Gail Harmelink

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Transform Those Spotty Bananas into These 19 Desserts

When buying a bunch of bananas, I always start out with the best intentions. I’m going to eat them as a healthy on-the-go snack, or slice them over my morning cereal or yogurt. I’m going to tuck them into the side pocket of my backpack to save me from hanger. But inevitably, I don’t eat all of the …

Breakfast

Praying Mantises Don Tiny Goggles to Help Us Understand 3-D Vision

Researchers long thought humans were the only critters out there that could see in three dimensions. Known as stereopsis, the trick takes a lot of …

Insects

The New York Giants Had the Time of Their Lives Making This Dirty Dancing Super Bowl Tribute

There’s no time like Super Bowl Sunday to fall back into the warm, comforting embrace of a well-worn cultural touchstone.<p>The NFL did not disappoint …

NFL

How robo-callers outwitted the government and completely wrecked the Do Not Call list

On the morning of Oct. 1, 2015, a middle-aged telemarketer arrived at the Washington headquarters of the Federal Trade Commission. His name was Aaron Michael Jones, or possibly Michael Aaron Jones, and in any case, he went by Mike. According to court documents, Mike was a father and widower. He …

Identity Theft

Facing Down Flu: 5 Things To Know Now

Aja C. Holmes planned to go to work last week, but her flu symptoms — a cough, fever and severe body aches that worsened overnight — had other ideas.<p>"It felt like somebody took a bat and beat my body up and down," said Holmes, 39, who works as a residential life director at California State …

The Tattooist of Auschwitz - and his secret love

<b>For more than 50 years, Lale Sokolov lived with a secret - one born in the horrors of wartime Europe, in a place that witnessed some of the worst of man's inhumanity to man.</b><p>It would not be shared until he was in his 80s, thousands of miles from that place.<p>Lale had been the Tattooist of …

The right way to google your symptoms

Is googling your symptoms a good idea or a bad idea? One way to find out is to google this question. Type “googling symptoms” into Google’s search bar, and you’ll be confronted by a slew of headlines like “Doctors really, really want you to stop googling your symptoms” and “Here’s why googling your …

AdWords

Want to Be Happy? Think Like an Old Person

Jonas Mekas turned 95 this year and won a lifetime achievement award in Frankfurt, Germany. Ping Wong, 92, learned new rules for playing mah-jongg. Helen Moses, who turned 93, mostly gave up talk of marrying Howie Zeimer, her steady companion of the last eight years. Ruth Willig, 94, broke a bone …

The Arts

3 Fun Crafts to Do on a Freezing Weekend

With New York City and much of the Eastern Seaboard feeling like a frozen hellscape fresh out of <i>The Day After Tomorrow</i>,we’re planning to spend much …

Sewing

Origami artist takes cranes to a whole new level

There's folding paper, then there's these incredible, tiny works of art.<p>Origami has been around for centuries and is hugely popular in many Asian …

8 creative ways to upcycle old Christmas cards

From New Year's Eve decorations to bookmarks...<p>Christmas cards are a great way to send a message of love to family and friends during the holiday …

How to make Christmas crackers

This fun and easy craft will really add some “pop” to your holiday dinner.<p><b>Steps:</b><p>1. “We’re out of toilet paper!” but don’t throw out those rolls, …

Ingenious Newspaper Printed Two Full Patterned Pages to Use as Gift Wrap

Traditional gift paper might seem like your only choice during the holidays, but there are many alternatives to wrapping paper. One eco-friendly way is through fabric gift wrap, but that’s largely left up to the cloth that you have at your disposal. The <i>Heilbronner Stimme</i>, a daily newspaper in …

5 easy, festive napkin folds for the holidays

Even an amateur can pull off these impressive, cheerful folds.<p>If you're looking for simple, easy ways to add festive touches to your holiday table, …

100 Great Ideas for Inexpensive Homemade Gifts

Holidays, birthdays, special occasions and moments of "just because" are opportunities to give a gift to someone you care about. There's something …