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7 Summer Crockpot Recipes for When It's Just Too Hot to Turn on the Oven

Summer and cooking don't really go together—heat on heat, ugh. Well, unless you're barbecuing. Okay, so maybe I should say summer and <i>indoor</i> cooking …

Cooking

This 1 Resume Mistake Makes You Look Like a Liar to Hiring Managers

Hiring managers often assume you're a fake if you don't do this.<p>It's been well-documented that hiring managers and recruiters are "skimmers." They spend about six seconds skimming over a resume before they decide to either A) toss it, or B) go back and read a little more. Knowing what should be on …

Want to Win an Argument? Science Says Stop Doing This 1 Thing

Once you start yelling, your listener will struggle to process what you say rationally.<p>Things don't always go smoothly in life, and when you encounter a bump, the temptation to yell at others can explode. Don't do it--a raised voice is one of the biggest swords you can drive into the stomach of …

I Just Made Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts, and I Might Never Order Takeout Again

These crispy, spicy Brussels sprouts are crazy addictive—and easy to make at home.<p>Though I’ll eat pretty much any vegetable tossed in oil, seasoned …

Crispy Honey-Lemon Chicken Thighs Are a Budget-Friendly Weeknight Meal

Sure, chicken breasts are healthy and versatile, but let’s be real: The thighs are the real winner. They’re cheaper, juicier, and more flavorful, yet they’re often overlooked. Why not give them the love they deserve? Enter crispy chicken thighs with honey-lemon pan sauce. Quick, easy, and involving …

Recipes

22 Home Hacks That'll Make Renters Say "Why Didn't I Know About This Sooner?"

Save that security deposit.

Slow Cooker Beef Stew Turns Any Night into a Sunday Supper

(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)<p>Tucking into a hearty bowl of tender beef stew is like dinnertime nirvana. Within the rich, beefy broth are creamy chunks …

Black Bean Burgers with Comeback Sauce Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Rinse and sort beans according to package directions. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Add onion, bell pepper, and, …

Essential oils are more popular than ever, but are they safe for cats?

When Sue Klimas' 8-year-old cat, Dinah, began vomiting, coughing and sneezing last May, the Texas woman took her furry companion to the veterinarian.<p>Through blood tests, ultrasounds and an eventual exploratory surgery to check for cancer, Dinah's veterinarian was unable to determine the cause of …

The incredible message you may have missed from Holly Butcher, a 27-year-old dying woman

Holly Butcher, who recently died at age 27 of a rare form of cancer that affects the bones, wrote a letter to her friends and family in her last week of life giving wise and moving advice about how to get the most out of whatever time we each have on Earth.<p>I’ve gleaned 14 life lessons from the …

The Our 10 Most Popular Side Dishes of 2017

I take the same approach to side dishes as I do for the mains that fill my meal plan. I lean on simple, no-fuss sides that are a breeze to pull …

Fudgy Brownies

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Heat oven to 350°F. Coat an 8-inch square baking pan with nonstick spray. Line the pan with 2 crisscrossed pieces of parchment …

So THAT'S Why Your Alarm Snoozes For 9 Minutes

Mystery solved.<p>It’s easy to love the snooze button: With one touch, you have nine extra minutes of bedtime bliss.<p>But have you ever wondered why the snooze countdown is that long? Why doesn’t the alarm shut off for 10 minutes? Or five? It all comes down to simple mechanics.<p>There isn’t a definitive …

Cranberry Cream Cheese Crescent Bundles

These party-ready cream cheese and cranberry crescent roll bundles are an excellent way to celebrate any occasion. Unlike fresh cranberries, dried …

Cream Cheese

Slippery Stairs Is The Japanese Game Show The World Never Knew It Needed

This. Is. Awesome.<p>Most of us never knew that watching six contestants trying to climb a slippery staircase could be so compelling, but here we are in the upside-down we call 2017.<p>An episode from a Japanese game show featuring a set of slippery stairs appeared on YouTube this week, and it has …

A Concerned Rhinoceros Mum Looks on as a Social Black Cat Makes Friends With Her Baby Calf

A watchful rhinoceros at a zoo in the Czech Republic kept a careful eye on a very friendly, sociable black cat rubbed up against her baby inside …

Pets

10 Common Baking Substitutes Everyone Should Know

Missing an ingredient? No problem.<p>November 21, 2017<p>As we all know, baking is a science. However, there are many different ways that you can go about …

Photographer Photographs Her Friends In 2000 And Then In 2017 Again, Shows How Differently People Age

Blink, a day passes, blink, a year, two, ten. Time is an unstoppable force we have to live with, and to highlight its passage, photographer Josephine …

Photography

The Best Way to Make Slow Cooker General Tso's Chicken

(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)<p>The craving: General Tso's chicken from your favorite Chinese takeout spot. The problem: You've got different diners …

6-Year-Old Applies For Lego Job With Heartfelt Letter, Boasts ‘Lots Of Experience’

"I am the man [for] the job," he wrote.<p>After Legoland Windsor posted a job listing earlier this year seeking designers to help create animated Lego figures, staff at the British theme park received one application that really caught their eye.<p>“I am the man [for] the job because I have lots of …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Best Ever Banana Chocolate Muffins

Steps<p>1<p>Done<p>Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.<p>2<p>Done<p>Generously coat a muffin tin with cooking spray and then dust the cavities with cocoa powder. These …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

8 deleted scenes that could totally change the movies they were cut from

Have you ever watched a deleted scene on your DVD extras and thought, “Gee, that fundamentally alters my understanding of this movie?”<p>On Wednesday,</i> …

Movies

A Cup Of Coffee Before The Gym Can Make Your Workout More Enjoyable, But There's A Catch

If you're a frequent gym-goer, I'm willing to bet that you've probably seen that chick who strolls into the weight room with her giant Starbucks cup …

The 11 Best Coffee Makers on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

<i>Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try</i> …

Mom Shares Incredible Photo From Preemie's En Caul Birth In Car

Raelin Scurry was on the way to the hospital when she delivered her son.<p>The birth of Raelin Scurry’s second child did not go anywhere near according to plan.<p>The Pennsylvania mom’s baby boy was due on Oct. 18. On Aug. 5, however, she went into labor and delivered her son, Ean Jamal Vanstory Jr., in …