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Would you like chips with that? Cadbury announces bizarre new frankenfood chocolate - so would you try it?

Cadbury have announced bizarre new frankenfood chocolate in an attempt to keep savory and sweet snackers satisfied.<p>The famous chocolate company have …

Social Media

Melania Trump mocked for 'positive social media' speech

<b>US First Lady Melania Trump has called for adults to "take the lead" to encourage children to develop "positive habits with social media and technology".</b><p>Delivering a speech about the challenges faced by children, Mrs Trump called on adults to promote values of "encouragement, kindness, compassion, …

Donald Trump

Ex-FBI official hoping to blaze a path to Congress as 'cannabis candidate'

<b>(CNN) —</b> A former FBI employee is running for Congress as the "Cannabis Candidate," with a campaign ad featuring him smoking marijuana in front of an image of the American flag.<p>Benjamin Thomas Wolf is one of three challengers to incumbent Rep. Mike Quigley in the Democratic primary for Illinois' 5th …

U.S. State Department

8 Braising Recipes to Heat Up Your House This Weekend

When temperatures are in the 20s and below, it's time to break out the Dutch oven for low-and-slow cooking.<p>Even though my Le Creuset Dutch oven takes up permanent residence on top of my stove, I don't start braising until it gets frigid outside. And with highs in the 30s this weekend, the time is …

Four recipes for classic quick pasta sauces

The following recipes we’ve picked using these five families of ingredients take as long to make as your pasta needs to boil<p>Don’t skimp on the nuts and cheese here. To use as a pasta sauce, spoon the pesto into a large bowl and add just-cooked, drained pasta.<i><br>Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat by Samin Nosrat,</i> …

Food

9 Ways to Work With Difficult People (Infographic)

Effectively navigate tensions in the workplace to improve your day and your career with these tips.<p>Co-worker tensions account for about 80 percent of workplace difficulties, but fortunately there are many simple tactics to make life at the office easier.<p>How Talking to Yourself Can Help You Be More …

Self-esteem

How Cosmopolitan’s Helen Gurley Brown taught women to prize skinniness above all else

<i>If my weight’s okay, dinner for me might be muesli with chopped prunes, dried apricot, six unsalted almonds, dusting of Equal, and a cup of whole milk. Delicious! If weight-fighting, it’s back to tuna salad with one slice seven-grain toast and half a tablespoon of diet margarine. Dessert every</i> …

Multiple Sclerosis

Patanjali does naturals, we do science and naturals, says L’Oréal

India’s young, beauty-conscious shoppers are keeping Jean-Christophe Letellier, managing director of L’Oréal in the country, busy.<p>Letellier, who’s been heading the company’s India business since 2013, thinks that with better access to the internet, affordability, and the desire for better grooming, …

India

The British chip designer that Apple killed might soon be bought by a Chinese-backed fund

The China-backed private equity fund that Trump just blocked from buying a US semiconductor firm over national security grounds has speedily found another option—buy British.<p>On Friday, London-based chip designer Imagination Technologies announced it would sell itself to Canyon Bridge Capital for …

National Security

A volcano in the island paradise Bali could be about to erupt for the first time in half a century

Close to 50,000 people have evacuated the Mount Agung area in Indonesia’s Bali resort paradise as officials warn that a volcano there might soon erupt for the first time in half a century. A 200-meter (650 feet) tall plume of smoke rose from the mountain Sunday, an official geologist told the BBC, …

Mount Agung

The euro is falling after Angela Merkel’s “nightmare victory” in the German election

On Sunday, Angela Merkel secured her fourth term as German chancellor. But instead of celebrating, Merkel, the German media, and financial markets all seem to agree that it was a hollow victory.<p>Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union and Christian Social Union (CDU/CSU) received 33% of the vote and …

Trump can’t win a war on race with the NFL

A week ago, just four professional football players knelt when the American national anthem played to protest against racism and the oppression of people of color in the US. But once president Donald Trump waded into the matter, more than 130 players in the National Football League (NFL) sat, …

Donald Trump

Germany and France thwarted far right populism—why did the US and UK fall to them?

What a difference a year makes. After Britain’s Brexit vote in June 2016 and the election of Donald Trump as US president that November, many commentators were convinced that a populist wave was sure to sweep Europe in 2017 as well. But the French election this May and German election this weekend …

Angela Merkel

The 30 Minute Workout You Can Do Anywhere

Fact of life: working out is never easy. But there are a couple things you can do to make it easier. One: keep your session to an efficient, effective 30 minutes. Two: find a routine that doesn't require any equipment, so you can do it anywhere. Three: did we mention it only takes 30 minutes? We're …

Workouts

The world’s 10 most awesome giant Buddhas

Immense in both scale and beauty, these paeans to the Buddhist faith make quite the impression, whether you’re a believer or not<p>1: The Great Buddhas …

National Brownie Day: Three fantastic brownie recipes

Yes, we know there’s a National (Whatever) Day for everything from National Cookie Day to National Pizza With the Works Except Anchovies Day (Dec. 4 …

15 Fudgy, Irresistible, and Decadent Vegan Brownies

When you want something chocolatey, something decadent, something ooey-gooey and delicious, only a brownie will do. You can enjoy all those things …

Barack and Michelle Obama think that the White House only improved their relationship, which is incredibly sweet

When you have a pretty demanding job — like, say, as the President of the United States of America — you probably assume that the stress might make …

A lesson for Angela Merkel: Good intentions aren’t always good politics

For all its epic warfare and upheaval, the 20th century did produce one happy ending: the emergence of the Federal Republic of Germany as the first German state in modern history that was united, democratic, secure, prosperous and peaceful.<p>And so, when hundreds of thousands of refugees flocked to …

What Trump Could Learn From Berlusconi

More than just sharing the former Italian prime minister’s wealth and flashiness, Trump, too, could stumble if he alienates the political system he’s inheriting.<p>Is Donald Trump the American version of Silvio Berlusconi? As the <i>New York Times</i>, <i>Washington Post</i> and <i>Guardian</i> have recently noted, the …

Dolly Parton’s Famous Cinnamon Bread Recipe Is Calling Your Name

Break <i>Us</i> off a piece of that! Everyone associates <b>Dolly Parton</b> with her epic roster of songs, including “Jolene” and “I Will Always Love You,” but for …

Baking

Leonardo DiCaprio Meets With Donald Trump to Talk Environmental Issues

Oscar winner presents Trump team with a “framework” on how focus on renewable, clean energy could create millions of jobs<p>Leonardo DiCaprio met with …

Boy George: ‘We’re all clinging to a rock, and some people have got a better grip than others’

Nine years sober and back on tour, the Culture Club star talks about the power of positivity and why pop needs mystery<p>I can tell you from bitter experience that there are more relaxing ways of preparing for an interview with a legendary pop star than reading their memoirs and unexpectedly stumbling …

The 66 Best Tracks of 2016

From disco screamers to candy-paint EDM nightmares.<p>Illustration by Dana Kim<p>Despite occasionally feeling like a trip through a dishwasher filled with swamp water, 2016 managed to cough up a handful of musical gems from the murk. This was not a year for muted introspection, but for throwing back your …

Guitarist/singer Greg Lake of Emerson, Lake and Palmer dies

LONDON (AP) — Musician Greg Lake co-founded both King Crimson and Emerson, Lake and Palmer — bands that helped define the sprawling, influential but often-maligned genre known as progressive rock.<p>Lake, who died of cancer at 69, was instrumental in bringing classical influences, epic length, mythic …

Jimi Hendrix

Could An Algorithm Really Mimic Our Way Of Thinking?

Research carried out suggests that no more than an algorithm is needed in order to replicate a human person’s way of thinking, and is the key to true …

China just gave the clearest signal yet that its economy is bouncing back

Chinese trade data has beaten across the board in October, a good sign for not only its economy but global demand as a whole.<p>According to China's General Administration of Customs, the value of both imports and exports increased from a year earlier in US dollar terms, the first time that's been …

Economy