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Unforgettable Photos from One of the World’s Last Matrilineal Societies

In order to get to China’s Lugu Lake, where the Mosuo people live, German photographer Karolin Klüppel traveled by road. That road, she says, has …

19 Simple Hacks That Will Make You Feel Like You’ve Got Your Shit Together

Simple tips and tricks that will really help you get your shit together.

WhatsApp now lets you delete and revoke messages you sent by mistake

WhatsApp is adding the ability to delete and revoke messages after you’ve sent them, following a test of the feature for most of 2017. You’ll be able to delete messages up to seven minutes after you sent them, and they’ll disappear from conversations or group chats. A new WhatsApp support article, …

China refuses to admit it has a rape problem — and I would know

In the fall of 2004, when I was 19, I studied abroad in the beautiful coastal Chinese city of Xiamen. One Friday evening, I attended an English meet-up at a local university, hoping to make some Chinese friends. To my surprise, a group of Chinese men — young, but older than I was — flocked to me, …

The ex-Tesla engineer who created an FDA-compliant hangover cure made $1 million in 3 months and was almost thrown out of the country by Trump's immigration rules

Imagine accidentally creating a startup that makes a cure for hangovers. The startup turns out to be so successful, raking in $1 million in three months, that you need to quit your high-paying job at Tesla, only to then find yourself nearly kicked out of the country by the Trump administration …

This Is What A 21st-Century Police State Really Looks Like

Far from the booming metropolis of Beijing, China is building a sprawling system that combines dystopian technology and human policing. “It’s a kind of frontline laboratory for surveillance.”<p>KASHGAR, China — This is a city where growing a beard can get you reported to the police. So can inviting …

Potstickers (Chinese Dumplings) Recipe

"An authentic potsticker recipe using ground beef and ground shrimp instead of the usual pork filling. You can fill the whole package of gyoza …

How to Become a More Well-Rounded Leader

For years, when I spoke with CEOs or senior leaders, it was because they were interested in how my consulting firm could help their employees become more engaged, or innovative, or sustainably high-performing. During the past year – and especially the past six months – I’ve been hearing a different …

Leadership

Pretend you're on a Greek island while visiting Catalina, an hour off the SoCal coast

Apr. 28, 2017, 6:00 a.m.<p>Family-friendly<br>• L.A. County<p><b>Why:</b> No cars? No rush hour? No problem. Just an hour’s ferry ride from Los Angeles, Catalina Island seems untouched by time, or the frantic pace of the gigantic city nearby. One of SoCal’s great day trips, it offers a fetching sea village, with …

Shades of Shanghai – 5 luxury hotels for you

Visiting Shanghai even for the most seasoned traveller is mind boggling. This city with more than 24 million residents has preserved ancient temples …

Meal Prep: Here Lies The Secret To Eating Healthy All Week Long

You want these recipes.<p><i>Every week we bring you Meal Prep to help you lay out healthy weekly meals. Do your shopping, spend a few hours cooking on the weekend, and enjoy the fruits of your labor all week long. A lot of thought goes into curating them, ensuring there’s a good balance of nutrition and</i> …

6 Healthy Recipes For When You Barely Have Time to Cook

No-Bake Salted Chocolate Oatmeal Bars

There are good no-bake bars, and then there are really amazing no-bake bars that people gush over and remember for months to come. These are most …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

This Chia Pudding Tastes Like Ice Cream

Now that we have your attention...<p>A few years ago, my good friend and trained herbalist <b>Christine Buckley</b> was staying at my apartment. She opened a mason jar of chia pudding, pushed it in my face, and said, “You have to eat this. You’ll like it.” Now, I’m one of those contrarian people when it comes …

This Is Not a Drill: These 5 Healthy Snacks Are Actually Satisfying

The healthiest, most virtuous snack is worth nothing if you don’t want to eat it. After all: You don’t put in max effort during your weekend cycling trip only to wrap up the day with a sad handful of artificially sweetened puffed-air crisps. These days, we approach snacking like we tackle our …

Healthy Late-Night Snacks, For When You Just Need To Eat

Snackers, listen up!<p>Despite the fact that it’s not good for us, and may even affect our memory, we all do it. Post-dinner hours set in, and even though we may have had a decent dinner, we go to the kitchen for a snack. Whether you’re just still hungry, you have a craving for something sweet, or you …

Prep These Make-Ahead Breakfast Bowls for Faster, Easier Mornings

Breakfasts that you can make ahead of time in bulk, like burritos or mini omelets, give you a quick, filling breakfast for any morning. Breakfast …

Breakfast

21 Little Ways To Be Happier In 2017

We're guessing you need it after 2016.

Here's How To Use A Bullet Journal For Better Mental Health

A way to keep it all together when things are falling apart.<p>If you're not familiar with it, you can learn all about what it is and how to start one here.<p>That said...we both do choose to put time and effort into our personal journals because we like it and find that that's helpful on multiple …

Feel small under North America's tallest falls

<b>Why:</b> North America's tallest waterfall, splashing down in one of its most gorgeous valleys.<p><b>What:</b> The essence of Yosemite Valley is soaring granite and falling water. So if you’re a park beginner, get yourself to the base of Lower Yosemite Fall. Preferably in spring.<p>This is the bottom of a …

The Hot Vanilla Is the Perfect, Cozy Winter Drink

I recently went into a coffee shop to get a hot chocolate and, to my surprise, they had something called a “Hot Vanilla” on the menu. I was …

These Smart Glasses Are Like Mood Rings For Your Eyes

Remember those mood rings that supposedly read your mind when you were a kid? Well, now you can get a much more advanced mood-detecting accessory — …

21 Spotify Playlists (One for Every Mood!) That Are Actually Worth Listening To

If you're a Spotify user, you know that one of the best things the service has to offer is a wealth of ready-made playlists across every genre, for …

Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Tenders with Cucumber-Ranch Dressing Recipe

By: Travel and Beach<p>I couldn't wait to try this. I love spicy, I love chicken, I love asparagus, and I love bacon. But apparently not together. The …

Chocolate Mug Cake (gluten-free, paleo)

<b>by Lisa Bryan | Downshiftology</b> — May 24, 2017<p>An easy, delicious and healthy <b>chocolate mug cake</b> that’s also gluten-free, dairy-free and paleo. I think …

Dessert

Our Favorite Recipes of 2016

1 of 12<p>Brown Butter Lobster Roll<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 12<p>Lulu's Winter Gumbo<p>3 of 12<p>Smoky Uni Carbonara<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 12<p>Barton's Texas BBQ …

16 Chic New Year’s Eve Cocktails to Raise When the Ball Drops

Oftentimes, NYE plans aren’t concrete until the last minute. After all, it’s not <i>everyone</i> who wants to drop hundreds of dollars on overpriced drinks and mediocre nosh. The perfect solution to all of this is to throw <i>your own</i> New Year’s bash — so get crafty! Create your own DIY confetti poppers, draw …

Spices

Chicken and Herbed Cornmeal Dumplings Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Melt 2 tablespoons of the butter in a Dutch oven over medium-high. Add carrots, celery, and onion; cook, stirring occasionally, …

Homemade Chai Tea Mix

Give an instant boost to a cup of hot black tea on a gray day with this easy mix. Make more for holiday gifts and package in Mason jars, or spoon …