Sara Maurer

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The Best Diet for a Lifetime of Healthy Joints

There are many reasons why people might scream – they’re angry, scared, or in pain (or maybe they’re in a metal band!). Some might say that screaming …

Top 5 garden herbs to grow, and how to grow them | The Star

I am no cook, but I can grow stuff! I happen to be married to an excellent cook who not only possesses amazing natural talent in this department, but …

Gardening

The Island No One Wants You to Know About

There is something enticing about the idea of an island getaway. Though there are thousands of island destinations to choose from all over the world, there is one island that expert travelers do not want to share with you. Why? Because it is way too amazing to share! Sound intriguing? Well, lucky …

Travel

Slow-Cooker Sticky Thai Meatballs Recipe

The key to these slow-cooker Thai-style chicken meatballs is to understand that the sauce gets better as it slowly cooks, but the meatballs don't. To fix that, we first cook the sticky sauce, packed with aromatics like lemongrass, ginger, and chilies, then add the flavorful meatballs right at the …

I Was 17 When My Boyfriend Sold Me for Sex

I went from being abused and hopeless to crafting a law to protect other child sex trafficking victims.<p>Growing up, I was an adventurous, fun-loving kid. I did well in school, was on the track, basketball, and swimming teams, and pretty popular. But after I moved from Iowa to Georgia at age 17, I …

Unintended result: Gacy probe clears 11 unrelated cold cases

CHICAGO (AP) — His task was to solve a cruel mystery decades after a serial killer's death.<p>Sgt. Jason Moran's work began in a graveyard, his first stop in his quest to identify the eight unknown victims of John Wayne Gacy. More than 30 years had passed since Gacy had murdered 33 young men and …

Will America’s 100-Year-Old Female Spy Finally Be Recognized for the Hero She Is?

She worked behind enemy lines—and was captured by the Soviets. But the U.S. never properly gave her full credit for her heroism. After seven decades, …

Time Spent in a Psych Ward

The first time I allowed myself to get a psychological evaluation at a hospital was one of the most normalizing experiences of my life. I have a mental illness, and I decided to take myself off of my medication without really working with my doctor on it. Why did I do that? Because the stigma was …

11 Tiramisu-Inspired Dessert Recipes Even a Novice Baker Can Handle

The distinct flavors of strong espresso, soft and creamy mascarpone cream, fluffy ladyfinger biscuits and a generous dusting of cocoa powder are just a few reasons tiramisu is still a crowd favorite. But making a classic tiramisu cake at home can be a daunting process, and it takes both time and …

This Detox Lemonade Will Help You Feel Much Better Post Holiday Feast

Feeling bloated, nauseous, and blah? Not anymore.<p>After Thanksgiving, it's easy to feel gross. We indulge in 4,500 calories during the feast—our bods aren't ready for it. But while there's not a ton of prep you can do for the large-and-in-charge meal, you <i>can</i> make yourself feel better. How? With a …

The blind woman who switched personalities and could suddenly see | The Star

That’s when Waldvogel began doubting the cause of B.T.’s vision loss. It’s unlikely that a brain injury of the kind that can cause cortical blindness …

Here's How To Make Spinach Artichoke Garlic Bread

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Human Trafficking Survivor Karla Jacinto Was Raped 43,200 Times as a Teen, Now She's Telling Her Story to Congress and the Pope

She was forced into prostitution at 12. Now 23, she's raising awareness of this global issue.<p>Karla Jacinto estimates she was raped 43,200 times as a teen. She was forced into prostitution at age 12 by a man a decade her senior and forced to have sex with up to 30 men a day, seven days a week, for …

Pope Francis

Stranger than fiction: mother-daughter murder case grips Australia

When the decomposing body of a young woman was found in an Australian forest in 2010, police immediately thought of the country’s most notorious serial killer, Ivan Milat.<p>The Belanglo forest in New South Wales was Milat’s favoured dumping ground for his victims in the late 1980s and early 1990s – …

Leah Remini Reflects on Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes and "Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars" Spent on Scientology

The actress, who was involved with the church for 30 years, explained her reasoning for abandoning the faith in an exclusive '20/20' interview Friday …

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Introducing The Balearic Islands in Spain

Spain has a lot of islands, scattered all over the world, many of them extremely popular holiday destinations. But few islands beat the when it comes …

Medical Doctor Sells Practice, Opens Up "Farmacy" Using Food as Medicine

Dr. Ron Weiss believes that a change is coming about in the way we approach health and medicine, or rather a reconnection with knowledge that was …

Sweet Potatoes

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Hurry - once it's sold this opportunity will be gone!<p>Besides being memorable, .com domains are unique: This is the one and only .com name of it's …

#chickswholift: Inside the world of female bodybuilding

In a sport that is becoming increasingly popular among women, female bodybuilding competitors share why they think strong is the new sexy.<p>New female …

Two Teens Arrested for Rape of 2-Year-Old Girl in India

Two teenagers were arrested late on Saturday for allegedly raping a 2 1/2-year-old girl in a park in New Delhi on Friday, the Associated Press …

Six Weeks After Sheila Hamilton's Husband Was Diagnosed as Bi-Polar, He Died by Suicide. Her New Book Can Save Others.

Sheila Hamilton's business is getting the story. She does it very well -- as a television reporter, she's won five Emmys. In Portland, Oregon, where she hosts the morning drive-time show on KINK FM, she uses her celebrity to promote good causes and creative people.<p>But there is a story she missed, …

Mental Health

Bolingbrook man who preyed on young women gets 47 years for sex trafficking

McKenzie "Casino" Carson fancied himself a businessman and a pimp, but in reality he was a vicious predator, federal prosecutors say.<p>Carson chose his victims carefully, preying on weak and vulnerable girls at homeless shelters, crack houses and rehab centers, according to prosecutors. He stalked …

Coconut Oil & Weight Loss: What 1 Tablespoon a Day Does is Shocking

Coconut oil is one of the few foods that can be classified as a “superfood.” Its unique combination of fatty acids can have profound positive effects …

Coconut

Tourist Attractions That Would Never Exist in America

"Protect us from ourselves." It's nearly a guarantee that when you visit a major tourist attraction in America, it's going to be safe. Most places put up barriers and warning signs that will stop even the most selfie-happy, oblivious tourist from doing something stupid, getting hurt, and …

Travel

More than 150 people arrested in nationwide sex trafficking sting

<b>(CNN) —</b> More than 150 people were arrested and nearly as many underage trafficking victims were rescued as part of a nationwide sex sting, the FBI announced on Wednesday.<p>The youngest victim was 12 years old.<p>The effort, which is now in its ninth year, was spearheaded by the FBI and the National …

Crime

Oregon gunman was kicked out of Army, studied mass shooters

The 26-year-old gunman who opened fire on fellow students in his community college English class, killing nine people, was an Army boot camp dropout who studied mass shooters before becoming one himself.<p>A day after the rampage in this Oregon timber town, authorities said Christopher Sean …

Fall Soup Recipes To Warm You Up On Those Chilly Nights

Coziness in a bowl.<p>The end of summer is always met with bittersweet emotions. It's hard to say goodbye to the endless sun, but it's really nice to cuddle up in a blanket and eat heart-warming meals again. Fall promises the reintroduction of many great foods, and one of its humblest is possibly one …