Melissa Lux

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When and How to Say "Enough!"

Shortly after World War II, executives at Japan's Toyota Motor Company made a decision from which, I believe, we all can benefit. They decided to …

Watermelon-Mint Martini Recipe

Trending Stories<p>Our Favorite Kitchen Organizing Ideas Ever<p>7 of Our Healthiest Slow-Cooker Recipes<p>7 Slenderizing Fashion Strategies<p>The Very Best …

Beautiful Pipe Dream of the Day: Playing the Eiffel Tower as a Percussive Instrument

New York-based composer Joseph Bertolozzi is working on a public art project with a mission to find the voice of the Eiffel Tower. Equipped with various mallets, shakers and drumsticks, Bertolozzi and his team of sound engineers have been harvesting sounds from the tower to create an hour-long composition called “Tower Music” in homage to the iconic structure. And Bertolozzi is no stranger to experimenting with strange instruments; in 2009, he gave New York City’s Hudson Bridge a similar …

8 Ways To Eat Organic Food On A Budget

But that doesn't mean that organic is better for your bank account.<p>In fact, organic foods are on average about one-third more expensive than conventionally produced foods.<p>Fret not, says Linda Watson, author of Wildly Affordable Organic: Eat Fabulous Food, Get Healthy, and Save the Planet—All on $5 …

35 Pieces Of Advice From A 100-Year-Old

A woman who can see things through the eye of experience shares 35 tips on what she learned from 100 years of life.<p>1. Even if you feel hatred, keep …

A Tale for the Time Being

Are You a Highly Sensitive Person? 8 Strategies to Help

I attended a family function recently, and as I entered the gathering, I was inundated with sensory information. Here's what I processed in the first minute: There were dozens of people, who I barely knew, eating their lunch and talking; dogs were running around, including my own who is a bit fond …

A Catch For Insurers That Cut Deductibles For Healthy People

Health insurance deductibles typically only go one direction: up.<p>It's not unusual for people these days to be responsible for paying thousands of dollars in medical claims before most plan benefits kick in.<p>Rewards to policyholders for claims that don't meet the annual deductible can be a boon for …

Is Ginkgo Dangerous?

Many people have expressed concern to me following recent news stories about a government report on the safety of ginkgo biloba extract.<p>I view the stories about this study as misleading. The worrisome conclusion that the public seems to be drawing from them is that a government agency has shown …

How to Perform an Overhead Squat

Page: 1Next »<p>Have you hit a plateau with your back squat or your front squat? It is very possible that there is something about your (air) squat that …

Experiment: Text Your Parents Saying That You “Got 2 grams for $40”

Comedian Nathan Fielder ignited a social prank that left many concerned parents thinking their worst fears have come true: Nathan instructed his …

16 Awesome Food Art Ideas

Every one who’s ever tried feeding a baby knows how important it is to make the food look nice and funny – especially if it’s broccoli or porridge… …

Angry Birds

26 Faces in Everyday Objects

Have you ever noticed how various objects and constructions look as if they’ve got faces – they are smiling, being angry or amazed. However, what …

Leonardo Da Vinci

Making Your Own Furniture? Yes, You Can Do That

Six years ago Ana White, now 32, was pregnant and living with her electrician husband in a one-room structure on their property in Delta Junction, …

Make your old iPhone run like new

My friend is convinced that the slowing of his iPhone 4S is part of a vast Apple conspiracy. I'm not completely persuaded.<p>I mean, sure Apple has sent out updates to iOS that are arguably a step in the wrong direction, like that whole Apple Maps fiasco. But I believe the main culprit for decreasing …

Apps

Guest Post: Samoa Donuts

<i>So I haven’t ever done a guest post. Never! But I’ve wanted to do one with Jenni from Urban Poser ever since I first came across her blog. Not only</i> …

7 F***in' Great Ways to Build Your Writing Routine

I spent ages looking for tips on building writing habits, and was disappointed. There's a lot of bland advice out there: write every day, don't edit …

Tentsile Stingray Tent

The Tensile Stingray Tent is now available for purchase! We did a popular feature last year when this was still in concept stage. It is kind of a …

Fish

Smart Polymer Chair Self-Assembles After You Take It Home

Belgian designer Carl de Smet is developing a smart polymer chair that can be purchased in a small collapsed form and then expanded to its full size …

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The Magic

• <b>Author:</b> Rhonda Byrne<p>One word changes everything...<p>For more than twenty centuries, words within a sacred text have mystified, confused, and been misunderstood by almost all who read them. Only a very few people through history have realized that the words are a riddle, and that once you solve the …

Space News of the Day: Three Exoplanets May Be Life-Sustainable

After four years circling space looking for new planets, the Kepler spacecraft has identified three planets that look like they could possibly sustain life. The first two, known as Kepler-62e and Kepler-62f (shown above, top and middle), are approximately 1,200 light-years away and have estimated temperatures of -3 degrees C (26.6 F) and -65 degrees C (-85 F) respectively. The third planet, Kepler-69c (shown above, bottom) boasts a summer day-like temperature of 27 degrees C (80.6 F). Some …

'New Girl' Star Jake Johnson Used to Sell Burritos Out Of A Van (VIDEO)

Jake Johnson has certainly moved on up.<p>The "New Girl" star stopped by “Live with Kelly and Michael” and told the co-hosts that his worst job before becoming an actor was selling burritos out of a van in his hometown of Chicago. The owner would scream to patrons, "Our burritos are better than sex …

Puppies vs. Stairs: The Ultimate Supercut (VIDEO)

Many human adults have trouble with stairs, so it's understandable that a puppy's first time on the steps can result in some adorable slips and tumbles. What they lack in coordination, these puppies make up for in perseverance. After all, almost all of them reach the top (or bottom) in the end.<p>In …

Fire, Water, Air, Earth: Michael Pollan Gets Elemental In 'Cooked'

In his systematic scrutiny of the modern American food chain, Michael Pollan has explored everything from the evolution of edible plants to the industrial agricultural complex. In his newest book, he charts territory closer to home — or rather, <i>at</i> home, in his kitchen.<p><i>Cooked: A Natural History of</i> …

How Kelly Starrett’s Mobility Seminar Ruined Me

<b>Over the weekend I took a CrossFit Movement and Mobility trainer course given by Kelly Starrett, doctor of physical therapy, healer to world-class</b> …

Physiotherapy

Nexersys Boxing Unit

Nexersys is leading a fitness revolution with their advanced and interactive boxing units. The intelligent units deliver the motivation of a personal …

Martial Arts