Alexa Hersel

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Circumcision Has Health Benefits, but Doctors Should Leave the Decision Up to Parents

As a physician, part of my job is giving my patients and their parents as much information as I can to help them avoid illness and injury. Preventive …

Marvel/Disney's 'Big Hero 6' Casts TJ Miller as Fred – /Film

<b>T.J. Miller</b> is going to be a Marvel superhero — sort of. The <i>Cloverfield</i> star has boarded the voice cast of <b>Big Hero 6</b>, becoming the first actor to do …

14 Smart Ways to Use Stale Bread

14 ways to use stale bread, from homemade croutons to breadcrumbs to stuffing.<p>Finding stale bread in your pantry is inevitable. But that's not a bad thing! From breadcrumbs to croutons to bread pudding, there are plenty of awesome ways to give new life to your hard-as-a-rock loaf. Here are 14 of …

Work begins on the world's first 3D-printed house

Treacle-black plastic oozes from a nozzle at the bottom of a small tower in Amsterdam, depositing layer upon layer of glistening black worms in an orderly grid. With a knot of pipes and wires rising up to a big hopper, it looks like a high-tech liquorice production line. But this could be the …

Guinea orders ban on eating bat meat as West Africa's first Ebola outbreak spreads to capital

Guinea has ordered that people stop eating bat meat in a bid to halt the spread of Ebola - one of the most lethal infectious diseases known to man - as 70 people die in its first outbreak in West Africa<p>Authorities in <b>Guinea</b> are trying to halt the spread of Ebola in the capital, as the health …

Washington landslide: Families remember loved ones as death toll grows

With each passing day, the toll grows from a mountain that moved, a massive landslide that swallowed houses and trailers in Washington's Cascade Mountains.<p>More than two dozen bodies have been recovered. That toll is only expected to grow as searchers dig through a mountain of mud and debris to try …

Air pollution linked to seven million deaths globally

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1056000/1056383_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534401017_24db06247ef24f122bfb6581a37e243f<p><b>Seven million people died as a result of air pollution in 2012, the World Health Organization estimates.</b><p>Its findings suggest a link between air …

Earthquake Hits Area Near Los Angeles; Some Damage Reported

An earthquake shook part of Southern California Friday night, breaking water pipes and rattling nerves with aftershocks that went on into the night. The 5.1-magnitude quake hit at a shallow depth about 20 miles southeast of Los Angeles.<p>While the quake didn't inflict severe damage in the area around …

41 Quick & Easy School Lunch Ideas to Pack for Your Kids

It's back-to-school time, and we've got 41 quick and easy lunch ideas to keep your kids happy—or at least relatively so.<p>Sometimes, parents write small notes of appreciation to put in their kids' lunchboxes. Which is sweet. But you know what they say: Actions speak louder than words. Make one of …

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Scientists Track a Great White Shark Across the Atlantic for the First Time

Tagged off Florida, the mature female is now closing in on the U.K.'s Cornish coast.<p>Ever since researchers tagged a great white shark nicknamed Lydia off Jacksonville, Florida, in March 2013, they've been keeping a close eye on her. Their vigilance was rewarded this past weekend when the 14-foot …

Articles about 10 cozy modern living rooms on Dwell.com - Dwell

Space, light, and twists on color use define this collection of some of our favorite modern living rooms from issues past.<p>Cabin living promises a connection with nature and a more calm, simple life with just what you need at your fingertips.<p>Designing kids rooms can be fun, but it’s always …

Watch A Life-Size Elephant Sculpture Take Shape Out Of A Single Sheet Of Paper

Last December, we heard about artist Sipho Mabona’s quest to fold a life-size origami elephant out of a single sheet of paper. And now he’s finally done it–and we’ve got the video to show how it was done.<p>“White Elephant,” as the project is called, started with a sheet of paper, albeit one that’s 50 …

Little Town of Champions

The village of Bekoji, in the highlands of Ethiopia, has produced long-distance runners who’ve won 16 Olympic medals in 20 years. What explains this remarkable success?<p>“Running is in my blood,” says Tolo Debele, feeding his 3-month-old boy Dawit in his gated compound in the Ethiopian capital of …

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Updated 12th February 2018

Understanding Umami

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Which ingredients carry that fifth taste -- and the best ways to cook with them.</i><p>A long, long time ago, only four tastes ruled the culinary world: sweet, …

Best Spring Trips 2014

Travel<p>Vibrant spring blooms in the northern hemisphere and dazzling autumn displays in the southern make this the perfect season to get outside and walk, hike, or take a scenic drive. Use our editors' list of 10 best spring trip destinations as the launching pad for an active—and colorful—spring …

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Articles about best midcentury homes america on Dwell.com - Dwell

Australia is home to many beautiful beaches, koalas and kangaroos, and most importantly, incredible prefab houses.<p>Beautiful things can come in small packages.<p>These midcentury modern homes showcase the design of Frank Lloyd Wright, Charles Gwathmey, Willis & Lillian Leenhouts, and more.<p>Previously …

Ten of the world's best city hikes

Stretch your legs over hours or days, without leaving some of the world’s biggest cities. This article is adapted from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Adventures.</i><p>Tijuca Forest, Rio de Janeiro<p>Aerial shot of Rio de Janeiro surrounded by the Tijuca Forest. Image by Paddy Eckersley / Digital Vision / …

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Tasty: John Dominis' Classic Food Photography

A hooked trout "flies" from a bed of almonds in preparation for Trout Amandine.<br>John Dominis—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images<p>1 of 9<p>The art and …

5 technologies that are shaping the future of design

Theatrical robots. 3D printers that churn out cells. Wearables for infants. These types of technologies might be “out there,” but they show off key …

Zaha Hadid’s Sleek New Sports Stadium in Tokyo

With her trademark modern style, smooth lines, and bright white open layout, it's no surprise that UK firm Zaha Hadid beat out 10 other finalists to win a contract to design and build a new national stadium for Japan. The 80,000-seat stadium is a key part of Tokyo's bid to host the 2020 Olympic …

Who was the real St Patrick?

The details of St Patrick’s life remain murky – but tracking his legendary footsteps across Ireland is both peaceful and spectacular.<p>Those who wish to pay homage to St Patrick on 17 March could attend a parade, don an outlandish green costume or swig a pint (or several – twice as much Guinness …

Trekking to a Backcountry Skiing Eden

Adventure<p>The snow fell in a heavy blanket of silence. Fat, wet flakes floated down through the pines as we made our way along the sled trail. An hour before, I had rendezvoused with our group of friends in an empty parking lot four miles up an unplowed road from the last claim of civilization in …

Holi 2014: The Festival of Colors

This week Hindus around the world celebrate Holi, the Festival of Colors. Holi is a popular springtime celebration observed on the last full moon of the lunar month. Participants traditionally throw bright, vibrant powders at friends and strangers alike as they celebrate the arrival of spring, …

15 Famous Landmarks Zoomed Out To Show Their Surroundings

This collection of photographs of majestic landmarks around the world do a great job of just how important framing, perspective and lighting are to a …

Spice-Crusted Carrots with Harissa Yogurt

4 Servings<p>The sugar in the spice rub can burn if cooked too long, so watch these closely.<p>March 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 pounds small carrots with tops, scrubbed, tops trimmed to ½”<p>Kosher salt<p>1 tablespoon sugar<p>1 teaspoon English mustard powder<p>1 teaspoon hot smoked Spanish paprika<p>1 teaspoon ground …

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Cosmic Bulletins: Two Major Discoveries Rock Science

The Theory of General Relativity seemed truly bizarre when Albert Einstein first articulated it 99 years ago: gravity, the great physicist declared, …