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14 foods to kick out of the kitchen forever

Hitting the grocery store every week isn’t easy when you’re swamped with work, the gym, friends, family—the list goes on. That’s why it’s even more …

10 Foods That Will Fill You Up and Help You Lose Weight

Losing weight doesn’t have to mean hunger pangs and feeling half-dead at your desk all day. The trick to trimming down without feeling tortured: …

18 easy Paleo diet recipes

Does the Paleo Diet work? Some men will answer that quesiton with a “Hell, yes!” Others? They’re more skeptical.<p>But whether you’ve gone full Paleo, …

Paleo Diet

12 great uses for protein powder

Yes, we all know about the usual protein shakes.<p>But did you realize that protein powder can actually be integrated into a number of healthy and easy …

6 easy recipes with ground turkey

Embracing ground turkey is all about changing your mindset, and here’s why: If you don’t think of it as <i>just</i> a substitute for ground beef, you’re not …

Nutrition

The pursuit of liberty is a marathon

Nothing will be quite the same in Boston or in America after Monday's terrorist attack. Psychologically, the bombings bring terrorism to the streets of an American city, on a sunny Patriot's Day, during a road race, the Boston Marathon.<p>The bombings mean that any street corner, in any American City, …

Outsmart Food Labels

Words like “all natural,” “multigrain” and “0 grams trans fat” automatically catch our eyes when we’re scanning the grocery store shelves. But just …

Hunters chart middle ground on guns

I run an organization of gun owners and sportsmen. Our group is dedicated to securing the outdoor traditions we enjoy today for the next generation. We do so by advocating for wildlife and habitat conservation, access and opportunity, and sportsmen’s Second Amendment rights. We also recognize the …

Here's The Real Reason Obama Is Making A New High-Profile Push For Gun Control

Both states that Obama will visit have been able to pass sweeping new gun laws, despite stalled momentum for gun control measures at the federal level.<p>Colorado — the site of a movie-theater massacre last June — recently passed a series of bills that require background checks for all gun purchases …

Gun Control

Religious groups, pro-reform organizations brace for fight over family-based visas

Lobbyists and activists in Washington, D.C., are holding their collective breath this week as they await legislative language on a comprehensive immigration reform bill that has largely been negotiated behind closed doors.<p>But hints of the bill’s proposals already have religious organizations and …

The Long Depression

Years ago I heard an old Irish politician tell a joke, in that brogue only old-time Irish politicians could pull off, about a prisoner who had his tonsils removed one December. The following December the prisoner had his adenoids taken out. A year later he was scheduled to have his appendix …

Supreme Court Justices Pose Two Strange Questions in Same-Sex Marriage Cases

The Supreme Court in hearing argument in the same-sex marriage cases posed two questions that I doubt were ever asked before:<p>When did something become unconstitutional? (Justice Scalia)<br>• Shouldn't there being a waiting period before deciding constitutionality? (Justice Alito).<p>Justice Scalia, in …

Stand Up for Liberty by Sitting Out the Pledge of Allegiance

Last year, an atheist couple in Massachusetts brought a suit against the Acton-Boxborough Regional School District, arguing that the phrase "under God" in the pledge of allegiance discriminates against their children because, according to their attorney, it "defines patriotism according to a …

We Were Once the American Dream

We were once the American Dream, and now we're just what happened to it. That's the phrase that informs my research into a new book I'm working on, <i>The People on the Bus: A Story of the #99Percent.</i> I'm trying to trace the decline of the American Middle Class over the last 40 years, and the …

The New Rules of Stretching

Forget high-school-gym wisdom. Use this myth-busting plan for breakthroughs in flexibility, performance, and injury prevention<p>Unless you need to build your tolerance for boredom, most stretching is a waste of time. After all, when you review the research, it's clear that the most widely held …

Conclusion: Transformational Suggestions for 'New America'

Over the past few months, I have spun an unconventional series of discussions about the future of American democracy.<p>At times, I ventured into histrionic rhetoric -- such as my outrageous question, "Is America dying?"<p>My purpose, through it all, was to provide a provocative and constructive analysis …

Industrial Age Education Is a Disservice to Students

Both of my parents are educators, and from my travels around the world, there is a clear understanding that we need a major change in how we educate students. The traditional model of education, born in the industrial age with a one-size-fits-all approach, is not meeting the needs of our knowledge …

Thirty Years Later: Still At Risk

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the landmark education report, "A Nation At Risk." Decrying a "rising tide of mediocrity" in the nation's K-12 education system, "A Nation At Risk" was a clarion call to serious, systemic education reform.<p>And, indeed, this U.S. Department of Education report …