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Researchers have answered a big question about the decline of the middle class

America is getting richer every year. The American worker is not.<p>Far from it: On average, workers born in 1942 earned as much or more over their careers than workers born in any year since, according to new research — and workers on the job today shouldn’t expect to catch up with their predecessors …

Demographics

The transformative power of doing absolutely nothing

On a recent Sunday, I found myself overwhelmed. It was my last free day between several consecutive weekends of travel, visitors, and weddings. The morning had ticked away, and my boyfriend and I had groceries to buy, paperwork to file, a house to tidy, and something to do at Home Depot. As I …

Looking for happiness? A Buddhist Master has a message that you need to hear

Ever wondered what happiness actually is?<p>Most of us correlate it to a bigger bank account, a nicer home, or a better job. Others might say it’s a …

No-Bake Chocolate Oat Bars

Steps<p>1<p>Done<p>Line a 8-inch-by-8-inch baking dish with parchment paper, and set aside.<p>2<p>Done<p>In a medium saucepan, combine the butter, brown sugar and …

Get Cooking: My grandmother’s mayonnaise

Every morning of her adult life, my maternal grandmother sat at the corner of her kitchen table, cracked an egg, found its yolk and made …

Sausages

Learn to Make Gỏi Cuốn, Vietnamese Spring Rolls | The Whole U

When you think of Vietnamese cuisine, what do you think of? Phở? Eggrolls?<p>When I think of Vietnam, I think of the distinct smells from ma and pa …

Treat yourself: 9 baked goods worthy of snack time

There are days when you’re virtuous and snack on apples or dried fruit, and there are some days when only a baked good will do. Keep one of these Recipe Finder goodies in mind (or stashed in your freezer) for those latter occasions:<p><i>[Celebrate anything, or nothing, with one of these 10 cakes]</i><p>Fig …

Breakfast

The Prettiest (yet Most Relaxed) Cake for Spring

You know the saying "April showers bring May flowers," right? Well, I've got a new one for you: April showers bring beautiful cakes! It might not …

Dessert
Breakfast

8 Pull Apart Recipes We Can’t Wait To Tear Into

What is it about pull-apart recipes that really make us ogle? Perhaps the fact that they are pretty much always filled with some sort of ooey, gooey, …

Food

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Taste Beyond The Tongue

This is the #1 margarita recipe the internet is loving

Although Cinco de Mayo is about <i>much more</i> than eating and drinking Mexican fare, a lot of people spend May 5th enjoying the most delicious aspects of …

Cinco de Mayo

Hearty Spiced Cauliflower and Carrot Soup

It's the end of April and I'd love to say we're enjoying some warm weather and lots of sunshine here in Scotland, but it's blooming freezing! The …

Food Preservation

Taste Beyond The Tongue

14 foods you can eat as much of as you want and not gain weight

<b>The INSIDER Summary:</b><p>While there's no such thing as a zero-calorie food, there are foods you can enjoy freely without having to worry about packing on the pounds.<p>According to nutritionist Dr. Lisa Young, these foods generally fall into one of two categories: non-starchy fruits or vegetables.<p>Young …

Nutrition

3 Buddhist beliefs that will soothe your soul (and make you much happier!)

There’s no denying that life is tough.<p>We might appear that we’re happy, but deep inside, it’s total chaos. It’s almost like we’re “ducks” – calm on …

What we do in the next 5 years will determine the fate of the melting Arctic

Global warming has pushed the Arctic into a new state unprecedented in human history, with thinning and retreating sea ice, skyrocketing air and sea …

Utah Snowboarder Loses Lungs and Life After Doctors Find Marijuana in His System

For snowsport athletes and outdoor enthusiasts, the life-threatening dangers that accompany an adventurous lifestyle are many. Every year avalanches, …

Now You Know: This Is the French-Girl Secret to a Flatter Stomach

The French are just as influential in the health and wellness space as they are in the fashion world. And for good reason: Their flair for the …

That ridiculous heatwave really was caused by climate change.

Which one? Pick any heat wave, according to a new study, and there’s a greater than 80 percent chance that climate change was behind it.<p>If you have …

Climate Change

The Why of Cooking

What’s the most efficient path to kitchen wisdom?<p>It’s a shame that the standard way of learning how to cook is by following recipes. To be sure, they are a wonderfully effective way to approximate a dish as it appeared in a test kitchen, at a star chef’s restaurant, or on TV. And they can be an …

Framing

At least 61,000 people in America are in prison for minor parole violations

But their actual number has been elusive, in part because they are held for relatively short stints, from a few months to a year, not long enough for record keepers to get a good count.<p>To help fill the statistical gap, The Marshall Project conducted a three-month survey of state corrections …

Cook County

If You Make This Homemade Sourdough Bread, You'll Never Want Store-Bought Again

Homemade bread is everything.<p>Starter:<p>2 cups warm water<p>1¼ teaspoon (1 packet) dry yeast<p>3½ cups flour<p>1 tablespoon sugar<p>Bread:<p>4 cups flour<p>2 teaspoon salt<p>1¼ cup water<p>1 cup starter, stir before using<p>1. In a glass bowl, add water and yeast. Mix the yeast into the water and let it sit for a couple minutes.<p>…

Bacteria May be Reason Some Foods Cause Heart Disease, Stroke

Researchers trying to figure out how meat causes heart disease came up with another possible explanation Monday: an essential nutrient found in meat and eggs might be a culprit.<p>They found evidence that choline may feed gut bacteria that in turn produce a compound that makes blood sticky and prone …

Holistic Medicine

My friend was dying. As his doctor, I had to tell him the truth.

It was a cold December morning in 2015, and Roger was slowly dying. With end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), he had been in and out of the hospital for months, each episode worse than the last. Once able to walk to his favorite corner store with an oxygen tank, Roger had morphed …

Medicine

The effects of climate change will force millions to migrate. Here’s what this means for human security.

Climate change is more than melting ice caps and swamped islands. The environmental effects of climate change — droughts, floods and severe weather, for instance — have increasingly put more people on the move.<p>In 2015, the U.N. Refugee Agency counted 65.3 million people around the world as …

Climate Change

These 10 Foods Are Surprisingly High in Protein

We're told to eat plenty of Greek yogurt and chicken breasts to get good protein, but the truth is that protein is found in nearly every food we eat …

Healthy Eating

The Best Ab Exercises You’re Not Doing

These calorie-burning moves need to be part of your core routine.<p>After a sculpted stomach, but having trouble making progress? Too often, we work our …

Workouts

The New and Improved Instant Pot Is Made for Real Cooking

Instant Pot, the all-in-one pressure cooker that earned the designation of best-selling item in the U.S. on Amazon Prime Day last year, has announced …

Kitchens