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The Most Haunted Places In The U.S.

Whether it's an abandoned shack, a haunted hotel or a spirit-infested slice of the great outdoors, America's most haunted destinations make for excellent -- albeit excellently spooky -- Halloween weekenders.<p>The ghostbusters experts at Foursquare were kind enough to point out the freakiest …

Abandoned Buildings

The Parenting Trick That Has Saved My Sanity

"It's not fair!"<p>"But Payton got to sit the front seat yesterday!"<p>"I hate watching baby movies!"<p>How many times has one of your children shouted something similar at you in response to a decision you've made? The battles can be exhausting: who gets to sit in the front seat, who gets to select the …

Parenting

6 Healthy, Energy-Filled Recipes You Can Prepare in 15 Minutes or Less

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As entrepreneurs and business owners, we work ridiculous hours and often stay glued to our desks and chairs for far too long. Not only is this prolonged sitting absolutely horrible for our health -- sitting for eight to 12 hours or more a …

Nutrition

Paula Deen’s last lesson: What her family’s brownface disgrace reveals about racism in America

Yet again, the former Food Network star is in the spotlight for precisely the wrong reason<p>Yesterday, former Food Network star Paula Deen tweeted a picture of her and her son Bobby dressed as Lucy and Desi Arnaz. Bobby is made up in brownface, presumably as a gesture towards Desi Arnaz’s Cuban …

Obama Administration

Banana peels are your new weight-loss weapon, seriously

We’re serious: Banana peels are the new weight-loss weapon. Best of all, you can just toss them into your morning smoothie along with that whole …

Nutrition

2 Things That Lead to a Happy Life, Backed By Research

I’ve posted a number of times about two nearly-lifelong studies: the Terman Study (covered in The Longevity Project) and the Grant Study (covered in …

Happiness

The summer 2015 sunglasses rules – six essential style tips

This summer it’s all about tricky geometric frames and large squoval lenses – but avoid the Liz Hurley cleavage slot at all costs<p>1. Sunglasses matter<p>Unless you have a huge beard or some heavy-duty piercings, sunglasses are the most high-profile accessory you will put on your face all year. So …

Miu Miu

Jurassic World's Chris Pratt: equality means objectifying men too

Hollywood star, whose career changed after he reshaped physique, says he’s ‘totally objectified’ yet comfortable being valued on the basis of his body<p>Jurassic World star Chris Pratt has said he believes equality between the sexes can be achieved if society starts to objectify men as much as it has …

Movies

American parenting has been misguided for decades — but one state is finally turning for the better

These modern mantras have been seeping into parents' heads for the last several decades as the country's case of mean world syndrome— our alarmist belief the world is out to get us and our kids — continues to worsen.<p>But there might be hope.<p>Parents who let their children roam free will no longer be …

Participation

Catholic School Kids Are Being Sent Home With An Anti-Marriage Equality Leaflet And People Are Mad

"The Catholic Church is simply advocating its position on marriage."<p>In a media release, ACBA said marriage equality would make marriage about "intensity of emotion" rather than "a union founded on sexual complementarity and potential fertility".<p>"Their physical, spiritual, psychological and sexual …

The Christian right’s raging id: What Franklin Graham’s latest vile comments reveal

Graham is boycotting the bank Wells Fargo… because they created an ad with a lesbian couple<p>Franklin Graham, the religious crackpot and second-generation swindler, is in the news again. This time he’s taking a triumphant stand against the banking giant Wells Fargo. Why Wells Fargo, you ask? …

Religion