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Easiest-Ever Homemade Mac 'n' Cheese

This stovetop macaroni-and-cheese recipe takes just 15 minutes and has only five ingredients, including salt and pepper! (Plus, it's way tastier than the boxed version.)<p>If your go-to mac and cheese comes from a box, this recipe just might change your life. Not only is it as quick to make as the …

Recipes

Janet Reno, First Woman to Be Attorney General, Dead at 78

Janet Reno, the first woman to serve as U.S. attorney general and the epicenter of several political storms during the Clinton administration, has died. She was 78.<p>Reno died early Monday from complications of Parkinson's disease, her goddaughter Gabrielle D'Alemberte told The Associated Press. A …

Government

Senate close to votes on gun-control measures but no bipartisan agreement in sight

The Senate is expected to vote Monday on a series of competing gun-control measures that will highlight the continuing divide between Democrats and Republicans over how Congress should respond to mass shootings.<p>All are likely to fail as the two parties largely retreat to their respective corners on …

Guns

The Outsized Life of Muhammad Ali

What a loss to suffer, even if for years you knew it was coming. Muhammad Ali, who died Friday, in Phoenix, at the age of seventy-four, was the most fantastical American figure of his era, a self-invented character of such physical wit, political defiance, global fame, and sheer originality that no …

The Mental-Health Toll Of Weight-Loss Surgery

Mollie Hawkins spent an entire year before her gastric-bypass surgery jumping through the hoops of her insurance company's approval process, eating …

Oprah Winfrey reveals secret to 30-lb weight loss — her partner, Stedman

Over the years, TV audiences have watched Oprah Winfrey‘s battle against weight gain. The former daytime queen has been transparent about it with her …

Goldie Taylor—Fentanyl, the Miracle Drug That Killed Prince

A hundred times more powerful than morphine, it’s been hailed as a wonder drug that eases the pain of cancer patients. But now overdose deaths are …

Biomedicine

I Lost More Than 150 Pounds After I Quit Cutting Carbs

Eating a balanced diet and lifting heavy turned Pamela Bauer's health around.

Easy Tuna Patties Recipe

Recipe by: Phyllis Spencer Brixey<p>"These patties are great dipped in ketchup, mustard, or hot sauce. They are also great as a …

10 Foods That Fill You Up While You Trim Down

1 of 11<p>Brian Klutch<p>Fiber: The Secret Ingredient<p>Losing weight doesn’t have to mean hunger pangs and feeling half-dead at your desk all day. The trick …

The ‘drugs v talking’ debate doesn’t help us understand mental health

Mental illness and how we treat it is back in the spotlight – but confusion and false distinctions create problems for both doctors and patients<p>Mental health is in the headlines again. In recent weeks, we have had the independent commission report on psychiatric care in England, which concluded …

Menopausal Weight Gain: How To Get Your Body Back

It is estimated that the average weight gain during menopause is about 10 to 15 pounds. Well, I must not be average, because I gained almost 30 pounds in less than a year when I slammed into menopause! Frustrated that I could not find a solution, I sacrificed myself as a human guinea pig and …

Keema Aloo (Ground Beef and Potatoes) Recipe

Recipe by: The Meatetarian<p>"If you want to try something a little different, I guarantee you will love this meal. It is by far my favorite Indian …

Cooking

Anxiety Could Be The Reason You Made A Bad Decision

It disrupts decision-making pathways in the brain, neuroscientists find.<p>Anxiety doesn't just affect the way we feel -- it can also have a significant impact on our daily behaviors, including our ability to make sound decisions.<p>A new study from neuroscientists at the University of Pittsburgh finds …

Online Mindfulness Therapy for Anxiety and Depression

Mindfulness Therapy, also known as <i>Mindfulness Meditation Therapy</i>, originally developed by Peter Strong, PhD in the 1980’s, describes a very promising …

Mindfulness

Beyond Alzheimer's: How a Mix of Brain Aliments Drives Dementia

<b>A new analysis based on two long-term aging studies–one of Roman Catholic nuns, the other of Japanese American men–provides what may be the most</b> …

Healthy Biscuit Recipes

These petite quick breads aren't difficult to master and always taste just right.

“You Lose Weight in the Kitchen, You Gain Health in the Gym”

You can’t eat total crap and then bust your butt exercising to magically <i>erase</i> those calories: It’s not that simple. If you want to make longer …

Fitness

E-Z Cream Biscuits Recipe

Recipe by: monique<p>"Just two ingredients! This is foolproof and good every time!! If you've ever enjoyed a famous chicken restaurant's biscuits, …

Biscuits

See Samuel L Jackson, Charles Barkley and Spike Lee's car karaoke - Ad break

Our review of new adverts features the Hateful Eight star, NBA hero and Chi-Raq director singing cheesy pop, plus a spoof of Cadbury’s ‘Gorilla’<p>Capital One: ‘The Piña Colada Song’ (starts at 00:04) - US<p>If you’ve ever wanted to see Samuel L Jackson, Charles Barkley and Spike Lee singing along to …

Lemieux just couldn't take weight off, says promoter

By <b>Steve Sturges:</b> Former IBF middleweight champion David Lemieux’s scheduled fight for this Saturday night against James De La Rosa was canceled on …

Boxing

Gaining It Back after Bariatric Surgery: Weight Loss Drugs as an Option

Although generally the most effective intervention for morbid obesity, bariatric surgery does not result in predictable weight loss patterns.<p>Some …

Diabetes

Caramel Macchiato Banana Bread Recipe

Recipe by: Dianne<p>"Baking banana bread is one of my favorites, and I love nothing more than enjoying a slice with a nice cup of coffee. This was the …

Breakfast

How to Balance Dopamine and Serotonin Levels

Dopamine and serotonin are chemical messengers in the brain called neurotransmitters. Dopamine stimulates pleasure and alertness. Serotonin …

For depression, primary care doctors could be a barrier to treatment

Often referred to as the “common cold of mental health,” depression causes about 8 million doctors’ appointments a year. More than half are with …

Porter Bundt Cake with Whiskey-Caramel Sauce

How to Make It<p>Step 1 Make the cake<p>Preheat the oven to 350°. In a large saucepan, whisk 1 cup of the porter with the molasses and bring just to a …

7 Grown-Up Recipes for Pasta Shells

Get sophisticated with your pasta shells.<p>While you can't go wrong with classic macaroni and cheese at any age, being a grown-up means you can also …

5 Things To Never Say To Someone Considering Weight Loss Surgery

Weight loss surgery offers real hope to people who struggle with their weight. After the procedure, people can shed pounds rapidly, and health problems like high blood pressure and diabetes can almost disappear. But to people who've never struggled with weight issues, the surgery can seem like …

Mental health problems aren’t all in the brain

Divorcing mental ill health from its social and political context, as the BBC’s recent In the Mind Series did, implies wider issues of inequality or poverty don’t matter<p>An open letter to the BBC written by a group of psychologists and other mental health professionals has attracted more than 1,000 …

Turmeric Recipes

From spicy roasted chicken to Moroccan goat curry, these recipes all feature turmeric.