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A Doctor Lays Out the Perfect 12-Week Diet Plan to Lose Weight and Feel Amazing

For pretty much anyone on the planet, the hardest part about losing weight is changing your diet. There are so many different paths to cleaning up what you eat, and there's no one-size-fits-all rule. To help you navigate the weight-loss waters, we spoke to Dr. Luiza Petre, a weight-loss and …

Nutrition

20 Facts That Will Shatter Your Conception Of The World

Ever wonder what vibrators were actually invented for?

Kim Jong-un

The 10 Best Meatless Pasta Recipes You Need to Know

Whether you're vegetarian or just searching for more dinner options that are meatless, pasta is always a great answer. Since it's really a blank …

Cooking

10 Muscle-building Foods Every Man Should Have in His Pantry

We get it: You’re busy, and you don’t have a lot of time to make whole meals from scratch. Between family, work, and finding time to hit the gym …

Nutrition

The Chillest Country in the Middle East Is Also the Most Gorgeous

For more than a year, my husband, Geoff, lobbied for our big 2018 overseas trip to take place not in the south of Italy -- but rather in a small …

Swimming Pools

Islam - Facts Summary

Islam Facts<p>The word “Islam” means “submission to the will of God.”<br>• Followers of Islam are called Muslims.<br>• Muslims worship one, all-knowing God, who in …

Islam

The Best Rome Travel Tips From Our Readers

Rome wasn’t toured in a day. “Remember you cannot possibly do it all,” says reader neededaname. “Living there full time for about a year and a half …

Italy

31 Forgotten Native American Herbal Remedies That Work Better Than The Pills

Maybe you are one of those who deem that the herbal remedies are not as useful as pharmaceutical ones, but the real truth is that these herbal …

Alternative Medicine

Paul Ryan's firing of Father Conroy should worry us all

<b>(CNN) —</b> Even some Republican members of Congress, such as Rep. Peter King of New York, are upset about the firing of the Rev. Patrick Conroy, a Jesuit, as House chaplain. "To be the first House chaplain to be removed in the history of Congress, in the middle of a term, raises serious questions," …

New Testament

The Secret, Unspoiled Côte d'Azur French People Don’t Want You to Find

The words Côte d'Azur, for most travelers, conjure up a distinctive set of mental images. Rosé on a beach. Nightclubs filled with sun-kissed Brigitte …

France

Third of early deaths could be prevented by everyone giving up meat, Harvard says

At least one-third of early deaths could be prevented if everyone moved to a vegetarian diet, Harvard scientists have calculated.<p>Dr Walter Willett, professor of epidemiology and nutrition at Harvard Medical School said the benefits of a plant-based diet had been vastly underestimated.<p>Recent figures …

Diets

Wanted at Chinese Start-Ups: Attractive Women to Ease Coders’ Stress

BEIJING — China’s vibrant technology scene is searching for people like Shen Yue. Qualifications: Must be attractive, know how to charm socially awkward programmers and give relaxing massages.<p>Ms. Shen is a “programmer motivator,” as they are known in China. Part psychologist, part cheerleader, the …

China

How to Really Experience Paris

Come to Paris and experience it like a Parisian, not like a tourist: That’s exactly what Paris residents and close friends, Jessie Kanelos Weiner and Sarah Moroz, both 33, hope that all visitors to the city can do. Their new book “Paris in Stride” aims to help tourists get this insider’s …

France

Meet The Man Who Goes Inside The Minds Of ISIS

Daniel Zagury has evaluated dozens of suspects for French courts, including Salah Abdeslam, who was sentenced by a Belgian court to 20 years in prison Monday. What he's learned is that the most talkative ones are the most dangerous.<p>When Salah Abdeslam, the only known surviving member of an ISIS …

Terrorism

MIT study shows the most successful entrepreneurs are in their forties

The tech world can sometimes feel like <i>Logan’s Run</i>. If you haven’t made your start by the end of your twenties, you’re officially past it. Daniel Ek founded Spotify when he was 23. Steve Jobs launched Apple when he was 21. And Mark Zuckerberg found the time to launch Facebook amidst a busy schedule …

In ancient Mesopotamia, sex among the gods shook heaven and earth

<i>In our sexual histories series, authors explore changing sexual mores from antiquity to today.</i><p>Sexuality was central to life in ancient Mesopotamia, …

Ancient History

Make Your Garden Private With These Lovely Plant Ideas

Whether you love or hate your neighbors, you most certainly need space for your own adventures with your family that…

Landscaping

Dua Lipa Just Took Monochromatic Dressing to the Next Level

British pop singer Dua Lipa is having a serious music moment, and her experimental—read: refreshing—personal style is certainly not hurting her case. For her latest performance alongside DJ Calvin Harris on The Graham Norton Show last night, where the duo performed their single, “One Kiss,” Lipa …

Evaporative off-grid toilets don't need plumbing, water or electricity

2.6 billion people around the planet don’t have access to safe toilets. Not only does this impact health, but empowerment as well: women and girls …

Off-grid

Hundreds of Immigrant Children Have Been Taken From Parents at U.S. Border

On Feb. 20, a young woman named Mirian arrived at the Texas border carrying her 18-month-old son. They had fled their home in Honduras through a cloud of tear gas, she told border agents, and needed protection from the political violence there.<p>She had hoped she and her son would find refuge …

Immigration

Clean the air in your home with these NASA-approved plants

In the UK, a heatwave has brought toxic air pollution – but indoors you can breathe easy thanks to some cheap houseplants.<p>With soaring temperatures …

Novel antioxidant makes old blood vessels seem young again

Older adults who take a novel antioxidant that specifically targets cellular powerhouses, or mitochondria, see aging of their blood vessels reverse …

The five-step method for falling asleep (even when you have the worst insomnia)

If you're sick of counting sheep in an attempt to nod off, we feel you.<p>Attempting to cure your insomnia is no mean feat - but one woman thinks she …

How To Grow Unlimited Amounts Of Blueberries In Your Backyard

Blueberries are not only delicious snack but they are also very healthy fruit too. Whether you eat them raw, squeezed in your juice, added to your …

Snore-stopping Sleepbud is made to let your partner sleep, bud

We've already heard about earbuds known as Sleepbuds, that are designed to mask the sound of snoring. Now, however, there's a different Sleepbud …

Raul Castro To Step Down As Cuba's President

Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel -- who is, significantly, not a Castro -- is expected to succeed him.<p>A Castro will no longer be the leader of Cuba ― for the first time in almost 60 years.<p>Raúl Castro is expected to step down as Cuba’s president this week, a role he’s filled since his late brother …

Cuba

Berry Almond Bars Recipe

"Delicious bar cookie that uses white or vanilla chips in the batter. You can use any flavor of berry jam you'd like."<p>Ingredients<p>1/2 cup butter<p>1 cup …

Why You Should Delete Your Instagram

I recently stumbled upon an extremely thought-provoking talk by Jaron Lanier, describing social media as a ‘Behavior Modification Empire‘. This is …

Street Photography

7 exquisite Amalfi coastal towns you need to explore

Summertime on the Amalfi Coast conjures memories of sunny seaside lunches of spaghetti allo scoglio by the plateful, sipping floral Falanghina al …

Italy

Scholars Have Found a Rare Copy of Heretical Writings on Jesus And His 'Brother'

This didn't make it into the Bible.<p>Near what is today the Egyptian town of Nag Hammadi, some 1,400 years or so ago, somebody buried a whole bunch of …