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Tips and tricks for the Google Pixel and Pixel XL

Getting started<p>The Pixel has built-in features for transferring data from another Android, an iPhone or the cloud. If you're looking to do the …

Eat Carbs and Get a Six Pack? It's Possible | Valet.

If you're looking to tone up and shred some belly fat, you've got to do more than simply hit the gym. "Abs are made in the kitchen," is the common …

Nutrition

Long-term marijuana use changes brain's reward circuit

Researchers have demonstrated that long-term marijuana users had more activity in the brain's reward processes when presented with cannabis cues than …

4 Big Nutrition Mistakes You Make

We all make mistakes -- let's just get that out there.<p>With so much information on the Internet it can be easy to get lost, especially when you hear conflicting messages. Let me share with you four big nutrition mistakes that I made when I first started out so that you don't follow in my</b> …

19 Ways to Give Up Sugar

It's time to call sugar out for what it is: A heartbreaker, a big-tummy maker, and a health-food faker. We're not talking about the sugar that comes in fruit (because a lot of Americans aren't getting enough servings of the healthy food, as it is), but the refined stuff, such as high-fructose corn …

10 One-Pot Recipes to Make Before Summer Ends

As we’re counting down the precious days of summer, the last thing we want to be doing is washing dishes. Now’s the time to maximize our time with friends, summer projects and yes, even our Netflix queue. But we also take dinnertime very seriously, so even those simple recipes better be delicious …

Cooking

The U.S. Supreme Court Goes to Ferguson

An arrest on Monday highlights the importance of two recent Fourth Amendment rulings.<p>On Monday, 57 protesters from the Black Lives Matter movement were arrested during a demonstration at the Thomas F. Eagleton Courthouse in St. Louis. Among them were Johnetta Elzie and DeRay Mckesson, two prominent …

Black Lives Matter

Scientists find the brain’s missing ‘pipes’

“Throw out the textbooks” and “missing link” are words rarely heard anymore in science, but that’s what researchers around the world are saying about the recent discovery of microscopic lymphatic vessels connecting the brain to the immune system.<p>That physical link was long thought absent, …

The 199 Most Donald Trump Things Donald Trump Has Ever Said

Would you vote for this man?<p>1. “… don’t let the brevity of these passages prevent you from savoring the profundity of the advice you are about to receive.” (<i>How to Get Rich</i>, 2004)<p>2. “I am a really smart guy.” (<i>TIME</i>, April 14, 2011)<p>3. “I’m intelligent. Some people would say I’m very, very, very …

Robin Williams: his 50 funniest quotes

‘True Detective’ Season 2’s Fatal Finale: Why Nic Pizzolatto’s Show Will Be Hailed as a Cult Classic

Few shows have been ripped apart like the HBO potboiler’s second season. But with its campy characters and outrageous plot(s), it will find an …

Yes, Mr. President, We Remade Our Atlas to Reflect Shrinking Ice

While discussing his new plan to combat global warming, the President referenced one of the most striking shifts in the history of National Geographic maps.<p>Unveiling his most aggressive plan yet to combat climate change, President Obama on Monday referenced recent dramatic changes that National …

Global Warming

Ferguson, in their own words

In Their Words<p>Ferguson, one year later<p>In Their Words<p>Ferguson, one year later<p>One year ago, the St. Louis suburb became the focus of national attention …

Justice

8 science-backed mind tricks to beat procrastination and do that thing you've been putting off right now

But the thing about getting things done? It's hard — especially when whatever you're supposed to be doing is daunting, unpleasant, or particularly high stakes.<p>And as we've written before, there are powerful reasons you might be having trouble getting started. But the bills must be paid, the work …

Congress’ Summer Fling With Marijuana

How Congress turned on the DEA and embraced weed.<p>It’s not easy being the DEA these days. After an unprecedented losing streak on Capitol Hill, the once-untouchable Drug Enforcement Administration suffered last week what might be considered the ultimate indignity: A Senate panel, for the first time, …

Greece Agrees to Its Third European Bailout After Marathon Talks

The last round of talks on the Greek debt crisis went through the night on Sunday for 17 grueling hours, but when European leaders finally emerged …

Greece Debt Crisis: What Happens Now After Bailout Terms Rejected?

Partying on the streets of Athens overnight spelled out a Europe-wide hangover on Monday, after more than 61 percent of Greeks voted to reject tough economic bailout conditions. While the poll marked a victory for Greece's fiery Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, it threatened to jeopardize further the …

How I Convinced Snoop Dogg to Stop Smoking Weed

From the new biography, I Am Charlie Wilson, about the soul singer's struggles and triumphs over addiction, homelessness, and prostate cancer.<p>It was Calvin Broadus Jr.—you know him as the rapper Snoop Dogg—who announced me to the world as "Uncle Charlie." But the title wasn't some rap moniker or …

Snoop Dogg

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

World Cup<p>The least red-white-and-blue (if you don’t count Russia!) major sporting event in our time will be the most chaotic, entertaining, and …

Red Carpet

The Senate's experiment with cannabis

Hardliners on Judiciary open up to research on medical pot<p>Obamacare. Gay weddings. Now pot?<p>As progressives celebrate a couple of big wins in Washington – the Supreme Court upholding the Affordable Care Act and legalizing same-sex marriage – another issue has remained firmly stuck at the national …

Cannabis

Does it matter that Greece defaulted?

As embattled Greece moves closer to bankruptcy, what does it mean for other economies including Britain?<p>Greece defaulted on Tuesday evening, as it was unable to pay a €1.6bn debt due to the IMF.<p>Long, drawn-out discussions with its creditors have failed to produce any emergency cash needed to keep …

Europe

5 things you need to know about Greece's financial meltdown

Greece said it will close its banks on Monday after a wild weekend in which worried Greeks lined up at ATMs to withdraw their savings, and European …

Watching and waiting: The mystery house in Westfield

WESTFIELD – Linda Avena kept wondering why the house with the manicured lawn on just under an acre of property in a quiet residential street, just a …

CREEPY CORNER: "The Watcher" of Westfield, New Jersey

You can file this story under "BOLT THE DOORS, BOARD THE WINDOWS, HOLD YOUR CATS CLOSE."<p>Have you all heard what's been going on in New Jersey?<p>In Westfield, New Jersey the Broaddus family has abandoned their $1.3 million home after being plagued with terrifying letters from an individual who calls …

Understanding Obamacare at the Supreme Court

<b>Struggling to understand the intricacies of the Affordable Care Act lawsuit ruled on by the Supreme Court? We break it down to the basics.</b><p>The Affordable Care Act became law in 2010, and ever since has been the subject of legal and legislative battles.<p>Now, the Supreme Court has decided on King v …

Health Care

Fraud Still Plagues Medicare's Prescription Drug Program

Fraud and abuse continue to dog Medicare's popular prescription drug program, despite a bevy of initiatives launched to prevent them, according to two new reports by the inspector general of Health and Human Services.<p>Their release follows the arrests of 44 pharmacy owners, doctors and others, who …

What the WikiLeaks documents reveal about US spying on French leaders

Francois Hollande apparently held secret meetings with Germany's opposition and Nicolas Sarkozy believed he was the one who could lead the push to resolve the financial crisis in 2008, according to WikiLeaks documents<p>Documents published online by WikiLeaks show that the US wiretapped three French …

Surveillance

The simple idea that could transform US criminal justice

Municipal court in the US works like this: the accused stands with his attorney in front of the bench, looking up at the judge on high. The accused is effectively invisible, a bystander to the back-and-forth between judge, prosecutor and defence attorney, who speak in jargon that ordinary people do …

Crime

“The Overnight”: Jason Schwartzman and Adam Scott ask whose is bigger in this edgy all-night comedy

A wholesome new couple meets the cool neighbors — and breast-pump videos and anus paintings are just the start<p>Early in writer-director Patrick Brice’s indie comedy “The Overnight,” the almost-perfect young married couple named Alex and Emily, played by Adam Scott and Taylor Schilling, must decide …

Review: Inside Out Takes a Mind-Blowing Trip Inside the Brain

The most profound—as well as profoundly <i>good</i>—Pixar movies are the ones that seem the least plausible as story pitches. Consider <i>Up</i> (crushed by …