Rebecca Hansen

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5 Basic Fermented Food Recipes for Better Gut Health

If you find yourself in a veggie rut (because the day will come when you can’t possibly sauté another bunch of spinach), you may be tempted to …

Food Preservation

Most people can tell if you're rich by looking at your face

A new study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology posits there's a good chance you can tell if someone is rich or poor just …

This beautifully designed 'dumb phone' can only make calls and send texts — and it might be the key to curing our addiction to apps

The Brooklyn-based startup Light has set an impossible goal of getting people to put down their smartphones.<p>Light launched in 2014 and a year later debuted its first product, the Light Phone. It could only make calls and tell the time, and the company described it as a "quite a smart 'dumb' …

Apps

The backstory behind my most liked shots in Instagram

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> Chelsea Yamase is a free diver, mountaineer, surfer, and model. Her images on Instagram have brought in over 140k followers. Here she …

Hiking

Revealed: The reason why we close our eyes while sharing a kiss

Psychologists at Royal Holloway University show the brain is unable to cope with the combination of visual data and tactile sensation of kissing<p>It used to be thought that people closed their eyes while sharing a kiss because their vision could not focus on something as close up as the other …

Vanilla Bean Pound Cake Recipe - Chowhound

Ingredients (7)<p>1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for coating the pan<br>• 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder<br>• 1/2 teaspoon fine salt<br>• 2 sticks (8 ounces) …

21 Photos That Show the Grueling and Beautiful Side to Being a Ballerina

If there is one thing we remember from Darren Aronofsky's <b>Black Swan</b> it's that becoming a professional ballerina is a grueling, beautiful journey. Not everyone can do it, and those who do make it become an inspiration to aspiring dancers everywhere. While we tend to picture ballerinas in tutus and …

Don't know what consent is? Let this animation of a cup of tea clear it up for you.

There's something every human can do to make sure consent is happening in all their sexy times.<p>Because so many of us misunderstand what consent is …

22 reasons Utah is the most underrated state in the US

1. There are 5 (5!) national parks.<p>The country’s 50 states average just 1.18 national parks each, but Utah gets five — which shows just how …

How Do You Know If You're in Love?

7 research-based indicators that you've found the real thing.<p>How do you know if you’re love?<p>The answer can change so much about your life, from how …

Scientific Reasons Why Sleeping Naked Is Really Good For You

For as long as I can remember, I've forgone traditional pajamas for the pajamas the Good Lord gave me -- my skin. Much to the horror of my roommates, …

This Guy Is Putting Up Fake Signs Around Los Angeles, And They're Brilliant

'Obvious Plant' is the Facebook page, Twitter account and Tumblr of Jeff Wysaski, the man behind the always-entertaining website Pleated …

Los Angeles

27 Beautiful Infographics that teach you how to cook

What I've learned from 7 years of telling guys I'm a virgin

At 16, I had my first boyfriend, and telling him I was a virgin was a no-brainer because he was also my first kiss. He was the bad-boy …

20 Reasons Voldemort Would Actually Make A Great Boyfriend

Every little thing he does is magic, everything he do just turn me on.

5 Things to Try Before Giving Up on a Relationship

It’s a pretty common consensus that love takes work. Yet, 80 percent of Americans under 30 believe in a soulmate, the idea that there is <i>one</i> perfect …

Difference Between Loving Someone And Being In Love

Fellow single women, we've grown tired of hearing the same things, over and over again:<p>"Why don't you have a boyfriend?"<p>"You're too pretty to be …

Relationships

How Can You Tell When You Should Just Be Friends?

Being <i>friends</i> is an important part of any healthy and happy romantic relationship. You’re supposed to marry your best friend, right?<p>But is being …

10 Things You Didn't Know About Vaginas But Totally Should

Besides the fact that they're awesome.<p>Actress, comedian and wise-woman Betty White once said, "Why do people say 'grow some balls'? Balls are weak …

3 Keys to Ending a Relationship With Dignity

Long-term relationships and marriages end for many reasons, and rarely for no reason. If the reasons are not clear and understood by both parties, …

New Year's Resolution Remix: 15 Things To Stop Doing In 2015

My favorite thing about the New Year is that it allows for a magical sense of renewal and a chance to start fresh. It is the day we resolve to leave …

Self-improvement

5 Ways to Tell if a Relationship Might Last

It’s easy to get caught up in the butterflies and excitement of a new relationship, but is it the start of something long-term or is it destined to …

The 5 Excuses We Need to Stop Making About Sex

Our sexuality is an important part of our identity. Feeling acknowledged as a sexual person contributes significantly to our sense of well-being. …

5 Hard Truths About Breakups

It's never easy, and there could be collateral damage, but you will heal.<p><b>1. It's rarely easy to do.</b><p>There is a golden-oldies record called “Breaking …

The 6 Most Common Enemies of Intimacy

In the beginning of an intimate relationship, new partners strive to give it all they can. They want to love deeply, give from their hearts, and be …

Do Your Dreams Predict Your Health?

<i>"The beginnings of diseases and other distempers which are about to visit the body…must be more evident in the sleeping state." (Aristotle, cited in</i> …

How Big Are The Biggest Squid, Whales, Sharks, Jellyfish?

A few years ago, Carl Zimmer and I ran a workshop on science writing, where we talked, among other things, about explaining science without talking down to your audience. It apparently left an impression on Craig McClain, a marine biologist and blogger who was in the audience. “I made a comment …