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Top 7 Foods That Scrub Our Arteries Clean

The No. 1 killer on the planet is heart disease, which accounts for one in four deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and …

Cardiovascular Diseases

Wars of Words – Ten Must-Read Memoirs from the First World War

First-hand accounts of the First World War became a distinct literary genre in the years following the 1918 Armistice. We asked one Great War blogger …

World History

10 Easy, Healthy Lunch Ideas Under 400 Calories

Everyone has a different idea of healthy. Some of us eat almost everything but just keep an eye on calorie intake. When sticking to a calorie budget, …

Healthy Eating

This Guy Got Gastric Sleeve Weight Loss Surgery, and Went on to Lose 170 Pounds in 8 Months

Check out this 20-year-old's incredible weight loss transformation.<p>Hunter Croteau is still getting used to his new body. After all, the 20-year-old recently went through one of the most stunning physical and mental changes humanly possible: In just eight months, he's dropped an astonishing 170 …

Weight Loss

12 Easy Fall Crockpot Recipes That Will Have You Begging for Seconds

It’s no secret that fall is the time of year when cooking becomes more of a welcome endeavor. Once summer’s temperatures have subsided and ovens are …

Cooking

Where Did the Ex-Confederate Leaders Go After the Confederacy Was Defeated by the Union?

<i>Erik Sass is covering the events of the war exactly 100 years after they happened. This is the 315th installment in the series. Read an overview of</i> …

Civil Rights

How Google Could Rig the 2016 Election

Google has the ability to drive millions of votes to a candidate with no one the wiser.<p>America’s next president could be eased into office not just by TV ads or speeches, but by Google’s secret decisions, and no one—except for me and perhaps a few other obscure researchers—would know how this was …

Wi-Fi Aware Aims To Connect All Your Devices Instantly

WiFi is getting a big upgrade today, thanks to three years of joint research and development by the world’s largest tech companies.<p>The new technology, called Wi-Fi Aware, is being released by the Wi-Fi Alliance, the non-profit trade organization that includes Apple, Microsoft, Intel and hundreds of …

7 Manly Meals for Father's Day

This Sunday, make meat the main course and give dad something he can really sink his teeth into.<p><b>1. Grilled Flank Steak with Garlic & Rosemary</b><p>Marinated in garlic, rosemary and olive oil, this flank steak is full of flavor and deliciously charred. <b>GET THE RECIPE</b><p><b>2. Juicy Steakhouse Burgers</b><p>Tender, juicy …

Cooking

16 Classic Pasta Recipes Most Definitely Worth Mastering

From baked ziti to bolognese, these 16 classic recipes will make you a pasta pro in no time.<p><b>There are an endless amount of excellent pasta recipes.</b> Instead of going down the rabbit hole, focus on these 16 classic versions. They're all excellent, and will make you a pasta master in no time.

12 Cheap Smoker Hacks for Your Summer Cookouts

For penny pinchers, apartment dwellers and, well, everyone else, smoking food at home is now within reach more than ever before. With hacks to transform even gas grills into wood-fire-infusing devices, inexpensive oven <i>and</i> stovetop solutions, plus handheld toys that can manage to smoke ice <i>without</i> …

Top 10 Historic Trail Drives

Three hundred years of U.S. history come alive along these ten roadways.<p><i>From the October 2010 issue of</i> National Geographic Traveler <i>and the National Geographic book</i> Drives of a Lifetime<p><b>Three hundred years of U.S. history come alive along these ten roadways.</b><p><b>George Washington Memorial Parkway, …

PHOTOS: Yes, You CAN Afford Italy's Amazing Amalfi Coast!

You haven’t really seen Italy till you’ve hugged the southern coast, where villages perch precariously over the sea and days and nights are given …

Italy

A Real Cowboy's Guide (& Love Letter) to Cast Iron

<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: Good cast iron, if taken care of properly, will outlive us all. Kent Rollins, chuck wagon cook and author of A Taste of Cowboy, tells us why cast iron</i> …

This Deviled Egg Recipe Will Make You Question All Other Deviled Eggs

Never have you ever had deviled eggs like this before. This recipe that we found for you right here is <i>off the hook</i>. There are so many things that are right about these deviled eggs that you can forget every other deviled egg that has existed before -- this recipe is the only one you'll need from …

Breakfast

Say Cheese

Essayist and radio personality Clifton "Kip" Fadiman called cheese "milk's leap toward immortality." We wish. A good bite of cheese is a taste of the …

No-waste meals! Make easy lemon-garlic salmon and asparagus

Reducing food waste should always be a priority — it's good for our budgets and for the environment. But this week, Earth Week, we are reminded to stop and pay attention to how much food we throw away, and come up with solutions for making a change.<p>TODAY.com partnered with Cook Smarts, a …

Seafood

You've Been Making Your Hard-Boiled Eggs All Wrong

Despite its name, the hard-boiled egg should not be boiled. It should be steamed.<p>The technique is beneficial for several reasons. Since the eggs are placed in a shallow basket rather than a deep pot of simmering water, they're less likely to crack. The steam will evenly cook the eggs and won't …

Eggs

9 Mexican Recipes Perfect for the Slow Cooker

Between the quick hustle of the food truck and the casual fun of make-your-own taco get togethers, it’s easy to forget that the process behind making …

Cooking

10 essential Finder tricks every Mac user should know

In Mac OS X, you’ll spend much of your time in the Finder, the part of your operating system that manages files and such. While you might think you know all there is to know about it, the Finder is a complex and wonderful app — with its own special tricks to master.<p>Here are 10 essential Finder tips …

Knife Skills: How to Cut an Airline Chicken Breast

An airline chicken breast, also known as a Statler chicken breast or a chicken <i>suprême</i>, is a chicken breast with the first joint of the wing still attached. If I'm serving a whole chicken breast, I prefer airline breasts over regular boneless breasts, both for the presentation factor (that bone …

22 Hot Sandwiches You Need to Make to Get Through Winter

For those days when all you want is a sandwich stuffed with fixin's and toasted or grilled to hot, melty perfection.<p><b>Sometimes all you want on a frigid winter day</b> is a sandwich stuffed with fixin's and toasted or grilled to hot, melty perfection. Beware: There's a lot of cheese ahead.

James Beard's Braised Onion Pasta

<i>If you're like us, you look to the seasons for what to cook. Get to the market, and we'll show you what to do with your haul.</i><p><i>Today: A humble pasta you'll be skeptical of --</i> <i>and yet another recipe from James Beard that teaches us to have faith.</i><p>It took us 47 emails to figure out what we’d serve. We …

Hubble Revisits an Icon, the Pillars of Creation

Twenty years ago, the Hubble Space Telescope snapped one of its most iconic images ever. The three towering columns of gas bathed in the light of hot, young stars came to be called the Pillars of Creation — and they showed up on everything from t-shirts to coffee mugs to rugs. Now, to celebrate its …

Does chilly weather really cause a cold?

Maybe Mom was right all along.<p>Although generations of parents have warned their children that venturing into the cold without a hat will make them sick, scientists have long understood that viruses cause the common cold, and that they can strike in all seasons.<p>Now, however, new research suggests …

National Academy of Sciences

Kepler 438b: Most Earth-like planet ever discovered could be home for alien life

An alien world that orbits a distant star in the constellation of Lyra may be the most Earth-like planet ever found outside the solar system.<p>The planet, named Kepler 438b, is slightly larger than Earth and circles an orange dwarf star that bathes it in 40% more heat than our home planet receives …

Astronomy

Kepler finds two planets with a striking resemblance to Earth

Welcome to the family! Scientists using NASA's Kepler spacecraft have confirmed at least eight new roughly Earth-sized planets sitting in the habitable zones of their host stars – two of which rival the most "Earth-like" planets found to date.<p>The discoveries, described at the American Astronomical …

Eight habitable planets found orbiting distant suns in 'Goldilocks zone'

Astrophysicists at the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics in Cambridge, US, have found eight new planets which could support life<p>Eight new ‘Earths’ which may hold liquid water and could sustain life has been spotted orbiting a distant sun in our galaxy.<p>The new worlds double the number of …

At CES And Beyond, It's The End Of The Car As We Know It

Apologies to REM for borrowing the band’s song title, but I’ve never been more convinced that the car is undergoing a dramatic transformation courtesy of technology. The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week in Las Vegas is the prime place to witness this metamorphosis of the …