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Healthy breakfasts at McDonald's, Panera, Starbucks

Hollis Johnson<p>Yes, you can get breakfast that's nutritious — and filling! — at fast-food places like McDonald's and Burger King.<p>And while starting every day with a hashbrown and a McGriddle is probably not a great idea, you don't have to completely swear off the fast-food joints in your …

15 books successful people read to their kids

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, reading aloud to your children and talking about pictures and words in age-appropriate books can strengthen language skills, literacy development, and parent-child relationships.<p>What's more, a study conducted this year by a number of pediatricians …

Books

17 Of The Most Underrated National Parks In America

Move over, Yellowstone.

National Parks

9 of our favorite pancake recipes, ever

Pancakes are one of those simple culinary marvels – ladle some batter on a hot griddle and watch them puff up slowly, their fragrant aroma gently waking you (and maybe the rest of the house). Serve them fresh and hot, baptized with warm syrup or whatever you prefer as a topping. We’ve compiled nine …

Breakfast

3 Keys to Marriage Success: Intimacy, Passion and Commitment

There are many theories about what makes a marriage strong and which qualities allow a couples to grow and function well together.<p>I have always appreciated Dr. Robert Sternberg's concepts in the Triangular Theory of Love: intimacy, passion, and commitment.<p>I first read about it in <i>Psychology Today</i> …

Relationships

30 Super-Easy Healthy Dinners That'll Help You Lose Weight

You'll be counting down the minutes 'til you can make these healthy dinner recipes!<p>When you get home after a long day at work, it can be so tempting to grab takeout or heat up a frozen meal instead of making dinner completely from scratch. After all, you might feel like you don’t have time (or the …

Healthy Eating

10 books that will expand your brain

And this is a good thing.<p>It's because the writer spent his life getting GOOD at what he was writing about. He didn't spend his life being good at writing.<p>He didn't spend his life typing. He ran a country. Or built a robot. Or discovered DNA or walked between the twin towers.<p>He or She DID something. …

30-Day Kettlebell Challenge For The Absolute Beginner

<i>This article was originally published on September 10, 2015.</i><p>The kettlebell looks something like a cross between your grandma’s purse and an …

42 Insanely Clever Products You Need For Your Next Camping Trip

Just don't carry them all at once — you might not make it out of the door.

National Parks

How To Make Coffee Syrup At Home And Save Money On Starbucks

Coffee shops offer a lot of special drinks that give us little reason to brew our own coffee at home. They serve our lattes with fancy art. They pour chocolate syrup on top of our mochas. They even add fun flavors to our regular cup of joe. It's great, but there's something you should know: you can …

Roasted Tomato Salad Dressing

Roasted Tomato Salad Dressing from Nathan Turner• 2 cups cherry tomatoes<br>• 1/3 red onion<br>• 3 garlic cloves<br>• 2 tsps salt<br>• tsp tabasco<br>• 1/2 cup olive oil<br>• 3 tbsps …

Tomatoes

Tensions Between Israel And Hezbollah Are At A Boiling Point

The apparent Israeli strike inside of Syrian territory and near the Israeli-held Golan Heights on a group of commanders from Iran and Hezbollah, the Lebanese Shi'ite terrorist organization, raises the ante in a big way.<p>Sunday's strike killed at least 6, including Mohammad Abu Issa, one of …

Middle East

The new clash over cannabis

Rising tensions between states over pot put pressure on Obama to act.<p>The Obama administration and many congressional Republicans have been loath to go anywhere near the experiment with marijuana legalization in Colorado and other states. But pressure is mounting on Washington to take a stand on …

Cannabis

5 Cooking Techniques You Should Know By Now

Tomb of mystery Egyptian queen discovered by archaeologists

Czech archaeologists have unearthed the tomb of a previously unknown queen believed to have been the wife of Pharaoh Neferefre who ruled 4,500 years ago, officials in Egypt said Sunday.<p>The tomb was discovered in Abu Sir, an Old Kingdom necropolis southwest of Cairo where there are several pyramids …

Archaeology

Harry Potter and the Torah of Terror

Author J.K. Rowling says all religions are present at her beloved wizard school—except Wiccans.<p>Back in December, and just in time for Hanukkah, J.K. …

Books

View from Angels Landing trail, Zion National Park.

10 Keys to Being a Good Photographer

Human Journey<p><b>Training:</b><p>Although photography is considered an art, and many people are born with the skills and talent to achieve good photographs, training in any field is essential. As David Griffin, the Director of Photography at National Geographic said in a speech in Washington, <i>nowadays everyone</i> …

Street Photography

Denali National Park Photos

National Parks

New Year's Beauty Resolutions: Bad Beauty Habits to Kick in the New Year

Busy making a mental list of things you're going to do better in 2015? While you're at it, here are some bad beauty habits that lots of us could stand to lose in the new year (which ones apply to you?).<p>1. . How many of us make this resolution every year but never quite give up hope that somehow …

8 mobile enterprise trends to look out for in 2015

It’s that time a year when every thought leader, analyst, reporter, and startup chief executive starts making predictions for the upcoming year’s trends. Considering that I live in the mobile enterprise world, I realize that attempting to make industry predictions in such as fast-moving environment …

Build a better breakfast: 6 easy, healthy recipes to start the New Year right

On the heels of a long and indulgent holiday season, New Year’s Day offers the perfect opportunity to start fresh and commit to healthy eating. And what better way to kick off 2015 than with a nutritious breakfast? In fact, a healthy morning meal is a great way to set you on the path to better …

Judge: Rehoming Kids Is Trafficking

A judge in New York has banned a couple looking to undo their adoption from trying to ‘rehome’ their two Russian-born children—and other courts could …

Room temp or refrigerate? 14 foods to always store in the fridge

This helpful guide will let you quickly determine how to store some of your most used foods to optimize freshness.<p>To store in the fridge or not? That is the question most of us ask about several common kitchen items and leftovers.<p>Don't feel foolish if you frequently wind up stumped — so do the rest …

This City Eliminated Poverty, And Nearly Everyone Forgot About It

<i>An aerial view of the city of Dauphin, Manitoba. Forty years ago, a groundbreaking experiment provided checks to Dauphin’s poorest to raise their incomes to a livable wage. (Photo: Dauphin Economic Development/Facebook)</i><p>On a December afternoon, Frances Amy Richardson took a break from her quilting …

Dad Unable to Control His Rage in Courtroom After Man Convicted of Murdering His 12-Year-Old Daughter Said These Words to Him: Report

A still-grieving father reportedly lost control of his emotions in a courtroom on Monday and attempted to attack the man convicted of raping and murdering his 12-year-old daughter about 15 years ago.<p>Karl Roberts, who was convicted in the rape and murder of 12-year-old Andi Brewer in 1999, was in …

7 Hacks To Affording Your Next Vacation

The tips and tricks to traveling on any budget.<p><b>1) Try hidden city ticketing with FlyShortcut.com.</b><br>Hidden city ticketing is a hack in itself for finding the lowest possible airfare on FlyShortcut.com. It essentially finds a cheaper flight that has your destination as a layover. That way, you can …

14 Must-Have Apps To Use on Vacation

From easy photo-sharing to last-minute luxury hotel deals,these apps will upgrade your next trip.<p>From hotel bookings to restaurant recommendations to the best ways to get around–these are the apps to turn to when you're stumped in transit.<p>APP IN THE AIR<p>Download this app immediately (it's $49.99–or …