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<i>Written by Jessica Bruso; Updated July 20, 2017</i><p>If you don't pay attention to what you eat or take in supplements, you could get too much of certain vitamins. Combining a multivitamin, an individual vitamin supplement and fortified foods can put your total intake of a vitamin for the day over the …

Wellness

9 Easy Stir-Fry Recipes That Kick Takeout's Ass

If you hear "stir-fry" and think "pan-fried veggies and maybe some chicken—meh, boring," allow us to open your mind. Rather, let this week's featured …

The 3 Pillars of Fat Loss

<b>Anyone who ever tells you “this is what you should do one hundred percent of the time” when it comes to your training is trying to sell you …

How to Find Your True Calling

Many people are in search of their purpose, or true calling, in life.<p>And this is certainly a worthy endeavor   — research has shown that knowing your …

Happiness

Heavy Screen Time Rewires Young Brains, For Better And Worse

There's new evidence that excessive screen time early in life can change the circuits in a growing brain.<p>Scientists disagree, though, about whether those changes are helpful, or just cause problems. Both views emerged during the Society for Neuroscience meeting in San Diego this week.<p>The debate …

The Brain

Mirror cake: How to make the perfectly glazed dessert

Super shiny cakes that you can practically see your reflection in are inundating our Instagram feeds.<p>While the idea of a mirror-glazed cake has been …

Read: a list of 33 books to help you understand America

Happy Halloween weekend! Before you break out the candy, costumes, and scary movies, you might appreciate some reading material. Here is the best writing about books and related subjects on the web for the week of October 24, 2016.<p>The New York Times has a reasonable if somewhat arbitrarily chosen …

Books

Feast Your Eyes On This Delicious Blooming Potato Bake

Potatoes are the new black.<p>Servings: 2<p>1 russet potato<p>1 tablespoon parsley, chopped<p>2 garlic cloves, minced<p>3 tablespoons butter, melted<p>¼ teaspoon salt<p>Pinch of black pepper<p>2 tablespoons mozzarella cheese, shredded<p>1 tablespoon parmesan cheese, shredded<p>1. Slice the top ¼ off the potato. Carefully cut a …

The 18 best movies on Netflix you've probably never heard of

There are so many movies on Netflix that your typical Friday night is probably spent trying to find something to watch, as opposed to actually watching something.<p>The streaming service has a huge, rotating selection of movies both old and new. It is hard to navigate through Netflix's massive library …

13 House Cleaner Habits You Should Totally Steal

Anda Tanaka is a pro (literally) at mopping, dusting, and stain-removing. Here are her secrets.<p>Anda Tanaka didn't set out to become a house cleaner — but after listening to her geek-out about cleaning tips, you realize its the sort of job that couldn't <i>not</i> find her.<p>Tanaka is actually an artist …

Cinnamon sticks ... as skewers? A genius grilling technique

The stick was the cave cook's first utensil, no doubt. And handy, once she installed fire. A deft union of form and function, a stick serves as pot, potholder, plate and fork — in one.<p>Though neither twig nor skewer nor sword count as tasty.<p>Consider, then, the cinnamon stick. The bark of the …

9 cooking methods that make your food toxic

How you cook your food is just as important as what you eat. When smoking, frying, or grilling meat, carcinogens are produced and when amino acids, sugars, and creatine react at high temperatures. That's right—grilling your meat can be as damaging to your body as smoking!<p>Certain cooking methods can …

16 Unique Mojito Recipes to Kick Off Happy Hour

It’s the end of the day, and you’re dying to get out of work and meet your friends for happy hour. While checking in at a bar can be super fun, other times you just want to relax. Heading home, putting on your comfiest duds and mixing up a pitcher of your fave summer cocktail is sure appealing …

27 of the Most Beautiful Places In America

From sea to shining sea and everything in between.<p>Narrowing down the list of America's most scenic spots is clearly an impossible task, but these stunning places are totally worth bumping to the top of your travel bucket list.

Your Ultimate Summer Camping Shopping Guide

Everything you need for an epic outdoor chill<p>Thanks to an ongoing, billion dollar battle between outdoor brands, fitness companies, and then some, the outdoor equipment industry has never been so crowded. While this is great for shoppers who enjoy variety, the plethora of products available can …

Camping

17 Wise Quotes That Will Make You Remarkably Happy

Sometimes the wise words of others can brighten your day, and make you really happy.<p>Whoever doesn't think wisdom is the way to inner peace is definitely wrong. Reading calming words can do wonders for our psyche--calming us while simultaneously making us happy deep inside.<p>Read on to discover 17 …

Happiness

What Is Nutrient Timing and Why Does It Matter?

Nutrient timing involves eating foods at strategic times in order to achieve certain outcomes.<p>It's supposedly very important for muscle growth, …

10 books that’ll help you achieve more success in life

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>If you're looking for that edge, that secret to success, the answers might already be available to you.<p>While you may think these tips …

The best fried chicken in America

American cuisine is a mutt through-and-through, with the best Italian restaurants in America and the best Mexican restaurants defining the genre as …

A Step By Step Guide On How To Remove Your Online Presence

Can you ever really disappear from a world where your face is plastered all over Facebook, your location is stamped all over Instagram, and your …

10 Travel Sites That’ll Help You Plan an Unforgettable Vacation

Remember back in January when you promised yourself to travel more this year? Well, it’s officially summer, and there’s no better time to head to the beach or take a family road trip. And while you may not have the ideal vacation length (eight days!) lined up, <i>any</i> amount of time you have to explore …

Classic Mexican Recipes

These delicious Mexican recipes include crispy flautas, easy carnitas and a fantastic selection of tacos.

Cooking

The Best Chicken Recipe - Quiet Corner

Looking for chicken recipes? Find inspiration for tonight’s dinner.<p>Try The Best Chicken Recipe<p><b>Yield :</b> 4-6 servings<p>Ingredients :<p>1 large whole chicken …

Refresh yourself with this simple cucumber cooler recipe

Refreshment doesn't get much simpler than a four-ingredient cucumber cooler. This recipe, from Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger, requires just a few minutes and a blender, with fresh cucumber, lime juice and water for a lightly sweetened nonalcoholic drink. Of course, you could add a little …

3 Simple Yucatán-Style Condiments to Spice Up Taco Night

More<p>Mexican Food<p><i>Recetas deliciosas</i> to transport your tastebuds south of the border.<p>We all know that Mexican food can be hot, but you don't know what hot is until you've tasted the fiery salsas that grace the tables of the Yucatán. Fortunately, these condiments are among the easiest recipes I've …

yucatánstyle

Grilled shrimp with spiked slow cooker bloody mary dipping sauce, aw yeah

The shrimp cocktail and bloody mary get a millennial mashup makeover using a slow cooker and your grill. The prep time on your part is minimal, and …

Cooking

Crab Cakes

Making your own crab cakes might sound intimidating, but this popular dish is actually easy to make at home. Here, our favorite crab cake recipes to …

7 YouTube Workouts for Every Sunny Day

Temps are rising, and it’s FINALLY warm enough to trade in those ClassPass membership studios (at least once a week) and ramp up your cardio outside. Unable to contain our excitement about being active in the great outdoors again, we poured over YouTube to find a week’s worth of vids that you can …

3 Ways to Cook Crispy, Salty Potatoes Without a Recipe

Watch and learn: These 3 potato dishes are so easy they practically make themselves.<p>As much as we love the beauty of simply prepared potatoes, there's a reason we will literally always take French fries over a baked potato, and that reason is because fat is beautiful. Just like these three dishes …

Grilled cheese tacos are here to fulfill your wildest food dreams

We need to taco 'bout the newest trend in grilled cheese.<p>The Food in my Beard, a cooking blog created by Dan Whalen, has a creation that will make …

grilled cheese