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Leaf-Imprinted Clay Necklace

I love trees, which you frequent readers already know. Nature is so beautiful. I was thinking over the weekend about some nature-inspired jewelry, …

DIY Heart Friendship Bracelet

As the month of love approaches, we thought we’d combine friendship and hearts into one Valentine’s Day themed tutorial: a heart patterned friendship …

Thai iced coffee recipe

Presentation is important: sweetened condensed milk is gently poured over a spoon resting atop the iced black coffee to achieve a layered effect.<p>Makes 2 servings<p><b>4 cardamom pods (or substitute ½ teaspoon ground cardamom)<br>45g coarsely ground dark-roasted coffee<br>475ml boiling water<br>Sugar to taste<br>Ice<br>75 ml</b> …

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Edward Snowden cast as hero in smartphone game

The NSA leaker wanted by U.S. authorities stars in the mobile game Snowden Run 3D. In the endless runner, players must collect "sensitive information" while avoiding the long arm of the law.<p>Now Edward Snowden can hunt for information on Americans' smartphones.<p>The National Security Agency leaker …

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Manning complicates Snowden saga

The Obama administration’s struggle to bring leaker Edward Snowden home to justice keeps running into a daunting hurdle: the international fallout over Pfc. Bradley Manning’s experience in U.S. custody after his own round of secret spilling.<p>Snowden’s family and his supporters around the world have …

Injured Afghan girl finds a second home in U.S.

MOORESVILLE, N.C. — The dark-haired girl wearing an "American Girl" T-shirt blended in with the other giggling girls flopped on their bellies and watching cartoons inside a darkened classroom.<p>All that distinguished 11-year-old Farida was an eye patch she had decorated with purple glitter and a …

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Moroccans protest pedophile pardon | Morocco

<b>Marrakech, Morocco</b> - A demonstration ended in bloodshed and violence on Friday in Morocco when hundreds of protesters gathered outside the parliament in Rabat in a show of outrage over the royal pardoning of a convicted pedophile.<p>"The police hit everyone really hard. It was really violent," said …

L.A. Sheriff Lee Baca says 'enough is enough' to prison releases

The prospect of seeing thousands of California prisoners released to the streets of Los Angeles, or even landing in the Los Angeles County jail, disturbs Sheriff Lee Baca.<p>"We are managing ... but we are at our capacity," said Baca's spokesman, Steve Whitmore. "The sheriff believes that we cannot …

Ellen DeGeneres to host Oscars; she's no Seth MacFarlane

Second time’s a charm for<p>Ellen DeGeneres, who announced she’s returning to host the 2014Oscarsvia her Twitter page Friday morning.<p>"It's official: I'm hosting the #Oscars!" DeGeneres wrote. "I'd like to thank @TheAcademy, my wife Portia and, oh dear, there goes the orchestra."<p>The Emmy-winning …

'Avatar' to Return for Three Sequels

James Cameron is making three sequels to <i>Avatar</i>, the director and 20th Century Fox announced yesterday, with the first slated for release in 2016. A …

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Teen dating violence is way more common than you think

Close to half of all American teens report experiencing abuse during a dating relationship, according to new data<p>According to new, as yet unpublished, data from a nationwide survey, 49 percent of teenagers report experiencing abuse at least once during a dating relationship. The findings, presented …

The Gadgets (and Houses and Toilets) Have Eyes

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>If you thought the NSA's somewhat extensive digital surveillance programs were the extent of spying …

Supreme Court Says California Has To Release 10,000 Inmates

Conservative Justices Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas, and Antonin Scalia would have granted Brown's request. The California governor asked for the delay to protect public safety.<p>A three-judge panel ordered Brown to release the inmates by the end of the year because of a huge overcrowding problem in …

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Put a Filter on It: Summer Corn

<i>It's no secret -- we love a good 'gram. Here, we'll be posting our favorite Instagram from the food world, on a different theme each week. This week we're up to our ears in fresh corn.</i><p>This vibrantly green corn, its silk splayed every which way, is the stuff summer dreams are made of. Because …

Food

Noodles for Breakfast at Lao Wang Ji in Flushing

<b>Lao Wang Ji</b>, a small noodle and dumpling shop in the Golden Shopping Mall, does better Fujianese-style small wontons than any place I know in New York. But I view those paper-thin wontons floating in soup as cold-weather-only food; it's too hot now for chicken broth, no matter how good it may …

Grilled Peaches With Cardamom-Honey Cream

Drizzle cardamom-scented honey cream over grilled peaches, then garnish with mint and raspberries. A delightful summer dessert, and a great way to use too-hard grocery store peaches. You can also use nectarines.<p>I used Earth Balance vegan margarine instead of butter, and my cashew yogurt in place of …

Easy Meatball & Wine Pasta Bake

Ever had one of those days when you wish you could throw everything in a pot and it cooked by itself? Today was just that. I wanted to make a quick, flavorful dinner that was simple, tasty and yet had a slight sophistication to it. And what speaks sophistication better than wine. I used a basic …

8 Food Blog Links We Love

<i>We've scoured the web, found our favorite food blog posts, and now we're bringing them right to your desktop. It’s hard work, but someone has to do it.</i><p>This week, we're feeling especially drawn to gorgeous photographs -- if you're anything like us, you think there's nothing better than a beautiful …

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Burger King Employee Fired For Taking A Photo Of Himself Lying On A Mountain Of Hamburger Buns

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Taste The 5 Best Burger Cheeses

They’re the perfect partners for your patties<p>Burger grillers are a curious lot. They spend summers perfecting the burger patty, shaping it to specification and taking exacting care to fold in just the right secret ingredients. But then, after careful preparation, they proceed to top their …

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12 Things You Shouldn't Be Cooking With Olive Oil

Get it hot enough to sear meat or roast veggies and there's tons of smoke, your food tastes bad, and it might actually be toxic.<p>Because not only will it taste bad, it will also be really bad <i>for</i> you. When oil gets heated beyond its smoke point, it starts to break down chemically. It loses most of …

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