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Here Are 34 Fall 2018 Books We Can't Wait To Read

Get ready to read everything in sight.<p>After a long, hot, weird summer, autumn is finally arriving to bless us with sweater weather and a fresh slate of wonderful books.<p>Some of these books, of course, are long, hot and weird ― in the best possible ways. (Think new Murakami, new Kingsolver and new …

Books

Apple Pie Energy Bites

Packed with fresh apples, dried cranberries, nuts, and warm spices, these bite-sized snacks are full of protein and boost your energy to get you …

Healthy Eating

How Trauma-Informed Yoga Can Be Healing For Survivors Of Domestic & Sexual Violence

When you picture a typical yoga class, you probably envision a room full of flexible folks being taught and having their form corrected by a very …

This $30 Vibrator Is Basically God's Gift To Your Amazon Cart

Oh yeah, and it's Prime-eligible! *adds to cart, never leaves home for a month*<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.</i>

Delete old iOS backups to free up tons of space on your Mac

I was shocked to discover that the biggest chunk of data occupying my MacBook's ($1,269 at Amazon.com) limited storage were iOS files. Needless iOS files, to be exact. I was unknowingly storing iPhone ($825 at Amazon Marketplace) backups on my Mac for an iPhone and an iPad ($345 at Amazon …

How-To's

5 Essential Oils Combos That Smell Better Than Your Favorite Candles

Scent is so important at the yoga studio and at home—but so many candles can be filled with potentially harmful chemicals that release into the air …

To Fix That Pain In Your Back, You Might Have To Change The Way You Sit

My back hurts when I sit down.<p>It's been going on for 10 years. It really doesn't matter where I am — at work, at a restaurant, even on our couch at home. My lower back screams, "Stop sitting!"<p>To try to reduce the pain, I bought a kneeling chair at work. Then I got a standing desk. Then I went back …

World News

Almond 'You Must Be Nuts!' Crackers Recipe

"These crackers have a great nutty flavor. The recipe was adapted for non-gluten, low-carb ketogenic, or paleo diets. Just add some homemade …

These 3 Ingredients Make All Watermelon Taste Amazing, Even the Meh Stuff

If your watermelon is a bit lacking in the flavor department, here's how to save it.<p>We all have the same summer watermelon dreams: a slice so ripe that the juice drips down your arm and you don't even care. But sometimes you get a watermelon that's a little paler than it should be and it tastes …

Make a Tiny Batch of Jam with Your Saddest Leftover Fruit

For the dirtbag Laura Ingalls Wilder in all of us<p>It happens to all of us. We get that wooden box of blushing farmers market peaches home to discover …

Ice Cream

Hash Brown Shell Breakfast Tacos

Hat tip to the geniuses at Taco Bell<p>Like much of all modern food innovation, this idea came from the culinary geniuses at Taco Bell. About a month …

11 No-Bake Cookie Recipes to Make When You're Too Impatient for an Oven

As satisfying as it is to bite into a perfectly sweet, delectable gooey cookie, the process it takes to bake one can often feel way too …

Coconut

No-Bake Cookie Bars with Chocolate, Cherries and Chia Seeds

I’m shortening this recipe title to be known as Triple CH No-Bake Cookie Bars, making it easy to remember the main ingredient list thanks to it’s …

The Wisdom of Alan Watts in Four Thought-Provoking Animations

Perhaps no single person did more to popularize Zen Buddhism in the West than Alan Watts. In a sense, Watts prepared U.S. culture for more …

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

Cookie cravings are demanding. They have a way of urgently commanding your immediate attention. These cookies are good for those emergency moments, …

These 40 Powerful Life Lessons Can Immediately Change the Rest of Your Life

Truth resonates in your bones. Recognize it. Feel it. And do something about it.<p>Sometimes we get lost.<p>Other times we get distracted.<p>But most of all, we often get so consumed with the game of life--all of its pursuits, sensations, and experiences--that we forget the truths that lie at the core of …

Happiness

A Sequence for Shoulder Mobility

Details<p>Feeling a bit tense and stiff in your upper body? This engaging, alignment-based shoulder sequence is a quick way to increase mobility and …

Engaged Expansion: Visvamitrasana

As inspiring and lofty as yoga teachings can be, fundamentally yoga is a practical path that is applicable to the here and now. Our pursuit of the …

Genius Guacamole, Already Life-Changing, Shows Off a New Trick

The problem with chef Roberto Santibañez’s category-defining classic guacamole recipe is that once you try it, you stop acknowledging that others exist. This is why I’ve made but one guacamole since 2012 (you, too?).<p>But Santibañez himself hasn’t been quite so afflicted. From his same fateful …

Blue Cheese

Barbecue (‘Burnt Offerings’)

Aaron Franklin of Austin, Texas, probably the world’s greatest barbecue pitmaster, smoked his very first kosher brisket in 2017. He wasn’t having a …

I Tried That Chocolate Chunk Cookie That’s All Over Your IG Feed

We may be only a few weeks into the year, but if I were the betting sort, I’d wager that we’ve already laid eyes on <i>the</i> cookie of 2018, the sweet treat recipe that has been, and will continue to be, all over Instagram, on blogs, and in various food and lifestyle publications. The cookie I speak of …

Dessert

9 Falafel Recipes That Will Get You Hooked on Mediterranean Meals

Have we mentioned that we love debunking the myth that store-bought is superior to homemade? You guessed it: When it comes to a falafel recipe, …

The Legendary All-In-One-Pot Pasta Gets a Fall Refresh

Slow cookers, soup pots, and casserole dishes have been dusted off in households across the United States. For me, cold weather conjures thoughts of cozy meals that hit big on flavor, with minimal effort. Enter the one-pot pasta. The idea comes from Martha Stewart, and I gravitated toward it …

Recipes

Give Your Thanksgiving a Twist with Slow Cooker BBQ Turkey

Slow Cooker Smoky BBQ Turkey<p>Serves 4 to 6<p>3 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature <br>1 tablespoon sweet paprika <br>1 tablespoon ground cumin <br>2 …

25 Ways to Use Oats When You've Had Enough Oatmeal

Even though there are endless ways to jazz up your morning oatmeal, sometimes it’s hard to stomach the thought of boiling up and forcing down yet …

6 Lin-Manuel Miranda Performances You’ve (Probably) Never Seen But Need To

Sure you know Hamilton and In the Heights, but get ready for a deep dive down the Lin-Manuel Miranda rabbit hole.<p>These days, Lin-Manuel Miranda is …

Making Backbends Accessible

<i>This is the fourth in a series of articles that will cover a number of variations on classical yoga practices in the hopes of supporting teachers in</i> …

9 Poses to Prevent Bunions & Relieve Bunion Pain

A bunion is an all-too-common foot problem that can easily develop into a painful deformity if left unchecked. Medical science treats bunions as a …

Why It's Time to Replace "Letting Go" with "Letting Be"—& How to Start

When I was growing up, my father was not an easy person to be around. He was the guy who’d drive 100 miles per hour on Main Street, cutting people …