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9 Online Tools to Help You Write That Great American Novel

There’s a reason why your writer friend has gone MIA lately: November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Since we love a good creative challenge, we immediately jumped at the opportunity to show off our literary skills… until writer’s block and online distractions (we’re looking at you, …

Creative Writing

30 Must-Try Vegan Recipes That are Making People Drool All Over Their Laptops and Phones - One Green Planet

Stop whatever you’re doing and pay attention, because it’s time to look at food. Not just any food, but some of the best food that you will ever …

New Orleans

19 Beautiful Bookstores You Need To Visit In America

Bookshop road trip, anyone?

The Best Holiday Makeup Palettes of 2017

When in doubt, gift a palette. Multiple colors, sometimes multiple products, all housed in one eye-catching, easily stash-able case, they're the ideal present for any makeup-obsessed person on your list (or, they can also be a nice gateway item for a makeup novice trying to learn more about how to …

Makeup

Here’s The Scoop On Every Single Deal In Ulta Beauty's Biggest Sale

Think of it as a holiday for beauty devotees: For three weeks starting September 4, Ulta Beauty is giving us major discounts on the most wanted …

Makeup

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. …

Project Management

Recipe: No-Bake Peanut Butter Protein Cookies

No-Bake Peanut Butter Protein Cookies<p>Makes 18 cookies<p>1/2 cup creamy peanut butter<p>1 small, very ripe banana, mashed (about 1/3 cup) <br>1/3 cup maple …

Dessert

Easy Teriyaki-Glazed Salmon, Cucumber, and Avocado Rice Bowls Recipe

Having a batch of teriyaki sauce in your fridge at all times (it lasts forever) allows you to pull together a dinner like this rice bowl with teriyaki-glazed salmon and avocado in the amount of time it takes to steam a pot of rice. Once you have the rice on, all you've got to do is sear the salmon, …

Seafood

The 1,000 Calorie Workout - Sketchy Sloth | The one and only portal for Sloths

Burning 1000 calories in a single bout definitely falls into the “epic” workout category and with this workout that is exactly what we were striving …

41 Starbucks Secret Menu Items and How to Order Them

Pinterest<p>After years of serving as your source for all things Starbucks, we believe we've racked up enough street cred to finally reveal our curated list of the best drinks on the Starbucks Secret Menu. From Butterbeer Lattes, to Fruity Pebbles Frappuccinos—once you try one (or all) of these …

17 of the Most Delicious Vegan Recipes We Know

If you've been a lifelong omnivore, going vegan is no easy feat. But if you find yourself deciding that a vegan way of eating is for you, you're …

Food

#Recipe : Chicken and Potatoes with Garlic Parmesan Cream Sauce

Recipes<p><b>INGREDIENTS:</b><p>6 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs<br>1 tablespoon Italian seasoning<br>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste<br>3 tablespoons …

20 Reasons Why We'll Never Tire of Salmon

If you want to dip your toe into the waters of cooking fish at home, but have been wary of doing so thus far, consider salmon to be your gateway …

Seafood

6 High-Protein Dinners Easier to Make Than Chicken

Break out of your chicken rut with these six nutritious and protein-packed recipes

Food

13 Pesto Recipes for All Your Spring Herbs

Next year, you’ll plan ahead and finally build that tiny herb garden in your apartment that will last all winter. For now, take solace in the fact that the world has finally come out of hibernation and everyone’s defrosted. ‘Tis the season to find herbs like basil and lavender at your local …

Healthy Eating

Over the Top Flourless Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Flourless desserts . The most popular kids on the block these days as far as treats go.<p>Of course this is nothing new. Gluten free flourless baking has been taking over our generation for quite awhile now but I wouldn't be myself if I wasn't late to the popular party.<p>Another little quirk about me: I …

Dessert

15 Layered Smoothie Recipes for a Beautiful Morning

Mornings (Mondays in particular) are a battle for *most* of the human population. You’ve tried getting on top of your game with make-ahead breakfast recipes, but hey, life happens, and sometimes you just want to keep it simple. You know there are benefits to drinking coffee, but you need something …

Breakfast

9 Nutritionist-Approved Ways to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Because the heart wants chocolate.<p>Shutterstock<p>If you’ve got a mean sweet tooth, you know the struggle of trying to eat a balanced diet and wanting <i>all</i> the ice cream, all the time.<p>While we’re all trying to cut down on processed foods and added sugar, constantly denying yourself a sugar fix is a …

April Showers Bring May Flowers—and This Elderflower Cocktail Recipe

April showers got you down? Kick off your rain boots and pour yourself a springtime cocktail, like the herbaceous Coupe de Blonde from La Table, the …

Liqueurs

Low-Carb Zucchini Noodle Recipes That Also Happen to Be Gluten-Free

Oh the Things We'll Make!<p>Paleo Pho with Zucchini Noodles<p>Pho is a Vietnamese soup loaded with aromatic spices and rare beef, but it's usually a total …

21 Books That Changed Science Fiction And Fantasy Forever

Speculative fiction is the literature of change and discovery. But every now and then, a book comes along that changes the rules of science fiction …

Science Fiction

King Prawn Masala

Forget reaching for the the takeaway menus, because this home made curry is equally tasty and a lot healthier than most of the curry house …

24 Easy Paleo Dinners That Will Please Everyone

Over the years, the Paleolithic Diet (a.k.a. the Paleo Diet, Stone Age Diet, the Primal Blueprint, Caveman—aliases go on) has gotten a slightly …

Cooking

The best shampoo under $5: Beauty Choice Awards reveal top hair, makeup products

<i>NewBeauty Magazine is out with its annual Beauty Choice Awards, featuring the very best in hair, makeup and skin care products — slotted in categories ranging from Damage Defenders to Luxury Beauty.</i><p><i>The publication's editor at large, Sarah Eggenberger, joined TODAY Monday morning to share some of</i> …

Skin Care

19 Healthy 30-Minute Salmon Recipes

If you’ve wanted to cook more seafood but aren’t sure where to start, salmon is a great gateway fish. It’s extremely versatile, whether you’re looking for a simple sheet pan dinner or something a little more adventurous like curry. Even more incentive is the fact that salmon is rich in the fatty …

Seafood

Science Says Eat More Avocados, So Here's a Delicious Recipe for Salmon with Avocado Crema

As if we needed another reason to love the little green superfood avocado, recent studies have found that in addition to decreasing the risk of heart …

Seafood

30 *Insane* Grilled Cheese Recipes to Keep You Cheesing All Month

As if you needed a reason to indulge in a grilled cheese sandwich (or two), April is National Grilled Cheese Month. Whether you’re looking for a traditional savory grilled cheese, a sugary Nutella filled option or a mix of the two (think: raisin bread grilled cheese with Red Leicester), you’ll find …

Cooking

14 French Toast Roll-Ups for Your Lazy Sunday Morning

Weekends are the perfect opportunity to sleep in a *little* later than normal, and spend some extra time making a leisurely breakfast. Healthy breakfast bowls are a great weekday option, but French toast is a go-to for when you’re craving something a little more… <i>naughty</i>. You already love it …

Breakfast