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Bernie Sanders on Guns, Drones, TPP and Vice President Joe Biden

Sen. Bernie Sanders sat down with NBC’s Chuck Todd for a wide-ranging interview that aired Sunday on “Meet the Press.” During the interview, Sanders suggested his “consistency” on issues was a major selling point against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the Democratic presidential …

The Fall Harvest Salad You Need in Your Life This Season

When I think fall I think orange. All the beautiful orange foods, flavors and colors that take over October and linger well into November.<p>It's quite beautiful, wouldn't you say?<p>Frolicking through your local farmers' market is extra special during these fall months. There's pumpkin overload, apple …

How to Make Authentic Shakshuka at Home

<i>Photo by Ashley Manning</i><p>Everyone loves breakfast food disguised as lunch or dinner. But fried eggs can get old fast, despite racking up insane amounts of likes on Instagram. That's why there's shakshuka--a spicy, Middle Eastern take on "throw everything in your fridge into a pan and voila."<p>It's …

Recipes

Joe Biden chokes up during emotional 'Late Show' interview

After a brief chat about phoniness in Washington, Colbert asked Biden how he was coping with the loss of his son, Beau, who died of brain cancer in May.<p>"People know that you have experienced tragedies in your life. And we are inspired by the way that you have responded to those," Colbert said. "I'd …

Joe Biden

Don't Waste a Whole Carton of Eggs: How to Avoid Common Poaching Mistakes

Poached eggs are easy…as long as you don't make any of these common mistakes. Here's how to poach like a pro.<p>An expertly poached egg is a real thing of beauty. Get it right, and you've got a delicate, trembling yolk just barely shrouded in a cloak of thin egg whites—ready to be broken and get all …

Your Body Hates You: The Definitive Timeline for All Those Doctors' Appointments You Never Book

Oh hello, adulthood.<p>Chances are, if you're between the ages of 18 to 35, you're not taking the best care of your body. Or <i>any</i> care of your body—if you're like 9 out of 10 Millennials, says ZocDoc, you're not scheduling preventative doctor visits of any kind. Even worse, when you do actually schedule …

The Secrets to Decorating a Stylish, Personal Living Space

"If you buy everything from a West Elm catalog, your space is going to feel a little soulless."<p>Decorating a new space (or your current bromidic one) is a big deal. You want it to reflect your current taste and interests—not just be a mash-up of hand-me-downs and odd pieces you've picked up along …

To Stop Procrastinating, Start by Understanding the Emotions Involved

Time management goes only so far; the emotional reasons for delay must also be addressed<p>Putting off a work or school assignment in order to play videogames or water the plants might seem like nothing more serious than poor time-management.<p>But researchers say chronic procrastination is an emotional …

Time Management

7 Summer Reads for the Curious Mind

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Books

10 Back-to-School Shopping Apps That Bring the Mall to You

We may DIY all the time, but deep down, we’re super lazy. We heart meals delivered to our doorstep, manicure colors that arrive in the mail and, best of all, having the ability to refresh our closets without even getting out of bed. In fact, we’re planning on doing the bulk of our back-to-school …

Scientists (sort of) settle debate on low-carb vs. low-fat diets

Decisions, decisions. If you're looking to lose weight, should you go for the mango smoothie or the artisan cheese plate? The poppy-seed bagel or the cashew snack?<p>If you're unsure, join the crowd. For years nutritionists have debated the same kinds of questions -- with some arguing that a low-fat …

Hilarious Letter of Rejection (From Harvard, Apparently) is Driving Twitter Crazy

We have no idea if this letter of rejection, apparently from Harvard, is real or fake, but we're still weak with laughter after reading it. Ladies …

Harvard

Best free tax software

Tax season is here and while many dread doing their taxes, it’s not so bad with the right software. Many people assume you have to pay for expensive …

Traditional IRA or Roth IRA? How to decide which one's right for you

Whether you choose the Roth or traditional version, you can expect some pretty nice tax advantages and a variety of investment options to pick from, including mutual funds, annuities, CDs, stocks and bonds, and exchange-traded funds. IRAs are also a great alternative for those unable to contribute …