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This Iris Apfel Movie Is One of the Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now

Plus 19 more docu-movies that keep it real.<p>When it comes to the documentary, you want a true telling about an interesting subject from a talented filmmaker who's done their research. But above all, you want one that evokes emotion — one that grabs hold and doesn't let go until you're crying, …

How to spot if your dog is depressed, and what you can do about it

There’s nothing like a good scratch.<p>However new research has shown that far from the picture of satisfaction and contentment, itching and scratching is a tell-tale sign of depression in dogs.<p>Scientists discovered that dermatological issues are not only one of the most common health problems among …

Pets

5 equipment-free Pilates moves that Hollywood A-listers swear by

When a woman’s got the kind of life that involves 4 a.m. call times and late nights at the Oscars or Met Gala, she’d be forgiven for sometimes …

Yoga

Change Your Words, Change Your Life

<i>“Language shapes our behavior and each word we use is imbued with multitudes of personal meaning. The right words spoken in the right way can bring</i> …

Sippin’ Green Gazpacho

This zippy, herbaceous drinkable soup is like a trip to the farmers’ market in a glass. Coldness dulls flavor, which is why it's important to season generously while the mixture is warm.<p>Ingredients<p>2 pounds English hothouse cucumbers (about 2 large), chopped<p>2 garlic cloves, smashed<p>2 cups coarsely …

Food Preservation

13 must-have car gadgets that cost less than $100

Fortunately, there are a number of gadgets on the market today that can help you be better prepared for whatever the road throws at you.<p>Here are 13 car gadgets that will not only improve your overall driving experience, but will also help you be ready for the unexpected.

Amazon Echo

11 Bacon Recipes You Should Try At Least Once

Because ramen is better with bacon.<p>Our recent article on vegan eggplant bacon made us realize something: when people love <i>real</i> bacon, they love it something fierce. Bacon fans were none too pleased with this vegan alternative. To make it up to all bacon lovers, we set out to find some truly special …

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do

Give up the bad habits that drain your mental strength.<p>As a psychotherapist, I've witnessed countless people beating the odds. Despite the tragedies, hardships, and challenges they faced, they persisted.<p>My training had taught me to build on people's existing strengths. But over the years, I've …

Self-help

Spinach Bisque

<i>Recipe first published on January 18th, 2010. Last updated on October 22nd, 2015.</i>Nearly six years ago I wrote this post and since then, it’s been one …

Illinois

How to Make PVC Look Like Wood

Jason Poplinski's method is inexpensive and effective<p>If you're building a set, an installation or props, it might be helpful to have a ready source …

Groundbreaking system allows locked-in syndrome patients to communicate

Using a device which detects patterns in brain activity, patients paralysed by ALS can answer ‘yes’ or ‘no’ – and tell doctors they are ‘happy’ with life<p>Doctors have used a brain-reading device to hold simple conversations with “locked-in” patients in work that promises to transform the lives of …

10-Minute Thai Basil Chicken (Gai Pad Krapow)

There are a select few really good meals in this world that take just 10 minutes to prepare from start to finish. This is one of them. And it isn’t …

Extreme Sports

6 Daily Habits That Are Just as Bad as Smoking

Sorry, we're about to break your heart.<p><i>This article was written by Emily Main and provided by our partners at</i> Rodale Wellness.<p>You don't smoke. You live a generally healthy life. So you're in the clear, right?<p>Not so fast! It seems like every day, a new study comes out finding that habit X is "as bad …

Medical Journals

Are You an Ambivert?

A new personality type has emerged that puts the old introvert vs. extrovert debate to rest. Find out if you're an ambivert.<p>I'm sure you've been asked many times whether you're an introvert or an extrovert. For some people, it's an easy choice, but for most of us, it's difficult to choose one way …

We Created the Perfect Cupcake Recipe (And Yes, There’s Lots of Frosting)

From this day forth, you will need no other cupcake recipe.<p>Our resident baking savant and senior associate food editor <b>Claire Saffitz's</b> idea of a good time involves whipping up homemade bagels on the fly. There's no one else we trust more to develop the cupcake recipe of our dreams, and she came up …

Dessert

5 Ways Parents Can Help Prevent Teen Depression

<i>Jill Suttie</i><p>Parents are understandably worried about their teens. Last year's spate of teen suicides in Palo Alto, coupled with high rates of teen depression, make parents wonder what they could be doing to better help their kids navigate the sometimes-treacherous waters of their adolescent …

7 Wrong Ideas About Happiness You Need to Eliminate

You know you want to be happy. You try to do things to be happy.<p>But it eludes you. Happiness seems so hard to get. And it’s frustrating because …

Life Reimagined

How To Answer "What's Your Biggest Mistake?"<p>How to Halve Your Sugar — and Eat It, Too!<p>Stretch Your Body, Stretch Your Lifespan<p>Caution! These 10 Drugs …

6 'Healthy' Foods Nutritionists Refuse to Eat

We know nutrition pros load up on wild salmon, ancient grains and kale, but what virtuous-seeming fare will you never find on their plates? Here are …

11 skills that are hard to learn but will pay off forever

That's especially the case when it comes to learning important life skills.<p>To ascertain which talents are worth the investment, one Quora reader posed the question: "What are the hardest and most useful skills to learn?"<p>We've highlighted our favorite takeaways.

Self-improvement

Forget The Red Sports Car. The Midlife Crisis Is A Myth

If you've ever considered buying a red sports car or quit your job to follow your muse, if you've ever related to Lester Burnham in <i>American Beauty,</i> there's some good news. Midlife crisis is not inevitable, and reaching 45 is not the first step in a slow, agonizing decline. After interviewing more …

Happiness

How to Live Compassionately: Forgive Yourself Forgive Others

Forgiveness is an act of compassion, the latter meaning reaching out to yourself and others to alleviate suffering. Forgiving yourself and forgiving …

Positive Thinking

Crab Imperial

8 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted<p>3 tbsp. flour<p>2 cups heavy cream<p>1 lb. jumbo lump crabmeat, picked over for shell pieces<p>1 cup panko bread crumbs<p>1⁄2 cup …

Why do people put on differing amounts of weight?

<b>Foods that make some of us put on weight can have little effect on others, according to research being carried out in Israel. It might be time to rethink the way we diet, writes Dr Saleyha Ahsan.</b><p>Like most of the population, I must admit that I am on an eternal quest to lose weight. For me it's more …

Diabetes

22 Healthy Snacks That Are (Almost) Too Good To Be True

Snacking doesn't typically count as an actual meal, but if it did, it would be our favorite meal of the day. We love munching between breakfast, …

25 Gifts for The Cook Who (You Think!) Has Everything

<b>We know the type:</b> The friend who has every pan imaginable—organized in order from largest to smallest—<i>and</i> silicone spatulas that are color-coded by use.<p>We're here to back up. <b>Here is our most unique selection of kitchen goods—so you can get something new for the cook in your life who (you think) has</b> …

Kitchens

14 awesome gifts for the foodie in your life

We've put together a list of 15 gifts that are perfect for the foodie in your life, from the top cooking tools to cleverly curated subscription boxes packed with everything from international snacks to chocolate.<p>Whether you're looking for mouthwatering recipes, tasty treats, or the latest chef's …

Shopping

5 science-backed habits that lead to long-term happiness, regardless of your genes and upbringing

But when researchers actually <i>study</i> happiness, they find some surprising quirks.<p>For example, you might suppose that great news like winning the lottery, dropping 20 pounds, or getting a new job would make you happy.<p>And it does — briefly. But it's only a spike.<p>(If that <i>sentence</i> makes you less happy, …

Happiness

This One Condiment Instantly Improves Your Diet

Scientists aren’t typically the most emotional bunch, so it gets awkward when David Popovich’s colleagues walk by and see him crying at his desk. …