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6 Healthier Alternatives to Your Favorite Junk Food Snacks

Trick your taste buds with these better-for-you alternatives.<p>French fries, candy bars, cookie dough—nothing ever measures up to the taste of the …

5 sweet breakfast options that will boost your brain power

Diet & Fitness<p>Sweet morning treats are not all Cinnamon Toast Crunch and chocolate croissants. You can start your morning strong and satisfy your sweet tooth while also boosting your brain health. Think: making your belly happy and powering your way through your morning meeting. Have your sweets, …

Nutrition

In the hunt for new antibiotics, scientists hit pay dirt

By Jenna Gallegos<p>Scientists have discovered a new kind of antibiotic — buried in dirt. Tests in animals show that it is effective against drug-resistant bacteria, and it could lead to desperately needed treatments for deadly antibiotic-resistant infections.<p>Almost our entire arsenal of antibiotics …

Atoms

First quantum signal sent from satellite to Earth

The first entangled pair of photons has been sent from an orbiting satellite to Earth, scientists reported today. It's a step toward sending quantum …

21 Cheat Sheets For Getting Superhero Abs

Exercise routines, diet tips, and recipes for people who want a shredded midsection.<p>As BuzzFeed Health has reported, getting those abs to pop is about way more than doing a zillion crunches, or even lightly keeping an eye on your diet. It's actually a lot more labor-intensive, requiring most people …

Fitness

Cream Cheese Pound Cake

This easy Cream Cheese Pound Cake is a family favorite dessert and the perfect cake for any occasion. We love the month of May because there is …

Pound Cake

5 foods to help you sleep better

Getting your head to hit the pillow is easy. But for a whole lot of us, getting some real quality zzz’s is another story. Sometimes, it can actually feel like a challenge. Exercise, meditation and doing a pre-bedtime digital detox all help, but my best friend food can help, too. Here are some of my …

10 Pro Tips for Creating The Perfect Whiteboard Animation Video

Are you familiar with whiteboard animation videos?<p>If not, this is a process in which <b>a story is told using drawings on a whiteboard</b>. The artist draws …

If You Do These Things Every Day, You’ll Become Smarter

This curated column is authored by Thomas Oppong, Founding Editor at Alltopstartups “AThe post If You Do These Things Every Day, You’ll Become …

Why am I tired all the time?

Getting a perfect night’s sleep every night is impossible. But if you’re sleeping pretty well and still wake up finding yourself out of sorts and tired most days of the week, there may be underlying problems.<p>There is a difference between typical sleepiness and the bone-weariness that is …

Illustration: Landspace Collection Vol. 1

We would like to feature the work from Julien Clauzier and his illustration series named: <b>Landscape Collection Vol. 1</b>. It’s a personal project on …

Parents Home

• Pinterest<p>As a sorta stay-at-home mom (I work from home) for the past eight years, I can vouch for the fact that it's pretty much the toughest job on Earth. Of course, the stresses are different (potty training vs. prepping for the big meeting). But make no mistake: From being up with a hungry baby …

Pew Research Center

Empty Quarter

Siberia's Growing 'Doorway to Hell' Offers Clues on Climate Change

A new study suggests that the expanding hole might provide fresh insight into a warming world.<p>Some call it a doorway to hell. Or a portal to the underworld. Scientists call it a crater. But everyone agrees that it's getting bigger.<p>The Batagiaka crater in eastern Siberia, already the largest of its …

Ice Age

22 Beet Salad Recipes That Will Satisfy at Any Dinner Party

There are some things in life that just can’t be beat and, well, beets are one of them. While you’re probably used to seeing them in salads — why not take the beets out of the supporting role and make them a starring ingredient? You’ll see the deep purple vegetables through new eyes when they’re …

Healthy Eating

Sit back and enjoy the most gorgeous time-lapse video you’ve ever seen

There’s just something about time-lapse videos that mesmerizes us, but despite companies like Apple building time-lapse recording features right into …

Time-lapse Photography

The Week in Review: Seven Earth-Size Planets Discovered

Astronomers discovered at least seven planets orbiting a star 40 light-years or 235 trillion miles from Earth, according to a study published Wednesday. The Earth-sized planets are all temperate, which means they may have water and the potential to support life.<p>“Answering the question ‘are we …

How to make all your social media posts truly private

Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram privacy settings, explained<p>Most of us are aware that we need to be careful with what we post on social media, but do you know exactly who can see your recent vacation photos and status updates? Here are the privacy controls you need to know about on three of the …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

A fully loaded guide to the ultimate cooking recipes. Providing quick and easy cooking methods based on the Mediterranean culinary culture, Your Food …

10 Life Lessons I Wish I Knew in My 20s

What do you wish you knew in your younger days?<p>Time speeds up the older I get. I'm in my late 30s and looking back, there are a lot of things I may have done differently had I known what I know now. With experience comes wisdom, and I could have used some of that wisdom when I was in my 20s.<p>But I …

Delete your account

We love to Tweet. We love to share. It appears to be a strategy for change but it isn’t. And we have to accept that.<p>These are strange times. We are able to reach millions with a single Medium post but each day a new post supplants the last. Today’s impassioned jeremiad – like this one – is …

India, Israel Officially in Race for First Private Moon Landing

Teams in the U.S. and Japan also have confirmed launch contracts, allowing them to compete for the $20-million Google Lunar X Prize.<p>For five teams racing to reach the moon, it’s March 2018 or bust.<p>In January, X Prize and Google announced that just five of 33 initial teams have secured an …

Stunning Photos of Trains Roaring Through Picturesque Landscapes

There’s something romantic about train travel. As you sit and watch the world pass by, it offers a firsthand look at a landscape that’s both intimate and fleeting—truly a moving picture. Many routes take passengers (or cargo) through otherwise desolate lands with adventures along the snow-capped …

To Obama With Love, and Hate, and Desperation

On a recent October morning in the White House mailroom, on the ground floor of the Executive Office Building just beside a loading dock, 10 interns sat at two long tables, each trying to get through 300 letters. Grab a bundle, sit down and read. It was pretty straightforward: Read. A girl doesn’t …

The White House

First Round at the Australian Open: Pictures

Bangalore tops a new list of the world’s fastest-changing cities

To remain competitive in today’s economic landscape, cities have to keep innovating and adjusting to constantly changing circumstances.<p>Bangalore, India’s tech hub (now officially called “Bengaluru”), appears to be willing to refashion itself to thrive. It’s now the world’s fastest-changing city, …

World Economic Forum

How to delete your Facebook account once and for all

You have a gambling addiction. A pretty serious one, actually.<p>You rise each day and take a trip to Mark Zuckerberg's bustling casino. You arrive, hoping you might see familiar faces, but all the other gamblers are people you don't give a crap about. You shrug and head to a slot machine. You crank …

Chicken Cauliflower Fried Rice

Recipe courtesy of<p>Show:<p>Episode:<p>Total:20 minActive:20 min<p>Yield:4 to 6 servings<p>Level:Easy<p>Nutritional AnalysisPer ServingCalories401Total Fat21 …

Food

20 Grab-and-Go Recipes For the Busiest of Mornings

When you're busy, portable breakfasts make all the difference, and there are so many options that'll get your day off to the right start. Here are 20 ways to make it possible to eat breakfast every day, from freezer-friendly breakfast sandwiches to yogurt parfaits and more recipes that you can make …

Muffins