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Soda and junk foods are not making you fat, study claims

When it comes to healthy eating, there is no silver bullet.<p>Soda, candy and fast-food are often blamed for the rising rates of obesity in America and, …

Nutrition

Best mobile games of October 2015 (pictures)

Think of playing a game of chess against a friend (or AI). Then imagine that the pieces and rules are arbitrary, and you just sort of have to figure it out as you go along. That's Chesh, a randomly generated two-player chess-like. You select the board size and game mode, and the pieces are then …

One Of The Most Dangerous Volcanoes In North America Is Roaring To Life

More than 25 million people live in the vicinity of North America’s 2nd-highest volcano, and in recent weeks this volcano has been steadily rumbling …

The world's 18 greatest cities for food

Four-year-old boy 'beheaded in human sacrifice witchcraft ritual in India'

Villager set alight after being accused of beheading a small boy in India, according to reports<p>A four-year-old boy has reportedly been beheaded as a "human sacrifice" as part of a witchcraft ritual in India.<p>The man accused of carrying out the "ritual" was apparently caught by a village mob and set …

11 Foods You Never Thought of Putting in Tacos

Buh bye chicken, lettuce and tomato.<p><b>Grapefruit</b><p>Elevate those fish tacos. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Duck</b><p>Makes for a delicious hearty main. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Watermelon</b><p>A tasty twist on steak or fish. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Lentils</b><p>Sub these hearty legumes for meat and top with cauliflower. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Goat Cheese</b><p>Yep, goat …

Four dead in accident with amphibious Duck tour vehicle

Witnesses in Seattle describe seeing survivors crawl from wreckage after tourist ride is in collision with coach carrying students<p>At least four people were killed and several critically injured on Thursday when a school bus transporting foreign exchange students collided with a tour vehicle in the …

13 New Ways to Cook with Pumpkin

PSLs: You know 'em, you love 'em, you're kind of tired of all the hubbub surrounding them (not to mention the lines at Starbucks). Luckily we've rounded up 13 terrific pumpkin recipes you can make at home to satisfy your autumnal cravings--none of which involve somebody misspelling your name on the …

Get rid of your dog or we'll club it to death, say Chinese officials

Dog ownership in China has risen recently despite tight regulation, but in the eastern city of Jinan the new restrictions are extreme<p>A Chinese district government is giving dog owners a stark choice: get rid of your pets or we’ll come to your home and kill them.<p>Even in a country where dog ownership …

How we quit our jobs to travel: The showbiz couple

Uninspired and trapped by the middle-class rat race, Dave Bouskill and Deb Corbeil followed their dreams of adventure around the world.<p>On paper, my husband Dave and I lived an enviable life. It was late 2006, and Dave was a successful rigging gaffer in the thriving Toronto film industry while I …

Everest Base Camp

Science Proves Your Cat Doesn't Love You

1 Share<p>Share Email Comments<p>Although owners might worry that their pet is<br>nervously pining for their return when they leave<br>the house, in fact, cats …

Pets

Why Would A Teenage Girl Encourage Her Boyfriend to Kill Himself?

Would you have to be a psychopath to tell someone else to take their own life?<p>In July 2014, 17-year-old Michelle Carter sent her 18-year-old boyfriend, Conrad Roy III, a series of texts urging him to commit suicide. Late last month, standing in a Massachusetts courtroom over a year after his death, …

Psychology

The Next Generation Patlabor: Tokyo War review – beyond the uncanny valley

Anime goes live action, whereby the real apes the artificial apeing the real, making for some overly art-directed oddness<p>It turns out it is possible to go beyond the “uncanny valley” – that phenomenon whereby something looks a little bit off kilter in CGI re-creations of human faces. Anime veteran …

How to Transition into a Relationship When You’re Used to Being Single

It seems like people are always looking for love, but single life can be pretty great. You’re independent, you don’t have to compromise, and you get …

The world’s most unique underwater adventures

For most, the depths of the ocean are shrouded in mystery.<p>Few often venture below the surface of the deep blue sea, and even fewer have explored its far-reaching corners.<br>Slideshow: 11 Totally Unique Underwater Adventures Around the World<p>Heck, according to the National Ocean Service, in all of the …

Vacation Bucket List: The Top 10 Trips of a Lifetime

Your complete guide to the must-have travel experiences across the globe.<p>For those of us suffering from an incurable case of wanderlust, the question is always '<i>where am I going to vacation to next?</i>' If you don't have your travel bucket list already mapped out, luxury travel consortium Virtuoso is …

Scientists find the brain’s missing ‘pipes’

“Throw out the textbooks” and “missing link” are words rarely heard anymore in science, but that’s what researchers around the world are saying about the recent discovery of microscopic lymphatic vessels connecting the brain to the immune system.<p>That physical link was long thought absent, …

43 Insanely Cheap Things You Need For Your Kitchen

"Gimme gimme gimme!" —your kitchen

The Four Kinds of Boundaries & How to Build Them

What can protect you from toxic people, keep painful memories in their place, keep you safe and strong, and help you manage your …

Exploring Italy's Cinque Terre

PHOTO GALLERY<p>Exploring Italy's Cinque Terre<p>The "five lands" of Italy's Cinque Terre, perched on the Ligurian Coast, seem to be drawn for a storybook, with stacks of candy-colored houses nestled between green mountains, trains that tunnel in and out of cliffs, and hiking paths through terraced …

Healthy French Toast? OH YEAH

We didn't even skimp on the syrup.<p>Each month, your favorite dishes get a healthy and delectable do-over with tips from Keri Glassman, R.D. What makes this version of your favorite brunch staple such an upgrade? For one, the vanilla: A magic baking weapon, vanilla extract lends deep flavor without a …

Breakfast

21 images prove Ireland is the ultimate roadtrip

IN HONOUR OF TURNING 30, I drove all over Ireland. I’d never been — an embarrassing fact for someone with the last name Mulligan — but I did know …

The 10 Best Amusement Parks for Families

Providing picture-perfect moments and memories to last a lifetime, amusement parks are ideal places for family fun, but not all parks are designed for smaller visitors. Featuring the conveniences and necessities that children demand and parents appreciate, the country's 10 best family-friendly …

Europe's 11 Most Underrated Small Cities

<i>By: Gianni Jaccoma</i><p><i>Credit: Flickr/micagoto</i><p>Say "Europe," and informed Americans will think of "The Final Countdown." Because informed Americans love '80s arena rock. Everyone else will likely envision London, Paris or Rome. But there's a lot more to the continent than its mega-cities. Specifically, …

24 hours in Montréal

Montréal is one of those cities that defies expectation. A lush mix of North American swagger and Euro-cool, the city presents a cutting-edge culture that outshines its Canadian brethren. Though a day is nowhere near enough, here are our suggestions to see some of the best of Montréal in a …

France

Don't Book a Return Flight: 6 Destinations That Are Pricey to Reach, But Cheap to Stay

Airfare has been killing us recently. Fuel prices may be plummeting, but that simply means more cash for airlines, rather than more savings for passengers. So, unless consumer demand drops (which we don't expect anytime soon), flying just about anywhere in the world will remain a costly affair. But …

The 33 Best Donut Shops in America

<i>By: Kevin Alexander and Liz Childers</i><p>If the donut was becoming newly hip again last year during our first compendium of the best donut shops across the country, it is a full-blown trend now, as artisanal donut shops have risen up like those magical yeasty treats all across America. And though, at …