Stephen Vogel McKinnon

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Autism: Scientists May Be Able To Explain A Third Of All Cases

The discovery could help researchers develop a treatment.<p>The scarcity of a single protein in the brain could explain as many as a third of all cases …

Miso-marinated mushrooms

Portobello mushrooms might seem like a tired choice for long-term vegans but may I urge you to slather on this rich marinade and give them yet another whirl? This marinade is also sensational with roasted aubergines, on tofu and even as a coating on roughly chopped roasted …

Recipes

Carrot Cake Recipe with Cream Cheese Frosting | #CookwithAnisa #recipeoftheday

Ive got a delicious carrot cake recipe for you today, its everything you would want in this type of cake. It has a soft texture, moist, and spicy and it gets better with age. Also it goes great with your hot cup of tea or coffee, perfect for those winter days.<p>Make sure not to miss a single video …

Dessert

Photos By Girls, Of Girls, For Girls, Show The World What It's Like To Be A Young Woman

Welcome to the #girlgaze. 👀<p>In a black-and-white photo that could, at first glance, be mistaken for an advertisement sans text: a row of women lie on their stomachs, each resting their heads on a propped-up hand. Although they’re posed similarly, the girls’ differences are on display, too. Some …

How to heal your gut with great food

<i>Seven years ago Lee Holmes deteriorated to the point she couldn’t get out of bed. Then she created a toxin-free, good-bacteria-friendly diet, and her health returned.</i><p>'I’ve just taught a yoga class and am about to have a bowl of saffron and white-bean soup for dinner,’ Lee Holmes tells me over the …

Wellness

Thirty-clove garlic and onion soup

Garlic’s anti-inflammatory, anti-parasitic, antibiotic and antiviral properties make it an incredibly important ingredient in the defence against digestive assaults of all varieties.<p>SERVES<p>3-4<p>INGREDIENTS<p>3 garlic bulbs, whole, unpeeled<br>• 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil<br>• 2 tbsp unsalted butter<br>• 1 large onion, …

Recipes

'Racist, misogynist pig': Azealia Banks responds after Russell Crowe hotel room fracas

Singer Azealia Banks has called Russell Crowe a "racist, misogynist pig," and accused the 52-year-old actor of choking her, after an altercation on Saturday night allegedly led the actor to grab her in a "bear hug" and remove her from his hotel room.<p>“I think he’s a racist, misogynist pig," the …

How to spot if you’re suffering from mental health issues

<i>On World Mental Health Day, we explain the signs and symptoms that you need to know</i><p>One in three “sick notes” handed out by GPs are now for mental health problems, reported The Telegraph last month, amid soaring levels of anxiety across Britain.<p>The official data – from the first such investigation …

Avocado milkshake recipe

Avocado milkshake is refreshing and great for staving off hunger<p>Add vanilla ice cream to to avocado milkshake make this even more decadent.<p><b>SERVES</b><br>2-4<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><br>Ice cubes<br>2 large avocado, peeled<br>500ml/17floz whole milk<br>6 tbsp caster sugar, plus extra to taste<p>METHOD<br>Half-fill a blender or juicer with ice …

Healthy Eating

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Meet the Genius Street Photographer You've Never Heard Of

Untitled<br>Charalampos Kydonakis<p>1 of 23<p>I had a great uncle Frank “Yaki” Yakimovich whom I met only once at a family reunion in 1982. He was what you …

Healthy houseplants

Here are 12 houseplants that can improve air indoors.

Plants

Trump Just Totally Ignored Science... Again

His latest macho brag could be dangerous, experts say.<p>Donald Trump doesn’t have the best track record when it comes to recognizing trustworthy science.<p>The Republican presidential nominee has made comments suggesting he thinks climate change is a hoax, immigrants are to blame for the spread of …

How Venus Williams Quietly Became a Successful Entrepreneur (and Why She Can't Go to Movies)

An exclusive interview with the entrepreneur, designer, spokesperson, and -- oh yeah -- tennis great. Venus Williams discusses her entrepreneurial journey, and how you might not be able to have it all... but you can have a lot more than you imagine.<p>Unless you've been living totally off the grid for …

Science worries binge-watching could be killing you

New research links excessive TV watching and killer blood clots. That could be especially bad news for those who like to watch entire seasons of their favorite shows at a time.<p>Scientists in Japan studied tens of thousands of television watchers over the course of two decades and now say watching …

TV

6 Famous Unsolved Mysteries (Are Shockingly Easy To Solve)

According to the denizens of /r/conspiracy and your wacky aunt on Facebook, there are terrifying mysteries unfolding all around us, all the time. …

Andrew Lloyd Webber

People with Autism Can Read Emotions, Feel Empathy

There is a persistent stereotype that people with autism are individuals who lack empathy and cannot understand emotion. It’s true that many people …

Autism

Remote Islands Create Street View by Strapping Cameras to Sheep

Strapping 360-degree cameras to sheep is clearly the way to image this archipelago.<p>If you have trouble learning the geography of the Faroe Islands, located in the Norwegian Sea between Norway and Iceland, it might be because the remote archipelago has yet to receive the Google Street View …

Faroe Islands

This Movie May Change the Way You View Autism

Life, Animated is a heartwarming documentary about family.<p>At the age of 3, Owen Suskind was diagnosed with autism. He had stopped speaking, stopped interacting with his world. To his parents, Ron and Cornelia Suskind, it seemed as if he had been kidnapped. For three years after the diagnosis, their …

Animation

7 science-backed reasons you should make art, even if you're bad at it

We've been making it for about as long as we've been called humans, and few would argue against its value as culturally enriching as well as emotionally and often intellectually rewarding. Making art for art's sake is plenty.<p>Yet as scientific research has shown, our minds seem built to enjoy and …

Creativity

Chickpea and potato-curry-stuffed flatbread recipe

If you've never had curry for breakfast, you're missing out. Try this veggie one in a homemade flatbread<p>I know curry seems a bit full-on first thing in the morning but with a strong cup of tea and a downpour outside it works fabulously well.<p><b>SERVES</b><p>6<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>2 tbsp olive oil<br>• 1 large red onion, …

Recipes

From peppermint to oolong: the surprising health benefits of a cup of tea

Us Brits don't really need more of a reason to drink tea - but today (21 April) is National Tea Day, so there's an added incentive to put the kettle on.<p>The recent news that drinking camomile tea may help women live longer has got us thinking about the health benefits of our morning cuppa.<p>Here we …

Tea

5:2 diet recipe: mushroom and green bean korma

A deliciously creamy vegetarian korma for only 173 calories? Perfect for a 5:2 Fast Day<p>I love all kinds of curry, but have a very soft spot for korma. The richness of the sauce seemed to make it a no-no for Fast Days, until I decided to try using almond milk in place of cream and full-fat yogurt. …

Recipes

Jump back into Telltale's 'The Walking Dead' this fall

Telltale Games may be hard at work on bringing <i>Batman: A Telltale Games Series</i> to life, but it's also working on bringing fans more of one of its most popular series yet: <i>The Walking Dead</i>. In a tweet from head of creative communications at Telltale, Job J. Stauffer, Season Three of <i>The Walking Dead</i> …

Christian church in Hamburg holds funeral service for teenage immigrant who died fighting for Islamic State

A Christian church in Hamburg has held a funeral for a teenage immigrant who was killed fighting for the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil).<p>Cameroon-born, the teenager known as Florent Prince N, had been raised as a Christian but converted to Islam and became radicalised.<p>The multi-faith …

The Definitive Ranking of Bob Dylan Studio Albums, From Worst to Best

There’s no better way to celebrate the greatest American songwriter’s 75th birthday than to stoke reader outrage by attempting to rank his work, …

Emmylou Harris

Salted caramel whiskey bread and butter pudding recipe

There can be no dessert more comforting or delicious than bread and butter pudding - and it's even better with a caramel whiskey sauce<p>You could say that I grew up on bread and butter pudding. My mum or dad would prepare it at least once every two weeks. It is simple to make and great for using up …

Baking

I tried a bunch of coloring apps, and they all miss the point

Color me bad<p>The first time I saw evidence of the fad firsthand, I had to stifle a giggle -— the sight of two grown women in a coffee shop, clutching colored pencils and shading in mandala patterns, struck me as pretty silly. Would they hang up their work proudly on the fridge? A few days later, I …

Trees Made From 5 Million Bodies

After writing about Angelo Musco's surreal mosaics made from thousands of human bodies, the artist reached out to us to say thanks and to tell us about an exciting new work he's debuting at Pulse Art Fair during Art Basel Miami Beach. Called <i>Xylem</i>, it's an image of a densely packed forest that's …

Amazing