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5 science-backed tips for being single and happy—even if you *really* want a partner

Staring at your phone wondering if you’re being ghosted (again) can be draining, even for the most confident women. Sure, being single has its …

Happiness

Air-Purifying Plants So Good, Nasa Used Them in the Space Station

Plus, they’ll make your home feel like a tropical paradise.<p>You have to admit, there is something sweet and crisp in the air of a home that’s filled …

Plants

I Was a Cocaine Kingpin's Ride-or-Die

"When he came home, I would wake up and help him count the money."<p><i>The</i> <i>crack era</i> <i>of the 1980s and 90s was a uniquely</i> <i>vicious time in American life</i><i>. With gun violence at historic levels, it was a free-for-all on the streets, with drug lords fueling an overdose epidemic on one hand and horrific gang</i> …

A dangerous opioid is killing people in California. It's starting to show up in cocaine and meth

Fentanyl, a potent opioid already responsible for thousands of deaths nationwide, is increasingly showing up in drugs like cocaine and methamphetamine in California, officials say.<p>The white powder, a lethal substance 50 times stronger than heroin, is sometimes mixed into other opioids to produce a …

How to delete your Google history

Like Facebook and Apple before it, Google has introduced a new user privacy policy to comply with a new European data privacy law -- General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) -- that goes into effect on May 25. Google's updated privacy policy makes it easier to understand what information it …

This Affordable Serum Is SO Good It Keeps Selling Out At Target

A good anti-aging serum can transform your skin. Each one is formulated to target your skin’s biggest concerns and deliver hydration and vital …

Peach Roll Up Dessert

<b>You’ll Need:</b><p>2 whole large peaches.<br>2 (8 oz) cans of crescent rolls.<br>2 sticks of butter.<br>1-½ cup of sugar.<br>1 tsp of vanilla.<br>Cinnamon.<br>1 (12 oz) can of …

Crock Pot Bowtie Casserole – Book of Taste

19NOV<p>Ingredients: red or yukon gold potatoes extra virgin olive oil 1/2 a packet of dry zesty Italian dressing mix garlic powder 1/3 …

Best Ever Chicken Salad

<b>You’ll Need (for the salad):</b><p>4 cooked and chopped/shredded boneless chicken breasts.<br>½ cup of chopped onion.<br>½ cup of chopped celery.<br>Salt and pepper for …

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The CBD Oil That's Giving Me a Better Night's Sleep

Half a teaspoon and I'm counting sheep.<p>It was our monthly ladies’ dinner, and I’d come with a fun new party favor. Some people might have brought a bottle of mezcal or, in certain circles, some pot. Me? I brought a bottle of CBD oil to put on the celery-date salad.<p>You’ve probably been hearing a lot …

Easy Chicken Parmesan Casserole

<b>Ingredients</b><p>3 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 3″ pieces<br>1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil<br>5 cloves garlic, minced<br>3 Tbs. shredded fresh …

Down with Tech!

The digital natives are getting restless<p>Happy Cyber Security Awareness Month, everybody.<p>You do know that the month formerly known to FM DJs as “Rocktober” has transmuted into a time when we’re supposed to think about “cyber threats,” right? Yes, this Hacktober, change your passwords frequently and …

Filipino Chicken Adobo by America's Test Kitchen

What Is Adobo? While many Americans think of “adobo” as the tomato-based sauce packed in cans with chipotle chiles, the most basic definition of the …

Recipes

Here's the Trick to Making Golden, Juicy Chicken Breast

<b>Pat the chicken dry and season with salt and pepper.</b> Thoroughly dry the chicken on all sides with paper towels. Season with the salt and pepper on …

Income Inequality Is Making Rent Even Less Affordable

When inequality goes up, so, too, does the rent burden—especially for the lowest income residents.<p>It’snot news that both income inequality and rents have hit record highs, especially in expensive superstar cities and leading tech hubs. But to what extent do income inequality and rising rents go …

Bitcoin miners are making a killing in transaction fees

According to data from blockchain.info.com, the value of transaction fees paid to miners has reached an all-time high of $2.3 million.<p>Miners are basically the hamsters in the wheel that keep bitcoin's network going. They use rigs of computers to unlock the blocks (underpinning bitcoin's network) on …

7 Reasons You Should Never Drink Out Of Plastic Water Bottles

*Drops bottle.* 😳<p>Everyone knows that water is the healthiest thing you can drink — but science suggests drinking from plastic water bottles might …

Pollution

Kenya votes in bitter presidential race with economy in spotlight but tribal rifts in the wings

https://videos.posttv.com/washpost-production/Reuters/20170807/59889c8ce4b070ea7c1bf1c1/59889fede4b0b07aa660c99b_1439399835595-cf9g26_t_1502126078076_1280_720_2000.mp4<p>NAIROBI — Kenyan voters waited in line for hours Tuesday to decide a fiercely contested election for president, as concerns about …

Africa

How to Horribly Injure Someone on Purpose

Do you hate violence? Author Tim Larkin says you need to be ready to use it anyway—and use it well—if you have no other choice.<p>If you're like me, you gave self-defense classes a try when you were a kid, but punching air and going "kiai!" for an hour every other day seemed pretty useless, so you …

3 smart investments you can make with just $500

You don't need thousands of dollars to get started investing.<p>If you want to get started investing but don't have a ton of money to invest, don't let that fact discourage you. While it's true that you need at least a few thousand dollars to create a properly diversified portfolio of individual …

Powdered macaroni cheese mix may contain harmful chemicals 'banned from use in rubber ducks'

Potentially harmful chemicals that were banned from children’s teething rings and rubber duck toys a decade ago may still be present in high …

What the evidence shows about potential Trump-Russia collusion

Here’s what we know.<p>What evidence is there, exactly, of collusion between advisers to Donald Trump and Russia during the 2016 campaign?<p>The president insists, naturally, that there is none — he’s tweeted that there was “NO COLLUSION!”<p>But now, in the wake of a flurry of new activity in special …

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America Has Been Trying to Get Sober for Over 300 Years

The new book 'Drunks' is a colorful history of America's attempts to lay off the sauce, from radical prohibitionists attacking frontier bars to modern rehab programs like AA.<p>For as long as people have been drinking, they've also been trying to quit. A new book, <i>Drunks: An American History</i>, by …

Stressed at Work? A Doctor's View on Treating It With Weed Vs. Meditation

As marijuana becomes more mainstream, many use it to treat anxiety. But beware--it could make the feelings worse.<p>Being human comes with a few inherent unpleasantries, including the experience of uncomfortable emotions like stress and anxiety. Undoubtedly, we would all prefer permanent happiness and …

Mindfulness

111 people have killed themselves under California’s new right-to-die law

Tom House was about as robust and independent as anyone could hope to be as an octogenarian. A former Marine, private pilot and insurance broker, he was still chopping wood and going on miles-long jogs at his retirement home in Sonoma, Calif., long after his 80th birthday, relatives told the …

Deep South Barbecue Ribs Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 350°F. Pat both sides of slabs dry with paper towels. Using a sharp knife, remove thin membrane from back of each …

Gay Guys: You're Douching Wrong

The common misperception in the gay community is that you need to douche before sex. Doctors say it could wreck your colon instead.<p>Like many bottoms, my gay friend George* has a harrowing story about using an enema before anal sex. "I had met a guy on Grindr," he said. "I get to his place and ring …

Everything we know about President Trump’s obstruction of justice scandal

A comprehensive guide to what happened, when it happened, and what could come next.<p>Special counsel Robert Mueller is reportedly now investigating whether the president of the United States abused his power to try to impede law enforcement investigations that he doesn’t like — an investigation with …

Donald Trump