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Why You Shouldn’t Use Hydrogen Peroxide to Clean Cuts (and 3 More Home Health Hacks That Don’t Work)

These DIY remedies don’t deliver—and they may cause some serious side effects<p>You can’t run to your doctor for every minor injury or ailment. But sometimes playing M.D. at home can actually make your health problems worse.<p>Check out the DIY treatments doctors would never order—and the protocols they …

FDA

The ins and outs of the box office prediction 'crapshoot'

"Jurassic World" was without a doubt the biggest hit of the summer of 2015 with a record U.S. opening of $208.8 million.<p>Among those surprised by the monster payday were the box office analysts who projected "World" to make $120 million.<p>"World" wasn't alone in perplexing those who predict how much a …

Film Industry

Florida Says Skim Milk Is “Imitation Milk Product” Unless You Add Vitamins

Is “skim milk” just the same as “whole milk” with the cream skimmed off? Not according to the state of Florida, where producers of skim milk must …

[UPDATED] Josh Duggar: "I've Been the Biggest Hypocrite Ever"

In a statement, Josh confirms an addiction to Internet pornography and admits to cheating on his wife Anna.<p>With a statement released this afternoon, Josh Duggar appears to have confirmed recent reports of dating profiles he'd set up on Ashley Madison and OkCupid. "I'm the biggest hypocrite ever," …

10 Foods That Never (or Almost Never) Expire

Stocking up on chow for a potential emergency? Canned tuna and dried fruit will last for quite a while in your pantry, but if you really want foods …

Maps

Texting Your Ex: Advice for Texting Ex Boyfriend

Days, months, or even years after breaking up, most former couples face another dreaded decision: whether or not to get back in touch. While some women feel that cutting all communication is the way to go, others remain on cordial enough terms for the occasional text (or, in some instances, the …

11 Burning Questions We Have For Marvel About "Civil War"

*takes a deep breath*

Comics

How Drinking Water Almost Killed Me

Nicole Luongo had just graduated college and had no idea what was making her sick.<p>The Symptoms<p>Four days after Nicole Luongo graduated from college, she mysteriously passed out in a bookstore. The date was June 8, 2009 — a hot, humid day in Winchester, Massachusetts. But Nicole remembers feeling …

Make Overnight Oats That Actually Taste Good by Avoiding These Common Mistakes

Faster, faster, faster! Make a better breakfast in a hurry by perfecting the art of overnight oats.<p>When it comes to fast, healthy breakfast options, it's hard to beat overnight oats. They're the ultimate big-batch food, meaning they easily double, triple, and quadruple in scale—and they get better …

Breakfast

Celebrities in Their Skivvies Make Us Feel All the Body-Positive Feels

Stripping down and shutting the haters up.<p>Celebrities are forever under the body-scrutiny magnifying glass, so whenever they take matters into their own hands and share a nothing-but-skivvies selfie, we've got to give 'em props. Here, we're looking back at stars of all shapes and sizes who've …

7 Disturbing Facts About Cold Sores Every Woman Should Know

Both cold sores and your typical “got that from sex” genital herpes are caused by the herpes simplex virus, says Susan Bard, M.D., a board-certified dermatologist with Vanguard Dermatology in New York City. There are two strains of the virus, HSV-1 and HSV-2. Generally, HSV-1 causes the …

Meet the Brazilian Megan Fox. She's Stunning.

And the resemblance is pretty uncanny.<p>With her perfectly symmetrical face and bombshell body, it's only natural to assume that the gods could create only one Megan Fox. But it turns out the universe is kind, for the Internet has discovered that Fox has a bona fide doppelgänger in a land far from …

Celebrity News

The Best Way to Clean Your Pillows

Yes, you have to clean your pillows. And if it's been more than six months, they're way overdue.<p>Down and Fiberfill Pillows<p>Good news! You can wash these kinds of pillows in your washer. For best results, we recommend washing two pillows at a time (to help keep the washer balanced) and using a front …

THE Essential List for Staying Motivated and Inspired

Whatever your goals are, staying on the path to achieving them is much easier if you are bolstered by inspiration and motivation. Sadly, there are …

Motivation

10 Words That Will Make You Sound Smarter at Work

Subtitle: Without sounding like a prick. There is a special art to choosing the perfect word for a situation, particularly in the workplace. You want …

12 Anti-Inflammatory Foods Everyone Should Be Eating (and Drinking!)

Try these natural ways to combat inflammation.<p>Most of us have searched for the 'diet' that will help us age with grace, prevent disease, lose weight, and optimize our overall health and wellness. But there could be a hidden problem that we are not addressing. A problem that could be causing …

10 Pointless Phrases You Keep Including in Emails | Inc.com

Emails are the currency of business communication in today's world. And although there are screens and wires between senders and receivers, maintaining proper courtesy and etiquette is still important. Rambling on and on or typing irrelevant phrases is just as bad as verbally spouting out gibberish …

Public Speaking

9 simple cooking hacks that will make you feel like an expert chef

A quality knife stays sharper longer, cuts better, and helps you save you money because it lasts forever. It's considered an investment for a reason.<p>But if you're stuck with a dull knife, simply stroke the blade against the exposed, unpolished ceramic bottom and voilà, your knife is ready for …

I wanted to see how much 39g of sugar actually was (the dosage in my almost-daily Red Bull). Think it's time to give them up.

3 Bulletproof Reasons Why Happiness Is More Important Than Success

<b>Reason #1: Success Won’t Do You Any Good If You Are Not Happy</b><p>Drug addiction. Alcoholism. Inappropriate, violent, and bizarre behavior. Negative …

Happiness

9 Things Happy People Are Super Chill With

If you want to be happy, you’ve got to be CHILL.<p>You can’t sweat the small stuff. You can’t be pissed off all the time. You can’t let other people get …

8 Powerful Things That Will Inspire You

Eight ways to inspire yourself to get to the next level in life, with links to the research behind them:<p>To have meaning in your life you need a …

7 Simple Tweaks That Make Your Brain Work Remarkably Well | Inc.com

Have you gotten through all the important tasks you need or hope to get done today? Neither have I. Yet with ever-more-loaded schedules, tight deadlines, and the constant flow of new opportunities, most of us are working longer, trying to fit it all in.<p>That's the wrong approach. There's plenty of …

Time Management

Is It Better to Stretch Before or After a Workout?

For some, stretching in addition to a workout seems like the cherry on top of a sundae—a nice touch, but not necessary. Or maybe you think that …

Exercise

9 Important Ways Dads Impact The Lives Of Their Children

Image: Amber Katrina Photography<p>Despite all of society’s advances over the past century, men are still -- too often -- viewed by some as their own children’s “babysitters”; when in actuality, research supports the irreplaceable role they play in their everyday lives. Chelsea Clinton recently helped …

The oil guide: which to use for frying, drizzling and roasting

Thought you knew which oil to drizzle over your salad and which to roast your potatoes with? Think again.<p>Scientists have discovered that heating up vegetable oils leads to the release of high concentrations of chemicals called aldehydes, <b>which have been linked to illnesses including cancer, heart</b> …

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