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16 Ways To Use Coconut Oil

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, the game-changing ways to add coconut oil into your beauty routine.<p><b>1) An alternative to shaving cream.</b> Get a smooth shave and prevent razor burn by mixing coconut oil, shea butter, and jojoba oil together. Try this recipe.<p><b>2) Facial scrub:</b> Slough off dead skin …

Poll Results: Listeners Pick Their Favorite Albums Of 2014

We love hearing what our listeners think are the best albums of the year. It's a fun way to see how our own picks line up with our audience's, and a chance to discover some surprises we may have missed. (There are always surprises we missed.)<p>For 2014, our listeners decided St. Vincent's stunning …

Senate approves Obama pick for surgeon general

The Senate on Monday approved President Obama's nomination of Dr. Vivek Murthy to serve as U.S. surgeon general, despite opposition from Republicans and some Democrats over his support for gun control and past statements that gun violence is a public health issue.<p>Murthy, 37, a physician at Boston's …

Rogue Journalists, the Police, and Other Things That Scared Americans This Week

Another week, another list of reasons to be wary of the people in charge.<p><i>Welcome back to the Fear Digest, our weekly roundup of the top ten terrors lurking in the back of the American imagination.</i><i>Read last week's column here</i><p><b>10. Charles C. Johnson​</b>This week the political media suddenly became …

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Backroom Move Strips 'Backdoor' NSA Spying Ban From Spending Bill

Congressional leaders have quietly deleted a measure meant to stop the National Security Agency's "backdoor" surveillance of American communications from a major spending bill.<p>The House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted in June to ban the NSA from searching for Americans' communications in …

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The North isn’t better than the South: The real history of modern racism and segregation above the Mason-Dixon line

The North celebrates its liberalism, but that disguises a complicated relationship with discrimination, inequality<p>For Edward Brooke, the North pulsed with promise. Brooke first set foot in New England during World War Two, when his army regiment trained in Massachusetts. He was a native of …

Our Democracy Is Dying

In case anybody hasn't noticed, democracy in America is dying now. This isn't an overstatement; it's a fact. Corporate interests dominate our politics so much at this point that our government, for all intents and purposes, is merely its handmaiden. Whatever Wall Street wants, Wall Street gets. …

5 Sugar Alternatives to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

5 tips to help satisfy your sweet tooth without adding to your waistline<p>Excess sugar is one of the three primary drivers behind weight gain and a number of common health issues (processed foods and "bad" fats are the two others). Throughout our lives most of us have been programmed to believe a few …

8 Ways To Rev Up Your Metabolism

Steven Macari, holistic health practitioner, nutritionist at Drive 495 and founder of the SLVRBK mat, provides 8 tips to tune up your metabolism.<p>Let's start with the most basic definintion of metabolism—the chemical processes by which a plant or an animal uses food and water to grow, heal and to …

10 Ways to Get a Bodacious Butt

Get a backside that's even better than a Photoshop job<p>When Kim Kardashian shared this post-workout butt selfie on Instagram, the Internet pretty much freaked out. After rumors flew that the pic was Photshopped, Kim responded in an extended tweet last week saying, "It sucks when people make up …

The Fast-and-Furious Interval Routine

Get a full cardio workout in just 20 minutes with this interval routine<p>When you're short on time, your best bet for an efficient and effective workout is amping up the intensity of your slow-and-steady pace, which will burn more total calories each minute during your workout—and, some speculate, …

5 New Lunges to Try, STAT!

Your basic lunges aren’t cutting it anymore

8 Habits that are Messing with Your Metabolism

A few little tweaks can help you max out your calorie burn

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