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Brussels Sprouts, Cranberry and Quinoa Salad

Easy30 minsVegan<p>Do you ever wonder what food trends will look like a generation from now?<p>Every now and then when I’m walking through the grocery …

Recipes

Blueberry coffee cake with lemon glaze is the perfect anytime treat

Gluten-free blueberry coffee cake with lemon glaze is a lovely treat any time of day. Fresh blueberries are dotted throughout this moist cake that …

Dessert

Almond Tart with Stone Fruit and Lime Meringue

Yes, it’s a long recipe with several parts, but each step is easy enough, and it can all be made ahead.<p>Ingredients<p>Crust<p>1⅔ cups all-purpose flour<p>¾ cup powdered sugar<p>Pinch of kosher salt<p>½ vanilla bean, split lengthwise<p>6 tablespoons chilled unsalted butter, cut into pieces<p>1 large egg, beaten to …

Dessert

Time for an oil change? How to bake with nut oils instead of butter

Bake light, chewy cookies and tender, moist cakes with a melting crumb by replacing butter with robust nut oils. Coconut oil and fresh fruit are natural bedfellows, and hazelnut oil adds toothsome luxury to chocolate and rye.<p>Cooking from a hand-held device? Then view this interactive version of …

Avocado recipes

It is easy being green when your readers’ recipes are this good: try out an Asian cocktail dessert, a tasty soup, two tempting salads or a tangy twist on avocado on toast...<p>Even though silly season is over, the next theme is FLUFFY! Apply here or send us an email at recipes@theguardian.com by …

Turn one batch of roasted plums into four different dishes

Tangy roasted plums make a characterful addition to sweet and savoury meals. Bake a generous batch and transform them into a sweet and sour chutney, a sumptuous cobbler, an autumnal duck salad and a rippled ice-cream by the Kitchen Cooperative<p>The plum comes in a mind- boggling number of colours, …

From Peach Cobbler to Banana Pudding: 10 Delicious Labor Day Desserts

Labor Day--the last summer hurrah. Next week, pumpkin lattes and apple spice muffins will be everywhere, so make your weekend extra sweet with these delicious summery treats.<p><b>1. Southern Peach Cobbler</b><p>In this classic Southern dessert, sweet summer peaches and warm spices are topped with buttermilk …

Coffee

Texas planners look to aquifers to prepare for next drought

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — The torrential storms of last month essentially ended one of Texas' worst-ever droughts, but much of the excess water has already flowed into the Gulf of Mexico or will evaporate by year's end.<p>With a wary eye toward the next prolonged dry-streak that inevitably will come, some …

Snorkeling

Marines, corpsman refuse to testify against sergeant at retrial in Iraqi killing

Despite offers of immunity from prosecution, four ex-Marines and a former Navy corpsman have refused to testify against Sgt. Lawrence Hutchins in his retrial in the 2006 killing of an Iraqi.<p>The five — all of whom were convicted in the killing and served time in the brig — asserted their 5th …

Carlos Correa, No. 1 pick in 2012 draft, to join Astros on Monday

HOUSTON -- The Astros are calling up top prospect Carlos Correa, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2012 draft.<p>Correa, who will wear No. 1 for the Astros, …

Baseball

Getting started with Google Photos

Finally, the photos app you've been waiting for.<p>You can have your Android M, your Brillo, your Cardboard and any of the other products announced at Google's I/O developer conference yesterday.<p>I just need Google Photos , a product I've been waiting for to create order out of my sprawling photo …

What I learned from doing the Death Test:

Scientists have developed a test to see if you will survive the next five years. Mortality might not be such a bad thing<p>Today is my 44th birthday. Sort of. Measured in the old-fashioned way, using actual Gregorian years, it would appear that I am now indisputably middle-aged – more than halfway …

Pregnancy

25 Moments That Changed America

The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Catches Fire (Mar. 25, 1911)<p><b>By Michele Anderson</b><p>The Triangle Shirtwaist Company’s fire resulted in the tragic loss of …

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish sect's female driver ban 'unlawful and discriminatory'

Equality and Human Rights Commission tells Belz sect its ruling that women could not drive their children to its schools in North London is illegal<p>The Equality and Human Rights Commission has told the ultra-Orthodox Jewish sect that banned mothers driving their children to school that its behaviour …

4 Glorious Places to Celebrate National Camping Month

By: Fiona Moriarty, Hipmunk<p>June is National Camping Month, and there is no better time to tell stories around the campfire, revel in stargazing, and get up with the sunrise. While some of these spots are not the easiest to get to, we guarantee these destinations will not disappoint. So pack up your …

WWII love letters tell of romance and tragedy

It was not until three years after her mother died in 1990 that DeRonda Elliott opened the suitcase containing the letters her parents exchanged during World War II.<p>Despite her mother’s urging, she had never been able to bring herself to read them. It was her parents’ private story. Her father, …

Relationships

The rise of Taylor Swift to Forbes powerful woman

How did the pop princess earn her place as one of the world's most powerful women?<p>Forbes announced today that Taylor Swift has entered at number 64 of the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women list. With five platinum albums in nine years, and seven Grammys under her belt, it's unsurprising that the …

Taylor Swift

5 Ways Sugar Affects Your Mental Performance

When we eat well, we feel better. Did you know that we also think and perform better?<p>A friend of mine would often give in to sugary snacks or …

Nutrition

Day 3 at the French Open

ATP World Tour

Floods Ravage Texas: Pictures

Houston

Josh Duggar's Father Once Campaigned That Incest and Rape Should Be Punishable by Death

"Rape and incest represent heinous crimes," Jim Bob Duggar had stated.<p>After news broke that Josh Duggar had admitted to the crime of molesting several young girls, reporters have been busy digging through the Duggars' dirty laundry (as expected) and recently discovered a new revelation about the …

Jim Bob Duggar

12 Reasons Why Dehydration Is Bad for Your Body

It doesn’t take much to become dehydrated. Lose just 1.5% of the water in your body (the human body is usually about 60% H2O), and you’ve reached the …

6 Things You Can Do at the Gym to Curb Your Appetite

Make your workout pull double duty with these super simple tips.<p>Most women think of exercise and healthy eating as two totally separate things. But when it comes down to it, one really supports the other. For one, studies show that exercising can curb cravings for unhealthy foods and banish binge …

Identity thieves nabbed 100,000 tax filings from the IRS

Identity thieves used social security numbers and other data to access the tax filings of more than 100,000 Americans this year, the IRS has admitted. In a statement, IRS commissioner John Koskinen said the "Get Transcript" feature, which which allows people to access tax returns and other filings …

Yahoo and Google want to buy Flipboard to up their content game

Search giants Google and Yahoo are interested in buying Flipboard, a newsreader app, according to the Wall Street Journal.<p>The news comes just a day after Twitter was reported to be in talks to acquire the company for about $1 billion. Negotiations have been stalled since April, though.<p>Flipboard …

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Texas floods: Cleanup continues -- and so does the search for bodies

<i>Are you affected by the flooding? Please share your images with CNN iReport</i> if you can do so safely.<p><b>Wimberley, Texas (CNN) —</b> A man prepares to toss a rope into the Blanco River, unsure of what will happen next.<p>Someone is in the murky waters, rescuers believe -- but they don't know yet whether the …

Extreme Weather