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44 Genius New Uses For Household Items

Hacks out of what's around your house.<p>Use these hacks to make the most out of what's around your house. This piece originally appeared on goodhousekeeping.com.

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41 Simple Ways to Make Yourself More Creative

Here’s what the scientific research says:<p>Travel.<br>• Or just expose yourself to other cultures.<br>• Or stay where you are and learn their language.<br>• Don’t …

Creativity

The 50 Healthiest Foods of All Time (With Recipes)

Bananas<p><b>Why they’re good for you:</b> While this tropical fruit is an American favorite, bananas are actually classified as an herb, and the correct name …

How to Be Someone People Love to Talk To

When do we really learn good conversation skills? Well, we don’t. We’re just kind of expected to pick them up…<p>And we wonder why people aren’t better …

13 DIY Decor Solutions That Will Make Your Life Easier

Hacking

8 Mistakes You're Probably Making When You Brush Your Teeth

<i>By Amanda Schupak for YouBeauty.com</i><p>It's not exactly a newsflash that one of the most important reasons to brush your teeth is to fight off cavities (not to mention prevent bad breath). But what if the way you brush your teeth actually makes you more susceptible to cavities, tooth decay and gum …

One Pot Pasta Recipes That Will Save Weeknight Dinners Everywhere

Weekdays are busy. They're also really long. And even though we all have to eat, making dinner at the end of a workday is the last thing we want to do. Right? If you're nodding your head in agreement, we have good news: We have found a simple dinner option. Let us introduce you to our new favorite …

Baking

10 Insane Grilled Cheese Recipes Worth Dying For

<i>By Perry Santanachote</i><p>A recipe for grilled cheese may seem unnecessary, but so are ball pits, and that doesn't make them any less awesome. And unlike ball pits, there are some simple steps and affordable ingredients that can transform a standard grilled cheese into legendary status.<p>But before you …

15 Cleaning Tips We Learned In 2014

From the archives, we've pulled our favorite tips and tricks from the past year to help keep your New Year's resolutions in check.<p><b>1. Vacuum in both directions.</b> If you don't, you're likely to miss small pieces of dirt and dust that get trapped under the fibers of your carpet.<p>Looking for more …

10 Genius New Uses for Dish Soap

It helps with so much more than just cleaning greasy pots and pans.<p>Dish detergent might be a sink-side staple, but its cleaning power is incredibly helpful all over the house. Because the liquid is mild, it's often a great choice over harsher chemicals (plus, we bet you've got an ever-ready …

7 Ways You're Ruining Your Bath Towels

You might be the reason your set is worn, dingy, and germy.<p>Bath towels are easy to toss to the side and forget. By the time you're using one out of the shower, you're probably already in a rush, so caution goes by the wayside. But double-checking your routine can help your towels last longer and …

You've Never Used A Lemon Like This Before

When life gives you lemons, use them in more ways than you ever imagined.<p><i>Getty Images</i><p><b>Help Toothaches</b><p>Lemon juice is no replacement for going to see your dentist—and exposing your teeth to fruit acids isn't a great long-term strategy. But if you've already got a toothache, the citric acid in lemons …

How to Get in Shape Using Psychology: 6 New Tricks From Research

Why is there an obesity epidemic? It’s not because we eat the wrong things or we lack exercise.<p>Research shows that, plain and simple, most of us just …

How to Buy Groceries: Supermarket Shopping 101

We take you from the front door to the checkout aisle of the typical supermarket to help you buy (and not buy) food the right way<p><i>This is the second part of a two-part series on how to get the most of your supermarket-shopping experience. Part One discussed how supermarkets try to get you to spend</i> …

Organic Food

How to Organize Your Fridge to Keep Food Fresh Longer

You’ll (almost) never have to worry about expiration dates.<p><i>This article was written by Maria Janowiak and repurposed with permission from Greatist.</i><p>Your fridge isn't just a closet for food—it’s a high-tech device that helps you store all of your favorite snacks, condiments, and meal-fixings in …

The Power of Sleep

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Sleep

4 Ways You're Making Eggs Wrong (and What to Do Instead)

Such a simple food; so many ways to mess it up. We learned a few rules for making delicious eggs from Michael Ruhlman, author of Egg: A Culinary …

10 best apps to train your brain

Whether it's to focus at work, do better at school, or just stay sharp, there are various reasons for wanting to boost brainpower. But maintaining psychological well-being is equally as important.<p>"Stress and anxiety are among the most pressing and far-reaching public health problems we face," says …

The Awful Reign of the Red Delicious

How the worst apple took over the United States, and continues to spread<p>At the supermarket near his home in central Virginia, Tom Burford likes to loiter by the display of Red Delicious. He waits until he spots a store manager. Then he picks up one of the glossy apples and, with a flourish, scrapes …

The Afghan Girls Who Live as Boys

In a society that demands sons at almost any cost, some families are cutting their daughters’ hair short and giving them male names.<p>Mehran, age 6, first arrived at her kindergarten in Kabul as Mahnoush, in pigtails and a pistachio dress. When school shut down for a break, Mahnoush left and never …

Secretion secrets: things you didn’t know about ear wax

<b>Earwax is one of those bodily substances which few of us like to discuss in polite company.</b><p>Like other secretions, it is something that most of us deal with in private. Yet it also holds a fascination for many.<p>In the past, it has been used as a lip balm and salve for puncture wounds.<p>But it can do a …

Biomedicine

FYI: Does Thinking Too Hard Wear You Out?

If it does, it's all in your head.<p>The brain makes up about 1⁄50 of our body weight but consumes about one fifth of the oxygen we breathe. It's natural to assume that overtaxing the cerebrum would leave one feeling lethargic, but that's not quite true. The brain uses most of its energy just to …

Shop Your Shape: The Best Underwear for Tricky Dresses

Because sometimes even a strapless bra won't get the job done<p>Plunging necklines, cutouts, and backless dresses are all sexy—but wear the wrong bra underneath them, and it'll mess with your whole look. Which is why we got Thea Palad, our senior fashion editor, to explain which underwear is best for …

Children Of Teen Parents And Older Dads May Face Higher Psychiatric Risks

The age of the parents at the time of a child's birth could be associated with the child's risk for developing psychiatric disorders, including mood disorders and schizophrenia, according to a new study.<p>The findings showed that risks are higher especially for the offspring of teen parents and older …

7 Weird Things That Promote Weight Loss

And get this: One of ‘em is chocolate!

The Biggest Heart Health Studies Of The Past Year

Saturday, Feb. 1 marks the start of American Heart Month, an annual initiative to bring awareness to the No. 1 killer in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2,200 people die every day because of stroke and heart disease.<p>While there are some risk factors …