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If You Think Horror Movies Are Scary, Wait Until You Read These Novels

If you've ever wondered whether or not your love of horror movies and scary stories is creepy, this should give you some peace of mind: There's …

Coconut Macaroons III Recipe

"This recipe has won many 1st place ribbons at my state fair. They are very simple to make."<p>Ingredients<p>2/3 cup all-purpose flour<p>5 1/2 cups flaked …

Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie Recipe

"A yummy breakfast treat or a low-guilt dessert. You can substitute vanilla wafers for shortbread cookies if you wish."<p>Ingredients<p>2 cups nonfat plain …

The No Crunch Abs and Back Workout

For strong abs, you don't need to do crunches anymore. These intense, dynamic exercises will challenge your abs and back in a whole new way, giving a …

Happy Couples Have These 6 Things in Common—Do You?

I've always been staunchly against the idea that you should change yourself to please someone else, but I'll admit that this year my perspective …

The Voices in Our Heads

Why do people talk to themselves, and when does it become a problem?<p>“Talking to your yogurt again,” my wife, Pam, said. “And what does the yogurt say?”<p>She had caught me silently talking to myself as we ate breakfast. A conversation was playing in my mind, with a research colleague who questioned …

Literature

How your gut's circadian rhythm affects your whole body

We've known that bacteria live in our intestines as far back as the 1680s, when Leeuwenhoek first looked through his microscope.<p>Yogurt companies use that information in the sales pitch for their product, claiming it can help keep your gut bacteria happy.<p>The bacteria growing on our skin have also …

How much you need to save every day to 'never have to worry about money' again

If you're hoping to reach millionaire status some day, there's one small move you can make now that will virtually guarantee it: Automatically save …

The Best Buttercream Is Made with Marshmallow Fluff

"Buttercream" and "forgiving" are two words that don't typically go together. This three-ingredient recipe is the exception. If you're in the market …

5 secrets to finding deals on Amazon

These days, it might be easier to ask, “Who among us does <i>not</i> use Amazon?” But let me tell you, shopping on Amazon.com the right way is more than clicking items and loading up your cart.<p>Once you learn a few tricks, you’ll find sales and price cuts you never imagined possible. Here are 5 insider …

Arrival review: dazzling science-fiction that will leave you speechless

<b>Director: Denis Villeneuve; Starring: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg, Tzi Ma. Cert 12A, 116 mins.</b><p>The dozen alien vessels in Arrival – stormcloud black, prolate hemispheroids the size of upended airports – aren’t easy to miss. But for sheer neck-craning scale, the …

A Rock Solid Tadasana Is the Key to Yoga Standing Poses

Mountain pose (<i>tadasana</i>) is a foundational yoga pose for all standing poses and inversions. You will be using this pose often to prepare for other …

21 Quick Fixes For Baking Mistakes You're Probably Making

For a tender and flaky pie crust, use a lard recipe.

Here's How Your Body Knows You Found the Perfect Sexual Partner

It's all about your immune system, apparently.<p>One of the real secrets of white-hot attraction to someone isn't terribly sexy, according to a recent study published in <i>Nature</i>: It's a part of your genetic coding.<p>All humans have their own unique human leukocyte antigen (HLA) complex, which helps the …

Pictures of the Week 10.13.16

Andrew W.K. on Meditation

Be your own guru.<p>John S. Shealy is a Louisville, Kentucky-based psychologist who has written much about meditation and mindfulness, an act he and countless others liken to taming a wild horse. Our mind, he writes, "loves to run fast, wildly chasing after first this thought, then that sensation, …

19 Tumblr Posts That Prove Cats Are Actually Perfect

We don't deserve cats.

Our outdated school schedules are hurting working parents

The school day isn’t working for a nation of two-earner households.<p>School schedules aren’t working for parents — and haven’t caught up to the reality …

Education

Treasure Trove of Ancient Human Footprints Found Near Volcano

Hundreds of crisscrossing tracks offer a glimpse of life in Africa around 19,000 years ago.<p>Nine miles from the volcano the Maasai call the “Mountain of God,” researchers have cataloged a spectacularly rare find: an enormous set of well-preserved human footprints left in the mud between 5,000 and …

Everything you wanted to know about your body (but were afraid to ask)

Why does loud noise hurt? Do you lose weight if you break wind while on the bathroom scales? These are just some of the thousands of questions tackled by New Scientist, now collected in a new book<p>For more than two decades in the back pages of the <i>New Scientist</i><i>,</i> readers have posed questions on topics …

Human Anatomy

The egg industry launched a secret two-year war against a vegan mayonnaise competitor

With its egg-free recipe, Just Mayo had become a darling of vegans, a hot investment for Silicon Valley venture capitalists and an avatar for alternatives to industrial agriculture.<p>But to the nation’s $7-billion egg industry, Just Mayo posed an existential crisis so serious that a federally …

Agriculture

Crockpot Chicken Taco Soup Recipe

<i>This Crockpot Chicken Taco Soup comes together in a matter of minutes, is healthy, gluten free, and full of veggies, lean chicken, plenty of texture,</i> …

Found: A 1,600-Year-Old Oven With Food Still Inside

Yum?<p>A smaller, modern version of the same sort of oven. (Photo: timquijano/CC BY 2.0)<p>Sometime around 400 A.D., in a place now called Head-Smashed-In …

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24 Picture Tweets Of Cats That Will Make You Hurt From Cute

We are not worthy of kitties.