Alexandra Mackey

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11 of the Most Extreme Junk Foods Ever Created

Even without television, video games, and the internet, our Victorian predecessors found plenty of ways to entertain themselves around the holidays. …

Deep Frying

How To Make A Perfect Soft-Boiled Egg In One Attempt

In Personal Development-speak, we are always talking about goals, outcomes, success, desires and dreams. In other words, all the stuff we want to do, …

Weight Loss

If You’re Unhappy With Your Life, It’s Your Responsibility To Change It

Oftentimes, we settle for what we think is right, acceptable and safe. We are so dominated by the idea of staying because it feels scary to move. …

9 Things Baristas Know That Will Change Your Life

Coffee time, for non-morning people, can be a challenging moment to do things by the numbers: “Is this water hotter than room temperature? Close …

12 lessons I learned from following the morning routines of 5 super successful people

I wanted to see what it would do to my productivity, happiness levels, and wellbeing.<p>For an entire working week each, I tried to mirror what Jack Dorsey, Arianna Huffington, Barack Obama, Benjamin Franklin, and Indra Nooyi do in the morning.<p>In the case of Huffington and Franklin, I also followed …

Success

How to Understand Medical Terminology

1<p><b>Obtain and use a medical dictionary.</b> This step is optional, but highly recommended for breaking down medical jargon that many people are initially …

How to Be Self Reliant

Although being in a committed, bonded relationship can enrich your life, feeling unable to function without another person could lead to a problem …

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15 Things All Badass, Fearless Alpha-Women Do Differently From Other Types Of Women

By Brenda Della Casa,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1DwXaXA<p>There’s a quote by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich that states: “<i>Well-behaved women seldom make</i> …

This Is How We Date Now

We don’t commit now. We don’t see the point. They’ve always said there are so many fish in the sea, but never before has that sea of fish been right …

This Animation Teaches You More About Physics Than High School Ever Did

It's a shame I never paid attention in physics class because outside of Walter White's school of chemistry, physics might be the coolest type of …

Camera Noir

Taking black and white photos with your iPhone sounds simple enough, but getting that perfect look can actually be incredibly challenging. …

Wake

We hate getting out of bed in the morning as much as the next guy, so we're always on the lookout for something that makes it more tolerable. The …

Evade Unlawful Handcuff Restraint With The TIHK Key (video)

Getting arrested isn’t fun, obviously. But what if you’re unlawfully handcuffed for no good reason? Most likely, you won’t do anything if you’re …

Core Exercises: 5 workouts to tighten your abs, strengthen your back, and improve balance

Posture, alignment, and angles: Striking the right pose<p>Posture counts a lot when you’re exercising. Aligning your body properly is the key to good …

Surprising Ways to Cook With Seltzer Water

1<p>The Lightest Pancakes<p>Here’s a trick for extra fluffy, lightweight pancakes: add a dash of seltzer. When the batter heats up and cooks, the air …

GROH® Ergo Boost Hair and Scalp Duo

• Key science: Vitamin D2 (Ergocalciferol), Antioxidant Ergothioneine<br>• Vegan Vitamin D Enrichment Patent<br>• Nourishes Scalp<br>• Thickens and strengthens …

How to Calculate the Concentration of a Solution

In chemistry, a <b>solution</b> is a homogeneous mixture of two things - a <b>solute</b> and the <b>solvent</b> that it's dissolved in. <b>Concentration</b> is a measure of how much …

How to Manage the Storage on Your iPad

Running out of space on your iPad? As you use your iPad, files and apps will eventually accumulate, leaving you with less free space for new content. …

How to Enrich Your Life

Enriching your life means making your life as fulfilling, meaningful, and filled with joy as possible. One can go through life without ever exploring …

9 Simple Habits to Start Now for a More Energetic Day Tomorrow

Let’s just accept the fact that most of us don’t cook healthy meals every night, hit the gym every morning or have the best sleep habits. However, there are some simple ways to start working on healthy habits that don’t require you to have the discipline of a drill sergeant. Pick and choose which …

One-Hour Homemade Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting

<i>posted on</i> December 8, 2013 <i>by</i> Averie Sunshine<p>I love a good challenge. Like making cinnamon rolls, 100% from scratch, in 1 hour. Think it can’t be done?<p>…

How to Get over an Obsession

Being obsessed is like having tunnel vision: you lose the ability to see or care about anything outside the object of your obsession. Obsession …

How to Dress European

Europeans are known for their great style, and for good reason! They tend to dress in upscale, classy clothes that make most other countries' styles …

Pumpkin Bread | America's Test Kitchen

We prefer whole milk in this recipe, but 1 or 2 percent low-fat milk may be substituted. Do not substitute frozen cherries for the fresh cherries.<p><b>1.</b> …

Lemon Ricotta Cookies

<i>Tangy lemon ricotta cookies are topped with a sweet and tart lemon glaze that creates the perfect summer cookie for any celebration.</i><p>Time flies. Our …

Homemade Vanilla Extract in Wax-Sealed Bottles

There must nine hundred and ninety-eleven recipes for homemade vanilla extract online, and I suppose that's why I've never seriously considered …

Greek Yogurt Pumpkin Bread

The problem with pumpkin breads is that a lot of them don’t taste that much like pumpkin. They tend to taste like cinnamon, sugar and pumpkin pie …

Ken Burns shares secrets of Great Smoky Mountains National Park

"There is a great human story" of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, according to Ken Burns, the Emmy award-winning filmmaker.<p>As co-creator of the PBS series <i>America's Best Idea: The National Parks</i>, Burns and his team spent over six years filming in national parks across the United States.<p>Burns …