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12 Drugstore Beauty Products Every Woman Should Own

While we’re all for a luxe splurge, nothing makes us happier than a good beauty bargain—especially when we stumble on a product that <i>actually</i> works. …

8 Camping Hacks to Keep You Warm at Night

There are so many things we love about this time of year...the leaves changing, fewer crowds at our favorite destinations, and the cool crisp air of autumn. The down side is that that cool air can turn freezing at night when you're out camping in the wilderness.<p>Photo: Cole Buckhart<p>Written by …

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Nine Essential Items for Fall Camping

Get outside and enjoy the final few weeks of warm weather with these must haves.<p>With the hottest days of summer behind us (hopefully) we've reached one of the best times of year to camp. But what to bring? Well, the best part about car camping is there's plenty of space to pack some comforts of …

Rather than turn hospitals into expensive resorts, healthier patients require happier nurses

In 2012, Medicare began to use the results of patient satisfaction surveys to calculate how much they would pay hospitals. They called it the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey—a short questionnaire asking patients what they thought of their stay—and …

7 Easy Back-to-School Breakfasts

We all want to start off on the right foot when starting a new school year. I know cereal and frozen waffles are often a necessity, but here are a few other easy options that will make parents and kids happy.<p>We all want to start off on the right foot when starting a new school year. I know cereal …

8 camping hacks you'll kick yourself for not knowing sooner

The number of overnight stays at U.S. National Parks in 2014 increased by almost one million since 2013, according to the National Park Service.<p>It's …

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The 7 Most Underrated Used Cars You Can Buy

Picking one of the greatest, most classic, and possibly most underappreciated used cars is easy. You just have to know who you are.<p>Picking one of the greatest, most classic, and possibly most underappreciated used cars is easy. You just have to know who you are. <i>This story appears in the July/August</i> …

16 Of The Most Photogenic Hikes On The West Coast

Best coast?

Hiking

The Most Unique Natural Wonder in Each State

You don't have to travel far to find some truly magical landscapes.<p>Typical tourist destinations like theme parks and resort towns certainly have their charms, but sometimes, Mother Nature creates jaw-dropping attractions of her own. From caverns that feel like a cathedral to mesmerizing springs, …

National Parks

23 Skillet Cakes That Anyone Can Make

So effortlessly classy, it feels like cheating.

Dessert

10 Things I Wish I Knew When I First Started Hiking In The Adirondacks

1. Bring Plenty Of Good 'Ole H2O<p>Bringing plenty of water on your hike is one of the most important things you should remember. While you may think …

The Best Salmon You've Ever Had Is Slow-Baked in Just 22 Minutes

We've got a recipe for the most flavorful salmon ever. And it gets better: this one-pan dish is ready to eat in just 22 minutes, and prep and …

DIY Protein Bars: Healthy Bars In 5 Easy Steps

It's a recurrent scene at health food stores worldwide: people parked on the protein bar aisle reading the ingredient list and macronutrient …

10 Backpacking Gear Myths

It’s amazing how some backpacking gear myths persist, even when there’s ample evidence to the contrary. Here are my favorites. 1. Two people can fit …

Street art on stairs: 15 beautiful examples

It’s really fascinating to view amazing street arts. When it’s the matter of stairs, the street art can go far beyond and make your eyes feel ‘WOW’. …

Street Art

Your New Favorite Chocolate Cake

<i>If the grocery store isn't your favorite place, it should be. We're sleuthing for the best back-of-the-box recipes and each week we'll share our latest find.</i><p><i>Today: The perfect chocolate cake recipe has been sitting in your pantry all along, patiently waiting for you to discover it.</i><p>Today feels like …

Recipes

21 Delicious Ways To Eat Asparagus

Team spear-it.

Recipes

You've Never Used Fresh Herbs In These Ways...And You Won't Want To Stop

Recipes

Here's How To Use Castile Soap To Clean Everything In Your House

Including yourself.

How to Read More: The Simple System I'm Using to Read 30+ Books Per Year

Before you move on to the normal bustle of the day, invest in yourself. Before your life turns into a whirlwind of activity, read a book that will make you better. As with most habits that can greatly impact your life, this will never feel urgent, but it is important. Twenty pages per day. That's …

Columbia University

The Most Overpaid And Underpaid CEOs In Tech

Which tech CEOs are actually the highest paid and lowest paid according to that standard? We turned to Robin Ferracone, a compensation expert who wrote the book on fair pay (author of "Fair Pay, Fair Play: Aligning Executive Performance and Pay") and asked her. Ferracone is CEO of executive …

Compensation

31 Tiny House Hacks To Maximize Your Space

Just because your house is small doesn't mean you can't live large.

Home

CDC: Flu shot less effective this year because current virus has mutated

Scientists are concerned about what they're seeing so far this flu season, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday, a day after the agency advised doctors this year's flu vaccine is not as effective because the current strain of the virus has mutated.<p>Dr. Tom …

Cars And Trucks With The Highest Resale Values

We’ve long preached the gospel of maximizing the value of one’s automotive investment by choosing a vehicle that inherently delivers the lowest long-term ownership costs, including fuel economy, insurance premiums, maintenance and repair costs and depreciation. The latter is an often overlooked, …

Surreal Places You Won't Believe Actually Exist

Our imaginations take us to grand and colorful places that we can not conceive as a reality. But what if those colors actually existed right here on Earth?<p>Our imaginations take us to grand and colorful places that we can not conceive as a reality. But what if those colors actually existed right …

New Zealand

After 96 Loan Rejections, This Guy Built A $750 Million Marketplace For Business Loans

Although his business was profitable and he had a healthy credit score, Hodges just couldn't get the loan he needed to expand his business. Banks repeatedly declined his loan applications and other online finance companies offered terms that "simply didn't make sense."<p>After getting turned down for …

Loans

Self-Taught Artist Ivan Hoo Has Inhuman Ability To Turn Objects Into Hyperrealist Drawings

A glass of wine, an adorable pug, a jar of Nutella. Not only does Ivan Hoo have an inhuman ability to transform worldly objects into drawings, he also has great taste in subject matter. Hyperrealist junkies, feast your eyes on artworks so realistic you'll just want to eat them up (Nutella) or give …

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9 Easy Lifehacks for Going Green

Looking out for the environment is both easy and effortless when you’ve got these convenient lifehacks on hand.<p>1. Dry Your Clothes Faster<p>For …

Lifehacks