Laura A Rosenthal

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15 Indulgent Desserts That Won't Kill Your Diet

It's often one of the first things to go when someone embarks on a diet, so it's no surprise that desserts have a bit of a bad rep when it comes to healthy eating.<p>But Cheat Day and dessert have become a bit synonymous, meaning it's only right to celebrate the best part of a meal. Even certified …

How to Grow Asparagus

In some parts of the country it grows wild, and in others it is a significant cash crop. Word of its first appearance, whether in the garden, grocery …

How to Grow Table and Wine Grapes

The grapes were piled high, almost to the point of falling over the sides of the 5-gallon buckets. I estimated that the three full pails would yield …

9 Rules for Starting Your Own Farm | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Forrest Pritchard, farmer and author of</i> Gaining Ground.<p>You’ve dreamed of becoming a farmer, growing food not …

Will A Transplanted Hand Feel Like His Own? Surgery Raises Questions

When Kevin Lopez opens the door to his Greenbelt, Md., apartment to greet a visitor he's never before met, he initially conceals his right hand.<p>"I'm self-conscious, definitely, about my right hand," he says. But eventually Lopez relaxes.<p>"I was born like this," he says. "As you can see, I don't have …

Go Ahead, Little Goat, Eat Some Poison Ivy. It Won't Hurt A Bit

Oh, those goats? I got them from Amazon!<p>The online giant is testing out a "Home Services" line. You can get a TV mounted on your wall. You can find a plumber. And you can rent a herd of goats to chomp on unwanted vegetation in your yard.<p>I typed my Maryland ZIP code into "Hire a Goat Grazer." Sorry, …

Particle-smashing Large Hadron Collider off to a smooth restart

After a two-year hiatus, the giant proton-smasher that discovered the<p>Higgs bosonis back in action – and ready for bigger challenges. Scientists at theLarge Hadron Collider, the most powerful particle accelerator in the world, successfully sent two beams of particles in opposite directions around …

13 Productivity Tips to Make 2015 Your Best Year Yet

With the New Year right around the corner, it’s a good time to evaluate your work habits (yes, in addition to your fitness routine and maybe even your haircut). Especially for you creative freelancers out there, productivity often equals money, happiness and general well-being. We found 13 tips …

Productivity

15 Phrases That Will Change Your Life In 2015

As the new year approaches, many of us will resolve to transform our bodies -- but what about our minds?<p>Giving ourselves a mental makeover could be just as important as giving ourselves a physical one. But accomplishing that doesn't just lie in changing our thoughts -- it's also dependent on …

5 Mistakes You Make With Your New Year's Diet Resolution

Photo: Courtesy ELLE<p><b>1. You've got an end goal but no game plan.</b>I can spot a bad diet resolution from a mile away. How? They all have one thing in common: They're way too general. Not sure what I mean? Well, they usually start with a pretty basic phrase like "I'm going to lose weight this …

Weight Loss

Ten New Year's Resolutions That Can Change Your Life

<b>1. Limit use of your cell phone /Don’t text while walking or driving</b><p>Taking a break from your cell phone on a daily basis may help to not only reduce levels of anxiety and stress, but help you to re-connect with yourself. It’s important to not keep your phone at your side, but leave it in another …

The Miraculous Bowl of Soup That Can Cure (Almost) Anything

There's nothing more comforting than a bowl of <i>pho.</i> This typical Vietnamese breakfast is a perfect meal whether you need a jump-start for your immune …

New Year’s resolution tips: How to start exercising and lose weight.

If you’re like millions of Americans, you’ll set a fitness resolution for 2015. Most likely, unfortunately, you’ll fail to meet your goal.<p>A study …

Crispiest Potato Chips

6 Servings<p>Keys to great potato chips: A lower frying temp gets the moisture out; a vinegar soak ensures they're crisp.<p>October 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1½ pounds russet or purple potatoes<p>½ cup distilled white vinegar<p>Vegetable oil (for frying; about 8 cups)<p>Kosher salt or Nori Salt (click for recipe) or …

Recipes

How to Host a Grown-Up Dinner Party (aka How to Party Like Your Parents)

Fuss! Frills! Fancy dessert! This is the grown-up dinner party you've always dreamed of, and now's the time to throw it.<p>Get out the good stuff. Iron the napkins. Definitely serve a ta-da! dessert. This is how you party like your parents.<p>You know those occasions when you take extra effort to dress …

The Only Pumpkin Bread Recipe You'll Ever Need

Love pumpkin bread? Here's how to bake the best loaf you've ever had—or turn it into muffins or cake<p>We'll say it: <b>We love pumpkin bread</b>. We love the roasty, toasty spices that go into a good loaf (allspice, nutmeg, and cloves, oh my!) and we love how it takes us effortlessly from breakfast to …

Kale, Tomato, and Parmesan Pizza

Kale, Tomato, and Parmesan Pizza<p><b>Yield:</b> 4-6<p>Ingredients<p>20 ounces pizza dough<br>• 3 tablespoons olive oil<br>• 2 cloves garlic, minced<br>• 1/4 teaspoon red pepper …

America's Contribution To A New Generation Of Physics

Stand in front of it and you are standing in the path of the most powerful beam of neutrinos in the world, which is emerging from a nearby particle accelerator at Fermilab, America's main particle-physics laboratory.<p>With any other kind of accelerator, standing in the beam would have spectacular and …

Physics

Why Mosquitoes Bite Some People and Not Others -- And the Surprising, Natural Way to Avoid Bites

Why are some people so much more attractive to mosquitoes than others? And what can you do about the pesky little bloodsuckers, especially if you …

Science says we should eat more insects

The wholesale market outside of Bangkok, Thailand was a feast for my ears, eyes and nose. Now I had a chance to spread the wealth to my tongue. A …

Scientists discover one of the most Earthlike planets yet

Can Gliese 832c support life, or is it just a super-Venus?<p><i>Sci News</i> is reporting that astronomers at the University of New South Wales have discovered an Earthlike planet just 16 light-years away. The planet, dubbed Gliese 832c, is orbiting a red dwarf star half the mass and radius of our own sun. …

Triple Monster Black Hole Discovered

Sometimes big, bad things comes in threes, including jumbo black holes.<p>The discovery of a trio of jumbo black holes circling the center of a distant galaxy, reported by astronomers on Wednesday, suggests that pairs or triplets of such monsters may be surprisingly common.<p>Astronomers have learned …

Efforts to Curb Ivory Trafficking Spreading, but Killing Continues

Stories that put a face on wildlife crime enable solutions, says National Geographic's crime investigator.<p>Ask anyone in America to name an organized crime figure, and chances are they can do it: Al Capone in the 1920s. "Bugsy" Siegel in the 1930s and '40s. John Gotti in the 1970s and '80s.<p>Ask …

Hidden 'Ocean' Discovered Deep Underground Near Earth's Core

We may have another "ocean" to add to the world map -- only this one is hidden hundreds of miles beneath our planet's surface.<p>A new study suggests that a hidden "ocean" is nestled in the Earth's mantle some 400 miles beneath North America. The hidden reservoir, apparently locked in a blue …

Aerofex hoverbike could be yours by 2017

Aerofex's hoverbike made a pretty big splash when the Californian company showed off its working prototype all the way back in 2012, but then it went eerily silent. Now, Aerofex has finally revealed a launch date and price: it'll cost $85,000 and ship in 2017, according to its website.<p>"Where you're …

FAA

Hey gardeners! Consider planting an extra row for the hungry this year

Although it may be known by many different names, the “Grow a Row” program is one that’s gaining popularity all over the world. The concept is pretty …

Love for Nature: Open Space Showroom Integrates an Interior Garden

Yuko Nagayama & Associates in collaboration with landscape designer Toshiya Ogino envisioned this outstanding open space showroom in Kobe, Japan, for …