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Secrets to Making the Perfect Pie Crust

Just in time for Pi Day, owners of Brooklyn bar and bakery, Butter & Scotch, share their expert pie dough advice.<p>Crust: It’s a pie-baker’s calling …

20 Ways To Cut 500 Calories A Day

Cutting 500 calories a day is an easy way to get started with your weight loss journey, and these tips make it even easier<p>Losing weight demands some serious life changes. After all, you need to burn 3,500 more calories than you take in to lose just 1 pound. But if you cut 500 calories a day, you …

8 Smart Ways to Limit Added Sugar

No matter your activity levels, you're likely eating and drinking far more of the sweet stuff than your body wants—or needs<p>As an active person, you need some sugar in your diet, with an emphasis on 'some.' Honestly, you can get all you need without eating an ounce of added sugar—the nutritionally …

9 Nutritionist-Approved Ways to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Dessert is part of the food pyramid, right? These healthy desserts can cure your sweet tooth and not ruin your diet.<p>If you’ve got a mean sweet tooth, you know the struggle of trying to eat a balanced diet and wanting <i>all</i> the ice cream, all the time. While we’re all trying to cut down on processed …

Your guide to ethical and sustainable leggings

Leggings are a wardrobe staple for many, whether we’re keeping our legs warm in the winter, pairing them with tunics when it’s warmer, or staying …

Clothing

The Beginner’s Guide to Meditation

Maybe you’ve tried meditating before. You close your eyes, expecting enlightenment (or at least some instant stress relief ) but nothing happens. …

7 Yoga Poses to Develop Wrist Strength

Many of the ultra-pizazzy yoga party tricks have to do with hand balancing and floating. Students beginning the practice of yoga are often curious …

Yoga

Practice Job Assessment Tests to Boost Your Career and Job Search

The majority of organizations with more than 100 employees rely on assessment tests (such as aptitude and psychology tests) for external hiring. Ace …

8 Yoga Moves for Stronger Knees

Yoga can be daunting for those with knee problems. Unfortunately, that’s a lot of us, myself included. Below are the yoga poses I used to strengthen …

Yoga

6 Yoga Poses For Anyone Who Sits At A Desk All Day

You may have heard the expression "sitting is the new smoking."<p>That's because too much sitting is associated with higher heart attack, metabolic syndrome, obesity and type 2 diabetes risk as well as earlier overall death. But for anyone with a desk job, sitting all day is hard to avoid.<p>There are …

Makerbook Is a Huge Collection of Free Resources for Creative Projects

When you’re working on a big project, tracking down free assets is often key to keeping costs down. Makerbook is a collection of a variety of places …

Yoga for Menstruation

Is it safe to get your om on at that time of the month? Teens, learn what yoga can teach you about listening to your body and practicing …

Yoga

3 Safe-Alignment Modifications for Chaturanga Dandasana

Try these subtle, yet safe tweaks to Chaturanga if you struggle with the pose.<p>24<p>SHARES<p>Try these subtle, yet safe tweaks to Chaturanga if you struggle …

Yoga

11 Essential Yoga Poses Everyone Should Practice

Ancient yoga tradition describes thousands -- and by some accounts, tens of thousands -- of yoga postures. But chances are, with your likely packed …

An Under-5 Minute Yoga Routine to Wake You Up

Start off the day by finding your center.<p>When the 6 A.M. wakeup struggle starts, yoga might not feel like the ideal way get amped for the day so much as blindly stumbling towards the coffee maker, stat, does. But in truth, the right poses can be quite energizing for the mind and body—and <i>gentle</i>, so …

Help Ease Back Pain With a 10-Minute Yoga Sequence

<i>By Yoga Journal</i><p>Half Knees-to-Chest Pose<p>Ardha Apanasana<p><b>5 rounds, 2 breaths each, 1 minute total</b><p>Lie on your back. On an exhalation, draw your right knee toward your chest and hold your right shin with both hands. In this and the following 4 poses, do not press your lower back to the floor; instead, …

How to Secretly Use LinkedIn

Wild flurries of LinkedIn activities have resulted in premature pink slips. If your boss or colleagues see signs that you are job hunting such as connecting with recruiters, updating your profile after you got that year-end bonus, or that you are following a slew of companies then your current …

How to Take Photos of Fireworks That Don't Completely Suck

You know what's great about the Fourth of July? Flooding your Instagram feed with pictures of fireworks.<p>But snapping shots of those glittery …

HOWTO make your own head-in-a-jar illusion

By photoshopping a pair of mirror-flipped profile-shots of your face onto either side of a full-on shot, you can make a gimmicked photo that, when …

​Sorcery And Witchcraft: How To Fold A Fitted Sheet

Spirituality

Facts That Prove Pugs Are The Best Breed Ever

These pugs will restore your faith in humanity.

The Mysterious Beach Pigs Of Big Major Cay

You know how people say, "Happy as a pig in mud"? Those people don't know shit. It should be, "Happy as a pig on its own private tropical island".<p>We get a lot of photo submissions at VICE and most of the time they’re pretty depressing. So when our friend and sometimes co-worker Dan Daly sent us a …

Animals

This Is Why You Should Visit Botanical Gardens in the Winter (Photos)

Not all gardens hibernate during the winter. From synchronized light displays to intricate plant sculptures, these botanical gardens are decked out …

Margaret Fox's Amazon Chocolate Cake

<i>Every week -- often with your help -- Food52's Senior Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: Your new go-to birthday cake, bake sale cake, dinner party cake, late night snack cake -- for when the fridge is at its barest and you need chocolate cake now.</i> …

Dessert

We visit the hotel where slobs met snobs in Ghostbusters, Beverly Hills Cop, and Fight Club

Whenever Hollywood needs to stage a slobs-versus-snobs invasion, it turns to Los Angeles’ Biltmore Hotel. Since opening in 1923, the luxury building …

A Website Design Process

A Website Designed is a process explanation infographic, created by John Furness of Simple Square, highlights the phases of creating a website for a …

Infographics

Here's a delightfully scratchy infomercial for Death Grips' greatest hits

Despite the band's recent shenangians—specifically not showing up for a show—the Internet has been showing Death Grips some love lately—specifically …

This Interactive Tool Shows the Cheapest Wireless Plans for Your Needs

If you've ever tried to compare cell phone plan prices, you know it's an exercise in frustration. This calculator from The Wall Street Journal …

Telecoms

First Listen: Neko Case, 'The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight...'

"Reveal myself when I'm ready / I'll reveal myself invincible soon," Neko Case sings in "Ragtime," the mid-tempo ballad which closes her new record, <i>The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You</i>. But she's hardly concealed her identity or evaded examination in the …