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McDonald's move to cage-free eggs is a tipping point for the industry

Will the next egg you crack come from a chicken raised in a roomier barn?<p>Foodies and farmers are in unusual agreement on the answer: If not now, then soon enough.<p>Both say<p>McDonald'srecent decision to transition to "cage free" eggs for its McMuffins and other menu items was a tipping point in the …

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Blind Artist Relies on Touch and Texture to Create Stunningly Vivid Paintings

While art has always been a major part of John Bramblitt's life, it wasn't until he completely lost his sight that he tried to paint for the first time. From the age of 11, Bramblitt's vision was gradually stolen from him by epilepsy. By the time he was 30, seizures had rendered him completely …

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Why You Should Consider Booking a Trip Through BJ's, Costco or Sam's Club

<i>Roderick Eime / Flickr</i><p>If you've ever shopped in a wholesale retail store like Costco, Sam's Club or BJ's Wholesale, you're probably more familiar with their barrels of cheese balls and 2-liter bottles of olive oil than you are with their vacation packages. While these membership-only warehouse …

How extreme fear shapes what we remember

Many of us will experience a significant trauma in our lives, says Lesley Evans Ogden. Yet could there be ways to avoid reliving the memories?<p>It was no ordinary honeymoon. After boarding their flight in Canada on the evening of 23 August 2001, newlyweds Margaret McKinnon and her husband were …

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This Single Dad Couldn't Do His Daughter's Ponytail, So He Went To Cosmetology School

Colorado-based dad Greg Wickherst has been shaving his head his whole adult life, so when it came time to put his daughter Izzy's hair into a ponytail, he was clueless. "Hair has definitely not been my thing," Greg told The Huffington Post.<p>Greg and Izzy's mother split up over a year ago, and the …

How We Did the Maldives on the Cheap

Come on, dream with me for a moment. Imagine you're on a beach. You're lying in a hammock, body as loose and floppy as a rag doll. The soft strains of playful island music kisses your ears, its provenance indeterminable. Your skin is warm to the touch -- the sun gilds it with its penetrating golden …

Orlando's Number-Two Animal Attraction, Behind Disney

Not every business in Florida readily admits to taking a lot of crap from Disney. Except maybe Showcase of Citrus.<p>As a matter of fact, this organic citrus grove, blooming with heirloom fruit trees, accepts it by the ton. The family-owned farm has what can best be described as a unique relationship …

7 Explorers Name The Most Beautiful Place They've Ever Seen

Looking for travel inspiration? We've been asking fascinating people -- Pulitzer Prize-winners, world champion athletes, entrepreneurs, artists, and more -- to share the greatest travel journeys of their lives.<p><b>New Guinea</b><p>Scientist and author Jared Diamond, who won the Pulitzer Prize for "Guns, …

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8 Facts to Know about Your Libido

Let's talk about sex.<p>We asked Dr. Nancy Simpkins, and internist and medical consultant for the state of New Jersey who works with libido issues in women during pregnancy, menopause and depression, what to know about sex drive.<p><b>1) The more testosterone, the higher the libido.</b> "Men have larger amounts …

The Best Spots in the World to Be Naked

<i>By Sophie-Claire Hoeller</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock</i><p>Because showing up naked to Wednesday-night volleyball is almost never received as well as you'd hope (even if the hot setter is wearing a "Co-ed Naked Volleyball" tee), here's a guide to the best -- and most welcoming -- places in the world to let it all …

Here's Some Undeniable Proof That Tahiti Is, In Fact, Paradise

This time of year is the ultimate challenge for those of us who suffer from wanderlust: The holidays are over, but the frost is still sticking. Spring still seems to be eons away.<p>However, a remedy exists for this existential monotony, and that is to plan a trip. Where better to go than …

The Craziest Places to Stay on Vacation

Sure, you can always book a hotel or an Airbnb rental, but there will come a time when you might want to shack up in a truly unique abode. And for that, we've got you covered.<p>Play Swiss Family Robinson in <b>one of these treehouse hotels</b>.<p>Get the royal treatment at a <b>rentable château or palace</b>.<p>Keep an …

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Best Family Beach Hotels (PHOTOS)

Nothing says '<i>ohana</i> quite like the Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa on Oahu, where kids get sand-sculpting lessons by day and don leis for a mele celebration on the beach at sunset. And the whole gang can pile into a traditional hand-built canoe for a scenic coastal sail.<p>Such creative offerings helped …

'Frozen': Why kids can't 'Let It Go'

<b>(CNN) —</b> You can't escape Disney's phenomenon "Frozen."<p>It is the highest-grossing animated film of all time and one of Disney's top franchises. It was the most downloaded movie from Apple in 2014, and kids everywhere are still singing the movie's anthem, "Let It Go."<p>Heck, it's now probably stuck in …

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9 Definitive Reasons Why You Should NOT Move to the Caribbean

Living on an island in the Caribbean, surrounded by jungle-covered hills and picture-perfect beaches sounds like a dream. Wake up, enjoy a cup of coffee and fresh fruit picked from the trees around your house, walk along the beach and maybe go for a swim to cool off from the sun's warmth. <i>This</i> is …

The Beauty Girl's Bucket List

These are the destinations to visit, spa treatments to try and beauty products to buy before you die.<p><b>1) Get a fashion haircut by a top stylist in a major city.</b> Bring in inspiration photos of Jane Birkin, Freja Beha Erichsen and Anja Rubik.<p><b>2) Buy a jar of La Mer.</b> Whether you become an instant …

The Secret To The Best Baked Ziti In The World

Working as a food editor in the East Village of NYC is much like being a kid in a candy store. Eating out is how we research, and the lower part of Manhattan has an insanely high concentration of great restaurants to eat at -- er, we mean research. There's the roasted duck at Momofuku Ssam; …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

What Nobody Tells You About Your Favorite Tourist Attractions

We've all felt the blow of a travel letdown and ridden the high when a place far exceeds our expectations.<p>Before your next visit to a major tourist attraction, brace yourself -- for better or for worse -- by learning what you're <i>really</i> in for.<p><b>The Great Wall of China is STEEP.</b><p>One trekker recalls …

A Flower Girl Dress Made With Real Roses

How amazing is this flower girl dress decked out in fresh roses and hydrangeas? This little one walked down the aisle in her statement dress designed …

The Chinese village with the secret to long life

Her T-shirted charges trailing behind her, the young guide swept into Huang Puxin's home and flicked her tour flag towards the centenarian, who was waiting on the sofa beneath a giant bas-relief inscribed with the word "longevity". "The old man is 113," she mumbled into her headset, turning …