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The truth about 'superfoods'

So-called superfoods have skyrocketed to prominence in recent years. Juice shops boast of cold-pressed superfood smoothies. Grocery store aisles are …

Nutrition

The Most-Saved Slow Cooker Recipes to Make Right Now

There's not a week that goes by where my slow cooker isn't put to work. It's the hero that helps me get dinner on the table when busy nights hit and …

Cooking

5 Vegan Soup Recipes So Good Staunch Carnivores Will Lick Their Bowls Clean

Although the calendar says it's officially spring, the weather certainly indicates otherwise. Our colleagues on the East Coast are enduring a …

‘Cows carry flesh, but they carry personality too’: the hard lessons of farming

They may be crucial products in a vast industry – but abandoning our relationship with the cattle we keep would mean throwing away something valuable. By John Connell<p>I’ve got my arms in her passage and I’m trying to find the new calf’s feet. As a farmer’s son, I’ve birthed calves aplenty, but …

Agriculture

The Outbound Journal

Elizabeth Olsen Calls Out Magazine for Awkward 'Avengers' Photoshop: ‘Does This Look Like Me?’

Avengers, re-assemble?<p>The cast of <i>Avengers: Infinity Wa</i>r currently graces several covers of <i>Empire</i> magazine in anticipation of the Marvel epic’s …

Here's why Monica's apartment walls were purple on Friends

The biggest mystery surrounding apartments on <i>Friends</i> was just how the heck they afforded them (the girls’ is a huge, West Village spot and Monica is …

Biodiversity Scientist Warns: "We're Sleepwalking into a Mass Extinction"

Diversity "can be damaged in the blink of an eye."<p>Most scientists acknowledge that we are smack in the middle of the planet’s sixth great mass …

Are Your Discipline Strategies Teaching These Essential Life Skills?

Discipline shouldn't be about punishing kids for misbehavior. Instead, discipline should be about teaching kids the life skills they need to become …

Satan's enigma: 'Possessed' nun's 17th-century letter deciphered

A mysterious letter written more than 300 years ago by a Sicilian nun who claimed to be possessed by Satan has finally been deciphered. Scientists used a deep-web code breaker to read the letter.<p>The message — indeed devilish — describes God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit as "dead weights," the …

Trump, Putin and the meeting that could shape the world

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> They meet, at last.<p>US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin have been circling one another, intrigued yet at a distance, ever since the former real estate tycoon launched his convention-busting White House bid.<p>This week they will come face-to-face in one of …

Russia

Why does hair turn gray?

As you look in the mirror in the morning, you see that inevitable fate has struck: your first gray hair! Whether you are in your 20s or your 50s, …

41 Breathtaking Views From Above

Experience a bird's-eye perspective of places around the world from the 2017 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest.<p>Humans always dreamed of flying. Thanks to the Wright Brothers, we're able to hop from one destination to the next in just a few hours. People take to the air to …

Travel Photography

How a Canadian sniper shot someone more than 2 miles away, explained by a Canadian sniper

The sniper shot an ISIS militant in Iraq last month.<p>A Canadian special forces sniper just abolished a world record for the longest-ever successful shot on record. In Iraq, the sniper hit an ISIS militant from more than <i>2</i> <i>miles away</i>, with the bullet flying in the air under 10 seconds before hitting …

10 Most Filling Foods That Will Banish Your Snack Cravings

Think of your meals and snacks as deposits toward your total health. Would you rather deposit a penny or a dime? They’re roughly the same size, but a …

12 Unhealthy Foods That Doctors Steer Clear Of

This list might be easier said than done.<p>You've heard this hundreds of times before, but it's still true and it's still important: The foods you eat …

Here's How To Feed The Whole Family For Under $20

Feed the whole gang without breaking the bank.<p>For each recipe, you'll find a simple grocery list (plus a few basic pantry staples like olive oil, dried spices, salt, and pepper that you probably already have on hand) to help make your trip to the market painless and affordable.<p><i>*All prices were</i> …

Tooth and claw: protective mother bear cuts off Dracula's castle

Brown bear protecting three cubs closes Poenari Castle used by Romania’s Vlad the Impaler in the 15th century<p>While Dracula’s legend usually fails to scare tourists away from the blood-sucking vampire’s 15th century castle, a large, furry and protective mother bear has had more success.<p>Romanian …

Bears

Our best recipes for beef and pork ribs

As prime summer grilling and smoking season arrives, you’ll need a few rib ticklin’ (sorry) recipes. Here are a few picks from the Recipe Finder to get you started.<p><i>[Easy-sipping beer cocktails for the warm nights ahead]</i><p>Coffee BBQ-Sauced St. Louis-Style Ribs, pictured above. Spare ribs trimmed of …

Cooking

Heinz Baked Beans Beaten By Two Cheaper Rivals In Taste Test - Best Baked Beans Brand

Including a supermarket's own-brand can...<p>When you think about baked beans – which we do quite a lot, FYI – Heinz is probably the brand that pops to …

Cooking

Scientists create designer virus to kickstart immune system and kill cancer

A designer virus which helps the immune system clear our cancer has been created by scientists.<p>Cancer cells are very good a evading the immune system, but the new therapy capitalises on the body’s ability to quickly spot a virus.<p>Swiss scientists inserted cancer proteins inside an artificial virus …

Be Afraid Because Science Says Some Snakes Hunt in Packs

It’s the worst nightmare of anyone who suffers from ophidiophobia. According to a new study, snakes are not the solitary hunters and eaters we …

Science Finally Discovered Why Flamingos Stand on 1 Leg

Flamingos are known for their one-legged perch, but researchers think they’ve finally figured out how and why they do it.<p>The balancing act requires …

7 wacky mansions for sale

Slide 1 of 8<p>For anyone who’s ever dreamed of living the life of a storybook pirate—and has millions of dollars to spare—take a look at this home on …

The dank memes and questionable science behind fidget spinners

Fidget spinners, those fiddly little toys with a disc at the center, have become an unstoppable craze. Kids can’t stop spinning them at home or in …

Bear cub locks himself inside car, honks horn alerting owner

Some of you may find this story scary, others will find it adorable.<p>On Thursday, a bear cub in Roanoke, Virginia, locked himself inside a Honda Pilot.<p>…

Bear Cubs

These Hero Utility Workers Saved A Baby Otter's Life

Proving that not all heroes wear capes, a group of utility workers in Arizona rescued a baby otter on April 20 and now he’s thriving in the wild. The …

Can owning pets make you more attractive?

Do you ever feel like Cupid has put you in the doghouse when it comes to finding love? Well, adopting a furry companion may help improve your fate. …

Let This Itty-Bitty Cougar Cub Add Some Cuteness to Your Day

A cougar cub is back on his paws thanks to the Oregon Zoo.<p>The 5-month-old male cub was found alone in the mud after a landslide in Washington …

Cute Animals

This woman gave us the gift of a newborn photoshoot — with a kitten

There’s nothing quite as sweet as a newborn photoshoot. Those little swaddled babies with their teeny-tiny toes and flower headbands — it’s almost <i>too</i> …