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21 Easy, Healthy Snacks For When You're Trying To Lose Weight

Snack good, feel good.

Black Female Chemistry Professor Awarded $324,000 to Study Rape-Investigation Methods

With the upcoming Christmas Day release of the brilliant Oscar-worthy film <i>Hidden Figures</i><i>,</i> it looks like black female scientists who rock out in …

Howard University

Build Great Glutes & Lats With Light Weight

4 Exercises NOT to Go Heavy On<p>Light Weight, Better Results<p>Yes, you want to be able to lift heavier weight over time. But there are certain exercises …

12 Easy Recipes Anyone Can Learn to Make

Maybe you’re moving out of the house for the first time, away from the security of Mom’s home-cooked meals. Maybe you’re trying to impress someone …

Cooking

Health Improvements and Benefits of Low-Carb Diets

There are a lot of potential benefits to reduced-carbohydrate diets. Some of them have been intensely studied, while others have been commonly …

Scientists developed this 9-question test to measure how sadistic someone is

A fairly new field in personality research studies "misanthropic" traits: characteristics that lead people to hurt those around them for their own benefit. And psychologists have established a "dark triad" of harmful personality traits: narcissism, psychopathy (or a lack of empathy), and …

Psychology

Top Fat Burning Foods You MUST Eat

Most people know that eating too much makes them fat. What many don't know is that eating certain food can also help with fat loss. Of course, they …

5 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism and Lose Weight Quickly

The food that you eat determines whether you are fat or thin, food is more powerful than any diet pills for losing weight. Eating the right foods at …

Why You Should Ejaculate At Least 21 Times This Month, According to Science

Cheers to more sex—either with a partner or solo!<p>The key to good prostate health might be in your own hands: Ejaculating frequently may reduce your risk of prostate cancer, finds new research from the Boston University of Public Health.<p>The study looked at how ejaculation frequency affected prostate …

Cancer

14 of the most affordable places for Americans to retire outside the US

The prospect of living comfortably for less and seeing more of the world pushes many to consider becoming expats, yielding some unexpected (and welcome) benefits.<p>There are, of course, several key factors to consider before making the move abroad, including language, safety, and contact with loved …

Top 10

A Millionaire Says Getting Rich Means Making One Decision Most People Don't Make

It doesn't seem like the obvious thing to do. Until you think about it.<p><i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Whoever said becoming rich was going to be easy?<p>Actually, it was pretty much everyone who's written one of those self-help, …

Credit Cards

Educated in the US? You mostly learned about white, Christian history and art. Here’s what you missed

1. When an American student learns to read, odds are they’ll be reading about white people.<p>In 2013, multicultural publisher Lee and Low Books created …

Seven Travel Secrets From Airport Insiders

<i>Photo: © Sam Dao / Alamy Stock Photo</i><p>Don't drink the coffee, bring your own headphones, and don't bother locking your suitcase. Those are just a few of the tips being offered by anonymous airline and airport employees in a recent discussion thread on Reddit. Here are a few tips and tricks picked up …

TV shows

This Dad’s Response to His 6-Year-Old Son’s Request for Money is Priceless

Frugal Living

How to Enjoy Disney World on the Cheap

Since we live in New York, my four-year-old daughter hasn't yet confronted us with the mighty D-word. That's right: Disney. However, as she's getting …

Frugal Living

The cover model workout: 10 tips to transform your body in double-quick time

Expert fitness trainer Nick Mitchell has a New Year message for you. “You may look in the mirror and see a shapeless lump, but I see a piece of clay ready to be transformed into something radically different.” These are some of the words – inspirational and chilling in equal measure – with which …

One of the easiest ways to make money on US crude oil may be coming to an end

The bet was built on several converging dynamics: an ever-rising supply of condensate; a US refining system built to run heavier crudes; and a longstanding ban on crude exports that appeared unlikely to unwind amid partisan paralysis in Washington, D.C.<p>Now, as US oil output reverses its five-year …

Oil

The Art of War by Sun Tzu (Complete Audiobook, Unabridged)

Sabaton - The Art of War (Lyrics English & Deutsch)

Is This the Best Recipe for Beef Stew Ever? | Men's Health

And making beef bourguignon is easy. Or, at least this recipe from Chef Daniel Davey makes it so.<p>You take a hearty portion of beef and combine it with onions, mushrooms, carrots, and red wine. Then you slow-cook everything until the meat turns incredibly tender.<p>Davey’s version is so straightforward …

The Secret to Hubble's Success

Space Shuttle <i>Discovery</i><p>Shuttle Mission STS-31<p>April 24-29, 1990<p>Hubble launched in 1990 with five primary instruments designed to capture images from space and transmit them back to Earth.<p>1. Wide Field and Planetary Camera (WFPC)<p>This instrument was composed of two cameras: the wide field camera, which …

10 Rules to Live By for Those Who Want to Live a Positive Life

<b>1. Be comfortable in your own skin.</b><p>The first step to becoming happy is to feel comfortable in your own skin. Everyone was born with a flaw. No one is perfect. Accept yourself with what you're born with whether it be your background, your skin, your nose, your eyes, your hair, your freckles, your …

Happiness