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Why do stars like Adele keep losing their voice?

More and more singers are cancelling big shows and turning to surgery to fix their damaged vocal cords. But is the problem actually down to the way they sing? By Bernhard Warner<p>“I don’t even know how to start this,” Adele wrote in an online letter to fans on 30 June. The previous night, she had …

White Lives Matter group protests outside NAACP in Houston's Third Ward

The Confederate flag waved in front of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People's (NAACP) Houston office Sunday. The red flag with its blue X holding white stars hung over the shoulder of a White Lives Matter member who was joined by others in his group in a protest against …

Israeli celebrity rabbi goes to prison for bribery

JERUSALEM (AP) — A spokeswoman for Israel's prison service says a celebrity rabbi with a following in the United States has reported to prison to …

Israel

How Mapping the Customer Journey Can Help You Create Better User Experiences

In 2012, Sephora decided to make major changes to improve customer experience both in its in-store and online platforms. The company looked at its current customer interactions and realized that shoppers took a multifaceted approach to purchasing the company's beauty products. The company needed to …

Customer Experience

The (Totally Fun, Not-At-All Stuffy) New Rules of Wine

Thanks to a new wave of offbeat, downright chuggable bottles from upstart winemakers and importers, there's never been a better time for the average food lover to buy, drink, and even collect wine—no occasion needed.<p>The first rule? There are no rules. No vintage charts, no snooty swirling, no …

The brain’s miracle superpowers of self-improvement

We used to believe our brains were hardwired at birth. Now we believe we can will them to change. Is that true? Will Storr analyses the truth and hokum about 'neuroplasticity'.<p>For years she had tried to be the perfect wife and mother but now, divorced, with two sons, having gone through another …

The Brain

A Brief History of Happiness: How America Lost Track of the Good Life—and Where to Find It Now

<i>Editor's note: The following is an excerpt from Sustainable Happiness: Live Simply, Live Well, Make a Difference, an anthology of work from YES!</i> …

Jet raises $350 million

Jet.com, an ambitious e-commerce startup trying to take on Amazon, has raised $350 million in new funding led by Fidelity, according to Jet. The …

Autism's Microbiome

Researchers believe that gut bacteria may be to blame for some of the condition’s physical and emotional symptoms.<p>Around the time that Sam was diagnosed with autism at age 3, he began to throw hour-long crying fits. When he wasn’t plagued by lengthy spells of constipation, the Michigan toddler …

Autism

Crack Pie

10 to 12 Servings<p>Prep Time: 40 min<p>Total Time: 15 min<p>Anyone who has taken a bite of Milk Bar's best selling crack pie immediately knows the reason for the sassy name. This rich, salty-sweet pie recipe has an irresistible oat cookie crust.<p>September 2010Print<p>Ingredients<p>Oat Cookie Crust<p>Nonstick …

7 Sweet and Simple Breads That Will Get You in the Holiday Spirit

Ready or not, the holiday season is in full swing: The neighborhood decorations are up, the festive music is playing and the Black Friday commercials are running. You might as well get in the spirit and start baking. These sweet and simple breads will fill your home with the scents of the season -- …

Breakfast

Retirees get big lessons on loopholes from budget deal

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Even people decades away from retirement should pay close attention to how Congress just ended two lucrative ways of taking Social Security benefits, known jointly as the “claim now, claim more later” strategy.<p>Retirees play poker at a singles club in Sun City, Arizona, in …

New Obama Executive Order Establishes Government As Helicopter Parent

High-power sound waves used to blast cancer cells

British doctors develop revolutionary new therapy that can precisely target tumours without surgery<p>British doctors are developing a revolutionary new therapy for cancer and associated conditions based on the use of high-powered beams of ultrasound.<p>The researchers – working at the Institute of …

Cancer

Broccoli Pesto Pasta

2 Servings<p>This pesto pasta recipe gets heft (and a side of veggies) from the addition of broccoli to the purée. They won’t know it’s there unless you tell them...wink wink.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 head of broccoli (about 8 oz.)<p>Kosher salt<p>6 ounces orecchiette or other short pasta<p>½ cup grated Parmesan<p>½ cup …

Recipes

Lemon Cake with Raspberries and Pistachios

8 Servings<p>Choose a mild, not-too-peppery olive oil for this tender cake; something fruity will complement the lemony sweetness, but an assertively bitter oil will overwhelm.<p>June 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>1¾ cups all-purpose flour<p>1½ teaspoon baking powder<p>½ teaspoon kosher salt<p>4 …

New Hashtag Analytics dashboard lets social media pros track campaign performance

Most social campaigns have a hashtag associated with them, but measuring the impact (or who is participating) isn’t always so easy. That’s why Postano has released its Hashtag Analytics dashboard.<p>In partnership with social media analytics platform StatSocial, Postano tracks the metadata associated …

Airbnb wants to book your whole trip

Outside of a limited concierge service, Airbnb hasn't done much beyond getting you a room -- you're on your own if you want a tour. That might change very soon, however. Airbnb is testing Journeys, a travel agent-like service that covers the whole experience. The fixed-price option covers basics …

75 of Our Best Cake Recipes (Yep... 75!)

If it's not clear from these 75 recipes, we just really like cake... a lot.<p><b>Sometimes you just need a slice of cake.</b> Or...75 of 'em. We rounded up some of our favorite cake recipes, and then kept finding more that we loved, and well, here we are. Happy baking!

Dessert

An Easy, Intuitive Tool For Making Sense Of Your Data

Tableau’s new Vizable app transforms spreadsheets into information you can actually use and understand.<p>Tableau, the Seattle-based software firm that helps major businesses make sense of their data, is now bringing its data visualization expertise to the everyday user. Their new app, Vizable, …

Why Binge Drinking May Wire the Brain for Alcohol Dependence

“Why can’t you stop drinking?” This week at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in Chicago, researchers from the University of …

33 Fall Weeknight Meals You Can Make in an Hour or Less

From roasted chicken to winter squash pasta, here are 33 quick weeknight meals for fall.<p><b>Pasta, winter squash, roast chicken—fall is the best time for weeknight cooking</b>. Plan your entire week's worth of dinners with these 33 meals, each of which can be made in an hour or less.

Cooking

A Genius Technique for More Flavorful Broccoli Soup

This soup isn't cream of broccoli, but that's only a technicality. It has no cream, and could easily have no dairy at all. You won't even need a richly flavored stock—you can start truly from scratch, with just a few vegetables, olive oil, and water. Yes, water.<p>And yet, it has everything the best …

The Food Lab's Ultimate Creamed Spinach

When I'm working on a new version of a classic recipe, my first instinct is skepticism. Take creamed spinach, for instance. The classic dish is made by slowly cooking down spinach in a lightly thickened mixture of heavy cream seasoned with onions and nutmeg. Simple. But does the spinach need to …

23 Blackberry Recipes to Convince You It's the King of Berries

All of our best recipes that feature show-stopping blackberries.<p><b>These gorgeous berries of dark red or black—perfect for desserts</b>, salads, syrups, even cocktails—are stunning show-stoppers as either a main ingredient or simple garnish. They're also a "superfood" packed with nutrients. Despite their …

BlackBerry

French Yogurt Cake

8 Servings<p>June 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting<p>2 teaspoons baking powder<p>3/4 teaspoon kosher salt<p>1 cup sugar<p>1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest<p>3/4 cup whole-milk Greek yogurt<p>1/2 cup vegetable oil<p>2 large eggs<p>1/2 teaspoon vanilla …

The Supercharged Flavor Guide to New Orleans

Flavor, it goes without saying, is a priority of just about every restaurant or bar. And there are dishes (and drinks) that’ll knock each of the five basic tastes — sweet, sour, bitter, salty, and umami — out of the park. We’ll be mapping the biggest flavor hits of cities across the country, as …

Healthy Snacks That Won't Spoil Dinner (and That Your Kids Will Actually Eat)

Making healthy, balanced snacks that won't spoil dinner can be a challenge. These ideas are here to save the day.<p></head>It's a constant battle: How to make an afternoon snack that's easy and quick, healthy, filling, and appealing to your kiddos—all without spoiling dinner. Oreos dunked in milk are …

Bourbon-Butterscotch Pudding

8 Servings<p>This complexly flavored pudding owes its smooth texture to a quick spin in the blender.<p>March 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>¼ cup (½ stick) unsalted butter<p>1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise<p>¾ cup (packed) light brown sugar<p>2 ½ cups heavy cream<p>1 cup whole milk<p>1 tablespoon bourbon or Scotch<p>½ teaspoon …

Almond Bread Pudding with Salted Caramel Sauce

8 to 10 Servings<p>Adding salt to this classic sauce lets you taste the rich complexity of the caramel, not just the sweetness. To save time, feel free to replace the almonds and butter with 1/2 cup store-bought roasted almond butter (no added sugar). Just stir in the salt and almond extract and it's …