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The 20 Most Beautiful Places in California

Traveling through California is like getting a crash course in America's natural beauty: the windswept deserts, Redwood forests, rocky coastlines, and rows of vines. Add to that some world-famous architecture and city skylines, and you have a state you could spend a lifetime exploring. It's …

California

21 Travel-Ready Snack Packs You Can Make Yourself

Mess-free treats that are perfect for packing.

The Healthiest Things To Order At Fast Food Chains

Every now and then, we all need to indulge in some quick and easy drive-thru fast food — whether it’s because we’re seriously pressed for time, have …

Food

17 IKEA Hacks That’ll Answer All Your Craft Storage Woes

If there’s anything a DIYer loves — besides an endless supply of craft materials — it’s a brilliant IKEA hack to solve those #CraftSupplyStorageProblems. Whether you’re just hoping to hack IKEA’s summer collection or are finally ready to store *all* those craft supplies, turning that piece of …

Crafting

4 Genius Old-World Cleaning Tips You Need to Try

A new book reveals methods that have stood the test of time<p>Modern technology has brought us a lot of incredible household inventions, but sometimes looking to the past is the best way to find simple solutions to everyday problems. That’s exactly what Lucy Lethbridge did for her new book <i>Mind Your</i> …

Your Guide to the Total 10 Rapid Weight-Loss Plan

Your Video is Loading<p>Dr. Oz Explains the Total 10 Rapid Weight-Loss Plan (2:27)<p>The Total 10 Rapid Weight-Loss Plan is an easy-to-follow diet program …

How This Busy Mom Used Home Workouts to Lose Over 70 Pounds

Lacy Marais overhauled her entire family’s health.<p>Photograph courtesy of Lacy Marais<p>The Lifestyle<p>Before: 226 <br>After: 148<p>Growing up, my family ate pretty healthy. We had a garden, so I ate my veggies. I played softball and ran track until I graduated high school. When I moved out on my own, I stopped …

Build a Better Side Salad

Kathy K. Downie, RDNBig Beautiful Salad With Lemon Miso Dressing RecipeA well-constructed side salad is a welcome addition to a meal because the dish …

Healthy Eating

The Newest French-Girl Fitness Craze Involves a Skateboard and a Piano

For the French It girls, among them Léa Seydoux, Joséphine de la Baume, and Soko, who work out with personal trainer, pianist, and former pole-vault champion Raphael Doub, a private session could mean running, swimming, juggling, TRX—or, for the very brave, mountain climbing (he often organizes …

How To: 10 Delicious Ways to Eat More Cauliflower

It's no secret that cauliflower is good for you—but not nearly enough people know that the best part about cauliflower is its insane versatility. …

Cooking

Healthy Eating Is an Effective Stress Management Technique

Weight-A-Minute:<p>When you nourish your body, you nourish your mind. ~ Margaret Marshall<p>I have been asked to present many programs in corporations about stress management. As I am presenting these programs, the employees share their stress with me, and their inability to manage stress effectively. …

4 Little Ways to Help Your Body Detox

What do the healthiest people have in common? For starters, they limit the junk that enters their body. This means cutting back on irritants to the …

Wellness

6 Reasons You Haven't Been Able to Get Rid of Your Belly Fat

The struggle is real.<p>Shutterstock<p><i>This article was written by</i> <i>Sharon Liao and provided by our partners at</i> Prevention<i>.</i><p>If you're pinching an inch or more, you know the frustration: What's it take to tame the jiggle in the middle? "When it comes to losing belly fat, there's a lot of misinformation out …

Nutrition

15 Things Women Want You to Know About Boobs

Heh, boobiez.<p>That famous line from a book by a man (<i>Tale of Two Cities</i>) about how "it was the best of times, it was the worst of times," or whatever is, in my opinion, actually about having boobs. There are such wonderful benefits to having a pair of playthings affixed to your chest. But then there …

The Best Summer Food Festivals In the Country

Forget pricey music fests. These tasty events are just as fun—and much cheaper

Festivals

A Not-So-Easy Hike for an Otherworldly View

Hiking

15 indoor air-purifying plants for your apartment or home

<b>Our ongoing series Apartment Living 101 is aimed at helping New Yorkers navigate the challenges of creating a happy home in the big city. Previously,</b> …

Plants

Here’s How Long Your Common Household Appliances Should Last

All of us want our washing machines, dishwashers, and other appliances to last as long as possible, but how long they’re made to last is another …

7 Ways To Decorate Your Home For Spring

<i>By: Mady Dahlstrom, Content Editor for Porch.com</i><p>Step into spring with these colorful and creative home decor ideas that are sure to brighten up your home! From pretty patterned pillows and printables to floral accents and vintage touches, we've rounded up a few of our favorite affordable ways to …

Home Decorating

12 Creative Ways to Declutter Your Home

A simplified, uncluttered life comes with its fair share of benefits: less to clean and organize, less stress, more money, and more energy for things …

How to Grow Houseplants That Won't Hurt Your Cat or Dog

<i>This piece originally appeared on Fix.com.</i><p>We gardeners can be a bit obsessive when it comes to our plants – we like them in the garden, on decks and …

Plants

21 IKEA Desk Hacks for the Most Productive Workspace *Ever*

With the weather getting warmer (and calling your name), the last thing you want to think about is being in your office, let alone staying productive. But making your workspace uber productive isn’t just about purging your pen drawer — after all, a beautiful workspace is a productive workspace. At …

Kate Spade

The 10 Best Online Home Decor Shops Every Canadian Needs To Know About

Shop for your home — at home.

A Stanford dean on adult skills every 18-year-old should have

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What are the skills every 18 year old needs?</i> <i>Answer by Julie Lythcott-Haims, Author of NYT bestseller How to Raise an Adult; former Stanford dean; podcast host.</i><p>1. An 18-year-old must be able to talk to strangers<p>Faculty, deans, advisers, landlords, store …

Quora

A Starter Guide to Phrases Coined by Shakespeare

Next time you’re at the local bar’s quiz night, and the question has something to do with state birds, guess cardinal. That is, if you’re otherwise unsure. Seven U.S. states use the cardinal for their representative plumed pal. Seven out of fifty odds isn’t bad for a guess.<p>Likewise, if you’re …

Shakespeare's Teen Movies: Ranked - PAPER

Today marks the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, on what some historians believe to have been his 52nd birthday, so HBD Shakespeare! And also... sorry. : (<p>To commemorate this occasion, we are surveying all of the other times Shakespeare died, namely, when his immortal works …

William Shakespeare

The Food Lab: How To Make The Best Fajitas

GalleryThe Food Lab: How To Make The Best Fajitas<p>More<p>Mexican Food<p><i>Recetas deliciosas</i> to transport your tastebuds south of the border.<p>I'm not particularly proud of my time time spent working at the kinds of cheesy chain restaurants you'd find next to the Victoria's Secret at the mall, or perhaps in …

The Definitive Ranking of Beyoncé’s 50 Best Songs

When life gives you Lemonade, well, you judge the 12 new tracks and then rank them against the best songs of her 13-year career thus far. Here’s our …

Jack White

The 22 Most Beautiful Places in the World

These destinations are just begging to be Instagrammed.<p>There are so many amazing places around the globe to see, we couldn't possibly include them all in just one list. But, these breathtaking destinations are definitely worth bumping to the top of your travel bucket list–whether you're looking to …

National Parks

Eight Things You Can Get for Free on a Flight

Airlines don’t come with many perks these days—in fact, they charge you extra for the basics. However, there are still some things you can indeed get …