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Monday, Sep. 1, 2014
  • From ‘The Bob’ to ‘The Rachel’ -- 14 Iconic Hollywood Hairstyles
    September marks the 20th anniversary of NBC's classic sitcom Friends -- and 20 years since women around the world started asking their hairdresser for `The Rachel.' With her bouncy square layers, Jennifer Aniston had the most coveted locks in the ’90s. But Aniston was not the first or last celebrity with an iconic haircut that inspired fans to […]
  • Sunday Night Football Sportscasters Choose the NFL Season’s Hottest Games
    As the NFL regular season kicks off this week, we asked the sportscasters of NBC's Sunday Night Football and Football Night in America which big games they're most excited to watch. Do you agree? Share yours in the comments below. Cris Collinsworth, Sunday Night Football analyst The game: San Francisco at Denver (Oct. 19) The reason: […]
  • Who Was Sesame Street‘s First Celebrity Guest Star?
    Q: Who was the first-ever Sesame Street guest star?--Frances H., Detroit A: More than 600 celebrities have visited Sesame Street over the years, and James Earl Jones, now 83, got the ball rolling in 1969 with a slow, solemn recitation of the alphabet. The actor paused between each letter, giving kids time to guess the […]
  • Does David Muir Like Being Called the ‘Brad Pitt of News Anchors’?
    David Muir, 40, replaces Diane Sawyer as ABC's World News anchor on Sept. 2. You've hosted the weekend edition of World News since 2011. How will it feel to shift your days off? I'm looking forward to recharging on weekends--catching my breath, going to the gym, talking to people about stories to cover. Family's very […]
  • How Much Money Have the MDA Telethons Raised?
    Q: How much money have the MDA telethons raised? --Mike F., New York City Since its debut in 1966, the annual telethon has raised more than $2 billion for muscular dystrophy research. “These are very exciting times,” MDA spokesperson Roxan Triolo Olivas says. “We're at the cusp of new therapies, and the first-ever drug […]
  • Enter for a Chance to Win Person of Interest: The Complete Third Season, Signed by Michael Emerson
    Having trouble entering the sweeps? Troubleshoot here.   View the original at Parade or follow us on Twitter, Facebook or Google+
  • Who Wrote the Beatles Hit “Twist and Shout”? The Amazing Story of Bert Berns
    Chances are that you’ve never heard of a man named Bert Berns. But most likely you know the songs “Twist and Shout,” “Piece of My Heart,” “I Want Candy,” “Here Comes the Night,” and “Hang On Sloopy.” Those timeless tunes were written or co-written by Bert Berns, the many-hit wonder who thrived as a songwriter, […]
  • 10 Easy Weeknight Dinners To Simplify Mealtime
    At this time of year back-to-school often means hectic evenings for busy families. Weeknight dinners don’t have to be complicated or time consuming to be good. Choose from this list of simple weeknight meals and take the stress out of your back-to-school dinner preparation. Launch the gallery to plan your week of low stress meals. […]
  • Comfort Food Made Easy: 30 Minute Meals to Simplify your Life
    Fall weather is upon us and I am craving comfort food. We are so busy with activities, shopping and school that we can barely spare 30 minutes to create our favorite dishes. Well, you asked and we answered. Here is The Ultimate Comfort Food Guide of 30 Minute Meals. Meals ranging from skillets to casseroles […]
  • 10 Must-Make Recipes For Your Labor Day BBQ
    Jennifer Segal is the chef and photographer behind Once Upon a Chef, a family-friendly recipe website featuring tested and perfected recipes with step-by-step photos. 1. Black Bean, Corn & Avocado Salad with Chipotle Honey Vinaigrette — (pictured above) If the 100 plus reviews are any indication, you can count on this salad being the first dish to […]
  • Greek Out! Herbed Lamb Burgers
    Spice up a basic burger with this tasty Mediterranean twist. View the original at Parade or follow us on Twitter, Facebook or Google+
  • 11 Drool-Worthy Pies for Labor Day
    Are you hosting (or attending!) a Labor Day get-together this weekend? Nothing inspires oohs and ahhs quite like a homemade pie, so rack up the compliments by sharing one of these seasonal confections. View the original at Parade or follow us on Twitter, Facebook or Google+
  • Mussels Steamed in Beer
    Have you ever cooked with beer? Because you might want to start. Grab your favorite ale and a bag o' mussels and head straight to the kitchen to get the magic going. They'll be gone just as quick as they take to make (and that's very fast). View the original at Parade or follow us […]
  • 10 Nut-Free School Lunches + Tips for Packing Lunch
    Kids are going back to school, and that means parents everywhere are once again faced with the struggle of what to send to school. We need to send foods that are nutritious and that will keep our kids energized and alert at school all day. They also need to be tasty, so that our kids […]
  • 5 Tips for Getting to Know Your Partner's Pets
      You can tell a lot about people from the way they treat animals. When you are dating, a big step in the relationship--in addition to meeting your potential in-laws--is to have a meet and greet with your partner's pets. The key to making sure the meeting starts off on the right foot or paw--depending […]
  • 15 Unique Push Presents
    Push presents! It’s a relatively new concept, where a mom-to-be’s significant other is supposed to buy her a gift to be given to her after she gives birth (or, to put it more graphically, after she pushes). Gross. But now you have to do it. It’s a thing. Officially. So you try to get advice […]
  • Ask Carrie: How Financially Savvy Is Your Teenager?
    Dear Readers, Last week I wrote about teaching basic money skills to young kids. That's important, but it’s even more crucial for teens to understand things like budgeting, saving and making smart spending decisions. Are your kids getting prepared? A recent financial literacy test administered by the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) should be […]
  • Snakepit – September 1
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  • Do Smokers Cost Society More?
    Amy Cabretta in Prosper, Tex., writes: You stated: “According to a study published last year in The New England Journal of Medicine, lifelong smokers die about 10 years earlier than nonsmokers.” [June 8, 2014] Are the average lifetime health care costs higher for lifelong smokers than for nonsmokers, or are they lower? If lifelong smokers […]
  • Numbrix 9 – September 1
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  • Should You Swap, or Not?
    N. B. of Gaithersburg, Md., writes: Say that 1 million scratch-off cards are sold. Under the silver-coated area, one card reads, “You win a date with the man or woman of your dreams.” (You get to pick.) All the other cards read, “You lose.” After buying a card for myself, I observe 999,998 other contestants […]
  • Sheila E.: A Musical ‘Icon’ Whose Beat Goes On And On
    Each week, journalist and host Stephanie Stephens celebrates healthy living with a famous figure age 45+. She's got the beat as a fierce and fabulous world-class drummer and percussionist who's also a knockout on guitar and bass, and whose credits include working or performing with Ringo Starr, Marvin Gaye, Beyoncé, Diana Ross, Lionel Richie, Gloria Estefan, and […]
  • One More Reason to Love Both Exercise and an Aspirin
    The world hopes for any promising news about how to defeat dementia. Scientists at the University of Warwick, U.K. have revealed the first evidence of a link between a naturally-occurring protein and the early signs of this condition, which robs a person of the ability to think and reason clearly. “The absence of the protein […]
  • 6 Late-Summer Wedding Tips
    The June wedding season has come and gone, but this time of year is incredibly popular for weddings--just ask Brad and Angelina. Last year I found out, during an event held by the Accessories Council, that autumn weddings are a new trend. Who knew? I also picked up some bridal trivia at this year's Accessories […]
  • Join Us for a Facebook Chat with Katie Couric About Stand Up 2 Cancer
    On Friday, Sept. 5, at 8 p.m. ET the Stand Up 2 Cancer telecast will air on 31 broadcast and cable networks to encourage the public to support cancer research. Before the event’s co-founder Katie Couric gets in front of the audience, she’ll be chatting with us on our Facebook page at 2:30 pm ET! We’ll talk […]
  • Together We Stand: Katie Couric, Tony Goldwyn, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and 17-year-old Pearce Quesenberry Share Their Personal Battles With Cancer
    In 1971, when President Richard Nixon declared a “war on cancer,” the idea of a cure didn't seem that far-fetched. After all, we developed a polio vaccine and put a man on the moon. Doing the scientifically impossible now seemed possible. But cancer turned out to be a vastly more complicated and cagey opponent than […]
  • Cancer Researcher Dr. Phillip A. Sharp: ‘It’s a Moment Of Great Promise’
    We spoke with researcher Phillip A. Sharp, Ph.D., an MIT professor and Stand Up To Cancer's scientific advisory chairman about what we’ve learned--and where we’re going: On Stand Up To Cancer's collaborative model: “At first, researchers expressed some skepticism that the collaborative approach could work. But once they got in the room together, it was […]
  • Style Steals: 7 Clear Sunglasses for Under $50
    Sunglasses are more than just a simple eyewear piece used to block out harsh UV rays. They are now a crucial factor in accessorizing a head-to-toe look. Sure black and tortoise sunnies are timeless, and colored variations pack a punch. But, this fall our attention is on clear-framed shades. Here, we round up seven translucent styles worth wearing […]

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