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29 of the most surreal landscapes on the planet

Some are land formations molded over thousands of years by Mother Nature, while others are man-made creations that have altered the earth in strange ways.<p>From the bubbling lava lakes of Ethiopia, to a lake that has been nestled in the desert for 2,000 years, here are 29 landscapes that are so …

5 coolest travel products currently on Kickstarter

There was a time in the not-so-distant past when, if you were shopping for the newest travel gadgets you'd thumb through the latest Sharper Image catalog or see what kind of must-have tech was on display at Brookstone. But now, some of the best and most innovative travel products are found (and …

Gear & Gadgets

Five reasons you're not losing weight

<i>Libby Weaver is the health expert Hugh Jackman called 'a one stop shop’ for wellbeing. In a new book, she explains the underlying factors that thwart dieters’ best-laid plans...</i><p>When Libby Weaver was studying dietetics and later biochemistry at the University of Sydney in Australia it was the late …

Body Fat

The best home-gym equipment for every type of workout

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>But we can do it. With enough willpower and determination, and with the amount of workout plans available online, you don't need a …

Exercise

11 Secrets Hidden in Famous Works of Art

Among Michelangelo’s venerable ceiling murals inside the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel is arguably the most iconic depiction of man’s relationship to God. …

Art

9 Essential Keys to Living More Fully and Freely in the Present Moment

It’s now 2016 as of the day I’m writing this, and all around the world, people are making New Years resolutions to change or improve some aspect of …

Meditation

49 Turmeric Recipes, the Wonder Spice Your Body Needs

Also known as the long lost Spice Girl.<p>Like ginger, turmeric, the unassuming root with color so vibrant you suddenly have an urge to hand-dye fabric, is said to be one of the world's healthiest foods—the bright orange-yellow equivalent of putting your insides through a car wash. An essential, …

Cooking

Our 10 Most Popular Recipes

We have a pretty great archive of diverse recipes here at Food, but these ten standouts are the ones that our readers go back to time and time again. …

Cooking

30 easy tips to get slimmer in 30 days

The New Year signals a clean slate (and a clean plate!). The good news: Implementing even small everyday diet and exercise changes can lead to a long-term difference, said Dr. Lee Goldman, executive vice president and dean of the faculties of health sciences and medicine at Columbia University …

Fitness

3 cravings that are a sign of a health problem

We've all been there: That moment when you just need to have a burger (or a milkshake, or a bag of potato chips) and nothing else on earth will do.<p>But why exactly do we have food cravings? And what do they mean?<p>First, let's clear up a big myth. It's a popular belief that cravings are the result of …

Wellness

The 100 best food pairings ever

GLOBAL FAVORITES<p>Ramen and an egg<p>Guava paste & cream cheese<p>Down-Home Delights<p>Carrots & honey<p>Watermelon & salt<p>Avocado & toast<p>Guilty Pleasures<p>Warm …

Hot Dogs

This Electronic Tamp will turn you into an exquisite barista

Coffee is no joke to those that can actually taste the subtle differences between each type of unflavored bean. Making a good espresso is a difficult …

Coffee

15 Gadgets to Make Your Home Smarter in 2016

Redecorating your home might just be the most fun New Year’s resolution one can make. At Brit + Co, that means more than just a fresh coat of paint. We’re talking Jetsons-level tech gadgets to make your home smarter for 2016. This roundup of smart home gadgets and goodies has it all, from a smart …

The 10 Rules of Weight Loss That Lasts

The obvious truth: Slimming down isn't fun, but it doesn't have to be hell. Learn these weight loss tenets and long-term success will follow. For real<p>…

Our brains can be fooled into healthier eating

Labelling and tax are not the only answers – we must be smarter if we are to tackle the obesity crisis<p>Our experience of being human starts with food. It’s central to the journey that our species took to get here. As we evolved, we began to use tools that were associated with food; either the …

Behavior

5 Of The World's Best Outdoor Hotel Rooms

Who needs walls and ceilings when you can have views like these?<p>Falling asleep in an exotic location with the stars directly above you and the wind tickling your skin either sounds like a dream, or the kind of Survivor-style adventure reserved for the most outdoorsy types among us.<p>You don't have to …

Do You Have Wine Face, Sugar Face, or Dairy Face?

What you're eating may be affecting your skin.<p>There are several schools of thought on the topic of food and how it affects your skin. Some say acne increases in direct proportion to the amount of chocolate you eat, some say there is no correlation and naturopath and skincare specialist Nigma Talib …

How To Make Pho, A Heavenly Vietnamese Comfort Food

Even if you’ve never tasted Vietnamese food before, it’s likely you’ve heard of the cuisine’s two most popular foods, bánh mì and pho. Pronounced …

Bacon Wrapped Brown Sugar Pork Loin Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> It's pork. Wrapped in pork. And doused in a brown sugar glaze. What more could you ask for? —mtlabor<p><b>Serves: 3-4</b><p><b>Pork Loin</b><p>3 pounds bone-in pork loin roast<br>• 5-6 pieces of bacon<br>• 1/2 teaspoon chili powder<br>• 1/4 teaspoon hot Spanish paprika<br>• 1 teaspoon salt<br>• 1/4 teaspoon cumin<br>• 1/2 teaspoon</b> …

BBQ

Revolutionary Laser Razor Burns Hair Off Instead of Cutting It

The Skarp Razor wants to change how you've been shaving for the last 5,000 years with lasers. Although that prospect might sound frightening, creators Morgan Gustavsson and Paul Binun have produced a futuristic device that’s actually better for your skin than traditional shaving methods—it reduces …

Burns

5 Of The Most Divine Potato Recipes In Existence

Each of these sides is so outrageously good, you'll want to upgrade them to entrée level.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>Sides So Tasty You Won't Even Care About The Entree

Cooking

A chemistry teacher's guide to the perfect cup of coffee

As a chemistry teacher, I’m inevitably fascinated by chemistry in general, but especially by the chemistry we come across on a daily basis. Rather than only sharing this with my students, I started a website, Compound Interest, where I create illustrated explanations of chemical concepts for anyone …

Coffee

15 Easy ways washi tape can transform your DIY projects

The best part? Washi tape is perfect for the decoratively disinclined. It's super easy to use, a relatively cheap way to add a little color to your …

Learn How I Lost 150 Pounds in Just 14 Months

This is not just another fad diet book û of which fill libraries, bookstores, and the internet, but the true story of how I lost 150 pounds in about …

What 8 Words and Symbols on a Bag of Coffee Mean

Buying coffee can be tricky, especially if you buy your beans from a “Third Wave” roaster, the artisanal makers who are coffee’s answer to craft …

Coffee

How to Sext With the New Emojis

Yesterday was a newsworthy day indeed for Apple. Firstly, Drake betrayed Jay Z by premiering the Hotline Bling video on Apple Music, as opposed to TIDAL — remember TIDAL? — and they released a software update for iOS 9.1. Normally, no one should really care about the features the update provides. …

Fanfiction

3 Spiritual Practices for Anxiety-Packed Moments