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My Mom Left Me for the ‘Wild Wild Country’ Cult

When I was growing up, in the late 1960s and early seventies, I thought I came from a normal, tight-knit family. My mom, Jill Franklin, and her sister Lois married two brothers: my dad, Ken, and his brother Chet. Dad had been a football player. Mom was a cheerleader. My mom had three babies, and …

4 Ways To Simplify Your Writing Process

You can make it hard for yourself, or you can make it simple.<p>I used to have very specific expectations of my articles. They all needed to be of the …

Creative Writing

The Key to Weight Loss Is Diet Quality, Not Quantity, a New Study Finds

Anyone who has ever been on a diet knows that the standard prescription for weight loss is to reduce the amount of calories you consume.<p>But a new study, published Tuesday in JAMA, may turn that advice on its head. It found that people who cut back on added sugar, refined grains and highly processed …

Nutrition

The best new affordable boutique hotels in Europe

Chic and contemporary, these beautifully designed boltholes – in Paris, Berlin, Barcelona and beyond – make for stylish short breaks and weekend getaways<p>This may be a hotel in practice, but it is a members’ club in spirit (coq stands for Community of Quality). Guests are encouraged to add to a …

Star Trek and the kiss that changed TV

As the sci-fi franchise reaches the half-century mark, it’s important to remember the heady ideas and political commentary that made it resonate, writes Trekkie Natalie Haynes.<p>In 1968, US television broadcast what many claim was the first interracial kiss on American airwaves. It occurred between …

Science Fiction

The Hottest Startups Of 2014

Despite worries that the tech bubble may be about to pop, Silicon Valley’s top startups had yet another blockbuster year.<p>Forbes took an end-of-year look at companies leading the way as valuations get extra frothy, ranking the Hottest Startups of 2014 by fastest growing valuation over time between …

What Science Says About Being In Your 30s

Popular culture and Internet listicles often portray the 30s as life's best years. Free from the financial and personal insecurity of the 20s and not yet approaching the midlife challenges of the 40s and 50s, the 30s are said to be the best of both freedom, and responsibility. But what does science …

Stuff I Didn't Know About Adulthood Until I Got Here

Grownups get mad at kids for making messes, but nobody makes bigger messes than grownups.<p>Most things are complicated.<br>• Most people are complicated.<br>• Sooner or later, you have to learn to be assertive.<br>• You really only need a few good friends.<br>• The amount of thanks you gave your mother for cooking is …

Remote Controls

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay--Part 1

We gave it a <b>B-</b><p>The biggest problem with the new <i>Hunger Games</i> movie is right there in the title: <i>Part 1</i>. <i>Mockingjay</i>, the final installment in Suzanne …

Your Guide to Your First Crossfit Workout

By Danielle Lagow for DietsInReview.com<p>When the sport of Crossfit is mentioned, it’s easy for words to come to mind that are associated with …

Workouts