Vanessa M

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There’s a New Vibrator for People Who Love Reading

Like…really, really love reading.<p>Let's be real: You don't read erotica for the brilliant plots. Those steamy reads are for getting all sorts of hot and bothered—and then, most likely, doing something about it. Enter a whole new erotic-reading experience with the help of B.Sensory, a forthcoming …

What to Do Every Hour to Drop Pounds All Day

Burn more calories, eat healthier, and boost your weight-loss efforts—today.<p><i>This article was written by Jenny Sugar and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>Losing weight isn't about committing to one healthy choice—the journey is made up of lots lifestyle decisions that you make every …

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14 DIY wall art projects for people who can't paint

You don't have to be Rembrandt to be an artist. Everyone has a creative side, even if you're not a master painter.<p>Anyone can find a pretty piece of …

Top 10 breathtaking Mars pics taken from orbit

Mars exploration isn’t all about Curiosity and Opportunity rovers. NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has snapped loads of beautiful hi-resolution …

15 Foods You Should Never Eat

The foods to eliminate from your diet now.<p>We know we should stay clear of hard-and-fast food but some foods can seriously mess with your health.<p>"It doesn't mean you'll get sick, get cancer, or die if you eat a dangerous food once," says Nneka Leiba, deputy director of research at the Environmental …

Nutrition

10 Things Mindfulness Will Teach You About Life

Buddhaimonia.Many people think that mindfulness is about quieting the mind and relieving stress. Sure, your mind will quiet to some degree, but …

Zen

26 Pictures Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence.

The universe, man… THE UNIVERSE. <br>By: Dave Stopera <br>Via: buzzfeed.com<p>1. This is the Earth! This is where you live.<p>NASA Goddard Space Flight Center …

50 Must-Read Personal Development Bloggers That’ll Change Your Life

Tired of reading the same blogs over and over? Looking for fresh articles to read? A new angle on your favorite personal development topics? I got …

Self-improvement

Matcha madness! How to cook with this trendy green tea

Move aside March Madness and make way for matcha madness! Matcha green tea is having its moment, which is long overdue. If you’ve slurped a green tea frappe at your favorite teahouse or coffee shop, or licked a scoop of green tea ice cream, chances are high that you’ve tried this Japanese green …

Tea

DIY Shadow Art + Video • Vintage Revivals

Happy #100reveal Thursday!!<p>You guys. I have got the COOLEST project for you today. As I was brainstorming ideas for these fun GE reveal® light bulb …

Light Bulbs

12 Creative Coffee Gifts for the Java Junkie in Your Life

(Image credit: Etsy)<p>Most caffeine fiends already have their preferred setup: Chemex, pour-over, french press, you name it. And they're usually …

Coffee

20 Embarrassing Phrases Even Smart People Misuse

Even reputable websites have been caught screwing up these idioms, which spell check often doesn't find.<p>When you hear someone using grammar incorrectly do you make an assumption about his or her intelligence or education? There's no doubt that words are powerful things that can leave a lasting …

5 Times Vaginas Proved How Talented They Are

They've got skills!<p>You already know about some of your vagina's mind-boggling abilities, like pushing out giant babies and producing four kinds of orgasms. Apart from those impressive feats, they've also mastered some extracurricular activities that might shock you. That's right, your lady parts …

Surfing

Healthy Vegetarian Diet Tips: How To Make Sure You Eat Enough Protein (It's Called 'Protein-Combining')

One of the main questions about vegetarianism that perturbs meat-eaters and would-be veggies is this: how do you get enough protein in your diet?<p>We …

Why This Beautiful Coloring Book for Adults Is a Major Best Seller

Back in your nursery school days, was there anything better than coloring? Not that you had much to be stressed out about back then, but studies show that coloring is actually quite relaxing for those of us who have a little more stress in our lives than toddlers. And coloring for grown-ups is …

Where in the World Is the Best Place to Be in March?

We all crave that sweet serendipity of being in the right place at the right time: When the Northern Lights are most likely to dance; when that sleepy scruff-bucket town transforms for its once-a-year fabulous fiesta; or when a mass mob of whales gathers at the nearby reef. That's why our book, <i>The</i> …

No one could describe the color 'blue' until modern times

It's about the way that humans see the world and how until we have a way to describe something, even something so fundamental as a color, we may not even notice that it's there.<p>Until relatively recently in human history, "blue" didn't exist, not in the way we think of it.<p>As the delightful Radiolab …

Linguistics

22 Contemporary Authors You Absolutely Should Be Reading

These writers are not to be missed.

50 Amazing, Easy DIY Bath and Body Products

I don't know about you, but I love bath and body products. Unfortunately, they can also be quite expensive. Not to fret, my friends, because the web …

Beauty Basics: DIY Tea Tree and Activated Charcoal Soap

If you’re new to DIY beauty products, making your own soap can seem like a really intimidating process that’s probably best left up to the professionals. And, while some soap-making techniques can include complex recipes or require special safety equipment to handle tricky raw materials, you don’t …

The 'paleo diet' is pseudoscience: This is what our ancestral menu really looked like

Reconstructions of human evolution are prone to simple, overly-tidy scenarios. Our ancestors, for example, stood on two legs to look over tall grass, …

The universe is smiling at us

Far away in a distant galaxy, there is a beaming face smiling back at us.<p>Hubble scientists recently discovered this galaxy cluster — massive …

Your Tongue Is Trying to Tell You Something Important About Your Health

You can learn a lot just by opening your mouth.<p>Pain, itching, funky spots and odors—your body is always dropping you clues about what’s going on with your health. But there's one body part you probably don't consider when you're trying to get a hold on your overall wellbeing: your tongue. …

Most Recommended Marketing Tools By Pro Bloggers [Part 1]

<i>This is the Part 1 of the "Recommended Marketing Tools" series - where successful bloggers share the marketing tools they couldn't live without. Co-authored by James Richman.</i><p>Most successful bloggers are not only great storytellers. They know the best and most effective tools of the trade too.<p>In …

Marketing

Viktor T. Toth's answer to Interstellar (2014 movie): Why did every hour on the first planet take 7 years on Earth?

One hour in space does not, under normal circumstances, equal anything other than almost exactly one hour here on the Earth. For there to be a …

The quest to see China’s extraordinary frozen fog

Exquisite, delicate rime forms only when conditions are just right – and its appearance can be fleeting.<p>I was on a mission – one that required me to wear four layers of warm clothes and a fleece balaclava. I was going to be braving temperatures below -20C for hours. My friend Cherry Li, who grew up …

Cherry Blossom

Using Social Networks as Powerful Advertising Tools

Everyone has an account on any given social network, or two, or three, or <i>all of them</i>, and this is just a way of showing how addicted we are to them. …