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This photographer creates amazing imaginary worlds out of everyday food items

The Seattle based photographer is the mastermind behind "Big Appetites," a photo series and book that combines miniature human figures with foods to create life-like scenes.<p>From a man pushing a snowblower through piles of powdered donuts to a family camping trip under a broccoli forrest, Boffoli's …

Miniature

Here's The Perfect Breakfast For Anyone Who Loves Nutella

For kids from one to ninety-two.<p>Makes 6 roll-ups<p>Estimated active time: 15 minutes<p>Estimated total time: 15 minutes<p>6 slices white sandwich bread<p>6 tablespoons Nutella<p>6 strawberries, hulled and diced<p>2 large eggs<p>¼ cup whole milk<p>2 tablespoons granulated sugar<p>3 tablespoons unsalted butter<p>3 tablespoons …

Breakfast

The Incredible Things Your Brain Does While You're Sleeping

When your body is at rest, your brain is hard at work.<p>Until recently, sleep was something of a mystery to us. Scientists didn't know why we slept -- and they thought that when the body was at rest, the brain was, too.<p>Now, we know better. The brain performs a number of important activities while …

World Economic Forum

El Salvador: where women are thrown into jail for losing a baby | Jonathan Watts

When Mirna Ramírez gave birth two months early, she was detained by the police, accused of attempted murder and jailed for 12 years. In El Salvador, where a draconian anti-abortion law holds sway, her story is an all too familiar one<p>“It’s hard to talk about,” says Mirna Ramírez softly as she begins …

Super-Easy Christmas Cookie Recipes So You Can Show Off Without Stress

To make a shortcut version of decorated sugar cookies, embellish the dough with chocolate chips and mint extract, then glaze the finished product with creamy icing and crushed peppermint candies.

The seven stages of writing a novel

Children and teenagers,Books,Culture,Teen books,Historical fiction (children and teens),Fiction,Self-publishing,Publishing<p>Anna Caltabiano self-published her first novel at the age of 14. Now with three published novels under her belt, the 18-year-old author and student shares some marvellous …

Writing

19 DIY Holiday Decorations You’ll Never Guess Started With a Trip to the Dollar Store

A dollar store might be the last place you’d think to go shopping for holiday decorations. It’s much more fun to ogle over the tasseled and pommed decorations at more stylish home stores. Then you pick up a $75 candle and realize that maybe you don’t want to spend your entire budget on one item. …

Dollar Store

Why I Ran Another Marathon After Vowing Not To

You Might Like{{displayTitle}}<p>Less than two years ago I wrote Why I Ran a Marathon, Qualified For Boston, and May Never Run Again. I detailed the 16 …

Marathons

5 Secrets to Managing Your Time, Backed by Research

It’s the problem we all face at the office: how to manage your time. You’re so overwhelmed with meetings and email that you always wonder if you’re …

Time Management

Stunning Images Capture The Beauty Of Freckles

Russian photographer celebrates the magic of pigmentation.<p>There are any number of self help sites on the web prepared to assist people in the removal of freckles, but how often do we glorify the small brown spots?<p>Photographer Alexandra Bochkareva, a self proclaimed "ginger," shoots most of her …

22 Festive Holiday Crafts to Make With Your Kids

The holiday season is the perfect excuse to let the laundry pile up and spend the day crafting instead. Grab your favorite little helper and wander the aisles of the craft store together gathering supplies, or raid your stash at home. You won’t need much besides a little time and creativity (okay, …

Crafting

Photos of Darth Vader’s Rather Ordinary Daily Life

Photographer Paweł Kadysz of Bialystok, Poland, recently started a new 365-day photo project: a daily photo blog showing scenes from Darth Vader’s …

Darth Vader

How to Work 40 Hours in 16.7 (The Simple Technique That Gave Me My Life Back)

<i>I used to work</i> <b>a lot</b><i> — 60, 80, or even 100 hours a week…</i><p>I let my work be a big part of how I defined myself. I wore those insane hours like a badge of …

26 Easy Christmas Candy Recipes You Should Try Making!

The Deadlift. It is the quintessential weightlifting exercise. According to David Robson, a bodybuilder, personal trainer and contributor to …

7 Sweet and Simple Breads That Will Get You in the Holiday Spirit

Ready or not, the holiday season is in full swing: The neighborhood decorations are up, the festive music is playing and the Black Friday commercials are running. You might as well get in the spirit and start baking.<p>Ready or not, the holiday season is in full swing: The neighborhood decorations are …

Bread

60+ DIY Christmas Presents Your Friends Won't Re-Gift

Time to decide who made your nice list this year.<p>You could do your gift shopping online, but even free prime shipping can't beat these easy DIY projects. These homemade presents are as fun to make as they are to give, and they're guaranteed to be a total hit. Plus, you'll save some serious money in …

Christmas Trees

The 17 Best Marathons for Beginners

Running a marathon is an extraordinary feat—preceded by extraordinary amount of training and followed by an extraordinary amount of pain. But as any …

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10 Rules to Live By for Those Who Want to Live a Positive Life

Take every waking hour as it comes and do what you are supposed to do and complete what you're supposed to complete. Stop overanalyzing or trying to predict and plan things too far. The only constant in life is change. Just live in the moment and do your best.<p><b>1. Be comfortable in your own skin.</b><p>The …

The 5 Worst Things a Writer Can Say

This past week, I launched my fifth novel, Chance Harbor, provoking a friend to exclaim, "Wow, you're popping out books like Tic Tacs, aren't you?"<p>She has a point. Six years ago, I hadn't even published one book. It took me a quarter century to land a traditional publishing deal, so nobody could be …

How to Apply Success From One Area of Your Life to Another (That Needs It)

In New York, people say you're always searching for one of three things: a new love interest, a better job, or a better apartment. But that idea …

11 Easy Ways To Eat Healthy When You're Busy As Hell

Between work, school, kids, and everything in between, eating healthy can feel like a luxury that you just don't have time for. The beauty of it all is that it can be done. And you don't need much time to do it. Here are my 11 go-to tips for keeping it clean when time is of the essence.<p><b>A registered</b> …

Cheating Njogu nabbed at Nairobi Marathon

Julius Njogu overtakes Shadrack Korir for second before he was disqualified for cheating at the 2015 Stanchart Nairobi Marathon on October 25, 2015. …

24 Healthy On-The-Go Breakfast Ideas

Portable eats FTW.

Breakfast

41 Dollar-Store Hacks Every Parent Should Know About

If you've got a dollar, you can make your life easier.

Write Now: Writing A Bestseller

81-Year-Old Guitarist Casually Stuns Entire Nashville Guitar Shop

The Rolling Stones have nothing on Bob Wood.<p>Mick, Keef and the boys might be trucking into their 70s, but they’re youngins compared to 81-year-old …