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The 7 Easiest Ways Ever to Improve Your Diet

You won't even notice these changes—swear!<p>Of course you know that eating healthy is a lifelong goal—but that doesn't mean that it takes ages to make it happen. In fact, there are tons of quick, easy ways to be sure you're eating well that basically involve zero effort. Here are a few to get you …

Nutrition

The Sweet Adventures of a 2-Year-Old Girl and Her Adorable Pet Pig

2-year-old Libby and her 3-month-old pet pig Pearl have a friendship that's unbelievably adorable. Pearl, a teacup pig, became a part of the Bonnie household in January as an early birthday present for Libby. The two quickly bonded and soon became inseparable, constantly playing and cuddling with …

8 Easy Ways to Lose a Pound a Week

Brilliant food swaps that won't sacrifice flavor—or leave you starving.<p>Lets do the math: To lose one pound in seven days, you need to subtract about 3,500 calories. The safest, most hunger-free way to do this is to spread it out over the course of a week, deleting approximately 500 calories a day. …

Adorable Baby Sister Joins Famous Toddler and Puppy for Daily Naps

In the eight or so months since we last checked in Theo and Beau, the adorable best friends who take daily naps together, a lot has changed for the boy and his pup. Beau turned 3, the Shyba family celebrated Theo's one-year adoptaversary, and the famous duo became a trio! With the birth of little …

Your Online Avatar May Reveal More About You Than You'd Think

My Nintendo Wii character, my Mii, looks a lot like me. She has the same haircut, the same skin tone and even the same eyebrow shape. And while my Mii plays tennis slightly better than I do, I designed her to be a real, virtual me (albeit with balls for hands).<p>But it turns out I might not have …

Giant Fantasy Scenes Created by Photographing Kids on the Floor with Everyday Things

German photographer Jan von Holleben is known for creating imaginative scenes by having kids lie on the ground and carefully arranging everyday …

Dynamic Portraits of Acrobatic Dancer and Bursts of Powder Frozen in Time

Brussels-based photographer Jeffrey Vanhoutte freezes extraordinary instants in time in these expressive shots of an acrobatic dancer leaping and twirling amid dynamic clouds of powder. The Belgian photographer captured these spontaneous shots for the creative agency Norvell Jefferson in order to …

Photography

The 7 WORST Foods To Eat At Night

Avoid these no matter how hangry you are.<p><i>This article was written by Victoria Wolk and provided by our partners at</i> Prevention.<p>Eating right before bed is a recipe for gaining weight and sleeping poorly, but it can also seriously damage the tissue in your throat and esophagus. No doubt you’re …

What are the world's safest airlines?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Aviation website AirlineRatings.com has just released its annual list of the world's 10 safest airlines.<p>Once again, Australian airline Qantas grabs the top spot.<p>"Qantas continues to lead the industry with safety innovations and its fleet is now the youngest -- 7.9 years -- it has been since …

Photographer Takes Gorgeously Detailed Snowflake Photos With a DIY Camera-Microscope Rig

Photographer Douglas Levere uses a homemade camera-microscope rig to take gorgeous photographs of snowflakes during winters in his home base of …

The Top 10 Skin-Perfecting BB and CC Creams

The right beauty balm for every skin concern.<p>Multitask your makeup and skincare regimen with tinted treatments that pack a powerful punch. Laced with potent ingredients to repair damage, reverse the clock and protect against pollution and the sun, these are the all-in-one beautifiers that you'll …

Skin Care

20 New Ways to Use Bobby Pins

Innovative ideas from our friends at Cosmo.com<p><b>1. For better grip, flip the bobby pin over so that the wavy side is against your head.</b> If you have a hard time keeping your bobby pins in place, try flipping the pin over. The straight side is slicker and won't grip as well as the wavy, more textured …

Hilarious Science Teacher Adds Creative Additions to Students’ Doodles

Imgur user Squeezymo, a former eighth and ninth grade science teacher in Bangkok, Thailand, included more than just grades on his students’ work. The educator noticed that his kids drew a lot on their papers. So, he established a rule in the classroom: if you draw something, the teacher will add to …

Uncanny Moments on the Streets of China Photographed by Water Meter Reader Tao Liu | Colossal

<p>The 32-year old Tao Liu knows the city of Hefei like his backyard. Since 2005 he’s traveled up, down and across the city in Eastern China on his …

The 14 Best Braids This Year

See our favorite red carpet braids of the year<p>Braids have been having their moment for way longer than a moment—and judging by the range we saw on the red carpet this year, they're not going away any time soon. Click through to see the most inspiring styles from simple side braids to AP-level crown …

Hairstyling

Playful Drawings Pair Animals with Sign Language Alphabet

Chicago-based illustrator Alex Solis teaches us American Sign Language with the help of charming and colorful drawings. Combining photography and his cartoonish style, Solis adds small critters to pictures of hands that form different letters of the sign language alphabet. The animals playfully …

Christmas Photos of Winter Scenes To Get You in the Holiday Spirit

Photo: paul itkin<p>From one family-filled celebration, onto the next—it's officially time to start thinking about the end of the year and prepping for the holidays! To put you in the holiday spirit, we've put together some of our favorite festive photographs of winter scenes.<p>What could be more …

Decorations

Meizu's M1 Note is a dirt-cheap iPhone 5c on steroids

While many Chinese smartphone makers have recently stepped up their efforts in delivering more original designs, we can't say that's the case with Meizu's latest offering. In fact, we already knew the cheeky company was up to something when the Chinese media received an iPhone 5c chassis in their …

Frozen Flowers Melt Away Dramatically in Blocks of Ice

To create his <i>Locked in the ether</i> series, Kenji Shibata froze an array of flowers in blocks of ice, temporarily locking the full blooms in all their glory. Then, he let the ice melt and photographed the weepy wilting and thawing process.<p>As the ice relinquishes its grip on the flowers, bruised petals …

Fairy Tale Attractions to See with Kids in Europe

Hercules monument on the Fairy Tale Route (Photo Credit: MalteRuhnke via WikiMedia)<p>Travel through time and explore a fairy tale world stretching from Snow White to Harry Potter. Try learning to ride a broomstick, see the original Little Mermaid and discover Snow White's home deep in a German forest.<p>…

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17 Life-Changing Cooking Tricks

From the editors at Cosmo.com, these kitchen tricks will make cooking so much easier.<p><b>1. Use two plates to safely cut a lot of little tomatoes at once.</b><p>Lay the tomatoes you wish to slice in half on a small plate. Place another plate on top and then run a very sharp knife through the gap between the …

How to Take Amazing Vacation Photos With Your Phone

<i>Roberto Trm / Flickr</i><p>There may be no better travel companion than your smartphone. Beyond putting useful information at your fingertips, these devices allow you to take detailed, high-quality images on the fly, often replacing bulky digital SLR cameras. While the smartphone camera's point-and-shoot …

Adorable Mother and Daughter Show Off Impressive Yoga Moves

We have officially found the cutest pair of yoga partners ever. Yoga instructor Laura Kasperzak (@laurasykora on Instagram) frequently shares pictures of herself pulling off impressive yoga moves with her very young daughter. Often wearing matching outfits, the cute mother-daughter duo are seen …

Playful Snapshots of Miniature Scenes Around the Office

When German artist Bettina Gber takes a break from work in the office, she doesn't just go for a walk or grab a cup of coffee. Instead, she finds inspiration from the ordinary objects around her desk and transforms the workplace into a miniature world filled with danger, adventure, and …

Everytime I See You

Perfect Skincare Straight from Your Pantry! 25 Homemade Skincare Hacks

Ah, winter. For our skin, it can only mean one thing: chaos. Yep, it’s that time of year when the weather wreaks havoc on our skin… dryness, irritation, breakouts. If ever our skin needs a little extra lovin’, it’s now! Today we’re helping you step up your skincare game with basic, nutrient-rich …

Pucker Up! 9 DIY Lipsticks, Stains, and Glosses to Try Before V-Day

If you’re planning on doing a fair share of puckering up exactly one month from now, then it’s time to start thinking about your Valentine’s Day lips. Going for a classic red? A super trendy berry stain? Or staying with a silky gloss? The possibilities are pretty endless—but you don’t have to run …

Makeup