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Make Your Own Bagged Greens, Eat So Much More Salad

It's a pretty simple equation.<p>Vegetables, by most accounts, are supposed to make you feel good. Why, then, do they make me feel so awful so quickly, sitting there in the fridge, untouched and wilting? The crisper drawer is meant to preserve produce; in reality, it’s a hospice for my neglected …

When humans grieve, more funeral homes are offering therapy dogs to help

After a child was struck and killed by a train in Fairmount, Indiana, last month, an 11-year-old boy who came to the visitation sat by himself in the front row and just stared at the casket, trying to understand.<p>That’s when Judd, a specially-trained 2-year-old golden retriever, spotted him.<p>“He came …

Therapy Dogs

How to Make Stuffed Shells, Step by Step

When it comes to mastering Italian-American recipes, learning how to make stuffed shells should be at the top of your list. Packed with traditional …

Your dog is getting old. Here’s what you can do

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>When my dog Toby was 11, I checked out a book on antiaging for dogs from the library. I …

Pets

14 Ridiculously Good Recipes from You, Our Readers

You guys are pretty good at making cookies and galettes and curries.<p>A good relationship means both participants listen, contribute, and share. Call it a collaboration, if you'd like. We love to collaborate with all of you, our readers, and from time to time, we've let you guys take the reins on …

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21 life-saving facts that everyone should know

But life can also throw situations at us that we don't have a quick, handy response for.<p>Commenters in a recent Quora thread about life-saving facts offered their best tips, which are easy to remember and could have a huge effect if you ever find yourself in a dangerous situation.<p>You might want to …

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Red Wine Dragon Ribs

A feast fit for a king or queen.<p>Servings: 4-6<p>2 racks pork ribs (about 3-4 pounds each)<p>Salt<p>Pepper<p>1 cup of red wine<p>1 cup brown sugar<p>¼ cup apple cider vinegar<p>¼ teaspoon allspice<p>1 can tomato sauce<p>3 tablespoons tomato paste<p>Preheat oven to 250˚F/125˚C.<p>Clean the ribs (remove membrane or score) and pat dry.<p>…

7 Fancy AF Dinners That Are Actually Easy

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10 Easy Dinner Recipes That Will Become Family Favorites

A recipe that the <i>entire</i> family loves is priceless — mainly because you won’t hear “I’m hungry” five minutes after clearing the table. From Grilled Chicken Fajitas to Turkey Burgers, these easy recipes will become some of you’re most requested. The best part? They’ve all been tested, perfected and …

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Taste Beyond The Tongue

Divide and conquer: Ed Sheeran album breaks chart records around the world

As well as dominating sales in the UK and US, the singer’s LP, ÷, has provided 16 songs that are concurrently in the Australian singles chart<p>Not content with owning this week’s UK charts, Ed Sheeran has taken his quite frankly terrifying pop dominance across the world.<p>After topping his home …

Single Girls, Rejoice: 3 Healthy Egg Recipes You Can Make in 15 Minutes

Eggs are good in the morning, in the evening, and even in the afternoon. We Americans love them so much that we each consume about 255 eggs a year, …

A Satire Website Posted Fake News To Trump Supporters. Many Believed It.

"To my surprise, the Trump masses embraced my stories as fact, almost universally."<p>The idea was simple enough: publish as many absurd, obviously fake stories imaginable, and see if anyone actually falls for it. The results of this experiment were both fascinating and disheartening.<p>“BREAKING: Satire …

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5 Crazy-Delicious Shrimp Recipes You'll Make Again & Again

From Greek Shrimp with Feta to Grilled Shrimp Tacos, these simple shrimp recipes will make any meal special. Just remember: unless you live on the coast and have access to fresh shrimp, it’s best to buy frozen shrimp. The “fresh” shrimp you see in the seafood case at the supermarket are almost …

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27 Hilarious Photos That Will Make You Shout, "I LOVE DOGS, I LOVE THEM SO MUCH"

Oh, dogs. You beautiful, beautiful souls.

‘Fargo’ Season 3: New Trailer is Short Yet Chilling (Literally)

Air conditioners have never been more ominous in the new video promoting "Fargo's" third installment.<p>“Fargo” has established itself as the kind of …

24 Self-Care Tips For Anyone Living With Chronic Pain

Ditch the "I'm okay" face.<p>FYI: These aren’t meant to be a substitute for medical advice; they’re tactics that have worked for others and might work for you, too. Be sure to check with your doctor before trying anything new for your chronic pain.<p><i>Some responses have been edited for length and/or</i> …

A new opioid could provide pain relief—without causing addiction

If it works in humans, anyway<p>Opioids come with a lot of downsides. They are highly addictive, and come with a slew of unwanted side effects like constipation, not to mention life-threatening ones like respiratory distress. But we just can't quit them: Opioids are extremely effective at controlling …

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4 Apps for Couples You and Your S.O. Can Try Right Now

Technology has become a huge way for people to meet each other, and the majority of singles say they've joined a dating app at some point. But what about apps for couples? Where does technology fit in for those of us already in relationships? As it turns out, there are plenty of options for us …

Cards Against Humanity co-creator sends newest board game, Secret Hitler, to all 100 U.S. senators

With the rise of the alt-right and the white nationalist movements, some observers are analyzing the early actions of the Donald Trump administration …

When You Love An Old Dog, Managing Care Can Be A Challenge

The notion of dog years stems from the common belief that one year for a dog equals seven years for a human. Although canine aging is more nuanced than a simple formula, any dog lover knows that dogs' lives pass far too quickly.<p>Even so, America's 70 million dogs, like their human companions, are …

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Guide to Spice Mixtures

Just a pinch of one of these aromatic spice mixtures will add depth and complexity to your next meal.<p><b>Chili Powder</b><p>This mixture is often behind the …

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This Chicken & Tortellini Skillet Is What's for Dinner Tonight

If you're a meal planner, you definitely already have tonight's dinner mapped out. But I'm sorry to tell you that you're gonna have to cancel it. …

When the trolls come at you over birth control coverage, here's what to say

If you're a woman who, on the internet, has tried to defend widely accessible and affordable birth control, you probably know all the …

7 Scrumptious Gumbo Recipes

1 of 7<p>Lucy Buffett’s Winter Gumbo<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 7<p>Shrimp-and-Andouille Gumbo Dip<p>3 of 7<p>Shrimp-and-Crab Gumbo Over Grits<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 7<p>Shrimp and …

5 Budget Cuts of Beef You Should Be Buying, According to a Butcher

What should you be buying from your butcher? Theo Weening, the global meat buyer for Whole Foods, shares his favorite budget-friendly cuts of meat.<p><b>1.</b> …

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Michigan GOP Official Calls For 'Another Kent State' For Campus Protesters

"One bullet stops a lot of thuggery," tweets Dan Adamini in the wake of Berkeley demonstration against Breitbart's Milo Yiannopoulos.<p>A Republican Party official in northern Michigan has issued what amounts to a death threat against American college protesters, calling for “another Kent State” in …

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