Harsha Aravindakshan

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Better Than Takeout: Homemade Honey-Sesame Chicken

<i>The following post was originally featured on Cooking Classy and written by Jaclyn Bell, who is part of our POPSUGAR Influencer Program.</i><p>I've never really been completely in love with Chinese food, 19 times out of 20 I'd pick Italian, Mexican or all American pizza over Chinese food but my taste buds …

Our 10 best new potato recipes

Squeaky new potatoes sing of spring. Celebrate the new season with an elegant salad, a fragrant wild garlic soup, or just simply dunk them into molten cheese with a salsa side<p>A delicious take on the lip-smacking crisp/chip flavour. Serve alongside some succulent pork chops.<p>Related: Beetroot hummus …

10 Vegetables That You Can Regrow Again And Again

I love using kitchen scraps to start new plants as a fun gardening activity. Growing your own vegetables is the best way to ensure a regular supply …

15 Pictures That Will Change The Way You See The World

A selection from the amazing finalists of the Smithsonian.com's 12th annual photo contest.

Sleep a lot? You might have a heightened risk of stroke, study says

There's no way to diagnose a stroke before it happens, but researchers say they've identified a clue to help doctors predict who's at risk – the amount of sleep they get at night.<p>Older adults who said they slept more than eight hours were 46% more likely to suffer strokes in the next decade than …

Top 12 Most Mind-Bending Illusions in 2014

Over the past few years we've seen some truly mind-bending illusions (2012, 2011). It's now that time of year again when we look back and show you the best ones of 2014. What distorted our senses and changed our perception of reality? This year, we saw a lot of street art works that pushed creative …

World's Smartest Cities

Essential places, people, trends, and ideas that have turned the world’s most intelligent cities into travelers’ hottest tickets.<p>We all know our world is increasingly urbanized, but what makes a city <i>smart</i>? A sense of place, for starters, says Ian MacFarlane, consultant for National Geographic …

7 Ways To Charm The Pants Off Of Everyone, All The Time

First impressions count. From work events to cocktail hours, small talk is in every aspect of your day to day life. Making a great first impression at social functions can be a daunting task. According to psychologist Linda Blair, seven seconds is all it takes for us to judge someone we’re meeting …

Get Glowing Instantly! 3 Must-Try Facial Masks

If I could go to the spa every day I would. But if I did, I’d be broke in less than a week. Luckily, there are plenty of treatment products designed …

Skin Care

The Secrets to Thick, Shiny Hair

Six tips to guarantee your fullest, glossiest, most gorgeous locks yet<p>Soft, bouncy, voluminous tresses can be yours. Here, the latest breakthrough products, tools, and treatments to get the hair you want.<p><b>1. THE PERFECT SHAMPOO</b> <b>Living Proof</b> Perfect Hair Day Shampoo and Conditioner ($24 each) can help …

Master Mani Tutorial: Graphic Gunmetal Ombre

We say, don’t wait for holiday soirees to wear metallics—we’re loving shimmer for summer! Here master nail artist Chelsea King brings the trend to …

Coats

400,000+ Sign Petition To Move 'Sad Bear' To Better Life In Canada

<b>Updated at 1:20 p.m. ET.</b><p>Social media has dubbed Arturo, a polar bear living in an Argentinian zoo, the "world's saddest animal," and more than 400,000 people have signed an online petition asking that he be moved to a "better life" in Canada.<p>Photos of Arturo, 29, looking distressed and lying flat …

Teenager builds browser plugin to show you where politicians get their funding

The murky world of lobby groups bankrolling politicians is garnering more attention, but is there a way to find out which representatives are in the pocket without a lot of tedious research? A 16-year-old programmer has developed a browser plugin that, when you mouse-over the name of a US lawmaker, …

3 Things Happy People Understand

If today is like every other day, you will be inundated with messages about what you need in order to be happy. And all these things will be things. Products you need so you can look right, or feel right or smell right. But <i>Happiness Is an Inside Job</i>, as Sylvia Boorstein writes in her best-selling …

13 Things I Wish I'd Known Before I Graduated College

Eventually, I discovered, in the words of Sir Ken Robinson, "success is not a linear path, but a series of detours, full of twists and turns."<p>I wish someone would have pulled me by the ear and told me the raw truth. Maybe they did or didn't. Nevertheless, it didn't sink in. I don't want this …

How Does a Baby Giraffe Sleep?

Duh! With its eyes closed, of course! Take a look at these cute photos of baby giraffes sleeping, using their own bodies as pillows for their heads, …

Get a Bikini Body That Rocks in 3 Weeks: Training Plan

Throw your muscles a curveball with these new toning exercises for a smoking hot bikini body<p>Whether you're breaking a sweat regularly or totally slacking, it's time for a change. To get a smoking hot bikini body this summer, you have to shock your muscles to get it into sizzling shape.<p>It takes …

A New Twist on Eggs and Toast

You've never eaten eggs like this before<p>If you often find yourself feeling hungry all morning, we've got a seriously tasty solution for you: Eggs. They boost satiety while cutting back on hunger--meaning you'll feel fuller longer, according to recent research from Pennington Biomedical Research …

How To Curl Lashes (the Right Way)

As a boy, I always took my mom’s lash curler from her vanity and curled my own lashes. One of the reasons I fell in love with makeup was because of …

4 Yoga Moves for a Better Butt

These poses are the fastest way to a backside that will make everyone jealous<p>There are some seriously cute yoga pants out there that can take you from mat to cocktails, but here's the catch: They're all pretty tight. The good news is that you don't need to hit up Google for the best butt workout …

Legs and Butt Workout: Blast Your Lower Half

Get lean legs and a tight butt<p>Perform this legs and butt workout once or twice a week: Starting with the first exercise, slowly complete five reps (it should take about 10 seconds per rep: five up, five down). Continue until you've done every exercise. Do two to four total circuits, switching sides …