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Pack This, Not That: 8 Travel Items I Won't Board a Plane Without

I can pinpoint the moment this summer when I was about to reach my breaking point. It was late June and I'd returned from a trip to Nashville to …

Yellowstone National Park

14 Things You Shouldn’t Buy in Home-Improvement Stores

Find out which items you’re better off leaving on the shelves the next time you’re at a hardware megastore.<p>Americans spent an estimated $16.16 …

Home Improvement

My husband committed suicide after doctors restricted his pain medication

A car accident is the reason my husband developed chronic pain. The backlash against opiate addiction and the response caused him to end his life.<p>There have recently been a few minor stories about the closing of Comprehensive Pain Specialists clinics across the region due to financial issues and a …

Medicine

PSA: Pre-Rinsing Dishes Before Loading the Dishwasher Will Actually Make Them Dirtier

Quick question: Why do we have to hand-wash a dish before putting it into a machine that was literally created to do just that? Turns out …

Opposition to Breast-Feeding Resolution by U.S. Stuns World Health Officials

A resolution to encourage breast-feeding was expected to be approved quickly and easily by the hundreds of government delegates who gathered this spring in Geneva for the United Nations-affiliated World Health Assembly.<p>Based on decades of research, the resolution says that mother’s milk is …

Breast Feeding

I Tried $808 Worth Of Drunk Elephant Products — & This Is My Honest Opinion

<i>Welcome to Unfiltered, where we give our honest, no-B.S. reviews of the most buzzed-about beauty products, brands, and services on the market right</i> …

9 Cult French Pharmacy Products Available on Amazon

It was my mother, who lived in France as a twenty-something, who first introduced me to French pharmacy skin care. When I started my own skin-care …

Couple's fundraiser to reunite migrant families tops $20 million

MENLO PARK, California — A viral fundraiser established to help one migrant family separated at the border continues to shatter records, pouring millions of dollars in donations to a small south Texas nonprofit. Now, the organization has to decide how to allocate more money than it has ever taken …

Immigration

Try This 10-Minute Yoga Routine to Help Increase Your Hip Flexibility

The hips are a large joint in your body and support a great range of motion. Because of the amount of time most of us spend sitting in chairs, it’s …

Yoga

Chronic pain treatment: Psychotherapy, not opioids, has been proven to work

Chronic pain often has no physical cause. Psychotherapy can reduce the suffering.<p>When pain settled into Blair Golson’s hands, it didn’t let go.<p>What started off as light throbbing in one wrist 10 years ago quickly engulfed the other. The discomfort then spread, producing a pain much “like slapping …

Pain

20 Fast Growing Shade Trees That Are Summer Approved

Are there certain parts of your house that get incredibly hot during the day?<p>Do you find yourself needing a shady spot in your yard?<p>Well, I’m right …

Is your favorite novel on this PBS list of 100 popular books? Get ready to vote

What's your favorite novel? Is it on the list below?<p>On May 22, PBS launches <i>The Great American Read</i> series, inviting Americans to vote for their favorite book (or books) from the list of 100 finalists below.<p>"America's Most Beloved Book" will be revealed by PBS on Oct. 23. USA TODAY has a first look …

Literature

The art hidden from Nazi bombs

Britain's National Gallery sent its collection of masterpieces into a Welsh slate mine during World War Two, writes Holly Williams.<p>“Hide them in caves and cellars, but not one picture shall leave this island.” So declared Winston Churchill in 1940, determined that the National Gallery’s collection …

Art

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Have a Royal Wedding Perfume and You're Going To Want It Right Now

Thought you were ready for the royal wedding? Think again. Even if you've stocked up on all the necessities for the perfect royal wedding viewing party, there's one more thing you can add to your wish list: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding perfume.<p>That's right. Prince Harry and Meghan …

Reevaluating Whether Jim Halpert Was A Good Guy On ‘The Office’

Jim Halpert (John Krasinski) was one half of America’s favorite sitcom couple from 2005 until 2013. The will they/won’t they drama between Jim and Pam Beesly (Jenna Fisher) drove interest in <i>The Office</i>, offering a variation of a Sam-and-Diane situation layered in adorableness. The general perception …

15 Garden Edging Ideas

01 of 16<p>Using Plants to Edge a Garden Border<p>Planting your garden with a clear edge gives it definition and structure, rather than having it appear to …

19 Gag Gifts So Funny, Everyone Will Laugh Opening Them

When it comes time to get a gift for someone, there are really two main avenues to take: finding a thoughtful and meaningful gift that they'll treasure, or searching for something so absurdly funny that they'll LOL opening it up. If you're leaning toward the latter, you're in luck. We searched the …

Mitt Romney: “DACA kids shouldn’t all be allowed to stay in the country legally”

Why it’s confusing that Mitt Romney is arguing he’s more conservative than Trump on immigration.<p>Mitt Romney is making the case that he’s more conservative than President Donald Trump on immigration.<p>“I’m also more of a hawk on immigration than even the president,” Romney, who announced his bid for …

A New Theory on Sudden Infant Deaths Divides Doctors

Doctors researching unexpected infant deaths have discovered a baffling trend: The rate of those deaths among newborns has remained unchanged even as the numbers in older infants have dropped over 20 years.<p>The finding on sudden and unexpected infant deaths (SUID) is surprising, says Joel Bass, …

25 buzzwords that make smart people sound stupid

At first, euphemisms surfaced in the workplace to help people deal with touchy subjects that were difficult to talk about. Before long, they morphed …

Emotional Intelligence

Top 10 things to do in Singapore

You've been shopping, done some eating, what else to do in Singapore? Lots else, and you can start with these 10 fantastic attractions<p>Marina Bay Sands<p>The long-awaited grand opening of Singapore’s second integrated resort is slated for June 23 and most of us have been looking forward to getting …

Top 10

Help! I think I married a narcissist.

<i>This story is part of a series called</i> <i>Craigslist Confessional</i><i>. Writer Helena Bala has been meeting people via Craigslist and documenting their stories for over two years. Each story is written as it was told to her. Bala says that by listening to their stories, she hopes to bear witness to her</i> …

Relationships

Changing these 4 beliefs will make you surprisingly happy

Traffic upsets you. People upset you. Your job upsets you… Wrong, wrong and wrong.<p>Actually, none of those things upset you. Your beliefs about them …

Self-help

Beth Stern On What It’s Like to Live With 22 Cats

Instagram’s favorite cat lady has mastered keeping a clean home while saving animals' lives<p>Here at AD, we're all a little pet-crazy. While some of us are cat people and others prefer dogs (or birds, reptiles, whatever!), we can all agree that, as animal lovers, it has been heartbreaking to witness …

President Trump’s Controversial Reversal of the Elephant Trophy Ban, Explained

Social media was awash Thursday with images of elephants. One widely circulated photograph depicted the president’s son, Donald Trump Jr., posing in …

No One Will Believe That This Lasagna Is Dairy-Free

When it's cold and blustery outside, we crave something warm and comforting to eat. While lasagna is a longtime family fave, it's not exactly the healthiest. But this version is!<p>Instead of ricotta, the creaminess comes from blended tofu flavored with garlic and fresh basil. The velvety consistency …

Coconut Chocolate Macaroon Recipe

1K<p>2K<p>Many people tell me this is one of their favorite recipes from my cookbook, Ready For Dessert. In addition to these fantastic <b>Coconut-Dipped</b> …

The Books You Should Read in July

The best sci-fi, thrillers, nonfiction, and more out this month.<p><i>Dark Matter,</i> by Blake Crouch<p>In physics, “dark matter” is a hypothetical form of matter, which we are pretty sure exists even though we can’t prove it. This works as a good metaphor for a thriller based on paranoia and conspiracies. Or …