and recreation, and while greenery and flowers help us to relax, garden decor gives the garden a creative flow. …

Landscaping

Top 10 books writers should read

From unforgiving French sociology to Machiavelli’s manual for <i>realpolitik</i>, the Booker prize-winning author DBC Pierre recommends books that helped him write<p>Writing a novel from scratch, which is to say without training, was such an unexpected odyssey that I was prompted to recall the discoveries in …

You can’t write a sci-fi story about slavery without citing Octavia Butler

At the beginning of July, Ben H. Winters received what every young writer with a big splashy new novel wants: a profile in the New York Times.<p>Winters is the author of <i>Underground Airlines</i>, a noirish thriller that takes place in an alternate history. It’s 2016, the Civil War never happened, and …

Starbucks is giving away free coffee for life to 7 lucky people and excuse us while we go freak out

In news that is even more exciting than the announcement that it’s officially Pumpkin Spice Latte season again, Starbucks is currently giving away a …

So You Want to Write a Book? These 7 Authors Will Teach You How to Tell Your Story

Having just finished a new book proposal, the topic of writing is fresh in my mind. I self-published my first book Blissful Business: A Gorgeous Guide to Creating Your Dream Career in Health and Wellness in January 2016. A publisher recently saw my book on Amazon and contacted me to write a …

Writing

Top 15 Shipping Container Homes in US: How Much They Cost

Many people don’t know that shipping containers can be used for more than transporting merchandise. You can actually build residential dwellings and …

Shipping Containers

Homemade Jerky Drying Methods - Real Food

<i>High in protein and low in fat, jerky has become a hugely popular snack, but there are problems with commercially-made jerky. It’s expensive, high in</i> …

BBQ

10 Amazing Fine-Art Shibari Rope Bondage Photographs

Note: Contains nudity. Beginning in thirteenth-century Japan, rope tying (hojojutsu) was used as means of restraining, transporting, and punishing …

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6 Wheat-Free Grain Alternatives You Should Try

Look at any prepackaged wheat-free or gluten-free specialty food, and it's almost a guarantee you'll find rice, corn, or potatoes among the …