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Acupuncture is officially going mainstream—but will it work for you?

If you’ve never tried acupuncture before, the whole concept can be hard to wrap your brain around. How, exactly, does sticking tiny needles into your …

Where Swedes holiday in Sweden: five locals’ favourites

<b>Gotland</b><p>The island of Gotland occupies a special place in the hearts of many Swedes (and its location, in the middle of the Baltic Sea, means that both Nato and Russia consider it “strategically important”, too).<p>Not that you can tell; stepping off the ferry in the medieval port town of Visby, it …

European Travel

Bisquick Topped Blueberry Cobbler

This biscuit topped blueberry cobbler recipe couldn’t be easier. Breaking out your trusty Bisquick baking mix keeps the recipe effortless, but you …

Dessert

How to Make Roasted Tomatoes, 4 Easy Ways

Roasted tomatoes are one of the most delicious ways to cook fresh tomatoes. They add brightness and balance to so many dishes, and you can enjoy …

Recipes

Ian McEwan: ‘I despise lying, ideological Brexiters’

<b>Born in Hampshire,</b> Ian McEwan<b>,</b> 70, took a creative writing MA at the University of East Anglia. In 1976, his first collection of short stories, First Love, Last Rites, won the Somerset Maugham award; his first novel, The Cement Garden, was published two years later. He won the Booker prize in 1998 …

Literature

Scientists Race To Improve 'Living Drugs' To Fight Cancer

Aaron Reid is lying in a hospital bed at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center when doctors arrive to make sure he's ready for his experimental treatment.<p>"How's your night? Any issues?" asks Dr. Katherine Barnett, a pediatric oncologist, as they begin to examine Reid.<p>Reid, 20, of …

Cancer

This New Ole Henriksen Launch Features Mother Nature's Alternative to Retinol

Within the skincare realm's wide array of double-edged-sword products, retinol just might have the sharpest tip. On the one hand, it has studied skin …

Skin Care

An Introduction to German Literature In 10 Writers

As is the case in the realms of fine art and film, Germany’s literary legacy is an expansive one. From philosophy to fiction to verse poetry, Germans …

Literature

What Does Science Tell Us About The Key Secret To Happiness

What are your goals?<p>Become an entrepreneur. Climb the corporate ladder. Make more money.<p>It maybe to travel the world as a digital nomad.<p>But the …

Happiness

Like a conjuring trick, Michael Ondaatje's Warlight leaves you in awe of the magician

In those long lazy summers B C (before children), I made a habit of reading the winner of the Booker Prize and much of the shortlist. Part of the pleasure was the sense of righteous indignation when my favourite was beaten by what I considered to be a less good novel.<p>Wasn’t Penelope Fitzgerald’s …

Man Booker Prize

This Ultimate Breakfast Toast Tastes Decadent, but It's Perfectly Healthy

Whole grains, creamy ricotta, and a quick homemade jam deliver a treat-yo-self breakfast you can feel good about. Store-bought jams are loaded with …

Breakfast

3 Writing Tips For Creating Your Own Content

The biggest problem in an actor’s career isn’t figuring out how to act, it’s lack of work. There just isn’t enough out there for all of us. So how do …

Creative Writing

What you read matters more than you might think

A study published in the International Journal of Business Administration in May 2016, found that what students read in college directly affects the level of writing they achieve. In fact, researchers found that reading content and frequency may exert more significant impacts on students’ writing …

Creative Writing

12 Science-Backed Ways to Get People to Like You (Infographic)

Check out these quick tips to help you get more friends and allies.<p>The bigger your network is, the better off you are in every aspect of your life. At work, among friends or with family, the more people like you, the more they want to help you. Whether you’re trying to get a promotion or trying to …

Infographics

This is what to eat every day for radiant, glowing skin on repeat

I’m here for anything that says it’ll give me a better complexion. Sip on some liquid collagen? Check. Slather on some hyaluronic acid? On it. So, …

Spices

Why Structure Matters When You Are Writing a Novel

<b>The Power of Structure</b><p>It’s fair to say I am obsessed with structure. The way I think of it is that structure drives voice and voice connects with readers. Why play it safe with an all-seeing third-person narrator and a linear, A to Z journey, when you can challenge yourself, your characters, and …

Creative Writing

Drinking this two-ingredient zesty tea before bed will relax you *and* fight bloat

If a nice warm cup of tea isn’t already part of your bedtime ritual, it might be time to add the wellness beverage to your routine. Sipping on the …

Wellness

Nutritionist Reveals 10 Secrets to Keeping Energy Levels Up All Day Long

In today’s bustling everyday life, keeping energy levels up and steady can be a struggle. Over the last several years, I’ve incorporated doable …

These pecan cauliflower poppers will change the way you snack

In past years, there weren’t a lot of creative ways to prepare cauliflower. It was a side vegetable often steamed or boiled until opaque and then …

Food

Seven ways

A series that answers your health and lifestyle questions – without messing around<p>Skeletal strength is built in our teenage years – but high-calcium foods, vitamin D and exercise help at any age<p>Published: 1:00 AM<p>Irritation of the skin can be caused by all sorts of things, but it is particularly …

Colon Cancer

I Turned My Breath Into Medicine — And It Saved My Life

In retrospect, I can say that 10 years in the rat race destroyed my health and crushed my spirit. After graduating from Harvard, the only sensible …

Qigong

I have ALS, and Trump is selling out people like me to make the rich even richer

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's getting harder to be shocked in the Trump era. But I was recently aghast at the news that the Trump administration was proposing yet another round of tax breaks for rich people -- more than $100 billion worth, which would make Republican proposals to slash Medicaid and Medicare even …

Health Care

How to Eat Like You're in the Mediterranean, Even When You're Not

10 ways to bring home the best flavors of the cities that dot the iconic coast.<p>Is it just us or does it seem like *literally* everyone is in Italy …

Flavors

5 tips to help improve your life in 2 years

<b>How can I dramatically improve my life in 2 years?</b><p>This is a great question.<p>Most people ask how they can change their lives in a week, month, or …

Facebook Ads

Take a Mental Vacation With These Enchanting Magical Realism Books

Magical realism is one of the most unique forms of narrative fiction. It also happens to be one of the easiest genres to fall in love with. Weaving …

Books

Murakami delights fans with radio show debut

Bestselling author Haruki Murakami, who rarely appears in public, delighted fans on Sunday as he made his radio debut with a one-off music show.<p>Many …

Literature

James Baldwin Was Born On This Day In 1924 – Here Are Related Resources

James Baldwin was born on this day in 1924.<p>I’ve shared a fair number of related resources over the years, and thought it would be useful to collect …

Teaching

9 Skin-Smoothing Products Sephora Shoppers Swear By for Flawless Skin

When it comes to my skincare routine, I have to admit that I'm pretty risk-averse. While fearless Sephora shoppers add products containing caustic, …

Skin Care

12 Exercises to Improve Your Posture

Having good posture is about more than looking good. It helps you to develop strength, flexibility, and balance in your body. These can all lead to …

Yoga

The 3-Day Fix to Curing Headaches Without Medicine

There are three things we know about headaches:<p>First, over half of adults have at least one headache per year, according to the World Health …

Wellness