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7 Really Easy Dinners for Not-So-Easy Days

We all have those days. The ones where we’re feeling blue or anxious or angry—emotions that aren’t pleasant to sit with. My sister likes to remind me that we need the lows to appreciate the highs, that it’s all just a part of the human experience. And she’s not wrong. But those days still …

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China's 'social credit' system bans millions from travelling

It sounds like the plot line from an episode of Black Mirror set in a dystopian future, but China's “social credit” system has already seen over 12 million people slapped with domestic travel bans as punishment for bad behaviour.<p>Nine million Chinese have been banned from buying domestic flights, …

Ways You're Getting Ripped Off When You Travel Abroad

People go to extraordinary lengths to save up for a Big Trip. There are the small things -- like taking a miserable ham sandwich to work every day …

New approach to abdominal aortic aneurysm saves lives

A hidden, often deadly heart condition with no clear known cause nearly killed 54-year-old Gina Berg two years ago. If not for a new surgical technique, a minimally invasive procedure which uses 3-D printing technology, the adventurous Berg might never have been able to return to her passions of …

Ancient genetic "kill switch" causes cancer cells to self-destruct

Cancer is one of our most persistent enemies, but while we now have advanced immune systems to fight the good fight, how did early multicellular life …

Cancer

U.N. Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapons Approved by Nations That Don’t Have Nukes

The United Nations on Friday finalized a landmark treaty calling for the complete destruction and outright prohibition of nuclear weapons until the …

Bride Too Embarrassed To Get Married While Overweight Loses 135 lbs To Walk Down The Aisle

Your wedding day is, aside from the day you have kids or the day that the vending machine gives you two cokes for the price of one, one of the most important days of your life. So it makes sense that anyone getting married would want to look their very best — different for every person — as they …

Fitness

Amazon is importing Ronia the Robber’s Daughter, the first Studio Ghibli TV series

And also taking its pilot Little Big Awesome to series<p>Amazon Studios has picked up the American rights to <i>Ronia The Robber's Daughter</i>, a 26-episode Japanese animated series co-produced by Studio Ghibli, directed by Ghibli's Goro Miyazaki, and animated by CGI animation studio Polygon. The American …

Gene therapy offers hope for treatment of sickle cell anaemia

Scientists to begin trials for treatment to overcome inherited disease that affects 300,000 newborn babies a year<p>Scientists are finalising plans to use gene therapy to treat one of the world’s most widespread inherited diseases – sickle cell anaemia. The technique could begin trials next year, say …

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Disgusting Practices: Most Poultry Workers Can't Even Use The Bathroom

Just to clarify, I am not a vegetarian or a vegan. I do eat meat. Just not cheap, processed meat. So do not mistake this article for some sort of fueled, anti-meat protest, because it's not.<p><b>On to the goods here...</b><p>Mass produced, processed meat is almost never a good idea. It's the type of cheap crap …

Life-changing Sickle Cell Disease treatment approved by NHS watchdog

A new automatic blood transfusion treatment will half the number of visits to hospital for people with Sickle Cell Disease<p>Thousands of people suffering from Britain’s most common genetic disorder have been offered new hope after the health watchdog approved a ground-breaking new treatment.<p>Sickle …

See the 50 Best Images Taken by Hubble

Pillars of Creation: Originally taken on April 1, 1995, this image has become one of the most iconic to come from the Hu<p>... VIEW MORE<p>NASA/ESA/Hubble …

Universe

The 100 greatest novels of all time

<b>Our critics choose the best novels ever written, from Tolkien to Proust</b><p>100 <b>The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien (1954-55)</b><p>Hairy-toed hobbit Frodo leaves home to defend the world from dark forces by destroying a cursed ring, in Tolkien's epic trilogy. WH Auden thought this tale of fantastic creatures …

People Are VERY Upset That Joan Rivers Was Not Included In The Oscars "In Memoriam"

After all those red carpets... Updated with a statement from the Academy.<p>Rivers was a prominent face on the red carpet at the Academy Awards, conducting interviews during the pre-show since 1995. She also hosted <i>Fashion Police</i> on E! from 2010 until the time of her death. Rivers had an established …

Samsung smart TVs send unencrypted voice recognition data across internet

Researcher discovers that voice commands and their interpreted words are clearly visible to anyone attempting to look<p>Some Samsung smart TVs are sending users’ voice searches and data over the internet unencrypted, allowing hackers and snoopers to listen in on their activity.<p>The revelation comes 10 …

20 Habits Happy Couples Have (But Never Talk About)

<i>Nothing in this world is more difficult than love.<br>And nothing is more worth it.</i><p>A happy couple is not a ‘perfect couple’ that comes together, but an …

Secret of long life may be written in stars, scientists find

Norwegian researchers found people born during times of high Sun activity died around five years before those born in periods of solar silence<p>The secret of long life may really be written in the stars - well the Sun at least - after scientists discovered that solar activity at birth predicts …

Here, Have a Happy Pill: OK Go's New Video

I just saw this on Jezebel and had to share. I'm thinking we could all use a small coffee-break sized pick me up right about now and this is a visual …

Banana Recipes for Athletes

Bananas are an athlete staple. They pack a nutritional punch with high levels of potassium, vitamin B6 and fiber and (despite common belief to the contrary) they score low on the Glycemic Index, meaning they won't spike your blood sugar. They're also versatile and can be used in everything from …

15 Kitchen DIYs That Take One Hour Or Less

Want to spruce up your kitchen but don't have much time on your hands? These 15 super-simple DIY projects take less than an hour to complete.<p><b>1. Repaint your mugs</b><p><i>This Heart of Mine</i><p>Are you the unfortunate owner of a set of mugs you just can't fall in love with? Unless they're a priceless family …

Charles Barkley: 'Brainwashed' blacks hold up success - CNN.com

More than 80,000 people have signed a petition to cancel the TLC reality show "19 Kinds and Counting" for what the petition says is an anti-LGBT stance. According to the petition, Michelle Duggar's voice can be heard on a recorded call from this past summer urging the citizens of Fayetteville, …

Elon Musk warns against unleashing artificial intelligence 'demon'

Elon Musk has met a technology he doesn't like.<p>Musk, who promises to take humans to new heights with space and battery technologies, was especially grounded in his latest caution on artificial intelligence.<p>Elon Musk<p>He told an audience at MIT on Friday that "we should be very careful about …

Charting: The Best Flat Boots for Fall

Whether you prefer a trendy ankle boot, a mens-inspired brogue or a classic esquestrian riding shoe—we rounded up some of the best fall boots that exude styl<p>Whether you prefer a trendy ankle boot, a mens-inspired brogue or a classic esquestrian riding shoe—we rounded up some of the best fall boots …

Ebola Q and A: Here's what you need to know

The Ebola news keeps pouring in.<p>Two nurses who treated the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States are in isolation.<p>A nursing assistant in Spain who contracted the disease has been declared free of the virus.<p>Health officials have cleared many of the people who came in contact with …

60 Epic Celebrity Halloween Costume Ideas

From Jessica Rabbit to Marie Antoinette...<p>BAZAAR looks back at some of our favorite celebrity Halloween costumes for all your dress-up inspiration from sultry to spooky.

Glamping In Portugal

<i>*Photo Credit:Manuel Billiones</i><p>During the summer months of Portugal, the weather is sunny and warm and the cool nights are made for jean shorts and cashmere sweaters. I arrived in the early afternoon, taking a cab into a city that is located only fifteen minutes away from the airport. Besides …

The 10 Dirtiest Spots in Your Kitchen

Use this cleaning checklist to kill all the germs in your cooking zone.<p>Think your kitchen is squeaky clean? Not so fast. "Moisture and food particles make it the perfect environment for growing germs that can make you sick," says Kelly A. Reynolds, PhD, an environmental microbiologist at the …

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I Ate 15 Ramen in Tokyo and Here's What I Learned

<i>Chashu Pork Ramen in Shibuya</i><p>When I arrived in Tokyo, I already harbored a deep love for ramen--the Japanese noodle soup with an increasing fan following in America. But I soon discovered I had a very narrow view of the tasty dish. Having only previously eaten ramen in the U.S. and France, I was …

Salty Chocolate Chunk Cookies

24 Servings<p>Finishing your chocolate chunk cookies cookies with a flaky salt like Maldon brings out the chocolate flavor and tempers the sweetness, creating the ultimate sweet and salty snack. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>January 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 1/2 cups …

Recipes

7 Unbelievable Furniture Makeovers

Leslie Pritchard, owner of Dallas-based furniture shop Again & Again, revamps some vintage finds.<p>Leslie Pritchard, owner of Dallas-based furniture shop Again & Again, revamps some vintage finds.

Furniture