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How Mindfulness Affects Your Blood Sugar

It's good news when managing our health is in our hands.<p>You've been told a meditation practice can help you better manage the stress in your life, but did you know it might help you manage your blood sugar levels, too?<p>A new Brown University study published in the American Journal of Health Behavior …

Zika Virus Linked to Temporary Paralysis, New Study Suggests – What You Need to Know

New research has led to evidence that the Zika virus can cause Guillain-Barré syndrome, a severe neurological disorder that causes temporary …

11 Organizing Tips We Learned In 2014

Is "getting organized" your New Year's resolution? For inspiration, we've rounded up our 11 favorite organizing tips of the year.<p><i>Simon Watson</i><p><b>1. Get a dual-level coffee table.</b> It doubles your display area, meaning you'll spend less time swapping out decor and have two times the room for storage, all …

Personal Organizing

Gorgeous Oil Paintings of Women Submerged in Water by Erika Craig

Artist Erika Craig captures the multi-faceted beauty beneath the surface of water in her series of gorgeous oil paintings. The works revolve around submerged female characters whose reflections are distorted by the constantly-moving liquid. Abstract shapes and meandering colors intertwine with the …

39 Commonly Misused Words and How to Use Them Correctly

Where the mechanics of writing are concerned, I’m far from perfect. One example: I always struggle with <i>who</i> and <i>whom.</i> (Sometimes I’ll even rewrite a …

11 Cool Ceilings

Don't forget to look up.<p>They say it's the fifth wall, so next time you're thinking about picking out a new color or hanging art, don't forget to look up.

15 Secrets Every Home Cook Should Know

When it comes to prepping a well-made meal, safety and flavor take equal billing for professional chefs.<p>There's an expression used to define what goes on behind-the-scenes in a restaurant kitchen: "choreographed chaos." An efficient kitchen staff operates quickly, quietly, and keeps up with the …

Onions

Face Washing 101: 6 Things to Avoid

Avoiding these common face-washing blunders will help you get better skin.<p><b>1. Overdoing it</b><p>Too much washing can age your skin. Do it no more than twice daily, though an extra wash pre- or post-workout is okay.<p><b>2. Using a harsh cleanser</b><p>Consider swapping out soap — which can strip your skin of its …

The 10 Best Cities To Visit This Year

Lonely Planet has revealed its top towns to visit in 2015. Some of them might surprise you<p>Lonely Planet has revealed its top towns to visit in 2015. Some of them might surprise you… <i>Via HarpersBazaar.co.uk</i>

11 Easy Tips For Creating A Calm and Peaceful Home

Simple solutions to transform your home into a relaxing retreat.<p>How do you feel when you walk into your home? Happy? Calm? Overwhelmed by your 'to do' list? In today's hectic world, stress is always present, but your home shouldn't contribute to it. "Your home either nurtures and supports you or it …

Dining Rooms

Infographic Visualizes Which Countries are the World's Happiest

Which country is the happiest in the world? To find the answer, you simply need to look at this infographic published by MoveHub.com, a resource for people who want to live abroad. They visualized the data of Happy Planet Index (HPI), which shows to what extent 151 countries across the globe …

10 Vacations To Take With Your BFF

BAZAAR's edit of the best places to go with your girlfriends.<p><i>BAZAAR</i>'s edit of the best places to go with your girlfriends.<p>Courtesy

The Key Factor That Helps Women Maintain Weight Loss

This separates the people who keep up their healthy habits from those who don't.<p>Shedding weight isn’t usually viewed as a team effort. But a new study makes a strong case for sharing your ups and downs with fellow dieters who’ve been there and understand the battle: Researchers writing in the</i> …

9 Things No One Ever Tells You About Conditioner

This is going to save your hair, big time.<p><i>This article was written by Samantha Freeman and repurposed with permission from Beauty High.</i><p>Conditioners have always been one of those tricky hair products to master—like does using it daily actually help or hurt your hair? And though it really depends on …

Hair Care

The Best Beaches in The World

40 reasons to start planning your winter getaway ASAP.<p>Whether you're looking for a quick weekend getaway, the ultimate surf or are planning the trip of a lifetime, a beach vacation is always a good idea. To get you inspired, here are some of the world's most beautiful beaches from South Beach to …

Is Human Intelligence Rising With Each Generation?

Millennials tend to get a bad rap from older generations for being entitled, self-absorbed and unfocused. They are not the first young generation to be maligned by an older one, a tradition that doesn't have much basis in reality. In fact, research consistently shows that human intelligence scores …

What to Do When You Can’t Freaking Sleep

It's 2 a.m. Do you know where your shuteye is?<p>You’re probably all too familiar with the easy ways to fall asleep naturally. (Make your bed a giant oasis of fluffy delight that looks like it could be featured in an Anthropologie ad, spray your feather pillow with relaxing lavender mist that you …

10 Ways to Make Girl On Top Even Hotter

Saddle up for a very good time.<p>If we had to crown the MVP (most valuable position) of sex, it'd be girl on top. You may have a different opinion, but this move puts you in the driver's seat and lets you take control of your orgasm. So what if we told you there was a way—10 in fact!—to intensify …

6 Ways to Make Your Bedroom the Sexiest Place Ever

None of which involve installing a sex dungeon or painting your walls red.<p>Setting the mood for sex is important. Anyone who's briefly considered getting busy while on vacation at a dirty/smelly/not-so-clean hotel (ha, no, thank you) can vouch for that. And while you might not think about your …

Indiana University

8 Mistakes That Are Slowing Your Weight Loss

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Weight Loss

What Happens to Your Body When You Stop Working Out?

Read this if you've taken a fitness hiatus.<p>Even when you have the best of intentions, life sometimes gets in the way of a fitness routine. And whatever the reason behind it, the absence of workouts will cause your body to lose some of the progress it had made. Here’s how an exercise hiatus impacts …

Muscle

Forensic Entomologists Hunt Down Insects to Help Catch Criminals

New Smartphone Battery Goes From Dead To 70 Percent Charged In 2 Minutes, Scientists Say

A team of scientists say they've figured out a way to supercharge the lithium-ion batteries traditionally found in smartphones and tablets. And all it takes is adding a readily available substance usually found in sunscreen.<p>The new-fangled battery, developed by researchers at Nanyang Technological …

3 Moves That Are Secretly Amazing for Your Abs

Bored with planks and all crunched out? Try these little known core exercises<p>When it comes to sculpting strong, tight abs, there's a lot more you can do other than planks, sit-ups, and crunches. Personal trainer Rachel Cosgrove, the genius creator of the <i>Women's Health</i> Spartacus 4.0 Workout in the</i> …

Workouts

7 Crazy-Hot Sex Positions You Need to Try ASAP

What are you waiting for?!<p><i>This article was written by Nicole Weaver and repurposed with permission from YourTango.</i><p>Many couples have trouble getting the same amount of pleasure during sex. For a lot of women, penetration alone doesn't stimulate the clitoris and other erogenous zones enough. Plus, …

Dining Rooms

The 18 Chicest Coffee Shops in New York City

Get your daily caffeine fix in style...<p>Getting your java fix isn't just a way to stay awake around the dreaded 3pm work slump, it's a ritual that people take seriously...very seriously. Don't be annoyed by the Starbucks on every corner, there are loads of cafes that are worth you time- warm, cozy …

Top 5 Deadliest Diseases

Disease

Presentation Tools That Go Beyond “Next Slide Please”

Data visualization luminary and Yale professor Edward Tufte famously suggested that PowerPoint would have been a presentation medium well-suited to a communist dictator. The program’s linear nature, its tendency to discourage interactivity, its inability to easily share the information it contains, …

10 Ridiculously Easy Ways to Cut Calories and Lose Weight

Get ready to drop a jean size!<p><i>This article was written by Linda Melone, C.S.C.S, and provided by our partners at</i> Prevention.<p>How would you like to cut about 500 calories from your daily diet without even realizing it? That’s right—you won’t even know you’re eating less, and you won’t feel hungry. …

Low Fat