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96% of Americans are not taking advantage of this Social Security benefit

Boosting your monthly Social Security check is easier than you may think.<p>One of the biggest advantages of the Social Security program is its flexibility. You can start claiming retirement benefits as early as age 62, or you can wait and receive fatter checks each month.<p>The amount you'll receive in …

Retirement

PLANT SOME OF THESE AROUND YOUR HOME AND GARDEN AND YOU’LL NEVER SEE ANOTHER FLY AGAIN

Spring and summer are the times when most people spend much of their free time outdoors having fun, whether it’s a picnic or a nice hike in nature. …

Plants

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27 waterfalls that are so beautiful they'll take your breath away

It's hard not to be in awe of waterfalls.<p>From their sheer beauty to their immense power, they're one of the most picturesque things in the natural world. And since most of us don't see them nearly as often as we'd like, it's even more special when we do.<p>Falls are sometimes found in remote …

Hiking

6 Accidents That Actually Happened in National Parks

Enjoy your trip, but follow the rules—they're there to protect both parks and people.<p>Every year, accidents happen at national parks, usually because visitors forget that they’re in the wild. You can avoid unfortunate incidents—like the ones below— by always following park regulations, and telling a …

National Parks

15 Fence Planters That’ll Have You Loving Your Privacy Fence Again

If you’ve got a fenced in yard, you’ve got a perfect opportunity to expand your garden in a truly unique, attractive way. Whether your backyard is …

Landscaping

Mosquito Repellent: 5 Flowers and Herbs to Keep Pests Away

Mosquito repellent plants are garden heroes: colorful flowers and herbs with natural fragrances that chase away buzzing insects even as their …

Gardening

200 million eggs recalled over salmonella fears

<i>Corrections & Clarifications: An earlier version of this article misstated the plant number and Julian date range of the eggs possibly contaminated with salmonella. It has since been corrected.</i><p>GREENSBORO, N.C. — More than 200 million eggs distributed to restaurants and stores in nine states are …

Environmental Health

Honey with Turmeric: The Most Potent Antibiotic That not even Doctors Can Explain

What if I told you that there is an easily available and affordable spice that is a powerful natural remedy for colds, respiratory issues, tummy …

Alternative Medicine

Fun Facts About All 59 U.S. National Parks

Uncover lesser-known secrets about these iconic landscapes.<p>Plenty of people still think the National Park system is, as writer Wallace Stegner put it, “America’s best idea.” Over the last year alone, its 84 million acres were visited over 331 million times. But this vast network still has plenty of …

National Parks

The 8 Best Vegetables to Grow Indoors

A little sunlight and the right soil is all you'll need.<p>1 of 8<p>Scallions<p>Grow these sweet onions then add them to dishes like dill scallion dip, …

Gardening

Many People Taking Antidepressants Discover They Cannot Quit

Victoria Toline would hunch over the kitchen table, steady her hands and draw a bead of liquid from a vial with a small dropper. It was a delicate operation that had become a daily routine — extracting ever tinier doses of the antidepressant she had taken for three years, on and off, and was …

Medicine

No Costco Membership? 5 Stores That Will Match the Warehouse's Prices

Don't want to shell out $60-$120 on a Costco membership, but <i>do</i> want to take advantage of the club's low prices? Well, you're in luck, because these …

Shopping

Grow your own veggies: Here’s how to make a balcony garden

Growing your food isn’t rocket science because starting an edible garden is not as hard as it seems. It just requires time, patience and care. Even …

20 Most Fragrant Herbs & Flowers For An Aromatic Garden

A well-planned garden should awaken <i>all</i> of the senses: the sight of colorful flowers; the contrasting touch of luscious shrubbery; the chirp and buzz …

Gardening 101: Sweet Woodruff

Sweet Woodruff, <i>Galium odoratum</i>: “Woodland Galaxy”<p>The word “sweet” in its common name is a giveaway: Sweet woodruff is the galium to go for when …

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The 15 Best Mattresses You Can Buy Online Right Now

Shopping for mattresses is not how it used to be. In yesteryear, you would go to an overly fluorescent showroom with about 20 mattresses waiting for you to lie on them. Maybe you'd unenthusiastically choose one, maybe you wouldn't. The whole process was fairly mundane and often led to restless …

18 Delicious Edibles You Can Grow Indoors All Winter

Towards the end of the fall season, there’s a scramble to wind up the gardening chores. But even as the temperature dips, you can continue your food …

18 Plants That Give You Bang For Your Buck

Wondering which plants are worth buying? While price may play a role, it’s the return on your investment that should ultimately determine which …

Israeli med-tech startup aims to end chronic back pain

Eight out of 10 Americans will have back problems at some time during their life. ZygoFix offers a tiny solution that provides huge impact.<p>ZygoFix's …

7 Health and Nutrition Benefits of Potatoes

Potatoes are a versatile root vegetable and a staple food in many households.<p>They are an underground tuber that grows on the roots of the <i>Solanum</i> …

DIY Garden Paths And Backyard Walkway Ideas

We all love a garden path, whether winding or straight. Neat as a pin or overgrown with plants, backyard garden paths lead our eye through a garden, …

The First Floating Wind Farm Is Ridiculously Efficient

It blows past the average states for other offshore wind farms. At least so far.<p>Wind turbines are showing up on top of mountains, across vast plains, and in the waters off the coasts of the world’s cities. Even the open ocean isn’t closed to wind turbines, and in even better news, the project off …

Oklahoma comes closer to joining West Virginia in a major teacher strike

On Feb. 28, high school track coach and government teacher Bon Bennett stepped up to the microphone at the community center in Bartlesville, Okla., as hundreds of parents, students and teachers sat rapt in attention.<p>An education crisis was brewing across Oklahoma, and the district's school board …

Find Out If Your Passwords Have Been Stolen With This Free Service

In the modern world, data breaches happen with startling regularity. They can happen to giant credit monitoring firms, social networks, or the fast …

Some people's brains make them hear color and taste sounds. Genetics may explain why.

Unraveling the real sixth sense.<p>I remember the first time I was introduced to the concept of synesthesia. I was in seventh grade, sitting in the dark, watching an educational video about the neuroscience of the phenomenon in lieu of our typical life science coursework. A British woman with …

The 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

The Sony World Photography Awards, an annual competition hosted by the World Photography Organisation, just announced its shortlist of winners for 2018. This year's contest attracted nearly 320,000 entries from more than 200 countries. The organizers have again been kind enough to share some of …

National Parks