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Stop Throwing Out Your Used Tea Bags

It feels so good to be able to do something with the things we'd normally discard. Coffee grounds as rose fertilizer and clementine peels saved for …

Tea

12 Women-Run Podcasts You Should Be Listening To

From personal development to career advice, here are some inspiring women-run podcasts to start listening to.<p>7 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Career Contessa<p>The podcast market is supersaturated these days. Not in a bad way exactly, but there are so many interesting and entertaining …

Self-improvement

Why the Classic Men's Blue Blazer Will Never Go Out of Style

My first adult blue blazer came from J. Press in Manhattan. That’s just what you did. It was one of the stops on what my father, a banker who split …

Men's Fashion

12 Science-Backed Ways to Make Yourself Smarter

From chewing gum to having more sex, here are some things you can do to boost your brain power.<p>6 min read<p>There are a variety of things a person can do, at any age, to make themselves smarter. And they're easier than you think.<p>One simple way to make yourself smarter is to believe that it's possible …

The Brain

The Endocannabinoid System - How Cannabis Affects The Human Body

How Cannabis Affects The Human Body<p><b>The legal cannabis</b> movement started in San Francisco in the early 1990’s when it was discovered that cannabis …

Cannabis

This apple pie overnight oatmeal makes itself while you sleep

Americans, for the most part, don’t eat breakfast all that often. Roughly half of us eat the first meal of the sporadically, and 12% skip breakfast …

Breakfast

A debate over plant consciousness is forcing us to confront the limitations of the human mind

The inner life of plants arouses the passions of even the mildest-mannered naturalists. A debate over plant consciousness and intelligence has raged in scientific circles for well over a century—at least since Charles Darwin observed in 1880 that stressed-out flora can’t rest.<p>There’s no doubt that …

Consciousness

Pineapple Cheesecake Overnight Oats

Makes 2 Servings<p>Ingredients<p>1cup lowfat cottage cheese<br>• 1 1/2cups fresh (or frozen, thawed) pineapple chunks<br>• 3/4cup rolled oats<br>• 2tablespoons chia seeds<br>• 30 …

Breakfast

How to develop mastery, make millions, and be happy

Idea #1: You don’t have a preexisting passion (nor should you want one).<p>Idea #2: Becoming really good at something and generously using your skills …

Self-improvement

Ancient wisdom reveals 7 rituals that will make you happy

You and I are not the first people to wonder, “How can I live a happier, more fulfilling life?” Not by a long shot.<p>Stoicism and Buddhism are both a …

Self-help

Stressed out? These are the supplements experts recommend

Not to add another worry to your already-full plate, but chronic stress has been shown to play a significant role in the development of disease. …

Fantastic Fables: The 10 Best Magical Realism Novels of All Time

<b>* Magical Realism novels from classics to contemporaries</b> <b><br>* Modern myths and surrealist romances</b> <b><br>* Masterpieces of the genre from around the …

A Fancy French Chocolate Cake You'd Never Guess Is One-Bowl

Pastry chefs are tinkerers. I wouldn’t be surprised if a disproportionate number of us had engineers or scientists or inventors for parents. If you own or are in charge of a pastry kitchen, you probably have endless tales of re-inventing, re-jiggering, and “hacking” various tools, equipment, and …

How to keep paying $99 a year for Amazon Prime

Last week, Amazon announced it would be increasing the price of its yearly Prime membership subscription from $99 to $119 starting May 11 and June 16 …

Credit Cards

This Is The Best Natural Painkiller Plant That You Can Find In Your Backyard!

Regardless of its causes, physical pain can be excruciating sometimes. Most of us rely on painkillers for a quick relief from acute or chronic pain. …

10 Spring Classics You Can Make in the Slow Cooker

Once spring rolls around, I'm happy to trade slow-cooking, ultra-hearty stews, chilis, and braises for lightened-up meals with fresher flavors and …

How Spiced Coconut Milk Pudding Came to Nigeria

Nigeria is not a country where desserts are regular. Things are changing, yes, but for many years, fresh fruit salads, cake and ice cream (or ice cream and jelly) were the staple third course. But they mostly only showed up at parties and celebrations of sorts. The exception? Desserts of …

I've studied happiness for years — here are the 12 best pieces of advice I'm giving my daughter

"Drift" is the decision we make by not deciding, or by making a decision that unleashes consequences for which we don't take responsibility.<p>You go to medical school because both your parents are doctors. You get married because all your friends are getting married. You take a job because someone …

The Chocolate Cake That Changed Everything

• <i>For the Chocolate Cake:</i><br>• Coconut oil, for greasing the pans<br>• 2 1/2 cups almond flour<br>• 1/4 cup 100% unsweetened cacao powder<br>• 1 teaspoon baking soda<br>• 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan pink salt<br>• 2 large eggs<br>• 3/4 cup maple syrup<br>• 1 tablespoon vanilla extract<br>• 1 cup Dark Chocolate Fudge Frosting (see below)<br>• 1 cup Vegan Caramel …

Dessert

18 Underrated Netflix Movies That You Won’t Regret Watching

Netflix adds new content to its library every day, so it's easy to miss out on a lot of movies. But trust me, there's some great ones - you just …

18 Decadent Vegan Dessert Recipes

No matter how much we eat for dinner, there’s always room for a sweet treat. While most desserts are made from butter and eggs, plenty of vegan …

5 TED Talks That Are an Instant Dose of Optimism

Life got you down lately? These talks are just what you need to feel more optimistic.<p>Optimism can be hard to maintain these days. The polar ice caps are melting, world leaders are taunting each other like schoolyard bullies, and billion dollar companies are revealing themselves to be clueless about …

Self-improvement

Gwyneth Paltrow's Carbonara Will Become Your Favourite Weeknight Meal

Gwyneth Paltrow's <b>It's All Easy</b> cookbook is full of easy weeknight meals anyone can make, including this carbonara pasta recipe. The actress and …

A No-Cook Caramel You'll Eat by the Spoonful

Anyone who's made caramel at home might be familiar with some of the associated perils: watching the sugar like a hawk; wondering if it's ready when (seemingly out of nowhere!) angry, volcanic bubbles start climbing up the sides of your pot; futzing with a candy thermometer, questioning its …

Cannabis Targets Receptors in the Amygdala Linked to Anxiety

An international group of researchers led by Vanderbilt University has discovered for the first time that there are cannabinoid receptors in the …

What the Deep Six Hip Muscles Do

When we think of hip muscles, we usually think of the hip flexors in front and the big butt muscle, the gluteus maximus, in the back. There are, …

The Fluffy Peanut Butter Sheet Cake You've Been Searching For

I love sheet cakes, both the making and eating of them. They’re simple to prepare, feed a crowd, and remind me of my childhood: my mom baked them for birthday parties, family gatherings, or just because. And as people are now turning to their trusty sheet pans for everything from salads, to soups, …

Luscious Lemon, Almond Flour and Olive Oil Cake Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> This simple yet sumptuous cake fills my yearning for all things light and lemony. I love the intriguing flavor notes the olive oil adds. I think of the sunshiny Mediterranean where this cake originates - lemons, almonds and olives all grow in abundance there.<br>And when the Meyer lemons …

Dessert

10 Perfectly Distracting Recipes for When You're Avoiding Chores

My apartment is small and gets messy in a flash. I try my best to clean as I go, tossing dirty clothes in the hamper, junk mail in the trash, or wiping down counters that never seem to lose their water spots. But there’s always a point at which I get overwhelmed. My couch has unending amounts of …

We Can’t Stop Eating Molly Yeh’s Super-Soft, Cakey Cookies

What <i>can’t</i> yogurt do? Its bright tang shines in savory soups, spreads, and marinades. And you already know how its subtle sweetness stars in breakfast bowls, smoothies, pastries, and so many frozen treats. Which is why I was thrilled to see the latest Short Stack Edition from Food52 favorite Molly …