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Mickelson made dumb decision, but USGA's U.S. Open setup is a joke

Let’s be perfectly clear.<p>What Phil Mickelson chose to do at the U.S. Open on Saturday — running to catch up with and then striking his ball as it …

Golf

The Last Slave Ship Survivor Gave an Interview in the 1930s. It Just Surfaced

Roughly 60 years after the abolition of slavery, anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston made an incredible connection: She located the last surviving …

Black History

Why Jumping Rope Is the Best Total-Body Workout You Haven't Tried Yet

Here's a 12-minute circuit to get you started<p>Winter wants you to fail. It’s cold, it’s dark, there are cookies everywhere. And thanks to those well-intentioned resolutions, there are now goals to fall short of. Reports indicate that as many as 80 percent of New Year’s resolutions—many of them being …

CrissCross

20 products with a cult following on Amazon, and why they're worth it

<i>— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives.</i><p>Power comes in …

Shopping

Alkaline Vegetable Broth Recipe

The alkaline diet is a plant-based diet that emphasizes fresh fruit, vegetables, roots, tubers, nuts, and legumes with the aim of maintaining the …

Food

End Blackheads With These Genius Skin Tricks

You've seen the YouTube tutorials (google "Blackhead Removal SHOCKING Video" — or don’t), the DIY facial-scrub recipes, and yes, even the little …

Skin Care

With This 1-Minute Video, Will Smith Describes the 1 Thing That Separates People Who Achieve From Those Who Only Dream

Best of all, it that one thing applies to everyone -- and to every pursuit.<p>We all have goals. We all have dreams.<p>So what separates the people who achieve their goals and realize their dreams from those who don't?<p>Here's what Will Smith -- the Grammy Award winning, Oscar nominated actor, producer, …

National Academy of Sciences

Artist Sews Together Sports and Geopolitics

As an American conceptual artist, Hank Willis Thomas has often referred to worldwide themes like power and money and colonialism.<p>Now Mr. Thomas is using the spectacle of international sport for his first solo exhibition in Britain — “The Beautiful Game,” which will be on display at Ben Brown Fine …

Honey, rosemary and yogurt polenta cake - delicious. magazine

• 100ml light olive oil<br>• 200g runny honey<br>• 3 medium free-range eggs<br>• 2 tbsp orange juice<br>• 100g greek yogurt<br>• 100g self-raising flour<br>• 130g polenta

Recipes

A Hairdryer So Quiet, Your Roommates Will Rejoice — Until They See The Dishes

When I found my current Bushwick, Brooklyn apartment over a year ago, I had no idea what I was doing. I didn't know that bedrooms should not share a …

Hair Care

Meet The Startups Helping Broke-Ass Millennials Invest Their Couch Pennies

Companies like Stash and WiseBanyan are growing fast. Will their success be their own undoing?<p>If you’re a first-time investor with, say, $15,000 in savings, you have plenty of options these days. Newfangled robo-advisers like Betterment and Wealthfront will happily take your money, as will …

Home Ownership

20 Best Champagnes To Pop At Your Next Party

Toast to high-quality sips with these unforgettable bottles.<p>From classics to unexpected picks, these revered champagnes are the crème de la crème of any elegant affair. Plus, try our best champagne cocktails.

This Sweet Potato Recipe Is Your New Thanksgiving Party Trick

Thanksgiving is officially around the corner and we’ve got all turkey and fixings on the brain. Check out our holiday Pinterest board if you don’t believe us! While usually the focus is on the big bird du jour and traditional sides, we’re into mixing things up and creating some new traditions on …

The simplest way to lose weight

<b>Breakfast cereals</b><p>Puffed, popped, rolled or flaked, there’s a plethora of breakfast cereals (enough to make your head spin). But the fact is, some of …

9 Ways to Use Salt for Gorgeous Skin, Hair, Teeth, and Nails

This secret ingredient can help you score smoother skin, brighter teeth, and healthier-looking nails.<p>Our bodies contain the same concentration of minerals and nutrients as sea water, so it’s no wonder that sea salt is a natural ally to balance, protect, and restore the body and skin.<p>One of the …

In the Company of Givers and Takers

Every day, employees make decisions about whether to act like <i>givers</i> or like <i>takers</i>. When they act like givers, they contribute to others without seeking anything in return. They might offer assistance, share knowledge, or make valuable introductions. When they act like takers, they try to get other …

11 Foods That Crush Cravings

Squash your appetite before it gets out of control.<p><i>This article was adapted from</i> The HD Diet <i>and provided by our partners at Rodale News.</i><p>A food is considered hydrophilic if it fills up with water and, in turn, fills you up, satisfying your appetite. The term originated from the Greek words for water …

YouTube

Our Favorite Cocktails in Cake Form

The French 75, the Gin Gin Mule, and a good old Rum and Coke get cake-y<p>It all started with a can of Coke. The soda pop morphed into a Coca-Cola cake, which, while tasty, left us with the distinct feeling that something was missing. Maybe it needed more cocoa, or less sugar? Then it hit us: …

Dessert

50 Things to Drink This Summer

From Champagne cocktails to cold brew coffee, these are the season's best drinks<p><i>(Credit: Matt Duckor)</i><p><i>(Credit: Romulo Yanes)</i><p><i>(Credit: Gabriella Imperatori-Penn)</i><p><i>(Credit: Levi Brown)</i><p><i>(Credit: Levi Brown)</i><p><i>(Credit: Zach DeSart)</i><p><i>(Credit: Matt Duckor)</i><p><i>(Credit:Ashley Rodriguez)</i><p><i>(Credit: Ditte Isager)</i><p><i>(Credit:</i> …

Coffee Brewing

16 Sinful Hot Chocolate Recipes You Have to Try

We know it’s hard to put down your pumpkin spiced latte in favor of any other warm winter drink. But that will get a whole lot easier once you read these 16 absolutely sinful hot chocolate recipes. Looks like its time to start stocking up on marshmallows! ;)<p>1. French Vanilla Hot Chocolate: French …

Ranking Glassdoor's 25 Highest Paying Companies for Software Engineers

Competition for software engineers continues to accelerate, with salaries being an area employers compete aggressively on to win talent.<p>This week Glassdoor published the study, 25 Highest Paying Companies for Software Engineers 2013. Juniper Networks leads all 25 companies tracked in the study with …

Perfect Smoked Turkey

I know what you’re thinking. “But Russ, it just turned October, and you’re already posting about Thanksgiving turkey!” While that’s true, there’s a …