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10 One-Pot Recipes to Make Before Summer Ends

As we’re counting down the precious days of summer, the last thing we want to be doing is washing dishes. Now’s the time to maximize our time with friends, summer projects and yes, even our Netflix queue. But we also take dinnertime very seriously, so even those simple recipes better be delicious …

America's 21 Most Beautiful Campsites

From Death Valley to Glacier Bay, Alaska and back down to the Grand Canyon, we've got the country covered.<p>With 3,794,100 square miles of soaring mountains, pristine beaches and crystal clear lakes, the United States offers endless options for those looking to spend a few nights under the stars. But …

The 13 Houseplants You Can't Kill

How to Be More Productive and Eliminate Time-Wasting Activities by Using the 'Eisenhower Box'

Dwight Eisenhower lived one of the most productive lives you can imagine.<p>Eisenhower was the 34th president of the United States, serving two terms from 1953 to 1961. During his time in office, he launched programs that directly led to the development of the Interstate Highway System in the United …

Time Management

Dessert recipes with no more than 4 ingredients!

Whatever happened to this scenario: Setting down a platter of cookies or a cake and saying, “I made this.”<p>I admit to great disappointment when I go …

Dessert

Top 10 Whale and Dolphin Viewings

Visit great mammals of the sea in their summer getaways.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>Four Seasons of Travel</i><p><b>Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park, Quebec, Canada</b> <br>www.quebecmaritime.ca <br>The meeting point of the St. Lawrence River and the Atlantic Ocean is a safe haven for large marine life. In …

10 Best Spring Hikes in the U.S.

With the arrival of spring, the ground is thawing, flowers are blossoming, and nature is jumping back to life. Take advantage of the natural beauty by heading into the wilderness for a trek on one of the country's 10 best spring hiking trails. With routes that weave through multiple waterfalls, …

Hiking

Want Your Dog to Behave? Train it Like a Navy SEAL

As the euro tanks, European summer travel deals get sweeter

With the euro at almost parity with the dollar (it was recently at $1.05), many Americans are thinking that this is the summer to visit Europe. Compared to a decade ago, hotels, trains, meals, and other costs now are almost 30 percent less.<p>However, airfares are still high to Europe, despite the …

Rubber Band Power: 7 Stretchy DIY Toys

The humble rubber band opens up a whole range of possibilities for fun DIY projects. These rubber band toys make great gifts, particularly for geeky kids or partners who appreciate the homemade touch.<p><b>Rubber Band Car Launcher</b><p>You can use the explosive energy stored in a stretched rubber band to …

Rubber Bands

How Getting and Staying Fit Changes in Your 20s, 30s, and 40s

Plus, tips for turning back the clock on your bod<p>Your body—and fitness—changes a lot sooner than you thought. Read on to learn when you burn the most calories, if your muscle is already waning, and how you can become fitter, stronger, and faster with every decade.<p><i>In Your 20s...</i><p><b>Your Body's Built for</b> …

10 OneNote Features that Will Rock Your Writing World

I’m a software trainer by day so I have several “true loves” in the software realm. But as a <i>writer</i>, my hands down favorite lately is OneNote.<p><b>I.</b> …

How Much Of Your Income Should You Save?

There’s no question more fundamental to personal finance than how much money we should save. Our savings rate is the cornerstone of virtually every other decision about money we make. It affects everything from buying a home to saving for emergencies to retirement.<p>Yet the guidance on this important …

Retirement

22 Contemporary Authors You Absolutely Should Be Reading

These writers are not to be missed.

The Art of the Perfect Grilled Cheese (Plus 20 Variations to Shake Things Up)

GalleryThe Art of the Perfect Grilled Cheese (Plus 20 Variations to Shake Things Up)<p>More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>A grilled cheese is a grilled cheese, right? I mean, it's the first meal that most of us learn how to cook at home by ourselves. …

Dealing with Attention-Seeking Behaviors in Dogs

Dealing with Canine Attention-Seeking Behaviors<p>Dogs are smart; It doesn’t take long for them to figure out how to push their owners’ buttons with …

Dogs

Snowed In? Indoor Activities for Dogs That Hate the Cold

Advertisement<p>With half the United States covered in snow, it is safe to assume—winter has arrived. Some breeds are made for the cold and would prefer …

4 Moves to Power Up Your Yoga Practice

If you thought you couldn't combine yoga poses and strength-training exercises, you thought wrong.<p>You don't have to be <i>just</i> a yoga person or <i>just</i> a weight-lifting person. In fact, the best thing for your body is to work a healthy dose of both into your gym schedule.<p>The routine below takes that …

The Best Free Workout Videos on YouTube

Now that the holidays are creeping around the corner, you may have to break up with your regularly scheduled sweat sessions, at least temporarily. …

Exercise

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Get a tight stomach in just six weeks without doing a single crunch. This may be the easiest workout we've ever printed<p>Get ready to whip off your cover-up: This workout, created exclusively for <i>Women's Health</i> by Rachel Cosgrove, C.S.C.S., owner of Results Fitness in Newhall, California, combines …

The Science of Fatherhood: Why Dads Matter - Technology & science - Science - LiveScience | NBC News

For decades, psychologists and other researchers assumed that the mother-child bond was the most important one in a kid's life. They focused on studying those relationships, and however a child turned out, mom often got the credit — or blame.<p>Within the last several decades, though, scientists are …

Parenting

17 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Tired of wasting your time watching cat videos or scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed? Want to be more productive next time you go online?<p>Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>1. Digital Photography School —</b> Read through …

Productivity

What your science teacher told you about sex chromosomes is wrong

Sarah Richardson is a historian and philosopher of science who focuses on the intersections between race and sex and the sciences. In her new book, <i>Sex Itself: The Search for Male and Female in the Human Genome</i>, she explores how cultural gender norms have influenced the study of sex in the genome, …

3D printed cast could heal bones 40 per cent faster

Turkish designer creates medical cast using 3D printing which could heal broken bones faster<p>A 3d printed medical cast could help bones to heal up to 40 per cent faster.<p>The black cast, known as the Osteoid, uses an ultrasound system which makes bones heal more quickly.<p>With a lattice pattern, it is …

12 Steps to Building a Cafe Racer

The first feature on ‘How to Build a Café Racer’ struck a chord. Not everybody who read it agreed with the content, but when it comes to style, there are several different schools of taste.<p>I’m going to focus on the performance side of building a cafe racer. Or street tracker, scrambler, or any …

Motorcycles

8 Steps To Sustainable Meat And Milk

Put down the bologna: "Quality, not quantity" is just one strategy that could make meat available to all while protecting the environment.<p>Meals featuring meats and dairy often come with a side order of guilt these days, because industrial-scale animal husbandry, better known as factory farming, can …

Agriculture

The War on Reason

Scientists and philosophers argue that human beings are little more than puppets of their biochemistry. Here's why they're wrong.<p>Aristotle’s definition of man as a rational animal has recently taken quite a beating.<p>Part of the attack comes from neuroscience. Pretty, multicolored fMRI maps make …

Physicists find a new 'state of matter' in the eyes of chickens

An unusual arrangement of particles has been discovered in the cells of chicken eyes. It's the first time scientists have seen such a system in a …

Celebrity pet: the rediscovery of Charles Darwin’s long-lost Galapagos tortoise

Name: 1874.6.1.6<br>Species: <i>Chelonoidis darwini</i><br>Dates: 1834-1837<br>Claim to fame: Darwin’s pet tortoise<br>Where now: Natural History Museum, London<p>When in the Galapagos, Charles Darwin and his Beagle chums ate a couple of dozen giant tortoises, tossing their empty shells over board en route to Tahiti. But in …