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Holidaymakers warned to check travel advice on medicines

<b>Holidaymakers are being warned to check the rules on carrying medicines abroad to avoid falling foul of local laws.</b><p>The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) said some commonly-prescribed medicines were "controlled drugs" in certain countries.<p>In Japan, some cold remedies are banned while some …

Costa Rica

Here's How I'm Keeping My Very First Plant Alive

Living in a big city, I often find myself dreaming of being in nature. Going to the park is a fun weekend activity, but my life currently lacks a daily dose of greenery beyond my lunchtime salad. So when I heard about Bloomscape, a company that sends healthy potted plants straight to your door, I …

Bathtubs

It’s a boy! Chicken owners face a dilemma when hens turn out to be roosters.

Megan Barrett started having suspicions about the yellow chick when it was 3 weeks old.<p>While the others she had purchased for her first flock of egg-laying hens were docile, this one was inquisitive and bold, and soon it developed a gorgeous, swooshing tail. Barrett’s three kids loved the bird, but …

Birds

7 Bad Styling Habits to Avoid If You Have Breakage-Prone Hair

Hair can become weak and prone to breakage for a number of reasons, including but not limited to: over-styling, excessive coloring, lack of moisture, and stress. Genetics is another factor that can determine whether your strands are strong or on the more fragile side of the spectrum. Whatever the …

Hair Care

'This is appalling': Furious customer reveals McDonald's sham that is 'ripping people off' - and you won't believe how they're doing it

• <b>A man claims he has uncovered a McDonald's sham ripping off customers</b>• <b><br>The New Zealander did a side by side comparison of burgers and patties</b>• <b><br>The video</b> …

McDonald's

10 Gadgets That Will Make International Flights a Breeze

There aren't many ways to avoid the fatigue and boredom of a long flight, but this gear, from long-life laptops and game systems to smart luggage and shoes, can help. Bon voyage!<p>5 min read<p>This story originally appeared on PCMag<p>Summer is upon us, and you know what that means—travel season. With bags …

Gear & Gadgets

The Secret to Getting Rid of Grey Hair Gradually

<i>The following was produced in partnership with Just For Men. With</i> <i>Control GX Shampoo</i><i>, gradually reducing your grey is as easy as, well, washing your</i> …

Hair

16 Homemade Ice Cream Recipes, Because You Deserve Better Than the Freezer Aisle

No more freezer burn!<p>It’s not surprising that we here at MUNCHIES are fans of ice cream. We’re not afraid to embrace the most obnoxiously bougie brands out there, and we’ve even got a show dedicated to it, if you’ve been living under a rock for the last few months. And now that the warm weather is …

Ice Cream

After filming giant squids, scientists ponder what else lurks deep within the oceans

For centuries, sailors spoke about a tentacled monster called "the Kraken" that lurked in the oceans.<p>"There were tales of them pulling ships and men …

Seafloor

Parents capture video of two-year-old scaling an ‘unclimable’ pool ladder

A US couple captured the moment their toddler son managed to climb a supposedly unclimbable safety ladder to a garden swimming pool.<p>Keith and Tonya Wyman watched in amazement as two-year-old Cody pulled himself up on the ladder gate and and onto the edge of the pool.<p>The couple, from the …

Swimming Pools

All 5 Living First Ladies Have Spoken out About Trump Separating Immigrant Families at the Border

All five living first ladies have officially weighed in on the Trump immigration policy of separating undocumented children and their parents at the border.<p>On Sunday, former First Lady Laura Bush published a heartfelt <i>Washington Post</i> op-ed about the policy and Melania Trump released a statement …

Immigration

6 Professional Posing Tips to Make Anyone Look Good in a Photo (VIDEO)

Ever wonder why your travel portraits sometimes look no better than dull vacation snapshots? It might not be your skill as a photographer or the …

Photography

Stephanie Izard's Favorite Ingredient Will Make Everything You Cook Taste Better

It's "the magic touch to everything in life," the chef said. Here's her favorite brand, too.<p>Even though Stephanie Izard insists that she's "a …

Gluten-Free

Photographer takes hilarious pictures of felines high on catnip

Feline funky! Photographer takes hilarious pictures of wide-eyed cats getting high on CATNIP<p><b>Photographer Andrew Marttila created a series of photos</b> …

Pets

The "Relationship Rabbi" Reveals 6 Signs You're Marrying The Wrong Person

Before getting married, some people meet with their religious leader to discuss their relationship. If you're religious, you might want to meet with …

Domestic Violence

Creating an Outdoor Shower

<b>Scout the Right Spot</b><p>Exterior walls directly outside of kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms are prime locations for an outdoor shower. Having a …

Landscaping

Minimalist Walmart Finds That Only Look Expensive

Walmart is making serious moves in the home design world. Between designer collaborations and a recently launched high-end (in appearance only, …

Minimalism

This Is Why Small Talk Makes Some People So Anxious

A therapist gave us advice for how to get over it.<p>It can be difficult to know the difference between having social anxiety and being awkward, introverted, or shy. The American Psychological Association’s <i>Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders</i> defines social anxiety as “a persistent …

Depression

The New Skin-Care Products You Should Be Buying At Sephora This Summer

Choosing the right summer skin-care routine can present some challenges. We know we should be switching to a lightweight moisturizer <i>and</i> upping our …

Skin Care

10 Décor Mistakes That Secretly Make Interior Designers Cringe

When it comes to our own areas of expertise, we all have pet peeves. Think about it: Chefs are known to be picky about how to cook an egg, writers …

Home Decorating

Exactly How to Tell Your Partner What You Want in Bed

Experts gave us 11 effective ways to communicate about sex.<p>"I found out I had chlamydia when I was 18," says Mariah Johnson, an activist and peer sex educator based in Virginia Beach, when I ask her to recall what she remembers from past sex ed classes.<p>”I was under the impression that [my partner] …

Sexual Health

5 Houseplants That Thrive Indoors

Move over, succulents. Today’s houseplants are going lush. That’s right: Indoor potted plants are finally getting their day in the sun. Succulents …

Plants

6 Hair Removal Devices That Actually Work—and Don't Hurt

While body hair isn't the taboo it once was (see: Rihanna giving the middle finger to shaving this summer), sometimes you just don't want to deal with stubble. But if you're committed to keeping your legs smooth and silky, the options aren't really all that appealing. Waxing is painful as hell, …

Dry Skin

9 Guys Share the Surprising Things They Learned About Their Wives After Getting Married

"She’s messy."<p>You might assume that before getting engaged or hitched, you'd know enough about your partner that pretty much nothing would surprise you.<p>But in most cases, you'd be wrong.<p>In fact, it's totally normal not to know every freaking detail about your partner before you're married, says …

Relationships

15 Foil-Packet Dinner Recipes That Make Cleanup a Breeze

We’re all about a cooking technique that will help us get dinner on the table quickly with no dishes. Turns out, you’ve had the answer in your …

Cooking

12 Trees That Will Ruin Your Yard

Don’t even think about planting these pests.<p>We love trees. They can provide shade; fall, spring, or year-round color; and plenty of visual interest …

Plants

See How One Designer Filled a Home With Color and Pattern—Without It Becoming Overwhelming

Incorporating color—especially bold, eye-grabbing color—into any home is no easy feat; there’s a (very) fine line between a clownish explosion of …

Interior Design

Plastic bag bans: Here's how the alternatives stack up - Science News - ABC News

Plastic bag bans are here.<p>For any states still able to get their hands on single-use shopping bags, the party comes to an end today in Woolworths, …

Sustainability

Plant Expert Explains How Flesh-Burning Giant Hogweed Is Invading America

"It's started to spread more aggressively.'<p>About a century ago, New England garden enthusiasts adopted the British trend of cultivating a towering, …

New York State

Plant Based Diet: 16 Edible Flowers to Grow

The beauty of flowers sometimes makes us believe that appearance is all they have to offer. But like other edible plants, flowers can bring to our …

Food