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Blissed out: the 13 steps to becoming happy

Last autumn, I enrolled in the University of California, Berkeley’s massive open online Science of Happiness course to see if I might goose my felicity quotient through an understanding of the edicts dispensed almost daily by the US’s happiness industrial complex. The course is free. It’s Berkeley. …

100 Best Thrillers of All Time

<b>Psychological Thrillers</b><p>Patricia Highsmith<p>Patricia Highsmith was a master of macabre scenarios and the grand dame of the psychological thriller. In Tom Ripley, she created one of literature’s most fascinating characters — charming, intelligent, utterly ruthless, and amoral. Over the course of five …

Books

5 Amazon obscure settings you should change now

The items we buy say a lot about our lifestyles, our finances, and our domestic lives. If you have an Amazon account, the amount of data that the retail giant collects is astonishing. Many people don’t know you get much more just free two-day shipping with a Prime account.<p>With these different areas …

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How to Use Flipboard to Plan a Vacation

As Mark Twain once said, “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” Lucky for us, in the last 10 years, International travel has doubled in volume, and is forecasted to keep growing until there are 1.8 billion tourists in 2030. With so much riding on the experience it’s no …

5 hidden Amazon Prime gems you might not know about

There's not long to go now until Amazon Prime Day 2018. The huge event – which is touted as the retail giant's summer version of Black Friday – kicks …

The science behind why yoga makes us happy

Can we really unlock our personal power by adopting “powerful” body postures? Unfortunately, the findings that link these so-called “power poses,” beloved of certain politicians, with a real sense of power and control are difficult to replicate. We may not yet understand the mechanism through which …

11 Ways to Turn a Coleslaw Kit Into a Meal

Those bags of shredded cabbage just became your new fridge staple.<p>Longer, hotter days bring weekends full of cold beers and juicy burgers. Summer …

12 incredibly useful travel apps you didn't know about until now

Have smartphone, will travel. Nowadays, your phone may operate in many different countries, or you can easily stick a SIM card into the slot and pick up a local data plan. Another option is to keep your phone off and only use Wi-Fi whenever you find it. In short, your phone is still useful when you …

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Try This 10-Minute Yoga Routine to Help Increase Your Hip Flexibility

The hips are a large joint in your body and support a great range of motion. Because of the amount of time most of us spend sitting in chairs, it’s …

Upgrade your shower with these 5 game-changing products

Are you ever mid-shower, look down at the products you’re using, and realize you’ve been robotically cleansing with the same stuff for years (if not …

Cut the cord but miss PBS and local news? AirTV links broadcast signals with streaming set-up

Free, local TV channels are often forgotten amid the ever-accelerating quest for more broadband-delivered streaming content.<p>AirTV could make it easier for cord cutters to add those local channels into their viewing portfolio. The new AirTV device (out now $119.99) connects to an antenna to capture …

18 iPhone Tips That'll Make You Seem Like A Phone Wizard

Holy shit! These are legit.

10 things you didn't know your iPhone could do

Whether you received a new iPhone over the holidays as a gift or treated yourself to one, chances are you’re not using your smartphone to its fullest.<p>After all, with many hundreds of embedded features, not to mention a new operating system (iOS 11), no doubt there are some things you had no idea …

iPhone

19 Thanksgiving Desserts for the Nut-, Dairy-, & Gluten-Free

Maybe your nephew is allergic to peanuts, or grandma wants to avoid dairy. Or possibly the new in-laws don’t eat gluten. In a meal focused on togetherness, it’s only fair that <i>everyone</i> gets to enjoy the meal on Thanksgiving. And yes, that includes dessert. While apple or pecan or pumpkin pie are …

Gluten-Free

Mark Bittman’s Minimalist Buffalo Wings

• 3 pounds of chicken wings<br>• Neutral oil<br>• Salt & pepper<br>• 1/3 cup relatively mild hot sauce, like Frank’s Red Hot<br>• 4 tablespoons melted butter<br>• 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar or white vinegar<br>• 1 tablespoon minced garlic<br>• Blue cheese dressing and celery sticks for serving (optional)<p>Pat the wings dry very well with …

Recipes

Extensive Resource of Free Historical Costume Patterns Online

We've already introduced you to thousands of vintage sewing patterns you can purchase online, but what if you're interested in trying your hand at historical dresses? Cosplayer Artemisia Moltabocca has done us all a service by pulling together a fantastic set of free resources for sewing your own …

Here’s a pot of chili you won’t get tired of eating

With this warming recipe comes the realization that, yes, a meatless chili that takes less than an hour to make can offer a satisfying chew and deep flavor. Make a batch on the stove top or in the slow cooker on a Sunday, and I bet you'll find various ways to eat it during the week — with roasted …

Slow Cookers

Artists Recreate Elaborate Baroque Wigs Entirely Out of Paper

Russia-based creative duo—Asya Kozina and Dmitriy Kozin—began experimenting with paper in 2007 by making opulent historic costumes. Since then, the material has become their signature medium, and they’ve gone on to make collections of impressively ornate Mongolian wedding costumes, masks inlaid …

For Perfectly Braised Chicken Thighs, Memorize This Technique

When it comes to chicken, some cooks are beholden to the breast, but I’m a thigh girl—no ifs, ands, or buts.<p>I get the appeal of breasts. They’re easy on the eyes, unfussy, and dependable—the food equivalent of having a crush on the pretty-boy next door. Thighs, on the other hand, are rougher around …

Recipes

How to Make Healthy Flavored Water at Home

Sometimes plain old water just doesn’t cut it. The thirst-quenching solution? Fruit-infused H2O! Infused waters are easy to make, nutritious, and …

3 Easy Ways to Practice Yoga on the Cheap

TweetYoga has a bit of a reputation. Because it’s a huge money-making industry, raking in $16 billion this year in the U.S. alone, yoga is often …

17 Natural Hairstyles ALL Curly Gals Will Love

Oh hey, curly girls! We know you’re excited for summer, but also a little apprehensive. As temperatures climb, it can become hard to rock natural curls. The threat of humidity and sporadic thunderstorms loom with every day hotter than 90, and no one wants to be a frizzy mess on a sweltering day.</i> …

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Bike to Work + Beyond With 25 Must-Haves for the Stylish Biker

When you’re biking, we agree that safety should come first, but that doesn’t mean that style has to come last. Cycling is a healthy and earth-friendly way to get to work, but who wants to deal with dorky helmets and ugly bike shorts? Whether you’re commuting every day or just cruising to the …

The Secrets to Great Soup: Joni Mitchell & Cream Cheese

<i>We all harbor secret fantasies of moving away, starting a café, and feeding people. Every month, Sarah Kieffer from The Vanilla Bean Blog will be reporting from the Blue Heron Coffeehouse in Winona, Minnesota, and sharing stories and recipes from its owners, the Wolners.</i><p><i>Today: Is the secret to this</i> …

Recipes

Hot Guys Who Dress Well

Happy early Valentine's Day!<p>They're ridiculously good-looking. They could all be on the editorial staff of <i>Mr. Porter</i>. They know more about cuffs and pant breaks and layering than you do. They're the men of various TV shows/movies/fashion publications (the details aren't important), and they're here …