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10 Popular Dishes From Across Africa

As we know from this weeks Big Brother task, food is a hugely important part of African life…<p>From agriculture, to cooking, to big family meals, our …

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Japan's 'Frying Pan Man' Makes Cookware So Beautiful It's Basically Art

Kodo Kiyooka stumbled into a good thing by chance. It happened that one day he was hungry and tired, and wanted to make a simple dish that wouldn't require much cleaning. A trained ceramicist, he thought to use an art piece he had made, as a combination pan-plate. The irony is that the object <i>was</i> a …

The Brooklyn Bands to Watch

The freshest beats from across the bridge.<p>In music as in fashion, it's all about what's new and hot now. Under the radar is the acme of cool and up-and-coming is the rep to have. Brooklyn has always been a mecca for emerging bands and artists, and with added hype from HBO's <i>Girls</i> plus Alexander …

ISIS’s Cruelty Toward Women Gets Scant Attention

Tucked away in a recent New York Times story on military operations against ISIS by Iraqi special forces and the Kurdish Peshmerga was a brief description of what these troops discovered when they entered a village in Iraq that had been occupied by ISIS fighters. A naked woman, tied to a tree, who …

Homemade Rolls for Novice Bakers

<i>Need a holiday hand? We've got you covered with two straight weeks of Holiday Survival Recipes -- the ones you can rely on to keep your guests (and you) feeling festive.</i><p><i>Today: Homemade Rolls for Novice Bakers</i><p>Just imagine it: your family is home for the holidays -- grown children, perhaps, or …

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Bollywood star Veena Malik handed 26 year sentence for 'blasphemous' wedding scene

TV and film actor issued the jail term in Pakistan, alongside husband and owner of a media conglomerate for ‘malicious acts’ of blasphemy against Islam<p>Gangs targeting Bollywood stars again<p>The actor Veena Malik has expressed anger at a 26-year jail term handed down by a Pakistani court after she …

Healing through art in Azraq camp

Share and raise awareness on #ChildrenofSyria<p>©UNICEF/ Jordan-2014/ Fricker<br>16 year old Mohammad provides his creative touch to the mural<p><b>By Toby Fricker</b><p>…

The surprising, fascinating history of Thanksgiving food: Olives, tamales and relish?!

We all know about turkey and pumpkin pie. But these other Thanksgiving traditions might just stun (and entice) you<p>Most of us know the Thanksgiving story from our little pageant in grade school where we put on Pilgrim hats and made construction paper turkeys from a tracing of our hand. We learned …

12-Year-Old Boy's Fatal Shooting By Cops Could Have Been Avoided: Family

The Success of NYC’s High Line Spawns Plan for an Underground Counterpart

Visitors from around the world are drawn to New York City’s High Line, an elevated park built on defunct railroad tracks transformed into an urban …

12 new Netflix movies to stream on Thanksgiving

Netflix no longer has every movie you can dream of: instead, it offers a curated selection, with new movies usually being added by the month. The trouble is, it isn't always obvious what good films have made their way onto the service just by browsing around. We've taken a look through the past few …

Forget The Skyscrapers, Check Out New York City’s Basements

Most visitors to New York City see its underground by way of the subway system. But the city has another subterranean aspect, seen by far fewer visitors: its basements, often inhabited by buildings’ superintendents and their families.<p>In 2010, while apartment-hunting with her husband in upper …

Designers interpret "home" for Airbnb Trafalgar Square installation

<b>London Design Festival 2014:</b> designers including Jasper Morrison and Ilse Crawford have installed their interpretations of "home" inside house-shaped …

Beakerhead: Changing the World Through Forward-Thinking Progress

In addition to the stunning art installations at Beakerhead, the annual event brings together brilliant minds from all over the world. This year, one of the keynote speakers was Mark Stevenson, a London-based British author, businessman, public speaker and futurologist. He is also one of the Senior …

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Measure Backward, Not Forward

<i>James Clear writes about using behavioral science to master your habits and improve your health. His free guide, Transform Your Habits, has been downloaded more than 80,000 times. This post originally appeared on his blog.</i><p>We often measure our progress by looking forward. We set goals. We plan …

A beginner's guide to drills and bits

<b>Steve Hoefer</b> returns with another guide to some of the things that make civilized life possible.<p>There are a dizzying number of ways to put a hole in …

iPhone 6 Review: It’s a Winner

In my view, the iPhone 6 is the best smartphone on the market, when you combine its hardware, all-new operating system, and the Apple ecosystem whose doors it opens.<p>After stubbornly resisting for years, Apple has finally joined the big-screen smartphone movement with its two latest models, the …

Whither the Breadfruit?

By James McWilliams August 1, 2014<p><i>Whither the breadfruit?</i><p>Marguerite Girvin Gillin, <i>Breadfruit</i>, ca. 1884<p>There’s such a thing as the Breadfruit Institute, and there should be. Researchers consider the species a “NUS”—“neglected and underutilized species.” But Ian Cole, the Breadfruit Institute’s …

How Crayola Crayons Are Made

There are 120 different colors of Crayola Crayons.<p>23 shades of red, 20 greens, 19 blues, 16 purples, 14 oranges, 11 browns, 8 yellows, 2 grays, 2 coppers, 2 blacks, 1 white, 1 gold and 1 silver. The Crayola factory in Easton, Pennsylvania makes 12 million crayons a day in a variety of the shades we …

Uber banks on world domination

The story line about Uber these days usually involves a fight: Uber scuffling with German regulators, who banned one of its car services nationwide; …

iOS 8 Keyboards Climb to Top of App Store Charts

With yesterday's launch of iOS 8, devices running the new operating system are now able to install third-party keyboards that work on a systemwide basis. Most of the major keyboard makers were ready for the launch, introducing iOS 8 versions of their keyboards into the iOS App Store. One day after …

Sierra Leone to shut down for 3 days to slow Ebola

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — In a desperate bid to slow West Africa's accelerating Ebola outbreak, Sierra Leone ordered its 6 million people …

Do Something About Those Superbugs, President Obama Orders

President Barack Obama issued an executive order Thursday telling his administration to hurry up and do something about drug-resistant bacteria, which pose a “serious threat to public health and the economy.”<p>Infections caused by antibiotic resistant bacteria kill 23,000 people every year, make 2 …

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