Melissa McComas

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Eating Toward Immortality

Diet culture is just another way of dealing with the fear of death.<p>Knowing a thing means you don’t need to believe in it. Whatever can be known, or proven by logic or evidence, doesn’t need to be taken on faith. Certain details of nutrition and the physiology of eating are known and knowable: the …

Here’s What it’s Like to Visit the Disney Animation Research Library

“No pens allowed.” I stood with a group of reporters eager to tour the Disney Animation Research Library, puzzled by the mandate—what am I without a …

Emotional Intelligence Has 12 Elements. Which Do You Need to Work On?

Esther is a well-liked manager of a small team. Kind and respectful, she is sensitive to the needs of others. She is a problem solver; she tends to see setbacks as opportunities. She’s always engaged and is a source of calm to her colleagues. Her manager feels lucky to have such an easy direct …

Emotional Intelligence

Ben & Jerry's just introduced individual slices of your favorite ice creams

Clearly someone at Ben & Jerry's has seen the videos of enterprising bloggers slicing up pints for ice cream sandwiches.<p>On Wednesday the ice cream …

3 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism Before, During, and After Work

When you consider the health consequences of the sedentary nine-to-five lifestyle, your metabolism likely comes to mind. But fortunately, as health …

28 Best Habits to Have in Business

Cultivate good habits and you'll be making progress on autopilot.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The world's most successful businesses are run by entrepreneurs who harbor the right habits to ensure their longevity and staying power in the marketplace. The truth is that …

Self-improvement

How to Make Rich, Creamy, Bacon-y Spaghetti Carbonara

This delicious feast is surprisingly easy to make<p>Sometimes life gets the better of your kitchen reserves. Your schedule goes nuts and then all of a sudden what you have left in your fridge amounts to little more than a quarter of a onion, a few eggs, and an open package of bacon.<p>But guess what? If …

Electric cars and cheap solar 'could halt fossil fuel growth by 2020'

Solar power and clean cars are ‘gamechangers’ consistently underestimated by big energy, says Imperial College and Carbon Tracker report<p>Falling costs of electric vehicles and solar panels could halt worldwide growth in demand for oil and coal by 2020, a new report has suggested.<p>A scenario that …

5 foods to help lower your cholesterol

More than 70 million American adults have high cholesterol, and this specifically refers to LDL-cholesterol, the bad type that increases our risk for heart disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Fortunately, research has shown that making smart food choices and …

Nutrition

Olive Trees Indoors: Our Best Tips for Care & Growing

Given the current craze for houseplants, it's hard to imagine there's any un-trod territory there, and yet — I was totally surprised to realize that …

How to Create Boxer Braids - Step by Step Guide - Quiet Corner

With Kim Kardashian rocking this look since the beginning of the year and supermodel Karlie Kloss turning heads at the Topshop show during London …

Hairstyling

Braised Short Ribs Done Right

Braising is best during winter months since it fills the house with an unctuous aroma and fills your belly with succulent, spirit-warming meat. The …

How To Become Bulletproof From Negativity

Even people like Tony Robbins, Oprah, and Nelson Mandela have had to face humungous negative challenges in their life. No one is immune to them. …

Look Inside Nancy Gonzalez’s Opulent Home in Colombia

With its sumptuous custom-made furnishings, glittering artworks, and exotic accents, the handbag designer’s home in South America is one-of-a-kind<p><i>This article originally appeared in the September 2013 issue of Architectural Digest.</i><p>Nancy Gonzalez’s capacious handbags and slender clutches—made of …

The First Ever Blueprint For a Mind-Bendingly Massive Quantum Computer Has Been Released

"Life will change completely."<p>Scientists chasing the dream of quantum computing - technology that would grant us unprecedented processing power - …

Sheet Pan Dinners

Get speedy family-friendly meals cooked, and avoid the dreaded dish washing, by using this collection of sheet pan dinners. Everything from meat loaf …

Influencers: Instagram Is the Most Engaging Platform (Report)

Influencer marketing has come into its own this year, with marketers and influencers gaining a better understanding of the power it holds. However, …

19 Buzzy February Beauty Launches Editors Actually Love and Use

In the dead of Winter, it can be difficult to feel awesome all the time. Skin gets dry and pasty, hair is flat, and you may even be in a makeup rut. Our quick fix: retail therapy. This month, beauty brands are helping you get your beauty mojo back with fresh launches from a pressed foundation serum …

10 easy slow cooker recipes for March basketball

An archipelago of killer cats

Each year, approximately 30 people are killed by tigers in the Sundarbans - so why do locals revere rather than fear these killer cats?<p>"In 23 June 1984, I was attacked.”<p>Phoni Gyen took a seat on a dock overlooking the still waterways of the Sundarbans, a low-lying archipelago in the Ganges Delta, …

There are more new science fiction and fantasy novels than you can handle this February

Stories of revenge and revolution<p>One of the things that I like about the winter months here in Vermont is the cold. It’s a bit of a stereotypical thing, I realize, but every time I end up going to my parents, I find myself sitting in a comfortable chair, inching closer and closer to their cast iron …

Landscape Architect Visit: The California Life, Outdoor Living Room Included

When it came time to retire, Steven and Dee Dee Kim knew just what they wanted. They would leave their home in Tiburon, California near San …

6 Expert-Approved Ways To Lose Fat Fast

#3 should be easy.<p>When it comes to reaching our weight-loss goals, we've got about as much patience as we do sitting in traffic when we're already late for work<i>.</i><p>But in order to get to your goal as quickly as possible, you've got to forget about crash dieting. That's because making strategic tweaks …

The Crock Pot Recipes That'll Make Your Super Bowl Party Easy

Easy is good.<p>Super Bowl Sunday is the best day of the year to pull out your slow cooker. Even if you rarely use yours, this is the day to dust it off and make some of the best game-day foods.<p>The slow cooker is a master at making all of our favorite snack foods, and it’s a natural choice for dips …

Cooking

Super Bowl 2017: Recipes, Snacks with Patriots vs. Falcons Theme

Whether you're a diehard fan of the New England Patriots or Atlanta Falcons, or you're just showing up for the food, everyone's gotta eat at some point on Super Bowl Sunday.<p>That being said, if you're going to prepare a spread for your Super Bowl LI party (or, let's be honest, maybe just for …

5 Steps to Designing the Perfect Bedroom for Two