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Five Fine Florida Island Escapes

<i>Follow your bliss to an island adventure! Photo courtesy of Collins Vacation Rentals on St. George Island</i><p>It's called island time for a reason.<p>When you escape onto a tract of land completely surrounded by water, you escape more than the mainland.<p>It might be the sand, sprinkled with shells, or the …

5 Madly Delicious Ways to Make Meatballs

<b>1. Swedish Meatballs</b><p>Delicate, bite-sized and covered in a light cream gravy -- what's not to love about Swedish meatballs? Spear them with toothpicks for a party or spoon them over lightly buttered egg noodles for dinner. Either way, make extra -- they disappear quickly! <b>GET THE RECIPE</b><p><b>2. Chicken</b> …

No excuses: Apps to get you in shape in no time

New year, new you, right? Well, at least until life gets in the way. Don't let your busy schedule stymie your goals to get moving with these apps.<p>The hot new fitness trend is getting in a workout in a short amount of time, from as little as seven minutes. These apps can help you fit in a workout …

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4 Wholesome and Hearty Bean Soups to Get You Through Winter

<b>1. Pasta e Fagioli</b><p>Pasta e fagioli -- literally "pasta and beans" -- is a hearty and heartwarming Italian soup, perfect for a chilly night. There are countless recipes but this one, adapted from Chef Joe Cicala's recipe in the <i>The Washington Post</i>, is the best I've tried. The base of the soup is made …

'Paint-Your-Own Granite' Is A Thing, And Apparently It Actually Works

We love a good granite countertop -- while its popularity may be quieting down, it's hard to deny the polished look you'll get with one of kitchen decorating's biggest staples.<p>But we NEVER knew you could paint your own granite.<p>The average granite countertop costs between $3,000 and $5,000 to …

How Crayola Crayons Are Made

There are 120 different colors of Crayola Crayons.<p>23 shades of red, 20 greens, 19 blues, 16 purples, 14 oranges, 11 browns, 8 yellows, 2 grays, 2 coppers, 2 blacks, 1 white, 1 gold and 1 silver. The Crayola factory in Easton, Pennsylvania makes 12 million crayons a day in a variety of the shades we …

7 Effective Questions That Will Kick You Into Taking Action Right Away

The difference between extraordinary people and ordinary people is the little “extra” that extraordinary people do more than normal people. And you …

Motivation

Classic French Toast with Berries Recipe - Health

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 200°.<p>Step 2<p>Place a large shallow baking dish in oven to warm.<p>Step 3<p>Combine first 7 ingredients (through salt) in …

17 Ways You're Sleeping Wrong

Correct these mistakes for a good night's rest.<p>Even if you eat kale, exercise, and somehow resist the office cupcakes, it still won't matter much if you don't get a decent amount of sleep. Your body and mind desperately needs rest to function properly.<p>If only it were as easy as shutting your eyes. …

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Three Irish Teens Win Google Science Fair Using Bacteria to Grow Food

Seeds treated with bacteria grow faster and better, research shows.<p>A trio of Irish high-schoolers nabbed the top prize in this year's Google Science Fair with a project that speeds up crop growth by tapping into the naturally cozy relationship between soil microbes and plants.<p>After 11 months of …

After A Forest Fire, This Couple Went Tiny—And It's Our Dream Mountain Retreat

This mountaintop tiny home is a to-die-for rustic Rocky Mountain escape (and it's totally off-the-grid!).<p><i>FYI.tv</i><p>After a forest fire burnt down their 1,200 square-foot Conifer, CO home in 2012, Kristen Moeller and husband David Cottrell decided to rebuild—on a smaller, but no less luxurious scale. …

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7 Under-The-Radar Wine Regions You Need to Visit

<i>By: Sophie-Claire Hoeller</i><p><i>Credit: Flickr/Chuck Abbe</i><p>Sure, everybody knows Napa, Bordeaux, and Tuscany. But if you want to really impress potential overnight guests (and the waiter), you'll need to up your oenophilic game beyond the usual suspects.<p>To help you do that, we've rounded up seven …

Famous Chefs Reveal the Life-Changing Moments That Got Them Cooking

Not everyone is fortunate enough to have a life-changing moment of clarity that defines their career. And even fewer people have one that involves cutting the head off a chicken.<p>But when you talk to people in the culinary world, nearly everyone's had that "aha" moment when they realized that they …

Report: Tom Hardy Eyed for Villain in X-Men: Apocalypse

But Bane star may opt for Suicide Squad.<p>It's looking increasingly likely that Tom Hardy's next movie might be a comic book adaptation.<p>The British …

11 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Airport Security

Take off your shoes, remove your belt, chug that half-empty bottle of water -- we know the general rules of airport security all too well.<p>But what's going on behind the scenes, and which hacks will get you through security faster? Allow us to share some of our most riveting security secrets.<p><b>You can</b> …

How Is Vodka Made?

<b>For more food drink and travel videos visit www.potluckvideo.com</b><p>In the video above we went to Cognac, France - the home of Grey Goose - to find out how one vodka goes from grain to bottle.<p>Vodka production starts with a starch, and for most commercial production, that means beginning with wheat. For …

What Your Birthday Says About Your Mood And Personality, According To Science

Astrologers and other spiritual types are typically the only people to believe in a connection between a person's birthday and their personality. But according to a recent study, there's scientific evidence that indeed, the season of your birth may have some impact on who you are.<p>Researchers from …

The best free things to do in 2015

Travel doesn’t have to break the bank: here’s our guide to the best travel experiences that – like love – don’t cost a thing.<p>1. The Kensington Museums, London, UK<p>Welcome to Kensington, home to well-heeled lords and ladies, chauffeur-driven Rolls Royces, and London’s favourite free museums. The …

EW's Horror Quintessentials: The 5 best zombie movies

<i>With Halloween fast approaching,</i> EW <i>is picking the five best films in a variety of different horror movie categories. Each day, we’ll post our top</i> …

How a gene-patent test case will help both patients and inventors

<i>Sam Abraham is adjunct professor, Department of Pathology at the University of British Columbia and Department of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry, Simon Fraser University; David Castle is professor, School of Public Administration, University of Victoria; and E. Richard Gold is professor,</i> …

Dementia is leading cause of death for women

<b>Dementia is the leading cause of death for women in England and Wales, official figures show.</b><p>The disease now kills more than three times as many women as breast cancer and thousands more than either heart attacks or stroke.<p>Analysts say the rising numbers may be because doctors are becoming more …

How to Build Mental Muscle

New research reveals that if you really want that PR, you have to train your brain—hard.<p>I spring out of bed, pull on my shorts and trainers, slather on sunscreen, and sit down at my computer. It's 7 a.m. on a Sunday morning in mid-May, two weeks before the start of my first marathon, and time for …

Meet the Bartender Who’s Using Science to Reinvent the Cocktail

Author: Adam Rogers. Adam Rogers Science<p>Date of Publication: 11.06.14.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>Dave Arnold is not a typical bartender. As …

Netflix will make 'A Series of Unfortunate Events' TV show

It's been 10 years since <i>Lemony Snickets' A Series of Unfortunate Events</i> was made into a movie, and you've probably accepted by now that there won't be a second one. We're not about to tell you that there will be (that's the sad truth), but you will see the Baudelaire orphans on screen again, now …

How To Organize Your Fridge Like An Adult

<i>By Maria Janowiak</i><p>Tip: Your fridge isn't just a closet for food — it’s a high-tech device that helps you store all of your favorite snacks, …

The Super-Smart Way to Get the Leftover Smell and Taste Out of Food Containers

Don't let last week's lunch ruin today's midday meal.<p><i>This article was written by Leah Bhabha and repurposed with permission from Food52.</i><p>Easy-to-store, economical, and available in a bevy of sizes and shapes, reusable plastic storage containers are an indispensable part of every modern pantry. The …

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What Happens to Your Body When You Stop Working Out?

Read this if you've taken a fitness hiatus.<p>Even when you have the best of intentions, life sometimes gets in the way of a fitness routine. And whatever the reason behind it, the absence of workouts will cause your body to lose some of the progress it had made. Here’s how an exercise hiatus impacts …

Exercise

Depression Could Finally Get as Much Biomedical Attention as Cancer

If the extent of human suffering were used to decide which diseases deserve the most medical attention, then depression would be near the top of the …

THE CONJURING 2: THE ENDFIELD POLTERGEIST - Story Details and Release Date

Serving store-bought pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving? Trick it out with these 6 easy tips

If you’re not a baker — or if you typically run out of steam by the time you prepare, oh, a 20-pound turkey and six side dishes on Thanksgiving — there’s no shame in busting out a store-bought frozen or ready-to-serve pumpkin pie for dessert. (After all, the packaged versions aren't far off from …