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5 Ways to Zap Your Stress About Money

Danielle Braff

Squash your money woes and get yourself on financial track.

Sweat Equity: How Tae Bo Conquered the Fitness World

Jake Rossen

Billy Blanks wanted to call it Karobics, but the name was already taken.

Study Highlights Why Some Gut Probiotics Are More Effective Than Others

Shaunacy Ferro

Selecting the right bacterial strain for the gut environment can make a major difference in whether or not the probiotic can make an impact on the microbiome.

George Takei Donates Art and 'Star Trek' Memorabilia to L.A. Museum

Michele Debczak

Trekkies have a new reason to make a pilgrimage to L.A.

Don't Miss Thursday's Amazing Amazon Deals

Smart Shopping Team

As a recurring feature, our team combs the Web and shares some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. Here’s what caught our eye today, September 29.

New Study May Explain How Zika Virus Causes Microcephaly

Kate Horowitz

Experts say the findings may lead to potential treatments down the road.

11 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Aquariums

Mark Mancini

On any given day, aquarium employees might be asked to swim with sharks, train sea lions, or poke a gassy sea horse.

A Bumble Bee May Soon Be Added to the Endangered Species List

Jake Rossen

The fruit-pollinating bumble bee might become the first bee to be granted federal protection.

Name That James (or Jim)

Take the quiz!

The Origin of the Word 'Slang' Has Been Found

Arika Okrent

Let me put this right up front. The headline to this post is slightly misleading, but not dishonest.

15 Major Facts About 'Undeclared'

Roger Cormier

The 2001 college series had a "no Napster jokes" policy.

Japan Prepares for Halloween With Black Garlic Doritos

Michele Debczak

Make some room in your vampire-hunting kit.

The Best Coffee Roasters in All 50 States


Celebrate National Coffee Day with a fresh brew from any of these quality roasters.

John Malkovich Reinterprets Dale Cooper and Other David Lynch Characters

Anna Green

“Playing Lynch” is an experimental meditation on Lynch’s films and television shows.

Watching Ice Cream Sandwiches Get Made Is Almost as Good as Eating One

Rebecca OConnell

Now we're hungry.