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The Science of Near-Death Experiences

Empirically investigating brushes with the afterlife<p>Near-death experiences have gotten a lot of attention lately. The 2014 movie <i>Heaven Is for Real</i>, about a young boy who told his parents he had visited heaven while he was having emergency surgery, grossed a respectable $91 million in the United …

how to make your favorite childhood junk food

10 classic recipes, all from scratch.<p>Unless your parents enforced strict vegetable quotas and mandated a junk-food-free diet, chances are your childhood was filled with snacks both savory and sweet—from cheese-powder-dusted Doritos to <i>almost</i> sickeningly sweet pre-made baked goods. While we like to …

9 things you think you know about Jesus that are probably wrong

<b>(Wikimedia)</b><p>For starters, it’s unlikely that he had long, flowing hair, and he wasn’t necessarily hung on a cross<p>Valerie Tarico<p>February 27, 2015 9:45pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet. It has been corrected since it first published.<p>Jesus has been described as the best known figure …

17 Ways To Use Just About Everything In Your Kitchen BETTER

These kitchen tricks will make cooking SO much easier. This piece originally appeared on cosmopolitan.com.<p><b>1. Use two plates to safely cut a lot of little tomatoes at once.</b><p>Lay the tomatoes you wish to slice in half on a small plate. Place another plate on top and then run a very sharp knife through …

Everything You Should Watch on TV and Netflix Before Halloween

Get your scare started from your couch.<p><b>It's that time of year again,</b> when the hunger for blood, guts, and old-fashioned scares becomes too much to resist. How to satiate that craving in the weeks leading up to Halloween? Fortunately for fans of frightening fiction, our modern age affords numerous …

How to Make an Incredible Burger, According to 6 Meat-Masters

Have you ever gone to a restaurant, had an amazing burger, and then tried to replicate it at home only to have disastrous results? That's what you get for trying. But in the spirit of spreading knowledge and leveling the playing field for meat aficionados everywhere, we consulted six burger experts …