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Scientists discover a naturally occurring hormone that blocks marijuana buzz

A group of scientists from the French Institute of Health and Medical Research may have discovered the buzzkill in hormone form. It's called Pregnenolone, and a new study suggests it may be released as a natural response to counteract the mental effects of marijuana. Researchers discovered the …

Beautiful broth recipes for cold winter nights

Defy the January chill with warming, easy-to-make broths<p>Broth. The word summons up a vision of steam rising from a bowl, exchanging heat for the cold in your fingers and toes. Who does not like something in brodo? A fat dumpling or pasta parcel, tender vegetables or silky greens. A bowl of broth is …

The Complete Menu Plan for the Food Lover's Cleanse 2014

A complete, one-page resource for the entire 2014 Food Lover's Cleanse menu plan, including over 50 recipes for healthy delicious meals, snacks, and drinks.<p></head>#### DAY:<p>1<br>• 2<br>• 3<br>• 4<br>• 5<br>• 6<br>• 7<br>• 8<br>• 9<br>• 10<br>• 11<br>• 12<br>• 13<br>• 14<p>➤ The Pantry: Recipes Used Throughout the Cleanse<p>➤ Low-Alcohol Cocktails<p>➤ Complete Cleanse Recipe PDF<p>➤ …

Cocktail of the week: The Great Eastern Punch

If you're bored of mulled wine, The Great Eastern Punch is the perfect warming drink to cheer you up this January<p>By the time Christmas and New Year are over, we’re all heartily sick of mulled wine – but with the weather still on the chilly side, what other warming beverage can we wrap our hands …

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Spicy curry recipes to chase away January blues

Spicy dishes from India and south-east Asia are the perfect New Year antidote to all those roast birds and fatty puddings<p>At this time of year, all I want to eat is curry. It is the perfect antidote to all those roast dinners.<p>South-east Asian curries such as the Thai massaman curry often focus on a …

All Dolled Up

Morgan Curtis, 26, has spent much of her life painting female nudes and playful doll-like figures. She has also, for as long as she can remember, gone on vintage shopping forays with her mother, the designer Jill Stuart, amassing a sizable collection of 1920s negligees. Nobody, therefore, blinked …

Kate Moss at 40: supermodel still turning heads after 25 years

She rarely talks in public, is appalled by the idea of joining Twitter and yet her sinewy bow legs and the mole on her breast are instantly recognisable on their own terms. The woman, whose mantra is "never complain, never explain" is unquestionably the most famous model in the world.<p>Kate Moss, the …

Kate Winslet: 'I don't do theatre because I'm not prepared to miss my children's bedtime'

An exclusive interview with the actress who has just had a baby boy with her husband Ned Rocknroll, and received a Golden Globe nomination for her film, Labor Day<p><b>Kate Winslet</b> and I are standing side by side on what feels like the edge of the world. It is a cold, clear November day and on this vast …

Small Swedish Apartment Providing the Resident’s Whole Needs

Here’s another example that still proves that having a small apartment doesn’t mean you won’t be able to get everything you need. This is a smart …

Small Spaces Have Big Impact with These Balcony Designs

If space is at a premium in your place — but you have a balcony or terrace at your disposal — you may well have an extra mini “room” that you can use …

A little new old upcycled bathroom organizing

I do this every Christmas. I think I’m going to completely unplug from DIY over the holidays, but then once my son is out of the house for a few …

DIY: Dramatic Floor Stencils

Spotted (and admired) in the showroom of Chairloom in Philadelphia: rough-hewn factory floors embellished with dramatic stencils. Read on to discover …

Nothing Focuses The Mind Like The Ultimate Deadline: Death

<i>Ticktock.</i> <i>Ticktock.</i> <i>Ticktock.</i><p>The seconds left in 2013 are slipping away. And you know what else is slipping away? The seconds left in your life.<p>Luckily for you, there's a new product called Tikker, a wristwatch that counts down your life, so you can watch on a large, dot-matrix display as the seconds …

Does Champagne Actually Get You Drunk Faster?

Every time I spend New Year's Eve with my mom, she tells me the same thing: "Be careful with that Champagne, honey. The bubbles go straight to the head. And it won't be pretty tomorrow."<p>Thanks, Mom. Glad you're looking after me after all these years.<p>But is she right?<p>The internet will sure tell you …

How Mass-Produced Meat Turned Phosphorus Into Pollution

It's a quandary of food production: The same drive for efficiency that lowers the cost of eating also can damage our soil and water.<p>Take the case of one simple, essential chemical element: phosphorus.<p>Phosphorus is one of the nutrients that plants need to grow, and for most of human history, farmers …

How Scarcity Trap Affects Our Thinking, Behavior

A Harvard economist finds there are psychological connections between the bad financial planning of many poor people and the poor time management of busy professionals. In both cases, he finds the experience of scarcity causes biases in the mind that exacerbate problems.<p><b>Listen · 5:41</b><p><b>Toggle more</b> …

A Graduate Program Works To Diversify The Science World

There is a widespread narrative in higher education that goes something like this: Colleges and universities have always accepted the best and brightest students; then, due to pressure from outside forces (some of them named "John F. Kennedy"), diversity was thrust upon the academy. In turn, …

How Language Seems To Shape One's View Of The World

Lera Boroditsky once did a simple experiment: She asked people to close their eyes and point southeast. A room of distinguished professors in the U.S. pointed in almost every possible direction, whereas 5-year-old Australian aboriginal girls always got it right.<p>She says the difference lies in …

Move Over Electric Car, Auto Companies To Make Hydrogen Vehicles

Toyota, Honda and Hyundai have announced that they plan to build hydrogen-powered cars in the next few years. But is America ready for automobiles fueled with gaseous hydrogen? Take a test-drive in one and find out.<p><b>Listen · 4:06</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>Transcript<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:<p>From …

On Planet GJ1214 B, Expect Exotic Cloud Cover

From the journal Nature, so-called "super Earths" that orbit distant stars are among the most common planets in the galaxy. Now scientists have done a detailed analysis of one super Earth's atmosphere. They say it looks like this planet must have exotic clouds.<p><b>Listen · 1:55</b><p><b>Toggle more</b> …

Tonight's Meteor Shower: Live, From Space, It's The Quadrantids

It's early January, and that means it's time for the Quadrantid meteor shower to peak. Despite winter weather that might cloud the skies in some areas, forecasters say this year's event is worth getting up for, citing lunar conditions that will darken the night sky.<p>If you haven't heard of the …

'You're Invisible, But I'll Eat You Anyway.' Secrets Of Snow-Diving Foxes

I'm a fox. It's January. I'm hungry. I want a meal. My food, however, is buried 3 feet down, deep in the snow, hiding. It's alive, in motion, and very small, being a mouse. So how does an above-ground fox catch an underground mouse? Well, the answer is nothing short of astonishing. Here's a …

National Geographic's Best Travel Photos 2013 - in pictures

National Geographic has picked 10 of the most stunning travel images from 2013, from their daily photo feature Travel 365 Continue reading...

Fortune Cookie, A Photo Series Featuring Fashion Models Posed Upside Down

Fashion models are posed upside down in the topsy turvy photo series “Fortune Cookie” by photographer Martin Tremblay and styling studio Pascal & …

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14 Christmas Movie Child Stars: Where Are They Now?

It's the most wonderful time of the year. Time to dust off your well-loved holiday films while frantically wrapping gifts, stuffing stockings, and baking up a storm. We wanted to take a look at where some of your favorite young Christmas movie cast members have landed today. Much like gifts from …

8 Celebrities Who Went Through a Seriously Awkward Phase

Joe Manganiello had an awkward phase. We have the photo proof.<p>Many “flawless” celebrities soldiered through an adolescence marked by lanky frames, …

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Pharrell Williams On Juxtaposition And Seeing Sounds

Pharrell Williams helped make two of 2013's biggest songs: He sang on Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" and co-wrote Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines." He received seven Grammy nominations, in some categories competing against himself. His song "Happy" was featured prominently in the film <i>Despicable Me 2</i>. <i>Morning</i> …

10 Ancient Archaeological Sites for Your World Travel Bucket List

Shares 7K<p>Typically, when ancient archaeological sites get some form of development, it’s a benefit.<p>With development comes better controlled access …

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