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19 Unpredictable Pumpkin Pie Recipes to Make This Fall

It’s fall, people — which means we are about to be inundated with all things pumpkin. From our Instagram feeds to the never-ending line at Starbucks, that big orange fruit (yes, fruit!) is everywhere. So when you are asked to bring a pumpkin dessert to the next party/brunch/shindig on your …

100 Best Motivational Quotes to Inspire Anyone

Motivational and inspirational quotes can pick you up on a bad day and inspire you to even greater heights.<p>Need a little inspiration? Need a quick burst of self motivation?<p>Here you go:<p>"Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it." Henry David Thoreau<p>"If you are not willing …

How the New-Model 401(k) Can Help Boost Your Retirement Savings

As old-style pensions disappear, today's hands-off 401(k)s are starting to look more like them. And that's working for millennials.<p>If you want …

The Star Wars Sequel Lucas Didn't Get to Make

According to a new Vanity Fair article, the director envisioned an Episode VII driven by teenage characters. But J.J. Abrams had different ideas.<p>George Lucas is not involved with the creation of <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i>. When interviewed by Stephen Colbert about the forthcoming sequel, the …

11 Ways To Build Muscle And Lose Fat Faster

You're going to the gym, you're eating your leafy greens, and you gave up pizza for the week. What more does your body want from you?

Fitness

Wearing a Suit Makes People Think Differently

Formalwear elicits feelings of power, which change some mental processes.<p>Some psychology research in recent years is making an old aphorism look like an incomplete thought: Clothes make the man… Yes? Go on?<p>Clothes, it appears, make the man perceive the world differently.<p>A new study looks …

8 Reasons Why Spending Time Alone Is Actually Really Good For You

Americans have a complicated relationship with alone time. Though we often feel a constant connection because of social media, the fact is, we're more on our own than ever: More than 50 percent of American adults are single, and some 27 million people live alone. In 1950, just 22 percent of …

Chocolate cupcakes with dark chocolate ganache

Method<p>Preheat the oven to 180°C.<p>Whisk the egg yolks with the sugar, oil and water until light and fluffy. Sift the dry ingredients into the egg …

The Avengers’ Black Widow Problem: How Marvel Slut-Shamed Their Most Badass Superheroine

In Avengers: Age of Ultron, Scarlett Johansson’s badass agent Natasha Romanoff is once again used to service the storyline of a male hero.<p>The thing …

Marvel Universe

Urban farming is booming, but what does it really yield?

April 27, 2015 — <i>Editor’s note: This story was produced in collaboration with the Food & Environment Reporting Network, a non-profit investigative</i> …

Why we want food so much it hurts

Be it chocolate, cheese or chip shop curry, craving a favourite food is something we’ve all experienced. Why do our bodies suffer such serious pangs? Veronique Greenwood investigates.<p>There's nothing like the salty tang of beef-flavoured Top Ramen broth and a mouthful of slightly overdone instant …

Ice Cream

Could the Planets in Star Wars Actually Support Life?

The <i>Star Wars</i> franchise always has been long on imagination. Fantastic creatures, giant spaceships, man-made death moons—the galaxy far, far away has …

One Man's Search for the Perfect Cup of Coffee

They didn’t try to pretend it was good—they’d just doctor it with Coffee-mate or sugar. The stuff tasted like storm runoff filtered through volcanic ash.<p>It wasn’t until last year that I drank the cup that forever changed my coffee-drinking life. This epiphany-inducing beverage was served to me by …

You can't 'outrun' obesity: Study says exercise doesn't help weight loss

LONDON — A team of British cardiologists have said it's time to "bust the myth" that regular exercise tackles obesity.<p>The strongly-worded editorial …

I’m a cynic by nature but I was surprised by how mindfulness helped me

Image: Shutterstock/Ollyy<p>Image: Shutterstock/Ollyy<p><i>It’s becoming more popular but, to the uninitiated, mindfulness practice can seem daunting. Here, a</i> …

8 Low-Maintenance Upgrades You’ll Love

Homeownership should be about enjoying your home — not being a slave to it. The trick is to choose materials and products that make maintaining your …

National Parks Road Trip: Northern Rockies

Grand Teton > Yellowstone > Glacier<p><b>Gateway Airport:</b> Jackson, Wyoming<p>Explore the three crown jewels of the Northern Rockies on this tour spanning some of the continent’s most stunning alpine scenery and explosive geologic wonders. This trip takes you into the beating heart of wild America, from the …

National Parks

Top 10 Venture Capital-Backed Green Companies | Inc.com

Another Earth Day is upon us. And in celebration of the planet, we've done some checking around to see how well-funded Earth-friendly companies have been in the past few years.<p>The good news, for the sustainably minded, is that funding dollars for environmental companies surged in 2014 compared to …

Venture Capital