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Food that markets to both genders confuses people’s tastebuds

Given the choice between a container of fruity yogurt and a tray of fried chicken, most women will gravitate toward the former and most men toward the latter, thanks in part to the way clever marketing strategies dictate our unconscious food preferences. What’s more, marketing food toward one …

9/11 anniversary: America remembers lives lost on one of its darkest days

<b>(CNN) —</b> With his head bowed during a moment of silence outside the White House, President Barack Obama set the tone Friday for a nation marking a dark day with solemn ceremonies.<p>Fourteen years ago Friday, terrorists hijacked four passenger planes and smashed two into New York's World Trade Center.<p>A …

World Trade Center

9/10: The Day Before

<i>This essay was originally published in</i> Gear <i>in 2002. It has been republished here with permission from publisher Bob Guccione Jr.</i><p>On <i>Good Morning …

World Trade Center

Trucker in Tracy Morgan crash hadn't slept for 28 hours, NTSB says

<b>(CNN) —</b> A truck driver's fatigue -- exacerbated by his decision to drive 12 hours to work before he even started his 14-hour shift -- likely caused the June 2014 crash that killed comedian James McNair and seriously injured comedian Tracy Morgan in New Jersey, federal officials said Tuesday.<p>But …

In defense of legal hunting

<b>(CNN) —</b> The recent illegal killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe has understandably generated passionate and emotional responses from around the world.<p>I agree with the common sentiment that the circumstances around Cecil's death are abhorrent and those responsible should be prosecuted to the …

Staving Off Alzheimer's

Spilman's prepared remarks consisted largely of useful, realistic advice about how to delay the cognitive decline most of us will experience at some point. The audience, ranging from 20-somethings to more than a few senior citizens, was furiously note-taking throughout (or furiously jotting down …

Alzheimer's Disease

This Is the Worst Kind of Fat for Your Heart

As confusing as the diet message can be at times, one thing is clear. There are good fats and bad fats in the foods we eat, and some can really wreak …

Scientists studying starlight can tell you: Our universe is going dark

We know that our universe has already lived through great number of exciting phases. But new research released overnight shows the universe has long passed its peak and is slowly but surely dying.<p>The research was presented at the year’s largest gathering of astronomers at the International …

Study Skills

How Contraception Transformed the American Family

The Supreme Court’s Griswold decision fifty years ago raised women’s incomes and expanded opportunities for their children.<p>Fifty years ago this month, the U.S. Supreme Court announced one of its most important decisions of the 1960s. This landmark decision unleashed an era of new opportunities, …

36 Hours On The Fake Campaign Trail With Donald Trump

Over the course of 25 years, he's repeatedly toyed with the idea of running for president and now, maybe, governor of New York. With all but his closest apostles finally tired of the charade, even the Donald himself has to ask, what's the point? On the plane and by the pool with the man who will …

Donald Trump

There's a new luxury hotel in Oman 6,561 feet above sea level

Alila Jabal Ahkdar is the new hotel in Nizma, Oman and the first of 10 more luxury resorts opening in this seemingly overlooked country. This recent development is a result of more than $3 billion being invested in tourism in Oman.<p>The hotel has won a "Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design" …

Sea Level

Celebrate the Summer Solstice at Stonehenge

<b>Stonehenge</b> has long drawn pilgrims on sacred days. A recently opened visitors center has transformed the tradition for the summer solstice (on June 21 this year, though the date varies).<p>Thousands of revelers—including caped druids, antler-wearing poets, and raggedy mummers—descend on the ancient …

America's No. 1 tourist spot is a place nobody ever wanted to be: Alcatraz

What is it about an old federal penitentiary that's so appealing to tourists? Alcatraz beat out the Golden Gate Bridge, the Lincoln Memorial and the Statue of Liberty to be selected the No. 1 landmark in the U.S. in TripAdvisor's recent Travelers' Choice awards.<p>It also ranked as the seventh most …

Green ghost town: Nature overtakes an abandoned Chinese village

Creeping vines and other flora have enveloped a small, formerly inhabited fishing village on Shengshan Island roughly 40 miles east of Shanghai, …

Nature

18 Picnic-Perfect Sandwich Recipes

More<p>Sandwiches<p>Tips and tricks for making the best sandwiches at home.<p>Now that summer has finally arrived, it's time to step outside and enjoy the warm weather. And few foods are more picnic-friendly than sandwiches—portable, easy to share, easy to eat, and totally customizable. From lobster rolls …

7 Ways to Stop Wasting Food

Maybe you got a little overzealous at the farmers’ market, and now you can’t eat all those berries before they go bad. Or the expiration date on that jumbo block of cheese you bought at the big-box store is rapidly approaching, and you’ve cut off only a few hunks. An estimated 40 percent of food in …

9 Ice Cream Sandwich Hacks That Are Totally Life-Affirming

Because ice cream only gets more awesome when it's between things.<p>Because ice cream only gets more awesome when it's between things.

9 Surprising Things You Can Cook in the Microwave

We know, we know: you're thinking fish sticks and Hot Pockets.<p>We know, we know: you're thinking fish sticks and Hot Pockets. But look below for nine surprisingly fancy foods you can cook from start to finish in the microwave.<p><b>Mushroom Risotto (28 minutes)</b><p>Stirring stove-top risotto can be a real …

Recipes

Nuts May Reduce Risk Of Death From Multiple Causes, Study Finds

Like several before it, a new study finds that eating a modest amount of nuts every day might significantly reduce our risk of dying from a number of chronic diseases. And these include not only a reduced risk of mortality from heart disease, which has been the most-studied benefit of nuts, but …

Why Mom Jeans Are Legitimately Cooler Than Skinny Jeans

<i>Photo credit: Vanni Bassetti/Getty Images</i><p>We're willing to bet that when you think of mom jeans, you think of the hilarious SNL video. And we can't blame you. The short clip totally hits the nail on the head: moms jeans <i>can be</i> unflattering and downright hideous. But not all of the time.<p>Sometimes, mom …

Skinny Jeans

As American As Iced Tea: A Brief, Sometimes Boozy History

You'd be forgiven for not knowing this, but Wednesday is National Iced Tea Day. And while it's only an unofficial food holiday, it makes sense that Americans would set aside a day to celebrate this favorite summertime sip: We popularized it.<p>Tea itself, of course, has been consumed in America since …

Tea

19 Easy, Travel-Friendly Bean and Grain Salad Recipes We Love

Dressed leaves and chopped vegetables are all well and good, but they don't exactly make a well-rounded meal. Enter hearty beans and nutty grains, a salad's filling, flavorful, high-protein best friend. Plus, they hold up in the fridge far better than delicate greens, which makes most of these …

China cruise disaster: death toll passes 100 as relatives complain of harassment

The death toll from the Yangtze river cruise disaster has risen to 103 as authorities commemorate successfully lifting the wreckage from the water but the sister of one victim has condemned the government for its “inhumane” treatment of bereaved families.<p>Xia Yunchen, 70, whose sister and …

The Duggar Family Identifies Jill and Jessa as Josh's Molestation Victims – as They Speak of Their Devastation

http://video.foxnews.com/v/embed.js?id=4273754217001&w=600&h=400Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar have broken …

Jennifer Lawrence Shares First Look At 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2'

The revolution continues in the first photo from the final "Hunger Games" film.<p>On Wednesday, Jennifer Lawrence surprised fans with the first photo from "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2<p>" on her Facebook page. In the photo, Lawrence's Katniss sports her bow and arrow, while Liam Hemsworth's …

From bad breath to car accidents, dehydration is a real health threat

<b>(Health.com) —</b> It doesn't take much to become dehydrated. Lose just 1.5% of the water in your body (the human body is usually about 60% H2O), and you've reached the tipping point of mild dehydration. It can be brought on by many things — and it can do much more to your body than just make you feel …

Wellness

5 Power Foods That Can Help You Drop a Size

Filling up on these will actually help you lose weight.<p>Want to lose five pounds the healthy way? Put these five power foods on your plate, and eat your way to a smaller size.<p><b>1. Salmon</b>This rich protein has the power to fill you up, thanks to plenty of healthy fats that also pack metabolism-boosting …

Weight Loss

Texas, Oklahoma Floods: 12 People Missing as More Rain Forecast

U.S. news<p>Tornadoes and dangerous thunderstorms continued to race across the south-central U.S. after menacing Texas and Oklahoma on Monday with historic flooding that sent rescuers searching for 12 people still missing, including at least three young children.<p>Flash flood warnings were in effect …

16 Breakfast Recipes to Take You Around the World

Breakfast is always lauded as the most important meal of the day, yet it's so easy to fall into a rut: a bowl of cereal and a cup of joe if you're in a hurry, pancakes if you have the time, and oatmeal when you want to feel virtuous. Don't you feel antsy just reading that litany? Let's try looking …

Welsh Rarebit