Birgit Hoeyskel

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The stuff paradox: Dealing with clutter in the US

<b>While more and more Americans struggle to make do with less due to economic hardship, others are making a conscious choice to shed their possessions.</b><p>When Courtney Carver was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2006, she took a long, hard look at her life and decided to focus on only the things …

How Hashtags Can Help Your Magazines on Flipboard

Jenn de la Vega / January 22, 2015<p>The <b>#</b> symbol, known as the “pound” or “hash” key on your phone, is now more popularly known across social media as …

17 Ways to Age-Proof Your Brain

What’s good for your body is good for your brain. That means eating a balanced diet with lots of fruits and veggies and not much sugar, saturated …

The Brain

A Brief History Of The Crock Pot, The Original Slow Cooker

People tend to use the terms "Crock Pot" and "slow cookers" interchangeably, but they are not, in fact, interchangeable. While all Crock Pots are slow cookers, not all slow cookers are Crock Pots. Crock Pots are to slow cookers as Kleenex are to tissues, or Band-Aids are to bandages. Crock Pot is a …

9 Vegan Food Hacks That Are The Height Of Inventiveness

Vegans are smart. Their inventiveness knows no bounds. With a little brainpower and without using animal products, these herbivores have found a way to enjoy the same foods as everyone else. They aren't excluded from indulging in the delicious; they have their cake and eat it too, they just make …

Why Stovetop Mac and Cheese Is So Much Better Than Baked

Macaroni and cheese is undoubtedly one of the greatest foods ever created. For better or worse, it's the cheesy goodness you crave; after a long day, breaking up with <i>bae</i>, or even acing that ridiculous trig exam, mac and cheese is how you deal with life.<p>But there are two very different types of mac …

7 Ways to Free Yourself From Debt—for Good!—in 2015

These smart and easy strategies can get you back in the black before you know it.<p>If you’re in debt, getting out may seem impossible.<p>One in eight …

Personal Finance

15 Clean-Eating No-Bake Snacks

Why is it that we hear the word "snack" and immediately think of things we totally <i>shouldn't</i> be snacking on? I'm talking greasy tater chips, salty pretzels, and loaded chocolate chip cookies. News alert -- it doesn't have to be crunchy, greasy, salty, or sickly sweet to be deemed an acceptable snack!<p>…

7 of the Craziest Predictions for the Future, From the Past

Back in 1992, in a special issue of TIME devoted to predicting what to expect in the new millennium, writer Lance Morrow waxed philosophical about …

Secretary of Agriculture

'Downton Abbey' returns with more high-society secrets ... and sex

This could be the year that Lady Mary takes a lover — or, at the very least, takes control. In the Season 5 premiere of PBS's smash period drama <i>Downton Abbey</i>, the eldest Crawley daughter (Michelle Dockery) considers a gentleman caller's indecent proposal as they converse in her bedroom. Her one …

100 things we didn't know last year

<b>Interesting and unexpected facts can emerge from daily news stories and the Magazine picks out such snippets for its weekly feature, 10 things we didn't know last week. Here's an almanac of the best of 2014.</b><p><b>1. The Pentagon has</b> a plan for combating a zombie apocalypse.<p>Find out more (Foreign</b> …

17 Ways to Make a New Year's Resolution You'll Actually Keep

Many of us who have used this time of year to turn our bodies around have fallen into the same cycle of failure: We’re frustrated with our size or …

Fitness

Die Weltreligionen erwuchsen aus einem neuen Überfluss

Nicht politisch komplexe Gesellschaftsstrukturen, sondern materielle Sicherheit ließ die großen Religionen entstehen<p>Paris - Die Wurzeln der …

5 Bright Ideas That'll Make You a Better Investor

From lower-cost financial advice to a fresh way to find a bargain stock, the best new investing breakthroughs of the year.<p>Every year, there are …

Investing

How To Win The Impulse War Inside Your Brain

Your brain is complicated. Understanding how it works can help you make better decisions.<p>What role do our emotions play in decision-making? Some might say it’s a fairly contentious one. Acting on emotions without reason can be dangerous. 17th-century French philosopher Descartes would have you …

The Brain

Europe Was a Melting Pot From the Start, Ancient DNA Reveals

Genetic analysis of a 37,000-year-old human bone from Russia suggests widespread intermingling during Paleolithic times.<p>Modern Europeans have genetic ties that bind them together much further back in time than once thought, scientists report after analyzing a prehistoric Russian man's DNA.<p>Scraps of …