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17 Easy Tricks For Anyone Who Cooks Vegetarian Food

And no, this is not just about tofu.

Recipes

‘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 …

Photography

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> …

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

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 …

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)

Did someone say pudding?<p>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 …

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

These easy, breezy drinks will satisfy your thirst while adding some flavor to your relaxing day by the pool.<p>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 …

Flavors

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 …

‘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 …

Calvin and Hobbes

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

Tiny tweaks can add up to major payoff.<p>So you can do squats, pushups, and other classics with your eyes closed. Challenge yourself—and maximize results—with these simple tips from the new <i>Women's Health Little Book of Exercises</i> (published by <i>Women’s Health</i>’s parent company, Rodale).<p><b>Squats</b>Miami …

Muscle

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 …

The (15 Minute) Bye-Bye Arm Jiggle Workout

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.<p>1. Standing V Raise<p>Hold a dumbbell in each hand and stand …

Workouts

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 …

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 …

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 …

9 High-Protein Vegetables That Will Fill You Up Fast

You’ll be a lean, green, fighting machine.<p>Popeye is notorious for showing off his massive biceps. His secret? Spinach. But that isn’t your only ticket to the gun show.<p>According to Rosanne Rust, R.DN., many vegetables provide you with two grams of protein per cup raw, or per half cup cooked. (So …

Carbohydrates

7 Ways to Make Your Pores Look Smaller

A.K.A., the answer to your skin-care prayers<p>Women would do just about anything to reduce the appearance of their pores. In fact, in a recent Harris Poll sponsored by L’Oreal, 23 percent of women said they would give up their favorite cocktails for a whole year just to have smaller pores. …

Skin Care

How To Get Younger-Looking Hands

Moisturizing isn't the only skin-care routine you need.<p><i>This article was written by Aly Walansky and repurposed with permission from Daily Makeover.</i><p>True story: Hands show a person’s age more than any other part of the body, due largely to the fact that people frequently wash and strip them of …

The Ultra-Intense Workout Move That Burns Fat Fast

The burpee has a goofy name, but the fat-burning benefits are nothing to laugh at<p>Imagine an exercise that offers big cardio benefits, works every major muscle group, and torches mucho calories. That’s a burpee (aka, a squat thrust) in a nutshell. Developed in the 1930s and used by the military to …

Exercise

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 …

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

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 religious societies around the world has concluded that humans are more likely to believe in powerful and …

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

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 Echo <i>(below)</i> is a 20cm-tall black cylinder, that sits in your home and listens to everything you do. You will want it to do this, if …

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

At first, my meal seems familiar, like countless other dishes I’ve eaten at Asian restaurants. A swirl of noodles slicked with oil and studded with shredded chicken, the aroma of ginger and garlic, a few wilting chives placed on the plate as a final flourish. And then, I notice the eyes. Dark, …