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Saturday, July 26, 2014
  • Sharknado‘s Ian Ziering: ‘Being a Dad Is the Best Role I’ve Ever Played’
    Ian Ziering, 50, is back for Sharknado 2: The Second One, premiering July 30 on Syfy. You chain-sawed your way out of a shark in the first movie. What's next? All I can tell you is that I have a much bigger chainsaw ... and I'm gonna need it. Fans love the campy premise. Did […]
  • Quiz: Can You Match the Author to the Pen Name?
    Q: What was Mark Twain's real name? --Eric S., Phoenix Take the quiz to find the answer and to match other authors' pen names to their real names! View the original at Parade or follow us on Twitter, Facebook or Google+
  • Do You Really Know Your Seinfeld Trivia?
    Has it really been a quarter of a century since Seinfeld (1989-1998) turned the mundane into must-see TV? Twenty-five years later, fans still can't get enough. Thanks to syndication, Seinfeld's audience keeps growing and hungry fans can always catch up with the quirky characters. But do you really know everything about Jerry, George, Elaine and […]
  • Did the Main Seinfeld Actors Appear Together in Every Show?
    Q: Did the four main Seinfeld actors appear together in every show? --Louisa M., Detroit A: No, and in fact, Elaine's character didn't even exist in the pilot episode. Julia Louis-Dreyfus joined the cast after the original female lead, an outspoken waitress named Claire, played by Lee Garlington, was written out. How well do you really know Seinfeld? Test […]
  • Read an Excerpt from Anthony Doerr’s Stunning WWII-Era Novel, All the Light We Cannot See
    The lives of a blind Parisian girl entrusted with a priceless gem and an orphan boy conscripted into Hitler’s army converge in Anthony Doerr’s spellbinding novel, All the Light We Cannot See. Here’s an excerpt:   Zero 7 August 1944 Leaflets At dusk they pour from the sky. They blow across the ramparts, turn cartwheels […]
  • Read an Excerpt from Sally Beauman’s Thrilling Novel The Visitors, About the Search for King Tut’s Tomb
    Sally Beauman’s fact-inspired novel The Visitors plunges readers into the thrilling search for King Tut's tomb in 1922 Egypt, told from the perspective of an observant 11-year-old English girl. Here’s an excerpt:   When I'd been in Cairo a week, I was taken to the pyramids; it was there that I saw Frances for the […]
  • Read an Excerpt From Famed War Reporter Michael Hastings’s Novel, The Last Magazine
    The Last Magazine, a wicked send-up of life at a newsmagazine, was found on Michael Hastings’s computer after the prizewinning journalist--who reported on the Iraq war for Newsweek and wrote the Rolling Stone article that brought down General Stanley McChrystal--died in a car crash last year at age 33. Here’s an excerpt:   INTRODUCTION: WHY […]
  • Chilled Avocado-Jalapeño Soup
    Chilled, fresh soup makes a perfect no-cook summer dinner. View the original at Parade or follow us on Twitter, Facebook or Google+
  • Smoky Gazpacho
    Chilled, fresh soup makes a perfect no-cook summer dinner. View the original at Parade or follow us on Twitter, Facebook or Google+
  • PMG and Reynolds Make Meal Magic
    Throughout 2014, Parade Media Group, Epicurious and ZipList are inspiring moms to “Make Meal Magic!” This unified partnership taps into award-winning editorial, innovative technology, exciting new custom-created content and deeply engaged communities to create must-share experiences in the kitchen and beyond. Parade “Connects“ Parade Media Group, Epicurious, and ZipList brought this exciting campaign to life online and seamlessly aligned Reynolds […]
  • 13 Scrumptious Watermelon Recipes
    I don’t know about you, but in our house, we start eating watermelon every day the moment we first spot one in our local farmers market. We happily eat it as is, straight out of the rind, but sometimes it’s fun to switch it up and serve our beloved fruit in new and exciting ways. […]
  • Wine of the Week: 2012 Biltmore Estate Reserve Chardonnay, North Carolina, USA
    Did you know that wine is made in all 50 states of America? From the Denali Winery in Alaska to the San Sebastian Winery in Florida; from the Gruet Winery in New Mexico to Jewell Towne Vineyards in New Hampshire, every US state can claim at least one winery! Believe it or not, winemaking has […]
  • Make it a Greek Family Affair With Debbie Matenopoulos’ Lemonates Patates
    “To Greeks, food is not just food. It represents love. It represents family,” says Debbie Matenopoulos. She would know. Matenopoulos left her Greek family's generous and healthy meals to attend New York University, intern at MTV, and work at various television shows, including The View. Life in the fast lane meant eating fast food, which […]
  • Dylan Lauren Picks the Best Candy from Every Decade: Vote for Your Favorite!
    What was your favorite candy growing up? Dylan Lauren, daughter of Ralph Lauren and founder and CEO of the beloved Dylan's Candy Bar--with locations in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, and East Hampton--shares her favorite treats from decades past. Launch the slideshow to see her favorite candies from the 1950s, ’60s, and beyond, and vote below for […]
  • Snakepit – July 26
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  • The Surprising History of Sunglasses
    Q: When were sunglasses invented?--Janet E., Rochester, N.Y. A: Sunglasses date back to circa 12th-century China, when judges wore dark quartz lenses to hide their emotions in court. They didn't take off in America, however, until 1929, when plastics developer Sam Foster sold the first pairs of mass-produced shades in Atlantic City. What do your […]
  • Can You Guess the President From His Baby Picture?
    Barack Obama turns 53 on Monday, Aug. 4 (happy birthday, Mr. President!). That’s him as a tyke, above. In honor of the commander-in-chief’s special day, see if you can identify thirteen more presidents from their baby and childhood photos in our quiz. Then let us know how you fared in the comments! Plus: What Were […]
  • Is It Art? Or Not?
    Samantha Sakers in Centreville, Va., writes: Do you think that paintings that cover the whole canvas with one solid color (such as solid red) are works of art? What about paintings that look at first glance like one solid color, but are composed of tiny dots of different colors, or have areas that have a […]
  • Quiz: Can You Match the Author to the Pen Name?
    Q: What was Mark Twain's real name? --Eric S., Phoenix Take the quiz to find the answer and to match other authors' pen names to their real names! View the original at Parade or follow us on Twitter, Facebook or Google+
  • Numbrix 9 – July 26
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  • Cesar Millan and Jackson Galaxy Answer Your Pet Questions
    Cats and dogs are cute, loyal, and charming--but what’s really going on inside those furry little heads? There are two men who do know and they answered your biggest pet questions during a Google Hangout today. Watch below: Cesar Millan, renowned dog behaviorist and the star of Nat Geo WILD's Cesar Millan: Love My Pitbull and Cesar 911, and Jackson […]
  • 5 Surprising Tips on Staying Vital as You Age from Robert Levine, M.D.
    We know to eat right and work out, but there are a host of lesser-known life-lengthening strategies in the book Aging Wisely by Robert A. Levine, M.D. See five of his surprising tips on staying vital as you age--”simple guidelines for people who want to age wisely [that] require minor amounts of discipline, but are […]
  • The Surprising History of Sunglasses
    Q: When were sunglasses invented?--Janet E., Rochester, N.Y. A: Sunglasses date back to circa 12th-century China, when judges wore dark quartz lenses to hide their emotions in court. They didn't take off in America, however, until 1929, when plastics developer Sam Foster sold the first pairs of mass-produced shades in Atlantic City. What do your […]
  • Did You Know Good Bacteria Can Lower Blood Pressure?
    To help you Mind Your Body after age 45, here's some of the latest health news from the past week. Heart disease: It's not just for men anymore. In fact, heart disease remains the leading cause of death for American women, and all women are at risk. Compared to men, post-menopausal women are equally prone to […]
  • Lou Ferrigno on Why It’s Never Too Late to Get in Shape
    Each week, journalist and host Stephanie Stephens celebrates healthy living with a famous figure age 45+. The banner on Lou Ferrigno's website reads, “Be a Hero.” Talk about motivation, he has it. We know Lou as an actor, motivational speaker, fitness trainer and consultant, and retired professional bodybuilder. Remember that he won an International Federation of Bodybuilding […]
  • Parade Readers Share Their Secrets To a Happy Marriage
    What makes a good marriage? In this weekend’s cover story, we explored the latest research on making your union stronger, whether it’s been days--or decades--since you walked down the aisle. In addition, we called on long-married readers to share the secrets of their own happy unions. Click through the slideshow to read Parade readers’ advice […]
  • The Director of HBO's “112 Weddings” on Love, Commitment and Soul Mates
    “Aren't we all curious about other people's marriages--what happens inside closed doors of other homes?” asks Doug Block, director of the documentary 112 Weddings, which had its U.S. premiere last month on HBO. In the film, Block, who moonlights as a wedding videographer, checked in with some of his former clients to see how they've […]
  • Is Marriage (Really) Good For Your Health?
    Married people are healthier than single people, right? It depends, according to a new Brigham Young University study, which tracked the health and marital quality of over 1600 married couples over 20 years. Happily married folks were healthier--while couples who fought more were not. But the relationship between marital satisfaction and physical health is even […]

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