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The Four-Ingredient Recipe That Makes Bouquets Last Longer

The expert-approved blend is a must for fresh-cut flowers.<p>Professional florists all agree — skipping floral food is one of the biggest mistakes you can make when it comes to cut flowers. Even the most basic of grocery store bouquets come with the tiny packets. But when springtime rolls around and …

15 Beach Towels That Will Brighten Up Your Summer

Whether you're poolside, beachside, or on one side of your unfinished rooftop, a fun beach towel is a summer must-have. Be honest—you probably plan on documenting your entire experience on Instagram, so live your best life with Hérmes (a tax write-off?), be a vagabond sitting on a round towel, or …

She beat her eating disorder and now loves her curves - CNN.com

In late 2011, Brittany Miles was at least 15 pounds underweight and struggling with the mental and physical aspects of her eating disorder.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>She's an 'after' photo<p>She's an 'after' photo<p>She's an 'after' photo<p>She's an 'after' photo<p>She's an 'after' photo<p>She's an 'after' photo<p>1<p>2<p>3<p>4<p>5<p>6<p><i>Editor's</i> …

From diet to doctor: My 99-pound transformation

Doctors frequently tell patients that they have to lose weight. But the majority of them don't know how it feels to be overweight or what it really takes to lose weight.<p>I do. Between my 17th and 19th birthday, I went from overweight teenager to lean adult by losing 99 pounds.<p>I was a happy teenager …

4 surprising benefits of vegetables

You've seen Meatless Mondays, vegan restaurants and green drinks become all the rage. You know that vegetables can help you lose weight and fend off chronic diseases. Yet if you're like most Americans, you probably still aren't eating enough of them.<p>If you need a little motivation to get your …

Weight loss success: He lost 153 pounds - CNN.com

In the summer of 2011, Kerry Hoffman weighed 343 pounds. At 6 feet 1 inch, his body mass index was 45, which is considered severely obese.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Now a fit father<p>Now a fit father<p>Now a fit father<p>Now a fit father<p>Now a fit father<p>Now a fit father<p>1<p>2<p>3<p>4<p>5<p>6<p><i>Editor's note: Do you have a weight-loss</i> …

Sweet comparisons: How much sugar is in that drink?

How much sugar is in your drink? You might be surprised. Find out how much sugar is in soft drinks, milk, juice and more.

5 reasons to drink coffee before your workout - CNN.com

<i>Editor's note: Registered dietician Cynthia Sass is Health magazine's contributing nutrition editor.</i><p><b>(Health.com)</b> -- Half of Americans start their day with coffee, and according to recent study, working out after downing a cup of java may offer a weight-loss advantage.<p>The Spanish study, published in …

Guests refuse to leave Airbnb host's house | CNN Travel

See Ben Affleck as Batman at Comic-Con

Batman’s back – and broodier than ever.<p>DC Comics surprised fans with a close-up shot of the Caped Crusader at San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday, …

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The Yoga-with-Weights Move Anyone Can Do

No Bake But Loads of Taste: 7 Twists on the Classic Icebox Cake

Swap out the traditional chocolate wafers for chocolate chip cookies that you build into a tall confection with a mixture of mascarpone and cream. If you're feeling extra daring, add a tablespoon of whiskey to the cream mixture to put this cake over the top.

A Chat with Jennifer Fisher on Her Newly Announced J.Crew Collaboration and Personal Style

Jennifer Fisher started her tough-chic jewelry brand organically, after she found herself unsuccessfully searching for a special jewelry piece to …

The Backyard Trends You're Missing Out On This Summer

During the summer your most coveted space is outdoors. Here, we round up the most popular trends on Instagram to help you make the most of it.<p><b>1. Teepees:</b> Who didn't want a teepee when they were a kid? Now, a chic teepee is the perfect place to escape the hot sun. As seen here.<p><b>2. Vertical Herb</b> …

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How to Tone Down (or Play Up!) Pink Vintage Bathroom Tile

(Image credit: Rebecca Proctor)<p>If you rent (or own and aren't ready for a remodel) then inherited bathrooms can be either a beloved, or dreaded, fact …

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How Soda Destroys Your Body

You may never hit the vending machine again.<p><i>This article was written by Mike Smith and Leah Zerbe and repurposed with permission from Rodale News.</i><p>It seems like not a month goes by without a new study condemning sugary, bubbly sodas, but seeing all the data in one place does not paint a pretty …

Antique Chalky Finish Mason Jars | Jaderbomb

<b>Antique Chalky Finish Mason Jars</b> | <i>Jaderbomb</i><p>I was so excited about this project - I <i>love</i> the chalk paint look and I love mason jars, so perfect match! But before I share DIYs I always like to look in to the cost of the materials involved. I don’t see the point in DIYins something if it’s going to cost you much, much more than buying it already made. Hoo boy, chalk paint is expensive! I was shocked. But I still love the look so I did some research on chalk paint recipes, and found this great piece …

Don't Make These Common Summer Entertaining Mistakes

Skimping on food isn't the only rookie error our experts often see. This article originally appeared on goodhousekeeping.com.<p>We're not saying hosting a patio party is rocket science: Grill + warm weather + friends = fun. But don't let your get-together turn sour by making these common missteps.<p><b>1.</b> …

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Prove it: Johnny Manziel's moment arrives

BEREA, Ohio — After perhaps the most well-documented offseason in the history of NFL rookies, Johnny Manziel should be trading nightclubs for film rooms and courtside NBA seats for the second-string offense.<p>He'll keep company with sweaty offensive linemen instead of rappers and bikini models, and …

Inspiration Information: “Lucky Us”

<i>The sixth in a series of posts in which we ask writers about cultural influences on their work.</i><p><b>History, Lies, and Research</b><p>“Lucky Us” is a book about two teen-age girls—sisters and near-strangers—who leave their home town, in Ohio, and stumble into notable fame and spectacular failure as they make …

What to look for in fig varieties

There are hundreds of varieties of figs in the world, but generally at California markets they can be divided into two kinds: green and black.<p>The black figs are the most reliable for eating fresh. These are mainly Black Mission and Brown Turkey varieties. Missions can be exquisite, and Turkeys are …

Israel, Hamas agree to 12-hour cease-fire as casualties mount

Angry clashes erupted Friday in the West Bank, after Palestinian leaders called for a "day of rage" in response to the shelling of a United Nations shelter that killed 16 people.<p>At least four Palestinians were killed in outbreaks of violence in several parts of the West Bank, according to medical …

Antarctic fur seals, once hunted to near extinction, now face climate threat

Antarctic fur seals, a conservation success story, now aren't getting enough to eat. A new study links the decline of the seals to a drop in the …

West Bank protests over Gaza turn deadly

The largest protests in years erupted in the occupied West Bank over Israel’s offensive in the Gaza Strip, as the Israeli military continued to batter the besieged enclave with air strikes and the death toll topped 800.<p>Two protesters were killed and scores of others injured on Thursday in the …

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The first colour photography from Russia – in pictures

Family portraits in the 1860s, toddlers in traditional dress and Stalin lying in state surrounded by a sea of flowers ... a new exhibition charts the earliest experiments in Russian colour photography, and shows life there from the 1860s to the 1960s<p>• Primrose: Early Russian Colour Photography is …

Cable Companies: Google Threatens Net Neutrality, Not Us

The real threat to on­line free­dom is from In­ter­net gi­ants like Google and Net­flix, ac­cord­ing to ma­jor cable com­pan­ies.<p>Those sites could …

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Chef Willin Low's follow-up to his original laksa pesto pasta-the laksa risotto with Hokkaido scallop-only available on new omakase menu at revamped Wild Rocket. Photo: Don Mendoza #wildrocket #laksa #pasta