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6 Mental Habits That Will Wear You Down

Do you struggle with self-doubt and self-defeating habits?<p>Do you want to feel more confident about yourself and what you have to offer?<p>Do you focus …

A neuroscience researcher reveals 4 rituals that will make you happier

Actually, don't trust me either. Trust neuroscientists. They study that gray blob in your head all day and have learned a lot about what truly will make you happy.<p>UCLA neuroscience researcher Alex Korb has some insights that can create an upward spiral of happiness in your life.<p>Here's what you and …

Kitchen Remodeling Decisions You’ll Never Regret

We see lots of kitchen trends at HouseLogic, so we know it’s easy to get swept along with what’s in vogue, only to get bummed out by your faddish …

America might finally be ready to kick its junk food habit

US food firms and restaurant chains have been lining up to banish items perceived as unhealthy or unethical -- from additive-laden snacks to industrially-farmed meats -- in what experts see as a powerful trend.<p>"It's kind of like a whole bunch of things happening, snowballing," said Penny …

18 Lazy-Girl Dessert Hacks

Dear sugar: My body is ready.<p>Oh yeah, there are booze recipes too. Because I know what's good fer ya.

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

What She Said<p>Master the fine art of managing (sexy) expectations.<p>By Sophia Benoit3 days agoView More<p>Ask a Bartender<p>Bartenders tell us what to do with …

How Refusing to Diet and Starting to Live My Life Helped Me Lose 40 Pounds

Jamie Mendell's inspiring story is proof that you have to transform your outlook before you can transform your body.<p><b>Before:</b> 160 <b>After:</b> 120<p><b>The Lifestyle</b>I went on my first diet when I was 17. Although I had a perfectly healthy body, I started to notice it changing—my boobs getting bigger, my arms …

Fitness

Best and worst foods to eat when you’re sick

When you're under the weather the last thing you want is to eat something that makes you feel worse. But what if the last thing you want is chicken soup or crackers, and you're craving ice cream or a glass of wine? It depends on what's wrong with you, experts say. Here are common symptoms and …

Best Spring Trips 2014

Vibrant spring blooms in the northern hemisphere and dazzling autumn displays in the southern make this the perfect season to get outside and walk, hike, or take a scenic drive. Use our editors' list of 10 best spring trip destinations as the launching pad for an active—and colorful—spring getaway. …

National Parks

The Best Beach In The World Is One You've Never Heard Of

With so many famous beaches on this planet, you'd think it would be easy to guess which one is "the best beach in the world." Is it a Caribbean oasis in St. Barts? A Greek isle? The infamous Copacabana?<p>Nope, <b>the best beach in the world is one you've likely never heard of</b>. Brace yourself for the …

Healthy Double Chocolate Cookies

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I’ve got chocolate on the brain.<p>These cookies should do the trick. They’re made with 100% whole food …

Dessert

Five Fine Florida Island Escapes

<i>Follow your bliss to an island adventure! Photo courtesy of Collins Vacation Rentals on St. George Island</i><p>It's called island time for a reason.<p>When you escape onto a tract of land completely surrounded by water, you escape more than the mainland.<p>It might be the sand, sprinkled with shells, or the …

Skinny Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

This is a recipe you need to have on hand for those times when you discover you have a full carton of eggs that is expiring . . . like yesterday :) I …

12 Beauty Hacks To Try Now

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, try these beauty tricks using a toothbrush.<p><b>1. Spray the bristles of an old toothbrush with hairspray to help tame flyaways.</b><p>Since the bristles of each toothbrush are positioned so close together, they act as a super-tiny boar bristle brush. Spray the head of the …

Peanut, Caramel, and Chocolate Tart

You won't be able to resist a slice of this gooey yet crunchy dessert.

How Different Tools and Ingredients Affect the End Result When Baking the Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie

Tessa Arias of Handle the Heat thoroughly researched how different baking pans, ingredient ratios, and amounts of dough-chilling time affected the …

The Hemsley Sisters on Their Perfect Day of Eating

Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley, the sister duo behind 'The Art of Eating Well,' share their healthy outlook.<p><b>What would the perfect Hemsley-approved day of eating consist of?</b><p><i>On waking</i>: warm water with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice or an herbal tea<p><i>Breakfast</i>: Our anytime eggs (for a sit down breakfast …

Healthy Eating

23 Slow Cooker Desserts You Need To Make This Winter

Pulled pork can wait. There's cake to eat.

The Ultimate Guide To Paleo

Change is hard, but it might be worth it.<p>Maybe you want to lose weight, maybe you're just looking to get healthier and feel better. Either way, you're not alone. Paleo was the most googled diet in 2014, and chances are you have at least one friend who swears by it. BuzzFeed Life asked three experts …

Nutrition

6 Genius Eyeliner Hacks You NEED To Try

These are life-changing!<p>Few things in the beauty world are more frustrating than the moment when you ruin your entire eye look with one poorly applied stroke of eyeliner. Next time, try one of these tips from Chicago-based makeup artist Paula Heckenast to up your eyeliner game.<p><b>Smudge With …

Makeup

Slow-cooker magic: Make Christmas morning special with this deluxe overnight oatmeal

If you still haven't tried making oatmeal in your slow cooker, you're in for a real treat. This make-ahead oatmeal serves a whole houseful of relatives and couldn't be easier to prepare the night before, so it's perfect for Christmas morning. With just a stir and a push of a button, you can throw …

15 Non-Traditional Hot Cocoa Recipes for Winter

Once you have your festive or DIY mug situation sorted out, isn’t it time you filled it? These 15 non-traditional cocoas are just what you need. Going beyond the packet and expected milk-sugar-chocolate mix, these recipes bring a whole new world of flavor to your cup. Get ready for some sips both …

The 10 Best Movies You Missed in 2014

And how to catch up with them.<p><b>You've been chilled</b> by the marriage-gone-awry suspense of <i>Gone Girl</i>, stupefied by the cinematic inventiveness of <i>Birdman</i>, and terrified by the twisted mentor-mentee relationship of <i>Foxcatcher</i>, but what about those other must-see films from 2014 that you didn't have time …

11 Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes: You Be the Judge

Chocolate chip cookies are the ultimate classic, but the debate between soft and chewy or crisp and crunchy rages on. Everyone has their own favorite …

Dessert

We're making eggnog cupcakes for Santa (OK, they're for us)

Tis the season for holiday goodies galore from cookies to fruitcake to figgy pudding (is that actually thing IRL?) and, of course, eggnog.<p>Oh eggnog, …

Dessert