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Sleep Scientist Warns Against Walking Through Life 'In An Underslept State'

The National Sleep Foundation recommends an average of eight hours of sleep per night for adults, but sleep scientist Matthew Walker says that too many people are falling short of the mark.<p>"Human beings are the only species that deliberately deprive themselves of sleep for no apparent gain," Walker …

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31 Insanely Clever Products To Organize Your Whole Life

Your clutter will soon be under their control.

The 7 Easiest Ways Ever to Improve Your Diet

You won't even notice these changes—swear!<p>Of course you know that eating healthy is a lifelong goal—but that doesn't mean that it takes ages to make it happen. In fact, there are tons of quick, easy ways to be sure you're eating well that basically involve zero effort. Here are a few to get you …

HANCHOR Introduces Two Ultralight Backpacks: MARBLE Hiking Pack & CHERT Mountaineering Backpacks

Taiwanese outdoor packing and climbing company HANCHOR releases two new ultralight backpacks as<p>Taiwanese outdoor packing and climbing company HANCHOR …

Healthy Snacks That Won't Spoil Dinner (and That Your Kids Will Actually Eat)

Making healthy, balanced snacks that won't spoil dinner can be a challenge. These ideas are here to save the day.<p></head>It's a constant battle: How to make an afternoon snack that's easy and quick, healthy, filling, and appealing to your kiddos—all without spoiling dinner. Oreos dunked in milk are …

A Modern Guide to Eating and Drinking in London

Nowhere else do 200-year-old restaurants feel so buzzy, or avant-garde newcomers so classic. American expat Lauren Collins dines her way through the city, savoring the best of both worlds.<p><i>Nowhere else do 200-year-old restaurants feel so buzzy, or avant-garde newcomers so classic. American expat</i> …

From swans to pugs, people loved having their pets in portraits

LONDON —The bond between pets and their owners goes back a very long time.<p>As far back as the 16th century, Britain’s notables were opting to have …

10 Must-read Books for Spring

I've been reading a ton lately, which makes me happy since I remember what it was like to go through that awful "can't read" period. Despite a ridiculous schedule, I've carved out time to read every day and it's made me a little more sane.<p>I no longer feel the need to finish every book I start, so …

You Do Win Friends With Salad, Especially These 3 Showstoppers

Composed salads aren't old-fashioned: These of-the-moment recipes are proof.<p>It's no secret that our editor-in-chief loves a composed salad, and for good reason. They have everything you could want in a dish—snappy vegetables, juicy meat, bright dressings, and crunchy toppings. Each of these …

17 Super Simple Tips to Lose Weight for LIFE

Something tells us you won’t miss those extra pounds.<p><i>This article was written by Diana Kelly and provided by our partners at</i> Prevention.<p>Studies show that the simpler your diet, the easier it is to stick to over the long haul. Follow these steps to streamline your plan and shed unwanted pounds for …

Everything I Need to Know I Learned from The Sound of Music

“It's hard to believe that 50 years have gone by since that joyous film was released,” <b>Julie Andrews</b> said after **Lady Gaga’**s Oscars tribute to<i>The Sound of Music.</i> While fans hardly need a reason to celebrate the classic, they’re getting another: On April 19 and 22, <i>The Sound of Music</i> will screen at …

96 Year Old Writes A Heartbreaking Song To His Deceased Wife

In a world dominated by self-obsessed pop stars and endless talent shows, this is a story that will not only restore your faith in the goodness of …

Abandoned Doctor's House Photos Reveal The Past Lives Of A Mansion (PHOTOS)

When we come across photos of forgotten homes, they usually leave us totally stunned and full of questions. And we're clearly not the only ones who find these images captivating. We stumbled upon photographer Daniel Marbaix's Flickr site, chock full of eery pictures like these from an abandoned …