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‘This Is Too Much for Us’: Sierra Leone Deluged by Mud and Grief

DAKAR, Senegal — The bodies floated down the streets and piled up at the morgue, where the coroners struggled to find room for all of the dead.<p>An already devastating flood the day before produced even more anguish on Tuesday in Sierra Leone as residents of Freetown, the capital, dug through the mud …

Disease

11 Exercises That Will Help You Eliminate Low Back Pain for Good

Going through daily life with back pain is a serious downer. When a heavy squat snatch triggered something in my lower back during the CrossFit Open earlier this year, I didn’t know the half of what I was in for. Nearly four months, an X-ray, and an MRI later, I’ve completely adjusted my fitness …

Workouts

The Primary Barrier Stopping You From Everything You Want In Life

Jack Canfield once said, "Everything you want is on the other side of fear."<p>Jack Canfield once said, <i>"Everything you want is on the other side of fear."</i> And he's right. But I'm going to take it one step further.<p>Pain, discomfort, shock, boredom, impostor syndrome, awkwardness, fear, being wrong, …

Creativity

Natalee Holloway’s Dad Speaks: She Had No Idea The Danger She Was In On Aruba Trip

Natalee Holloway’s dad is opening up about his daughter’s fateful trip to Aruba after finding what may be her remains. He told HollywoodLife.com that …

Crime

Thomasina Miers’ recipe for Moroccan chicken tray bake

Bring the scents and flavours of Morocco into your home with this cinch of a chicken recipe<p>Imagine yourself sitting in a sun-soaked, dappled courtyard filled with lemon trees, an intricate mosaic underfoot. Whether or not you are able to go abroad this summer, one way to evoke a real sense of …

Recipes

35 Southern Dishes Everyone Should Know How to Make

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Foodies

Kurt Cobain Was Also a Brilliant Visual Artist

He's canonized for his music, but Nirvana's Kurt Cobain was interested in visual art long before he picked up a guitar. In <i>Heavier Than Heaven</i>, biographer Charles R. Cross recounts how a six-year-old Kurt boasted that he'd drawn a perfect image of Mickey Mouse from memory. The work was so good that …

Art

The Ingredient That's About to Change the Way You Bake

I once worked in a basement kitchen that could drop down to 50° F in winter, chilling cookie doughs and cake batters to the extent they couldn’t be creamed. As a workaround, I often warmed my sugar in a low oven to knock off the chill, bringing it up to about 70° F. One day, sidetracked by a series …

Dessert

This Home Workout Will Prevent Low Back Pain and Open Up Your Hips

You know that moment when life starts to feel like a pain in the back? Well, that moment is probably now, considering 31 million Americans experience low back pain at any given time. The best way to avoid ever having to deal with low back pain is with exercise like this back pain prevention workout.<p>…

Exercise

Nurse Wins Prize For Research On Benefits Of Faster Tuberculosis Testing

There was a time when Chenai Mathabire read <i>Vogue</i>, watched beauty pageants on TV and fantasized about being a supermodel. Today she helps the sick and injured as a nurse and epidemiologist.<p>Last month, the 35-year-old Zimbabwean received an International AIDS Society prize for showing thata faster …

Medicine

Mexican muralists transform violent neighbourhoods

<b>For many years the rundown Palmitas neighbourhood that overlooks the Mexican city of Pachuca was a hive of delinquency.</b><p>The drab homes and dimly lit streets that hugged the steep hillside were rife with drug addiction, theft and domestic violence.<p>Now proudly bathed in kaleidoscopic colours, the area …

Mexico

Best Ever Healthier Chocolate Cake

Steps<p>1<p>Done<p>Preheat the oven to 350º F.<p>2<p>Done<p>Spray an 8 inch square pan with cooking spray.<p>3<p>Done<p>In a blender, combine the bananas, greek yogurt, honey, …

Recipes

Boston Braces for Free Speech Rally: 'We Will Not Tolerate Violence'

(BOSTON) — Boston will deploy about 500 police officers on Saturday to prevent possible violence at a free speech rally and planned counterprotests, …

Boston

Trump gets rid of Stephen Bannon, a top proponent of his nationalist agenda

President Trump on Friday dismissed his embattled chief strategist, Stephen K. Bannon, an architect of his 2016 general-election victory and the champion of his nationalist impulses, in a major White House shake-up that follows a week of racial unrest.<p>With Trump’s presidency floundering and his …

Donald Trump

Top 5 Adventure Activities in Bali you Must Try once in your Life

Tucked on the western end of the Lesser Sunda Islands is Bali, a province and island of Indonesia.<p>In terms of tourism and popularity, Bali got its …

Adventure Travel

Why Kit Harington Should Be Your Style Icon

Kit Harington has risen to fame portraying John Snow, the heroic bastard on HBO’s Game Of Thrones. His public profile has been on the rise over the …

Kit Harington

Healthy Breakfasts You Can Make the Night Before, Because You Deserve to Sleep In

It's good to fall into a routine every morning that allows you to set yourself up for the day, and it's especially smart to include breakfast in that pattern. When you have a belly full of protein, carbs, and healthy fats, you'll be unstoppable for the rest of the day. These easy, healthy …

Breakfast

Soy: good or bad for you

Question: I am hearing mixed reports about whether soy is good/bad for you. Wondering which is true? Should I add soy and/or replace some meat or …

Nutrition

What Red Wine Can and Can't Do for Your Health

Every week it seems we're told to grab our corkscrews, raise a glass, and make a toast because—cheers!—wine is good for our health!<p>Now, I certainly …

Longevity

You Should Probably Stop Taking Fish Oil Pills

Everyone wants a healthier heart, and for a while now, we've been told that fish oil pills are the way to get it. But there's a problem with that. Actually, there are many problems with that. In this episode of What's Good, Greatist's founder Derek Flanzraich explains why fish oil pills aren't all …

Fish

Heart Disease Is Preventable, But Many Women Still Don’t Know The Risk Factors

<b>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)</b> — Heart attacks kill five times as many women each year as breast cancer, but many women still don’t know the risk factors for …

Health

Being 'Obese But Fit' Can Still Harm Your Heart Health, Researchers Say

Carrying extra weight, but being otherwise healthy, could still raise your risk of heart attack, according to a new study.

You can rent your own private island in Belize for £465 a night on Airbnb

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Hotels

Become obsessed with clafoutis, a custardy fruit pancake

This summer, I became obsessed with making clafoutis — big baked custardy fruit pancakes. If you look up the definition of clafoutis, it is referred …

Baking

Mom Wants To Ensure Kids Of Color Have Party Supplies That Represent Them

“Everyone is basically saying it’s about time, this is exactly what we need.”<p>After noticing the party supply aisle lacked characters of color, a mom in Florida decided to make sure her kids’ birthdays could feature characters that looked more like them.<p>Lynnette Abbott, the event planner behind …

Parenting

How to find out which supplements you *actually* need to be taking

It’s all too easy to fall down an internet hole and wind up hoarding a small army of supplements in your medicine cabinet. But how do you know which …

Vitamins

Dining In The 'Burbs: 15 Essential Spots For Noodles, Dumplings & More In Richardson

Long gone are the days where suburbanites have to trek out to the city for good food. Take <b>Richardson</b>, for example. Along with the CityLine development bringing a ton of new restaurants to the area, the city's diverse demographics bring a wealth of delicious cuisines from around the world.<p>There are …

Restaurants

Wholesome and Tasty Spinach Scrambled Eggs are Easy to Make

Every time I see this recipe for Scrambled Eggs with Spinach I think of Betsy and the Great World by Maud Hart Lovelace, one of my favorite books of …

Brunch

Fast, healthy appetizer: Lemony beet hummus

After cooking school, I was offered an internship at a Mediterranean restaurant in San Francisco. I jumped at the opportunity. On the first day …

Recipes

Expert’s take: A decade of efforts to combat sexual violence in conflict—Where are we now?

<b>Date:</b> 19 June 2017<p>About the author<p>Pablo Castillo Díaz is a Policy Specialist at UN Women, focusing on efforts to prevent and respond to sexual and …

UN Security Council