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7 Natural Ways To Keep Cockroaches & Other Bugs Out Of Your House

Summer means rosé all day, pool floats, and uninvited house guests that won't leave, and I don't mean your couch-surfing friends. These freeloaders …

Insects

The Absolutely Amazing Theory of Almost Everything

The Standard Model. What dull name for the most accurate scientific theory known to human beings.<p>More than a quarter of the Nobel Prizes in physics …

Physics

The six proven ways to prevent dementia according to science

Challenging yourself, taking aspirin and drinking champagne: The six proven ways to prevent dementia according to science<p><b>This week is Dementia Action</b> …

Dementia

Why the extraordinary story of the last slave in America has finally come to light

“We stand as living monuments,” wrote the historian Len Garrison, of the black British descendants of slavery and empire. “For those who are afraid of who they must be, are but slaves in a trance.” For Garrison, the idea of the African diaspora as “living monuments” was to some extent figurative. …

Black History

'I've been stupid. I should have saved instead of going on holidays'

I am 56 years old and I recently took out a £5,000 loan and moved to Prague, to take up a position as a wealth manager for high net worth clients. Before that, I was working as a cab driver in Gateshead in Tyne and Wear. I was working between 65 and 70 hours a week, sometimes more.<p>My salary now is …

Personal Finance

How (and Why) to Eat More Lentils

Lentils are an inexpensive, versatile, easy-to-find source of healthy carbohydrates. These disc-shaped pulses make a nutritious base for soups, …

Nutrition

Why This Jamaican School Is Focused on Food Sustainability

In Granville, students are learning self-sufficiency through farming.<p>Montego Bay is currently in a state of emergency due to gang violence and an ongoing lottery scam that’s overtaken the drug trade in terms of illegal contributions to Jamaica’s economy. With murder rates up and poverty high, the …

Standardized Testing

How Did a Convicted Neo-Nazi Release Propaganda From Prison?

Less than six months into his five-year sentence on federal explosives charges, neo-Nazi Brandon Russell, founder of Atomwaffen Division, has issued …

Rights & Freedoms

Fed faces 'agonizing' debate as rates near neutral level: Kaplan

DALLAS (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve plans to continue tightening monetary policy gradually for now, but it faces a much tougher decision as U.S. interest rates near a "neutral" level where they neither boost nor slow the economy, several policymakers indicated on Friday.<p>"I'm not yet there on …

Economy

11 'healthy' eating habits that are actually really bad for you

1/<p>Cutting out too many calories too quickly<p>It can be tempting to want to shed pounds fast when you're looking to lose some weight. And while slashing …

Nutrition

Don't do this to your back

One of the most common sources of pain as we get older is the back. Medical experts often say that eight out of every 10 people will have some …

Yoga

Researchers think they’ve found the oldest continuous Antarctic ice cores ever

When most of us look at images of Antarctica’s ice, we see a cold, uniform landscape that evokes thoughts of penguins, seals, and an immediate need for hot chocolate. Climate scientists see potential portals into our planet’s past.<p>This week, researchers from the University of Washington and the …

Earth Science

8 foods that have more protein than an egg

For most people, when they think of an easy way to get a quick source of protein, they'll gravitate toward the trusty egg. With six grams of protein, the little food item is packed with nutrients to start your day feeling full.<p>But actually, you can find many sources of protein besides an egg …

Nutrition

If You’re Reading, You’re Not Writing

Face it. Reading gets in the way of writing. You may choose to think of it as whetting your appetite or even “research”, but if you are reading, you …

Creative Writing

This Is Exactly How Tracee Ellis Ross Deals With Face Puffiness

At 45, Tracee Ellis Ross seems to only get better with age. The star of the hit TV show <i>Black-ish</i> recently took to Instagram to share one of her …

Skin Care

Three qualities Warren Buffett says all great investors should have

Do you have what it takes?<p>At Berkshire Hathaway's (NYSE: BRK-A)(NYSE: BRK-B) 2002 annual meeting, Warren Buffett was asked whether great investors are born or made. Buffett replied that he wasn't sure how much of being a great investor was innate and how much could be learned, but he did discuss …

Investing

Lemony Chicken Wings, Soaring Above the Rest

Served at a bar or at a casual summer gathering, chicken wings are crowd pleasers, whatever way you prepare them.<p>As a young cook, I learned from a chef friend how to properly butcher a chicken without wasting anything. The breasts and legs were swiftly removed, which if done well meant leaving …

Half Moon

13 food pairings to help you lose weight faster

The rule even applies to what you choose to put in your weight loss smoothies each morning. See, some ingredients work best à deux by boosting each others' nutrient absorption or improving taste or texture.<p>"There are certain foods that have synergistic relationships with another," says Bonnie …

Nutrition

Meghan Markle has already changed the way we think about race

Meghan Markle was an unusual royal bride. The Duke of Sussex was luckier than several previous Royal princes and princesses in getting to marry for love. That his choice was an American, a television actress, a divorcee and of mixed ethnic heritage is something this generation of royal courtiers …

Royal Family

Red Miso Makes This Shrimp Bisque Taste Super Decadent—But It Has Less Than 300 Calories

This sophisticated bisque is worthy of a special occasion, but you could also make it on a weeknight and simply freeze half of it for a later meal. …

Food

Should You Tell People You're Writing A Novel? Reddit Users Offer Their Tips

Writer's block is arguably the worst thing that can happen to an aspiring author, but coming in at a close second is the frustration of dealing with …

Writing

You May Want to Stop Drinking Protein Shakes After Workouts — Here's Why

You may want to reconsider your favorite post-workout protein shake. A recent study found that people who consume protein supplements as a snack in between meals may have a harder time managing their weight.<p>Researchers found that the consumption of protein supplements are effective in increasing …

Nutrition

Writing your first novel? Don't fall for these mistakes!

Ok, you've decided you've read enough about writing your first novel and you're finally going to undertake this monumental task: you'll finally <b>cross</b> …

Writing

#BikingWhileBlack: NAACP and Black Motorcyclists Sue Myrtle Beach, SC, for Discrimination During ‘Black Bike Week’

The NAACP has joined with a couple and another man to sue the city of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and its police department over what they deem the …

Myrtle Beach

Sculpt Your Abs in 6 Minutes With This Trainer's Killer Floor Workout

Ready to tone and strengthen your core in just minutes? Fitness blogger and trainer Stefanie Williams shared a quick-but-killer floor workout on Instagram, featuring four ab moves that you can do anywhere. This would be a great one to fit into your morning routine at home or even on a vacation as …

Workouts

Every story in the world has one of these six basic plots

Researchers analysed over 1700 novels to reveal six story types – but can they be applied to our most-loved tales? Miriam Quick takes a look.<p>“My prettiest contribution to the culture” was how the novelist Kurt Vonnegut described his old master’s thesis in anthropology, “which was rejected because …

Literature

An Esthetician Over 40 Shares the Skincare Tips She Actually Follows

Joanna Vargas has the magic touch—she's responsible for the red carpet glows of everyone from Debra Messing to Mindy Kaling to Jenna Dewan, using …

Skin Care

Rohrabacher Says It’s OK to Not Sell Homes to Gay People

Assertion costs California congressman support of Realtors group, earns scorn from others<p>Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher lost the support of a …

Real Estate

How to Make Your Bed Cool for Better Sleep During the Hot Summer Months

Plus, the bed sheets that always feel cool — even on the hottest nights.<p><i>This story originally appeared on RealSimple.com.</i><p>Last week, Parachute, a …

Home Decorating

The one "fascinating" mind-training exercise Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella practices every day

Satya Nadella, chief executive of Microsoft, seems like the type of CEO who would practice meditation religiously. In interviews and public appearances, he projects a calm, thoughtful vibe, is forever espousing the benefits of empathy and compassion, and often cautions people against the hazards of …

Mindfulness