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The 6 most nutrient-dense foods that should rule your diet

Preventing common diseases (like cancer and heart disease) and promoting health and longevity is as simple as regular trips to the farmers’ market, …

6 Things Successful People do Before 9 a.m.

Doing something useful when you feel least like doing anything almost guarantees a productive day.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What do successful people do differently? For one thing, they typically wake up very early. Long before they hit the office, they’ve been up …

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The crazy simple (but effective) 15-minute workout you can do anywhere

At first glance, you’d expect to hear that Zuzka Light earned her taut body and sculpted abs from hours upon hours at the gym. But the social …

How Can You Really Tell Someone Is an Exceptional Leader? Ask This 1 Simple Question

The answer is an eye-opener.<p>Have you ever thought about the essence of true leadership? How exactly do you define it?<p>Better yet, how do you simply become a good leader in your office or business -- enough so that your employees, peers, and customers will respect you?<p>The answer comes down to a …

New Research Reveals What People Regret Most of All: 5 Ways to Make Sure You Never Do

We all have regrets. But one type of regret discourages people the most and lasts the longest. Here's how to make sure that doesn't happen to you.<p>Look forward and the path seems uncertain, the future impossible to predict. Look back, though, and all your dots seem to connect...except, of course, …

According to Harvard, This 1 Leadership Trait Separates Exceptional Leaders From the Rest

Better team collaboration, stronger employee commitment, and lower staff turnover are possible, if you can lead with compassion.<p>When researchers Rasmus Hougaard and Jacqueline Carter looked at the factors that separated exceptional leaders from the pack, one trait stood out above the rest: …

How one woman used the '3-hour reset' rule to lose 65 pounds

Diet & Fitness<p>This diet philosophy helped one fitness trainer regulate her hunger and lose the baby weight.<p>It’s a typical weight-loss tragedy: You ate healthy for a week, then you devoured a donut at the office party and now you’re mourning your diet.<p>Instead of feeling like you’ve ruined your …

Weight Loss

The best books about science from the last 15 years that everyone should read

From discussions of human-machine hybrids to lost civilizations in the Amazon and octopus brains, scientists and writers have produced some amazing works of nonfiction in the past 15 years.<p>If you're in the mood to learn something new, as well as be entertained by riveting storylines, look no …

Singularity

Homemade Plain Cake Doughnuts

The origin of the hole may forever remain a mystery, but doughnuts, or donuts, if you prefer, clearly belong in the spotlight of American food …

Save 50 percent on Teleflora flower delivery just in time for Valentine’s Day

Picking the perfect Valentine’s Day gift can seem daunting, but Teleflora Fresh Flower Delivery will help you get it right with its artfully arranged …

Everything coming to Netflix, Amazon Prime, and HBO Now in August

Get ready for The Get Down<p>The availability of movies and TV shows on streaming services is a veritable merry-go-round these days, with so many titles coming and going that it’s hard to keep things straight. So this month, I’m going to take more of a simplified approach.<p>On August 12th, the first …

Understanding these emojis will turn you into a Snapchat pro

One of Snapchat's many quirks is the list of emojis it seems to randomly place next to your friends' names.<p>You know, these:<p>It turns out that these emojis, which range from baby face to grimace, aren't random at all. They can actually tell you a lot about your relationships on Snapchat.<p>Here's what …

First ever OS X ransomware encrypts your data and asks for money

Ransomware is a particularly nasty piece of malware: After your computer is infected, it encrypts your data and refuses to give you the key unless …

The Nutella Popcorn Snack You've Been Waiting For

Nutella popcorn is coated with chocolate and Nutella candy coating, then dried in the oven for a nice, crunchy popcorn that will keep you coming back for more! There's nothing like a big bowl of popcorn while watching movies or the big game.<p><i>Nutella popcorn is coated with chocolate and Nutella candy</i> …

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iPhone goes dumb in this neat Apple concept

Apple fans obsess over which new features will get added to the iPhone every year, but if the latest concept from designer Martin Hajek ever becomes a reality, the new iPhone will be more notable for the hardware it’s missing.<p>The iDot concept packs no camera, no internet connection, zero apps and …

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The Real Difference Between A Tex-Mex Taco And A Mexican Taco

It's time you knew the difference.<p>The state of tacos in America has come a long way. While tacos once predominately meant seasoning packets and shells straight from a box, today in many parts of the country tacos can be found with an array of homemade salsas, slow-cooked meats and soft …

How ISIL works: Price controls, vaccination programs, and $40 million a month in taxes

With a ruthless army of jihadists, ISIL is already operating a “proto-state,” despite what Western governments say. But the extent of how the so-called Islamic State works on a daily basis is starting to be revealed.<p>It even has a timetable for vaccinations for children to prevent the spread of …

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How to Make the Best Brisket for Hanukkah

We're partnering with our Time Inc. sister brands Cooking Light, Health, My Recipes, Real Simple, Southern Living and Sunset to bring you 60 days of …

7 moments that made me cynical about my Western life

1. Seeing how differently violence is perceived in the world when it happens to a Western country<p>After the recent Paris tragedy, many expressed their …

Steve McCurry's Photographs Of His Travels Will Give You The Chills

"My life is shaped by the urgent need to wander and observe, and my camera is my passport."<p><i>"Most of my photos are grounded in people. I look for the unguarded moment, the essential soul peeking out, experience etched on a person's face." -- Steve McCurry</i><p>Photographer Steve McCurry has been traveling …

'Electronic Plants' Grow Wires Inside Themselves to Form Living Machines

Innovation<p>Inside most plants is a complex network of cells and pathways that pass water, nutrients and information from the roots to the leaves and everywhere in-between. Eager to take advantage of this "vascular circuitry," researchers at Linköping University in Sweden managed to get the plant to …

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Dinner Recipes You Can Make With A Slow Cooker And A Can Of Soda

Trust.<p>Every day we're more and more in love with the slow cooker. And now we're just convinced that it's a gift from the gods because not only can it whip up a lovely batch of fall cocktails, but it can turn a can of soda (and a few other ingredients) into a meal you'll want to eat for days.<p>Now, …