Heather Dorsey

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Guide to the Classics: Anna Karenina

“In order for a book to be good,” said Leo Tolstoy to his wife Sonya on March 2 1877, “one has to love its basic, fundamental idea. Thus, in Anna …

Anna Karenina

Not Just Green Tea, 5 Teas You Should Sip For Weight Loss and Better Immunity

People all over the world have been drinking tea for thousands of centuries, and there’s a good reason why. Numerous studies show traditional tea …

11 books I love that I found through my students

There are few professions in which you can receive the deep satisfaction that comes from sparking a love of something that you are truly passionate …

Frederick Douglass

This Yoga Sequence Is Even Better Than a Before-Bed Massage

Yoga before bed can be some of your best defense against insomnia. By calming down your body and your mind, you're putting yourself in a better position for sweet and restful slumber. Ready to get to bed? This yoga sequence will save the day.<p>— <i>Additional reporting by Jenny Sugar</i>

11 Pear Dessert Recipes That’ll Make Fall Even Tastier

What is it about fall that instantly makes us think about apples? They are *literally* everywhere on tables, pies, on toast, and quite frankly, <i>it’s getting old</i>. We think it’s officially time for pears to get the attention they deserve. And before the haters talk about the grainy texture, we’re here …

Dessert

7 ways to cut 500 calories a day for weight loss

Losing weight is hard. Maintaining that weight loss is even harder. The science why one person can lose easily and another cannot is complex and individualized. However, there are some universal factors. Men tend to lose weight easier than women do, thanks to a higher muscle mass. The individual’s …

How to lose weight after 40: 6 new habits to start now

After 40, our bodies don't bounce back from bad habits so quickly.<p>Very soon, I’ll stand up in front of the graduating class of my former high school and give the commencement speech. I’ll focus on the usual “work hard” and “follow your dream” themes, but, in reality, I just want to shout out to all …

Dark chocolate cranberry scones

These are cream scones with dark chocolate and dried cranberries and a drizzle on top (which I considered making chocolate!). I usually don’t make …

This Is How Much Green Tea You Should Be Drinking

Green tea's disease-fighting abilities were first spotted in Japan, when people in one specific region—where green tea was popularly grown—had …

This is what a cup of tea looks like around the world

WHO DOESN’T LOVE A CUPPA? Tea is one of the world’s most popular drinks. It is only rivaled by coffee. But this simple beverage is <i>not</i> the same …

These are the 12 foods on our fall food bucket list (because yes, we have one of those)

There’s hardly anything about fall we can complain about. It’s arguably the most aesthetically beautiful season, it’s the time of the year when …

Vegan

30 Homemade Christmas Ornaments That'll Fill You With Joy

Your living room called and it wants a French macaron tree this year.<p>Before you pull out your box of go-to ornaments, consider making your own this year. It's an easy way to switch up your holiday decor without having to spend a ton of money, and you'll have fun in the process. Need even more …

Christmas Ornaments

7 maps that show how our understanding of the world changed dramatically

Google Maps is one of the most downloaded apps, and for good reason: It tells us where we're going.<p>But centuries before we had satellite imaging, high altitude photography, or smartphones, people were jumping into ships and measuring distances between land masses to draw maps.<p>Those measurements, of …

Google Maps

Every 7 seconds, a young girl becomes a bride, report says

<b>(CNN) —</b> The statistics are startling: Around the world, every seven seconds, a girl under 15 is married.<p>Becoming a child bride is one factor that greatly affects the future of women and girls around the world, according to a report by Save the Children released Tuesday.<p>"Child marriage starts a …

Save the Children

Would you take your family on holiday to Russia?

To me, Russia is one of the world’s most fascinating places: 12 time zones of enigmatic vastness, unsurpassed natural beauty, a turbulent history, and a literary inheritance that could keep you supplied with masterpieces for a lifetime. I have been going there since the Eighties, spent decades …

'Hell Gate' Is An Infectious But Unsatisfying Take On Typhoid Mary

Thrillers have a long, honored tradition of turning germs into monsters. But from Michael Crichton's <i>The Andromeda Strain</i> on up, such novels have speculated about microorganisms in a way that pales compared to the monstrosities that humans inflict on each other — especially when faced with the …

What It’s Like to Live With an Ostomy Bag

This young woman’s positive outlook is incredibly inspiring.<p>When Rebecca Zamolo was 22, she moved to Los Angeles to become an actress. About a year later, she was out running when she had the urge to go to the bathroom—bad. After about a week of pooping way more than usual, she visited her doctor …

Digestion

26 Stunning Images of the Canadian Island That Inspired "Anne of Green Gables"

Prince Edward Island is just as magical in real life as it was in the Anne of Green Gables series.<p>It's just as magical in real life as it was in the pages of Lucy Maud Montgomery's books.

National Parks

The Newest Back-to-School Must-Have for Teens? Cosmetic Surgery

When then-17-year-old Kylie Jenner admitted to getting lip fillers it caused expressions of shock – and even anger – across the internet. But, the …

20 shocking photos that show the many ways humans are destroying the Earth

To say the past was a simpler time is up for debate, but one thing can't be denied: We live in a time of excess. As our global population grows, humanity's effect on the planet multiplies exponentially.<p>This concept is illustrated in a new book, "Over-development, Overpopulation, Overshoot (OVER)<i>,"</i> …

3 Stretches to Relieve Tension in Neck and Shoulders

Dedicating just a few minute a day to lengthening and relaxing the muscles in your shoulders, back and neck will play a major role in keeping your body healthy and pain free for a long time to come.<p>Whether you have a job which requires hours of sitting at a desk, spend long periods driving a car, …

Muscle

The Natural Gourmet: 5 Fool-Proof Steps for Fluffy Quinoa

The Natural Gourmet Institute shares the secrets to versatile, not-soggy quinoa and a recipe to try.<p>By now, most people know how to pronounce …

Brown Butter Nutella Skillet Cookie

<i>When she has the kitchen all to herself, Phyllis Grant of Dash and Bella cooks beautiful iterations of what solo meals were always meant to be: exactly what you want, when and where you want them.</i><p><i>Today: The only way to make a skillet cookie even better, and why the next bite is all that matters.</i><p>You …

Nutella

Spaghetti with Strawberry-Tomato Sauce

4 Servings<p>Considering that tomato is a fruit, the addition of strawberries isn’t that strange in this sauce from Rose's Luxury. The sauce should be quite spicy, which tempers the berries’ sweetness.<p>September 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>¼ cup olive oil, plus more for drizzling<p>1 28-oz. can whole peeled …

Recipes

Tea Tuesdays: Tea-Drinking Tips For A Longer Life

As we reported earlier this month, a fascinating project called Blue Zones is documenting and disseminating the lifestyle secrets of the communities with the highest concentrations of centenarians in the world.<p>The people in these five regions in Europe, Latin America, Asia and the U.S. that live to …

Tea

This Charming New England Cottage Is the Dreamiest Place to Spend a White Christmas

The rebirth of this 1815 Cape-style cottage was nothing less than arduous. Yet decorating its interiors came easily to a consummate collector and his partner.<p>The rebirth of this 1815 Cape-style cottage was nothing less than arduous. Yet, decorating its interiors came easily to a consummate …

Christmas Trees

Have You Entered Our Epic Giveaway Yet?

You're probably busy trying to track down one more gift for that impossible-to-shop-for person, plotting the best hors d'oeuvres for your annual holiday party, and debating whether to spike your hot cocoa with bourbon or mint schnapps. We hear ya.<p>And we can help. That gift idea? It's probably on …

Melted Snowmen Oreo Balls

How cute are these snowmen or should I say snowmen heads. These would be cute on a plate or as toppers on cupcakes. Maybe instead of a cherry on top …

20 Creative Ways To Decorate Your Light Switches

Light switches are most likely less visible for some of us. That doesn’t mean we don’t have to take them into account. On the contrary, they are as …