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5 Night Creams Dermatologists Swear By For Women Over 30

There are a lot of skincare products out there, but perhaps the most important and underrated ones are night creams. They’re specifically designed to …

Espresso Porridge Will Jolt You Out of Bed

I’ve heard that the body’s best time to digest breakfast is between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. Or, wait, is it between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m.? OK, it’s sometime …

10 essential supplements and why you should take them

I’m often asked by clients and readers of this column whether they should be taking supplements to help achieve their training goals. My answer is that for general training goals, supplements probably aren't necessary. With a practical training plan and careful diet, you should be able to achieve …

9 High-Protein Dinners With 5 Ingredients or Less

Dinner is my favorite meal to eat, but not my favorite meal to cook. Nothing brings me more comfort at the end of a long day than curling up with …

Healthy Eating

Places to learn to make pottery, ceramic projects, pottery art retreat, courses & workshop vacations in India - Aura Pottery

Aura Pottery is a pottery farm and backpacker’s hostel in Chandigarh, India, which is one of the ideal points of interests in Chandigarh if you’re a …

Pottery

Three Helpful Tips for Operating a Sustainable Pottery Studio

<i>With kilns fueled primarily by fossil fuels and materials mined from the earth, it is challenging to have a sustainable pottery practice. But there</i> …

What is a bullet journal? And why does everyone think it’s better than any productivity app?

Switching off screens, planning and reviewing your day with a notebook reduces the lingering dread of pending tasks.<p>In May 2016, I found myself …

Productivity

These 4 Dreamy Herbal Tinctures Will Make You Reconsider the Old-School Facial Steam

In the era of instant plumping masks and two-minute facials, it’s hard to imagine not speeding through your beauty routine. Yet lately there’s been a resurgence of interest around facial steaming—the old-school ritual that involves immersing your face in a cloud of warm vapors while you simply …

A Few Projects You Should Try If You’re Into Pipe Furniture

Pipe furniture is pretty high on our list of useful things that you can craft for your home. The projects are usually simple and there’s a ton of …

13 Natural Beauty Buys from Target You Need Before They Sell Out

ICYMI, Target has been low-key dominating the natural beauty scene. They’ve revamped their green standards and upgraded their merch, bringing us the best of what green beauty has to offer (and leaving us with a <i>lot</i> of shopping to do). Thanks to the influx of natural products on the shelves, we found …

This Stress-Relieving Oil Is an Amazon Best Seller—Here's How to Use It

The medicinal use of essential oils dates back centuries—scientists have detected traces of the ancient practice in Egyptian, Chinese, Indian, and …

18 Ways to Get Your Italian Comfort Food Fix at Home

Special date nights <i>may</i> call for dinner at a romantic low-lit Italian restaurant, but when you want to avoid the crowds (or securing a rezzie), cooking at home is key. When you need the comfort of a bowl of pasta or a meatball sub, these 18 recipes will be your saving grace. Grab some charcuterie to …

6 Steps to Achieving Hygge, the Danish Art of Contentment and Comfort

If you’ve ever sat in an Arne Jacobsen egg chair, been beguiled by the fairytales of Hans Christian Andersen, or enjoyed a piping hot <i>aebleskiver</i> at a county fair, you’ve had a taste of Danish culture. But Denmark’s latest export is less easily defined: Most closely aligned with the idea of …

This Couple Went to Every National Park in America and Says These Are the Best

At these parks, you'll get scenery and experiences you won't find anywhere else.<p>Last year, former National Geographic travel photographer, Jonathan …

7 Easy Dinners That Basically Make Themselves

Minimum effort, maximum payoff.

Our Hottest Recipes on Pinterest Right Now

Go make the ultimate crab dip and perfect pan-roasted chicken<p>Textbook tikka masala. Spicy green chile enchiladas. Crab dip that makes us weak in the …

Cooking

16 Bibimbap Bowl Recipes That’ll Make Dinner a Breeze

The obsession with Korean food here in America is still going strong. Gochujang is now the new Sriracha, kimchi is almost as common as dill pickles and bibimbap bowls are the new go-to takeout option. Instead of ordering your favorite bowl, you should probably learn how to make your own. Make your …

35 Bean Recipes for All Your Plant-Protein (and High-Fiber) Needs

“Beans, beans, they’re good…” OK, we all know how that ends. But cheeky rhymes aside, it’s true that beans are some of the best foods you could be …

Healthy Eating

20 Tough Truths About Life No One Wants to Admit

We all struggle. We all suffer on the inside. Every day…We worry.<br>We procrastinate. <br>We feel overwhelmed.<br>We feel angry.<br>We feel lonely. <br>We don’t feel …

Loneliness

The Healthology - The Healthology

Home Blog<p>Have you come across a bottle of Worcestershire sauce at the supermarket but didn’t bother to put it in your shopping cart because you had …

Smart Ways to Approach a 7-Day Detox Diet

The thought of going on a seven-day detox diet can be incredibly daunting. With so many different diets touted online and in books, it’s tough to …

The best face masks that will give you great skin in just five minutes

For all of its merits, the poor face mask gets slapped with the label of being suitable only for those with loads of time on their hands, lounging about in fluffy white bathrobes. It’s just a luxury, isn’t it?<p>Well, if there’s one thing I’m on a mission to tell you, it’s that the face mask should be …