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10 Healthy Snacking Tips to Fuel Smarter and Lose Weight

We love snacks, but snacking can be a little mysterious: what's the "right way" to snack? In terms of portions, timing, nutrients, choices . . . there's a lot to take in. We combined some of our best, favorite tips for healthy snacking that are helpful no matter what your goals are (read: not just …

How to unlock thousands of hidden Netflix genres

We all know the appeal of Netflix is being able to click on our favourite genre of TV or film and getting an instant selection to choose from after a …

Game of Thrones inspires South Korean presidential election video

The South Korean Iron Throne has found its<p>kingpresident.<p>Moon Jae-in emerged victorious on Tuesday in the nation’s presidential election. But his …

Cloud Eggs Are the New Breakfast Instagram Trend

Find out how to make the Instagrammable “cloud egg.”<p>Move over, yogurt art -- cloud eggs are the latest breakfast trend on Instagram, and they're oh-so whimsical.<p>The best news? They're not as difficult to recreate as they may appear: According to <i>Grub Street</i>, cloud eggs require separating the yolk, …

Breakfast

What’s the Difference Between Shrimp and Prawns?

No, it's not just a question of size.<p>While there are many foods that go by different names in the U.S. than in the rest of the English speaking …

Seafood

This mom's viral photo shows what it's actually like living with postpartum depression

A mom from Ohio is drawing attention to something that many women struggle with after giving birth but tend not to discuss openly. Kathy DiVincenzo …

Pregnancy

'Baby Dragon' Found In China Is The Newest Species Of Dinosaur

Meet <i>Beibeilong sinensis,</i> the most recently identified dinosaur species.<p>The name means "baby dragon from China." The dinosaur had massive feathered wings and a birdlike skull. It probably looked most like a cassowary, flightless birds slightly smaller than an ostrich.<p>But the <i>Beibeilong</i> was much …

Dinosaurs

4 Buddhist Monks Habits That Are Hard to Adopt But Will Change Your Life Forever

Ever wondered how Buddhist Monks live and what habits they adopt to make them so peaceful?<p>I’ve been always been fascinated by this question so I did …

The Parasite That Lures Mosquitoes to Humans

Malaria can alter the behavior of insects that spread it.<p>Here are some things parasites will do to survive.<p>The hairworm makes infected crickets commit suicide in water so it can find a mate. Parasitic barnacles invade the bodies of crabs, sterilize them, and then trick them into caring for baby …

Biology

15 Calming Mindfulness Quotes That Will Help Soothe Your Anxious Feelings

Anxiety is becoming a big problem for people in America. According to most recent estimates, anxiety disorders affect 18.1 percent of adults in the …

Mom Creates Hilariously Honest Guide To Cleaning

Fed up with unrealistic “clean house” guides on Pinterest, a Utah mom of three created one that more accurately reflects parents’ housekeeping struggles.<p>Blogger Meredith Ethington posted “A Real Mom’s Guide To A Clean House” ― a foolproof cleaning method that involves steps like “soak dishes in …

Parenting

How to become a ‘clean thinker’ and get rid of middle-aged brain fog

I first noticed it on the school run. Every day, a teacher would be stationed outside the classroom door to shepherd the children into the arms of their waiting parents. But one day, as I was about to exchange our usual greeting, my face reddened. I couldn’t remember the teacher’s name.<p>So it came …

38 times Stephen King absolutely slammed Donald Trump on Twitter

You don't have to spend long on Stephen King's Twitter feed to gain an insight into his feelings about the current U.S. President.<p>The legendary …

Donald Trump

Listen to the Impossibly Adorable Sounds of a Baby Sloth

Sometimes baby sloths seem almost too adorable to be real. But the little muppet-faced treasures don't just look cute—turns out they sound cute, too. …

Pets

These 18 *Genius* Canned Tuna Recipes Take Everyone’s Fave Pantry Staple to the Next Level

Notice how tuna is almost always on the top 10 list of everyone’s most valuable pantry staples. Not only is tuna a cheap and convenient source of protein, it’s also SOOOO versatile. You can make everything from tuna sandwiches to tuna melts to tuna risotto and more. And after the icky news about …

Cooking

This Quote by Thich Nhat Hanh Will Help You Let Go of Hate and Become More Compassionate

If you’re anything like me, you’re bothered by all of the uncertainty and tension in politics. Since the election of Donald Trump, there seem only to …

Meditation

5 Workout Moves That Will Ease Anxiety Almost Instantly

I've touched on my issues with anxiety before—revealing the most effective (and all-natural) coping mechanisms I've tried thus far. And while it's …

What’s the Difference Between Baking Soda and Baking Powder? | MyRecipes

If you’ve ever tried substituting baking powder for baking soda (or vice versa), you’ve discovered that you can’t use the two interchangeably. We’ve …

Human-Pig Hybrid Created in the Lab—Here Are the Facts

Scientists hope the chimera embryos represent key steps toward life-saving lab-grown organs.<p>In a remarkable—if likely controversial—feat, scientists announced today that they have created the first successful human-animal hybrids. The project proves that human cells can be introduced into a …

Cat yoga is now a thing, and it's the perfect way to escape this burning world

If you're in need of some zen right meow (sorry), have we got some good mews (sorry) for you: Cat yoga is a thing, and it's purrfect (sorry, last …

Yoga

Here are the 'smartest' dog breeds, according to a psychologist

There's no easy way to rate dog intelligence.<p>As the psychologist Stanley Coren wrote in the '90s, there's adaptive intelligence (i.e., figuring stuff out), working intelligence (i.e., following orders), and instinctive intelligence (i.e., innate talent) — not to mention spatial intelligence, …

Pets

You can now point your phone at Japanese text and get an instant translation

Google's Word Lens is a smartphone app that lets you point your camera at text and get an instant translation on-screen. That's nifty enough as it is …

The 20-Minute Stair Workout You Can Do Anywhere

We wouldn’t blame you for thinking of a staircase as an annoying daily hurdle. But taking advantage of that steady incline can actually be a major …

This Squat Variation Combines Strength Training and Cardio For the Ultimate Booty Exercise

We know squats are great for your booty and legs, but why not take them to the next level? Let's add some cardio and a tiny bit of plyo.<p>Coach Caroline Jordan — booty expert and trainer from Equinox's Best Butt Ever class — loves squat hops, saying they "build explosive power, strength, and …

How to get toned arms like Pippa Middleton

With just weeks until her wedding, there's no doubt that Pippa Middleton will be following a strict workout regime to ensure she looks her best on 20th May. And, if her defined arms, which the bride-to-be showcased in a sleeveless dress in London last night, are anything to go by the routine is …

Pippa Middleton

Lose weight without dieting: simple 10-minute game retrains brain to avoid junk food

A game which trains the brain to avoid unhealthy food such as cakes, biscuits and chocolate can lead to ‘pain free’ weight loss and cut energy intake by more than 200 calories a day, scientists have said.<p>Psychologists at the University of Exeter showed that less than ten minutes a day of ‘brain …

Capcom sent us a VCR and creepy video tape for Resident Evil 7

Does anyone know how to use one of these things?<p>We get sent a lot of unnecessary promotional items for video games, but usually they’re like little action figures or pins or stickers. This has to be one of the stranger packages we’ve received in the four years since Polygon launched.<p>This evening, a …

Could this yoga sequence boost your metabolism?

Thanks to many aspects of modern life—like chronic stress, environmental toxins, and processed foods that contribute to leaky gut—experts say a …

15 Interesting Things To Do To Boost Your Metabolism When You Don't Work Out

There's a way to boost your metabolism that doesn't involve the gym? Where can I sign up? While getting in exercise regularly is still important for …

Research Says It's Healthier To Breakfast Like A King, Lunch Like A Prince And Dine Like A Beggar

Many of us are rushing to get to work in the morning, or to start with our daily chores, so we tend just to grab something to eat on the go, and eat …

Nutrition