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Judge Denies Bid to Drop Freddie Gray Case

Baltimore judge rejects allegations of misconduct by prosecutor<p>A Baltimore judge denied a bid by six police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray to have their case dismissed, rejecting allegations of misconduct against Baltimore’s top prosecutor.<p>Mr. Gray’s death in April from injuries he …

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Skinny Steak Stew in the Crockpot

This is an easy and healthy stew recipe that will be gracing our Crockpot all season long and hopefully yours too. We added it to our short list of simple recipes for those busy school nights that don't seem to allow us enough time for home cooked meals. It also makes for a comforting Sunday dinner …

How To Perfect Overnight Oats In A Jar, And Make Your Mornings Totally Effortless

It's usually a terribly sad day when you reach the end of a jar of peanut butter. But overnight oatmeal (also called oats in a jar or OIAJ) transforms this catastrophe into a delight.<p>So do not tearfully toss that almost-empty jar of nut butter. Instead, use it to cradle your overnight oats. It is …

Here's How You Should Be Eating Edamame

Edamame is most popularly known as a lightly steamed and perfectly salted appetizer at Japanese restaurants. These high-protein soybeans, teased from their pod, are not only fun to eat but they're also addictively sweet -- so much so that most people don't ever try them any other way. This is a …

The Ernest Hemingway Cocktail You’ve Never Heard Of

The best way to celebrate Ernest Hemingway's birthday is with a cocktail.<p>Ernest Hemingway came into this world 115 years ago today, beginning a …

High-Flying Highlights From The International Drone Photography Awards

From France to the Philippines, the winners of National Geographic and Dronestagram's International Drone Photography Awards.<p><i>Images via</i><p>On March 15, 2014, in association with National Geographic, drone-photography site Dronestagram announced their first-ever International Drone Photography Awards, …

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How to Clear Your Clutter

The important questions you need to ask when cleaning your closet.<p>If you long for an organized home that makes you truly happy, advice from Lauren Rosenfeld & Dr. Melva Green could help. Consider the following when cleaning out...<p><b>Set Your Intentions:</b> What energy do you want to create in each space …

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The 6 Biggest Salad Mistakes—and How to Avoid Them

From underseasoning to overdressing, it's surprisingly easy to ruin a salad. Watch out for these 6 common mistakes, and you can avoid this sad fate<p>Salads are supposed to be light, bright, and full of life—but too often, they hit the table flat, limp, and soggy, with all the good stuff sunk at the …