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9 Ways to Use Vinegar for More Beautiful Skin and Hair

<b>Facial Toner</b><br>Mix together one tablespoon apple cider vinegar and two cups water. Moisten a cotton ball, and swipe the mixture over a clean, dry face to tighten skin. Don't rinse (the scent will dissipate quickly). Apple cider vinegar's natural alpha-hydroxy acids and acetic acid will stimulate …

10 Things You Need to Know About Your Thyroid

Most of us are no stranger to a little bit of fatigue now and then, a few pounds we wouldn't mind losing, the occasional irregular period, or blue mood. But if you are struggling with any of these on a regular basis, with some severity, or a cluster of these symptoms, your thyroid function may be …

Wellness

The One Exercise That Just Might Change Your Running Forever

What if all it took to improve your running immeasurably was a few minutes marching in place?<p>In a 2011 New York Times Magazine feature, Christopher McDougall, author of <i>Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Super Athletes and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen</i> experimented with just that.<p>"I was …

Arm Exercises To Fight Arm Jiggle | Women's Health

The (15 Minute) Bye-Bye Arm Jiggle Workout<p>Ture Lillegraven<p>Strapless dresses expose your upper back, shoulders, upper chest, and arms. This workout will shape all those places. Do these arm exercises one after another with no rest in between. Repeat the circuit, resting a minute between circuits.

5 Styling Tips to Steal From This Tiny Guest Room Makeover

A few simple tweaks make all the difference.<p>A guest room can feel like a cozy escape, no matter how much space you have. For this simple makeover, decorating service Decorist transformed a clients underwhelming spare room into a colorful, breezy retreat — all with a few basic changes.<p><b>1. Make room</b> …

21 Ooey Gooey Ways to Devour Chocolate

The only thing better than dessert is chocolate dessert. Here are our all time favorite chocolate recipes to satisfy your sweet tooth.<p><b>Chocolate Dump Cake</b><p>This simple confection doesn't require frosting, but a drizzle of chocolate sauce is highly encouraged. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Cheesecake Bars with Melted</b> …

Dessert

Google Settings Is a Super Useful Android App You've Probably Ignored

Way back in 2013, Google quietly added the “Google Settings” app to Android (not to be confused with Android’s normal “Settings” app). At first it …

Which Foods Actually Stain Your Teeth (and Which Don't)

Like scoring a big promotion or a date with your longtime crush, a luminous, white smile is the stuff that dreams are made of. And it’s no wonder, …

Isabel Diagnoses Your Health Symptoms, Based on Tools Used by Doctors

Google is not the best place to start looking up your symptoms. Instead, check out Isabel, a powerful symptom checker that’s based on a tool used by …

Digital Health

Microsoft Band review: sensor-packed – if you don't mind looking like an offender

New fitness tracker is one of the most advanced available with all-day heart rate, GPS, skin temperature and stress sensors rolled into a chunky band<p>Microsoft’s first piece of wearable technology since the Spot smartwatch is a fitness tracker packed with 10 sensors, but does it put others to …

Fitness Technology

Emotional Intelligence: The Social Skills You Weren't Taught in School

You’re taught about history, science, and math when you’re growing up. Most of us, however, aren’t taught how to identify or deal with our own …

12 Timeless Paint Colors That Will Never Go Out of Style

You'll never get tired of them.<p>Strong or subtle, these shades have one thing in common — you'll never get tired of them.

10 Unique Ways to Use Pegboards In Your Home

Organizing, decorating, and so much more: Here are 10 ways to renovate your home with pegboards.<p>Organizing, decorating, and so much more: Here are 10 ways to renovate your home with pegboards.

How to Make the Perfect French Press Coffee

Making coffee with a plunger? Sure, at first it might seem a little intimidating (if not weird—aren’t plungers for toilets?). But although a French …

Coffee

Construct a Rain Garden to Divert Heavy Rainfall

Designing your garden to manage the rain’s effects on your property is straightforward with these instructions from This Old House. With the above …

Landscaping

Treating the Root Cause of IBS: Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth

Rosie is a 30-year-old banker with very long work hours who came to see me with symptoms of gas, bloating and constipation. She had stomach cramps after eating, stubborn acne and a weight gain of 10 pounds in the last couple years despite a good diet and exercising regularly. A visit to a …

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Why Bias Lighting Increases Your TV's Contrast and Saves Your Eyes

Bias lighting can help reduce the eye strain caused by long exposures to TV screens and monitors in dark rooms, but it can also help make the grays …

Raspberry Pi

Clean Your Teeth like a Dentist with the One-Minute Flossing Technique

You’ve probably been told time and time again that flossing your teeth is just as important as brushing. The technique demonstrated in this video is …

13 DIY Decor Solutions That Will Make Your Life Easier

24 Meals to Seriously Boost Your Mood

Eating when you’re stressed or feeling low is usually not recommended—after all, that box of doughnut holes will likely just make you feel worse (and …

Healthy Eating

We Found the Perfect Mattress (and Never Want to Get Out of Bed)

Casper Mattress<p>To say we’re obsessed with sleep is probably an understatement. We soak up all the sleep advice we come across, from the tricks to …

Mattresses

The Massive Fitness Trend That’s Seriously Ruining Our Body Image

Sex is one of the most beautiful, powerful, and natural aspects of our humanity. But like any power, it can be used in cheap and sleazy ways that …

American Ninja Warrior

German Potato Salad

German potato salad has haunted me a good portion of my life. My very first boyfriend, of German decent, used to talk about this wonder of the world all the time. Why a teenager would wax poetic about potato salad is beyond me, but I swear this was a frequent topic of discussion. Every time I …

Potatoes

How Scientists Study Food Addiction

"Their egg rolls are addictive." "That ice cream is <b>like crack</b>." "I need my chocolate fix." Food as a drug is a common trope in the ongoing cultural conversation about health, nutrition, and eating habits: It's apparent in advertising, with Frito-Lay's potato chip slogan "Betcha can't eat just one," …

Psychology

14 Sneaky Mistakes That Can Decrease Your Home's Value

Real estate experts say these missteps could cost you in the long run.<p>Real estate experts say these missteps could cost you in the long run.

10 Signs You May Have Kidney Disease

More than 26 million American adults are living with kidney disease. Most don't know it -- Over 90 percent of people with signs of kidney disease are unaware of it. March is National Kidney Month, and one of the best ways to observe this health awareness month is by getting tested if you're at risk …

Kidney Disease

Here's How Big the Average American's IRS Refund Is So Far. How Do You Compare?

Learn how your IRS refund compares, how you can increase it, and great ways to use it.<p>The 2015 tax season is well underway. The IRS started …

Retirement

Top 10 Uncomfortable Situations and How to Deal with Them

Life is full of awkward and uncomfortable moments. We can't avoid them altogether, but we can handle them with grace. Here are ten situations we all …

8 Paint Colors That Will Make You Rethink White

The perfect white paint for every space.<p>The power of a white room is stunning—clean and crisp, the neutral palette adds a dose of instant chic to any home. With a never-ending array of undertones and finishes, finding the perfect white paint for your space can be a daunting task.<p>So what's the …

Home Decorating