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When is store-bought better than homemade?

Cooking a meal from scratch can be a truly rewarding experience. It can also make you want to toss up your hands in despair, throw the uncooperative dough in the trash (for the third time) and go get take-out instead….

12 tips for kicking the refined sugar habit

There’s so much news about how bad sugar is for you. It’s been linked to everything from obesity to some types of cancer. Yet, we average 17 teaspoons of added sugar a day. That doesn’t count the sugar found naturally…

At Bon Jovi's Soul Kitchen, you can pay it forward or pay with your time

[embedded content] Thanks to a certain megastar from the Garden State, no one needs to go hungry if they live near Red Bank or Toms River, New Jersey. And soon, the same will be true in Newark. JBJ Soul Kitchen,…

The Politicization Of Veganism

The average American ate some 220 pounds of red meat and poultry in 2018, according to the US Department of Agriculture, surpassing a record set in 2004. But some politicians have joined anti-meat and climate change activists in a massive…

Forget the smart home, it's all in the cloud now

Five years ago, when I started writing regularly for MNN, I thought that my focus was going to be on The Internet of Things and the Smart Home. In my first post, What is the smart home? It’s too soon…

More On New York’s Self-Inflicted Energy Crunch

As I have noted many times before, this whole green energy thing is all just so much talk until the point hits where energy shortages start to emerge or consumer prices begin to soar. At that point, the people will…

Why copper is so good at killing super bugs (and regular bacteria, too)

Copper’s health benefits have been known for ages — literally. One of the oldest medical books in the world, the 5,000-year-old Smith Papyrus, details how copper was used in ancient Egypt to sterilize both water and directly treat injuries. Thousands…

These are the most beautiful cities in the world, according to travel pros

Forget Paris. And while we’re at it, you can forget New York City, London and Rome, too. It’s not that we have anything against these world-class cities, but they certainly tend to steal the limelight when it comes to ranking…