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Clean up your energy by cutting your (emotional) cords

<i>You’ve done the Big Thing: You ended that toxic relationship, quit your soul-sucking job, distanced yourself from an unsupportive family member. So</i> …

Self-help

How to score big at government auctions, on everything from real estate to bugles

Rolex watches seized from drug lords. Homes confiscated from tax cheats. Blackhawk helicopters the military no longer needs. The federal government is auctioning off all this — and more. The "more" often means mundane things like office chairs and shredders and mysterious things like "swamp cooler …

Real Estate

The trick to enjoying Christmas breakfast is to make it the day before

If I had to pick a favorite holiday movie, it would probably be the 1945 classic, "Christmas in Connecticut," in which Barbara Stanwyck plays a Martha Stewart-like character who cannot actually cook. She's terrified when she is asked to make pancakes — and flip them artfully in the air — for …

Baking

4 natural remedies for cold and flu season

You’ve probably started to see, hear, and feel its warning signs: sniffles on the train on your way to work, clogged sinuses, and an increase in …

5 equipment-free Pilates moves that Hollywood A-listers swear by

When a woman’s got the kind of life that involves 4 a.m. call times and late nights at the Oscars or Met Gala, she’d be forgiven for sometimes …

Yoga

21 Holiday Makeup Sets to Gift This Season

A beauty kit for every lady on your list.<p>The best beauty gifts are gilded, glittery, and gorgeous. Here are a few of our favorite lip, eye, and face sets to give (and to receive.)

Makeup

SEO is Not Hard — A step-by-step SEO Tutorial for beginners that will get you ranked every single time

Note: This one of one of the chapters of Secret Sauce: A step-by-step growth hacking guide. Secret Sauce breaks down every channel just like this …

How to Take Your Own Professional Headshot: A Bookmarkable Guide

Don't want to shell out hundreds of dollars for a professional headshot? Learn what makes a good headshot, and what you need to do to take a great …

This is Why Elementary Schools Should Teach Entrepreneurship

With fewer young people starting businesses, it's time to start exposing younger students to entrepreneurship.<p>At no point has a client ever come to me, quizzed me on what I knew, handed me a check based on how I performed on that quiz, then told me I was free to watch a movie until it was time to …

Yoga Nidra: The Key to Better Sleep?

According to Ananda’s head of yoga, Kirit Thacker, one session of the ancient practice of Yoga Nidra, which means, “psychic sleep,” is equivalent to …

How to Make Your Own Natural Easter Egg Dyes

Who needs artificial coloring? A few common foods can create eggs of a more sophisticated hue.<p>This Easter, save some cash and ditch the fake stuff by dyeing your Eggs the old-fashioned way: with foods you already have in the kitchen. It's fun, safe, and you get to embrace your inner mad …

Eggs

20 Recipes to Eat like a Gilmore Girl

Guys. This week we got to see the first pictures from the <i>Gilmore Girls</i> reboot set, and girl, are we ready for (and binge watching in anticipation of) their return. It’s perfectly normal to go through three emotional stages when watching <i>Gilmore Girls’</i> Rory and Lorelei eat their way through giant …

Surprise Mom With a Pop-Up Card This Mother’s Day

There’s a moment of anticipation when you receive a card. You pull it out of the envelope wondering what the cover will look like. Is it a funny card? Is it sentimental? And then there’s the second surprise — the inside. You expect a note and possibly the other half of a joke, but you don’t usually …

Hot pretzels with sweet mustard and cheese sauce

Who doesn’t love baby showers? I was so excited when I was asked to contribute to a virtual baby shower for Jessica of The Jey of Cooking. There will …

25 American Classics Everyone Should Read At Least Once

And maybe it's finally time to enjoy "The Grapes of Wrath" and other classics, instead of just the CliffsNotes version.<p>Miriam Tuliao, assistant director of central collection development at the New York Public Library, helped us create a list of 25 American classics everyone should read.<p>From John …

Literature

Heirloom Tomato Pie from Alex Hitz

Now is the season for truly delicious tomatoes — in every variety. And this pie recipe lets you revel in all their juicy glory.<p>I won't insult your intelligence by gushing on about the glories of late-summer tomatoes. I know you get it. But these days, we're all so accustomed to eating tomatoes …

How To Find Nirvana In Capri

WHAT TO DO<p><b>Chill</b><br>Relaxation is the name of the game on Capri, with the odd shopping excursion, ice cream cone, and cultural detour thrown in for good measure. The sun is intense and the temperatures soar in the summer months, so come armed with plenty of lightweight clothing, serious sunscreen, and a …

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

InterAct

Dry Organic Shampoo | Sincerely, Kinsey

Dry shampoo is so amazing but if you’re not used to using it you can end up with white roots and look like you’re going grey prematurely! This great homemade powder has two mixes - for dark hair and light hair. All natural, and great to extend the life of a blow-out… or for those days you just can’t be bothered washing your hair!