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The best Yorkshire pudding recipe to make with a roast

A good Yorkshire pudding is a thing of beauty, whether you choose to make puffy individual puddings or go the traditional route and make one big one, which will be crisp around the edges but have more of the gorgeously custardy, squidgy middle.<p>Although they are the classic shape these days, the …

Why Do Zebras Have Stripes? New Study Makes Temperature Connection

Zebras in warmer climates sport more stripes, perhaps to keep them cool or healthy.<p>A leopard may not be able to change its spots, but some zebras change their stripes. Zebras in warmer places have more stripes, a new study shows, which might help answer an age-old question: Why stripes?<p>The answer …

Zoology

7 Drinking Habits That Are Making You Gain Weight

From smoothies to soda, read this before you sip.<p>Food gets a lot of play in the weight-loss discussion (and with good reason). While solids are obviously a major source of calories and fat, the liquids you take in can also affect the scale in a big way. “It’s so sneaky because it’s such a subtle …

The 5 Best Outdoor Grills

When summer is in full swing, there's nothing better than having a get-together with friends and family to celebrate the incredible weather. And what …

Slow Cooker Mushroom-Lentil Stuffed Cabbage Rolls Recipe

I admit it, I’m a cabbage roll newbie. So I welcomed the challenge of coming up with a vegetarian stuffed cabbage roll recipe, especially one made in …

Cooking

Climbing On Mount Denali

How to Grow a Venus Flytrap

The Venus flytrap is a carnivorous plant native to the wetlands of the Carolinas. This mysterious plant lives on spiders and insects, which it traps …

Gardening

American Won't Make Peanut Allergy Announcement And Won't Let Family Board

American Airlines trails competitors in accommodating passengers with peanut allergies, allergy activists say – contributing to an unfortunate incident early this month at Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers.<p>In the Jan. 4 incident, a British family of four was denied boarding …

'American Soldier' Photos Expose The Many Faces Of Modern War

What does a soldier look like? Once you reduce the term to a specific type of serviceman or woman -- taking into account the era, the country, the war, the branch of the military, the rank -- can you settle on a particular image of a soldier? Is she, or more likely <i>he</i>, wearing fatigues or full …

Grandma's Slow Cooker Vegetarian Chili Recipe

"This is a simple crowd pleasing recipe that can sit in a slow cooker until it is time to serve."<p>Ingredients<p>1 (19 ounce) can black bean soup<p>1 (15 …

Blood test could pick up Alzheimer's Disease 10 years before symptoms appear

The test developed by researchers at the National Institute on Aging, distinguishes between patients and healthy elderly with 100 percent accuracy<p>A new blood test for Alzheimer’s could detect the disease as many as 10 years before clinical diagnosis is possible - far sooner than other tests in …

Year two: Tips for starting a witch's garden from scratch - A Gothic Cabinet of Curiosities and Mysteries

This is my second year of growing a witch’s garden, and I look back at the first year as an experiment. Perhaps my biggest problem with last year’s …

Hollywood’s political ignorance: What Cosby, “Selma” & Hebdo reveal about white liberal consciousness

<b>George Clooney at the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards, Jan. 11, 2015. (AP/Paul Drinkwater)</b><p>The causes celebrities feel comfortable backing — and those they do not — speak volumes. And it’s not pretty<p>Brittney Cooper<p>January 14, 2015 11:15pm (UTC)<p>Race and gender politics at this year’s Golden Globes …

Black Lives Matter

How to Make Your Own Burrata from Scratch

For today’s installment of #31DaysofDIY, we’re making cheese. And not just any cheese — fancy, shmancy and surprisingly doable burrata! We made this delicious recipe in only an hour using Urban Cheesecraft’s Burrata + Mascarpone Kit. If making your own cheese seems daunting, we totally understand. …

Fingerprints 'breakthrough' for wildlife crime investigators

<b>Scientists say they have made a forensic breakthrough in the fight against wildlife crime.</b><p>A team from Dundee has been able to recover fingerprints from the feathers of birds of prey, which are under threat from illegal poisoning, shooting and trapping.<p>If the birds have been handled, the …

How big do ocean ‘giants’ really get?

How do you measure the tentacles of the largest jellyfish? How about determining the length of the largest whales? It’s tough.<p>Many of the world’s …

University of Washington

The man who can send you to Mars

Think you’ve got the right stuff to make it to Mars? Richard Hollingham talks to the man selecting astronauts for a privately funded mission to the Red Planet.<p>This is the pitch: a perilous one-way journey to a dead, distant world, leaving your family behind for the rest of your life, before dying …

How to Incorporate Whole Grains Into Your Cooking Routine: 4 Easy Tips

A diet full of brown rice, barley, and farro doesn't have to be austere. Here's how to eat more whole grains and enjoy the process.<p>You know the drill: Whole-grain bread sandwich is purportedly healthier than white. Whole-wheat pizza crust is "preferable" to regular. In fact, whole-grain tortillas, …

Space posters inspire our minds about far away planets

NASA Poster Series Dreams Of Vivid Space Tourism<p>Available to Premium &<br>Purple Members<p>PSFK’s CXI 2018 conference brings to life key trends in customer …

Study Suggests Wi-Fi Exposure More Dangerous To Kids Than Previously Thought

Most parents would be concerned if their children had significant exposure to lead, chloroform, gasoline fumes, or the pesticide DDT. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IRIC), part of the United Nations’ World Health Organization (WHO), classifies these and more than 250 other agents …

World Health Organization

14 Foods You Should NEVER Eat

Put these on your do-not-buy list.<p><i>This article was written by Leah Zerbe and Emily Main and repurposed with permission from</i> Rodale News<i>.</i><p>What's the one food you refuse to eat? Peas? Tofu? Liver and onions? Whatever it is, it's probably because you don't like the way it tastes, not necessarily …

Why You Shouldn't Feel Like Crap When Your Yoga Instructor Corrects You

We promise, that physical adjustment isn't an insult.<p>Once upon a time, before I became a professional yoga teacher, I had absolutely no idea what I was doing on the mat. None. I was a blundering teenager who had no concept of proper physical alignment or how doing a pose incorrectly could …

10 Best Tools for Time Management

We all know time is money, no matter if you use it for business or personally but this doesn’t prevent us from wasting it in the most inefficient …

Project Management

4 Surprising Reasons Why Preschool and Kindergarten Must Change

There is no denying that education is changing at break-neck speed. There are so many reasons why these changes are occurring that it is almost impossible to list them all. It appears that most of the educational system is at least trying to keep up with the changes, but I think there are two …

The world’s hottest volcanos

Kilauea ranks hottest in terms of total energy. It’s been erupting for decades. Meanwhile, Iceland’s Holuhraun eruption radiated the most heat for a …

Prison gardening

Debbie Rutt of Wilsonville, Oregon teaches organic gardening to other women. You could say she has a “captive” audience – they’re inmates of the …

Motorboat-Size Sea Monster Found, Sheds Insight on Evolution

The 170-million-year-old marine reptile comes from a prehistoric period little known to scientists.<p>Dinosaurs ruled the land during the Jurassic period. But at sea, it was the age of ichthyosaurs—so-called "sea monsters" that looked like a cross between a narrow-nosed crocodile and an ill-tempered …

The Epic 10-Year Probe of Titan --A Mirror of Earth's Early Atmosphere?

A recent finding revealed that Titan’s atmosphere is likely older than that of Saturn. This suggests that the moon did not arise from the ringed gas …