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Your beer belly may kill you

<b>(CNN) —</b> Going to your doctor may soon look more like going to your tailor. Instead of starting with a request to step on a scale, he or she may measure your waist.<p>That's because a new study concludes that excess belly fat, even if you are skinny everywhere else, may be even more deadly than being …

Nutrition

Physicists Say Consciousness May Be A State Of Matter: The Non-Physical Is Indeed Real

In Brief<p>The Facts:<p>John Ioannidis, an epidemiologist at the Stanford University School of Medicine, published an article titled "Why Most Published …

Be Your Own MacGyver And Craft A Homemade Spare Key

Unlocking the secrets of a fun DIY.<p>Those of a certain age might remember MacGyver, the special agent on TV who could make gadgets out of ordinary items. (And if you don't recall, a planned reboot will re-introduce him.)<p>This homemade key-making tutorial from DaveHax evokes MacGyver's spirit in a way.<p>…

Will Drinking Green Tea Boost Your Metabolism? Not So Fast

It's a tantalizing idea, isn't it, that we could burn stored fat simply by nibbling or sipping on something that tastes good.<p>Plenty of companies are now capitalizing on the allure of "metabolism boosting" foods and drinks. Among the most-hyped substance is green tea — for its supposed powers as an …

Weight Loss

Amazon says new Prime program will make more free-shipping items available

Amazon is testing a new program called Ship by Region, which will allow some merchants to choose how far their items will ship with Amazon Prime.<p>That means certain items will only be available for Prime's free two-day shipping in particular regions of the country. Currently, all Prime items are …

What’s in all that e-cig vapor?

Wander into a vape shop in the mall or online, and you can find a smorgasbord of flavors: cotton candy, vanilla custard, even Unicorn Milk or Katy Perry’s Cherry.<p>Flashy flavors have helped e-cigarettes, designed to vaporize a nicotine solution, grow into an industry with an estimated $3.5 billion …

Zucchini Taco Shells Are A Delicious Solution To Summer's Bounty

Taco night is a little more healthy.<p>No matter how many new zucchini recipes you've tried this year, at this point in the season, the bounty of summer squash has some of us desperately searching for something fresh. Not one more fritter can be fried, not one more squash slice pickled. We get it. …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Style<p>The designer talks about his new line, the state of the industry, and his last days at Band of Outsiders.<p>By Sam Schube20 hours agoView …

7 Delicious Recipes That Use Pre-Made Ingredients to Save Time

Not to get too Sandra Lee on you, but semi-homemade recipes can be one of the most useful tools in your kitchen. Frozen ingredients, pre-made sauces, …

No more cheese sandwiches: amazing recipes from around the world

Britain's favourite lunch is apparently the boring cheese sandwich. Gareth May shares four exotic alternatives from across the globe<p>Everybody loves a sandwich. And if you don’t, well, clearly you don’t have a mouth. The sandwich is the hungry person’s sanctuary, the majestic munch at lunch, the …

Stranger in a Strange Land

• <b>Author:</b> Robert A. Heinlein<p><b>Robert Heinlein's Hugo Award-winning all-time masterpiece, the brilliant novel that grew from a cult favorite to a bestseller to a science fiction classic.</b><p>Raised by Martians on Mars, Valentine Michael Smith is a human who has never seen another member of his species. Sent …

Yoda? Is It Thou? Figure In 14th-Century Manuscript Looks Familiar

A long time ago, in a place far away, a manuscript was created with an enigmatic figure who looks a great deal like a certain little — and yet powerful — green guy from the <i>Star Wars</i> films. It's an unlikely connection between a religious tome and science fiction.<p>The similarity to Jedi Grand Master …

Report: Iranian Hackers Eye U.S. Grid

Cyber-savvy agents are stepping up their efforts to ID critical infrastructure that may compromise national security.<p>Iranian hackers are trying to …

Throw-Away Society

Project info<p>Three-quarters of a ton. That’s the average amount of waste each American throws out each year. That’s each American – every man, woman and child regardless of age – and that doesn’t include what is recycled. America is the #1 trash-producing country in the world, with our 5% of the …

Who Benefits Most From Cheap Oil?

We are living in a world obsessed with oil and its price movements. Some time back, when all the trade pundits were predicting a stable 100$ …

Savory Oatmeal Is The New Breakfast Of Champions. Here Are 13 Ways To Make It.

Put an egg on it. And then some bacon and greens, too.<p>Oatmeal is a smart way to start the day. It’s full of fiber, has a decent amount of protein and is dirt cheap. Plus, it’s really easy to make.<p>People general top oatmeal with sweet things ― like raisins, sugar and cinnamon ― but we think oatmeal …

The Biology Of Altruism: Good Deeds May Be Rooted In The Brain

Four years ago, Angela Stimpson agreed to donate a kidney to a complete stranger.<p>"The only thing I knew about my recipient was that she was a female and she lived in Bakersfield, Calif.," Stimpson says.<p>It was a true act of altruism — Stimpson risked pain and suffering to help another. So why did …

'My Life' Asks: How Do You Leave A War Behind?

With each new story we hear about PTSD, about the lasting price paid by those fortunate enough to have returned from war, our notion of a soldier's sacrifice expands: There are those who sacrifice their lives, those who sacrifice parts of their bodies, and those who — forever anguished by their …

The 10 Pasta Recipes to Know

It's easy to look to pasta as that happy weeknight cure-all: the palette on which to throw any bits and bobs, to dress with the random things hanging out in the pantry, to just top with cheese and call it dinner. But there are some classic pasta dishes -- or just really delicious ones -- that we …

Cooking

Map Of The Developing Human Brain Shows Where Problems Begin

A high-resolution map of the human brain in utero is providing hints about the origins of brain disorders including schizophrenia and autism.<p>The map shows where genes are turned on and off throughout the entire brain at about the midpoint of pregnancy, a time when critical structures are taking …

We Read The Year's Best New Sci-Fi — So You Don't Have To

The World Science Fiction Convention is a gathering of fans ranging from sci-fi movie buffs to gamers to comics aficionados — but at its heart, WorldCon is for lovers of literature, and it hosts the Hugo Awards, the Oscars of sci-fi and fantasy.<p>During the ceremony, one award is given that's not a …

The Harlem Hellfighters: Fighting Racism In The Trenches Of WWI

Panels From 'The Harlem Hellfighters'<p>Max Brooks tells the story of the first African-American infantry unit to fight in World War I through a new graphic novel illustrated by Caanan White.<p>The 369th Infantry Regiment served 191 days under enemy fire in Europe. They returned home one of the most …

This Tightly Choreographed Tale Of Ambition And Ballet Will 'Astonish'

The title of Maggie Shipstead's second novel is: <i>Astonish Me.</i> She did just that —astonish <i>me</i> — with her debut novel of 2012, called Seating Arrangements. After reading that novel, I likened the then 20-something-year-old Shipstead to "Edith Wharton with a millennial generation edge." The comparison …