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Iraq's parliament passes law banning alcohol

Surprise move has angered many in the country’s Christian community who rely on the business<p>Iraq’s parliament has passed a law forbidding the import, production or selling of alcoholic beverages in a surprise move that angered many in the country’s Christian community who rely on the business.<p>The …

Islam
Stock Markets

Watch a double eclipse of the sun as seen from outer space

It's eclipse season for the Solar Dynamics Observatory, and it's kicking off with both the Earth and the moon passing in front of the sun.<p>Twice a year, around the time of the autumnal and vernal equinoxes, is the Solar Dynamics Observatory's eclipse season. From its vantage point in geosynchronous …

Astronomy

Cucumbers Health Benefits: Help You Lose Weight, Reduce Headache, and MORE

This article was republished with permission from yourhealthtube.com<p>Cucumbers health benefits are truly amazing when it comes to detoxification, skin health, and beauty. Cucumbers are an ideal way to remain healthy and beautiful.<p>Cucumber is a commonly cultivated plant that belongs to the gourd …

Alternative Medicine

Why is NASA chasing this asteroid?

<b>(CNN) —</b> NASA is sending a space probe to chase down a dark, potentially dangerous asteroid. The probe will take a sample of the asteroid and -- in a US space first -- bring the sample back to Earth.<p>"This is a dark asteroid that we have found and we're going to hunt down, we're going to orbit, we're …

Space Exploration
Jeans

4 Healthy No-Cook Meal Ideas

Healthy living expert Erin O'Leary Stewart of Define Mind & Body whipped up some tasty no cook meals exclusively for BAZAAR—perfect for serving in the heat of summer.<p>It's hot out. Don't swelter over the stove or burn up by the oven—healthy living expert Erin O'Leary Stewart of Define Mind & Body …

Sweet Corn

Gorgeously Minimal Kitchens with Perfect Organization

• 1 |<p>The first kitchen uses cool beige tones and recessed lighting to create a sense of calm.<p>2 |<p>This kitchen really brightens things up with open …

How To Refresh Your Living Room In 9 Steps

Ever tempted to snoop around your neighbors' house and change a few things up? Well... Dolley Levan Frearson had this rare opportunity when a family on her block called upon her (and her colleagues at Houston-based decor mecca High Fashion Home) to revamp the entry and front living room of their …

The Worst Common Mistakes to Do at a Restaurant: How to Ruin Your Night (and Everybody Else's)

From gaming the online reservation system to getting too tipsy, these are the restaurant "don'ts" to avoid.<p>Dining out at a restaurant is not a one-way street. <i>Yes</i>, it should be a special experience. <i>Yes</i>, your meal should be delicious, worth the price tag, and prepared to your liking. And, given the …

Hospitality

The 4 Rules of Cast-Iron Cooking

Harness the power of the ultimate piece of kitchen hardware<p>The more you cook, the more you realize that the best kitchen tools are often the simplest. One sharp chef’s knife is far more valuable than a 62-piece knife set. One big stainless-steel bowl will do more for you than the latest plastic …

The 10 Most Important Things In The World Right Now

<b>1. Israel maintains that its forces were not responsible for 16 Palestinians who were killed last Thursday when a United Nations school in Gaza came under fire.</b> An Israeli military spokesman "acknowledged that an errant mortar round fired by Israeli troops had exploded in the school's courtyard …

McDonald's

What would it take to make you cut off your own leg? The most terrifying ethical dilemmas in torture porn horror movies

From “Saw” to “Cabin Fever,” the scariest — and most fascinating — ethical quandaries of the horror genre<p>I get stares from folks — film-snob friends and family members especially — when I confess I’m a bit of a torture porn horror movie addict. I mean, I saw all seven "Saw" films in the theater. …

Gaza ceasefire reveals full extent of Israeli destruction

Palestinians appear dazed by level of damage as they check homes, retrieve possessions and search for bodies of relatives<p>Thousands of people in Gaza have ventured out from homes and shelters during a 12-hour ceasefire to find that whole streets and neighbourhoods have been destroyed in the last …

A geological mystery draws tourists to the Appalachians

At this time of year, many people head for the shore or the mountains to escape the city heat. But there’s a special spot in the Appalachian Mountains of Pennsylvania that’s as cold now as it is in winter.<p>The Coudersport Ice Mine in Potter County is a little different from the usual campsites and …

5 Best-Ever Brunch Smoothies

Slurp your way through the weekend.<p>From blueberry to banana, here are five delicious smoothies to make this weekend.<p>This simple recipe is a great way …

Black Raspberries and 11 Berry Good Ways to Use Them

<i>Every week we get Down & Dirty, in which we break down our favorite unique seasonal fruits, vegetables, and more. This post was brought to you by our friends at Evolution Fresh, who like fresh, flavorful ingredients as much as we do.</i><p><i>Today: A berry so dark, it’s empty inside.</i><p>Black raspberries are …

Siberian dinosaur spreads feathers around the dinosaur tree

Newly discovered Kulindadromeus opens up the possibility of many more dinosaurs having been coated in feather-like structures<p>For the last 20 years, huge numbers of fossils from China have dramatically demonstrated that large numbers of dinosaur species that were closely related to the birds had all …

'Extreme solar storm' could have pulled the plug on Earth

Satellites, power and water supplies would have been hit if billion-ton plasma cloud had erupted from sun a week earlier<p>The date of 23 July 2012 could have been the day the lights went out, along with suddenly not-so-smart phones, computers, satellite transmissions, GPS navigation systems, …

10 Designer Tricks to a Perfectly-Styled Coffee Table

Interior Design

11 Things You Never Knew About Tomatoes

Could there be anything more perfect than a ripe tomato, freshly picked, still warm from the sun? Tomatoes are one of those special foods that make our hearts flutter. With the arrival of tomato season, we'll be eating tomatoes in just about everything, from salads and pastas to BLTs and yes, on …