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Five Simple Ways to Raise Testosterone Levels for Better Body Composition & Optimal Health | Poliquin Article

Improve body composition and raise testosterone by making sure you are not deficient in certain nutrients that are directly linked to suboptimal …

Wellness

The Cheapest Places to Travel for Each Month of the Year

Domestic: Los Angeles<p>You can save 33 percent on hotels in the city of angels this month, when the nightly average rate for four-star properties dips …

Time to freak out: 4 reasons the global economy is screwed

A FRESH BLAST OF COLD AIR swept across global financial and commodity markets on Wednesday, raising fears that the world economy could be heading …

Stock Markets

21 Staples You Should Always Have In Your Pantry

"What's for dinner?" feels a lot less daunting when you know your pantry is stocked to the gills with all the fixings for a proper last-minute meal.<p>Here, 21 things to always (always) have on hand.<p><b>1.Balsamic Vinegar</b><p>For salad dressings.<p><b>2. Baking Soda</b><p>You know, for baking...and bug bites.<p><b>3. Dijon</b> …

Foodies

7 Lighting Mistakes You're Making

Avoid these and your future will be bright.<p><i>A perfectly-lit bedside table by Ashley Whittaker.</i><p>1. Relying on Only One Light Source<p>The key to good lighting is layering it at different heights. "Don't rely on only one kind of light source. Mix a variety of overhead and floor or table lamps," Alan …

Most Amazing

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6 Ways to Bring Good Luck to Your House

Common good-fortune beliefs.<p>These good-fortune beliefs and feng shui practices could bring a little luck into your house. For more, see what designs could bring bad luck to your house.

17 Ways To Use Just About Everything In Your Kitchen BETTER

These kitchen tricks will make cooking SO much easier. This piece originally appeared on cosmopolitan.com.<p><b>1. Use two plates to safely cut a lot of little tomatoes at once.</b><p>Lay the tomatoes you wish to slice in half on a small plate. Place another plate on top and then run a very sharp knife through …

Dessert

22 tips, tricks and shortcuts for Android Lollipop

<b>1. Settings Search Bar</b><p>Settings now has its own dedicated search bar. While this may seem like a very minor addition, it’s actually a great timesaver when you know exactly what you’re after. For example, let’s say you want to change your network settings, but you don’t know where to look. Just head …

Windows Phone

13 Productivity Tips to Make 2015 Your Best Year Yet

With the New Year right around the corner, it’s a good time to evaluate your work habits (yes, in addition to your fitness routine and maybe even your haircut). Especially for you creative freelancers out there, productivity often equals money, happiness and general well-being. We found 13 tips …

Productivity

7 Cleaning Myths--BUSTED!

Don't believe any of these 7 cleaning myths--they'll only slow down your routine.<p><i>Steven Lam / Getty Images</i><p><b>Myth #1: "Don't make your bed in the morning—let it air out!"</b><p>No-clean activists use this to shame bed-makers into giving up their tidy ways. And they have a point, even if they're not actually …

Color Management

8 Surprising Uses for Plastic Wrap

Got an excess of plastic wrap? Here are 8 astonishing new uses.<p><b>1. Keep a paint roller from drying out</b><p>Are you mid-paint, ready to break for the night, but don't want your rollers to get crusty and sad by the morning? Try this tip from The Ugly Duckling House and wrap your wet paint rollers in …

13 DIY Decor Solutions That Will Make Your Life Easier

21 Problems You Can Solve With Baking Soda

Seriously, store a box of this stuff in every room of your house.<p>Sure, it's a pro at making chewy chocolate chip cookies, but baking soda's real claim-to-fame is its power to freshen and clean many spots in your home. It's a super-effective (but gentle) abrasive and is a great natural deodorizer, …

15 Cleaning Tips We Learned In 2014

From the archives, we've pulled our favorite tips and tricks from the past year to help keep your New Year's resolutions in check.<p><b>1. Vacuum in both directions.</b> If you don't, you're likely to miss small pieces of dirt and dust that get trapped under the fibers of your carpet.<p>Looking for more …

Houseplants

10 Things You Didn't Know Your Android Phone Could Do

Whether you're rocking the latest Android device from Samsung, HTC, or LG, these tips will help you get the most out of your phone or tablet. RELATED: 10 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do<p><b>1. Send That Unwanted Call Straight to Voicemail</b>We've all got a few people we'd rather not talk to. …

Architizer

Apple names its picks for the best iPhone and iPad apps of 2014

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>Credit: Kevin C. Tofel<p>Apple has officially announced its picks for the best apps and media from the iTunes store in 2014. Like …

How Wal-Mart stole Christmas — and hijacked American politics

Spoiler: With lots and lots of lobbying<p>When retail workers want something, they ask their employers, get denied, get bullied and sometimes fired. Sometimes, they take to the streets, as they have for the last three years on Black Friday. By contrast, when retailers want something, they scurry to …

4 fascinating new things we learned about sex this week

Men now have a cancer-based justification for sleeping with lots of women. Plus! A wild discovery about the penis<p>Another week brings another bunch of discoveries about sex. This week brings us break-throughs on the origin of the human penis. But don’t worry—we also bring you some penis-related news …

EXCLUSIVE: Russell Brand unloads on Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reilly, sad Obama fans and more

Brand tells Salon about his evil admiration for Fox liars, how he discovered Chomsky, and his radical “Revolution”<p>Russell Brand hates "Morning Joe" and Sean Hannity as much as you do. No one will confuse his new book "Revolution" with books by Thomas Piketty, Noam Chomsky or David Graeber. But …

5 ways car dealerships are trying to rip you off

Buyers beware: These are the oldest tricks in the book<p>With the convenience of online automotive reviews and pricing tools like Edmunds.com and Kelley Blue Book at their fingertips, consumers may feel more empowered entering into an automotive showroom than ever before. Haggling for the best price …

How Christian fundamentalist homeschooling damages children

The religious right touts homeschooling as a viable educational alternative. Parents, grads tell a different story<p>My interest in homeschooling was first sparked nearly 20 years ago, when I was a socially awkward adolescent with a chaotic family life. I became close to a conservative Christian …

Today's Free Daily Horoscope

The universe is a complicated place. Why not utilize every kind of horoscope possible to help untangle the web of mystery that surrounds us?<p>Whether …

5 reasons to suspect that Jesus never existed

A growing number of scholars are openly questioning or actively arguing against Jesus’ historicity<p>Most antiquities scholars think that the New Testament gospels are “mythologized history.” In other words, they think that around the start of the first century a controversial Jewish rabbi named …

Cornel West: “He posed as a progressive and turned out to be counterfeit. We ended up with a Wall Street presidency, a drone presidency”

Exclusive: Cornel West talks Ferguson, Hillary, MSNBC — and unloads on the failed promise of Barack Obama<p>Cornel West is a professor at Union Theological Seminary and one of my favorite public intellectuals, a man who deals in penetrating analyses of current events, expressed in a pithy and highly …

White privilege: An insidious virus that’s eating America from within

Ferguson offers white people a chance to understand the price of our privilege<p>In one of the most famous passages of the New Testament, the apostle Paul writes to the Christians of Corinth, employing a complicated series of metaphors on the theme of transformation: from childhood to adulthood, from …

Shockingly sleazy GOP governors: “Knaves, scoundrels, extremists and panderers”

Problems mount for Rick Perry, Scott Walker & many more. Why are they touted for 2016 and protected by D.C. press?<p>There is nothing in U.S. politics more powerful than Beltway conventional wisdom. No mountain of facts can put the slightest dent in it. It's the ocean in which all of Washington swims. …

Skin Care

Building the Perfect Sandwich Is All About Architecture

BA Foodist Andrew Knowlton has strong opinions on sandwich architecture—here's how he says to build everything from burgers to lobster rolls to bánh mì<p>No one can accuse <i>Bon Appétit</i>'s restaurant and drinks editor <b>Andrew Knowlton</b> of being wishy-washy. The man has some strong opinions about food and …

Food Preservation