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New Research Proves That Not Only Does Meditation Calm You Down, It Actually Alters Your Brain

Many people swear by meditation and mindfulness exercises as a way to increase happiness and peacefulness, but now Harvard researchers have …

Mindfulness

Math: Your secret weapon against Wall Street and the NSA

Five Agents Share What Makes Them Stop Reading Sample Pages

Welcome to our monthly Agent Round-Up Post! This time we have five amazing agents sharing their responses to the following:<p><b>What would make you stop</b> …

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22 Easy Decorating Ideas to Make Over a Room in a Day

It's as easy as changing up your coffee table decor.<p>A little wallpaper, paint, or a few colorful accents can make such a big difference in your home. You can tackle each of these ideas in one day, even though the results will look like it took so much longer to pull off.

10 Unexpected Ways to Add Color to Your Kitchen

Unique ways to give your space a bold look.<p>Switch out your sink for a colorful one, order some bold appliances, or give your backsplash a bright look.

Kitchens

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How to Decorate Your Home Like You're in a Wes Anderson Film

Fan of Moonrise Kingdom and The Royal Tenenbaums? Now you can live like the characters in the films.<p><i>Courtesy of Refinery29</i><p>Wes Anderson's films are riveting, but their legacy can also be attributed to that fact that each one looks so gosh darn <i>beautiful</i>. The thoughtfully-outfitted rooms in Anderson's …

Brilliant Ways to Set Your Spring Table

Refresh your table with these ideas.<p>Ready for spring? Start by refreshing your table with crisp linens, potted blooms, and a pop of bright colors.

Gwyneth Paltrow's Latest Decor Collaboration

The actress-turned-tastemaker continues to dip into design—this time with boxes, bowls, and plates.<p>Goop x RabLabs Malachite Box, $1,200<p>A few months ago, we dreamed about having drinks at Gwyneth Paltrow's house when she released a collection of monogrammed linen cocktail napkins. Now, the celebrity …

5 Tips for Cutting Down On Dirty Dishes

As hard as one might try to piece together the perfect kitchen, if you find yourself with an uncontrollable mound of dishes, that perfect kitchen …

Housekeeping

A Southern Home Filled with Color and Vintage Finds

I had the chance to pop into Furbish, a design store in Raleigh, North Carolina when Grace and I were in town for the Design*Sponge Book tour and …

7 Times Ellen DeGeneres Won the Oscars Last Night

Hosting the most prestigious awards show of the season is a tough gig, and while we watch the Oscars to see Hollywood's biggest talents receive recognition (and what they're wearing, of course), accolades are also in order for the person who can successfully entertain the room (and the world) …

Golden Globes

Mary Berry: 'I’d like Meryl Streep to play me in a film’

Fake tan, mini skirts, Breaking Bad and clubbing in Ibiza. She may be 78, but there is an unexpected side to the Baking Queen<p>There are a lot of things people don’t know about Mary Berry. Like the fact that the nation’s favourite grandmother, Queen of The Great British Bake Off, likes a good rave. …

10 Memorable Dr. Seuss Quotes for His Birthday

<i>Today would have been Dr. Seuss's 111th birthday. Here are 10 things he said about his life, his work, his inspiration, and bow ties.</i><p><b>1.</b> On how a …

Mark Twain

Which Country Reads the Most?

<i>[Source: World Culture Score Index, via @Amazing_Maps]</i><p>According to the NOP World Culture Score Index, readers in India are making the rest of us look …

Exclusive: Inside Google's Quest To Bring Polar Bears To You

Every fall, polar bears migrate to the shores of the Hudson Bay and wait, a little longer each year, for the ice to refreeze. Street View collected imagery from their journey across the tundra. Here's why that's important.<p>Two hundred yards from the Churchill Airport in Manitoba, Canada, John Gunter …

Curry cure

Understanding why mint tastes cool and chilli is hot could lead to new treatments for chronic pain, obesity and even cancer<p>They don't call him the "Iceman" for nothing. 59-year-old Dutchman Wim Hof has a remarkable ability to withstand extremely cold temperatures for long periods of time, with …

Social Sharks

Vegetarians more likely to think they are unhealthy, study finds

Research by the Medical University of Graz say vegetarians are more likely to think they have poorer health and relationships<p>Vegetarians are more likely than meat-eaters to believe they are unhealthy, according to a new study.<p>Researchers at the Medical University of Graz who analysed interviews …

Sautéed Kale with Lime Pickle

4 Servings<p>This is not your usual garlic-and-oil sauté: Lime pickle brings a spicy and pungent kick.<p>January 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 tablespoons ghee (clarified butter) or unsalted butter<p>1 large shallot, thinly sliced into rings<p>2 bunches curly or Tuscan kale, ribs and stems removed, leaves torn into 2” …

Seafood

5 Ways You're Psyching Yourself Out in the Kitchen

Sometimes you get so wrapped up in the kitchen, you psych yourself out. Here's how to get some perspective and keep the cooking fun and flavorful<p>Bonappetit.com editor <b>Matt Gross</b> makes Bolognese sauce all the time. (His kids love it!) And each time, he makes it the same way: same amount of ground …

Cooking

Google Launches Restaurant Menus in Search Results

Google is providing <b>menus in search results</b>, kind of. According to the official Google blog, menus are popping up for select US restaurants. Of the four restaurants Eater tried to find menus for — Husk Charleston, Au Cheval in Chicago, Osteria Mozza in Los Angeles, and Prime Meats in Brooklyn — only …

The Vegan Experience: 85 Great Vegan Recipes

GalleryThe Vegan Experience: 85 Great Vegan Recipes<p>The third annual Vegan Experience has come to a close, leaving us with another 25 recipes to bulk out our collection. From warming soups and light salads to greasy snacks and hearty mains, we've got a whopping total of 85 standout vegan dishes to …

#theLIST: Oscars 2014: The 10 Best Dressed

BAZAAR counts down the sartorial standouts on the Academy Awards red carpet.<p>BAZAAR counts down the sartorial standouts on the Academy Awards red carpet.

The Oscars