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Vermont will pay you up to $10,000 to move there

<b>(CNN) —</b> Do you dream of lush landscapes, beautiful fall foliage, maple syrup on tap and ski trails on your doorstep?<p>If the answer's yes, fantasize no longer: Vermont's government has pledged to pay some lucky American citizens up to $10,000 to up sticks to the stunning Green Mountain State.<p>The only …

Remote Working

Why Your Dog Freaks Out During Thunderstorms—And What to Do

With summer around the corner, we looked into what causes storm anxiety, and how to soothe our canines.<p>Summer weather is just around the corner—and with it thunderstorms that may freak out your dog. We looked into what causes this anxiety, and how to soothe their rainy-day feelings.<p>Signs of …

Pets

A Guide to Smart Gardening

Who needs a green thumb when you have gadgets?<p>As spring rapidly approaches in the northern hemisphere, our thoughts return to the garden—and how to …

Here's What Fruits And Vegetables Looked Like Before We Domesticated Them

The original genetic modification.<p>Next time you bite into a slice of watermelon or a cob of corn, consider this: these familiar fruits and veggies …

Forestry

Route 66 – New Mexico to Arizona: Where to eat, what to see and what to do

<b>One of the things you will notice when you’re driving Route 66 is how much the landscape changes.</b><p>The urban and green setting of the east will …

How to Avoid Products That Pollute The Indoor Air in Your Home

It can be a serious problem.<p>Tackling a home improvement project? Your next remodel may pretty up your home, but it could befoul the air you …

The Best Dog Harness

Attaching your dog’s leash to a harness instead of to its collar keeps your pet safer on walks and gives you more control if it decides to dash off. …

Pets

Justine Marjan's 7 Tips For Pulling Off the Hairstyle of the Moment

From the red carpet to your Instagram feed, half-updos are more popular than ever. The nostalgic hairstyle, which you might recall wearing to school as a tween, is having a glamorous resurgence. Recent fans include Beyoncé, Zendaya, Bella Hadid, and Khloé Kardashian, who has definitely made the …

Hair

There’s a real job opportunity to be a professional—as in paid—tourist in Cancun

With the temperatures dropping by the day, you might be jonesing for some healthy, beachy travel—and an almost too-good-to-be-true opportunity could …

Kick Carbs to the Curb With These Snacks

Going low carb can help many people shed a few pounds if done right. Try it yourself with these low-carb snacks; easy to make, many of these are also high in good-for-you nutrients like antioxidants, protein, and fiber.

Healthy Eating

If You Don't Have a TRX, This Will Make You Want One ASAP

TRX stands for total body resistance exercise, but that doesn't mean a thing unless you've tried it for yourself. The instability and suspension aspect of this type of exercise makes it different from anything you've ever tried. And once you try these moves, you'll never want to strength train …

Fitness

1 Workout to Bring Your A-Game: No-Equipment Arms and Abs

You can tone your abs and arms without weights. So jump on the bodyweight-workout train with this quick fitness sesh devoted to strengthening your core and carving sculpted shoulders. It's part of our 2-Week Tone-Up Plan, a fitness intensive with strength training and cardio workouts you can do at …

Workouts

9 Things That Have Actually Helped Relieve My Dog's Allergies

All dogs are the best dogs, but an itch-free dog is even better.<p><b>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.</b><p><i>NomNomNow was provided to BuzzFeed free of charge but we were not obligated to positively review it.</i>

Inside Thailand’s new adults-only island retreat

BROOK SABIN<p>It’s an untouched island paradise: Kiwis Brook Sabin and Radha Engling explore a new adults-only glamping retreat in Thailand.<p>Forget …

Travel

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

<b>You’ll Need:</b><p>1 stick of unsalted butter.<br>1 ¼ cups of semi sweet chocolate chips.<br>1 cup of all purpose flour.<br>1 ½ tsps of baking powder.<br>¼ tsp of salt.<br>1 …

7 Toi Et Moi Rings to Add to Your Investment Jewelry Collection

There are a lot of opinions about what pieces of fine jewelry you should invest in when starting your collection, and, frankly, the advice can get …

These are the happiest cities in the US

When it comes to feeling happy, your home state may be key to your state of mind.<p>Next to genetics, geography is the biggest determinant of bliss, says Dan Buettner, author of the new National Geographic book, "The Blue Zones of Happiness" and the accompanying November cover story of National …

9 gorgeous US islands to visit—other than Hawaii

Hawaii may be the most famous island in America, but there are actually <i>a lot</i> of picturesque offshore destinations to visit—that don’t require a …

Should You Buy Paraben-Free Beauty Products? We Investigated So You Don't Have To

This article originally appeared on Real Simple. For more stories like this, visit realsimple.com.<p>Parabens have been widely used in products to …

The Perfect Nike Sneakers For You Based on Your Zodiac Sign

Don't know which sneakers to buy next? It might be time to refer to astrology for some guidance. We matched up the best kicks that work with the personality traits of your zodiac sign. Whether you're a focused Scorpio, a creative Pisces, or something in between, we've got shoes you're bound to …

6 Ways to Tone Your Derriére With Dumbbells

Exercises that target your backside not only add shape and lift in your jeans and leggings, but they can also make you a stronger, faster runner. To work the glutes a little more, we suggest you grab a set of dumbbells. Look good and run faster with these effective tush-toning moves.

Workouts

19 Workouts to Help You Become Your Strongest Self

Don't waste time! Make your strength-training workouts more effective by keeping your body guessing by trying new things. Changing up your routine by working your muscles in different ways will make the body stronger and more sculpted and will also help prevent a fitness or weight-loss plateau.<p>If …

Workouts

This slim charger can power 4 portable devices at once

We can all appreciate having a charger to power up our devices when we're on the move. Measuring in at less than 3/4 of an inch thick, the Just …

12 Parenting Hacks to Make Life With Twins a Piece of Cake

If you're a parent of twins, you've probably asked yourself "Why don't I have eight hands?" more than a few times. There are plenty of parenting hacks out there — for newborns, for birthday parties, for making lunches — but because parenting twins is in a league of its own, it requires a bit more …

Pregnancy

We Worked Out with Jennifer Lopez's Trainer David Kirsch — And You Can Try Her Go-To Routine at Home

<b>What It Is:</b> A 32-minute express workout with celebrity trainer David Kirsch<p><b>Who Tried It:</b> Grace Gavilanes, PEOPLE.com associate editor<p><b>Level of</b> …

Incinerate Fat and Build Muscle With This Kickass Printable Workout

Add some dumbbells to your fitness routine and build some metabolism-boosting muscle while toning your entire body. We leave no muscle untouched with this workout, so grab a set of dumbbells between five and 25 pounds. Better yet, grab two sets — so you can challenge yourself on a few of the moves …

Workouts

The Only 5 Butt Exercises You Need to Do

Your tight pants are impatient. They want to look good right now and don't want to waste time in the gym making it happen. So we've rounded up the top five most effective exercises, just for your butt. They're all you need.

Workouts

5 Reasons You're Bombing Your Phone Interviews

After actually submitting a job application, a phone screen is the first step in landing your dream job. Even though it's a short and simple process, it can be extremely nerve wracking. After screening hundreds of candidates for POPSUGAR, I've gained plenty of insight into what makes a successful …

Employment

25+ Slow-Cooker Pasta Recipes That Define Easy Comfort Food

We've found over 25 recipes to combine our love of pasta with the ease of the slow cooker — including mac and cheese and lasagna! With this many options, it's going to be hard to choose which recipe to make first.

Cooking

21 Body Language Signs That Mean He's Into You

Figure him out before he opens his mouth.<p>Like women, men don't always say exactly what they're feeling precisely when they feel it. But guys don't have to say much to show you what they're thinking.<p>That's because unconscious body language signals can be extremely telling, says Patti Wood, a body …