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4 rituals that will make you mentally strong

Grit. Resilience. Mental toughness. We hear a lot about them these days. But maybe we shouldn’t. Why?<p>Because there have been good solutions to the …

Self-help

The Worst Dining Habits of All Time

These offenses aren't just distasteful — they're downright appalling.<p>Since the beginning of mankind — or at least since the Roman Empire — humans have gathered to eat food in a communal fashion. One would think, after thousands of years, certain criteria for dining in a group would be "set in …

Food & Dining

This Genius, Super-Flaky Pie Crust Changes Everything in Piedom

Whether you've made zero pies in your life or hundreds—or thousands!—this dough will change your life.<p>The recipe comes from Stella Parks, a.k.a. the baker, science whiz, and sugar historian behind BraveTart the blog (and the spectacularly genius baking cookbook that dropped yesterday). Her …

John Oliver reveals the stunningly racist history behind why some U.S. territories can’t vote

<b>(HBO)</b><p>In Guam and American Samoa, you can serve in the U.S. military but <i>cannot</i> vote. Here’s why<p>Sarah Gray<p>March 9, 2015 4:25pm (UTC)<p>On Sunday's "Last Week Tonight," host John Oliver exposed the over 100-year-old racist ruling that decided that those born in the U.S. territories -- Guam, Puerto Rico, …

Veterans

The Most Dangerous Exercise of All!

* Please read this article with your heavy sarcasm detection goggles on *<p>Ladies and gentlemen,<p>It is of the utmost importance that I warn you about a …

“You can’t tame grief”: Helen Macdonald on her bestselling memoir “H Is for Hawk”

<b>Helen Macdonald</b><p>Macdonald’s new book is climbing the New York Times bestselling hardcover nonfiction list<p>Nick Willoughby<p>March 9, 2015 10:59pm (UTC)<p>People deal with grief in different ways. Some people lock themselves indoors, shut the curtains, unplug the phone and let the sensation wash over them. …

Books

You Won't Believe This Shocking New Nutrition Trend

Insects provide the highest-quality protein on the planet—but will you dig in? You will if you know what's good for you<p>Jack Ceadel, the cofounder of Hopper Foods, walks into a Gold's Gym in Austin, Texas, carrying a plastic bucket of prototype protein bars. The afternoon crowd here is his perfect …

The Week in Review: Jon Stewart Gets Ready to Exit

Jon Stewart, “the nation’s satirist,” as The New York Times described him, announced his departure from Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” on Tuesday night, after more than 16 years at its helm.<p>“I don’t have any specific plans,” Stewart said at the end of the February 10 show. “Got a lot of ideas. I …

Comedy Central

NASA astronauts parody sci-fi movies (pictures)

A Private Chef Spills The Secret Eating Habits Of The Rich And Famous

If you're rich and famous, nothing about your vacation is ordinary -- especially the food. Celebrities often have personal chefs practically chained to the kitchens of their amazing holiday rentals so that every whim, craving, and food fantasy can be met.<p>One A-list chef living on a tropical island …

Why Democrats Should Listen to What Republicans Are Saying About Inequality

The economy is growing, a presidential election is on the horizon, and Republicans are finally tackling income inequality as a national …

Middle-class

The Small Changes I Made to Lose 80 Pounds

Beverly Brooks shed 40 percent of her starting weight after she found the right motivation.<p><b>Before:</b> 206 pounds <b>After:</b> 126 pounds<p><b>The Lifestyle</b>In the fifth grade, my dad died, so I turned to food to cope. I can remember my <i>exact</i> McDonald's order to this day: a double cheeseburger (ketchup only), …

14 Simple Ways To Make Your Home More Awesome

These DIY projects aren't just pretty—they'll make your home snazzier and more awesome.<p><b>1. Wine Cork Trivet</b><p><i>Alyssa & Carl</i><p>If you're a wine-drinker who likes to save your corks, figuring out what to do with the leftovers can be a dilemma. Luckily, Alyssa & Carla have a great idea for a dead-simple …

21 Problems You Can Solve With Baking Soda

Seriously, store a box of this stuff in every room of your house.<p>Sure, it's a pro at making chewy chocolate chip cookies, but baking soda's real claim-to-fame is its power to freshen and clean many spots in your home. It's a super-effective (but gentle) abrasive and is a great natural deodorizer, …

Emily Blunt: 'Nobody goes through life unscathed'

Emily Blunt’s first professional acting job was at the age of 18, in a West End play called The Royal Family, directed by Peter Hall. It was 2001 and she had, until then, been labouring under the delusion she’d go to university and study languages. (Blunt wanted to be a simultaneous translator at …

The 6 Best Style Transformations We've Ever Seen

We never thought we'd see the day when celebs like Kim Kardashian and Nicole Richie were considered style icons. But believe it or not, that day has arrived. While their fashion choices in the early aughts may have been cringe-worthy, today they are among some of the best-dressed women in the world.<p>…

The plot to overhaul No Child Left Behind

The Republican plan could dramatically roll back the federal role in education.<p>Republicans are hatching an ambitious plan to rewrite No Child Left Behind this year — one that could end up dramatically rolling back the federal role in education and trigger national blowouts over standardized tests …

The Most Iconic Wedding Gowns In History

This is so much better than Pinterest.<p>In lieu of some buzzy engagements, upcoming nuptials, and recent splits that have us gasping, we were spurred to look back at the wedding gowns that have made their mark on history. Here, the brides and the dresses that have left an indelible mark on our …

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16 Cookies That Can Literally Be Thrown Together At the Very Last Minute

We've all been there before.<p>Your mind is about to be blown when you find out how easy these fancy semi-homemade treats are to make. Translation: Behold the most gorgeous cookie recipes that only require a tube of store-bought dough, or few ingredients with zero effort. This piece originally …

18 Exercise Upgrades for More Muscle

Kick your favorite go-to exercises up a notch.<p><i>The article was written by Rachel Cosgrove and repurposed with permission from Men's Health.</i><p>What if you could instantly make any exercise 10 times more effective? Chances are, you can. That's because most people make tiny (but key) technique errors on …

Peanut Blossom Cookies: The Heartbreaking Tale Of A Delicious Underdog

This is a story of the underdog. It's about self-respect, it's about never giving up. It's about abandoning labels, overcoming judgment, rising above the masses. It is a story about a peanut butter cookie, topped with a chocolate Hershey's kiss.<p>Formally called the "peanut blossom," these cookies …

Stay Warm and Healthy With Kale and Quinoa Minestrone Soup

<i>(This recipe originally appeared on elizabethrider.com)</i><p>Baby, it's cold outside! Stay warm and healthy with this equally delicious and satisfying soup.<p>One of the things I love teaching my clients the most is how to incorporate kale, quinoa and other superfoods into familiar favorites. Using new …

Recipes

Repurpose That Muffin Tin to Make the Perfect Apple Pie

<i>By Dennis Prescott</i><p><i>Photo © Dennis Prescott</i><p>For me, there are few things better than warm apple pie and vanilla ice cream. It's the perfect comfort food. This version allows guests to have their own individual pies. And let's be honest, when it comes to pie, sharing is hard. This solves that</b> …

These 7 Pizza Styles Dominate the Midwest

<i>Ask 10 people to tell you which region can lay rightful claim to pizza -- that illustrious, oozing, Italian-American disc over which we all obsess -- and you'll get 10 different answers. But we're not here to argue; we're here to educate! So we teamed up with World Champion Pizza Maker Tony</i> …

How to Cook Flat Bacon

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: A trick for making pretty, flat bacon -- no big wrinkles of fat in sight -- from our test kitchen manager Derek Laughren.</i><p>You can't cook bad bacon. Well, …

5 Unexpected Ways to Use Plastic Wrap

Tasting Table | Jolene Bouchon<p>Plastic wrap: It isn't just for (barely) covering casseroles anymore. In fact, the stretchy stuff can be more useful when put to work in other, more unexpected ways. Try one of these tricks:<p>Controlled ripening: Some fruits, like apples, avocados, cantaloupes and …

Los Angeles

Bay Scallop Chowder Recipe - Creamy Scallop and Bacon Soup