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US scientists contradict Trump's climate claims

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump touts new oil pipelines and pledges to revive the nation's struggling coal mines, federal scientists are …

How this woman lost 183 pounds by following these 5 steps

When Carly Bernard fractured her ankle in May 2015, she struggled to use her crutches. She simply couldn't support her 407-pound body with them so she laid on the couch.<p>After a week of being immobile, she realized she could no longer live like this — something had to change. Bernard transformed her …

Fitness

These Are TIME's Most Anticipated Books of 2017

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Military Diet: This 3-Day Meal Plan Can Help You Lose 10 Pounds in Just One Week

Today, Military diet is one of the most popular diets in the world. It’s claimed to help you lose weight quickly – about 10 pounds/4.5 kilograms in …

Forget Your Weight In 2017. Get Fit For Your Life.

We love to demonize the time we take for ourselves and call it selfish, a luxury and classify it as anything but necessary. I’m here to debunk that misconception and tell you all the reasons you need to make fitness a priority in the New Year. Guess what? Not one of my reasons has to do with your …

The 5 best fiction books of 2016

<b>1. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead</b> (Doubleday, $27)<p>This year's National Book Award winner is "something much more interesting than a …

11 New Year's Eve Appetizers You Can Make With 5 Ingredients or Less

Breathe easy—these quick and simple New Year's Eve appetizers are here to save your big night. Because we all know that throwing a party—especially …

2016 was the year solar panels finally became cheaper than fossil fuels. Just wait for 2017

The renewable energy future will arrive when installing new solar panels is cheaper than a comparable investment in coal, natural gas or other options. If you ask the World Economic Forum (WEF), the day has arrived.<p>Solar and wind is now the same price or cheaper than new fossil fuel capacity in …

Renewable Energy

The 22 Best Books I Read in 2016

These books helped keep my brain sane amid a year of near-complete fuckery.<p>I read less this year than I have in almost 15 years—less than I did in 2014, 2013, 2012 (when I read 135 books), and every other year since I was still in college. From what I'm told, this is true of a lot of people. How …

From Wynton Marsalis to Vijay Iyer, the best jazz albums of 2016

From thunderous orchestral music to glistening pianism to robust vocals, 2016 served up a wide range of superb jazz recordings.<p>Following are the 10 best of the year:<p><b>Renee Rosnes: "Written in the Rocks"</b> (Smoke Sessions Records): Rosnes long ago earned a reputation as a first-rate pianist, but with …

The 13 best novels of 2016

2016 will go down in history as a year that changed America’s political landscape forever. And it gave us books that grapple with that changing landscape, fiercely and provocatively; books that delve deeply into the American identity and change the way we see it.<p>But it also gave us books that allow …

Books

How to Eat Like a Vegan (Without Actually Becoming One)

We're the first to admit that change is hard. Whether it's moving to a new country, deciding on a career change at 40, or realizing your health needs …

35 Pasta Recipes That Made 2016 a Little Better

The best pasta recipes we made this year, from buttery kimchi udon noodles to classic fettuccine Alfredo.<p>Pasta, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways. Whether boozed up with wine and clams, spiced with kimchi and butter, or tucked around a delicate egg-yolk filling, it always wins our hearts. …

The best podcasts of 2016 you can binge in the new year

2016 was a rough year in many ways, but good art often comes from bad times. Podcasts are no exception, as the past 12 months gave rise to a number …

Broad City

The genesis of 'Rogue One,' the first 'Star Wars' you might not want to take your kid to

For nearly 40 years, the "Star Wars" franchise has been targeted at all ages, from the youngest padawans to the most grizzled Jedi masters. Speaking to The Times in 1977, shortly before the release of "A New Hope," George Lucas said he thought of the film — which was initially rated G until its …

The 11 best video games of 2016

We struggle to recall 12 months so crowded with great video games. Indie developers, blockbuster studios, virtual reality tinkerers, and creators who defy labels: all corners of the industry contributed to one of the strangest, most varied, and best years in the medium’s short history.<p>Controversial …

Associated Press News

A Completely Subjective List Of The Top 20 Sci Fi Books - Sci-Fi Addicts

<i>In this list of my top 20 sci-fi books, you’ll find both books that were crowd pleasers and books that were genre makers.</i><p>It’s going to be impossible …

20 Questions That Could Strengthen Your Relationship

Most intimate couples work hard to keep their relationship functioning and secure. They try to avoid conflicts that threaten their partnership and do …

Relationships

Warm up with this chicken pot pie recipe for dinner tonight

Angelenos are wimps when it comes to the rain. And as soon as those first drops start to fall — as they're supposed to do today or tomorrow, at least in theory — most people in this city forget how to drive. So when you make it home through the rain after a long day's work, reward yourself with …

8 Date Conversation Topics for When You've Run Into an Awkward Silence

Look, getting to know someone can be intimidating, and even when both people are perfectly interesting and the chemistry is there, it's hard to know the right conversation topics to bring up with a stranger. You might be hesitant to ask something <i>too</i> personal when you're just getting to know …

Relationships

10 Simple Habits You Need to Adopt to Be Healthy

How are you feeling right now? Are you tired? Is your energy low? If you answered yes to these two questions, then it might be time to reconsider …

The 100 Best Songs of 2016

In 2016, everything felt more intense. The most visible pop music was also some of the most political. The saddest songs came from people who passed away days after releasing them. Debut singles from some of the most anticipated releases sounded broken. One of the best songs of the year received …

20+ Soup Recipes to Help You Beat Weight Gain

Winter is the unofficial soup season, I think we can all agree to that. It's bitterly cold, gets dark out by 5 p.m., and typically nothing sounds better than curling up on the couch with a bowl of something warm and comforting, like soup.<p>Whether it's packed with an unforgivable amount of sodium or …

Our Best Apple Recipes

Fall's apple abundance is a great blessing to the cook. If you think apples are only meant for galettes and pies, let us introduce you to the idea of …

Zen Master Alan Watts Explains What Made Carl Jung Such an Influential Thinker

The twentieth century produced a fair few thinkers on the human mind whose observations still resonate today. The Swiss psychiatrist and …

30 Ways to Lose Weight on a Budget and Busy Schedule

30 Ways to Lose Weight on a Budget and Busy Schedule<p>Updated on April 1, 2018<p>Losing weight is hard and on top of that, losing weight can often be …

Fitness

What is the best novel to read in a pub?

Reading in pubs is one of life’s many joys. To celebrate this glorious union, I established a literary prize: the Spoons Carpets Novel Award 2016<p>Pubs and literature are glorious bedfellows; reading a novel in a warm, cosy pub is one of life’s great joys. I even wrote a book merging the two: Spoon’s …

What to Do When You Wake Up in the Middle of the Night and Can't Fall Back Asleep

A dead simple fix for those who find themselves awake and restless in the middle of the night.<p>Insomnia is a catch-22. Not being able to sleep when you know you need to is stressful, but stress keeps you awake. Thanks to this paradox we've all had the deeply unpleasant experience of waking in the …

Sleep