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We Still Have a Son and Daughter — Just Not the Way We Expected

Beth and Russ McGarrity's youngest child came out as transgender. Then a month later, their second child did too.<p>Beth McGarrity forced a smile as she rejoined a group of moms around the dining room table in a spacious home in Newcastle-on-Tyne, England.<p>A few months earlier, in the summer of 2000, …

Turmeric And Honey – The Strongest Antibiotic From Nature!

<b>Turmeric and Honey t</b><b>he</b> <b>Strongest Antibiotic</b><p>Researches show that now you can have something that is anti-stress, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and …

52 Delicious Swedish Meals You Need To Try Before You Die

Swedish cooking has more to it than meatballs.

Recipes

U.S. ranks 33rd best place for mothers and children

Norway is the most hospitable country in the world for mothers, followed by Finland and Iceland, according to the annual State of the World's Mothers report, released Monday night.<p>The United States ranks 33rd out of 179 surveyed countries for the well-being of its mothers and children, below Spain …

Save the Children

“Events have proven their cherished beliefs wrong”: Paul Krugman demolishes GOP’s economic fairy tales

How Republicans’ hysterical claims about the Obama economy have been thoroughly discredited<p>The American right seems perpetually in a state of denial -- about climate change, about social change, about the U.S. ability to control world events -- and nowhere is this habit of mind more evident than in …

Kathmandu graffiti: Street art has made the walls come to life

When the BBC Soup team visited Kathmandu in February 2015 to attend Nepal's first Ideas Fest they were struck by the graffiti. Photographs by Richard Fenton-Smith, with thanks to Nepalese art director Sworup Nhasiju for his insights. Find out more at bbc.com/soup

10 Best Apps to Train Your Brain

Shares 2.7K<p>Photo: Pond5<p>Whether it’s to focus at work, do better at school, or just stay sharp, there are various reasons for wanting to boost …

World's Best Ecolodges

3 Food Myths that May Be Sabotaging Your Productivity | Inc.com

One of the most surprising things I learned in nursing school was that the human body and the way it works is not always logical. Sure, when you drill down deep enough, the sciences of biology and chemistry make the body more understandable, but science has continued to change it's understanding of …

Nutrition

Fire Roasted Chili with Beer Braised Short Ribs

Mother nature has not been nice to us here in New York the past couple of months. The most recent gift was Blizzard Nemo, which dumped almost three …

12 Fun After-Dinner Coffee Drinks

When it comes to entertaining, I'm fond of the after-dinner coffee. It's a relaxing way to keep both flavor and conversation going, stretching a …

10 Ways to Eat Your Pantry All the Way to the End

(Image credit: Dana Velden)<p>With the end of the year comes a time of reflection on many parts of our home. Maybe you've acquired too many T-shirts …

Here's What Happens When You Ask A Chef To Make You Breakfast

This potato and bacon tart is what savory brunch dreams are made of.<p>The now famous dish served at his much beloved but recently shuttered NYC restaurant wd~50 was a modern (some would say molecular) spin on the original: a column of slow-poached egg yolk alongside a cube of deep-fried hollandaise …

Cauliflower, chilli, cumin and brown butter yogurt soup recipe

This vegetarian soup is simple and delicious, and it shows the humble cauliflower in a really great light.<p><b>SERVES</b><br>8<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><br>Olive oil<br>40g/1 ½oz butter<br>2 onions, finely chopped<br>3 celery sticks, finely chopped<br>2 garlic cloves, finely chopped<br>2 tbsp cumin seeds<br>½ tbsp dried chilli flakes<br>2 heads of …

Smart Ways to Make the Most of a Compact Kitchen

We might all dream of a huge family kitchen, but most of us have to make do with something smaller. That said, whatever the size of our kitchen, the …

Martha's Homemade Stock Recipes

Martha makes her own stock. With chicken, beef, and vegetable versions stored in the freezer, she can make soups and stews all winter long. And she's sharing her recipes from Cooking School to inspire you to make your own stock.<p>This versatile chicken stock is essential for , , chicken and …

Jamie Oliver, Up To His Elbows In Mashed Potatoes With 'Comfort Food'

Jamie Oliver is a food superstar — he has produced and presented hugely popular TV programs on cooking, notably <i>The Naked Chef</i> and more recently <i>Jamie's Food Revolution</i>. He has written more than a dozen cookbooks, many to accompany the TV shows. He has written about English food, Italian food, fast …

What to do with all those sweet potatoes — no marshmallows necessary

<i>Winter is coming and we’re serious about keeping farmers market produce on the menu. Alexandra Stafford of Alexandra Cooks shows us how to store,</i> …

10 things you should never buy again

<b>1. Cable TV</b><p>Though cable providers still have plenty of subscribers — roughly 101.7 million Americans, in 2014, according to research firm IBISWorld — …

2015 Travel Must Dos

2015 can't come quick enough, I am ready to go!<p>Every year around this time, many of us avid travelers start looking at destinations for the coming year. For us, this started decades ago when their Bucket Lists were just being formed; and the current process has me personally surveying a dozen or so …

Goodbye Cronuts, Hello Shaved Ice! Bidding Farewell to the Foods of 2014 and Welcoming the Foods of 2015

In the fickle world of foodie culture, culinary trends swing in and out of fashion about as quickly as It bags. Cronuts may have caused mass hysteria in 2014, but, like the cupcake before them, will their coolness factor fade into a distant memory? Here, we bid farewell to the foods of 2014 (it’s …

Food

Looking To 2015, Economists See 5 Reasons To Celebrate

Each December, economists make predictions. And each new year, they get hit by unexpected events that make them look more clueless than prescient.<p>This year's bolt out of the blue was the plunge in oil's price, which no one saw coming.<p>Still, top economists' forecasts did get a lot right for 2014. …

Oil isn't cheap -- at any price

As world oil prices have slumped below $60 a barrel, tumbling nearly 50% since June to a five-year low, analysts have scrambled to discern the economic and political fallout.<p>The big picture, though, hasn't changed: Oil is not cheap, at any price. What we're charged at the pump for gasoline is just …

2014: The year we reinvented meat

Move over, cows and chickens<p>The companies that did the most to change the food system this year weren't the ones that got rid of the antibiotics in their otherwise undesirable offerings (à la Chick-fil-A) or that marketed themselves as more sustainable fast food alternatives (hello, Chipotle). …

Why You'll Be Swapping Your Green Juice for Bone Broth in 2015

Photo: Stocksy<p>As both a detox meal and a waist-friendly supplement, green juice has maintained its spot as the accessory of choice for wellness buffs, celebs, and health-minded fashion folks for a few years now. But its status might be in jeopardy—thanks to the emergence of a new It beverage. Get …

Wellness

How to make bone broth

We are the product of a Filipino mother and a dad who was a British army officer. Both of them grew up living frugally – Dad delighted in our squeals as he indiscriminately bit into apples with wormholes in them – and our mum is the queen of leftovers. She has a knack of making something brilliant …

Is Brodo-ing the New Juicing? 10 Recipes to Warm Up With

Stocks and broth aren’t just for soups anymore. Nope, it’s all about sipping nowadays. Move over coffee and hot chocolate, we’re warming up with these 10 brodo recipes. Packed with flavor and nutrients, they’re a great way to fight off the cold (and colds) this winter. You’ll want to get in on this …

Diet Weight Loss, Nutrition Tips and More

The year 2014 in archaeology

<b>It's been a fascinating year for ground-breaking archaeology around the globe, with cholera-stricken "vampires", armour made of bone, and the invention of trousers. Here's just a selection of what has made an impact this year.</b><p>Challenging climates<p>While world leaders were formulating an international …