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8 natural & homemade insecticides to save your garden without killing the Earth

<b>These natural and DIY pesticides are effective at helping to rid your crops of harmful critters, but safe enough to keep from poisoning you and your</b> …

Gardening

6 Ways to Keep Your Hair Color Vibrant All Summer Long

There are countless ways hair can go awry in summer, whether it’s withering beneath the harsh sunlight or turning green soaked in chlorine. But those strands that have been painstakingly dyed in a salon chair are particularly prone to that summertime fade. In light of this, we turned to colorist …

20 of the Most Popular Cleaning Hacks on Pinterest

Slow Cookers

15 Indoor Flower Pots That Will Take Your Plants to the Next Level

As the sun moves, #5 (a rolling flower pot!) moves with it.<p>Whether you're looking for a planter that's beautiful, quirky, or even tech-savvy, we've got it all. Your plants will never crave sunlight, drown in water, or look bland again thanks to these smart containers.

These stunning, shiny cakes are making the internet drool

Russian pastry artist Olga Noskova is just about breaking Instagram with her “mirror cakes” that we can’t stop looking at: Yesterday, she had about 34,000 followers; today, she’s up to more than 300,000 and climbing.<p>Noskova’s cakes are indeed stunning: Smooth as glass, they are so shiny, one could …

Dessert

Make your own Magic Eraser for 10 cents

Mr. Clean Magic Erasers are great at scrubbing away the toughest grime and stains, but they can get costly if you use them too often. Use this trick to make your own Magic Erasers for a fraction of the price.<p>Whenever I need to deep clean anything around the house, I usually grab a pack of Magic …

Sandpaper

Counterfeit Foods, and How to Spot Them

That Parmesan cheese is actually wood, that honey has corn syrup, and the cake is a lie. There’s no guarantee the food you’re buying at the store is …

Parmesan Cheese

Why Gardening Is Good for Your Health

Did you know that soil is an antidepressant?<p>It's time to whip out your gardening gloves because not only are digging and weeding great exercise, a good stint of gardening boosts mental health too.<p>Last month, we found out that people living in an area rich in vegetation have improved physical and …

The best houseplants to clean the air in your home, as recommended by NASA

Easy to care for, resilient, and a quick way to inject some nature into your living room - no wonder houseplants have recently made a comeback. But did you know they also clean the air in your home? A NASA study found that a plethora of plants neutralise the chemicals found in furniture, household …

Plants

Will Philadelphia Become the Vertical Farming Capital of the World?

With its muggy summers and freezing winters, Philadelphia isn't exactly known as an agricultural hotspot. But a resolution passed Thursday by …

8 DIY Beauty Products to Sneak Into Your Morning Routine

The world of beauty products is so incomprehensibly vast, so full of reaching claims and supposedly miraculous fixes, that it's tempting to just back away slowly rather than do all the necessary research before making a purchase. And then there's the whole problem of scary ingredients; I recently …

I did Gwyneth Paltrow's beauty routine and OMG I learned so much

Gwyneth Paltrow has gotten a bad rap over the years. They say her lifestyle is…unattainable. To that I say, pish posh. I do not live a privileged …

Surprisingly beautiful 'moss graffiti' is the newest trend taking over Instagram

If you thought graffiti was limited to spray paint, think again.<p>People around the world are growing their own moss graffiti as innovative way to create living, breathing artwork. To do this, blend moss, yogurt, beer, and sugar into a liquid that will be used as "paint." From there, just apply the …

Street Art

10 Plants that Grow Surprisingly Well in Containers

Short on bed space or just need some extra flexibility? These unexpected veggies, fruits, herbs, and ornamentals thrive in pots and barrels -- in …

Gardening

Working Hard Gets You Nowhere

If it's one thing I've learned over my adult years, it's that working hard gets you nowhere.<p>You can keep your head down in the muck all day long and in the end, your voice still isn't heard, your best ideas aren't realized, and you are no further along at the end of the day than you were when you …

Innovation

8 Herbs and Veggies You Can Regrow From Kitchen Scraps

<i>by Shelbi Stoneback, associate director of customer experience at Rodale</i><p>Did you know that you only need a jar and some water to get start growing more food from your very own kitchen scraps that you might otherwise toss?<p>When I told a coworker about this story, her response was, "Wait--that's like …

Gardening

9 Mental Habits That Can Make You Feel Bitter

Over the course of our lives, we run across all types of people—and the fact that we're prone to classifying them as "types" shows just how much we …

Self-help

4 Ways to Learn Anything in 20 Hours

<i>“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”</i> — Mahatma Gandhi<p>What if you could learn anything in 20 hours, what would …

Self-improvement

5 simple etiquette habits that help the rich get ahead, according to a man who spent 5 years studying millionaires

Manners matter.<p>"You have to know how to act and how to do certain things when you're around people," writes Thomas C. Corley in his upcoming book "Change Your Habits, Change Your Life." "Self-made millionaires have mastered certain rules of etiquette that help them in social settings."<p>Corley would …

Self-improvement

Mental Floss

MENTAL FLOSS STUDIOS<p>Literature<p>When R.L. Stine met his hero<p>Literature<p>When R.L. Stine met his hero<p>How To<p>How to zip a hard-to-reach zipper<p>How To<p>How to …

Here’s Why You Should Add More Veggies to Your Diet ASAP

I honestly can’t remember the last time I ate a meal that didn’t include vegetables. For me, they’re the main attraction at breakfast, lunch, and …

Nutrition

How to Grow Your Own Organic Produce at Home

And blow your Instagram followers' minds with your home-grown plant porn.<p><b>Your Best Year Ever continues into 2016!</b> <b>Usher in spring all month long with the botanical duo behind enduringly of-the-moment garden company, Sprout Home.</b><p>Before you know it, summer will be here. And for the wellness obsessed, …

Amazing Benefits Of Pineapple (+5 Refreshing Recipes)

Pineapples are a delicious tropical fruit. They can be consumed fresh, cooked, juiced, or preserved. Apart from being a popular ingredient for a wide …

16 books that every introvert should read

There's nothing better than a storyline that really speaks to you, so we rounded up 16 books with themes and characters that introverts will really appreciate.<p>Read on for literature real introverts need to read.

Books

9 Things People Don't Tell You About Living With Asperger's

I might be different, but I like the way I see the world.

Mental Health

Jaw-Dropping 4K Timelapse Spans 5 Years and 42 Locations

Photographer Chris Pritchard captures dozens of screensaver-worthy shots in his new timelapse film, 'Skylight.'<p>No matter where we are in the world, whether it's the center of booming metropolis or the outskirts of some barren desert, we can always look up and bear witness to a constantly shifting …

Time-lapse Photography

The Hypnotizing Beauty Of Iranian Mosque Ceilings

Middle Eastern architecture is renowned for its kaleidoscopic beauty. If you haven’t had a chance, yet, to witness it for yourself, Instagram …