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Chinese police 'find suicide note' in case of 'left behind' children deaths

Announcement comes after China’s prime minister, Li Keqiang, promises urgent inquiry into pesticide poisoning of four siblings in Guizhou province<p>Police investigating the deaths of four Chinese children who drank pesticide after being abandoned by their migrant worker parents say they have found a …

China

5 Foods Chefs are Dehydrating Now

Great for concentrating flavor in fruits and vegetables, dehydrators have never been more popular with chefs. Here, a look at how this trend is …

10 Totally Unexpected Ways to Cook with Pumpkin

Put down the pie and pick up the waffles: This nutritional powerhouse and quintessential fall and winter ingredient can be a star at breakfast, …

10 Healthy Dishes for Post-Memorial Day Detox

After this past weekend’s burgers and hot dogs and pitchers of cocktails, you might be interested in something healthy. Here, 10 light and delicious …

60 Summer Cocktail Recipes You Can Make at Home

Let happy hour be every hour with these warm-weather concoctions.<p>Let's be honest, there's almost nothing better in summer than the supreme chill of a tall cocktail on a hot day. To get you in the spirit of summer, try one of these zesty drinks that only require a few steps to whip up at home.

Recipes

A brunch-lover’s guide to New York City

Ahh, brunch. One part omelette, two parts mimosa, three parts coffee – life’s sweet distraction when the workweek is nigh. Though not a uniquely New York 'thing' <i>per se</i>, there’s no other city that takes its breakfast-lunch combustion quite as seriously as the Big Apple and every visitor should take …

Treat Yourself to the Culinary Experience of a Lifetime with Le Dolci Global Foodie Trips

Dreaming of the perfect getaway where you can experience some of the world's most famous tastes and signature dishes? No need to dream because this fall, Le Dolci offers food enthusiasts a series of culinary adventures starting with a sweet tour of Paris and a gastronomic tour of San Francisco and …

Ten hidden gems of Europe

There’s no place like Paris, Barcelona or Rome - but Europe has untouched corners that match the big hitters on beauty and charm, and with far fewer tourists. Take the road less travelled with these ten hidden gems of Europe.<p>1. Burg Satzvey, Germany<p>Whisper it: this fairytale castle is a short ride …

What Is This 'Candy Crush' Game and Is It About to Go the Way of Zynga?

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>"Maker of 'Candy Crush Saga' Plans IPO," reports the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> today, which very possibly …

3 Hairstyles Perfect for Summer Weddings

We're willing to bet that your social calendar this summer includes at least one wedding. While it's lovely being a guest at such a romantic event, choosing a look can sometimes be tricky, even when it comes to the beauty department. We consulted stylist<p>We're willing to bet that your social …

Weddings

10 Guilt-Free Summer Snacks

Don't derail your summer diet by snacking mindlessly between meals. With these healthy suggestions from Melissa O'Shea, Exhale Spa's national nutrition director, you can stay satisfied all season long without having to fret about counting calories.<p>Don't derail your summer diet by snacking …

Healthy Eating

53 Swimsuits That'll Make You Look 10 Pounds Thinner

Bring on the sun, sand, and sizzling hot weather: It's swimsuit season! From waist-whittling one-pieces to fringe bikinis that add oomph, we've found 53 incredibly chic bathing...

Baked Banana French Toast

February 6, 2012<p>Who doesn’t like french toast? I never really eat it, but when I do, I always think why has it been so long. And then another three …

How to: Make a desk for two

Everyone needs a space of their own. This is especially true when it comes to home offices or just an area to pay bills and whatnot. Unfortunately, …

Tiny People's Wonderful World of Food, The Book

Though many artists and photographers have tried to enter the world of miniature people, few have ever succeeded. Seattle-based photographer Christopher Boffoli seems to have found his way in, perhaps by offering them delicious peace offerings or food! For the past few years, the Boffoli has been …

5 Best All-Inclusive Resorts for Honeymoons

Few travel decisions are as weighty as deciding where to honeymoon. No surprise many newlyweds choose all-inclusive resorts: Pay one price and leave …

Sexual Awakening: The Truth About What Women Really Want

Spoiler Alert: We're wilder and lustier than men (and we really do like porn).<p>Are you a woman? Me too! So we know exactly who we are when it comes to sex: It's better if we feel an emotional connection with our partner. We're not crazy about pornography, but if it must be on, we prefer it …

Feminism

Summer Books: 15 New Releases To Put On Your Reading List

These 15 new books for May include stirring new fiction from Isabel Allende, a memoir from a 6'7" librarian struggling with Tourette's syndrome, a hilarious novel of a young man's job as a bird tracker and more.

5 Delicious (and Healthy!) Iced Tea Combinations

6 Sweet and Satisfying Sugarless Desserts

Treats that put maple syrup, honey, agave nectar and chocolate front and center—without a grain of white sugar in sight.<p>On the Joys of …