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Backyard Pizzeria: Easily Turn Your Gas Grill Into Brick Oven

There are a lot of ways to cook pizza at home, and I’ve tried many of them. The BakerStone Pizza Oven Box is my favorite to date.<p>I don’t say this lightly, because I love pizza, and it’s a subject I’ve been writing on for years. I also love cooking, and have some skills, but sadly, pizza making …

40 “Betcha Never Tried This!” Ways to Eat Nut Butter

When you think “peanut butter,” you likely think “jelly”—or “chocolate.” Both excellent combos, but if that’s all you think of, it’s time to expand …

6 Summer Salads You'll Actually Crave

<b>1. Black Bean, Corn & Avocado Salad with Chipotle-Honey Vinaigrette</b><p>With black beans, sweet corn, crisp bell peppers and creamy avocado, this is one of those crowd-pleasing, make-ahead recipes that everyone loves. You can serve it as a side dish, salad or dip. The vinaigrette is similar to the …

Healthy Eating

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 …

Summer Reading with a Vengeance

Family legacies are hell to outrun, especially when violence is entwined in the ancestral DNA. This month a new batch of novels offer modern twists on the ancient themes of family, duty, revenge, and justice. The most anticipated is Peter Heller’s <i>The Painter</i> (Knopf, $25), the <i>Outside</i> contributing …

100 Mystery Novels Everyone Should Read In Their Lifetime

Amazon editors debuted a new list of the 100 mysteries and thrillers that everyone should read in their lifetime, based on reader selections and ratings at Goodreads.<p>From well-known authors like Agatha Christie and Edgar Allan Poe to suspense-genre newcomers, these are the 100 thrillers that will …

Books

7 Foods That Clear Your Complexion

Read on—and eat up!—to get more gorgeous skin<p><i>By Natasha Burton for Beauty High</i><p>While topical solutions for pimples can keep your face acne-free, you can actually help your skin along the road to clarity through your diet. What you put in your body reflects how it looks on the outside, after all.<p>To …

BluClik remote helps keep hands on wheel, not phone

For many older cars, plugging your phone into the auxiliary audio input is one of the easiest, most universal ways to bring your digital audio library and a wide range of streaming media apps with you on the road. The problem with this analog connection is that it's unidirectional; you still need …

Ultimate Cleaning Tips & Tricks Guide: 31 Ideas For A Sparkling Home

Although cleaning the house is not my favorite activity, I always love the results. That feeling of accomplishment when you see the whole place …

Journaling for Your Health

Keeping a journal is like carrying on a conversation with yourself -- or with your higher self, if you prefer. As such, it is a commitment to spiritual practice. It is also a meditative process, and like all meditative exercises it requires some discipline. But rather than thinking of this as the …

Work Every Muscle With This Printable Bodyweight Workout

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5 Free Apps to Simplify Your Life

January 17, 2014<p>Share<p><i>This post was originally published by</i> <i>HootSuite CEO Ryan Holmes on the LinkedIn Influencer blog.</i> <i>Follow Ryan on LinkedIn:</i><p>Here’s …

Sweat It Out With This Cycling Workout

Killer playlist totally included. Get ready to get pumping<p>You may be able to sweat out a tough 45-minute group ride, but on your own that's likely less realistic. This cycling workout will keep you committed and riding hard for about 20 to 30 minutes.<p>The first step is creating a playlist with seven …

5 Stargazing Spots That Will Take Your Breath Away

There's nothing like looking up at a clear night sky and getting lost in the stars.<p>Whether or not you can name the constellations, stargazing is an activity that anyone can enjoy. Certain spots, however, are superior stargazing locations. The sky is darker, the stars are clearer and the experience …

West Africa's best wildlife parks

Everyone knows about the great national parks of eastern and southern Africa – Masai Mara, Kruger and Serengeti all conjure up images of majestic landscapes, packs of lions lazing in the shade and herds of elephants roaming the savannah. But have you heard of Mole, Pendjari and Waza? These wildlife …

West Africa

Best apps and sites to plan, record and share your trips

Dreaming up a trip is the easiest part of every journey. All you need is a working imagination. The other bits before you go? Not so easy, or so much fun. You’ve got to book tickets, worry about accommodation, work out budgets, apply for visas…then you’ve got to plan your itinerary. And what about …

Ashley Borden :: Fitness & Lifestyle Consultant

How Simple Mini Habits Can Change Your Life

<b>“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” ~Alan Watts</b><p>It was late 2012, just after Christmas, …

Will Power

Not Just What You Eat, When You Eat Matters

When it Comes to Weight Gain, When You Eat is Important<p>There is reason to think our eating patterns and nutrition have changed in recent years. …

Holistic Medicine

10 Ingenious Bike Hacks

Upgrade your cycle with some of our favorite add-onssome silly, and some essential.<p>Upgrade your cycle with some of our favorite add-ons—some silly, and some essential.

Google Search iPad App Updated: Tons of Google Now Improvements, Far Ahead of Siri

The <b>Google Search</b> app for iPad and iOS just got a whopping big and impressive update yesterday, to Version 3.1.0.<p>This update brings a whole lot of new Google Now features to the app – including notifications, reminders, and ‘handsfree voice’ to issue search terms or Google Now commands. Here’s the …

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From the true story of a woman's 15 months in captivity to Oprah's Super Soulful Book of the Month, these reads will amaze you.<p>Enon<p>By Paul Harding<p>238 …

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

How to Take Better Photographs

Some people think that great photography requires an expensive camera, but good technique is more important than expensive equipment. If you are …

Parallels Access: Run Mac and Windows Apps Like They Were Made for iPad

<b>Parallels Access</b> is a new iPad app launching tonight – that promises to let you experience Mac and Windows applications as is they were made for the iPad. It ‘applifies’ your Windows and Mac apps to make them feel as it they’re native iPad apps.<p>The app is published by Parellels, the makers of the …