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Use This Infographic To Decode Your Cat's Body Language

When I was growing up, my grandmother had a black cat named Shelby who I was just determined to make friends with. Every time we went over to her …

RSPCA

The Slow Cooker Hacks You've Been Missing Out On

Game changed.<p>There's no denying the greatness of the slow cooker. It cooks us dinner with little effort on our part -- breakfast, lunch and dessert, too. But, did you know that the slow cooker can do more than just cook slowly? It can also work as a double boiler and a steamer, and it's even an …

Slow Cookers

Welcome to Beautiful Parkersburg, West Virginia

Home to one of the most brazen, deadly corporate gambits in U.S. history.<p>Story by <b>Mariah Blake</b><p>Media directed by <b>Emily Kassie</b><p>1: The Farm<p>“Hold on to something,” Jim Tennant warned as he fired up his tractor. We lurched down a rutted dirt road past the old clapboard farmhouse where he grew up. Jim still …

The International Landscape Photographer Of The Year Winners Will Leave You Breathless

Who said landscape photos had to be boring?<p>For the second year in a row, professional and amateur landscape photographers from all over the world submitted entries to the International Landscape Photographer of the Year competition. The contest, which received 2,604 submissions, aims to select the …

Photography

Tired Of Baby Questions, This Couple Took Pics With Their Pup Instead

And the photos do not disappoint.<p>Australian couple Matt Kay and Abby Lee were tired of people asking them when they were going to have kids.<p>With the the help of their photographer friend Elisha Collins of Elisha Minette Photography, the couple of two years came up with the idea of of doing a …

Photography

14 Of The Most Dangerous Foods For Your Dog

Keep your pup safe and waggy.<p>You want to share everything with your best friend, but when your best friend's a dog, sharing can often do more harm than good.<p>No matter how much you love avocado toast or hoppy brews, it's important you keep these kinds of edibles to your side of the dinner table -- …

Pets

Horses Use Complex Facial Expressions Nearly Identical To Humans

This is one happy horse.<p>The ability to use complex facial expressions to convey emotion isn't unique to humans -- chimpanzees, dogs and cats also possess this ability. Scientists are finding that horses, too, show their feelings on their faces.<p>In a new study, psychologists from the U.K.'s …

Research

How To Make Your Own 'Instant' Mac And Cheese In A Mug

So cheesy, and so easy.<p>It's always a good time for mac and cheese. Unfortunately, it's unlikely that mac and cheese is ready-made whenever to mood should strike. While the blue-boxed option will always do in a pinch -- especially since they're taking the artificial ingredients out of it -- homemade …

Comfort Food

8 Delicious Ways To Easily Upgrade Corn On The Cob

There are few things that taste better than fresh summer corn. When it's the height of the season, the kernels are sweeter than candy and juicy, too. Regular ol' corn on the cob is food that's fit for a king, but that doesn't mean that it can't be improved upon. With compound butters, fresh herbs …

Cooking

17 Ways to Cook With Sumac, Your Next New Pantry Obsession

Sumac is the best seasoning you're not using. It's lemony, astringent, and tangy—and we love adding it to these 17 recipes.<p><b>Sumac isn't a pantry staple across America—yet</b>. But with its bright, astringent flavor and use-it-with-everything versatility, this deep red Middle Eastern spice is ready for …

Cooking

The History Of The Universe Narrated By Neil DeGrasse Tyson

The video simplifies 13.7 billion years.<p>Stephen Hawking's famed book <i>A Brief History Of Time</i> has a new companion in Neil DeGrasse Tyson's narration for a video called <i>A Brief History Of Everything</i> (above).<p>The fasinating video, from the YouTube series MinutePhysics, explains the birth of the …

Universe

The Best Tomato Recipes Ever

When it comes to summer produce -- zucchini, apricots and eggplant to name just a few -- we're pretty gratuitous with our adoration. We've waxed poetic about peaches and have loudly sung our praises for the little blueberry. We may have even claimed at one point that each of these fruits and …

Cooking

Behold: Disney Princes And Princesses Reimagined As Real People

Warning: This post may evoke some confusing emotions for fictional characters.<p>A Finnish artist is introducing us to a whole new world.<p>Jirka Väätäinen is a 25-year-old graphic artist based in Melbourne, Australia, and he has been taking the Internet by storm this week with his stunning …

Walt Disney Company

Use This 14-Day Plan to Overhaul Your Entire Financial Life

The first step is always the hardest. That applies to overhauling your financial life just as much as walking. This plan breaks down how to get a …

Personal Finance

How to Knit the Most Adorable Baby Hat With I-Cord Ties

Learn how to knit a classic and adorable baby hat for any little ones in your life.<p>This little pixie hat is knit using just a little bit of a worsted weight yarn on a US Size 6 (4mm) needle. It is knit in the round, and finished at the top using double-pointed needles. You knit the entirety of the …

Knitting

10 DIY Mirror Projects to Give Your Room a Major Upgrade

A strategically placed mirror can make a room feel larger, give you a place to make sure you don’t have lipstick on your teeth before walking out the door and add a bit of character to any space. And since it’s something you look at every day, why not make it just as fabulous and beautiful as you …

14 Absurd Things Tumblr Can Teach You About The English Language

"It can be understood through tough thorough thought, though."<p>While the "microblogging platform" known as Tumblr is essentially a large horde of teens knotted together by invisible strands of WiFi, it is also a sometime place of great revelations. After all, when you're ~*still*~ awake in front of …

Language

This Video Shows You How to Cook a Perfect Looking Fried Egg

There are a lot of approaches to cooking a good fried egg, but this method will make your egg look so good, you’ll think it came right out of a …

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The Stretch That Loosens Your Quads and Hip Flexors

(For more awesome fit tips sponsored by EAS, check out <b>Next Top Trainer</b>, a MH competition to find the country’s best fitness coach.)<p>Combat the problem with the quad hip flexor stretch, which you can see Gaddour demonstrate in the video above. Do it for 2 to 5 minutes on each side every day. Make …

How to Dress if You've Got a Pear Shaped Figure

Curvy hips, thick thighs, and a full rear are the key characteristics of the pear-shaped body type. Finding clothes that will flatter your …

Sewing Tips: Install A Truly Invisible Zipper

If you’re in pursuit of sewing perfection, installing an invisible zipper that blends seamlessly into the background of a perfectly matched fabric pattern will definitely take your garment stitching skills to the next level!<p>I swear by the humble glue stick for all kinds of sewing projects …

Sewing

How to Make a Soothing Lavender Sleep Spray

Spray this lavender tonic around the room for relaxing treat that will put your mind at ease and help you find more restful sleep.<p>Lavender Sleep Spray<p>Yields 16 ounces<p>Materials<p>- 2 cups distilled water<br>- 3/4 cup dried lavender flowers or 1 cup fresh flowers<br>- 1/4 cup witch hazel or vodka<br>- 70 drops of …

Alternative Medicine

You’re 1 Simple T-Shirt Hack Away from Stealing Kate Bosworth’s Style

Last week some of our favorite fashion goddesses (hi, Kate Bosworth + Chloe Grace Moretz!) made an appearance at a Coach party sporting our favorite new look: an illusion collar. <i>Wait</i>, you’re saying. <i>An illusion collar?</i> Let me explain. It is pretty much a faux collar that looks just like a real …