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The 5 best podcasts to keep you company over the holidays

By Lisa Bonos<p>Writer/editor<p>Looking for some podcasts to keep you company while traveling over the holidays? Or to listen to as an escape from your family? We’ve got you.<p>The intimacy of listening to a podcast — having someone’s voice being piped in to your ear — is the perfect medium for exploring …

Relationships

How to Fall Asleep in Under a Minute

<i>Tech savvy</i>. <i>Culturally aware</i>. <i>Underemployed</i>. <i>Spiritual</i> but not <i>religious</i>.<p>These are all words and phrases that have come to be associated with the …

Adding or Subtracting A Matte Look In Lightroom

<i>Featured image is screencapture from video. All credit to PrettyPresets.</i><p>In the world we currently live in, everyone is using presets. But many of you …

I Am Totally Obsessed With This WTF Hairbrush

When my fellow editor and partner in beauty Beth Wischnia gave me this brush and said "Um yeah, figure this out!" I was like... WTF is this brush? When it comes to strange hair devices, we're always on board to give them a try so we can report back to you. Rather than looking up a tutorial on how …

The 8 Daily Habits of Wildly-Happy Couples

We've all met the "happy couple" that always seem to be smiling, laughing, and enjoying life to the fullest. They never seem to argue or fuss about inane things, and are in perfect harmony, forever residing on the same wavelength as one another.<p>And we've all asked ourselves the question, "How can …

Happiness

The Secret Ingredient for Chewy Sugar Cookies

<i>Posie Harwood, who finds the best back-of-the-box recipes in the grocery store, confirms that molasses is the key to chewier sugar cookies.</i><p>The flavor of molasses reminds me of spoonbread, a dish my mother made often when I was little. I'd douse the soft pudding-like bread liberally with a thick, …

Brown Butter Brûléed Doughnut Holes

Have you heard about the latest trend? Don’t say Kylie Jenner… don’t you dare. The latest trend has everything to do with fire, applied with …

Baking

Sexual Healing With Yoga

What if you made ecstasy part of your daily spiritual practice? How would that change the richness and the quality of your life? If you want to reclaim your sexuality, and learn how to live on the ecstatic spectrum, do yoga. You don't need to learn 450 positions; that won't do it if you're numb. …

High Blood Pressure

Fritto Misto

6 Servings<p>A fun first course to serve to guests in the kitchen. By the time one batch has been devoured, the next one will be coming out of the fryer.<p>October 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>Vegetable oil (for frying; about 8 cups)<p>1 cup all-purpose flour<p>1 cup cornstarch<p>1 teaspoon baking powder<p>½ teaspoon kosher …

Recipes

Because the tassel is the only thing worth the hassle.<p>You're in for a bloody good surprise with this shark attack punch. Plus, Bobby's 5-star skewers …

Crispy Apple-Oat Fritters

8 Servings<p>If the batter thickens as it sits, thin with more club soda.<p>January 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>½ cup plus 2 Tbsp. sugar, divided<p>1½ teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided<p>Vegetable oil (for frying; about 4 cups)<p>1 cup gluten-free old-fashioned oats<p>½ cup rice flour<p>2 tablespoons cornstarch<p>1 teaspoon …

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Tapping: the new way to deal with stress and anxiety?

Nick Ortner is the new author of the <i>The Tapping Solution: A Revolutionary System for Stress Free Living.</i> It’s a progressive healing method that’s …

12 Gluten-Free Beers That Actually Taste Good

Gluten-free beer doesn’t have to be bland—it can even be good! Here are 12 brews, from coffee ales to golden ales to IPAs, that are tasty enough for anyone<p>Whether for diet or health concerns, giving up gluten used to mean missing out on the wildly flavorful new craft beers. The few gluten-free …

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Lance Armstrong in Purgatory: The After-Life

After a great fall, what do we remember? We remember the cheating, and the lies. We remember the cult of personality that we eagerly embraced, and then felt betrayed by. But what of the man who fell? What about the work he didn't cheat at? What about the 16 years Lance Armstrong spent building a …

Double-Duty Salt Spray

A two-in-one mist for piecey beach waves and sea-kissed skin. Plus, see all of the past beauty must-haves.<p>There's no way to bottle the exact way your hair looks and your skin smells after a day spent jumping in the waves, soaking up rays, and snoozing under an umbrella. But this moisturizing salt …

Hair

Gluten Free Apple Cinnamon Scones Recipe

Share this with:<p>If you, like me, love a good scone but are cutting grains as well as gluten out of your diet, you simply must try my Gluten Free …

Good Housekeeping

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6 Tips to Take From the Office into the Bedroom

Own your sex life like you command your career<p>Tom Merton/Caiaimage<p><i>Photo Credit:</i> Tom Merton/Caiaimage<p><b>Research</b>Men are attracted to women who know what they want, so spend as much time pouring over your sex life as you do the files at work. If you're having consistent sex with your partner, drum up a …

How to Make Banh Xeo, Crisp Vietnamese Filled Crepes

How to make the hot and crunchy filled crepes known as banh xeo in Vietnam.<p><i>Banh xeo</i> translates to “sizzling cake.” Once you’ve made a batch of these lacy, ultra-crisp crepes, you’ll know why. Remember: Work quickly, and watch for splattering oil when the batter hits the pan.<p>Once oil is shimmering …

9 Quotes Every Book Lover Should Read

"It can take a lifetime, a life of many years, to accept the incongruity of things: that a small moment can sit side by side with a big one, and become part of the same."<p>-- Rachel Joyce, author of <i>Perfect</i><p>"Looking back on that time, it seems to me that I was not unhappy. Anxious, tired, unsure, …

A Little Note on Letting Go — Sarah K Peck

Clear your plate.<p>Let go of things that don’t serve you. That don’t inspire you. Give up things that aren’t working.<p>Release.<p>Let out a deep sigh. Pause.<p>…

How to Make the Best Meatless Burger (in Less Than 20 Minutes)

<i>By Parisa Soraya</i><p>Meatless Monday followers, rejoice. This black bean burger reveals that there is such a thing as a vegetarian meal that can satisfy all the things you want a burger to be: thick, juicy and full of flavor. In under 20 minutes, you can make enough patties to serve to your friends or …

Healthy Eating

Thai Mexican Chicken Soup

I came up with this recipe recently when I went over to Katherine and Barlow's shared home up on Mt. Tamalpais in Marin County. The deal was I'd bring dinner, they'd host. Their home is in the midst of the redwoods... so much in the midst there is actually a redwood tree coming up out of their …

Recipes

Gluten Free Chocolate Crescent Cookies Recipe

Share this with:<p>I love giving cookies out at Christmas. There is just something so lovely about giving someone something you made yourself with love …

20 Reasons to Drop Everything and Go to Spain

<b>1.) The Mediterranean coast is paradise</b><p>Spain's long, sandy Atlantic beaches and cozy Mediterranean coves are rightly famous throughout Europe. That most get over 300 days of sun a year doesn't hurt either. (Photo by Naxos).<p>See more photos of beaches in Spain<p><b>2.) ...and the mountains are just around</b> …

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My name is Emily McDowell, and I live in Los Angeles, California. I write and draw greeting cards, art prints, dish towels, tote bags, temporary tattoos and whatever else I can come up with.<p>My line is inspired by universal, relatable human truths and observations. Why we do what we do, how weird …

5 Gluten-Free Dessert Recipes That Are Rich, Nutritious

When you harness the rich—and nutritious—powers of nuts, oats, buckwheat, and corn, you can make decadent, gluten-free sweets that white flour wishes it could be a part of<p>Do you like decadent, chocolaty cookies? How about fresh-from-the-fryer apple fritters? Then you’re already in on a little …

10 Life Lessons You Should Unlearn

<i>By Martha Beck</i><p>In the past 10 years, I've realized that our culture is rife with ideas that actually inhibit joy. Here are some of the things I'm most grateful to have <i>un</i>learned:<p><b>1. Problems are bad.</b> You spent your school years solving arbitrary problems imposed by boring authority figures. You …