Tamera Blankenship

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The strange case of the man with two hearts

When a man was fitted with a new heart, his mind changed in unusual ways. Why? The answer reveals a surprising truth about all our bodies, says David Robson.<p>Every second or so, Carlos would feel a small “bump” hitting his tummy. It was the beating of his “second heart”.<p>The small mechanical pump was …

Psychology

Science Says Lasting Relationships Come Down To 2 Basic Traits

Every day in June, the most popular wedding month of the year, about 13,000 American couples will say "I do," committing to a lifelong relationship that will be full of friendship, joy, and love that will carry them forward to their final days on this earth.<p>Except, of course, it doesn't work out …

How To Stay Sane: The Art of Revising Your Inner Storytelling

<i>“I pray to Jesus to preserve my sanity,”</i> Jack Kerouac professed in discussing his writing routine. But those of us who fall on the more secular end of the spectrum might need a slightly more potent sanity-preservation tool than prayer. That’s precisely what writer and psychotherapist <b>Philippa Perry</b> …

Why New Yorkers will be sipping bone broth (in coffee cups) this winter

This winter, if you see a vibrant woman full of energy, with glowing skin, strolling through the East Village sipping a steaming, hot beverage, it …

At Murad Skincare’s new flagship, happiness is a key ingredient

Dr. Howard Murad may have been in the skin-care business for 25 years, but the 75- year-old dermatologist, known as “The Father of Internal Skincare” …

Pico Iyer on What Leonard Cohen Teaches Us about Presence and the Art of Stillness

<i>“Faith is the ability to honor stillness at some moments,”</i> Alan Lightman wrote in his sublime meditation on science and spirituality, <i>“and at others to ride the passion and exuberance.”</i> In his conversation with E.O. Wilson, the poet Robert Hass described beauty as a “paradox of stillness and …

Quaint Fishing Village Reine Will Make You Want To Run Off To Norway Immediately

Have you ever felt the urge to escape it all, run off to Norway and hole up in a converted red fisherman's cottage?<p>No, you have not? Perhaps that's because you haven't seen Reine, the Norwegian fishing village with an estimated population of just about 300. The village is nestled in the Lofoten …

Chicken, Leek, and Mushroom Casserole

A hearty multigrain bread works best in this casserole. It will maintain its texture, unlike a softer white-bread loaf, which may become gummy.

How to Make Fideos without a Recipe

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: Christine Rudalevige of the Family Fish Project brings us a simple, Spanish weeknight seafood dinner to</i> …

Recipes

Don't Multitask. Work on One Task at a Time.

Don’t multitask. Work on one task at a time. Multitasking is a myth, and trying to do it only splits your focus.

Exercise during pregnancy gives babies' brains a boost

Attention pregnant women: If you want to help your child get into Harvard, lace up those sneakers and exercise!<p>Hardly a week goes by without science delivering new evidence that exercise boosts the brain. Studies have linked exercise to brain health in senior citizens, middle-aged adults and kids. …

Smoothies and fruit juices are a new risk to health, US scientists warn

Fruit juices and smoothies represent a new risk to our health because of the amount of sugar the apparently healthy drinks contain, warn the US scientists who blew the whistle on corn syrup in soft drinks a decade ago.<p>Barry Popkin and George Bray pointed the finger at high fructose corn syrup in …

10 Best Bodyweight Exercises - Part 1: Mastery of the Exercises

<b>Can you gain strength, body awareness, and self-esteem, improve your physique and feel like a million bucks with one category of …

7 Money Habits Of The Rich That The Rest Of Us Can Copy

Yachts? Evening gowns? Travel?<p>That's true to an extent, but not all rich people live that way. For this argument, we'll define "rich" as having an excess of money, and "lavish" as obscenely using moolah like those in Hollywood.<p>Those who are rich, especially the self-made rich, are a different breed …

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The Lash Word

<i>A lash perfectionist demystifies the art of achieving ideally lush lashes -- sans falsies</i><p>"Fluttery, full and beautiful" -- three words that describe the most ideal lash situation to celebrity makeup artist Kirin Bhatty. Also, "inky black, thick and curled." She describes what many of us hope for …

7 Homemade Dishwasher Detergents

You probably use dishwasher detergent all the time, but did you know you can make your own homemade dishwasher detergent for a fraction of the cost? …

4 Tips to Promote Affiliate Income Through Amazon

Times are such that earning a single income is not always going to take care of the bills, let alone allow a person to feel financially free. Being …

How to Make Your Own Natural Vinegar Cleaners

Vinegar cleaners may be effective, but they tend to stink. These recipes can help you evade that terrible smell without dumping the vinegar.

10 Homemade Beauty Treatment Recipes

There’s nothing quite like a day at the spa, unfortunately, there’s nothing quite like the bill from a day at the spa either. That’s why it is so …

How to Make Homemade Liquid Laundry Detergent

Unless you’re a rather stinky, slovenly sort, chances are that you do your laundry fairly regularly, and not just to wash your clothes: bedding, …

25 Countries That Actually Require People To Take Vacation [Infographic]

In the U.S., people toil away year-round and scarcely take vacation. In 2012, Americans took an average of just 12 days off work. However, some countries prize vacation so highly that they actually force employees to take paid time off.<p>EmploymentLawHQ.com put together an infographic showing the 25 …

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Embrace embarrassment - learn a second language!

So you wanna learn a second language during your stay abroad? Sure, classes, textbooks and flashcards work - but we've got some tips for busting through the I-sound-ridiculous-so-I'm-not-going-to-say-anything level to Oh-my-god-I'm-speaking-and-people-understand-me level. It'll take hard work. …

Make or break: travelling as a couple

Travelling as a couple can present unique challenges (and advantages) on top of the exhilaration and standard stress that accompanies long-term travel. Will it make or break the relationship? What happens when one person wants to go to the Full Moon Party and the other wants to jungle trek?<p>Like …

Exposure Special: Surfers

Alana Blanchard<p>Alana Blanchard, 20, Hanalei, Hawaii. 2007 Women's Pipeline champion, 2009 Vans Hawaiian Pro winner.<p>Keoni and Koa Watson<p>Paddleboard champion Keoni Watson and his son, Koa.<p>Coco Ho<p>Coco Ho, 19, Sunset Beach, Hawaii. 2009 ASP Rookie of the Year.<p>Kealii Mamala<p>Kealii Mamala, 32, Sunset …

How To Be A Travel Writer In 2013

<i>Same terrain, new tools. Behold the new school. Photo by Chris Burkard.</i><p>Possibly no other occupation is as ill-defined as "travel writer." Tell somebody you're a teacher, a chef, a painter, an engineer, a mechanic, maybe even an "IT person," and chances are they'll have at least a general idea what …

What Exercises Will Make Me Good In Bed?

<i>A:</i><p>Dear Nameless Dude,<p>Taking your question seriously, we contacted trainer Peter Park, who has worked with Matthew McConaughey, who was once voted People Magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive,” and whose shirtless photos could singularly hold up the entire tabloid industry. Park has two words for you: …

Crushing It: How Over-Training Can Erode Your Body

John Miller felt terrible. The 44-year-old amateur track cyclist from Washington State had lost his extra gear—that boost of energy that propelled him to a pair of podium finishes in state-championship velodrome races since he’d picked up the sport in his thirties. Now he was finishing at the back …