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EPIC Provisions: How This Husband + Wife Went From Being Vegan To Starting A Meat-Based Snack Brand

When it comes to choosing a dietary lifestyle there isn’t a one-size fits all prescription. It would definitely make life a lot easier for everyone if that were the case. But, where certain choices work for some they may not work for others and could possibly even result in serious health …

General Mills

Stop buying watermelons. Expert gardener shares how to grow them in a container right at home

Summer, I know- it’s almost over, but summer is the time for watermelons. So, pay attention because next summer will be here before you know it and …

Installing a French Drain: Fix Your Flooding Problem With This DIY Project

If your basement floods or water pools on your patio, installing a French drain is one inexpensive way to solve the problem.<p>It's easy to assume that …

This Freed American Slave Founded an African Capital

When the sailing ship anchored in the sheltered estuary of the Sierra Leone River, Thomas Peters and his fellow passengers had finally arrived in …

What happens when your pension fund runs out of money

Harry Van Alstyne and his wife Susan used to go out to dinner every Saturday night — until his pension was cut by 29% last October.<p>Now, they're thinking about selling their home and skipping their annual trip to Maine. They've already dipped into their savings.<p>This is not the retirement they …

You CAN Write a Publishable First Novel: 10 Do's and Don'ts

<i>Not every first novel is a practice novel.</i><p><b>by Anne R. Allen</b><p>It’s a sad truth that most first novels never see print. Editors call them “practice …

How to train (and rewire) your brain for happiness

Our brains are wired to be negative, but the good news is that you can train your brain to hold on to happiness in a few minutes a day.<p>As we …

How to find your eyeglass prescription without getting an exam

Want to freshen your face with a new pair of eyeglass frames? As you probably know, you can save a small fortune by ordering glasses online.<p>Just one wrinkle: You need to know your prescription. Sure, you can call your optometrist to get the numbers -- unless the office is closed. Or you just feel …

Eyeglasses

IMF Warns of Rising Threats to Global Financial System

Threats to the global financial system are rising, with the price of risky assets surging in a manner reminiscent of the years before the global …

When a white conductor tried to manhandle Ida B. Wells, she took a bite out of his hand

It was a daring act of self-defense at a time when blacks were being lynched for merely existing<p>One day in September of 1883, a 20-year old Ida B. …

World gets ready for war as Russia triggers 24-hour countdown over Syria military action

Russian military police will enter chemical hit Douma to 'maintain law and order' after 70 were killed in the attack.<p>Russia announced it will send …

20 products with a cult following on Amazon, and why they're worth it

<i>— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives.</i><p>Power comes in …

Shopping

6 Insider Secrets That Only Contractors Know (But Won't Tell You)

If you are a homeowner, odds are that you have tried DIY repairs to save money. If you are not aware of the secrets that the pros use, you are more …

A House You Can Buy, But Never Own

African Americans in the same neighborhoods decimated by subprime lending are now being targeted with new predatory loan offerings, a lawsuit argues.<p>ATLANTA—It was not until a few years after he moved in that Zachary Anderson realized that he was not, in fact, the owner of the house he thought he’d …

Real Estate

The CDC is terrified of these germs, so it's trying to contain them

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) can't stop microbes from mutating and becoming resistant to even our strongest drugs. But it is …

Humans produce new brain cells throughout their lives, say researchers

Humans continue to produce new neurons in a part of their brain involved in learning, memory and emotion throughout adulthood, scientists have revealed, countering previous theories that production stopped after adolescence. The findings could help in developing treatments for neurological …

Neuroscience

Aldous Huxley Tells Mike Wallace What Will Destroy Democracy: Overpopulation, Drugs & Insidious Technology (1958)

Overpopulation, manipulative politics, imbalances of societal power, addictive drugs, even more addictive technologies: these and other developments …

Moringa – The Herb That Kills Cancer And Stops Diabetes

If you need to be healthier, have no problems with the body, have energy and live longer, this is the herb! Moringa oleifera is the magical plant of …

'Natural insecticide' kills advanced prostate cancer cells

One of the hallmarks of advanced prostate cancer is a faulty PTEN tumor suppressor gene. Now, after screening compounds for their effect on cells …

Birds Can See Earth's Magnetic Fields, And We Finally Know How That's Possible

Whoa, evolution. Just... whoa.<p>The mystery behind how birds navigate might finally be solved: it's not the iron in their beaks providing a magnetic …

Biology

Aryan migration: Everything you need to know about the new study on Indian genetics

The study says some sort of migration did indeed take place into India and that the Indus Valley civilisation is key to all South Asian populations.<p>A …

2,000-year-old underground city discovered by scientists — what it contains is terrifying

<b>A ‘lost’ 2.000-year-old underground city has been unearthed by experts in Iran, what they found inside was completely unexpected and …

Archaeologists found an astonishing site in the Brazilian jungle that may have housed over a million people — and it could change everything we know about the mysteries of the Amazon

Deep in the Amazon rainforest, archaeologists found something astonishing: 81 never-before-seen earthworks, which may have supported a complex civilization containing a population of up to a million people.<p>That's according to new research published on Tuesday in the journal Nature …

This Surprising Mineral Can Counteract The Effects Of Sugar

If there’s a good versus evil in the nutrition world, it’s salt versus sugar. The two white crystals look similar on the outside but are totally …

Popular Projection: The 10 Best-Selling Projector Accessories On Amazon

<b>* Remotes, mounts, and more to make the most of your projector</b> <b><br>* Different types of screens for different spaces</b> <b><br>* Great pick-ups for offices and home</b> …

Construction companies are welcoming their new robot workers

Automation is changing the face of nearly every industry in the world, but the construction industry may lead the way for robots.<p>The Associated Press …

Robotics

Julie Washington’s Quest to Get Schools to Respect African-American English

The speech pathologist believes that helping kids switch seamlessly between dialects is a key to their success.<p>Studying African-American Vernacular English wasn’t Julie Washington’s plan. But one day in the fall of 1990, her speech-pathology doctorate fresh in hand, she found herself sitting with a …

Language

The Oil Market Problem No One Is Talking About -- Yet

If the oil industry doesn’t do something soon, there could be big problems in just a few short years.<p>At the moment, the world has more than enough …

19 Great Truths My Grandmother Told Me on Her 90th Birthday

<i>“I have seen and touched and danced and sang and climbed and loved and meditated on a lifetime spent living honestly. Should it all end tonight, I</i> …

Happiness