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Is Your Air Filter Working For You or Against You?

When is the last time you changed your air filter? How often should you do it? And, when you are standing in the store aisle looking at the litany of …

You probably knew that a tomato is technically a fruit, not a vegetable. But cucumbers, squash, and even peppers are fruits too. They grow from flowers and contains seeds -- so, botanically speaking, they're fruits. Vegetables consist of other plant parts, like roots, stalks, and leaves.

Deputy's Suicide Complicates Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Racial Profiling Case

PHOENIX — Inside the modest home belonging to a suicidal Maricopa County Sheriff’s deputy, investigators said they found a stash of evidence that was never turned over to the department: drugs, hundreds of fake IDs, personal information from drivers with Hispanic surnames and 900 hours of …

El Paso

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What has Bill Clinton so stressed about UFOs?

Bill Clinton’s appearance earlier this month on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” – where he was asked about his interest in UFOs – has been subjected to …

Mosquito Repellent Plants

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Louis C.K.'s Twitter Rant: 'My Kids Used to Love Math. Now It Makes Them Cry'

If you’ve ever suspected that your kids’ math homework doesn’t add up, you’re not alone.<p>Comedian Louis C.K. took to Twitter on Monday to express his …

Comedy

American Idol's Jena Irene Reveals Why She Voted Against Immunity for All

Which two <i>American Idol</i> contestants chose to have one of their own sent home on Thursday, rather than give everyone immunity?<p>The vote was anonymous, …

George Clooney Unloads on Casino Owner Steve Wynn

Don’t mess with George Clooney.<p>The actor, who got into a heated argument with Steve Wynn in Las Vegas last month, has released a statement to PEOPLE …

How to Make Bakery-Style Apple Danish at Home

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Heather Hands from Flourishing Foodie is sharing a recipe for a delicious -- and jaw-dropping -- danish braid that will give you a reason to get</i> …

The Food Lab: 11 Essential Tips for Better Pizza

Making pizza is a year-round activity for me, whether it's a No-knead, no-stretch pan pizza in the winter, a grilled pizza party in the summer, or a Neapolitan pie baked in my Baking Steel/Kettle Pizza kit.<p>Pizza can be as simple or as difficult as you'd like it to be, but here are 11 good, …

Fecal transplants work with frozen feces, too

Ever since the FDA stopped making doctors seek approval to perform fecal transplants on <i>Clostridium difficile</i> patients (<i>C. difficile</i>) in early 2013, the procedure has become more widely accepted. The method, which involves introducing fecal matter from a healthy donor into the gut of an unhealthy …

How some colleges are offering free textbooks

College student Caitlin Ryen works two jobs to support herself and pay tuition at South Florida Community College. When a new semester rolls around, that usually means choosing which textbooks to buy, or not buying any at all, she says.<p>The 22-year-old caught a break this term when she found out her …

Atheist sues over New Jersey license plate refusal

Shannon Morgan identifies as an atheist and wants the world, or at least the car behind her, to know it. But the state of New Jersey says no.<p>Morgan, of Leesburg, is suing the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission for rejecting her request for a vanity license plate reading "8THEIST," according to a …

Almost 100 hate-crime murders linked to single website, report finds

People charged with the murders of almost 100 people can be linked to a single far-right website, according to a new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).<p>The White Nationalist web forum Stormfront.org says it promotes values of “the embattled white minority,” and its users include …

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Technology

TechnologyMore>><p>The Latest: Chicago teen apologizes in Facebook feud slaying<p>Updated:Friday, June 22 2018 1:08 PM EDT2018-06-22 17:08:22 GMT<p>A Chicago …

Pepperjack Pull Bread Recipe, Cheesy Jalapeño Pull Bread

Meandering along the Internet highway one day I happened upon several recipes for what looked like a hedgehog made of bread, stuffed with melted …

Amazing Uses for Epsom Salt

Thanks to these foolproof tips, there's no need to be intimidated about firing up the grill this summer.<p>Learn about the rejuvenating power of organic …

Blood Pressure

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It creeps upon us when we least expect it. One week we are weeding and deadheading from morning till night, then suddenly we are gasping and sweat is …

Gardening

7 Tips for Container Gardening

Make the most of your small space with these container-gardening tips.<p>By R.J. Ruppenthal<p>Five-gallon buckets work well for container gardens, and fill …

High-tech tools for indoor urban gardening

If you want to start to grow some of your own food, as so many of us have the urge to, it's one thing when you have a great sunny spot outside for …

Have you made this?

How America is rigged for the rich

When Congressman Paul Ryan opined recently that there was a "real culture problem" in poor communities, "in our inner cities in particular," and that this culture was behind some of the country's economic troubles, he didn't realize how half right he was.<p>People are continuing to debate fiercely …

Rent a home or buy? Depends where you live

Is it cheaper to rent a place to live? Or buy? A lot depends on where you live.<p>Until the housing collapse in 2007, conventional wisdom held that buying was a no-brainer: Home prices never went down, the tax code offered generous savings to buyers and homeownership amounted to a kind of forced …

Real Estate

The Education Trust

As we celebrate Pride Month, LGBTQ advocates continue to challenge…<p>The school year may have come to a close, but…<p>An educator for over 20 years, Gini …

The Museum of Extraordinary Things

A real-life atrocity that gets us to look at issues bigger than ourselves, a love story set along the Coney Island boardwalk and other tales we …

Barnes & Noble

Gardening in Arizona - this is a vegetable garden in 3x3 square beds edged with steel to collect precious rainwater | Garden Rockin'! | Pinterest | Vegetable g…

Abandoning the Common Core is taking the easy way out | The Thomas B. Fordham Institute

While the New York State United Teachers and the National Education Association have withdrawn their support for the Common Core State Standards, …

Simple Springtime Dishes