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17 Easy Tricks For Anyone Who Cooks Vegetarian Food

And no, this is not just about tofu.

Food

‘National Geographic Style’ Lighting Tips from a World-Class Photographer

Travel photography master Bob Holmes is back in the studio with the folks at Advance Your Photography talking about how to shoot that ‘National …

The Unspoken Consequences of a Photojournalist's Life

<i>Ed Kashi, a documentary photographer and member of the VII Photo agency, writes about the challenges of balancing his professional and personal</i> …

Photojournalism

Royals Win in 14 to Take World Series Game 1: Pictures

World Series

Why You Should Start Dry Brushing Your Skin

Though the name dry brushing, aka scrubbing your dry skin with a bristled body brush, doesn’t exactly sound appealing, it <i>can</i> produce some appealing …

Skin Care

Antony Hegarty says The Pope is ‘shameful and pathetic’

Antony Hegarty – of Antony & The Johnsons fame – has launched a scathing attack against The Pope on her band's Facebook page.<p>Written as a reaction to the news of his secret meeting with anti-gay county clerk Kim Davis last week, the piece accuses Pope Francis of being “shameful and pathetic”, and …

16 Trader Joe's Foods You Need To Discover (And Then Hoard)

You're already going to Trader Joe's for the cookie butter, and most of us swear by Two Buck Chuck (which is now actually $3 at most locations).<p>But there are many, <i>many</i> Trader Joe's finds that you're not paying enough attention to ... unless you're a brilliant shopper, that is.<p>We asked a handful of …

Food

What is it like to have never felt an emotion?

Some people seem to lack the capacity to feel joy, sorrow or love. David Robson discovers the challenges and surprising advantages of “alexithymia”.<p>Caleb is telling me about the birth of his son, now eight months old. “You know you hear parents say that the first time they looked at their kid, they …

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

5 Things to Drink This Summer If You Hate Beer

If you're anything like me, sitting by the pool with a drink in your hand is the perfect remedy to a hot summer day. Yes, there's nothing like a Corona and lime (especially when paired with tacos), but not everyone likes a beer straight out of the bottle. It's so blah and the arrival of summer …

Alcohol

Temperature Guidelines for Grilled Meats

Grilling can be a fun way to cook healthfully for the whole family while enjoying the great outdoors. However, grilling does come with a risk of …

Food

‘Calvin and Hobbes’: America’s Most Profound Comic Strip

The hilarity of ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ was rooted in a 6-year-old boy’s inability to control himself—or the world<p>In 1985, American newspaper readers met an appalling little boy. He taunted his mother (“Prepare for annihilation, pitiful Earth female”), tormented a classmate by telling her he had …

Comic Strips

6 Exercises You're Doing Wrong—and How to Get 'Em Right

<b>Chinups</b><br>Actually, they should be called chest-ups. That's because you should aim to pull your chest (not your chin!) to the bar to reap the max body-strengthening benefits. Doing so stops you from relying solely on your biceps and better engages the muscles around your shoulders. The result: more …

27 Simple Things to Start Doing for Your Happiness

<i>It only takes one person to make you happy and change your life: YOU.</i><p>I am endlessly fascinated by the link between the way we choose to live our …

Kaiser Pass Road Survival Guide

<b>Know the dimensions of your vehicle.</b>This means: How far can you pull over without falling off the edge, hitting a rock or scraping the cliff? You may …

8 Pilates Exercises to Tone Abs, Back and Legs

Last updated on November 3rd, 2016 at 02:17 am<p>All of us aspire to have the perfect body with toned abs and sculpted back and legs but achieving this …

Arm Exercises To Fight Arm Jiggle | Women's Health

The (15 Minute) Bye-Bye Arm Jiggle Workout<p>Ture Lillegraven<p>Strapless dresses expose your upper back, shoulders, upper chest, and arms. This workout will shape all those places. Do these arm exercises one after another with no rest in between. Repeat the circuit, resting a minute between circuits.

The Best Swedish Meatballs (with Video)

• In a small bowl, soak the bread in the milk until very soft.<br>• In a larger bowl, combine all the meatball ingredients (except the butter), then add the …

Butter

Four ways that technology could destroy mankind

Stephen Hawking has warned that artificial intelligence could rise up and destroy mankind. Is he right? We look at four ways that technology could be the end of us<p>Stephen Hawking expanded humanity’s understanding of the universe with his theories on gravitational singularities and black holes, so …

Singularity

The 10 Best Movies You Missed in 2014

And how to catch up with them.<p><b>You've been chilled</b> by the marriage-gone-awry suspense of <i>Gone Girl</i>, stupefied by the cinematic inventiveness of <i>Birdman</i>, and terrified by the twisted mentor-mentee relationship of <i>Foxcatcher</i>, but what about those other must-see films from 2014 that you didn't have time …

Track Down

The 6 Veggies with the Most Protein

<b>Baked Potato</b><br>Another stealth source of protein? Potatoes! A medium-sized one contains three grams. Need some fun topping ideas? Make these spinach- and goat cheese-stuffed baked potatoes.<p><b>Broccoli</b><br>Broccoli's not just filled with fiber (2.6 grams per half cup)—it's also a great source of protein, with …

7 Ways to Make Your Pores Look Smaller

<b>Keep Your Face Clean</b><br>That means cleansing twice a day with a pH-balanced cleanser, says dermatologist Kavita Mariwalla, M.D. Consider using a facial brush like Clarisonic Aria Sonic Cleansing ($199, clarisonic.com) or the Olay Professional Pro-X Advanced Cleansing System ($22, walmart.com).<p><b>Wear</b> …

How To Get Younger-Looking Hands

<b>Always Wear Sunscreen</b><br>Hands get extra sun exposure from their position on the steering wheel when you’re driving your car—the backs of your hands get all the sun’s damaging rays right through the windshield, says board-certified dermatologist David Bank, M.D. Use a higher SPF sunscreen on the backs …

Burpee How-To: The Ultra-Intense Workout Move That Burns Fat Fast

<b>Step 1:</b> While standing with your feet hip-width apart, squat down and place your hands on the floor in front of you, palms down.<p><b>Step 2:</b> Jump your feet back, arms extended, so your body is long and symmetrical in a plank position.<p><b>Step 3:</b> Pull your legs back under you so you’re back in a squat …

The Pretty Skin Diet

When it comes to having a gorgeous complexion, you truly are what you eat.<p>Maintaining a consistent skincare routine that utilizes a powerful mix of anti-agers to reverse as well as prevent future damage is key to having youthful, radiant skin. However, it's not the only link in the quest for …

Skin Care

Floods and famines may have helped spark belief in gods, study suggests

Humans more likely to believe in powerful and judgmental gods during times of hardship and extremes of weather<p>Plagues, floods and famines often play a central role in religious stories. Research suggests they may have also helped start the belief in some gods in the first place.<p>A study of 583 …

Amazon’s Echo and the smart TVs that are listening to and watching everything you do

Pretty soon your toaster will soon be one of the few things that isn’t keeping track of your every move – or at least you’d hope so<p>Amazon’s Echo defies easy description. Actually, that’s not quite true: the easy way to describe it is “creepy as hell”. What’s trickier is explaining what it is.<p>The …

Simon Beck's astonishing landscape and snow art illustrates the cold beauty of mathematics – in pictures

For the past decade, Simon Beck has been decorating the Alps with his stunning mathematical drawings, created by running in snowshoes across freshly laid snow. Each image takes him up to 11 hours to make and covers an area about 100m x 100m, requiring him to travel up to 25 miles as he marks out …

How insects could feed the world

Is eating bugs the solution to feeding the world’s growing population of human beings and livestock? Emily Anthes chews on locusts, beetles, mealworms and more as she tries to find out<p>At first, my meal seems familiar, like countless other dishes I’ve eaten at Asian restaurants. A swirl of noodles …