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20 Quotes from “The Power of Now” that Helped me Break Up with My Ego.

Four years ago, I walked into the library and stumbled upon “The Power of Now,” by Eckhart Tolle.<p>I was going through a painful break up and wasn’t …

19 Incredible New Books You Need To Read This Spring

~Spring~ into reading a new book!

Cook These Dishes On Sunday, Eat Healthier Throughout The Week

It's just that simple.<p>Healthy eating is a skill that not all of us have mastered. If it's not your forte, allow us to let you in on a little secret: it's all about the meal planning. Dedicating a little time to stocking your fridge with healthy foods that you like to eat makes it a no-brainer next …

7 Unexpected Makeup Shades that Are Actually Flattering

Have you ever been shopping for new makeup shades and came across a color that's stopped you dead in the middle of the beauty aisle with this …

A New Novel Asks What Would Happen if a Black Man Woke Up White (Except for His Ass)

'Blackass,' the debut novel from A. Igoni Barrett, is a hilarious tale of race, sexuality, and Kafkaesque metamorphosis.<p>Furo Warikbo, the protagonist in A. Igoni Barrett's debut novel, <i>Blackass,</i> is a normal young guy in Lagos, Nigeria—until one day, on the morning of a job interview, he wakes up to …

11 High-Protein Breakfasts You Can Make In 15 Minutes Or Less

<b>Power up in the morning with these flavorful recipes.</b><p><i>By Alexa Tucker</i>, SELF<p>The A.M. hours are notorious for leaving you tight on time and it's all too easy to ignore your grumbling stomach as you dive headfirst into your day. But eating a protein-packed breakfast will help keep you powered up until …

Breakfast

27 Healthy Desserts You Can Make in a Blender

Soups, sauces, and smoothies are pretty standard fare for a blender. Now, expand the handy kitchen appliance’s repertoire to include dessert! Yep—you …

Dessert

10 best podcasts by women you probably haven't heard — and need to now

Like other forms of media, the podcast industry is largely dominated by white, male voices. Take a quick look at the top 10 podcasts in iTunes, and …

8 Companies That Help You Beautifully Hack IKEA Furniture

Change up a basic looks with these clever, ready-to-use embellishments.<p>Even though we're all about personalizing IKEA furniture with a little DIY savviness, we get that it can be a huge time suck. And some very smart companies understand that too — which is why they went into business to sell …

Beauty Must-Have: How to Keep Your Makeup In Place and Your Skin Dewy

It's the best of both worlds.<p>On New Year's Eve, in a fit of frustration after 30 minutes spent attempting to get Ziggy Stardust-blue cream eye shadow to stay in place through blinking and run-ins with overgrown bangs, I closed my eyes and blasted my face with strong-hold hairspray. Did it work? You …

Blogs | Food & Wine

They're just doing their best!<p>Wolfdown, Bites & Bashes, and Makani go beyond traditional bulgogi and bo ssam.<p>The company says plastic straws will be …

32 New Books To Add To Your Shelf In 2016

New year, new TBR pile.<p>Whether you’ve promised yourself that 2016 will be the year you’ll read more books, the year you’ll read books more thoughtfully or the year you’ll read fewer curmudgeonly comments sections, we have a few new releases worth considering.<p>We’re looking forward to bold familial …

Books

7 Apps That Are Basically a Personal Trainer on Your Phone

Thanks to delicious holiday recipes, this time of the year is often marked by lots of good eating. Gingerbread cookies by the dozen, turkey, hot chocolate with homemade marshmallows, eggnog, pumpkin pies and lots and lots of champagne in pretty glasses. Throw in a heap of Netflix and chillin’ (like …

The 10-Minute Meals Top Health Experts Eat on Crazy Busy Days

In an ideal world, we’d always have plenty of time to whip up and savor a gourmet meal. But in the real world, we often take what we can get and …

Book Review: The Daily Hazards of a Middle Eastern Wife by Soad Nasr

I was at a party recently, and talk turned to prejudices we carry and wish we didn't. Of course, Muslim women who wear burqas came up in conversation. I am ashamed to admit that while I consider myself very accepting of other cultures, seeing fully covered women in public makes me unsettled, and …

Book Reviews

19 natural wonders everyone should see before they disappear

America is home to some of the world's most stunning natural wonders, but many of these sights are increasingly under threat from climate change and pollution.<p>While some are slowly experiencing change, others are deteriorating at a more rapid rate.<p>We've put together a list 0f 19 incredible and …

National Parks

These 16 Dresses Are All About the Party in the Back

With fall wedding season in full swing, and the onset of holiday parties not too far behind, now’s the time to start scouting out your dress options. Mini or maxi, lace or velvet, plunging neckline or throwback mock neck — these are the sartorial decisions you need to be making. As it just so …

The 25 Best Snacks for Weight Loss

Four nutritionists share the small bites that pull their weight in the dieting department so you don't have to.<p>Four nutritionists share the small bites that pull their weight in the dieting department so you don't have to.

Plot Twist: The Most Genius Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Is Also Vegan

World, this is the genius chocolate chip cookie we've been waiting for. <b>Oh, and one other thing: It's vegan.</b><p>Notice that I didn't say it's genius <i>for</i> a vegan chocolate chip cookie or <i>in spite of</i> it. This cookie, which comes from Ovenly founders Agatha Kulaga and Erin Patinkin, can rest entirely on its …

22 Amazing Apps That Will Revitalize Your Love Of Reading

*Disappears with phone for months*<p><i>Thumbnail photo credit sam74100 / ThinkStock</i>

London's Hippest Baker Shares Her Tips for Making Better Baked Goods at Home

Claire Ptak of London's Violet Bakery gives us a crash-course in just-sweet-enough desserts that won't leave you sugar crashing.<p><b>Claire Ptak</b> may bake for a living, but she's anything but a sugar fanatic. In fact, the California native and owner of London's very popular Violet Bakery makes it a point …

9 Books You Shouldn't Overlook

Originally published on Kirkus. For more from Kirkus, click here.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>9 Books You Shouldn't Overlook<p>Follow Kirkus on Twitter: www.twitter.com/KirkusReviews

Steve Jobs' widow just unveiled a massive plan to reinvent high school

The widow of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, Powell Jobs is now spearheading a major campaign to rethink high school.<p>It's called XQ: The Super School Project.<p>The initiative tasks educators, innovators, business leaders, and even students to come up with imaginative ways to redesign the high school …

High School

5 Skin Care Lines for Moms, by Moms

1<p>Shoosha Truly Organic<p><b>The 411:</b> The only complete line of USDA certified organic, food-grade skin care products for moms and babies. <b><br>What it offers:</b> …

The Ten Most Important Books to Expand Your Brain

Books suck. No question about it, almost everyone who writes a book is a crappy writer.<p>And this is a good thing.<p>It's because the writer spent his life getting GOOD at what he was writing about. He didn't spend his life being good at writing.<p>He didn't spend his life typing. He ran a country. Or …

Books

5 Meditation Styles for Every Personality

Find your own path to inner peace.<p>Dating all the way back to ancient times, meditation is a practice that teaches you how to connect your mind with your body to reach a state of calm and stillness in the present moment. From dedicated yogis to CEOs to celebrities, the practice has become a part of …

Electric Literature’s 25 Best Novels of 2014 – Electric Literature

Year-end lists are always subjective and incomplete, but they are especially tricky for books. A dedicated film critic can watch every wide release …

Books

The 25 Golden Rules of Running

Time-tested, universally accepted axioms of the sport.<p>In most cases, these rules started out as a lightbulb over one runner’s head. After a while, that runner told a few running buddies (probably during a long run), word spread, and before you know it, coaches were testing it, sports scientists …