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The Best Hacks For Finding A Cheap Flight

The airline industry desperately wants to squeeze as many Benjamins out of us flyers as they can, but you don’t have to fall prey to their price …

New York City’s 15 Best Hidden Bars and Restaurants

Of all the hidden bars in the city, the Back Room is one of the few that actually served as a speakeasy during Prohibition. (It was run by notorious …

New York City

This Genius, Super-Flaky Pie Crust Changes Everything in Piedom

Whether you've made zero pies in your life or hundreds—or thousands!—this dough will change your life.<p>The recipe comes from Stella Parks, a.k.a. the baker, science whiz, and sugar historian behind BraveTart the blog (and the spectacularly genius baking cookbook that dropped yesterday). Her …

Baking

Better medical education: One solution to the opioid crisis

We are in the middle of an overdose crisis in Canada and around the world. Opioid overdose is a complex problem, but opioid addiction can be managed …

Habits of People With Concealed Depression: Knowing Them Might Save a Life

Depression is a very serious mental illness that often goes unnoticed for years. People with concealed depression are battling demons within …

KENT'S KILLER FRESH APPLE CAKE Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> I found this delicious recipe in P. Allen Smith's debut cookbook. Smith says his friend, Kent, came up with this great recipe, and the name says it all--it really is a "to die for" apple cake! I have made this recipe in a 10-cup Nordic Ware Bundt pan (perfect) and in the full size …

Dessert

The 10 Best Cafés in Greenwich Village, Manhattan

Home to Washington Square Park, independent shops, and an array of iconic New York City landmarks, Manhattan’s Greenwich Village boasts a lot to see …

Coffee

Here are 26 concrete policy steps to reduce opioid addiction and overdoses

<b>(AP Photo/Chris Post)</b><p>The science and the knowledge base are there. What is needed is political will<p>Phillip Smith<p>June 18, 2017 3:59pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Drugs, mainly opioids, are killing Americans at a record rate. The number of drug overdose deaths in the country …

'Bridge' to sobriety? Experimental device helps some Alaskans weather the misery of detox

WASILLA — Wasilla drug recovery advocate Serena Espinoza sat in a doctor's office last month, chewing gum like her life depended on it.<p>She was …

The opioid epidemic’s startling age divide

Young Americans are overdosing on heroin while older ones continue to overdose on prescription painkillers.<p>The opioid epidemic in the US can sometimes seem like a giant game of whack-a-mole for health officials — look away and the epidemic shifts. More people still overdose on prescription …

Video games may protect mental health and avert trauma, addiction

Short games of Tetris ward off cravings and dash distressing flashbacks.<p>Video games often blamed for rotting minds may actually protect them, …

Opioid dependence can start in just days

Doctors who limit the supply of opioids they prescribe to three days or less may help patients avoid the dangers of dependence and addiction, a new …

Fentanyl Crisis: Columbus, Ohio Has One Fatal Overdose Per Day

The drug that killed Prince is slaying people at a rate of nearly one a day in Ohio’s capital city.<p>Fentanyl has already figured in 55 fatal drug overdoses in Columbus and surrounding Franklin County in January and February, the local coroner reported Friday.<p>“The headline is that this is almost half …

Seattle police warn of 'dangerous purity levels' after 3 heroin overdose deaths

SEATTLE -- Heroin overdoses killed three people in the Aurora corridor on Saturday, and police say officers are warning known heroin users about the …

Audio Therapy: How Music Improved One Man’s Mental Health

When your daddy is a singer turned DJ, your grandmother and great-aunt are opera singers and your uncle sang backup for Sam Cooke, being heavily …

This DIY Rustic Cooler Made From an Old Fridge Will Be a Hit at Your Summer Parties

With just $40 for supplies, standard tools and a free day or two, you can turn your old fridge into an attractive backyard cooler.<p>Hosting a ton of people in your yard can be a logistical ordeal, with people constantly running in and out of the house, but with this brilliant DIY mega cooler, you can …

Woodworking

POLL: More People Are Taking Opioids, Even As Their Concerns Rise

Prescribed narcotic painkillers continue to fuel a nationwide opioid epidemic—nearly half of fatal overdoses in the United States involve opioids prescribed by a doctor.<p>But people don't seem to be avoiding the medications, despite the well-documented risks. In the latest NPR-Truven Health Analytics …

Health insurers make it easier for doctors to prescribe addiction treatment

Aetna, one of the nation’s largest insurance companies, will remove a key barrier for patients seeking medication to treat opioid addiction. The …

Trauma is the root cause of addiction, according to Dr. Gabor Mate

Trauma is at the nature of addiction, according to Dr. Gabor Mate.<p>“Addiction is only a symptom, it’s not the fundamental problem. The fundamental …

Mental Health

What Causes Alcoholism and Addictions?

There are many chemical anomalies in the chemistry of what causes alcoholism and addictions. The accumulation of toxic heavy metals is a big one.

The right and wrong way to measure progress with an addiction

As usual, it’s more complicated than it appears<p>Everybody takes for granted that progress in addiction means abstaining from, or at least cutting …

One-Pot Wonder: Make Caldo Verde (Portuguese Potato Kale Soup) in Just 30 Minutes

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p><i>Caldo verde</i>, a potato and kale soup from northern Portugal, is one of those dishes that seem custom-made for lazy rainy days, when you want something hearty and comforting but don't feel like putting in a ton of effort. It's made with a few cheap and simple …

Review: Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac shows why a virtual machine matters

For many years, Apple’s OS X (now macOS) met Windows in various dual-boot options that usually swapped out the Apple OS by running or sharing the …

Software

How to Make Better Decisions with Less Data

Maria, an executive in financial services, stared at another calendar invite in Outlook that would surely kill three hours of her day. Whenever a tough problem presented itself, her boss’s knee-jerk response was, “Collect more data!” Maria appreciated her boss’s analytical approach, but as the …

6 Ways Leaders Win Big by Simply Showing Their Human Side (Employees Win Big, Too)

By being totally true to yourself and others, the benefits are tremendous.<p>In Bill George's classic book <i>True North</i>, he says authenticity should be the foundation for one's leadership style.<p>But here is where it gets sketchy. While being who you are and saying what you think may be deemed as …

4 Ways to Instantly Improve Your Writing

A new survey shows we're wildly overconfident in our writing abilities. Here's what to do about it.<p>It's easy to complain about the state of business writing in general. Not only does teaching employees how to express themselves clearly cost companies billions each year (as my Inc.com colleague …

3 Traits of the Most Liked, Most Effective Public Speakers

What are the great presentation skills that lead to successful outcomes?<p>I came to the career of speech coach from the world of theater. For 15 years I was an actor, and an instructor at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and at the Michael Chekhov Studio.<p>Family life intervened. My wife and I had a baby …

Big Pharma has spent nearly $900 million to stop states from placing limits on their addictive drugs

As America's opioid epidemic rapidly increased to crisis levels over the course of the last decade, pharmaceutical companies like Purdue, which makes …

Communication Tactics To Supercharge Your Leadership

Communication is the real work of leadership: articulating a vision. Breathing life into professed values. Challenging the status quo. Engaging people’s heads, hearts and hopes.<p>A lot of that communication is in day-to-day conversation, in meetings, and other routine interactions. But some of it …

Public Speaking

Are Opioids the Next Antidepressant?

ONE of the most painful experiences of being a psychiatrist is having a patient for whom none of the available therapies or medications work.<p>A while back, I was asked to do a consultation on just such a patient. This person had been a heroin addict in her early 20s. She had quit the opioid five …