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15 Books You’ll Wish You Read Sooner

A great read can be transformative—and may even change the way you think about your life. These books, chosen by <i>RS</i> staffers, are so powerful, you’ll …

Books

27 Podcasts You Need To Start Listening To In 2018

Tired of listening to the same old podcasts? Here's some fresh ones that deserve your time.<p>We asked the BuzzFeed Community and BuzzFeed staff to tell us about underrated podcasts they absolutely love. We received thousands and thousands of submissions this year. (Thank you if you sent one in.) Here …

Self-improvement

Here's Exactly Why Quartz Countertops Are Winning Right Now

In the war of kitchen materials, quartz countertops have risen up through the ranks, and are now the most popular option out there — beating out …

Home Improvement

Lift Weights, Eat More Protein, Especially if You’re Over 40

People who would like to become physically stronger should start with weight training and add protein to their diets, according to a comprehensive scientific review of research.<p>The review finds that eating more protein, well past the amounts currently recommended, can significantly augment the …

Nutrition

Before and After: A Perfectly Fine Kitchen Is Now Perfect

What's the solution to two competing patterns of speckled stone in a kitchen? Sometimes the answer is a third, completely different material....<p>Argh, …

Luxury Lifestyle

15 Comforting Keto Recipes to Keep You Warm All Winter Long

Wintertime can make it hard to stick with any diet — sometimes all you want is a big bowl of your favorite comfort food. Fortunately, with the high-protein, low-carb ketogenic diet, there are many options to fill that void that happen to still be healthy. Here are 15 options, including soups, …

Cooking

This Might Be IKEA's Most Versatile Organizing System

IKEA's Algot collection is a closet system, a modular, budget-friendly alternative to something like the Container Store's Elfa. But like a lot of …

6 Exercises That’ll Seriously Improve Your Posture

<i>This article originally appeared on DailyBurn.com.</i><p>One thing most gym-goers probably don’t focus on enough: body alignment outside the studio walls. …

8 Promises To Make Yourself For 2018 To Bring Positive Vibes Your Way

I know we are all tired of hearing that "new year, new you" stuff when New Year's Eve can be seen not too far off in the distance. The concept is a …

A Beginner's Guide to Going Vegan and Living Your Best Plant-Based Life

Once associated almost exclusively with granola-crunching hippies, the vegan diet isn’t nearly as fringe as it was, say, 30 years ago (Beyonce’s …

This 60-Second Breathing Technique Beats Stress, Improves Health and Might Even Cure Your Insomnia

It's based on ancient yoga practice but it can lower your blood pressure today.<p>You know that getting a good night's sleep is vitally important for your mental and physical health, mood, and even your brain function. But what if you just can't fall asleep? We all have trouble sleeping at times in …

Bill Gates reveals his 5 favorite books of 2017

Bill Gates reads about 50 books a year, but only a few make his annual list of favorites.<p>For several years, the Microsoft founder has chosen five titles he enjoyed over the past year and published reviews of them on his Gates Notes blog.<p>Here are his recommendations from 2017.

Books

Food, Design & Art: The Ultimate Vancouver Itinerary for a Long Lunch

Snap a pic at Vancouver’s iconic steam whistle clock. (Photo: Grady Mitchell)<p>Surrounded by the clear waters of False Creek and English Bay and ringed …

Travel

No-sugar diet: 8 tips and health benefits

The average adult eats much more sugar than necessary, so reducing added sugar intake is a good idea for most people. Some people take it a step …

Diabetes

Tip: Two Drills to Correct Forward Head Posture

It can wreck your training... and it makes you look weird. Try these simple drills to fix FHP.<p>It used to be called "scholar's neck" or "reading …

Pain

The One Thing That Finally Helped Me Stop Overeating After Decades of Yo-Yo Dieting

Let’s just say zen would not be the first word I’d use to describe myself. I fall more into the high-strung, nervous-about-everything camp. So …

A former Navy SEAL commander says you can transform your life with 5 simple choices in the next 24 hours

As commander of US Navy SEAL Team 3's "Task Unit Bruiser," the most highly decorated special-operations unit of the Iraq War, Jocko Willink learned what it takes to lead people in incredibly dangerous and complex situations.<p>The mantra that Willink instilled into his men was "Discipline Equals …

Fitness

10 Foods Diabetics Should Eat Daily

Making healthy food choices to control blood sugar is key for those with type 2 diabetes, but what if there were foods that not only kept diabetes …

Nutrition

How to break carb cravings, once and for all

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you're like many people I know, the thought of giving up pasta and bread in an effort to shed a few pounds (or more) might seem like an unfair punishment -- perhaps even a tease, especially when those foods seem to be on everyone else's plates.<p>The truth is, despite the popularity of …

Nutrition

54 Life-Changing Books That Gave People Comfort In Hard Times

"It gave me an escape from my reality and helped me realize that I'm not the only one that feels this way."<p><i>As a reminder: always consult with your doctor about your personal health and wellness. BuzzFeed posts are for informational purposes only and are no substitute for medical diagnosis,</i> …

Books

Technology opens new world for brothers with dyslexia

<b>(CNN) —</b> Stacey Harvey was driving with her young son Cole in the back seat on an afternoon just like any other. The two were having a casual conversation when Cole suddenly asked, "What if I never learn how to read?"<p>"He was really fearful, thinking he might not ever read," Stacey recalled. That's …

Education Technology

Jane Austen’s 6 novels defy rankings. Here’s what each one does best.

Whenever Jane Austen comes up, her fans immediately feel the impulse to start ranking her novels and arguing over which one is best. It’s a reasonable inclination: There are only six completed Austenbooks, so you can get comprehensive easily, and arguing over rankings is always fun.<p>The downside is …

11 Modern Ceiling Fans That Are Actually Attractive

Have you ever tried to find an attractive, modern ceiling fan? It is hard. Like, really hard. Ceiling fans seem to fall into three categories: 1. …

7 Healthy Mexican Dishes to Make (So Taco Tuesday Lasts All Week)

As lovers of margaritas and Mexican food, we believe in celebrating the flavorful cuisine all the time, not just on that Taco Tuesday. Besides, …

Healthy Eating

The Kitchen Must-Haves Every Home Chef Needs to Make 5-Star Meals

It doesn't matter what size it is, how on trend it is, or whether you cook in it that often, the kitchen holds a (very) special place in all of our …

Kitchens

To Live Your Best Life, Learn These Ten Simple Habits

<i>What can I do to make sure I am becoming the best version of myself? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering</i> …

10 evergreen classic novels you’ll never tire of revisiting

15 Profound Quotes From Lao Tzu That Will Open Your Mind Wide Open

Have you ever heard of Lao Tzu?<p>If not, then my word you’re in some wisdom today.<p>Lao Tzu was the founder Taoism, the highly influential philosophy …

Spirituality

12 Little Known Laws of Karma That Will Change Your Perspective on Life

You’ve probably heard the phrase “karma is a b$tch!” before. Do you really know what karma means? It isn’t some sort of punishment, it’s actually …

Spirituality