Tracy Blake

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The Low-Maintenance Lip Color Is the Only Thing Celebrities Are Wearing

Say the words "Hollywood" and "lipstick" in the same sentence, and what color comes to mind? For us, it's a glamorous true red. As far as red carpet …

Makeup

High-Protein, Sugar-Free Breakfast Shake Recipe

Preparation<p>Place all ingredients in a blender.<br>• Blend until creamy. You can also make this in a shaker cup.<p>Why Flaxseed Is So Good for You<p>Flaxseeds are …

Nutrition

20 Netflix original films that are actually worth watching

<b>The majority of Netflix’s original shows can be described as prestige TV, but when it comes to film, the approach seems to be quantity over …

Entertainment

These Are the Military-Inspired Shoes to Wear Every Day

“I wanted to do a military-inspired story that was still related to the outdoors,” says Jon Tang, founder of the outdoorsy lifestyle brand Fronteer, …

Shoes

Gap's constant discounts come with a hidden downside that's infuriating loyal customers

Discount signs have become a mainstay at Gap in recent years, and it's become increasingly unusual to buy clothing at full price at the store.<p>Each day, it seems, there's a new deal to lure shoppers in. Only last week, it was offering 70% off certain products.<p>While discounts are a way to get …

eCommerce

Bill Gates Is Confused About Donald Trump's Third-Person Psychological Tic

A video obtained by MSNBC aired Thursday revealed the immensely awkward relationship between wannabe billionaire President Donald Trump and actual …

Donald Trump

How Gross Is it to Wear Your Shoes in the House?

The final word on whether dragging in all that bacteria on your shoes will actually make you sick.<p>You’ve always been a bit of a germaphobe. Your hermetically sealed home is a wonderland of disinfectants, antibacterial soaps, and air purifiers. Say you invite a couple other friends over for a book …

Microbiology

10 Small but Mighty Ways to Make Vegetables Better

I could eat the majority of vegetables steamed with a little olive oil and tamari every day. It's just about the simplest way to prepare them, but …

Food Preservation

With Teen Mental Health Deteriorating Over Five Years, There’s a Likely Culprit

Screen time may be harming the mental health of our teens.<p>By<p>Nov 15 2017, 2:01 PM<p>Around 2012, something started going wrong in the lives of teens.<p>In …

How to get the most out of Google Maps when you’re traveling

Of all the travel apps that exist to improve any trip, Google Maps isn’t normally one you hear people raving about.<p>After all, Google itself is so embedded to our quotidian tech lives, we scarcely think of it as having a specialist application to something as exciting as travel. But when you go …

Maps

Here’s Our Simple Secret to an Amazing Omelet

Omelets can be scary: it’s like the entire population of France is watching, just waiting for you to mess up. But the good news is there's no one way …

Breakfast

JetBlue is selling round-trip flights for just $78

On Tuesday, JetBlue launched a two-day flash sale, offering one-way tickets for as low as $39, making a round trip $78.<p>The New York-based boutique airline is calling it the "You Never Call, You Never Visit" sale.<p>While the cheapest tickets are $39 one-way flights between Atlanta and Orlando, many of …

Flying

Signature's 2018 Compact Guide to Writing Short Stories

Short stories may be compact, but they still take time to write. Nailing down your character, story arc, and message in a limited number of pages is a challenge.<p>We want to help, so we reached out to some of our favorite short story writers, including Tadzio Koelb, Karin Tidbeck, Joseph O’Neill, and …

Creative Writing

These Adventures Runs Are the Best Way to See the World on Foot

This year’s Boston Marathon wasn’t meant to be an adventure run, but for the finishers it certainly seemed like one. The runners trudged through …

Adventure Travel

Surprise! The Missing Link to Beating Procrastination Is a Tomato

Increase your attention span and boost your productivity by doing this 1 very simple thing. With a tomato.<p>You've been told time and time again that fruits and vegetables can affect how you work and live.<p>You have heard, "you are what you eat," when you were growing up, and later on you might have …

Time Management

This Iced Coffee Protein Shake Recipe Is The Ultimate Summer Drink For Gym-Goers

Protein shakes and coffee are probably the two drinks most beloved by gym-goers of all stripes. Coffee to perk you up pre-workout and a protein shake …

Coffee

Google’s new Gmail aims to hit Microsoft where it hurts

It’s all business<p>Google unveiled a new Gmail design this week, overhauling its free email service with new features and a fresh look. Beyond the new design, smart replies, and email snooze features that regular Gmail users will enjoy, Google is adding in some smart business-focused features …

Gmail

6 new Gmail features worth trying -- and how to get them now

On the surface, you could easily mistake the new Gmail for the same web-based email you've been using for years.<p>But looks can be deceiving. This week's major revamp packs in powerful, helpful and overdue new features. It's the right balance of new and familiar.<p>If you haven't gotten a notification …

Apps

Tiny camper pod expands to 3 times its size in seconds

It can even sleep a family of four<p>The camper industry may still sell a fair number of giant RVs, but people are increasingly foregoing luxury behemoths for compact Class B vans and trailers. Smaller campers and trailers allow for easier travel, are more economical, and can be a good option for …

RVs

How Gabriel García Márquez Created a World in a Sentence

The novelist Mary Morris explains how the opening line of One Hundred Years of Solitude shaped her path as a writer.<p><b>By Heart is a series in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature. See entries from Colum McCann, George Saunders, Emma Donoghue, Michael Chabon,</b> …

Literature

19 NYC Secrets Even New Yorkers Don't Know

When you're living in a city whose history dates back to the 1600s, every day is an opportunity to discover another mind-blowing piece of historical …

City Halls

Why 'juuling' has become a nightmare for school administrators

The students wait eagerly for their teachers to turn their backs.<p>That’s their cue to reach quietly for a small, sleek device they can easily conceal in their palms. It resembles a flash drive, but instead of computer files, this device stores nicotine.<p>They take a hit, sucking on the device as they …

Public Health

People are freaking out that Facebook's Android apps collect call and text data — but Facebook says it got permission

AP<p><b>A Facebook user was startled to find that the social network had been keeping records of his phone calls and texts. A report from Ars Technica corroborated his findings.</b>• <b><br>In response, Facebook says that it's an opt-in feature on Messenger for Android, as well as the low-data Facebook Lite — and</b> …

How To Disable Facebook’s Data Collection Setting, Including Phone Call & Text Logs

On Mar. 25, Facebook acknowledged that as part of their data collection process for Android users, those who downloaded Messenger on their phones and …

Facebook was tracking your text message and phone call data. Now what?

If you installed a Facebook app to your Android smartphone, odds are good that Facebook has been logging your phone calls and text message data ever …

17 Journeys By Train That Will Change Your Life Forever

Take a slow and stunning journey by train across some of the world's most beautiful landscapes.<p><i>This photo essay is part of a series of stories about travel.</i>

Trains

With 5 Quick Clicks You Can See All the Data Facebook Has on You (I Was Truly Stunned by What I Found)

It takes just five short steps to download the entire archive. You probably want to do it immediately.<p><i>(Update: Facebook says it's changing how you can access and change your privacy settings. Details are here.)</i><p>Tough times for Facebook--and they're only getting worse. The FTC is investigating, the …

Ultimate Mediterranean Chopped Salad

Make the vinaigrette: Combine olive oil, lemon juice, oregano, salt, and pepper in a small glass jar. Shake well with lid on to combine …

Feta Cheese

20 Cool Travel Destinations For The Adventure Junkie

Adventure travel is good for the soul. It allows you to enjoy a more authentic travel experience for which you really get to know the local people, …

Why You Must Follow Your Own Voice in Street Photography

Dear friend,Never let anyone tell you how to shoot street photography, what “street photography” is and isn’t. Rather, define street photography for …

Street Photography