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The World Series begins tonight (Boston Red Sox vs. St. Louis Cardinals), and it's a really big deal for American sports enthusiasts and probably to someone you know, which means there's a good chance you'll be watching it.
Just because you're not the biggest sports fan doesn't mean you can't have the time of your life.
Here are 10 ways to enjoy the rivalry without having kept up with baseball, or ever having watched a game in your life. Time to get your game face on!
1. Make a bet. This raises the stakes and gives you a reason to send tactless puns to your friend. Bet on which team will steal the most bases, hit the most home runs, fail at sliding, or repeatedly yell at the refs. Loser gets put on airport pickup duty.
2. Talk a good game on Twitter. Check the trending hashtags to see what's most important to tweet about, and then offer a comment. You can also just tweet "Wow… #WorldSeries" every so often.
3. Buy a team hat. People don't wear hats enough these days, and life can
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- Ellen's Good News | Author Blog Posts – Tue, Oct 22, 2013 4:45 PM EDTThe Internet can often be a crucible for negativity, but once in a while, strangers can use it to come together and help improve someone's life.
Melissa Smith of Annapolis, Maryland was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma in 2006 at the age of 22, and again at age 29. Soon after, she developed a rare neurological disease called Transverse Myelitis, in which the immune system attacks the spinal cord. She was left paralyzed from the waist down, with the possibility of never walking again.
She was kicked out of nursing school, and was told her insurance would only cover 30 physical therapy visits a year. As if her situation couldn't get worse, she was basically trapped in her third-floor walk-up apartment, and could only leave if someone carried her down and then back up the stairs.
Melissa's luck finally started to turn when her sister Stephanie began an online fundraising campaign using GoFundMe, hoping to raise funds for Melissa's medical bills. Chive Charities then featured her story Read More »from A Woman’s String of Bad Luck Brings Out the Best of the Internet
Pete and Rebekah are about to get a big surprise! Pete DiMartino and Rebekah Gregory, the recently engaged couple who survived the Boston Marathon attacks, are just happy to be alive and in love. Imagine how completely overwhelmed with gratitude they were when they received two huge surprises on "Ellen"!
First, Ellen presented them with a check from Shutterfly for $10,000 to help them get by while Rebekah continues to recover from injuries sustained in the attack. On top of that, Ellen gave them another $10,000 for their honeymoon!
See for yourself how grateful Pete, Rebekah and her son Noah are for these amazing gifts... in their backstage interview.
Watch the couple's full interview with Ellen here!
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Applesauce, upgraded!Remember when you went apple picking last week? We do-and we're reminded of it every day when're encountered by mounds of the fruit taking over our pantries. We've made all sorts of apple treats-for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, drinks (the list goes on). So what to do? Make applesauce. It might be the obvious option, but our editors have some tips to spice it up-quite literally, in fact.
1. Gimme Some Skin
Don't waste time peeling apples, says food and features editor Carla Lalli Music. Just quarter them, slice out the cores, and drop them in a pot with a splash of water, a cinnamon stick, and maybe a little vanilla. Cover the pot and cook till the apples are mushy, then put them through a food mill to remove the skins. If the skins are red-toned, they'll add flavor and a pretty pink color.
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Use lumpy, bruised apples-since you're cooking them into a mush anyway, there's no
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If you smoke, stop. Cigarette smoke contains more than 7,000 chemical substances, including toxins like hydrogen cyanide, benzene, and arsenic. Smoking increases blood pressure, coronary plaque deposition, and the propensity for blood to clot, creating a perfect storm that substantially increases the risk of a heart attack. Not surprisingly, active cigarette smokers are twice as likely to have a heart attack than people who have never smoked and experience their first heart attack five to ten years earlier. Quitting cigarettes will lower your heart attack risk to the level of people who have never smoked.
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- Babble.com | Author Blog Posts – Fri, Oct 18, 2013 1:39 PM EDT
The search for the best pizza in America is over thanks to travelers and foodies across the country who've been testing numerous pies and sounding off in the media and online. Pizza is a subject I take very seriously. Two years ago, my life was changed forever when I had my first bite of a deep dish pizza in Chicago. Before our trip to the city, I did extensive research on the subject and narrowed the restaurants down to three. We visited a certain little restaurant that does not accept reservations and waited in line for 1 1/2 hours with three children (oh yes we did) to get a table. Was it worth it? Absolutely! It was delicious and everything it was hyped up to be. Chicago is definitely one of the best places in the U.S.A to buy a pie, but is it Numero Uno? Click through for 7 of the best cities in America to order a pizza. - By Nadia Carriere
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By Liliana Moyano for Shine LatinaRead More »from Grilled Asparagus with Chorizo and Lime
Grilled asparagus with chorizo and lime Chorizo is a very common type of sausage from Latin America. Each country has its version with unique flavor, color and seasoning. In my family we grill steak, arepas, and veggies in our regular Sunday barbeque but the one item we can't miss is a juicy grilled chorizo. This type of sausage is packed with flavorful animal fat that melts when grilling the chorizo. I like to use that same oil to cook veggies on a flat surface over the grill.
Last week I had chorizo, asparagus and lemon. These three items came out to be a great combination on the grill. I took a flat surface and grilled some pieces of chorizo letting the oils and juices come out. Then I cooked some asparagus on the chorizo oil and topped them with a few lemon wedges. At the end, the vegetables were grilled to perfection and took after the flavors of the chorizo and lemons. This is a perfect side dish for your next barbeque.
Grilling the chorizo and limeIngredients
3 chorizos, chopped
1 lb. asparagus
½ tbsp. olive
- Lili's Latin Kitchen | Author Blog Posts – Fri, Oct 18, 2013 12:02 PM EDT
By Liliana Moyano for Shine LatinaRead More »from Easy, Elegant, Colorful and Delicious Pepper - Cream Cheese Appetizer for Your Next Party
Peppers & cream cheese ready to enjoy Cream cheese is used in a variety of recipes from desserts, to pastas, sushi and much more. I find it to be a great ingredient when used to enhance or blend in different flavors. I usually stay away from recipes with heavy cream cheese quantities but this particular one is not only delicious but it also makes for a quick and easy appetizer.
En Latinoamerica we like to blend our meals with hearty and colorful vegetables and this particular recipe is no exception. A regular block of cream cheese covered with peppers simmered in vinegar and sugar. The vinegar and sugar with the flavor of the peppers blend perfectly well with the cream cheese. All you need is a nice tray with your favorite crackers and you will have an elegant, simple and delicious starter.
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Peppers, vinegar and sugar ready to cookIngredients
½ red pepper, chopped
½ yellow pepper, chopped
¼ cup vinegar
1.5 tbsp. sugar
1 block cream cheese
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Sauce simmering down In a pan
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By Liliana Moyano for Shine LatinaRead More »from Try This Delicious Low Calorie Homemade Salad Dressing
Lemon-Rosemary VinagreteGreens, fruits, cheese and nuts are the perfect combination for a delicious salad. But even with the right combination of colorful vegetables, what really makes a difference on your greens is a good dressing. The supermarket carries an array of bottled dressings with different attributes, calorie count, organic options, fruit based, and many other characteristics. But the reality is that none of them can compare in taste and calories with this lemon-rosemary based vinaigrette.
Mi madre Hermosa, makes this delicious recipe with lemon, rosemary, olive oil, agave, and a pinch of salt. One cup of this dressing carries about 500 hundred calories leaving each tablespoon at around 30 calories. Generally, the supermarket dressings contain an average of 70-100 calories. For instance, Newman's Own vinaigrette contains 90 calories per serving and 80 of them are from fat. The best thing of this dressing is that the only fat calories are the ones from the olive
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