Fitness

Coronavirus live updates: Italian PM says ‘worst is behind us;’ Elvis Presley’s Graceland to reopen

Confirmed coronavirus cases around the world passed 5 million early Thursday as infections continue to accelerate in the Americas. Drugmaker AstraZeneca said it received more than $ 1 billion from the U.S. Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, a part of the Department of Health and Human Services, to develop a vaccine in partnership with the University […]

Food & Nutrition

The Truth Behind 11 Popular McDonald’s Rumors

McDonald’s shakes contain no dairy stevanovicigor/Getty Images False. For believers of this rumor, the name said it all. Why would McDonald’s call them “shakes,” not “milkshakes”—unless it legally couldn’t, because they contained no actual milk? With that a foregone conclusion, people started making wild guesses about what was actually in them, from chicken feathers to Styrofoam. But […]

Relationship

Why Do Adult Siblings Stop Speaking? The Psychology Behind Family Estrangement and Sibling Rivalries

Ali Blumenthal for Reader’s Digest Hope Rising used to dread holiday dinners with her family. Her older sister made each meal miserable, with snide comments about nearly everything Rising said or did. After one particularly insult-laden meal, Rising’s father asked her sister to apologize or leave. She left, husband and kids in tow. That was […]

Food & Nutrition

The Bizarre Rules Behind Playing the Role of Ronald McDonald

Greg Allen/Invision/AP/REX/Shutterstock It’s not as easy as being a regular party clown! Remember Ronal McDonald, the iconic—somewhat creepy—mascot that you always saw in McDonald’s commercials? The bright red hair and yellow jumpsuit mean a delicious meal and PlayPlace fun to most kids. But the role isn’t as simple as slapping on some makeup and learning […]

Food & Nutrition

What’s the Difference Between Black and Brown Friday? The Truth Behind Plumbers’ Busiest Day of The Year

Andrey_Popov/Shutterstock Get your mind out of THAT gutter—it’s not actually what you think! Black Friday vs. Brown Friday What do you immediately think of when you hear about Brown Friday? You know, other than the large hiring event for UPS also called Brown Friday. It’s important to also note that Brown Friday is the day […]