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Ancient DNA increases the genetic time depth of modern humans

It’s been about 2000 years since a young boy died on what is today a beach in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province. In the 1960s the child’s remains …

Genes for Skin Color Rebut Dated Notions of Race, Researchers Say

For centuries, skin color has held powerful social meaning — a defining characteristic of race, and a starting point for racism.<p>“If you ask somebody on the street, ‘What are the main differences between races?,’ they’re going to say skin color,” said Sarah A. Tishkoff, a geneticist at the …

Anthropology

10 Chefs' Tips for Upgrading Slow Cooker Recipes

Your slow cooker food doesn't need to be bland and boring. These tips will transform the way you think about Crock Pots.<p>Slow cooker recipes can be mushy bombs sometimes, but they don't have to. We've all had a watery, bland soup or an overcooked chicken "casserole"—and those dishes were victims of …

Cooking

10 Foil Packet Chicken Recipes for Easy Dinners

Foil packet dinners are a lazy cook's best friend. All you have to do is place your ingredients in the center of a large piece of tin foil, seal it …

Cooking

10 Stovetop Vegetarian Dinners With Tons of Protein

I'm not a vegetarian, but I do try to eat at least a few meatless meals a week. It's better for the environment, and, since meat can be expensive, …

Vegan Crock Pot Curried Rice and Lentils

Inspired by more traditional Indian recipes, this quick and easy curried rice and lentils is a full vegetarian and vegan meal right out of your crock …

New Study On Cellphones Helpful To Teachers Everywhere

Earlier this year I posted Here Are Two Activities I’ll Be Doing With My ELL Students The Day We Come Back From Break, which I included a lesson I …

9 High-Protein Breakfasts You Can Make in a Muffin Tin

If there's one thing I've learned from Pinterest, it's that you can make just about anything in a muffin tin. And it was a pretty amazing discovery …

Breakfast

22 Delicious Salads That Are Actually Filling Enough To Eat For Dinner

Salads can be way tastier than you'd think.

Food

We All Know Peas Are Nutritious, But Here's Exactly Why

That's a whole lot of protein.<p>There’s a reason your mom made you eat your peas when you were a kid.<p>This vegetable (which is actually a seed of a fruit, botanically speaking) might be small, but it turns out to be a nutritional powerhouse. Ever wonder how, exactly?<p>First off, they’re a good source of …

Healthy Eating

7 Minutes. No Equipment. One Science-Backed Core Workout That Works

In the faster-is-better world we live in, carving out 30 to 45 minutes a day for a good workout can seem like a major challenge—and that can totally …

Workouts

John Grisham’s Do’s and Don’ts for Writing Popular Fiction

<i>Since advice is usually ignored and rules are routinely broken, I refer to these little pearls as merely “suggestions.”</i><p><i>There is nothing original about this list. It has all been said before by writers much smarter than me. I’ve just arranged things differently, and I keep changing them as the years</i> …

Creative Writing

Are zoo animals happy? There’s a simple empathy test we can apply

<b>(Getty/Jean-Christophe Verhaegen)</b><p>Even the best-managed zoos fail to address a captive animal’s basic need for freedom<p>Marc Bekoff • Jessica Pierce<p>April 16, 2017 3:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “The Animals’ Agenda: Freedom, Compassion, and Coexistence in the Human Age” by Marc Bekoff and Jessica Pierce ( …

Red River

Add These 17 Slow Cooker Chicken Dinners to Your Meal Plan

The make-ahead magic of the slow cooker does it again. With the right recipes, this handy appliance is one of the best tools in the kitchen for …

Cooking

How To Switch To a Data-Focused Career (You Could Double Your Salary) | Inc.com

Data doesn't sound very sexy, but it's driving job growth in record numbers and is quickly finding its way into every aspect of business. It can also pay big bucks, if you know what you're doing. Big data jobs requiring specific expertise have spiked in recent years--on average, data scientist …

Employment

13 dessert recipes that use vegetables as a secret — or sometimes star — ingredient

Ever thought of satisfying your sweet tooth with vegetables? It's possible!<p>In her New York City vegetable-centric restaurant, Dirt Candy, chef Amanda …

Dessert

Black beans and mango combine in a delicious, filling salad (with recipe)

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2017, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for …

The Sheet Pan Dinners That Will Make Your Life Infinitely Easier

Dinner has never been so easy.<p>One of the worst things about cooking dinner is all the cleanup. Not only do you have to wash the dishes, but usually there are a few pots and pans that also need scrubbing. This, on top of the work it takes to actually cook the dinner, can be enough to inspire folks …

Cooking

Coconut Baked Oatmeal

Baked oatmeal is one of my signature breakfast and brunch moves, for all the typical reasons. Make ahead, check. Adaptable, check. Many five year …

What's For Dinner: Broccoli Has Never Tasted This Good

It's charred, roasted and loaded with peanuts.<p><b>Need more ideas? Check out What’s For Dinner</b><p>Here’s the thing with broccoli. We know it’s good for us. We know adding it to our meals is a good idea. We actually really like it, too. Roasted, covered with cheese, pureed into soups, it holds its own. But …

Cooking

3 Healthy Make-Ahead Meals That Only Require a Crock-Pot

We're smack-dab in the middle of winter, meaning our obsession with cozy, low-maintenance slow cooker recipes is at an all-time high. (Bonus points …

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Trump adviser Stephen Miller lied — and it matters

President Donald Trump's senior policy adviser Stephen Miller lied.<p>The ability to do so seems to be a prerequisite in the Trump administration.<p>On Sunday, in an interview with George Stephanopoulos on ABC News' "This Week," Miller repeated the completely debunked claim that a "massive" number of …

10 Harsh Lessons That Will Make You More Successful

Everyone fails in life, and failure can be a crushing experience. The only thing that separates successful people from the rest is how they respond after they fail.<p>When facing obstacles, you have to decide if you're going to let them be the excuse for your failure or if you're going to make them …

Slow Cooker Beef Chili Recipe

<i>This slow cooker beef chili is easy as can be to make, satisfying beyond words to taste. All you do is dump the familiar chili ingredients in a</i> …

Cooking

It Only Takes 285 People to "Repeal and Replace" Donald Trump (And Other "Magic Numbers" for The Next 4 Years)

Now that millions have flooded streets across the world to send a message to Mr. Trump, it's time to act on that message.<p>To do so, here's a quick course in "Stop Trump Civics" . . .<p>Lesson #1: <b>"The 'Magic Numbers' of Democracy"</b><p>"Democracy" is a mathematical concept and everything in it is nothing more …

Why your weight loss plateaus, and how to fight it

Anyone who has tried to lose weight and keep it off knows how difficult the task can be.<p>It seems like it should be simple: Just exercise to burn more calories and reduce your calorie intake.<p>But many studies have shown that this simple strategy doesn't work very well for the vast majority of …

Fitness

Neck Exercises and Stretches for a Herniated Disc

What is a herniated disc?<p>Herniated disc, bulging disc, slipped disc: Whatever you want to call it, this condition is extremely painful.<p>Herniated …

The Instant Pot is hot. But can it handle your favorite recipe?

It’s winter: We’ve nested inside, we’re ready for stews and braises, but we’re still strapped to that infernal invention, the clock. There are rarely enough minutes, at least not when we want them. That’s why some of us cooks want comfort food fast from the latest countertop pressure cooker; some …

Cooking

Heavenly Squares: 7 Decadent Dessert Bar Recipes

Easy to make and even easier to eat, dessert bars are always a hit over the holidays. From Chocolate Chip Pecan Blondies to Luscious Lemon Squares, these handheld sweets will have everyone reaching for seconds (and thirds!).<p><b>1. Baileys Cheesecake-Marbled Brownies</b><p>Spiked with Baileys Irish Cream, …