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Lose 11 Pounds in a Week on This Prebiotic Soup Diet That's Good for Gut Bacteria

Over the past decade, “good bacteria” have emerged as the darlings of the weight-loss world. Again and again, top doctors and nutritionists have …

Nutrition

The 15 most important exercises for men

1. Deadlift<p>Arguably the king of all exercises, the deadlift hits every major muscle group hard, and is perhaps the greatest test of strength there …

Midtown Manhattan

12 Liver-Friendly Foods You Should Integrate In Your Diet

Your liver performs over 500 functions, and it filters one liter of blood each minute. The liver is involved in the maintenance of over 2000 internal …

10 Plants That Create the Perfect Microclimate at Home

Many people aren’t aware of the incredible abilities of ordinary household plants to improve the microclimate in their homes. Plants help create a …

Tips for Creating a City Garden

With a little planning and dedication, it’s possible to turn even the dreariest outdoor space into an urban retreat. Whether you have a big backyard or a tiny balcony, here is how to make your outdoor space work for you.<p><b>DECIDE HOW YOU WANT TO USE THE SPACE</b> “Ask yourself what you see yourself doing …

Landscaping

Graphic Shows the House Plants That Naturally Clean the Air in Your Home, According to a NASA Study

This is a quick public service announcement. If you believe in science and facts, read on.<p>Back in the 1980s, NASA published a research report called …

5 Brilliant Small Space Solutions Inspired by Tiny Homes

Whether you have a small home because you've voluntarily decided to live with less, or because the astronomical rent in your city made the choice for …

Storage Ideas

Gifts for your friend who needs to chill out

2017 has been pretty overwhelming. Do what you can to make your friends feel comforted this holiday.<p>You know the type. They work 60 hours a week, have half a dozen side-hustles, and never, ever cancel plans. You love their natural ambition, but also are aware that sometimes they need a little …

The Downtown LA that just won’t quit

These then-and-now photos show off buildings and public spaces that have endured for decades<p>The story of Downtown Los Angeles is one of continual renovation, repurposing, and rebranding. But a surprising number of buildings and public spaces have endured for decades, from the gilded age, to the …

8 Simple Secrets to a Forever Dust-Free Home

Do you feel like you're always battling dust? If it seems like it just starts accumulating again the second you're done cleaning, there's good news: …

5 gorgeous 'no-fuss' plants that thrive on next to no water

Not all California native plants are equal.<p>Some seem to thrive on neglect.<p>Call these the 'no-fuss' natives.<p>While such thrive-on-dry plants are sometimes touchy to establish, once settled they dislike extra water, mulching, fertilizing, and generally being fussed over. They prefer to be left …

Baja California

Too Many People Stop Their Lifesaving Statins, Doctors Say

Statins save lives. Then why do nearly half of patients stop taking the cholesterol-lowering medications against their doctors orders?<p>After suffering a near-fatal heart attack in April, Boris Pinhas, a 54-year-old computer programmer in Queens, New York, was prescribed a statin for a second time. …

Medicine

U.S. denies visas for Afghanistan’s all-girl robotics team

It's not easy to get robotics equipment through customs in Afghanistan, but that didn't deter this plucky bunch.<p>For months, a team of six teenage girls has been scrambling to build a ball-sorting robot that will compete in an international competition. Other teams received their raw materials in …

Immigration

Experts agree: The gorilla in the kiddie pool is having a total blast

Gorillas, like people, tend to outgrow much of their youthful exuberance as they age.<p>Play-fighting, pranks and silliness are usually on the decline by the time the animals reach young adulthood, experts say.<p>A notable exception: “Zola,” a 380-pound Silverback gorilla living in the South gorilla …

Gorillas

The 54 Best Things To Do in Downtown L.A. Right Now

Trendy blocks. Delicious eats. Killer coffeehouses. Must-see shops. Splashy new bars. The revival of our once-idle city center kicked off more than a …

Los Angeles

Free Up Counter Space with These Small Kitchen Organization Ideas

Is cooking and entertaining in your small kitchen difficult? A studio-size kitchen is a challenge to work in, but a few small kitchen organization …

20 helpful Amazon Echo voice commands for you to try

"Hey Alexa, listen up!"<p>Since its introduction at the end of 2014, the Amazon Echo has done an excellent job of blending simplicity and intelligence—so much so that shouting voice commands across the living room almost seems normal now (or at least Google thinks so).<p>The brains behind the Echo (and …

Bathroom decor: 15 small bathrooms to see before renovating yours!

There is a place in the home where great transformations happen. This is a room that is used to perform ordinary tasks, such as showering, but it …

A Tiny Paris Studio With a Genius Bedroom Solution

One of the chief difficulties of small-space living is figuring out where to put all your stuff. And one of the chief difficulties of <i>studio</i> living …

Interior Design

Why You Should Look for Hyaluronic Acid in Your Skin-Care Products

Hyaluronic acid is the essential ingredient every single person needs in her skin-care routine, regardless of skin type, complexion, or conditions. …

Skin Care

This Map Shows Commuters How Many Pedestrians And Cyclists Died On Their Route

In Los Angeles, 65% of serious injuries and deaths happen on just 6% of streets. Now you can avoid them.<p>If you live in Los Angeles and plot your daily commute on a new map, it shows you how many pedestrians and cyclists (and drivers, for that matter) have died in traffic deaths along the way.<p>Each …

14 of the Best Butt Exercises You Can Do Without a Gym Membership

Extreme Sports

Could Alzheimer’s Begin in the Gut?

Alzheimer’s and dementia research has suggested a number of potential causes of memory loss, which remains one of the most devastating diseases of …

7 Unique and Alternative Things to Do in Bangkok

Bangkok is one of the world’s most exciting and beautiful cities. It’s full of historic attractions, culinary delights and great places to shop. …

Asia Travel

The Side of Phuket, Thailand You're Missing

A stroll down Phuket’s busy Patong Beach may convince you that this entire island, with its three million annual tourist arrivals, has become too crowded for comfort. Fortunately, this isn’t the case—yet. Most visitors head straight for the famous western shores (that’s Patong, Kata, and Karon), …

An Insider's Peek at 7 Hidden Bangkok Treasures

Keep an eye out for the striking white domes of Wat Prayoon. (Photo: Alamy)<p>Often ranking as one of the world’s most visited cities, Bangkok is far …

Inspiring Kitchens You Won't Believe are IKEA

There's a reason IKEA cabinets are such a popular choice for new kitchens: they're incredibly affordable. The cabinets are also quite versatile, …

Kitchens

George Michael, a queer guide for the straight guys

In George Michael’s expressions of healthy sexuality, a better model for heterosexual men can be found<p>French marketing guru and cultural theorist extraordinaire, Clotaire Rapaille, explains in his book, "The Culture Code," that every culture has a coded way of understanding a particular topic. The …

L.A. prepares to help undocumented immigrants during a Trump presidency

Good morning. It is <b>Friday, Nov. 18</b>. One of the “stretching portraits” from<p>Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion is going up for auction. Here’s what else is happening in the Golden State:<p><b>TOP STORIES</b><p><b>A possible solution</b><p>Nearly 10,000 <b>California National Guard soldiers</b> may be able to keep enlistment bonuses …

California