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14 Mug Cakes to Instantly Satisfy Your Sweet tooth

Sugar cravings are extremely inconvenient. Why is it that at 9 p.m., just as we sit down to watch <i>Orange Is the New Black</i>, we start daydreaming of cupcakes, decadent brownies and peanut butter cups? Lucky for all of us, there’s the mug cake. It’s easy to make, one serving (so you don’t go overboard …

Dessert

Save a Wall, Hang a Poster: 20 Ideas for Alternative Art Display

If you are like us, it is much more fun to buy art than it is to actually hang it, especially if you are renting and aren’t allowed to put nails in the wall. Even if you aren’t constrained by the all-powerful rental deposit, frames can get expensive and a bit boring. But never fear, we are here to …

Crafting

What to Do Every Hour to Drop Pounds All Day

Burn more calories, eat healthier, and boost your weight-loss efforts—today.<p><i>This article was written by Jenny Sugar and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>Losing weight isn't about committing to one healthy choice—the journey is made up of lots lifestyle decisions that you make every …

18 Exercise Upgrades for More Muscle

Kick your favorite go-to exercises up a notch.<p><i>The article was written by Rachel Cosgrove and repurposed with permission from Men's Health.</i><p>What if you could instantly make any exercise 10 times more effective? Chances are, you can. That's because most people make tiny (but key) technique errors on …

'5 Ways That Quitting Sugar Changed My Life'

Sarah Wilson, author of the new book I Quit Sugar, explains what happened when she stopped eating the sweet stuff.<p>I first quit sugar back in January 2011 because of my autoimmune (AI) disease. I have Hashimoto's, and a big part of why I've stuck to the sugar-free program is that it's made such a …

How To Swear In Different Languages

We already know how to order beer in other languages and how to "shush" people in a foreign tongue... but what if you need to be a little less polite on your travels?<p>A new series of guidebooks will teach travelers to "rant, bitch and swear" in a number of languages, from German to Spanish. True, …

Skillet Baked White Beans. (on toast!)

<i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> May 19, 2014 72<p>Say hello to my favorite trashy summer comfort food!<p>Crunchy bacon and all.<p>I once read somewhere that eating baked beans …

America's strange rock formations | CNN Travel

Peruvian-Style Flounder Ceviche From 'The New Southern Table'

At first, I wasn't really sure what to do with the sweet potato slices that accompany Brys Stephens's Peruvian-style ceviche in his cookbook, <i>The New Southern Table</i>. They didn't strike me as particularly compatible with the gently pickled fish. Then I grabbed a slice with my hand, pretending it was …

New York City's 7 Ramen Hot Spots

Soup’s on. Noodles, too. New Yorkers are now slurping ramen as good as it’s ever been, and it’s only getting better. If this sounds like old news, …

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5 Gorgeous (and Healthy!) Spring Rolls You Can Totally Make

These may look difficult to prepare—but we promise they're actually a cinch to whip up.<p>The weather's warming up, which means we're seeing more seasonal colors—both outside <i>and</i> on our plates. Spring rolls wrapped in translucent rice paper (available at Asian markets and Whole Foods) are the perfect …

This Thai Noodle Salad Makes the Perfect Packed Lunch

Your coworkers will want in on this one.<p>Women’s Health<i>’s food and nutrition editor Jill Waldbieser is taking the #31Mealsin31Days challenge—she’ll cook at least one homemade meal every day for the entire month of May. See her latest recipe here, and join in by sharing your own homemade meals on</i> …

Perfect spring dress for $13? 10 bargains under $50

At prices like these, you can afford to try <i>all</i> the season’s hottest dress trends — midi hemlines, clashing prints, skinny belts!<p><b>Cold shoulder</b><p>Your perfect summer party dress? Found! It’s flattering, lightweight, on-trend and sexy. And you’ll still have money left for a killer clutch. <i>(H&M chiffon</i> …

Surprising uses for baking soda include a 13-cent facial scrub

Strange, but true: Baking soda is the starting point for some smart budget beauty and style tricks. Read how that lonely yellow box in the back of …

Loneliness

Breakfast Quesadillas with Spinach and Black Beans

Vegetarian Breakfast Quesadillas with Scrambled Eggs, Spinach and Black Beans<p>Author: Cookie and Kate<br>• Prep Time: 15 mins<br>• Cook Time: 10 mins<br>• Total Time: …

Recipes

Huacachina, The Tiny Peruvian Oasis That Might Just Disappear

It's called the "Oasis of America" but it might just be disappearing.<p>The tiny town (population: about 100) of Huacachina is centered around a charming oasis, but it's drying up. What's more, local authorities are having a hard time refilling it with water from a nearby spring.<p>It sits roughly 3 …

Peru Travel Guide. Includes Lima, Cuzco, Machu Picchu, Arequipa, Ica and more. Illustrated Guide, Phrasebook & Maps (Mobi Travel)

• <b>Author:</b> MobileReference<p>This guide is designed for optimal navigation on eReaders, smartphones, and other mobile electronic devices. It is indexed alphabetically and by category, making it easier to access individual articles. Articles feature information about attractions, landmarks, districts, …

South America

The Best Workout for a Toned, Tight Butt

Blast unwanted fat and create a knockout butt with this two-phase program from Perkins. First, the "Wake 'Em Up" body-weight exercises are designed to light up your central nervous system and get your glutes primed and ready. "Because they are a particularly sleepy muscle group, performing light …

DIY: 5 All-Natural Facial and Body Mists to Battle Breakouts and Ultra Dry Skin

Winter isn’t merely the season when people slog through sleet and suffer from cracked skin and windburn: it’s also the time when many folks head off …

Avoid These Epically 'Right' Places During The 'Wrong' Seasons

Some lucky destinations are just as enjoyable in winter as they are in summer, and others are just insanely blissful all year-round (ahem, Hawaii).<p>In other spots, though, there is a definite "wrong season" to visit.<p>With the help of some faithful Redditors, we've pinpointed when <i>not</i> to plan a trip to …

Grow a Kitchen Herb Garden in 5 Easy Steps

yanich<p>For anyone with even the slightest nub of a green thumb, the longer, lighter days mean that it's nearly time to grow things. Fortunately, there …

Gardening

All About Dulce de Leche -- And How to Make It

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Learn how to make addictive, spreadable dulce de leche with only milk, sugar, and time.</i><p>Dulce de leche is a popular South American caramel sauce composed …

Dessert

Sweet Omelet with Berries

<i>Each Thursday, Emily Vikre (a.k.a fiveandspice) will be sharing a new way to love breakfast -- because breakfast isn't just the most important meal of the day. It's also the most awesome.</i><p><i>Today: So many sweet things are egg-based -- why can't omelets join the party?</i><p>One of my best friends married a …

Breakfast

Coconut Cream Pie Chia Seed Pudding

Coconut Cream Pie Chia Seed Pudding.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> April 3, 2014 72<p>If you were to pie me in the face, it would technically be breakfast.<p>At least for …

17 Mouthwatering Bacon-Wrapped Snacks You Need To Try

Bacon-wrapped cheese? Bacon-wrapped PLZ.

5 Moves to Sculpt Your Butt and Thighs

The legs and glutes are the largest muscles in anyone's body, so the benefits of working them well go beyond looking great in booty shorts. (Benefits like boosting your metabolism, just for starters.) This five-exercise routine takes your lower half through all ranges of motion for a slow burn from …

5 Reasons Why Peru Is a Country With Much to Envy

BY CHRISTA RUSSO<p>Peru is one of those places that make iconically beautiful countries like South Africa and Thailand feel a hint of jealousy. The nation's thriving melting pot of cultures reflect a vibrant, diverse community, many with roots as far back to the Incas and other sophisticated …