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Rare ‘black seadevil’ anglerfish caught on film in Monterey Bay

The deepest reaches of the ocean contain some of earth’s most incredible creatures. They’re also some of the most bizarre.<p>On Nov. 17, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute Senior Scientist Bruce Robison and his team filmed an elusive “black seadevil” anglerfish 1,900 feet deep in the Monterey …

Is It Really Bad To Order Sushi On A Monday?

Mondays are the pits. After a restorative weekend, you're forced back into reality and you feel like a lab rat stuck in a cubicle, studied for the effects fluorescent light has on skin. So after a <i>looonnggg</i> day at the office, all you want to do is unwind and get some sushi with your girls and weep …

8 Woman-on-Top Sex Problems, Solved

He's too big? You're too tall? Never fear: Every straddling snafu has a solution.<p><b>1. I'm a small person who is cowgirling Paul Bunyan. Instead of looking into his eyes, I'm staring directly into his … nipples. What to do?</b> Change it up and move the action onto the couch — he sits, you ride, and …

Recipe

The Hollywood Effect: How Fried Green Tomatoes Became a Southern 'Classic'

A few years ago, <i>Southern Living</i> opened a recipe feature by declaring, "It doesn't get much more Southern than a plate of Fried Green Tomatoes." 25 years ago, that would have been dead wrong. But, thanks in part to the power of Hollywood myth-making and the speed at which we can collectively create …

This Is Possibly The Easiest Pasta Recipe In The World

Pasta is generally considered one of the easier meals to cook. Boil water, cook pasta, make a sauce and voila: dinner. Stress free and satisfying.<p>What if we told you we had an <i>even easier</i> pasta recipe than your easiest of recipes? Because we do. We have found what is possibly the easiest pasta …

Black and Blue: On Being Black, Female and Depressed

<i>They say the first step to recovery is admitting the problem...</i><p>I have a love-hate relationship with my snooze button. It is both a reminder that I have something to do and that I probably don't have the energy needed to do it. I have been majorly depressed for as far back as my memory will take me. …

Understanding Stress: Beyond Reduction, Management and Coping

Sometimes it appears as if "stress" is the cause for all that ails us. We are told everything from sleep and laugh more to get massages, exercise, and deep breathe. So how come we're all still so stressed?<p>Everyone's talking about stress these days. Each day I hear people say "I'm so stressed," and …

Write It, But Don't Send It -- And Turn What Happened Into Good

When things go wrong and you feel someone has done something to you to cause that, you may feel eager to tell that person off -- whether in person, on the phone, or in an email. But when you still feel very angry and vengeful, such a response can often make things worse -- much like what happens …

theSWAGspot | Dear Self

Newer<p>Older<p>Dear Self<p>I forgive myself for my deep self-loathing. Having been born black and female to parents who were unmarried and grappling with …

Two fun Mojito recipes!

Hi friends! I'm here to share a couple more drinks that Katie and I made especially for Emma's bachelorette party. They are both versions of a …

Cranberry Pecan Shortbread Tart

Cranberry sauce is a staple for most holiday tables, no matter what kind of roast you are preparing. The sweet-tart berries provide a burst of flavor …

What is nutmeg?

Nutmeg is a spice that seems to get use around the holidays more than any other time of year, though it is not a strictly seasonal spice. Nutmeg is …

Flaky Sour Cream Biscuits

Biscuits are a quick and easy thing to make when you want to serve bread as a side dish, either on a weeknight or during a big holiday meal like …

Eggnog

<i>When he's not busy running the cocktail program at New York City's Maialino, Erik Lombardo is giving us the rundown on all things spirits -- and showing us the best ways to drink them.</i><p><i>Today: The holiday drink of all holiday drinks -- minus the preservatives and the long ingredient list, plus the</i> …

Cut Out Cookies

<b>Ingredients</b><p>1 cup butter, unsalted<br>• 1/2 cup light brown sugar<br>• 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour<br>• 1/2 tsp kosher salt<br>• 1/2 cup all purpose flour for</b> …

Dance Party, 1960, Chicago. Lee Balterman

Easy Ways to Move More At Work

Career-induced chub may be on the rise, but these simple tweaks make sure that the only thing increasing from nine-to-five is your bank account<p>Bet your HR department didn't warn you about this occupational hazard: More than 40 percent of people say they've gained weight at their current job, …

Transit

Weekend Challenge: Iso-Explosive Jump Squat

Whip your lower half into shape with THIS move<p><i>Join the</i> Women’s Health <i>Weekend Challenge to help you meet your fitness goals fast and make your weekend workouts count. Check out our Facebook page every weekend and challenge yourself to try a new exercise. Thousands of women already have. Join them,</i> …

Workouts

The Best Yoga Style for You

Discover the most satisfying yoga sequence for your fitness goals<p>Yoga is kind of like sex. (And not just because of the interesting positions.)<p>For a practice rooted in simplicity, it has become a tad bit complicated...and intimidating. There are a jillion types of yoga, ranging from specific (like …

Yoga

Baked Banana Cake

To Brine or Not to Brine?

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it every day leading up to Thanksgiving, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to help you host the least stressful Thanksgiving yet. No promises on the crazy</i> …

Cooking

C$ on Twitter: "wtf it's 11:30"

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