Vivian Garza

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10 best protein shakes: everything from vegan brands to the best tasting protein powder

A few years ago, protein shakes used to be solely restricted to body builders and olympians, and guzzling one them associated with instantly turning …

The Ultimate Carrot Cake Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 350°. Toss together first 3 ingredients; spread in a single layer in a foil- lined pan. Bake 10 minutes or until …

Dessert

The Good Listener: How Long Is The Perfect Concert?

We get a lot of mail at NPR Music, and amid the 500 pounds of generic Circus Peanuts we intend to melt down for home insulation is a slew of smart questions about how music fits into our lives — and, this week, a request for a unifying theory of concert length.<p><b>Meaghan Agnew writes via email: "How</b> …

Review: Jimi Hendrix, 'Both Sides Of The Sky'

<i>Note: NPR's First Listen audio comes down after the album is released. However, you can still listen with the Spotify or Apple Music playlist at the bottom of the page.</i><p>At this point, some 47 years after Jimi Hendrix' death, it's probably unrealistic to expect that a set of deep-vault studio tracks …

Guitar

The 6 Best Snacks for Anyone Cutting Out Sugar, According to a Nutritionist

If you’re trying to wean yourself off sugar, you know that eating on the go can get tricky. So many packaged (and easily portable) foods are full of …

How to Reduce Stress Like a Navy SEAL

These are stressful, uncertain times. How are we supposed to be calm and productive workers amid all this chaos?<p>There is one simple way to cage the …

Military

The Last Tiramisu Recipe You'll Ever Need

<b>Make the lady finger syrup.</b> Bring the water and sugar to a boil in a small saucepan over medium heat and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Transfer …

19 Comforting Soup Recipes If You're Cutting Back On Meat And Dairy

Whether you're a vegan or just trying to cut back on meat and dairy.

You Probably Won’t Get Through These 46 Genius Things On Amazon Without Spending $20

50 Remarkably Wise Quotes That Will Inspire You to Success in Life | Inc.com

Life is a gift that has been given to you. It is in your hands to make the best out of it--dare to believe that you can. Through the ups and downs, you'll find a lesson to learn that will make you a better person. Each experience--good and bad--makes you grow. Get along with life and surely, things …

Motivation

15 Beauty Products That Everyone Is Buying on Amazon

I'm on Amazon every day, always looking for new books or a random appliance for my kitchen. Lately, I've added beauty products to my Amazon browsing …

Skin Care

Free Photography Resources for Beginners and Pros to Hone Their Skills

As the cameras on our phones become increasingly powerful, more and more people are becoming interested in photography like never before. While having an understanding of composition is an important first step to crafting a picture, knowing the basics of the photographic medium will take your …

This Ansel Adams Documentary Is a Comprehensive and Fascinating Look at the Master Photographer

I think few people will deny that Ansel Adams was one of the most influential and important photographers ever, his work enduring as a portfolio of …

18 Quick Home Hacks That'll Make You Say "Why Didn't I Know About These Sooner?"

Whoa, genius.

The 25 Best Inventions of 2017

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How to Sync Lightroom Classic Catalogs with Multiple Devices

Adobe’s new Lightroom CC software is designed to sync your photo catalogs across multiple devices, but did you know that Lightroom Classic can be …

Dig, If You Will, Some Never-Before-Seen Pictures Of Prince In 'A Private View'

Afshin Shahidi misses Prince.<p>"Nothing seemed impossible, everything was possible for him," he says. "And that's just the way he lived his life and the way he communicated and wanted us to live our life."<p>The Iranian-born Shahidi grew up in Minneapolis and met Prince in 1993 when he got a call to …

Music

Pictures of the Week 11.16.17

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in Pictures

Policing

Look High, Look Low: Keep an Open Mind When Shooting Photos

When we head out to shoot, we often have some specific image in mind, or if not a single photo, at least a certain way of going about the process. …

Photography

Cauliflower and Fennel Soup Recipe: Winter warmth in a bowl

This is a really pretty dish that’s great either as a starter or a light lunch alongside some warmed, crusty bread to dip in. Food writer and stylist …

Weight Loss Yoga: 10 Poses to Remove The Stubborn Belly Fat

Belly fat is something nearly everybody has to battle at some point in their life. Even if you eat a balanced diet and work out regularly, getting a …

Weight Loss

Can You Lose Weight on the Ketogenic Diet?

<i>Update |</i> In the past few years, if any of your friends are particularly health conscious (re: into experimental diets), you may have heard of the …

These Simple, Science-Backed Exercises You Can Do at Home Have Huge Health Benefits

No need for gym!<p>Most of us probably know exercising is associated with a smaller risk of premature death, but a new study has found that doesn't have …

8 Life-Changing Beauty Products That Are Actually Worth Your Money

Tried, tested, and loved by BuzzFeed editors!<p><b>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.</b><p><i>Some products were provided to BuzzFeed free of charge.</i>

This Is the Next Best Thing to Having Your Mom Take Care of You When a Cold Hits

My mother is from Thailand, which made for a life a little different than most of my friends'. In my home, the rice cooker was on 24/7, wearing shoes inside was a <i>huge</i> offense punishable by grounding, and if I was sick, my mom always turned to her expansive cabinet of herbs. When I was younger, my …

Ranking The Best New Shows On Netflix You Can Stream Right Now

There are two shows worth checking out this week.<p>For the weekend of May 5, Streamline recommends “Dear White People” in the top Netflix spot for the first time. It’s a relief that a great show has finally come along to unseat “Collateral” from its eight-week-long perch in the top spot.<p>This Netflix …

TV

JPEG vs. PNG: Which image-saving format is the better one to use?

In the world of digital imaging, there are two image formats that prevail above all else: JPEG (or JPG) and PNG.<p>At first glance, a single image shown …

A former Navy SEAL commander says you can transform your life with 5 simple choices in the next 24 hours

As commander of US Navy SEAL Team 3's "Task Unit Bruiser," the most highly decorated special-operations unit of the Iraq War, Jocko Willink learned what it takes to lead people in incredibly dangerous and complex situations.<p>The mantra that Willink instilled into his men was "Discipline Equals …

Athletic Apparel

Makeup-Lovers, This Light-Up Mirror on Amazon Prime Is Going Viral — and It's Only $15

Beauty-loving girls, we may have just found your next purchase. When we saw that this HotLife LED Lighted Makeup Mirror ($15) was up 650 percent in sales on Amazon, we knew we had to investigate. Seventy-six percent of customers who bought it have given it a five-star rating, which is impressive. …

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