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7 ingredients you should be eating AND using as beauty products

There is no shortage of information about all-natural, organic health products and how good they are for us these days. If you’re anything like me, …

25 things I've learned in 9 years of simplifying my life

For almost 9 years now, I've been learning to live a simple life.<p>A life uncluttered by most of the things people fill their lives with, and left with space for what really matters.<p>A life that isn't constant busy-ness and rushing, but contemplation and creation, connection with people I love and …

Minimalism

9 Ways to Use Vinegar for More Beautiful Skin and Hair

<b>Facial Toner</b><br>Mix together one tablespoon apple cider vinegar and two cups water. Moisten a cotton ball, and swipe the mixture over a clean, dry face to tighten skin. Don't rinse (the scent will dissipate quickly). Apple cider vinegar's natural alpha-hydroxy acids and acetic acid will stimulate …

Use Coconut Oil to Cook Rice With Half the Calories

If you ever needed proof positive that science is ridiculously cool, take a look at this! New research presented at the 249th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society revealed that doing this when cooking rice can cut the amount of calories in rice by up to 60 …

Nutrition

How To Organize Your Spring Cleaning

<i>Laura Gaskill, Houzz Contributor</i><p>The thought of spring cleaning can be as entrancing as a fairy tale — but getting through a giant list of tasks while having a busy life can be just as unrealistic as a cheerful Snow White twirling about in the forest, with birds tweeting and helping sweep with …

Air Purifiers

Inside the psychology of productivity

You wake up with it in the morning and go to bed thinking about it at night: an ever-crushing load of emails, meetings, conference calls, and tasks that needed to get done yesterday. Family time means reading sales reports in the room where your kids are playing video games. For entrepreneurs, …

18 Apps That Will Help You Chill The F*ck Out

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24 Actually Helpful Tips for Waking Up Early to Work Out

We know not everyone is a morning person. (And even fewer of us are eager to wake up and hit the gym.) But getting up and moving can actually be an …

Fitness

The Classic Cocktails That Every Woman Should Know

7 drinks that serve as the perfect go-to for every lady.<p>You walk into a bar, go up to the bartender, and...draw a blank. So many bottles, so many options, but what do you <i>want?</i> The 7 classics that serve as the perfect go-to:<p>Gimlet<p><b>For those who always order:</b> gin and tonics<p><b>What it's made with:</b> gin, …

7 Google Flights Tricks That Are Better Than Any Travel Agent

Chances are you’re familiar with Google Flights. The travel search engine does everything you assume it would, like locate flights based on your ideal outbound time, inbound time and number of stops. After all, it’s the same technology that powers both KAYAK and Orbitz.<p>The site also includes a …

17 DIY Kitchen Tips That Will Forever Change Your Favorite Room

The kitchen is hands-down our favorite room in the house... and not just because of food prep. The kitchen is a place where form meets function, and if things are streamlined, every task flows as smoothly as melted butter into a bowl.<p>Thank <i>goodness</i> for DIY tips that totally change the kitchen game. …

Ice Cream

8 Secrets of Personal Organizers

Learn from the pros; their ingenious ideas for ditching clutter will save you time, money, and stress.<p>There's no right way to organize your home. Whatever strategy you choose just has to work with your lifestyle, habits and tastes. But there are a few tried-and-true strategies that can enhance the …

9 Secrets of a Productive Morning Routine | Inc.com

Productivity is a hot topic right now. We're all looking for productivity hacks to help us become more efficient with the limited time and energy we have available to us. But is there anything we can do first thing in the morning--before the workday even officially starts--to become more energetic, …

Time Management

Do This Workout for Kickass Pushup Form and Cleavage You'll Want to Flaunt

Exercise 1 Chest Press with Resistance Band (Superset 1)<p>Using an elastic resistance band with handles, find an immovable anchor where you can loop the band at chest height. Stand with your back to the anchor, and hold each handle in front of your shoulders with your elbows bent and tucked back and …

Workouts

Got a Big Thing Coming Up? Here's How to Look Like a Different Person Overnight

A prettier you is only a day away.<p>When we've got something major—like a hot date or a make-it-or-break-it meeting at the office—coming at us faster than anyone can say "hold up," we want to look and feel our best. (Leaning more towards the former, let's be honest.) Yep, in a perfect world, we'd be …

Underrated Exercises for Men

10 Genius Exercises You Aren’t Doing<p>These movements can make your workout—and your body—better<p>Yes, the headline of this story should probably be “10 Genius Exercises You MIGHT Not Be Doing.” But frankly, that just doesn’t sound as good as the current title. (Imagine that: truth on the Internet!)<p>And …

The 9 Best Butt Exercises

9 Butt Exercises for a Super-Toned Tush<p>Yeah, you squat. But aren’t you ready to mix it up a bit?<p>So sick of squats? We hear you. The key to a gravity-defying backside is introducing new exercises that tone every inch of your rear. These 9 moves from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Exercises</i> target all …

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