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Best Netflix documentaries for July 2018

Netflix original documentaries and docuseries have been knocking it out of the park lately. Not only did Netflix win Best Documentary Feature at the Academy Awards this year, they've also racked up six nominations for Best Documentary Feature since 2014. So good! Let's get streaming.<p>Docuseries<p>The …

Entertainment

Two slices of buttered toast a day doubles diabetes risk, study suggests

Eating two slices of buttered toast a day can double the risk of diabetes, warns new research.<p>A study of more than 3,000 people found those who consumed just 12 grams (0.42 ounces) were twice as likely to develop the disease within the next five years.<p>Scientists say the finding underlines the …

Ikea and Space10 are making urban gardening easier

They teamed on these spherical "Growrooms," which you can build yourself<p>Ikea’s innovation and design lab Space10 in Copenhagen is a hub for new ideas for sustainable “future living” in an urban environment. It is also an exhibition space, showcasing products that tackle challenges facing people …

9 Packing Hacks For a Jet Set Life

Essential packing tricks that any stylish girl on the go should heed.<p>Even if you're a frequent traveler, packing remains a daunting task—especially for those with an extensive wardrobe. Once you've managed to edit down your selection, you still have to make it all fit. So, we rounded up some of the …

6 Summer Salads You'll Actually Crave

<b>1. Black Bean, Corn & Avocado Salad with Chipotle-Honey Vinaigrette</b><p>With black beans, sweet corn, crisp bell peppers and creamy avocado, this is one of those crowd-pleasing, make-ahead recipes that everyone loves. You can serve it as a side dish, salad or dip. The vinaigrette is similar to the …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

12 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like …

Creativity

28 Easy And Healthy Breakfasts You Can Eat On The Go

Time is no longer an excuse for skipping the most important meal of the day.

5 Mobile Apps for Safer Travel

Shortly before taking this picture, Laurie and I were attacked for an attempted mugging in Istanbul, Turkey. Talking about safer travel is something I take to heart; I'm discussing five real situations I have personally been in or have friends who were in, and an easy way to have reduced the risk …

Bill Murray’s advice on travel and love

The US actor crashed a bachelor party over the weekend – but we’re more excited about the words of wisdom he offered up.<p>You may have read by now that actor Bill Murray crashed a bachelor party in South Carolina over the weekend. But we think the real headline is the advice he gave: that travel is …

Five albums to try this week

Gabby Young & Other Animals – One Foot in Front of the Other (Gift of the Gab)<p><b>Why you should listen</b>: Classically trained singer-songwriter Gabby Young serves up an album spanning gospel, folk and Balkan gypsy jazz influences, all anchored by her impressive and ebullient singing voice.<p><b>It might not</b> …

9 Butt Exercises for a Super-Toned Tush

Yeah, you squat. But aren’t you ready to mix it up a bit?<p>So sick of squats? We hear you. The key to a gravity-defying backside is introducing new exercises that tone every inch of your rear. These 9 moves from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Exercises</i> target all the muscles in your glutes and …

7 Books To Read With A Broken Heart

<i>Toss out the Kleenex and sad, terry-cloth bathrobe. There's no blow in life that just the right book can't help you recover from...</i><p><b>To Help You Remember: La Vie Est Belle</b><p><i>The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles</i><p>By Katherine Pancol<p>464 pages; Penguin Books<p>The French have a knack for living in the moment, and this …

Epic 360-degree selfie will give you wanderlust

By attaching a GoPro camera to a long stick, extreme adventurer Alex Chacón documented himself in an astonishing 360-degree video selfie that spans more than 36 countries. In it, he features himself around an impressive list of exotic sites, including the Taj Mahal and the Maya Pyramids of Chichen …

Taj Mahal

10 Maya Angelou Quotes That'll Make You Love Life and Get Sh*t Done

Inspiration straight from a legend

11 Tiny Life Changes That'll Bring You Major Bliss

You don't need to go on a tropical getaway to feel happier ASAP

7 Reasons to Work Out in the Morning

Because who wants to blow off an ugly sweater party just to go to the gym?

Shooting with an Anamorphic Lens on an Ordinary DSLR

Have you ever heard of an anamorphic lens? If you’re a movie fan then you may have, but if not you’ve certainly seen them used in many films made for …

Glow-in-the-Dark Solar System Women's Bikini Underwear

*Please note: Processing time can take up to 1-2 weeks but we will do our best to mail your order well before that!*<p>These underwear are simply a cut above. We tweaked and tested our pattern for years, and we're happy to say, they're finally perfected. They fit like a dream, wear remarkably well, …

The Perfect Week of Workouts

<i>By Sheila Monaghan</i><p>Beach season is coming. We know this because store windows are displaying cover-ups and board shorts, and winter-weary people are breaking out their flip-flops for the first time in months. But by no means does an impending reveal mean you should make the common mistake of …

24 hours in Mumbai

Be prepared to be jostled, hurried and incessantly chatted to as you soak in the trendy yet traditional vibe of Mumbai.<p>24 hours isn't nearly enough time to explore all the highlights of this intoxicating city, but this whistlestop tour will help you catch the flavour of Mumbai: serene mornings by …

Travel

Nom Nom Truck (San Francisco)

The Nom Nom Truck leverages the street-eater's penchant for classic handheld foods like tacos and those delicious Banh Mi sandwiches of Vietnamese origin. Founded by Jennifer Green and Misa Chien in 2009 with $25,000 of family capital and personal savings, the business has gone to post sales in the …

San Francisco

10 Brilliant Books That Will Grab You From Page One

<i>Originally posted on Kirkus:</i><p>We expect true crime books to draw us in from page one. But when a vast, epic novel or nonfiction book about the details of an international news story smartly seduces us from page one, count us impressed. Here are some titles that hooked us from the beginning but kept …

10 Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches

10 abs exercises for women that are so much better than crunches.<p>If you still think that doing crunches will score you amazing abs, you're in for a rude awakening. Flattening your belly requires multi-muscle exercises that target all the regions of your core—upper and lower abs, obliques, …

Cobie Smulders' 10 Smartest Quotes About Fit Living

Wise words we can totally get behind<p>If you're anything like us, your obsession with actress Cobie Smulders has only grown over the past nine seasons of <i>How I Met Your Mother</i>. But as great as her portrayal of Robin Scherbatsky is—and as much as we'll miss it once the series ends on Monday—it's …

Fitness

Why You Should Begin Your Meditation Journey Today

If you’re still on the fence about giving meditation a try, now is the perfect time to start. Kicking off Arianna Huffington’s 21-day meditation journey with the Mentors Channel, HuffPost Live’s Jordan Freeman caught up with a few long-time meditators to discuss how they began their practice and …

Embracing Boredom

When I do assembly programs for kids, I tell them that I'm really a kid at heart. (This serves to level the playing field so they want to listen to me.) To prove it I recite a poem I wrote when I was 11 years old:<p>A Boring DayOn a dreary, gray, cloudy dayThere's nothing for me to do or play."Why …

Fire and ice: adventures in Iceland

You could be forgiven for mistaking Iceland's scenery for a sci-fi movie set. Boiling water blasts out of geysers, and cracks in the earth belch steam. Arid plains and mustard-coloured rocks stretch endlessly into the distance. Volcanoes lurk menacingly under a covering of snow.<p>Iceland is …

Hiking

Budget airlines: getting your money's worth

Budget airlines. Low-cost carriers. Whatever you want to call them, these no-frills airlines are appealing for the most basic of reasons: wallet-friendly prices and an incredibly extensive and diverse set of flight routes. But really, do you get what you pay for?<p>The bad bits: things we love to …

Flying