Beckie Powell Weaver

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Baked Eggplant Casserole with Feta Cheese and Tomatoes

Delicious eggplant slices layered with a savory tomato sauce and baked in a cheese sauce made with Feta cheese. This casserole can be assembled ahead …

Graphic Shows the House Plants That Naturally Clean the Air in Your Home, According to a NASA Study

This is a quick public service announcement. If you believe in science and facts, read on.<p>Back in the 1980s, NASA published a research report called …

James Franco is Making His First Coen Brothers Movie and Getting His Career Back on Track

The great side of the very polarizing actor is about to make a comeback, and we should all be excited.<p>It’s no secret James Franco is one of the most …

This man sought the meaning of life by isolating himself in the Scottish Highlands. Here’s what he found.

“I WANTED TO SHUT OUT the world of materialism and gain a sense of clarity about what the significance of life really is all about. And I think …

Scottish Highlands

How Good Gut Bacteria Could Transform Your Health

Scientist Jeff Leach is studying gut microbes that have the potential to improve our weight, mood, allergies, heart and more.<p>Scientist Jeff Leach is …

Microbiology

Meet your new favorite mac 'n' cheese recipe

Mac 'n' cheese just might be the ultimate comfort food: You have a gooey dish of pasta, creamy cheese and a crunchy topping that usually includes more cheese. And though we all have our favorite recipe (some of us have more than one), this is one dish that can always use a little tweaking just to …

40 American Towns You Haven't Heard of But Should Visit ASAP

Hit the roads less traveled.<p>When it comes to your vacation, most people seek out places they've seen on TV or have heard about from friends and family. Fair enough. Now, let us introduce you to 40 unsung hot spots. These unheard-of towns across the U.S. might not have made it onto your bucket list</i> …

More Than a Quarter of Americans Have No Emergency Savings

About a third of Gen X say they don't have enough saved to cover six months' worth of expenses.<p>If you don’t have money squirreled away for an …

Retirement

This Muffuletta Dip Is The One Recipe You Need To Make This Weekend

Perfect eats for Sunday football.<p>Mortadella, salami, mozzarella, ham and provolone are just some of the reasons we love the classic New Orleans sandwich, the Muffuletta. The olive salad and sheer size of the thing give us even more reason to dream about this beast of a sandwich. But sometimes, a …

The Science of Melting Cheese

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>Have you ever gotten all excited to make a grilled cheese and then...your cheese just doesn't melt? Or maybe it breaks, separating into a tough, stringy mass surrounded by a pool of oil? Yup, it's a crappy feeling. …

grilled cheese

10 Ways Regular Exercise Can Make You a Better Person

“Fitness is not about being better than someone else. It’s about being better than you used to be.”Most of you know by now that exercise is good for …

My Struggle With an Interracial Relationship

"My boyfriend and I had always known we were from different races. But that wasn't the thing that really separated us."<p>"My roommates saw your picture and wondered how I could be attracted to you."<p>This was coming through the phone from the boy I was in love with. We'd been in love since we were …

We Need To Talk About White Culture

African Americans will continue soldiering on in the wake of the Charleston massacre. But if we’re serious about preventing future tragedies, we must …

My Journey With a Life Altering Drug: Ayahuasca

Seekers from L.A. to New York are after a kind of rapture said to come only from a drug: ayahuasca, which devotees claim offers life-changing self-awareness, clarity, and insight. But first, you must get violently ill. Arianne Cohen takes the trip of her life.<p>My friend was glowing. Not postsex …