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48 Of The Most Beautiful Lines Of Poetry

"I have measured out my life with coffee spoons."<p>2. From "One Art" by Elizabeth Bishop:<p>"It's evident<p>the art of losing's not too hard to master,<p>though it may look like (Write it!) like disaster."<p>Suggested by Nekesa M., via Facebook<p>3. From "Leaves of Grass" by Walt Whitman:<p>"I bequeath myself to the …

Ultimate Summer Road Trip: San Francisco to Los Angeles

Cruise along the Pacific Coast Highway<p>The 450-mile stretch of Pacific Coast Highway between San Francisco and Los Angeles is one of America's most iconic road trips. And for good reasons: vast beaches, towering mountains and uninterrupted views of the Pacific guide you down the California …


Spring Hair: Lighten Up With Balayage

<i>Dyeing</i> to change your hair color? Join the club. There's just something about the sun that makes me crave color, from florescent bright shoes, to bold lips, and sun-kissed hair, theres no better time to blossom into a new style than spring.<p>First seen in Vogue, Balayage, which was taken from the …

35 Books You Need To Read In Your Twenties

From Cheryl Strayed's Wild to Amy Poehler's Yes Please, these are the books you need to get through your own roaring twenties. Inspired by this post.

Blind Artist Relies on Touch and Texture to Create Stunningly Vivid Paintings

While art has always been a major part of John Bramblitt's life, it wasn't until he completely lost his sight that he tried to paint for the first time. From the age of 11, Bramblitt's vision was gradually stolen from him by epilepsy. By the time he was 30, seizures had rendered him completely …

Digital Art

21 Tricks Non-Morning People Should Know About Early Exercising

Yes, you can.

What Is Face Serum, And How Does It Work?

We're always on the lookout for beauty products that aid in our pursuit to age gracefully. Even though our medicine cabinets are equipped with essentials like sunscreen and eye cream, face serum is something we are gradually integrating into our rotation.<p>Adopting a facial serum seems intimidating …

Skin Care

12 Things You May Not Remember About Who You Really Are

<b>1. You are ever-expanding.</b><p>The Universe is always expanding and as a piece of the Universe, you are also ever-expanding, giving birth to new ideas, desires and dreams.<p>The problem is you are taught from a young age to squash your desires and conform to the status quo and the expectations of …

All the Rage: How Anger Can Work in Your Favor

Trending Stories<p>Our Favorite Kitchen Organizing Ideas Ever<p>7 of Our Healthiest Slow-Cooker Recipes<p>7 Slenderizing Fashion Strategies<p>The Very Best …

Civil Rights

My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward

We met at 18. We wed at 24. At 27, I checked my wife into a psych ward—for the first time. How mental illness re-shapes a marriage.<p>The first time I …


The Kindest Thing You Can Do for Yourself in 2015

Trending Stories<p>Our Favorite Kitchen Organizing Ideas Ever<p>7 of Our Healthiest Slow-Cooker Recipes<p>7 Slenderizing Fashion Strategies<p>The Very Best …

5 Ways to Make Your Cravings Work for You

Trending Stories<p>Our Favorite Kitchen Organizing Ideas Ever<p>7 of Our Healthiest Slow-Cooker Recipes<p>7 Slenderizing Fashion Strategies<p>The Very Best …

Healthy Eating

Fashion Photographer Aims to Shatter Stereotypes About Body Image With New Book (NSFW)

Fashion photographer Victoria Janashvili has spent years snapping pics of today's most famous models; now, she's publishing a book of photographs that celebrate all bodies—short, tall, skinny, curvy, and of all ethnicities—starting with models Denise Bidot and Marina Bulatkina.<p>"Even though the …

7 DIY Exfoliators That Make Your Skin Glow

Bonus points: They're all eco-friendly!

5 Moves That Are Great for Masturbation

Because your solo-sex life could use some spicing up, too.<p>When you figure out those perfect moves that get you off every time, you probably don't feel the need to switch up your masturbation routine very often. But even if you have your style down pat, your solo sessions can be just as experimental …

10 Steps To Conquering Information Overload

We’ve all heard the phrase “information overload.”<p>It reminds us of tweets, texts, emails, the endless stream of interesting articles on Facebook, those viral videos we can’t help but click on, the numerous phone photos and videos we take, Secret posts, fleeting Snapchat photos and more.<p>But actually …

New 15-Year Mortgage May Open Homeownership Door For More Buyers

The 30-year mortgage is the foundation of the real estate market largely because it makes housing more affordable. But the truth is, it's a lousy loan for building actual ownership or equity in your home during the first 5 or 7 years, which caused big trouble when housing crashed.<p>But there's …

Triple-Chocolate Pumpkin Pie

A hidden layer of bittersweet chocolate coats the crumb crust, semisweet imparts a silken smoothness to the customary custard, and a drizzle of milk chocolate on top teases the eye -- and the appetite.


Morning Glory Muffins

These muffins, from reader Fawn Dixon of Fairbanks, Alaska, are surprisingly moist, even though they're low in fat, thanks to nutritious, flavorful add-ins like carrots, banana, and raisins.


I Stopped Meditating: Here's What Happened

This is a hard admission to make. After all I wrote a book about how meditation saved my job, changed my life and helped me find a husband. I've written columns and blogs about the countless benefits meditation brings. Meditation was a solid part of my life, like clockwork every morning. Even …

What The Greatest Self-Help Books Of The Last Decades Can Teach You In 7 Minutes

As a writer, I’m fortunate to connect with authors and experts all over the globe who have vitally important messages to share. While each of these experts sees the world in his or her own very unique way, and shares a special filter or perspective on life, progress and success, when you peel the …

How to Cook Seafood Like a Pro

Master a few simple techniques and you can cook almost any seafood dish.<p>Seafood has a reputation for being hard to cook -- but that's just not true. It's actually quick and easy; and once you get schooled in a few simple techniques, you can cook almost any seafood dish. Fish and shellfish lend …


10 Drugstore Scores from Kristen Stewart's Makeup Artist

Makeup artist Jillian Dempsey, who works with Kristen Stewart, dishes on the cheapie products she swears by.<p>Makeup artist Jillian Dempsey, who works with Kristen Stewart, dishes on the cheapie products she swears by.<p>Courtesy Covergirl

How to save big (and we mean big) on prescription glasses and contacts

Hunting for glasses that are totally on trend yet won't set you back hundreds of dollars? How about prescription contact lenses at a bargain? Consider your search over. We've found the best places to score deals on eyewear.<p>Dr. Glenda Secor, communications chair for the American Academy of …

Skip the Crowds: Romantic Getaways You've Never Heard Of

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An Introvert's Guide to Networking

<i>Andrea Deets is the Lead Writer at Crew, an invite-only network connecting short-term software projects with handpicked developers and designers. This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>Once I was making oatmeal in the microwave in my dorm and two of my other flatmates came in…<p>I never cooked …

An All-American Wedding: Gifts for the New Couple

Finding the perfect, heartfelt wedding gift for the couple that has everything is never an easy task -- but we can help. In the American Made marketplace, you'll find a slew of practical, romantic, and fun gifts that were carefully handcrafted by some of our favorite small-business owners here in …

Classic Cake Recipes

Serious home bakers will want to master these crowd-pleasing recipes for cheesecake, chocolate cake, carrot cake, and more.<p>First up: What could make traditional red velvet cake even better? Chocolate, of course!


Meds Can Help Problem Drinkers, But Many Doctors Don't Know That

If you tell your doctor you'd like to stop drinking, odds are he's not going to give you a pill. That's too bad, a study says, because there are medications that can help people with drinking problems get off the sauce.<p>And they're not going to make you sick like Antabuse, a medication used for …