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40 Easy, Healthy Recipes That Anyone Can Cook

A big part of feeling great is learning how to feed yourself in a way that's delicious, energizing, and stress-free. Getting into a regular cooking …

An open letter to the people who hate Obama more than they love America

Now that you have thrown everything and the kitchen sink at President Obama and it still hasn't worked you are panicking. Obama's approval ratings …

5. Scandinavian Scandal: The Producers

Gene Wilder makes a second appearance on the list thanks to old cohort Mel Brooks' Sixties satire about getting noticed on Broadway - The Producers, …

7 ways to raise your credit score in 2016

It's important to have good credit, especially if you're looking to get approved for a loan, credit card or mortgage. Attain that perfect credit score of 850, and you've reached financial VIP status. Since your FICO score is an indication of your creditworthiness, the pinnacle range of 800 to 850 …

Personal Finance

Oil crashes to $30 a barrel

The dramatic crash in crude oil prices just got even more stunning.<p>Oil plummeted below $30 a barrel on Tuesday for the first time since December 2003. The latest wave of selling leaves crude oil down 19% this year alone. It represents an incredible 72% plunge from crude oil's June 2014 peak of …

Oil

The state of the union is bonkers

If you wish, you can spend time Tuesday night watching President Barack Obama deliver his final State of the Union address. You can listen to him say that the state of the union is strong, that the economy is humming, that we've made strides in addressing climate change and that all the Republicans …

Gadget makes your $10 earbuds sound like $200 headphones

What if those lame EarPods that Apple included with your iPhone could sound like top-of-the-line headphones?<p>I'm no audiophile, but even I can hear a clear difference between cheap headphones and high-quality headphones. That is, until I plugged my crappy headphones into the new BoomStick.<p>A tiny $99 …

Audiophile

The 13 Best Short Films of 2015

2015 was a surprising year for horror. We saw quite a few top notch films make their way home to DVD and Blu-ray. We also saw more than a single big …

Concealed carry shootings now part of Chicago's gun reality

John Hendricks recalls a split second between impulse and action before he took aim and shot Everardo Custodio just before midnight on April 17 after Custodio opened fire on a group in Logan Square.<p>Hendricks was not charged for shooting the 23-year-old because he had a concealed carry gun license …

Guns

What’s Holding Women Back in the Workplace?

Despite support at the top, gender equality is a long way off at most U.S. companies. A study by Lean In and McKinsey reveals why—and what employees and companies can do about it.<p>Why aren’t there more women in the upper ranks of corporate America?<p>Cue the broken record: Women rein in career plans to …

Chicago's gun violence, finding solutions

Several readers asked me what's needed to stop the violence in the city. They want solutions. OK, I've been writing about this for years, and I don't pretend to have all the answers. But let's take a quick spin through a few issues, with the caveat that I'll revisit this topic from time to time in …

Hollywood salaries revealed: From execs to extras, who makes what

"People in this business are always looking at other people and comparing," says a top Hollywood attorney. "I always have clients calling me and saying, 'Am I being paid enough? Should I be paid more?' "<p>Luckily for all, there's lots of comparing to do in THR's second annual What Hollywood Earns …

Are Bosses Necessary?

A radical experiment at Zappos may herald the emergence of a new, more democratic kind of organization.<p>Deeply strange reports have been emerging from the Las Vegas headquarters of Zappos, until recently the world’s happiest shoe store. This spring, by order of the CEO, Tony Hsieh, the company …

Management

Jack White vs. the Black Keys: A Beef History

'Tis the season of the beef. Just as the dust was settling from the Meek Mill–Drake feud, Nicki Minaj took an "oh, no, she didn't" swipe at Miley …

10 Things Men Don't Understand About Female Orgasms

Including the unfathomable, near-magical ability to have back-to-back orgasms.<p><b>1. Women have been blessed with the near-magical ability to have back-to-back orgasms.</b> Even at our peak, men have to go into the bathroom after an orgasm, splash some water on their penis, and give it a pep talk to get …

Six tips to help you write and publish your first book

For many years I have been fielding questions on how to publish a book. Is it my imagination, though, or have the frequency and the intensity of the pleas for help and access increased? It is now a rare week in which I don't get sent a pitch for a historical ghost-mystery novel or a memoir about a …

BELIEF

Wolfe

The 10 most affordable cities in the world

Of all the cities in the world, your dollar will go the furthest in Mumbai, India.<p>It's currently the cheapest city to live in, according to the Economist's World Cost of Living Index.<p>The index, which is calculated every other year, compares countries based on the cost of things like food, drink, …

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 …

June 2015

Diversity

Celebrate Friday the 13th With This 1989 Arsenio Hall Interview With Jason Voorhees

You probably recognize Jason Voorhees as the murderous, hockey-masked psychopath from the <i>Friday the 13th</i> movies. Here’s a little-known fact: He’s a</i> …

Iran letter could backfire, GOP dissenters say

Republicans could alienate Democrats whose votes are needed to override an Iran sanctions veto.<p>Not every Senate Republican signed on to Sen. Tom Cotton’s extraordinary letter to Iran’s leaders, and several of those who didn’t are fuming about the freshman senator’s Monday-morning foray into nuclear …

Hacking North Korea

It can be hard listening to the stories of people who have escaped from North Korea -- or, to give its official name, the Democratic People's …

True adulthood doesn't begin until age 25

The trend has been dubbed ‘kidulthood’ by commentators<p>True adulthood does not begin in the western world until 25 because young people are putting off settling down for longer, a psychiatrist has claimed.<p>Although the transition from child to adult is traditionally marked at 18, in fact, crucial …

5 Steps to Shred Layers of Body Fat and Build Muscle

Plenty of guys have asked this simple question at one point or another: “How do I get shredded?”<p>Of course, the answer is a little more complicated, …

25 brutal workout finishers for rapid fat loss and muscle-building

You’re soaking wet, you’re tired, you’re hungry—but the blood’s still pumping and you know you’ve got a bit left in the tank.<p>You also know it’s that …

Fitness

Your Favorite NFL Logos, As Hipsters

Imagine if the NFL was given a makeover honoring the subset of society least disposed to having an interest in the NFL. It would probably look like the artisanal, locally sourced switcheroo one graphic artist has concocted to punk the punt-loving masses.<p>David Rappoccio of the esoterically named NFL …

19 Things Every Man Should Own

We’re grown-ups now. It’s time to put down childish things. Your PlayStation is no longer your most prized possession. Air Jordans have moved from …