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9 Smart Things You Can Do With an Old iPhone

If your aging iPhone is too old or damaged to trade in for whatever you think it’s worth, here’s some good news: As long as it can still connect to a …

10 TED Talks That Will Help You Be a Better Parent


10 Ways to (Actually) Unwind Before Going to Bed

We’ve heard all the tips and tricks for getting a good night’s sleep — exercise during the day, go to bed and wake up at a set time, unwind for 30 minutes before going to sleep — but we have to admit that last one is a toughy in our crazy connected lives. Whether it’s taking a bath, sipping a cup …


Do You Believe In Ghosts? You Might After Reading This Book

Who doesn't love a good ghost story? The unseen hand moving a cup or the shadow climbing a staircase promises an existence beyond our mundane realities. Hannah Nordhaus' new book, <i>American Ghost,</i> is an offbeat mishmosh of memoir, cultural history, genealogical detective story and paranormal …

17 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Tired of wasting your time watching cat videos or scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed? Want to be more productive next time you go online?<p>Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>1. Digital Photography School —</b> Read through …

The Power Of Waste

For the past several months I have been working on the ground with a multidisciplinary team of young doctors and technology entrepreneurs looking at innovative ways to manage the vast amounts of waste we humans deposit in our water supply.<p>Of course, because this is the amazing 21st Century, we …

How To Learn A Foreign Language In 3 Months

"French and Spanish, English, German, and Brazilian Portuguese..." he ticks them off for me. "And Esperanto."<p>That last one is a made-up language, or a "constructed international auxiliary language," meaning it was designed to help people from different nations without a common tongue …

23 Children's Books You Need To Read Again As An Adult

With help from The New York Public Library's Youth Materials Specialist, Betsy Bird, we put together a list of 23 books worth giving a second read.

What Nutritionists Serve at Thanksgiving

As a dietitian, people often wonder what it's like at my house at Thanksgiving. They'll ask me: Do I drink? <i>Not generally.</i> Do I make desserts? <i>Yes! Pumpkin pie and usually an apple crisp</i>. Have I tried Tofurky? <i>Yes... I cooked it one Thanksgiving when I was a part-time vegan, but I prefer turkey brined</i> …

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30 Minute Dinner Idea: Italian Turkey Burgers

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The Best Reading Nooks For Kids and Their Books

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Suzanne Goin's Grilled Pork Burgers

<i>Every week -- often with your help -- Food52's Senior Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: When rethinking the perfect burger, it's what's inside that counts.</i><p>There are perfect burgers made of beef, salt, and pepper. This is not one of those burgers. …


6 Estate Planning Lessons From James Gandolfini's Will

James Gandolfini’s untimely death at 51 brought many discussions, none more strange than the fixation on his will. A few estate planning stories are salacious, such as the tale of Anna Nicole Smith. A few are amusing, such as Leona Helmsley’s $12M trust for her dog Trouble.<p>But most estate planning …

This Graph Tells You When Fruits And Vegetables Will Taste The Best

Summer brings a bounty of mouthwatering fruits, including juicy peaches, plump blueberries, and sweet cherries.<p>And while fruit may seem sweetest during the summer, you can enjoy a variety of ripe produce throughout the entire year.<p>So when is the best time to load up on melons and when should you …

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14 Ways To Enjoy New York City's Swankiest Spots For Free (Or Cheap)

From a subterranean food court inside the Plaza Hotel to little-known lunch deals at some of the city's best restaurants, here are 14 ways to enjoy New York City's fanciest venues without spending a fortune.

Pizza in 15 Minutes and a Crispy Crust? Yes, Please!

Ever made a pizza at home and the crust turn all soggy? It’s a common complaint but we have a solution! By cooking your pizza in an affordable cast iron skillet, you can ensure a crisped crust every time. Keep reading for four great pizza ideas ready in 15 minutes or less!<p>Let’s start by learning …

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