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Best of May 2013

Travel Photography

15 Words To Remember When You’re Going Through A Rough Time

1. Amnesia<p>It’s never as easy as we’d like it to be, but forgetting is a necessity in instances that call for us to leave the past in the past. We …

Can a Cream Give You a Better Butt?

Every time a body-firming cream crosses my desk, I dream a little dream. It goes like this: I faithfully use the lotion and a week or two later (I'd even be willing to wait a month), I have a Jessica Alba perfect butt and legs. While I'd love to believe this dream might one day come true, I decided …

Study: Can Diet Soda Give You Meth Mouth?

Clearly, I was the last to know. When news hit earlier this week of a study that equates the damage done to your teeth by drinking diet soda with that of methamphetamine abuse and crack-cocaine addiction (complete with gross photos), I was left scratching my head. For years I've been drinking diet …

3 Tips for Applying Makeup in Hot Weather

It's hot outside in New York City today. Like, 90 degrees, middle-of-summer hot. We all know that when the temperature rises, primers, makeup mists (like Urban Decay's Chill Makeup Setting Spray), and transparent powders can keep your makeup from dripping off. But they won't do much if you can't …

Prime(r) Time: The Step That Will Meltproof Your Makeup Look

Ben Franklin said there are only two certainties in life—death and taxes—but I'm willing to bet that the father of electricity never tried wearing a face full of makeup on a 98-degree day. Because if he had, he would certainly have added summer heat to his doomsday list. If you so much as peeked …

Stuff to Read While You're Pretending to Work

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: Best Diet?, Dieting Gurus, and Tips to be a Better Person<p>It <i>finally</i> feels like summer here in Boston. …

Eggs

Simple Cue to Clean Up Your Lunge

There’s no question that lunges (and all of their infinite variations) have a ton of efficacy as well as have their place in any well-designed …

Workouts

Basics : Salad Dressings

When it comes to basics, one of the first things we should think about making is salad dressing, especially if we are having a large salad for lunch …

Thai Beef, Vegetables & Basil Stir Fry

Thai Beef, Vegetables & Basil Stir Fry<p><i>3 – 4 Servings with rice</i><p>What you’ll need:-<p>Vegetable oil<br>• 500g (1 pound) of beef, thinly sliced or presliced stir …

Sausage Breakfast Bites

These are pretty much a variation of the breakfast casseroles I have done for years. This time, baked in my Babycakes cupcake baker. Yes, I know I am …

Oven Baked Rolled Omelet

No time to blog today. Too much to get done and I am running out the door. Here is a photo of brunch for my guys. The recipe is in the March Diner …

"skinny" low carb mac and cheese ♥

It's comfort food for dinner tonight.. but low carb..dont believe me? Tofu Shirataki noodles.. They also have no cholesterol, 0.5 grams of fat per …

Bacon & Avocado "Sandwiches"

December is chock-full of awesome holidays -- and I'm not just talking about International Ninja Day. That's right, people: Today is Bacon Day.<p>To …

Breakfast

Crushed Green Olive Salad with Celery and Mint

I knew I was going to love this salad as soon as I read the recipe. I am a big fan of good green olives and celery. In fact, when I travel I always …

6 Common Low-Carb & Keto Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

<i>“Carbohydrate restriction is commonly practiced but seldom taught.”</i>This is the tagline of a book I was reading the other day, The Art And Science of …

7 People You Can Never Trust

1. Mechanics<p>You go to a mechanic garage, lay down a “$10 off your next oil change” coupon on the front desk, and say, “All I want is an oil change. …

5 Signs You Are An Option, Not A Priority

1. They magically appear when they need something. I have too many acquaintances that do this, honestly. It’s the “hey, you want to have dinner?” …

Who Your Real Friends Are

<i>“Hold a true friend with both hands.” – Nigerian Proverb</i><p>Your real friends are the people who feel like family. They feel like family because you can …

How To Know The Right Feeling For The Right Guy

It’s basically the perfect feeling being right there on that spot and worrying about nothing.<p>Finally, it’s a sign that your gut feeling approves …

But I Digress: On The Point Of Not Getting To The Point

The trouble with me is, I <i>like</i> it when somebody digresses. It’s more <i>in</i>teresting and all. … Oh, sure! I like somebody to stick to the point and all. …

It's A Small World After All.

Hong Kong from below by Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze More here http://totallycoolpix.com/2013/05/vertical-horizons-by-romain-jacquet-lagreze/

Amazing picture of hot air balloons over snow peaked mountains.

Amazingly cool house, although the constant noise of rushing water might make you spend loads of time on the toilet. More of this week's coolest pix here http://totallycoolpix.com/2013/05/coolest-pix-of-2013-week-21/

Zynga enlists midcore games to do battle for revenue

SAN FRANCISCO -- Struggling game maker Zynga, confronted by player defections and revenue declines, is placing its biggest bet on an entirely new category that will have Wall Street watching closely.<p>The social-gaming giant is enlisting more talent on so-called midcore combative games as it girds …

Turkish Activists Try To Make Their Protest Go Viral

Turks have flooded the Internet with pleas for the media to cover anti-government demonstrations that have rocked Istanbul and other Turkish cities this week.<p>The Turkish government's harsh response to demonstrators in Istanbul has spurred large-scale anti-government protests across Turkey and a …

The Six Best Photos Found On Reddit This Week

We sift, so you don't have to.<p><b>All images via reddit.</b>

ABC’s Mistresses Is More Than Just a Guilty Pleasure

Mistresses<p>With a name like <i>Mistresses</i>, ABC's new drama has guilty pleasure written all over it.<p>Based on the British series of the same name, <i>Mistresses</i> …

Use 'Em And Lose 'Em--Switch Your Shades Every Day With These Cheap Picks

Some people are all about investing in a really nice (read: really expensive!) pair of sunglasses and wearing them every day and taking great care of …