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The Beauty Benefits of Coconut Oil

The coconut oil craze is real. Here's why you'll want to get in on it ASAP.<p>"First it was coconut milk, then coconut water, and now coconut oil—and I think a big part of the recent popularity is that it's natural, not synthetic, which is so appealing," says Francesca Fusco, MD, a dermatologist at …

15 Terrible Things That Happen When You Eat Too Much Sugar

How much sugar is too much sugar?<p>Even one pack of M&M's may be more than you should eat in a day, newly drafted guidelines from the World Health …

Diet Weight Loss, Nutrition Tips and More

Weight Loss

13 Things You Should Have in Your Closet by 30

All of the touches you need to add warmth, style and creativity the most-used space in your home.<p><i>Courtesy of LA Closet Design</i><p>1. Something Cozy Underfoot<p>You know how you feel when you step into your favorite slippers?It's like that, but EVERY time you walk into your closet."I think that by the time …

50 Ways To Lose 10 Pounds

<b>Hydrate</b><br>Research shows that dieters who guzzle plenty of H2O lose more weight than those who don't. Keep things interesting with these 25 slimming sassy water recipes.<p><b>Split Your Food</b><br>Divide your normal portion by two and save the rest for later. You're likely to feel full on less food than you</b> …

38 DIY Gifts People Actually Want

Basically the opposites of fruit cake.

The world’s 10 most dangerous foods people actually eat

Strange but true: Eating raw cashew nuts in large amounts can be fatal<p>Many of us take pride in experimenting with adventurous new foods, especially when we travel abroad. But, as tempting as these mysterious delicacies can often appear, some of them can make us violently ill or even worse can be …

Why turning down the thermostat might help you lose weight

Scientists believe that brown fat may hold the secret to combatting obesity<p>For most people, “fat,” particularly the kind that bulges under the skin, is a four-letter word. It makes our thighs jiggle; it lingers despite our torturous attempts to eliminate it. Too much of it increases our risk for …

12 Outdoor Fireplaces That Will Make You Rethink Your Entire Backyard

Is your backyard missing this party essential?<p>Be the star of outdoor entertaining season with a fireplace that's both cozy and stylish.

Interior Design

How to Build a Solar Dehydrator

Now that it’s summer, my garden is going full throttle and I’m going to need to start putting some things by, as my Grandmother would say. You can …

Bkon Craft Brewer

Brewing tea, brewing coffee, or infusing a liquid with flavor — all done every day, all over the world. But not like this. The Bkon Craft Brewer is …


HOUSE TOUR: The Most Elegant Spot In Manhattan

When James Huniford is asked by an executive to craft her ideal apartment in Greenwich Village, the result is elegance at its most restrained<p>When James Huniford is asked by an executive to craft her ideal apartment in Greenwich Village, the result is elegance at its most restrained

Interior Design

The Hostess Hacks You Need For Your Next Party

Elegant and easy tricks.<p>Take your entertaining game to the next level with these elegant and easy tricks.

Learning To Code On The Street

It’s 7:33 AM. Leo is leaning over his laptop writing some practice lines of code while I sit nearby on leftover sandbags from Hurricane Sandy. It’s cold, but it is a great morning.<p>A little less than three months ago, Leo became an Internet icon when he declined my offer of $100 in cash in favor of …

Twitter Co-Founder: Facebook Should Charge Users For Ad-Free Version

It's not every day that the founder of one company decides to tell a competitor how to run its business, but Biz Stone did just that this week.<p>Stone, …

10 Reasons To Delete Your Facebook Account

<i>And, don't miss: 10 Reasons You'll Never Quit Facebook (Even If You Think You Want To) →</i><p>After some reflection, I've decided to delete my account on Facebook. I'd like to encourage you to do the same. This is part altruism and part selfish. The altruism part is that I think Facebook, as a company, …

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