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Scientists unravel the mystery of the Roman 'gate to hell'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two thousand years ago, ancient tourists flocked to a Greco-Roman temple in Hierapolis, modern-day Turkey, situated on top of a cave once purported to be the gateway to the underworld.<p>They watched in awe as animals, from birds to bulls, dropped dead at its entrance. The cave, named the …

Colorful Paper-Cut Sculpture Captures the Diversity of a Coral Reef

French paper designer and illustrator Mlle Hipolyte creates colorful sculptures out of intricately cut paper shapes. Previously mentioned for her three-dimensional animal masks, the artist’s latest piece of paper art is a magnificent, three-dimensional representation of a vibrant coral reef. Titled</i> …

Paper Craft

Beat the bloat: 5 foods to avoid — and what to add to your diet

Bloat is a buildup of gas in the abdomen, usually caused by digestion or swallowed air. Here are a few things you can do to combat it.<p>We all have our own unique eating styles and food preferences, but most of us have a strong dislike for bloat. Agree with me? I thought so! As a nutritionist, I hear …

Wellness

How to eat: scrambled eggs on toast

This month, How to Eat is tackling the classic breakfast dish. That means no cheese, no avocado, no hot sauce – just eggs, sourdough and salted butter<p>In the 12 months to July 2017, British egg sales topped 6bn for the first time ever. Apparently, health-conscious shoppers are abandoning the …

Breakfast

Do This Hip Opener Against the Wall, and You'll Never Do It on the Floor Again

You're not sure which is worse — your tight hips or your sore lower back. They're all connected, so you want to focus on stretching them both to get relief from tightness and pain.<p>Butterfly is a common yoga pose that targets both these areas, and if you've never done it against a wall, get ready …

If a woman has these 14 qualities never let her go, scientists say

People in long term relationships will someday get to the point where they need to ask themselves: Is this really the person I want to spend the rest …

Relationships

The Trumps' anniversary was Monday, but you wouldn't have known it

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Donald and Melania Trump marked 13 years of marriage on Monday, but signs of a celebration were conspicuously absent.<p>In a whirlwind news day focused primarily on the government shutdown, the first couple exchanged no public notes of endearment. The day came and went with no …

Anna Jones’s kale recipes

January is all about wintry greens such as kale, which brings a bright and fresh note to verdant garlic pasta, and a deep and rich one to a hearty soup<p>I am in a green phase, and drawn like a moth to sea-green velvet cushions and dresses, while the tear sheets for my new kitchen are an almost-black …

10 core exercises that are better for your back (and body) than crunches

These exercises protect your back and neck, and target more of your abdominal muscles than crunches alone.<p>The abdominals are a pain point for many gym goers. We habitually grab a mat, get down on our backs and start crunching away with the goal of finally carving out those elusive six-pack abs. But …

Workouts

Try These 13 Healthy Cookies for a Guilt-Free Sweet Fix

Humpback whale ‘saves’ marine biologist from tiger shark

Marine biologist, Nan Hauser, says a humpback whale protected her from a 15-foot tiger shark during a recent dive in the Cook Islands.

Add This 4-Ingredient Gnocchi Skillet to Your Meal Plan ASAP

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over medium-high heat. Add the gnocchi and cook for 2 minutes or according to package directions. Drain …

Here Are The Recipes You Should Try In 2018

Here's what our readers loved most this year.

Wake Up To This Cheddar and Tomato Breakfast Casserole

Lightly grease a 9x13-inch baking dish with nonstick spray or olive oil. In a large skillet, heat the butter over medium heat until it melts and …

Breakfast

Capitol Hill Bean Soup Recipe

Step 1<p>Place beans in a Dutch oven; add water to cover, and soak 8 hours or overnight. Drain beans. Add ham bone and water. Cover and bring to a boil …

FBI eyes brothers in possible attack on Border Patrol agents

<b>(CNN) —</b> The FBI is investigating two brothers as "persons of interest" in a possible attack two weeks ago that left one Border Patrol agent dead and another seriously injured near Van Horn, Texas.<p>The bureau, following up on a tip from an informant, is pursuing a theory that the brothers, …

This Is the Most Popular Quiche Recipe on Pinterest

A good quiche feels like a small victory in the kitchen. It's a relatively easy dish to make, it can be inexpensive, and you can eat it for any meal …

Slow-Cooker Carrot Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Tightly twist a 3-foot length of aluminum foil to create a rack for slow cooker. Shape foil into a zigzag across bottom of 5- to …

Slow Cookers

Children are learning to code with new toys they can touch and feel

So you want your kid to grow up to be Mark Zuckerberg? Get them started early. Toymakers are creating everything from board games to wooden logic puzzles to teach children—as young as three years old—how to code.<p>Kano and Primo Toys sell play sets that mix hardware and software, creating a hands-on …

Kids

New York Officials Fear Closing of U.S. Lab Combating Biological Threats

WASHINGTON — The Department of Homeland Security plans to close a New York-based laboratory that has helped the city’s Police and Fire Departments develop systems to detect nuclear and biological threats, a move that some local officials fear could hamper efforts to prevent and respond to terrorist …

An Internet-Famous Cookie Worthy of Baking in Real Life

Last fall, an aberrant chocolate chip cookie turned up in my Instagram feed. As wide as a salad plate and flat as a flounder, it appeared thin, but it was somehow layered with slabs of chocolate. Oddest of all, it was ringed, like a tree trunk — as if a chunk of chocolate had been dropped in the …

Dessert

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Taste Beyond The Tongue

This Is the Most Popular Salmon Recipe on Pinterest

It's no secret that salmon is a favorite among many home cooks. It's healthy, it's versatile, and it's readily available. The most popular iteration …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Taste Beyond The Tongue