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Canadian Colleges See Surge of Foreign Students. It’s Not Just Politics.

Canadian universities may have a more international feel this fall.<p>Enrollment of international students will be sharply higher, universities say, and the incoming freshmen include large numbers of high school students from the United States. With the increase coming during the first year of a …

The Food Lab: We Should All Eat More Crepes, Starting Now

More<p>Breakfast<p>Everything you need to make the most important meal of the day delicious.<p>Pancakes are simple. They're diner food. They're what you make on a Sunday morning with the kids. <i>Crepes</i> are fancy. They're French-bistro food. They're what you make once a week after your Parisian vacation because …

The Research Lab That Wants To Disrupt Long-Distance Love

Move over, video chat: Vibrating gloves and 360-degree VR communications are on the way.<p>In the olden days, people wrote letters to communicate. Then came the telephone, and then the internet. But within the last decade, new modes of long distance communication have exploded, from Skype and Google …

Lake Michigan water levels rising at near record rate

Since hitting a record-low water level two years ago, Lake Michigan has been replenishing at an almost unprecedented rate, rising more than 3 feet since January 2013, according to government agencies.<p>Experts say the swift, unexpected resurgence has provided relief to commercial shipping, …

Lake Michigan

Drought-Stricken California Farmers Look To Tap Urban Wastewater

Many California farmers are in a tight spot this summer, because their normal water supplies have dried up with the state's extreme drought. In the state's Central Valley, that's driving some farmers to get creative: They're looking at buying water from cities — not freshwater, but water that's …

The California Drought Is Creating A New Silent Spring

Try listening to the sounds of nature in dry California, and you’ll struggle to hear anything at all.<p>While the whole nation is paying plenty of attention to the human toll of the state’s ongoing drought–its worst in history, California’s wildlife is suffering far more quietly. And no one knows that …

Puerto Rico is begging the US to help it with its drought

The U.S. Commonwealth's Congressional representative, Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi sent a letter to Defense Secretary Ashton Carter on Tuesday, asking that a task force be created to identify ways the island nation can replenish its dwindling reservoirs.<p>"I want to make sure every …

Texas suddenly dips into drought after extra-wet spring

It's hard to believe after the rain and flooding Texas saw this spring but we're suddenly in the throes of a drought. The US Drought Monitor, a …

‘Extreme drought’ hits Washington for first time in a decade

U.S. Drought Monitor<p>Red areas of this map of Washington state were classified as being in extreme drought last week, the second-worst of five drought …

The next drought: Water officials endorse a 'less is more' strategy for the future

Glimpses of California's water future:<p>A sprawl of sewage treatment plants, recharge basins and desalination facilities, stretching out across an industrial backlot near Rancho Cucamonga.<p>A collection of slender, solar-powered telemetry towers rising from an almond orchard in the San Joaquin Valley …

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How to thrive in a Vancouver drought

Locals who have the good sense to use their grey water or captured rain water to keep their gardens green and lush may have to post a sign explaining …

Gardening

'We woke up in a desert' – the water crisis taking hold across Egypt

On a blazing hot summer day, rumours that the water truck is finally arriving spread like wildfire through the village of Ezbit al-Taweel. In minutes, some 100 men, women and children pour onto the town’s main road, each with as many containers as they can carry.<p>Trying to escape the punishing sun, …

Water

Saving water in California

Mia Lehrer’s 8 Things To Consider Before Ditching Your Lawn

<b>Since California’s drought entered crisis stage, Angelenos have been rushing to rip out lawns, incentivized by guilt, rebates and growing water bills.</b><p>…

The Strange Link Between Junk Food and Depression

Of our many modern diseases, one of the biggest burdens on society is an unexpected one: depression, according to the World Health Organization. And …

Crispy Buffalo Style Quinoa Sliders with Sweet Corn + Scallions

Crispy Buffalo Style Quinoa Sliders with Sweet Corn + Scallions.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> June 5, 2013 140<p>I told you my buffalo obsession was getting out of …

Grilled Corn + Cheddar Quinoa

Grilled Corn + Cheddar Quinoa.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> June 25, 2012 146<p>I’m having this little issue… that’s involving not being able to close my eyes at …

Passover Recipe: Sweet & Crunchy Quinoa Salad with Sweet Potatoes, Pine Nuts and Cranberries

Preheat oven to 400º F. Place the quinoa into a small saucepan and add 2 cups of water. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 15 minutes, or until the …

Lunch Recipe: Golden Quinoa Salad with Lemon, Dill & Avocado

Rinse the quinoa for 2 to 3 minutes in a fine mesh strainer, rubbing vigorously. Drain. Heat a 2-quart saucepan over medium-high heat and add a …

Be one with Flappy Bird: The science of 'flow' in game design

A core reason why recent hits like Flappy Bird and Threes found success -- and are massively addictive -- lies in the way they put us in a unique zen-like state known as flow.<p>There's nothing the same between Minecraft and Flappy Bird, The Sims and WoW [World of Warcraft]. These are fundamentally …

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Record number of U.S. wives more educated than their husbands: study | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A record number of wives in the United States are more educated than their husbands, as the rate of college-educated women grows, according to the Pew Research Center.<p>An elderly couple looks out at the ocean as they sit on a park bench in La Jolla, California November 13, 2013. …