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That wonderful thing is happening that always catches me by surprise this time of year: an explosion of produce, everywhere. It gives me such a feeling of elation — berries, peaches, melons, corn, and tomatoes coming on to the scene in full force. This is the season when I start to live on hefty, …

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There are a lot of less than stellar things about living in Los Angeles. There’s smog, mounds of traffic, too many people, a high cost of living, and have I said traffic yet? Many of my friends and family who live in smaller and quainter cities across the country often ask me how I deal. Easy: …

Gluten Awareness Could Fix Our Health Problems, Says South Beach Diet Author

By this point, you probably know someone who avoids it, and you may also have considered eliminating it from your own diet: Gluten. It’s a protein …

Hack Your BBQ: Smoked Lemonade and Superfast Grilling

It’s grilling season, and in between containing grease fires and swatting off mosquitos, we took some time to round up our favorite hacks to take …

65 Amazing Meals You Can Make From Leftovers Today

I have a problem, and it’s about time I admitted it: I am a big-time food-waster. Each Sunday I go shopping with the honest intention of using every …

Arugula, Asparagus, and White Bean Salad

<i>This recipe was contributed by Angela Simpson, the blogger behind</i> <i>Eat Spin Run Repeat</i><i>. To learn more about Angela, check out her</i> <i>accompanying post</i> <i>and</i> …

DIY Hacks & How To’s: Convert From Battery Power to AC

We use battery power to drive a lot of our electronics. But if an electrical device doesn’t need to be portable all the time it would be nice to be able to power it with AC and not waste the batteries. So in this project, I show you how to modify an old AC power adapter so that it can power your …

They Always Come Running Back, Even After They Break Your Heart

Can you love someone even if you’re not a couple? David was the love of my life. Well, we never dated <i>for real</i> and we weren’t technically official, …

5 Ways to Declutter Your Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Clearing up your life’s mess is the first step to unlock the doors of happiness, joy and success. We all want to live our dream lives with extreme …

Minimalism

A Practical Guide To Having Everything You Want | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<b>My Wage</b><p><b>I bargained with Life for a penny,</b><p><b>And Life would pay no more,</b><p><b>However I begged at evening</b><p><b>When I counted my scanty store.</b><p><b>For Life is a just</b> …

Motivation

How Loss and Love Can Lead to Creative Persistence | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Life has not been easy for me. I was the child victim of a religious cult, my family was poor, and as an adult, I lost my firstborn daughter to …

Creativity

How to Trick Your Brain to Create a New Healthy Habit | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Have you ever started a diet or exercise program but didn’t stick with it? If you are like millions of other people, you’ve set out with the best …