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Novel antioxidant makes old blood vessels seem young again

Older adults who take a novel antioxidant that specifically targets cellular powerhouses, or mitochondria, see aging of their blood vessels reverse …

Wellness

The Benefits of Witch Hazel Are Nothing Short of Magic

The consumption of superfood chlorophyll is said to protect skin health with its antioxidant properties. Drinking clove oil in your water is said to treat a myriad of skin issues with its stimulating and antimicrobial qualities. Activated charcoal can boost skin and body health, among other things. …

Skin Care

9 questions the most interesting people ask to cut through small talk

I remember early in my career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to schmooze or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the windbag who dragged on forever, so I learned to be brief, to the point, and …

Entrepreneurship

The strange power of the ‘evil eye’

From the Eye of Horus to Gigi Hadid, ‘for thousands of years the eye has maintained its steady hold on the human imagination,’ writes Quinn Hargitai.<p>When it comes to warding off the mystic malevolent forces of the world, there is perhaps no charm more recognised or renowned than the ‘evil eye’. …

Ancient History

4 Anti-Inflammatory Supplements Doctors Swear By To Speed Up Your Metabolism

If you’re trying to lose weight and you’re not seeing the results you want, it’s time to boost things up–your metabolism that is! A fast metabolism …

A Party-Friendly, Smoky, Spicy Dip You'll Want on Everything

<i>Izy Hossack is the mastermind behind the popular blog, Top with Cinnamon. The talented recipe developer (and busy university student!) aims to create food with maximum flavor and minimum effort, without breaking the bank. Her second cookbook, The Savvy Cook, hits on these tenets and so much more.</i> …

9 Ways To Make Your Storage Cabinets More Space Efficient

If you can't add more actual storage cabinets to your living space, you can always increase the capacity of what's already there. This includes …

Storage Ideas

Turmeric Smoothie – So Tasty You Won’t Believe It Has One Of The Most Powerful Antioxidants In The World

If you’re looking for a smoothie that tastes delicious and packs a wide range of health benefits, you’re at the right place. Today we’re going to …

I Tried a Natural Painkiller for a Week

So long, Motrin.<p>February 19, 2018<p>Years of playing sports and being active have left me with tons of aches, pains and the crackling knees of a …

4 Effective Ways to Clear Your Mind

Many people find that, when they face stress in their lives, they tend to dwell on it in their moments of downtime. If you're like most people, this …

Amazon’s New Plant Store Is Going To Be Your New Fave Online Shopping Spot

If you can't have a pet, plants can also give your mental health a much-needed boost, and the new Amazon Plant Store now let's you order your …

Plants

Recipe: The shortbread cookie that broke the internet

If you have a pulse and an Instagram account, or engage with food media in any capacity, you’re probably already well-aware of the internet craze …

What to Eat When You Are Too Sick to Eat

What to Eat When You're Too Sick to Eat<p>For when you just can't eat chicken soup anymore.<p>February 19, 2018<p>Over winter break, I was unlucky enough to …

This Musk — Elon's brother — looks to revolutionize urban farming

NEW YORK – In sunny California, Elon Musk is upending America's auto and space industries. And here, in a cold, gritty section of Brooklyn, his brother Kimbal has embarked on a project that's just as significant in its own way: Trying to reboot the food system.<p>The younger Musk is the co-founder of …

Urban Agriculture

What Is Coconut Sugar and Why Is Everyone Using It?

In addition to the abundance of coconut oil and shredded coconut, coconut sugar is growing in popularity. According to an article entitled “Coconut Sugar: A Healthier Alternative to Artificial Sweetener,” it’s made from the sap of the coconut tree, and because of its origins, it’s also called …

Nutrition

10 Gmail extensions that can boost your productivity

E-mail plug-ins you didn't know you needed but really do.<p>There’s a reason Gmail has become so popular — it’s free, it’s easy to use and it keeps evolving. To top it all off, Gmail offers even more improvements through the use of extensions, which are optional, user-installed upgrades that add new …

Productivity

10 Ways to Cope With Anxiety

You’ve been in bed for an hour now and you still can’t get to sleep. Maybe you’re thinking about your job or your 401(k) or health insurance. Perhaps …

10 things you never need to refrigerate

Have you ever opened your refrigerator and realized that you couldn't find what you were looking for because it was overflowing with miscellaneous items? If so, you're in good company. The majority of households pack items into the fridge that simply don't need to be there. Here's a list of 10 …

Spices

Everybody Knows Better Than to Make This 1 Simple Resume Mistake (but Most People Can't Stop Doing It Anyway) | Inc.com

What if I were to tell you about an incredibly common résumé mistake that prevents most people from getting the jobs they want--even when they're highly qualified?<p>It's a deceptive error that job seekers and employers rarely even notice out of context--but it's fatal.<p>In fact, fixing it flies in the …

Employment

7 Healthy Recipes to Eat When You’ve Gone Overboard on Sweets

There’s nothing like a sugar hangover to slow you down... big time. Whether you rounded up the Reese's or savored the Skittles, the …

23 Of The Oldest Color Photos Ever Taken

Here's what the world looked like in color, over 100 years ago.<p>In 1907, brothers Auguste and Louis Lumière made history by transforming the monochromatic world of photography into vibrant color with their new invention, the Autochrome Lumière.<p>In the years before this invention, color was usually …

Feather and Fern Stitches

Feather stitches are comprised of interlocking u-shaped loops of thread. This family of stitches is very simple to work, yet produces elaborate, airy …

Knitting

Want to Be a Lot Happier? Never Do Any of These 9 Things | Inc.com

If you're less than happy with your life -- either personally or professionally -- the problem isn't education, upbringing , a lack of opportunities, being held back by other people, or even bad luck.<p>If you're unhappy, the problem is you. While approximately 50 percent of your happiness (your …

Self-improvement

The 11 best botanical gardens in the United States

Beat the heat in these urban paradises<p>Summer is in full swing, which means there’s no better time to play outdoors. But even diehard city lovers sometimes tire of the incessant urban annoyances in the summer months: the long commutes, the endless pavement, and the oppressive heat.<p>Luckily, nearly …

Botanical Gardens

Tips of the Week: Gluing Hinges, Organizing Hardware, and Screen Printing with Wood Glue

Another week of tips and techniques that <i>Make:</i> readers will hopefully find useful. Don’t forget to share in the comments below any tips that you’ve come across in your travels. This week’s column was almost entirely submitted to me by <i>Make:</i> readers and staff members. Keep ’em coming, folks!<p>Organizing …

Woodworking

DIY: build a backyard pergola in 6 steps

Building a pergola is hardly easy, let's be honest, but it is one of the tasks that you can manage yourself with a little bit of DIY enthusiasm and a …

Landscaping

Mudrooms that Work Hard & Welcome You Home in Style

If you're lucky enough to have one, the mudroom is a pretty crucial spot in your house. It's your first point of contact with the place you call …

Laundry Rooms

7 Easy Organizing Ideas That Cost $10 Or Less

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Let’s go bananas: growing the leaves in your back garden

Banana leaves are surprisingly easy to grow – and now is the perfect time<p>I grew up in Singapore, and lunch every Thursday at my school canteen was nasi lemak. This was a neat little parcel of coconut-scented rice, crisp fried peanuts and curry, all wrapped up in a fresh green banana leaf. …

Cornbread

A psychologist explains why we’re probably all delusional and how to fix it

Reflecting more doesn’t make us more self-aware<p>Every once in a while, a friend attends therapy for the first time and starts breathlessly reporting all the revelations she’s learned. In many of these circumstances, it’s all I can do to stop myself from yelling that <i>I,</i> or any of her other friends, …

Self-help