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Why It’s Not So Easy to “Just Get the Hell Out”

One of the many difficult questions survivors of toxic relationships ask themselves is “why is it so hard to leave someone who treats me so badly?” …

Mental Health

Pandora's $5 Streaming Offering Is A Game Changer

Yesterday, Pandora finally publicly announced the launch of its “new” Plus tier, and in doing so, the company may have kicked off a new era in the story of streaming music. While the features offered with the paid level may seem simple enough, the repercussions of such an option existing at all …

Apple Music

Yoga for Back Pain: 14 Poses That Heal

Hailey Wist<p>Yoga for Back Pain: Static Back<p>This pose uses gravity to put your hip and trunk on the same plane, which helps your lower back. Lie down …

Yoga

EMOM Workout: Jump Rope and Kettlebell Swing | Men's Health

This week, let’s swap out the ball for a bell.<p>The kettlebell swing builds total-body power—especially the highly metabolic muscles of your shoulders and hips. In fact, studies show that swings can provide similar calorie-burning and conditioning benefits as running, but without the pounding on your …

7 Yoga Poses to Help You Poop

Our favorite: ‘Wind-removing’ pose.<p>Shutterstock<p>Can’t quite remember the last time going #2 felt like, well, second nature? While it may be tempting to reach for some OTC relief, consider hitting the yoga mat instead.<p>Can yoga poses really help?<p>“Movement in general is important for stimulating the …

This Raindrop Cake is Almost Too Beautiful To Eat

We love to come across a dessert so beautiful that we hesitate to even take a bite. Popular in Japan but never seen before in the United States, the …

China’s Anbang Makes Another Bid for Starwood

Thought the Starwood-Marriott merger was a done deal? Not so. A week after Marriott one-upped the Chinese investment company Anbang with a …

You (and Almost Everyone You Know) Owe Your Life to This Man.

Temperament matters. Especially when nuclear weapons are involved.<p>Temperament matters.<p>Especially when nuclear weapons are involved and you don’t—you can’t—know what the enemy is up to, and you’re scared. Then it helps (it helps a lot) to be calm.<p>The world owes an enormous debt to a quiet, steady …

Key West

New Found Glory, Sum 41, Good Charlotte Top Warped Tour Lineup

New Found Glory, Sum 41, Good Charlotte, Tonight Alive and many more are set to play the 2016 Vans Warped Tour, the perennial pop-punk caravan that …

Music Festivals

Skip Delivery, Make Your Own Egg Drop Soup

DIY the beloved Chinese restaurant staple.<p>Why wait for delivery when you can make your own egg drop soup at home? From a classic version that every …

British scientist says memories of spending the night with Marilyn Monroe could be implanted into the brain

Professor Bliss, 75, from the Francis Crick Institute in London, said it was only a matter of time before memory was fully understood and mastered<p>A British scientist who helped uncover the foundation of memory in the 1970s has spoken of the future possibility of visiting a "synapse surgeon" who …

The Brain

Yoga In Bali

Cozy and comforting: 6 slow-cooker beef recipes to try this winter

Winter's not ready to go yet. As a polar vortex descends on parts of the country, it's a great time to bust out the slow cooker. From succulent tacos to spicy short ribs, these beef recipes are guaranteed to make you feel cozy and full without spending too much time in the kitchen.<p><b>Beef and …

Westerners in Beijing warned of Christmas terrorism threat; parts of city locked down

The U.S. Embassy in Beijing on Thursday morning warned citizens of a Christmastime terrorism threat against Westerners in one of the city's most popular expatriate districts.<p>Beijing authorities put swaths of the city under lockdown, stationing armed guards on street corners and in pedestrian plazas.<p>…

How To Turn Your Old Smartphone Into A Smart Mirror

A reflective dashboard for your morning routine<p>Ditch your Post-it notes for reminders built right into a mirror. Software engineer Hannah Mittelstaedt programmed an old Android tablet to show time, weather, and other information in bright letters on a dark background. Place the device behind a …

Android News

Students Say College's General Tso's Chicken Recipe Is 'Cultural Appropriation'

Sure, General Tso's chicken is a product of American-Chinese restaurants, but it deserves authentic treatment, according to student at Ohio's Oberlin College. Students at the liberal arts college are dyspeptic over the school's "culturally appropriative" cafeteria menus. In statements to the <i>Oberlin</i> …

Want Picture-Perfect Pie? Bake it in a Bag

I <i>love</i> pie—but my pie recipe could use some work. My pies, assembled with great care and affection, have emerged from ovens half-burnt, under-cooked, very un-golden-brown, and with sad shrunken crusts. So when my boyfriend told me that the <i>best</i> pie he'd ever had was <b>served to him in the brown paper</b> …

Baking

7-Year-Old Girl with 'Bright Future' Killed by Family Friend After Soccer Practice: Police

A 7-year-old Michigan girl with “a bright future ahead” is dead and her mother is in serious condition after police allege that a family friend shot …

Crime

Val Kilmer Spotted Out with Breathing Aid After Denying Reports of Health Issues

Less than two months after declaring that he has “no tumor or infection of any kind,” Val Kilmer was spotted out with what appears to be a …

Tumors

10 Things Everyone Should Know About Seasonal Depression

It's more than just the winter blues.<p>For some, the winter is hardly "the most wonderful time of the year."<p>Seasonal affective disorder is a condition that affects nearly 10 million American adults and can make a few months out of the year feel downright unbearable. It's common to feel bouts of the …

How Parents are Unknowingly Sabotaging Their Kid's Future

Right now we have a generation of kids who are going into high school, college and even the workforce who have never really experienced failure before.This is a generation of kids who have been bubble-wrapped since birth. The first generation of kids who weren't really allowed to play outside. The …

Red Planet red flags? NASA council has doubts about Mars mission

The space agency's own advisory council wondered aloud this week if NASA should drop the whole idea of visiting the Red Planet.<p>For months, NASA has talked up its Journey to Mars road map with speeches, videos, posters, hashtags and even astronaut job openings promoting a manned mission to the Red …

Space Science

How to use your cellphone when you're in a foreign country

Of course, it's important to have a working phone for safety reasons as well as social and practical considerations. So, before you get stuck trying to unlock your phone on the go or get left with hefty data roaming fees, brush up on these four common ways to go about prepping your phone for …

These Are The 10 Foods You Should NEVER Refrigerate

Just don't. 🙅<p>Before you put that bread in the refrigerator ... don't.<p>Cool temperatures, it turns out, will actually make your loaf go stale more quickly. Onions, olive oil and tomatoes also face peril in the fridge. Watch the video above for a quick primer on which foods should avoid the chilly …

Food

17 Best Stocking Stuffers Ideas Under $25 for Women, Men, and Teens

As you plow through your holiday gift list, you're bound to encounter—dun, dun, dunnnn—budget issues. As much as you may like to play Santa and give everyone in your life the absolute perfect gift, price be damned, that's just not realistic. But that doesn't mean you can't get your neighbor/yoga …

A Simple Kitchen Trick Will Change The Way You Peel Potatoes

Peeling potatoes sucks. It seriously sucks. Unfortunately, the starchy veg is the base of tons of recipes and has many other uses outside cooking. Luckily, our buddy Davy from Make Sushi figured out a way to peel potatoes that no only saves you a headache, it'll give your potatoes much more …

Here Are 7 Weeknight Dump Dinners You Can Make In Your Slow Cooker

Set it, forget it, then come home to deliciousness.<p>There's a ~little bit of prep~ in the morning — chopping and then adding everything to the pot — but it's all worth it for a more relaxing post-work evening.<p>If you don't have a slow cooker, check out these other ideas for dinner here and here.