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27 libraries to visit in your lifetime

Sometimes that's your couch, and sometimes that's a quiet library brimming with great literature.<p>We've rounded up some of the best libraries around the world that offer not only an impressive collection of reading material, but also boast unique architecture.<p>From an 8th-century monastery in …

European Travel

The secret to running up hills: posture, breathing and maintaining momentum

1<p><b>Every runner, from veteran to beginner, will be familiar with that feeling of dread when they recall there's a gigantic hill in the middle of the</b> …

17 Ways to Make Your Tiny Apartment Feel Like a Tree House

There is a smug sense of superiority that comes along with transforming a <i>250-square-feet-of-gloom</i> apartment into an arboreal hideaway. After all, it's no easy task. There are bright green prints to pick out, refurbished wood chairs to haggle over, and the beckoning calls of your dehydrated flora to …

Chi Running: How to be a Faster and Happier Runner

If you think this all sounds a little too hippy dippy for you, consider this: There are studies that prove the effectiveness of this technique. And even seasoned pros and top running coaches are on-board. Andrew Kastor, ASICS running coach and coach of the Mammoth Track club in Mammoth Lakes, …

5 Ways to Eat Healthier Even When You've Failed Before

We would all love to consistently have a perfectly healthy diet, but life often seems to get in the way and we are quick to forget our commitment to improving our diet.<p>Maybe you've set ambitious healthy eating goals in the past and you know how overwhelming it can be. But eating healthy is …

Nutrition

8 Easy Ways to Lose a Pound a Week

<b>Wrap Your Burger in a Lettuce Boat Bun</b><br>“One crisp piece of lettuce has about five calories, while the typical burger bun packs close to 250,” says Bogden. Considering that most white-bread buns don’t even taste all that good and provide little more than simple carb starchiness, it’s a no-brainer. …

The Best Time to Consume Most of Your Calories If You're Trying to Lose Weight

Turns out, those who ate more calories in the first half of the day lost significantly more weight and demonstrated better metabolic activity than those who ate heavily in the evening. On average, the earlier eaters lost 3.75 pounds more and trimmed an extra 33 percent off their waistlines.<p>Granted, …

Eat like a carioca: Rio's best local food

Food is a treasured part of <i>carioca</i> (resident of Rio de Janeiro) life. With roots in African, Amerindian and European epicurean traditions, the tastes of the Marvelous City range from meat-centric c<i>hurrascarias</i>, hearty <i>feijoadas</i>, vibrant street food and upscale, gourmet selections – all best …

Rio De Janeiro

Boost Your Metabolism All Day Long

11 tips that make burning fat easier than ever<p>You may not realize it, but while you're bumming it on the couch catching up on <i>New Girl</i>, your body is working hard to help you burn calories. How is that even possible? Your sweet, sweet metabolism. The cool part: You can speed it up to ensure it's …

Tips and Tricks to Help You Stay Fit Around the Clock

<b>Staying fit around the clock</b> is not very easy, especially when you have such a hectic schedule, balancing between daily tasks and social life. …

Fitness

3 DIY Headboards That Totally Transform a Bedroom

These projects are an excuse to try something a bit adventurous. This article originally appeared on GoodHousekeeping.com.<p>A unique and luxurious-looking headboard can instantly make over a space. Our home team shares three suprisingly easy ways to craft your own (in as little as one hour!) plus …

Cheesy Potatoes, a Michigan Classic

Over Thanksgiving, <i>The New York Times</i> ran a map of the most googled recipes from every state. It provided hours of fun on Facebook and Google (Frog Eye Salad, anyone?) and led my dear former blog coordinator, Dana Blinder, who left me to move back to Michigan to be closer to her family, to share her …

Onions

10 Good Financial Rules of Thumb

Rules of thumb can be a good approximate guideline for decisions, and there are tons of money rules that aim to get your finances on track. While …

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5 Fears You'll Need to Conquer Before Starting a Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurship is treacherous ground. You’ll face great risks, from the inception of your company through the growth stage, and even as you stabilize and gain momentum. If you’re going to be successful as a business owner, you need to …

Entrepreneurship

Success Will Never Come to Entrepreneurs Who Do These 10 Things

Whether we are talking about a football game, an election or an entrepreneurial journey, one thing is certain -- there are going to be winners and there are going to be losers.<p>Want to stack the odds of being a successful entrepreneur in your favor? You can start by taking note of the following 10 …

Eight Vintage Postcard Views of Los Angeles Then and Now

1910s postcard of St. Mark's Hotel on Windward Avenue, Venice<p>It's crazy the things people used to make postcards for. Now, all the cheesy trinket stores sell a million mailable photos of the Hollywood sign, but it used to be that you could get a postcard of a cool barbecue restaurant, or a <b>wild</b> …

7 Ways to Build Up Your Savings Account

With the new year just around the corner, I thought I’d give you some food for thought on ways to build up your savings account in the coming year. …

Should You Invest Or Pay Off Student Loans?

<i>Many millennials graduate with daunting student debt. But their 20s are the best time to start investing, as that will pay off enormously in the future. AdviceIQ advisors often ponder how to handle the trade-off. Here, Anthony Perillo, an associate consultant at Wipfli Hewins Investment Advisors</i> …

5 Millennial Power Saving Tips -- Ways to Live Frugal Part 2

There are a ton of power saving tips out there for those of us looking to meet our financial goals, but what about the not so obvious advice?<p>Sticking to a budget is as much of a sick mental game as it is a practical life strategy. For Millennials like me who are desperately struggling to climb our …

Personal Finance

16 Statement-Making Headboards

These bedrooms are all about the showstopping headboards.<p>These bedrooms are all about the showstopping headboards.

How to Load Up on Protein to Lose Weight

Beyond giving your metabolism a boost and keeping you satisfied, one study has shown that in addition to a regular exercise routine, doubling your protein intake (as recommended by the U.S. Recommended Dietary Allowances) may be the key to losing fat pounds without dropping muscle mass. This is …

The 12 Worst Habits for Your Mental Health

Depression is usually brought on by factors beyond our control—the death of a loved one, a job loss, or financial troubles. But the small choices you …

University College London

A Look Back At Barbie's Dreamhouse Through The Years

No matter the decade, Barbie has always had a trendsetting home.<p>The average person might only live in one or two homes in her adult life, but Barbie has a penchant for real estate and interior decorating: She upgrades her living space every few years.<p>Through the decades, she's embraced mod style, …

Mad Men

What Happens to Your Body When You Stop Working Out?

<b>THE SITUATION:</b> <b>You used to weight train like crazy, but for the past several months, all you’ve fit in is a few sessions a week on the treadmill.</b> <b><br>THE EFFECT ON YOUR BOD:</b> In this case, your aerobic health should be in good shape, though you may notice that your strength and muscle tone have diminished …

7 Things You Can Do in the Morning to Promote Weight Loss

And only one of them involves breakfast!<p>The best part of mornings is that they’re so full of potential! No matter whether you laced up your sneaks yesterday or overindulged on a co-worker’s birthday cake, it’s a fresh chance to get closer to your health goals. To keep that get-fit momentum going …

11 Flower Arranging Tricks For The Prettiest Bouquet Ever

And instantly make any room look like a million bucks.<p><b>Jessica Marshall</b>, owner of <b>Miss Daisy Floral Design Studio</b> in <b>Las Vegas and New York City</b>, let us in on some of her floral tricks to make decorating your home with beautiful flowers easy and simple.<p><b>1. Cut flower stems at a 45-degree angle one inch</b> …

New York City

8 Notorious Los Angeles Cult Locations: Then and Now

<i>Los Angeles is known for a number of wonderful things—beach babes, tasty waves, sitcoms about people in their twenties trying to make it through this crazy thing called life—but it's also been home to some pretty heinous shit—race riots, wildfires and</i> The Tonight Show With Jay Leno <i>come to mind, and</i> …

How to Pronounce Designer Names 101

Bazaar's A-Z cheat sheet to help you tackle Moschino, Hermes, Miu Miu and more. Plus, see round two.<p>Ever found yourself stuck for words when trying to pronounce some of the trickier names in the fashion lexicon? Us too. And, we figured, if we find it hard, then pity the poor woman who has a normal …

18 Bad Sleeping Habits To Break Now

From the editors of Cosmpolitan.com, correct these common sleeping mistakes for a better night's rest.<p>Even if you eat kale and exercise and somehow resist the office cupcakes, it won't matter much if you don't get a decent amount of sleep. Your body and mind desperately needs rest to function …