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15 Lazy Girl Laundry Hacks That Will Change Your Life

Cleaning

Lifestyle

Camp gear 101: What to pack and how to use it

“ESSENTIAL” MEANS MANY THINGS to many people. What’s essential to camping for me could well be frivolous to you. Acknowledging the basic absurdity of …

UK garden fence ideas for urban landscapes

As much as your main focus in a garden should be the lovely plants and perfectly chosen flowers, when someone has taken the time to really think …

Download Dozens of Free Coursera Courses Before They Disappear Forever

Coursera, one of the best sources of MOOCs (Massive Online Open Courses), is shutting down their old platform on June 30, and removing dozens of …

Online Education

Heartbroken girl spends 18th birthday alone – the internet had an amazing response

A heartbroken teenager who celebrated her 18th birthday alone is smiling again after thousands of kind-hearted strangers responded to a Facebook appeal.<p>Hallee Sorenson invited classmates to her party last year but was left “heartbroken, beyond sad and hurt” when nobody turned up.<p>Her cousin made it …

16 incredible destinations in Asia that tourists don't know about yet

While some of these locations are remote, others are hidden gems often overlooked by tourists.<p>For those in search of the best spots to visit in Asia away from the masses, we've rounded up 16 breathtaking destinations that range from hidden beaches and charming fishing villages to jungle-clad …

4 Tips to Get the Most Out of Evernote

Evernote has grown from a simple note-taking application to a reliable tool that connects with many other productivity apps. It almost becomes hard …

30 places in Europe you must see in your lifetime

Featured Shop: A.I. Creatures

As Los Angeles native Bree Y. says on the About Page of her shop, <b>A.I. Creatures</b>, fate is cruel. “I have an obsession with animals, which probably stems from the fact that I’m also severely allergic to them,” she explains. “Even being in a room with a cat or a dog for too long could put me in the …

10 Places You Should Visit In Mexico

Mexico is incredibly rich in culture, vast landscapes, archaeological treasures, dramatic nature, food and of course that (in)famous Latino passion.<p>Mexico is incredibly rich in culture, vast landscapes, archaeological treasures, dramatic nature, food and of course that (in)famous Latino passion. …

12 Longreads To Get You Through A Snow Day

Snowed in? Fend off cabin fever with these fascinating stories.<p>If you live in the Northeast or Mid-Atlantic, a gigantic winter storm is about to screw up your weekend plans.<p>On the bright side, a snow day is one of the best excuses for finally getting around to tackling your Pocket or Instapaper …

Sundance Preview: 19 Films That Could Be the Next Oscar Breakouts

From Daniel Radcliffe as a dead body to young Barack and Michelle in love.<p>Though we’re still not done with this year’s Oscar movies, the start of the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, on January 21, does technically mark the beginning of <i>next year’s</i> Oscar race. Though Sundance is largely made up of small …

Spotify has already remixed the Beatles catalogue into 7 playlists

Whichever streaming service you use has just been flooded with more than 300 tracks from The Beatles so you may well be looking for a better way to enjoy the band’s back catalog.<p>And if the job of a Spotify playlist curator wasn’t fun enough, it’s just got a whole lot better with this huge influx of …

Music

50 Best Songs of 2015

50<p>Titus Andronicus, “Dimed Out”<p>In a year where more was more, this pulse-racing punk anthem about never settling for less than the realest, deepest …

25 Greatest Internet DJ Mixes of All Time

Mary Anne Hobbs, BBC Radio 1: Breezeblock Dubstep Warz (2006)<p>Then closely intertwined with the grime scene, the slow, bass-heavy sound of dubstep …

New Apple TV 'to be launched alongside iPhone 6s'

The next Apple TV will be launched alongside the next generation of iPhones in the autumn, paving the way for a digital TV subscription service in the near future, according to reports<p>Apple is planning to launch a revamped Apple TV alongside the next iPhones in the autumn, according to …

The Best Shows On Netflix You’ve Never Heard Of

Netflix original programming has grown from one series in 2012 to 36-plus series in the years to come, which means that Netflix is as full-fledged a network as FX or AMC (in fact, they’ll provide even more programming by 2016). As they ramp up their original programming, expect to see fewer series …

TV

Laundry Room Shelves: Keep Everything Organized And Within Reach

It’s important to have everything within reach when you’re cooking, cleaning the house or washing clothes. It makes things a lot easier. <b>Laundry room</b> …

How to Organize Your Multimedia Recipes

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to keep the conversation going.</i><p><i>Today: The more we cook, the more our recipes tend to scatter. Here are your best ways</i> …

Crystal-Clear Answers to Three Window-Washing Myths

Our interiors expert puts conventional cleaning wisdom to the test.<p>Come spring, I’m obsessed with cleaning -- I want to do it and do it well. Sparkling windows and mirrors are at the top of my list, and I’m always looking for ways to get the job done better and faster.<p>There’s a lot of noise out …

Turn a Wine Bottle into an Automatic Plant Waterer

Gardening centers sell glass globes designed to water your plants for you, but a better solution may be this attractive wine-bottle-to-plant-waterer …

8 Ways Modern Life is Busting Your Brain | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Most people accept as fact that if you live long enough your brain will simply wear out. Like an old car that ends up on the scrap heap.<p>But this is …

Top 10 Tips for Cleansing Dry Skin

If you're struggling with scaly, flaky skin -- whether it's all over your body or concentrated in one area -- you'll want to take notes on these 10 …

Skin Care

9 Great Cardio Workouts That Get Your Heart Pumping

And no, they don't require a treadmill<p>If the first thing you think of when you hear the word “cardio” is running, <i>giiirl</i> do we have some workouts for you to try. Of course, we heart running—it’s a great way to calm your mind and build cardiovascular strength. But it’s definitely not the <i>only</i> way to …

Exercise

5 Foods That Can Help Extend Your Fertility

Granted, your ability to get preggers depends largely on your genes. But you can start making conception-friendly diet choices to up your odds<p>The first step toward a healthier reproductive system is balancing your hormones through diet, says holistic health counselor Alisa Vitti, founder of the …

Nutrition

Save Over 1,000 Calories With These 5 Simple Portion Swaps

While what you eat matters (choosing grilled instead of fried chicken, for example), how much you eat (how large your portion is), matters more than many of us realize.<p>A new study published in the January issue of the <i>Journal of Nutrition and Behavior</i> sheds some more bad news for foods consumed …

Burger King

The 15-Minute One-Dumbbell Workout

Downsize your equipment, maximize your results<p>Fancy equipment. Pricey gyms. Experienced personal trainers. All are nice pluses—but you don't need them to sculpt a better body. In fact, when you're short on time, stuck at home, or navigating a packed gym, scaling back can make you more …

Workouts