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Build a better breakfast: 6 easy, healthy recipes to start the new year right

On the heels of a long and indulgent holiday season, New Year’s Day offers the perfect opportunity to start fresh and commit to healthy eating. And what better way to kick off 2015 than with a nutritious breakfast? In fact, a healthy morning meal is a great way to set you on the path to better …

Breakfast

The Mind of the Mass Murderer

Mass murders are becoming a depressingly familiar routine in the United States -- we can now expect to experience a media grabbing shooting about once a month. And the frequency can only increase as future cohorts of copycat killers are spawned by the seductive opportunity to temporarily gain the …

Mental Health

Colorado’s ‘High Country’ Takes on New Meaning

Some are saying that marijuana tourism could rival the state’s multi-billion dollar ski and snowboard industry.<p>Voters in Colorado and Washington …

9 Facts About Part-Time Workers That Should Freak You Out

Politicians like to talk about the middle-class jobs they can and will create, if only given the chance. But thus far this year, it appears few of them have been able to make good on those promises. Altogether, roughly three-fourth of the jobs created in 2013 have been part-time, according to the …

You Are No Longer Free to Search on Google (Update: Not Quite True)

Michele Catalano brings us a frightening story of how a series of Google searches led to a visit by<p>the FBIlocal authorities (see update below):<p>It was …

How Airbnb and Uber Could Be the Next eBay and Amazon

These collaborative economy startups like Airbnb and Uber will play a big role in the changing economy, if they continue their growth path, Airbnb is the next eBay, and Uber is the next Amazon.<p>You're probably familiar with the global news about Airbnb and Uber. Just this past weekend, Tom Friedman …

Innovation

How I Built a School in Africa With YouTube Views

4 million people are subscribed to my comedy channels on YouTube. It's a staggering number when I think about it. My subscribers are equal to the size of countries such as Ireland or New Zealand. I am humbled knowing that so many people find my comedy videos on YouTube funny and interesting enough …

High School

Thai Crunch Salad With Peanut Dressing

This recipe was inspired by the popular Thai Crunch Salad served at California Pizza Kitchen. It's made with crisp Napa cabbage, crunchy vegetables and edamame but it's the creamy peanut dressing -- flavored with ginger, garlic, lime and honey -- that makes it so good. I guarantee you'll want to …

Onions

Blast bombs and petrol bombs thrown at police in Belfast

<b>Police have been attacked with blast bombs, a pipe bomb, petrol bombs and masonry during trouble in Northern Ireland on Monday night.</b><p>Twenty-seven officers were injured as they dealt with public disorder in east, north, and south Belfast, Newtownabbey and Portadown.<p>In east Belfast, at least six …

Law Enforcement

Trayvon Martin case: Los Angeles protest turns violent

<b>Los Angeles officials have appealed for calm after protests turned violent over the acquittal of a neighbourhood watchman who killed a black teenager.</b><p>Fourteen people were arrested amid vandalism and assaults in a south-west district of the Californian city.<p>The city's police chief said his officers …

Justice

Technology and the Restaurant Industry: A Work in Progress

By Emily Joyce<p>Over the years the traditional dining experience has steadily evolved due to technology's influence on the restaurant industry. From table reservations to wine pairing to inventory control, technology is making dining out far more enjoyable. Increasingly, iPads are being used in …

Hospitality

How to make your own sangria

It's the running of the bulls in Pamplona this weekend, the festival that introduced Ernest Hemingway to bullfighting and inspired his book Death in …

The 10 best 10-minute meals

Thomasina Miers's chargrilled squid with fiery salsa verde<p>Sweet, acidic tomatoes, a gutsy salsa and peppery rocket all provide a vibrant backdrop for …

New Technology Sends Ads Directly Into Your Brain

The next time you press your head against the window of a train or bus, you might hear voices. You’re not going crazy, but you are experiencing a new kind of advertising: a message that’s transmitted via sensor into your brain, which only you can hear.<p>To promote Sky TV’s new TV streaming app, Sky …

Emerging Technology

Three of Europe's Most Hedonistic Cities: Part 3 - Paris

<b>Just back from Paris...</b><p><i>Part 3 of a 3 part series</i><p>Paris brings us back again and again, season after season. After covering all of the basics sites and cultural meccas, grand avenues to stroll... finding the lesser-known and in some cases low-key spots makes the city of lights that much more …

France

How to Grill Any Steak in 5 Steps

<i>At Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: Food52'er pierino shows us how to grill any steak like a pro.</i><p>Some of the best steaks I’ve eaten in my life were …

BBQ

If a medical cure looks too good to be true, it probably is

If you want to know whether science works, look around you. Your mobile phone, your TV, your computer –they would have seemed like miracles only 50 …

Meditation Is Not What You Think

I have practiced meditation of various sorts for 35 years. What began as a spontaneous event in my teens as I perched on a cliff staring out to the sea, later came to be a regular part of my day. I discovered Transcendental Meditation (TM) when I was living in New York City and came to rely on it. …

Meditation

Women's Health

How to Become a Morning Workout Person<p>Even if you're an early bird, getting up before the sun rises to go sweat your butt off can be seriously daunting. The good news: It's possible to become a morning workout person (with relatively little pain). Just follow these 7 steps<p>iStockphoto/Thinkstock<p>Pack …

Ireland's best drives

Whether or not you're used to getting into the driver's seat from the right, and driving on the left, Ireland's (often pot-holed) two-lane roads make up some of Europe's most scenic drives. Particularly going village to village, pub to pub, on and off the rugged coastal drives of western and …

Ireland

Traveler Tips and Articles - Traveler Tips and ArticlesTraveler Tips and Articles

<b>Steve Waters</b> Lonely Planet author<p>Leave the bright lights and tourist delights of Esfahan and Shiraz far behind to track down these astonishing millennia-old relics among the dusty wilds of ancient Persia. From snow-tipped northern crags to scorching southern deserts, you’ll traverse eroded volcanic …

Travel

California's best coastal walks

From its wild and rocky coast in the north to the south coast’s vast, sandy shores, the California coastline lures many to walk along the edge of the continent to gaze at the ocean. Sweeping coastal views are blocked in many cities, but wide-open hiking spaces abound nearby where anyone willing to …

Hiking

Top 20 free things to do in Paris

City of love, fashion capital, literary paradise… Paris has many different guises. And while museum entry can be steep and fine dining comes at a premium, the French capital can also be a cheap date.<p>Whether you go weak at the knees for soaring church spires or want to rub elbows at an authentic …

France

7 Amazing New Cookbooks to Inspire You to Eat Healthy This Spring

<i>Chloe Flavor: Saucy, Crispy, Spicy, Vegan</i> by Chloe Coscarelli<p><i>Great Tastes: Cooking (and Eating) from Morning to Midnight</i> by Danielle Kosann and Laua …

Cooking

10 things you might not know about India

<b>For many people writing about India, the common cliches of Delhi belly, lengthy traffic jams, bureaucracy, corruption and yoga retreats are the subjects that fill the column inches.</b><p>Here are 10 other observations.<p>1. Hardly anyone pays income tax<p>Only 3% of Indians pay income tax, in a population of …

India