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Factbox: Bull market turns 8 - historical facts and figures

(Reuters) - The S&P 500’s bull market run turns eight years old on Thursday as equities rebound from the sharpest recession since the Great Depression.<p>Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., March 8, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid<p>A bull market is generally …

Crock Pot 101: Build Your Own Crock Pot Recipes

<i>This piece originally appeared on Fix.com.</i><p>Love your crock-pot but stuck in a rut with the same old recipes? It’s time to create your own. This post …

Turn on Your Oven for 35 Minutes, Have Breakfast for the Whole Week

Oatmeal is by far my favorite breakfast. I love a good chia pudding, a savory tostada or breakfast burrito, or a simple serving of avocado toast. But no matter how humble or predictable a warm bowl oats may be, nothing can take their place.<p>Which leaves me with the conundrum of finding a way to …

Strawberry Peach Galette Recipe

Shares 807<p>I am not a pie maker. Pie crusts are just too fussy for me and I don’t have the patience to make a pie. They are SO much work! That’s why I …

Dessert

43 Essential Kitchen Secrets

These helpful tips and tricks will save you time and money.<p>These helpful tips and tricks, adapted from Rebecca DiLiberto's Penny Saving Household Helper, will save you time and money.

Coconut Ice Cream with Buttered Rum Sauce and Grilled Pineapple

And…. I made the ice cream MYSELF! Three cheers for homemade goodness on a hot summer day. You can do it too with the <b>Hamilton Beach 1/2 Quart Ice</b> …

Say No to Mush: Common Dried Bean Mistakes to Avoid

Dried beans are more cost-effective and tastier than the canned variety—here's how to cook 'em right.<p>Canned beans are cheap and easy. But you know what's even cheaper and just as easy? Dried beans. Sure, most varieties require a little planning (you've got to soak those suckers before cooking), but …

Cooking

Here's What Happened After CVS Stopped Selling Cigarettes

How it's making up for billions in lost sales.<p>Last fall, CVS Health Corp CVS HEALTH CORPORATION<p>made national news when it announced that it would no …

How pandas may be eating their way to extinction

A giant panda may look like a vegetarian on the outside, but it definitely looks like a carnivore on the inside.<p>A genetic analysis of 121 samples of panda poop finds that the community of microbes living inside these animals' guts is optimized to digest meat. This is despite the fact that giant …

19 Amazing Gifts For Anyone Who Likes "Friends"

They'll be there for youuuuuuuu. (These cute trinkets will.)<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.</i>

Science explains how time spent outdoors colors your view of #thedress

It set social media on fire. It divided friends and co-workers. It was a cellphone picture of a sequined dress, and now it has become a bonafide subject of scientific inquiry.<p>Three studies published this week in the journal Current Biology set out to understand how a single image can be interpreted …

Condoms and Uncircumcised Penises

Whether you’re circumcised or uncircumcised, using a condom for protection and safety doesn’t have to be complicated.<p>For those of you who don’t know, …

Smokers More Likely To Quit If Their Own Cash Is On The Line

A new study finds that employer-based programs to help people stop smoking would work better if they tapped into highly motivating feelings — such as the fear of losing money.<p>This conclusion flows from a study involving the employees of CVS/Caremark. Some workers got postcards asking them if they …

BA’s Best Beef-and-Bacon Meatloaf

8 Servings<p>Seasoned stock keeps this meatloaf juicy and flavorful. A doctored ketchup delivers just the right amount of tang, spice, and sweetness. And the bacon? We think it speaks for itself. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 tablespoon olive oil<p>1 …

Recipes

How to Roll, Fill, and Pleat Your Way to Homemade Chinese Soup Dumplings

Set aside a leisurely weekend to make a batch of soup dumplings and prepare for everyone you know to marvel at your handiwork.<p><b>Believe it or not, you can make delicate, addictive soup dumplings at home.</b> Read away for our step-by-step guide and all the photos and detailed instructions you need to …

Food & Dining

Use Of E-Cigarettes Triples Among U.S. Teens

A national survey confirms earlier indications that e-cigarettes are now more popular among teenage students than traditional cigarettes and other forms of tobacco, federal health officials reported Thursday.<p>The findings prompted strong warnings from Dr. Tom Frieden, head of the Centers for Disease …

16 Cookies That Can Literally Be Thrown Together At the Very Last Minute

We've all been there before.<p>Your mind is about to be blown when you find out how easy these fancy semi-homemade treats are to make. Translation: Behold the most gorgeous cookie recipes that only require a tube of store-bought dough, or few ingredients with zero effort. This piece originally …

Dessert

Netanyahu warns US 'bad deal' would put Iran on nuclear path

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a direct challenge to the White House, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stood before Congress on Tuesday and bluntly …

No precedent for Netanyahu's contentious speech to Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — Given anywhere else, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech Tuesday wouldn't have caused such a ruckus.<p>But a foreign …

India’s Daughter: ‘I made a film on rape in India. Men’s brutal attitudes truly shocked me’

Jyoti Singh, 23, had cause to celebrate. It was no ordinary Sunday. “Happiness was just a few steps away,” says her father, Badri Singh, a labourer. He and his wife, Asha, originally from Uttar Pradesh, had sold their family land, to provide schooling not just for their two sons but also Jyoti. …

India

Is cannabis a gateway drug?

What is the Gateway Hypothesis<p>The Gateway hypothesis states that there is a causal sequence through classes of drugs, whereby the use of “less harmful” substances is a risk factor for using “harder drugs”. Alcohol, tobacco and cannabis are often referred to as gateway drugs, with the suggestion …

Cannabis

Hidden Formaldehyde in E-Cigarette Aerosols

<b>1.</b> Balashov AL, Danov SM, Krasnov VL, Chernov AY, Ryabova TA. Association of formaldehyde in aqueous-alcoholic systems. Russ J Gen Chem …

eCigarettes

Taking contraceptive pill for five years doubles risk of brain tumour, warn scientists

Female sex hormones used in the contraceptive pill may increase the risk of some cancer types, scientists think<p>Taking the pill for at least five years more than doubles the risk of developing a brain tumour, a study has shown.<p>Scientists say that hormonal contraception, particularly progestogen-only …

Women's Health

4 New Substances Added To List Of Carcinogens

By Megan Gannon, News Editor<p>Published: 10/02/2014 06:14 PM EDT on LiveScience<p>Four new substances have been added to a list of chemicals that may cause cancer compiled by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).<p>The list of known carcinogens now includes a chemical called …

New York scientists unveil 'invisibility cloak' to rival Harry Potter's | Reuters

ROCHESTER N.Y. (Reuters) - Watch out Harry Potter, you are not the only wizard with an invisibility cloak.<p>A cloaking device using four lenses developed by University of Rochester physics professor John Howell and graduate student Joseph Choi is demonstrated in Rochester, New York in this September …

In Praise of the New Obama

Barack Obama's address to the United Nations General Assembly this week was one of the most important speeches of his presidency. Two weeks ago I …

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