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State Dept. issues 'urgent' message to Americans about possible terror attack in Pakistan capital

The State Department on Saturday issued an "urgent message" warning about a possible terror attack in the Pakistan capital of Islamabad during the holiday season.<p>The agency said the message to Americans in the region was issued as a result of “threat information” and that possible targets include …

This Is the No. 1 Driver of Diabetes and Obesity

Martha Holmes—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images<p>Martha Holmes—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images<p>Martha Holmes—The LIFE Picture …

With this pot, your plants will survive in spite of you

LAS VEGAS — Gardening isn’t easy. Especially if you leave home for weeks at a time and your plants go unwatered.<p>You could hire a gardener, but Parrot is ready to make it easier and cheaper with their new automated watering pot. The device will keep your leafy friends hydrated with just a tap of …

What Sugar Does to Your Body

Here's what happens to your system when you eat something packed with the sweet stuff.<p>The instant something sweet touches your tongue, your taste buds direct-message your brain: <i>deee-lish</i>. Your noggin's reward system ignites, unleashing dopamine. Meanwhile, the sugar you swallowed lands in your …

Holistic Medicine

20 Good Reasons Why You Should Start Goin' (For) Bananas — HealthDigezt.com

1. Bananas contain tryptophan, an amino acid necessary for the production of the happy hormone called serotonin. Making bananas a part of your …

Wellness

Chicken Soup Really Is 'Jewish Penicillin' For Your Cold. Mom Was Right.

She's always right, huh?<p>If you were brought up by a Jewish mother, chances are you have been prescribed a hot bowl of chicken soup at a time you felt under the weather. Dr. Mom may have insisted it was a type of "Jewish penicillin," that it would lessen your sniffles and perk you right up. She was, …

7 Mistakes You're Making with Olive Oil

Welcome to the finer points of choosing and using EVOO.<p>We all know that extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) is one of the Seven Wonders of the Food World. It contains antioxidants and heart-healthy fats galore—and, of course, it tastes amazing. EVOO is one of the most common kitchen staples, but most …

Flavors

Young Girl Uses a Clever Method of Quickly Bailing Out a Sinking Canoe With Her Legs

The Bajau Laut people are sometimes called "Sea Gypsies," due to the fact that they live their lives on the ocean. "The Bajau Laut are some of the …

10 Fruits With Super-High And Low Sugar Counts

I see you, cherries.<p>Unless you become that person plugged into MyFitnessPal 24/7 (which I def don't recommend), it can be hard to tell how much sugar is in fruit.<p>Not that you should necessarily be super preoccupied with that: Fruit sugars and other naturally-occurring sugars are definitely …

Nutrition

4 Foods That Burn Belly Fat

That pesky trouble spot will be gone before you know it!<p><i>This article was repurposed with permission from</i> Prevention<i>.</i><p>The secret to lasting weight loss does not come down to complicated calorie-counting and weight-loss gimmicks. Instead, it's about working with your body's natural hunger and sleep …

Nutrition

A Must-Try Sauce for a Much-Maligned Fish

Too many people claim they don’t love omega-3-rich bluefish, but they just might after trying it with this four-ingredient sauce.<p><i>These healthy</i> …

Dale Talde's Grilled Scallops with XO-Pineapple Fried Rice

<i>In anticipation of the series premiere of Bravo’s Top Chef Duels on August 6th at 10PM/9C, we'll be sharing past Top Chef recipes all week.</i><p><i>Today: An</i> <i>elevated take on a classic Asian comfort food, from Top Chef veteran</i> <i>Dale Talde.</i><p>Dale Talde, a competitor on both <i>Top Chef</i> Season 4 and <i>Top Chef All-Stars</i>, …

Top Chef

EatinAsian Chronicles: Malaysia Kitchen USA

"What is Malaysian cuisine?" That was my first question interviewing Chef Christina Arokiasamy, the first ever Malaysian Food Ambassador to the U.S.<p>Chef Christina was born and raised in Malaysia, is the author of "The Spice Merchants Daughter" and is also considered a spice expert, coming from 5 …

Flavors

40 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast Recipes That Are NOT Boring

No dry, flavorless chicken here—you'll want to make everything from crispy cutlets to flavorful soups.<p><b>Chicken breast may be everyone's go-to lean protein</b>—but, man, can it be <i>boring</i>. Too often it's an overcooked afterthought, sautéed and tossed into pasta or tumbled over some greens. Nobody likes …

Cooking

Yes, You Can Pickle That

Pickling is so hot right now. And when done at home, it's so cheap.<p><i>At Food52. cooking on the cheap shouldn't mean minute rice and buttered pasta every night. With a little creativity and a little planning, Gabriella Paiella shows us how to make the most of a tight budget -- without sacrificing</i> …

Pickles

10 Easy Shrimp Recipes Everyone Will Love

These shrimp tacos are perfect for a casual and fun summer dinner party. You can prepare most of the recipe ahead of time, then just fire up the grill and lay out all of the components for everyone help themselves.<p><b>1. Ginger, Garlic & Chili Shrimp</b><p>In this quick and easy recipe -- adapted from The …

Recipes

Fried Food Linked to Diabetes and Heart Disease—With an Asterisk

The more fried food you eat, the more likely you are to suffer from Type 2 diabetes and heart disease, reveals new research. But goodies fried in …

Pure Genius: How Dean Kamen's Invention Could Bring Clean Water To Millions

He just needs to get it to them<p>At first glance, the bright red shipping container that sits by the side of the road in a slum outside Johannesburg doesn’t look like something that could transform hundreds of lives. Two sliding doors open to reveal a small shop counter, behind which sit rows of …

Walk now to walk through arthritis later

Feeling achy? Got creaky knees? Joint pain from osteoarthritis? They've got a new drug for that that and it's completely free: walking.<p>Scientists say taking as few as 6,000 steps per day may help older adults remain active in their golden years.<p>While it may seem counterintuitive to move more when …

How leptin, the 'satiety hormone,' reverses diabetes

(Medical Xpress)—Treatment with leptin, the hormone associated with fullness or satiety, reverses hyperglycemia in animals models of poorly …

Swiss migration quotas: Rift with EU grows

<b>How far should non-EU member Switzerland follow the bloc's rules - and should the EU punish it if it does not?</b><p>The question has become live since the Swiss voted to introduce immigration quotas - contrary to the freedom of movement agreement it had signed with the EU.<p>And Brussels is aware that its …

Can a Battery Change the World? This One Might

Storage is the last big barrier preventing mass adoption of solar and wind energy. If Ambri is successful, though, it won't be a problem for long.<p>When MIT chemistry professor Don Sadoway received an email from Bill Gates's personal assistant in 2009, asking if he would meet with Gates, Sadoway …

The Beauty Benefits of Coconut Oil

The coconut oil craze is real. Here's why you'll want to get in on it ASAP.<p>"First it was coconut milk, then coconut water, and now coconut oil—and I think a big part of the recent popularity is that it's natural, not synthetic, which is so appealing," says Francesca Fusco, MD, a dermatologist at …

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Gene increases cancer risk posed by processed meat

A third of the population should eat less processed meat scientists have warned after finding they carry a gene that puts them at greater risk of bowel cancer<p>Eating processed meat increases the likelihood of developing bowel cancer in a third of the population who carry a specific gene, scientists …

Why Biometrics Is Replacing Passwords

The release of the iPhone 5s, with its Touch ID capabilities, has brought biometrics further into the mainstream. Researchers say individually identifiable characteristics such as fingerprints, irises, voices, faces and behaviors will at some point replace overused and insecure passwords such as …

Overeating can lead to brown fat ‘dysfunction’

Overeating high-calories foods not only leads to an increase in white fat cell production, but it also leads to the dysfunction of brown fat …

Drinking milk may slow women's knee arthritis

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The more milk women drank in a new U.S. study, the less deterioration they experienced in their arthritic knees.<p>It’s not certain that milk was the reason for the slower arthritis progression, researchers said, and the effect was not seen in men. But the results add to …