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12 baking hacks that will seriously improve your next batch of cookies

Due to sheer amount of office holiday parties, family meals, and last-minute homemade gifts for friends, chances are you've spent at least one chilly night indoors whipping up batch after batch of cookies.<p>But just because two people make chocolate chip cookies doesn't mean both will taste equally …

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42 Book Lovers' Gift Ideas For Women Who Can't Stop Reading

I like big books and I cannot lie.<p>Nora Ephron once wrote, "Reading is bliss." That couldn't be more true as December ushers in cozy winter nights spent curled up with a good book.<p>In honor of the holiday season, we've rounded up some of the standouts in the world of literary swag.<p>Without further …

16 Unique Gift Ideas for Your Favorite Newbie Cook

Knowing your way around the kitchen comes in handy in more ways than one. In addition to being a life skill, cooking a great meal is the ultimate DIY trend of the moment. It’s also a fabulous date idea and a great excuse for farmers’ market trips, and provides endless material for your Instagram …

Build Strong, Athletic Legs with Nothing More Than Your Body and a Chair

Go from chicken legs to beast mode with this 5-exercise bodyweight workout<p>Think you can only build significant size and strength in your legs with heavy weight training?<p>Then you haven’t tried this bodyweight workout from <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour.<p><b>Related:</b> THE 21-DAY METASHRED—an …

Hollywood superstar with 'long list of famous exes diagnosed with HIV'

Hollywood has gone into a tizzy after news broke of an A-list star being diagnosed with HIV.<p>British tabloid <i>The Sun</i>, while choosing not to name the …

Wake-Up Call: How a Course on Sleep Changed My Life

You go to college to find out what you don't know. Most of the time, that newly acquired knowledge relates to a specific vocation for which you're preparing for four (or five, or six) years. My story is a bit different, not that I didn't learn things I hadn't known -- there was plenty of that -- …

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Best iPad and iPhone apps UK 2018: Photography, work, eating, dating and more on iOS

Our pick of best iPhone and iPad apps for iPhone and iPad for 2018, so you can make the most of your iOS device<p>The sheer number of apps for iOS can …

10 Mind-Blowing Books That People Who Love Thinking Can't Miss

Bodyweight exercises are gaining ground in the fitness world due to the practicality and simplicity of getting in shape using your own body weight. …

20 Hilarious & Embarrassing '80s Beauty Trends

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10 Fascinating Facts About The Scarlet Letter

These days, we tend to think about <i>The Scarlet Letter</i> in relation to high school students struggling with their English papers, but we didn’t always …

15 Ways to Overcome Procrastination and Get Stuff Done (Infographic)

If you never start, you’ll never have a chance to fail. But you’ll never have a chance to succeed, either.<p>So stop pretending you haven’t failed by not trying. Stop procrastinating and go for it. Your dilly-dallying around, your excuses, your poking, playing, puttering and loafing about aren’t …

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20 Holiday Shoes That'll Put Some Sexy In Your Step

Santa baby, we'll take them all.<p>'Tis the season to strap on a pair of pièce de résistance heels. Whether they're adorned with luxe embellishments like glitter, bead embroidery, or feathers, or boast sexy body of the 4-inch persuasion, there's a style for every woman looking to leave her mark. Shop …

6 Crucial Differences Between Hanging Out And Dating

By Ari Eastman,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/15RAFj9<p><i>Ahhh, romance! The wonderfully complicated world of dating, or as Larry David once summed it</i> …

Why Does Kate Middleton Always Look So Good in Photos?

If you look at as many photos of Kate Middleton as we do around these offices, you've noticed something—the Duchess rarely looks directly at the camera. And far from it being a random coincidence, there's a savvy reason behind it. By avoiding eye contact with the lens, she doesn't run the risk of …

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8 Beauty & Fashion Picks in Pantone's 2015 Color of the Year

Eight gorgeous ways to incorporate Marsala into your makeup bag and closet right now<p>Today, Pantone announced Marsala, an earthy wine red, as its Color of the Year for 2015. The rich shade is refreshingly wearable (we're looking at you, Radiant Orchid and Emerald) and functions almost like a …

8 Surprising Beauty Blogger Hacks

There are no rules when it comes to beauty on the internet and we scoured Pinterest, YouTube and blogs to find the most resourceful—and weird—tricks for whitening teeth, thickening hair and faking long lashes.<p><b>1) To whiten teeth naturally,</b> rub the inside of a banana peel across them and let the …

Stephen Hawking: Artificial intelligence could end human race

The eminent British physicist Stephen Hawking warns that the development of intelligent machines could pose a major threat to humanity.<p>"The development of full artificial intelligence (AI) could spell the end of the human race," Hawking told the BBC.<p>The famed scientist's warnings about AI came in …

7 Deadly Web Design Sins You Might Be Making

This story originally appeared on KISSmetrics<p>Web design is a tricky subject.<p>People have different opinions about what constitutes good web design and what doesn’t.<p>Some people think your site needs to be super sleek with an up-to-date, modern design in order to get attention. Others believe that web …

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Regain Focus Right Now With This 15-Minute Exercise

Feeling distracted? Here are 5 simple steps to quickly get you back on point.<p>People are often multitasking today, but sometimes it just becomes overload, and then distraction can overwhelm you. If you are doing work that requires concentration, you will need to regain your focus to complete the job.<p>…

15 Under-the-Radar Vacation Destinations

The world is full of destinations on the well-trodden path, where the number of visitors seems to go up every year and the crowds can sometimes feel endless. Don't you want to go somewhere different for a change? No matter what corner of the globe you look at, there are plenty of overlooked …

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25 Game Changing Dresses of 2014

From Rihanna's naked dress to Sarah Jessica Parker's Oscar de la Renta-signed gown, we look back at the most memorable celebrity looks that dared to change the fashion game.<p>2014 was yet another year of memorable fashion choices. From Rihanna's naked dress at the CFDA Awards to Sarah Jessica …

14 Beauty Trends of 2014 We Hope to Never See Again

We're all for rocking whatever hair, makeup, and nails make you happy, but we must admit: Each time New Year's approaches, we can't help but make a wish list of the beauty trends...

12 Terrible Tales Of Wedding Guests Behaving Badly

Every wedding has at least one them -- guests who just can't seem to keep their sh*t together.<p>One Redditor recently asked users to share the "most appalling" wedding guest behavior they've ever witnessed. Below are 12 stories that range from mildly embarrassing to straight-up disgraceful. And yes, …

The Real Reason You're Procrastinating, and How to Fix It

Everyone procrastinates sometimes, but these 4 steps can help you cut down on it dramatically.<p>We all procrastinate every now and then. Whether it's putting off a simple task like organizing files or a bigger project like writing a business plan, it's something we are all guilty of. The excuses vary …

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The Hottest Personal Branding Trends That Will Impact Your Success In 2015

When Tom Peters coined the term “personal branding” in his prophetic article “The Brand Called You” in 1997, he was describing a world of work where employees think of themselves as brands and use all the same assets, resources and tools that corporate brands have to remain relevant and achieve …

Ryan Fitzpatrick Threw Six Touchdowns Yesterday, But His Math Genius Son Stole The Spotlight

While Houston Texans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick has worked his way through a solid but sometimes inconsistent NFL career, no one has ever doubted the intelligence of the Harvard graduate and Wonderlic test legend.<p>Yesterday, as Fitzpatrick was wrapping up his session with the press following his …

Ready For The Internet of Things? 5 Skills You'll Need

November marks the season when high school students plug away at their college applications, and executives draw up business plans for the coming year. It’s a time when thoughts about the future dominate conversations from the dinner table to the Board Room. Yet despite age gaps between college …