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Tickproof Your Yard Without Spraying

This year is expected to be one of the worst on record for ticks, and not just in the Northeast. At least one variety of disease-transmitting tick …

A master gardener shares 6 secrets for planting tomatoes

You've got to dig deep when it comes to tomatoes.<p>We asked Lucy Heyming, a certified master gardener in Riverside, to share her secrets to putting in tomato plants that will yield juicy, flavorful fruit. Here's what she said:<p><b>1. Dig, and then dig some more</b><p>Most vegetables should be planted in a hole …

Here’s everything you need to know about Trump's first week in office

President Trump's first week in office was a busy one. He signed more than a dozen presidential actions, draped the Oval Office in gold and dominated headlines. Let's break it down:<p>Inauguration Day, Jan. 20<p>And so it begins. Trump’s speech was dark, like “This American carnage stops right here” …

Donald Trump

How to fight back when an insurer denies your healthcare claim

Insurance companies are playing the odds, patient advocates say. They're counting on people not having the stamina to challenge every denied claim, even when there's a valid medical reason for a drug or treatment being covered.<p>"It's intimidating," said Betsy Imholz, special projects director for …

While Pregnant- The ONE Thing I wish I had done Different

Pregnancy<p>ONE Thing I Wish I had Done Differently While Pregnant<p>No Comments<p>Bringing a baby into this world includes a very long To-Do list. The months …

George R.R. Martin Offers Fans A Christmas Present (Not The Winds Of Winter)

Famed no-pages haver George R.R. Martin, author of the popular <i>A Song of Ice and Fire</i> fantasy novels on which HBO’s hit sibling-fucking drama <i>Game of</i> …

15 Of 2017's Most Anticipated Fiction Books

With a fresh new year comes a fresh new selection of books. And let me tell you, 2017's fiction books are going to be a-freakin-mazing. With some of …

Watch: Your neurological system is a massive junkie (or, a surprising history of drugs)

Taking drugs is just a matter of stimulating a reaction that already exists within you.<p>The hugely popular television show <i>Breaking Bad</i> and the Third …

Rereading John Fante’s “Ask the Dust”

<i>“To write a love story, to learn about life.”</i><p>¤<p>THE YOUNG MAN throws a copy of his first novel out into the Mojave Desert, where the woman he loves has …

The Best Books We Read in 2016

The Atlantic’s editors and writers share their favorite titles—new, classic, or somewhere in between—from a year of reading.<p><b>Roadside Picnic by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky</b><p><i>Roadside Picnic</i> is a book about aliens in which no aliens appear. Rather, one character hypothesizes, aliens seemed to have …

Jay Z: Reasonable Doubt documentary gets Tidal release

Twenty years ago a new record label owner and rapper made his formal introduction to the world with his debut album, <i>Reasonable Doubt</i>. And now fans …

Rap & Hip-Hop

The Cooler Coffee Table Is a Genius Idea

Find out how to DIY the ultimate summer coffee table.<p>Imagine this: You've been waiting anxiously to kick off summer with the best barbecue your neighborhood has ever seen. You'll finally be able to put your beautiful back patio to good use, and show off all your new favorite recipes. But just as …

Michael Jackson Revealed How Much He Hated Prince In Never-Before-Heard ‘Moonwalker’ Recordings

It’s no secret that Michael Jackson and Prince didn’t exactly like each other. Prince was more forthcoming about the fact that he viewed Jackson as a rival, but newly unearthed audiotapes from when Jackson was working on his autobiography <i>Moonwalker</i> show that the King of Pop had no love for The …

Michael Jackson

Mariah Carey Was Interviewed By Jimmy Kimmel In a Bathtub and It Was Peak Mariah

Mariah Carey might have reached peak Mariah status on Thursday night when she did an interview on <i>Jimmy Kimmel Live!</i> while taking a bubble bath. And …

Engagement Rings

20 Of The Most Popular Cleaning Hacks On Pinterest

Make your life easier with these genius tips.<p>Upgrade your cleaning routine with these genius tips.

Cleaning

Fifteen Art-Inspired TED Talks to Boost Your Creativity

JR x TED - Turn the World Inside Out<p>One of the most iconic TED Talks ever features JR and his global project entitled <i>Inside Out</i>, which was introduced …