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Chicken Breasts Roasted with Potatoes and Mushrooms Recipe on Food52

• 4 bone in, skin on chicken breasts, each cut in half, you will end up with 8 pieces<br>• 8-10 small waxy potatoes, cut in half-many different varieties of potatoes will work- Yukon Gold, white skinned potatoes, baby potatoes or fingerling potatoes<br>• 1/2 cup dried mushrooms<br>• 1 cup boiling hot water for …

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The 12 Worst Habits For Your Mental Health

<i>By Carey Rossi</i><p>Depression is usually brought on by factors beyond our control -- the death of a loved one, a job loss or financial troubles. But the small choices you make every day may also affect your mood more than you may realize. Your social media habits, exercise routine and even the way you …

Cranberry and White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cranberries. I am a big fan.<p>Surprisingly, I don’t recall having them growing up. Cranberries are popular around Thanksgiving and Christmas, but they …

Which vegetable helps increase weight loss? Calling bluff on nutrition fads

It seems like every day some new food trend pops up, promising to revolutionize our diets. Which are more hype than help? Fitness magazine contributing editor Dawn Jackson Blatner, R.D. explains.<p><b>Vegetables</b><p>Can leafy greens actually increase weight loss by 30 percent in 12 weeks?<p>Yes. Leafy greens …

How to Earn Hotel Perks Using Social Media

<i>Victoria Winters / Flickr</i><p>It's difficult to deny that social media has become a part of our everyday experience, including travel. When you go on vacation, you tweet about your hotel, share your location on Facebook and upload photos to Instagram.<p>Travel brands -- hotels in particular -- have taken …

6 Cool Things to Do in Macau

Though it's sometimes referred to as the "Las Vegas of the East," there's a whole lot more happening in Macau than slot tables. Originally a Portuguese trading post, Macau is a unique blending of two cultures that you can see--and taste--throughout the city.<p>Visiting Macau soon? Here are the coolest …

15 Breathtaking Locations You Can Explore With Google Street View

Leaving the street behind, Google's photographers have visited some of the world's most incredible locations, capturing beautiful panoramic photos along the way.<p>From underwater research bases and submarines to underground salt mines and luxury airliners in the sky, you're guaranteed to see …

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Europe Was a Melting Pot From the Start, Ancient DNA Reveals

Genetic analysis of a 37,000-year-old human bone from Russia suggests widespread intermingling during Paleolithic times.<p>Modern Europeans have genetic ties that bind them together much further back in time than once thought, scientists report after analyzing a prehistoric Russian man's DNA.<p>Scraps of …

6 Questions Your Doctor Isn't Asking You (Which Might Be Keeping You Sick)

You haven't felt well in a really long time. You've sat in your fair share of waiting rooms, taken a million tests, and filled more prescriptions than your medicine cabinet can comfortably hold.<p>But you still haven't gotten to the bottom of your chronic health issues.<p>Why isn't anything helping?<p>Maybe …

12 Excellent Hard Ciders to Drink This Fall

If trends do indeed come and go in cycles, then we’re currently heading back to colonial times when cider was the drink of choice.<p>If trends do indeed …

Biological warfare flares up again between EO Wilson and Richard Dawkins

US scientist dismisses Dawkins as a ‘journalist’ in a BBC television interview about pair’s differing views on natural selection<p>The war of words between the biologists EO Wilson and Richard Dawkins has reignited after the Harvard professor described his Oxford counterpart as a “journalist”.<p>In an …

Amazon Wants To Put A Listening Speaker In Your Home

What's in your home, always on, ready to listen to you and constantly adapting to the way you talk? Why, it's Amazon's Echo speaker. Think a less portable Siri or Google Now, but hands-free.<p>Are you ready to bring an eavesdropping device that's connected to the cloud into the privacy of your …

7 Hacks To Affording Your Next Vacation

The tips and tricks to traveling on any budget.<p><b>1) Try hidden city ticketing with FlyShortcut.com.</b><br>Hidden city ticketing is a hack in itself for finding the lowest possible airfare on FlyShortcut.com. It essentially finds a cheaper flight that has your destination as a layover. That way, you can …

How Sex Organs Got Started: It Was an Evolutionary Quickie

If you turn over a mouse and a snake to look for their sex organs, you'd probably gain an appreciation for the diversity of genitalia in the animal world. Down near their tails, male mice have penises studded with tiny spines, and female mice have vaginas. But male snakes have a pair of penises, …

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10 Things You Didn't Know Your Microwave Could Do

It goes way beyond just heating up your food.<p><b>1. Give your plants a boost</b>Sterilize soil for growing seedlings by heating it up in the microwave first. Colorado State University horticulturist Laura Pottorff suggests filling plastic containers with a thin layer of soil and microwaving them for 90 …

The 7 WORST Foods To Eat At Night

“The single greatest risk factor is, by far, the time that people eat dinner,” says Koufman. She recommends having supper no later than three hours before bed. But even if you manage to do that, be aware that late-night snacking can have the same ruinous effect. If you are going to hit the fridge …

Harold Henthorn Indicted For Allegedly Killing Wife Years After Death During Hike

A Colorado man who was the only witness to his wife's death during a hike in the Rocky Mountains two years ago was arrested Thursday on charges that he killed her.<p>The investigation that led to the federal indictment of Harold Henthorn on Wednesday pushed authorities to re-examine the premature …