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The List Of 2016's Best-Selling Books Features Historic First

As Christmas hurtles towards us like an oncoming train, we're sure that you're on the lookout for something to give that proves you've read a book …

The best books to read right now to start 2017 off right

The last thing anyone wants to be is "that person" who can't keep up with the conversation amid a group of well-read people. I've been there; you've …

Colored Grout Is About to Steal Your Minimalist Heart

White tile never looked so good.<p>If you're a color fan, get ready to fall in love with this latest design trend, which we recently spotted on Brit+Co. — it might just be the perfect way to marry white and colors: colorful grout.<p>When you're decorating a room, you don't usually think of grout as a way …

Hackers are using this nasty text-message trick to break into people's accounts

It requires a second level of proof of who you are — typically a code sent to your phone — before you can log in. This prevents anyone from gaining unauthorised access to your account, even if they manage to get hold of your password.<p>However, hackers and hijackers are managing to find ways around …

The Best Exercise For Working the “Teardrop” Muscle Above Your Knee

Unless you rock a Speedo, it’s the only quad muscle visible when you wear a bathing suit. Here’s how to define it<p>It’s called your vastus medialus (or VMO), but you may know it better as the “teardrop” muscle.<p>When this section of your lower inner quad is defined, people notice. That’s because it’s …

15 Vegetarian Tacos *Perfect* for Meatless Monday

Even if you’re a major meat lover, it’s nice to set aside Mondays to fill your body with plant-based meals. It’s a great way to set yourself up for a week of healthy eating and give yourself *tons* of energy. Tacos can be a regular part of your meal regimen, thanks in part to the Taco Cleanse Diet, …

Expert Advice: 8 Tips for a Meadow Garden from Grass Guru John Greenlee

John Greenlee paints with grasses. His colorful meadow gardens, created for clients around the world, are environmentally friendly alternatives to a …

No-Churn Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream

No Churn Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream<p>Prep time<p>30 mins<p>Total time<p>30 mins<p>5-ingredient no-churn vegan chocolate ice cream that has all the creaminess, …

10 Raised Garden Beds That Fit Any Backyard Space

Just add soil, seeds, sunshine, and voilà!<p>Starting a garden is no easy task, and it can be especially challenging if the terrain surrounding your property isn't amenable to the types of plants you'd like to grow. Enter the raised garden bed — a boxy unit that allows you to plant flowers, herbs, and …

High-Protein, High-Fiber Blueberry Cheesecake Smoothie

Sometimes you don't want a spinach-kale-flaxseed-avocado smoothie. You want something that tastes super unhealthy, but you actually want it to be healthy. It's a tough predicament, but this smoothie is stepping up to the challenge.<p>Sweet and creamy and such a gorgeous vibrant color, this breakfast …

Vintage-Inspired Wooden Drawing Machine Produces Complex Designs with the Turn of a Crank

Long before there were plastic drawing toys like the Spirograph, there were wooden drawing machines. Dating back as far as the 1880s, these mechanical devices produced intricate geometric images using a pendulum or working along a curve, known as a cycloid. While both approaches created complex …

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8 Next-Generation Organizers That Will Transform Your Home

These innovative Kickstarter projects have got us excited about the future of tidying up.<p>These innovative Kickstarter projects have got us excited about the future of tidying up.

13 Healthy Smoothies to Get You Back on Track After the Holidays

When the holidays inevitably come to a close, we’re all left feeling a bit… blah. Maybe it’s all the salt from the perfect ham or the mounds of sugar from the dozens of Christmas cookies we inhaled (no judgement here!). What you really need to conquer that feeling is a smoothie to get back to your …

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

My apologies for yet another pumpkin recipe in four weeks time. I'm utterly obsessed this time of year with all things Fall. I'm guessing it's because I'm from Miami and I used to idealize changing seasons. A crisp 65 degrees was the closest we ever got to Fall. Citizens adorned themselves with …

Get the Taste of Thanksgiving (Minus the Hefty Calories) in This Healthy Green Smoothie Recipe

If you're dreaming of Thanksgiving dinner, consider a healthy pre-meal teaser with a taste reminiscent of your imminent feast. This creamy green …

6 Protein Smoothie Recipes That Keep You Full All Day

Dawn Jackson Blatner<p>Mango Carrot Smoothie<p>"Mangoes are a superfruit loaded with antioxidants and more than 20 different vitamins and minerals," says …

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The 15 most popular group Halloween costumes, according to Pinterest

This year, don't just buy a costume from Party City or Walmart, but go the extra mile and create your own DIY ensemble.<p>For inspiration, Pinterest sent us the most popular trending Pins for DIY Halloween costumes this year, from '90s classic shows like "Rugrats" to Taylor Swift's squad from her …

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Fold These Amazing Geometric Animal Masks from Cardstock

If you’re ready to get crafty this Halloween, but you don’t quite feel like you have the prowess to proceed without a guide, consider making a papercraft mask from an easy to follow template.<p>These animal masks made by Steve and Marianne Wintercroft are a perfect example. You just download a …

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8 Plants You’ll Barely Need to Water

1<p>Yarrow (<i>Achillea millefolium</i>)<p>“This plant flowers most actively in May and June, so use it in your garden as a seasonal color accent since they come …

Artist's Delicate Paper Zoo Bridges the Gap Between 2D and 3D Art

Paper artist Calvin Nicholls continues to develop a paper zoo that's as diverse as it is beautiful. Using scissors, a scalpel, glue, and an X-ACTO knife, the creator forms intricate paper sculptures that look as though they're about to come alive. He recreates a variety of animals—from birds with …

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Fun And Amazing Science Tricks Using Liquid

Whether you're a parent looking for something to do with your kids that's both intellectually stimulating and marvelous to behold, or you're looking …

New Breast Cancer Study Raises Questions, Delivers Few Answers

A new study on breast cancer may leave women more confused than ever before.<p>It concerns ductal cancer in situ (DCIS) — a condition that many cancer experts argue shouldn’t even be called cancer. Sometimes it’s called breast cancer stage 0.<p>DCIS is a well-known risk factor for breast cancer, but …

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Impressive, Hyperrealistic 3D Paintings That Appear To Float Above Paper

<b>Germany-based artist</b> Stefan Pabst has created a series of incredibly realistic three-dimensional paintings and drawings that would tempt you to reach …

5 Ingredients To Substitute For Eggs In Vegan Baking

The one thing most baked goods share is a few common ingredients. Namely, eggs. Eggs help make cakes light and fluffy, they make cookies rise and they give lift to our favorite quick breads. But what's a person to do who refrains from eating eggs? Or someone who's out of eggs?<p>There are many options …

10 Fresh and Delicious No-Bake Vegan Pies to Make This Summer - One Green Planet

When you think about making pies, your mind might automatically go to the fall and winter holiday seasons. Thanksgiving and Christmas bring out all …

5 Plants You (Almost) Never Have to Water

Every plant needs water. But drought-resistant varieties need only dainty sips once they’re established, making them perfect for low-rainfall areas …

Drought-tolerant and sun-loving plants - Telegraph

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The Best Green Smoothie

February 17, 2018 by meggan 11 comments »<p><i>The best Green Smoothie recipe! Fresh spinach and flax seeds are sweetened with citrus and bananas. You’ll</i> …

Kale & Coconut Smoothie

Mango, banana, and coconut water make this healthy kale-infused smoothie go down easy.<p>1 large handful curly kale, cleaned and deveined<p>7 or so raw …

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