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Duplicate-zapping app will shape up your contacts list

If you want to clean up your contacts list so you can better utilize the power of keeping track of people’s contact info on your iPhone, you’ll need to clean it up.<p>My contacts list has always been a mess. I’ve kept a running list, saved to various services and such, since my first iPhone in …

Apps

Gardening information worthless to universities – unless someone else pays for it by Susan Harris

Gardeners and garden communicators know Dr. Linda Chalker-Scott as a myth-buster, and as the Extension educator for Washington State. We know her as …

Washington State University

The 1 Move Every Woman Should Do (and It's Not Squats)

There's one word in the world of fitness that millions of women have grown to truly loathe: squats. Just saying it can elicit shrieks from some of the most mentally tough women around. So let's discuss one move every fit woman needs to do in the gym — and it's not squatting. In fact, the single …

Workouts

Checking out the Lamborghini Huracán Spyder

Before this week, I had driven a Lamborghini once.<p>It was a Gallardo Spyder and I drove it about four miles in the mid-2000s. That wasn't enough time to get much of an impression, but I remember that the V-10 provided ridiculous power and an ear-searing engine note.<p>The engine also vibrated like a …

32 Must-Follow Food and Nutrition Blogs

Choosing which food blogs to follow can be overwhelming. Scrolling through all those recipes and mouthwatering photos would take eons. And …

4 Underrated Workout Moves You Should Be Doing More Often

They are incredibly powerful.<p>Fitness trends come and go, but certain workout moves will always be considered classics for one big reason: They <i>work</i>.<p>These powerful exercises can tighten and tone without any fancy equipment, nuanced expertise or gym membership required.<p><b>Leg Raises (for abs)</b><p>As trainer …

Workouts

How to Use Up Your Last Limp Stalks of Celery

It has been said that to have nothing is to have carrots. And it could easily be added that to have nothing is to have celery—a whole, limping head of it fading in the refrigerator, abandoned post-soffrito. But celery is an herbaceous, crunchy, vibrantly green asset to your fridge arsenal. Here are …

Food Preservation

The Right Way to Freeze Basically Everything

We talked to a culinary school professor about how to freeze any food like a pro.<p>Preserving is getting a lot of attention right now: throw a stick and you’re bound to hit a 10 dollar jar of artisan pickles or a jam made from berries you've never heard of before. But the easiest—and most direct—way …

Comfort Food

How to activate your iPhone's hidden Field Test Mode

Forget looking at how many bars - or, on the iPhone, dots - of signal you have. Geek out by activating you iPhone's hidden Field Test Mode.<p>If you're …

So How Exactly Do Dates Grow, Anyway?

Of all the dried fruit options at the grocery store, dates rank amongst the least popular of the bunch. They don't have the cute California Raisin character to make them likable, nor do they have a catchy name like Craisins. What they do have is a mildly bad reputation for being just as common -- …

A Better, Truer, More Southern Way to Make Grits

<i>If you're like us, you look to the seasons for what to cook. Get to the market, and we'll show you what to do with your haul.</i><p><i>Today: You're doing grits wrong. Here's how to do them right. (Hint: It will involve some coddling.)</i><p>I’d be wise to trust a chef with three restaurants, a marquis spot on an …

Christian McBride On 'A Love Supreme' And Its Descendants

Christian McBride remembers very well the first time he heard <i>A Love Supreme</i>, the John Coltrane classic that turns 50 this month. The bassist, composer and host of NPR's <i>Jazz Night in America</i> was in high school in Philadelphia, and had grown friendly with the staff at record store he passed on his …

Soul Music

How to Make a Thrifty Wardrobe Look Expensive

<b>Keep It Classy with Black and White</b><br>I would say that about 90 percent of my lower-priced items are black, white, gray, or a mixture of those colors. There’s just something about a black and white scheme that makes any piece look a little more upscale than if it were a splashy color (love this …

Packing Tips From Travel Experts

<i>By Shoko Wanger, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Whether it's a scent, a special snack, or a specific pair of shoes, everyone has something they're always sure to bring with them on a trip. Here, seven frequent travelers (and expert packers) share what they'd never leave home without.<p>Photo by Tahiti</b> …

Body Talk: African Sexuality & Womanism

Brussels--Six African women artists talk about bodies, sexuality and gender: it's not your everyday show--gathered together in the heart of the bureaucratic capital of Europe--under the rubric <i>Body Talk</i> at the Wiels Center of Contemporary Art. Not only are the works seductively provocative, but the …

A Corporate Office in Mexico City Makes Creative Use of Space to Keep Employees Energized

Proving that working in a corporate office doesn’t have to suck, the new Grupo CP offices in the Polanco neighborhood of Mexico City are colorful and …

5 Tips to Help You Save Money While Traveling

Before I quit my job to take my first trip to Europe, I had no idea what I was doing. The only traveling I had done before was the 'vacation' type of traveling -- booking when I had the money to spend or the days off, and I didn't take much time to investigate how to travel smarter, better and …

Fragrant Plant List: Trees, Shrubs, Roses, Vines, Perennials, Herbs, Bulbs, etc.

From A to Z, A Nerd's Guide To Herbal Tea

Stop right there: Before you reach for yet another cup of joe, consider the benefits of a nice cup of herbal tea. While it’s not quite tea by the proper definition -- traditional black, white and green teas are all derived from the <i>Camellia sinensis</i> plant, while herbal teas, or tisane, can be brewed …

Top 10 New Plants for 2013

Sparks Will Fly Begonia (Begonia x hybrida), Annual<p>Bored with the usual reds, purples and pinks? Then try this begonia, with tangerine blooms against …

Top 10

Top 10 New Plants for 2014 | Gardening Basics - Birds & Blooms

Proven Winners<p>Pomegranate Punch Superbells<p><i>Calibrachoa hybrid, annual</i><p>For a burst of fall color, look no further than the new Pomegranate Punch. …

Top 10

8 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free downloads right now (save $55!)

Can you believe it’s almost 2015? There are just a few days left in 2014, and we’re going to do our best to fill them with great paid iPhone and iPad …

The Best Quick Soups for Winter

When you get home exhausted and hungry from the gym or after-work bevs or running errands, sometimes it just seems too cold and overwhelming to cook …

Cooking

5 Up-and-Coming U.S. Tourism Cities

<i>By Leah Still for ShermansTravel</i><p>Before the rest of the world catches on, discover these five American cities that are gaining traction in the areas of fine arts, fine food, and fine beverages.<p><b>St. Petersburg</b><p>With a celebrated museum devoted to Salvador Dalí and a revamped downtown that's home to …

8 Surprising Facts About Mid-Pennsylvania

The Allegheny National Forest, known as the <b>PA Wilds</b>, sits about midway between Philly and Pittsburg in the northern regions of Pennsylvania. Beguiling landscape aside, these eight breakthroughs, inventions and attractions might surprise you.<p>1. <b>Before there was Shell, before there was Exxon, before</b> …

Deal Experts' 2015 Travel Plans

Costa Rica (image courtesy of Stephen Aviano)<p>Resolve to give your passport a workout in 2015. Travelzoo's Deal Experts sure are. We've rounded up the trips we're most excited to take in the new year as a little bit of inspiration. See you at the airport!<p><b>Sun, Sand and Big Skies</b><p>"For 2015 I plan on …

23 Pieces of Life-Changing Wisdom You Can Learn from Your Everyday Life

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