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How to Make Ribs

With this easy step-by-step how-to, preparing Tyler's ultimate barbecued ribs can be as easy-breezy as the summer season itself.<p>The Ultimate …

Paying other people to help cook and clean has made me happier — and research says I'm not alone

That's why I have a monthly housekeeping visit worked into my budget, as well as a few Blue Apron deliveries for those weeks where I just can't muster the strength to brave grocery store crowds. (If you've ever hit up Trader Joe's in New York City after work, you know what I mean.)<p>There are times I …

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Honolulu is the first big US city to ban phone use at crosswalks

Cities have tried innumerable measures to keep pedestrians' eyes off their phones when they cross the street, and there have even been some state-level attempts at legislation to force a change in behavior. Honolulu, however, has officially drawn that line in the sand -- it's the first major US …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

12 up-and-coming healthy fast food chains that should scare McDonald's

But within the last few years, many American consumers have shown a growing interest in healthier fast food that incorporates more low-calorie ingredients and fresh produce while remaining convenient and affordable.<p>In late 2016, top food executives from PepsiCo and Campbell Soup Company told …

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Key To Happiness Is Housekeepers And Takeout, Says Science

A new study suggests if want to be happier, we’ve got to spend money to save ourselves time<p>The American work ethic is intense. We pretty much never …

TV sets are starting to disappear from American homes

Bye, box.<p>After years of insisting it wasn’t so, the TV Industrial Complex now admits that it’s contracting: The number of people paying for TV has been declining for several years.<p>But that’s not the only part of the TV world that’s shrinking: Actual TV sets are disappearing from homes, too.<p>After …

Court says politicians can't block people on social media

A federal court in Virginia just handed down a verdict that could affect a lawsuit against the president for blocking users on Twitter. US District Judge James Cacheris has ruled that Phyllis Randall, chairwoman of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, violated the right to free speech of a …

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How to make perfect pastry for the ultimate picnic pies

I had never even thought of making a pork pie until roughly this time two years ago. I love to eat them almost as much as my youngest sister, Willow, who between the ages of three and six consumed at least one a day.<p>But we were content to scoff the little ones mum bought from the supermarket, …

10 Cool Cucumber Recipes to Make Right Now

Cool, crunchy cucumbers are at their absolute best in summer. Whether you picked up one too many at the farmers market or your garden is overflowing …

5 Ways to Stop Your Phone Addiction, According to Research

How long do you think the average work email goes unread? 10 minutes? 5 minutes? <i>1 minute?</i><p>Try 6 seconds.<p>From Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive …

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7 Easy High-Protein, Low-Carb Dinners

There are endless ways to get crafty with low-carb dinners—veggie-crust pizzas, riced cauliflower, zucchini noodles, you name it. But while these …

5 Brilliant Ways to Be More Courageous Every Day

Have you ever had an idea or aspiration that scared you? Fears regularly get in the way of things like making a personal commitment or career change, even when they can help you create a life you love. To talk about what it takes to squelch scary feelings, we chatted with Shannon Kaiser, wellness …

18 Posts That Will Improve Your Mental Health

Basically everything you need to know about looking after your mental health.<p>To help, we rounded up some of our best articles — full of expert tips and insight — about mental health, happiness, and self-care so that you can look after yourself in all the ways you need. We even pulled out a few tips …