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These are the things in your home you should be spring cleaning

The spring cleaning tradition stems from a time when people spent months holed up in their homes, warmed by a fire, and then mercilessly opened their windows and freed themselves of dust and dirt.<p>The renewing feeling of spring endures. Becky Rapinchuk, founder of the lifestyle website Clean Mama, …

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Never Be at a Loss for What to Make for Lunch Again

When you're at a loss for what to make for lunch, there are a handful of recipes you can always rely on. These classic lunch recipes — including the …

Genius Bathrooms: Built-In Hidden Storage & Surprises

Things you've never heard anyone say: <i>I don't know what to do with all this money. I really miss mowing my own lawn.</i> And of course, <i>I just have way too</i> …

5 Fabulous Ways to Flavor Your Popcorn

Let's be honest — when it comes to popcorn, the plain stuff is kind of boring. I'm not saying I'd turn it down, but it just feels a little …

How to Set a Fried Egg - CHOW Tip

You're Doing It All Wrong - How to Make a Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Birmingham's ancient Koran history revealed

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/education/1214000/1214466_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524672854_77cf8e50d2d688b9efd55d44b90835b5<p><b>When the University of Birmingham revealed that it had fragments from one of the world's oldest Korans, it made headlines around the world.</b><p>In …

The lasting mystery of the Tsarnaev brothers

<b>(CNN) —</b> The death sentence for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev may provide some kind of justice for the families of the four people that he and his older brother Tamerlan murdered, as well as the 16 victims who lost limbs in the bombings. But the decision gets us no closer to the big …

Family Of Five Found Alive In Suburbs

BUFFALO GROVE, IL—The Holsapple family, long feared missing or spiritually dead, was found alive in the Chicago suburbs Monday, somehow managing to …

Yes, the PC is dead. What’s next?

The new normal: Great industries fail, and our distracted, meme-chasing, mobile-addicted society hardly blinks<p>Waiting for a stoplight to turn green on my way to the post office, I pulled my phone out of my pocket to check the score of the Giants game and see what was popping on Twitter. I saw a …

Islamic Reflections on Twitter: "If you read the Quran with your head, you find repetition.If you read it with your heart, you find Depth~ Prof @TariqRamadan #SubhanAllah"

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The Reagan Revolution is over

<b>Ronald Reagan (AP/Doug Mills)</b><p>Why the GOP has failed to capitalize on nostalgia for the ex-president: The nation has changed and so has the party<p>David Sirota<p>April 9, 2013 3:00pm (UTC)<p>The reason the Onion's spoof about Ronald Reagan being raised from the grave to lead today's Republican Party still …

Dems appear to have the votes to break gun control filibuster

A preliminary vote on the legislation will take place on Thursday, Majority Leader Harry Reid announced<p>The Senate will hold a preliminary vote on gun control legislation to break the Republican filibuster on Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced, after the Democrats pulled together …

Oil-Eating Bacteria Fixed The Deepwater Horizon Disaster, But They May Not Help Next Time

It turned out the Gulf was filled with bacteria that loved to chow down on exactly what was spilling out of BP’s destroyed oil well. How fortuitous! But hoping that hungry bacteria will help in the next oil spill is dangerous thinking.<p>Oil spills happen all the time. But in 2010, the Deepwater …

Formaldehyde in Wrinkle-Free Clothing May Cause Skin Problems

Photos by Laura Pedrick for the <i>New York Times</i><p>Wrinkle-resistant clothes are a boon for folks who’d rather never see the business side of an iron …

There are no academic jobs and getting a Ph.D. will make you into a horrible person: A jeremiad.

Who wouldn’t want a job where you only have to work five hours a week, you get summers off, your whole job is reading and talking about books, <i>and</i> you …

No. 7’s fried broccoli recipe with black-bean hummus: One of chef Tyler Kord’s most popular dishes.

Despite its unfortunate reputation, I have always been fond of broccoli. But I did not fully understand broccoli’s potential until I was served an …

Are Tea Bags Turning Us Into Plastic?

Some of the fancy new tea bags are made of fancy plastic. A fair price to pay for drinkable luxury?<p>emily.laurel504/Flickr<p>Updated June 4, 2013*<p>Here's what happened: I was making tea one day, waiting for my water to get hot, and I started reading the box. It touted the fact that the company didn't …

"Anti-Rape" Undies Fend Off Would-Be Attackers With an Electric Shock

Photo by Shutterstock<p>In the wake of the horrific gang rape in Delhi last December, Indian women are taking to the streets in protest and even …

Elementary School Students Recreate Van Gogh's Starry Night Using 5,000 Bottle Caps

When creative teachers harness the energy and curiosity of eager students, amazing things can happen. As part of their lesson plan linking …

Artist Diem Chau's Carved Crayons Put A Colorful Spin on the Alphabet

Artist Diem Chau‘s brilliantly carved alphabet crayons truly embody the title of her blog: The Pleasure of Tiny Things. Crayons are a universal …

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WHAT ARE GMOs?<p>At Whole Foods Market, we believe you have the right to choose what’s in your food.<p>Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), also referred …

DIY Idea: Colorful String Cord Covers

You try and try to keep cords under wraps. But sometimes – maybe thanks to a houseguest, party, outdoor screening setup or just an awful floorplan …

Obama's regressive record makes Nixon look like Che

Redditor Federal Reservations has made a handy post enumerating all the regressive, authoritarian, corporatist policies enacted by the Obama …

Jon Stewart vs. the Muslim Brotherhood

While it's tempting to avert your eyes from Egypt's post-revolutionary political train wreck, no Arab country is more important to the United States.<p>For Americans, it was Jon Stewart as national treasure. In a virtuoso performance Monday, the American satirist ridiculed the Egyptian government's …