Kevin A Osten

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The Right Way to Hold Your Cat, According to a Vet

Every cat parent has experienced the soul-crushing rejection of picking up their kitty for some cuddles, only for Fluffy to fight for freedom, …

6 Brilliant Questions You Should Ask Before Accepting That Job Offer

Are you really sure that company or boss is the right one for you? Ask these questions to be absolutely sure.<p>A typical interview cycle can sometimes last up to several weeks. A recruiter screens you, followed by an interrogation-style panel interview a week or two later; background checks, …

Employment

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Cancer Cells Can Go Mysteriously Dormant For Years, And Scientists Are Beginning to Understand Why

We were wrong about cancer's uncontrollable growth.<p>Cancer has always been thought of as something that grows rapidly and uncontrollably, but this …

100 Ways White People Can Make Life Less Frustrating For People of Color

Just a few suggestions to start with.<p>As someone with very low tolerance for racist bullshit, I’ve managed to surround myself with white people who are cognizant of their privilege and strive to make the world a less terrifying and frustrating place for people of color. This means that I often deal …

You Can See America's Most Stunning Sights By Purchasing a Single Amtrak Ticket

A little while ago college friends rented a house in Montana for the summer and invited my family and me to visit. In an e-mail containing …

This man did a 22,000 mile road trip of North America — these are the 25 spots he says you can't miss

Strawberries-and-Cream Sheet Cake

Trust us: This simple and swoon-worthy sheet cake will be a keeper in your recipe box. File it under "Springtime Crowd-pleaser."

Recipes

Best Carrot Sheet Cake

Step 2<p>Beat eggs and next 4 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Add flour mixture, beating at low speed until blended. …

Marvel at the most beautiful libraries in Chicago

While the days of holing up in college reading rooms all night may be no more, we’re still suckers for a beautiful library. Because Chicago is home …

University of Chicago

A step-by-step guide to get richer, healthier, and happier in 31 days

If you don't yet have a plan for 2018, you might be in trouble.<p>Lucky for you, we've already made a plan for you. Above is our 31-day guide to starting off a healthy, wealthy, happy year. Each day is accompanied by a task, along with a quick explanation, below, of why it's important.<p>Read on to find …

Caramel-Pear-Cheesecake Trifle

This decadent pear-and-caramel trifle is perfect for a party because it can be made a day ahead and it serves a crowd. <b>Slideshow:</b> Great Make-Ahead …

'It's the Grandparents Stealing From the Grandchildren'

There’s a fiction at the heart of the debate over entitlements: The carefully cultivated impression that beneficiaries are simply receiving back their “own” money.<p>One day in 1984, Kurt Vonnegut called.<p>I was ditching my law school classes to work on the presidential campaign of Walter Mondale, the …

Retirement

Group Uses Marriage Counseling Methods To Help Bridge Political Divide

In the rough-hewn parlor of a creaky, 19th-century farmhouse in Brentwood, 13 people are sitting in a pair of concentric circles.<p>Six "reds" — or conservatives — are in the middle.<p>Around them on the outside, sit seven "blues" — or liberals.<p>"Don't look at them. Don't talk to them. We'll just talk …

Marriage Counseling

Christmas Morning Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Stir together first 2 ingredients and 1 tsp. granulated sugar in a glass measuring cup; let stand 5 minutes.<p>Step 2<p>Beat 1/2 cup …

The Ultimate Salted Chocolate Chunk Cookie Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 450°.<p>Step 2<p>Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Whisk together flour, baking soda, …

Chocolate Mousse Recipe

Recipes

Double Peanut Butter & Milk Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

"Double up on peanut butter and chocolate with this double peanut butter and milk chocolate chip cookies recipe."<p>Ingredients<p>1/2 teaspoon vanilla …

Stop Trying To Make Your Employees Happier

It's personal resilience that managers need to develop in their teams to get the sort of engagement they seek.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s no secret that workplaces are dealing with what Gallup calls a ‘worldwide employee engagement crisis,' with four …

Employee Engagement

Why successful people spend 10 hours a week on 'compound time'

One question has fascinated me my entire adult life: what causes some people to become world-class leaders, performers and changemakers, while most …

1893 World's Fair Tour with Bars

1893 World’s Fair Tour Overview<p>The 1893 World’s Fair Tour with Bars digs into how and why the World’s Columbian Exposition still captures …

The best places for hiking near Chicago

1<p>Photograph: Courtesy CC/Wikimedia Commons/Daniel Schwen<p>Starved Rock State Park<p>Located on the south bank of the Illinois River in LaSalle County, …

Hiking

Long-term aspirin use associated with reduced risk of dying from cancer, study shows

Long-term use of aspirin is associated with lower risk of dying from various types of cancers, including colorectal, lung, breast and prostate cancer, according to a study presented at the 2017 American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting on Monday.<p>The longitudinal study analyzed the …

Biomedicine

With therapy app Talkspace, patient anonymity and safety collide

Inside the messy world of anonymous therapy app Talkspace<p>The therapist had been working for Talkspace, a popular text-based therapy app, for a few months when she first felt forced to violate her legal and professional obligations.<p>She had just begun working with a new patient when he told her a …

After Election, Diversity Trainers Face A New Version Of 'Us Versus Them'

On election night, as it became clear that Donald Trump would be the country's next president, Dorcas Lind was feeling unsettled. With her children tucked in bed, Lind watched as the results trickled in and battleground states like Pennsylvania, Florida and North Carolina turned red on the TV map. …

31 Years Later, Brazil Is Still a Horrifying Vision of the Ever-Encroaching Future

Terry Gilliam’s classic dystopian satire has only gotten more relevant since it came out. <i>Brazil</i> finds its humor in bleak places, mapping out an …

With Health-Care Reform, Listen Carefully to Trump’s Words

During the Presidential campaign, one of the consistent policy positions held by candidate Donald Trump was that he would, as his Web site puts it, “immediately deliver a full repeal” of the Affordable Care Act, more familiarly known as Obamacare, and replace it with a plan that will use “free …

A Haunting Short Film Set in a World Where Evolution Happens Rapidly—And Is Often Deadly

In the dystopian world of <i>Dust</i>, evolution occurs at a breakneck rate, forming organisms that may hold miraculous powers or trigger deadly plagues. …

Horror