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This Spaghetti Recipe Is Going Viral

And for a really good reason.<p>One of the best things about working at a food website is being so close to our readers. On Facebook, you guys exclaim "Making this for dinner!" and "Looks so yummy!"—and never hold back from sharing when you think something I've made looks absolutely foul. (Thanks for …

13 more European cities you never thought to visit (but really should)

11 most luxurious train rides | CNN Travel

In Ghana, the global problem of e-waste has local consequences

Consumers have a nasty habit of throwing out their electronics as soon as newer, shinier models become available, and they rarely ever do so properly. Nearly 42 million tons of e-waste — everything from microwaves and electric shavers to washing machines, laptops, cellphones, TVs and computer …

Pro-gun group stages fake shooting in Texas to push firearm rights

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Pro-gun advocates doused fake victims with fake blood outside the University of Texas on Saturday in what they called a theatrical event to show the need for firearms on campus.<p>A pro-gun advocate walks down the street outside the University of Texas ahead of a 'mock mass …

Guns

Fake papal blessings seized in Italian police blitz on counterfeit goods

Detectives confiscate 3,500 fake parchments with benediction by Pope Francis – worth €70,000 – targeted at pilgrims flocking to Rome for jubilee year<p>Italian police have confiscated 3,500 fake “papal benedictions” worth €70,000 (£51,000) in a blitz on counterfeit goods that saw 1m objects seized in …

Pope Francis

Maternal exposure to anti-depressant SSRIs linked to autism in children

A new study provides some of the strongest evidence yet that using an antidepressant like Prozac, Paxil or Zoloft during the final two trimesters of pregnancy may be linked to a higher risk of autism spectrum disorder for the child, but researchers said the results should be interpreted with …

10 Vacation Spots That Are About To Get Huge

Whoever said that patience is a virtue had no comprehension of just how badly you needed a vacation. And one of the biggest things to look forward to …

Super Smash Bros. DLC campaign for Wii U and 3DS ending soon, director says

The downloadable content (DLC) campaign for Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS is coming to an end soon. That's according to game director Masahiro Sakurai, who shared the insight as part of Making of Fire Emblem: 25 Years of Development Secrets, translated by SourceGaming (via GoNintendo).<p>He was …

FAA announces drone owners must register by February 19th, 2016

The agency expects hundreds of thousands of new units to be purchased during the holidays<p>Regulation of drones in the hands of civilian pilots took a big step forward today. The Federal Aviation Administration announced that all units weighing between 0.55 pounds and 55 pounds must be registered by …

20 of the weirdest sex laws around the world

SEX IS ONE OF THE PLACES where we’re at our weirdest. So it’s probably not too surprising that when people make laws about sex, the laws gets <i>super</i> …

How to use your cellphone when you're in a foreign country

Of course, it's important to have a working phone for safety reasons as well as social and practical considerations. So, before you get stuck trying to unlock your phone on the go or get left with hefty data roaming fees, brush up on these four common ways to go about prepping your phone for …

Text Messaging

This lingerie brand for young women refuses to airbrush ads — and sales are soaring 21%

Aerie defied norms last year by abandoning photo retouching of its models.<p>The idea to use unretouched photos in ad campaigns dawned on the creative team as a way to appeal to young women.<p>"We definitely had a creative moment where the team got together, and we just said, 'really, what's happening …

Advertising

U.S. health spending hits $3 trillion as Obamacare and rising drug costs kick in

U.S. healthcare spending grew 5.3% last year to $3 trillion, another sign that a historic slowdown in medical inflation may be ending, a new federal report shows.<p>The massive expansion of insurance coverage under the health law and rapid growth in specialty drug spending fueled the uptick in medical …

Health Care

U.S. Judge Certifies Class Action Against Uber Over Tips

A lawsuit against Uber can proceed as a class action over allegations that the ride service misled customers about how it shares gratuities with drivers, a federal judge ruled on Wednesday.<p>An Uber customer sued the company last year, saying an advertised 20 percent gratuity was "false, misleading, …

Coca-Cola drops controversial Christmas video set in indigenous Mexico

Company spokesman said it had not meant to insult anyone with ad showing Coke being handed out by light-skinned actors in community of Mixe people<p>A Coca-Cola Mexico spokesman apologised and said the company had pulled an online ad after it was deemed offensive to the country’s indigenous people by …

50 places you should travel to in 2016

It may be hard to believe, but 2015 is coming to a close, and it's time to start planning for 2016. Whether you're a seasoned traveler or a novice, it's never too early to start thinking ahead to the places you want to check off your travel bucket list in the new year. From Iceland's otherworldly …

European Travel

Shocker: Coca-Cola's 'Anti-Obesity Group' Is No More

The Global Energy Balance Network, a shady health-related organization that was largely funded by sugary beverage giant Coca-Cola, has vanished into oblivion, reports Consumerist. The organization's goal had been to convince Americans this nation's obesity problem shouldn't be linked to diet, but …

10 Surprising Bread Tips We Learned from Cookbooks

At its most basic, bread's just flour, water, salt, and yeast. Count 'em: That's just four ingredients. And while a lot can go wrong—cue fears of yeast and bread hard as a hockey puck—so much can go right, too.<p>Like other simple-yet-not-simple things (we see you, pasta), we consulted the experts for …

5 New Netflix Releases to Stream in December

<i>Each month, the streaming channel offers up a new slate of film and TV offerings to keep you and your queue occupied. Here, we highlight the five we’re most excited about this December.</i><p>new on netflix<p><b>The Guilty Pleasure Comedy:</b><p><i>The Ridiculous 6</i> (December 11)<p>If you’re not in the mood to watch Quentin …

‘Forgotten’ 1st language wires brain for 2nd language

If you spoke Chinese or some other language as a young child but don’t speak it now, you probably assume you’ve forgotten it. But a recent study …

These 5 videos prove K-pop is having more than just a 'moment'

<i>Updated 2 December, 9:30 PM EST with Samsung's response.</i><p>Like it or not, K-pop is here to stay. Take a look back at the past year's entertainment …

Russian film exposes the workings of North Korea's propaganda machine

Under the Sun shows behind-the-scenes coercion by government minders trying to construct an image of a ‘normal’ family<p>A new film on life in North Korea has caused a diplomatic row after the director used officially sanctioned shoots to demonstrate how the state manipulates its people.<p>Authorities …

How to Master the Croque-Monsieur, the Ultimate Grilled Cheese Sandwich

You can’t go wrong with a basic grilled cheese, but the croque-monsieur approaches sandwich perfection. You can’t go wrong with a basic grilled …

10 Easy Brunch Recipes To Impress Your Guests

The Thanksgiving feast may be over, but your houseguests will still be hungry. Don't stress yourself out by being a short order cook. Most of these brunch recipes can be made in advance, and <i>all</i> of them have some serious "wow-factor."<p><b>1. Drunken Caramel French Toast</b><p>Golden caramel, buttery challah and …

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