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Non-Starving, 1200-Calorie Diet

You know you need to eat less to lose weight, but just the idea of small portion sizes makes you hungry. A 1,200-calorie plan is commonly recommended …

Nutrition

Why Christmas is (Unknowingly) Making You Unhappy

Ahh Christmas. The time of year when we lie to our children, put on an average of 4lb between the 25th December and New Year and pay for numerous …

Selling

Do you sleep with your smartphone on the nightstand?

So, tell me if this question sounds familiar:<p><b>I sleep with my phone on my nightstand, so I usually check email before I’ve even gotten out of bed. How do I break this habit without feeling guilty for not checking email first thing in the morning?</b><p>Many of us use our phones as our alarm clocks or just …

Cupcakes

6 Tricky Interview Questions (and How to Answer Them)

Have you ever walked into a job interview feeling totally prepared, only to be stumped by a tricky surprise question? You’re not alone.<p>Two recent …

Why you should Google yourself now

Whether it's a potential employer, current employer, budding romantic partner, long-time significant other, or someone else in your life, there's a good chance they have or will run a Google search for your name. Do you know everything that they'll find?<p>The answer could make a difference between a …

The Door You Pick Can Tell Your Future. Mine Was So Accurate, It's Scary

<i>By Todd Briscoe, editor at LittleThings.com</i><p>This is a simple quiz that has been making its way around the internet, and supposedly it reveals enough about your personality that it can help you predict your future.<p>Whether or not you are someone who believes in psychics, horoscopes, or even …

Student gardeners: here's how to grow your own fruit and veg

From nurturing a few fresh herbs on a windowsill, to making regular trips to your local allotment, growing is the gift that keeps on giving. Gardening can provide fresh food at student-friendly prices. It’s a perfect antidote to work stress and the best way to win someone’s heart, should you wish …

Classic Lemonade

When life gives you lemons…<p>Life didn’t give me lemons, I went to Trader Joe’s and bought some because I wanted to make and share with you the …

Recipes

The Best Lemon Loaf (Better-Than-Starbucks Copycat)

This recipe is beyond a long time in the making. I’ve been trying to make this loaf on and off for years.I can’t even tell you how much I have …

Alabama gay marriage ruling: legal, but not yet

On Thursday, a federal judge reaffirmed that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry, but issued a stay until the Supreme Court issues …

How to Feel Self-Confident in Any Situation

Trending Stories<p>Our Favorite Kitchen Organizing Ideas Ever<p>7 of Our Healthiest Slow-Cooker Recipes<p>7 Slenderizing Fashion Strategies<p>The Very Best …

How Loss Can Bend Even the Deepest-Held Beliefs

I have always been proud of the fact that my daughter wouldn't hurt a fly. At 12, she went camping with other Buddhist kids along Colorado's Cache la …

The Immunity-Boosting Drink One Chef Swears By

For years, I've been relying on this savory, warm drink when I need something fortifying but don't have the time or energy to make a pot of soup. The …

Precognition: Science Shows How Our Body Reacts To Events Up To 10 Seconds Before They Happen

Precognition: Science Shows How Our Body Reacts To Events Up To 10 Seconds Before They Happen<p>by Arjun Walia<p>Over the past few decades a significant …

7 Surprising Reasons to Strengthen Your Core

The six-pack is nice and all, but here's why we really need strong, supportive abdominals.<p>Photo: Hero Images/Getty Images<p>Photo: Victoria …

Chunky Vegetable Soup

The evangelicals who believe they can raise the dead

Last year, a documentary showed a Christian 'Dead Raising Team' apparently using the power of prayer to bring the dead back to life. Did it win them any converts?<p><b>The most gripping sequence in</b> Dead Raisers, a 2013 documentary <b>film</b> following a gang of evangelicals Christians who say they can raise the …

Tamara Green on Bill Cosby assault: 'He was like a spider, sitting there waiting'

Tamara Green pulled down her long, blond hair, and Bill Cosby handed her a brush. Alone with the actor in a recording studio in Hollywood, she ran the brush through her hair, as instructed, and continued reciting lyrics by the jazzy, smoky-voiced singer Julie London while Cosby watched.<p>“It was …

How to Be in the Present | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<i>‘Consider your thoughts like a dog passing by’</i><p>Be in the present. I’m sure you have encountered this statement at several occasions but how do we just …

The Entrancing Cinemagraph Creations of Julien Douvier

The cinemagraph genre is one of the most exciting to follow because, unlike almost every other type of “photography” (in quotes since you they aren’t …

Curious Baby Owls Investigate a Camera Left Near Their Nest, Cuteness Ensues

Here’s a cute little video that shows what happened when As Goprod set up a camera next to the next of an owl family. After the mother flies away, …

Lisa Ling: The dangerous seduction of a rich boyfriend - CNN.com

<i>Editor's note: Lisa Ling is the executive producer and host of "This is Life with Lisa Ling," which airs Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CNN. You can follow her on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.</i><p><b>(CNN)</b> -- I have always been a fiercely independent woman. I learned from my grandmother -- the breadwinner …

Dr. Phil: How to Know Whether You're Making the Right Decision

We all face times in life when we find ourselves in a situation that's so lousy, we're ready to run headlong for anything, anyone, or anyplace. We're …

5 Timeless Lessons We Learned From Jane Austen

The name Jane Austen usually conjures images of women in bonnets and men in uncomfortable-looking get-ups. They’re usually perched on an ivory settee …

Literature

How to Stop Negativity from Dragging You Under

Don't let bad feelings get the best of you. Instead, heal your anger with these simple practices from some of the top spiritual leaders in the world, …

Are Your Desires Making You Miserable?

Anyone who knows anything about The Buddha knows that he wasn't very keen on us having desires. In fact, he was quite adamant about letting us know that <b>the cause of ALL suffering is desire.</b><p>When I first heard this I couldn't help but think he was just a big kill joy -- the thought of going through …

New England

Experts unveil plan to end rabies globally via dog vaccinations

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Rabies experts on Thursday unveiled a blueprint for eliminating the pernicious disease, which almost always is caused by bites from rabid dogs and kills tens of thousands of people a year worldwide, through a program of mass dog vaccinations in targeted regions.<p>A veterinarian …

How to Harness the Power of 'What If'

I think asking "what if..." is a universal curse of human nature.<p>We all wonder what could have been and what could be. But how we think about the what ifs of our lives can have a huge impact on the ways in which we actually live.<p>Here are a few ways that you can harness the power of "what if" …

Why I Bury My Cellphone in a Drawer at Night

With the latest announcements of the new iPhone, and the Apple Watch, Apple has made history again. And we're all swooning -- for good reason. No doubt it's going to be amazing and blow our minds. We'll be even more connected to our things, and the technology ecosystem is destined to become a more …

5 Major Anti-Aging Mistakes Tons of Women Make

Wanna preserve that youthful glow? Don't commit any of these no-nos