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Modern home in London works magic on an awkward lot

A little architectural ingenuity went a long way in replacing an old garage with this sunny abode<p>The site was unconventional: a long, skinny lot wedged between back gardens and a 16-car garage in West London. Zoning prevented anything taller than a single story, and it wouldn’t be possible to have …

Architecture

Florida man arrested; doughnut flakes test positive for meth

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Daniel Rushing probably won't be eating Krispy Kreme doughnuts in his car any more.<p>The 64-year-old was arrested on drug charges when Orlando police officers spotted four tiny flakes of glaze on his floorboard and thought they were pieces of crystal methamphetamine, The Orlando …

Recipe: No-Bake Peanut Butter Protein Cookies

No-Bake Peanut Butter Protein Cookies<p>Makes 18 cookies<p>1/2 cup creamy peanut butter<p>1 small, very ripe banana, mashed (about 1/3 cup) <br>1/3 cup maple …

8 Ways Smart People Use Failure To Their Advantage

One of the biggest roadblocks to success is the fear of failure. Fear of failure is worse than failure itself because it condemns you to a life of unrealized potential.<p><i>"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." -Winston Churchill</i><p>This sounds rather easy and intuitive, …

These Women Are Part of the Olympics' First All-Refugee Team

Well, this will give you chills: The International Olympic Commission announced yesterday that four women and six men are part of the first all-refugee team. The Refugee Olympic Team, as it will be known, will compete in running, swimming, and judo, and is made up of athletes from South Sudan, the …

Sangria Recipes

This delicious cocktail combines the best of summer by infusing wine, summer fruits and soda water. Not only is it one of the most refreshing ways to …

Recipes

Britain asked for more cash as migrant crisis strains EU budget

Britain will face demands to pay billions more into the EU budget following a vote to Remain in Europe on June 23 as Brussels looks to set to ask for more cash from national governments to pay for the unfolding migrant crisis.<p>The European Parliament has passed a resolution demanding greater …

Europe

19 Ways To Eat Potatoes Around The World

Potatoh my gosh.

11 Traits Parents of Successful Kids Have in Common

Good parents want their kids to stay out of trouble, do well in school and go on to do awesome things as adults.<p>And while there isn’t a set recipe …

Senior Northumbria Police officers used HQ as 'love pad', tribunal hears

The former chief constable of scandal hit Northumbria Police was livid after discovering his secretary had been having sex with one of his senior officers in "love pads" at force headquarters, because he had a “fondness” for her himself, a tribunal has heard.<p>Mike Craik had already sparked fury …

The Best Anti-Aging Exercises, As Recommended By Experts

A body in motion, stays in motion.<p>Turning back the clock isn't just about wrinkles and fine lines. It's about staying fit -- not just looking it -- and keeping your body moving.<p>"A sedentary person hits peak muscle mass at age 20 and it starts declining from there," National Academy of Sports …

Sikh Army captain allowed to wear beard and turban in uniform

<b>(CNN) —</b> For close to a decade, Simratpal Singh felt torn between the ideals of his faith and those of the U.S. Army.<p>No more.<p>The Army has granted Capt. Singh, a Sikh, permission to serve while wearing a turban over his long hair and a beard with his uniform.<p>He is the first active duty soldier to …

U.S. Army

Tasty

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How does your brain pick one word from 50,000 in 0.6 seconds?

<b>The average English-speaker has about 50,000 words in their mind. But how do they find the right one in 600 milliseconds?</b><p>A Bangor University expert believes the constant battle for prominence between words like "cat" and "dog" could help to explain.<p>Dr Gary Oppenheim, of the university's Language …

Top 10 Cheat Sheets to Help You Master Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office is still the most popular office suite used by companies and individuals across the world. These Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and …

When Canadian Police Can't Charge People for Terrorism, They Use Peace Bonds | VICE News

This week, a major police operation unfurled in a Montreal borough, forcing the evacuation of about 200 residents, and momentary panic as fear spread that it could be terrorist-related.<p>It was a video uploaded to Facebook, allegedly showing someone handling explosives, which drew law enforcement to …

The quest for an unbreakable phone is 'impossible,' says Apple

Apple is pushing hard to make its phones more secure, but the quest for perfect security will never be met.<p>"Getting to unbreakable is impossible," Apple engineers told CNNMoney, though there had been reports that the company was reportedly working toward that goal.<p>The engineers said that the …

Upgrade Your Grilling Game with These 8 Amazing Homemade BBQ Sauces

With grilling season in full force, I thought it was time to expand a bit from my well-used staple tomato/vinegar/brown-sugar BBQ sauce. <br>With a list …

A surprising number of people are getting trapped for months on end in Moscow’s busiest airport

On August 18, 2015, Hasan Yasien checked in at Sheremetyevo airport for a flight to Turkey, cleared customs and passport control, and headed towards the gate to catch his plane.<p>Seven months on, the 42-year-old Syrian is still there. He lives in a small green dome tent in the international departure …

A former McKinsey partner says a 2-minute exercise can get you back to productivity when you've hit a wall at work

Whether it's the end of the day and you're struggling with decision fatigue or fear of failure has your heart racing, there's a quick way to collect yourself so that you can resume being productive, says Caroline Webb, Sevenshift's CEO, a McKinsey senior adviser, and a former McKinsey partner.<p>Her …

5 Scientifically Proven Ways to Elevate Your Success | Inc.com

Are some of us pre-destined at birth for success? Maybe--but that's not the important thing that matters. Despite how we feel about the odds of success with which we were born, we can always be doing something more to increase our chances of success--and our happiness.<p>There are things we can do …

The 17 equations that changed the world

In 2012, Mathematician Ian Stewart came out with an excellent and deeply researched book titled "In Pursuit of the Unknown: 17 Equations That Changed the World.<p>His book takes a look at the most pivotal equations of all time, and puts them in a human, rather than technical context.<p>"Equations …

MuscleWiki Helps You Discover New Exercises for Specific Muscle Groups

If you’ve ever wanted to learn a variety of new exercises for specific muscle groups, check out MuscleWiki. It’s free, easy to use, and even …

Fitness

17 Processed Foods Nutritionists Approve Of

Despite processed food’s bad reputation—which, for the most part, is deserved—there are actually several items you can indulge in guilt-free. …

10 Easy Ways to Boost Your Metabolism (Backed by Science)

Metabolism is the term for all the chemical reactions in your body.These chemical reactions keep your body alive and functioning.However, the word</i> …

Syrian refugees find a safe haven in Amish country

LANCASTER, Pa. – As people debate allowing Syrian refugees to enter the United States, Farhan Al Qadri and his family are actually doing it.<p>The Al …

How Syrian refugees helped an American student during the Cologne attacks

An American student and a Syrian man have described their harrowing experience in Cologne on New Year’s Eve. After the student was assaulted by …

A Belgian father from Morocco talks to his sons about the Brussels attacks

In the crowd gathered on Place de la Bourse in Brussels, I met a man and his sons looking at the spread of flowers, candles and notes to the memory of the bombing victims.<p>Abdel Lahrour lives in the small town of Soignies, about an hour from Brussels. He’s taken his sons, Isham and Rayan, out of …

There is no confirmation that Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil was crucified on Good Friday

Several blogs and media outlets are reporting that Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil was crucified by ISIS on Good Friday.There has been no confirmation of the …