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The Right Way to Get Rid of Earwax

So when you jam a Q-tip into your ear canal, that disrupts your skin's natural shedding process—and can actually cause your ears to make <i>more</i> wax. Plus, over time, you could push the wax back in your ear canal and create big ol' blockage that needs to be removed by your doctor, says Kim. Ick.<p>With …

40 Foods with Superpowers

<b>Alaskan King Crab</b><b><br>Bone Builder</b><br>High in protein and low in fat, the sweet flesh of the king crab is spiked with zinc—a whopping 7 milligrams per 3.5-ounce serving. "Zinc is an antioxidant, but more important, it helps support healthy bone mass and immune function," says Susan Bowerman, assistant …

The 5 Most Epic Movies About Friendship

The 5 Most Epic Movies About Friendship

Friendship

20 Habits Happy Couples Have (But Never Talk About)

<i>Nothing in this world is more difficult than love.<br>And nothing is more worth it.</i><p>A happy couple is not a ‘perfect couple’ that comes together, but an …

Happiness

10 Things to Do Before You Go to Bed

Everyone is obsessed with how successful people start their day.<br>And if you’ve decided to do something about the quality of your life, you’ll start …

9 Cheap Ways to Make Your Bathroom Feel Luxurious

Create your own spa-like oasis without spending a fortune.<p><b>1. Think fluffy</b><p>If you're going to splurge <i>anywhere</i> in your bathroom, update your towels and bath rug first. A soft, fluffy, neutral-colored towel goes a long way if you're trying to turn your basic bathroom into a spa-like oasis. Not sure …

The Weird but Totally Mind-Blowing Skin Care Powers of Turmeric

It's been under our noses all along.<p>Recently, I had one of those <i>where have you been all my life</i> moments. Not with a guy, but with a spice tucked away in my kitchen cabinet that apparently has magical powers for skin.<p>Turmeric, or "haldi," is a deep orange root from India, where it's one of the …

3 Evening Habits For Weight Loss

<b>Stop after dinner.</b> It can be easy to mindlessly snack away while you relax, so make an effort to stay aware of why you're reaching for your pantry door. If you're doing it out of habit or because you're bored, try spending more time out of the kitchen or drinking peppermint tea instead of snacking. …

The Right Sleep Positions: Ease Back Pain, Heartburn and More

What's to blame? Not just too-few hours in the sack. The way you lie down is a major factor in the quality of your slumber. The wrong sleep position can cause muscle cramping, impair circulation, and leave you hurting come the a.m. And for the millions of women with preexisting aches (such as back …

Meet the Women Who Guard China’s Millionaires

Valued as secret weapons, female bodyguards are regarded as innocuous protectors who can disguise themselves as assistants or dance partners.<p><i>Watch our documentary about China's female bodyguards here.</i><p>Wearing a form-fitting black leather jacket with studded shoulders, leather pants, and …

9 Ways to Use Salt for Gorgeous Skin, Hair, Teeth, and Nails

<b>1. Balancing Mask</b><br>Both salt and honey have anti-inflammatory properties to soothe skin and calm breakouts and irritation. They also help to balance oil production and retain hydration in the layers of skin where it's needed most.<p><b>Try it:</b> Mix two teaspoons sea salt (preferably finely ground) with four …

5 Tricks to Stop Procrastinating for Good

I meant to write this piece two weeks ago. I created a Word document and fully intended to start banging away on my Mac. But I had to contact some …

Procrastination

7 High-Protein Snacks That Can Help You Lose Weight

Eat up to slim down.<p>You know that a food's protein content helps determine how satisfying it is—and now a new study published in <i>Nutrition Journal</i> suggests that snacks rich in the nutrient may help decrease hunger levels and cause you to consume fewer calories when you sit down to dinner. …

A Sleep Researcher's 4 Scientific Ways To Nap Better (VIDEO)

In a perfect world, we'd all be able to take a break from our busy days and recharge with a much-needed nap. But since it's virtually impossible to carve out time for a daily daytime snooze, what we really need are sleep strategies to make the most out of the few times we are able to catch a few …

7 Ways To Quiet Your Home From The Noisy World Around It

The early evening darkness combined with the impending winter's cold weather means more time spent in our homes. It's during this time when we tend to notice just how loud everything is -- the neighbors, the howling wind and, in many areas, traffic noise. If moving to the middle of nowhere isn't an …

The Home Decor Color Risks To Try

Interior designers share the color risks you need to take before you turn 30.<p>Interior designers share the color risks you need to take before you turn 30. <i>Via HouseBeautiful.com</i>

5 Ways to Eliminate Back Fat

<b>Turn Up Your Cardio</b><br>If you're serious about getting rid of fat, you've got to start getting serious about cardio. According to the USDA, you should perform 60-minute sessions five times a week.<p>For even more intense cardio, opt for interval training that alternates between periods of pushing your …

How To Create The Perfect Diet Plan For Your Workout Goal

What is an article about creating the perfect diet plan doing on a site called “A Workout Routine” in the middle of a guide to creating the most …

5 Ways to Make Travel with Your Family More Affordable - Prairie Eco-Thrifter

My travel a330 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)<p>My husband and I love to travel, but in the early years of our marriage, we couldn’t travel as much as we …

5 quick things you can do today to boost your creativity

<b>1. Want to be more creative? Get happy.</b><p>Our diary study revealed a definitive connection between positive emotion and creativity. We looked at …

10 Sunset Destinations in the U.S. to Be Grateful For (Photos)

That moment when pinks and orange meet a horizon, my spirit dances.<p>It doesn't matter where in the world I am, a sunset makes me smile.<p>It's simple.<p>It's natural.<p>It's good.<p>It's real.<p>It's free.<p>A sunset is like a real kiss. A sunset is like a real laugh. A sunset is God's way of hugging the earth and …

25 Genius DIY Storage Solutions Your Home Needs Now

Say goodbye to entryway chaos forever.<p>If your house is overwhelmed with clutter, it's time to bust out your tool set to wrangle the situation once and for all. These projects are designed to organize and streamline the messiest trouble spots in your home.

The 6 Veggies with the Most Protein

<b>Baked Potato</b><br>Another stealth source of protein? Potatoes! A medium-sized one contains three grams. Need some fun topping ideas? Make these spinach- and goat cheese-stuffed baked potatoes.<p><b>Broccoli</b><br>Broccoli's not just filled with fiber (2.6 grams per half cup)—it's also a great source of protein, with …

7 Clever Uses for Dryer Sheets

This article originally appeared on goodhousekeeping.com<p>You probably already know that fabric softener sheets work wonders for getting rid of staticky hair, but that's not all they're good for. Here are a few more reasons to add them to your cleaning arsenal:<p><b>1. Make your shower door sparkle.</b>Skip …

8 Natural Hair Commandments From Andre Walker

Getty Images<p>Hair legend Andre Walker's story goes something like this: He grew up styling his mom and sister's hair, opened his own salon in downtown Chicago in the '80s, and when he noticed a local talk show host he thought could use his help, he sent over a note and flowers. That talk show host …

How Airbnb Will Change the Way You Travel

Michael and I have been on the road for over three years now with no fixed address, yet people still ask us where we call home. We finally have a good answer: <i>we live at Airbnb</i>. We don't work for them, nor do we live at their corporate headquarters (although considering their funky new offices in …

10 Genius New Uses for Dish Soap

It helps with so much more than just cleaning greasy pots and pans.<p>Dish detergent might be a sink-side staple, but its cleaning power is incredibly helpful all over the house. Because the liquid is mild, it's often a great choice over harsher chemicals (plus, we bet you've got an ever-ready …