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37 Books With Plot Twists That Will Blow Your Mind

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Books

Alien hunters detect 'strong signal' from star 95 light years away

A "strong signal" detected by a radio telescope in Russia that is scanning the heavens for signs of extraterrestrial life has stirred interest among the scientific community.<p>"No one is claiming that this is the work of an extraterrestrial civilisation, but it is certainly worth further study," said …

Stranger Things: Aaron Paul wants to adopt Millie Bobby Brown

Aaron Paul may be a voice behind Netflix’s animated smash <i>BoJack Horseman</i>, but it turns out he’s been binging another series on the streaming hub: …

17 Delicious Baked Goods You Should Make This Weekend

Wake and bake.<p><i>For more baking recipes, visit Food52.</i>

Cardio Is The Key to Fast Weight Loss

There are many strategies out there about how to achieve fast weight loss. Any successful plan must include cardio. Why? To answer that, we must …

This Is The Absolute Worst Way To Cook A Turkey

<b>Deep-Fried Turkey</b><p><i>Health Grade:</i> D<p><i>Let's talk turkey:</i> Typically, in these recipes, the bird is fried in peanut oil, which is a good source of healthy fats but also high in calories (119 per Tbsp.). Peanut oil also has 22 percent more saturated fat than olive oil (which is what many of us brush on the …

Nutrition

Rich Pan Gravy

This delicious turkey gravy is made with slowly simmered turkey pieces, turkey pan juices, onion and dry white wine. <b>Slideshow:</b> Chef Holiday Recipes …

Cooking

Save Your Apple Peels and Cores—For Tea

There are a number of time-consuming kitchen tasks that are not fun (or at least <i>I</i> do not think they are fun)—washing dishes, cleaning gritty greens, planning meals.<p>Peeling apples, on the other hand, is time-consuming yet enjoyable. It's meditative, almost.<p>I like taking each apple and slowing …

13 Amazing Recipes for Fall Produce

From carrots and cauliflower to sweet potatoes and squash, there are so many tasty fruits and vegetables this time of year -- and endless ways to prepare them.<p><b>1. Cauliflower Purée with Thyme</b><p>This cauliflower purée is creamy and comforting, and it just happens to taste remarkably like mashed …

Breakfast

12 Things I Did To Lose 24 Pounds (Without Trying)

It was early 2013 when I got the scare of a lifetime. While on vacation a sharp pain prompted me to do a breast self-exam. I discovered a pea-sized …

10 Under $10: Total Beauty Scores to Shop Now

Though we may be number one fans of luxe beauty products, they aren't exactly wallet-friendly. That said, there’s nothing like an inexpensive beauty …

Makeup