Mark Colonomos

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Here's why some retirees no longer have to file a tax return

For some retirees, there's an unanticipated freedom that comes with aging: not having to file a federal tax return.<p>Due to a combination of limited …

Retirement

Everything you think you know about bald eagles is wrong

They’re whiney moochers, for starters.<p>Bald eagles look awesome. Heck, <i>all</i> eagles look awesome. It’s why they’re a good national symbol—they seem so fearsome and regal.<p>But despite their image being absolutely freakin’ everywhere, the average American probably doesn’t know a whole lot about them. And …

Birds

Retired Border Agent: Here's How to Scare Off Illegal Immigrants

Tea Party Patriots Action Co-founder Jenny Beth Martin traveled to the U.S.-Mexico border to chat one-on-one with some border patrol agents who are …

Immigration

Why You Should Drink Aloe Vera Every Day

How Drinking Aloe Vera Can Improve Your Health<p>It heals more than just sunburns.<p>June 13, 2018<p>Aloe vera has been regarded as a natural healing remedy …

Aloe

15 Veggie Sandwiches That Are Actually Exciting

Even though sandwiches aren't something I usually associate with lots of veggies, it turns out there are kind of a lot of veggie-packed sandwiches …

Healthy Eating

The Mainstream Media’s War on Conservative America

For years, the mainstream media has waged an incessant, calculated war upon conservative America. However, following a seismic presidential election …

Mainstream Media

How to pick a good watermelon

A flavorless watermelon is a reason for a good cry.<p>Watermelon is the fruit that symbolizes summer the most to me. It conjures memories of childhood …

Watermelon

Venezuelans Shrugged. Ayn Rand Was Right.

Opinion<p>Posted: Jun 04, 2018 12:01 AM<p><i>The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com.</i><p>In 1957, Ayn …

Venezuela

How to find the perfect peach

Get ready to squeeze — but not too hard.<p>How do you know if a peach is perfect? It's not too difficult to determine if you use your senses. There are …

Peaches

40 Easy Cucumber Salads

Crunch on this! Our cool cucumber salad recipes will hit the sweet spot at your next potluck.<p>Sweet-Tart Cucumber Salad<p>A dear friend showed me how to …

Healthy Eating

How to Store Fresh Cilantro So it Lasts Longer in the Fridge

Preserving fresh herbs is easier than you'd think.<p>May 31, 2018<p>Cilantro, which also goes by the name coriander (shocking, I know), is an herb that can …

Food Preservation

This Book From the 1930s Can Teach You to Create a Genuinely Happy Life

This obscure author already understood the lessons of modern happiness science decades ago.<p>What is the most common regret that pains people facing the end of their lives? According to a hospice nurse who was written about her experiences providing end-of-life care, the most common regret of the …

Happiness

Butch Harmon's Simple Setup Tips Will Eliminate Chunks Or Skulls

Forget the swing. It's all about the setup<p>When I get students who complain about poor chipping, here's where I go first: How far are they standing from the ball? If you're more than a foot away, you're adding variables that just aren't necessary. The biggest issue is, the club will tend to swing …

Golf

God may have put you in a lonely place for an incredible reason

Cigna released their U.S. Loneliness Survey this month and reported that loneliness among Americans has reached "epidemic levels." Their survey of over 20,000 Americans found that nearly half reported sometimes or always feeling alone (46 percent) or left out (47 percent). The survey used a 20-item …

Loneliness

Ancient wisdom reveals 7 rituals that will make you happy

You and I are not the first people to wonder, “How can I live a happier, more fulfilling life?” Not by a long shot.<p>Stoicism and Buddhism are both a …

Mindfulness

How to Use Peppers of All Kinds

From spicy habaneros to sweet bell peppers, find out which varieties are best for adding heat or just giving some crunch.<p>Types of Peppers<p>This …

4 Camera Settings That EVERY Photographer MUST Understand

If you want to take better photos of landscapes, one of the most important things you can do is learn how to use your camera.<p>But beyond that, having …

World's easiest tomato sauce is also the most delicious

<b>Like magic, this lip-smacking sauce requires just four ingredients and hardly any work at all.</b><p>It's hard now to imagine a time when Italian food was …

5 Ways To Hit Straighter And Longer Golf Drives

Do you want to hit straighter and longer golf drives? In this post PGA professional Dan Whittaker explains key dos and don'ts, plus he uses TrackMan …

5 Hard Things You Need to Start Doing for Yourself on Hard Days

On particularly hard days when I feel that I can’t endure, I remind myself that my track record for getting through hard days is 100% so far.And, I …

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: Nazis And Socialists Are The Same Bunch Of Idiots

The notion that Nazism was a “right-wing” ideology has been perpetuated by recent generations and is profoundly incorrect. The perverse rewriting of …

Everyone Will Eat Tofu When It's Cooked Like This

Tofu's greatest strength is that it is a total blank slate for any type of dinner. The squishy block is neutral-tasting and nearly flavorless, which …

Harvard Scientists Say Doing This Can Lower Your Blood Pressure. Hint: It's All in Your Head

Harvard researchers have made an interesting discovery: Mindfulness can lower your blood pressure by changing how your genes operate.<p>You know that fight-or-flight feeling: tense muscles, pounding heart, rapid breathing, and sky-high blood pressure. We're a nation of stressed-out workers tackling …

7 Tips To Pick Up Your Mason Jar Salad Game

No mo' soggy lettuce for you.<p>April 18, 2018<p>Making your own breakfast, lunch dinner, or any meal for that matter, can be quite a rude awakening in …

13 Products People Who Don't Eat Meat Or Dairy Actually Swear By

Available on Amazon and completely suitable for the vegan or vegetarian in your life.<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time</i> …

How to equip your car for emergencies

Summer road trip season is that liberating time when we actually leave the HOV lane and drive farther than Costco. It's also a time when you need to be ready for emergencies on the road in unfamiliar or remote places. Instead of using your car's trunk as a free storage unit, clear out the junk and …

Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life Might Just Help You Live a More Fulfilling…

Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life Might Just Help You Live a More Fulfilling Life<p>In Japan, millions of people have <i>ikigai</i> …

How to delete yourself from the Internet

Data breaches. Identity theft. Bank fraud. Every week, we read a fearsome new headline about cybercrime. Reputable services fall victim to anonymous hackers. Ransomware holds random computer user’s files hostage. And what about those websites that track your every move, targeting you with …

Information Systems

'The Last Waltz' Soundtrack 40th Anniversary: 5 Noteworthy Performances From the Concert

Today marks the 40th anniversary of Martin Scorcese’s soundtrack, originally released April 7, 1978.<p>Documenting The Band’s Thanksgiving “farewell …

How Gun Ownership Protects Citizens From An Abusive Government

Whenever the gun control debate returns to the national stage after another horrific shooting, media outlets and social media accounts lob the same …