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11 Plant Combos You Should Grow Side-by-Side

It's part folklore, part science, but companion planting just may help your garden grow.<p>Step back in time to embrace some gardening wisdom your grandparents may have practiced: The concept of companion planting, or planting combinations of specific plants for their mutual benefit. "The theory …

Gardening

A Fast & Fancy Vegetarian Valentine's Day Menu for Two

Classic steak dinners are far from the only show in town when it comes to cooking an impressive Valentine's Day dinner at home. In fact, I've pulled …

Recipes

Inspiring Simplicity. Weekend Reads.

<i>Never underestimate the importance of removing stuff you don’t need.</i>Encouragement provides us with motivation to persevere. It invites us to dream …

Minimalism

This Danish Eyeliner Trick Is Making Waves Stateside

What happens when the darlings of Copenhagen’s rising fashion scene leave their home turf to stage a show during New York Fashion Week? Only good things, that much is for sure. Yesterday, Cathrine Saks and Barbara Potts of Saks Potts invited editors to high tea at Gramercy Park’s National Arts Club …

Copenhagen

What’s killing America’s new mothers?

Elizabeth “Liz” Logelin was a young, fit woman with a promising career in operations management at Disney. On March 24, 2008, after a complicated pregnancy that saw her bedridden for nearly two months (three weeks of which were in the hospital), she delivered her daughter Madeline (“Maddie”) …

Pregnancy

An Ancient Virus May Be Responsible for Human Consciousness

You've got an ancient virus in your brain. In fact, you've got an ancient virus at the very root of your conscious thought.<p>According to two papers …

Biology

People with depression use language differently — here’s how to spot it

From the way you move and sleep, to how you interact with people around you, depression changes just about everything. It is even noticeable in the way you speak and express yourself in writing. Sometimes this "language of depression" can have a powerful effect on others. Just consider the impact …

Kurt Cobain

Where Do You Go When You Die? The Increasing Signs That Human Consciousness Remains After Death

Philosophically, though, our definition of death hinges on something else: the point past which we’re no longer able to return. Those two were more …

Medicine

This Is How Reading Changes Your Brain & It's Even More Wild Than You'd Think

I'm in grad school right now, and we've been reading three of Irish writer Samuel Beckett's very challenging novels. TBH, the reading sort of makes …

The Brain

It's better to be single, according to science

Give Tinder a break and take yourself on a date tonight.<p>Being single has a handful of benefits, scientific research has found. Alone time is one of them.<p>Single people are more likely to not only embrace solitude, but benefit from it, recent studies have suggested.<p>Bella DePaulo, a psychologist at …

Psychology

The 30 Most Romantic Adventures

Turns out, dates can get a lot more adventurous than, say, dinner at the top of the Eiffel Tower. And we mean <i>a lot</i> more adventurous. So if you're looking to impress your better half (and satisfy your inner adrenaline junkie) then why not zip line across the Grand Canyon (yes, really), hike a …

Italian Riviera

The gluten-free, low-sugar lemon bars that won’t mess up your anti-inflammatory diet

Even if you just casually have one toe in the wellness world, chances are that you’ve heard about the horrors of inflammation. It’s the culprit for …

Wellness

Smoky Baked Rice with Chorizo & All the Garlic (No Peeling, Chopping, Mess)

Tucked inside Claudia Roden’s <i>The Food of Spain</i> (a massive tome that encompasses the country’s regional cuisines) is a recipe for Baked Rice with Chickpeas and Currants (Arroz al Horno con Pasas y Garbanzos). What caught my attention wasn’t a picture or any unusual ingredients, but the instruction …

Recipes

Top 20 Foods with Electrolytes for Diarrhea Relief and More

Electrolytes are essential minerals that are necessary for proper cellular function in the human body. We should include foods with electrolytes in …

Nutrition

If You're Running on the Treadmill to Lose Weight, Don't Make These 5 Mistakes

It doesn't matter if you've been running on the treadmill for years or you just started a few weeks ago. If your goal is to lose weight, avoid these common mistakes — they could even cause weight gain!<p>Not Pushing Yourself<p>One of the best things about running on a treadmill is that you just turn it …

Fitness

How A New Twist On An Old School Paper Notebook Can Help You Be More Productive In 2018

What's old is now new, and the old-fashioned paper notebook has evolved in a way that not only might surprise you but might just make you more organized, productive, and efficient than even the best technology out there.<p>Given the central role technology has in our digital age, there is always a lot …

Productivity

The Best Short Hairstyles of 2018 So Far

Lobs and bobs and crops, oh my!<p>Coco Chanel once said, “A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life.” While that might be a tad embellished— …

Hair

Waffles with Blueberry Compote and Lemon Ricotta Cream

Make the ricotta cream: In a small bowl, combine the ricotta, confectioners' sugar, lemon zest and lemon juice and whisk until light and fluffy. …

Breakfast

22 Useful Tips For Anyone Who Sucks At Makeup

Basics and beyond.<p><i>Note: Responses have been lightly edited for length or clarity.</i>

Makeup

10 Things Successful People Do When They Start a New Job

The first month at a new job can be overwhelming.<p>Once you’ve decided to accept the offer, and survived your first day and your first week, you might …

Employment

The Sticky Note Challenge: Aka Little Reminders to Live Your Best Life in 2018

"The trouble with setting goals is that you're constantly working toward what you used to want." When I read this line in Sarah Manguso's slim but …

Productivity

Here's the Difference Between Hygge and Just Plain Lazy

When studying Danish, one of the first words you'll learn is "hygge." It loosely translates to "coziness," but many Danes will tell you that meaning …

Bake This Bread Today

You should try this recipe from Jim Lahey, the founder of New York’s acclaimed Sullivan Street Bakery, as soon as possible.<p>I used to love to bake …

Baking

Research Shows the Best Resumes and Cover Letters Use These Words and Phrases (In Moderation)

If you want to land an interview, create resumes and cover letters that are light on self-promotion and heavy on ingratiation.<p>While your resume won't get you the job you really want, if you're following a standard hiring process, a good cover letter and resume is necessary to get you to the next …

Employment

Settle In for Winter With This Sausage Risotto

Michael Minnillo, the general manager of the French Laundry, the chef Thomas Keller’s elegant restaurant in Yountville, Calif., had just sabered open a bottle of Dom Pérignon, leaving the eyes of the teenagers wide. This was a celebratory meal for two of them, who had spent the semester at a nearby …

Citrus Pull-Apart Bread

Citrus Pull-Apart Bread<p>How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Combine first 3 ingredients in a 1-cup glass measuring cup, and let stand 5 minutes.<p>Step 2<p>Beat 1/2 cup …

14 Easy, Sweet Loaves to Ease You Back Into Baking

Reader, I’d be remiss if I didn’t fess up to spending holiday-induced down time consuming episode after episode of <i>The Great British Bake Off</i>. The saccharine episodes go down easier than a basket of well-baked scones and before I knew it, I found myself elbow deep in season 3. Somewhere between the …

Recipes

These Are The Recipes That Won 2017

Here's what our readers loved most this year.

This 100-Year-Old To-Do List Method Promises Maximum Productivity

When you’re writing your to-do list, it’s tempting to write down all the tasks you might <i>possibly</i> get done the following day. But where do you even …

The Seattle Bucket List: 33 Things You Need to Do Before You Die

Nailing down a definitive Seattle bucket list is about as easy as living in a Seattle microstudio. And we should know, seeing as how we totally did …