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10 Homemade Ways to Get Your Lip Gloss Poppin’



Let’s talk about lip gloss

It’s not easy to find a long-lasting lip balm with a natural tint for under $5. Nowadays, a tube of high-end gloss can run you a steep $25 or more. We’re all for moisturized lips, but I’m not about to fork over 90 percent of my grocery budget for something I could make at home for cheap.

There are tons of recipes for homemade lip glosses, balms and stains that vary in ingredients and pigmentation. The…

How I Crowdsource My Grocery Shopping With Instacart



Grocery shopping in a city is hard. Lugging your goods in bags (which often break and insinuate a clumsy, mid-street re-stuffing of items) and enduring the incredibly long lines at popular stores will make you consider the unthinkable: buying a car.

To avoid that Doomsday scenario (and the New York City parking tickets that inevitably follow), I’ve tried everything — from FreshDirect to HelloFresh, a startup which sends you ingredients for easy-to-assemble meals — to make shopping for…

After 687 Days on Mars, What’s Next for Curiosity?



It takes Mars almost twice as long as Earth to rotate around the Sun

Tuesday marks 687 days — one full Martian year — since NASA’s Curiosity rover touched down on the Red Planet’s surface

Plenty has happened over the 1.88 Earth years since the rover landed on Mars on Aug. 6, 2012. However, the biggest finding so far, according to Curiosity lead scientist John Grotzinger, is the discovery of an ancient riverbed, which the team stumbled across shortly after landing

See also: How the Mars…

This Girl Scout Knows More About Business Than You



Katie Francis, a 12-year-old from Oklahoma, recently broke the world record for most Girl Scout cookies ever sold with a whopping 21,477 boxes and counting. Now she’s here to offer some tips on how you can improve your business strategies and land those big deals.

While Katie’s original goal was 18,100 (which would have broken the previous record by 100 boxes), she far surpassed it. So how did she really…

The Miracle Machine Turns Water Into Wine



For wine-lovers, the Miracle Machine is aptly named. The device helps you create your own wine at home in only a couple of days. All you need is the gadget and a smartphone

Simply power up the Miracle Machine‘s iPhone app and select the type and style of wine you’d like to make. The app then tells you which ingredients to put into the wine-making device and connects to it via Bluetooth. The app monitors the progress of your wine as it matures, and in three days or so, your wine should be…

Foodini Device 3D-Prints Your Dinner



With Foodini, preparing a handmade meal doesn’t take nearly as long as it used to.

“Foodini’s main purpose is to take on the difficult and/or time-consuming parts of food preparation that often discourage people from creating homemade food, whether it’s in a home kitchen or a restaurant,” Lynette Kucsma, a Foodini cofounder, told

Bing’s Horror-Themed Homepage Is Halloween’s Best Dressed



There have been some memorable Halloween-themed Google Doodles in the past, but today, Bing wins for best dressed homepage.

Bing’s interactive homepage, which changes daily and often features pictures of scenic landscapes, paid tribute on Thursday to some of the most iconic horror films of all time. By clicking around the page, you’ll see cameos from The Shining twins and references from Poltergiest, Pyscho, The Amityvile Horror and Halloween. For added thrills, make sure the volume is on as…

Genetically Engineered Yeast Yields More Than Beer



Genetic engineering and synthetic biology are making it easier to create everything from food ingredients to scents using unexpected sources

That’s where genetically engineered yeast comes in. A recent article in the New York Times explored its larger implications and how companies like Amyris continue to push the scope of what engineered yeast can produce

Amyris found that it can create not only ingredients for cosmetics…

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11 Food Photos That Will Take Your Taste Buds for a Ride



If you use the right ingredients and find the perfect lighting, you can make almost any food look appetizing. Guest curator Marla Meridith, food and lifestyle blogger

5 Midnight Snack Hacks To Daydream About



Everyone loves a midnight snack, but there’s nothing worse than sneaking down to the kitchen, opening the refrigerator and finding nothing but condiments.

On those nights when it seems like there’s nothing to nosh on, don’t settle for gross snacks like ketchup on crackers. There are other fast and delicious ways to be resourceful with the ingredients you already have, like cooking an omelet in the microwave, or baking a crispy personal pizza in the toaster oven.