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7 Spectacular Cakes That Couldn't Be Easier To Make

It's time to up your cake game, and it couldn't be easier.<p><b>Raspberry Crepe Cake</b><p>Sure, it may look like an intense project, but it couldn't be simpler to assemble. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Chocolate Dump Cake</b><p>Throw all the ingredients into one bowl, then pour the batter into a pan and bake. No frosting necessary.</b> …

Dessert

15 Under-the-Radar Vacation Destinations

The world is full of destinations on the well-trodden path, where the number of visitors seems to go up every year and the crowds can sometimes feel endless. Don't you want to go somewhere different for a change? No matter what corner of the globe you look at, there are plenty of overlooked …

Finally, An App To Fix Your Terrible Personality

While technology has given us more ways to talk to each other, it hasn’t made us any better at it: We still rant, ramble, whine and generally irritate each other.<p>So what would happen if we let software try to fix our sub-par conversation skills?<p>That’s the question artists Lauren McCarthy and Kyle …

8 Keys to Creating a Loving, Joyful Relationship

Do you believe that if you have to work on a relationship, it's not the right relationship for you? Having worked with couples for 45 years, I can tell you without a doubt that this is NOT true!<p>However, "working on a relationship," doesn't mean that it has to be hard. It primarily means that you …

Carry on camping - can a week under canvas reset our body clocks?

<b>Researchers say that camping for a week can reset the biological clock that governs our sleeping patterns.</b><p>The scientists argue that modern life disrupts our sleep through exposure to electric light and reduced access to sunlight.<p>But after spending time in the great outdoors, the researchers say the …

University of Colorado

Why Productive People Take Better Notes

If you can’t recall what you had for lunch, why do you think you’ll remember what your mentor just said?<p>In a recent blog post, entrepreneur-author Ben Casnocha relayed this reality check: that as Mark Zuckerberg was sharing lessons from Facebook’s rise to a room full of hard-hustling Silicon Valley …

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Daydreaming Might Make You Really Unhappy

The ability to focus not only helps you get more done, it also makes your happier, say two Harvard psychologists. Here's how to train your mind to stay in the present moment.<p>From grade school on it’s clear that being able to focus has its advantageous. Whether you’re learning your multiplication …

Mindfulness

Astronaut Suni Williams: You need to make peace before leaving Earth

<b>US astronaut Sunita Williams spent a total of 322 days in space on two missions to the International Space Station. As part of BBC News' How to put a human on Mars coverage she explains how she coped and considers whether a crew could endure a voyage to the Red Planet.</b><p>"When you are thinking about …

Space Science

Cat allergy research offers new clues

<b>Scientists have discovered how allergic reactions to cats are triggered, raising hopes of preventative medicine.</b><p>A University of Cambridge team has identified how the body's immune system detects cat allergen, leading to symptoms such as coughing and sneezing.<p>New treatments to block this pathway …

Immunotherapy

Make People Happy: 8 Ways To Make Anybody Feel Insanely Special

<i>Need to help out bummed-out friends, spouses, bosses, coworkers, neighbors, siblings, parents or plain old acquaintances? Columnist Leigh Newman weighs in.</i><p><b>1. Order Them The Thing They Love Without The Thing They Hate</b><p>They adore martinis but not the olive. They're mad for olives but not the pimento. …

The reality and future of Islamic feminism | Afghanistan

In some Muslim circles, the "f" word (feminism) raises as many tensions as eyebrows, immediately conjuring images of the dominating, angry, family-hating woman. But like other images that come to mind upon mention of any label - including the image of the oppressed woman that often comes to mind …

Can a woman shave her armpits and still call herself a feminist?

<b>Now that summer has finally arrived in Britain it has struck me how long it has been since I've seen a woman with an unshaven armpit. Are they now</b> …

Legacy of US' 1958 Lebanon invasion | US & Canada

<b>Beirut, Lebanon</b> - As US Marines spilled from landing craft onto the beach south of Beirut girding themselves for resistance, it was not gunfire that they confronted - but locals waving and cheering them on.<p>Bikini-clad sunbathers rose eagerly to their feet, villagers arrived on horseback, and …

Women's Happiness Levels Increase After Divorce, According To New Research

Picture a recently divorced woman. She's usually depressed, distraught and emotional -- right?<p>Wrong, according to new research out of London's Kingston University.<p>Over the course of two decades, researchers regularly questioned 10,000 U.K. citizens between the ages of 16 and 60 about their …

The 10 best Arab films

The Night (Al-Lail)<p><b>Mohammad Malas, 1993</b><p>A great Syrian film. It is about the director's home town of Quneitra, on the borders of the Golan Heights, …

9 Best U.S. Campsites

<b>Hit the great outdoors this summer with the best family-friendly campgrounds in the U.S.</b><p><b>Happy National Camping Week!</b><p>Grandparents.com is celebrating National Camping Week by giving you the best U.S. campsites to spend time with the family. Whether you love waterparks, hiking, fishing, boating, or …

Camping

Raising Girls in the Middle East

Raising girls in the Middle East is not for the faint of heart. That was the consensus yesterday of three extraordinary women whose fearless commitment to empowering and educating girls in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Yemen has inspired millions across the globe and brought them to speak at this …

Truth About Marriage: 6 Lies That Give Brides False Hope

<b>Written by Mary Fischer on CafeMom’s blog, The Stir.</b><p>Ugh. Why do people feel the need to tell brides all this sweet, mushy, heartwarming stuff on their wedding day about how being married is all kinds of wonderful? You know, the endless gushing over how much happier you'll be now that you have a …

Emotional bullying and being a ‘loser’ in marriage

Emotional bullying and being a ‘loser’ in marriage By: Yasmin Mogahed A few weeks ago, an article was widely circulated about a woman whose husband …

5 Questions to Ask Before Ending a Friendship

Not all friendships last forever. Chances are, only a select few people you are close to now will end up becoming life-long friends. And even those friendships have to change and become something new many times over, as we all go through various life stages and moves. But all friendships should …

Palestinian Children Tortured, Used As Shields By Israel, UN Says

* U.N. watchdog examines Israel's record<p>* Says Palestinian children tortured, used as shields<p>* Israel questions motives of U.N. committee (Adds quotes from chair, new paras 6-8 and comment at end)<p>By Stephanie Nebehay<p>GENEVA, June 20 (Reuters) - A United Nations human rights body accused Israeli …

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16 Ways I Blew My Marriage

Do you know what blows big time?<p>The other night I was sitting with my family, most of whom are very successfully married. We were going in a circle …

The Ancestral Link Between the Bush Family and the Slave Trade Is Confirmed

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Researchers claim that a notoriously vicious slave-trader who brought captive slaves from West …

Eggs come first as chickens take over our gardens

They are the planet's closest living evolutionary link to <i>Tyrannosaurus rex</i> and contribute hugely to our national diet, but now the humble chicken is …

Lab-quality microscope now mounts onto most Apple iOS devices

The ProScope Micro Mobile by handheld digital microscope manufacturer Bodelin starts shipping on May 1 for $149.<p>To my fellow geeks who've long dreamed of having a lab-quality digital microscope that mounts to your phone, the time has come.<p>Oregon-based optics manufacturer Bodelin will begin shipping …