Elaine Lawrence

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“I had never known a man could have two wives”: My Karachi family’s shame

The imam and the men in the family had the final word in my aunt’s fate: She had to accept the new wife<p><b>DECEMBER 1986</b><p>It is the most ordinary of days that enclose tragedy within their sealed lips: after years of neat, regular morsels, dutifully swallowed, that singular, bitter bite. And so that …

10 Books That Will Vie for the 2016 Oscars

This year's Oscar nominees feature six book to movie adaptations in the Best Picture, Best Actress and Best Actor categories. These titles, <i>American Sniper</i>, <i>The Imitation Game</i>, <i>The Theory of Everything</i>, <i>Still Alice</i>, <i>Unbroken</i> and <i>Gone Girl</i>, prove that often times the best films are the ones that come from …

Slow-Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe

"No more dry corned beef! Cook this in your slow cooker all day and you're guaranteed success! Serve this with soda bread for a warm and satisfying …

Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

I may only make corned beef and cabbage once a year, but I so look forward to it. I love how you can put the corned beef, potatoes, and cabbage all …

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Slow-Cooker Easy Beef and Broccoli

Prepare a classic Chinese dish at home! A tasty teriyaki sauce coats tender beef and colorful broccoli. ...MORE+ LESS-<p>Ingredients<p>Steps<p>Hide …

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Slow Cooker Honey Ginger Chicken

Slow Cooker Honey Ginger Chicken is by far one of the best Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes or Crock Pot Chicken Recipes. It’s absolutely delicious, melts …

Fabulous 5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Recipes

1 of 28<p>So hearty, no meat. Fill peppers with chili beans, rice, cheese, and tomato sauce, then set your slow cooker for six hours. Voila! All that's …

French Chicken Stew

• In a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker combine mushrooms, tomatoes, carrots, onion, potato, green beans, olives, broth, wine, tapioca, herbs de Provence, …

Coq Au Vin Stew

• Lightly coat a large skillet with nonstick cooking spray; heat over medium heat. Cook chicken thighs, several at a time, in the hot skillet until …

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Bobbi Brown Nude Glow Collection

<i>Introducing the new Bobbi Brown Nude Glow Collection – a must for glowing skin this January.</i><p>Forget the detox, If your skin is lacking lustre after …

The Important Thing About Yelling

I cherish the notes I receive from my children—whether they are scribbled with a Sharpie on a yellow sticky note or written in perfect penmanship on …

An Easy Meal Plan for Busy Families

Back to life, back to reality … still, I know I am not feeling back to my normal self.<p>Making meals for my family is usually top priority, but I need …

88 Books That Teach Important Lessons

A Picture Book of Helen Keller (Picture Book Biography) by David A. Adler tells readers that we are all different with different abilities but are …

5 Simple Ways to Be Kind to Your Family

Do you know what I love?? Tiny acts of kindness that are done “just because”! Being kind to your family doesn’t have to take up hours of time or lots …

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6 Sneaky Cancer Culprits

In the catalog of carcinogens, the sun is anything but subtle. It's big, it's bright, and come June, it's practically begging you to embrace those …

5 Tips to Spring Clean Your Body

Now that we’re into the Spring season, why not clean your body as well as your home? This is the perfect time of year to give your health a boost, …

Brains Sweep Themselves Clean Of Toxins During Sleep

While the brain sleeps, it clears out harmful toxins, a process that may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's, researchers say.<p>During sleep, the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain increases dramatically, washing away harmful waste proteins that build up between brain cells during waking hours, a …

Top 10 Best Foods You Can Eat

According to an analysis by David Grotto, a registered dietician and author of the forthcoming book <i>The Best Things You Can Eat</i>, these 10 foods are the lowest calories and most nutritious in terms of amount and richness of vitamins, minerals, healthy fats, fiber and protein.

Asian noodles with tofu recipe

Ingredients<p>200-g pkg<p>vermicelli or glass noodles<p>1 bunch<p>green onions, sliced diagonally<p>350-g pkg<p>extra-firm tofu, sliced into strips<p>3<p>garlic cloves, …

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7 foods you should never eat

Food scientists are shedding light on items loaded with toxins and chemicals--and simple swaps for a cleaner diet and supersized health.<p>Clean eating means choosing fruits, vegetables, and meats that are raised, grown, and sold with minimal processing. Often they're organic, and rarely (if ever) …

Junk Food Linked With Colorectal Cancer Risk

Eating lots of chips, cakes, desserts and sugary drinks is a risk factor for colorectal cancer, according to a new study.<p>Researchers from the University of Edinburgh found an association between higher risk of the cancer and eating "high-energy snack foods" (meaning snack foods high in sugar and …

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Oatmeal is a naturally low-fat, high-fiber food and an excellent choice for your daily breakfast. Adding fresh fruit can provide both flavor and a health boost, especially if you choose a banana, which provides additional nutrients and a number of essential vitamins and minerals. Bananas also …

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Salt has a fascinating history, used at times as currency or as a reason to start a war. A natural component of seawater, we mine it today from areas where water evaporated millions of years ago. Dietary salt provides your body with sodium, which is essential for life. Although consuming sodium in …

Is Whole-Wheat Pasta Actually Healthier?

Choosing pasta is no longer just about the size and shape. Whether it’s fettuccini, rotini or good ol' macaroni, white vs. wheat is the latest …

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19 Ridiculously Easy Mugs Of Overnight Oats

For people who don't have time to make breakfast in the morning. So, like, everyone.<p>Overnight oats are similar to oatmeal except thicker, fluffier, and served cold. You make them by soaking raw rolled oats in liquid — usually milk or soy milk — overnight in the fridge. A basic recipe for overnight …

4 Plant Foods You Should Cook Before Eating

718<p>SHARES<p>Raw food diets are lauded by some as the healthiest way to eat. While it is certainly good to eat raw vegetables and fruits, studies show …