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The Only Move You Need for Instant Stress Relief

Calmness and clarity from one simple yoga pose? Yes, please!<p>Welcome to one of my favorite yoga poses! Legs-up-the-Wall is an amazing cure-all posture. It relieves stress, combats insomnia, soothes tired legs, and brings all-over relief to an overworked body and mind. Use this posture anytime you …

The New Safety App for Women

In the age of Snapchat, Angry Birds, and Candy Crush, why did no one think of this sooner?<p>It reads like a <i>Law & Order: SVU</i> episode, but it's true: A year ago, a friend of mine left her two roommates at a bar to walk the three blocks home to their apartment in a yuppie Boston neighborhood. She wanted …

Coming to Terms With Humanity's Inevitable Union With Machines

Our robot overlords are already here.<p>We’re just anthropomorphizing our technology in more subtle ways than we’d imagined in the past. We stigmatize …

11 Beauty Uses for Lemons

<b>Clarifying moisturizer:</b> Mix a few drops of coconut water with a few drops of lemon juice. The coconut will hydrate your skin, and lemon will clear and brighten it.<p><b>Elbow and knee bleacher:</b> "If your elbows and knees appear dark, simply rub them with half of a lemon," says Patrice Coleman, owner of …

6 Skincare Products That Work Double Duty

Many products today pack a dual-purpose punch. Find out which combos play nice and which just do battle.<p>Similar to real-life couples, some ingredient pairs in skin-care products are a perfect match—while others should really call it quits. "Multitasking products eliminate a few steps and can save …

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100 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Many of the books are 20th century classics or recent bestsellers — the oldest book on the list is Jane Austen's 1813 masterpiece "Pride and Prejudice." It also spans multiple genres, with adult fiction, nonfiction, children's, and young adult novels such as "The Hunger Games" and "Harry Potter" …

Books

The 10 Easiest Pasta Meals Ever

Make any of these tasty (and healthy!) pasta recipes in less than 30 minutes!

Cooking

21 Films to Look Forward to in 2014

World War II dramas, dystopian teen trilogies, time travel, Bible stories, and more<p>The coming year in cinema is shaping up to be strikingly symmetrical: As one major dystopian YA franchise arrives, another winds down. As one World War II drama kicks off the year, another caps it off. The first …

6 Secrets to Getting Up for a Morning Workout

<b>Get a blast of sunlight.</b> <br>When your eye senses light, it sets off a chain reaction in your brain that leaves you feeling alert and energized, according to the National Sleep Foundation. Soak up rays by standing near an open window, or position your bed so it faces east and natural light will wake …

The grooming boom: how high-maintenance grooming became the norm

Why do more and more women consider blow-dries, manicures, and eyebrow-threading an 'essential' part of their beauty regime - and what happened when our writer decided to forego her high-end regime for a week?<p>BY <b>Anna Magee</b> | 22 December 2013<p>As personal milestones go, my first blow-dry is up there …

Vintage Stencil Style in Photoshop

Last week we posted a tutorial showing how to create simple artwork in Illustrator and then in Photoshop we added a few effects to make it look old …

Tutorials

Guilt-Free Apple Pie - in a Mug

If your apple pie recipes are stale, try Candice Kumai's delicious apple dessert recipe<p><b>Americana Apple Mug Pie</b>Serves 4FWB Apples: The scent alone aids in cognitive function and memoryAs if steamy apples perfumed with cinnamon and nutmeg served hot-from-the-oven in cute little mugs weren’t fabulous …

Dessert

15 Great Songs You Probably Didn't Hear in 2013

From 15 of the best albums of the year<p><b>Year in and out,</b> we compile a list of tunes that flew under the radar, mostly from underrated or emerging artists. We call that list "The best songs you probably didn't hear this year." We do that in lieu of an obligatory and trite Top 10 Albums of the Year …

Music

40 Ways to Relax in 5 Minutes or Less

Because you can't always take a vacation when you need to de-stress<p><i>By Shana Lebowitz for Greatist</i><p>There are 364 new emails in the inbox, those new pants are covered in scalding coffee, and the next conference call starts in exactly five minutes. In other words, it’s the perfect time to relax. When …

Non-violence

The Symptoms of PMS

In the meantime, your ovaries ramp up estrogen production. The hormone signals the lining of your uterus to start building a suitable home for an embryo.<p><b>In the next two weeks</b><br>As the uterus builds up tissue and blood supply, your ovaries unleash the key pregnancy-supporting hormone progesterone. Your …

Wonder what men think about the way women dress? We shouldn't give a stuff

Contrary to what you might have been told, women don't dress to please men. Fashion is, at heart, all about ourselves and having some gosh-darned fun<p><b>I recently read an article online detailing what female fashion trends men hate. Could you provide the definitive list of man-repelling fashion trends?</b><p>…

The Best Playlist for a Long Run

Queue up these 15 songs and your run will be over before you know it<p>Aside from brunching over Bloody Marys, my other favorite thing about weekends is the fact that I get to go on a realllly long run. (Don’t worry, I go before brunch!) I live on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, right near Central …

Music

The Healthy Snack That Crushes Cravings

Nosh on this to help keep your appetite under control<p>When 3 p.m. rolls around, what can you reach for that won't derail your healthy diet? Almonds may help you feel full without packing on pounds, according to a new study published in the October issue of the <i>European Journal of Clinical …

Nutrition

The world's oddest jobs – in pictures

Nancy Rica Schiff is a professional photographer hunting down people working in the world's most unusual occupations, be it dog food tasters, armpit sniffers or dinosaur dusters

Using Good Design To Eliminate Medical Errors

A British research team studied life-threatening hospital errors and then designed devices to reduce them.<p>In the 1970s, an engineer named Jeffrey Cooper noticed how poorly much of the equipment used by anesthesiologists was designed. Turning a dial clockwise on some machines decreased anesthetic …

Commissioned Vintage Illustrations by Mads Berg

Vintage Style Illustrations.<p>Mads Berg is a Copenhagen, Denmark based illustrator. His style is characterized and influenced by good old vintage …

Bonfire Night 2013 recipes: toffee apple cake and parkin

Two delicious, slightly spiced cake recipes to get you into the Bonfire Night spirit<p><b>Bonfire toffee apple cake recipe</b><p>A sticky, squidgy traybake cake, with a topping that has the smokey flavour of treacle toffee – actually made with the rest of the bag of dark brown sugar that you’ll need for the …

128 Colorful Nice Things Icons For Free

<i>Hit the ground running with three different PNG sizes!</i><p><i>A preview of all of the icons in this set. (View larger preview)</i><p>Download The Icon Set For …

grain editThe Weekend Press

Our friends over at the recently launched Weekend Press have teamed up with some amazing designers to create a letterpress print set that pays …

Art Director Javier Pérez Turns Everyday Objects into Whimsical Illustrations | Colossal

<p>Ecuador-based illustrator and art director Javier Pérez has been posting a fun series of photo illustrations over on his Instagram account. The …

Ad Campaign Reveals Rampant Sexism Through Google Autocomplete

Google Autocomplete is a democratic function: The suggestions that pop up are the world’s most popular searches that include the words you’ve typed, which can offer a weird window into collective Internet psychology. “Dogs are” is autocompleted by “…people too,” “…awesome,” and “…family.” Cats, on …

Friday Fresh Free Fonts - Sabado, K22 Didoni, Reach Sans

Friday fresh free fonts is a series of free fonts posted every Friday, yes I know it's awesome. I will look forward to bring a lot of great fonts …

Chocolate and toasted-nut tart recipe

Nigel Slater's chocolate and toasted-nut tart, a treat of a pudding.<p>Serves 6<p>Rarely is the marriage of toasted nuts and chocolate demonstrated so well as in this shallow tart.<p><i>for the pastry</i><p>150g plain flour<p>90g butter, cut into small pieces<p>50g ground hazelnuts<p>1 egg yolk<p>1 tbsp caster sugar<p><i>for the</i> …