Erin Maxwell

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How to Make Overnight Oats

About 8 years ago, my husband and I were visiting our friend Frank, and for breakfast he offered us what was basically oatmeal served like cereal. He …

14 High-Protein Snacks Under 200 Calories

<b>Power up with these nourishing treats.</b><p><i>For SELF, by Audrey Bruno.</i><p>Photo: Dana and John Shultz via minimalistbaker.com<p>When you come down with a snack attack, it's important to choose your sustenance wisely. A bag of chips may squash your salt hankerings, but it's probably not actually going to hold …

Healthy Eating

5 things to put in a hot dog bun that aren’t meat

<b>These vegetarian hot dog stand-ins don’t rely on fake meat, yay, and let plants-only eaters in on the fun.</b><p>Hot dogs are a curious animal. (I won’t …

Here’s How You Can Get a Flight to Europe for $150

If you’re already thinking about how you’re going to spend your time away from the office this holiday season, please allow us to offer up a few suggestions: Why not catch a show in London’s West End or take a wander along the picturesque canals of Amsterdam? Or maybe spend a few days totally …

Tropical Turmeric Smoothie [Vegan]

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It's Hard To Believe These Beautiful Buildings Are Made Out Of Garbage

Turns out, recycled materials make for some amazing architecture.<p>It's not easy being green, but it <i>is</i> getting easier to live sustainably. Scientists are getting creative about finding new ways to make green living work – like the team of Australian researchers that recently figured out a way to turn …

77 Easy Summer Weeknight Dinner Recipes So You Can Just Chillllllllllllll

During the summer, there are no elaborate dinner recipes allowed.<p><b>Summer gives you permission to stop trying so hard.</b> Resign yourself to drinking all day outside. Read for pleasure. And absolutely do not stress about preparing an elaborate dinner. These 77 relaxed dinner recipes, which require …

Cooking

The Most Powerful Protein Shake Ingredients You're Not Using

Studies show that high-protein smoothies are highly effective at rushing nutrients to your muscles—which is why I recommend you have one of your two …

Nutrition

The Biggest Mistake Young Entrepreneurs Are Making Today

The overhyped startups with multibillion-dollar valuations are setting a bad example.<p>I'm getting worried about the effect the unicorn phenomenon in Silicon Valley is having on entrepreneurs around the country. I keep running into young people who have everything they need to launch a successful …

I Quit My Perfect City Life & Moved To The Jungle

I was fine. I had a perfectly tiny apartment in the perfect D.C. neighborhood of Adams Morgan. I knew exactly where to brunch and when to brunch and …

Disrupting Charity: How Social Business Can Eradicate Starvation

There is an international consensus that malnutrition is the single greatest source of poverty, ill health, and underdevelopment in the world today. While progress has been made in treating starvation, a staggering one in every four children in developing countries still cannot access essential …

3 months ago I threw everything away — and it's taught me surprising lessons about minimalism

It's been three months since I threw everything out. I've lived in four different places. I haven't paid rent anywhere.<p>I always have benefited from the kindness of others.<p>That doesn't mean I couch surf. But after 20 years of being good to people, I realized I had never let people be good to me. Now …

Minimalism

50 Impossibly Easy, Slightly Lazy, 100% Reliable Summer Dinners

Dragging open a can of anchovies. Cubing cold, snappy vegetables to toss in a mustard jar vinaigrette. Spooning anything at all onto toast, with pepper and cheese and salt. There's something wonderfully languid about making summer dinners, the kind that come half-prepped right from the produce bag …

Plot Twist: You’re Already Enough, And The Only Thing Holding You Back Is You

By Heidi Priebe,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/28Y7ezS<p>Something I like to think about is how every experience we have in life is inherently neutral.<p>…

Are We Any Better Than Yulin Dog Meat Festival-Goers?

It's back: Each year since 2010, crowds of people flock to the streets in a small Chinese province to celebrate at the Yulin Festival. As part of the festivities, an estimated 10,000 dogs are sent to the city - to be eaten.<p>The scenes are difficult to read about, let alone watch. These smart and …

Animal Abuse

16 Page-Turners That You Should Read With Your Sister

The most complicated best friend you'll ever have.

Fully Loaded: The Vegan Breakfast Burrito

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California's Classic Road Trip: The Pacific Coast Highway

Most of my family's travel is international, but when my son suggested driving the Pacific Coast Highway from San Francisco down to Los Angeles, we couldn't resist.<p>Our first stop was Stanford University. Staying at the newly-opened Clement hotel in Palo Alto was a dream. The rooms, pool and gym are …

Santa Barbara

I Wrote a Children's Book That Was Rated Too Nasty for Kids

Who would've thought that a children's book called 'NASTYbook' would be deemed too disgusting and inappropriate for kids?<p>As a writer, I specialize in very brief, surreal fictions. For instance, I wrote a story (a personal favorite) in which I capture a runaway vagina from up a tree.<p>Some years ago, …

25-Year-Old Erin Schrode Is Running for Congress

When Erin Schrode announced her plans to run for Congress, she wasn't trying to make history—the 25-year-old activist would be the youngest women to be elected to the House. All she wanted was to make a positive change in her community by representing California’s 2nd District. Schrode has devoted …

Campaign Finance

15 Easy Meals For Anyone Who's Vegan And Extremely Busy

Because when aren't you in a hurry?<p><i>Original article by Claire Couron for Spoon University.</i><p><b>For more, check out Spoon University.</b>

Five Time-Management Tips To Lower Your Stress

Time management techniques let you get more done at home and at work, but I like them for another reason. When you have a handle on your day and you know that you’re doing exactly what you should be doing nearly all the time, that knowledge also lowers your stress level!<p>Here are five …

I thought I'd found the perfect guy. Until he replaced me.

I ran blindly out into the streets of Hollywood.<p>I just ran and ran.<p>"Where did I park?!" My mind raced, trying to remember. Tears obstructed my view, and the moments that had just transpired fogged my thoughts. "That jerk.... He can go to hell!"<p>Let's rewind a bit here. We met at a fashion event in …

Relationships

10 Healthy Snacks to Help You Meet Every Nutrition Goal

Quick bites between meals should do more than just tide you over. These inspired ideas will score you extra nutrients and bonus energy<p>Even if you …

5 Things to Know About the Chinese New Year

Monday marks the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year, China’s biggest and most ceremonious holiday. Though China officially operates on the …

Have We Reached Peak Hadid? Will Rihanna Out-Kanye Kanye? And More Pressing Questions From New York Fashion Week

<b>Who Is Fashion Week For?</b><br>Given that it comes along like clockwork twice a year, and has done so for ages, it’s easy to feel as though Fashion Week has always existed, a part of nature, as immutable as the tides. Not so! Back in 1943, Eleanor Lambert organized the first event we’d recognize as a …

Empire's Ta'Rhonda Jones on How the Show Has Changed Her Life: "I Can See the Skyscrapers Now"

<b>Before she was Porsha on Empire, Ta'Rhonda Jones, 27, was a determined girl from Chicago's South Side working at a nursing home. Here's what happened next.</b><p>I'm the fourth of eight kids brought up by our grandmother. We didn't have much, but I was always a hustler. At 22 I was a manager of a shoe …

Employment

Kendall and Kylie Take Manhattan With Kanye and More

11 tips for calming your nerves before a big presentation

She was presenting an oral book report on "Great Expectations" to Mrs. Weaver's tenth grade English class. She was nervous and could feel her hands shaking, heart racing, knees knocking, and palms sweating. As she reached the front of the room and turned to face her 33 classmates, she froze.<p>Moments …

Public Speaking