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Amazing footage debunks the 200-year-old theory of how hummingbirds get their food

These tiny birds can suck 10 drops of nectar out of a flower every 15 milliseconds, researchers at the University of Connecticut recently discovered. For nearly two centuries, scientists have thought the birds used a much slower "wicking" technique, LiveScience reported.<p>It turns out that …

28 Recipes to Make Before Summer Is Over

We're not really sure how it happened (wasn't it just Memorial day?), but summer is almost over. Buy the best fruits and vegetables that you can and start making the most of it—STAT.<p><b>We're not really sure how it happened (wasn't it just Memorial day?)</b>, but summer is almost over. The bright side? Now …

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7 Things Mindful People Do Differently

19 Cold Noodle Recipes for When It's Too Hot for Ramen

Crunchy, chewy, and bright noodle salads to guest star at all your summer picnics, cookouts, and beach trips.<p><b>Soba, udon, vermicelli—there isn't a noodle</b> out there that doesn't feel at home in a cold summer salad with crisp vegetables and a bracing dressing to bring it all together. Keep these …

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5 Brilliant Breakfast Hacks to Kick Off 2015

Your best year yet should begin with a breakfast fit for a champion, and we've collected our favorite how-to videos to get you started. It is the most important meal of the day, after all.<p><b>HOW TO MAKE AN OMELETTE</b><p>Here's a game-changing revelation: Omelettes should not be flipped. Learn how to make …

10 Tips From a Buddhist Monk on Living a Fulfilled Life

Is there any doubt that people are searching for happiness in the wrong places?<p>Reaching a fulfilled lifestyle is much more than just a beautiful home …

Hard Things To Say

There are certain things which are hard to say aloud. For me in particular, words become real in the atmosphere, each sound hanging heavy once it’s …

5 ways to lower cholesterol

Cholesterol has long been seen as a villain for heart health, but our understanding of this beast is changing. New recommendations suggest that risk factors should determine who should receive drugs called statins to lower cholesterol levels, and who should simply make lifestyle changes to combat …

P2P: My War Against Had and Was

Photo by Anonymous<p>Arguably one of the easiest ways to tighten up prose and bring a punch to your settings or action is to strike out most mentions of …

A VOICE IN THE LIGHT

by Ayd Instone<p><i>A journey into time, space and consciousness…</i><p><i>a boy seeks solace from his friend in another dimension</i>• <i><br>a man creates extra time to spend</i> …

7 Habits of Incredibly Happy People

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below was</i> …

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Fried-Birds Controversy: Solar Tower Project Dropped

Food

Pan-Roasted Brined Pork Chop

2 Servings<p>Brining these pork chops makes them moist, tender, and seasoned throughout, and the sugar helps create a dark, caramelized sheen. Learn how to make this recipe and more in our online cooking class with Sur la Table.<p>January 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1/2 cup kosher salt<p>1/2 cup sugar<p>1 teaspoon …

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How Pain and Itching Signal Skin Cancer

“Squamous cell tends to be a bit deeper in the skin,” says study author Gil Yosipovitch, M.D. “When you have deeper processes in the skin, they are more associated with the activation of pain fibers rather than itch fibers.”<p>Make an appointment pronto with your doctor if you feel pain or soreness in …

The death of privacy

Google knows what you're looking for. Facebook knows what you like. Sharing is the norm, and secrecy is out. But what is the psychological and cultural fallout from the end of privacy?<p>We have come to the end of privacy; our private lives, as our grandparents would have recognised them, have been …

Who Should Play Mario Batali & Gordon Ramsay in the Marco Pierre White Movie?

Last week, Eater reported that legendary British chef <b>Marco Pierre White's</b> memoir <i>The Devil in the Kitchen</i> has been optioned by director/producer Ridley Scott. The biggest question about the potential film, of course, is: Who should play White?<p>Ripe fodder for film, White's book chronicles his rise to …

Easy Marinades with 5 Ingredients or Less

*And* we have a fool-proof formula for developing your own<p>We know that our columnists, the Canal House ladies, love a good dry rub. But in the <i>BA</i> Test Kitchen, sometimes we like to wet things down with a flavor-packed marinade. Smash some garlic cloves, toss in some fresh herbs, add a splash of oil …

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A Party At The Last Magazine: An Exclusive Excerpt From Michael Hastings' New Novel

Next week marks the publication of The Last Magazine, the late BuzzFeed reporter's first novel — as well as the first anniversary of his death. We're celebrating his work and his life with these chapters, chronicling a book party that totally in no way took place in the offices of Newsweek.<p><i>Michael</i> …

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What's Really In Hot Dogs (VIDEO)

We know you're thinking it, and we know you also don't want to ask. Neither do we, really... But because we value knowing where our food comes from and understanding the process behind it, we're going to ask that question we've all been wondering forever: what's really in hot dogs?<p>True for just …

10 Healthy Food Blogs That Make Eating Well Extremely Easy

For many people, eating healthy is a chore. When the world is filled with glorious pastas, the cheesiest of pizzas, and layers of cake, why in the world would we ever bother eating a salad? Well, fellow gluttons, it's because not only is it a good idea for us to eat a vegetable every now in then, …

Fed Up -- Don't Be Taking Sugar from A Stranger

It used to be there was only one overweight kid in the class. Now there are seven or eight. So says a schoolteacher in <i>Fed Up</i>, a searing new documentary on the fastest rising epidemic in America: obesity. A blend of anecdotal testaments and sobering statistics, <i>Fed Up</i> leaves you wondering, like a …

Want Success? Surround Yourself With People Who Challenge Your Thinking | Inc.com

It's nice to have people around who support you and are of like mind. Agreeable people boost your confidence and allow a certain level of relaxation. Most of us develop a stable of people with whom we like to work. We know their styles, and they know ours. It's comfortable and expedient. It is easy …

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