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For Palestinian Kids, the Terror of Occupation Is a Daily Reality

For Palestinian children living in the West Bank, the threatening presence of Israeli soldiers and settlers serves as a constant reminder of the "continuous oppression and dispossession" of occupation.<p>After her arrest late last year, 17-year-old Palestinian Ahed Tamimi dominated headlines on the …

Israel

Trump Adviser Tony Perkins Just Got A Global License To Spread His Anti-LGBT Hate

Now a member of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, Family Research Council leader Tony Perkins can practice anti-LGBT prejudice …

Religion

Kill and Kill and Kill

Photo by Jordi Bernabeu Farrús | CC BY 2.0Two spectacles unfolded in Palestine on Monday. In Gaza, Israeli army snipers shot and killed 58 …

Israel

10 Mosquito Repelling Plants to Keep You Safe this Summer

Did you know that only the female mosquito bites? Let that sink in for a second. As much as we all get…

Gardening

A tasty way to get a healthy serving of meat and vegetables | The Star

<b>4</b> cloves garlic, chopped<p><b>1</b> broccoli, cut into florets and blanched<p><b>2 tsp (10 mL)</b> harissa paste<p>Salt and pepper<p>Preheat grill, setting burners to high. …

At Work: To succeed, learn to take criticism

Those who get defensive tend to be less happy with their job<p>Women tend to take judgment personally<p>Men often try to deflect blame%2C not take responsibility<p>You're not going to like what you're about to hear.<p>But you will be better for it.<p>If you can handle criticism like that — with open mind and …

Self-help

Essentials: Urban Camo

We’ve been known to throw the word “urban” around quite often. So before pressing on, we feel it would behoove us provide some clarification as to …

All the Best Spring Buys From Your Favorite Affordable Stores

Mass-market and fast-fashion retailers are always refreshing their shelves with brand-new stuff you want and can afford, but the beginning of a new season is an especially savvy time to see what's what. That's when you'll catch all of the extra-special pieces they've promoted in their advertising …

7 High-Protein Muffin Tin Breakfasts That Are Perfect for Meal Prep

Nutrition

Iskra Lawrence's Sexy One-Piece Has Some Revealing Cutouts You're Going to Want to See

Let's be real for a moment — rocking a high-leg swimsuit is no easy feat, but Iskra Lawrence was clearly up for the challenge. The curve model posted a selfie on the pristine beaches of the Florida Keys wearing an ultra-sexy one-piece from Aerie. Iskra, who's Aerie's brand ambassador, enjoyed a day …

The benefits of social withdrawal

Artists and scientists are less interested in socializing than other people are, according to Gregory Feist, who studies the psychology of creativity …

The Crispiest, Juiciest, 30-Minute Roast Chicken

Think a succulent roast chicken has to be reserved for lazy Sundays? Think again. I came up with the fastest, easiest, juiciest roast chicken and …

The obesity paradox debunked: People with extra pounds do not live longer, study shows

For several years, researchers have struggled to explain the obesity paradox. This is the observation that, after being diagnosed with cardiovascular disease, people who are overweight or obese live longer than people who have a healthy weight.<p>How is it possible for those extra pounds to provide …

In A Quantum Universe, Even Mass Is Uncertain

In the microscopic world of the quantum particle, there are certain rules that are wholly unfamiliar to us on a macroscopic scale. If you measure a particle’s position and ask “where are you,” the more accurately you learn the answer, you’ll fundamentally know its motion, or its momentum, less …

Physics

16 Traditional Cuban Foods to Try Before You Die

¡Qué delicioso!<p>February 20, 2018<p>The most important thing I ever learned from my Cuban Abuela is that food is powerful. The right dish can lighten …

Drop Nine Pounds in Three Days by Transforming Your Gut Bacteria

Not long ago, scientists realized that “trillions of bacteria living in our guts have a surprising effect on our weight,” according to Dr. Oz. Turns …

Nutrition

Tom Brady claims an extreme diet and fitness regimen keep him playing at age 40 — but science says it's mostly bogus

On Sunday, Tom Brady will play in his eighth career Super Bowl as the quarterback for the New England Patriots — at the age of 40. That's insane longevity for an NFL QB, yet Brady still appears to be in excellent health.<p>It's understandable that people want to know how he does it.<p>Brady attributes …

Wellness

First actively run pot ETF starts trading as sector soars

As the Canadian cannabis sector heats up, so is a battle between passive and active exchange-traded funds who each claim to have the better strategy for investors looking to make money in the sizzling sector.<p>The Redwood Marijuana Opportunities Fund, the world's first actively managed marijuana ETF, …

Are Canadian Marijuana Stocks Ticking Time Bombs?

Canadian pot stocks are sitting pretty at the moment, but they're harboring a secret that could destroy shareholder value within a few months or …

Pair of Canadian marijuana firms eye initial public offering

Canadians are five months away from being able to legally spark up a joint, but the party has already started in the cannabis industry, with two marijuana producers planning to go public in coming weeks.<p>Ahead of the government's July 1 date for federal legalization of recreational marijuana, The …

Study Links Low-Carb Diets to Brain and Spinal Cord Problems in Babies

Here's a good reason to eat more bread: Researchers found that avoiding carbs before pregnancy may increase the risk of birth defects.<p>Many women believe being on a low-carb diet like Atkins, Paleo, Keto, or gluten-free can improve their health, but they may unknowingly be putting their future …

Canada’s agri-businesses will soar under the CPTPP

<i>Sylvain Charlebois is professor in food distribution and policy and dean of the faculty of management at Dalhousie University.</i><p>Even as the North American free-trade agreement talks continue, we've learned that the Trans-Pacific Partnership is not dead after all. In fact, the trade deal among Pacific …

Canada

It’s High Times for Pot Deals in Canada Ahead of Legalization

A wave of consolidation is heating up in Canada’s burgeoning marijuana industry as companies jockey for advantages in production and branding before …

Cannabis

The Dangers of Taking PPIs for Acid Reflux

There might be serious consequences to taking these drugs long-term.<p>You've probably felt it at some point—that sharp, burning sensation that starts in your gut and climbs up the back of your throat, possibly after your second cup of coffee, or that extra helping of fries.<p>We tend to call it …

This Beautiful Gallery Is For Owl Lovers

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best photos showing any type of owl in the Only Owls Photo contest with chances to win a Sigma …

When Your Neck Is Killing You After A Long Day, Unwind With This Soothing Yoga Flow

We live in a time when it's basically a given that, no matter what you do for a living or how you spend your days, you can likely be found hunched …

10-Minute Triceps Workout

The triceps are an often-neglected group of arm muscles. Since they're much smaller than the bigger, more obvious biceps—you'll rarely find someone …

New York City

12 Reasons Why You Should Grow Mint At Home And How To Do It

Mint or also known as <i>Mentha</i> is a genus of plants in the family Lamiaceae. There are around 13 to 18 different species of mint. Mint has sharp, …

Norma Kamali’s “cleanse” bread is so good, you can eat it for (healthy!) dessert

<i>An accomplished designer as well as a longtime wellness enthusiast, Norma Kamali is proof that when you prioritize your well-being, anything is</i> …