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These Are The UNHEALTHIEST Foods On The Planet

“I’m on a health kick,” our friend Darlene said the other day over brunch. She proudly poured almond milk into her coffee, took a sip of OJ and bit …

Nutrition

Pit bull Thor returns home to Texas after floods forced journey to California

Thor, a 16-month-old blue nose pit bull, is finally returning home to Texas after severe flooding separated him from his family and he wandered more than 2,000 miles west to California.<p>An officer found the pit bull Sept. 26 wandering the streets of Crescent City, roughly 20 miles from the Oregon …

Floods

A Microbiologist Recreated 'Starry Night' With Bacteria In A Petri Dish

And it's not too shabby.<p>If only Vincent van Gogh could have lived to see this strikingly accurate reproduction of his iconic "Starry Night" -- especially since, instead of oil on canvas, the work is a bacteria on petri. Because even with these most minute of materials, the night sky still swirls …

Biology

Healthy Casserole Recipes You Won't Believe Are Good for You

Let's start with this vibrant gratin, which can only be described as a vegetarian's dream dish. It's packed with antioxidants from the sweet potatoes and cauliflower and uses a lightened-up bechamel sauce. You read that right: This bechamel sauce uses olive oil instead of butter!

Food

The Most and Least Obese States in America—Ranked!

When it comes to your belly, the state you’re in might have something to do with the state you’re in.<p>Living in the South or the Midwest might be …

21 Cats Who Are Still Figuring Out This Whole Cat Thing

It's a lot harder than it looks.

Pets

10 Bizarre Beliefs Held By Top Celebrities

Celebrities often exist within a bubble of their own fame and fortune, with critical thinking and traditional values somewhat optional in terms of …

Save A Mini Fortune This Fall By Making THIS

Pumpkin spice mania started back in August, but the elusive PSL is only officially returning to our coffee orders this week. This year, instead of …

No school, no rules: would you sign up to the latest parenting trend?

Allowing children complete freedom – no limits, no enforced bedtimes, no eat-your-greens. Welcome to the world of 'radical unschooling'<p>With the new term starting, most children will be mourning the end of summer. But for a growing number of families, the school year never begins.<p>Take Kim Constable. …

The Vegetarian Taco Recipe You'll Want to Make Every Night

Sure, some tacos can be greasy and unhealthy, but the true beauty of the dish is that your ingredient options are essentially limitless, which means …

10 Lies Meat Eaters Tell Themselves

<b>1. “People have always eaten meat and they always will.”</b><p>Sorry, but not true. Throughout human history, many cultures have eschewed meat. And just …

It's National Zucchini Day! Celebrate With These 15 Summer Recipes - One Green Planet

Summer is when zucchini grows in abundance. Perhaps you have a garden filled with zucchini or you have a generous friend who shares his or her …

Alzheimer’s — A Disease Fed by Sugar

As of 2013, 5.2 million Americans had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, a severe form of dementia,1 and Alzheimer’s diagnoses are projected to …

Wellness

We spoke with the CEO behind the first FDA approved drug to boost women's sex drive

This week's biggest news in health has been over a controversial little pink pill designed to increase the libidos of women who struggle with chronically low sex drives.<p>The pill, called Addyi, is for women with chronically low sex drives. It sends chemicals to the brain to stimulate sexual desire …

This Harry Potter Classroom Is Totally Magical

A special education teacher transformed her classroom to help make her lessons fun, and the final product is wanderful.

Harry Potter

Black Mother Gives Black Lives Matter Protesters Serious Tongue Lashing, Viral Video Generates Gigantic Response

Black mother Peggy Hubbard notes on her Facebook page that she’s from St. Louis.<p>And even though she now lives north of the area’s racial turmoil, watching and listening to Hubbard’s profane-but-precise video takedown of Black Lives Matter protesters is to witness a woman who loves her hometown and …

Black Lives Matter

From Harry Potter Latin to Hunger Games Rome: the classical jokes hiding in your favourite children's books

Ancient Greece and Rome make awesome settings for children’s books, as anyone will know if they’ve read Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson books, The Roman Mysteries by Caroline Lawrence, or Rosemary’s Sutcliff’s The Eagle of the Ninth. But while these books are very clearly inspired by the classical …

Books

8 Ridiculous Theories That Will Change How You Read Harry Potter

Advertisement<p>In 2004, while many were still rereading <i>Order of the Phoenix</i> and eagerly awaiting the <i>Prisoner of Azkaban</i> movie, someone on a Harry …

Heartmelting Pics Of Aging Dogs Show Them Grow From Puppyhood To Old Age

Photographer Amanda Jones has been photographing dogs for twenty years. The Massachusetts resident was inspired to put together this collection of …

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So This Is Why “The Goblet Of Fire” Is Sometimes Missing From ABC Family’s “Harry Potter” Weekends

But, seriously, it's not a Harry Potter marathon if the Yule Ball is missing.

Film Industry

Baby And French Bulldog Best Friends Are Almost Too Cute To Handle

Cutest buddies ever.<p>Dilan and Farley might not be the same species, but they sure are best friends.<p>Baby Dilan and French bulldog pup Farley were both born on May 26, 2014. Dilan's mother, Chicago photographer Ivette Ivens, took this as a sign and brought Farley into the family. The baby and the new …

Cute Animals

J.R.R. Tolkien's The Story of Kullervo Will Be Published In October

There’s a new fantasy story from J.R.R. Tolkien set to be published later this fall: the author’s estate will be releasing <i>The Story of Kullervo</i>in …

New Zealander is first woman to finish shark-infested California swim

New Zealander Kim Chambers on Saturday became the first woman to swim through shark-infested waters from the Farallon Islands to San Francisco.<p>Duxbury, Massachusetts and the great white hope of the New England seaside<p>Read more<p>Chambers told the Guardian early on Sunday her swim had “nudged the …

San Francisco

Trump Shows Us How the "Nice" Label Hurts Women

Donald Trump's whining after Thursday's debate must have sounded familiar to any woman who has ever been accused of not playing nice while doing her job. Trump told reporters, "The questions to me were not nice, I didn't think they were appropriate, and I think Megyn behaved very badly …

Fat people don't need 'empowerment', they just need to lose weight

The boss of a plus-size clothing firm says 'overweight men should be allowed to embrace their bodies'. But wouldn't a bit of tough love be better for them, says Martin Daubney<p>Should fat blokes stop feeling embarrassed about being overweight and instead feel “empowered?”<p>The boss of a plus-sized …

The shocking truth about the sugars in your ‘health foods’

The average American consumes more than 126 grams of sugar per day, which is roughly 31 teaspoons, and more than twice what the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends for daily intake.<p>Fox’s Julie Banderas recently sat down with Damon Gameau, director and star of “That Sugar Film,” a new …

Wanted: More Bulls With No Horns

The next time you're in the dairy aisle at the supermarket, take a moment to imagine the animals that produced all that milk. Do these cows have horns? Chances are they do, or at least they did at birth.<p>About 85 percent of milk sold in the United States comes from Holstein cows born with horns. But …

Agriculture

Judge overturns Idaho's 'ag gag' law in victory for animal rights campaigners

A federal judge has lifted a controversial ban on undercover surveillance inside Idaho’s factory farms, delivering a significant victory to animal rights’ activists.<p>‘Ag gag’ laws: The battle for animal welfare is a battle over information | Siobhan O'Sullivan<p>Read more<p>Judge B Lynn Winmill ruled on …

Agriculture

Critics of Bible Silenced Once Again: Archaeological Discoveries Prove Old Testament to be historically accurate

The Christians in Pakistan website published an interesting article last week on Old Testament Archaeology which I have summarised here.<p>Old Testament …