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Inside New York’s $4.5 billion art museum: the Second Avenue Subway

New York has been waiting almost a century for the city’s Second Avenue subway line. And on Jan. 1, the dream officially became a reality.<p>With the $4.5 billion first phase of the project complete, the city’s Q line will now stop at three new stations along the East Side of Manhattan, running up to …

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Everything you need to know about gut health

The scientific evidence has never been stronger that the microbiome truly is a “second brain.” Your gut and mind are in constant communication, …

11 Savory Pies You Can Make in an Hour or Less

Raise your hand if you love pie. Us, too. So why shouldn’t you eat it for dinner? Here, 11 savory pies, tarts and galettes that come together in …

Pie

The World's Happiest Man Wishes You Wouldn't Call Him That

What if we told you there was a man who had unlocked the secret to human joy? That despite all the pain and suffering and bad news out there, a monk on a mountaintop in Nepal has discovered a kind of template for How to Be Happy. In fact, so wise and ebullient is Matthieu Ricard that he's been …

21 painless tricks to make your home squeaky clean

It's nobody's favourite household task but cleaning is a necessary evil, unless you want a smelly bedroom or a coffee table that's piled up with …

Smart Ways to Approach a 7-Day Detox Diet

The thought of going on a seven-day detox diet can be incredibly daunting. With so many different diets touted online and in books, it’s tough to …

Want to get off the diet merry-go-round? Maybe it's time to try 'mindful eating'

We're told again and again that "diets don't work."<p>So what are we supposed to do?<p>Many people are turning to mindfulness – noticing the here and now without judgment – in hopes of breaking bad eating habits.<p>"It's about creating a new lasting relationship with your eating. It's not deciding I'm going …

Mindfulness

9 plants that bug bugs — including mosquitoes

BOISE, Idaho — Summer is almost here, and you'll want to spend more time in your backyards and gardens.<p>Unfortunately, so will the bugs. And because of viruses such as Zika and West Nile, mosquitoes are a big concern.<p>You can plant herbs and flowers that repel those bugs, including mosquitoes, and …

Mosquitoes

13 Impressive Recipes to Make When Your Mother-in-Law Is in Town

There's something about having your parents in town — especially your in-laws — that steps up the need to prepare impressive meals. Maybe it's the …

Cooking

10 Easy Ways to Pull Off Gorgeous Minimalist Home Decor

Minimalist decor is appealing in its simplicity but there is a difference between a well done minimal decor and simply having less stuff in your …

Home Decorating

Here's how the Fast Diet says it can help you lose weight quick by starving yourself for 2 days a week

It involves eating normally five days a week and "fasting" for two. On those two fasting days you eat about a quarter of your typical calorie intake (500 calories for women and 600 calories for men). The rest of the time you can eat whatever you want.<p>"The Fast Diet" book was written by Dr. Michael …

Nutrition

16 Cold Noodle Recipes to Eat on Warm Days

Rising temperatures directly correlate to your rising lack of patience in the kitchen. It’s science (maybe)! But before you know it, those long summer months when it’s too hot to even think about stirring up a one-pot vegan sriracha chili will be here — and then what will you eat? Don’t let …

Property Brothers share the best time to buy TVs, furniture, air conditioners and more

When the Property Brothers talk, we listen, whether they’re crooning their latest country tune or telling us how to upcycle in our backyard.<p>In their book, “Dream Home: The Property Brothers’ Ultimate Guide to Finding and Fixing Your Perfect House,” Drew and Jonathan Scott are dishing out all of …

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The Property Brothers' Design Cheat Sheet That You Need

In their new book Dream Home, the HGTV hosts reveal a few essential measurements—from area rug size to chandelier height—that'll help you decorate …

Raw Cheesecake Is Neither Cheese nor Cake, But You Want It Anyway

This dairy-free dessert is every bit as creamy and rich as the original—just because it's vegan doesn't mean it's totally virtuous.<p>The "health halo" is real, and it's been growing ever brighter since the first kale leaf successfully snuck into a smoothie. This "have your alt-flour, agave-sweetened …

Vegan

How To Make Brioche

<b>Let the butter soften:</b> About an hour before you plan to bake, place the butter on the counter to soften. If you're short on time, microwave the …

Baking

9 Almond Butter Snacks for a Healthy Pick-Me-Up

We're here to prove that sweet treats can also be (mostly) healthy. These nine portable snacks are packed with good-for-you ingredients, including …

This Is The Best Way To Cook During The Week

Cooking during the week shouldn't be complicated or messy. We need quick, easy, and healthy meals with minimal cleanup, because we're pretty much</i> …

Watch: Short videos that TED says will recharge your brain

With more than 100 speakers over five days, attending TED conferences can be an emotional roller coaster ride, as attendees flit from talks on virtual reality to racial prejudice, climate change to Google art, incarceration to drones. TED uses brief videos in between talks to reset the mood and …

5 smart home gadgets to create your home of the future

Any homeowner knows that a lot of free time goes into taking care of your house. But what if your house could take care of you? That's the dream of the "smart home" – and while there's no true sci-fi intelligent home that can do everything you need, we're getting closer.<p>Every day, 5.5 million smart …

20 Weekend Baking Projects to Conquer This Winter (and Spring!)

Saturday afternoon baking can be a sacred ritual. <b>For the first time all week, you're cooking just for you</b>—not rushing to the store and throwing a meal together for a family that needs to be fed half an hour ago. Or, maybe, you're cooking <i>not</i> just for you for a change; you're hosting a dinner party …

On porn, prose and loneliness: An appreciation of David Foster Wallace

I've been thinking a lot this week, which marks the 20th anniversary of <i>Infinite Jest</i>’s publication, about the first time I ever read David Foster …

11 Addictive New Books to Keep You Warm This Winter

You're sure to find something on this list that will make you want to get snowed in.<p>When the snow falls (…and falls… and falls…) a good book seems not only like a solid idea, but a necessity. Whether you're up to your knees in the white stuff and bound inside, or just feeling like the drop in …

“Sponsored” by my husband: Why it’s a problem that writers never talk about where their money comes from

<b>(Toa55, IJzendoorn via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>The truth is, my husband’s hefty salary makes my life as a writer easy. Pretending otherwise doesn’t help anyone<p>Ann Bauer<p>January 25, 2015 11:58am (UTC)<p>Here’s my life. My husband and I get up each morning at 7 o’clock and he showers while I make coffee. By …

43 Essential Kitchen Secrets

These helpful tips and tricks will save you time and money.<p>These helpful tips and tricks, adapted from Rebecca DiLiberto's Penny Saving Household Helper, will save you time and money.

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