Erica Engel

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Malaysia Flight 370: The 10 big questions

Every day brings new details and new questions surrounding the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, a Boeing 777 with 239 people aboard that went missing on March 8 en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.<p>Here are 10 questions surrounding what we know and what we don't know:<p><b>1. What do we</b> …

Study Backs Rotating Shoes to Lower Injury Risk

39% less risk of injury in runners who use multiple shoes.<p>You've probably been told that running in two or more pairs of shoes throughout the week can lower your risk of injury. According to a first-of-its-kind study, you've probably been told correctly, as runners who rotated among multiple models …

How to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

Sensible ways to eat well without overdoing it this season.<p>'Tis the season to be constantly reminded we're all at risk of gaining 5, 10, even 15 (!) pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year's. Seriously? Where do these numbers even come from, and do they apply to runners?<p>When looking at the pounds …

25 Days of Cookies for Your Holiday Baking: Day 3, Chocolate-Orange Cookie Stacks

We're celebrating the holidays with 25 Days of Cookies! Today, Day 3: Chocolate-Orange Cookie Stacks<p><i>Every day in December through Christmas, we’re sharing a cookie recipe. Forget the 12 Days of Christmas—these are the 25 Days of Cookies.</i><p>Chocolate and orange make an unlikely, but inspired team. Who …

25 Days of Cookies for Your Holiday Baking: Day 4, Fruity Pebble Oatmeal Cookies

We're celebrating the holidays with 25 Days of Cookies! Today, Day 4: Fruity Pebble Oatmeal Cookies<p><i>Every day in December through Christmas, we’re sharing a cookie recipe. Forget the 12 Days of Christmas—these are the 25 Days of Cookies.</i><p>You've got to hand it to Fruity Pebbles. It's a cereal that …

Good News: You're Not As Revolting As You Thought

You know how your white shirts look sadly dingey after just a few wears and washes? Your nice white towels are suddenly more of a cream? Comforting news! You’re not as greasy and sweaty as you think. Both the problem and the solution are contained in one weird, fun-to-say word: bluing.<p>If you’ve …

Rush Compares Filibuster Reform to Rape, Proving Yet Again He Is America’s Worst Person

Yet again, Rush Limbaugh proves he is the worst person in America. In this case, it’s his reaction to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s decision to …

Obamacare hurts president, but polls hold GOP warning

WASHINGTON – The latest polling on President Obama and his signature healthcare reform law provides a raft of bad news for the White House and Democrats, but a strong cautionary note for Republicans as well: The public disapproves of what Obama has done, but doesn’t support the GOP’s …

GOP Seizes on Obamacare Polls to Raise Heat on Dems

With new polling showing public opposition to Obamacare up sharply since its rollout October 1, House Republicans continue to hammer President Obama …

Healthcare Enrollment Is Now...Surging?

<b>You mean, if you commit</b> to making something work, instead of deliberately conspiring to make something not work -- like if you put gas in your car and not hydrochloric acid -- that thing is more likely to, you know, <i>work</i>?<p>Genius!<p><i>"What we are seeing is incredible momentum," said Peter Lee, director of</i> …

D.C. sets sights on $11.50 minimum wage

<b>(iStockphoto/Alexey Stiop)</b><p>D.C. Councilmember Vincent Orange says a vote could come as soon as December<p>Elias Isquith<p>November 19, 2013 5:30pm (UTC)<p>Washington, D.C. may soon hold a vote on upping the minimum wage to $11.50 an hour, according to a report from the Associated Press.<p>Councilmember Vincent …

Va. Sen. Creigh Deeds' Stabbing, Son's Death Eyed as Attempted Murder-Suicide

Police are investigating this morning's stabbing of a former Democratic nominee for governor of Virginia as "an attempted murder and suicide," they …

Senate GOP blocks Obama's third nomination to DC court of appeals

Senate Republicans have again blocked a candidate nominated by Barack Obama for a vacancy in the second most powerful court in the US.<p>Robert Wilkins, a district judge in Washington, is the president's third consecutive nominee to the US court for appeals for the District of Columbia circuit to have …