Rachel Trepanier

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9 Misconceptions About Sex, Debunked By Sexperts

There are a lot of misconceptions about sex out there. This is a result of a lot of different societal factors — like the fact that only 13 states in …

Sexual Health

Houseplants 101: How to Propagate Plants

As a garden designer who also loves making homemade gifts, I often propagate my houseplants. Giving away or swapping the plant babies is a rewarding …

Plants

This 2-Minute Facial Massage Technique Literally Changed the Shape of My Face

The best facial of my life involved no extractions. There were no lasers, no microdermabrasion machines, and no high-tech tools or showy face masks. …

Skin Care

Why most people will never be successful

“Success” isn’t just having lots of money. Many people with lots of money have horribly unhappy and radically imbalanced lives.<p>Success is …

Self-improvement

Cannoli Ice Cream

Can't find cannoli shells at your local grocery store? Crushed graham crackers or ice cream cones work great in a pinch!<p>Directions<p>In a large bowl …

Funnel Cake

A candy thermometer is CRUCIAL for this recipe. If the temperature is too low they'll be pale and oily, too high and they'll burn! Keeping the oil …

Sopapilla Cheesecake Pie

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat an oven to 350°F. Spray a 9x13 inch baking dish with PAM cooking spray.<p>Step 2<p>Beat the cream cheese with 1 cup of sugar …

Dessert

Butter Cake Just Got *Way* Better, Thanks to This Smarty-Pants Trick

My style of summer baking is simpler than at other times of the year. Unlike the holidays (when I break out rich and decadent dessert recipes) or autumn (when I crave time in the kitchen, turning to complicated yeasted breads), now is when I want easy but satisfying recipes. I want to be baking in …

The 3 Things from the Target Freezer Section Everyone Should Try at Least Once — Shopping

I never used to go to Target to buy ice cream, but I do now.As I walked by the freezer case one day, one of the company's Market Pantry ice creams …

"Find your passion" is bad advice, say Yale-NUS and Stanford psychologists

Your passion isn’t out there, waiting to be discovered. It’s not a mysterious force that will—when found—remove all obstacles from your path. In fact, psychologists argue in a new study that the pithy mantra “find your passion” may be a dangerous distraction.<p>In a study (pdf) by researchers from …

Psychology

Americans Are Having Fewer Babies. They Told Us Why.

Americans are having fewer babies. At first, researchers thought the declining fertility rate was because of the recession, but it kept falling even as the economy recovered. Now it has reached a record low for the second consecutive year.<p>Because the fertility rate subtly shapes many major issues …

Child Care

The Painkiller

Caribbean imbibing: Are there two words in the English language more perfect to string together?<p>All throughout the turquoise-hued paradise that lives …

14 Desserts You Can Make on a Grill

Our grill is typically used for burgers, steaks and chicken--maybe the occasional basket of veggies, if we’re feeling really adventurous. This …

A cookie maybe better than a 'smore and without the campfire

S'mores may conjure memories of warm nights and sleep-away camp, but it doesn't need to be summertime to capture the flavors of this treat; the combination of wheaty graham crackers, rich chocolate, and sweet, gooey toasted marshmallow is good any time of year.<p>We wanted to package s'mores into a …

Dessert

43 Recipes That'll Help You Stay Hydrated This Summer

Staying hydrated is always a challenge, but it gets harder in the summer as the weather gets warmer and we spend more time sweating in the sun. …

Healthy Eating

The 50 Best Free Things To Do in Every State This Summer

Don't let a tight budget be your excuse for staying home.<p>These fun attractions, exhibits, and festivals will leave your wallet unscathed.

7 Ways You Can Travel (Almost) for Free in 2018

Pack your bags!<p>If “travel more” is one of your New Year’s goals, but you never got around to checking off “win the lottery” from this year’s resolution list, there’s no need to freak out. Even if Instagram makes it seem like you need to be a millionaire to jet around, there are plenty of ways to …

Recipe: Blueberry Crumb Bars — Recipes from The Kitchn

Fruit pies are undeniably one of the stars of summer desserts. They're also a dessert I save for weekend baking, when I've got more time to make pie …

What Dermatologists Buy at Sephora: A Tell-All

When we asked makeup artists what their Sephora hauls look like, it was almost like getting to read their diaries. Okay, maybe not as intimate, but …

Italian-Style Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

"Fast and easy, but very rich and delicious. Pretty in a clear glass trifle dish or individual parfait glasses."<p>Ingredients<p>1 quart ripe strawberries, …

The 29 most rewatchable movies of all time

They are the movies that you stop everything to watch, can get sucked into even if it's halfway through, and know every single line of.<p>These are the best rewatchable movies.<p>From Steven Spielberg classics, like "Jaws" and "Raiders of the Lost Ark," to romantic comedies, such as "How to Lose a Guy in …

Movies

6 ways to prepare for a networking event when you’re a bit rusty

It really pays to go to major networking events — they can help you stay relevant and meet new people. But it can be difficult to get all your ducks …

You Can Get $3 Frappuccinos At Starbucks During Happy Hour This Week

A Starbucks Frappuccino pairs perfectly with a hot summer day. If you're anything like me, then your favorite frozen flavor has already worked its …

The science of hangry

Have you ever been grumpy, only to realize that you’re hungry?<p>Many people feel more irritable, annoyed, or negative when hungry—an experience colloquially called being “hangry.” The idea that hunger affects our feelings and behaviors is widespread—from advertisements to memes and merchandise. But …

Psychology

Could These Skincare Products Put an End to Period Breakouts?

Like clockwork, a few days before my period my skin rebels against me. I get blotchy and two to three inflamed pimples take up residence on my chin. …

These are the 20 best trips to take if you have work burnout

Burnout is a real problem for American workers. One of the solutions to help relieve some of your stress would be to take a vacation and yet people …

6 Reasons Why Your Photos Aren’t Razor Sharp

Picture this: you come home after a great day out photographing and you’re excited to look through all the beautiful images you’ve captured. However, …

How To Secretly Signal To Your Bartender That You Feel Unsafe On A Date, Just In Case

The scariest date I ever went on was actually at a Starbucks, not at a bar. It started off perfectly normal, but about halfway through my macchiato, …

These Unbelievable Hacks Will Keep Mosquitos Away For Good

Mosquitos certainly know how to ruin a pleasant summer evening. Avoid them this summer by using one of these unique (and very effective) …

If Your Partner Does These 8 "Awkward" Things Around You, It Means They're Actually All In

Some people make figuring out where they stand in the relationship a lot easier than others. If your partner isn't the direct and …