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The Best Jeans Brands You Should Be Wearing But Might Not Know About

Brooke Shields famously proclaimed that "nothing" comes between her and her Calvin Klein jeans -- and we know exactly how she feels. We can't imagine life without our favorite denim. They are arguably the hardest-working and most beloved item in our wardrobe. What other piece of clothing is …

4 Interesting Tech Trends In Patient Monitoring

As important as the relationships between patients and healthcare professionals are, a doctor or nurse can’t be in the room with each patient at all times, even in a fully-staffed hospital. As such, a variety of electronic monitoring equipment is generally available to monitor such metrics as the …

36 Healthy Muffin Recipes That Aren't Just Cupcakes Without Icing

Cupcakes are great (OK, they’re amazing), but we’re having a muffin moment. These light, fluffy handhelds are perfect any time of day—even for dinner …

How to fix a cracked iPhone 6 display yourself in just 5 minutes

Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are positively gorgeous smartphones. They feature sleek designs and big, bright, beautiful displays. The new …

Potato Salad with Green Beans and Asparagus

<i>This potato salad with green beans and asparagus features small red potatoes tossed with green beans, asparagus, walnuts and a bold dijon</i> …

Recipes

The Best Ultimate Classic Perfect Recipes (We're Not Joking)

These 36 dishes—from sticky buns to steamed lobster—have earned the adjectives "perfect," "ultimate," "best-ever," and "classic"<p><b>Here at BA, we like to think that every recipe is perfect</b> in its own way. ____ But only those recipes that really, truly encapsulate perfection—like this perfectly steamed …

Cooking

28 Secrets of Exceptionally Productive People

Want to work smarter, not harder? Learn from the best.<p>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> …

25 Books That Changed The Course Of History

But what about the lives of an entire generation? Can a book change the future?<p>Miriam Tuliao, assistant director of central collection development at the New York Public Library, helped us come up with a list of 25 books that changed the course of history.<p>From the Torah to Orwell's "1984," these 25 …

Literature

30 Insanely Easy Ways To Improve Your Kitchen

So you'll spend less time cleaning, organizing, and searching, and more time nomming.

20 Things I Will Not Regret Doing With My Kids

<b>1. Tucking them into bed at night.</b> Someday, they'll be too big and I won't get that moment back. Saying goodnight, pulling up the covers and kissing their heads is a gift.<p><b>2. Telling them I love them.</b> Start this when they're young. "I love you" is a powerful three-word phrase that matters.<p><b>3.</b> …

Parenting

A Path out of Depression

There’s a reason that most so-called primitive cultures have avoided the depression epidemic afflicting industrialized nations. In a provocative …

How to Reduce Belly Fat: A Complete Plan to Shrink Your Waist

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that the current diet of the Western world is between 70 to 90 percent starch, sugar and fat, and the average sleep time is less than eight hours a night. From driving to working at desks to watching TV, the No. 1 form of activity is sitting, …

Nutrition

Facebook Is Making It Impossible To Hide In Search

It might be hard to believe now, in the age where every social connection and Facebook comment can be surfaced instantly, but it's true: Once upon a time, Facebook members could be invisible when people searched for their name. Users could have normal profiles, and friends could tag them in photos, …

Prose Adhesive Words

Have a favorite poem, quote or phrase you'd like to put on your wall? Email it to us here, tell us the specs and we'll email you a price within 2 …

ethereally smooth hummus

For as long as I have written this website — yes, even longer than it has been since I told you the wee white lie that Paula Wolfert’s hummus was all …

10 Awesome Vinegar Life Hacks you should know.

One Key Thing No One Knows About Obamacare

Tuesday is a big day for Obamacare. The online marketplaces where people can shop for health insurance are supposed to open for business.<p>No one really knows who is going to sign up — not the Obama administration, not the insurance industry, not the president's critics. Yet the success of the law …

Insurance Exchange 101: Here's What You Need To Know

The Affordable Care Act has been through two years of legislative wrangling, a presidential election and a Supreme Court test that took it to the brink.<p>Now, after yet another round of debate and argument, major pieces of the federal health law are expected to kick in Tuesday.<p>If all goes as planned, …

The 10 Salad Dressings to Know

Without dressing, salad would be extremely dry (and boring). Having a repertoire of dressings on hand can save your leafy greens and give them a bit of personality. Here are the 10 essential salad dressings to know -- just add lettuce.<p>More from Food52<p>• 9 Summer Salads<p>• Quinoa and Vegetable Chorizo …

Chorizo

Mindfulness: An Adventure in Transformation

"Mindfulness meditation is not a nice little thing... It's not like frosting on a cupcake. This is a major <i>major</i> transformation."<p>This insight comes from Gary, a 42-year-old former addict, and subject of <i>The Atlantic</i>'s recent article, "How Meditation Works."<p>On the surface, mindfulness works in …

Two Ways to Transform Your Thoughts

"Our aim in taking the spiritual path," writes Matthieu Ricard, in his bestseller, <i>Happiness: A Guide to Developing Life's Most Important Skill</i>"is to transform ourselves," and we do that, he says, by "transforming our minds."<p>Transformation of the mind?<p>What the Buddhist monk has suggested is not …

Meditation

The (15 Minute) Belly Blasting Workout

Even women who are otherwise slender and fit can end up with a belly pooch due to underworked lower abdominal muscles. This workout will tap into the deep abdominal muscles—the transverse abdominis—that pull in your waistline like a corset. Do these moves one after another with no rest in between. …

The Bodyweight Back Workout That DOESN'T Use "Pull" Exercises

Hey Adrenaliners!<p>Welcome to another Mad Monday Workout! Hope you had a great weekend and are ready to kick today’s workout in the face!<p>One of the …