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A Common Hospital Infection May be Coming To Us From Food

One of the most common and troubling infections that occur in healthcare may come from an unexpected source, according to a new paper: from food. Yet because it is not one of the bacteria that we think of as disease-causing foodborne organisms, the size of the threat it poses, and the way it …

Stop Google from tracking you on Google Maps

Learn how to disable Location History for your Google account and also how to delete some or all of your whereabouts from Your Timeline.<p>Google Maps is rolling out a new feature to Android and desktop users called Your Timeline. With it, you can see all the places you've been. Google is quick to …

Maps

Kraft recalls 242,000 boxes of potentially metal-contaminated Mac & Cheese

'Consumers who purchased this product should not eat it.'<p>Kraft Foods is already notorious as the brand behind Cool Whip, Cheez Whiz, and a peculiar variety of avocado-free guacamole, but here's another good reason to avoid its products: metal contamination. This week, 242,000 cases of Kraft …

Puerto Rico

Woman Beaten To Death In McDonalds By Cult Member In China

A woman has been beaten to death in a Chinese branch of McDonalds allegedly by a man who angry she had not given him her number.<p>Six members of a …

Massive U.N. Report Says Climate Risks Go Beyond Red Alert

YOKOHAMA, Japan — Global warming is driving humanity toward a whole new level of many risks, a U.N. scientific panel reports, warning that the wild climate ride has only just begun.<p>Disasters such as killer heat waves in Europe, wildfires in the United States, droughts in Australia and deadly …

Climate Change

Peach-Blueberry Ice Cream Pie

8 Servings<p>June 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>6 ounces gingersnap cookies<p>2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted<p>1 tablespoon heavy cream<p>2 cups fresh blueberries, divided<p>1/3 cup sugar<p>1/4 cup fresh lemon juice<p>1 pint peach ice cream, softened in refrigerator for 20 minutes<p>2 cups whipped cream (made from 1 cup …

Baking

Crack Pie

10 to 12 Servings<p>Prep Time: 40 min<p>Total Time: 15 min<p>Anyone who has taken a bite of Milk Bar's best selling crack pie immediately knows the reason for the sassy name. This rich, salty-sweet pie recipe has an irresistible oat cookie crust.<p>September 2010Print<p>Ingredients<p>Oat Cookie Crust<p>Nonstick …

Dessert

Banana Cream Pie with Salty Bourbon Caramel

8 Servings<p>February 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>Peanut Shortbread Crust<p>1 1/4 cups cups unsalted, dry-roasted peanuts<p>1/2 cup all-purpose flour<p>1/2 teaspoon kosher salt<p>1/4 teaspoon baking soda<p>1/4 cup (packed) light brown sugar<p>1/4 cup sugar<p>2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature<p>1 large egg …

Baking

Banana Cream Pie

8 Servings<p>May 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Melt 2 ounces bittersweet chocolate with 2 teaspoons vegetable oil and brush over a prebaked 9-inch pie crust; chill until set. Meanwhile, whisk 3 large egg yolks, 1/2 cup sugar, 3 tablespoons cornstarch, and a pinch of salt in a medium saucepan, …

Baking

Old-Fashioned Mixed-Apple Pie

8 Servings<p>October 2009Print<p>Ingredients<p>Crust<p>3 cups all purpose flour<p>1/4 cup sugar<p>1 1/4 teaspoons salt<p>1 1/4 cups (2 1/2 sticks) chilled unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes<p>1/3 cup non-hydrogenated solid vegetable shortening, cut into 4 pieces, frozen<p>6 tablespoons (or more) ice water<p>Filling<p>2 1/4 …

Baking

10 Amazing Things Kids Have Said About Past Lives

Many children seem wise beyond their years or like “old souls,” but some have said things that truly seem to hearken back to previous lives.<p>Parents …

Parenting

Did a Mega-Flood Doom Ancient American City of Cahokia?

Sediments reveal evidence of massive Mississippian flood around 1200 C.E.<p><b>One thousand years ago, on a floodplain of the Mississippi River near modern-day St. Louis, the massive Native American city known today as Cahokia sprang suddenly into existence. Three hundred years later it was virtually</b> …

Honey Pumpkin Biscuits

<i>Beth Kirby of Local Milk carries her Southern heritage -- and the ingredients, dishes, and recipes that come with it -- with her wherever she goes. Every other Monday, that place is here.</i><p><i>Today: If you're going to stray from a traditional buttermilk biscuit, this is the way to do it.</i><p>I’m a buttermilk …

Mulled Apple Cider

Using a vegetable peeler, remove the zest from the orange and lemon, then squeeze the juice and reserve. Wrap the lemon and orange zest, cinnamon, …

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

It’s Saturday Night!

John Belushi, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray, Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock, Mike Myers, Jimmy Fallon … More than a quarter-century after Saturday Night Live premiered on NBC, its alumni have ascended to the pantheon of American comedy. In an excerpt from Live from New York, Tom Shales and James Andrew …

Comedy

Google wants to cure ageing

Google has announced the launch of Calico, a new initiative that is focused on tackling the health problems caused by ageing.<p>The Google Doodle …

Extreme rain in Chicago

Humans sense 10 basic types of smell, scientists say

<b>The thousands of aromas humans can smell can be sorted into 10 basic categories, US scientists say.</b><p>Prof Jason Castro, of Bates College, and Prof Chakra Chennubhotla, of the University of Pittsburgh, used a computerised technique to whittle down smells to their most basic essence.<p>They told the PLoS …

Atoms

FBI: Chicago officially America's murder capital

Statistics released by the FBI earlier this week show that Chicago passed New York as America's murder capital in 2012 despite the Windy City only having a third of the Big Apple's population.<p>The FBI recorded 500 murders in Chicago in 2012, up from 431 in 2011. New York reported 419 murders in …

Brain activity found after 'brain death'

Maybe cats have nine lives, or maybe brain dead people aren’t so dead.<p>Parts of the brain may still be active after a commonly used brain activity reading goes to a flat line, according to a study on cat brains published Wednesday in the online journal PLOS One.<p>The study came after Romanian doctors …

For millions, insurance will cost less than $100/month

A report obtained by USA TODAY says the lower premiums primarily apply to "silver" plans.<p>Kelly Kennedy | USA TODAY<p>HHS report scheduled to be released Tuesday<br>• Rates were based on people who buy %22silver%22 insurance plans<br>• Law %22is making health insurance more affordable%2C%22 says HHS Secretary …

CDC: “We Will Soon Be In A Post-Antibiotic Era”

In a highly unusual new report, the Centers for Disease Control warned that America is threatened by a wave of new antibiotic-proof germs that could threaten public health, and that overuse of antibiotics in health care and industrial agriculture bears much of the blame.<p>The 112-page report on …

Microbiology

3 Ways to Guarantee Good Exposures

There is no excuse for coming home from a photo shoot to discover that your images are over or under exposed. Your camera’s light meter will guide …

Shutter Speed

Top 5 Regrets of the Dying

I've always been interested in the wisdom of our elders and often do a practice with students and clients when they've seemed to veer off the path of what truly matters in their lives. I ask them to project themselves forward many years from now looking back onto this very moment right now, what do …

Happiness

The Habits Of Supremely Happy People

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.<p>In his 2004 Ted Talk, Seligman describes three different kinds of happy lives: The pleasant life, in which you fill …

New Giant Volcano Below Sea Is Largest in the World

Tamu Massif in the northwest Pacific challenges traditional views of ocean science.<p><b>A volcano the size of New Mexico or the British Isles has been identified under the Pacific Ocean, about 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometers) east of Japan, making it the biggest volcano on Earth and one of the biggest in</b> …