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13 Google Search Tricks That Make Life A Whole Lot Easier

You <i>think</i> you know how to Google? You don't know how to Google.<p>Even the most seasoned Googler might not know every tip and trick available with just a few extra keystrokes in the search bar. Consider this your instructions manual for the world's most popular search engine.<p>Define A Word<p><b>The Scenario:</b> …

How To Paint Your Nails: The Infographic

Have you ever perused the many blogs and listicles of failed attempts at Pinterest-worthy crafts? We've all been there — you see a gorgeous DIY …

Infographics

32 companion plants to grow with your peppers

Companion planting in the garden can serve a number of purposes, ranging from maximizing garden space to attracting beneficial insects and …

Gardening

30 Bucket-List Summer Adventures

Let's face it: Summer is way too short. While technically summer lasts from June 21 to September 22, traditionally the vacation months for many travelers are July and August, and those 62 days fly by -- there's nothing lazy about these dog days of summer. Make your summer one to remember by …

National Parks

Turn a Slice of Watermelon Into a Tasty Salad

In addition to being the enduring objects of unconditional affection, kids have many other important functions in our lives. Top among them is keeping our egos in check. If ever we get too big for our britches, they can take us right down to earth with a look, a comment, or a generous rolling of …

Food

Happy Hooligans

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often | Inc.com

Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good news and bad news: Unfortunately, approximately 50 percent of your …

Happiness

Getting through optometry school isn’t easy. Here are 24 struggles that only optometry students will understand:

<b>1.</b> <b>When you see your family over break and everyone jokes about getting free exams and you’re just like…</b><p>starcrush.com<p><b>2.</b> <b>The library is your home and</b> …

Optometry

17 Yummy Recipes for St. Paddy's Day

Even though I’m not Irish, my fiancee’s family is. Plus, I love the color green, Boston, and bagpipes, so I <i>feel</i> like I’m practically Irish. With St. …

Management

Make a small wind turbine that kids can help build

Intro<p>Instructable's user masynmachien gave us permission to share his cool DIY wind turbine project with you. This project is meant to be easy enough …

Relive The Most Memorable Musical Episodes That TV Has To Offer

Once upon a time, musicals were for the elderly. Back in the day, kids didn't want to watch choreographed song and dance on the television. As "Glee" approaches its 100th episode, it's clear that things have changed, but it didn't all happen overnight.<p>"Glee" may be the first contemporary television …

Advice For Eating Well On A Tight Budget, From A Mom Who's Been There

JuJu Harris didn't set out to write a cookbook, but then again, she didn't set out to accept public assistance to feed her son, either. Harris always wanted to work with nature.<p>"My dream job was, I was going to grow up and be a national park ranger," she says. It didn't quite work out that way. She …

Dinner Table Talk Can Jump Start Your Kid's Career

"Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people."<p>-Eleanor Roosevelt<p>Pairing great food with great discussion is somewhat of a dying art on the home front. But here's an argument for bringing back the old-fashioned dinner hour (or 15 minutes) table talk to your …

Parenting

5 healthier holiday drinks for kids: from vegan eggnog to an easy mulled cider

healthier drinks lead vegan eggnog Russian fruit tea vegan hot chocolate mulled apple cider warm fruit punch

Christmas Crack(er Toffee)

<b>Christmas Crack</b><p><i>Seriously, just make 2 batches.</i><p>1 to 1.5 sleeves salted Saltine crackers<br>1 cup brown sugar<br>1 cup butter or margarine<br>3 cups chocolate …

Cruelty-Free To Be Kind: A Gift List for the Vegan In Your Life

“You used to be hard to buy for. Now you’re impossible.”<p>My best friend emails me after what I’m guessing is probably an exasperating trawl through …

What Every Contact Lens Wearer Needs To Know (But Is Afraid To Ask)

If you're one of the 36 million contact lens wearers in the U.S., chances are you went through a mini-course in hygiene when you first got your prescription. You know the drill: First wash your hands with soap and water before drying them with a clean, lint-free cloth or paper towel. Then, …

Oh Thank Goodness: Hello Kitty Face Contacts

Because what good is a Hello Kitty obsession if you can't put the cat right in your eyeball, apparently Hello Kitty contacts are a real thing. You …

8 Organic School Lunchbox Meals That Can Be Prepared The Night Before

Given the hustle and bustle of the morning routine on a school day, sometimes whipping up a healthy homemade meal to pack in my son's lunchbox can be …

23 Things Every Woman Should Stop Doing

It is conventional wisdom that we’re our own worst enemies and despite the cliche, the idea rings true. We often drive ourselves insane striving for perfection in our experiences, relationships and selves, and honestly it just becomes exhausting. So here at HuffPost Women we’re issuing a challenge …

7 Ways to Raise a Healthy, Adventurous Eater

Getting your kids to eat healthy, nutrient-rich foods is a struggle you'll probably go through at some point if you haven't already. Between the …