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Mel Tillis, country music legend, dead at 85

Country music legend Mel Tillis died early Sunday morning in Ocala, Florida, Absolute Publicity said in a news release. He was 85.<p>"Tillis battled …

Country Music

It's not even Halloween yet and this house already has its Christmas tree up

For some, October is a month to get excited about Halloween.<p>But in one Cardiff home, it’s already all about Christmas .<p>Margaret Ford, 71, from …

Decorations

The 11 Best Artificial Christmas Trees on Amazon, According to 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> …

Master the Perfect Pie Crust Before the Holiday Season

Most pie crust recipes are virtually the same. Cut up some butter, toss it into your flour, and add a teeny bit of water to transform it into a shaggy mess. Bring it all together, and roll it out. Salt, sugar, vanilla beans, and citrus zest are all well and good, but they’re just the window …

Baking

30 Easy, Safe and Fun Destinations for Your First Solo Adventure

Lima, Peru was my first destination as a solo traveler a few years ago when I was a senior in college. I actually stopped there on my way to Brazil …

There is something of the Scarlet Pimpernel about this luscious chocolate cake: an aristocratic Gallic gateau that takes the breath away<p>It happens every time. Nothing quiets the din of a great gathering, albeit briefly, like the appearance of chocolate cake. What music does to soothe a savage …

Dessert

Taste Beyond The Tongue

The 9 Best Mascara Tricks In The Whole World

One of our favorite parts of our beauty routine is the drastic transformation from drowsy and bleary-eyed to fresh-faced, all thanks to our trusty magic mascara wand. And since we cherish the little tube so dang much, we pulled together nine mascara tricks every lady should know.<p>TO ADD LENGTH<p>Run …

The 9 Best Concealers to Erase Dark Circles, Puffiness, and More

It’s Tuesday afternoon, and as the week picks up speed, the healthy glow from last weekend’s extended morning workouts, long, languid afternoons, and candlelit nights has officially worn off. It’s practically universal law that by now, complexions could use a little well-timed pick-me-up. Luckily, …

Use These Tricks for a Better Night's Sleep

More Zs at night means a more productive day.<p><i>This story is part of a series on how getting fit and healthy can boost your bottom line.</i><p>Sleep may be …

How To Rate Your Date—Before Getting Hooked

Though her official title is Life Strategist, Suzannah Galland is a bit more than that: Not only does she give clients specific and actionable …

For Father’s Day: This guy wins Funniest Dad of the Year

IF YOU DON’T HAVE A SENSE of humor, you’re going to have a rough time raising kids. Fortunately for James Breakwell, a father of four daughters under …

17 Camping Gear Fails You Never Want to Make Again

We've all done some stupid stuff while camping. Let's learn from our mistakes.<p><b>Not bringing warm enough clothes:</b> This is the number one mistake I see. Inevitably, someone has failed to realized that the mountains are colder than the city or that the desert can be, too. Or, they think, “45 degrees? I …

Why Are So Many Muslim Refugees in Europe Suddenly Finding Jesus?

Whether out of conviction or convenience, thousands of migrants in Europe are converting to Christianity.<p>AMSTERDAM — Hundreds of Pakistanis and …

'Hi, Anxiety': Women hide their mental illness out of shame, says author

Kat Kinsman’s anxiety began in kindergarten with upset stomachs and a nervous habit of picking at her thumb until it bled.<p>By 14, depression set in after being bullied, and her symptoms became so severe, she stopped going to school. Her parents finally took her to a psychiatrist.<p>But just as …

These Are the Concealer Hacks Makeup Artists Think You Should Know

It's no secret we love a good beauty hack. (Seriously though—from lipstick to mascara to hair spray, we've rounded up a treasure trove of experts' tricks.) Up next in our quest for the best beauty routine ever: concealer. Read on to find out the tricks that nine makeup artists think every woman …

Makeup

This Stuffed Bunny Got Left Behind At A Hotel And Became A Facebook Superstar

This is really cute.<p>"Hello to all the lovely people in Adare Manor Hotel. My name is Kate Hogan. Thank you for taking such good care of my special Jellycat. He was my first ever teddy a whole three and a half years ago," Kate's family wrote on Facebook. "I was so lonely going to sleep last night, …

The Best Under-$20 Natural Beauty Products

Anytime you hear that something is sustainably farmed, hand-harvested, 100 percent organic, and cruelty-free, it can only mean one thing: It'll cost you. After all, kindness can be quite pricey. But some of the best natural products are also some of the most affordable. To prove it, we picked our …

33 Fast Facts About Love

• In every interaction, we're all asking the same question: "Will you show me what real love is?"<br>• Whether we're creating a special dinner or starting an argument, we're looking for an opportunity to share love.<br>• If we don't love ourselves first, no one else will -- not because we're not lovable, but …

10 Easy Ways to Retire 10 Years Early

Play it smart, and you won’t need a fortune to leave the office behind<p>Forget what you may have heard—you don’t need to work until the grave. Just follow these 10 simple strategies and you’ll be able to retire when you’re young enough to enjoy it.<p><b>Related</b>: The Better Man Project—2,000+ Awesome Tips …

Retirement

32 Healthy High-Fiber Breakfast Ideas That Will Keep You Full

By now it’s not news that breakfast does a body good, replenishing energy, kick-starting your insulin response, and even preventing heart disease.<p>But …

Healthy Eating

Rise and Shine: 12 Easy Weekend Breakfast Recipes

Christmas might be over, but there are still kids and houseguests to feed. Whip up one of these easy breakfast recipes and give them something delicious to wake up to.<p><b>1. Best Blueberry Muffins</b><p>Bursting with fresh blueberries with a tender crumb and sparkling sugar crust, these really are the best …

Learning, and controlling, your metabolism rate for weight loss

<b>(CNN) —</b> Metabolism is a term that is thrown around a lot in the nutrition world, but most people don't fully understand what it really is, what aspects of your metabolism are under your control and how you can optimize it to help you lose weight and keep the weight off.<p>The term metabolism actually …

Nutrition

15 clever gifts for cat fanatics

From a self-cleaning litter tray to an automatic feeder, here are some of the best presents to purchase for the cat lover in your life.

15 unusual pet gifts for cherished fuzzballs

No one is more deserving of your hard-earned cash than your loyal — if only sometimes house-trained — pets.<p>And if pets could use their tiny paws to …

Pets

Turn the tables on job interviewers with these tough but fair questions

<i>This is the latest news and information for workers and managers from across the Web universe, brought to you by Monday Morning Manager writer Harvey Schachter. Follow us on Twitter</i> @Globe_Careers <i>or join our</i> Linked In <i>group.</i><p><b>Turn the tables on job interviewers</b><p>Here are some tough questions to ask of …

9 gifts that will pamper your furry (or feathered) best friend

The holidays are here, and we've got plenty of gift ideas to keep everyone happy. Skip to gifts for: Kids, cooks and the socially conscious as well as those who are into health & wellness, home décor and amazing experiences. And you'll find even more holiday gift ideas here.<p><b>Kat Pak</b><p>With lots of …