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Star Chefs' Favorite Holiday Cocktails

Star chefs share their favorite holiday cocktails like Marcus Samuelsson's tart cranberry caipirinha and Kevin Sbraga's Puerto Rican eggnog.

7 Kitchen Cleaning Tricks That Really Work

Some of our favorite tips in the kitchen are for getting it sparkling clean; these are their stories.<p><b>1. How to cut oily, dusty kitchen grime:</b><p>To easily clean "the layer of sticking cooking-oil infused dust that accumulates on high surfaces in the kitchen," as Kristen so aptly calls it, our Senior …

A Star-Crossed 'Scientific Fact': The Story Of Vulcan, Planet That Never Was

There's a common misconception that science is purely about cold, hard facts — concrete evidence, mathematical models and replicable experiments to explain the world around us.<p>It's easy to forget that there are peoplebehind the data and equations. And when people are involved, there is always room …

Gingerbread French Toast: Your Go-To Holiday Breakfast

<i>Posie Harwood, who finds the best back-of-the-box recipes in the grocery store, finds a way to eat gingerbread for breakfast.</i><p>Breakfast is easily overlooked come holiday season. Up against pot roasts, peppermint bark, and all manner of Christmas cookies, breakfast doesn't stand much of a chance.<p>It's …

Loneliness May Warp Our Genes, And Our Immune Systems

Loneliness has been linked to everything from heart disease to Alzheimer's disease. Depression is common among the lonely. Cancers tear through their bodies more rapidly, and viruses hit them harder and more frequently. In the short term, it feels like the loneliness will kill you. A study suggests …

Can Scientists Slow Down Aging?

By Richard Harris, Next Avenue Contributor<p>In just over a month, the first of the boomers will turn 70. As if that milestone weren’t jarring enough, think about this: By 2050, the boomers will be largely responsible for nearly doubling America’s population over 65. And as they age, many of the …