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Can Healthy Appetizers Help You Eat Less?

Why? Beginning your meal with a healthy food that’s rich in fiber and water (like salad greens, for instance) can help fill you up, which means you eat less later on, says study author Nicola Buckland, PhD, a research student at the University of Leed’s Institute of Psychological Sciences. But …

Nutrition

Books To Read In 2013 Before They're Made Into Movies

Not only are novels an age-old inspiration for film, they're the best special feature available! Forget about DVD commentary and featurettes.<p>The best way to learn about your favorite film is to go to the source before you see it.

Movies

After Sharknado: 7 more absurd SyFy movies

SyFy didn’t so much jump the shark as swing it violently at Tara Reid’s head this week, with the release of meteorological event-meets-bushel of …

Swinging CO2 Levels Show The Earth Is 'Breathing' More Deeply

Plant life on our planet soaks up a fair amount of the carbon dioxide that pours out of our tailpipes and smokestacks. Plants take it up during the summer and return some of it to the air in the winter. And a new study shows that those "breaths" have gotten deeper over the past 50 years.<p>This isn't …

Why Do Stars Twinkle?

Stars appear to twinkle, planets don’t. Here's why.<p>Did you know you can distinguish between stars and planets in the sky?<p>Stars twinkle, planets don't.<p>Okay, that's not actually correct. The stars, planets, even the sun and moon twinkle, all in varying amounts. Anything outside the atmosphere is …

57 Smart Bedroom Storage Ideas

perfect small bedroom design where the bed has a cozy built-in feel, thanks to the recess created by the shelving<p>If you have a small bedroom or just …

Interior Design

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