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31 January Recipes for a Healthy Start to the New Year

January: The notorious month of New Year’s resolution is officially here! Though you can obviously plan healthy meals for every month of the year, we’re betting that eating healthy in January tops your list of priorities. If you’re trying to eat clean this month, it can be hard to know where to …

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University of California

He’s been a circus acrobat and set a world record in high diving — plunging more than 100 feet off a bridge. He’s an accomplished author; the Dalai Lama himself wrote the foreword to his book Essential Spirituality. At UC Irvine, he’s a professor of psychiatry & human behavior and holds joint …

Fantasy Football 2014: Top Picks, Sleepers and Overall Rankings of Best RBs

While the NFL continues to change, running backs remain the most important position in fantasy football.<p>With fewer do-it-all running backs, it is vital to grab one when you have the chance. After that, make sure you can get anyone capable of putting points on the board because they run out quickly, …

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Checking out all 68 teams in the field

It felt that way at least after years of football-dominated conference realignment, decades of slower and lower-scoring basketball, and hundreds of …

5 Fast, Easy, Fresh Comfort Food Recipes for Dinner

From shrimp to lamb stir-fry, these five quick, easy comfort food recipes will become weeknight dinner staples.<p>It's March, which means we're almost out of the woods—the snow is thawing (mostly), we're creeping up to 40 degrees in the daytime (in the northeast), and it's no longer dark at 5 p.m. But …

26 Light, Fresh Seafood Recipes for Spring

Delicate, green, springy flavors pair particularly well with seafood, so check out these 26 light recipes for ocean-dwellers like shrimp, clams, salmon, halibut, and more.<p>It's only the second week of March, but we're already looking toward spring produce—and those delicate, green flavors pair …

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101 Cycling Tips to Completely Transform Your Bike Life

Ride better, get stronger, be happier, go faster, look nicer, stay safer, get fitter, smile wider, and lots more<p>Want to be a better cyclist? Just ride. Every time you turn the pedals, you naturally improve a little. Of course, one well-placed tip, trick, or nugget of wisdom can help you achieve …

Simple way to make stem cells in half an hour hailed as major discovery

A radical and remarkably easy way to make cells that can grow into any tissue in the body has been developed by scientists in Japan.<p>The feat has been hailed as a major discovery by researchers familiar with the work, and if it can be repeated in human tissue, could lead to cheap and simple …

Vertical farming explained: how cities could be food producers of the future

Populations are growing and cities are booming – but could we soon see skyscrapers turned into centres for crop production? From Chicago warehouses to the south pole growth chamber in Antarctica, the concept of growing food indoors is catching on. Plant scientist Dr Erik Murchie, from the …

7 Steps to Mindfully Manifest Your Goals

As a mind-body therapist and an international trainer I've helped thousands of patients and workshop participants learn how to mindfully access their core creativity and manifest their goals. Mindfulness is a powerful tool that can help one go beyond their fears and resistances to tap into their …

The Long, Strange Challenge Facing Marijuana Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

"There are a lot of hurdles to get through if somebody wants to do this, but the opportunities are there too," said Ryan Cook.<p>Indeed the opportunities are there: $30 billion worth, in fact. That is the approximate amount of money marijuana users spend on the drug annually, according to the RAND …

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Be Prepared: Automobile Expenses are a Common Red Audit Flag

Almost all business owners use their personal vehicle for business purposes. And there’s nothing wrong with that, as long as they keep proper records.<p>If your business is chosen for an audit, you can bet the auditor will take a good look at the business vehicle deduction. And to be frank, this is …

Suspicious Virus Makes Rare Cross-Kingdom Leap From Plants to Honeybees

Tobacco ringspot virus extracted from honeybees. Adapted from Fig. 2 from Li et al., 2014. Click image for source.<p>When HIV jumped from chimpanzees to …

This is a better predictor of your success than IQ or EQ

An unsettling classroom experience near the start of his second year in the Stanford Graduate School of Business MBA Program caused a personal crisis for Shirzad Chamine and led him to the work he’s doing more than a quarter century later. The 1987 class was Interpersonal Dynamics, nicknamed …

Gut bacteria 'may be obesity weapon'

<b>Bacteria living in our guts seem to be affecting our waistlines and harnessing them could lead to new ways of shedding the pounds, US research suggests.</b><p>The human body is teeming with thousands of species of microbes that affect health.<p>A study showed that transplanting gut bacteria from obese people …

In Devastating Detail, JPM Economist Explains Why The Growth Potential Of The United States Is Nothing Like It Used To Be

Bad news: owing mostly to demographics trends and slowing technological innovation, America may be facing a long road of low growth ahead.<p>In a new report, JPMorgan economist Michael Feroli explains why the country's future isn't what it used to be by demonstrating that potential GDP growth - a …

The Best Bike Ride in Every State

From climbs over majestic mountain passes to blissful Sunday beach cruises, truly great cycling routes can be found in all 50 states, from Maine to Hawaii. Make plans to ride as many as you can.<p><b>ALABAMA</b> <br>The Fort Morgan Ride<br>Start this rocking ride at Lulu’s, home of fried crab claws, then trace …

Tiny countries that pack a big punch

Size isn't everything. Here are ten of the smallest countries in the world. Some of them are rarely visited, except by travellers collecting visa stamps. Most are islands, often far flung. Their wealth varies, from nearly the highest per capita GDP to nearly the lowest, but all still manage to …

$1 billion in bitcoin was traded in April—16 times the previous record

In April, $1 billion worth of bitcoins was traded across all exchanges, according to an aside in the complaint bitcoin startup Coinlab just filed against the world’s largest bitcoin exchange, Mt.Gox. Just a month prior, only $60 million in bitcoin was traded, estimates Jeremy Liew, a managing …

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College Graduates' Expectations Are Out Of Line with Reality, Says Study

A new poll by consulting firm Accenture shows some striking gaps between the expectations of graduating seniors about the world of work and the experiences of recent grads who are already in the workforce. Only 18% of pending 2013 grads plan to get a graduate degree to get ahead in their career. By …

Anyone Taking The CFA Should Understand This Complicated Formula About Valuing Dividends

How do you value a stock?<p>Well, there are many ways. And every method and model has its strengths and weaknesses.<p>One of the very first models that any entry-level analyst will learn is the <b>dividend discount model (DDM)</b>. And for anyone taking the grueling Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exams on …

Yelp’s mobile strategy success sends shares to record high, despite loss

Online reviews company Yelp reported a net loss yesterday and has yet to report a profit since it went public in 2012. Yet its shares were up by a whopping 27% today, hitting a record high of $32.38. They even rose slightly higher in-after hours trading.<p>Investors didn’t mind Yelp’s loss because the …

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