Kelly Watrobsky

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America’s Nordic Skiing Meccas

Nordic skiing began about 8,000 years ago in Russia but it’s taken until now for the sport to start really catching on in the U.S. The proof is everywhere: Citizen races are booking out months in advance, alpine resorts are grooming new classical and skate-skiing trails (an offshoot of Nordic …

Skiing

Remembering Pearl Harbor at the USS Arizona Memorial

This year marks the 73rd anniversary of the Japanese attack on military forces at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. December 7th falls on a Sunday, just as it did on that "Day of Infamy" in 1941 when the sun dappled base was just waking up to another relaxing weekend day.<p>Despite the passage of time a visit …

Barbuda Is The Best Caribbean Island You're Not Going To

We like to think we're experts in relaxation and dreamy, beachy islands the world over. And we've seen some doozies. But let us just drop a new little nugget of knowledge on you that will hopefully blow your mind on this wintery day.<p><b>Barbuda is the best little Caribbean island you're not visiting.</b><p>In …

Earth entered new epoch on July 16 1945, say scientists

A new epoch known as the Anthropocene began when the first atomic bomb was detonated in the New Mexico in 1945, scientists believe<p>The world entered a new epoch on July 16 1945 when humans detonated the first atomic bomb, scientists have concluded.<p>Human behaviour now has such an enormous impact on …

15 High-Paying Flexible Jobs

The option to telecommute is one that an increasing number of job seekers are factoring in to the hunt for work. The option allows employees to cut down on long commutes and quickly change projects, and often cuts costs for employers as well.<p>To determine the jobs that provide the greatest …

Employment

7 Reasons to Visit Puerto Rico with Kids

Located in the Caribbean between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, Puerto Rico is a tropical family vacation destination with year-round sunshine, picturesque beaches and an array of family-friendly activities. The capital of San Juan is a bustling port city steeped in history that …

A Brief History Of Stephen Hawking

A new film tells the story of how the great scientist transformed the field of cosmology while fighting a degenerative disease.<p>Stephen Hawking is one of the greatest scientists ever--comparable to Darwin, Einstein, and Newton. Yet few people know the story of his life. In a new biopic, <i>The Theory of</i> …

How The First 'Harry Potter' Movie Came Together

<i>"Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" was released on Nov. 16, 2001, but the film was in development long before that date. Author J.K. Rowling published her first Harry Potter book in 1997, and sold the book's rights in 1999. Courtesy of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, here are</i> …

Drink More Good's Root Beer Syrup: See How It's Done

How's this for burning the midnight oil: Two nights a week at around nine in the evening, Jason Schuler heads over to the commercial kitchen in downtown Beacon, NY where he creates his Drink More Good line of artisanal soda syrups (and where he also runs an incubator for upstart food producers). …

10 Ways to Save Tons of Cash When You Travel in 2015

<i>By: Matthew Kepnes</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock</i><p>OK, so 2015 is here. Maybe you made resolutions -- eat more bacon, quit smoking, whatever -- but traveling more is one you can definitely keep. Most people don't because they think they're too busy, or it's too expensive. Well, what if I told you saving money …

8 Secrets of Personal Organizers

Learn from the pros — their ingenious ideas for ditching clutter will save you time, money, and stress.<p>There's no right way to organize your home. Whatever strategy you choose just has to work with your lifestyle, habits and tastes. But there are a few tried-and-true strategies that can enhance the …

Cleaning

10 Unique Lighting Ideas for Your Bedroom

Interior Design

11 Bathroom DIYs That Take One Hour or Less

Have a spare hour and a boring bathroom? These 11 quick DIYs will fill the time—and your space.<p>Want to spruce up your bathroom, but don't have the time for elaborate projects (or budget for the renovation you've always dreamed of?) Don't worry. Tackling a DIY project may seem like a huge endeavor, …

10 Foods That Are Surprisingly Good Cleaners

Add these kitchen staples to your cleaning arsenal. Seriously.<p>Your go-to cleaners might come in a bottle, but when tackling a tricky stain, it's worth cleaning outside the box. Try these fridge and pantry finds to freshen and brighten nearly every area of your home.<p><b>1. Lemons</b>Citrus can zap grime …

Cleaning

7 Cleaning Myths--BUSTED!

Don't believe any of these 7 cleaning myths--they'll only slow down your routine.<p><i>Steven Lam / Getty Images</i><p><b>Myth #1: "Don't make your bed in the morning—let it air out!"</b><p>No-clean activists use this to shame bed-makers into giving up their tidy ways. And they have a point, even if they're not actually …

Cleaning

Kill Your Microwave: How and Why I Got Rid of Mine

Admission: I really wanted to call this blog <b>Kill Your Microwave... Before It Kills You!</b><p>But I didn't. Because that's not why I killed my microwave. I don't think microwaves are dangerous, nor do I really believe that microwaving your food necessarily destroys the nutrition therein.<p>Living without a …

Noah's Ark Theme Park Plans To Only Hire People Who Believe Biblical Flood Actually Happened

By Steve Bittenbender<p>LOUISVILLE, Ky., Oct 8 (Reuters) - The developer of a Noah's Ark-based theme park in Kentucky said on Wednesday he would fight for his religious rights after state officials warned he could lose millions in potential tax credits if he hires only people who believe in the …

Mark Bittman's case for savory food in the morning, and his favorite 15-minute breakfasts

When he isn't running or writing, New York Times food writer Mark Bittman is constantly traveling — or eating. Here, the author of "How to Cook Everything Fast" shares his morning routine, and his two go-to 15-minute breakfasts for people in a rush.<p><b>Would you call yourself a morning person?</b><br>I am <i>the</i> …

The New Calorie Cutters

Manhattan dietician Sharon Richter shares five quick, smart tips for cutting calories that you haven't heard a thousand times before<p>So you want to look svelte for summer—which will, eventually, arrive—but aren't quite ready to commit to a month of green juice and kale chips. Sharon Richter has a …

Healthy Eating

5 Sugar Alternatives to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

5 tips to help satisfy your sweet tooth without adding to your waistline<p>Excess sugar is one of the three primary drivers behind weight gain and a number of common health issues (processed foods and "bad" fats are the two others). Throughout our lives most of us have been programmed to believe a few …

Nutrition

15 Jaw-Dropping Hotels In The Caribbean

Choosing the right hotel is an important part of any successful vacation, but there's something about the Caribbean, more than other parts of the world, that makes you want to find the perfect property. More than 7,000 islands are found in the Caribbean, 13 of which are independent islands. That …

5 Bad Kitchen Habits You Should Break Now

With the holidays approaching, many of us will be spending more time cooking than any other time of year. If cooking is a stressful and unorganized experience for you, break your bad kitchen habits for a much more enjoyable time.<p><b>Click Here to See the Complete List of Bad Kitchen Habits You Should</b> …

You Have More Time Than You Think: How to Beat the Scarcity Trap

"If only I had more time..." How often do you say this to yourself in the course of one day? I'd wager more than once. In our recent survey, "What Does Stress Look Like to You?" 40 percent of respondents said they would feel less stressed if they had more time. And 30 percent said they haven't …

6 Foods You Should Never Put in Your Freezer

There's more than just taste on the line...your safety could be at risk, too.<p>It's the cardinal rule of freezers: Once it goes in, it's never going to taste quite the same.<p>But for some foods, a better rule would be: It will taste awful, make you sick, or explode all over your ice-cube tray.<p>So in the …

Cream Cheese

5 Myths About Going Gluten-Free

Time to set the record straight.<p>Gluten-free diets are all the rage right now, but how much do people really understand about what amounts to a major lifestyle change? Researchers at the University of Florida set out to get to the bottom of the public's misconceptions about the buzzy protein that's …

Weight Loss

Why It's Never Too Late to Get Healthy

At the start of the study, when the participants were the youngest, less than 10 percent reported all of the healthy behaviors. But 20 years later, about 25 percent of the participants had added at least one healthy habit. Each additional good-for-you habit was associated with a lower likelihood of …

14 Foods You Should NEVER Eat

Put these on your do-not-buy list.<p><i>This article was written by Leah Zerbe and Emily Main and repurposed with permission from</i> Rodale News<i>.</i><p>What's the one food you refuse to eat? Peas? Tofu? Liver and onions? Whatever it is, it's probably because you don't like the way it tastes, not necessarily …

Nutrition