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9 Spring Floral Trends to Put On Your Radar

It's time to take advantage of all the beautiful blooms this season has to offer.<p>Take advantage of all the beautiful blooms this season has to offer. We asked the experts to share what floral trends will be hot this season.

You Could Eat Fast Food After A Workout To Build Muscle

No need for fancy supplements<p>Whether you’re training for a marathon or pumping iron like Arnold, intense physical activity depletes your muscles’ primary source of energy, glycogen. There’s a whole industry of post-workout supplements designed to help your muscles bounce back as quickly as …

Exercise

How Being a Worrywart Helps at Work

Pessimism and Anxiety Can Improve Performance<p>By<p>Sue Shellenbarger<p>Sue Shellenbarger<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>Google+<p>Sue.Shellenbarger@wsj.com<p>Most people seek to project an upbeat, confident attitude on the job. But sometimes it is better to be a worrywart.<p>While ample research has documented the …

The Nasa team keeping tabs on intergalactic death rays

A space mission tracking the most violent explosions in the Universe has just celebrated its 10th anniversary. Richard Hollingham discovers how Swift has changed our view of the cosmos.<p>You do not want to get in the way of a gamma ray burst.<p>“They’re the most luminous, high energy explosions that …

Universe

ISIS Wants a Truce

In the new edition of its magazine, ISIS floats the idea of a truce. Is the group flagging—or is this just another trick?<p>After months of being …

National Parks Road Trip: Utah

Discover the Road to Mighty: Zion > Bryce Canyon > Capitol Reef > Arches > Canyonlands<p><b>Gateway Airport:</b> McCarran International, Las Vegas<p>This multiday adventure on remote byways is a journey through the slickrock heart of the American West, linking Utah’s "Mighty Five" national parks—Zion, Bryce …

The $325,000 Lab-Grown Hamburger Now Costs Less Than $12

It wasn’t long ago that test-tube hamburgers–meat made from small pieces of lab-grown animal muscle tissue–were just a glimmer in some mad …

Prenatal Development

25 Awesome Family Vacations for Active Kids

As the parent of two very active kids I know it is crucial to plan a family vacation packed with activity and access to the outdoors. Let’s be …

Hiking

10 Supposedly Irish Things That Aren't Remotely Irish

To celebrate St. Patrick's Day, millions will be embracing all things Irish. Wait, make that faux Irish—because many St. Patrick's "traditions" have …

4 Breakfast Mistakes That Are Making You Gain Weight

Watch out for these four a.m. meal traps<p>You already know that eating breakfast can help you slim down. But just because you are (hopefully!) making a concerted effort to rise and dine doesn’t mean you can eat whatever you want when you wake up—sorry, but calories still count before noon. So we …

America’s Best Cities for Foodies 2015

Readers ranked the city near the top for its food markets—no surprise, since the iconic Pike Place Market is a must-stop for many visitors. Locals, …

Should You Be Drinking Quinoa Instead of Eating It?

These days the quinoa obsession has skyrocketed so high that not only is the seed going into every granola mix, salad bowl, and veggie-burger medley, …

Unhealthiest fast food burgers from around the world

KFC caused quite a rumble recently when it introduced the DoubleDown Dog in the Philippines, and the protest wasn’t just coming from customers’ arteries. The DoubleDown Dog features a regular hot dog, but replaces the bun with a fried chicken patty. The whole thing is topped with a gooey yellow …

McDonald's Customer Chokes Cashier Over Order Mix-Up

One McDonald's customer in Georgia was definitely not lovin' it when he was overcharged for his meal last week. According to WALB, Willis Mann "lost his cool" after his order was accidentally rung up incorrectly. Instead of pointing out the error, Mann leapt behind the counter "choked the cashier, …

Six of the most dangerous toddler food trends

"If children are on vegan or vegetarian diets it’s important to make sure they are nutritionally adequate" <i>Photo: stocksy</i><p>I used to think unqualified …

15 Foods You Should Never Eat

The foods to eliminate from your diet now.<p>We know we should stay clear of hard-and-fast food but some foods can seriously mess with your health.<p>"It doesn't mean you'll get sick, get cancer, or die if you eat a dangerous food once," says Nneka Leiba, deputy director of research at the Environmental …

#ChicEats: New York's Best Southern Comfort Food

Our weekly column covers the chicest food and restaurants. Here's where to satisfy your urge for southern hospitality in New York City.<p>It seems spring may finally be here—and these last few days of chilly transitional weather are perfect for comfort food. Comfort food is not traditionally …

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Lifestyle

Fast Food Workers File Burn Complaints

Fast food restaurant workers in 19 cities filed 28 complaints with federal and state health and safety officials alleging that their workplaces are unsafe and their employers have done little to protect them.<p>“I’ve been repeatedly burned on the job,” Brittney Berry, who has worked at McDonald’s in …

The 9 Foods Most Likely to Make You Sick

Follow these kitchen tips to beat off nasty bacteria and keep making the meals you love

8 Things You Should Never Eat if You're Trying to Lose Weight

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, "low-fat" foods are actually your enemy.<p>Lots of experts say it's stupid to forbid yourself from eating certain foods – that denying yourself something you really want to eat can ultimately lead to binge eating and eventual weight gain. So dessert isn't on this …

15 Incredible Photos of Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park is a vast wilderness of nearly 1,200 square miles that is open 24 hours a day all year long. It has large open valleys, high …

72 Hours in Saba

The trip to Saba gets interesting before you even set foot on its soil. Its tiny airport sits on a plateau between a jagged coastline and sharply …

Trails

5 Awesome Alternatives to Cruel Animal Attractions in Thailand

Getting the chance to see wild animals in their natural environment can be a magnificent and humbling experience. Unfortunately, there are very few …

10 National Monuments You’ve Never Heard Of

What you’ll see: Strange rock spires<p>When to go: Spring, Fall<p>With towering rock spires, narrow canyons, and impossibly balanced boulders — Chiricahua …

National Parks

How To Gain Traction When You're Running or Walking On Snow And Ice

Accidental falls kill 30,208 Americans each year. That's only 3,000 less than car accidents. And the technology exists to utterly eliminate …

Travel Photo Contest Winners

Best of Montana in Spring: Nature and Wildlife

Discover Montana's most beautiful springtime landscapes, and experience exciting animal encounters.<p><b>Triple D Game Farm, Kalispell</b><p>Professional and amateur cinematographers, photographers, and artists flock to family-owned Triple D Game Farm to capture spectacular wildlife shots in a controlled …