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Expiration dates are a sham. Here's the best way to tell if a food has gone bad.

The best way to tell whether a food is still good to eat isn't necessarily by looking at the sell-by date printed on the package.<p>Expiration dates are based on rough estimates. They can tell you when a carton of eggs or a raw steak will most likely reach the limit for its best quality, but that's …

Food

How to motivate older kids without using rewards, punishment or fear. (No, really.)

Bo Burnham’s movie “Eighth Grade” brilliantly captures the challenges facing tweens and teens. Kids at that age are experiencing a complicated and often awkward time of self-discovery and growth<i>.</i> They are concerned with their identity and sense of self, yet much of what they see and experience can …

High School

Walmart tried to make sustainability affordable. Here's what happened

What a difference the birth of a granddaughter can make.<p>For Lee Scott, who ran Walmart from 2000 to 2009, the arrival of his granddaughter not only …

Sustainability

Scientists say your “mind” isn’t confined to your brain, or even your body

You might wonder, at some point today, what’s going on in another person’s mind. You may compliment someone’s great mind, or say they are out of their mind. You may even try to expand or free your own mind.<p>But what <i>is</i> a mind? Defining the concept is a surprisingly slippery task. The mind is the seat …

Consciousness

Want a Happy Marriage? Science Says Couples Should Do These 7 Things for Each Other Often

Author Eric Barker dissects the book, "The All-or-Nothing Marriage: How the Best Marriages Work," and discovers scientific-backed behaviors for a happy marriage.<p>How many motivational books have you read? You know how it goes, right? The author conveys his or her version of the secrets of life, …

Happiness

Houseplants 101: How to Propagate Plants

As a garden designer who also loves making homemade gifts, I often propagate my houseplants. Giving away or swapping the plant babies is a rewarding …

Plants

Starting a New Job? Take Control of Your Onboarding

When Liz was offered a job as a product manager at a growing biotech firm, she was ecstatic. She had spent considerable time on her job search, found a company and a position that felt like a perfect fit, nailed her interviews, and negotiated smartly. But once Liz had both feet in the door and …

Management

The perfect breakfast for people with depression

Antidepressants and therapy, while both effective, are not the only means available to combat depression. Exercise has been described as a “wonder drug” for reducing symptoms, walking in nature reduces negative thoughts, and meditation can have a powerful positive effect.<p>But there’s another, often …

Nutrition

The Unrepeatable Architectural Moment of Yugoslavia’s “Concrete Utopia”

At the back of the Historical Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina, in Sarajevo, is a café called Tito. Inside, a bronze bust of the man himself, Josip Broz Tito, presides over a red room bedecked with Second World War-era military paraphernalia. The lampshades are made from soldiers’ helmets. It’s a …

Architecture

Barcelona’s Experiment in Radical Democracy

Barcelona City Hall looks like it’s been occupied by protesters. A banner over the entrance to the fourteenth-century building reads, in Catalan, “Free Political Prisoners”—a reference to Catalan pro-independence activists, some of whom have been prosecuted while others were forced into exile by …

City Halls

The Who, Where, and Why of Moving for a New Job

As cities compete for Amazon’s second headquarters, many flexed their tax incentive packages and real estate options in hopes of luring the tech giant to select their city. It’s tempting to think the right financial perks is all it takes for a company to successfully expand to a new city. In fact, …

Employment

48 Of The Best Things On Amazon Prime People Are Most Adding to Wish Lists

Sometimes, the best products are ones you’ve coveted for a really long time — and that’s what Amazon Wish Lists are for. It’s a place where people …

Skin Care

Taking regular saunas seems to transform your health — more evidence that there could be a 3rd pillar of physical fitness beyond diet and exercise

It's good to get hot.<p>Taking a regular sauna is more than just a way to relax, according to a recent medical review of a number of studies published in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings. People who take saunas regularly have lower rates of cardiovascular disease and fewer problems with blood …

Wellness

How ablation destroys cancer to prolong lives

Seven years ago, when Heather Hall was informed by her oncologist that her kidney cancer had spread to the liver, she initially assumed she had just months to live. “I’d been on chemotherapy for a while, but they’d done a CT scan and found three new tumours,” she says. “But they then said that, …

Cancer

Ask yourself these questions before saying “yes” or “no” to anything

Your approach should change depending on your circumstances.<p>A LinkedIn connection that you’ve never met in person asks if you’d like to meet for a coffee. Your boss invites you to a networking dinner with several executives from the office. Your former college professor asks if you would be …

Shonda Rhimes

THE MOST DROP-DEAD GORGEOUS TRAIN RIDES IN EUROPE

There’s a reason you’ve never heard of The Great European Road Trip: When it comes to highways and sprawl, nobody tops the good ol’ USA. But for the …

European Travel

These 55 Amazon Products Have Been Bestsellers For Years — & You’d Never Guess Them

Buying stuff online an be a bit of a toss-up if you aren't careful. More times than I can count I've waited two weeks for a package, just to discover …

Shopping

12 Epic Hotels That Take Glamping to the Next Level

When you really want to go camping, but you really don’t have a clue.<p>Have you ever wanted to go on a camping trip but (a) you have no gear, and (b) you’d have no idea what to do with it even if you did? It’s a dilemma faced by many urbanites. The idea of camping sounds utterly magical: beans for …

National Parks

A head recruiter at Amazon says the best résumés are data-based — and there's an easy formula you can follow

Hiring managers look to your résumé to find out all about your previous jobs and experiences.<p>But Celeste Joy Diaz, a recruiting manager at Amazon, said there's a right way to talk about yourself — and quite a few ways to mess it up.<p>For starters, you can't just name drop the company or your job …

Employment

How to Roll Out Your Feet

Relieve your tired feet in less than five minutes with one affordable, portable tool.<p>Your feet carry your entire body weight. So, whether you’re …

Pain

I've saved enough at age 28 that I'll be a multimillionaire by retirement, and I used Warren Buffett's favorite investing strategy to do it

I recently turned 28, and I've already saved over a quarter of a million dollars.<p>By itself, that factoid had earned me a surprising amount of publicity. But for all the immediate headline-grabbing power of the statement, there's a far more impressive implication lurking underneath its surface. (The …

Retirement

I'm A Doctor — Here's How I Reversed My Fatty Liver & Acid Reflux With Integrative Medicine

<i>Here at mbg, we love natural medicine. But we also greatly respect modern, conventional medicine and the many, many lives it saves every single day.</i> …

Toxins

He's About To Break $2 Million In An Ultra-Lean Business He Started At Age 62

Many people start winding down their careers after age 60–or thinking about it. But Johan Hattingh, now 69, opted to reinvent himself as an entrepreneur. With his son, Eugene, 45, Hattingh grew Ain’t It Nice, the fast-growing, profitable online garden ornaments store he launched in 2011, to just …

Profit

12 Exercises to Improve Your Posture

Having good posture is about more than looking good. It helps you to develop strength, flexibility, and balance in your body. These can all lead to …

Yoga

World's largest king penguin colony has declined by 90%

The planet’s largest colony of king penguins has declined by nearly 90% in three decades, researchers have warned.<p>The last time scientists set foot on France’s remote Île aux Cochons – roughly half way between the tip of Africa and Antarctica – the island was blanketed by 2m of the penguins, which …

Penguins

How are thyroid and cholesterol related?

High cholesterol is a risk factor for heart disease and stroke. Diet and other lifestyle choices are often to blame for high cholesterol. But …

Wellness

Here Is Why You Should Make Pickled Peaches Now

Summertime in the South means plenty of fresh fruit picked at its peak. Since we all know fruit doesn’t stay fresh for very long, many Southern …

Peaches

Our 10 Healthiest One-Pot Recipes — Recipes from The Kitchn

There's a lot to love about one-pot dinners — namely, how quick and easy they are to prepare and clean up. But one-pot meals also have a reputation …

Cooking

'Normal' blood sugar levels may not be so normal after all

A new study — conducted by researchers at Stanford University in California — reveals that common foods can cause blood sugar spikes in otherwise …

Diabetes

Have a Cryptocurrency Company? Bermuda, Malta or Gibraltar Wants You

SAN FRANCISCO — Hedge funds go to the Cayman Islands to incorporate. Big companies are generally domiciled in Delaware. And online poker companies often set up their bases in Gibraltar and Malta.<p>Now the race is on to become the go-to destination for cryptocurrency companies that are looking for …

Cryptocurrency