Lifestyle

This 3-Week Early-Bird Challenge Will Finally Make You a Morning Person

Waking up early is painful. It sucks. And it's hard. All the professional snoozers out there know the dreadful process and how attempting to become a morning person is close to impossible. But the fact is, it takes discipline and some getting used to. That's why we created the three-week early-bird …

Productivity

The 20 best one-pot recipes: part 1

Observer Food Monthly’s recipe selection, from Nigella Lawson’s roast chicken to Anna Jones’s magic veg spaghetti<p>• Part 2 of this series launches tomorrow at 8am<p>Nigella Lawson’s roast chicken with lemon, rosemary, garlic and potatoes<p>I am back to familiar territory with this: the smell of chicken …

Chinese Food

Try this spicy Moroccan carrot salad recipe for Meatless Monday

This salad may look rather simple, but Yotam Ottolenghi's spicy Moroccan carrot salad is packed with bright and robust flavors. Tender but crunchy carrots are combined with caramelized onion, garlic, chile, cloves, coriander, cinnamon, paprika, cumin, preserved lemon and fresh cilantro leaves. …

Home Decorating

Why We’re So Attached to Our Stuff

If you’ve ever tried to clean out your closet or garage, you know getting rid of stuff isn’t easy, even if you never use it. Here’s what leads us to …

Cool Stuff

What to do when running becomes a chore

Runners tend to be a dedicated — some might even say obsessed — group. Come any type of weather or under just about any circumstance, they will find a way to get out and log their miles. But even the most dedicated runner faces a mental roadblock once in a while, a lack of motivation that threatens …

Marathons

A Brain Injury Helped This Yogi Wake Up From Her Corporate Nightmare

When yogi Jen Carter, 33, teaches private yoga and meditation lessons to corporate CEOs and employees, she's pretty good at understanding the stress …

Yoga

Five Tools for Beginners that Power Up the Command Line

Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or a command line noob, there’s no way you remember every command, manual page, or tooltip. Lucky for you, we have …

Linux

Rural America could suffer from Obamacare appeal

Repeal of the fundamental components of the ACA will be uniquely disastrous for the heartland of America<p>The health of rural America is failing, and a repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) without adequate replacement could prove disastrous. A December, 2016 report from the Centers for Disease …

Health Care

A book about street artist Basquiat just won one of the biggest US children’s book awards

Luna is a preteen witch hunted by humans; Jean-Michel Basquiat was a neo-expressionist artist from Brooklyn. The unlikely pair are the subjects of two books honored by the biggest prizes in US children’s literature.<p>At the American Library Association’s 2017 youth media award this morning, Kelly …

Jean-Michel Basquiat

The most hilariously British signs from London's Women's March

LONDON — A colossal 100,000 people turned out for the Women's March on London to protest Donald Trump's first full day in office.<p>People brandished creative homemade signs and banners as they marched from the U.S. Embassy in Grosvenor Square to Trafalgar Square.<p>As to be expected, many of them were …

London

There’s a Problem With Mental Health Treatment That’s Killing Men

A new report that shows depressed men are turning not to their GPs for help, but to “quick fixes” like porn, sex and video games was always going to …

Gender

Dwell - Discuss: What Are Some Standout Examples of Hotel Design?

Deciding where to stay is a cornerstone of travel planning, and for good reason: booking the right home away from home can shape your entire experience. Whether it be in your hometown or far off in an exotic landscape, <b>we want to hear your suggestions for accommodations that feature outstanding</b> …

Hotels

The Swedish tradition that’s like hygge, but for the office

You already know all about hygge, the Danish home trend that’s making your Saturday-nights-in feel way more cozy.<p>But for those days when you <i>have</i> to …

Donald Trump Is Reinstating A Policy That Restricts Abortions

Just 48 hours after millions of women across the world marched to advocate for their health and rights, Donald Trump has signed off on the first abortion restriction policy of his term. President Trump has reinstated the Mexico City Policy, which would block federal aid to foreign organizations …

Women's Rights

6 proven ways to get over a breakup

Going through a break up can be challenging. Whether or not you were the instigator, the pain of moving on is hard to handle.<p>Since relationships …

Breakups

Muji, the Japanese design store with the cult following, expands in L.A.

Muji is the kind of store where you can buy well-priced, beautifully designed versions of everything you need. It’s also the kind of story where you wind up purchasing items you had no intention of getting.<p>Boosting the Japanese retailer's Los Angeles presence is the 6,351-square-foot shop that …

Los Angeles

Trump had paid actors at his first presidential campaign speech

If you haven't heard, President Donald Trump is a bit obsessed with crowd size.<p>He and his press secretary have insisted that the audience for his inauguration was much larger than what the pictures and data indicate. He also talked constantly about how big the crowds were at his campaign rallies, …

Donald Trump

Kids’ Furniture Is the Best-Kept Secret of Decorating

It’s come to our attention that when shopping online for home decor and furniture, it’s always a good idea to check out the kids’ section. Not only …

H&M

I Got Botox Injected Into My Armpits, And I Haven’t Worn Antiperspirant In Months

I’ve got a bone to pick with antiperspirant. I think we can agree that some type of pit protection is necessary to keep body odor at bay, but …

Skin Care

Ivanka Trump grabs lunch in Woodley Park with her son and some pals

Hey, isn’t that … first daughter Ivanka Trump dining in Woodley Park at the Open City coffee shop Monday afternoon?<p>President Trump’s elder daughter was with her son, Joseph, and several female friends, according to the restaurant’s manager. They ordered from the breakfast menu (little Joseph had …

Ivanka Trump

What Does Trump's Presidency Mean For Marijuana Legalization?

One of the many things President Trump wasn't 100% clear about during the campaign was his position on marijuana. But considering that 28 states have passed laws making it legal to use the drug in some way, this is one we're kinda gonna need an answer on. Unfortunately, our outlook is moving away …

Marijuana

Welcome to Trump’s America: Felony riot charges against inauguration protesters signal alarming wave of repression

More than 200 people mass arrested in Washington, D.C. face up to 10 years in prison<p>More than 200 people who were mass-arrested at the Washington, D.C. protests against the inauguration of Donald Trump have been hit with felony riot charges that are punishable by up to 10 years in prison. Those …

Homeland Security

Where to find the world’s hottest flight attendants

When Emirates Airlines announces hot meal service at the start of a flight, they’re not just talking about the food — and it’s not by accident. As …

Airlines

Through It All, Michelle Williams Is Having a Blast

UNOBTRUSIVE AS A SHADOW, she slips into Fort Defiance wearing black jeans and a fisherman’s sweater as pale as her tousled hair, which looks as if she just rolled out of bed—except that she never went to bed last night. She’s the opposite of a diva making an entrance; this is a woman who knows how …

Kenneth Lonergan

Dwell - Undivided Attention

Shojis, employed as room dividers, window coverings, and doors, have long been popular for the way they filter light while still providing privacy. Their use in Japan dates back to the 12th century, but they weren’t widely introduced in the Western world until the mid-1850s. The quintessential …

Design

Sex toys 'safer' than children's toys, Swedish chemicals study finds

Of surveyed sex toys 2% contained banned chemicals compared with 15% of children’s toys tested a year before<p>Fewer sex toys than children’s toys contain dangerous chemicals, according to a new report by a Swedish inspection authority.<p>In its study conducted in 2016, 2% of the 44 surveyed sex toys …

Chemicals

I’m a Feminist but My Subconscious is Still Sexist

Read this or forget I said anything. Sorry.<p>Last week, my sister and I were waiting for a movie to start when a raised voice halted our conversation. …

Feminism

Why it’s more important now than ever to practice safe sex

Your parents have been telling you to practice safe sex since the ol’ “talk,” as wince-inducing as that is to remember. But two new studies are …

Health

Ask an Expert: All About Training Dogs

For all the joy and companionship dogs bring to our lives they also add frustrating moments of mess and destruction. From raiding the kitchen garbage …

Dogs

If you love cold brew, this kitchen gadget is for you

With 'Arctic', you can control the how strong you want your coffee and enjoy the smooth taste of cold brew. Just add cold filtered water to your coffee grounds and refrigerate.