Marielle van Maaren

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15 Easiest & Most Beautiful Flowers Anyone Can Grow In Their Garden

Beginner gardeners can enjoy a colorful and fragrant outdoor space right from the get-go with this list of 18 beautiful flowers that are easy to …

Gardening

5 Steps to Better Sex in a Relationship

<i>"Sex is ... perfectly natural. It’s something that’s pleasurable. It’s enjoyable and it enhances a relationship. So why don’t we learn as much as we</i> …

The Surprising Ingredient You Should Be Adding to Your Grilled Cheese

And it’s likely already in your fridge.<p>In honor of #NationalGrilledCheeseDay, we cooked up more than a dozen different riffs on the classic toasty …

How to Make Giving Blow Jobs Way More Pleasant

<i>Hi Emily,</i><p><i>I have recently started seeing a new man. And I have a terrible gag reflex. Like it's honestly terrible. I gag every single time he goes too deep, and I don’t really love the taste of semen. Between the depth and worrying about the taste, I get so tense. All I want to do is finish the job</i> …

How To Grow A Hundred Pounds Of Potatoes In A Barrel

<b>Health benefits of potatoes</b><p>Potatoes are edible plant tubers first cultivated in the Andes region of South America.Many studies have suggested that …

The 12 Worst Habits for Your Mental Health

Depression is usually brought on by factors beyond our control—the death of a loved one, a job loss, or financial troubles. But the small choices you …

If You Want a Deeper Relationship, Ask Your Partner These 8 Questions

Relationships take a lot of effort and time to make things work. Communication with your partner is the best way to maintain your relationship. Ask …

12 everyday stretches that will help you stay flexible and fit at any age

When it comes to stretching, there are a lot of options to choose from.<p>But what are the best everyday stretches for anyone looking to avoid sore muscles, get more flexible, and protect his or her muscles from injuries?<p>We turned to Marilyn Moffat, a professor of physical therapy at New York …

Yoga

Get a Load of These Unexpected Uses for Teabags

Sure, that box of Lipton can be great when you want a cup of tea in the morning, but those bags can actually be good for a whole lot more than …

What happens to your brain when you give up sugar

Anyone who knows me also knows that I have a huge sweet tooth. I always have.<p>My friend and fellow graduate student Andrew is equally afflicted, and living in Hershey, Pennsylvania -- the "Chocolate Capital of the World" -- doesn't help either of us.<p>But Andrew is braver than I am. Last year, he gave …

Nutrition

Five Easy Photo Improving Tricks Anyone Can Do

Taking great photos doesn’t necessarily require tons of training and nice equipment. You can improve all of your photos with just a few tweaks to the …

How to Ditch the Sugar Habit

So Long, Sweet Tooth<p>I consider myself a pretty healthy eater. I chow down on a variety of fruits and veggies, lean protein and whole grains, and I do …

Nutrition

How to Eat Healthy: 25 Easy Ways to Eat Healthier Every Day

There's a lot of advice out there on how to eat healthy, and if we're being honest, it can sometimes feel like too much to think about. Especially …

Nutrition

An Easy Way to Deep Clean Your Keyboard, Mouse and Monitor (No More Excuses!)

How to safely remove streaks from your screen, smudges from your mouse and grime from your keyboard—in three simple steps<p>Q:I’m embarrassed to admit that my keyboard, mouse and monitor have gotten shockingly filthy. I need to give them a thorough cleaning for the new year. What’s the best …

Housekeeping

9 Ways To Make Your Home Smell Amazing

With the holiday season upon us, entertaining and hosting guests is on a lot of people’s minds. One thing to make sure of when you’re having people …

Decorations

Gardening 101: Roses

Rose, <i>Rosa</i>: “Poets’ Muse”<p>Gertrude Stein once wrote in a poem, “A rose is just a rose is just a rose.” But as much as I hate to quarrel with Ms. Stein, …

Weed Wisdom: What 10 Common Weeds Are Trying to Tell You

Listen up! Your weeds are trying to tell you something.<p>Like all varieties of plants, individual weeds thrive in particular conditions. Some like it …

Gardening

How to make the perfect cacio e pepe

It’s 2016 most popular pasta dish, but should you use spaghetti, how much pepper do you need, is pecorino or parmesan best – and how do you achieve a smooth, creamy sauce?<p>If you’ve never heard of it, don’t worry – until about two months ago, neither had I. Then, suddenly, cacio e pepe was …

Recipes

5 Eating Rules This Registered Dietitian Always Follows (And Yes, There's Ice Cream)

I’m a dietitian, and I love food. I love salad. I love chocolate bars (Kit Kat Chunky, I’m talking about you). I love fish. I love cake. It’s not …

Alcohol

3 Game-Changing Plant Care Tips Photos

If ever there was a reason to work on your lack of a green thumb, it's this one: Plants don't just make your home look better—they'll make you feel better, too. "Indeed, setting up the right conditions for plants to breathe and develop permits that a home’s inhabi­tants, and its guests, too, feel …

10 Genius Garden Hacks with Poured Concrete

An encore to the usefulness of concrete in the garden! (Our previous post on the subject focused on genius ideas for Hardscaping 101: Poured-in-Place …

12 Sweet Cinnamon Recipes to Spice Up Your Fall Days

We don't often look to the spice rack to inspire a recipe roundup, but, given its ubiquity in fall baking in particular, cinnamon deserves a deep dive. Also known as cassia, the cinnamon you're most likely to find in the US is bold and spicy-sweet (in contrast with milder Ceylon cinnamon). Sure, we …

The best trees for small gardens

Most trees reach ultimately at least 23ft (7m) tall and although most “garden trees” attain 30ft (10m) or more at maturity, there are many examples that stay smaller.<p>Most gardens can find space for the smallest trees, under 30ft high at maturity. Here are three excellent examples: <i><br>Cercis canadensis</i> …

Gardening

The Foods You Should Be Freezing To Give Them A Longer Lifespan

No freezer is complete without a stash of cookie dough in it.<p>When it comes to cooking (and saving money), the freezer is your best friend. There are a lot of articles circulating the web that discuss surprising foods you can freeze and foods you should never freeze. These articles are important, …

11 tips voor je oude smartphone of tablet

Tip 01: Oude technologie?<p>De ontwikkelingen in smartphone- en tablet-land gaan razendsnel en als je de trend of je abonnement volgt, heb je elke twee …

12 Easy Tricks Every Clean Person Knows

Making your bed, dusting shelves, and taking out the trash: piece of cake times three. If only all household chores could be this easy. When the inside of a vase gets so muck-ridden that it's probably a health-code violation or your air conditioner is literally blowing filth into your face, this …

‘It’s gone too far’: 17 ranking female French politicians expose rampant sexual harassment

“What is she, apart from her magnificent breasts?”<p>“Her skirt is too long, it has to be cut.”<p>“Are you wearing a thong?”<p>These are some of the comments directed at female French ministers and their peers in the workplace, according to a column signed by 17 former and current ministers. Published …

Le Mans

Here's how you should dress when you're losing your hair

No guy wants to lose his hair.<p>Unfortunately, by age 35 at least 40% of men have some sort of visible hair loss. It's just something that, by virtue of the hormones involved, happens.<p>But it doesn't have to be the end of the world. In fact, it isn't.<p>Put down the Rogaine and step away from the hair …

Clothing

12 Baking Tricks That Make Food Prep So Much Easier

These are sure to make you seem like the best pastry chef around. (Because you are.)<p>1. Make your own buttermilk using regular milk and lemon juice.<p>2. Bring eggs to room temperature in five minutes with a bowl of warm water.<p>3. Make your own (gluten-free!) oat flour with oats and a blender.<p>4. Need a …

The Art of Making Coffee the Italian Way

The morning moka: a bleary-eyed ritual involving an aluminum pot (also known as a stovetop percolator or espresso maker), a small mountain of ground coffee, and that gurgling sound that sends people rushing to their kitchen as the coffee begins sputtering and pouring into the top chamber of the pot …

Coffee