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Specialties In Vietnam That Horrify Visitors

Vietnam cuisine is diverse, abundant and attractive to international tourists, however there are some dishes that frighten tourists such as Trung Vit Lon (Duck embryos), Duong Dua (Coconut worms), snake wine and crispy fried insects.<p>Let's challenge your courage through the dishes below:<p><b>1 - Trung</b> …

19 hacks to make your life easier around the house

Life is tough enough. Small irritations should never get in the way of enjoying a hard-earned day off.<p>If there's an easier way of doing things, most …

Is Your Juice Full of Crap?

Fruit drink companies aren't always 100 percent straightforward about what their products really contain—or don't contain. So we turned to some top nutritionists for the juicy truth<p>Drink this in: Behind coffee and cold cereal, fruit juice is third on the list of the average American's most-consumed …

14 Foods Nutritionists Never Eat

Some are in line with what you would expect—but others are pretty shocking.<p>Many nutritionists will tell you that they're big advocates of the "all foods fit" approach to healthy eating—the idea that even things like cookies, cakes, and candies have a place (albeit in moderation) in an overall …

Find Happiness Inside This Box

Can happiness be found in material things?<p>The common answer is no; modern-day gurus encourage us to favor experiences – a vacation or an afternoon …

12 Tips for Being Happy at a Boring Job

The old high school guidance counselor question, "What would you do if money was no object?" is not very helpful in today's world.<p>A lot of people would truly do nothing at all. A lot of people would sing (badly). There wouldn't be very many people signing on for mind-numbing admin jobs, fishing in …

Low-Carb Lasagna With a Curry Twist

Low carb lasagna with an Indian flavor twist. It's butter chicken, in lasagna form!<p>Remember that time that we talked about stuffed peppers and my undying love for food mashups?<p>Well, it happened again.<p>SorrrNotSorry. CantStopWon’tStop.<p>Ok, fine. I’ll stop.<p>And, again, we’ve taken a comfort food and …

Ban on Cuban cigars goes up in a puff of smoke

Getting your lips around a high quality cigar just got a bit easier.<p>Today’s announcement that the United States will normalize relations with Cuba …

Why You Should Give Up Drinking for 30 Days

The surprising things that happened when I abstained for a month<p>The holidays are a great time of year, stuffed full of fun, family, friends, and food, and—if you are anything like me—washed down with an abundance of beer, wine, and the occasional cocktail.<p>When the season is done, I often feel …

Fight Night Uberlandia: Meet Octagon Girl Luciana Andrade

Bono: Don't blame Spotify

First Jimmy Buffett asked Spotify founder Daniel Ek for "a raise." Then Taylor Swift pulled all her music from the music-streaming service.<p>Now Bono is riding to Spotify's defense. "The real enemy is not between digital downloads or streaming. The real fight is between opacity and transparency," the …

Report: Microsoft working on smaller, cheaper Xbox One processor

There's a fascinating report over on Eurogamer today about Microsoft's potential plans for a smaller, cooler and cheaper Xbox One processor and how that could result in a thinner Xbox One "Lite" console.<p>The story is extrapolated from a LinkedIn update from Daniel McConnell, AMD's senior manager of …

What's so special about this chocolate milk?

The goal of any new product, in pretty much any industry, is to “surprise and delight” customers. When Lewis Road Creamery started selling its chocolate milk in northern New Zealand at the beginning of October, customers were definitely delighted—but it was the creamery that ended up most surprised.<p>…

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Habits That Could Be Making You Age Prematurely

Taking care of your body should be a top priority. Unfortunately, in a world of flavored sodas and lazy Segways, we lose track of what it means to take care of ourselves. Exercise is key, and eating properly plays just as major of a role. But, there are other habits of our day to day lives that are …

The Glorious, Gory History of 'Mortal Kombat'

Crude, violent, and innovative, the franchise's legacy extends far beyond the early censorship struggles that resulted in the creation of the Entertainment Software Rating Board.<p>The beginning of the 1990s was a golden age for arcade fighting games. In 1991, Capcom released <i>Street Fighter II</i>, a title …

Maniacal Clowns Are Attacking People with Guns and Knives in France

I called up a real clown to get his take, and he told me that you can spot attack clowns by their feet—they won't be wearing the classic oversize shoes.<p><i>Some "evil clowns" spotted in southern France. Note the shoes. Photo via Facebook</i><p>For my entire life, when I've met new people and arrived at the …

What About a Regulated Market For Psychoactive Substances?

In Australia, a blanket ban on novel psychoactive substances is on the cards. Experts say that will drive producers underground.<p><i>Photo by Flickr user Ali Wade</i><p>Over the last couple of weeks, much has been written about Spice, a synthetic herbal-based substance that has reportedly resulted in a number …

No, Drug Addicts Won't Be Spiking Candy This Halloween

The media is all too eager to believe—or even invent—stories about evil drug users poisoning children and turning them into addicts.<p><i>Image via Wikimedia Commons user Pato Garzo</i><p>As usual, on this Halloween drug users will be ruining everything for everyone. Police in Colorado, where cannabis is now …

Iran executes Reyhaneh Jabbari despite global appeals for retrial

Iran has ignored an international campaign to spare the life of a 26-year-old woman convicted of murder by hanging her at dawn on Saturday.<p>Reyhaneh Jabbari had spent five years on death row for stabbing a 47-year-old surgeon who had previously worked for the intelligence ministry, the official IRNA …

How 21 Big Tech Companies Got Their Names

Tech company names<p>The expression ‘what’s in a name’ – or the slightly more poetic ‘a rose by any other name’ – means, essentially, that a name doesn’t matter. It suggests that it’s the attributes of a person or object that will dictate what it truly is and how it is seen by the world.<p>However, in …

Two killed, four wounded in Washington state school shooting

MARYSVILLE Wash. (Reuters) - Authorities in Washington state worked on Saturday to find out what led a popular high school student to open fire on a group of classmates seated at a cafeteria table, killing one and wounding four others, including a pair of his cousins, before killing himself.<p>Student …

Baby killed when Palestinian drives into Jerusalem train stop-police

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A baby died and eight other people were hurt when a Palestinian man slammed his car into pedestrians at a Jerusalem light railway stop, then police shot the driver as he fled, police and a hospital official said.<p>A hospital official said the driver later died of his …

Autopsy of slain Missouri teen shows close-range gunshot

The number of condo units under construction in Toronto has been sliding. But the trend is almost certainly temporary.<p>Bank of Montreal economist Robert Kavcic spotted the decline in Toronto condo starts and noted it in a research report Wednesday. He titled the report "Is the bulk of Toronto condo …

Senator blasts CIA for censoring 'torture' report

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Ron Wyden says the CIA is trying to blunt the impact of an upcoming Senate report examining the harsh treatment of al-Qaida …

This Man Pretended To Be In A Coma For Two Years To Avoid Court

His "spine injury" left him in a "comatose state".<p>The Swansea 47-year-old – who claimed benefits for a "spine injury" that he claimed caused him seizures, leaving him in a "comatose state" – conned his pensioner neighbour out of £40,000 over two years and used the money to go on shopping trips and …

Harry Roberts to be freed within days

Police representatives have condemned as “a slap in the face” the imminent release of Harry Roberts, an armed robber jailed 45 years ago for murdering three unarmed police officers in a crime that shocked 1960s Britain.<p>The Metropolitan Police Federation said the decision to approve Roberts’s …