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The Day I Stopped Falling for Jerks

After years of dating charismatic, brilliant, slightly off-their-rockers men who were never that into me, I finally learned to quit chasing unavailable guys.<p>I recently came across a photo of a sexy Brazilian man I had an affair with a few years ago. (OK, I Googled him.) When I saw his sly smile and …

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Green spaces have lasting positive effect on well-being

<b>Living in an urban area with green spaces has a long-lasting positive impact on people's mental well-being, a study has suggested.</b><p>UK researchers found moving to a green space had a sustained positive effect, unlike pay rises or promotions, which only provided a short-term boost.<p>The authors said the …

Ecology

Recurring Dreams: Your Dreams Are Trying to Tell You Something!

<i>By Dr. Angel Morgan</i><p>Dreams can include important narratives for the dreamer about unresolved issues in the past, present and future.<p>Often, a very important message for the dreamer that has been ignored will repeat until it's understood, or worked through by the dreamer. It's kind of like the dream …

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The 65 Best Online Shopping Sites to Buy From

Get your clicking finger at the ready.<p>Shopping online can mean wading through endless Google Shopping results, or scrolling through old-faithfuls like Zara, without knowing where else to turn. To help you fulfill all your shopping wants (needs?) this season, we've created the definitive list of the …

New Year detox: the best smoothie and juice recipes

2013 saw a host of celebrities, models and stars turn to <b>juices</b> and <b>smoothies</b> in an effort to lose a few pounds or maintain their figures svelte and …

45 Classic Library Design Ideas

See the most stylish ways to stack treasured reads.<p>Whether your home is traditional, modern or somewhere in between, we've got the ultimate book-curation inspiration.

10 DIY Projects To Start The New Year In Style

Anyone else on a home improvement kick in 2014? For some reason, as soon as I packed away the Christmas decorations this year, it became undeniably …

The 10 Decorating Trends You Think Are So Over

2013's worst design fads.<p>From chevron to keeping calm, House Beautiful Facebook followers weigh in on the worst design fads.

Top 5 Blog Posts of the Week:2014 Statement Pieces, John Derian's NYC Home, and More

From pieces to spruce up your home in the new year to John Derian's NYC home, here's our weekly roundup of the shelter blogosphere.<p><b>This week's favorite links:</b><p>5 Pieces to Spruce Up Your House in 2014. Lulu & Georgia<p>Rooms with Amazing Green Details. SF Girl By Bay<p>6 Things to Know Before You Paint …

Spicy curry recipes to chase away January blues

Spicy dishes from India and south-east Asia are the perfect New Year antidote to all those roast birds and fatty puddings<p>At this time of year, all I want to eat is curry. It is the perfect antidote to all those roast dinners.<p>South-east Asian curries such as the Thai massaman curry often focus on a …

Our 15 Favorite Apple Pie Recipes

From crumbly pies to the classic lattice top, these 14 apple pie recipes will get you baking all fall<p>There's nothing quite like the smell of an apple pie baking in the oven—sweet fruit, warm spices, buttery crust. But even better than smelling it? Eating it. We have 15 awesome recipes that you've …

Baking

The best things in life are 3p: London’s first pay-per-minute café – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London

Posted at 10:00 am, January 8, 2014 in Food & Drink<p>©Rob Greig<p><i>At London’s first pay-per-minute café, everything’s free, but just being there costs</i> …

8 Signs Your Date Is Totally Into You

Decoding the communication cues that say it all.<p>The follow-up after a first date is rarely as simple as: "I like you, I had fun, let's get together again." There are layers of meaning in texts to unpack, not to mention timing: who reaches out first and how quickly does the other person respond? It …

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'Is This Ass Too Flat?' The Conversation That Needs to Not Happen

In the latest example of Internet fodder that just shouldn't exist, TMZ posted a minute-long video last week of Italian model and actress Olga Kent in a bikini with the infuriating headline, "Hot Italian Model WHAT A FLAT ASS." The purpose of the post? You guessed it—a discussion about whether this …

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12 Reasons Why Today is NOT the Most Depressing Day of the Year

What can we say? We're just glass half full kind of gals.<p>via giphy.com<p>Happy "Blue Monday," folks! According to the Daily Mail, web analytics show that people are most perturbed on the Monday they return to work after New Year's. And while we can appreciate feeling groggy on the first full work-week …