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15 Reasons Why Vinegar is the Ultimate Cleaning Solution

The secret fix to most household messes was already in your kitchen cupboard.<p><b>1. Kitchen Surfaces and Utensils</b><br>Vinegar has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties that make it a good choice for cleaning in the kitchen. Mix equal parts white vinegar and water, then pour it into a spray bottle. Use …

Ancient DNA Sheds New Light on Arctic's Earliest People

First arrivals kept to themselves for thousands of years.<p>The earliest people in the North American Arctic remained isolated from others in the region for millennia before vanishing around 700 years ago, a new genetic analysis shows. The study, published online Thursday, also reveals that today's …

Apple, Facebook and Google will tell you when the government wants your data

The companies that asked the US government for permission to publish federal data requests last year have apparently lost their patience waiting for a reply. Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft are updating their privacy policies to expand the types of disclosure notifications they give …

Puzzle Piece’s $19 Tablets Help Children With Autism Learn Social Skills

Almost as soon as the iPad came out, parents and therapists began incorporating apps into autism therapy. The devices have been found to be highly effective for teaching children social skills and helping with schoolwork. Many parents, however, cannot afford to buy a tablet for their child.<p>New …

Yahoo announces first two original TV series

Yahoo, one of the latest tech companies trying to cash in on original TV programming, is banking on comedy with two series from the creator of "Freaks and Geeks" and a veteran of "The Office."<p>Yahoo has announced the first two shows in its line of original TV series that will come to Yahoo Screen, …

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Comcast could soon launch its own WiFi-powered mobile service

With companies like Verizon pushing into its broadband turf, Comcast may be pushing back with its own mobile network, according to a report from <i>The Information</i>. Insiders claim that, like Google, it's considering a service that would work using a combination of Comcast's million+ WiFi hotspots and …

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A new look for Old Montreal

The neighbourhood’s 350-year-old cobblestoned streets are getting a new look – and a reputation for of-the-moment boutiques, bars and shops.<p>Filled with traffic and camera-toting tourists, until recently the 350-year-old streets of Old Montreal resembled a Canadian Times Square. Trendsetting locals …

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Do Vacations Make Us Happier? The Answer: It Depends.

I thought it was simple: Vacations are fun. After all, taking time off work and time away gives us the opportunity to make memories, share experiences with our family and friends and see the world. Right? But research doesn't hold that line of thinking up. Not every vacation is equal. And theory - …

A Beautiful Tourist Garden Full Of Plants That Could Kill You

Regular, plentiful gardens full of lovely, fragrant flowers, awesome views of a nearby castle and fountains are such old news guys. What's cool? A poison garden.<p>Hear us out. Set amongst the lush Alnwick Gardens in the U.K.'s Northumberland, sits the Poison Garden, which houses all kinds of deadly …

Countries Whose Citizens Are Least Affected By Visa Restrictions

Earlier this week we did a story on the least restrictive countries for travelers to go to, based on which countries have opened up and eased …

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Rural Land | Off The Grid

Articles in Rural Land<p>Let's face it: Camping is even better when you have a fantastic waterfront view. And there's nothing to keep you going through …

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Chile's stunning fossil whale graveyard explained

<b>It is one of the most astonishing fossil discoveries of recent years - a graveyard of whales found beside the Pan-American Highway in Chile.</b><p>And now scientists think they can explain how so many of the animals came to be preserved in one location more than five million years ago.<p>It was the result of …

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The $25 smartphone is as limited as its price suggests

Has the specs of the original iPhone, but lacks the user experience to match<p>At this year's Mobile World Congress, Mozilla is pushing its self-appointed mission to create a truly affordable smartphone with the demonstration of a $25 proof of concept device. Built by chip partner Spreadtrum, it runs …