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Mosquito Repellent: 5 Flowers and Herbs to Keep Pests Away

Mosquito repellent plants are garden heroes: colorful flowers and herbs with natural fragrances that chase away buzzing insects even as their …

Gardening

Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life Might Just Help You Live a More Fulfilling…

Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life Might Just Help You Live a More Fulfilling Life<p>In Japan, millions of people have <i>ikigai</i> …

Happiness

31 Five-Second Reminders that Will Make Calmness Your Superpower

<i>Your goal is to grow so strong on the inside that nothing on the outside can affect your inner peace of mind without your conscious permission.</i>The …

Mindfulness

The Exact Day You Should Book International Travel (Based a Huge Airfare Study)

The idea of packing your bags and jetting off overseas can make your heart skip a beat, but the planning process and cost alone are enough to make …

Tourism

15-Minute Homemade Protein Bars Peanut Butter Addicts Will Love

To know what you're eating, you need to make it yourself.<p>April 05, 2018<p>College is a hectic time, and I know a few too many students who sub their …

Dessert

How to Be a More Confident Person

When I was a kid, we had very little money. This didn't seem like a problem to me until I went to my friends' homes and saw that they had <i>actual …

Self-help

Mug Brownie Recipe

From: EatingWell.com, March 2018<p>You might want to keep a copy of this recipe in the pantry beside the cocoa for those moments when you crave a …

Dessert

'Ikigai': The Japanese Lifestyle Trend Promising To Find Your Life Purpose

Is this the new 'hygge'?<p>From yoga retreats in the Himalayas and weekly mindfulness classes to downloading mediation apps such as Headspace and Calm, many of us spend our lives (and paycheques) on trying to achieve happiness and fulfilment.<p>However, having tried out the Danish concept of finding …

Happiness

How to immediately change your life for the better

There’s an old joke where a man says, “I really want to go to medical school, but it takes at least seven years–and I’ll be 50 in seven years!” A …

Self-improvement

12 Incredible And Affordable Places To Travel Outside The US

See if your dream destination is on the list. H/T Quora<p><i>Note: Submissions may have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

25 under-the-radar places in Latin America to visit in your lifetime, according to the world’s top travel experts

From the darkest depths of Peru to the crystal blue underground cenotes of Mexico, there is something incredibly alluring about Latin America.<p>However, the best off-the-beaten-track destinations are usually discovered by word of mouth, often among travellers on the road from hostel bunkbeds or over …

South America

We Rank The Best Five Apps For Landing A Cheap Flight

If you follow our travel section at all, you know we at Uproxx love cheap flights. But we also know that sometimes you can’t plan ahead, or that you’re not always near a computer to book a flight. And the best deals require you to act fast. So we’ve ranked five apps that will let you snag a cheap …

American Airlines

5 Ways to Break Out of Your Comfort Zone

Fear of the unknown can stop you from doing so many things that’ll help you lead a happy and healthy life, like being vulnerable with your partner, moving somewhere new, or making a leap to change your career path. In any unsettling instance, understanding how to harness the powerful emotion of …

Self-help

15 Healthy Vegan Desserts With Easy Recipes

Sweet and healthy, what could be better?<p><i>This article originally appeared on Spoon U and was written by Milana Yemelyanova. It has been given minor edits before re-posting.</i><p>Before I get to the vegan desserts, let's talk about what exactly healthy means. Many think that calories are the heart of it …

These secret Netflix codes unlock hidden show and movie categories

The recommended content on your Netflix account comes from a complicated algorithm analysing your viewing history.<p>And unless you are sharing your …

This Cat Named Dog Works At The Fish Market And People Love Him

"I would lay down my life for him!!!!!!"

135 Amazing Facts for People Who Like Amazing Facts

Store these away for future trivia nights.<p>1. Mister Rogers always mentioned out loud that he was feeding his fish because a young blind viewer once …

Mary Magdalene

Scenic Train Trips Across Canada

Romance of the Rails<p>The Canadian train trips on this list offer stunning scenery and provide more than just transportation from point A to B. Though …

Trains

6 things you need to know before you go to Colombia

<b>Despite its chequered past, Colombia is emerging from the shadows with serious pace and promise.</b><p>Medellin, previously the world’s most dangerous city, …

The 12 Most Incredible Hikes to Take in Canada

From Newfoundland’s Tablelands to the West Coast’s Rocky Mountains, Canada offers unparalleled hiking experiences from coast to coast. Check out our …

12 of the Best Small Towns in Germany

First-time visitors to Germany often flock to Munich or Berlin, and tend to miss out on the country’s rural enclaves. From the southern Alps to the …

I drank fire cider for a week — and I'm never drinking coffee again

Apple cider vinegar has been touted as the remedy for everything from dull skin to dandruff, so it's not surprising that fire cider, an apple cider vinegar drinking tonic, has been catching on too. Fire vinegar, as it's also known, is not unlike a shrub (a fruity, vinegary syrup you mix with water …

Alternative Medicine

This Elderly Couple Retired 27 Years Ago—When They Were Both 38. Here’s How They Did It

They have been traveling ever since.<p>Who doesn’t like the idea of retiring early? Financial independence means the freedom to do what you want, when …

Retirement

Read This, and You'll Want to Ditch Ziploc Bags for Good

Plastic cutlery. Saran wrap (don't even get this culinary school grad started). Paper towels.<p>There's a slew of everyday habits that lead to kitchen …

Country Lifestyle

Hardest hiking trails: The 7 most difficult hikes

Whether they’re hard or just hard to get to, these seven hikes definitely belong on the bucket list.<p>Although hiking is often thought of as a mere …

The states where Americans have the best quality of life, ranked

The US is an enormous country and quality of life varies from state to state.<p>Thanks to data published by U.S. News & World Report on Tuesday, we can decisively say which state's residents enjoy the highest quality of life in America.<p>The rankings, formed in partnership with McKinsey and Co., …

New Jersey

Car negotiating secrets for people who hate to haggle

A short stint as a car salesman taught me that dealers are pros who negotiate all day for a living — and they always have the home field advantage.<p>Later, while buying dozens of test vehicles for an automotive website, I was on the other side of negotiations, and experienced the tricks dealers use …

Personal Finance

If There Are Only 5 Hikes You Ever Do In Ohio, Make Them These

We’re fortunate to live in a state that’s chock-full of unbelievably gorgeous hiking trails. Consequently, it can be hard to choose the best of the …

20 Podcasts So Good You'll Wish You Had a Longer Commute

We're always on the hunt for a good podcast. Like a gripping book, an addictive podcast has the ability to pull us in deep, get us lost in our thoughts, and make an otherwise lengthy commute pass in the blink of an eye.<p>As for me? Surprisingly, it's not a true crime podcast (though I love those, …

This is how many calories your body *actually* needs in a day

Well, the true number of calories you need all depends on your height, along with other factors such as how much exercise you do and how fast your …