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7 essential oils to keep in your carry-on for stress-free travel

When it comes to packing a carry-on, there are some must-have accessories you know better than to forget: headphones, a phone charger, and a cozy …

Stopping the Self-Enabling Cycle

In today's world, people tend to look at outside influences and not ourselves as reasons for failing at something or continuing to put ourselves in …

7 Easy Things You Can Do to Change Your Life in 2 Months

It's really not that hard.<p>Making big changes in your life isn't about moving across the country, or storming into your office and quitting your job.<p>Big changes are the result of small tweaks.<p>Whether your goal is to finish a project, change your friend group, make more time for passion projects, or …

Writing

More women and minorities than ever are taking college-level computer courses in high school

Thanks to a new course and a newish nonprofit.<p>The share of women and underrepresented minorities taking computer science for college credit in high school spiked, thanks in part to a second Advanced Placement computer science course that launched this year.<p>Part of the credit also belongs to …

Education

These Overnight Oats Make The Perfect Grab And Go Healthy Breakfast

'Cause ain't nobody got time to make breakfast in the morning.<p>View this post on Facebook<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>1 ripe banana, mashed<p>½ cup rolled oats<p>1 tablespoon honey<p>2 tablespoons unsalted creamy peanut butter<p>⅓ cup almond milk<p>6-8 banana slices<p>2 tablespoon chopped peanuts<p><b>PREPARATION</b><p>1. In a medium-size bowl, …

Why a Cure to Obesity Could Be in Your Poop

Scientists recently found something remarkable in the microbiomes of human twins and mice with a filthy habit. And it might change how we can make …

Holistic Medicine

Naturally Lactose-Free Cheese Is More Common Than You Think

Even if the cheese is made with cow's milk<p>If you're one of those people who's begrudgingly lactose intolerant and has had a hell of a time giving up …

100 Quick Sustainable Travel Tips | Claire's Footsteps

Posted by Claire on Jul 8, 2017 in Eco Travel | 9 Comments<p>Travelling is great for a lot of things. Open-mindedness, confidence, education.. travel is …

10 Stunning Private Islands You Can Rent from $307 a Night, Ranked by Price

You don't have to be a millionaire to rent your own island.<p>If you’ve always fancied taking over a secluded private island for a night, you’re not …

Finally, a Strapless Bra That Makes Sense (and It's $35)

Strapless bras are basically the bane of every woman's existence. It seems like no matter how many different brands, styles, band widths (the list …

Clothing

8 Ways to Use Up Leftover Bacon Fat

Bacon is a beautiful thing, and bacon fat—that glistening grease rendered from bacon—is the finest form of cooking oil you can get. Best of all, this …

Take an Untamed Road Trip to the West's Best Adventure Towns

Channel your inner adventurer on a Wild West road trip. (Photo: Jenny Willden)<p>Road trip to the West’s best adventure meccas through the diverse …

National Parks

How to Properly Pack a Cooler

Coolers are only as good as the users who pack them. If you don’t organize right, you’ll squander all that fancy insulation you paid through the teeth to get.<p>For tips on how to maximize those cooling powers, I turned to several guide friends who’ve taken their coolers on weeklong rafting, climbing, …

7 Baked Oatmeal Recipes That Make Meal Prep a Breeze

Bake oatmeal great again<p>If you're in desperate need for a new, easy oatmeal recipe, something that'll jazz up your bowl without too much extra …

47 documentaries on Netflix right now that will make you smarter

And with binge-worthy titles like Netflix original "Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond" and Oscar-nominated "Last Men in Aleppo" a click away, you can get a lot of great nonfiction viewing any night of the week.<p>You'll learn a lot more about the world, but don't worry — you'll also be entertained.<p><b>Here are</b> …

Get tricked at the Magic Castle in Hollywood

Feb. 26, 2017, 6:00 a.m.<p>L.A. County<p><b>Why:</b> The Magic Castle is the worst kept secret in Hollywood -- a private club in a tricked-out house that's devoted to magic. And if you really want to get in, it's not that hard.<p><b>What:</b> The castle, clubhouse of the Academy of Magical Arts, was built as a private …

California

19+ spots that prove Idaho is the most underrated state in the US

It seems like Idaho is the state you drive through to get somewhere else, and for the most part, that’s how we locals like it. But, just in case …

Hiking

Here's How to Make the Pulp Fiction Big Kahuna Burger

You know what they call a quarter pounder with cheese in France?<p>Samuel L. Jackson intimidating someone while picking up their burger and taking a big juicy bite out of it is undoubtedly one of the best food scenes in cinema history. On top of being an insanely badass scene, that Big Kahuna Burger …

Samuel L. Jackson

Syndrome Linked To Smoking Weed Spikes In States With Legalized Marijuana

On a recent shift in the ER, after multiple rounds of medicine to control his nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain, a patient explained to me that he had been smoking marijuana daily over the past 5-10 years. He also stated that he would often take hot showers and baths to help control his …

Cannabis

How to Get People to Say Yes to What You Want, According to Science

Researchers have been studying the art of persuasion for years. Here's what they've found.<p>The ability to persuade others is a valuable skill. It can translate into making a huge sale, convincing people to follow your leadership, getting a raise, or countless other successes in the business realm. …

Psychology

10 plant based meals that actually look totally delicious *and* filling

No matter why you’re choosing to add more fruits and veggies to your diet, it can be pretty difficult to find recipes that are both delicious, and …

New Research on Plant Intelligence May Forever Change How You Think about Plants

The Intelligent Plant. That is the title of a recent article in The New Yorker — and new research is showing that plants have astounding abilities to …

Salads are picnic-perfect when you pack ’em like I do

With its crisp, cool and colorful promise, autumn is made for the open road. It takes only the slightest encouragement for us to head out for a glimpse of the glorious golds, oranges and reds — and a picnic.<p>The best picnic recipes are built to travel well. A good lunch en plein air is appetizing …

Blue Ridge Mountains

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How To Harness The Brain Chemical That Makes You Trust Someone

Brain scientists still don’t understand why these simple behaviors release trust-inspiring oxytocin. But they know how.<p>Next time you’re having a fight with your partner try this: Reach out and touch them. Place your hand gently on their knee or their hand. Now, if the fight has escalated to …

Improve Your Sleep -- and Your Life -- With These 8 Tips

Entrepreneur, Startup Consultant<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>On a recent flight from London to Atlanta, I had the good fortune to sit next to a very gracious woman. We bonded, not because we had a great number of things in common but rather because she did not …

Time Management

Why Dual Diagnosis Must Be Recognised and Treated Correctly

Addiction and mental health issues often go hand in hand. Many people with mental health problems such as anxiety disorder or depression will turn to …

Ways to Show Off Your Love on Your Wedding Day That Aren't Annoying

There's at least one reason most couples don't opt for a French kiss for their first kiss: They're trying not to gross out their guests with overwhelming affection. But there are ways to show your affection that won't make your guests gag, and our experts are here to give nine recommendations.<p><b>1.</b> …

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