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Video: How to Make Refreshing Strawberry Soda

Our fresh strawberry soda is made with a tart mineral acid that gives it an old-time flavor—and an invigorating pang.<p><i>We've partnered with the mad</i> …

The Simple Trick To Getting Picture-Perfect Grill Marks On Your Steak

Are y'all ready to up your grilling game? Like, really up the game? We're thinking picture-perfect steaks every single time. Those criss-cross grill marks that always make their way onto TV commercials are not just a result of the theatrics that go into filming. Nope, those beautiful marks that …

The Hole-in-One Egg in the Hole

<i>Each Thursday, Emily Vikre (a.k.a. fiveandspice) will be sharing a new way to love breakfast—because breakfast isn't just the most important meal of the day. It's also the most awesome.</i><p><i>Today: Egg in the hole goes from good to great—thanks to flavored mayonnaise.</i><p>Thick, crusty, buttery toast and a …

The Margarita-Rosé Cocktail Mashup Your Summer Needs

<i>by Matt Duckor, Epicurious</i><p>PHOTO BY CHELSEA KYLE, FOOD STYLING BY KATHERINE SACKS<p>As soon as June hits, my drinking regimen undergoes two seismic shifts.<p>First, I start making pitchers of margaritas. Mine only have three ingredients: Tequila, lime juice, and agave syrup. They're boozy, punchy, and not …

The 4 Ultimate Slow Cooker Summer Sandwiches

<i>by Sheela Prakash, Epicurious</i><p>Like thick wool sweaters and heavy rubber boots, slow cookers belong in the back of the closet when summer rolls around. Right?<p>Wrong.<p>I'm here to tell you that kicking those appliances to the curb when the sun starts shining is a fool's move. Because on warm, sunny days, …

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17 Indoor Herb Garden Ideas That'll Perk Up Your Kitchen

Click and grow? Don't mind if we do!<p>A lack of outdoor space shouldn't stop a green thumb. Grow your basil and parsley right by the stove using one of these inventive solutions.

Gardening

7 Ways To Make Your Home A Greener Place

Want to go green, but don't have the time or budget for a complete renovation? Easily make your home more eco-friendly with these seven simple DIY projects.<p>"Living a greener life" seems like a tall order, especially if you're renting or can't afford to renovate your home using eco-friendly …

13 Recipes That Make the Most of Your Muffin Tin

Chowhound<p>Who says you have to stick to baking regular old muffins in your muffin tin? We say leap over that line of ho-hum baking and walk on the …

28 Secrets of Exceptionally Productive People | Inc.com

Occasionally, I stumble on my own productivity tools and strategies, but mostly I borrow them from others.<p>So does Ryan Holiday, the author of the best-selling The Obstacle Is the Way (a really great book) and the compulsively readable <i>Trust Me, I'm Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator.</i><p>He's also …

The New Habit Challenge: Create A Better To-Do List

Making a simple list isn’t the best way to get things done. Next week we’ll test more effective approaches to organizing our days.<p>Tons of successful leaders laud the to-do list as the key to more organized, productive, and focused days, but is there a right way and a wrong way to do your to-do?<p>The …

10 best apps to train your brain

Whether it's to focus at work, do better at school, or just stay sharp, there are various reasons for wanting to boost brainpower. But maintaining psychological well-being is equally as important.<p>"Stress and anxiety are among the most pressing and far-reaching public health problems we face," says …

See Alice Cooper Sing a Reverent Cover of the Beatles' 'Eleanor Rigby'

Shock rocker Alice Cooper plays it straight and reverent with his take on the Beatles' "Eleanor Rigby," one of dozens of cover songs that appear on …

Why Saying Is Believing — The Science Of Self-Talk

From the self-affirmations of Stuart Smalley on <i>Saturday Night Live</i> to countless videos on YouTube, saying nice things to your reflection in the mirror is a self-help trope that's been around for decades, and seems most often aimed at women. The practice, we're told, can help us like ourselves and …

The Best Meditation Retreats in the U.S.

You don’t have to journey to an exotic ashram in India a la <i>Eat, Pray, Love</i> for an exclusive, life-changing meditation retreat. Whether you’re traveling solo, want to reconnect as a couple, or take an unforgettable trip with friends, some incredible resorts and getaways in the States are geared to …

The Beginner's Guide to Getting Better Sleep

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>On February 13, 1972, Michel Siffre climbed into a cave in southwest Texas. It would be six months before he saw daylight again.<p>Siffre was a French scientist and a pioneer in chronobiology, which is the study of biological rhythms. The …

Searching For Stress Relief? Try Feeling Your Breath

Many Americans are swamped with stress, but there may be ways to ease the tension without changing the circumstances.<p>Almost half of all adults say they've experienced a major stressful event in the past year, according to a poll conducted by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard …

The 14 Foods to Consider Buying Organic

<i>Every week we get Down & Dirty, in which we break down our favorite unique seasonal fruits, vegetables, and more.</i><p><i>Today: If you're not</i> down <i>with pesticides, these are</i> <i>the foods to buy organic -- so they're a little less</i> dirty.<p>It's hard to believe that changing the food system can start in your …

Agriculture

10 Pancake Common Mistakes—and How to Avoid Them

How to make pancakes like a short order cook. Just avoid these common mistakes!<p>For many Americans, pancakes evoke a certain kind of nostalgia. People make pancakes because they're delicious, crowd-pleasing, and easy. Well, sort of easy. There are a few crucial mistakes that home chefs commonly make …

Breakfast

How to Order Wine at a Restaurant

Ordering wine in a restaurant shouldn’t be a stressed-out showdown. Here are five ways to make nice with the sommelier—and get the perfect bottle every time<p><i>Ordering wine in a restaurant shouldn’t be a stressed-out showdown. Here are five ways to make nice with the sommelier—and get the perfect</i> …

Choosing the right cooking oil: What takes heat, what fills you up

<i>With every new health report and every new must-try recipe, there is another cooking oil conundrum. From canola to coconut, there are so many types</i> …

Lean In, Lead On

Female power has never looked so varied, so natural, so . . . liberated. Whether by steady example or the bold demolition of ceilings, the 17 leaders on these pages have changed the landscape in every arena, accountable for untold billions as well as countless dreams. Laura Jacobs heralds a new era …

Look it can't ALL be about the NSA and teacher strikes ... Here are some important animal pictures to add to the mix

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Russian Photographer Takes Stunning Portraits With REAL Animals

What you’re about to see is not Photoshop – Moscow-based Russian photographer Katerina Plotnikova created these stunning images with the help of real …

Photography

Map Of The Developing Human Brain Shows Where Problems Begin

A high-resolution map of the human brain in utero is providing hints about the origins of brain disorders including schizophrenia and autism.<p>The map shows where genes are turned on and off throughout the entire brain at about the midpoint of pregnancy, a time when critical structures are taking …

21 Of The Most Beautiful Japanese Cherry Blossom Photos Of 2014

The delicate pink sakura, or cherry blossom, is associated primarily with the culture of its native Japan. These trees blossom throughout Japan every …

Japan

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. …