M. John

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Whole Foods’ Pre-Peeled Oranges Are the Ultimate in Bourgeois Laziness

The internet blew up yesterday after a photo of a shelf of peeled oranges in plastic containers went viral. The photo was taken by one Nathalie Gordon who spotted the naked oranges for sale at Whole Foods. Yes, Whole Foods, also known as the place that tried to sell asparagus water for $6. The …

Bernie Sanders

15 Quotes to Remind You to Love Yourself

Love yourself enough to remove yourself from anything you know isn't good for you.<br>When you begin to truly love yourself, negative influences, and …

Happiness

Why Throwing Yourself Into the Unknown Can Be the Best Thing You Can Do to Yourself

Most of us are scared of diving into the unknown, of uncertainty, of unfamiliarity, of not knowing what's going to happen. We are scared that things could go wrong, that things will be uncomfortable, and that things might not go as expected.<p>But throwing yourself into the unknown can be very …

Positive Thinking

3 Ways to Dress Up a Plaid Shirt

After apple picking and the PSL, nothing says fall quite like a plaid shirt. Like a classic button-down and jeans, this timeless topper holds a place of prestige in almost every closet thanks to its versatility and crazy cozy vibes. But like any basic, it needs an update every once in a while, …

Clothing

15 Bright Attic Spaces for an Office or Studio

It isn’t always possible to dedicate one of the main rooms of your home to an office or studio. And when carving out a little area of the den or your …

Why this panty ad was too racy for the subway

While advertisements bombard us with images of scantily-clad women on a daily basis, there is still a fine line between what is OK and what isn’t. And apparently, for the New York City Subway, that line is the word “period” and a peeled half-grapefruit.<p>Ads for THINX, a brand of period-proof …

Why I'm #PlusPositive

I sometimes get fans saying things like, "Why do they even call you Plus Size? You're just a normal-sized woman."<p>While it's true that the average American woman is a size 14, like me, "normal" or Straight Size models in the fashion industry tend to be size 0-2. I don't like the idea of women above …

Fashion Industry

Science Says Knitting Makes Humans Warmer And Happier, Mentally

“Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn’t hurt the untroubled spirit either.” – Elizabeth Zimmermann<p>My mother was a …

A Smart Remodel for a Small Space in Paris

Paris is a bit like New York in that it's a highly sought after, densely packed city where some of the most desirable real estate is in older …

Living Rooms

Three Reasons Why We Don't Pray the Sinner's Prayer With Our Children

Praying for Jesus to be put into the hearts of our children is a seminal moment for evangelical families. It is believed to be the moment when children are saved, secured eternity in heaven, committed to follow Jesus for the rest of their lives. It is a significant and momentous event, one worthy …

Parenting

Small Space Design Mistakes

In small spaces, the stakes are just higher. You've got less real estate to make designs work, and function is paramount. Here are four big things …

Small Spaces

These Women Swear the Secret to Happiness Is NEVER Getting Married

<b>Bella DePaulo, Ph.D., 61</b><br>The researcher, author, and blogger turned her single-lady status into a sweet career by studying and writing about other legally independent women. Though she says she's been left out at work gatherings with her colleagues, according to the <i>Christian Science Monitor</i>, Bella …

Prison Born

What becomes of the babies of incarcerated mothers? Research suggests that having nurseries in prisons leads to lower recidivism rates for moms and better outcomes for their kids.<p>Alyssa mayer was four months pregnant the day a police officer showed up at her motel room in Kingston, New York. It was …

Crime

The newest trend in beauty is armpit hair?!? We're not buying it

Is it going to be a hairy summer?<p>That's what some observers of style are predicting. Or promoting.<p>"<p>Miley Cyrusand Jemima Kirke are making hairy underarms mainstream," a Daily Mail headline proclaimed.<p>"Armpit hair a growing trend for women," said CNN.<p>New York Magazine's the Cut blog posted a guide …

How Hope Can Improve Your Life, Backed By Research

There’s a scientific reason to have hope<p>Everyone says “have hope.” Is that just silly pollyanna optimism?<p>No. Actually there’s a science to hope.<p>Via …

Psychology

Why You Should Make This Pickled Beef Recipe Immediately

This pickled beef recipe is a sleeper hit and just really amazingly good.<p><i>Here at Bon Appétit, we publish upwards of 40 recipes a month, and we’ve been doing that for, oh, more than 50 years now. We spend countless hours obsessively testing and tasting and tweaking them to make sure that every</i> …

Cooking

Just Starting Out? 5 Strategies for Outfitting Your First Apartment

(Image credit: Meg Lewis)<p>Homes are made up of so many pieces from furniture basics to personal touches so how do you make a place feel like home when …

Living Rooms

30 Stunning No-Heat Hairstyles To Help You Through Summer

This way, you can make it through an entire month without a blow dryer.

13 Donut Recipes That’ll Make You Rethink Your Dunkin’ Habit

If America had a national breakfast pastry, the donut would take the title, hands down. Who, after all, can refuse the deceptively light consistency …

Doughnuts

Classic Cookies

SAVEUR<p>https://www.saveur.com/gallery/Classic-Cookies<p>article<p>The simple pleasure of biting into a chocolate chip cookie dipped in cool, creamy milk is …

Gluten-Free and Sugar-Free Super Bowl Snack: Bacon Wrapped Dates

Are you doing any new years resolutions this year? I am doing a no sugar January and let me just tell you, it's been pretty hard! Especially over the weekends. Super Bowl is coming up quick and if you're looking for easy to make, diet approved delicious snacks for the big day, you have come to the …

Breakfast

4 Ways to Transport Deviled Eggs

Despite their retro reputation, deviled eggs are still the perfect party snack. The major challenge: If you have to travel to the party and bring the …

Breakfast

A Flower Girl And Ring Bearer Just Got Married Nearly 20 Years After Meeting

This couple might have the cutest story of all time.<p>The Minnesota couple got married this weekend — nearly 20 years after they served as ring bearer and flower girl at a wedding as kids.<p>He said that Brittney recognized his unusual name, and asked her mother if it could be the same boy.<p>"They're …

The Best Accessories We Saw During Paris Couture Week

Ladies and gentleman, fashion month is almost upon us. And while we are eagerly awaiting all the ready-to-wear collections, right now we have Paris Couture Week to sink our teeth into.<p>Over the last couple of days, designers including Chanel, Valentino and Elie Saab showed their stunning Spring 2015 …

Haute Couture

12 Cozy Cabins You Can Rent Right Now

Winter is coming. Actually, scratch that. Winter is here. You could try to stick it out, brave that eminent polar vortex and elbow your way into a cab to avoid the cold. Or you can forget all that, play hooky and escape to a charming cabin where suddenly the chilly winter weather is less of a drag …

Henry David Thoreau

Fast, Easy, Fresh: 4 Weeknight Dinners to Make in February

Crowd-pleasing sausages, spicy blistered edamame, and the easiest risotto to add to your weeknight dinner roster.<p><b>When you're strapped for time</b> but still craving fast, easy, fresh meals, turn to one of our new favorite quick-comfort dinners made for busy weeknights. Our favorite? A hands-off risotto …

Cooking

Leaving Las Vegas: top things to do nearby without a casino in sight

When you’ve tired of the ding-ding-ding of the slot machines, it’s time to hit the road and grab some fresh air. Not so far from the Strip’s neon lights, here are five epic outdoor destinations, all without a smoke-choked casino in sight.<p><b>Red Rock Canyon</b><p>If you’ve only got an afternoon to spare, head …