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14 Words That Are Their Own Opposites

Here’s an ambiguous sentence for you: “Because of the agency’s oversight, the corporation’s behavior was sanctioned.” Does that mean, 'Because the …

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Pop Culture Pillow Cushion Covers

Etsy user Morondanga created these minimalist pillow cushion cover versions of characters from popular movies and TV shows, including this Freddy Kruger pillow cushion cover.<p>[via Neatorama]

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Yoga for Bedtime

Need help sleeping? Doing yoga exercises before bedtime can be just what you need

8 Ways to Make Sex More Fun

Get ready to have the time—and the orgasm—of your life<p>If your bedroom action could use a boost, you’re not alone. A whopping 59 percent of men and women say they want to make their sex lives more playful and fun, according to a new survey released today by International Communications Research and …

Banana-Nut Waffle Sundae Recipe

This super-quick breakfast recipe begins in your freezer—but sure doesn't taste like it<p>No more excuses for skipping breakfast! If this ultra-yummy (and sub-500 calories) waffles dish doesn't entice you, you're completely crazed.<p>Slice half a banana. Toast 2 whole-grain frozen waffles. Top with 1/4 …

Happy Family Habit #8: Get Your Kids to Talk with a Chatting Spot

<i>We’re back with another Happy Family Habit today and it’s a really good one. Kristin has a lot of really useful tips not only on the when and where</i> …

Running On Air: Breathing Technique

A revolutionary way to breathe can help you run better and sidestep injury.<p><i>This article was adapted from Running on Air: The Revolutionary Way to Run Better by Breathing Smarter, by Budd Coates, M.S., and Claire Kowalchik (Rodale, 2013). The book teaches how to use the principles and methods of</i> …

3 Ways to Stay Motivated When You REALLY Don't Want to Work Out

Because we've all been there<p>A couple of days ago, Melissa Arnot, the women's record holder for Everest summits and an Eddie Bauer First Ascent Mountain Guide, came to the <i>Women's Health</i> office—and she said something a little shocking: "If there is a way to get out of working out, I will find it." Of …

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Yoga

A Super Easy Way to Whiten Your Nails

A Super Easy Way to Whiten Your Nails<p>Slice a lemon in half and stick your fingers in the halve for a few minutes. The natural acids in a lemon will …

Ayurveda

Amazing American Civil War Photos Turned Into Glorious Color

Color photography may not have been widely used until the 1930s but that hasn't stopped an active group of Redditors from looking to change the past. On the Colorized History Subreddit, Redditors use photo manipulation to add color to historical black and white images.<p>Two of the most prolific …

American Civil War

Access Blocked Sites at School or Work with Google Translate

If your school or office blocks a good portion of the web for "productivity's" sake, Redditor sidewayssammich shares a useful tip: just plug a site …

Google Translate

Raid Your Kitchen To Build This Potato Chip Speaker [Video]

For that crispy, crunchy audio<p>In 1921, two scientists made the first modern loudspeaker out of magnets, wire, and paper. Now manufacturers use synthetic fibers and even ferrofluid. Why stop there? Your kitchen contains plenty of materials to build a functional woofer. A potato chip works as a …

5 Ways to be a Faster and Happier Runner

Chi Running is catching on—find out more about the Tai Chi-inspired technique<p>Despite unseasonably warm temps in the northeast, fall marathon season is upon us. And for those gearing up for the New York City Marathon on November 3, you’ve probably already logged most of your key training runs. At …

The Secret Power Of Introverts

If you had to guess, what would you say investor Warren Buffett and civil rights activist Rosa Parks had in common? How about Charles Darwin, Al Gore, J.K. Rowling, Albert Einstein, Mahatma Gandhi and Google’s Larry Page? They are icons. They are leaders. And they are introverts.<p>Despite the …

The Best Bike Ride in Every State

From climbs over majestic mountain passes to blissful Sunday beach cruises, truly great cycling routes can be found in all 50 states, from Maine to Hawaii. Make plans to ride as many as you can.<p><b>ALABAMA</b> <br>The Fort Morgan Ride<br>Start this rocking ride at Lulu’s, home of fried crab claws, then trace …

13 Everyday Phrases That Actually Came From Shakespeare

Whether a fan or not though, you probably use many of Shakespeare's phrases on a regular basis.<p>Here's a list of 13 popular, albeit strange, sayings The Bard coined. In fact, we say or write some of these so often, they've become clichés.<p><b>1. "Green-eyed monster"</b><p>Meaning: jealousy.<p>In "Othello," Iago …

Romeo and Juliet

Absolutely Stunning Illusion of an Underwater Waterfall

Mauritius is an island nation officially called the Republic of Mauritius, or in French, <i>République de Maurice</i>, located in the Indian Ocean about …

3 Fright-Filled Halloween Ideas

For a unique DIY treatment for your house and yard, pick a ghoulish theme.<p>Plague House<p>The Black Death is here. Warn your visitors with a few signs such as "Plague! Keep Out!" or "Beware the Black Death!" Red paint hand-lettered on plywood works well for the medieval look, but you can also post a …

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The Different Ways Men And Women Talk On Facebook

Word clouds from the Facebook messages of 75,000 volunteers<p>Ugh, how stereotypical can we be? In a study of the different words used by various demographics of Facebook users in their status updates, women talked most about shopping and their hair, while men posted about sports, video games and …

Can Math Predict the Rise and Fall of Empires?

Sergey Gavrilets is in the empire business, specifically figuring out how, when, and where civilizations grow. Building a computer to recreate the age of empires, a team of researchers turns history into a math problem.<p><b>Two maps are side by side</b>. Both depict Africa, Europe, and Asia in a time lapse: …

Mathematics

10 Weird Things We've Sent to Space

Space is a strange place made stranger by our need to rocket the weird and unusual beyond our atmosphere

Space Exploration

4 Tips to Build a Greener Kitchen

After years of spilling, slicing, cabinet slamming, and cooking slipups, the kitchen might just need a makeover. While you're at it, turn the kitchen into the most eco-friendly room in your house.<p>After years of spilling, slicing, cabinet slamming, and cooking slipups, the kitchen might just need a …

Home Improvement

How to Plant Grass Seed for a New Lawn

If you'd like a lush new lawn next spring, then start planting grass seed now.<p>If you'd like a lush new lawn next spring, then start planting grass seed now. Autumn provides the right combination of sun and water to quickly germinate grass seed and the cooler temperatures help to kill off crabgrass …

Gardening

Get back-to-school by engaging families right from their cell phones

The start of the school year is the perfect time to start connecting with parents and families. When families come in to enroll their children, here …