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How To Regrow Leeks From Your Kitchen Scraps

<b>Health benefits of leeks are:</b><p>1. Leeks are a good source of fiber. They help regulate bowel movement and help prevent and cure constipation. They add …

This Could Be The One Key Hormone That Set Us Apart From Apes

It's not just about brain size.<p>Even though you might not believe it on a crowded subway train, humans have a unique set of social skills that set us …

How To Prevent Rotting of the Lucky Bamboo?

The Lucky Bamboo plant that we grow at home is an attractive plant which has become familiar to the gardeners these days. It is believed that the …

Honeybees Help Farmers, But They Don't Help The Environment

Honeybees are amazing and adorable, and they suffer when people spray pesticides or mow down wildflowers. We've heard plenty in recent years about collapsing bee colonies.<p>So Jonas Geldmann, at the University of Cambridge, says he understands how the honeybee became a symbol of environmental …

Ecology

The idea that everything from spoons to stones is conscious is gaining academic credibility

Consciousness permeates reality. Rather than being just a unique feature of human subjective experience, it’s the foundation of the universe, present in every particle and all physical matter.<p>This sounds like easily-dismissible bunkum, but as traditional attempts to explain consciousness continue …

Consciousness

The incredible message you may have missed from Holly Butcher, a 27-year-old dying woman

Holly Butcher, who recently died at age 27 of a rare form of cancer that affects the bones, wrote a letter to her friends and family in her last week of life giving wise and moving advice about how to get the most out of whatever time we each have on Earth.<p>I’ve gleaned 14 life lessons from the …

Happiness

A Spiced, Roasted Broccoli That Will Be Your New Favorite Side Dish

Serves 3-4 as a side dish<p>We all know that roasting your favorite vegetables helps boost flavor, but when you add the richness of The Spice Hunter Garam Marsala with garlic, chilies, and broccoli you’ll create an umami-laden side dish that’s meant to be savored. Finish off with a garnish of chopped …

Broccoli

10 Foods Diabetics Should Eat Daily

Be sure to put these in your meal rotation.<p>Making healthy food choices to control blood sugar is key for those with type 2 diabetes, but what if …

Nutrition

8 Common Herbs That Make Any Meal Instantly Healthier

You don't need supplements to boost your mineral intake—just grow a windowsill garden.<p>What's the quickest way to load your dinner down with …

16 Standout Side Dishes for Christmas Dinner

Brussels Sprouts with Chestnuts and Bacon<p>Make Brussels Sprouts twice as nice with the addition of fresh, in-season chestnuts and crispy bacon.<p><b>Recipe:</b> …

How to Clean a Cast Iron Skillet with a Potato

<i>This piece originally appeared on PureWow.</i><p>Cast iron skillets are kind of kitchen superheroes. You can use them for cakes, nachos, chickens and more. …

Country Lifestyle

Beer nuggets are more than just pizza butts, they're my everything

<i>In Acquired Tastes,</i> The Takeout <i>explores the food and drinks we can’t live without.</i><p>There is no food that more accurately represents my hometown than …

10 Amazing Habits of Do-It-Yourself Investors

Going it alone isn't a fan favorite among Wall Street investment professionals, who say the risks of not working with a pro are both real and risky. …

Strange Atomic Ripples in Graphene Could Unlock Clean, Limitless Energy

Holy crap.<p>By all measures, graphene shouldn't exist. The fact it does comes down to a neat loophole in physics that sees an impossible 2D sheet of …

How often you actually need to shower, according to science

When was the last time you showered?<p>If you're like most people, the answer is probably less than 24 hours ago.<p>There's no official protocol for how often to shower, but folks around the world — in countries like India, the US, Spain, and Mexico — all bathe about once a day (either with soap or …

Skin Care

Scientists Have Identified The Chemical That Suppresses Unwanted Thoughts in The Brain

With huge implications.<p>Most of us know the feeling of being unable to distract ourselves from a particular thought, however much we might want to. …

We Now Know Why Corals Keep Eating Plastic And It's Worrying

There's some ingredient they really like.<p>Ocean plastic is an indiscriminate hazard. It harms fish and kills seabirds, which wash up with bellies full …

Just 10 River Systems Contribute Up to 95 Percent of Plastic in Oceans

For decades, we've known that the plastics we throw away — empty water bottles and grocery bags, for instance — pollute our oceans. Every year, about …

11 strikingly normal evening routines that set some of the most powerful names in business up for success

How do some of the most successful people in the world wind down after a busy day?<p>Some don't — they just work through the night and get by on as little sleep as possible.<p>But others have set up specific bedtime rituals.<p>Sticking to a comforting routine around bedtime can help people sleep better, …

Oprah Winfrey

Taste Beyond The Tongue

11 life-changing wellness vacations you can book for under $1,000

A mind-blowing trip to Ubud, Bali (or these seven other dreamy wellness destinations) is <i>definitely</i> worth adding to your travel bucket list. But the …

Flying

We should never have told people to start taking vitamins, and new research linking one type to cancer shows why

Not so fast. A growing body of research— including a study published August 22 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology— suggests that some supplements can carry real health risks. These risks range from vomiting and nausea to an increased risk of cancer and death.<p>Epidemiologists at two American cancer …

Wellness

Bermuda is trying to make a tourism comeback

Bermuda fell off the tourism map for two decades, but ever since the financial crisis hit and dented Bermuda’s brisk reinsurance industry, the tony …

Tourism

Fresh Blackberry Cake Is a Summer Spectacle

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>When I was growing up in Kentucky, blackberry jam cake was something that turned up at just about every picnic and potluck I ever attended, usually in the form of a Bundt cake with …

Dessert

This Ice Cream Is So Healthy You Can Eat It for Breakfast

We've officially hit the height of summer, otherwise known as peak ice cream consumption season. While ice cream usually falls into the category of …

Breakfast

President Trump Does This Every Morning -- and There's a Scientific Reason You Should, Too

Confidence breeds confidence.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What's the first thing you do when you wake up? Check social media, watch the news, maybe log onto email?<p>President Donald Trump starts his day going through a folder of good news and flattering photos of …

Light Bulbs

Spa Owner Says Jennifer Lawrence's Deprivation Tank Mishap a 'Fluke'

When you’re busy winning Oscars, acting in the X-Men franchise, and playing the lead role in the <i>Hunger Games</i> series, downtime is paramount. Jennifer …

Zac Efron

Stop Microwaving Your Dirty Sponges

Kitchen sponges are notorious for being bacteria-ridden. By some estimates, they are dirtier than toilet seats. Strains of germs range from …

E.coli