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Building the 'perfect' GMO baby

Many people shun GMOs – food that has been genetically modified – but what about GMO babies? A recent survey asked 500 American and 500 European parents or those who planned to be parents some day if they would genetically alter their offspring and how much money they would pay for the...

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 5:02am

Coconut oil isn't healthy and it's probably killing you: Report

It’s time to stop pretending coconut oil health benefits exist — a new American Heart Association has officially labeled it one of the bad fats. It’s actually worse for you than eating butter, lard or palm oil, according to a Dietary Fats and Cardiovascular Disease advisory...

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 4:47pm

7 ways to clean with white vinegar

There is a liquid in your home just sitting there, so unassuming in its bottle, but secretly magical. Not wine (that magic isn’t a secret anyway), but white vinegar. If you’ve never tried cleaning with white vinegar, here are a few ways to start. Microwave Mix 1/4 cup vinegar and one...

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 3:32pm

10 things in your home you probably forget to clean (and how to clean them)

If you’re like me, when you clean, it’s usually because someone is coming over, and they’re probably allergic to cats. Sure, I maintain the inside of the toilet, wipe the kitchen counters and do the dishes (after they “soak” for a few days), but even when giving it our...

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 8:20pm

Here's how your recreational drug habit is going to put you in the emergency room

In the words of Mr. Mackey on “South Park,” “Drugs are bad, mmmkay,” but when it comes to some of the most popular recreational drugs, it turns out some are worse than others. Whether or not there’s a safe way to use drugs is up for debate, but the 2017 Global Drug...

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 8:35pm

Cambridge hedge fund manager used millions of investors money in Ponzi-like scheme to pay for extravagant lifestyle

 A Massachusetts hedge fund manager has been arrested and accused of misappropriating millions of dollars from investors and engaging in a Ponzi-like scheme, authorities said. Yasuna Murakami, who managed Cambridge-based MC2 Capital Management LLC, was arrested in Vermont on Saturday and...

Monday, May 22, 2017 - 12:31pm

Clear wants to turn your identity digital and your future frictionless

If there’s anything New Yorkers — and most people, we presume — hate, it’s waiting. We loathe lines at the airport, sporting events, grocery stores, train platforms … you get the idea. But one company’s mission hopes to take you from the lines to getting where...

Monday, May 22, 2017 - 5:03am

What income buys happiness in NYC, Boston and Philly?

Residents of metropolitan areas like New York, Philadelphia and Boston know that it takes more than just moxie to make it in the big city. In fact, it takes money — and often a lot. But does the amount of money you make really affect your happiness level? Yes — but money only goes so...

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 5:37pm

These world cities have the highest salaries

Just in case you needed another excuse to walk out of your crappy-paying desk job, pack up you bags and head for greener pastures, Metro has a list of the cities with the highest average salaries in the world. While you might expect to see tech hub San Francisco — where workers earn an...

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 6:25pm

10 questions you've always wanted to ask a dominatrix

When you think of sexual domination, what do you imagine? A vinyl-clad dominatrix heartlessly unleashing humiliation on wimps and pencil pushers in a seedy sex dungeon? A red-lipped seductress in stilettos whipping a leather-masked subject or a man-hater unable to function in “polite society...

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 7:29pm

What is a furry and why did a woman bring a real dog to a furry convention?

What happened when a woman mistakenly brought a real dog to a furry convention? The story — and the subsequent photos — thankfully went viral. Cheryl Wassus of Monroe, Michigan, took her 1-year-old Bernese mountain dog, Link, to the Motor City Furry Con in Novi on Saturday because this...

Sunday, April 16, 2017 - 1:55pm

Diet prosecco in time for beach season? Yes, please!

There’s never a bad time for a little bubbly, is there? Well, maybe if you’re counting calories or watching your waistline, but thanks to one Italian company, the world has now been gifted a new diet prosecco. Yes, a diet prosecco! That’s pretty big news that, fittingly, deserves...

Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 3:54pm

Millennials, popular dating apps might have increased your risk of gettingSTDs, experts say

Over 1.5 million people dated last week thanks to dating app Tinder, according to company stats. It’s hard to say how many of them took it farther than first base, but public health officials say one thing is certain: dating apps are quickly becoming the primary way partners connect. The...

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 2:16pm

Blogger demolishes major body positivity myth with unexpected before and after photo

Scroll through #BodyPositivity on Instagram and you’ll be met with a lot of wise words and inspiring messages encouraging self love, but you’ll also see a lot of something else: skin. It’s the skin that body image blogger Lexie Louise — @soworthsaving on Instagram —...

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 11:57am

When is Passover 2017?

This year, Passover, which falls on the Hebrew calendar dates of Nissan 15-22, begins at sundown on April 10 and continues until the evening of April 18. The first two days of Passover, this year April 10 and 11, are when the Seder feast is held.What is Passover?Passover is a spring festival that...

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 5:28pm

The top 5 wedding dress trends of 2017

Wedding trends are hard to keep up with and even harder to score at an affordable price, so we did both for you! These are the top five wedding dress trends this year and affordable dresses that feature them.1.Cut Outs - $261.49Cut outs are an upcoming trend in bridal wear this season. They allow a...

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 3:43pm

7 cheap countries to travel to now

Travelling can be expensive, especially if you’re trying to explore places outside of the U.S. However, not every destination requires a huge budget. We’ve gathered the 7 most inexpensive countries to travel to and stay in this year, from Greece to Mumbai.1.Seim Reap, Cambodia - $49 a nightLocated...

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 12:24pm

7 essentials to keep your kitchen organized

With spring cleaning in full swing, now is the perfect time to clean out your kitchen. If you’re stuck with crowded cupboards and messy countertops these items are are inexpensive must-haves to take back control of your kitchen.1.Grayline Pot and Pan Organizer Rack - $7.99 eachPut an end to that...

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 9:35am

Listen to a preview of Serial's new podcast S-Town

You ready to podcast and chill?The team behind Serial (Sarah Koenig, Julie Snyder and Ira Glass) will drop all seven episodes of their new podcast, S-Town, on March 28. The new true crime series centers on a rural Alabama town, where the son of a prominent family was overheard bragging that he got...

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 12:53pm

Amid shortage, Pope Francis mulls opening priesthood to married Catholic men

The Roman Catholic Church could see a big change — for men — in the near future.Citing a shortage of priests in an interview with German newspaper Die Zeit which he said was an “enormous problem,” Pope Francis alluded that he would consider allowing married Catholic men to enter the priesthood."We...

Friday, March 10, 2017 - 8:39am