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Daily Edition Top 10 (Week of March 27, 2017)

Many of the biggest news stories in the U.S. this week involved Russia—their involvement in the presidential election, the connection of Trump officials to Russian officials and the ongoing investigations into these matters on Capitol Hill. While the majority of Americans want an independent probe …

Gluten Free Banana Muffin Recipe

Shares 5K<p><i>This gluten free banana muffin recipe uses certified gluten free oats. Healthy dairy free, gluten free banana muffins that taste so good,</i> …

Breakfast

Easy Gluten Free Lemon Cupcakes with Lemonade Icing

Shares 9K<p>Simple and delicious gluten free and dairy free lemon cupcakes are a great snack cake your family will love. These cupcakes are topped with …

Cranberry Pistachio Cookies (gluten free, vegan)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.<p>In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the almond flour, …

Homemade Almond Milk

Ah, almond milk. We meet again. Though I haven't yet reached a final conclusion about the whole carrageenan debacle, I have found my kitchen …

10 Best Brunch Recipes For Holiday Houseguests

The big feast is behind us, but there are still hungry houseguests to feed. Treat your company to a homemade brunch, from an elegant spinach and cheese strata to muffins bursting with fresh blueberries.<p><b>1. Spinach & Cheese Strata</b><p>This elegant brunch strata -- really a savory bread pudding with …

Breakfast

The Amazing Skin Care Product Every Dermatologist Keeps in Their Cabinet

1/4<p><b>Sebamed Liquid Face & Body Wash</b><p>“I love this cleanser because it gently deep-cleans without drying my face out or causing any irritation. It …

Skin Care

5 Reasons You Should Start Eating (Yes, Eating) Coconut Oil

So, you've finally broken down and purchased yourself a jar of coconut oil. But why are you supposed to be into it again?<p>"Coconut oil...is a type of fat that is actually utilized by the body to make energy," said clinical nutritionist Ariane Hundt. "Unlike other saturated fats, coconut oil is not …

Nutrition

The Simple Thing You're Not Doing to Get Rid of Age Spots

We've got some good news for solid-food lovers. The most important skin detox isn't a juice fast.<p>A recent study published in the <i>Journal of Investigative Dermatology</i> found that pollution could cause dark spots by affecting melanocytes in the skin. And the best way to stop it? Simply washing your …

Skin Care

The 25 Greatest Documentaries of All Time

The 100 “Greatest” Documentaries<p>In November 2012, POV asked its viewers, “What do you think are the greatest documentaries of all time?” Viewers were …

Turmeric - The Healthiest Plant on Earth - Quiet Corner

The health benefits of turmeric are undeniable. Eastern natural medicine has used it for treatments of different health issues for hundreds of</b> …

The best islands in the world in 2016

The Pacific outcrop of Maui in Hawaii has been named as the best island in the world to visit as a tourist.<p>Roughly the same size as the Shetland …

Top 10

7 Delicious Recipes for Tender Spareribs

Get ready for grilling season.<p>There's nothing more satisfying than juicy, tender, fall-off-the-bone ribs. Get ready for spring and summer grilling …

Cooking

Elon Musk Cancelling A Customer’s Tesla Order Makes No Sense

We must be missing some information<p>It’s been a few days since the big Musk-vs-Angry-Tesla-Customer flap livened up our Twitter feeds, and having spent that time mulling the brouhaha and reading—and rereading—the two Medium posts from venture capitalist Stewart Alsop about how Elon Musk personally …

Tesla

Men with moustaches outnumber women in top U.S. academic medical jobs: researchers | Reuters

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Men sporting moustaches are more likely than women to head medical departments in 50 leading U.S. medical schools, highlighting a need to redress the balance of sexes, researchers said on Wednesday.<p>Women accounted for 13 percent of department leaders in the top …

Sexual Harassment

50 trips everyone should take in the US in their lifetime

America has been called a lot of things: beautiful, majestic, wild, and great. It's all those and more.<p>Whether you're driving down the Pacific Coast Highway, whale watching in Cape Cod, or embracing your inner child at Orlando's Disney World, the US is full of incredible surprises.<p>From the East …

National Parks

20 places everyone should visit in South America

Its countries are filled with stunning natural parks, bustling streets, and, of course, incredible food.<p>We've put together a collection of 21 sights to see and experiences to have in South America. From gazing at monumental statues to marveling at the world's highest waterfall, there are plenty of …

South America

Survivors describe horror as fire spread in Bucharest club

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — When the first sparks flew, the lead singer of Goodbye to Gravity joked that they weren't part of the heavy metal band's performance.<p>Moments later, flames spread quickly through the crowded basement club in downtown Bucharest, trapping many and triggering a stampede that …

New Albums

19 Of Hawaii's Most Epic Photo Ops

Hawaii is undeniably photogenic, but even in the Aloha state, some photo ops are better than others.<p>Vacations, after all, are as much about sharing your adventures with the folks back home as they are rest and relaxation.<p>Whether you’re a professional photographer, a selfie queen, or an amateur with …

Hiking Trail

The stunning cities you need to see in your lifetime

Here at The Active Times, we’re big proponents of off-the-beaten-path adventures and exploring wilderness around the globe, but that mentality occasionally means that cities are overlooked.<p>Urban centers offer their own form of adventure—and some even satisfy the most active outdoor enthusiasts—so …

Cape Town

Most vitamins are useless, but here are the ones you should take

Or not.<p>Decades of research has failed to find any substantial evidence that vitamins and supplements do any significant good. In fact, recent studies skew in the opposite direction, finding that certain vitamins may be bad for you.<p>Several supplements have been linked with an increase in certain …

Wellness

A 5-Step Guide to Your Smoothest Face Ever

No one wants to hear that they have a problem they didn't even know existed, but this is something I experienced firsthand during a recent facial …

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

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, we're …

Cooking

8 Anti-Inflammatory Foods To Include In Your Diet

Most modern life threatening diseases are linked with chronic inflammation. A lot great anti-inflammatory compounds are present in some special food …

Nissan to recall 218,019 Versa vehicles in U.S. for suspension issue | Reuters

(Reuters) - Nissan Motor Co Ltd would recall 218,019 Versa vehicles in the United States to fix a front suspension problem.<p>A visitor walks toward to the entrance of Nissan Motor Co's global headquarters in Yokohama, south of Tokyo May 10, 2013. REUTERS/Toru Hanai<p>The company has notified the U.S. …

Traffic Safety

Dermatology Treatments : How to Fade Age Spots

DermTV - How to Remove Brown Spots [DermTV.com Episode #33]

The World's Top 20 Cities, According to That Dude Who Visited Every Country

<i>By: Gunnar Garfors</i><p><i>Credit: Courtesy of Gunnar Garfors</i><p>I've been to a few cities in my quest to visit all 198 countries in the world, and I've written a book about it called <i>198: How I Ran Out of Countries</i>. But this list is about the top 20 cities that I love -- based on the people, the food, the fun, …

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