Drew Martineau

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Stew Science: Why You Shouldn't Cook Your Beef All Day

As anyone who has ever tried to eat at a dozen Nashville hot fried chicken joints in the course of one day can tell you, you absolutely <i>can</i> have too much of a good thing.<p>I used to be of the mindset that if cooking a stew for a long time is a good idea, then cooking it even longer is a better idea. I …

Cooking

Science says that charisma can be learned — here are 9 proven strategies

"Charisma is simply the result of learned behaviors," says Olivia Fox Cabane, author of "The Charisma Myth."<p>Here's a rundown of the skills you can learn to become more charismatic:

Psychology

"Cloud Bread" Is the Latest Food Trend Exploding on Pinterest

Bread without gluten, carbs, and hardly any sugar? It exists!<p>In a recent trend taking over Pinterest (pins and likes have spiked by 73 percent within the last year, according to She Knows), cloud bread is quickly becoming a favorite among carb-addicts everywhere.<p>Unlike most breads, this one is …

Warning: CEO Class' Next Big Attack on the Incomes of Ordinary Americans

If you're like most ordinary Americans, you're not thrilled that ever since George W. Bush came into office 15 years ago your income has flat lined.<p>It probably doesn't make much sense to you that CEO pay and Wall Street bonuses have exploded while most Americans can't keep up with the rising cost …

Middle-class

This country has forbidden almost all forms of gun ownership — and it has as few as 2 gun-related homicides a year

I've heard it said that, if you take a walk around Waikiki, it's only a matter of time until someone hands you a flyer of scantily clad women clutching handguns, overlaid with English and maybe Japanese text advertising one of the many local shooting ranges.<p>The city's largest, the Royal Hawaiian …

Guns

12 Things to Eat for a Flatter Stomach

Bye, bloat.<p>There's no shame in showing off your midriff in a bikini or crop top — ever. But it doesn't feel good to bare your belly when you're uncomfortably bloated.<p>Common culprits are constipation, fluid retention, and gas from swallowed air and the byproducts of digestion, all of which are easy …

What Good Is Thinking About Death?

We're all going to die and we all know it. This can be both a burden and a blessing.<p>In the heart of every parent lives the tightly coiled nightmare that his child will die. It might spring at logical times—when a toddler runs into the street, say—or it might sneak up in quieter moments. The fear is …

Lawn Mowing

25 daily habits that will make you smarter

In the Quora thread, "What would you do to be a little smarter every single day?", readers shared the habits they follow to fuel their brains.<p>Here are some simple actions that could help you become a smarter person.<p>Think about how to reduce poverty, how to solve a daily problem you have, …

Success

The Best Foods to Fuel Your Workout and Give You Energy

Chow down on these 8 power foods before and after your workouts, and you'll see results in no time.<p>1<p>Spinach<p><b>Good for:</b> Muscle recovery<br>It's true: …

Real-time Animal Crossing music, right in your browser

One of the best parts of Nintendo's <i>Animal Crossing</i> series is Kazumi Totaka's serene, beautiful background music, which changes based on the time of day you play. Animal Crossing Music, a fan-made extension for Google Chrome, duplicates that functionality right in your web browser.<p>Once installed, …

56 Ways to Start Losing Weight Today

<b>Limit Your Calorie Intake</b><br>Losing weight boils down to simple math. To lose one pound weekly, burn or cut out 3,500 calories in the course of seven days. That breaks down to 500 calories per day. It's difficult to cut out that many by dieting alone, especially for someone who loves to eat. The most …

Sea of clouds fills Grand Canyon in spectacular weather phenomenon

A breathtaking weather phenomenon turned the Grand Canyon into a cauldron of soupy cloud cover on Thursday.<p>The rare scenes were caused by a …

27 Sex Facts You Need in Your Life

<i>Take our survey to help us learn more sex facts that we'll share in an upcoming issue!</i><p><b>2. It can make you feel better when you're sick, too.</b> Studies show that arousal and orgasm boost your immune system. And while this means sex could be good for you when you're feeling a little under the weather, …

The Baking Essentials You Should Always Keep in Your Fridge, Freezer, Pantry, and Spice Rack

Whether you're an occasional or an everyday baker, these are the baking pantry essentials you should never be without.<p>Here's some great news: Being a great baker is not really about artistic flair or a prodigy-like ability to whip out sugar roses. It's actually about precision, patience, and …

Dessert

'Super Smash Bros For Wii U' Is Smashing The Competition On Metacritic

Nintendo continues to publish the highest-rated video games of the year on both Wii U and 3DS.<p><i>Mario Kart 8</i> sports an 88/100, while recently released action game <i>Bayonetta 2</i> reeled in a 91/100.<p>But <i>Super Smash Bros.</i> tops both these games, with a launch day average of 94/100.<p>That’s an impressive number, …

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Exercise 1 Basic Workout: Plank<p>Starting at the top of a pushup position, bend your elbows and lower yourself down until you can shift your weight from your hands to your forearms. Your body should form a straight line. Brace your abs (imagine someone is about to punch you in the gut) and hold for …

This short, wordless game will probably make you cry

'A Bird Story' only takes an hour to play, but you won't forget a minute of it<p>When Kan Gao was young, he stumbled across a bird that was injured and couldn't fly on its own. He took the bird home, tried as best he could to build a suitable nest, and made some rice so the bird wouldn't go hungry. …

3 Ways To Be Happier At Work

There’s a common belief that you will be happy when you are successful, but the reverse is actually true.<p>Scott Crabtree spent 24 years climbing the ladder in the gaming and software industries, eventually leading his own engineering team at Intel. And after observing life at companies big and …

Happiness

5 Abs-Sculpting Mistakes You're Probably Making

<b>Mistake #2: You do too many crunches.</b> Anyone who's gotten me started talking about ab exercises knows that crunches aren't my favorite. My personal philosophy is that, while these muscles are designed to flex and bend, you're better off training them to <i>resist</i> those actions (like you do with planks) …

3 Amazing Juices for Weight Loss

<b>Collard Cooler</b><br>Using apples eliminates the need for added sugar, says Cavuto.<p>2 leaves collard greens<br>2 1/2 medium apples<br>1/2 medium cucumber<br>2 stalks celery<br>1/2 medium lemon, peeled<br>1/2 medium lime, peeled<p>Combine all ingredients in a juicer. Alternatively, you could also combine them in a blender and add …

13 freaky plants that will make you scared to go outside

Nature is terrifying. Spiders, earthquakes, bears, hurricanes, and sharks all provide ample fodder for our nightmares.<p>But botanical life rarely gets …

Spider-Man vs. Attack on Titan?! Marvel announces crossover with anime/manga megahit

While <b>U.S.-produced comics</b> lag far beyond domestic titles in popularity in Japan, the recent string of high-profile live-action <b>Marvel</b> movies seem to …

Why You Should Definitely Sleep Naked Tonight

While this isn't exactly a scientific study, it does make sense that naked cuddling could boost relationship satisfaction. After all, a recent study found that couples who snuggle post-sex have happier bonds, while another study found that the closer you sleep to your partner, the better your …

Why NASA Blew Up a Rocket Just After Launch

A National Geographic staffer's on-scene account of the Antares rocket failure.<p><b>WALLOPS ISLAND, Virginia—Every time NASA launches a rocket, two safety officers have one weighty decision: They have to decide whether to push a self-destruct button if it appears the launch is going awry.</b><p>If they make …

'Ghost light' of long-dead stars haunt NASA's Hubble Telescope

NASA is adding a cosmic twist to Halloween with an unexpected find by the Hubble Space Telescope: eerie "ghost light" from the remains of a multi-galaxy massacre.<p>As many as six galaxies roughly the size of our own Milky Way met their grisly deaths at the hands of gravity. The celestial bloodbath …