Lynden Rodriguez

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Christmas is Coming in 7QT

It is three months until Christmas. I always bawk at the media hype about how many shopping days remain until the feast day of consumerism and …

OC kindergarten students take part in Vietnamese immersion class

Kindergarten students in Midway City are taking part in the state's first Vietnamese-English dual immersion program.<p>Students at Demille Elementary …

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on His 45-Year Obsession with Sherlock Holmes

The basketball legend's new novel, Mycroft Holmes, prequelizes Arthur Conan Doyle's original stories.<p>Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the leading scorer in NBA history, turned his chair sideways to the conference table, lowered his lanky, 7-foot-2-inch fame into the seat, and emitted a weary sigh. Two days …

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

7 Fun, Filled Cupcakes

Take a bite out of these go-to cupcakes stuffed with surprise fillings, including cool chocolate-mint, creamy banana and more.<p><b>Cookies and</i> …

Adorable Little Girl Absolutely Loses It When She Finds Out She Has a Shadow

She needs lessons from Peter Pan, maybe?<p>When you were a little toddler, everything new was weird and completely terrifying (unless it was something that looked delicious and could fit in your mouth, like your mom's earrings or the cat's tail). Mike Jacobs's adorable little girl is just the same. He …

Cute

Buzz Aldrin developing ‘master plan’ to begin colonies on Mars by 2040 as he launches partnership with university

• Buzz Aldrin, 85, is partnering with Florida Institute of Technology<br>• The Buzz Aldrin Space Institute will open in The Fall and focus on Mars<br>• Astronaut, …

Space Science

The First Supermoon of 2015

Mexico

Even Hurricane Katrina couldn't keep this nun out of New Orleans

Flooding after Hurricane Katrina. Credit: News Muse via Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0).<p>For Sister Greta Jupiter, SSF, it was an odd sensation driving …

4,500 Babies Saved From Abortions After Texas De-Funds Planned Parenthood

New Texas abortion figures are out today and they confirm that de-funding the Planned Parenthood abortion business has real results. Almost 4,500 …

7 Easy Slow Cooker Pasta Sauces to Last You All Week

<i>Header image: Slow Cooker Beef Goulash from CHOW</i>Generally speaking, pasta isn’t the sort of dish you turn to when you’re looking for a big, …

Food

5 Fundamentals of Mobile-Friendly Portrait Photography - Enlight Leak

Combine your smartphone camera with the essential fundamentals of portrait photography and you can capture someone’s expression, personality, and …

England's 27 most beautiful villages

Social Security whistleblower claims widows losing thousands due to agency mistakes

A whistleblower tells Larry Kotlikoff about a number of Social Security practices he considers unfair and dishonest. Photo by Jose Luis Pelaez …

Retirement

The Split Headband | Cute Girls Hairstyles

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Stop texting right now and learn from the Chinese: there’s a better way to message

Voice messaging—or sending short audio clips instead of text messages—has taken China by storm. Step on a Beijing subway and you’ll see people barking into their phones intermittently, as if they’re using walkie-talkies. On WeChat, the popular Chinese messaging app with over 500 million monthly …

Language

This espresso and cappuccino maker is like having Starbucks in your kitchen—for a fraction of the cost

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Sergey Bogomyako/Shutterstock<p>Coffee is one of life's simpler pleasures. But, your caffeine habit presents an interesting Catch 22: …

Coffee

New San Diego bishop: Don't remove Junipero Serra from US Capitol

The statue of Father Junipero Serra inside the National Statuary Hall in Washington D.C.<p>Bishop Robert McElroy, the new head of the San Diego diocese, …

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Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick - review

'An incredibly deep and complex book that makes for a very interesting read'<p>Philip K. Dick's novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? is probably his best known work, and was adapted into the well known movie, Blade Runner. It follows the story of Bounty Hunter Rick Deckard, whose job is to …

Science Fiction

Neapolitan bishop claims 'half miracle' while pope is in town | Reuters

NAPLES, Italy (Reuters) - The archbishop of Naples claimed on Saturday that the dried blood of the city’s patron saint began to turn liquid in an ampoule on Saturday while Pope Francis was in the cathedral where the relic is stored.<p>Pope Francis attends a meeting with youths at the seafront during …

Italy

Panathenaic Way to Fitness

The New Year’s resolution to join a gym is nothing new. The male citizens of classical Athens (sixth to fourth centuries BC) would have thronged the …

Ancient History

Great Blue Hole off Belize yields new clues to fall of Mayan civilisation

Research supports theory that drought and climate conditions reduced Mayans from a regional power to survivors abandoning cities to virtual extinction<p>What are sinkholes and what causes them?<p>A massive underwater sinkhole surrounded by reefs, caves and sharks has provided archaeologists with clues in …

Tropical Cyclones