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At least 295 civilians kidnapped by ISIS west of Mosul, UN says

<b>(CNN) —</b> ISIS has abducted nearly 300 people from Tal Afar, a city west of Mosul, as Iraqi forces push to liberate the region from the terror group, the United Nations says.<p>Citing credible reports received by her office, Ravina Shamdasani, spokeswoman for the UN refugee agency, said 295 people had …

Mosul

Premier Insect Photographer John Hallmén Shares His Secrets for Macro Bug Photography

Most parents are not, as a rule, overjoyed when their kid comes home with head lice. But John Hallmén is different.<p>“This year in March my son finally …

A controversial theory may explain the real reason humans have allergies

For me, it was hornets.<p>One summer afternoon when I was 12, I ran into an overgrown field near a friend’s house and kicked a hornet nest the size of a football. An angry squadron of insects clamped onto my leg; their stings felt like scorching needles. I swatted the hornets away and ran for help, …

Immunotherapy

7 Best Cocktails to Drink While Cooking Weeknight Dinners

You can do better than cracking open a beer.<p>There’s something wonderfully therapeutic about cooking dinner after a long day. There’s something even …

Cocktails

Sunday Recipe: A No-Bake Chocolate Cake Fit for a Prince

Slightly northwest of Los Angeles proper is the city of Pasadena, California, a suburban enclave where Julia Child was born. It is also where confectioners and bakers Christine Moore and Cecilia Leung practice their craft at a cute shop on the edge of town called Little Flower Candy Company. For …

Coffee-Rubbed Steak

4 Servings<p>This rub works on just about any cut (in fact, it’s served on filet mignon at Mesa Grill), and the pan-to-oven method is foolproof.<p>April 2016Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 tablespoons ancho chile powder<p>2 tablespoons finely ground coffee beans<p>5 teaspoons dark brown sugar<p>1 tablespoon hot smoked Spanish …

BBQ

1.6 Million People Have Watched This Video Of A Beautiful Cheesecake Made With Only 3 Ingredients

So fancy it looks like it's from a bakery.<p>Three-ingredient soufflé cheesecake, also known as Japanese cotton cheesecake, is a magical thing. It's blowing the minds of people on the Internet right now (myself included). With just three ingredients — eggs, dark or white chocolate, and cream cheese — …

Cheesecake

26 Spicy Recipes to Make You Cry in a Good Way

Is it hot in here, or is it just these 26 spicy recipes?<p>Pour yourself a big glass of milk. These spicy recipes are ready to party.

Cooking

Slow-Cooker Sticky Thai Meatballs Recipe

The key to these slow-cooker Thai-style chicken meatballs is to understand that the sauce gets better as it slowly cooks, but the meatballs don't. To fix that, we first cook the sticky sauce, packed with aromatics like lemongrass, ginger, and chilies, then add the flavorful meatballs right at the …

Smoked Trout Salad with Grapefruit Avocado

A stripped-down dressing of lemon juice and olive oil is all that’s needed for this salad, where smoked fish is the featured player. This most basic …

Bracketing and How To Use It Correctly

What Is… Exposure Bracketing<p>Exposure bracketing is a simple technique professional photographers use to ensure they properly expose their pictures, …

Landscape Photography

The Basics of Bokeh

The holiday season is upon us and Christmas lights are everywhere. What better time for capturing great bokeh shots? If you’ve never really paid …

These Were Named The 10 Best Nude Scenes Of 2015

What a year it’s been. First, some dude ate Allison Williams’ butt on <i>Girls</i>, then other, less important stuff happened, and now it’s almost 2016.<p>Crazy days.<p>As he (or the massive collection of interns that make up a single “he”) does every year, Mr. Skin named the best nude scenes of 2015. If you’ll …

Gingerbread French Toast: Your Go-To Holiday Breakfast

<i>Posie Harwood, who finds the best back-of-the-box recipes in the grocery store, finds a way to eat gingerbread for breakfast.</i><p>Breakfast is easily overlooked come holiday season. Up against pot roasts, peppermint bark, and all manner of Christmas cookies, breakfast doesn't stand much of a chance.<p>It's …

The Basics of Night Photography

Night photography has become very popular in recent years, as digital cameras have continued to improve. Photographers can now capture stunning …

Landscape Photography

23 Short Stories You'll Want To Read Over And Over Again

And again and again.

Books

11 Pecan Recipes That Go Way Beyond Just Pie

While pecan pies are all the rage during the holidays, their main ingredient is delicious all year round. With a crunchy texture and a buttery flavor, pecans can be tossed in with almost any dish, sweet or savory, to give it a more complex flavor. Whether you’re looking to up your appetizer game or …

Breakfast

Explore The Terrifying Scale Of Mount Everest In This 3.2 Billion Pixel Interactive

Here’s why you’re probably not ready to climb Everest.<p>Even as yet another eponymous movie) opens in theaters, Nepalese officials are making access to Mount Everest harder than ever to attain. If you’re wondering why, look no further than this 3.2 billion pixel interactive tour of Mount Everest by …

Mountaineering

Big Bang, Deflated? Universe May Have Had No Beginning

If a new theory turns out to be true, the universe may not have started with a bang.<p>In the new formulation, the universe was never a singularity, or …

Physics

Banned, burned, or simply life changing: what are the best dangerous books?

Authors including Patrick Ness, Melvin Burgess, Tanya Landman, Louise O’Neill, Bali Rai, Candy Gourlay, James Dawson and Leigh Bardugo share the books they probably weren’t meant to read that either rocked their world or rocked the world<p>• Plus what’s coming in our joint Amnesty International and …

Books

Wing-nuts with guns & dreams of a race war: Inside the dangerous obsessions of right-wing extremists

Oath Keepers in Ferguson and Confederate flag supporters elsewhere all seem hellbent on armed conflict<p>Even as we round the corner into the final year of the Obama administration, organized and semi-organized racists continue to rage against the election of the first African-American president. This …

Rights & Freedoms

The Three Girls of ADAM Give Themselves Orgasms in New Music Video

ADAM sends up a sexual art project for their erotic new single.<p>Science says sex doesn't sell. Allow me to submit ADAM's latest music video as testimonial evidence to suggest otherwise. In the video for "Go to Go," the Dutch EDM performers simultaneously sing the song live (no lip-sync) and give …

Music Videos

15 Porn Sites That Women Love Watching

A Cosmopolitan writer tells us where ladies go to get turned on.<p><i>Originally published on Cosmopolitan.com</i><p>Women can enjoy porn just as much as guys do. But it's shockingly hard for us to find good porn in which the woman is actually enjoying herself in a realistic way, and doesn't make us feel bad or …

Mad Men

Easiest Summer Ever: Squash Salad With Goat Cheese and Dill

More<p>Dinner in 20<p>The best quick and easy recipes to help you get dinner on the table fast.<p>I follow a lot of chefs on social media, but most of the food they post pictures of, while fun to ogle, doesn't translate well for the home cook. Every once in a while, though, I see something that manages to …

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

Read Chapter One of Go Set a Watchman, Harper Lee's First Novel in 55 Years

The To Kill a Mockingbird sequel will see the light of day later this month.<p>Harper Lee was <i>the</i> one-hit wonder. After publishing <i>To Kill a Mockingbird</i> in 1960 and winning the Pulitzer Prize, the world awaited a follow-up novel. It never came. Lee would go on to assist her friend Truman Capote in …

Literature

Why Fox News Had The Best Baltimore Coverage

In its coverage of Baltimore, the Fair and Balanced network had its world turned upside down.<p>When there’s a riot going on, what channel do you turn …