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20 One-week Vacations to Take Between Jobs

The best way to get ready for a new job? Take a vacation!<p>Getting a new full-time gig is thrilling, and the very best way to start a new position is …

The Happiest Couples Do These 7 Things Every Day

Every couple is different. While your perfect date night out might be a raucous night on the town, that could be another Netflix-loving couple's nightmare. But no matter your personal tastes and past times, our experts say that the happiest couples do these things every day.<p><b>1. They have leaving and</b> …

The Coolest Things to Do for $20 or Less in Every State

From Wedl’s Hamburger Stand in Wisconsin to Taos Pueblo in New Mexico.<p>A few years ago, $20 seemed like a lot of money. However, these days, $20 can …

8 Not So Secret Swimming Holes Around the Globe

In the world we live in today, it can be hard to keep a secret… No matter what it is! Nevertheless, there are certain places that still feel so …

8 of the Coziest Nooks We've Ever Seen (and How to Recreate Them at Home)

Spaces to be snuggled into.<p>Even in the grandest houses, we're inevitably drawn to the smallest rooms: they're the coziest. In big rooms, guess where we head? To the coziest spots, the nooks and niches that are like rooms within rooms — their own intimate little worlds. Look around: There's bound to …

Interior Design

15 DIY Home Decorating Accessories

These easy, inexpensive ideas can help transform your home and add creative spaces your kids will love.<p>Any day is a fine occasion to curl up in a book nook -- but it's a must on March 2, Read Across America Day and the birthday of Theodor Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss. If your home happens to …

23 Latin American Destinations That Prove There's A Lot More To See Than Rio And Buenos Aires

It's no secret that Latin America houses many of this planet's most jaw-dropping destinations. Spotlight countries such as Brazil continue to be among our favorites due to the beautiful beaches, cities and colonial sights that easily captivate those who find themselves in constant wanderlust.<p>You …

Choose the Right Lens to Make Flattering Portraits

<i>Nikon D800, 105mm f/2.8 Micro VR lens, F/3, 1.60s, ISO 800.</i><p>The lens you choose to make a picture strongly affects how the subject will look. When …

9 New Ways to Tone Up with Dumbbells

Never do another bicep curl again<p>Dumbbells are good for way more than just bicep curls and overhead presses. Sure, they help make your arms look amazing, but they can also tone up your <i>entire</i> body. So the next time you want to change things up in your workout, try a few of these moves from the</i> …

Workouts

Modern Residence Seamlessly Integrating into the Landscape in Ottawa, Canada

Recently designed by Christopher Simmonds, this clean-lined modern residence located in Ottawa, Canada is a sanctuary of peace and tranquility. …

Concierge Service: 7 Apps and Websites to Make Doing Your Daily Chores a Little Easier

These innovative websites and apps will help you with your everyday domestic errands and tasks.<p><b>Keeping House</b><br>You like things <i>just so</i> in your home, but find it difficult to keep them that way. Enter House Pad, a brand-new app developed by Michael Bruno, founder of the website 1stdibs, to help him …

Apps

Climbing Patagonia's Glaciers With My Dearest Strangers and One Lone Instant Coffee Packet

Sometimes I stick in earbuds when my iPhone is dead and listen to silence just to avoid talking to strangers.<p>When my dearest friends had to cancel their trip to join me in Patagonia, I packed two sets of earbuds for my journey, just to be safe.<p>The village of El Chalten, Argentina, is surrounded by …

Travel: The New Fountain of Youth

Five hundred years ago, Juan Ponce de León set sail from Puerto Rico–where he had been appointed governor by the Spanish crown–in search of magical waters said to restore vitality. Turns out the 39-year-old explorer had more pressing priorities–gold and empire expansion chief among them–as he took …

Europe's 10 Best Adventure Destinations

Attention thrill-seekers and adrenaline-junkies! We all know Europe as one of the world's best destinations for history, culture, and cuisine, but it's also where you can live some of the world's most unforgettable adventures, provided of course that you're willing to strap on your boots and leave …

Fabulous Forest House Promises Sophistication Coupled With Solitude

Surrounded by lush green scenery, the beautiful <b>Forest House</b> in Seattle, Washington is all about bringing together the refined elegance of a …

How Many Calories Do You NEED While Dieting?

How to cut back on calories without hurting your health<p>If you want to slim down, you probably expect that you'll have to eat less. But lately, intermittent fasting—aka, not eating at all during certain periods of time—has been all the rage.<p>At first glance, this type of weight-loss plan may seem …

Nutrition

The Lose-Weight-in-7-Days Eating Plan

An eating plan to slim down without starving<p>Wish you could fit into your "thin jeans" next weekend? You totally can! Just eat the breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and snacks (yes, there's still room for snacks!) outlined in this healthy eating plan for the next seven days. You'll drop pounds</i> …

Fitness

Four Speedy Ways to Make Curly Hair Look Even Better

Getting your natural curls to look shiny and polished can take more time and energy than straightening them...unless you've got these quick tricks for perfecting spirals up your sleeve. Thank you, top hairstylists!<p><b>For soft, polished curls:</b> The fastest way to make your curls look more defined? "Wrap …

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Apple Crisp<p>An all-time classic - simple, easy-to-make Apple Crisp with soft, juicy, flavorful apples with a crisp crumble top.<p>See …

9 Pinterest Boards All Fit Women Should Follow

Follow THESE boards to add fitspiration to your Pinterest feed<p>Pinterest can be an awesome tool for uncovering inspirational quotes, amazing workouts, and more—if you follow the right boards. To fill your feed with more pins that make you want to get up and move, follow these 9 fitspirational boards.<p>…

Fitness

Tutorial: Easy Tiny Envelopes

80 Comments<p>Guest tutorial by Ruth Bleakley<p>I discovered this envelope making method completely by accident when pulling soggy rain-soaked mail out of …

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

May 29, 2012<p>Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. Is there anything better? Well, actual chocolate chip cookies would rank right up there I suppose.<p>But …

Getting Rid of That Pesky 'Last Five Pounds' -- and How to Deal With 'Problem Areas'

Almost daily I get a question along the lines of "Help! I don't need to lose any more weight, but I've got this (belly/thigh/butt/arm/back) fat that just won't budge!"<p>We all have that 'last' bit of stubborn fat that just won't respond to dieting. The first thing I want you to consider is that maybe …

11 Easy, Inexpensive Ways to Treat Yourself

Yeah, you--the last one on your list of people to focus on. Get some inspiration with these creative (and cheap!) ideas.<p>Sometime last month, one of my favorite socks developed a big hole in the heel. This is worth mentioning because there is a definite pecking order in my sock drawer. Some socks …

The Science Behind Bad Decisions: Is 'Decision Fatigue' Causing You to Make Unhealthy Choices?

Why do we make unhealthy and unproductive choices, even when we know we should do better?<p>If you ask most people, they will say that poor choices are a result of a "lack of willpower."<p>But research from Columbia University is beginning to reveal that willpower doesn't quite work that way.<p>In fact, you …

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IVF Babies More Likely to Develop Cancer? Worst News Ever

It kills me to write this post, knowing how many couples want so badly to be parents, who go through all of the intense pain and high cost involved with IVF (including close friends of mine). They feel as if they've won the Lotto when they can finally hold their babies in their arms after sometimes …