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Why do some children seem to 'outgrow' autism?

Alex, aged 10, bounds onto his bed to pose with his Aaron Rodgers poster, grinning as proudly as if he had recruited the Green Bay Packers’ …

Autism

3 Kettlebell Moves for Beginners

One of the greatest and most versatile pieces of exercise equipment is also one of the most ignored and improperly used pieces of equipment. It has …

Workouts

The Workout That Burns More Calories Than Running

For the 2013 study, 16 fit adults participated in a 20-minute bodyweight circuit, which included exercises like pushups, burpees, squats, and lunges. John Porcari, the lead researcher and head of the university’s performance lab, says the participants burned an average of 15 calories per minute, …

Science Seeks to Unlock Marijuana Secrets

As the once-vilified drug becomes more accepted, researchers around the world are trying to understand how it works and how it might fight disease.<p>There’s nothing new about cannabis, of course. It’s been around humankind pretty much forever.<p>In Siberia charred seeds have been found inside burial …

Take the #Gimme5Challenge to Strengthen Your Body with Just Five Basic Moves

Let's break down the basics. And they're simple enough: This is a 91-day challenge that involves only five strength-training exercises. Yep, five.<p>What's the trick, you ask? There isn't one! See, with just five moves, you can experience strength that you didn't know you had. Five moves are all it …

10 Life Lessons Hitting Rock Bottom Has Taught Me

Throughout the course of my life, I can recall many rock bottom scenarios. My first break up. Years of a domestic violence situation from extended family. A brief marital separation. The deaths of loved ones. Extreme financial hardship, including repossession of our family home and at one point …

Domestic Violence

A Guide to Identifying Your Home Décor Style

Many of us peruse home décor books, magazines, websites, and blogs and like much of what we see there…but when it comes to decorating our own homes, …

Interior Design

DIY Patio Grill Table Made from Skateboard Decks --> http://apttherapy.com/1m1XQKT What do you get when you mix a charcoal grill and a pair of skateboards? A crazy amazing patio table, that's what.

Outdoor Rooms

Landscaping

What do you want in a spouse? Genetic similarity may help | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - He leaves the toilet seat up, prefers old Japanese monster movies to romantic comedies and fancies mixed martial arts over ballet. So what do you have in common with your husband?<p>More than you may think.<p>People tend to choose spouses who have similar DNA, according to …

Seven Ways to Light a Fire Without a Match

FRICTION-BASED FIRE MAKING<p>Rubbing two sticks together is likely the oldest of all ­fire-starting techniques, and also the most difficult. Besides …

Diy Natural

What are you growing in a container?

Treating brain diseases with marijuana

Multiple sclerosis sufferers may benefit from taking medical marijuana, according to a new study in the journal Neurology.<p>MS patients who used marijuana either as a pill or as an oral spray found relief from a number of symptoms, according to the study. The findings were released Monday at the …

10 healthy eating apps this nutritionist loves

I have to admit, I'm not much of an app person. I use Twitter and Pinterest more sparingly than I intend to, and I still maintain my daily to-do list using paper and pencil.<p>But, I'm not oblivious to the appeal of high tech tools. I've always known that dozens of fantastic programs were waiting for …

Gardens: the May checklist

Raising the stakes<p>Before it is impossible to wade into the beds I like to get all my staking done, so that those plants that need it can grow into their supports rather than be hauled back to the vertical once they have started to lean. I try not to use plants that need staking, and employ the …

The most wonderful felt robot Tutorial

Zaira of “Mango and Passion Fruit” is Brazilian, but lives in London with her husband since 2008. She is sharing this adorable “felt robot Tutorial” …

Wooden Pallet Patio Chairs

With all the nice warm weather in northern California, I decided that I wanted to build a few patio chairs to be able to enjoy evenings outside. With a limited budget (both time and money) I didn’t want to purchase expensive lumber from the hardware store and have to worry about staining or sealing …

Pallet into chair

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Eat healthy and stay on a budget

We hear it daily, it seems: “Cut down processed food and eat more produce and grains.”<p>Okay, fine. But processed has its upside (easy and cheap), while produce and grains have their downside (prep-heavy and expensive).<p>Right?<p>Not so, says Allison Sosna, a local chef and founder of MicroGreens, a group …

Curtis Stone: The Secret to Cooking Fish at Home

O's new food columnist explains why cooking seafood at home isn't nearly as tricky as you might think.<p>Photo: Quentin Bacon<p>Sea for Yourself<p>Photo: Kana …