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Buying These Organic Foods Is A Waste Of Money

<i>By: Kara King</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock</i><p>People choose to eat organically for many reasons -- it's better for the planet, it's supposedly healthier -- but often these folks are misguided. Although it's true that USDA organic products must be free from synthetic ingredients and grown on farms that strive to …

That Fine Wine You've Been Drinking Could Be A Knockoff

For aspiring criminals, wine remains a very lucrative field.<p><i>This is an excerpt from Wine Fraud Enters Its Golden Age, reported by Christine Haughney of Zero Point Zero as part of its Food Crimes series. Read the full story in its entirety at FoodRepublic.</i><p>It was perhaps the biggest victory in the …

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The Cheapest Days To Fly And 12 More Holiday Travel Tips

<b>By Hilary Solan, Travelzoo</b><p>Complaints about stressful holiday travel are as old as St. Nick himself. Armed with these tips, you'll be able to pack some holiday cheer (plus unwrapped presents) while en route to grandma's.<p><b>1. Pick the right day to fly.</b><p>Busy airports, crazy-high fares, winter weather …

9 Under $200 Winter Coats That Look Insanely Expensive

Each winter, we find ourselves facing the coat conundrum—where can we find a warm topper that is also chic <i>and</i> affordable? Knowing how difficult it is …

8 Ways to Tailgate Like the Foodie You Are

<i>It's tailgating season, finally! Who doesn't love crisp Friday nights under the lights, especially if there's lots of great tailgating food involved? We've got 8 recipes guaranteed to stack your party menu for a win. Let's get cookin'!</i><p>It's called Crack Dip because it's completely, totally …

Why Sex Is Overrated and Love Is the New Black

<i>It all starts from the moment you lay eyes on her. Apparently, you've all of three seconds from that point to leave your mark... smile... approach... say something! From then on it's a quest, which, for some, will end almost instantly -- their first words unfortunately birthing their last. Others,</i> …

These 7 Butter Hacks Will Make Your Life Infinitely Better

YAS.<p>Butter is one of the greatest ingredients found in the kitchen. It makes toast into something we'd happily eat for breakfast. It gives cookies their delicious flavor. It does wonders to chicken. All around, it's amazing -- which is why you need butter hacks.<p>Because a life without butter -- for …

Your Must-Have Guide To Shopping At Zara This Fall

You're welcome.<p>As much as we hate to admit it, fall weather is here. That means it's officially cashmere, leather and turtleneck season. The bad news about the chillier temps is that stocking up on shearling and suede can take a serious toll on our bank accounts -- but not if you shop smart (and if …

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'Rough Rides' and the Challenges of Improving Police Culture

Freddie Gray isn't the first person to be gravely injured while riding in a police van.<p><i>Updated on April 27, 2015, at 5 p.m.</i><p>A rough ride. Bringing them up front. A screen test. A cowboy ride. A nickel ride.<p>Police say that intentionally banging a suspect around in the back of a van isn't common …

The surprising downsides of being clever

Can high intelligence be a burden rather than a boon? David Robson investigates.<p>If ignorance is bliss, does a high IQ equal misery? Popular opinion would have it so. We tend to think of geniuses as being plagued by existential angst, frustration, and loneliness. Think of Virginia Woolf, Alan …

Psychology

The Virtue of Being Short

Taller does not mean healthier. It's more likely the opposite.<p>If you've ever had a tall man stand in front of you at a concert, blocking your view, and wished that he would have a heart attack, the odds were against you.<p>Tall men are less likely to develop heart disease than are short men, according …

Why do we have allergies?

Allergic reactions to everything from pollen to peanuts make life a misery for millions. But why does our body over-react to seemingly benign intruders? Carl Zimmer reports.<p>For me, it was hornets.<p>One summer afternoon when I was 12, I ran into an overgrown field near a friend’s house and kicked a …

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Your Favorite Rooms of the Week

See what's trending on Pinterest.<p>See what's popular on our Pinterest boards for the week of December 01, 2014. Follow us on Pinterest for more decor inspiration.

The Science of Near-Death Experiences

Empirically investigating brushes with the afterlife<p>Near-death experiences have gotten a lot of attention lately. The 2014 movie <i>Heaven Is for Real</i>, about a young boy who told his parents he had visited heaven while he was having emergency surgery, grossed a respectable $91 million in the United …

8 Mobile Apps that Will Make You Love Your Next Layover

Prayitno / Flickr<p>Flight delays are impossible to avoid and even more frustrating to deal with. But there are a few smartphone apps that will make your next delay less of a headache. Whether you want to find the nearest airport lounge or yoga room, or just need help getting rebooked, you'll find …

After video surfaces, grand jury charges 2 Philadelphia policemen in beating

Two Philadelphia police officers were charged Thursday with beating a man on a scooter nearly two years ago and lying about it, resulting in wrongful charges against him.<p>A Philadelphia grand jury decided to charge Officers Sean McKnight and Kevin Robinson after the district attorney presented …

Serotonin deficiency may not cause depression after all

<b>(hikrcn/Shutterstock)</b><p>New research may lead to a more direct and effective treatment than common SSRIs<p>Jeanene Swanson<p>December 13, 2013 1:30pm (UTC)<p>Depression strikes some 35 million people worldwide, according to the World Health Organization, contributing to lowered quality of life as well as an …

Minnesota Bans Antibacterial Triclosan

Minnesota is banning the germ killer triclosan, which is found in many soaps and body washes. Governor Mark Dayton signed the bill on Friday, but the …

Doubling of Antarctic ice loss revealed by European satellite

Antarctica is shedding 160 billion tonnes a year of ice into the ocean, twice the amount of a few years ago, according to new satellite observations. The ice loss is adding to the rising sea levels driven by climate change and even east Antarctica is now losing ice.<p>The new revelations follows the …

Cancer Patients Asking For Tests Are Often Right, Study Suggests

By Bahar Gholipour, Staff Writer<p>Published: 05/19/2014 02:44 AM EDT on LiveScience<p>Unnecessary tests and inappropriate treatments are problems in medicine, and may add to health care costs. But contrary to what some research has found, most of the tests and treatments that cancer patients request are …

Finishing Touches for an Unfinished Room: Tips from the Pros --> http://apttherapy.com/1jAuKUT "If your room doesn't feel finished, add a touch of black". It's such a simple suggestion, easy for any novice to try out, and it got me thinking. What other tricks do the pros have up their sleeves?

20 Indoor Plants for the Small-Space Gardener

All of these beauties are easy to keep alive.<p>If your home wasn't blessed with tons of square footage, that doesn't mean you can't flex your green thumb. All of these plants take up minimal space, require little sun (a <i>must</i> when you only have a few windows to work with), and are basically made for …

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La Quinta Poised to Raise $780 Million in Another Blackstone Hotel IPO

La Quinta the midpriced hotel chain backed by Blackstone Group LP, is seeking to raise as much as $781 million in its U.S. initial share sale.<p>La …

How to piss off a Canadian-Jamaican

I’VE SPENT MOST OF MY LIFE around my Jamaican family and a good part (okay, all) of my formative years practicing the art of pissing them off. I …

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10 Reasons to Visit Mexico Now

In anticipation of this year's AFAR Experiences-Mexico, set for October, AFAR co-founder Joe Diaz visited Mexico City, as well as Mexico's beautiful Pacific Coast, in the fall of 2013. Each time he has visited, he's found new reasons to return. Here are 10 reasons why Mexico is the place to be, in …

5 Pieces That Make You Look Instantly Dated

We're all for sartorial freedom, but there are certain once-on-trend items that, when worn today, appear anything but current. Consider this your official out list.<p>We're all for sartorial freedom, but there are certain once-on-trend items that, when worn today, appear anything but current. Consider …

Chicken and Olives Recipe - Chicken Breasts Braised with Olives

Seared Scallops with Brown Butter Caper Sauce Recipe

A beautifully seared scallop is a delight to behold and a pleasure to eat. It can be just a little challenging to accomplish though.<p>First, you need …