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12 Mental Tricks to Beat Cravings and Lose Weight

Using pure willpower to overcome cravings doesn’t always work. (If it did, dieting would be easy and we’d all be at our own healthy, feel-great …


Who Will Survive "Mad Men"?

No one is safe. Will your favorite character live through the season?<p><i>Series creator Mathew Weiner has never been scared to kill off beloved characters and many are speculating that the final episodes could spell doom for one or more members of the SCDP family.</i><p>**POTENTIAL SPOILERS TO FOLLOW**


A Case Study in Flawed Street Design

The New Urbanist neighborhood of Stapleton, Colorado, suffers from compromised planning standards.<p>The above picture shows an example of citizen-led, "tactical" urbanism on a street in Stapleton, Colorado, a neighborhood just outside downtown Denver. A local resident has parked a truck on one side …

Urban Design

Chase Elliott's aunt arrested on charge of felony aggravated assault

Sheila G. Elliott, wife of noted NASCAR engine builder Ernie Elliott and aunt of current driver Chase Elliott, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of …

How do you dismantle a nuclear submarine?

When nuclear-powered submarines reach the end of their lives, dismantling them is a complicated and laborious process. Paul Marks investigates.<p>Nuclear submarines have long been a favourite in popular fiction. From movies such as The Hunt for Red October to long-running TV series like Voyage to the …

The Definitive Ranking Of Ways To Eat Potatoes

Haters gonna hate, potatoes gonna potate.

Obama vows to abide by immigration court order

<b>(CNN) —</b> A federal judge in Texas has temporarily blocked President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration, which has drawn opposition from 26 states across the nation.<p>United States District Judge Andrew Hanen ruled late Monday night to block executive actions Obama took late last year to …


5 Ways to Lose Weight Every Day

<b>Lay Workout Clothes By Your Bed</b><br>It's genius! You'll have your outfit already planned out as soon as you wake up. Lorna makes sure she does this so she can't talk herself out of her morning workout. "I have to do the walk of shame if I get up and I don't exercise," she says.<p><b>Become a Snacker</b><br>Peek …


Stop Chasing After Happiness And Do This Instead

The constant pursuit of happiness can be demoralizing, and besides, there’s an upside to feeling bad. Here’s how to reframe your thinking.<p>Happiness! It’s the ultimate goal, isn’t it?<p>If only you could be a little happier, life would be better. The notion is so deeply engrained in our culture, it’s …

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Fatal Cop Shooting of Teen in Berkeley, Missouri Sparks Clashes

A white police officer shot a black teenager to death at a gas station in the city next door to Ferguson, Missouri, touching off clashes early Wednesday between demonstrators and law enforcement.<p>The mayor said that video from the confrontation, in the city of Berkeley, appeared to show the teenager …

Law Enforcement

The Keystone Pipeline Debate

NSA surveillance bill defeated in Senate

Legislation to keep most Americans' phone records out of government hands was defeated in the Senate, dooming for now prospects of national security reforms that supporters said would protect the privacy of law-abiding citizens.<p>A motion failed Tuesday to get the necessary 60 votes needed to cut off …

Democrats Block Keystone Bill, Landrieu's Plea Rejected

Mary Landrieu begged her fellow Democrats to back legislation approving the Keystone XL pipeline, looking for a lifeline in her long-shot bid to keep …