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28 Baking Hacks That Every Kitchen Wizard Should Know About

How to rescue burned cake, separate yolks in a snap, and more.

Dessert

These 3 habits can completely transform your confidence

Most people misunderstand confidence …<p>They think that people are just naturally confident.<p>This is false.<p>People who have unearned levels of …

Self-improvement

40 Life Lessons on Happiness That I Want My Daughter to Learn

If you had told me 10 years ago that I would create a company called Happier and dedicate my life to helping people realize their greatest potential by cultivating more joy and meaning and boosting their emotional immune systems, I wouldn't have believed you. I never expected that it would take me …

Happiness

To Be More Likable and Make a Great First Impression,Science Says First Do 1 Thing

And then you can almost guarantee the people you meet will like you.<p>If you want to make a great first impression -- and why wouldn't you? -- you know there are basic steps you can take: Smile, make eye contact, listen more than you talk, ask questions about the other person... anyone can do those …

Self-improvement

How to worry less, ease anxiety and tame toxic thoughts

The average person spends almost 80 percent of the time focused on regret about the past or anxiety about the future. How to get a handle on your worries.<p>Life would be so much different without a wall of worry in the way.<p>May is Mental Health Awareness Month, bringing attention to the one in five …

Self-help

This 75-year Harvard study shows how to have lifetime joy

For over 75 years, Harvard’s Grant and Glueck study has tracked the physical and emotional health of two groups:<p>456 poor people in Boston from 1939 …

Happiness

The Rocky Mountains Have A Dust Problem

A menace lurks beneath the snow high up in the southern Rocky Mountains: dust. Lots and lots of dust.<p>This dust speeds up spring water runoff, causing intense melting and streams to peak weeks earlier than usual — which wreaks havoc throughout the alpine ecosystem. Water managers and fire …

Global Warming

Here's why you should always check your hotel room for bedbugs, and how to do it

• <b>When you're traveling, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) told INSIDER you should check for bedbugs everywhere you stay.</b>• <b><br>That's because</b> …

California faces steep increase in 'precipitation whiplash,' threatening infrastructure

From late 1861 through early 1862, a megaflood of historic proportions put large parts of the state of California underwater. The state's Central …

I've studied happiness for years — here are the 12 best pieces of advice I'm giving my daughter

"Drift" is the decision we make by not deciding, or by making a decision that unleashes consequences for which we don't take responsibility.<p>You go to medical school because both your parents are doctors. You get married because all your friends are getting married. You take a job because someone …

One of the most worrisome predictions about climate change may be coming true

Two years ago, former NASA climate scientist James Hansen and a number of colleagues laid out a dire scenario in which gigantic pulses of fresh water from melting glaciers could upend the circulation of the oceans, leading to a world of fast-rising seas and even superstorms.<p>Hansen’s scenario was …

Global Warming

Crime 'threatens nearly half the world's natural heritage sites'

<b>Poaching, illegal logging and fishing are threatening endangered species in some of the world's most iconic natural sites, according to a report.</b><p>Conservation charity WWF says almost half of the world's 200 designated natural heritage sites are "plagued" by wildlife criminals.<p>These include the last …

Canal carved through Nicaragua will destroy rainforests, communities and wildlife

The Nicaraguan government has granted a concession to a mysterious Chinese company owned by Jing Wang, a little-known Hong-Kong based businessman, to …

Why recycling smartphone batteries is vital for sustainability

Few smartphone batteries end up in a landfill. In part this is thanks to strict UK and EU landfill regulation and directives on battery disposal. But even countries without regulation tend not to throw away the lithium-ion batteries that power smartphones and the majority of portable electronic …

Sustainability

The 2014 Environmental Performance Index - Who's on Top and Bottom

<i>This post and slideshow were co-written and compiled by researchers Omar Malik, Laura Johnson, Avi Allison, Kelly Coplin, Nora Hawkins, Susanne Stahl and Sarah Guy at the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy.</i><p>The 2014 Environmental Performance Index (EPI) ranks 178 countries on how well they …

Exporting the Colorado River to Asia, Through Hay

As the West suffers long-term drought, experts look for ways to save water while still supporting local farmers.<p>In July in Yuma County, Arizona, Dave Sharp's alfalfa crops, like every other living thing in the 105°F (40°C), dry desert heat, get thirsty.<p>All that keeps them alive, and indeed keeps …

Sustainability, by degrees

Urban wind energy. Beehives. School gardens. Rice farms. These and other suggestions were among a crush of 20 capstone projects presented this week …

Changing glaciers in Antarctica

<b>Glaciers are the ‘canary in the coal mine’.</b> Shrinking glaciers are the world’s most visual, most impressive evidence of globally warming …

Antarctica

Hong Kong Confirms First Case Of H7N9 Bird Flu

HONG KONG, Dec 2 (Reuters) - Hong Kong confirmed its first case of deadly H7N9 bird flu on Monday in a further sign that the virus is continuing to spread beyond mainland China's borders.<p>The case coincides with the 10th anniversary of the outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, which killed …

The Sad Disparity Between the Money the Philippines Needs, and What It Got

Scientists Discover Surprisingly Bright Black Hole

Turns out black holes really aren't so black. A team of researchers has discovered an incredibly bright black hole located some 22 million light …

Hubble senses water on five planets, bodes well for finding new Earths

There’s water in them thar planets – five massive “hot Jupiters” spied by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope.<p>But if you just thought "Life?!" think again. Despite the presence of water molecules in their atmospheres, none of these five planets is suitable to life as we know it. They are all gas giants, …

Universe

How to Clean a Blood Stain from Car Upholstery

Depending on your car upholstery, some methods of cleaning a blood stain will be better than others. It is important to deal with the blood stain …

Extreme Sports

How to Get out of a Depression

If you're plagued by feelings of worthlessness, sadness, and lack of hope, then you may be suffering from depression. Depression is different from …

Vitamin D

How to Make Jolly Rancher Vodka

Infusing vodka is a delicious, intoxicating way to enjoy your favorite flavors. Whether your tastes run to herbal, fruity, spicy, or sweet, there is …

How to Make Jello Shots

This wikiHow will teach you how make jello shots.Edit10 Second Summary1. Mix enough water and vodka to make 2 cups (475 milliliters).<br>2. Allow to …

Extracted

How to Make a Cajun Martini

This drink may look simple, but it'll spice up your night if you give it the chance!<p>Ingredients<p><b>Servings:</b> 1 (about 200 Calories and 836.8 KG)<p>4 …

Martinis

How to Make a Vintage Gift Tag

Looking for a different way to present your gift to that someone special and don't want to use the same old pedestrian gift tag? Turn a vintage music …

Chemicals