Joshua M. Fix

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Sunday Sweets: Be My Valentine?

Today I got you a very special valentine. Yes, you. No no, not <i>you</i> - YOU. [waggling eyebrows]Now, it might look like a regular Sunday Sweets post, but …

Cake Decorating

Sunday Sweets Gets On The Map

Whether you're a bona fide globe trotter or just dream of visiting parts unknown, nothing says romance and adventure quite like <i>travel</i>.<i>(By Cakes 2</i> …

Weddings

Teen prosecuted as adult for having naked images – of himself – on phone

North Carolina high schooler and his girlfriend face legal proceedings over selfies as both the adult perpetrators and minor victims<p>A teenage boy in North Carolina has been prosecuted for having nude pictures of himself on his own mobile phone. The young man, who is now 17 but was 16 at the time …

Crime

Bogus Bills: Shady Company Scams Schools in 26 States

The Better Business Bureau is warning school districts across the country to be on the lookout for fake invoices for educational supplies. In just the last few weeks, the BBB has received more than 3,300 inquiries and nearly 100 complaints from schools in 26 states.<p>The bogus invoices, from a …

Identity Theft

11 Things to Love About Williamsburg

Destinations often call to mind other locales. Quebec City has a whiff of Paris to it, Laguna Beach can feel vaguely Italian, and the horse farms of New York’s Hudson Valley offer whispers of the English countryside.<p><b>Williamsburg</b>–founded in 1632 as Middle Plantation–is so completely American, with …

King Richard III had scoliosis but was not a hunchback, study finds

He may have had a twisted spine, but England's King Richard III was no hunchback, according to a new analysis of the medieval king's skeleton.<p>After the bones of the 15th-century king were discovered under a parking lot in central England in 2012, scientists scanned the remains of Richard III's back …

Environment: News & features

Argentina Scientists Are Now Attaching Backpacks To Collect Cow Farts

Scientists in Argentina may have just the answer to combat global warming.<p>With cows being responsible for up to 25 percent of the methane gas released in the US each year, a group of scientists at Argentina's National Institute of Agricultural Technology is now attaching backpacks to cows to …

Leaflet tells Jews to register in East Ukraine

World leaders and Jewish groups condemned a leaflet handed out in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk in which Jews were told to "register" with the pro-Russian militants who have taken over a government office in an attempt to make Ukraine part of Russia, according to Ukrainian and Israeli media.<p>…

6 Trees Every Survivalist Should Know | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This guest post by Creek Stewart first appeared at willowhavenoutdoor.com</i>.<p>“Living in the open in this way, and making friends of the …

Months After West Virginia Spill, A Weakened Chemical Safety Bill Emerges

When a chemical spill that left 300,000 West Virginia residents without clean tap water, lawmakers lined up to promise legislation that would crack …

Environment

DIY Drink Umbrellas

<i>Every other week, Anna Hezel talks about the innovations, decorations, and other quiet touches that make a party memorable.</i><p><i>Today: Bring the spirit of Spring Break to your next party with DIY drink umbrellas.</i><p>Whether or not you’ve managed to fit a raucous sunny vacation into your year so far, you …

Crafting

Maybe Heads of State Shouldn't Give Maps as Presents

Chancellor Angela Merkel probably meant well. In Berlin last week, she gave her guest, Chinese President Xi Jinping, a 1735 map of China made by …

Review Of West Virginia Water Finds More Work To Be Done

This week, an independent team testing water quality at homes in West Virginia released some results, and met with residents. They found that small amounts of coal-cleaning chemical are still present in residents' water.<p>Transcript<p>KELLY MCEVERS, HOST:<p>A group of independent researchers has found that …

The Ides Of March Madness: 'Who's Gonna Stop Prospero?'

What if William Shakespeare's plays faced off in a tournament, like basketball squads spewing Elizabethan verse? That's the idea behind a bracket that pits 32 of the bard's plays against each another, in a contest arranged by New York's New Victory Theater.<p>Much like the NCAA basketball tournament …

Don't Drink the Water: West Virginia After the Chemical Spill

Sharon Satterfield, a grandmother of six in Charleston, West Virginia, doesn't touch the water. "It's still not all right," she says, standing in her …

Water

Weeks Later, More Questions Than Answers In W.Va. Chemical Spill

State officials in West Virginia say that in most areas, they can no longer detect any of the industrial chemical MCHM that spilled into the water supply recently. They say the water is safe for people to drink and use — including most pregnant women. But other public health specialists say they …

West Virginia Gov. Earl Tomblin: 'It's Your Decision' To Drink The Water Or Not

W.Va. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin addressed ongoing concerns in parts of his state on Monday, telling residents "it's your decision" to use the water or not.<p>"If you do not feel comfortable drinking or cooking in this water, then use bottled water," Tomblin said at a news conference in Charleston. "I'm …

Company Involved in West Virginia Chemical Spill Files for Bankruptcy

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Freedom Industries, the unfortunately named company whose chemical leak contaminated the water …

West Virginia water declared safe but smell – and fear – lingers

The smell lingers – the slightly sweet, slightly bitter odour of a chemical that contaminated the water supply of West Virginia's capital more than a week ago. It creeps out of faucets and shower heads. It wafts from the Elk River, the site of the spill. Sometimes it hangs in the cold night-time …

Final Drinking Water Ban Lifted In West Virginia After Chemical Spill

By Kevin Murphy<p>Jan 18 (Reuters) - West Virginia authorities on Saturday completely lifted a 10-day-old ban on the use of tap water that was imposed after a chemical spill contaminated drinking water, but they advised pregnant women to continue using alternative water sources.<p>The final 2 percent of …

DIY Ice Luminaries

<i>Every other week, Anna Hezel talks about the innovations, decorations, and other quiet touches that make a party memorable.</i><p><i>This week: T</i><i>he most charming way to greet your winter guests? An outdoor party decoration that will weather the cold.</i><p>It’s important, at this point in the winter, to stay …

Weather

What's the Chemical Behind West Virginia's River Spill?

Spill in the Elk River brings a "do not drink" advisory.<p><b>Nearly 200,000 people in West Virginia have been told not to drink, cook, or shower with the water from their faucets, after a large-scale chemical spill on a river near the state's capital on Thursday.</b><p>"I can't tell you that the water is …

West Virginia Chemical Spill Poses Unknown Threat to the Environment

Scant data are available on the coal industry chemical.<p>Although the tap-water ban was lifted in the wake of West Virginia's Elk River chemical leak, the long-term ecological impacts of the spill remain uncertain.<p>On Monday, the 300,000 residents of nine counties in West Virginia were told that they …