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Cut out alcohol and bacon to slash cancer risk, say researchers

Cut out alcohol and bacon entirely to slash the risk of cancer, a new global blueprint on preventing the disease says.<p>Its authors said all sugary drinks should also be shunned, advising people to “stick to water” as part of efforts to cut their risk by up to 40 per cent.<p>The 10-point plan, issued by …

Cancer

Young girl shocks parents with hilarious answer to why people get married

When parents ask their daughters why Prince Harry is getting married, the younger of the two said, "Harry is getting married because they want to get …

Prince Harry

The Surprising Link Between Belly Fat and Vitamin D

Fast foods, potato chips, and diet soda all lead to obesity, but now a new analysis shows a surprising link between vitamin D and and belly fat. …

Nutrition

Brain Scans of Transgender Youth Could Put an End to Gender Dysphoria

Brain imaging could change everything for transgender youth.<p>Approximately 1.4 million Americans are transgender. Despite scientific evidence to the …

LGBTQI

Throw on Your Stilettos and Try This Sugar-Free Cosmo

Nutrition Highlights (per serving)<p>Calories 103<p>Fat 0g<p>Carbs 1g<p>Protein 0g<p>Nutrition Facts<p>Servings: 1<p>Amount per serving<p>Calories<p>103<p>% Daily Value*<p><b>Total Fat</b> …

Nutrition

7 Van Conversion Companies That Will Do the Legwork For You

Get on the road faster by leaving the carpentry and wiring to the pros.<p>Whether you're looking to conquer rugged terrain off-grid, or simply want an adventure-ready vehicle, camper vans pose a great solution for those eager to take life on the road. If you're itching to join the enticing #vanlife …

RVs

2018 Volkswagen California first drive review: forbidden fruit you can live in

Our ideal garage is full of weird French hatchbacks, Japanese kei cars, German wagons, and Volkswagen vans. But as North Americans, we’re stuck …

Wastewater

These Crispy Asparagus Fries Are Packed With Flavor — but Are Still Good For You!

<i>Lighten up your fries by swapping heavy potatoes with crunchy asparagus! Spears are tossed in cheesy nutritional yeast and almond meal for a dose of healthy fats and protein, via PaleoHacks.</i><p>Spring is in the air with this garden-fresh French fry alternative. No need to sacrifice flavor to achieve …

Food

Taste of the Wilderness: Luxurious Backcountry Meals

Tips and tricks to making your backcountry meals as delicious and decadent as can be, without compromising your pack weight (too much).

Food

30 Low-Glycemic Foods That Won't Eff With Your Blood Sugar

Stable blood sugar = less PIA cravings.<p>It's a tale as old as time: You eat a huge-ass cupcake, get a surge of energy—and then 30 minutes later you crash.<p>Well, a lot of foods beyond desserts (like brown rice, peas, and even some vegetables) can also mess with your blood sugar and cause this same …

Nutrition

You'll Feel Inspired as Hell to Show Off Your Postpartum Body After Seeing These Moms' Photos

Just in the way no two bodies look alike prebaby, no postpartum mom looks the same following the birth of her baby — which is why so many moms and photographers have been trying to make the "real" postbaby body something that's seen and can be admired as is rather than something that hasn't …

Postpartum

7 Proven Ways to Lose Weight on Autopilot (Without Counting Calories)

"Eat less, move more."<p>You might have heard this message before.<p>While the strategy makes total sense, it’s wrong to assume that the only reason people …

Nutrition

An Incredible Feature Length Compilation of Star Wars Fandom From the Past 40 Years

Tom Fitzgerald and Marcus Herring of EXP TV created “Star Wars Nothing But Star Wars,” an incredible feature length compilation of found footage …

Cosmology

19 Recipes That Prove "Eggs for Dinner" Should Be a Weekly Thing

At some point in the long history of… well, eating... it was determined that eggs would primarily be a breakfast food. And we’re not …

Healthy Eating

No wonder there’s an exodus from religion

Do you wonder why the proportion of Americans declaring themselves unaffiliated with organized religion has skyrocketed in recent decades?<p>This trend is especially pronounced among adults under 30, roughly 40 percent of whom claim no connection to a religious congregation or tradition and have …

Religion

‘First Reformed’ Is a Stunning Exploration of Faith in the Darkest of Times

The latest from writer-director Paul Schrader (‘Taxi Driver’) stars Ethan Hawke as a melancholy reverend in search of answers.<p>In rural Upstate New …

New York State

Author Junot Diaz Steps Down As Pulitzer Board Chair As Investigation Starts

<b>UPDATE:</b> The Pulitzer Prize board has started an investigation into the conduct of novelist Junot Diaz, who was name chairman last month.<p>“Mr. Díaz …

Chamber of Commerce

The forgotten prophet

Radical Quaker Benjamin Lay was a pioneer of abolitionism, who lived what he preached. So why was he erased from history?<i>By Marcus Rediker</i>Read at Aeon

Black History

How To Actually Make A Salad Taste Good, According To One Of The World's Biggest Food Bloggers

<i>Gaby Dalkin might be the newly crowned queen of modern California cuisine. The mega-popular blogger behind What’s Gaby Cooking has just released her</i> …

Healthy Eating

11 No-Sugar Snacks That Skip the Refined Stuff but Not the Flavor

Snacking becomes infinitely more important once you start watching your sugar intake. When the munchies suddenly hit, finding something to hit the …

Healthy Eating

The rhetoric of our era has reached its vile peak

On a Saturday night in April, the rhetoric of our historical era reached a culminating, symbolic moment.<p>In Washington — at the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner — comedian Michelle Wolf mocked the physical appearance of a Trump administration official, joked about feticide and compared …

Trump Administration

Blue Origin's New Shepard soars on test flight

TestFlight

Affordable camper van comes with a rooftop deck

Elevate your van life<p>The camper van craze has grown from a fringe Instagram hashtag to a national movement that has people ditching their jobs and hitting the road in Sprinters, Promasters, and the like. And whether you have an unlimited budget or want to DIY, it seems like everywhere you turn, …

Campervans

There Are 4 Types of Managers. One Is More Effective Than the Others

In a utopian corporate world, managers lavish a constant stream of feedback on their direct reports. This is necessary, the thinking goes, because organizations and responsibilities are changing rapidly, requiring employees to constantly upgrade their skills. Indeed, the desire for frequent …

Employment

Weekend Recipe: An Asparagus Salad That Will Wow Dinner Guests

I love this beautiful and simple salad that is filled with goodness. It takes just a few minutes to prepare and you can serve it for lunch or dinner …

Food

Nesty roof-top tent delivers van life without van headaches

The Nesty story started out with a familiar #vanlife tale. Disillusioned with corporate life, company founder Ryan Minarik realized his passion was …

My ancestor died of a splinter. Wait, what?

Little bumps and blisters used to kill.<p>Annie Hortense Crawford’s death was a long, dramatic affair. According to her front-page obituary in the <i>California Democrat,</i> the local paper serving California, Missouri, Mrs. Crawford’s demise had begun a full week prior to her 1930 demise. First, there was …

Medicine

Amazon's Running the Biggest Board Game Sale We've Ever Seen, Today Only

If your board game cabinet has been gathering dust, it’s time to freshen up your collection with today’s board game Gold Box sale on Amazon, the …

The Best Camping and Hiking Gear You Can Find on Amazon

We rounded up Amazon shoppers’ favorite outdoor gear — from tents to backpacks to bug spray.<p>When you need a break from everyday life, there's no …

Outside Van Powerstation

Forget living off the grid in a tiny house — the Outside Van Power Station has everything you need without having to drag a trailer. Based on a …