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The 'Dirty Dozen': Group lists produce with the most pesticides

<b>(CNN) —</b> Would you like a bit of pesticide with your produce?<p>While the chemicals farmers use on food keep produce relatively pest-free, the U.S. Department of Agriculture constantly runs tests to avoid too much pesticide residue on your plate. It concentrates particularly on produce items that …

I'm gay. And I want my kid to be gay, too

"I wouldn't even choose for myself to be gay," a friend once told me. It was a sad admission, because she was.<p>Once upon a time, of course, "gay" …

8 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free downloads right now (save $55!)

Can you believe it’s almost 2015? There are just a few days left in 2014, and we’re going to do our best to fill them with great paid iPhone and iPad …

The year in John Oliver: How “Last Week Tonight” redefined political comedy

<b>(HBO/Eric Liebowitz)</b><p>We lost “The Colbert Report” in 2014, but gained “Last Week Tonight.” Here were our favorite segments<p>Sarah Gray<p>December 29, 2014 8:00pm (UTC)<p>Even before the debut of his inaugural hosting gig, "Last Week Tonight," it would've been hard to mistake John Oliver for some sort of …

Countries as Named in Their Own Languages

Countries are called by different names depending on who’s doing the calling. Is it <i>The United States of America</i> or <i>Les États-Unis</i>? <i>Deutschland</i> or …

28 Fall Weeknight Meals You Can Make in an Hour or Less

From roasted chicken to winter squash pasta, here are 33 quick weeknight meals for fall.<p><b>Pasta, winter squash, roast chicken—fall is the best time for weeknight cooking</b>. Plan your entire week's worth of dinners with these 33 meals, each of which can be made in an hour or less.

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iOS 8 Roundup: Apps updated for Health (running list)

Over the weekend Apple shared a short list of HealthKit apps that work with the new Health app on iOS 8 after a few apps hit the App Store on Friday with HealthKit support included. Several more iPhone apps using HealthKit to share data with Apple’s Health app on iOS 8 have become available and …

Yes, This 15-Foot, 8-Paneled Parking Sign Is Real

We thought parking was bad in New York, where finding a good spot on a weeknight is tantamount to winning a lottery ticket after making out with Clark Gable.<p>But California wins this round. LAist reports that the parking signs in Culver City get up to 15 feet tall, with so many panels it'd take a …

Women Get Really Excited On Amusement Park Ride (VIDEO)

Roller coasters can be a blast, as can Tilt-A-Whirls, but few amusement park attractions offer the thrills and chills of a reverse bungee jump ride called the Slingshot.<p>For women anyway.<p>At least, based on viral videos that show women reacting to the sensation of the ride.<p>For your enjoyment, …

America's Best New Restaurants 2014: The 50 Nominees Are Here!

Bon Appétit magazine's 50 nominees for America's best new restaurants 2014, selected by Andrew Knowlton.<p><b>In the past year, thousands of restaurants opened</b> in America—and after just as many air miles, <i>BA</i>'s <b>Andrew Knowlton</b> chose 50 as his favorites. (See the 2016 list here.) They range from oyster bars …

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Steven Pinker: 10 'grammar rules' it's OK to break (sometimes)

Among the many challenges of writing is dealing with rules of correct usage: whether to worry about split infinitives, fused participles, and the meanings of words such as "fortuitous", "decimate" and "comprise". Supposedly a writer has to choose between two radically different approaches to these …

A Lost Comedic Masterpiece from 1984

In the classic definition of a masterpiece—a work created to establish one’s status as an artisan worthy of recognition as a first-rank creator—the movie “Nothing Lasts Forever” fits the bill perfectly. It should have propelled its writer and director, Tom Schiller, into the front rank of …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

The Ultimate List of Online Resources for Being a Better Photographer

We thought it would be helpful to put together a list of resources that photographers generally use and how they use them. This is a bit of a “living …

75 Summer Recipes Everyone Should Know How to Cook

These are 75 summer recipes everyone should know how to cook, from tomato pie to salmon burgers to icebox cake.

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The Leg Workout That Will Turn Your Lower Body to Jelly—in 15 Minutes!

Hit your legs from all angles with this quick, grueling circuit<p>Working your lower body is tough. The movements that train your quads, glutes, and hamstrings—like squats and lunges—require a ton of effort and a lot of willpower. No wonder leg day gets a bum rap.<p>But you don't have to spend 45 minutes …

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

Turning off your iPhone won't stop NSA bugs, but this will

Just because you turned off your phone doesn't mean the NSA isn't using it to spy on you.<p>Edward Snowden's latest revelation about the NSA's snooping …

17 Counter-intuitive Things The Most Successful People Do

In Personal Development-speak, we are always talking about goals, outcomes, success, desires and dreams. In other words, all the stuff we want to do, …

You Won't Believe What's Under These Ordinary Folks' Clothes (NSFW)

Tattoos. That's what's under these ordinary folks' clothes.<p>And they're AWESOME. Photographer Spencer Kovats explored some of his subjects' biggest secrets as part of an exhibition called "The Tattoo Project." What he found is that anyone -- your colleague, your girlfriend, your step-dad -- could be …

15-Minute Morning Workout Routine | The Art of Manliness

Adrian Peter Schmidt was born in the Alsace-Lorraine region of what is now France in 1872. His genetics and circumstances did not point to a future …

What Are the Best Phone Apps for My Summer Camping Trip?

<i>A:</i><p>Before you go off the grid camping and hiking, tap the latest apps that will help you plan your trip, your trails, and where to pitch your tent. Even if you don’t have service, many of these apps will remain handy.<p>AllTrails<p>(AllTrails, Inc.)<p>A catalog of hiking routes in the U.S. and Canada, …

How to Choose the Right Probiotic for You

<i>By Perry Santanachote for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>You are never alone when you eat. With each bite, tens of trillions of gut microbes nosh with you. Most of …

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10 Phrases Great Speakers Never Say

While it's really hard to immediately win over a crowd, it's really easy for a speaker to lose the room within the first few minutes of a presentation.<p>To make sure you don't lose your audience, here's Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten, serial entrepreneur and founder of TwitterCounter and The Next Web, …

Public Speaking

For Alan Cumming, Life Is (Once Again) A Cabaret

Alan Cumming has starred in the musical <i>Cabaret</i> three times — a 1993 London production, a Tony-winning 1998 Broadway revival, and a new Broadway revival — and it hasn't gotten old. "It's so energetic, and it just takes up every single element of being an actor," he tells <i>Fresh Air</i>'s Terry …

7 Health Secrets You Should Steal from Her

Thank the fairer sex for these smart ideas<p>Despite your stubborness, she's always right. <i>Always</i>. And every once in a while, it really would benefit you to take notice. Case in point: these seven simple health “secrets” only women swear by, but every guy should follow. Give them a try. You don’t have …