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I've Been to 100 Caribbean Islands—This Is the One I Always Recommend

The Caribbean is synonymous with idyllic white-sand beaches and azure water, but for traveler and journalist Ashlan Cousteau, that's just one of the …

Caribbean

3 Foods You Probably Eat That Are Dangerous For Your Brain According To Science

Seven years ago, Max Lugavere was sitting at the dinner table when he asked his mother to pass the salt. The simple request should have take a fraction of a second, but it took his mother three or four. Those were the first signs that something was wrong. Within a few months, he and his brother …

Nutrition

Bankrupt Puerto Rico Buys Governor a $245,000 SUV. Anger Ensues

Even as Puerto Rico’s residents were bracing for painful austerity measures, the bankrupt commonwealth spent $245,000 on a bulletproof Chevrolet …

Puerto Rico

There's over a quadrillion tons of diamonds below Earth's surface, scientists estimate - CNN Style

Written by Ayana ArchieRalph Ellis, CNN<p>As it turns out, diamonds in the Earth are much more common than we thought. About 1,000 times more common, according to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.<p>A new study by an interdisciplinary team of researchers used seismic technology (the same kind …

Earth Science

Worried About Dementia? You Might Want to Check Your Blood Pressure

Every day, Dr. Walter Koroshetz, 65, takes a pill as part of his effort to help keep his brain healthy and sharp.<p>The pill is his blood pressure medication. And Koroshetz, who directs the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, says controlling high blood pressure helps him reduce …

Dementia

Plutonium Was Stolen From the Back of a Van at a Texas Marriott

More than a year later, state and federal officials don’t know where the plutonium—one of the most valuable and dangerous substances on earth—is.<p><i>By</i> …

Nuclear Energy

27 Incredibly Helpful Life Hacks You Didn’t Know You Needed

Life isn’t meant to be easy, but since evolution and civilisation removed the ever-present threat of being mauled by a sabre-toothed tiger, or …

Hacking

The One Mistake Nearly Everyone Makes When Pan Searing a Steak

Cooking a restaurant-worthy steak on the stovetop should not be a daunting task. Read through these blunders, resolve to avoid them, and you can …

BBQ

25 DIY Projects Using Marble

Marble is hot right now… it’s popping up all over web, and not just on counters and backsplashes. It is being used in various forms for all kinds of …

homedecoration

I Just Discovered Melting Potatoes and I’m Officially Serving Them With Everything

Now this is a Pinterest trend I can get behind.<p>We weren’t actively seeking a new way to cook potatoes. In fact, we think there’s a pretty solid …

Recipes

China's Endangered 'Magic Rabbit' Photographed For The First Time In 20 Years

Someone save this tiny pika<p>In remote northwest China, the cliffs of the Tian Shan mountains provide the last holdout for the Ili pika, a tiny rabbit relative with a shrinking habitat.<p>The Ili pika was always a rare and elusive creature, and it’s becoming rarer. Last summer it was photographed for …

Nature

Here’s a Handy Way to Understand Healthy Serving Sizes

Unfortunately, this isn’t quite the full story. In fact, the serving size on a food label is determined by the manufacturer—and not the USDA, who …

Nutrition

20 Purrfect DIY Projects for Cat Owners – Page 10

Window Perch<p>Cats love staring out the window; even though mine can simply hop out the open window and actually be outside, I usually catch her just …

Cats

Japanese hermit forced to give up his remote island paradise after nearly 30 years living naked and foraging for food

Masafumi Nagasaki was living in a state of perfect bliss, spending his days wondering naked and alone on a Pacific island, watching baby turtles hatch from eggs and foraging for food.<p>That is, until reports of his ill health prompted police to take him away from his Robinson Crusoe-like existence …

Japan

Make your own custom LEDs using hot glue!

Tired of using the same old plastic LEDs in your projects? It’s time to grab a hot glue gun and some confectionary moulds to create your own custom …

Raspberry Pi

The Little-Known Trick to Grilling Juicy Burgers

Hint: Stock up on ice cubes!<p>From grilling novices to seasoned pros who know their seasoning, we’re all on the perpetual quest for the perfect burger. …

Cooking

These Honey Garlic Baked Cauliflower Bites Are Irresistible — Delicious Links

<i>Kitchn's</i> <i>Delicious Links</i><i> column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our …

Recipes

This Easy Hack Will Keep Your Berries Fresher Longer

For every 10 fresh berries you manage to pop into your mouth and enjoy, there are approximately two* that end up covered in fuzzy mold in the blink …

Kitchens

US restaurants host refugee chefs who offer a taste of home

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — At San Francisco's Tawla restaurant, Muna Anaee powdered her hands with flour and gently broke off a piece of golden dough to prepare bread eaten in Iraq, the country she fled with her family.<p>Anaee was preparing more than 100 loaves for diners Wednesday night as part of a …

San Francisco

Lose Up to 14 Pounds in One Week on the French Soup Diet

When diet researchers in Paris recently began tracking the food choices of locals, they quickly learned that French women eat a lot of soup. And …

How to Double The Life of Your Air Conditioner

Keep doing this, and your air conditioner will be around for a LONG time.<p>Air conditioners are certainly not cheap. They are an investment for your …

Work Remotely? This Little-Known Tax Provision Could Save You Thousands

The IRS will give you up to $16,000 to explore the world. Here's how.<p>In the digital age, it is no longer unique to work remotely. Many jobs can be done from home with little more than a computer, a VPN, and a stable internet connection. This can be an excellent option for both employers who can …

Retirement

Brace Yourself: Here's the Exact Full-Body Workout I Did With the Kettlebell King

If you know me at all, you know I'm a little obsessed with the kettlebell. I was lucky enough to learn from some of the best teachers out there, including Eric Leija, senior kettlebell coach at Onnit who's also known as primal.swoledier on Instagram. He's affectionately called the Kettlebell King. …

How to Balance a Ceiling Fan

credit: kirill4mula/iStock/GettyImages<p>Clean and Inspect the Blades<p>credit: powershot/iStock/GettyImages<p>Clean the blades on ceiling fans to keep them …

DIY

If You Paint Your Front Door This Color, Your House Could Sell for $6,000 More

Thinking about starting—or finishing—some projects around the home this summer? Good call: It’s always a good idea to make some updates to increase …

Real Estate

27 Chicken Meal Prep Recipes That Never Get Boring

We love the <i>idea</i> of meal prep. But eating the same soggy leftovers three days in a row? Not exactly our thing. So we’ve found 27 recipes that are so …

A Chicago teen, shot in the head, was covered with a sheet by paramedics. He died nearly a day later

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Chicago teenager who had been shot in the head multiple times was presumed dead and covered with a sheet by paramedics before onlookers noticed he was still moving, police and fire officials said Tuesday.<p>Erin Carey, a 17-year-old who had just graduated from high school, was shot in the …

Crime

15 Foil-Packet Dinner Recipes That Make Cleanup a Breeze

We’re all about a cooking technique that will help us get dinner on the table quickly with no dishes. Turns out, you’ve had the answer in your …

Cooking

12 Trees That Will Ruin Your Yard

Don’t even think about planting these pests.<p>We love trees. They can provide shade; fall, spring, or year-round color; and plenty of visual interest …

8 Easy DIY Faux Marble Projects

You like the look of marble, but its high-price puts it just out of reach. Depending on the surface, you may be able to fake the look of expensive …