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30 things I know to be true

1. <b>Remember you will die</b>. Maybe even today. Don’t forget that. Don’t forget to be thankful for your health. For the ability to walk. For the time you …

Self-improvement

4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

Self-improvement

The Quickest Way to Eliminate Tension

Massage doesn’t just feel ahh-mazing. It boosts circulation, improves immunity, and reduces stress hormones, like cortisol, too. Massage therapy …

Massage Therapy

9 Air-Cleaning Houseplants That Are Almost Impossible to Kill

What might your office or apartment have in common with a NASA spaceship? Unfortunately the answer may be poor air quality. Indoor air pollutants …

6 Amazing Body Changes When You Give Up Carbs

Simple carbs, such as those found in cookies, candy and chips, are <i>The Bachelorette</i> of the food world. They’ll give you a quick thrill — but you know …

Nutrition

23 Thought-Provoking Quotes by History’s Favorite Writers

Throughout history writers have put our thoughts, fears and insights into words we can cherish, remember and live by.<p>Below is a collection of …

Literature

A Workout You Can Do Anywhere

Memorize these five moves and you'll have a metabolism-boosting routine you can do anywhere. All you need is a sturdy waist-high surface, like a …

10 Ways to Squeeze a Little Extra Storage Out of a Small Pantry

If you're an enthusiastic cook and rambunctious baker, you can never have enough pantry space. Here are 10 ways to make the most of the pantry- or …

4 Household Management Apps I Can't Live Without

Using technology to help manage the household can add up to a good amount of time and money saved—not to mention a significant reduction in things …

8 Stretches Your Tight Hips Are Begging For

Tight hips seem to be a common problem for almost everybody — from runners to cyclists, from deskbound bloggers to dancers. Give this area a little extra love with this sequence of eight hip-opening stretches to increase your flexibility, reduce discomfort, and prevent injury. Try the series in the …

Yoga

How Bruce Springsteen Helped Me Organize My Kitchen Drawers

(Image credit: Sarah Rae Smith)<p>For years, there's been this beautifully organized drawer photo floating around the internet. It's special because …

Holding a Grudge May Literally Weigh You Down

There seems to be a deep psychological connection between forgiveness and the idea of unburdening oneself — after all, we speak of “carrying” grudges …

This Guy Wore a Heart Rate Monitor During His Marriage Proposal and Graphed the Results

Reddit user sesipikai proposed to his girlfriend earlier this year (she said yes!) while the couple were visiting Rome, Italy.<p>After visiting the …

When She’s Not Drawing The Simpsons, Liz Climo Makes Funny Animal Comics

When Liz Climo isn’t busy drawing characters and storyboards for <i>The Simpsons</i>, she’s working on her own hilarious series of animal comics which you …

11 Skin Care Brands You Didn't Know You Could Get at Target

Groceries, designer clothes, exclusive skin care brands, the latest iPhone . . . is there anything you can't get from Target? The next time you head into the bull's-eye for gum and Drano, take a cruise down the beauty aisles, too. You might be surprised at the luxe brands you find. French pharmacy …

15 Minutes to Better Posture

The Routine<p>The five easy exercises that follow—from Calgary, Alberta, yoga instructor Susi Hately (functionalsynergy.com)—can release tension, build …

Yoga

Dad Illustrates the Darndest Things He’s Ever Said to His Kids

Video producer and father of four, Nathan Ripperger, has caught himself saying the darndest things to his kids. It’ just another day in the life of a …

How to Take Landscape Photos

Get tips for taking great photos of landscapes in this how-to photo gallery, from National Geographic.

Travel Photography

Before & After: IKEA Lack Coffee Table to Upholstered Ottoman

We’ve seen IKEA coffee tables customized dozens of different ways. They can be retextured, studded, and even given heavy marble tops. But this hack …

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Couple Turns Engagement Photos Into Epic Series of Movie Posters

When Joshua Watson and Rachel Watson got engaged they wanted to have some fun with their engagement shoot. With the help of their friend and …