Marian McDonald

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The magical beauty benefits of cucumber

Ok, I'm embellishing just a little. I used to steer clear of cucumbers because of what happens when they're drowned in a vat of vinegar for an …

Textured Cut Paper Illustrations by Morgana Wallace Depict Scenes of Mythology and Dreams | Colossal

<p>Artist and illustrator Morgana Wallace creates mixed media compositions that reference various aspects of mythology and realms of fantasy. The …

Do gut bacteria make flu shots work better? - Futurity

People treated with an antibiotic before receiving a flu shot may have a weakened response to the vaccine, according to a new study with mice.

Study: Artificial Sweeteners May Trigger Blood Sugar Risks

Bacteria in your gut might determine whether saccharin triggers glucose intolerance.<p>There's no such thing as a free lunch, or at least a free artificially sweetened one, a new study suggests. Saccharin and other artificial sweeteners may raise blood sugar levels—a condition the sugar substitutes …

Adjustable Desk Accessory Transforms a Sitting Desk into a Standing One

Many of us spend most of our day sitting down and have probably heard about how detrimental it is to our health. A standing desk is great way to combat the negative effects of sitting, but not everyone wants to buy an entirely new piece of furniture. The <i>LIFT</i> by Phoenix-based company iSkelter is a …

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Talking to ourselves: the science of the little voice in your head

If we want to understand what’s happening in the brain when people ‘hear voices’, we first need to understand what happens during ordinary inner speech<p>Accents, narrators and total silence: how you hear voices when you read Read more from the Inner Voices series<p>Most of us will be familiar with the …

8 Nostalgic Paint Colors

Tastemakers's favorite hues.<p>We asked eight tastemakers about the hues that have lingered in their minds, then rounded up paints that bring the colors vividly back to life.

Watch An Entire Year of the Sky in Less Than Five Minutes - The Fox Is Black

One of my favorite films this year has been <i>Boyhood</i>. Shot over a period of 12 years, it tells the story of Mason as his life unfolds during a period …

Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard

The book suggestion of this week is about the importance of change and how difficult that can be. The book is titled Switch: How to Change Things …

FDA Approves New Weight-Loss Drug Contrave

U.S. regulators are greenlighting a new weight-loss drug called Contrave, the third in a string of approvals for anti-obesity treatments.<p>The drug was developed by Orexigen Therapeutics Inc., based in La Jolla, California. The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday that it is approved for use by …

Weight Loss

21 Problems You Can Solve With Baking Soda

Seriously, store a box of this stuff in every room of your house.<p>Sure, it's a pro at making chewy chocolate chip cookies, but baking soda's real claim-to-fame is its power to freshen and clean many spots in your home. It's a super-effective (but gentle) abrasive and is a great natural deodorizer, …

You've Never Used A Lemon Like This Before

When life gives you lemons, use them in more ways than you ever imagined.<p><i>Getty Images</i><p><b>Help Toothaches</b><p>Lemon juice is no replacement for going to see your dentist—and exposing your teeth to fruit acids isn't a great long-term strategy. But if you've already got a toothache, the citric acid in lemons …

Bruno Mars Starts Work On Third Studio Album

In just a few short years <b>Bruno Mars</b> has gone from songwriter-for-hire to arguably the biggest male pop star on the planet. He's already sold over 12 …

Outside Opinion: Millennials frustrate HR execs

This just in: New study on millennials. Text and you'll miss it.<p>By 2020, millennials will make up 50 percent of the workforce. By 2025, that number is likely to reach 75 percent.<p>Given the huge millennial population, companies must hire them in increasing numbers. A study this summer by my company, …

Why Your Best Employees Are Leaving, And How To Stop Them

Turnover rates are rising. How can you keep the economy from stealing away your best people?<p>We all know about the importance of employee retention, so then why are so many companies so bad at keeping their best people?<p>According to a study from global management consultant firm the Hay Group and the …

No, The Customer Is Not Always Right

How many times have you had to grit your teeth, take a deep breath and silently repeat to yourself, “The customer is always right”? This is a motto that’s drilled into every young retail or hospitality worker, and has somehow made its way into the psyches of established business owners.<p>The problem …

Remembering Princess Diana: 30 Iconic Photos Of The Princess Of Wales

The year of her death, 1997, was highlighted by trips to Angola and Bosnia in her high-profile campaign against land mines and Mediterranean holidays with her sons and companion, Emad Mohamed "Dodi" Al-Fayed.<p>Eighteen years after her death, Princess Diana is remembered for her compassion and …

On the Books: Bruce Springsteen's publishing a book about a bank-robbing baby

The Boss is jumping on the bandwagon of musicians writing children’s books with the November 4 release of <i>Outlaw Pete</i>, a picture book based on his …

Rainbow

• <i>Cotton, plastic, electrical wire</i>• <i><br>24 Balls: 5' with 5' cord</i>• <i><br>48 Balls: 10' with 5' cord</i>• <i><br>Imported</i>• <i><br>Some assembly required</i>

Toast and Egg Coaster Set

-->Heads up! Holiday order deadline for the USA on this item is DECEMBER 5! :)<--<p>This crocheted coaster set is awesome! Each set includes two slices of toast and two sunny-side up eggs.<p>Both the toast and eggs are original patterns. Each egg is one-of-a-kind, just like real fried eggs!<p>∆Toast …