Lance Shepard

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The Ultimate Southern Fried Chicken

This fried chicken from chef Shaun Doty of Bantam + Biddy in Atlanta is a no-fail, no-fuss version of classic fried chicken with a perfectly crunchy …

Tattoos of Semicolons Offer Love and Hope to Those Struggling with Mental Health Issues

A growing number of people are imprinting their skin with semicolons, either as temporary drawings or permanent tattoos. The trend isn't a simple fashion statement or celebration of punctuation, however; the body inkings are part of <i>Project Semicolon</i>, a faith-based non-profit movement dedicated to …

Crispy and Delicious: 17 Recipes to Get Your Pan-Fry On

More delicious than roasting, easier than deep-frying. Presenting: 16 excellent recipes for pan-fried everything.<p>Tastier than roasting, easier than deep-frying, pan-frying is here to make things golden-brown and very, very crispy.

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New Research Says Loners Tend To Be More Intelligent And Loyal Friends

When a person dies, many things can happen to them. I choose to believe that a deceased person has the ability to come back to Earth without taking a …

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This Woman's Depression Tattoo Is Going Viral For The Best Reason

This is the conversation we need to have.<p>Talk about making a statement.<p>After being diagnosed with depression last year, 20-year-old student Bekah Miles decided to get a tattoo that accurately captured her battle with the disorder. She posted a picture of the tattoo on Facebook along with a few …

Only Sensitive People Can Understand These 10 Things

Sensitive people are loving, caring individuals; almost to a fault. Treat them kindly and you'll have a compassionate friend for life.

Every free Xbox One and Xbox 360 game you can download in September

We’re about to enter the busiest holiday video game release season of the new console generation, but that doesn’t mean that Microsoft is going to …

How To Read Someone’s Emotions With 90% Accuracy

How neuroscientists are learning to predict emotions with increasing accuracy.Articles marked (S) are for subscribers only. <b>→ Subscribe for just $4</b> …

6 ways you can easily eliminate stress from your life

True story: Everyone gets stressed. Even those people who seem so cool and collected all the time. As much as you wish you could just make that …

Major Nelson Explains New Xbox One Backward Compatibility (video)

If you have been wondering how Microsoft has been able to support Xbox One backwards compatibility with older Xbox 360 games after initially saying …

The new era of Star Wars gaming is here, and you can't escape

“This is definitely part of our plan,” says Ada Duan, Lucasfilm’s VP of digital business and franchise management. Duan and her team are responsible for overseeing all of the gaming and interactive <i>Star Wars</i> products coming into the market, something that’s become even more important since Disney …

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Lemon Cream Scones Are Breakfast Perfection

Lemon cream scones are everything you'd ever want in a scone - light, bright, and sweet as can be. A perfect way to start the day!<p>When I think of brunch, I always think of scones -- cream scones, tender and lightly sweet, are the best part of any brunch. I am counting on these lemon cream scones, …

New iOS9 features similar to Android

Screenshot<p>Apple unveiled its new operating system that will run the iPhone and iPad called iOS 9 at its annual WWDC event on Monday. And some of its features are extremely similar to those found on some Android phones.<p>Some of the new Siri and Spotlight features, which will have a huge impact on how …

There's a new 'Justice League' cartoon and it's unbelievably shocking and violent

Because boy, does it get <i>super dark</i>.<p>"Justice League: God and Monsters" is Timm's latest work, a shocking reinvention of the Justice League that's a complete 180 from his iconic DC Animated Universe. In this version, Batman is a vampire, Superman is the son of General Zod, and Wonder Woman is …

Woman killed, 8 others injured in downtown Chicago bus crash

A woman was killed and eight others were injured Tuesday when a Chicago bus jumped the curb onto a crowded sidewalk during rush hour.<p>The crash occurred just before 6 p.m. local time near the intersection of Michigan Avenue and Lake Street in downtown.<p>The Chicago Sun-Times, citing police and a …

Here's How To Reflect, Meditate And Sustain Positivity

<i>Dulce Ruby is an explorer and an artist of written, visual and audio formats. Her GPS Guide below will teach you about meditation, reflection and how to sustain positivity.</i><p>Morning meditations are magical, and my favorite way to power up for the day. Starting your day with relaxation, reflection and …

Apparently, Costco Sells More Organic Food Than Whole Foods

In previously unheard of news: Costco, the bulk warehouse shopping mecca for the masses, is apparently selling more organic food than Whole Foods. Say what?<p>According to a transcript from a recent earnings call, Costco's chief financial officer Richard Galanti estimates the retailer has made "at …

8 Diet Expert-Approved Orders at Subway

While we applaud his success, we recommend listening to the advice of our experts instead of a college student-turned-spokesman if you’re going to …

The Secret Ingredient Everyone Needs For The Most Amazing Burgers

Photo credit: Getty Images<p>Fish sauce. That's the secret ingredient to making the best burger your mouth has ever tasted.<p>The mention of fish sauce doesn't normally go over well with less experimental eaters from places other than Vietnam or Thailand. But if you want to taste what will surely be the …

Is the Food Industry Doing Enough to Control Allergens?

<i>(This article by Roy Costa, a registered sanitarian and president of</i> <i>the consulting firm Environ Health Associates Inc., was originally posted here on</i> …

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Taco Bell following a well-worn boozy path in fast-food industry

CHICAGO — With items like crunchy Nachos Bellgrande and the Cheesy Gordita Crunch, Taco Bell has long embraced its image as the perfect antidote for young adults at the end of an evening where a drink or two may have been consumed.<p>But now the fast-food chain is joining competitors in testing the …

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George R.R. Martin Explains Why ‘Game Of Thrones’ Doesn’t Romanticize Medieval Society

In a recent interview, author George R.R. Martin discussed the women of <i>Game of Thrones</i> and the problem with “Disneyland Middle Ages” in fantasy.<p><b>Warning</b>: Spoilers ahead for season 5 of <i>Game of Thrones</i>.<p>The TV adaptation of Martin’s book series has been the source of controversy lately, particularly in …

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This is the best time to quit paying for TV, and it’s only going to get better

That's because there have never been more ways to watch TV without actually paying a cable or satellite company each month for a bundle of channels, many of which you probably never watch.<p>Showtime, which announced on Wednesday that its standalone streaming service will launch next month, is the …

10 mindfulness habits that will make you more productive at work

Even if you're not ready to make a commitment to a Transcendental Meditation group or your local yoga studio, there are some simple daily habits that can make you more productive and happier at work, say Learn Mindfulness founder Shamash Alidina and Mindfulnet.org founder Juliet Adams.<p>They've …

5 Tools to Help You Start Your Home Meditation Practice

Buddhaimonia.Meditation changed my life in ways that I can describe in detail and other ways in which I have no words for. But more than something …

Best-Ever Grilled Cheese

Makes 1 awesome sandwich<p>After rigorous scientific testing for this best-ever grilled cheese, we’ve determined that sandwiches sliced in half on a diagonal actually taste better.<p>March 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 slices ½”-thick Pullman or other white bread<p>2 tablespoons mayonnaise<p>1 tablespoon unsalted …

Don’t Try To Be Humble. Just Try to Be Yourself.

Just before I got married, someone asked me what I was most excited about.<p>My answer was, “I’m just so excited to be a wife. I’m going to be better …