Wendy Jarvis

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Daylight Savings Time Ends This Weekend: Do We Really Need It?

Changing our clocks twice a year doesn't really save energy, for starters.<p>It's that time again: Across most of the United States, daylight savings time (DST) will end at 2 a.m. on Sunday, November 2, when clocks will fall back to standard time.<p>Most American clocks will spring forward again in early …

As Ebola epidemic tightens grip, west Africa turns to religion for succour

Every Sunday since she can remember, Annette Sanoh has attended church in Susan’s Bay, a slum of crowded tin-roofed homes in Freetown. Now as the Ebola epidemic mushrooms in the capital of Sierra Leone, Sanoh has started going to church services almost every night.<p>“I believe we are all in God’s …

How to Take Amazing Vacation Photos With Your Phone

<i>Roberto Trm / Flickr</i><p>There may be no better travel companion than your smartphone. Beyond putting useful information at your fingertips, these devices allow you to take detailed, high-quality images on the fly, often replacing bulky digital SLR cameras. While the smartphone camera's point-and-shoot …

Family member speaks out after gunshots fired into Scarborough home

A Scarborough family narrowly avoided tragedy overnight after a spray of bullets tore through their home.<p>Police were called to a scene on Cataraqui …

The Olympus OM-D E

Let’s get meta for a moment. I’ve been putting off this review for far too long.<p>At first, I told myself I wanted to have enough time with my new …

Mobile Photography

Google ‘Hired’ a Camel to Take Its Street View Trekker Camera Through the Liwa Desert

In Google’s ongoing effort to ‘Street View’ some of the most incredible places on Earth, the company has pushed the limits of the 360-degree genre …

The Voice of a Generation

Joshua Wong, leader of the student pro-democracy group scholarism addresses demonstrators after the press conference of Hong Kong Chief Executive …

Hong Kong Protest Leader Joshua Wong Pledges 'Persistent' Fight

HONG KONG — Joshua Wong, the student leader who helped spark pro-democracy demonstrations rocking Hong Kong, has promised a long-term fight against Beijing despite a recent drop-off in protester numbers.<p>“Let’s bring our clothes, tents and mattresses here,” one of the movement’s leading voices told …

Beyond The Umbrella Movement: Hong Kong's Struggle With Inequality In 8 Charts

The Umbrella Movement may be winding down, but the underlying economic tensions are not going away anytime soon.<p>While the world has focused on Hong Kong’s demand for democracy and universal suffrage, the protests highlight the widening economic divide for the city of 7 million residents in recent …

From tear gas to talk: A Hong Kong policeman chats with protesters

A week earlier, the officer may have been among Hong Kong’s finest in riot gear, firing tear gas canisters into crowds of pro-democracy<p>protesters. But in the wee hours of Monday, standing sentry outside government headquarters in the Admiralty district, he was in blue shirtsleeves, engaging a dozen …

Cast Iron Cooking: Crispy Baked Pasta with Mushrooms, Sausage, and Parmesan Cream Sauce

More<p>Pasta<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>You know what I love about cast iron, apart from its serious durability, its slick non-stick surface that requires almost no maintenance, its potential to store a huge amount of heat energy (and release it slowly), and its innate ability to make you …

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream

<i>When she has the kitchen all to herself, Phyllis Grant of Dash and Bella cooks beautiful iterations of what solo meals were always meant to be: exactly what you want, when and where you want them.</i><p><i>Today: Chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream, to get through a hard month -- and every month thereafter.</i><p>…

Dessert

Mario Batali's 6 Essential Tools for Cooking Pasta

<i>As home cooks, we rely on our instincts, our knowledge, and our curiosities -- but we also have to rely on our tools. Which is why we're asking the experts about the essential tools we need to make our favorite foods attainable in our own kitchens.</i><p><i>Today: Italian cooking expert and restaurant mogul</i> …

Kitchens

Shepherd's Pie Meatloaf With Parmesan Potato Crust and Stilton Sauce Recipe

This shepherd's pie-inspired meatloaf is stuffed with a mixture of carrots and peas. Then it's slathered with Parmesan potatoes, dotted with butter and baked in the oven until browned. Meanwhile, a quick Stilton cheese sauce simmers on the stove, waiting to be served alongside.<p><b>Why this recipe works:</b><p>…

21 Melty, Gooey, Ultra-Cheesy Quesadillas

It doesn’t get simpler or better than a warm, deliciously cheesy quesadilla. Here, 21 of the all-time greatest quesadilla recipes F&W has to offer.<p>It …

Stepped-Up Airport Screening Reflects Increasing Urgency in U.S. Ebola Response

Move to increase scrutiny of passengers arriving from West African nations comes as patient from Liberia dies in Dallas hospital.<p>The increasing urgency of efforts to contain the Ebola outbreak in West Africa was evident in the United States on Wednesday, as the U.S. government announced plans to …

Map Skills for Elementary Students

Mapping Concepts and Skills<p>Learn more about the development of concepts and skills across the early years.<p>Click here for a downloadable summary of all activities in the Map Skills for Elementary Students collection and the learning objectives and spatial thinking concepts targeted in each …

Data Visualization

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The 7 Most Important Fitness Tracker Measurements

How they work and what healthy data looks like<p>In early 2015, Apple will release its first major product since 2010 -- a health tracker dubbed Apple Watch -- that will reportedly log a litany of biometric information using 10 different sensors. The wrist device has the same aesthetic as the Nike …

Apple Watch

Savory Oatmeal Is The New Breakfast Of Champions. Here Are 13 Ways To Make It.

Put an egg on it. And then some bacon and greens, too.<p>Oatmeal is a smart way to start the day. It’s full of fiber, has a decent amount of protein and is dirt cheap. Plus, it’s really easy to make.<p>People general top oatmeal with sweet things ― like raisins, sugar and cinnamon ― but we think oatmeal …

The Biology Of Altruism: Good Deeds May Be Rooted In The Brain

Four years ago, Angela Stimpson agreed to donate a kidney to a complete stranger.<p>"The only thing I knew about my recipient was that she was a female and she lived in Bakersfield, Calif.," Stimpson says.<p>It was a true act of altruism — Stimpson risked pain and suffering to help another. So why did …

Use a Four Folder System to Prioritize All Your Paperwork

Paperwork is almost always a hassle, particularly when you can't do it online. Avoid the stacks of junk and keep things moving with this four folder …

How to Do Laundry While Traveling

Whether you're scaling mountains, sipping drinks on a luxury cruise ship, or anything in between, one thing stays the same: your laundry piles up. …

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How to Parallel Park

With a little geometry and a few ground rules, you can snug into just about any spot. Or, you know, you could just pull the handbrake and rip off a J-turn.<p>Rules of thumb and experience help but we prefer repeatable experiments. And if you see this and laugh, you're probably not as good as you think …