Colleen Sullivan

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7 Ways to Make Your Soups Even Better

To make a robust and boldly flavored soup, you need to invest time and effort. Follow these recipes and tips, and the payoff will be huge.<p>The last time I ordered soup in a restaurant was—well, let me see—possibly never. That’s because in my mind, soup is something to be made and eaten at home, …

Spotted: A planet 10 times the size of Jupiter with four suns

Astronomers have discovered a massive planet with four suns only 125 light-years from Earth.<p>The planet is at least 10 times as big as Jupiter, and scientists say it probably has no actual surface to stand on. But if you could fly a spacecraft into its atmosphere and look up, you would see one …

Universe

We’re genetically more like our fathers

Look like your mother? Act like your mother? Maybe so, but a new study says we mammals are more genetically similar to our fathers.<p>A new study from a …

39 Commonly Misused Words and How to Use Them Correctly

Where the mechanics of writing are concerned, I’m far from perfect. One example: I always struggle with <i>who</i> and <i>whom.</i> (Sometimes I’ll even rewrite a …

Genetically speaking, mammals are more like their fathers

You might resemble or act more like your mother, but a novel research study from UNC School of Medicine researchers reveals that mammals are …

Let’s Just Kill ‘Homeland Security’

When it’s not making us take our shoes off, it’s trampling our civil liberties and ‘building’ centers that don’t exist. Enough already.<p>Are you …

A Perfect Storm Is Heading Toward Higher Education

Colleges are facing a perfect storm that could shutter hundreds of them and leave many more wondering how to survive. Yet much of higher education’s …

Higher Education

How the Supreme Court Could Save Obamacare Again

Could the U.S. Supreme Court allow the Affordable Care Act to survive its latest legal challenge because the plaintiffs in the case before it haven’t …

Decor SOS! Here's What to Do When A Room Doesn't Work

Does your living room fall flat — but you don't know why? Here are six ways to rethink your decor.<p>If entering your living room makes you sigh and you don't know why it may be time for a revamp. But figuring out just <i>what</i> needs to change can be a difficult proposition: Is it your couch? Your walls? …

Apple is booted off China’s approved government purchase list

On the consumer side, Apple couldn’t be hotter in China: not only taking the top spot for smartphone sales in the country for the first time ever, but also beating out the likes of Gucci and Chanel to be named China’s favorite luxury brand.<p>It is on the more official side of the equation where Apple …

Tim Cook

The invisible downside of cheating in life

People who take shortcuts can trick themselves into believing they are smarter than they are, says Tom Stafford, and it comes back to bite them.<p>Honesty may be the best policy, but lying has its merits – even when we are deceiving ourselves. Numerous studies have shown that those who are practised …

Psychology

Sleep a lot? You might have a heightened risk of stroke, study says

There's no way to diagnose a stroke before it happens, but researchers say they've identified a clue to help doctors predict who's at risk – the amount of sleep they get at night.<p>Older adults who said they slept more than eight hours were 46% more likely to suffer strokes in the next decade than …

Evolving a Bigger Brain With Human DNA

Crucial DNA difference between humans and chimps boosts brain size in mice<p>The size of the human brain expanded dramatically during the course of …

Buddha Had It Right: Relax The Mind And Productivity Will Follow

Eastern thought and meditation are pushing ever-closer to the mainstream. Today, many ancient teachings coincide perfectly with modern research on improved mental agility.<p>“The great enigma for psychologists and philosophers is the mind.”<br>–Bhante Wimala<p>Several decades ago, the term ‘mindfulness’ used …

A mixing and matching game of life and death

Dan Davis's The Compatibility Gene tells the story of the discovery of a central component of the immune system, one that affects not only our ability to fight off disease, but also the success of transplant operations, pregnancies and, rather unexpectedly, brain development and possibly even mate …

Bride Takes Portraits in 19 Countries Wearing Wedding Dress

This bride and her white gown have traveled almost 150,000 miles around the world! Jennifer and photographer husband Jeff Salvage were married five years ago on Easter Island. Before the trip, Jennifer went into a bridal shop and, knowing she'd need something easy to transport, she requested a gown …

Weddings

London Design Festival 2013: Tent London & Super Brands Highlights

<i>Reporting by Kristin Coleman</i><p>Across town from 100% Design, Shoreditch was buzzing with gallery shows, storefront installations and a pair of LDF …

Top 10 Summer Beers

Delicious, nutritious and refreshing, beer is a 100-per cent natural way to unwind after a long, hot day. Next time you're shopping, check out one of these world-class summer beers.<p><b>21st Amendment Hell or High Watermelon Wheat</b><p><b>Price:</b> $1.80 (12 oz.)<p>Known for creating innovative brews with clever …

In Season: Pasquale Cozzolino’s Gold Bar Zucchini a Scapece

As its name suggests, smooth, cylindrical Gold Bar zucchini with its<br>sunflower-yellow color is about as striking as something you’d find in a Fort …

What to Eat at Piora, Opening in the West Village

In the West Village space briefly occupied by the Goodwin, there is now Piora, an American restaurant inspired in part by the Italian and Korean …

Navy yard gunman given security clearance despite 'lie' about arrest

Aaron Alexis, the former US navy reservist who shot dead 12 employees at a Washington military base last week, was granted a secret-level security clearance even after an FBI database search revealed he had apparently lied on his application form, about an arrest.<p>An internal inquiry has established …

UN chemical weapons inspectors 'to return to Syria'

<b>Russia's government says UN chemical weapons inspectors are expected to return to Syria on Wednesday.</b><p>Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said they would investigate alleged chemical weapons attacks at Khan al-Assal, Sheikh Maqsoud and Saraqeb.<p>The inspectors had been preparing to do so when …

Middle East