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33 Accidental Things You Can Create With Ikea Products

When we buy diy furniture from Ikea, the last thing we think about is creating something unexpected and accidental. Â But did you know do-it-yourself …

Headphones

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 …

Diabetes

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 …

Small Spaces

50 Ways To Lose 10 Pounds

That stubborn weight that won't seem to go away? No more!<p><i>This article was written by Joy Manning and provided by our partners at</i> Prevention<i>.</i><p>Losing weight, unfortunately, isn't a one-size-fits-all proposition. What helps one person shed pounds may backfire on another. Because we're all so different, …

Nutrition

38 DIY Gifts People Actually Want

Basically the opposites of fruit cake.

Wall Art

The world’s 10 most dangerous foods people actually eat

Strange but true: Eating raw cashew nuts in large amounts can be fatal<p>Jodie Gummow<p>August 13, 2014 11:00am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Many of us take pride in experimenting with adventurous new foods, especially when we travel abroad. But, as tempting as these mysterious …

Why turning down the thermostat might help you lose weight

<b>(Danylo Samiylenko via Shutterstock)</b><p>Scientists believe that brown fat may hold the secret to combatting obesity<p>Melinda Wenner Moyer<p>August 13, 2014 11:45am (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>For most people, “fat,” particularly the kind that bulges under the skin, is a …

15 Outdoor Fireplaces That Will Make You Rethink Your Entire Backyard

Is your summer party missing this alfresco essential?<p>Give your guests something warm and cozy to gather around this outdoor entertaining season with a fireplace that looks as good as its heat feels. Here are a few of our favorite ways to style outdoor fireplaces.

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

Greenwich Village

The Hostess Hacks You Need For Your Next Party

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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, …