Kim Hertel

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The week in wildlife – in pictures

Mountain hare, Siberian ibexes and tiger butterflies are among this week’s pick of images from the natural world

Wildlife

Perfect Pie Crust

This foolproof method for pies and tarts will give you a tender, golden-crisp crust every time, without the stress or the floury mess<p>EASY AS PIE? That will sound like an oxymoron to those who have struggled with unruly dough only to throw up their floury hands in defeat. This was my story, too, …

Baking

How to Please All Your Pumpkin Eaters

This steamed pudding, a favorite at Tennessee's Blackberry Farm, has enough sweetness and warming spice to satisfy any fan of the classic Thanksgiving pie—and it's light enough to appease the haters, too<p>AROUND THIS TIME OF YEAR, Sam Beall looks out the window of his home on Blackberry Farm and sees …

Pumpkins

A Recipe for Orange, Almond and Pomegranate Cake

This recipe for an orange-almond cake drenched in an orange-pomegranate-honey syrup is dairy-free and full of healthy antioxidants. But you’ll love it for its scrumptious flavor and stunning good looks<p>THIS ORANGE and almond cake, finished with a syrup of pomegranate molasses, orange juice and honey …

Pomegranate

Semolina Soufflé With Baked Apples

Soothing semolina graduates from hot cereal to dessert in this autumnal soufflé studded with baked apples. The recipe is easy to pull off even for soufflé novices<p>By<p>Aleksandra Crapanzano<p><b>MEMORABLE MEALS</b> have always been my family’s way of marking the passage of time. Recalling the <i>foie gras de canard</i> …

Baking

Eating In Bed

Craving control: how food messes with your mind

YOU’VE just had a hearty lunch, but the doughnuts next to your desk are winking at you. You can’t shake the thought of what the glazed, soft dough …

A Wooden Menagerie: 365 Days of Scroll Sawn Animals

When artist Kyle Krauskopf moved from Indianapolis to Seattle, he decided he wouldn’t be taking any of his art with him. Instead, he had a “Burn or Buy” sale of his work to pay for the move — everything that wasn’t sold was burned — which, according to Krauskopf, was “very liberating.” With that …

Power Tools

Can coconut oil treat a yeast infection?

Yeast infections are common fungal infections that can occur on the skin, in the mouth, in the breasts of breast-feeding mothers, or in the vagina. …

The 8 Things That Are Always Cheaper at Target

There is no arguing the fact that Target has a very loyal following among many shoppers. While they might not always have the lowest prices, they …

Shopping

Strengthening Brain Connections

<b>Newly identified mechanism allows the brain to strengthen links between neurons.</b><p>When the brain forms memories or learns a new task, it encodes the …

Neuroscience

A Retired Soda Lover on Embracing Clean Eating

I used to rarely reveal how much I knew about health and wellness. Perhaps, I didn't want to sound too preachy. Or maybe I was afraid of sounding hypocritical, given my Diet Dr. Pepper addiction (it was once my biggest vice.) Regardless, years of nutrition electives in college and part-time jobs as …

Preventing Alzheimer's Diseases by Modulating Stress Circuitry

<b>In novel mouse study, drug significantly prevented onset of cognitive and cellular effects.</b><p>In a novel animal study design that mimicked human …

Sleep Deprivation Slowly Kills Your Brain

Chronic sleep deprivation has some drastic effects.<p>"How long can you stay awake?" is a question you probably don't want to try to answer at home. But in 1964, a high schooler broke that record for science. Randy Gardner stayed awake for 264.4 hours (just a bit more than 11 days) for a science fair, …

These apps can help you meditate and find mindfulness in minutes - TODAY.com

Ommm! The thought of it certainly sounds daunting, but finding inner peace might not actually be as hard as it sounds.<p>Those of us who think getting our Zen on means we have to completely power down both ourselves and our devices and start saying "Namaste" are probably wrong. In fact, you might not …

Hilarious Park Rules Posted Online Go Viral

The list of comic conditions addresses park users, dog dress code and even music with an amusing slant<p><i>Imgur / obviousplant</i><p>A new set of park rules …

7 Smoothie Ingredients That Equal Weight-Loss Success | Women's Health

Shutterstock<p>Chia Seeds<p>If you're looking to start the day right, add a tablespoon of chia seeds to your a.m. smoothie. The seeds are high in fiber and a great source of anti-inflammatory omega-3s, so you'll feel full and ready to take on your morning. If you're not a fan of the seeds' texture, this …

The 5 Drinks That Can Help Fight Aging

Drink to your health.<p>You won't find the fountain of youth in anti-aging creams or potions. Anti-aging begins on the inside. Here are some delicious drinks that can help turn back the clock -- inside and out.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>8 Exercises to Reduce the Effects of Aging

Wellness

Preliminary Evidence Indicates Paris Attack Was Carried Out by Trained Fighters, Experts Say

Jerome Sessini—Magnum for TIME<p>Christian Hartmann—Reuters<p>Christian Hartmann—Reuters<p>Ian Langsdon—EPA<p>Jacques Brinon—AP<p>Kenzo Tribouillard—AFP/Getty Images<p>…

Popular Paris concert venue Bataclan becomes target

During a concert by the American band Eagles of Death Metal, the Paris venue Bataclan became a deadly trap for over 100 concert-goers.<p>A European tour …

Paris attacks were carried out by three groups tied to Islamic State, official says

PARIS — French police took seven people in for questioning Sunday in connection with the deadly siege that killed at least 129 people on Friday night, expanding an international dragnet and investigation that is now spanning from the Aegean Sea to the teeming Paris suburbs.<p>The seven people taken …

Foreign Policy

Paris attacks: Eyewitness accounts

<b>As least 129 people were killed in multiple gun and bomb attacks in Paris on 13 November. Shocked eyewitnesses caught up in the violence have been telling the media about their experiences.</b><p>Bataclan - 'screaming and clawing'<p>The Bataclan concert venue, in the 11th district, was one of the main attack …

Death Metal

A Hungry Polar Bear Breaks Into A Nature Film Crew’s Cabin And Eats All Of The Bacon

A crew filming for BBC’s <i>Earth Unplugged</i> received an unpleasant surprise when, out shooting all day, they returned to find that their hut had been ransacked by — not Goldilocks — but a hungry polar bear that literally cleaned house, eating the crew’s steaks, sour cream, chicken, yogurt, blueberries, …

The VA Can't Seem To Fix A Computer Glitch That's Denying Health Care To 29,000 Combat Vets

A whistleblower says the agency is intentionally ignoring the problem.<p>WASHINGTON -- It's been seven months since top officials at the Department of Veterans Affairs learned that tens of thousands of combat vets were being denied VA health care enrollment because of a computer system error. Not much …

Health Care