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Slow Cooker Sunday: Spaghetti sauce so easy you'll never buy another jar

I purposely make something that will make the house smell insanely amazing when my guests walk in the door. And guess what — this spaghetti sauce …

How To: Make Homemade Dill Pickles with Cucumbers, Vinegar, & Spices

Most get their pickles from the grocery store shelf, but for those of you daring for better pickles, it's time to make your own, right in your own …

Anthem Breach: What Should I Do Right Now?

Repercussions from some data breaches are easily remedied, but victims of insurance company Anthem’s breach will have to remain vigilant against fraud for the rest of their lives.<p>The insurance company, which is one of the nation's largest and includes several major Blue Cross and Blue Shield …

Identity Theft

In The Garden: Time to Seed Tomatoes

It’s right about this time each year that I really start longing for my summer garden. I’m tired of my toes being cold and I’ve officially run out of …

Gardening

15 Easy Slow Cooker Recipes Under 375 Calories

Just set-it-and-forget-it — so goes the appeal of the slow cooker, and it just so happens to be the perfect time of year for it. Slow-cooker meals …

33 Easy Nail Hacks For A Flawless DIY Manicure

If you do your nails at home, here is every tip you could possibly need to ensure a salon-quality manicure.

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15 Tiny Tweaks That’ll Help You Lose More Weight in 2015

You'll barely even notice the difference—but your waistline will.<p>You don’t have to revolutionize your diet to make your New Year’s resolution a reality—just take what you're already doing, and look for opportunities to make small improvements. You’ll be surprised how these 15 slight adjustments can …

Blast Through 2014's Most Awesome (and Awful) Space Pictures

9 Science-Backed Reasons To Own A Dog

If this holiday season you're thinking about welcoming a new furry friend into the family, consider a dog.<p>Loyal, protective, and always happy to see …

The 17 best drone videos that gave a whole new perspective to 2014

Drone photography came into its own this year.<p>Quadcopters with cameras got better and cheaper, turning more people into drone hobbyists and professional aerial videographers. Drones were used for cityscapes, nature walks, concerts, real estate listings, disaster surveys, Olympic sports—even …

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Slow Cooker Sunday: Warm, comforting chili made 3 ways

Chili is such a versatile meal that practically anything you dream up can go into a batch. Since I love Mexican food, I came up with a chicken …

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. …

Dessert

'The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)' - from 'Complete Kisses'

50 Trips Everyone Should Take In The US

Whether you're driving down the Pacific Coast Highway, whale watching in Cape Cod, or waiting for Old Faithful to erupt in Yellowstone National Park, the United States is full of incredible surprises.<p>From the east coast to the west and everywhere in between, we've found 50 trips everyone should …

9 Fun and Inspiring Ways to Garden in Mason Jars

It seems like the DIY world has been finding all sorts of new and interesting ways to use mason jars for projects, and we’re no exception. There are …

Gardening

"Deep Dive" on Hillary Clinton

“Deep Dive” on Hillary Clinton<p>Gabriella Schwarz / June 12, 2014<p>Hillary Clinton has been involved in American politics for over 30 years, with much of …

Reprogram Your Brain

We live in a food-abundant environment. From break rooms to advertising, we are bombarded with food, images of food, and talk about food. For some of us, these exposures set off a chain reaction of thoughts and feelings, conflict and struggle, and sometimes overeating.<p>And it all starts with a …

What God does to your brain

The controversial science of neurotheology aims to find the answer to an age-old question: why do we believe?<p>When neuroscientist Andrew Newberg scanned the brain of “Kevin”, a staunch <b>atheist,</b> while he was meditating, he made a fascinating discovery. “Compared with the Buddhist monks and Franciscan …

Breast Cancer

Why Is It So Hard to Pay Attention? Or Is It? Curiosity May Be Key to Concentrating

There is a new medication in early clinical trials that will likely revolutionize our ability to pay attention. Interested in learning more? Yes, we all are. The paradox here is that right now, because of this interest, you're paying attention. We naturally pay attention when we are …

Sanjay Gupta Shares 4 Ways To Strengthen Your Memory

By Sanjay Gupta, MD<p>When I was younger, I had little trouble rattling off lots of information—phone numbers, names, random facts—but these days, remembering anything with that level of detail seems a lot harder. It's easy to blame a forgetful mind on aging. The real culprit, however, may be a kind …

5 Science-Backed Health Benefits Of Hypnosis

It sounds like the work of sorcerers and scam artists, but hypnosis can play a very real role in protecting and promoting health.<p>This isn't the “You are getting very sleepy..." hypnosis you're used to seeing in pop culture references, but a clinical procedure used in conjunction with other …

This Video About Worry Will Really Make You Think

"Can you allow your mind to be quiet?"<p>British philosopher Alan Watts poses the question in his speech on worry, which he describes as "a mind in the grip of vicious circles." Tragedy & Hope wonderfully illustrates the cycle of worry in the video above, layering visual elements with Watts' original …

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014: the shortlist - in pictures

Celestial Dance by Dr Claus Possberg (Germany). In this spectacular image of the northern lights unfolding over a fjord, in Skjervøy, Troms, Norway, the vibrant colours are produced at various altitudes by different atmospheric gases, with blue light emitted by nitrogen and green by oxygen. Red …

Paul McCartney Bounces Back in Albany

A few minutes into his set at Albany's Times Union Center last night, Paul McCartney took a moment to size up the sold-out crowd. "Good evening, …

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