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Balsamic Lentil Salad

• 3 ½ cups cooked lentils<br>• 1 red bell pepper, finely chopped<br>• 1 cucumber, diced<br>• ¼ red onion or shallot, finely chopped<br>• ⅓ cup fresh chopped parsley<p>¼ cup …

Recipes

4 Supersimple Protein Bars You Can Make at Home

Whip up muscle-building treats without the bogus ingredients<p>Whether you're in the saddle or on the couch, protein is an incredibly important part of your diet as a cyclist. On the bike, protein slows digestion and lowers a food’s glycemic index, preventing spikes in your blood sugar that lead to …

Nutrition

The Anti-Inflammatory Diet - Foods That Heal

<b>What is Inflammation?</b> <br>Inflammation is a natural process with the biological purpose to initiate healing by increasing circulation. It is a complex …

College is a con: The savage truth about your bachelor’s degree

Higher education wears the cloak of liberalism, but in policy and practice, it’s a cutthroat system of exploitation<p>Higher education wears the cloak of liberalism, but in policy and practice, it can be a corrupt and cutthroat system of power and exploitation. It benefits immensely from right-wing …

7 Easy No-Bake Recipes to Bring to a Summer Party

Once summer rolls around and the temperatures rise, the last thing consumers want to do is preheat their ovens. That’s where no-bake recipes come in. …

Burned Out? 12 Powerful Ways To Transform Your Life

You know the feeling: It’s 10 a.m., you’re jittery from that third cup of coffee, and your mind feels like glue. You’re drained -- physically, mentally and emotionally -- and dispassionate about things that once brought you joy. Motivated? Forget it. Irritable? You betcha. All regards for personal …

16 Things Guaranteed To Make You Happy At Work

Let’s face it, happiness and work do not tend to go hand in hand. A 2013 Gallup study, which reported data from more than 180 million people, found that just 13% of us consider ourselves to be “happily engaged at work.”<p>Those who do rate themselves as happy are 36% more motivated, six times more …

Happiness

How Healthy Are You? Find Out By Answering These Questions

Nothing is more fatal to health, than an over care of it. -- Benjamin Franklin<p>The idea of health makes its presence felt everywhere. Health foods, health clubs, health care, health sites, blogs and columns have become unremarkable parts of our landscape. More than half of all Americans take a …

16 Ways to Simplify Your Life

<i>"It's not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential."</i> -- Bruce Lee<p>Our lives can get hectic. Lots of commitments, lots of things we want to do and lots to keep up with. It's no wonder many of us become overwhelmed.<p>Simplifying our lives can help us combat these feelings. …

35 books everyone should read at least once in their lifetime

Whether they're written for children, sci-fi lovers, mathematicians, or fiction aficionados, certain stories transcend their genre and should be read by everyone.<p>In a Reddit thread, users were asked what is a book that everyone needs to read at least once in their life?<p>So in honor of World Book …

Literature

Design Sleuth: The Ultimate Shade Garden

Behind an old house in upstate New York, on a hillside covered in vines and mustard weed, there lurked a hidden junk pile: broken bottles, rusty …

11 Garden Ideas to Steal from Martha Stewart

Remember Martha Stewart’s calendar? Every month (until she discontinued it in the magazine in 2003), she kept us in tune with her circadian rhythms …

Gardening

19 Clever DIY Projects To Hide Eyesores Around The Home

17. Hide paper towel rolls, tissues and more in wall mounts.<p>Healthy Shelf | Amazon<p>Advertisement<p>18. Hide ugly plastic pump bottles by upgrading to …

DIY

31 Cheap Tricks For Making Your Bathroom The Best Room In The House

Restroom ➡️ best room.

Why you don't need God

<b>(CNN) —</b> It was January 2014 and I was sitting on the beach in Malibu looking out at the seemingly endless Pacific Ocean, ebbing and flowing. I had just begun a personal project of challenging my lifelong assumption that God exists.<p>You see, I had been a Seventh-day Adventist pastor for 19 years. I …

Religion

5 Things You Should Tell Yourself Before You Go To Bed

Why is it when we always lie down for bed, we're suddenly flooded with negative thoughts, worst-case scenarios and scads of mental to-do lists?<p>Getting the recommended amount of Zzs should be something we strive for, but our brains have a way of making those extra hours a little elusive. Ruminating …

30 Questions to Help You Reflect and Get Excited for 2015

<i>This post originally appeared on BrandMentalist.com</i><p>Another year has almost gone by, but now is the perfect opportunity to reflect and build a plan for next year.<p>I've come up with a set of questions to help you reflect, focus and build a plan to make your 2015 a successful year that embraces …

Seven Important Lessons from World Religions Everyone Should Know

It doesn't matter if you're an atheist, devout follower of your faith, an agnostic, or anywhere in between—there's wisdom to be learned from the …

Spirituality

Killer Homemade Cleaners Made From Vinegar, Baking Soda And Lemon

Store-bought cleaning products can be harsh on your skin and they’re not as natural as they want to seem. So why not make your own cleaners? It’s …

French Braid Bun Hair Tutorial

Today we have the second installment of our braid how-to series from Jesse Chamberlin, Alison Brislin, and Kelly Shew. This is a great variation of …

Hairstyle tutorial - Half crown braid

This easy braided hairstyle gives you the best of both worlds. You can wear your hair out but also keep your hair back from your face. If you have a …

HOW TO DO A WATERFALL BRAID HAIRSTYLE

10 Awesome 100-Year-Old Crafts for Kids

At the dawn of the 20th century, middle class children were less likely than at any time in history to spend their days toiling for survival next to …

Homemade Cleaners - Use This Not That Spotlight

<b>We’re always getting questions from readers about</b> which cleaning products they should start making to replace their old commercial cleaners. Some of …

Mind

Homemade Upgrade: How to Make Healthy Fettuccine Alfredo

Each month your favorite dishes get a healthy and delectable do-over with tips from Keri Glassman, R.D.<p>1 head cauliflower (2 lbs), cut into florets and steamed<br>2 cloves garlic<br>1 can (15 oz) cannellini beans<br>1/2 cup vegetable stock<br>1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese<br>1/2 tsp black pepper<br>1/4 lb whole-wheat …

Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup {Vegan}

<i>Welcome HuffPost readers! Learn more about ME & check out the current Giveaway!</i><p>It still feels weird not having Day 300-whatever at the beginning of …

Cooking

25 American Classics Everyone Should Read At Least Once

And maybe it's finally time to enjoy "The Grapes of Wrath" and other classics, instead of just the CliffsNotes version.<p>Miriam Tuliao, assistant director of central collection development at the New York Public Library, helped us create a list of 25 American classics everyone should read.<p>From John …

Literature

The Questions That Will Save Your Relationships

When I was a mama of three very tiny, very messy, very beautiful rug rats, we had DAYS THAT WENT ON FOR LIFETIMES. Craig left at 6:00 a.m. every morning and as I watched his showered, ironed self leave the house I felt incredibly blessed and thrilled to have so much time alone with my babies and …

Google Tips and Tricks Every Student Should Know

Whether you're a student in college (or earlier) or a lifelong learner, Google is an essential tool for learning. Here are a few tips for using …