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Speed Skating Champ Apolo Ohno’s Life-Changing Decision

The two-time Olympic gold medalist reveals the highs and lows of growing up in a Seattle townhouse and bouncing back from rock bottom<p>Apolo Ohno, 35, won eight Olympic medals, two of them gold, as a short-track speed skater, from 2002 to 2010. He is an NBC commentator at the 2018 Winter Games in …

Bouncing Back

The Key To Raising A Happy Child

For much of the past half-century, children, adolescents and young adults in the U.S. have been saying they feel as though their lives are increasingly out of their control. At the same time, rates of anxiety and depression have risen steadily.<p>What's the fix? Feeling in control of your own destiny. …

Parenting

Arancini di Riso

Pour enough oil in a heavy large saucepan to reach the depth of 3 inches. Heat the oil over medium heat to 350 degrees F.<p>Stir the eggs, risotto, …

Mushrooms

Elon Musk: The Architect of Tomorrow

Inside the inventor's world-changing plans to inhabit outer space, revolutionize high-speed transportation, reinvent cars – and hopefully find love …

Elon Musk

taco torte

I have forever seen recipes on TV and around the web for something called Mexican Lasagna, a giant layered casserole that contains pretty much …

Hummingbird Pancakes

After a recent craving for the classic hummingbird layer cake, a Southern dessert packed with banana, pineapple and pecans, we wanted to find a way …

Breakfast

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Step 1<p>Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium. Add onion, celery, and carrots; cook, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes. Add mushrooms and garlic; …

Food

100 Lunch Ideas on What the Heck to Pack for Work

Are you in a lunch rut? We can help you out.<p>The familiar grumble of your stomach hits every day at 11:30 a.m. as you sink further down into your desk chair. You need some fresh lunch ideas. And oh, we've got 'em—a whopping <b>100 ideas on what to pack for office lunches</b>, to be exact. Some are recipes, …

Cooking

15 Vegetarian Dinner Ideas That Make a Complete Protein

It’s no secret that the one concern with eating a plant-based diet is the lack of protein. While there are some amazing sources through soybeans, quinoa, and pulses, quite often there aren’t enough amino acids in the food to consider it a complete protein like animal products such as meat, dairy, …

Healthy Eating

Easy 5 Ingredients Candy Bars

Steps<p>1<p>Done<p>Line a 9x13-inch rimmed baking pan with parchment paper and spray with non-stick cooking spray.<p>2<p>Done<p>Layer the pretzels snuggly in the …

The referendum that just brought Turkey closer to one-man rule, explained

Turkish voters just gave their president frightening amounts of new powers.<p>ISTANBUL — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has publicly feuded with the US, likened the German government to Nazis, jailed more journalists than any other leader in the world, and arrested tens of thousands of his own …

'When I Was Your Age' And Other Pitfalls Of Talking To Teens About Stress

It's difficult to have a teenager's mind. The brain develops rapidly during the adolescent years, which partially explains why teens experience anger, sadness and frustration so intensely.<p>During these tumultuous years, hormones surge, bodies change and adolescents must face a number of social and …

Parenting

Historic Referendum In Turkey Grants More Power To President

Turkey's Prime Minister Binali Yildirim declared victory in the referendum bid to convert Turkey from a parliamentary to a strong president system of government.<p>The historic referendum, which passed by a narrow margin, grants more power to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who promised when he was …

North Africa
Agree To Disagree

In The 1920s, A Community Conspired To Kill Native Americans For Their Oil Money

Generations ago, the American Indian Osage tribe was compelled to move. Not for the first time, white settlers pushed them off their land in the 1800s. They made their new home in a rocky, infertile area in northeast Oklahoma in hopes that settlers would finally leave them alone.<p>As it turned out, …

Sociology
South Asia

We Asked People What They Know About Taxes. See If You Know The Answers

Back in 2012, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's campaign suffered a blow when a tape was leaked of him grousing that 47 percent of Americans don't pay federal income tax. It was one of the biggest gaffes of the presidential campaign, but a new poll conducted by Ipsos for NPR suggests …

Income Inequality
North Korea
Urbanization

Why Hard Decisions Should Be Easy (But Aren't)

We make dozens of decisions on a daily basis: what to have for breakfast, which task to complete first, which article to read.<p>Most of these decisions are easy.<p>But then there are the hard decisions — the ones we agonize over, the ones that lead to sleepless nights. These decisions are hard for two …

Psychology

Justice Gorsuch Finds His 'Easier' Solution Has Few Takers On 1st Day

With a nasty and partisan confirmation battle behind him, Justice Neil Gorsuch took his seat on the nation's highest court on Monday and quickly proved himself to be an active, persistent questioner.<p>As the court buzzer sounded, Gorsuch emerged from behind the red velvet curtains with his eight …

Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Social Media

In The Rockies, Climate Change Spells Trouble For Cutthroat Trout

There's an unplanned experiment going on in the northern Rocky Mountains. What's happening is that spring is arriving earlier, and it's generally warmer and drier than usual. And that's messing with some of the fish that live there.<p>The fish is the iconic cutthroat trout. It's a native North …

Fishing

Last-Minute Tips to Lower Your Taxes

The filing deadline for 2017 taxes is Tuesday, April 17. Here are some last-minute steps you can still take to save money on your federal</b> …

Retirement

Steve Ballmer Serves Up a Fascinating Data Trove

Guess what Steven A. Ballmer has been up to for the last several years. (No, not just cheering for the basketball team he owns, the Los Angeles Clippers.) It’s a novel project, and he plans to take the wrapping off it Tuesday.<p>But first the back story, which is a valuable prelude to a description of …

University of Pennsylvania

Untangling The Mystery Of Why Shoelaces Come Untied

For more than 40 years, Oliver O'Reilly's shoelaces have been coming untied pretty much every day. And for most of those 40 years O'Reilly didn't think too much about it.<p>But then, about a decade ago, his daughter Anna was learning to tie her shoes, and O'Reilly decided his shoelace problem wasn't …

Shoes

To Eat or Not Eat Before the Gym? Science Has the Answer

Hint: It's better to earn that hearty breakfast.<p>If you’re an exercise fanatic, a devotee of #fitspo, or a self-identified “gym rat” you’ve probably …

Fitness

The complete list of Alexa commands so far

Here are all the things you can ask Alexa to do. (Dad jokes included.)<p>Amazon's voice assistant, Alexa, is infiltrating your home, your beach trips and even your ride to work. Now that there are many ways to interact with Alexa -- with the Tap, Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Look, Echo Show, Dash Wand and the …

Smart Homes

What You Don’t Know Can Cost You

When it comes to your financial health, what you don’t know can cost you. Just like the annual physical with your doctor keeps your body’s health on …

Personal Finance

Stop Making These 10 Dumb but Common Money Moves

You're no dummy, right? Then you need to stop making dumb money moves. If you're not sure what those are, Money Talks News finance expert Stacy …