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Top 10 Native Plants for Your Michigan Garden

Native plants require less fertilizing, watering and spraying are a welcome addition to any garden, so why don’t more people plant them? Most people …

Plants

Deshadan Backwater Resort, Alleppey – Updated 2018 Prices

One of our top picks in Alleppey.Spread across 1.5 acres of landscaped ground, Deshadan Backwater Resort is situated on the bank of Vembanad Lake. It features an indoor swimming pool and a spa. Free in-room Wi-Fi access and complimentary private parking is provided.<p>The resort is only a 45-minute drive from Kottayam city and a 30-minute drive to the coastal beach. The Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is located about 9.3 miles away.<p>Air-conditioned rooms come with tea/coffee making facilities, a personal …

Swimming Pools

6 Crescent Roll Recipes That Are Easy to Make

1<p>Brownie Batter Babka Bites<p>By essentially making brownie batter without the eggs and flour, we figured out how to incorporate that rich, fudgy …

Breakfast

Curried Chicken and Rice Soup

Combine the chicken, carrots, bay leaf and a pinch of salt in a medium saucepan. Add 3 cups broth and bring to a boil; immediately reduce the heat to …

Why teenagers make terrible decisions: A guide for parents

From getting beyond drunk at a friend's party, to some seriously questionable outfit choices, teenagers often do things that seem outlandishly stupid.<p>…

24 Psychological Thrillers For Fans of Gone Girl, The Girl on the Train, and Big Little Lies

Psychological thrillers continue to be popular, following the success of the book and adaptations of bestsellers like Gone Girl, The Girl on the …

Books

The shocking death of 'loving' dad murdered after date-night with pregnant girlfriend by a cowardly crossbow killer

It is a murder which has shocked the nation and left an unborn baby without a father.<p>For Shane Gilmer and his pregnant partner Laura Sugden, Friday …

Crime

9 Great Chili Recipes (Perfect for Game Day!)

It’s that time of year again, bone chilling weather and NFL playoffs. The perfect time for steamy hot and hearty chili!Whether you like your chili …

Cooking

17 One-Pot Meals That Aren't Soup or Stews

If you love warm meals but hate doing dishes, chances are that you’re a fan of one-pot cooking (I certainly am). There’s something soothing about building a meal, layer by layer, in a large, heavy-bottomed pan that has seen you through good times and bad. Usually, the method is simple and …

Recipe: White Chicken Chili Skillet Dip — Quick and Easy Appetizers

Let me introduce you to the most winning weeknight dinner and game-changer for combatting the weeknight blues: dinner dip. It's all the fun of Friday …

Cast Iron Skillet

Climate change is triggering a migrant crisis in Vietnam

The Vietnamese Mekong Delta is one of Earth’s most agriculturally productive regions and is of global importance for its exports of rice, shrimp, and …

I Finally Know the Indian Mom–Approved Trick to Better Chicken

My mother's fridge could be categorized into two sections: stuff she bought at the Indian store (<i>hari mirch</i>, <i>dosa mav</i>, and the frozen samosas), and stuff she bought at the regular grocery shop. But I often puzzled over why she bought yogurt at the Indian shop, when she could have bought it at the …

How to handle the flu.

Flu season is upon us, which means emergency departments all over the globe are dealing with an overwhelming number of patients with flu and flulike …

Flu Vaccine

Here’s What to Eat for Lunch If You’re Trying to Slim Down, According to a Nutritionist

Breakfast gets all the glory as the most important meal. But lunch plays a key role in your day too, especially for anyone trying to slim down. If …

Food

52 in 2018: A Sci-Fi Fantasy Reading Challenge

<b>#1-6: A Book Written by an Author from (Almost) Every Continent</b><p>North America: This literary fantasy transports readers to 1988 Mexico City, where an …

Books

This smart helmet gives you eyes in the back of your head

<i>(By Ben Gruber, Reuters) –</i> For Marcus Weller the idea started off with an accident. He was riding a motorcycle in Barcelona when he took his eyes off the road to look at a road sign and smashed into the back of a car. A couple of years later he dreamt about that accident, but in the dream Weller …

Behind Australia's love affair with illicit drugs

Women's drug use is catching up with men's. Although men make up the majority of drug-related arrests and people seeking treatment, national data …

Labor Economics

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Our brains are busier than ever before. We’re assaulted with facts, pseudo facts, jibber-jabber, and rumour, all posing as information. Trying to figure out what you need to know and what you can ignore is exhausting. At the same time, we are all doing more. Thirty years ago, travel agents made our …

Productivity

Guantánamo Diary: ‘I’d rather be a criminal and at home with my kids’

Mohamedou Ould Slahi outlines the risible, repetitive interrogation techniques employed by his captors at the Cuban detention centre<p>• Declassified diary published at last • Extract: The flight to Guantánamo • Extract: Torture at sea • Extract: False confession<p>There is nothing an interrogator could …

Groundhog Day

11 Movies to Watch Out for in 2015

The non-blockbuster must-see features of the year.<p><b>Hey, did you know that a brand-new Star Wars film</b> is coming out in December? And an <i>Avengers</i> sequel is on the way in May? And yet another <i>Jurassic Park</i> adventure arrives in June? Oh, wait—of course you did, because even at this early stage of 2015, …

Bill Murray

Porridge could be key to a long and healthy life, says Harvard University

Eating porridge, brown rice or corn each day could protect the heart against disease, Harvard University has found<p>A small bowl of porridge each day could be the key to a long and healthy life, after a major study by Harvard University found that whole grains reduce the risk of dying from heart …

'Imaginary meal' pill makes you feel full and burns fat

The pill is able to trick your body into thinking it has consumed large amounts of calories<p>An "imaginary meal" pill is the latest weapon developed by scientists to fight obesity.<p>The pill tricks the body into thinking it has consumed a large amount of calories – as if you have just eaten a …

Baby found dead in California after abduction; her parents shot

<b>(CNN) —</b> Authorities in California had a stern warning for whoever abducted a 3-week-old girl who was later found dead in a strip mall dumpster: "Our police officers will do everything in their power to find you."<p>Eliza Delacruz was abducted from a home in Long Beach on Saturday night after her …

Crime

U.S. Army Aims to Build a Better Bullet

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Military

Tomb of mystery Egyptian queen discovered by archaeologists

Czech archaeologists have unearthed the tomb of a previously unknown queen believed to have been the wife of Pharaoh Neferefre who ruled 4,500 years ago, officials in Egypt said Sunday.<p>The tomb was discovered in Abu Sir, an Old Kingdom necropolis southwest of Cairo where there are several pyramids …

Archaeology

Great Blue Hole off Belize yields new clues to fall of Mayan civilisation

A massive underwater sinkhole surrounded by reefs, caves and sharks has provided archaeologists with clues in the mystery of the fall of the Mayan civilization, according to new research.<p>Scientists from Rice University and Louisiana State University found evidence in Belize’s Great Blue Hole, a …

Archaeology

The one thing that could save the world: Why we need empathy now more than ever

Critics say that empathy clouds our judgment and distracts us from true morality. Here’s what they’re missing<p>Empathy is trending. President Obama wants to tackle America’s "empathy deficit," medical students routinely receive empathy training, and everyone from business gurus to the Dalai Lama have …

30 Homemade Candy Recipes To Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Candy is awesome. Homemade candy is better—here are 30 recipes we love.<p><b>Is there anything better than eating handfuls of candy</b> until you teeter on the edge of sheer bliss and belly-aching agony? We say no. There's only one way to make this time-honored pastime better, and that's indulging in …

Dessert

Ready For The iPhone 7? Get This Smartphone Designed To Last A Decade And Forget All About It

Do we really need all that wasteful consumerism that comes with the 18-month device upgrade cycle?<p>Worldwide, more than 1.8 billion mobile phones were sold last year–most replacing devices that were less than two years old. The average smartphone owner upgrades every 18 months.<p>Is it possible to …