Heather Spencer

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The Best Exercise For Your Age

Any kind of exercise is a step in the right direction, but some workouts can be more beneficial than others at different points in your life.

Muscle

5 Research-Backed Ways To Speed Up Your Aging Metabolism

Say goodbye to the middle-age spread.<p>You used to be able to chow down on sugary donuts, creamy pastas and loaded burgers without loosening your belt buckle. But overnight it seems that even <i>thinking</i> about sugary or fatty foods seems to pack on the pounds.<p>We hate to break it to you, but it's probably …

Muscle

3 Steps To Make A Cat Tent From An Old T-Shirt

Meow-velous! 🐱<p>If you have a cat, chances are they're your best friend. And what do best friends do? ...Go camping together! (Indoors, of course.)<p>Make your cat this comfy T-shirt tent with 3 steps adapted from Instructables.<p>To make the tent, you'll need <b>2 wire hangers</b>, <b>4 safety pins</b>, a <b>square</b> <b>piece of</b> …

Pets

Mississippi Republican Lawmaker Pushes Bill That Would Allow The Teaching Of Creationism In Science Classes

"To say that creationism as a theory is any less valuable than any other theory that nobody can scientifically prove I just think is being close-minded."<p>A bill under consideration in Mississippi would allow science teachers to bring creationism and climate change denial into the classroom.<p>House …

To Anyone Who Thinks They're Falling Behind In Life

You don't need more motivation. You don't need to be inspired to action. You don't need to read any more lists and posts about how you're not doing enough.<p>We act as if we can read enough articles and enough little Pinterest quotes and suddenly the little switch in our brain will put us into action. …

Love

How to Create the Most Comfortable Bed You'll Ever Sleep On

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Slow Cooker Recipes

How To Turn Your Favorite Veggies Into Gnocchi

Yum.<p>Italian gnocchi are one of the greatest pleasures in life. Bite-sized, cloud-like dumplings, typically made from potato, they basically taste like an edible hug.<p>While potato is the most common base to make gnocchi, it's not the only ingredient that can be used. Butternut squash, sweet potato, …

Food

Roosevelt, Reagan and the Sanders Moment

Franklin Delano Roosevelt was elected president in 1932 in the depths of the Great Depression, and went on to win re-election an unprecedented three times. Far more importantly, the Roosevelt vision of a powerful federal government -- one that intervened aggressively in the economy to insure a …

This Powerful Video Proves Depression Isn't Always Obvious

Chills.<p>Here's a thing to remember: Just because you can't see someone's illness, doesn't mean it doesn't exist.<p>Depression is real. Nearly 16 million American adults had at least one major depressive episode in the past year. That's more than 6 percent of the population in the United States. Yet …

Watch: Why Sugar in Apples Is Way Better Than Sugar in Soft Drink

Not all sugar is created equal.<p>If you're on a diet, the thing you're told to avoid most is sugar. This unfortunately includes fruit, but if you're …

Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig review – one man’s battle with depression

A timely memoir of mental illness reads as a highly personal and creative response to crisis<p>With one in five people now suffering from depression at some point in their lives, the miasma that lingers over public discussions of mental health seems increasingly anachronistic, and makes books like …

The #1 Reason Your Butt Workouts Aren't Working

If your glutes have been hitting the snooze button, it's time to wake them up!<p>If you spend hours upon hours sitting at a desk all day, you may be the …

The 4-Ingredient Chocolate Cake Your Life's Been Missing (And It's Gluten-Free)

YUM.<p>Chocolate cake is a great idea all of the time. Unfortunately, it isn't always that readily available. (Unless you live right next to a bakery, in which case we are jealous.) To make up for this fact, we found a super easy, really delicious, only 4-ingredient chocolate cake recipe made entirely …

Gluten-Free

If These Weight-Loss Stories Don't Inspire You to Get Healthy, We Don't Know What Will

<i>Losing weight is no easy feat, and these seven people prove just that. But they did it. Get inspired by these amazing stories from our friends at YourTango.</i><p><b>New year, new (healthy) you.</b><p>It's a new year, and many of us have big goals. One of the most popular New Year's resolutions is to get our weight …

Weight Loss

A 4-minute workout is blowing up on Pinterest and Instagram — and you can do it anywhere

Since 2015, Pinterest searches for "Tabata workouts" have more than doubled in the past year, and there are over 200,00 Instagram posts tagged #Tabata— and counting.<p>But what is it?<p><b>Tabata is a highly efficient, interval-based workout that is 20 seconds of intense exercise followed by 10 seconds of</b> …

Exercise

The Christmas poisoner who murdered by the book ...

A bottle of wine laced with deadly poison; a stack of Agatha Christie books in the suspect’s home: the ingredients for a true-life Christmas Eve crime<p>On 24December 1977 in Créances, France, Maxime Masseron, 80, and his wife sat down for their Christmas Eve meal. They had decided to open a bottle of …

Junk food is tricking your brain: The depressing science behind your binging

<b>(AP)</b><p>Research reveals fats and sweets alter the brain’s satiety-control mechanism, sending our appetites into hyperdrive<p>Ferris Jabr<p>December 27, 2015 12:00pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Matthew Brien has struggled with overeating for the past 20 years. At age 24, …

Neuroscience

Why This Newly Discovered Shark Is A Real Ninja

The jet-black creature also glows in the dark.<p>Several shark species have cool names, like great white, hammerhead, goblin and cookiecutter.<p>Now, we have one more to add to the list. Meet the newest type of lanternshark: the ninja lanternshark.<p>Researcher Victoria Vásquez and her colleagues discovered …

Zoology

Mason Jar Snow Globes Are This Season's Most Adorable DIY

Festive AND easy? Rejoice!<p>There are holiday DIY projects and then there are <i>holiday DIY projects</i>, those complicated, harder-than-they-looked-on-Pinterest undertakings that are more likely to leave you feeling frustrated and fresh out of curse words rather than basking in the joyful afterglow of …

DIY

Scott Walker Bankrupts Wisconsin Food Banks—Just in Time for Christmas!

Thanks,<p>failed presidential candidate.<p>It is becoming increasingly likely that, come Christmas Eve, Scott Walker, the goggle-eyed homunculus hired by Koch Industries to manage their Midwest subsidiary formerly known as the state of Wisconsin, will be visited by three very angry spirits—the Ghosts of …

The First Thing To Do When You Feel A Cold Coming On Is...

We asked 10 experts, from internists to immunologists, what you can to do to make the virus disappear a little sooner, and this was the near-unanimous answer.<p>Drinking more water is more effective than popping zinc, eating chicken soup, cranking up the humidifier and loading up on saline nasal spray.<p>…

Inside the plot to kill JFK: The secret story of the CIA and what really happened in Dallas

<b>(Wikimedia)</b><p>The official narrative only gets more implausible, especially when you hear the stories of these secret super-spies<p>David Talbot<p>November 22, 2015 11:00am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “The Devil’s Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA and the Rise of America’s Secret Government”<p>Those resolute voices in …

Lyndon Johnson

Why Are Republicans Like This?

That America is polarized to the point of paralysis is, by now, a melancholy given. But the recent doings of the GOP have led many to wonder if their erstwhile countrymen have decamped to a stranger realm. It's the societal equivalent of that queasy moment when you learn that the nice cousin you …

This 15-Minute Workout Will Tone Your Body in Just 3 Weeks

We associate a lot of things with NBC’s hit fitness show <i>The Biggest Loser</i> (which has been on for 17 seasons, if you can believe it). There’s the …

3 desperate ways the U.S. clings to the myth of American exceptionalism

<b>(AP/Carolyn Kaster)</b><p>The American empire has been reduced to dust. All that remains is the stale jingoism of our Republican candidates<p>Tom Engelhardt<p>October 1, 2015 8:15am (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>Given the cluttered landscape of the last 14 years, can you even faintly …

What's New On Netflix For October 2015

"The Vampire Diaries," "American Pie," "Beasts of No Nation" and more.<p>Netflix is turning into a total "Freak Show" this October.<p>With Halloween coming around the corner, it makes sense Netflix is adding a lot of scary shows, including Season 4 of "American Horror Story" (Oct. 6), Season 3 of …

We Tried This Easy Beauty Hack for Smoother Feet (and It Really Works)

The Internet is full of questionable-at-best beauty tips. But a DIY pedicure idea in honest-to-goodness print (Jane Buckingham's mammoth be-an-all-around-better-human book, <i>The Modern Girl's Guide to Modern Life</i>, to be precise) seems more likely to be legit. So when I came across Buckingham's …

The politics of hair

Britons have long tried to make statements about themselves through the hair on their heads. From the 'Henry VIII pageboy' to Twenties bobs via …

The Truth About Planned Parenthood

"They made me feel comfortable asking anything. And I mean anything."<p>Planned Parenthood has been exposed... thanks to Funny or Die.<p>Oozing with sarcasm, a video titled "The Shocking Truth About Planned Parenthood" features women becoming emotional as they reveal the "heinous activities" Planned …

Man Who Was Serving Life In Prison For Marijuana To Be Set Free

Jeff Mizanskey's last crime involved just six pounds of pot.<p>Jeff Mizanskey, a 61-year-old Missouri man who was serving life in prison for nonviolent marijuana offenses, will be set free in a matter of days, his attorney confirmed Monday to The Huffington Post.<p>“We were notified today that he will be …