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37 Amazing Pancake Recipes for Any Time of Day

Anyone who says pancakes are only for breakfast needs a wake-up call—and this list of recipes. Because, sure, buttermilk with maple syrup (we're …

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While you were sleeping, your brain was working overtime

Sleep has profound importance in our lives, such that we spend a considerable proportion of our time engaging in it. Sleep enables the body—including the brain—to recover metabolically, but contemporary research has been moving to focus on the active rather than recuperative role that sleep has on …

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10 Things That Slow Your Metabolism

Beat these culprits to burn more calories<p>Need another reason to love your body? It burns calories all by itself—as long as you don't get in the way. See, every cell in your body plays a role in energy metabolism—the process of turning the food you eat into energy that keeps your heart beating, …

Europe's Cheapest Cities This Year

(Photo: Vilnius, Lithuania/Shutterstock)<p>You've heard it a lot in the last few months: Europe is cheaper than it's been in a long time. The time to go is now. But Europe is a big place. So where should you go to make the most of the strong dollar?<p>Every year, PriceOfTravel.com updates its Europe …

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The Best Celebrity Highlights to Get for Summer

Highlight and lowlight inspiration for everything from barely-there dimension to full-on ribbons of gold.<p>Highlight and lowlight inspiration for everything from barely-there dimension to full-on ribbons of gold.

11 Places In NYC That Aren't Totally Chaotic

New York is famously chaotic -- indeed, the labyrinth of taxis, the epically-long food lines and the chaotic subway runaround give you pretty much all the skills you'd need to practically survive the apocalypse.<p>But there are hidden moments of bliss in this urban jungle, if you know where to …

10 Habits Of High Net-Worth Women

Illustrated by Ammiel Mendoza.<p><i>UPDATE: This post was originally published on February 26.</i><p><b>Keep Your Eye on the Prize</b><br>As a financial advisor, I have …

Super-Heavy Periods? This Could Be Why...

Illustrated By Ly Ngo<p><i>By Kendall McKenzie</i><p><b>What Is PCOS?</b><p>Polycystic Ovary Syndrome — aka PCOS — is a hormonal disorder. People with PCOS don’t ovulate …

Women's Health

12 Granny Panties That Are Actually Very Sexy

When we want to feel sexy, we typically don’t channel our grandmothers. But, maybe we should, because Nana might actually know a thing or two about …

A Scandinavian-Inspired Kitchen with Hints of Japan

Not too long ago, on a quick business-ey type trip to Toronto, I made a side pilgrimage to Mjölk (one of our favorite shops ever at Remodelista). …

Easy Summer Hairstyles for Hot Days

It was only a matter of time before heat and humidity became the new normal. Here, 18 summer-ready hairstyles that will make the transition a little chicer.<p>Think outside the top knot. These ten easy hairstyles will carry you through every possible outdoor barbecue, beach jaunt, and humid wedding …

The Planets in Our Solar System in Order of Size

If you’re interested in planets, the good news is there’s plenty of variety to choose from in our own Solar System. From the ringed beauty of Saturn, …