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Most recent Slice of Life blogs and columns

  • Quotes of Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Einstein, and Winnie-the-Pooh’ on Love, courage and change

    Quiz: Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Einstein, and Winnie-the-Pooh—Who Said What?

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  • FILE - In this March 24, 2012, file photo Grammy-winning singer Aretha Franklin attends her seventieth birthday party in New York. Franklin, in a letter distributed Friday, July 12, 2013, by her publicist, canceled a Detroit-area performance set for July 27, citing ongoing treatment. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)

    Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle Hoax: Franklin Statement on ‘Fist Fight’, ‘Arrest’

    Patti LaBelle and Aretha Franklin were never in fist fight and neither got arrested, but a false report has gone viral, saying otherwise, and Franklin... Read more

  • This undated photo provided by A Thrifty Mom shows the use of shaving cream and liquid food coloring to dye hard-boiled eggs which gives them a tie-dyed effect. It's a tactile project most kids will enjoy.  “Using shaving cream our kids thought it smelled great and had fun at every part of the project!" writes Sarah Barrand at her A Thrifty Mom blog. (AP Photo/A Thrifty Mom, Sarah Barrand)

    Frothy Fun: Dyeing Easter Eggs in Shaving Cream

    If dyeing Easter eggs with vinegar and color tablets is feeling old, reach for a new duo: shaving cream and liquid food coloring. It’s a... Read more

  • "Although the desire for personal happiness may be clear, the path to achieving it is indefinite," says Jennifer Aaker. "One reason for this hazy route to happiness is that although people often think they know what leads to happiness, their predictions about what will make them happy are often inaccurate." (Shutterstock*)

    For Maximum Happiness, Pick Concrete Goals

    Pursuing concrete goals, like making a friend smile, rather than general ones, like making a friend happy, is a path to happiness, say researchers. When... Read more

  • Rafflesia Arnoldii, the world's largest flower. (Henrik Ishihara Globaljuggler via Wikimedia)

    7 Extremely Weird Plants

    When thinking of weird plants, the obvious first thought is the bug-eating Venus flytrap— which of course is a very strange plant. But there are... Read more

  • The Washington Performing Arts Society's Children fo the Gospel Choir perform during an Easter Prayer Breakfast in the East Room of the White House April 14, 2014 in Washington, DC.   (Martin H. Simon-Pool/Getty Images)

    Easter Quotes 2014: Religious Sayings, Poems, And Messages About Upcoming Holiday

    Easter Sunday, which falls on April 20 this year, marks the anniversary of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. It’s primarily a Christian holiday that also... Read more

  • More men than women consider themselves night owls, and men sleep less overall. (Shutterstock*)

    Night Owls Are Less Likely to Get Married

    People who tend to stay up late and wake up late in the morning are different in many important ways from early risers, new research... Read more

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    Do Good This Earth Day With These Goodies

    Earth Day is April 22nd. So in the spirit of ‘live and let live’ reduce your ecological footprint by using some of these products instead... Read more

  • Country Music Museum Grows to Match Genre

    NASHVILLE, Tenn.— The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is no longer bursting at the seams, thanks to a $100 million expansion that has... Read more

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    Five Health Benefits of Giving to Others

    Want to improve your health almost instantly? Then try giving up your seat on the bus, help out at the local food pantry, or lend... Read more

  • This March 31, 2014 photo shows a glass of Taylor Fladgate 10-year-old Tawny Porto surrounded by milk chocolate Cadbury creme eggs Easter candy in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

    Palm Sunday 2014: When is it?

    Palm Sunday is the Sunday before Easter and marks the start of the Holy Week. The day, which falls on April 13, notes Jesus’ entry... Read more

  • This photo made March 19, 1964, shows Jerrie Mock getting ready for take-off from Port Columbus, in Columbus, Ohio, on an around-the-world flight. Fifty years ago the 38-year-old mother of three became the first woman to circle the globe alone and set two new aviation records. The Columbus-to-Columbus trip took her to some 20 nations. (AP Photo/Gene Smith)

    Woman Recounts Historic 1964 Flight Around World

    CINCINNATI—Recounting her history-making adventure 50 years later, Geraldine “Jerrie” Mock plays it down as an enjoyable way to see the world. The native of Newark,... Read more

  • "Generally we have a hard time incorporating our abstract beliefs about the way we think the world should work into how it actually works," says Heather Lench. "In the abstract, we don't value luck, but in our actual judgments of others, we do." (Umberto Salvagnin/Flickr)

    Luck Can Save You From Public Scorn

    Researchers tested people’s beliefs about luck. What they found was that Spock was right—humans are “highly illogical” and will let “lucky” offenders off the hook... Read more

  • Subway sandwich bread should be free of azodicarbonamide, a chemical used in making yoga mats, by next week. (Chris Livingston/Getty Images)

    Subway Will Stop Using ‘Yoga Mat’ Chemical in Bread Soon

    NEW YORK—Subway says an ingredient dubbed the “yoga mat” chemical will be entirely phased out of its bread by next week. The disclosure comes as... Read more

  • Grand Canyon from it´s hardest trek - South Kaibab Trail. (Google Maps)

    10 Beautiful, Remote Places Brought to You by Google Street View

    Have you ever dreamed of climbing Mount Everest? How about diving in the depths of a crystal clear ocean, or walking in spring under the... Read more

  • a fragment of papyrus that divinity professor Karen L. King said is the only existing ancient text that quotes Jesus explicitly referring to having a wife. An article published in the Harvard Theological Review on Thursday, April 10, 2014, said new scientific tests suggest the fragment is more likely an ancient document than a forgery. King, an expert in the history of Christianity, said the papyrus probably dates to eighth-century Egypt based on carbon dating tests and tests on the ink's chemical composition. (AP Photo/Harvard University, Karen L. King, File)

    ‘Jesus’ Wife’ Text Not Fake Harvard Study Suggests

    BOSTON — New scientific tests suggest a fragment of papyrus in which Jesus speaks of “my wife” is more likely an ancient document than a... Read more

  • Brett Hurt, 16, a sophomore at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, Pa.,and a victim in the stabbings that took place their on April 9, sits in a wheelchair next to his mother Amanda Leonard during a news conference at Forbes Regional Hospital, Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Monroeville, Pa. Authorities have charged Alex Hribal, 16, with four counts of attempted homicide and 21 counts of aggravated assault in the attack. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

    ‘Eviscerated:’ One Student in Franklin Regional HS Stabbings May Not Survive

    One of the 21 students stabbed at Pennsylvania’s Franklin Regional High School on Wednesday was eviscerated and may not survive. Eviscerated can mean disembowel, or cut... Read more

  • Dean Caten, left, and Dan Caten arrive at 2014 Elton John Oscar Viewing and After Party Mar. 2, 2014 in West Hollywood, Calif. (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

    National Siblings Day 2014: Quotes and Sayings to Celebrate

    National Siblings Day is here, on April 10. The day was established by Claudia Evart after losing both of her siblings early in life, according... Read more

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    Valeria Lukyanova, ‘Human Barbie:’ Her Most Interesting Quotes

    Valeria Lukyanova, known as the “human barbie,” is from Ukraine. She gained international fame, or infamy, with publication of her photos in various outlets and... Read more

  • This March 31, 2014 photo shows a glass of Taylor Fladgate 10-year-old Tawny Porto surrounded by milk chocolate Cadbury creme eggs Easter candy in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

    Holy Week 2014 Includes Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday

    Holy Week is a Christian holiday that takes place on the last week of lent, and one week before Easter. This year Holy Week falls... Read more