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These 12 Protein-Packed Bliss Balls Recipes Are Every Healthy Girl’s Dream

We’re not really sure where the term “bliss ball” came from, but we do know what it tends to mean: A blissfully flavored, guilt-free, uber yummy dessert that comes in the shape of a cute little ball. Whether you prefer vegan desserts or Paleo desserts (or both!), there’s probably a delicious bliss …

Dessert

For Lighter, Never-Dry Sponge Cake, Try This Alternative Flour

Why is this Passover sponge cake different from all others? The question echoes the traditional Seder night question—not actually about cake of course—asked by the youngest child present, in order to frame the holiday's celebration of freedom: "What makes this night different from the others?"<p>Well, …

Dessert

Does It Matter Which Wine You Use When Cooking?

Also what to do with the wine you don't cook with. Just kidding—you know what to do.<p>Drinking wine is easy. Cooking with it, not so much.<p>Will it affect the taste of your dish if you buy the cheap stuff? Can you swap white for red, or vice versa, if you happen to have just one handy? Can you use …

Cooking

Doing This 1 Activity Could Make You More Creative Every Day for the Rest of the Year

Spring cleaning de-clutters your space and your mind.<p>As another winter comes to an end, you might be thinking about (or procrastinating) sprucing up your home. But you might not want to stop--or start--there. Science has shown that a round of spring cleaning in your office space could help you be …

Creativity

Why you should always choose a wooden cutting board

<b>No other work surface compares when it comes to cleanliness, knife maintenance, and - let's be honest - attractiveness.</b><p>Ask a chef what their most …

For the Most Helpful Recipes, Unplug Your Internet

Once upon a time, there was no internet. If you wanted to check up on your friend, you had to write her a letter or call her on the phone or drop by her house. If you wanted to know about basically anything, you had to read a book—if you wanted to know how to cook something, you had to read a …

Books

You Probably Believe Some Learning Myths: Take Our Quiz To Find Out

This blog post has some pretty useful information. So print it out; get out your highlighter and take off the cap.<p>Ready? Now throw it away, because highlighters don't really help people learn.<p>We all want for our kids to have optimal learning experiences and, for ourselves, to stay competitive with …

Pedagogy

Your 9-point checklist for prepping a spring garden

Southern California gardens are mud-luscious this year, for the first time in years. But by mid-March — barring any more deluges — the ground should be dry enough and the temperatures warm enough to start planting the flowers, fruits and vegetables we've been craving during our chill, wet …

Gardening

7 Recipes That Prove Almond Flour Is the Best Thing in Your Pantry

If you’re experimenting with gluten- and grain-free substitutes for regular flour, the almond variety should be on your must-try list. Low in carbs, …

Food

Type 2 diabetes can be reversed in just four months, trial shows

Type 2 diabetes can be reversed in just four months by cutting calories, exercising and keeping glucose under control, a trial has shown.<p>Although the condition is considered to be chronic, requiring a lifetime of medication, Canadian researchers proved it was possible to restore insulin production …

Diabetes

Golden Rectangle Composition

For today’s composition lesson, we will discuss the Golden Rectangle.<p>The Golden Rectangle is based on the ‘Golden Ratio’, the idea that there is this …

The Only Acne Treatment You'll Ever Need, According to a DIY Expert

In our experience, it's better to be overcautious than overenthusiastic when considering at-home acne treatments to try—a swath of expert-disproved, …

Skin Care

My Messy-Style Nachos Recipe

Ingredients1 pound (450g) store-bought corn chips or 1 recipe homemade tortilla chips1 recipe cheese sauce1 recipe carnitas (you will not need the entire batch for the nachos)1 recipe refried beans1 recipe charred-tomatillo salsa verdePickled red onions, cilantro, pickled jalapeños, sliced …

37 Celebrity Fragrances That Actually Smell Good

Lights. Camera. Spray.

The myth of the young artistic genius is keeping us from pursuing our passions

A lot of us are experts at coming up with excuses not to pursue our creative interests. “Do you know how old I’ll be by the time I learn to play the piano?” we ask, imagining how foolish we’ll look stumbling over “Chopsticks.”<p>Well, we’ll be the same age if we don’t.<p>There is no such thing as a …

Creativity

10 Proven Ways To Grow Your Brain: Neurogenesis And Neuroplasticity

Scientists once thought the brain stopped developing after the first few years of life. But new research has shown that the brain can form new neural pathways and create neurons even in adulthood (Neuroplasticity and Neurogenesis).<p>Exercise for 30 minutes per day or meditation stimulates the …

The 8 Most-Pinned Cake Recipes on Pinterest

We see a delicious slow-cooker dessert in your future.<p>If you're looking for a recipe that's sure to be a hit with the masses, the best place to find it is on Pinterest, obviously. Pinners far and wide have excellent taste when it comes to dessert, which is why we've rounded up these most-pinned …

14 Rainbow Recipes to Chase on St. Paddy's Day

How to Build a Potato Tower or Other Easy Spud Planter

You might think that growing potatoes is the kind of thing you need a lot of time, attention, and garden space to undertake. But the opposite is actually true. All you really need is a container of some sort, a few seed potatoes, some compost and fertilizer, and regular watering. I’ve seen people …

Gardening