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The Holiday Desserts You Have to Make This Year: Cookies, Brittle, Lollipops, and More

Holiday treats aren't just about cookies anymore. They're also about candies that come in a dazzling array of colors and unusual flavor combinations.<p><b>Holiday treats aren't just about cookies anymore.</b> They're also about candies that come in a dazzling array of colors and unusual flavor combinations. …

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Too Much Chocolate Cake Recipe

"This cake won me First Prize at the county fair last year. It is very chocolaty."<p>Ingredients<p>1 (18.25 ounce) package devil's food cake mix<p>1 (5.9 …

“We are starting to break down”: Why so many Americans feel traumatized

From crippling income inequality to limitless government spying, modern American life has never felt so grim<p>Recently Don Hazen, the executive editor of AlterNet, asked me to think about trauma in the context of America’s political system. As I sifted through my thoughts on this topic, I began to …

15 fun wrapping papers that will make your holiday gifts stand out

After carefully picking out the perfect gift for your loved ones, watching them open your package last after all that hard work is a huge bummer.<p>To …

Serious Chocolate Chip Cookies

Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Line a baking sheet with a silpat or parchment paper.<p>In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking …

Deck the Halls With 30 DIY Holiday Garlands

Deck the halls with boughs of holly… and lots of other fabulous garlands. While we’ve got our eye on several holiday strands to buy, we are all about the DIY versions, too. From paper feathers to pine cones and popcorn, we’ve got a little something for everyone here. Whether you’re going for a …

The Fed Won: America's 0.1% Are Now Wealthier Than The Bottom 90%

Game over, man: the Fed won.<p>As the Economist reports, according to a new paper by authors at liberal bastion UC Berkeley and the LSE, US inequality …

Syrian boy purportedly fakes death to save girl in viral video

<i>Editor's Note: This video was later determined to be staged.</i><p>A video from a Syrian activist group purportedly showing a young Syrian boy faking death during heavy sniper fire to rescue a girl has gone viral after being posted online Monday.<p>The one-minute clip, uploaded to YouTube by the Shaam News …

The Keys to Happiness

“The mental construction of our daily activities, more than the activity itself, defines our reality.”<p>What if the formula for success is backwards. …

5 Crazy-But-True Ways to Boost Your Fitness Motivation

<b>2. Say: “You’ve Got This”</b><br>It’s not just the pep talk that helps; it’s how you phrase it. People who encourage themselves using the second person (“<i>You</i> will run five miles”) rather than the first person (“<i>I</i> will run five miles”) perform better at tough tasks, according to a series of experiments …

Arizona Threatened To Search Pro-Choice Advocate's Home

Last month, Kat Sabine received a letter from Arizona Department of Health Services that she found deeply troubling. The letter alleged that she was providing healthcare services in her private home without a license, and notified her that government officials could come to investigate.<p>But Sabine …

10 Ways The World Will Get Worse In 2015

The World Economic Forum isn’t optimistic about the planet’s prospects for a happy new year.<p>What’s in store for 2015? A whole lot of trouble, at least according to 1,500 experts from the World Economic Forum. The group’s outlook for next year contains mostly bad news for the planet (sorry). Here is …

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13 Productivity Hacks to Help You Get Stuff Done

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As entrepreneurs, we’ve all experienced it at some point -- that moment in the day where you are sitting at your desk and have lost all focus. You grab your phone and check out social media, reply to some text messages and surf your …

3 Simple Tips for Treating Skin Holistically

Increase your water intake, too. "Skin cells don't function optimally under dehydrated conditions," she says. Sipping isn't the only way to get your H2O: Cauliflower is 92 percent water, and cucumber has even more, plus a dose of vitamin K, which may help reduce broken capillaries.<p><b>Pop the Right</b> …

How To Finally Stop Procrastinating — For Good

<b>Stop Waiting Until Tomorrow</b><br>We've all been there. Sometimes you find your to-do list so full of endless tasks that you can't will yourself to …

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