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10 uses for honey outside the kitchen

Bees make it and we get to enjoy it. But honey is good for more than just sweetening recipes.<p>I am an unabashed honey lover. I enjoy honey in my tea, …

13 surprising home remedies for acid reflux

Before you reach for heavy-duty, prescription-strength drugs, try these suggestions.<p>Acid reflux or GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), which is a …

Want to eat healthier? Clean out your pantry

Packaged foods in the cupboards can be the downfall of good intentions. If you want to eat better, it's time to purge the junk.<p>One of the main …

Who built the world's first car? Trust us, it's not who you think

The real history goes way back, and it's far more colorful than the accepted version you've probably heard.<p>It seems like a simple enough question: …

5 mind-bending facts about dreams

As scientists become increasingly able to probe deeper into our minds, they are beginning to shine some light on the mysteries of what happens when …

Root vegetables 101: A primer on the most underappreciated produce

Introduce some new flavors to your winter meals with seasonal produce like parsnips, rutabagas and turnips.<p>Pity the poor root vegetable. Dirty, …

5 healthy hot cocoa recipes

Kick the chemicals out of your hot cocoa with these creamy chocolate concoctions (including vegan and sugar-free options).<p>If there were a contest for …

11 animals that mate for life

Old faithful<p>Humans like to think of themselves as a faithful species, but when it comes to true fidelity, many other animals offer better examples of …

Earth Day photos: Celebrating the beauty of our planet

From the rolling hills of Tuscany to the surreal glacial formations of Patagonia, here are 12 stunning photos showcasing the diverse collection of …

Snow birds prep for backyard census [Photos]

Get out your binoculars: The 16th annual Great Backyard Bird Count is upon us! MNN brings you 12 striking shots of frosty avians to mark the feathery …

9 of the most beautiful places in the spring

Getting warmer<p>Ah, springtime: the time for budding leaves and flowers, for freshly hatched butterflies, and new love. It's the season of rebirth, …

Smartphone Caddy Mount Black

Whether you want to turn up the tunes or seek the guidance of GPS, this <b>Smartphone Caddy</b> keeps your <b>trusted technology within arm’s reach</b> as you cruise the open road. Just promise us you won’t pick up any work calls—this is your time.<p>Whether you want to turn up the tunes or seek the guidance of GPS, …

M232 Monkey Bike Light

Stay safe while looking super cool—how brilliant is that? The ultra tough, stylishly bright <b>M232 Monkey Bike Light</b> is a high performance bicycle light that keeps kids visible in all weather conditions. Featuring <b>32 full color LEDs,</b> it straps securely to spokes and <b>displays crazy colorful patterns</b> when …

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Loly in the Sky A Hug and a Kick Flat

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7 Reasons Why Coffee Is Good For You

Coffee isn't just warm and energizing, it may also be extremely good for you.<p>In recent years and decades, scientists have studied the effects of coffee on various aspects of health and their results have been nothing short of amazing.<p>Here are 7 reasons why coffee may actually be one of the …

If You Can Smell This, You May Not Have Alzheimer's

A new diagnostic test involves a dollop of peanut butter.<p>You may not have heard of "the peanut butter test," but it could become a fantastically low-cost and non-invasive way to test for Alzheimer's. After all, what's less invasive than asking someone to smell some delicious peanut butter?<p>"The …

Infants With Pets Look To Where The Action Happens

My baby is three months old, and he already seems to understand the world around him. The coffee machine (known as the coffee robot in our household) makes a grinding and pressing noise, which no longer startles him. The holiday tree, which has only been up for a week is a source of constant …

Cholesterol linked to brain changes that cause Alzheimer's disease

Reducing the amount of bad cholesterol and increasing good cholesterol you eat may help to reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests<p>High levels of unhealthy cholesterol may contribute towards one of the key signs of Alzheimer’s disease developing in the brain.<p>Researchers have …

Google unveils 'smart contact lens' to measure glucose levels

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/health/1044000/1044832_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524693155_0aba6502b32c03e866dbac3af870a271<p><b>Google has said it is testing a "smart contact lens" that can help measure glucose levels in tears.</b><p>It uses a "tiny" wireless chip and a …

Your Body Can Kill Cancer. It Just Needs Better Instructions.

Researchers have been programming peoples' immune systems to recognize and destory cancer.<p>Part of what makes cancers so insidious is that they’re not invaders: They’re our own cells turned against us. That means the body usually doesn’t see them as a threat. But over the last few years, teams at …

McDonald’s Serves Up An Answer To The McNugget Meat Mystery

McDonald’s gets a lot of flack, deserving and otherwise, for a lot of issues. Obesity, dilution of culture and food safety are just a few. The company’s Canadian division decided to take on the latter a couple of years ago with its “Our Food. Your Questions.” campaign that aimed to dispel the …

Why Duck Dynasty Can't Be Stopped

Back in December 2013, Phil Robertson, the bearded star of A&E’s <i>Duck Dynasty,</i> said some offensive things about black people and gay people. Robertson became the subject of boycotts and counter-boycotts, Cracker Barrel yanked his Duck Commander merch, and A&E suspended the show.<p>But outrage requires …

Chicago's Plan to Combat Carp

This winter, Americans from Traverse City to New Orleans have discussed the spread of the Asian carp, a particularly invasive species of fish quickly overtaking the Great Lakes and Mississippi River. The carp boom seems unstoppable—but not if Chicago can help it.<p>According to a <i>BBC</i> report, the Windy …

Top 10 Tech Savvy Airlines

Last fall Fly.com released the results of a consumer survey that identified how Americans don't want to unplug from their portable communication devices when flying. Since then, there have been ongoing rumors that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will loosen rules surrounding the use of …

Qatar Airways Made An All-Business Class Plane For Flights To London

The entire Airbus A319 jet is dedicated to business class, with just 40 seats.<p>Each seat, in rows of four, will fully recline and offer a big-screen entertainment system with more than 900 movies, TV shows, and video games to choose from.<p>The airline already operates five daily flights between the …

10 Things You Must Do During Your Next Trip to Belize

Maybe your cruise ship docked for only a day in Belize, which didn't allow you the time to explore much of the local culture, jungles or coral reefs. Or perhaps you stayed at one of the all-inclusive resorts and didn't venture out beyond the sun, sand and water. If so, book the next flight you can …

The Secret Side of Las Vegas

Las Vegas -- my hometown. There is no place like it in the world.<p>Where else can you walk down the street drinking a day-glow, yard-tall cocktail, taking in the sights of New York, Paris, and Venice while peddlers shove flyers for escorts and strippers in your hand?<p>But what many visitors don't know, …

9 Unexpected Ways Travel Makes You a Better Person — Vagabondish

This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure.<p>I knew who I was this morning, but I’ve changed a few times since then. <br>– Alice’s …

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