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10 Best Plants You Can Grow Indoors for Air Purification - Page 3 of 3

9. Weeping Fig<p>The weeping fig is one of the world’s most popular houseplants that helps eliminate harmful chemicals from indoor air. It is effective …

12 Truths We Wish We'd Known When We Were Young

Dear 16-Year-Old Me,<p>Just you wait.<p>Oh how I cringe when I hear those three words.<p>I cringe because what is inferred is this: you don't have a clue, you haven't seen anything yet, all because the life you have led thus far doesn't measure up to what someone else has experienced.<p>Truth is, I don't want …

How my mind came back to life — and no one knew

Imagine being unable to say, "I am hungry," "I am in pain," "thank you," or "I love you,” -- losing your ability to communicate, being trapped inside …

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 …

13 best reads for understanding Pope Francis

“The Great Reformer: Francis and the Making of a Radical Pope,” by Austen Ivereigh. Photo courtesy of Picador Publicity<p>(RNS) The pope has drawn …

Pope Francis

Different Types of Athletic Training Affect How the Brain Communicates with Muscles

<b>Using endurance training or strength and resistance training not only prepares an athlete for different types of sports, they can also change the way</b> …

Simple Cord Management Solutions That Can Make Life Easier

All the gadgets and electronics we use these days can definitely simplify our lives but all the cords and cables that come with them don’t really do …

Here's How To Make Your Naturally Curly Hair Look Amazing In 7 Days

Because your hair is your crown.<p>- Avoid using heat styling tools as much as possible. Anything that stretches out your curls (like a blow-dryer or a flat iron) will damage your curl pattern, which will make it harder to keep your hair in good condition.<p>- Every person's curls are unique. For …

Maryland schools superintendent announces resignation

Maryland State Superintendent of Education Lillian M. Lowery will step down in September to take a nonprofit education job in Ohio, state officials announced Friday.<p>Lowery will become the first chief executive and president of FutureReady Columbus, which will focus initially on early childhood …

Stop Thinking "What If" And Start Living Your Dream

When I was a kid, I was a child full of dreams. I dreamed of silly things like I wanted to be a Martian lawyer. I was so innocent that I was never …

Our Best Detox Cleanse Diet for One-Day Results

It started with a bite-sized cookie. A sip of beer. A handful of chips. You promised yourself today would be different. And you were doing so well! …

8 Easy Strategies for Rapid Weight Loss

These are easy, sustainable ways to rev your metabolism and step on the gas to get to a flatter stomach and thinner you. You'll find no insane sweat …

10 Kitchen Items to Get Married For

For some modern-day, marriage-averse men and women, there are only three reasons to tie the knot: Tax benefits, health insurance, and dreamy kitchen appliances. That last one, in particular, can hold a lot of sway—most marriages don’t last as long as a KitchenAid mixer, and just think of the baked …

How to Stop Worrying

Ever feel like you can’t turn your brain off? Worried about how to stop worrying? We all deal with this when life gets challenging.<p>There is a way to …

Teachers Of All Races Are More Likely To Punish Black Students

Two students. One is black and the other is white. On Tuesday, they both refuse to complete the math worksheet. On Wednesday, neither will stop talking during lessons.<p>Same behavior. Will they receive the same punishment?<p>A new Stanford University study predicts that the black student will be …

20 Basic Cooking Techniques That Every Home Chef Should Master

<b>There are an endless amount of cooking techniques one should know</b>, but let's just start with the basics. Master these 20, and we'll definitely be coming over for dinner.

Cooking

Addiction: A Systems Perspective

Addiction is a disorder of the brain’s reward pathway mediated by dopamine and other neurotransmitters. The American Society of Addiction Medicine …

How to Keep and Maintain an Organized Home

The following is a guest post from regular contributor, Kalyn at Creative Savings. It’s hard enough to actually organize your home, but when it comes …

Being Poor Affects Kids' Brains, Study Finds

Children raised in poor households have clear differences in the physical structures of their brains compared to wealthier children, a new study finds.<p>Brain scans of 1,099 children and teenagers in nine major cities shows the poorer kids have less surface area of the brain. This is important …

The Brain

The Best Time to Buy Anything During the Year

A bit of planning can save you a ton of money when it comes to buying throughout the year. Here’s your comprehensive, always up-to-date guide on the …

Shopping

Herb Info Archives

Mentha Mint is one of those herbs that gardeners either love or hate to grow. Known as a voracious spreader, mint can take over your whole garden if …

Top 10 Trees and Plants That Love the Shade

Flowering dogwood trees are among the hottest landscaping trees out there and easily make this list of the best shade plants. Because, while they are …

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Designing a Closet That Works for You

Make your closets work for, not against, you with these easy organization solutions.<p>Whether it's a lack of closet space or how the current closets are used, everyone wants to know how to maximize storage space. Here, ideas on how to configure your closets so they work for, not against, you.

Storage Ideas

18 Apps That Will Help You Chill The F*ck Out

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How To Organize Drawers for Every Room of the House!

How many junk drawers do you have in your house? Let us guess. There’s one in the kitchen. There’s one in the bathroom. There may be one in your …

Solve Winter Hair Woes With These Masks

Ahh, winter. We love how you bring us cozy knits and comfy boots. The dry skin and brittle hair… not so much. But what if we could have all of winter’s wonderfulness without the beauty woes? In the hair-parching dead of winter, there is in fact a way to bring hair back to life: the magical hair …

Hair Care

Red Velvet Cupcakes

With its distinct look, the popular red velvet cupcake is a top contender for favorite flavor. These red velvet cupcakes are easy to whip up for your next get-together. Top them off with a cream cheese frosting that's just as tasty as the red velvet cupcake itself.