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How to turn your spare room into the ultimate walk-in closet

Longing for a bigger closet?<p>Remember that rooms in your home don't have to be used the way they were originally intended. Get creative and convert a small room into the ultimate walk-in closet, says Egypt Sherrod, host of HGTV's Flipping <i>Virgins</i> and <i>Property Virgins</i>.<p>"Homes built before the 1980s just …

High Anxiety Risk in Adolescence Linked to One Gene

Anxiety disorders often emerge in adolescence, when the brain goes through massive changes and new genes are expressed. Now, researchers have found a …

The Brain

The Food Lab: Follow the Rules for the Best All-American Beef Stew

We've been stewing up a storm on Serious Eats recently, and we're not stopping any time soon. This time: All-American beef stew.<p>Sounds great, but what exactly is it? American beef stew doesn't have the same history or rules (thankfully) as some of the vaunted European stews like boeuf bourguignon …

7 Certifications That Add Big $$ to Your Salary

A certification can strengthen your degree, and maybe even improve your income. Better still? It can do all this without you ever having to set foot …

Employment

When You Start Doing Yoga, These 7 Things Will Happen

Yoga has been practised for thousands of years and when you start doing yoga, it’s easy to see why this practice remains popular. Yoga is designed to …

Yoga

Never Overcook Salmon Again

Forget dry salmon. Nobody needs that.<p><i>Yes, everybody makes basic cooking mistakes. Like, say, something as simple as overcooking mushrooms or toasting grains and spices. Below, reader Leslie Grau confesses to overcooking salmon to associate food editor Rick Martinez. Here’s Martinez's advice for</i> …

Seafood

21 Life Changing Picture Quotes by Zig Ziglar | Quotes

Zig Ziglar’s highly motivational quotes are shared and enjoyed by people from all over the world on a daily basis. Zig has also influenced many of …

Turmeric: Health Benefits of Turmeric Spice, Recipes

You might have noticed turmeric, a golden yellow spice (and a cousin of ginger), popping up in some of your favorite health food and drinks. It also gets its fair share of love in alternative medicine and health treatments. That's because it's chock-full of health benefits <i>and</i> happens to add a touch …

What Did the Original Colonists Sound Like?

Don't miss an episode—subscribe here! <i>(Images and footage provided by our friends at Shutterstock. This transcript comes courtesy of Nerdfighteria</i> …

Language

What's Cooking Today?

A Tale of 10 Tummies

We assume a lot about people, and especially about their bodies. Maybe it somehow seems more reasonable to make assumptions about the things we can see.<p>We make assumptions about people based on race, religion, sex and gender. We assume that if someone is fat, they must be unhealthy. If they are …

Baby Godzilla Lizards and Gym Rats: Man Replaces Pet Store Labels With Hilarious New Ones

<b>So you’re walking through the pet store, admiring all the little animals when a label catches your eye: “Baby Godzilla Lizard”? That can’t be right.</b> …

Cute Animals

25 Awesome Australian Slang Terms

<b>by Helena Hedegaard Holmgren</b><p>Australian English is more than just an accent, and the Aussie vernacular can easily leave both English speakers and …

Language

14 Powerful Motivational Quotes You Have Never Heard (but Should)

A very different collection of inspirational quotes, plus the reasons why they can actually make a difference in your life.<p>I once despised motivational quotes, probably because my wrestling coach liked to say, "If you're not puking or passing out, then you're not trying hard enough."<p>(Feel free to …

Motivation

15 Easy and Delicious Cast Iron Skillet Recipes

The most versatile piece of cookware I own is my cast iron pan. But I have a secret for you: I had no idea what to do with it the entire first year I …

Can Lemon Water Really Help You Lose Weight?

...Or have the people who swear by it been feeding you b.s.?<p>Celebs such as Gwyneth Paltrow and <i>Real Housewives of New Jersey</i> star Dina Manzo guzzle hot water with lemon as if the liquid was bottled at the Fountain of Youth itself. They're certain it aids in weight loss—but is the claim too good to …

The Hidden Meaning of That Iconic Line in The Silence of the Lambs

Liver, fava beans, a glass of antioxidant-packed red wine. Sounds like a relatively healthy combination, right? Not if you're taking a class of …

Michael Shannon

What's the Most Badass Exercise You Can Do?

Performing reps of this metabolism-revving move can be just as hard as an all-out sprint.<p><i>This article was written by Kelsey Cannon and provided by our partners at</i> Men’s Health<i>.</i><p>Burpees make everything burn: your muscles, your lungs, and most importantly, a ton of calories. The exercise—which entails …

10 Cool Uses for a Slow Cooker

I love my slow cooker, and I use it to make tons of delicious breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. But did you know you can also make crafts and other …

Frugal Living

12 "Zero Belly" Recipes

David Zinczenko

Recipes

23 Lazy Girl Recipes To Make Store-Bought Cake Mix Taste Better

Yes, each of these recipes starts with a box o' cake mix. We won't tell it's not from scratch if you don't.

How to make a garden out of a woodland

Planting under mature trees is tricky, but not impossible. Follow our top tips<p>During his 25 years as head gardener at <b>The Garden House</b> in Devon, Keith Wiley evolved a gardening style based on modifying natural landscapes from around the world. Over the last 10 years Keith and his wife, Ros, have …

100 Quick Weight-Loss Tips

Small, simple changes can lead to major results.<p><i>This article was written by Jenny Sugar and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>Losing weight is a journey composed of a million healthy choices we make each day. So keep these 100 tips in mind to continue on that healthy path, little by …

What One Nutritionist Ate for an Entire Week (in Pictures)

Spoiler alert: Yes, lots of veggies are involved—but so are some doughnuts and potato chips.