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Ask Polly: How to Be Nice

<b>Hi Polly,</b><p>One of the goals I have set for myself this year is to be a kinder person: more supportive and forgiving of my friends, more friendly and …

The 13 Greatest Iced Coffee Recipes for Summer

Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home!<p>Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home! Via Redbook.com

Recipes

11 Best Beach Reads, According to Our Editors

We've got your summer reading list figured out.<p>Though winter felt especially long, some good news: Summer has officially arrived. Put away your peacoat and make time for delicious popsicles, tons of SPF, and days spent devouring page-turners by a body of water (any body will do). When it comes to …

Romantic Comedy

The Day I Started Lying to Ruth

The streetlights in Buenos Aires are considerably dimmer than they are in New York, one of the many things I learned during my family’s six-month …

A Murder in Terlingua, Texas

The thing to drink at La Kiva, a sprawling, partially subterranean, cavelike bar in the Chihuahuan Desert at the edge of Texas’s Big Bend National Park, was the Mind Eraser. A concoction favored by the owner, a 50-year-old former engineer named Glenn Felts, the Eraser consisted of “hefty portions …

The Habit Action List

There are a ton of people who read self-improvement blogs and books, but never put them into action.<p>They engage in what’s sometimes called …

Self-improvement

Project 333 - Be More with Less

Be More with Less brings you minimalist fashion challenge Project 333<p>This page includes everything you need to know to get started. Click here to …

This Insane New App Will Allow You To Read Novels In Under 90 Minutes

The reading game is about to change forever. Boston-based software developer Spritz has been in "stealth mode" for three years, tinkering with their …

10 Reasons Why Handheld Devices Should Be Banned for Children Under the Age of 12

s a pediatric occupational therapist, I'm calling on parents, teachers and governments to ban the use of all handheld devices for children under the age of 12 years.<p>The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Canadian Society of Pediatrics state infants aged 0-2 years should not have any exposure to …

Mental Disorders

Drowning in Paper? What to Keep, What to Toss, What to Digitize

Paper is the bane of my existence — and probably yours, too. In preparing for tax season, I recently digitized a box of old receipts but also ended …

24 Hot & Spicy Recipes for Sriracha Week—or Any Week

From mapo tofu to jerk chicken, here are 24 spicy recipes guaranteed to make you sweat.<p>If you haven't figured it out already, we're big spice fiends here at <i>Bon Appétit</i>. So fiendish, in fact, that we're dedicating an entire week to foods that tingle our tongues, light our mouths on fire, and make us …

Cooking

Budget Anthropologie Tutorial: Well Defined Lampshade

As promised in my previous Budget Anthro post, I put together my own version of Anthro's Well Defined Lampshade! (See it together with my DIY vintage …

DIY Painting a Metal Lamp

We have been slowly going through our belongings since purging both houses, and we are pretty lean on furniture and accessories. But what we do own …

DIY Goodwill Table Upcycle

Acquired this nice table Goodwill for $25, I have been doing this (selectively) over the past few months. Our basement remodel has been underway for …

Reclining Naiad

Antonio Canova (Italian, Possagno 1757–1822 Venice)<p>Date:1819–24Culture:Italian (Rome)Medium:Marblethe Metropolitan Museum

52 Different Ways to Save $100 Per Year: Make Your Own Snacks {Week 42}

<i>Each week for 52 weeks, I’m sharing a different way you can save $100 this year. If you do all of these things, you’ll be able to save over $5,000</i> …

“The Prayer of an Unknown Confederate Soldier’ Also Known as "A Creed for the Disabled." 

<b>“The Prayer of an Unknown Confederate Soldier’ Also Known as "A Creed for the Disabled."</b><p>I asked God for strength that I might achieve.<br>I was made weak that I might learn humbly to obey.<br>I asked for health that I might do greater things.<br>I was given infirmity that I might do better things.<br>I asked for riches that I might be happy.<br>I was given poverty that I might be wise.<br>I asked for power that I might have the praise of men.<br>I was given weakness that I might feel the need of God.<br>I asked for all things …

23 People On The Creepiest Experience They’ve Ever Had

By Chrissy Stockton,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1aCYHh5<p>I only have two memories from before the age of six when I moved a few states away from …

Power Pancakes (Paleo and Gluten Free)

The idea for a gluten-free, paleo-friendly pancake is out there in a million forms these days, and we've tried many of the recipes with varying …

Wonder Woman Fleece Cozy

Wonder Woman Fleece Cozy<p>Stay warm, cozy, and looking as beautiful as Aphrodite with the Wonder Woman Fleece Cozy from the NeatoShop. This fantastic …

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Off-grid surf shack on the Lost Coast of California

Off-grid surf shack on the <b>Lost Coast of California.</b><p>Contributor Dan Opz writes:<p>An hour from the nearest grocery store, 3 miles from the beach.<p>Follow Dan on Instagram as he tramps the countryside in his ‘86 Vanagon.

The yurt compound of William Coperthwaite near Machiasport, Maine. 

The yurt compound of William Coperthwaite near <b>Machiasport,</b> <b>Maine</b>.<p>No one alive has done more to promote yurts than Bill Coperthwaite. Coming across the style in a 1962 <i>National Geographic</i> article, he recognized in the yurt a construction method so simple and durable, that almost anyone, regardless of skill or budget, could build their own home. He’s spent the last 4 decades living off-grid, lecturing, selling plans, and leading hundreds of yurt building workshops around the globe.<p>Read more on …