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  • How Has Human Life Expectancy Changed?
    I read that while human life expectancy has increased, human lifespan remains the same. If so, how can scientists account for the rising age of the oldest living humans since 1800, from about 100 years old to over 120 most recently? --B.J., St. Louis, Mo. The outer limits of the human lifespan are genetic, but […]
  • 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Josh Groban
    There's more to multi-platinum recording artist Josh Groban, 34, than the beautiful music he makes on his new album, Stages. Coming out April 28, the CD is a collection of some of his favorite musical theater songs of all time. Here are some fun facts about the Los Angeles native, who appeared in the recent movie comedy […]
  • What’s on Bradley Whitford’s Bucket List?
    Bradley Whitford, the Emmy Award-winning actor, 55, of The West Wing fame takes on the advertising business in the new Showtime series Happyish, which premieres April 26. Happyish seems pretty bullish on the ad industry. It certainly is not a love song to advertising. It is--in a hilarious, very dark way--taking aim at this marketed world that […]
  • Events Growing Smaller Over Time
    Brielle Prenn in Raleigh, North Carolina, writes:My great-grandmother told me that when she took World History in 10th grade in the mid-1950s, the teacher took three class periods to cover World War II and another class period to cover the Korean War. But in 2014, my World History teacher took just one class period to […]
  • Charlotte Ross in ‘Arrow’ & Making ‘Best Friends’ with Homeless Pets
    With parents who are Ivy League graduates, Charlotte Ross might have worked in education instead of show business. Actually, she does educate--about the plight of wonderful homeless animals that just need a chance with someone like you. There, I've planted the seed. She worked at Second City and later accrued an impressive list of on-screen […]
  • Connie Chats with Daniel Lissing – Part 2
    Daniel Lissing and I got to spend some quality time together on the set of his show, When Calls the Heart. Read part 1 of this interview here. The Hearties are dying to know – any plans to sing on the show? I had spoken to Hallmark and the producers about this early on and I […]
  • Happy Birthday, Al Pacino! His 10 Best Godfather Quotes
    Happy birthday, Al Pacino! The legendary actor turns 75 today. Over the past four decades, Pacino has enjoyed a prolific film and stage career, with eight Oscar nominations (and one win for Best Actor) under his belt. Still, he is perhaps best known for his breakthrough 1972 role as Michael Corleone in The Godfather and […]
  • 14 Refreshing Margarita Recipes
    In my early twenties I assumed margaritas were always frozen and consisted of margarita mix, gold tequila and ice. When a restaurant offered a strawberry version, I was in awe of their cocktail mixing prowess. Sure, I was naïve, but those alcoholic blended ice slushies were what made me fall in love with the margarita. […]
  • A Dozen Desserts for Cinco de Mayo!
    I don’t know about you, but around here, we LOVE Mexican! And every year around this time we start getting excited… because Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner! What better excuse to treat ourselves to all our Mexican favorites than a day that celebrates Mexico’s independence!? Time to start stocking up on avocados […]
  • 12 Ways to Turn A Sandwich Into an Irresistible Dip
    I’m in love with dips. All kinds of dips! If I ever attend a party, you can find me hovering close by the snack table ingesting all the dips. What’s even more fun is when you turn your favorite deli sandwich into a hot dip. Who has time to carefully pile ingredients between two slices of bread, […]
  • Coffee Lover’s Delight: 14 Tasty Coffee Creations
    Coffee is usually the first thing you go for in the morning. It helps give you energy and perk you up when you need it most. Some people absolutely love coffee. They can tell you all about the flavor and roast from the aroma of the coffee when it is brewing. They’re purists when comes to […]
  • What Do Indians Eat For Breakfast?
    Set in the subcontinent of Asia, India is a land of diverse cultures and cuisines. No two regions may have the same kind of food. And the food is so well thought out that you’d get all the macro-nutrients you need with each dish. With delicacies like idli, dosa, and aloo parathas, it is no […]
  • 15 Tasty Potato Recipes
    I am originally from Idaho so it’s pretty much a requirement that I love potatoes. I could seriously eat them with every meal. Chips, baked, fried, mashed, smashed – I love them all. I like that potatoes pair well with most any main dish protein, such as chicken, pork, beef and seafood. Here are some of my […]
  • Greek-Inspired Fresh Artichokes with Barley and Tomatoes
    Food journalist and award-winning author, Maria Speck, shares delicious recipes using ancient grains in her new cookbook, Simply Ancient Grains. If you are comfortable cleaning artichokes, this one-pot meal comes together with ease. If you are not, try it once and you might want to clean artichokes every day. I like this dish best in spring […]
  • How William Shatner Does It Himself: Remodeling, Health and Life
    While researching today's honored Mind Your Body guest, William Shatner, I came upon a new article on the British movie website, Empire. How could I resist delving into “The 25 Shatneriest William Shatner Moments of All Time,”? More than that, how does anyone pick just 25 from a guy who, as he describes on @WilliamShatner, […]
  • Last-Minute Halloween Ideas Inspired by TV's Toughest Women
    I'm a pretty modest dresser for the most part. While I favor the chic or trendy I reserve the sizzle (and jiggle) for special occasions and worthy audiences. And I'm guessing that's part of a similar reasoning behind the very exposed Halloween costumes that seem most popular these days. The notion that as a society […]
  • No Tricks, Just Treats
    While technically Halloween is supposed to be a holiday for kids, it’s hard for adults not to want to join in the fun. And whether you’re shuttling the wee ones around or staying home and handing out candy, you might want to treat yourself (or an equally weary friend) to one of these not just […]
  • Jenny McCarthy on Guilty Pleasures, Marriage, and Maintaining That Killer Bod
    Jenny McCarthy is one of the most refreshingly candid personalities in popular culture today. In fact, there are few topics the newlywed (to Donnie Wahlberg) and host of “Dirty, Sexy, Funny with Jenny McCarthy” on SiriusXM radio won’t dish on. We had the chance to chat with the incredibly down-to-earth star and SkinnyStix brand ambassador while she was […]
  • Why You Should Tell Elderly Parents They’re Fabulous
    The risks and benefits of alcohol seem to see-saw back-and-forth in the health literature. We know that too much alcohol harms the heart, brain and eventually more. Moderate drinking is the key: no more than two drinks for men, one for women, each day. For the plus side, new research finds that for people 60 […]

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