Marissa Lorenz

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Peter Gordon's panna cotta with balsamic blackberries recipe

Panna cotta is one of the great gifts from the Italian pastry kitchen (along with tiramisu), and over the years I have made, and eaten, all sorts of flavours from simple vanilla through to beetroot (the latter wasn’t a good idea, I have to say).<p>When blackberries are out of season use strawberries, …

Dessert

The Ultimate New Mexico Road Trip Itinerary

“I think New Mexico was the greatest experience from the outside world that I have ever had,” says Author D.H. Lawrence. Indeed, there is no arguing …

21 Easy Desserts You Can Make in a Cast-Iron Skillet

There are some who would have you believe that a fruit salad or light yogurt qualifies as “indulgent dessert.” We don’t trust those people. For the …

School safety panel hears about discipline alternatives

HANOVER, Md. (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos bumped fists with first-graders and listened as they shared stories about friendship during a field trip Thursday by a presidential commission seeking ways to stem a steady stream of school violence.<p>DeVos toured Hebron Harman Elementary School in …

Unbelievably Easy Slow Cooker Carnitas Tacos

This is going to become your new go-to on taco night. Pork shoulder becomes meltingly tender as it slow-cooks in the chile- and garlic-infused citrus …

Cooking

South America’s Most Luxurious Train Just Got a Little More Lavish

No mode of transportation is as romanticized as train travel, and there’s good reason why. Taking in breathtaking scenery while enjoying all of the …

New York judge orders man, 30, to move out of family home after parents sue

A judge has ordered a 30-year-old man in New York state to move out of his parents’ house, after a short legal battle.<p>During the hearing on Tuesday, state supreme court justice Donald Greenwood tried to convince Michael Rotondo, who reportedly moved back home eight years ago, to leave the family …

U.S. State Supreme Courts

Traveling in a foreign city? Give yourself a secret mission.

<b>Skip the formal sightseeing to pursue something that interests you -- and you'll discover a whole other side to the place you're visiting.</b><p>Arriving in …

Glendurgan Garden, Cornwall: ‘At every turn there is something unexpected to discover’ – review

In a nutshell<p>Originally home to a wealthy Quaker family (the Foxes), these subtropical gardens sweep down through three valleys to a sheltered beach on the River Helford. Nature trails run through wild flowers and tree ferns, a miniature art gallery is tucked into an upturned boat and a tiny …

Have 3 Days? Here Are the Best Things to Do in Bogota

Colombians are known for their gregarious personality and knack for living the good life. Join them while partaking in the vibrant range of food, …

Genes have a role in empathy, study says

<b>It helps us to make close connections with people, and influences how we behave in a range of situations, from the workplace to a party.</b><p>Now scientists say empathy is not just something we develop through our upbringing and life experiences - it is also partly inherited.<p>A study of 46,000 people …

Women And Travel: This Trend May Make You Smile In 1,000 Ways

March’s National Women’s History Month kicks off with illuminating looks at female accomplishments, goals, trends and challenges — with March 8th as the key celebratory International Women’s Day. One of the exciting, empowering shifts for American women is their increasingly passionate quest to …

The science of resilience: What are the ingredients that help people cope?

Resilience is on many people's minds these days. Hurricanes and fires regularly wallop communities. The risks of climate change loom large, and the …

7 Beliefs of Emotionally Healthy People

We all know the basics of being healthy: eat well, exercise, and get some rest (especially when you’ve got your country’s 500th anniversary to plan, …

People Have Believed a Lie About Rabbit Domestication for Decades

Scientists don’t know when bunnies became docile—and they're not even sure if that's an answerable question.<p>It is often said, in both popular articles and scientific papers, that rabbits were first domesticated by French monks in 600 AD.<p>Back then, Pope Gregory the Great had allegedly decreed that …

Rabbits

12 Hostels That Are Even Better Than Hotels

Spend more of your money on seeing the sights while staying somewhere great.<p>It’s a common scenario: You’ve made a resolution to travel more in 2018, …

Hidden Brain: Researchers Delve Into Improving Concentration

Can we improve concentration when our attention is constantly being diverted? Researchers found running electrical current through someone's head helps — but it isn't the most practical solution.<p>Transcript<p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:<p>Many people listen to NPR while multitasking. People listen while driving, …

The Brain

A Crash Course in Data Science

• <b>Video:</b> About Your Instructors• <b><br>Reading:</b> Specialization Textbook• <b><br>Reading:</b> Grading• <b><br>Reading:</b> Pre-Course Survey• <b><br>Video:</b> What is Data Science?• <b><br>Reading:</b> …

Baby brain response to touch sets stage for empathy

Safe, new brain imaging techniques provide one of the first looks inside the infant’s brain to show where the sense of touch is processed—not just …

University of Washington

Cache of Newly Digitized Travel Photographs Will Transport You to 1900s California

Boys don't cry: Researchers reveal boys are not as emotional as girls - IBTimes India

"Our findings demonstrate that callous-unemotional traits are related to differences in brain structure in typically-developing boys without a …

Kids Start To Test Surprising Claims By Early Elementary School

As many families prepare for a visit from Santa, some are facing questions about the jolly old man in the red suit.<p>The fact that children will (sometimes) accept counterintuitive claims, like the existence of Santa Claus or the Tooth Fairy, has led some theorists to marvel at their willingness to …

Psychology

11 Reasons Why You Should Visit North-East India

Previously known as the Seven Sisters, north-east India became richer with the addition of an eighth, Sikkim in 1975. Before joining India as its …

Traditional Italian Flavors, in a Bundle

My Italian language skills are rather limited (I’m working on it), but ordering from restaurant menus in Italy is easy. Like many Americans, I’m well acquainted with the traditional dishes. (But sadly, if the waiter then tries to engage me in conversation, I can only stammer that it’s such a lovely …

Recipes

Marsden Grotto – The Cave Bar In The Cliff

On many a journey were I have had to pass through quickly, I have always made a mental note of coming back to explore individual places a bit more …

The foods that’ll keep your gut happy (and healthy) while traveling

The thrill of traveling is the chance to break out of your usual routines. But when your gut gets out of <i>its</i> usual routine, you might have a problem. …

The Science Is In. Spanking Children Does Serious, Long-Term Damage

Don't spank your children.<p>Spanking — usually defined as hitting a child on the buttocks with an open hand — is a common form of discipline still used …

University of Manitoba

Latke Making 101: How-To Tips For Making Perfect Potato Pancakes

If you don't fry food regularly, it can be a daunting task—especially if you're serving up once-a-year holiday fare that you want to get just right. …

11 Genius Recipes for Stuffed Squash

Aside from pumpkins and PSLs, the arrival of squash means fall has arrived. The produce section of every market is loaded with them, and the internet is swapping thousands of recipes that include them. (Butternut squash desserts, anyone?) Whether you’re more partial to the tender acorn squash or a …