Marianne Rojas

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10 best college apps for Android

College can be an important time in one’s life. You’ll be learning all kinds of new things. Or at least you’re supposed to. Most sites that do lists for college apps will tell you to do obvious things like join Twitter or subscribe to Spotify because of their college discount. However, we think you …

Apps

YouTube Exercise Vids You'll Actually Want to Do

There are people who love the gym. There’s equipment everywhere, trainers at the ready, group classes where you can learn fun gym-y things—it can …

8 New Page-Turners to Pack in Your Beach Bag This Summer

You'll be hooked by page two.<p>If you're truly going to go OOO for a beach vacation, the most surefire way to make sure you're actually decompressing is putting down your smartphone (bye email alerts) to get lost in a good read. Below, our recommendations for the best books worth reading front to …

The 5 Best Ways To Learn How To Code

Photo: Courtesy of Skillcrush.<p>It’s no secret that the world of tech has a serious diversity problem. From bro-y CEOs and founders behaving badly on …

Programming

Mindy Kaling's Harvard Law Commencement Speech Is Hilarious & Inspiring

Mindy Kaling was invited to <i>speak</i> at Harvard Law’s commencement ceremony. Sadly, she will not be Mindy Kaling Esq.<p>Listen to Mindy kids, she is the …

Surface Pro 3: Microsoft finally makes a killer tablet — and it can replace your laptop (review)

It took several tries, but Microsoft has finally delivered a device that lives up to the bold promise of its Surface line.<p>The Surface Pro 3 is Microsoft’s third try since 2012 at unifying tablets and laptops — but with some key differences from its predecessors. Its screen is bigger, so you can …

25 Creative Packaging Designs That Practically Sell Themselves

We often consider the products we use and their packaging to be two separate things – the product is the thing we want, and its packaging is a piece …

Make Your Own Edible Centerpiece

Mother’s Day is a few weekends away!<p>My 3 Monsters shows you how to make your own edible fruit bouquet for your Mom. I wouldn’t recommend this if you …

Transfixing 3D Paper Patterns by Maud Vantours | Colossal

<p>Paris-based designer and artist Maud Vantours uses layer upon layer of cut paper to create hypnotizing patterns and textures that translate into set …

16 Sinful Hot Chocolate Recipes You Have to Try

We know it’s hard to put down your pumpkin spiced latte in favor of any other warm winter drink. But that will get a whole lot easier once you read these 16 absolutely sinful hot chocolate recipes. Looks like its time to start stocking up on marshmallows! ;)<p>1. French Vanilla Hot Chocolate: French …

Dessert

Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls | The Hopeless Housewife

<b>Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls</b> | <i>The Hopeless Housewife</i><p>What can I say,… I love cinnamon rolls! So this recipe is right up my alley - can’t you just smell the cinnamon apple goodness through the screen!? If you’re lucky enough to have a bread maker, I suggest you try making your dough that way, it will cut out a lot of time. I plan on making these this weekend, yum!

Chocolate-Banana Springrolls | Simply Delicious

Is it strange that I don’t like eating cold bananas, but hot bananas I find delicious!? I don’t care, I can’t get enough. I could eat a million banana fritters if you gave me the chance. So I think I would love these banana springrolls - how amazing do they look!? Time to break out the wok!

Take Out Fake Out: White Chocolate Chip Red Velvet Cookies

Just in time for Valentine’s Day.<p>I’m not talking about making these for your special someone – well, I guess you can if you really want to, that’s …

9 Popular Natural Oils Explained

There are a lot (and I mean a lot!) of oils used in beauty products these days. Every time I flip open a magazine, some article is extolling the …

Star-Studded Timelapse Video From Chile’s High-Desert

<b>When stargazers dream of the ultimate destination for looking up at the heavens, the high-altitude Atacama Desert in northern Chile likely stands at the top of the list.</b><p>Nature videographer Nicholas Buer recently shot this stunning film, taken over 12 days while he camped out in the San Pedro de …

We Can't Blame Obesity On Our Hunter-Gatherer Ancestors Anymore

One popular idea to explain the current obesity epidemic proposes that our hunter-gatherer ancestors had a fat-storing adaptation, which allowed them …

Mars One narrows applicant pool to 1,058 in first cut for 2025 colonization mission

Mars One, the organization attempting to send small teams of astronauts on a one-way trip to Mars, has made its first round of applicant decisions, selecting just over 1,000 people to move on to the next stage of what it hopes will be a decade-long, televised training and colonization mission. …

Stop coddling your dog—he’s 99.9% wolf

SANTA CLARITA, California—Cesar Millan crosses the road to meet me. Two pit bulls, a Chihuahua, and a Yorkshire terrier—named Junior, Taco, Alfie and Kaley Cuoko—follow. Off leash and at heel, the dogs are calm, almost languid. If Millan communicates with them, I do not notice.<p>For the past few …

Pets

Caramel Apple Cheesecake Parfait

Looking for a last-minute special dessert to have on the table for Thanksgiving? This caramel apple cheesecake parfait by Design Love Fest would make such a perfect addition to the table. With each one in their own container means guests could take home left-overs…if there is any!

Dessert

The Ultimate Leg Workout Routine

Exercise 1 Lateral Band Walk<p>Place a mini resistance band just below your knees and stand with your feet hip-width apart, knees slightly bent <b>(a)</b>. Maintaining a tight core, step your left foot out to the side <b>(b)</b>, followed by your right. Continue for 30 to 40 small steps, keeping tension on the band, …

Arm Exercises To Fight Arm Jiggle | Women's Health

The (15 Minute) Bye-Bye Arm Jiggle Workout<p>Ture Lillegraven<p>Strapless dresses expose your upper back, shoulders, upper chest, and arms. This workout will shape all those places. Do these arm exercises one after another with no rest in between. Repeat the circuit, resting a minute between circuits.

5 Things You Should Know About LASIK

The doctor tells me not to move and to look at the green light. I can smell something burning. I’m clenching my teeth because I didn’t want to take …

The Best Way to Get a Flat Stomach

It may not be a secret that the best way to a six-pack is regular exercise and a healthy diet (even if it's no diet at all), but there's a right way and wrong way to a flat stomach. Read on for the ultimate guide to getting flat abs.<p><b>1. Know the Formula</b> Getting flat abs isn't about starving yourself …

Juice Your Way to … Glowing, Clear Skin!

The way our skin looks affects us. When it’s clear and glowing, makeup glides on smoothly, and we cease to even think about it. But when our …

Kumihimo Bracelet

The Kumihimo braiding technique is simple and allows you to make beautiful and sturdy bracelets, necklaces, lanyards, and more. Choose your own color …

Sculpt a Better Butt

Exercise 1 Facedown Hip External Rotation<p>Don't let the look of this one fool you: It is one of the most challenging and effective moves for targeting your external hip muscles, which have a major impact on your glutes.<p><b>Do It:</b> Lie facedown on the floor with your arms folded under your head, legs …

Show Drinking Games…Try TV Show Workout Games!

OK, I agree: TV-show drinking games can be fun. <i>Once</i> in a while. If you're like me, who considers a glass of wine getting wild 'n' crazy, you can quickly end up a lot more inebriated than you might have expected.<p>So...why not try a workout game instead? Nina Dobrev recently discovered a <i>Vampire …