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Red Peppers Are Just Ripe Green Peppers, and Other Mind-Blowing Fruit and Vegetable Facts

One of the great pleasures of gardening is growing enough food to share. At <b>Slate</b>’s D.C. office, Rachel Gross and Jamelle Bouie frequently bring in …

14 mistakes you're making with your teeth

Taking care of your pearly whites isn't rocket science, but it's easy to slip into habits that could cause heartache—er, toothache—in the long run. We got the latest on giving your teeth the TLC they need from two New York City pros: Alice Lee, DDS, an assistant professor in the Department of …

Dentistry

Feeling Sore After a Workout? Here's Why That's a Good Thing

You know that feeling you get when you hop out of bed the morning after a serious sweat session only to find that you can barely, well, walk? We've …

Balayage is Instagram’s Favorite Fall Hair Color Trend

Fall is typically a time when drastic beauty moves are made. That peachy-nude lip now gets slathered in deep reds. Your nails go from neon pops of color to shimmering gem tones and silvers. And hair color gets darker, like from blonde to <i>bronde</i> or from rose gold to a deep auburn. But according to …

Hairstyling

16 Trader Joe's Foods You Need To Discover (And Then Hoard)

Did someone say pudding?<p>You're already going to Trader Joe's for the cookie butter, and most of us swear by Two Buck Chuck (which is now actually $3 at most locations).<p>But there are many, <i>many</i> Trader Joe's finds that you're not paying enough attention to ... unless you're a brilliant shopper, that …

The “five-second rule”—a scientist evaluates whether your eating habits could make you sick

When you drop a piece of food on the floor, is it really OK to eat if you pick up within five seconds? This urban food myth contends that if food spends just a few seconds on the floor, dirt and germs won’t have much of a chance to contaminate it. Research in my lab has focused on how food and food …

Microbiology

5 Makeup Tricks That Will Take Years Off Your Face

by Faith Xue<p>The quest for eternal youth will never fade. Back in the day, it was bathing in milk and honey (shout-out to our homegirl Cleopatra); these days, it's Botox, fillers, face-lifts, or just a really kick-ass retinol cream. Whatever the method, the end goal has stayed the same -- to hold …

Natalie Portman: Beauty, Vegan Diet, Makeup And Skincare Secrets Detailed

Natalie Portman’s beauty secrets are a vegan diet and anti-aging moisturizers.<p>Natalie Portman’s beauty secrets are a vegan diet and anti-aging …

The One Thing Stopping You From an Early Retirement

Source: Fox Searchlight Pictures<p>The only thing worse than never retiring is having to wait until you’re old and decrepit to reach your so-called …

Retirement

What Chris Pratt Said about His Faith Will Change Your Mind about Hollywood

There is no doubt what is trending in our culture today. It seems like everyone is talking about newly released action flick “Jurassic World,” the …

Movies

Here's how much celebrities are paid to wear designer dresses on the red carpet

Celebrities often make red-carpet appearances look easy as they breeze by photographers with perfect smiles, well-coiffed hair, and beautiful dresses that have been tailored to fit every inch of their bodies like a glove.<p>Oftentimes, designers pay celebrities and their stylists for a certain dress …

Women's Fashion

Whole Foods is falling to competitors because of one mistake

The company's shares have fallen 25% in the past three months as analysts worry that the brand won't be able to attract new customers.<p>Supermarket chain Kroger is expected to surpass Whole Foods as the nation's top seller of organic food, while Trader Joe's sells twice as much per square foot.<p>Whole …

Whole Foods

‘Pitch Perfect 2’ and the Rise of Hollywood’s Casual Racism

There’s a lot to like about Pitch Perfect 2. So why does it muddy itself with tone-deaf racial jokes? Worse, why is it part of an ugly trend in big …

Comedy

#BeautySchool: How to Wear Matte Lipstick in the Summer

Makeup artist Tom Pecheux on ditching your lip gloss.<p><b>Question: What's the best way to wear the matte lipstick trend from the runway this summer?</b><p><b>Answer:</b> Most of us hear 'summer makeup' and think waterproof mascara, liquid bronzer and shiny, popsicle-hued lip tints and glosses. Not makeup artist Tom …

9 Top Beauty Bloggers Share Their Morning Skin-Care Routines

When it comes to waking up their complexions, these women mean business.

How friendship became a tool of the powerful

Corporations and governments have co-opted the idea of the ‘social’ for their own ends. Is there anything we can do about it?<p>Imagine walking into a coffee shop, ordering a cappuccino, and then, to your surprise, being informed that it has already been paid for. Where did this unexpected gift come …

The 10 Second Rule - Christian Book Author - “I’m Saved, So I’m Safe.” Is God’s Love Really Unconditional?

(Part Two of the <i>Playing King of the Mountain with God</i>, Series)<p>This is the second blog in a series entitled, <i>Playing King of the Mountain with God.</i> …

How to get yourself bumped to first class

Calling all economy flyers: do you know what happens in front of the cloth that separates business class from you and your ergonomically challenged, …

1-in-4 US renters spend half their pay on rent and utilities

That's the finding of an analysis of Census data by Enterprise Community Partners, a nonprofit that helps finance affordable housing. The number of such households has jumped 26 percent to 11.25 million since 2007.<p>Since the end of 2010, rental prices have surged at nearly twice the pace of average …

Housing

Negotiate and Pay Less for What You Want

How to haggle down a price in any situation<p>Companies need cash, so they're willing to deal. "Retailers are better off selling something rather than nothing," says Cynthia Jasper, Ph.D., a professor of consumer science at the University of Wisconsin at Madison.<p><i>Bargaining for Advantage</i>. Here's how to …

How to Air-Dry Your Hair Like a Boss

And a dozen other stories from around the Internet you may have missed!<p>Learn the art of air-drying your hair, because sometimes there's no time to pull out the blow-dryer. [Refinery 29]<p>Why Chrissy Teigen says she's never Photoshopping her Instagram pictures again. [E Online]<p>Models are now required …