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Trusty Sidekicks: 3 Vegan Recipes for Barbecue Season

Grilled Pesto Zucchini Tomato Skewers<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p><i>Makes 2 servings</i><p>1/2 cup packed fresh basil leaves<br>1 medium garlic clove<br>1/8 tsp sea salt<br>1/2 tbsp …

Food

Get six-pack abs with this 10-minute workout to burn fat

Apart from following a diet made up exclusively of pizza and beer, the worst mistake a man can make when training for abs is clinging to the same old …

8 foods that'll never make you fat

1. Celery<p><b>Calories per cup, chopped:</b> 16<p>Celery is probably the most notorious "negative-calorie" food (that’s not actually a thing, by the way). What’s …

Children 'see harmful TV material', says National Association of Head Teachers

<b>Children are still being exposed to "harmful material" on television despite strict rules on what can be shown before 9pm, say head teachers.</b><p>The National Association of Head Teachers - which has drawn up a charter to protect children's innocence - says the media must ensure pre-watershed content is …

Northern Ireland

Stroke Association warns of dangers of ignoring a ‘mini-stroke’

Every ten minutes, someone in Britain dies as the result of having a stroke.<p>There are about 152,000 strokes here each year and about 50,000 people …

Global Warming

You're Washing Your Clothes Too Often! (What to Do Instead)

When I was in middle school, I remember girls being horrified at the thought of wearing the same pair of jeans twice in a single week. Even worse, if …

Sleep Test Will Tell You If You Need to Catch More Zs

Everyone can probably benefit from a few extra Zs at night, but is your lack of sleep at the level of sleep deprivation?<p>In a new video from YouTube …

New Family Court comes into being amid justice reforms

<b>New combined Family Courts have come into being in England and Wales as part of family justice system reforms.</b><p>The plan also includes new time frames for cases where children are taken into care and compulsory mediation awareness sessions for separating couples.<p>Justice Minister Simon Hughes said it …

Activism

What Does the Discovery of “Another Earth” Mean for Us?

On Thursday, researchers announced the discovery of Kepler-186f, an Earth-like exoplanet orbiting in a “habitable zone.” Could this bring us closer …

Associated Press News

Beyond Death: The Science of the Afterlife

This question is more than a mind-bender. For thousands of years, certain people have claimed to have actually visited the place that, Saint Paul …

Harry Potter

Scientists Identify When Innocent Bacteria Became Flesh-Eating Horror

Bacterial diseases cause millions of deaths every year. Most of these bacteria were benign at some point in their evolutionary past, and we don't …

Hospital infection rates must come down, says watchdog

<b>Doctors and nurses should do more to stop hospital patients developing infections, an NHS watchdog says.</b><p>The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has issued "quality standards" on measures including hand-washing and catheter insertion.<p>About 300,000 patients develop an infection in …

Medicine

Roman Catholic Church refuses survey request

<b>The Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales has turned down a request by members for the results of a sexual ethics survey to be made public.</b><p>The unprecedented worldwide poll was commissioned by Pope Francis.<p>Reformers said refusing to publish the results would suggest the Church was not sincere …

Christianity

Wind turbines: A blight on Britain’s countryside or the future of energy?

Accusing politicians of being full of hot air has long been a national sport, so perhaps it’s no surprise that they are trying to shed some.<p>But the …

Recent Study Finds Aggression From Video Games Is Due To Incompetence

A recent study concluded that feelings of anger and aggression after playing video games were more likely to be linked to gameplay mechanics than …

Samsung's latest smartphone monitors your heart

Korean company's new flagship Galaxy S5 packs a heart rate monitor and will track your motions and monitor your steps<p>• Samsung's last smartphone watched your eyes; its new one will also listen to your heart. The Korean company's new flagship Galaxy S5 packs a heart rate monitor and will track your …

Watch This Charger Fully Juice A Smartphone In 30 Seconds

The power of quantum dots<p>I still remember flipping through paper magazines while waiting for webpages to load on my family's PC, in the 1990s. Maybe one day waiting for your phone to charge will seem as antiquated.<p>An Israeli startup recently demonstrated a prototype charger that fully charges a …

10 Reasons to Work Out

10 Really Great Reasons to Work Out That Have Nothing to Do With How You Look<p>Your mood, your smarts, your performance at work, your cancer risk—regular sweat sessions pay off in many more ways than you might think<p>There’s nothing wrong with wanting to look your best in those adorable gym selfies you …

Will Boulder, Colorado, Start Testing Dog Poop DNA?

You might remember a weird-sounding plan from Ipswich, Massachusetts, last month: Animal control officer Matt Anczak, known not so fondly among the …

Special Needs: Should You Worry About Your Child?

One in four moms of typically developing kids wonder whether their child needs to be evaluated because of a potential developmental disorder, our survey revealed. If you're one of them, ask yourself these questions.<p>With developmental, behavioral, and mental conditions, many classic symptoms …

Poor Sleep Increases Pain Risk -- Especially as We Age

For many people, getting older means contending with more frequent aches and pains. Musculoskeletal pain -- pain in muscles, bones, and nerves -- occurs with increasing frequency as we age. This age-related pain can take many forms. Sometimes it is acute and short-term, while other times it becomes …

Pain

The Seven B's of Attachment Parenting, Um, with Some Commentary

Precepts scare me. My mind can turn any set of precepts into another explanation of why I have failed and my family will need some serious therapy. Just writing about this is too much. I think I need to break for some pranayama.<p>But I have found that Dr. William Sears' seven precepts (known as the …

Parenting

5 Quick Parenting Tips to Save Your Sanity

Parenting is difficult.<p>Every day we face new parenting challenges. Our children test and push boundaries, and as parents, we have to maintain our cool in the face of frustration. Ultimately, the parenting decisions we make in these anxious situations are not nearly as important as the process of …

Parenting

Let Your Teenager Sleep -- the Brain Needs It

It's easy to think of sleep as a rude interruption. Who wouldn't love to reclaim those seemingly lost hours in the name of productivity? Your house would be immaculate. Your email inbox would be empty. And you could finally finish reading that novel you're only halfway through.<p>But if you're a …

Sky News - First For Breaking News From The UK And Around The World

Top Stories<p>The Latest News from the UK and Around the World | Sky News<p>Corey Platt-May, six, and two-year-old Casper were struck by a car as they …

5 Ways Ancient Egyptians Were More Obsessed With Their Dogs Than You

You might know that cats played an important part in the culture of ancient Egyptians. That’s cool, but dogs were on the scene too! Here are a few …