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If You Suffer From Tight Hips, Find a Wall ASAP, and Do This Amazing Stretch

Tight hips are a common affliction among us desk dwellers. They can lead to lower back pain and tightness in our legs and just make us feel all around uncomfortable. Free your tight hips by finding a wall and doing this life-changing stretch (no really, it's <i>that</i> good!).<p>Known as figure four, you can …

Yoga

Melt Away Butter Cookies

These butter cookies are flavored with almond extract and vanilla extract and sprinkled with a little sugar. Shape them into cylinders or logs or …

German 'wolf children': the forgotten orphans of WWII

Forced to flee then-East Prussia to Lithuania at the end of World War Two, these orphaned German children survived hunger, cold and the loss of …

Europe

9 Page-Turners Too Addictive To Put Down

<i>Originally published on Kirkus. For more from Kirkus, click here.</i><p><b>Origin</b> by Dan Brown<p>"The plot is absurd, of course, but the book is a definitive pleasure. Prepare to be absorbed—and in more ways than one." Another Brown (<i>Inferno</i>, 2013, etc.) blockbuster, blending arcana, religion, and …

Books

Taste Beyond The Tongue

A new study reveals the best coping mechanisms for stressed kids and teens

A recent study has outlined which coping strategies work best for stressed children and teens. The study is a meta-analysis of more than 200 coping and emotion regulation studies that included more than 80,000 young people. Learning effective ways to manage stress is especially important for …

Research

Quinoa Salad Recipes For When You're Feeling Extra Healthy

Of all the great ways to make quinoa ― the nutritional powerhouse seed that grows plentifully on the other side of the equator ― the quinoa salad is perhaps the most perfect. Yes, we’re saying it’s better than quinoa breakfast hash. And even better than quinoa nachos. Why? Because it’s so easy to …

Cooking

19 summer books that will keep you up all night reading

It’s almost summer -- a time to catch up on missed readings, turn back to old favorites, and discover new ones. For the best summer reads, we turned …

Minneapolis-Saint Paul

Chicken and Herbed Cornmeal Dumplings Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Melt 2 tablespoons of the butter in a Dutch oven over medium-high. Add carrots, celery, and onion; cook, stirring occasionally, …

Country Lifestyle

Spend 30 Minutes and Learn How to Use 30 of Photoshop’s Most Important Features (VIDEO)

Whether you’re a photo enthusiast or a working pro, Photoshop is such a comprehensive tool that it offers many features that you may find unfamiliar. …

Best Christmas Breakfast Recipes

If you’re like me, you have a handful of favorite Christmas breakfast recipes… and maybe you could use a few more. Every year for as long as I can …

Breakfast

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Five Badass Female Spies Who Deserve Their Own World War II Movie

Psst, Hollywood: Why stop with the fictional operative Marion Cotillard plays in Allied?<p>Writer <b>Steven Knight</b> has said that his new film, <i>Allied</i>, is based on a story about World War II spies that he heard third-hand from an old girlfriend. It could well have been more than an urban legend, though: …

World War II

16 Christmas Sugar Cookie Recipes to WOW Guests Through the Holidays

The sugar cookie represents a whole lotta Christmas history, because it’s traditionally what kids leave out for Santa to snack on as he makes the rounds from house to house. Other than in the milk and cookies duo for jolly old Saint Nick, sugar cookies are usually found everywhere this time of …

Dessert

Netflix's Secret Codes Unlock More Movies Than You Can Imagine

Access this hidden list of hyper-specific Netflix genres with our help.<p>How many movies do you think are currently available on Netflix? Well, you’re …

Entertainment

Book Cures for Recovering from the 2016 Election

No matter which candidates you supported — either grudgingly or enthusiastically — in the past few months, we can all admit that this election season …

This Is How To Deal With Psychopaths And Toxic People: 5 Proven Secrets

I know what some people are thinking: <i>I’m never going to deal with psychopaths. This is just more sensational clickbait junk.</i>Wrong. The experts are …

Psychology

Recipe: Sunken Apple Cake (Versunkener Apfelkuchen) — Recipes from The Kitchn

There are countless apple cakes in Germany, but this one, in which a rather plain batter rises up and bakes around sliced apples, has to be one of …

Dessert

Why you should throw that to-do list in the bin in the name of mental health

New research has shown that even a brief period of stress can shrink the part of your brain that affects your memory.<p>According to a recent study from …

Chicken Enchilada Chili

It’s so rewarding when you find a solid crock pot recipe that can make anyones day 10x easier than before.<p>This enchilada chili is creamy, chunky, and …

Georgia vote: Georgian Dream wins contested poll

The ruling Georgian Dream party has won Georgia's legislative polls, official results show, but the opposition has complained of vote rigging in the Caucasus nation.<p>With more than 99.92 percent of the votes counted by Sunday, data from the Central Election Commission gave the ruling Georgian Dream …

Polling

7 ways to overcome depression and start feeling better even during difficult times.

7 ways that will help you to overcome depression and will make you feel better even during difficult times.

Teaching Your Child Emotional Agility

It’s hard to see a child unhappy. Whether a child is crying over the death of a pet or the popping of a balloon, our instinct is to make it better, fast.<p>That’s where too many parents get it wrong, says the psychologist Susan David, author of the book “Emotional Agility.” Helping a child feel happy …

Emotional Intelligence

Where did Australia's aboriginals come from? Genomic data reveals clues.

Today's aboriginals are descended from the first humans to enter Australia, and they did it far earlier than scientists previously thought, a new DNA …

The Shift in Mindset That Will Help You Get Out of Debt

Getting out of debt isn’t easy, and while there’s plenty of practical advice to help, the psychological toll is a huge, often-overlooked obstacle. …

Personal Finance

Keep It Fresh With These 13 Healthy Hamburger Helper Hacks

When we’re craving comfort foods, we often reach for items we loved to eat as kids. For some, a HUGE helping of mac and cheese is in order, while for others, healthier alternatives like egg sandwiches are perfect for crushing those comfort food cravings. Hamburger Helper is one meal many of us …

Cooking

The 1 Word and 2 Questions Your Brain Needs to Defuse Terrifying Conversations

Transforming how your brain responds to stomach-turning conflicts is simple... as long as you know the real enemy.<p>We've all had them... more often than we'd like to admit.<p>You mean well. You want resolution. And you're intentions are good (mostly). So you swallow hard and head in. Then, somewhere …

Self-help

I was a Tiger Mum, but I've learnt the error of my ways

When my daughter Lily was seven, I asked her one Sunday afternoon if she’d like to make cupcakes. She replied: "No".<p>You might assume that most children would only be too thrilled to be invited to make a mess in the kitchen and get to look icing off spoons. Instead, she eyed me suspiciously and …

Parenting

Perfect LEGO Wild Animals

Felix Jaensch is German and has real skills to reproduce shapes and textures with LEGO. He indeed created a collection of nice wild animals with …

Why you feel busy all the time (when you’re actually not)

Overwhelmed? It can seem like we’re busier than ever, but that’s not quite true, says Oliver Burkeman, who has been exploring the topic in a new series for BBC Radio 4.<p>Few facts about modern life seem more indisputable than how busy everyone seems to be. Across the industrialised world, large …

Time Management