Kitty Yasashii

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30 Recipes to Cook With Soy Sauce

The humble condiment of fermented soybeans transcends cultures in marinades, dips, sauces, and more<p>Soy sauce is a wonderfully versatile ingredient …

This woman may know a secret to saving the brain’s synapses

In 2010, neurobiologist Beth Stevens had completed a remarkable rise from laboratory technician to star researcher. Then 40, she was in her second …

Neuroscience

Could tiny homes be the solution to sheltering Chicago’s homeless?

Tiny homes are more than a design fad, they could be a practical solution to a social need<p>Tiny homes have been all the rage in the last few years for design-focused millennials looking to live with less. They’re affordable, practical, and give younger folks with less means a sense of ownership that …

Housing

Baby girl born mid-flight gets a million airline mile birthday gift

Many parents hope their kids will go far in life.<p>For this baby girl, the sky really is the limit.<p>A baby girl named Haven has been gifted 1 million airline miles from Cebu Pacific Air after being born four hours into a flight from Dubai, U.A.E. to Manila.<p>According to The Guardian, Haven’s mother, …

Prison Stocks Plummet Following Justice Department Announcement

The widely-criticized, for-profit companies weren't saving the government money.<p>The U.S. Justice Department announced plans on Thursday to phase out …

Bill Nye Bet $20,000 That 2016 Would Be One Of the Hottest Years Ever

Bill Nye the Science Guy doesn’t just say that man-made climate change is an issue for the environment — he’s willing to put his money where his …

The 5 Most Bizarre Video Game Storylines Out There

As fun as it can be to saddle up and defend the world from an oncoming alien threat or get the Chosen One to a safe place so he or she can fulfill …

Tiny, Soft Robotic Caterpillar Creeps, Climbs, And Crawls

And it can push objects ten times its size<p>It may not look like much, but this wiggly little micro-robot is surprisingly powerful and complex.<p>Inspired by the rippling locomotion of caterpillars, physics researchers at the University of Warsaw created the robot that at first glance appears to be …

Robotics

The U.S. will no longer have the final say on internet domain names

The National Telecommunications Information Admistration (NTIA) announced via blog post on Tuesday that it will hand over the internet domain naming …

Salt Industry Shaken As FDA Targets Sodium In The American Diet

Hoping to prevent thousands of premature deaths each year, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) yesterday issued draft, voluntary sodium reduction targets for the food industry.<p>The targets, which are broken into short-term (two-year) and long-term (10-year) goals, would slowly reduce the average …

GOP conservatives scuttle spending bill over gay rights

WASHINGTON (AP) — Angry House conservatives voted down a routine spending bill Thursday in a fight over gay rights, underscoring the passions …

LGBTQI

100 pictures that will change the way you see the world

Earth is a beautiful, one-of-a-kind place.<p>To remind you of this, we've rounded up some of the most beautiful and mesmerizing pictures of our home planet.<p>These images will make you fall in love with earth all over again.

National Parks

19 Things To Know If Your Kid Is Dealing With Depression

You guys will get through this together.<p>Watching your kid deal with depression in particular can leave you feeling helpless and frustrated. But while mental illness might not be something you can make go away, there <i>are</i> things you can do to be supportive and help them get through it.<p>To help, …

Video games are revealing the secrets of our aging brains

Our brains change as we age — this much we know. Some abilities peak in early adulthood, while others don't reach their maximum potential until approximately age 50.<p>And while researchers have used a variety of tests to analyze different aspects of mental acuity, we now have an especially powerful …

Starcraft

Why You Should Care About Added Sugars in Your Food

When the new food labels roll out in a year or two, a 20 ounce Pepsi will have to say it contains 130% of your daily value of added sugar. Yogurts …

The basics of landscape design: Where to start when designing your garden

A well-designed garden is much more than just pretty plants<p>"Gardens are so much more than a collection of good design and good plants," says Lauren Hall-Behrens, landscape designer and founder of Lilyvilla Gardens in Portland, Oregon. She specializes in large-scale residential projects, oftentimes …

Landscaping

[Infographic] 50 Tools Every Home Owner Must Have

Every home requires maintenance to keep up its appearance, functionality and value. Often times the need for a minor repair comes at a time when we are busy and the task gets set aside for another day. The trouble is, before you know it we soon have several projects that need our attention! It can …

Woodworking

Marrying the Right Person Makes You More Successful, According to Science

Marry for love, and if you're lucky, you might get a lot more.<p>Lots of factors go into success. Your mindset plays a huge role. Developing greater determination, willpower, and grit (because they <i>can</i> be developed) is key. Being more likable makes a huge difference. (And, yes, you can develop that …

How Valuable is a Professional Logo Design?

Learn How Valuable is a Professional Logo Design to your Company? From Startups to Large Organisations, a Professionally Designed Logo is …

Logo Design

The most intricate deck of cards ever made

I have been posting a lot about branding and editorial design here on ABDZ. Most of these projects are very minimal with simple forms and most often …

The 30 Pantry Staples Every Kitchen Should Have

Do you ever stare at your pantry, hoping that a meal emerges from the random assortment of rice, stocks, and spices lying around, and then give up and order Seamless? We all have those moments, sometimes more often than we’d like. Luckily, the new cookbook <i>The Kitchen Shelf</i> will help to cure all of …

Recipes

Giant Galapagos Tortoise, 80, Has 9 Hatchlings at Zurich Zoo

MAINZ, Germany — A Swiss senior citizen may have just become the world’s oldest mother at the age of 80.<p>Giant Galapagos tortoise Nigrita laid nine eggs that hatched at the Zurich Zoo. The 220-pound creature's little arrivals each weigh between 4 and 5 ounces.<p>“Nigrita is our oldest animal at the …

Brazilian Researchers Find Evidence Zika Is Getting Worse

Brazilian researchers studying the Zika virus say they’ve found evidence it may have evolved into a new form that’s more likely to damage brain cells and cause birth defects.<p>Tests in mice, on cells in lab dishes and on “mini-brains” show the Brazilian strain seems to be more damaging to human brain …

Scientists Are Uncovering a Terrible New Effect That Space Might Have on Our Bodies

Launch aborted.<p>If humanity is ever going to realise its ambitions of travelling to Mars and elsewhere in the Solar System, one of the challenges …

Ex-North Charleston officer indicted on federal charges in Walter Scott death

<b>(CNN) —</b> Not guilty, pleaded former North Charleston, South Carolina, police officer Michael Slager, hours after a grand jury indicted him Wednesday on federal charges in last year's shooting death of Walter Scott.<p>Clean-shaven and wearing a gray suit and blue tie, Slager spoke only when addressed …

Justice

Staples and Office Depot call off merger

Office Depot and Staples called off their plans to merge, triggering a trading halt for the companies' stocks Tuesday.<p>The retailers made the announcement after a federal judge granted a preliminary injunction Tuesday that had been requested by the Federal Trade Commission, which opposed Staples …

Facebook loses round one in privacy fight over photo tagging feature

A federal judge yesterday rejected Facebook’s request to throw out a lawsuit that alleges the company “secretly amassed the world’s largest privately held database of consumer biometric data.”<p>The dispute centers around a feature added in 2010 that allows Facebook users to tag themselves, and …

By the year 2040, embryo selection could replace sex as the way most of us make babies

Human reproduction is about to undergo a radical shift. Embryo selection, in connection with in-vitro fertilization (IVF), will help our species eliminate many genetic diseases, extend healthy lifespans, and enhance people’s overall well-being. Within 20 years, I predict that it will supplant sex …

Genetics

Utah to temporarily stop enforcing law in 'Deadpool' case

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah cinema in trouble with state regulators for serving alcohol during a showing of superhero film "Deadpool" will not get …

This Graphic Designer Uses Her Design Skills To Make Awesome Cookies

Los Angeles based graphic designer Holly Fox has turned her love of color, baking, and graphic design into some pretty artistic edible sugar cookie …