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Death rate for preschool children in UK almost double that of Sweden

Researchers found 614 deaths per 100,000 of under-fives in UK compared with 328 in Sweden, with social inequalities partly to blame for difference<p>The death rate among preschool children in the UK is almost double that of Sweden, with social inequalities being partly to blame, according to …

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10 Ways to Achieve Cold Brew Coffee Greatness

From better ice cubes to DIY flavored syrup, here are 10 simple, awesome ways to make cold brew iced coffee even better.<p>There are three things that iced coffee should be: strong, bracingly cold, and in your hand as soon as possible. Unfortunately, it can also be expensive, so we're big fans of DIY …


Silk Road website creator gets life term for drug plot

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The accused mastermind behind the Silk Road underground website was sentenced on Friday to life in prison for orchestrating a scheme that enabled more than $200 million of anonymous online drug sales using the digital currency bitcoin.<p>Ross Ulbricht, 31, was sentenced by U.S. …


Vietnamese Iced Coffee

Ingredients<p>2 tablespoons dark-roast ground coffee (preferably Trung Nguyen Premium Blend or Café Du Monde Coffee with Chicory)<p>2 tablespoons (scant) sweetened condensed milk<p>Recipe Preparation<p>There are two ways to make Vietnamese coffee. The simplest method is to steep coffee grounds in a heatproof …


Dinner For Mom: 5 Easy Recipes Even the Kids Can Make

Let mom kick back while you make an amazing meal tonight. These recipes are so easy, even the kids can make them (with a little help from dad).<p><b>1. Easy Thai Shrimp Curry</b><p>Sweet, plump shrimp are simmered in a rich and fragrant coconut sauce infused with store-bought Thai Green Curry Paste. Serve with …

Expert guide to Lisbon

Essential information<p><b>British Embassy</b>: 00 351 21 392 4000; Rua de São Bernardo 33. Open Mon-Fri, 9am-1pm and 2.30pm-5.30pm<p><b>Emergency services</b>: dial 112<p><b>Lisbon Tourist Office</b>: 00 351 21 031 2819;, Praça do Comércio<p>Local laws and etiquette<p>If driving, you must have a fluorescent bib in …

5 Mouth-Watering Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes

<i>These tasty, low-maintenance dinners turn potentially boring poultry into juicy, fresh-tasting meals you'll make again and again.</i><p>By Lynn Andriani

5 Lunches Under 500 Calories

Right after I had Kenya my girlfriend said she had gained more weight <i>after</i> she had her son than while she was pregnant. Gobbling up everything he …

Healthy Eating

30 Quick Seafood Recipes We Love

Gallery30 Quick Seafood Recipes We Love<p>Cooking seafood can seem like a big production, and dealing with skin-on, bone-in fish or scrubbing shells can be kind of daunting. But cooking seafood can also be quick and easy, with rewarding, flavorful results. From grilled squid to miso-marinated black …

For the Crock-Pot: Tarragon Chicken

<i>Note:</i> If you'd like to serve wine with this meal, try a crisp, acidic Sauvignon Blanc such as Didier Dageneau's En Chailloux. A good Sancerre or …

10 Recipes You Loved in March


Carole Lalli's Chocolate Bread Pudding

Many bakeries sell chocolate bread, but you can always substitute with a marbled type (such as chocolate babka) instead.<p>Ingredients<p>6 large slices day-old chocolate bread, cut into 1" pieces<p>Unsalted butter (for pan)<p>6 large egg yolks<p>½ cup granulated sugar<p>2 cups heavy cream<p>1 cup whole milk<p>1 tablespoon …


8 Food Blog Links We Love

<i>We've scoured the web for our favorite food blog posts, and now we're bringing them right to your desktop. It’s hard work, but someone has to do it.</i><p>Is winter getting the best of you? Do you dream of popsicles and caprese salads while slogging through snow on your commute? We feel your pain. And …

Healthy Eating

How to Make Garlic Bread from Scratch

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>of The Little Loaf gets down and buttery with everyone's favorite pasta sidekick -- garlic bread.</i><p><i></i><p><i></i><p>With a chewy center, crisp brown crust, and melting …


Wormhole to another galaxy may exist in Milky Way

A space-time tunnel could exist in the middle of the Milky Way and we could travel through it, say scientists<p>A giant doorway to another galaxy may exist at the centre of the Milky Way, a study suggests.<p>Scientists believe that dark matter at the centre of our galaxy could sustain a wormhole that we …


Cookies, Cookies, Cookies: All the Christmas Cookie Recipes You'll Ever Need

There's always a reason to eat a cookie. So here are 71 of 'em, great for holiday baking or just because.


12 Recipes for Feeding Your Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Guests

You’re to host a crowd of people you love over a beautifully set table and a home-cooked Thanksgiving meal. The goal: for guests to leave full and satisfied. But you also know a few gluten-free friends will be attending, and you want them to experience the post-Thanksgiving food coma just as much …


73 of Our Favorite Potato Recipes Ever


What You Should Always Keep In Your Pantry (and Fridge, and Freezer)

From quinoa to eggs, here's what you actually need in your pantry, fridge, and freezer at all times<p>It's the age-old, seven-word question that plagues nearly every home cook at some point, no matter how skilled he or she is: "What should I make for dinner tonight?"<p>Despite the neverending number of …


Forget carbonara — here's three sexy fish pasta recipes to try

Whether you’re in need of a fast pick-me-up or a spectacular, slow-cooked labour of love, fish and shellfish-based sauces and fillings are just the ticket for pasta<p>Everyone loves pasta; it’s quick and delicious. But we tend to get stuck with the same few recipes as standards. It’s a long time since …

Gluten-free double chocolate mousse cake

A rich, decadent chocolate cake that also happens to be flour-free<p>Rachel Allen comes up with this recipe for “a rich, flour-free chocolate mousse cake covered with a thick blanket of rich chocolate mousse. This is a no-holds-barred onslaught of chocolate deliciousness.”<p><b>SERVES</b><br>Eight to</b> …


How to bake the perfect flourless chocolate cake

How do you get it creamy yet fluffy, have you made the original River Café chocolate nemesis recipe, and which other gluten-free desserts are worth a go?<p>This week has been a learning curve for me. I’d naively assumed that a flourless chocolate cake was the kind of thing you might make when a …


Grilled ham and cheese: nothing to scoff at. Baked ham and cheese with velvety béchamel oozing out all over the place: mind-altering.<p>Ingredients<p>béchamel<p>¼ cup (½ stick) unsalted butter<p>¼ cup all-purpose flour<p>1½ cups whole milk<p>2 tablespoons whole grain mustard<p>½ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg or ¼ …


Chocolate-Coconut Pound Cake

The fragrant richness of coconut oil and the tenderizing power of buttermilk make this the ultimate chocolate pound cake recipe.<p>Ingredients<p>¼ cup unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more<p>1½ cups all-purpose flour<p>½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt<p>¾ teaspoon baking powder<p>½ cup …