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Puerto Rico votes on statehood — fifth time’s the charm?

Statehood advocates say it would resolve the island’s fiscal crisis<p>On June 11, Puerto Ricans will have an opportunity to vote in a nonbinding plebiscite to determine Puerto Rico’s political status.<p>Local voters will choose among three options: statehood, independence or territorial autonomy – or …

Caribbean

Statehood For Puerto Rico? Lessons From The Last Time The U.S. Added A Star To Its Flag

<i>By</i> David Stebenne, The Ohio State University<p>Puerto Ricans who turned out to vote in a referendum June 11 overwhelmingly expressed support for becoming the 51st state.<p>But that can’t happen until Congress passes a law to change the island’s legal status.<p>Congress, however, seems likely to drag its …

Caribbean

These Cucumber Sushi Rolls Are Refreshingly Amazing

Sushi is the answer to hot-weather dining. It doesn’t demand the use of an oven ― a must during sweltering summer months ― and it fills us up without making us feel bloated. It’s basically all we want when the heat is beating us down, especially when that sushi is made out of whole cucumber.<p>There’s …

Healthy Eating

20 Super Healthy Smoothie Recipes

Try these recipes to get the nutrients and protein you need.<p>These delicious healthy smoothie recipes make it easy to eat healthy with fruit, milk, protein, immune-boosting yogurt, and other nutritious ingredients—and they’re great for post-run recovery, too.

Nutrition

25 Awful Ingredients Everyone Still Uses

We’ll admit it: Making your own meals is a well-intentioned effort that many people don’t get enough credit for doing. Whether you have a crazy-busy …

Puerto Rico: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Chocolate and peanut butter microwave mug cake recipe

In this Telegraph video series, we show you how to make a range of delicious cakes for one, made in a mug in just minutes in the microwave.<p>This week, learn how to make an indulgent, gooey peanut butter and chocolate cake.<p>SERVES<p>1<p>INGREDIENTS<p>30g Butter<br>• 30g Dark Chocolate<br>• 5 tbsp plain flour<br>• 1 Egg<br>• 1 tbsp …

When It Comes to Bread, Less (Flour) Is More

When people who know about bread talk about bread, they often talk about ratios. A common ratio for bread is five to three, which importantly refers …

GIF Animations

A Cinnamon Swirl Bread to Eat for Breakfast Every Single Day

The ice pop that dyes your hand with rolling drips of Red 40, the candy shop on the way to your parents' house, clam bakes, frozen bananas. Summer foods are a nostalgic and powerful thing—we each have our favorites (I could write an ode to lobster rolls and fried clams). Our co-founder, Amanda …

29 Healthy Snacks That Can Help You Lose Weight

Sometimes you simply get too busy to prepare and eat a healthy meal.Having some healthy snacks on hand can be useful when this happens.Here are 29 …

Nutrition

7 Breakfast Recipes You Can Make In A Coffee Mug

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, yet how often do you find yourself dashing out of the house with just a granola bar? Sometimes all you need is a warm meal, dammit. Here are seven mug recipes that don't take an hour to prep (or leave you with a sink full of</b> …

Breakfast
Bread

Classic chocolate microwave mug cake recipe

Classic chocolate cake is everyone’s guilty pleasure. The good thing about this one is that you can make it in less than three minutes in a microwave.<p>Mug cakes simply involve mixing ingredients in a mug, popping it into the microwave and then watching a perfectly risen cake come out in under three …

How to Make Creamy Risotto Without a Recipe

<i>Please allow 30 minutes.</i><p>You've probably seen that caveat listed in reference to risotto on a restaurant menu before, right? And maybe because of that …

Seafood

13 Make-Ahead Breakfast Recipes to Make Right Now (+ Eat All Week)

Start your morning off right by eating a delicious breakfast, and you’ll set the tone for the rest of your day. No matter what the excuse — traffic, time, energy, etc. — skipping breakfast should never be an option, especially when there are so many terrific make-ahead breakfast recipes to choose …

Breakfast

"Cloud Bread" Is the Latest Food Trend Exploding on Pinterest

Bread without gluten, carbs, and hardly any sugar? It exists!<p>In a recent trend taking over Pinterest (pins and likes have spiked by 73 percent within the last year, according to She Knows), cloud bread is quickly becoming a favorite among carb-addicts everywhere.<p>Unlike most breads, this one is …

Meet the cupcake queen who has drawn a bigger audience than Star Wars

Jemma Wilson, aka Cupcake Jemma, is just one of a new, YouTube generation of British cooks watched by millions on the internet<p>Meet Cupcake Jemma, an art school dropout with a penchant for tattoos, who also just happens to be a culinary phenomenon in the digital age.<p>Online videos of <b>Cupcake Jemma</b> …

8 Major Mistakes People Make When Cooking Lobster

To most out-of-state visitors, dining in coastal Maine has become synonymous with one thing ― lobster.<p>With that in mind, it’s no surprise that being designated as Maine’s “Lobster Chef of the Year” is a highly respected achievement, and not just locally. Five renowned state chefs ― Josh Berry of …

New England

Find out if your housing market is over- or underpriced

Is your market over- or underpriced? Here is a map of our over/underpriced conclusions today. We explain our methodology and the opportunities this creates below.<p>To answer this question for our clients, we have studied the ratio of housing costs / income over time in every major market in the …

Real Estate

Ana White | Barn Greenhouse - DIY Projects

HANDMADE FROM THIS PLAN >><p>Projects built from this plan. Thank you for submitting brag posts, it's appreciated by all!<p>Handmade by: …

Futuristic ORB Scuba Diving Helmet Allows You to Breath Underwater Without Heavy Equipment

<b>ORB Scuba Diving Helmet</b> is a conceptual oxygen re-breather, a 3rd year final project at Staffordshire University. Thomas Winship, a product designer, …

Scuba Diving

You can earn 100 times more interest on your money by using a different kind of savings account

That's because the "big banks" out there — Bank of America, Chase, Citibank, and Wells Fargo, to name a few — usually offer an interest rate of <i>0.01%</i>. Your savings just sit there, growing by a negligible amount.<p>However, if you're using a high interest savings account at an internet bank such as Ally …

Personal Finance

Shark Paper Tube Craft

Celebrate Shark Week with this cute paper tube shark craft. It’s a fun craft to accompany a study of ocean animals as well.<p>Get the instructions for …

A horrible-tasting Mexican beer is so popular there's now a shortage in America

The company told The Wall Street Journal it is spending $1.5 billion to expand its main brewery on the Mexican border. It's also trying to open a new plant in California, with the goal of doubling its output by 2018.<p>"We're doubling capacity and brewing at the same time," an executive from parent …

Wall Street

Japan’s ‘Cardboard Theater’ uses your tablet to create a private movie house

Japan is known for its quirky trends that don't always make sense to the rest of us, but this latest one might be a winner: the Cardboard Theater.<p>The …

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak reveals his one philosophy on work and life

During a press call for the upcoming National Geographic mini-series "American Genius," one reporter probed Wozniak about that particular passage, asking, "Have you always had fun with your life? There are a lot of people who are very successful who don't seem to have much fun doing it."<p>Wozniak …

Genius

What happens when Obama wakes up in the middle of the night and wants a snack

For example, President Obama has a BlackBerry, because there's technology in the iPhone he's not allowed to have.<p>And it took until May for Obama to finally get his own Twitter account, @POTUS — president of the United States.<p>Sometimes, being president is kind of like being a prisoner in the White …

United States