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Flower power: Woman creates elaborate works of art only using plants

Sometimes the most beautiful works of art come straight from Mother Nature.<p>Chicago-based mother-daughter duo Vicki and Brooke Rawlins run Sister …

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Muhammad Ali’s final 12 months captured in poignant photos with family and friends

As the world mourns the loss of Muhammad Ali, photos shared on social media capture his final 12 months surrounded by family and friends.<p>Despite his deteriorating health and frailty, the boxing great’s famous sense of humour and fighting spirit is still evident in front of the camera.<p>The former …

The Man Who Would Be King in Saudi Arabia

The thirtysomething prince who is running the show in Riyadh is looking to use guns and oil to flex Saudi muscle.<p>Saudi Arabia, America’s oldest ally …

Startup Team That Made A Bundle On Depression Drug Reboots With $65M

A little biotech company off the beaten path in Evanston, Ill. struck gold last year. Naurex got acquired by Allergan for $560 million upfront, after releasing encouraging clinical trial results that suggested it had a potent new drug for depression that begins working within 24 hours.<p>Now the same …

These Five-Ingredient Protein Bites Will Be Great For Your Fitness

Pump it up!<p>Yields: 16-18 balls<p>2/3 cup creamy peanut butter<p>1 cup old-fashioned oats, plus extra for rolling<p>1½ Tbsp. honey<p>1/4 cup miniature chocolate chips, plus extra for rolling<p>1/4 cup flaxseeds (optional)<p>Mix all ingredients in a bowl until well-combined.<p>Cover with plastic wrap and chill in the …

Blueberry Cake With Coconut Frosting [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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Denmark approves controversial plan to confiscate refugees' valuables

Denmark's parliament approved a controversial bill on Tuesday that allows police to confiscate valuables from refugees who are seeking asylum in the …

19 Hearty Vegetarian Soups and Stews

Few things are as gratifying on a cold day as a warm bowl of soup, and this is one arena in which vegetarian dishes can really stand out. Remember all those root vegetables, brassicas, grains, and beans we showcased in our collection of winter salad recipes? Many of them are perfectly appropriate …

Have Ben Carson’s comments doubting the Rapture and hell contributed to his decline?

By Callum Borchers<p>, Reporter<p>When the political press writes the obituary of Ben Carson’s campaign — assuming his recent staff shake-up doesn’t lead to a stunning revival — the retired neurosurgeon’s foreign policy problems almost undoubtedly will be cited as the cause of death.<p>That might be only …

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Trying to get flat abs? Here are 11 foods that may help

Ever wonder what are the best foods to eat to get flat abs? We have the answer! Get back on track with healthy eating and make this the year of finally getting flat abs. To aid in this quest, Ella Magers, author of <i>The Six Weeks to Sexy Abs Meal Plan</i> cookbook and founder of Sexy Fit Vegan, revealed …

It Was a Wild, Weird Year to Live on Planet Earth

The year 2015 will go down as many things, but normal isn’t one of them. We saw record-smashing temperatures, exceptional droughts, deadly heat waves …

This is America’s religion of violence: The impunity of police violence & the destruction of Sandra Bland

<b>Sandra Bland</b><p>No one will be charged with the death of Sandra Bland, just as no one was charged with the deaths of so many others<p>Brittney Cooper<p>December 23, 2015 10:59am (UTC)<p>I’m in the midst of a long annual drive from New Jersey to Louisiana to spend time with my family for the Christmas holiday. …

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Watch: Former Muslim Goes On Fox News And Issues Chilling Warning To Americans

Author and former Muslim Ayaan Hirsi Ali appeared on Fox News’ “Hannity” on Monday and discussed the threat of radical Islam- and its growing …

Exercise Can Erase A Bad Diet

Personal trainer Maik Wiedenbach, author of 101 Fitness Myths, says 80% of what you look like is based on your diet.

Overcoming Fears of Intimacy

The fear of intimacy is based on the false belief of not being good enough. Believing this leads to fears of rejection and engulfment, which then cause the fear of intimacy.<p>Sam, age 42, had never been married. It's not that Sam had never fallen in love. But every time a relationship had started to …

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Cool perks for new moms are great, but they won't solve the deeply embedded issues working parents in America face

Just last week we even heard that business software maker Domo gives expectant mothers a stipend of $2,000 in gift cards to buy maternity clothes.<p>But while these new perks undoubtedly help ease the burden of new motherhood for working moms, it's hard to ignore that the US still doesn't support some …

Boko Haram victims receive counselling after rescue from Sambisa forest

Chibok schoolgirls not thought to be among newly released captives as analysts suggest militant insurgency is far from over<p>Hundreds of women and children freed from a Boko Haram stronghold this week are receiving counselling and medical care after a successful army rescue that provided a boost to …

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Did you know that November is Peanut Butter Lover’s month? Seriously, it is! Now that you know, it means we can celebrate together. Whether it is …

Americans Waste Way Too Much Food At Home. Here's What Can Be Done.

"No matter how organically or sustainably we grow our food, if we don’t eat it, it’s a waste of resources."<p>If there’s an issue in the food world that’s hotter right now than whether restaurants should eliminate tips, one just might be the matter of waste.<p>In recent months, a number of major grocery …

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This 63-Year-Old Personal Trainer Proves That Being Fit Isn't Just For the Young

Sixty-three-year-old Ellen Ector might have four grandkids, but she's certainly not your average grandma — as Buzzfeed originally shared, she's a kickass personal trainer who runs a fitness website, and she's got the body to prove it! After a career in social work, Ector decided to pursue fitness …

5 Budget-Friendly Chicken Thigh Recipes to Cook For Dinner

Americans love chicken. As a country, we now eat more chicken than beef, according to Priceonomics, a reversal of a 100-year-long trend. Not only is …

England’s churches can survive – but the religion will have to go| Simon Jenkins

The buildings are beautiful, but too many remain empty. They will regain their focus only if they convert to a communal role<p>England’s biggest, most plentiful, most beautiful buildings are its churches. They are also its emptiest. There are some 16,000 churches in total, and every now and then their …

Try the best of the best chicken recipes from Better Homes & Gardens.

For a dinner that's sure to bring everyone to the table, try one of our top chicken recipes. These Better Homes and Gardens favorites are the best of …

Chai-Spiced Pumpkin Bundt Cake [Vegan]

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8 Food Blog Links We Love

We've scoured the web for our favorite food blog posts, and now we're bringing them right to your desktop. It’s hard work, but someone has to do it.<p>Today, four brunchy and four boozy recipes for you to try this weekend (along with a serious continuation of our apple obsession. Please send help, or …

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Estonia Wants to Collect the DNA of All Its Citizens

The country’s genetic biobank is still in its earliest stages, but the government hopes to one day have enough donors to totally overhaul its health-care system.<p>When Steven Smit opens the freezer, liquid nitrogen pours into the room, cascading dramatically over the sides of the container before …