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Long-lost letter from dying mom found in used book

<b>(CNN) —</b> Gordon Draper, the owner of Bondgate Books in Bishop Auckland, England, was going through a stack of books at his store when an envelope containing a handwritten letter slipped out from between some pages.<p>"Bethany," the letter began, "If your dad is reading this to you, it is because I have …

Emotions

10 5-Ingredient Valentine’s Day Desserts Even a Novice Baker Can Handle

Whether you’re hosting a Galentine’s Day party for your closest BFFs or have a hot date planned this Valentine’s Day, everyone loves a good romantic dessert at the end of the night. But that doesn’t mean you need to scour Pinterest for hours trying to choose between a no-bake dessert that doesn’t …

This photograph was the most agonizing thing I saw at Auschwitz

I'd been dreading my visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau for months. It would be the hardest part of an already-difficult group trip through Poland and the Czech Republic that I'd signed up for on a whim before my 24th birthday.<p>Auschwitz was the biggest of the Nazi concentration camps, where some 1.1 …

Most Anticipated: The Great 2016 Book Preview

We think it’s safe to say last year was a big year for the book world. In addition to new titles by <b>Harper Lee</b>, <b>Jonathan Franzen</b>, and <b>Lauren Groff</b>, we …

Books

How to talk to anyone: the experts' guide

<b>How to talk to… children and teenagers, by family therapist Karen Holford</b><p>Children often don’t have the words to say what they’re feeling, and they don’t always understand what we’re looking for when we ask them questions. So if you ask, “How was your day?” and you’re met with a grunt or a shrug, …

Relationships

How to take better holiday photos through science

I am not being altogether serious but my goal here is to dismantle C.P. Snow’s separation of the sciences and the humanities into ‘two cultures’ to help you take better photographs.<p>The division is for the most part imaginary – a self-fulfilling prophecy. People of intelligence usually have broad …

Photography

While you were sleeping, your brain was working overtime

Sleep has profound importance in our lives, such that we spend a considerable proportion of our time engaging in it. Sleep enables the body—including the brain—to recover metabolically, but contemporary research has been moving to focus on the active rather than recuperative role that sleep has on …

Sleep

10 Genius New Uses for Dish Soap

It helps with so much more than just cleaning greasy pots and pans.<p>Dish detergent might be a sink-side staple, but its cleaning power is incredibly helpful all over the house. Because the liquid is mild, it's often a great choice over harsher chemicals (plus, we bet you've got an ever-ready …

Police Can Require You To Unlock A Fingerprint-Secured Smartphone

Judge Steven C. Frucci’s ruling states that fingerprints are not passwords, but instead fall into the same category as DNA or handwriting samples, which police are allowed to request from defendants.<p>Electronic fingerprint security has begun to emerge from sci-fi and into the everyday world, thanks …

Will Your Next Best Friend Be A Robot?

Robots can already vacuum your house and drive your car. Soon, they will be your companions.<p>The Japanese crowd sits hushed and somber as the character on stage turns away from his co-star, an actress seated on the floor in front of a small table. He lowers his head, then turns to face the audience …

Robotics

Surgeons transplant heart that had stopped beating

<b>Surgeons in Australia say they have performed the first heart transplant using a "dead heart".</b><p>Donor hearts from adults usually come from people who are confirmed as brain dead but with a heart still beating.<p>A team at St Vincent's Hospital in Sydney revived and then transplanted hearts that had …

Medicine

Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes With Bacon, Parmesan, and Parsley Recipe

Juicy cherry tomatoes are packed full of smoky, crunchy bacon, salty Parmesan cheese, creamy mayo, and a sprinkling of bright, fresh parsley for a simple, crowd-pleasing hors d'oeuvre.<p><b>Note:</b> If you happen to have a melon-baller, by all means use the smaller scoop to scoop out the tomato seeds.<p>Read …

Salted Caramel Rice Krispie Treats

Do you guys wanna know something weird? We’re 6 1/2 years into this blog, over a thousand recipes into this blog, and I haven’t posted much in the …

5 Links to Read Before Eating Zucchini

<i>Each week, we’ll be sharing a comprehensive list of links to help you master something new in the kitchen. Culinary greatness, here you come.</i><p><i>Today: Celebrating zucchini, the u</i><i>biquitous</i> <i>summer squash.</i><p>Compared to other summer produce, zucchini's got it rough. The (let's face it) bland squash is up …

Food

Gouda Grits with Smoky Brown Butter Shrimp

Gouda Grits with Smoky Brown Butter Shrimp.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> August 11, 2014 102<p>I can’t even with this dish.<p>It’s not my typical Monday dish but it is …