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111 World's Most Loved DIY Projects

<b>Do it yourself projects today are a beautiful way of to save energy, a beautiful way to recycle and an extraordinary way to spend time with family</b> …

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7 Online Classes That Will Make You Smarter and More Interesting

Massive open online courses have opened up classes from top-tier universities to students around the world. Here are some of the more unique offerings.<p>Since massive open online courses, known as MOOCs, exploded on the higher education scene, they've increased the breadth and access of classes in a …

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3 desperate ways the U.S. clings to the myth of American exceptionalism

<b>(AP/Carolyn Kaster)</b><p>The American empire has been reduced to dust. All that remains is the stale jingoism of our Republican candidates<p>Tom Engelhardt<p>October 1, 2015 8:15am (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>Given the cluttered landscape of the last 14 years, can you even faintly …

Political Science

Military selects rarely used charge for Bergdahl case

Military prosecutors have reached into a section of military law seldom used since World War II in the politically fraught case against Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the soldier held prisoner for years by the Taliban after leaving his post in Afghanistan.<p>Observers wondered for months if Bergdahl would …

18 Lazy-Girl Dessert Hacks

Dear sugar: My body is ready.<p>Oh yeah, there are booze recipes too. Because I know what's good fer ya.

10 Foods You Need to Refrigerate

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7 Things My Divorce Taught Me About Life, Love and Marriage

At the start of 2014, my life imploded. After countless efforts to work through issues in my marriage, I finally had to admit: I wasn't going to have my happily-ever-after in my present situation. I left my marriage, my home, and one of my dogs. (If you consider that the ex also kept the truck, my …

Uber faces legal action in UK over drivers' rights

Uber, the taxi-app firm, is facing legal action over whether it affords its drivers basic rights and treats them as employees rather than “partners” or “contractors”.<p>The suit is being brought by employment law firm, Leigh Day, on behalf of the union for professional drivers, GMB.<p>According to GMB, …

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North Korea 'completes' upgrade of missile launch site

Analysis of the new pictures shows that construction that began in spring 2015 at the Sohae launch centre has been concluded<p>Fresh satellite images suggest North Korea has completed upgrades at its main satellite launch site, fuelling speculation of a long-range rocket launch to coincide with a …

Rescuers search for survivors after military helicopter crashes in Laos

Crew and passengers missing after military aircraft goes down in bad weather heading towards Xiangkhouang and Houaphanh, say state media<p>More than 20 people are missing after a military helicopter in Laos crashed in bad weather earlier this week, state media have said.<p>The ministry of defence said …

Germany warns of attacks on Istanbul's public transport

The German foreign ministry has warned about possible attacks on Istanbul's underground rail network and bus stops in the wake of Turkey's assault on Kurdish armed groups in northern Iraq.<p>"There could be increased attack activity by the PKK," the foreign ministry said in a statement on its website …

Nigeria's Buhari in Cameroon seeks closer partnership against Boko Haram

YAOUNDE (Reuters) - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari began a two-day visit to Cameroon on Wednesday in a bid to soothe fractious ties between the West African neighbors and strengthen cooperation against Islamist militant group Boko Haram.<p>President Muhammadu Buhari addresses members of the …

Africa

Obama, Putin, Rouhani, Xi and Hollande to address UN on same day

Lineup for opening morning of general assembly marking 70th anniversary of United Nations presents possibility of rhetorical fireworks in New York<p>It promises to be a rhetorical battle of the titans, on a scale not seen for at least a decade. On a Monday morning in late September, Barack Obama, …

Patriots Owner 'Unequivocally Supports' Brady

Sex & Drugs: Prison Seamstress Joyce Mitchell's Confession Revealed

Prison seamstress Joyce Mitchell, who pleaded guilty Tuesday to helping two inmates escape, told investigators that she performed sexual acts on one of the men and sent X-rated selfies to the other and knew the duo planned to kill her husband, police documents show.<p>Mitchell, 51, told investigators …

Crime

The ECB isn't giving Greece any new cash just yet

Headlines crossing Bloomberg on Monday morning indicate that the ECB has left the ceiling on its Emergency Liquidity Assistance, or ELA, for Greece unchanged.<p>And so despite a deal between Greece and its creditors overnight, there's no change in the situation for Greek banks.<p>And no new cash for Grek …

18 Sentimental DIY Mother’s Day Gift Ideas That Will Make Mom Cry

Sure, flowers are great and store-bought jewelry is nice, but the secret to the perfect Mother’s Day gift is something more heartfelt and handmade. We want to gift her something that will pull on her heartstrings — something that will become her new favorite. And sorry, but that ain’t flowers. Take …

Mother's Day Brunch Recipes for Breakfast in Bed or a Feast at the Table

Show Mom your love with a delicious stack of our test kitchen's tried-and-true pancakes. Follow our step-by-step guide, then serve with whipped cream, strawberries, and maple syrup—it's like having strawberry shortcake for brunch!

Clinton Foundation in campaign tailspin

Donors are having second thoughts about big giving as accusations fly about Hillary Clinton’s role.<p>A handful of deep-pocketed donors are reconsidering their gifts to the $2 billion Clinton Foundation amid mounting questions about how it’s spending their money and suggestions of influence peddling, …

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Top 10 Ocean Views

The high points where land and sea meet provide dramatic vistas of craggy shorelines and pounding oceans.<p><b>Mirador Escénico, San Carlos, Mexico</b><p>This scenic lookout, four miles from San Carlos, gives a peerless view over the Gulf of California, dramatic Tetakawi—a volcanic hill jutting out of the …

Anthony Davis Is Pushing Basketball; Now Basketball Will Push Back

Well, that was not how the regular season was supposed to end. For the Spurs to secure a 2-seed and the Thunder to make the playoffs, San Antonio …

Anthony Davis

ESPN Releases Animated Version of the NBA's Top Plays of the 2014-15 Season

With the end of the 2014-15 NBA regular season, ESPN ranked its top 10 plays of the year but added a unique twist: some hand-drawn (we think) animations.<p>Regardless of how you feel about the network's ranking of the top plays, the animation included here is pretty incredible.<p>[ESPN, h/t Uproxx]

25 Ways to Cook With Canned Tomatoes, Your Pantry Hero

Pass the can opener—these tomato-based recipes are all about fresh flavors...straight from a pantry staple.<p><b>Sure, sure—we're waiting around for spring</b> (and the vegetables that come with it) just like everybody else. In the meantime, we're reaching for the nearest can of tomatoes when we need a hit …

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Upside-down rice pudding cake recipe

A delicious twist on rice pudding with currants, brandy and orange zest, and a golden, caramelised topping<p><b>SERVES</b><br>8-10<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><br>55g unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing<br>1 litre full-fat milk<br>150g short-grain rice<br>1 vanilla bean<br>40g currants<br>4 tbsp brandy<br>300g granulated sugar<br>zest of half an orange and …

Comfort food without the calories: Brilliant weekend brunches

Comfort food without the calories: Brilliant brunches you can make this weekend<p>Long, leisurely breakfasts are a great way to relax at the weekend.<p>But …