Reina Bessette

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How To Keep Mosquitoes Out Of Your Yard | Men's Health

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported nearly 4,000 confirmed cases of Dengue Fever in the country between 1995 and 2005, plus 2,060 confirmed cases in 2015 of West Nile Virus—the leading cause of arboviral encephalitis, an inflammation of the brain.<p>On top of that, the CDC reports …

50 Short Corny Jokes That Will Make You Laugh Out Loud

1. What did the traffic light say to the car?<p>Don’t look! I’m about to change.<p>2. Why was the little strawberry crying?<p>His mom was in a jam.<p>3. What do …

Stop Seeking Happiness– Why We Need to Focus on Resilience Instead

We do what we <i>think</i> will make us blissful but so many of us are unhappier than ever before. The code to unlocking happiness and success isn’t the …

Los Angeles County

The secret to happiness (cont.)

Lately I’ve been a sucker for How To Live a Happy Life essays, not out of self-help desperation, but just because we all need pointers and tips and booster-shots and upgrades. Like, the happy-life experts will tell you that you should not just sit on the couch and watch baseball, but should do …

Happiness

8 Essential Pieces for Your Capsule Wardrobe

When I was in high school, I was all about clothes. I mean, I simply couldn't get enough of different shapes, colors, and textures. Buying new …

Easiest Medicinal Herbs to Grow - Gardening

Over the past 20 years or so, more people have become aware of herbs’ ability to increase our health and well-being. Unfortunately, with this growth, …

Gardening

Frodo, Bilbo, Kullervo: Tolkien's Finnish Adventure

In 1913, the 21-year-old Ronald Tolkien should have been studying for his exams. He was halfway through his Classics degree — the subject all the best students did at Oxford in those days. Getting admitted to Oxford on a scholarship was a great opportunity for young Ronald, an orphan who had always …

Literature

The best bourbon on the market right now

The experts over at FindTheBest determined the best bottles of bourbon that money can buy. They looked at recent expert scores and spirits-competition judgings to come up with their Smart Rating scale. We used price to break ties, with a cheaper bottle ranking higher than a more expensive one.<p>A …

Find Out What Unicorn Tears Taste Like With This New Liqueur

It's a fairytale in a bottle.<p>If you're a big fan of fantasy and fairytales, you need to get down with the newest magical potion on the market.<p>Called <b>Unicorn Tears Gin Liqueur</b>, this silver-flaked concoction is really ... something. And its makers want you to know that "Many, many unicorns were harmed …

Liqueurs

10 DIY Bathroom Upgrades to Impress

Most home owners opt for a minimalist but functional bathroom decor style. That’s natural considering many of those bathrooms are rather small and …

Wall Art

22 absurd camping supplies no one will ever need

There's nothing better than spending a few days in the wilderness. Except for the fact that there's no WiFi, television, kitchen, quesadillas, …

Here are the favorite illegal drugs used by history’s greatest geniuses

If you grew up in the ’80s and ’90s, you were always told repeatedly that “winners don’t use drugs.” Except, of course, some of history’s most …

Here’s how long your food will really last after passing its expiration date

How many times did you throw away expired food away thinking it was still good for consumption? Well, it turns out you may have been right. If stored …

The Giving Tree with CD Hardcover – March 30, 2004

<b>The Giving Tree turns fifty! To celebrate the anniversary of this classic favorite by Shel Silverstein, this edition features a beautiful metallic</b> …

One weird cocktail has spread to menus worldwide. Because it works.

Every time I see the Trinidad Sour creep onto a cocktail menu, I think of a song about the Chelsea Hotel. A locus for countless musicians, artists and writers over the decades, the hotel is an icon of New York weird, and in Alejandro Escovedo’s “Chelsea Hotel ’78,” the chorus consists of Escovedo …

Time I

Thai Sweet Potato and Carrot Soup

I know you totally saw this coming. As if I could go longer than three weeks without posting a Thai recipe, right?<p>I suppose this doesn’t really count …

The magic of cinema unlocked one man’s coma-bound world

An Alfred Hitchcock film helped to prove one patient had been conscious while in a coma-like state for 16 years. The discovery shows that neuroscience may still have lots to learn from the ancient art of storytelling, says Tom Stafford.<p>If brain injury steals your consciousness then you are in a …

The Brain

The Pope Shows Congress How to Do Politics

In listening to the pope's address to Congress, I was initially most interested to hear what he would say about capitalism. Would he remind the U.S. …

4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

10 Cozy Ways to Make Your Home Smell Like Fall

It's just not autumn without pumpkin spice, cinnamon, and apple scents.<p>It's just not autumn without pumpkin spice, cinnamon, and apple scents.

Slow Cookers

Want To Forage In Your City? There's A Map For That

If you really love your peaches and want to shake a tree, there's a map to help you find one. That goes for veggies, nuts, berries and hundreds of other edible plant species, too.<p>Avid foragers Caleb Philips and Ethan Welty launched an interactive map last month that identifies more than a …

New Neuroscience Reveals 4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.Actually, don’t trust …

Self-improvement

How This City Went 100 Percent Green In Energy Usage

Aspen, Colorado joins the clean energy ranks of Greensburg, Kansas and Burlington, Vermont.<p>Aspen, Colorado is best known for its ritzy ski slopes, but it also just became the third American city to run fully on renewable energy.<p>The city joins the ranks of Greensburg, Kansas and Burlington, Vermont, …

Renewable Energy

4 Scientifically Proven Ways to Have a Happier Morning

In the past, I would have never described myself as a "morning person." In fact, I used to hate mornings. I would often begin the day by hitting the snooze button on my cell phone alarm. When I would finally wake up, it was usually a race to get out the door. I would rush to shower, do my hair and …

Why Isis fights

For more than a century, Dabiq was one of northern Syria’s forsaken villages, a speck on a vast agricultural plain between the Turkish border and the deserts of Iraq, which hardly seemed likely to shape the fate of nations. A weathered sign at its entrance said 4,000 people lived there, most of …

Middle East

The Undeniable Benefits of Being Weird

All my life I’ve heard the same refrain, “Why can’t you be… Normal?” But, everything in life has its risks including (and especially) being ‘Normal.’ …

Pop Culture

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