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6 Best Brain-Boosting Podcasts to Listen to Over Your Lunch Break

Until a year ago, I belonged to the 80 percent of Americans who don't listen to podcasts. I couldn't find time in my day to dedicate to listening. Then, last March, during a weekly lunch meeting with fellow business designers, we got into a discussion about NPR's Planet Money. One thing led to …

Self-improvement

Try These 26 Phrases To Help Calm An Angry Child

Whether your child has a slow-burning fuse or explodes like a firecracker at the slightest provocation, every child can benefit from learning …

Parenting

31 Light and Healthy Dinners to Make Every Night in January

January goals: To eat clean and green and get our waistline back on track. That’s why we pulled together 31 healthy dinner recipes that are as …

Cooking

28 Clean Eating Dinners to Try Every Night in February

There was a time when we thought “clean eating” meant eating plain steamed veggies and little else. How naïve we were. To prove how great (and …

Healthy Eating

10 Stylish Moms Reveal Their Best Family Trip (and Why You Should Book, Too)

When put in context, travel planning is <i>pretty</i> easy before having kids. True, you probably spent time searching for the best flight deals and scoping …

Travel

The Best Etsy Shops for Buying Modern Lighting

It may not be the first place you think of when you're shopping for lighting, but don't neglect handmade marketplace Etsy. Here, you'll find plenty …

Educational Christmas gifts for children

Play time; it really is a crucial factor in the development of your child's cognitive ability. Not only does play time help develop good social skills through bonding with parents and friends, it can also improve decision-making skills and subject specific knowledge, depending on the toy or …

Kids

The Science Behind Baking the Most Delicious Cookie Ever

<i>This post originally appeared on Time and Ozy.com.</i><p>You like soft and chewy. He likes thin and crispy. If only there were a chocolate chip cookie …

20 Best Holiday Desserts To Sweeten The Season

You'll be tempted to leave them out as festive decorations all year... until you eat them.<p>Celebrate the Christmas season with these irresistibly unique recipes.

Dessert

From butternut squash tarte tatin with goat’s cheese to curried fish with leeks and peas, Yotam Ottolenghi has plenty of quick and simple ideas for brightening up your autumnal meals<p>Serve with a crisp green salad in a lemony dressing. Serves eight as a starter, four as a main course.

Recipes

If You Own These 9 Home Décor Books, You Don't Need a Decorator

Can’t afford a decorator? A well-curated library is your strongest ally. While we’re consistently in awe of the expertise and editorial eye that …

Books

As A Beauty Editor, Here Are 12 Products I Always Recommend To My Friends

The question I always get as a beauty editor, "What products are you using?" My response: It is always changing. I mean, it is my JOB to try new …

18 Charts For Better, Healthier Snacking

Step up your snack game with some quick 'n' easy recipes and ideas.

10 Must-Have Books for 2-Year-Olds

Two-year-olds aren’t terrible. In fact, they’re pretty awesome — especially when they have a book pressed between their chubby little hands. Some of …

16 Homemade Trail Mixes For Very Happy Snacking

After realizing how easy it is to make your own trail mix, you'll ditch the store-bought kind for good. Infinitely tastier and healthier, DIY trail mix allows you to precisely measure everything that goes into it and customize it to your preference. These trail mixes make for the perfect desk-side …

Healthy Eating

17 Charts To Help You Eat Healthy

Everything you need to know from cutting out sugar to building a salad that doesn't suck.

Orange Poppy Seed Pound Cake

I missed my brother’s birthday last week. I’ve attended every one of his birthday celebrations until this year. I suppose 23 out of 24 is still …

10 Amazing Treehouses You Can Actually Stay In

There’s something magical about a treehouse. And we’re not talking about your run-of-the-mill backyard hideaway filled with kids’ toys. These 10 examples are architectural gems that offer forest views and a cozy night’s sleep. And the best part? You can actually book them.<p>Treehouse Point<p><b>Issaquah,</b> …

Costa Rica

Dark Chocolate Bread Pudding

6 to 8 Servings<p>So easy a kid could do it. No, really, let your kid do it.<p>December 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>Unsalted butter, room temperature (for baking dish)<p>1 pound day-old loaf brioche or challah, sliced ½” thick<p>3 cups whole milk<p>10 ounces semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped<p>½ cup sugar<p>1 teaspoon …

Baking

21 Genius Styling Ideas Just for Short Hair

Finally, some short hair hacks you'll actually find useful!<p><b>1. Spray dry shampoo or texture spray on your bobby pins before insertion to prevent slippage.</b> Sometimes short hair slips out of bobby pins more easily than longer hair does, so to keep your strands in place, spritz a dry texture spray, …

This Step-By-Step Journaling Guide Will Help You Design The Life You Love

Design is about identifying and working within given constraints to arrive at new and better solutions. Life, just like a design problem, is full of …

14 Morning Mantras that Will Calm Your Restless Mind

<i>The morning is enormously important. It is the foundation from which the day is built. How you choose to spend your morning can be used to predict</i> …

8 Podcasts That Will Captivate Your Mind

A month ago, if you asked me what my favorite podcast was I would have paused awkwardly and asked, “What’s a podcast?” A lot has changed since …

57 Make-Ahead Breakfasts so You Can Sleep in and Eat Well All Week

We're all about the make-ahead breakfast, for those mornings that we just really don't have time.<p><b>As much as we'd love to</b>, we don't have time to make restaurant-ready breakfasts each and every morning for ourselves and our loved ones. That's why we have frittatas, porridges, puddings, bars, and so …

Breakfast

18 things you should do immediately to best prepare for the next five years

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What Can People Start Doing Now That Will Help Them A Lot In About Five Years?</i> <i>Answer by David Cannon, Founder, Solutionbank.org.</i><p>There’s already a lot out there, but I couldn’t resist writing a note to my 23-year-old self:<p>If you do anything, do this first …

Entrepreneurship

Lemon Orange Olive Oil Cupcakes

I had my first slice of olive oil cake at a local pop-up dinner a few months ago, and I have seriously been thinking about it ever since! HOW have I …

21 Easy Things To Do On Sunday That Will Make Mondays Suck Less

Because Mondays really don't have to be so awful.

Productivity

19 Cold Noodle Recipes for When It's Too Hot for Ramen

Crunchy, chewy, and bright noodle salads to guest star at all your summer picnics, cookouts, and beach trips.<p><b>Soba, udon, vermicelli—there isn't a noodle</b> out there that doesn't feel at home in a cold summer salad with crisp vegetables and a bracing dressing to bring it all together. Keep these …

Recipes

Blueberry Lemon Yogurt Cake

First things first. Are you on Snapchat? I am. For the longest time, dismissed it as an app that teenagers use to send scandalous photos to one …