Carla Billings

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Raw Chocolate Strawberry Superfood Smoothie Recipe

By now you guys all know how much I LOVE my superfood smoothies!! They are nutritious, great for weight loss, super tasty, fast & easy to make, and …

Healthy Smoothie Recipe: Improve Your Sleep

Ordinarily, a big evening session in the gym, a sunset workout or a post-work 5K is enough to ensure you get the sleep you need from the moment your …

Grow Up! How to Design Vertical Gardens for Tiny Spaces

If you’re one of the many people in the northern hemisphere who are counting down the days ’til springtime, chances are you may have also been …

Gardening

From Good to Greatist: The Health and Happiness Site Joins Flipboard

Greatist is about what it sounds like: content to help readers be their best—healthier, happier and their greatest selves. But it’s also an ideology, …

What Can Make You Happier, Increase Your Attention Span and Even Make You More Courageous?

Meditation.<p>I listed it as one of the 10 things should you do every day to improve your life. It can boost happiness.<p>Via Shawn Achor’s The Happiness …

Mindfulness

5 Workouts Your Gym Doesn't Want You to Know About

Save money, time and gas with these ingenious new workouts you can do at home (bonus: none involve jumping jacks).<p>The Fitness Classes You'll Almost …

Exercise

15 Fitness Habits You Need to Establish In Your 20s

Your future self will thank you

The World’s Simplest Learn to Run Program

All you need is 30 minutes, three times each week.<p><i>I’ve been out of shape for the past few years and I’m trying to start running. The problem is every time I try, I get through about one or two weeks and stop. I have a hard time following a training plan with all the intervals. Is it just me, or is</i> …

Eat These Foods for Faster Recovery from Injury

To mend muscles and fix fractures more quickly, look no further than your local market<p>When an injury sidelines a cyclist, the natural reaction is to cut back on calories until it's time to ride—and burn energy—again. But the healing process demands fuel, too. "It's like fixing a house," says sports …

Best space images of the month

Here are some of the most stunning pictures captured during a memorable month in space – from cosmic collisions to soaring satellites.<p>Watch Colin Legg's footage of the Moon Saturn occultation.

Astronomy

Cocaine Rewires Brain, Overrides Decision-Making After Just One Use, Says Study

A new study at UC San Francisco's Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center has revealed that cocaine may rewire the brain and drastically affect decision-making after just one use.<p>While similar studies have revealed such rewiring in long-term use, the new study's results are especially alarming, …

The Brain

How to increase you're memory and how the human memory works

So I did a little bit of research and talked to a few medical professionals, and the basic concept is quite simple so this won't be too long of a …

Cool waves: the best surfing photography – in pictures

The storms that have flooded towns, battered coastlines and frozen North America have sent big waves barrelling across oceans all over the world, with some surfers going to extraordinary lengths to ride the extraordinary seas. Here Chris Power introduces the work of some of the world's best surf …

Building the ultimate paper airplane, one manila folder at a time

Luca Iaconi-Stewart is building a paper airplane unlike anything you've ever seen before — and it's taking him years to get it just right. He's building a 1:60 scale model of a Boeing 777, one so detailed even the tiny chairs and bathrooms look real. There are even miniature meal carts. He starts …

5 Greatest Aerialists

Easily one of the most adept aerialists today, Josh Kerr is as qualified as any to assess the field. Photo: Shield<p><b>MATT ARCHBOLD</b><br>Archy was the original …

Aquatic Sports

Lost Egyptian City Discovered by Underwater Archaeologist After 1,200 Years

For many centuries the fabled city of Heracleion was thought to be a myth, a place of amazing affluence talked about by Herodotus, frequented by …

Archaeology

The Insanity Of Bitcoin, Explained

There’s no better way to appreciate the trippiness of the digital currency Bitcoin than this hallucinatory animated video.<p>If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you might have heard that digital currency Bitcoin is currently the talk of Wall Street after skyrocketing in value to trade at over …

Incredible UNESCO Sites in Danger of Disappearing (Photos)

Of the 981 properties on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, 44 are categorized as in danger for reasons ranging from political instability to tourism. See …

Hubble senses water on five planets, bodes well for finding new Earths

There’s water in them thar planets – five massive “hot Jupiters” spied by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope.<p>But if you just thought "Life?!" think again. Despite the presence of water molecules in their atmospheres, none of these five planets is suitable to life as we know it. They are all gas giants, …

Universe

20 Awesome Marriage Tips From a Recently Divorced Man

Below are 20 wise marriage tips from a man that was recently divorced. You wouldn't normally think that a divorced man would give good advice on …

What Kids Really Learn From a Family Vacation

Parents know experience is always the best teacher. Travel can certainly bring school lessons to life for our kids. It absolutely reinforces classroom skills from history, social studies, language and even math. The thought of a family vacation that enhances your child's education is certainly …

Nobel Prize In Literature

The 2013 Nobel Prize in literature has been awarded to Canadian short-story master Alice Munro. Here's a breakdown of all the winners since …

No-Bulk Workout

A metabolism-boosting workout that builds strength and tones your abdominals, back, thighs, butt and arms.

More Hidden Street Art on Railings by Zebrating

Mannheim, Germany-based street art duo known as Zebrating have been leaving their mark across the globe, particularly on railings in public spaces. Their elusive graffiti work offers an entertaining surprise for viewers from specific angles. Their art relies heavily on perspective as each piece of …

Art

Some of the 25 Beautiful Rainbow Pictures assembled by Ants Magazine

Some of the <i>25 Beautiful Rainbow Pictures</i> assembled by Ants Magazine. Click on the images for captions and visit the gallery for more rainbows.

Flipboard for Nonprofits and Cause Champions

Inside Flipboard / August 1, 2013<p>Launched last week, Big Ideas is a new category on Flipboard showcasing the people and organizations confronting …

Causes Get a Home on Flipboard in New "Big Ideas" Category

Causes Get a Home on Flipboard in New “Big Ideas” Category<p>Inside Flipboard / July 23, 2013<p>Some of the biggest ideas of our time are also the …

The Core Of Discovery

Meriwether Lewis would never have won the spelling bee.<p>Reading from the American explorer’s journal on the plane made me feel a little better about some of the typo-rich copy I am guilty of punching out (on occasion). In recounting the tale of what is perhaps one of the greatest overland …

Hiking

Zeppelin

Stunning Macro Shots of Vibrant Coral Reefs

Coral reefs are the most varied and arguably the most beautiful of all marine habitats. Often referred to as “rainforests of the sea”, coral reefs …

Great Barrier Reef