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Designers from 18 Different Countries Photoshop One Woman's Body to Meet Their Nation's Ideals

How do perceptions of beauty vary across the globe? In search of an answer to that question, UK medical service Superdrug Online Doctor commissioned marketing agency Fractl to ask graphic designers around the world to Photoshop a woman's body based on their nation's beauty ideals. The results, as …

Hair Color

Articles about fun cost conscious home bright interiors and climbing wall on Dwell.com - Dwell

Challenged to build a budget-friendly dream home, a Wyoming firm delivers a bold, beautiful box.<p>Here at Dwell, we’re big fans of multi-purpose places: live-work spaces, home-art galleries, and products like Murphy beds that...<p>An architect and his wife roll up their sleeves and create an affordable …

San Francisco

9 books the CEO of a $700 million company recommends everyone read

He's also in high demand to deliver a presentation all over Silicon Valley — not on growing a business or the future of investing, but on basic personal finance.<p>As part of that presentation, he recommends nine books for people to get better educated about their money:

Investing

9 Vegetarian Slow Cooker Recipes to Welcome Spring

Slow cookers have a rep as the carnivore's kitchen appliance–the busy cook's vessel for meaty, long-simmered stews and pot roast-style dishes–but …

Cooking

Our Best Slow-Cooker Recipes

Ginger, cumin, and cinnamon take ordinary chicken to a new level without any extraordinary effort.<p><i>Need recipe inspiration? Sign up for our Everyday Food Newsletter and get the most delicious recipes delivered to your inbox.</i>

Track Your Sleep and Activity on the Cheap With Misfit's 'Flash'

Your average wrist-worn fitness tracker, a molded piece of rubber with a handful of accelerometers and gyroscopes inside, costs around $100 at the …

The Difference Between Baking Soda and Baking Powder

Almost every cook has faced this scenario: you’re following a recipe that requires baking powder but you only have baking soda. What do you do? Can …

15 Reasons Why Vinegar is the Ultimate Cleaning Solution

The secret fix to most household messes was already in your kitchen cupboard.<p><b>1. Kitchen Surfaces and Utensils</b><br>Vinegar has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties that make it a good choice for cleaning in the kitchen. Mix equal parts white vinegar and water, then pour it into a spray bottle. Use …

Get Dad a Streaming Stick This Father's Day - Consumer Reports News

This year on Father's Day, tell dad to stick it—by giving him a Chromecast or Roku Streaming Stick streaming media player, which plugs into one of …

6 Great Sites and Apps for Taking Fitness Classes at Home

Not everybody is motivated to work out consistently by themselves, which is why fitness classes are so popular. Somehow having an instructor bossing …

Apps

This Is Us: Portrait of a Changing America

A nation in time, in seven charts.<p>Change is complex, particularly at the scale of a nation 300 million strong.<p>It doesn't proceed smoothly or at the same rate among all age, racial, or ethnic groups. And yet: some of the movements—like the increase in support of gay marriage or interracial …

The Sad, Slow Death of America's Retail Workforce

There's never been a better time to be a consumer. It's not such a happy story for the people on the shopping floor and behind the counters.<p>Retail sales just notched their best month since 2012 and the industry has added almost one million jobs since 2010. But the rosy headline stats obscure a more …

The Confidence Gap

Evidence shows that women are less self-assured than men—and that to succeed, confidence matters as much as competence. Here's why, and what to do about it.<p><b>F</b>or years, we women have kept our heads down and played by the rules. We’ve been certain that with enough hard work, our natural talents would …

What Wedding Rings Say About China's Economy

Golden rings are more accessible than ever for the average Chinese couple.<p>Last year was a big one for gold in China. As Chinese middle class families, particularly aunties, bought up gold bars and jewelry for their use as accessories as well as investments, China became both the number-one producer …

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Pregnancy

I’m a Big Kid Now: 13 Ways to Repurpose Baby Furniture

After your little one is all grown up, you’re faced with an enormous decision: What should you do with all that furniture?! You could toss it, donate it or our favorite option… repurpose it! From awesome chalkboards to classy beverage carts, here are 13 super creative ways to repurpose baby …

Cute

How to Find Affordable Art: The Ultimate Online Source List

(Image credit: Jill Slater)<p>Buying art is easier than ever these days, as the online art scene flourishes and websites offer multiple ways to learn …

Streetwear

Kick the Cabin Fever: 24 Budget-Friendly Ideas for Indoor Play

(Image credit: Fun at Home with Kids)<p>If you're one of the unlucky ones to be caught in the middle of the Polar Vortex, odds are that you're suffering …

Archives

By The Numbers: America's Best Value Destinations

For a domestic vacation that won't break the bank this year, check out these 50 affordable hidden gems. Hotel search trivago.com has compiled a list of the best value destinations on home turf for 2014. Based on the yearly average overnight price of a standard double room, combined with the …

West Palm Beach

No Candy Bars Here: This Vending Machine Sells Only Fresh Salads And It's Seriously Delicious

CHICAGO -- When 27-year-old Luke Saunders told his former boss he was turning down a substantial raise and promotion to create a vending machine that would sell exclusively organic, restaurant-quality salads and snacks, he was met with looks of disbelief and confusion.<p>"They still think I'm nuts," …

88 Books That Teach Important Lessons

A Picture Book of Helen Keller (Picture Book Biography) by David A. Adler tells readers that we are all different with different abilities but are …

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Albuquerque Newspaper Runs Breaking Bad Obituary

"It provides some of us some closure."<p>New Mexico science teacher David Lyman and fellow members of a <i>Breaking Bad</i> Facebook fan group purchased a death notice that ran today in the <i>Albuquerque Journal</i>.<p>Lyman told the paper that the gesture "provides some of us some closure."<p>It shouldn't, though. …

32 Books That Will Actually Change Your Life

And all you have to do is read them!

Books

The Habits Of Supremely Happy People

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.<p>In his 2004 Ted Talk, Seligman describes three different kinds of happy lives: The pleasant life, in which you fill …

What Recruiters Look At During The 6 Seconds They Spend On Your Resume

Although we may never know why we didn't get chosen for a job interview, a recent study is shedding some light on recruiters' decision-making behavior. According to TheLadders research, recruiters spend an average of "six seconds before they make the initial 'fit or no fit' decision" on …

Employment

Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid

<i>Editors’ Note: Following the huge popularity of this post, article source Amy Morin has authored a guest post on exercises to increase mental strength here and Cheryl Conner has interviewed Amy in a Forbes video chat about this article here.</i><p>For all the time executives spend concerned about physical …

Nate Silver on Finding a Mentor, Teaching Yourself Statistics, and Not Settling in Your Career

Perhaps no one has done more for the cause of data-driven decision-making in the minds of the public than Nate Silver. His book, The Signal and the Noise, explains the power of statistical modeling to improve our predictions about everything from the weather to sports to the stock market. Data …