Debra Boucher

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How to Be Popular, ’50s Style: ‘Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek’

When 15-year-old Maya Van Wagenen had trouble fitting in at middle school, she looked to a popularity guide from 1951 for answers. Read an excerpt …

Mindfulness for People Who Are Too Busy to Meditate

Mindfulness has become almost a buzz-word. But what is it, really? Mindfulness is, quite simply, the skill of being present and aware, moment by moment, regardless of circumstances.<p>For instance, researchers have found that mindfulness can reprogram the brain to be more rational and less emotional. …

10 Brilliant Books That Will Grab You From Page One

<i>Originally posted on Kirkus:</i><p>We expect true crime books to draw us in from page one. But when a vast, epic novel or nonfiction book about the details of an international news story smartly seduces us from page one, count us impressed. Here are some titles that hooked us from the beginning but kept …

Two Friends Hiked For 10 Months And Captured This Breathtaking Footage Of Yosemite

Colin Delehanty and Sheldon Neill are adventurers.<p>Over the course of 10 months, the friends backpacked 200 miles through Yosemite National Park, capturing a combined 45 days of unbelievably beautiful footage.<p>Their video is called Project Yosemite.<p>It will give viewers the experience of seeing …

Canada's Magical Ice Hotel Inspired by Jules Verne

Canada's Htel de Glace, the unique ice hotel, is back this season for its 13th annual reconstruction. The magical castle-like lodge is built each year with a new themed design out of hundred of thousands of tons of ice and snow. We got a glimpse of last year's wondrous icy architecture featuring …

INSANE Domino Tricks! (Hevesh5 & MillionenDollarBoy)

9 Vegetarian Casseroles Even Meat Eaters Will Love

Take veggies, add cheese and your favorite starch (pasta, polenta, rice), and you're in one-dish dinner heaven.<p>Another Reason to Love the Tiny Little …

Cooking

Celebration Lentil Loaf

<b>Servings: Serves 6</b><p>Ingredients<p>1 cup brown lentils , picked over and rinsed<p>3/4 cup bulgur wheat<p>8 ounces cremini mushrooms , sliced<p>1 large onion , …

Recipe: Mexican Avocado Salad

Lentil Burgers + Sweet Potato Fries

A tasty burger patty that’s high in fiber and folate and easy to prepare. Serve on a whole wheat bun or pita with your favorite toppings. Even …

Carrot Ginger Soup

Carrots and a hint of fresh ginger are blended to create this simple yet tasty soup. Perfect for lunch or dinner. This soup is a celebration of …

Healthy Recipe: Sweet Potato Fries

A lot of us know the trick of baking “fries,” but if the same-old routine of olive oil and salt is getting old, try this new twist from chef Brandon …

Easy Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers! With Avocado.

Crave a veggie burger. One with Panko-crusted edges - infused with tender sweet potato and creamy, rustic white beans. Tall stacked on a toasted …

Minty Raw Pea and Spinach Soup

As you can see, I’m ready for spring, so ready that I made this almost florescently green soup and ate it cold. If it’s possible to will a spring …

Grilled Salmon with Lime Butter Sauce

Just a sprinkle of zest and a dab of lime butter sauce beautifully highlight the flavor of grilled salmon.

The Best Grilled Salmon Recipe Ever!

Some of you may love fish, some of you may hate it. But let me tell you fish-haters, you HAVE to try this grilled salmon recipe! It’s seriously …

Grilled Salmon Recipe

Tip<p>How to Pick Salmon<p>Always look for a salmon that is firm to the touch, but bounces back if you press the flesh. The cut shouldn't have any liquid …

Marinated Zucchini and Chickpea Salad Recipe

<i>This fresh, almost raw zucchini salad is quick to make and improves with age. Chickpeas make this under-200 calorie dish more filling!</i><p>This summer I …

Hiking the John Muir Trail: Going Out to Go In

“I only went out for a walk, and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.” ~ John Muir<p>Drawing wild-eyed wanderers and scruffy-haired men from around the world, the 211-mile John Muir Trail has a reputation of immeasurable proportions. Making its way …

Ginger Peach Bourbon Pie Recipe

This boozy peach pie tastes even better the second day after the bourbon, ginger and peach have had a chance to meld together.<p><b>Read more: American Classics: Ginger Peach Bourbon Pie</b><p>Ingredients<b>For the Crust</b>One half recipe Easy Pie Dough (or your favorite butter pie crust)<b>For the Filling</b>1/4 cup …

How to Turn a Smartphone Panorama Into a ‘Tiny Planet’ Photo

Ever since Google released the Photosphere feature for their Nexus devices, I have been obsessed with making tiny planets. The photosphere feature …

A Serengeti Safari From The Safety Of Your Desk

We don't often write about multimedia presentations — but if you haven't already seen it, you really should check out <i>National Geographic</i>'s immersive project about the Serengeti lions.<p>Photographer Michael "Nick" Nichols and videographer Nathan Williamson spent more than two years gathering footage …

Diana’s Impossible Dream

Though Princess Diana’s August 1997 death forever linked her to a flashy playboy named Dodi Al Fayed, that fatal Paris tryst may have been intended as a message to the man she’d just broken up with—Pakistani heart surgeon Hasnat Khan—the only one who would never use or betray her. Talking to those …

Books To Read In 2013 Before They're Made Into Movies

Not only are novels an age-old inspiration for film, they're the best special feature available! Forget about DVD commentary and featurettes.<p>The best way to learn about your favorite film is to go to the source before you see it.

Skillet Blueberry Cobbler with a Cheddar Crust

Skillet Blueberry Cobbler with a Cheddar Biscuit Crust.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> August 14, 2013 103<p>Sooooo I have a thing for fruit and cheese.<p>I just LOVE it. …