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Be Happy, Do This: Hand-Written Tips From Malcolm Gladwell, Roman Mars, And More

Design student Graham McMullin is asking one person a day to document what makes him or her happy, then testing those suggestions himself.<p>How do you exercise your inalienable right to pursue happiness? Graham McMullin, a student at School of Visual Arts in New York City, decided to take an …

How to Make Homemade Coconut Milk

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>Tieghan Gerard of Half Baked Harvest shows us how to make coconut milk for cooking, baking -- and drinking right out of the bottle. Let's get</i> …

Garden Tech: Botany and Plant ID Apps for Citizen Scientists

Ever since I wrote about the impact that Thoreau’s carefully curated notebooks have made on modern phenology research, I’ve been preoccupied with the …

Citizen Science

The 5-Minute Warmup That Makes You Run Faster

Do this quick routine before any race so your body is at its peak to perform<p>Before any local road race, you're bound to see hundreds of runners milling around, lightly stretching out their calves, hamstrings, and quads. But traditional "static stretching"—tugging on a muscle with constant tension …

Exercise

Incredible Portraits Of Boston Marathon Survivors With Messages Of Healing And Hope To The World

"Keep running."<p>As the one-year anniversary of the bombing at the Boston Marathon approaches, photographer Robert X. Fogarty, known for his message-on-skin portrait project called "Dear World," asked marathon survivors, first responders and supporters to return to the finish line.<p>He captured their …

Arin Andrews & Katie Hill, Transgender Former Couple, to Release Memoirs

Oklahoma teens Katie Hill and Arin Andrews made headlines last July when the story of their unique romance, which was featured in a <i>20/20</i> segment, …

Zuppa Inglese

<i>Every Tuesday, Italian expat Emiko Davies is taking us on a grand tour of Italy, showing us how to make classic, fiercely regional dishes at home.</i><p><i>Today</i><i>: A retro party dessert that dates back to Renaissance Tuscany.</i><p>Some say it comes from Emilia Romangna, some say Tuscany and some, thanks to its …

Savory Irish Oatcakes

Yes, the name says "savory", but a sprinkling of sugar sweetens these hearty rounds. Plus, their oaty, wheaty dough makes them all the more amenable to spreading with jam or dipping in honey. They also meld well with a piping hot cuppa.<p>Excerpted from <i>Irish Pantry</i> by Noel McMeel (Perseus Books). …

Romaine Salad with Bacon, 5-Minute Eggs, and Pesto Dressing

<i>When she has the kitchen all to herself, Phyllis Grant of Dash and Bella cooks beautiful iterations of what solo meals were always meant to be: exactly what you want, when and where you want them.</i><p><i>Today: A customizable, comforting salad to ground even the busiest of weekday nights -- and a dressing</i> …

Roasted-Chickpea and Kale Salad With Sun-Dried Tomato Vinaigrette Recipe

A hearty salad of chickpeas roasted with cumin and paprika until dense and nutty, combined with kale, fresh herbs, pine nuts, and sun-dried tomatoes. This is a salad that gets even better on the second day.<p><b>Note:</b> Salad can be made and stored in the refrigerator for up to three days in advance.<p><b>Read</b> …

Sally's Coconut Macaroons

The best recipes have backstories, at least Sally’s always do. Here she gives the lineage behind these macaroons.<p>“My mother had one mean sweet tooth. …

The Pallet House by I-Beam Design Costs Only $75 and Uses Spare Wooden Pallets

The designers at I-Beam Design created the Pallet House Project because they were inspired by one simple, but unbelievable, fact: 84% of the <b>world's</b> …

Somebody Dropped A GoPro From A Plane Into A Pig Pen, And The Footage Is Amazing (VIDEO)

There are two versions of this story.<p>In one, about eight months ago somebody flying in a plane dropped a GoPro camera. The camera fell from the sky …

Hunger Games Inspired Cowl Pattern

Diy

A nice DIY tutorial found at WhiMSy love blog that show you how to made those tiny owl and hedgehog from …

Candle Luminary With Valentine’s Day Flowers

Wondering what to with the flowers and candles that you received for Valentine’s Day?<p>Combine them to turn them into a beautiful luminary. …

Kid Art Etched Wooden Spoons

Etch children's artwork into wooden spoons to create a useful keepsake. Makes a great grandparent or Mother's Day gift.<p>229<p>857

10 Chinese Herbs to Cure What Ails You

Can Chinese herbs cure what ails you? Western medicine, which has been slow to embrace the 5,000-year-old practice of traditional Chinese medicine, …

Breast Cancer

How to Harvest Lavender Seeds : Planting the Seed

Tag: Indoor Gardens

Object of Desire: Curly Tillandsia Houseplant<p>by Michelle Slatalla<p>Indoor Plants: 11 Ways to Help Houseplants this Month<p>by Michelle Slatalla<p>10 Easy …

Plants

DIY: A Grapefruit Bird Feeder for Feathered Friends

I had no idea it was possible to become addicted to bird watching–until it happened to me. When my husband and I recently visited his family in …

Birds

A Winter Berry Garden to Feed Birds

A couple of weeks ago during one of New England’s many recent snow storms, I witnessed a minor miracle of Nature: a robin convention in my …

Nature

10 Easy Pieces: Bird Feeders

Bird feeders need extra protection against winter weather. A model with a roof or a cover to shield the feeding platform will keep feathered friends …

Birds

Herbs: make the most of nature's medicine cabinet

Discover for yourself the healing properties of herbs that have been an open secret for centuries<p>Plants have been healing our ailments for centuries. In fact they were our sole remedy until the relatively recent arrival of the pharmaceutical companies.<p>Even now, 40 per cent of all drugs and 70 per …

10 Excuses Not to Do Yoga, Debunked

Why is it so hard to work out sometimes? Why, on other days, is working out the part of your day you look forward to the most? A great deal of this …

Yoga

Fat Thoughts

So you think you’re fat. And let me guess, you also think if you were just skinny, you’d be so happy and fulfilled that everything in your life would …

Mental Health

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Feminism

Item of the Day: The Fog Horn App

It doesn’t matter if I’m reading a book, watching a TV show, or scrolling through my Instagram feed – if I come across a captivating story, I become …

I'm Not Shy; I'm an Introvert

People using the word “shy” is a sore spot for me. A four year old girl hiding behind her mother’s leg when a stranger approaches is shy. A 23 year …

Self-help