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How To Get Your Glowiest Skin Ever — No Makeup Required

Waking up (makeup-free — because we know you always wash your face before bed, right?) with utterly perfect, lit-from-within skin is on our list of …

Create Pathways for Happiness in Your Brain

The act of complaining is like allowing negativity to do pushups in your brain.<p>There are people who, if they won a $56 million lottery, would only complain about how much they'd have to pay in taxes. You know the type. The steely lady with the down turned mouth, nose in the air, who doles out …

Happiness

Here's How to Ask Your Partner for What You Want — and Get It

Without getting labeled as a nag.<p>The truth is, many of us are poor advocates for ourselves. We ask our partner for things in a way that makes sure we won't get the things we want. Sometimes, we make our question a thinly veiled criticism about what the other person did not do right, and other …

Double-Chocolate Bundt Cake with Ganache Glaze

Many Bundt cakes are heavy and buttery, but this one is surprisingly light and incredibly moist under its silky chocolate glaze. Strong-brewed coffee …

Dessert

'Zombieland 2' Confirmed In The Works, Woody Harrelson Sit With Writers

Screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick have confirmed <i>Zombieland 2</i> is in the works<i>.</i> They will join Woody Harrelson tomorrow in a meeting for a …

Black Bottom Strawberry Cream Pie Recipe

Strawberry season is coming. Here is a delicious Strawberry Cream Pie recipe, courtesy of pillsbury.com<p>Luscious hot fudge topping sits between a …

Why Women Don't Recognize -- 'He's Just Not That Into You'

During my 30s while going through my own romantic drama and heartache, a friend once said to me, "When somebody shows you who they are, believe them." Her words have always stuck with me and I totally understood the truth in her advice, but didn't necessarily apply it to my life when it came to …

Relationships

The beginner’s guide to cutting out sugar

If you had to pick a public health enemy number one, you could make a <i>very</i> strong case for (or really, against) sugar.<p>The sweet stuff’s been deemed …

7 Principles That Will Dramatically Improve Your Relationships (and Get You a Bonus)

Bela Gandhi's Interpersonal Generosity transforms personal and professional development.<p>Bela Gandhi is the Founder and President of the Smart Dating Academy, a full service personal consulting firm that provides successful professionals with dating coaching, image consulting, personal shopping, …

Relationships

Clafoutis: A Simple French Recipe for Breakfast or Dessert

<b>Heat the oven and butter the pan:</b> Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 400°F. Coat a 10-inch cast iron skillet with the butter and …

Breakfast

A Few of the British Words and Phrases I've Confused My American Co-Workers With

Over the past two years, I’ve had the pleasure of working for io9 and Gizmodo from my home here in England. Aside from the occasional purging of …

Size is largely in the mind: how your body image can change in two minutes

The opposite was also true: exposure to heavier bodies made participants see original body sizes as skinny.<p>Chasing the thin ideal<p>It is hardly news …

Psychology

Van Cleef & Arpels - The Art & Science of Gems

A fascination for Far Eastern culture swept over Parisian jewellery in the 1920s, fuelled by the discovery of Pharaoh Tutankhamen's tomb. This …

We asked each other 36 questions to fall in love. Then we broke up.

Our first weekend as a couple, my boyfriend and I asked each other those 36 questions to fall in love, which appeared in a New York Times Modern Love column last year. We’d been friends for years and were giving things a shot, romantically.<p>In answering those questions — which covered our lives’ …

Relationships

Of Mice & Men's Austin Carlile talks his heart surgery

Of Mice & Men frontman Austin Carlile is opening up for the first time about the severe health issues — and ensuing fight for his life — that …

19 French Desserts You Need In Your Life

Because you should always eat dessert first.

Introverts Are Born To Connect More Deeply With Others, Here's Why

<i>“Extroverts sparkle, introverts glow. If you appreciate your own quiet glow, other people will see it too.”</i> – Sophia Dembling<p>Introverted people are …

8 International Beauty Products You Can Get Without Globe-Trotting

It seems the entire beauty-loving world can’t get enough Korean beauty secrets. From unique ingredients to skin-perfecting serums, K-beauty is the gift that keeps on giving. So that got us thinking — what about other international beauty secrets? Once we started sleuthing, we unearthed a bevy of …

Skin Care

8 Top Coats That Are Cooler Than Your Standard Clear Polish

Sometimes you just don’t have time to create painstakingly detailed nail art. After all, there are barbeques to attend, pool parties to splash around …

Coats

How to Make the Flakiest Pie Dough Ever

All you need is 4 ingredients and 10 minutes.<p>Mastering pie dough from scratch can seem like a scary, time-consuming task that always seems to end with flour all over the kitchen, dough stuck to the rolling pin, and pie that's more "rustic" than Instagram-ready. Instead of going through all that …

Baking

How to Soothe a Scorching Sunburn

Chances are, you like your burgers well done—not your skin. But if you’re part of the 30 percent of adults who don’t regularly practice …

Pop Culture

This may be the best strawberry pie recipe ever

Sometimes dessert doesn't get any better than fresh, summer fruit piled high in a tender pie crust. It's one of the simplest ways to showcase the best the season has to offer.<p>"This time of year, I really like to make things that don't require a lot of oven time. There's so much great fruit around, …

How to survive (and thrive) when life punches you in the face

A few weeks ago, one of my students posted this in my Facebook mastermind group (<i>emphasis mine</i>):<p>Let me start by saying that I applaud this woman for having the courage to step up, share her story, and ask for help so she can overcome this and move forward again. It’s actually pretty damn hard to …

Ruby Rose Says Love Whoever You Want, Especially You Taylor Swift

Ruby Rose wants to talk about love, relationships, and inevitable breakups.<p>And she wants to talk about it a <i>lot</i>.<p>The actress took to Instagram to share …

Relationships

The 3 Best Bras Ever, According to Real Women

The hunt for the perfect bra seems like a never-ending battle that women around the world struggle with on a daily basis. Where should you turn for …

Found: A Gorgeous New Shade of Blue

Just mix manganese oxide with some other chemicals, and bake in a 2,000 degree oven.<p>YInMn Blue. (Photo: OSU)<p>Mas Subramanian and his team at Oregon …

Audio Mixing

Citrus filling, salty crust make Atlantic Beach Pie a winner

This Atlantic Beach Pie recipe comes from Bill Smith, longtime chef of Crook's Corner restaurant in Chapel Hill, N.C. When I first tasted it, I went …

Baking