Lori Roudez-McDonald

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The World’s Tiniest Wonders, Revealed Through Photomicrography

Under a microscope, even a toothbrush can be a work of art.<p>Since 1975, Nikon’s Small World Photomicrography Competition has attracted photographers …

Salvador Dalí

9 Modern Homes Made Out of Shipping Containers

These shipping containers have left their itinerant lives as vessels that carried goods around the world, only to be reborn as structural and design elements of modern homes.<p>The beauty of using shipping containers in construction projects may not be immediately obvious to the untrained eye, but …

Costa Rica

An Internet-Famous Cookie Worthy of Baking in Real Life

Last fall, an aberrant chocolate chip cookie turned up in my Instagram feed. As wide as a salad plate and flat as a flounder, it appeared thin, but it was somehow layered with slabs of chocolate. Oddest of all, it was ringed, like a tree trunk — as if a chunk of chocolate had been dropped in the …

Recipes

10 of the Smartest Small Kitchens We've Ever Seen

(Image credit: Ladny Dom)<p>When you have a snug space, you have to make every inch count with some smart layout tricks and storage solutions. Do that, …

See How an Oregon Couple Renovated Their 1966 Airstream

Immediately after buying a vintage Airstream that they planned to renovate, Anna Jacobs and Damian Schmitt feared they bit off way more than they could chew.<p>Nothing about owning the 1966 Overlander would be easy—starting with moving it to Schmitt's home in Bend, Oregon, after buying it on the …

9 Cat Tattoo Ideas For The Sisters Who Are Obsessed With Their Adorable Feline

Sometimes, cats get a bad rap for seeming a bit more standoffish, but if you truly know our feline friends, you know they just love being independent …

Finally: A Good-Looking Android Phone Without The Bloatware

I really hated the vibration on this phone. The vibration motor was so jarring that I had to turn haptic feedback off for typing and system notifications.<p>Unlike other flagship phones (namely Samsung's Galaxy S8 and the iPhone 7), the Essential phone isn't waterproof, which, for clumsy folks like …

Phones

33 Scary As Shit Movies You Can Watch On Netflix

At least you'll have some great movies to watch when you can't sleep.

Horror

5 Meal Prep Upgrades So You Can Have Healthier Lunches All Week

Lee Tilghman makes some of the best lunches on Instagram. These are her tips for prepping like a pro.<p>It's noon, and you're staring into your work fridge, hoping that if you blink hard enough, a more exciting lunch will appear. Spoiler alert: It won't. But, if you could turn back time, you would've …

Recipes

Your Quinoa Will Taste 1,000 Times Better When You Make This Simple Swap

I've been eating quinoa for a while but admittedly haven't gotten very creative with the way I cook it (save cooking it with some bullion once!). As such, my quinoa has been pretty plain, and since I make it weekly, I was getting pretty bored. Then it dawned on me — I need to cook it in coconut …

Recipes

Ramen Any Vegan or Vegetarian Will Love

Mmmhmm.<p>Servings: 4-6<p>1 tablespoon oil<p>1 teaspoon sesame oil<p>1 tablespoon ginger, minced<p>6 cloves garlic, minced<p>1 onion, diced<p>6 cups vegetable stock<p>1 cup water<p>1 cup shiitake mushrooms, stems removed and sliced<p>1 tablespoon soy sauce<p>1 teaspoon miso paste<p>Ramen noodles<p><b>Toppings</b><br>Bok choy, sautéed<p>Peppers, …

Recipes

11 Avocado Dips That Aren't Guacamole

There's a whole world of avocado dips that are not guacamole recipes. Though we love pure, unadulterated mashed avocado, shelling out $2 an avo isn't exactly affordable for a party scene. These particular recipes may be slightly more affordable as they make use of beans, edamame, cream cheese, and …

Cream Cheese

Color Cheat Sheet: The 15 Most Perfect Gray Paint Colors

Picking paint is no easy feat. First, you have to decide what color family you want to grace your walls. "A dark blue? Maybe a bright green? Oh wait, …

This Upside-Down Peanut Butter Banana Toast Is Gonna Change Your Life

FRENCH. TOAST. FORVER.<p>1 stale baguette<p>4 eggs<p>½ cup heavy cream<p>1 teaspoon vanilla<p>1 teaspoon cinnamon<p>¼ cup unsalted butter<p>1 cup brown sugar<p>½ cup heavy cream<p>⅓ cup peanut butter<p>1 large banana, sliced<p>1. Preheat oven to 375˚F/190˚C.<p>2. On a cutting board, cut the baguette in half lengthwise, and slice into …

Breakfast

14 Protein-Packed Dinners Made With A Can Of Chickpeas

Did you know chickpeas have 15 grams of protein PER CUP?! That's about 30% of your daily intake!

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This is a delicious sweetened cornbread made with yogurt instead of the classic buttermilk. Melted butter and maple syrup or honey add flavor to the …

Recipes

Chicken Veggie and Brown Rice Bowls with Peanut Sauce

If there’s a food out there that includes peanut sauce I already know I love it. So before I had even made these Chicken, Veggie and Brown Rice Bowls …

Nom Nom Paleo's Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

Whether you're following a Paleo diet or not, Nom Nom Paleo's blog is full of delicious, easy-to-assemble recipes. Take these sheet pan chicken …

This Meal-Prep Plan Will Set You Up For A Week Of Healthy Eats

Cook now, feast later: We're kicking off our 7-Day No-Added-Sugar Meal Plan with a smart prep routine that will make the week ahead even easier. (And tastier!)<p>In order to get the most out of the meal plan, we suggest grocery shopping and doing the prep work on a Saturday or Sunday, then starting …

Recipes

10 of the Easiest Breakfasts for the Laziest Mornings

We all have those mornings when we wake up completely disinterested in starting the day. We hit the snooze button, pull the covers over our eyes, and …

My Cast-Iron Skillet Has Changed My Cooking Game

Before I owned a cast-iron skillet, I never thought I'd use it as much as I do now. I thought it was just a pan. Sure, a fancy-looking pan that …

This Trick to Cook Rice Slashes Calories in Half

Cutting calories, like taking the stairs and getting enough sleep, is just one part of an overall healthy lifestyle. But there’s no denying that …

Easily The Best Garlic Herb Roasted Potatoes

Give me all of these rn. K, thanks, bye.<p>Servings: 5-6<p>13 4-lb russet potatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces<p>1 teaspoon baking soda<p>1 teaspoon salt<p>¼ cup olive oil<p>2 tablespoons garlic, minced<p>2 tablespoons rosemary, finely chopped<p>1 teaspoon black pepper<p>More salt & pepper to taste<p>Small handful fresh parsley …

Recipes

How to Make a Potato Salad That'll Upstage the Classic

Classic potato salads are fine and good (sometimes even wonderful)—but every once in a while (maybe for the start of barbecue season?), you want a chance to play, create, impress, and use up some of the items in your pantry, too.<p>Behold: <b>our guide for building the potato salad of your dreams!</b> Whether …

Potatoes

15 Classic Baked Goods Every Cook Should Know

Even realtors know that there’s nothing that makes a house feel like a home as much as the smell of fresh baked goods. That’s why they always use cookie-scented candles or pop a pie in the oven right before showing a new listing. A plate of fancy stuffed cookies sitting on the counter is oh-so …

Dessert

11 Summer Recipes You Can Make in a Slow-Cooker

When I think of slow-cookers, I automatically think of warm winter soups and stews. In fact, I associate slow-cooker recipes so heavily with winter …

Meal Prep: 5 Healthy Recipes To Get You Through The Week

Get to it!<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 delicious</i> …

If You're Obsessed With Avocado Toast, You've Got to Try This

Rice cakes are not only low in calories, but they're incredibly versatile and work well with many different flavor combinations. When paired with avocados, they provide a high-fat snack combo that will keep you full and satiated between meals. Try these 15 recipes that can substitute your usual …

Recipes

Literally Just 7 Really Good Dinners You Should Make This Week

Everything you need for a delicious week.

Cooking

20 Cheat Sheets For When You're Trying To Eat A Little Healthier

Eating like a ~healthy person~ has never been easier.

Workouts