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Woman Designs Lingerie to Help Breast Cancer Survivors Feel Sexy Again

Dana Donofree created AnaOno Intimates after undergoing treatment for breast cancer and finding that following a double-mastectomy and reconstructive …

House Beautiful magazine transforms an Uptown New Orleans home for its 'Kitchen of the Year' | NOLA.com

This spring has been full of cinematic surprises for Helen and Scott Jenkins. "I've had a lot of 'Pinch me, please' moments," said Helen, standing in …

Digital Drug of Choice: Mobile Games

Chances are we all know someone affected. Someone with a bad habit. Perhaps you have a secret habit, too. Maybe you went on a crazy bender one weekend. Maybe you tried it once and can’t put it down now. I don’t judge.<p>So, what’s your poison? No, I’m not referring to cocaine, or heroin, or whatever …

10 Scientifically Proven Ways to Increase Your Happiness

These days it feels almost like a challenge to stay happy, but people still manage. The main reason people are unhappy is because they life a fast …

Seinfeld vs. Friends: Breaking Down the Economics of Two Beloved ’90s Sitcoms

Get out! <i>Seinfeld</i> will soon be available for streaming on Hulu. On Wednesday, it was announced that the streaming service acquired the rights to all of the show’s 180 episodes. Hulu did not disclose the full financial terms of the deal, but the value is being estimated at $875,000 an episode—$160 …

TV

5 spring vegetables to boost meals and health

CBC Health spoke with registered dietitian Michelle Mountain of Humber River Hospital in Toronto.<p>Spring vegetables are here! Seasonal produce is a …

15 Ways You’re Using Tampons Wrong

Raise your hand if you're guilty of #7.<p>You think you know all of the tampon rules, but you could be wrong. Here, the common mistakes people make while using them and what to do to keep your vagina free of infection and feeling good.<p>1. You only wash your hands after insertion.<p>Washing your hands …

Everything Cookies

Makes about 48 Servings<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 cups old-fashioned oats<p>1 cup all-purpose flour<p>1 teaspoon baking soda<p>2 teaspoons ground cinnamon<p>1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg<p>1/4 teaspoon kosher salt<p>1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature<p>1 cup natural chunky or creamy peanut butter<p>1 cup …

The disturbing differences in what men want in their wives and their daughters

When asked what qualities they want in in a wife, American heterosexual men said they value "attractive" and “sweet” women, a national survey recently found. Only 34 percent, however, said they wanted a romantic partner who is "independent."<p>But the story changes when respondents considered the …

Are Bananas Going Extinct?

Grilled Banana Bread Peanut Butter S'more With Vanilla Marshmallows<p>Half Baked Harvest<p><b>Get the Grilled Banana Bread Peanut Butter S'more With Vanilla</b> …

Same-Sex Marriage: Will SCOTUS Make It Official?

<i>This post was originally published on Truthdig.com</i><p>When I use the word "unthinkable" in connection with the Supreme Court under the leadership of Chief Justice John Roberts, I typically have in mind the long line of unthinkably bad decisions the court has issued since Roberts assumed office in …

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Organizing Basements & Storage Rooms

When you blow a fuse, it's frustrating to have to fumble around in the dark to find the right switch. Why not attach a flashlight to the box itself? Use magnets for metal flashlights and strips of Velcro or strong double-sided adhesive tape for other types.

The Best Snack Foods to Help Lose Weight

Snacking is a way to keep your appetite under control in between meals. When you go without food for long periods of time your metabolism slows down, …

How To Get Your Flight Attendant To Love You

Ever wondered how to get that extra bag of pretzels during a flight?<p>Flight attendants have a lot of power in the skies, and it turns out some simple, easy-to-follow rules can be the difference between a stressful travel experience and an extra pleasant one.<p>While most airlines prohibit flight …

Climate Change Could Threaten 1 in 6 Species With Extinction: Study

Global warming, if left unchecked, could eventually push 1 out of every 6 species on Earth into extinction, a new study projects. In a report published Thursday in the journal Science, University of Connecticut ecologist Mark Urban analyzed 131 peer-reviewed studies on species that used various …

Climate Change

6 Common reasons people procrastinate and how to deal with them

Most people are capable of achieving greater things but fail to do so. Why? Some of the external factors cannot be controlled. However, most of the …

Carrot-Walnut Loaf Cake

Makes one 9x5" loaf Servings<p>If you only have an 8½x4½" pan, there’s no need to go out and get a new one. Simply hold back about 1¾ cups batter for later—it makes a mean waffle!<p>May 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup vegetable oil, plus more<p>1¼ cups plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour; plus more<p>1½ teaspoons …

Recipes

Six Questions You Can Ask To Keep Your Employees Loyal And Happy

Did you know that the average 25-year-old has already worked 6.3 jobs? That’s almost a different job every year if he or she started working at age 18.<p>So what does this mean for business owners and managers? Gone are the days when people stayed with one company for decades—or even for an entire …

The Workplace

Most Definitely Worth It: Making a Pot of Oatmeal to Last You All Week

Wanna get organized? Wanna do something good for yourself? Want this to be the best week ever? Okay, then. Go do this right now. Put 2 cups of steel-cut oats in a medium pot. Add 8 cups water and a couple pinches of salt. Bring to a boil, stir it around a couple times, then remove from heat and …

Breakfast

7 of the biggest ‘facts’ about unhealthy food that actually aren’t true

On Monday, Chipotle became the first major restaurant chain to stop serving any food that is made with genetically engineered ingredients.<p>The fast casual company boasts on its Web site: "G-M-OVER-IT," a graphic at the top of an explanation for the decision reads. It's not surprising, given that the …

The Best Vegetables to Roast When Those Meat Cravings Creep Up on You

Whether you’re trying to eat less meat or you’re already meatless, there’s no denying that all us have a craving for hearty, cooked food every now …

Food

11 Things You Need to Do to Make Your Baked Goods Better

Even the most seasoned baker can use a refresher course now and then—these baking tips will make for better cookies, cakes, pies, and more<p>We'll admit it: Sometimes, we fudge things when we cook. After all, who needs a recipe for simple weeknight pasta? Off-the-cuff roasted chicken is a snap. We're …

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Dinner

24 Mojito Recipes For Spring

Nothing tops a hot day on the patio like a chilled, minty and rum-filled mojito.<p>With such easy ways to make this summer drink at home, you won't ever …

Cajun Chicken Pasta Recipe

"Cajun cooking is a combination of French and Southern cuisine. It is robust, country style cookery - and so is this dish! Laissez le bon temp roulez …