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10 Reasons Your Belly Fat Isn't Going Away

A little bit of belly fat is actually good for you: it protects your stomach, intestines, and other delicate organs. But too much fat is anything but …

Nutrition

14 Better Alternatives To Your Phone's Lousy Default Apps

Let me upgrade you.

This Dress Is Destroying The Internet — What Color Is It?!

Something terrible is happening on the internet right now. Something that is destroying friendships and causing absolute insanity. And it’s a picture of a dress on Tumblr.<p>People. Please. Help. What the f*ck colors are this dress?<p>It’s white and gold, right? That’s what I see. I am physically …

21 DIY Projects Your Boyfriend Wishes You Would Make

And not a bacon bouquet to be seen.

Why Curves is One of the Most Powerful Tools in Photoshop

To a novice photographer, Photoshop can seem daunting with its countless tools. To many experienced photographers, Photoshop’s curves can bring …

Visit New Zealand - 33 Reasons to Go Right Now | The Planet D

There are so many reasons to visit New Zealand, it feels like you are passing through the set of a movie when traveling the country.<p>Visit New Zealand …

10 Ways You're Ruining Your Jeans

Those beloved denim duds have seen better days and you know it.<p>You may live in denim (we do), and be under the impression that it's relatively indestructible (we were). But while wearing jeans can feel blissfully low-maintenance, taking <i>care</i> of them is a little more tricky. And because we're all …

Confused About What to Eat? 8 Strategies for Healthy Eating and Weight Loss

It's hard to believe there was ever a time when diet books didn't exist, when home-cooked meals were the norm not the exception, and when people intuitively ate what was good for them. With the plethora of information available today about food, diet and nutrition, we should all be healthier than …

Nutrition

20 Things You Should Throw Away for Better Health

When we talk about the steps you need to take to get healthier, they often involve buying new things: workout clothes, fitness equipment, ingredients …

The Secrets To Handling Passive-Aggressive People

Dealing with people who exhibit passive-aggressive behavior is easily one of the most challenging aspects of our social lives. Here’s what you need …

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Photograph: Alamy<p>‘Because it is limited in characters, texting discourages thoughtful discussion or any level of detail, and its addictive problems are compounded by its …

IQ

Opinion: Easy way to get rich: Buy the most hated stocks

A portfolio of the stocks most hated by Wall Street analysts beat the overall stock market by a wide margin in 2014.<p>Again.<p>The 10 stocks rated the …

Investing

Total Genius Inserts Himself Into Weird Stock Photos

The Stock Photobomber is making the world a better place, one awkwardly posed picture at a time.<p>Stock photos are characteristically awkward and weird and specific. They're definitely fair game for some ridicule, which is exactly what The Stock Photobomber is doing. They say a picture is worth a …

Inside the (Very Active) Mind of Bobby Flay

On the eve of his newest and most ambitious restaurant project—Gato, in New York—Bobby Flay schools us on all the little things, from the power of lemon zest to why a smoking-hot skillet is a cook’s best friend<p><i>On the eve of his newest and most ambitious restaurant project—Gato, in New York—Bobby</i> …

New Theory Suggests That We Live In The Past Of A Parallel Universe

Whether through Newton's gravitation, Maxwell's electrodynamics, Einstein's special and general relativity or quantum mechanics, all the equations that best describe our universe work perfectly if time flows forward or backward.<p>Of course the world we experience is entirely different. The universe …

Dark Matter

Here’s the best time to buy airline tickets in 2015

Travelers are endlessly seeking ways to crack the code of erratic airline pricing in search of the cheapest fare. A recent report (pdf) by online travel search engine Expedia and the Airlines Reporting Corporation offers some answers.<p>Tuesday has long been considered the best day of the week to book …

Travel Deals

19 global events worth traveling for in 2015

Why You Should Avoid Washing Your Jeans

From the editors of Esquire.com, when it comes to upkeep, consider the "Less is More" approach.<p>As you may recall, in a recent talk about his company's commitment to sustainability, Levi's president and CEO Chip Bergh revealed—in front of a crowd, no less—that he was wearing a pair of jeans that …

Six science stories we can't wait to follow in 2015

Some serious groundwork has been laid. Some amazing instruments are turning on. Some incredible destinations are in sight. If you ask us, 2015 is going to be an awesome year in science.<p>From solar system exploration to new adventures in particle physics to the possible defeat of a microscopic foe, …

Forget the Resolutions; Try a Few Declarations

Want a “more perfect” you? Look to those who sought a more perfect union.<p>I know, I know. You haven’t gotten around to even thinking about New Years …

8 apps to help you actually keep your 2015 New Year's resolutions

New Year's resolutions are tough.<p>Though we may start the year with the best of intentions, old habits die hard and too often we're back to our old …

4 Simple Goal Setting Ideas For 2015

New Year’s resolutions are like traffic. As the driver, your focus is intent while trying to “get there;” you see others pass you by; you get held up at a red light that slows down progress. Distractions such as the radio, crazy drivers, cellphones (in some states) preclude you from focusing on the …

18 Hilarious Things Latinos Call Their Member

Americans have a gazillion names for male parts, but those names ain't got nada on the weird sh*t Latinos say.<p>These words could mean one thing in a certain country, but in others it's pretty vulgar. So be careful how you use your Spanish!<p><b>Pene (Universal)</b> <br>This is the literal word for penis. We're …

17 Ways to Make a New Year's Resolution You'll Actually Keep

Many of us who have used this time of year to turn our bodies around have fallen into the same cycle of failure: We’re frustrated with our size or …

How Travel Helped us Live a Full Life

<i>This article is sponsored by Abbott as part of their LIFE. TO THE FULLEST. mission. This story, thoughts and opinions are our own.</i><p>Before Dave and I …

7 Psychology Tricks to Make Your Resolutions Stick

You know the old goal-setting adage: Don’t bite off more than you can chew (especially if your goal is to lose weight). But if that were all it took, …

5 Tips: How To Quickly Make Your House Look Cleaner Than It Is

You get a text message that company is dropping by and they're only 10 blocks away. Don't panic. Take a deep breath, now panic and check out these 5 …

George W. Bush Had The Perfect Response To Bill Clinton's Twitter Challenge

Clinton questioned Bush with a tweet saying he received his copy of "41: A Portrait of My Father," Bush's biography of his dad, former President George H.W. Bush.<p>In the message, Clinton asked why Bush had not joined Twitter.<p>Bush responded on another social media site, Instagram. He asked why …

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