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8 Mistakes You Might Be Making with Raw Chicken
There’s a reason “tastes like chicken” is such a popular phrase—chicken is cheap, plentiful, and pairs with nearly anything. But raw chicken can be harmful if it’s not handled with care. Cook your next chicken dinner safely by avoiding these common mistakes.
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10 Hiding Spots Burglars Always Look First
You might think your hiding spot is safe, but burglars know your tricks. Be sure you’re not hiding your valuables in such obvious places.
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HEALTH
11 Bad Health Habits That Doctors Need You to Stop Doing ASAP
You might think these things aren’t a big deal, but they can take a toll on your body over time. Do you have any of these bad habits?
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7 Common Slow Cooker Mistakes You Could Be Making (and How to Avoid Them)
On busy days, it’s so tempting to hit up a drive-through so you can skip cooking and cleanup time. But you can also skip that stuff with a slow cooker. With these tips on how to master that handy kitchen appliance, dinner will be way more satisfying, too.
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Here’s Why Aldi’s Groceries Are So Cheap
Aldi is famous for having low grocery prices. We found a bunch of reasons the supermarket can keep its prices at rock bottom.
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HEALTH
The Most Googled Health Problem in Every State
Paging Dr. Google. According to Medicare Health Plans, these are the most Googled conditions in each state, and that can sometimes predict where outbreaks are going to happen next.
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11 Phone Battery Myths You Really Have to Stop Believing
Is it bad to leave your phone plugged in overnight? Do you have to wait until your battery dies to charge your phone? Tech experts reveal the truth.
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14 Things Smart Travelers Always Do Before a Flight
Frequent fliers share their favorite tips to ensure a smooth travel day.
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HEALTH
21 Terrible Habits That Can Give You Belly Fat
Belly fat affects your risk for heart disease, diabetes, and other serious health issues. These bad habits can increase your chances of developing belly fat or prevent you from losing it.
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7 Signs of a Stroke You Might Be Ignoring
Stroke is the fifth-leading cause of death nationwide. Brain damage from strokes can be minimized if they are treated promptly, but it’s common to mistake signs of a stroke for other health problems, which delays treatment.
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15 Secrets Airports Don’t Want You to Know
From the high prices at duty-free to the free unadvertised water and WiFi, here are the secrets airports won’t tell you.
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15 Science Mysteries No One Has Figured Out
We know a LOT about science, but there’s still so much that we don’t know. These mysteries have stumped scientists throughout the ages—and will leave you scratching your head.
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18 Foods That Are Proven to Boost Your Mood
You can’t open your kitchen cabinet door and have a good mood jump out at you, but a few items on those shelves can help you feel more upbeat.
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19 Ways You Can Cook Everything Faster
Cookbook author Mark Bittman shares his best tips for whipping up dinner in record time—without sacrificing taste.
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14 Everyday Words Nearly Everyone Misspells
If you’ve ever second-guessed yourself while trying to spell words like “receipt” and “license” and turned to Google for help, you’re far from the only one.
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HEALTH
10 Serious Conditions Directly Linked to Poor Sleep
Everyone has the occassional sleepless night, but if disrupted sleep persists it could be a symptom of a more serious health condition.
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FUNNY STUFF
20 Hilarious Test Answers That Are Secretly Genius
Even though the answers were very wrong, all of these students should at least get some points for creativity.
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The First 13 Things You Should Check for in a Hotel Room
Don’t commit to staying in a hotel until you’ve scoured the room for the conveniences and health risks that travel experts always look for.
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13 Ways Costco Tricks You into Spending More Money
If you find yourself leaving the warehouse store with more than you originally bargained for, you’re not alone. Costco employs retail tricks to encourage customers to spend more.
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5 Ways to Bring up Health with Your Parents
Concerned about your parents’ health? Learn how to approach your aging parents with these key steps.
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13 Rude Things You Need to Stop Doing at the Grocery Store
Grocery shopping is something we all have to do, seemingly all at the same time. Here’s how to make the experience better for everyone involved.
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HEALTH
11 Tricks for Avoiding Germs That Actually Don’t Work
If you try to avoid germs by using your foot to flush public toilets or your knuckle to press elevator buttons, prepare to be disappointed.
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11 Items You Didn’t Know You Could Recycle or Upcycle
You’re already recycling paper, bottles, and cans, but there’s so much more that you can keep out of landfills.
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35 Things You’re Doing That Make Your House a Target for Burglars
You may be increasing the risk of someone robbing your house without even realizing it. These not-so-obvious indicators can make your home a target for thieves.
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20 Things That You Think Are Illegal but Aren’t
It may come as a surprise, but all of these things are legal in the U.S., at least in some parts of the country.
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CULTURE
10 Secrets You Might Not Know About Panera Bread
Panera Bread is more than just bread bowls and free WiFi! Here’s everything you need to know about the eatery.
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11 Tax-Related Documents You Should Never Throw Away
The most important documents of your life aren’t always easy to retrieve from their original source or even online. It’s up to you to stash your documents for safe keeping.
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HEALTH
10 Times You Should Never Use Antibacterial Wipes
Antibacterial wipes are a time-crunched cleaner’s best friend—but here are ten things you should never use them on.
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CULTURE
13 Etiquette Rules Even Experts Don’t Follow Anymore
The rules of etiquette change with the times. Here’s what you need to know about the proper way to act right now.
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EALTH
42 Strange Symptoms That Can Signal a Serious Disease
So often your lumps, bumps, rashes, and red spots are harmless. Occasionally, they’re a sign of something far more serious. Here’s how to tell the difference.
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13 Texting Etiquette Rules You Should Be Following—but Aren’t
For better or for worse, texting is almost as prevalent as talking, so it pays to stay on top of the constantly evolving rules of text etiquette.
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HEALTH
10 Surprising Symptoms That Turned Out to Be Cancer
A man gets a positive pregnancy test. A woman with a large Adam’s apple. Oozing green fluid. These bizarre symptoms all turned out to be signs of cancer.
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It Technically Isn’t Called Presidents’ Day—and More Little-Known Facts About U.S. Presidents
Which president enjoyed skinny-dipping? Which one is Presidents’ Day really named after? And who befriended his burglar while in office? Presidents are people too, and they have been wild, wonderful, and just plain weird.
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HEALTH
15 Foods Anti-Aging Experts Eat Every Day
Eat the foods that slow signs of skin aging, increase bone density, keep our minds clear and our hearts pumping with good health.
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6 People Who Froze to Death—and Came Back to Life
Once you freeze to death, that’s it, right? Not always. With the right techniques, doctors may be able to bring a frozen person back to life.
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