Vicky Dee

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What Happened When I Forced Myself To Wake Up At 5 A.M. Every Day For A Month

Some early risers might get more done, but it turns out there are times when getting up earlier can make you less productive.<p>Early risers get a lot of good press: They are supposedly more productive and possibly better problem solvers. But after a month of forcing myself out of bed at 5 a.m., I …

No Excuses: Beginners, Don't Blame Your Budget Gear for Your Crappy Pictures

"I can't take a shot like that. My camera isn't good enough. Oh sure, you can talk all you want, but you have thousands of dollars in expensive …

Cameras

15 Indoor Flower Pots That Will Take Your Plants to the Next Level

As the sun moves, #5 (a rolling flower pot!) moves with it.<p>Whether you're looking for a planter that's beautiful, quirky, or even tech-savvy, we've got it all. Your plants will never crave sunlight, drown in water, or look bland again thanks to these smart containers.

40 Pasta Salad Recipes You Need to Try This Summer

You'll want to whip these up every chance you get.<p>A summer picnic, potluck, or barbecue — these easy pasta salads will be your go-tos. And watch it be the first bowl to go empty. They're packed with a colorful mix of veggies, homemade dressings, and cold pastas.

Cooking

Science says parents of unsuccessful kids could have these 9 things in common

Parenting is one of the hardest jobs in the world.<p>There are so many things that can affect a child's success, including socioeconomic status, the environment they live in, and their parents' education level.<p>Though it can be difficult for studies to determine what parenting techniques are ideal …

16 Cruelty-Free Beauty Brands You Should Know About

It’s not all bad.<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.</i>

Smoking 'a lot' of cannabis can permanently damage short term memory, researchers confirm

New research published today in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine confirms what many of us have suspected for some time: If you smoke a lot of weed …

10 Common Lightroom mistakes and how to avoid them

With great power comes great responsibility, and with an image catalog comes well, lesser responsibility, but a responsibility nonetheless. And we’ve …

Beauty Box Subscription for Women

Get a monthly box of personalized makeup, haircare and skincare samples delivered right to your door. Stock up on your favorite beauty brands and …

7 Simple Habits to Keep Happy Every Day

Notably, most people are most productive when they are the happiest. On the other hand, unhappy or sad people tend to perform poorest.<p>This is true in …

The Foop lets you grow a garden in your kitchen

A company from Japan has developed a stylish toaster-sized box in which you can grow plants, vegetables and herbs without the need of a garden -- or even a back yard.<p>If you've got a green thumb but no space to work your garden magic, a Japanese company might just have the thing to help quell your …

Kitchens

Watch: Gordon Ramsay Offers '10 Incredibly Useful Cooking Tips'

Shouty chef Gordon Ramsay is known for putting professional cooks through the ringer on television, but in this video, he's here to offer some sage advice to the amateur at home. Ramsay serves up 10 tips that are simple, but can improve anyone's home cooking game.<p>First on the agenda is chopping …

6 'Healthy' Foods Nutritionists Refuse to Eat

We know nutrition pros load up on wild salmon, ancient grains and kale, but what virtuous-seeming fare will you never find on their plates? Here are …

16 IKEA Hacks to Up Your Organization Game This Spring

The season of organization is in full force, folks! We’re gathering our spring cleaning essentials and getting ready to tackle projects big and small to make our lives clutter free. And since everyone around here is a *little* obsessed with a good ol’ IKEA hack, there’s no better way to keep things …

This 5-Minute Meditation Will Stress-Proof Your Mind

We've been conditioned to believe that stress is the ultimate twenty-first-century evil, but Tiffany Cruikshank wants you to know that's not exactly true.<p>As the Yoga Medicine founder and meditation expert explains, our innate stress response is actually super-useful; it's what causes us to act fast …

30 Insanely Gorgeous Floral Tattoos

Ink is in bloom every season.

Body Art

A clinical psychologist shares 7 tips for becoming more mindful

While the benefits of mindfulness have been well-documented for decades, learning to be mindful is paramount for everyone in today's quick-paced, multi-tasking, over-scheduled society — for #WomenWhoWork, it's especially key.<p>Mindfulness is defined as maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our …

10 Raised Garden Beds That Fit Any Backyard Space

Just add soil, seeds, sunshine, and voilà!<p>Starting a garden is no easy task, and it can be especially challenging if the terrain surrounding your property isn't amenable to the types of plants you'd like to grow. Enter the raised garden bed — a boxy unit that allows you to plant flowers, herbs, and …

Architects have high hopes for this Tiny+ home made out of hempcrete

Big things come in small packages, according to GreenBuilt‘s Jim Savage. Last year, his concept of making buildings out of hempcrete was introduced …