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7 Must-Read Novels from Inspiring Women Writers

There’s nothing we love more than empowering female writers and promoting their amazing work. If you’re looking to pick up a few new novels written by talented and inspiring women this spring, here are the books to start with. From YA to historical fiction, every one of these stories is sure to …

Books

Top 10 Most Beautiful Places In World

loading...<p>They’re breathtaking, they’re jaw dropping, they’re top of the list of places you really must see before you die. Mojo.com has selected the …

Top 10

The 100 novels Americans love the most, based on a survey of thousands

In 2018, Michael Wolff’s <i>Fire and Fury</i> and James Comey’s <i>A Higher Loyalty</i> have captured US readers with juicy insights into the Trump White House. But what books bring Americans deep, blithe pleasure?<p>Starting in May, PBS will run a series called <i>The Great American Read</i>, in which journalist Meredith …

Literature

7 House Plants For Allergies That Can Help Clear The Air Around You

If you suffer from allergies or asthma, you know that pollen and air pollution can aggravate your symptoms — and no one with allergies wants more …

Plants

The One Red Carpet Trick Celebrities Swear By For Sagging Skin

Celebrities always look so radiant on the red carpet–like, it’s not fair. Not only do they have glowing, youthful complexions, but they all seem to …

Skin Care

This innovative chunky padlock promises to be virtually unpickable

If you’re on the lookout for a high-security padlock, a new lock that arrived on Kickstarter may be the answer to your prayers. Created by the …

Crowd Funding

Apple just released iOS 11.3, which lets users control iPhone battery settings

Apple released iOS 11.3 for iPhones and iPads on Thursday, which adds new features to both products.<p>IOS 11.3 was announced earlier this year, …

Wells Fargo

Easter Cactus: A Succulent with Springtime Flowers

After years of coaxing a Christmas cactus to bloom on schedule, you may be surprised to learn there also is an Easter cactus that flowers in …

Plants

This Awesome Periodic Table Tells You How to Actually Use All Those Elements

Americium could save your life.<p>Thanks to high school, we've all got a pretty good idea about what's on the periodic table.<p>But whether you're looking …

Chemistry
Alternative Medicine

The 9 Quietest and Darkest National Parks

With roughly 84 million acres of national park lands, some of them hundreds of thousands of acres on their own, you’d think finding a quiet, dark …

National Parks

15 Perennials That'll Thrive in the Shadiest Parts of Your Yard

Even that dark, wet corner you've neglected for years.<p>Every plant needs water and sun to survive, but not all of them need the same amount. When it comes to exposure to light, these perennials (a.k.a. plants that grow back every year after roots go dormant in the winter) believe less is more.

Flowers

Send text messages and photos without a cell connection thanks to Sonnet

A new device from Sonnet Labs promises to make it much easier for people to stay in communication with one another while traveling off the grid. The …

Track Down

The 11 Best Battery Packs to Keep Your Gadgets Going

When your smartphone's battery can't get you through the day, always have a back up plan.<p>We're more dependent on our portable devices than ever, but we always rely on the batteries that power them. To avoid running completely dry, it's best to carry a portable battery pack.<p>But picking the wrong …

Gear & Gadgets

Testing your tap water for contamination is way easier than you think

There are more options for at-home testing than ever.<p>Do you trust that your drinking water is safe? Recent surveys suggest that nearly half of Americans are unsure. In the wake of environmental tragedies like the Flint water crisis, it's not shocking that many citizens feel this way. But while the …

Tap Water

Best iPhone accessories [2017 Gift Guide]

The holidays are right around the corner, which means it’s time to start picking out the perfect gifts for your loved ones. <i>Cult of Mac</i> can help! This gift guide offers up a whole bunch of awesome gift suggestions for the iPhone lover in your life.<p>We handpicked some of the finest cases, wireless …

Three cups of coffee a day clears out your arteries, study finds

Three cups of coffee a day clears out your arteries and could help beat heart disease, according to a new study.<p>Scientists at the University of Sao Paulo took dietary information and Coronary Artery Calcium (CAC) readings from more than 4,400 study participants, nearly all of whom drank coffee.<p>They …

Coffee

Apple releases iOS 11.3 with iPhone battery management, new Animoji, and more

After beta testing the update since January, Apple today is rolling out iOS 11.3 for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The new version has a slew of additions, including new Animoji characters for the iPhone X, improved ARKit for more advanced augmented reality, and the ability to turn off …

Personal Information

The Scientific Reason Why Knuckles Crack Is Not What You'd Expect

Researchers conclude: It's not the sound of popping bubbles.<p>The sweet release of cracking knuckles has always baffled scientists. Over the years, …

Imaging

The 6 supplements you should take every day, according to functional medicine docs

Navigating the supplement aisle at your local Whole Foods or health store can feel like a high-stakes obstacle course: What does “IU” stand for again …

The Best Hotel Chains in the U.S., for Every Type of Budget

From low-cost to luxury.<p>If you’re looking to make your dollar go further while traveling, hotels can be a good area to focus on. Hotel room costs …

Hospitality

Why I switched from 1Password to Dashlane [Review]

Late last year, I switched password managers. I traded in trusty old 1Password for relative newcomer Dashlane, and I haven’t looked back.<p>Dashlane is a well-designed, fully functional and easy-to-use password manager that tops 1Password in one key respect: a Security Dashboard that makes it dead …

This affordable Apple Pencil rival works with any iPad

If you do any kind of writing or sketching on your iPad, you should use a stylus. But you don’t need to spend $99 on an Apple Pencil. SonarPen is the affordable “smart pen” every iPad owner needs. It’s accurate, practical, and it never needs charging.<p>Apple Pencil gets rave reviews — and rightly so; …

Cancer: How a novel gel could halt its return

Groundbreaking research has revealed a promising strategy to stop the recurrence of cancer, and it comes in the form of a biodegradable gel.<p>Created …

Cancer

11 Best TED Talks For When You Feel Burnt Out

The signs are all there: you feel depressed, anxious, and detached; you keep getting head and back aches; your job performance and relationships are …

Creativity

New type of glass made of metal organic compounds breaks tradition

The glass we're most familiar with is made from silicon dioxide, but materials like boron, polymers and metals have also been used. Now, an …

Atoms

Google Just Launched a New Tool to Help You Find Cheap Flights. Here's How to Use It

It'll help you find good quality flights on a budget.<p>The introduction of “basic economy” fares in the last couple of years has made finding a deal on …

Flying

15 Stephen Hawking quotes that reveal how a genius thinks

The world-renowned physicist was told he would only have two years to live when diagnosed motor neuron disease, a rare form of ALS, aged 21.<p>Some 55 years later, it is safe to say he defied the odds and helped transform the way scientists view black holes and the universe.<p>As well his contribution to …

Native Americans

20 Easiest Houseplants You Can Grow - Quiet Corner

Grow these no-fuss houseplants to bring life and color to your home. Each is durable and low-maintenance.<p>1. Norfolk Island Pine<p>The secret to keeping …

5 Apps That Will Help You Save Money on Spring Break

Escaping the cold doesn't have to be so expensive.<p>Spring may be quickly approaching, but it still feels like this cold, wet winter season is never …