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Give Zero F**ks: How to Care Less About What Other People Think

It took me a <i>lot</i> of practice to be the kind of woman that gives zero f*cks and actively care less about what other people think, because I misunderstood what the 'give zero f*cks' mindset is all about. The misconception about women who give zero f*cks is that they have no priorities or passions.<p>In …

Happiness

15 superb art ideas to decorate your room

Have you ever looked at a painting that was bought for hundreds of thousands of dollars, and you don’t understand why it costs so much, because your …

Garden Pathway Pebble Mosaic Ideas - Quiet Corner

Mosaic art stems far back as 4000 years. However it was the Greeks who took the pebble art forming to a higher level, somewhere in the eighth …

Landscaping

5 work snacks to help you avoid the vending machine

We live in a world of ergonomic workspaces and futuristic video-conference meetings, so it's fairly dumb that our work snacks are still salty, preservative-filled objects that plummet out of automated machines by the bathrooms.<p>To help determine what to bring to your office space, we hit up two …

We All Need To Hear the Isolated Vocals From Lynyrd Skynyrd's 'Simple Man' Right Now

An important message 43 years later.<p>As the story goes, shortly after the death of Ronnie Van Zant's grandmother and Gary Rossington's mother, Lynyrd Skynyrd sat in a room together, told stories about their loved ones, and then wrote "Simple Man." Later, Van Zant would describe the track as, "A …

Use These 24 Tools to Run Your Business From Anywhere in the World

Nearly a quarter, 23 percent, of Americans worked from home in 2014, according to a recent Bureau of Labor Statistics survey. If you’re one of the …

The Best Black Bean Dip

This recipe was inspired by a black bean dip I had at a restaurant in Costa Rica that was better than any other black bean dip I'd ever tried. Admittedly, it is not going to win a beauty contest but it's so flavorful, healthy and easy to make, you won't care.<p>The secret is using lots of onions, …

Recipes

29 Healthy (Easy!) Slow Cooker Recipes to Help You Stay on Track

<b>Follow us on</b> <b>Pinterest</b> <b>for more healthy eating inspiration.</b><p><i>Additional reporting by</i> <i>Justina Huddleston</i>

Watch Benedict Cumberbatch Imitate Otters With Johnny Depp

Apparently, Benedict Cumberbatch — a.k.a. Sherlock Holmes and the Sorcerer Supreme — looks a lot like an otter, as some fans have noted in photo …

These are the 10 most beautiful cars you can buy right now

Cars are more than just a means to get from point A to point B. They can be works of rolling automotive art. Legendary designers such as Marcello Gandini, Giorgetto Giugiaro, and more recently Ian Callum are artistic geniuses as much as they're "car guys."<p>While beauty is without a doubt purely in …

19 Organizing Tricks That Take 5 Minutes or Less

A tidy space is just a few mini projects away.<p><b>1. Donate unused mugs.</b> <br>Unless you're a true mug aficionado, you probably have more than you need. Separate your favorites and donate the rest.<p><b>2. Sort your food containers.</b> <br>Double-check that there's a lid for every container, get rid of loners, and stack …

Lyft’s Ambitious, Near Impossible Attempt to Beat Uber

Lyft is putting an increased emphasis on the friendly experience of rides and going after the more casual drivers. But catching Uber will require serious gas.<p>Chances are, if you've ever had a conversation about the ride-hailing service Lyft, you've heard it described in the context of Uber. It's …

Delightful Illustrations Depict R2-D2 Dressed as Other Superheroes

Fantasy worlds collide in Steve Berrington's delightful illustrations that depict Star Wars icon R2-D2 dressed up as superheroes from other realms. The lovable droid crosses Marvel, DC Comic and Lucasfilm lines to don a Superman cape, pick up Captain America's shield and try on Wonder Woman's …

Star Wars

This Maker Created a Different Origami Figure Every Day in 2014

We’re big fans of all things making, especially paper art. But when makers take on a daily challenge involving one of the most complex forms of the medium — origami — we have to stop and stare (in admiration, of course). That’s exactly what origami artist Ross Symons made us do with his 365 Days of …

How One Woman Lost 40 Pounds of Fat and Saved Her Life

After a big health scare, Jeanenne Darden managed to lose an amazing 22 percent of her body weight. Find out how she did it.<p><b>Before:</b> 187 pounds <b>After:</b> 146 pounds<p><b>The Lifestyle</b>Jeanenne Darden, a strong swimmer, had been making her way out to a sandbar in Aruba with her six-year-old daughter riding on …

WTF! This huge octopus squeezes through a tiny hole to escape back to the ocean

en_US<p>article<p>This video shot by Chance Miller onboard a boat is absolutely incredible. This captured octopus is determined to get back to the ocean. …

Heartwarming Before-and-After Photos Show the Difference a Day Makes in the Life of a Pet

To pets who have been abandoned, abused, neglected, or deprived of love and affection, nothing means more than finding their forever homes. After months or even years of living on the cold, wet streets or in the stressful environment of a crowded shelter, an animal may bear physical as well as …

Gratitude

What the People Reading Your Resume Wish You Knew

Resumes are very personal documents, and you probably feel like you want to convey a sense of who you really are. But if you focus on unnecessary …

Tethered to treadmills? Try the cardio machines in the corner

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Gym goers seeking to boost their workouts might do well to aim for the less-used equipment beyond the busy rows of treadmills and elliptical trainers that dominate the center of the cardio floor, fitness experts say.<p>What the rower and the moving stairs may lack in traffic, they …

How to Find a Job You Don't Hate

No job is unicorns and rainbows every minute, but you'll be a lot happier on the tough days if you feel like you're making a difference. Five women tell how they found jobs that feel truly meaningful.<p>"I found a company I believe in."<p><b>—Cara Bondi, R&D manager at Seventh Generation</b>As a scientist and …

Use a Goodwill Letter To Remove Late Payments from Your Credit Report

Late payments can be damaging to your credit, especially if you stop paying your loans for an extended period of time. We've already gone over the …

The 9 Habits of People Who Never Have to Clean Their Homes

A maid isn't needed, just some better habits.<p><b>1. They put away their clothes every night.</b>When you're changing into your pajamas, it might be tempting to just toss your clothes on a chair or even on the floor, but don't fall prey to that lazy trap. It takes a couple of seconds to put them in your …

Thin, Like I Wanted

By Anonymous,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1AWt7Gr<p>Producer’s Note: Updated on 1/21/2014 at author’s request.<p>It’s hard to know you have a problem …

6 Apps That Will Help You Get Your Sh*t Together

From time management to saving money.<p>It's time to get your sh*t together. Fortunately for you, no matter what your resolution, there's an app that can help. Here are a few to get you started.<p><b>My Diet Coach</b>That photo of Adriana Lima posted on your refrigerator can only help you when you're in the …

5 Ways Sitting All Day Screws With Your Health

Too much time on your butt can affect your brain, your blood, your belly, and more<p>For years, we’ve reported on the myriad dangers of sitting, from heart woes to belly fat to a permanent man-shaped indentation in your couch.<p>In fact, Australian researchers estimate that nearly 6 percent of all deaths …

12 Unexpected Uses For Vodka

Forget about martinis and vodka sodas, these surprising uses for vodka are about to change how you look at liquor<p><i>Getty Images</i><p>It's time to rethink how you use vodka. Sure, the spirit is still perfectly capable of creating potent adult beverages, but these new uses for the liquor may leave you …

Cleaning

Food Blogger Andie Mitchell on Weight Loss: In Some Ways, It Was Easier 'Being the Fat Girl'

Andie Mitchell recalls the moment she first stepped on the scale with brutal clarity.<p>“I was 20 years old. I knew I was the biggest I’d ever been,” …

7 Treadmill Mistakes You Might Be Making

Plus, easy fixes that will have you running smarter AND burning more calories<p>Surprise: Running on a treadmill is not only about putting one foot in front of the other. With a few tweaks to your form, habits, and plan, you can get so much more out of your indoor running workout. The best place to …

How This 'Functional Fitness' Workout Transformed My Body

What happens when a fitness fanatic stops seeing results? Cheryl Wischhover goes back to basics and finds her best body ever<p><i>This article appears in the January 2015 issue of ELLE magazine.</i><p>I have a problem with commitment. Over the past decade, I've jumped from workout to workout, switching to any …