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Trains crash head-on in Switzerland; dozens hurt

The trains collided on a track between Payerne and Lausanne. Driver of one train still missing.<p>Swiss police said at least 35 people were injured Monday evening after two commuter trains collided head-on outside a station in western Switzerland.<p>The driver of one train was still missing and believed …

For Female Scientists, There's No Good Time to Have Children

That's why so many drop out of the field. Here's how to make the system more fair for women in academia.<p>American women are leaving academic science, including the social sciences, in alarming numbers. Many will turn away from science while still in graduate school. Although women obtain more than …

Cases top 350 in parasite outbreak; source remains mystery

More than a month after an outbreak of a nasty stomach bug that now has sickened at least 353 people in 15 states, state and federal food safety experts still have not identified the culprit behind it.<p>Investigators may have narrowed the hunt for the source of infections caused by cyclospora, a rare …

Kids who were breastfed longer have higher IQs, new study shows

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7 Asian Condiments That Make Everything Taste Delicious

Fish sauce is the best and it's time everybody understood that.<p>Fish sauce is an extremely salty, fishy-tasting brown liquid that is a by-product of fish fermentation (which is basically controlled rotting — letting bacteria feed on the sugars in food, creating lactic acid, a preservative). The fish …

Meatless Monday: Dinner of Sides

Matt Armendariz, 2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.<p><b>Meatless Monday is a global movement, a way of life</b><b>.</b> It’s not a campaign to …

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Japanese Lonely Seats Hide Your Solo Dining Shame

So that its students will not have to endure the humiliation of actually eating with each other, Kyoto University and Kobe University in Japan have installed "<b>lonely seats"</b> (bocchi seki) in its dining hall. The seats have <b>a barrier</b> that runs down the middle of the table that prevents eye contact …

28 Easy Mexican Recipes

Gallery28 Easy Mexican Recipes<p>More<p>Mexican Food<p><i>Recetas deliciosas</i> to transport your tastebuds south of the border.<p>Have a hankering for some south-of-the-border flavors? We've got 28 no-fuss Mexican recipes to satisfy your cravings and round out your fiesta. Whether it's tacos, tortas, or tomatillo …

NYC Introduces Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program

New York City Deputy Mayor Linda Gibbs and Health Commissioner Thomas Farley announced this week that New York will launch a new chapter of the Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program, or FVRx, a program that allows doctors to "prescribe" fruits and vegetables to families at risk for obesity and …

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

27 Practical And Ingenious Gadgets For Kitchen

We’re all familiar with the basic utensils and accessories we usually need in the kitchen, things like knifes, cutting boards and can openers. But …

How to Make the Perfect Lobster Roll

<b>I have to credit Dr. Claw</b> for teaching me how good a lobster roll can be. The infamous Brooklyn "lobster pusher"—the guy who won fame and no small degree of notoriety for illegally selling lobster rolls out of his apartment—gave me the first one I ever liked: A warm, garlicky tube of soft, delicate …

The 5 Best Road Trips On The West Coast

While temperatures reach new heights inland, 'tis the season to explore the coast, and one thing we love about the West Coast during summer: it's balmy and breezy from Mexico to Alaska.<p>Whether you have a week off or a handful of free weekends on the horizon, we've assembled a hit list of West Coast …

Interesting Photo of the Day: Humpback Whales Breaching

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a … whale? This humpback whale calf takes breaching to a whole new level. Completely clearing the water, it appears …

An Exclusive Look At Lindsay Lohan's New Sex Thriller, "The Canyons"

Out via digital download/iTunes and selected theaters on Friday, this microbudget drama sees LiLo get down and dirty.<p>There has been a whole lot of intrigue about <i>The Canyons</i>, and for good reason: It is directed by the well-regarded Paul Schrader, written by the provocative Bret Easton Ellis, and …

A History Of Times The World Didn't End [Infographic]

Haha, now you probably feel pretty silly, 20th-century Apocalypse predictors.<p>Hello! If you're reading this, and you are not an alien race that has extinguished humanity, then the apocalypse hasn't happened yet. In which case, everyone in the infographic you see here was wrong.<p>Information design …