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May 18

It's Taurus Season: Here's Your May Home Horoscope

Dip it in dark chocolate and dive into the silk sheets, cosmic lovers. May is Taurus season, and the zodiac’s bovine bombshell infuses our lairs with Old Hollywood stylings, and reminds us that we are always, absolutely, worthy of what we desire.

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May 18

How Bad is it to Clean Bare-Handed?

Growing up, I remember being mesmerized by the simple act of watching my grandmother wash dishes. She’d plunge her bare hands into the hot, sudsy water and emerge with a plate. A few passes with her trusty rag, a minute under a clean stream of water, a quick shake, and into the drying rack it’d go. Scrub, rinse, repeat. Never once during this time-honored ritual did it ever occur to me that perhaps my sweet grandma ought to have been wearing gloves. And perhaps that’s why it never occurred to me to put on gloves when I began washing dishes (and doing other cleaning) of my own.

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May 18

One Simple Hack to Break Up the Weeknight Dinner Monotony

There aren’t a ton of excellent restaurants where I live. But there’s little traffic, I run into people I’ve known all my life at the grocery store, and my friends have been my friends nearly all my life, so for what it lacks in dining, it makes up for by simply being the place I want to be.

But good lord, trying to find a decent salad a shade more interesting than a Caesar is a struggle, which is why I’ve had to really brush up on my at-home salad skills. Nothing has made them more delicious than this quickie two-ingredient salty, herby nut topping.

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Apr 18

Do These 3 Natural Teeth Whiteners Really Work?

Confidently flashing a smile can indicate confidence and friendliness, and make a strong first impression. So it’s totally normal to chase whiter, brighter teeth by turning to a professional for treatments or reaching for a package of whitener at the drugstore. But for those of us who prefer to take a more holistic (and often less expensive) approach to our well-being, are natural whitening methods — like oil pulling and drinking apple cider vinegar — actually legit or merely old wives’ remedies?

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Apr 18

Yale Has a Popular Happiness Class, & You Can Take It For Free

Oh happy day! Yale University has a class centered around inner peace and happiness, and surprise, it’s one of their most popular.

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Mar 18

The Best Air Purifiers — The Guide 2018

Air purifiers are one of those under-the-radar household items that you think you can live without, but once you have one you can never go back. These mighty machines do a lot of work: they work to clear the air of allergens, pet dander, germs and even odors. And couldn’t we all stand to breathe air that’s just a little bit cleaner? We’ve rounded up our favorites from all price points and sizes to help you find the right purifier for your needs.

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Mar 18

Don't Make These 3 Unhealthy Bedtime Sleep Mistakes

Did you know that March is National Sleep Awareness Month? That’s right—there’s a month dedicated to crawling in bed and catching up on Zzz’s. Eager to celebrate? Us, too. But before you pull out your matching PJs, cue up Netflix, and set an alarm on your iPhone, make sure you’re not making these common sleep mistakes.

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Mar 18

The Mega List of Things to Do Together in Bed (That Have Nothing to Do With Sex or TV)

Let’s preface this by stating clearly that there is absolutely nothing wrong with sex or TV. They’re both fantastic when enjoyed with a loving partner (or by yourself). But whether your relationship is brand new or you’ve been together so long you’re inadvertently starting to dress the same, building intimacy as a couple is important. And real intimacy, well, that can sometimes take more than just a little Netflix and chill.

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14
Mar 18

The Quest for Happiness Could Actually Make You Unhappy, New Study Says

Trying to be happy should result in more happiness, right? Not so fast. Aekyoung Kim of Rutgers University and Sam Maglio of the University of Toronto recently released a study on happiness for the Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. And as a lifelong cynic and generally skeptical person, this new report brings great joy to my cold, pessimistic heart.

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Mar 18

Both 23andMe Kits Are On Sale On Amazon For A Limited Time — Amazon Deal of the Day

Even if you aren’t Irish, you have St. Patrick’s Day to thank for this lucky news — 23andMe kits are currently 20% off in honor of the holiday.

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