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Sen. John McCain Diagnosed With Brain Cancer

Politics News<p>Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., has been diagnosed with brain cancer, the Mayo Clinic said Wednesday in a statement released on behalf of the senator and his family.<p>Doctors removed a blood clot from above McCain's left eye on Friday.<p>"Subsequent tissue pathology revealed that a primary brain …

For a better compost pile, balance these two types of ingredients

By Barbara Damrosch<p>Barbara Damrosch<p>Email Bio<p>We have a saying at our house: “The compost pile is just another mouth to feed.” After all, our garden thrives on compost, and thus we thrive on it, too. That pile is an energy center, like a furnace, and the closer it is to the house, the more easily we …

Swedish prosecutors drop Julian Assange rape investigation

Sweden’s director of public prosecution says she has decided to discontinue the investigation into WikiLeaks founder<p>Swedish prosecutors have dropped their preliminary investigation into an allegation of rape against the WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, bringing an end to a seven-year legal …

Comey Memo Says Trump Asked Him to End Flynn Investigation

WASHINGTON — President Trump asked the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, to shut down the federal investigation into Mr. Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn, in an Oval Office meeting in February, according to a memo Mr. Comey wrote shortly after the meeting.<p>“I hope you can …

U.S. Politics

11 plant combos you should grow side-by-side

Nasturtium + Cucumber<p>'For me, companion planting is about bringing pollinators and beneficial insects to your garden to improve biodiversity,' says …

11 tomato varieties you'll want to try in your spring garden

It's time to talk tomatoes.<p>We asked avid home gardeners Jo Anne and Alejandro Trigo — owners of Mid-City-based Two Dog Organic Nursery — to share their favorite picks for tomato plants to plant now for summer harvest. (Many of the organic, non-GMO seedlings are available now at their …

Why Are Basketball Games So Squeaky? Consider the Spiny Lobster

It is the unofficial soundtrack of basketball, a noise consistently heard but rarely considered — rubber-soled shoes squeaking on the hardwood.<p>Squeaks are the background rhythm to the game. But that sound is also one of the enduring mysteries of sports, and presents a question that gets scientists …

Simple Vanilla Cake Recipe Demonstration - Joyofbaking.com

Chocolate Pound Cake Recipe Demonstration - Joyofbaking.com

Maple Pecan Ice Cream Recipe Demonstration - Joyofbaking.com

Cinnamon Swirl Coffee Cake Recipe Demonstration - Joyofbaking.com

Making Eclairs with Park Hyatt's chef Scott Cioe

Apple Scone Cake Recipe Demonstration - Joyofbaking.com

Raspberry Scones Recipe Demonstration - Joyofbaking.com

Irish Chicken Soup Recipe

PBJ Bars with Chef Baby! Hilah Cooking

How to Make Apple Butter Bars | Dessert Recipes | Allrecipes.com

Toffee Recipe - Homemade Almond Roca! Hilah Cooking

China lodges complaint with US over Trump's Taiwan phone call

Conversation with Tsai Ing-wen thought to be first between US and Taiwanese leaders since ties cut in 1979 at China’s behest<p>China has lodged “solemn representations” with the US over a call between the president-elect, Donald Trump, and Taiwan’s leader, Tsai Ing-wen.<p>Trump looked to have sparked a …

Donald Trump

Standing Rock: US veterans join North Dakota protests

<b>Hundreds of US military veterans have joined activists in North Dakota protesting against the installation of a multi-billion dollar oil pipeline.</b><p>The activists, who are demonstrating in sub-zero temperatures, have been ordered to leave the area by Monday.<p>It is unclear if they will obey.<p>The …

Vanilla Bean Pastry Cream Recipe - How to Make Pastry Cream Filling

Snow Peak Mini Hozuki Light

The compact Mini Hozuki Lantern is one of my favorite camping gear items. The bright and versatile LED camping light has intuitive controls, and produces warm candle-like tone instead of the cold LED found in most lights in the category. The latern is very light and small enough to take on long …

Camping

Art House: The Collaboration of Chara Schreyer and Gary Hutton

Over the past 40 years, leading art collector and editor-in-chief of <i>San Francisco Cottages & Gardens</i> Chara Schreyer has collaborated with interior designer Gary Hutton to create five residences housing 600 works of art. <i>Art House</i> (Assouline) takes readers on a tour of these breathtaking spaces, …

Art

Build a Home for $10,000 in 10 Days! - Green Homes

For half a century, William Castle has been building bridges, cabins, and shanties of all shapes and sizes. His favorite projects are right in his …

Minimalist or Just Simple Living??

Am I allowed to like some things about a minimalist lifestyle and still love fashion?<p>It seems like an oxymoron to me. How can I love fashion and want …

Turn Waste into a Resource with Human Manure - Homesteading and Livestock

Isn't Human Manure Taboo?<p>First, let me give credit to Joseph Jenkins and the Humanure Handbook for introducing us to the simplicity, resilience and …

What Will Happen to Michelle Obama's White House Garden?

<i>This article originally appeared on Food&Wine.</i><p>As the White House takes its first steps towards transitioning the imminent Donald Trump …

How To Grow Lavender At Home To Relieve Stress And Anxiety Every Time You Walk Into The House

Have you ever considered growing lavender?<p>Lavender is perhaps one of the most well-known and widely used herbs in the world.<p>It’s also a gardener’s …