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Suspect in Houston-area officer attack had history of mental illness

A man charged with murder in the ambush of a suburban Houston sheriff's deputy had a history of mental illness and was once declared mentally incompetent, according to authorities and his former attorney.<p>Shannon J. Miles, 30, was being held without bond after an initial court hearing Monday. …

How to Talk to Your Kids About Scary News Events

We all want to protect our kids from the hard truths of life. Nobody wants to explain to innocent, carefree minds the details of what has happened in …

Kids

U.N. Set To Vote On Russian Proposal To Strip LGBT Benefits

The vote is currently "too close to call," according to one Western diplomat.<p>WASHINGTON — Russia is bringing its domestic crackdown on LGBT rights to an unlikely forum: the Fifth Committee of the United Nations General Assembly.<p>Western governments are trying to defeat a measure presented by Russia …

Snapchat loses its adult supervision

Emily White, the COO of Snapchat, is leaving the company, according to a report from Re/code.<p>White was an important exec in the company's effort to turn the revenue crank and justify its $15 billion-plus valuation — kind of like Sheryl Sandberg was to Facebook when she was hired.<p>Before working at …

Advertising

Perfectly Peel A Hard Boiled Egg In Seconds -- With A Glass Of Water

Have you ever struggled to peel a hard boiled egg by hand? If so, today is your lucky day.<p>In this viral video, uploaded by YouTube’s MicahMedia, learn how to peel a boiled egg with nothing more than some water, a glass, and some vigorous shaking -- all in under 20 seconds.<p>Just pop that egg into a …

Eggs

12 Mexican Snacks for a Top Chef Season 12 Finale Viewing Party

Tonight, Top Chef season 12 comes to an end in Mexico.<p>Tonight, <i>Top Chef</i> season 12 comes to an end in Mexico. Chefs Gregory Gourdet and Mei Lin will …

Cooking

Muffaletta Sandwich

• First, combine all the olive spread ingredients in a bowl and let it marinate in the fridge for at least an hour.<br>• Cut the bread in half (if using …

White Cheddar, Roasted Garlic and Sriracha Dip

The Tillamook cheese factory sits in a small town in the far northern corner of Oregon. A charming setting for a charming cheese factory, one that …

Roasted Onions Stuffed with Curried Black Quinoa

<i>This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The National Onion Association for Kitchen PLAY. I am being compensated for my efforts; all</i> …

Homemade Baked Smoked Paprika Potato Chips with Triple Onion Dip | Tracey's Culinary Adventures

Football season is upon us, and not a moment too soon. With an NHL lockout looming and the Red Sox in shambles, I couldn’t be more excited to get …

15 Clean-Eating No-Bake Snacks

Why is it that we hear the word "snack" and immediately think of things we totally <i>shouldn't</i> be snacking on? I'm talking greasy tater chips, salty pretzels, and loaded chocolate chip cookies. News alert -- it doesn't have to be crunchy, greasy, salty, or sickly sweet to be deemed an acceptable snack!<p>…

Dessert

New and Calm Bedtime Routine

This is my new favorite <b>bedtime routine</b> with my children. It works as well for me as it does for them and I couldn’t be more surprised just how much …

100% Energy Charge Yoga Warm-Up

3<p>SHARES<p>What if we say the key to making it to your mat on days when you’re dragging is making like Tarzan and pounding your chest? Try Lauren …

Yoga

One Jar of Kimchi, 5 Dinners

<i>Put time into dinner now, and you can make it last forever -- or at least the whole week. Welcome to Halfway to Dinner, where we show you how to stretch your staples every which way.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>It might seem counterintuitive, but fermented cabbage can add a burst of freshness to your autumn cooking.</i> …

Caramel Apple Bar

I always love a good caramel apple, but the following two things run through my head while eating one:<p>"I'm totally NOT going to finish this whole thing, because I'll hate myself!" and<br>• "I finished the whole thing. <i>And now I hate myself.</i>"<p>But they are so good! And they really can be the ideal treat if …

Dessert

21 Ways To Flatten Your Belly

<b>1. Exercise with Friends</b><br>Instead of catching up with friends over food and drinks, suggest a reunion on the move—you're likely to work out 104 percent harder if you have an exercise buddy. Suggest a weekly walk-and-talk session, form a friendly fitness club, or take advantage of gym specials …

Nutrition

5 Secrets to an Ayurvedic Lifestyle

It is often defined as “the science of life,” which simply means that we need to find the right balance in every area of our life, including our …

General Tso's Chicken

Whisk stock, 1 tbsp. cornstarch, vinegar, tomato paste, 3 tbsp. light soy sauce, 1 tbsp. dark soy sauce, and 3 tbsp. water in a bowl; set sauce aside.<p>…

15 Hors d'Oeuvres for the Fall

<i>This post is brought to you by our friends at Weight Watchers, who celebrate gathering together around the table to enjoy wholesome, beautiful food.</i><p>Though you clung to it desperately, summer has finally slipped through your fingers. Fall has arrived and at this point, you've decided to accept it. …

Canal House Green Goddess Dressing

Makes about ¾ cup<p>Active Time: 5 min<p>Total Time: 5 min<p>This dressing is equally good drizzled over hard-boiled eggs or with crudité for dipping.<p>June 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>½ bunch watercress, tough stems removed, coarsely chopped (about 2 cups)<p>4 anchovy fillets packed in oil, drained<p>½ cup mayonnaise<p>2 …

Food

45 Ground Meat Recipes for Simple, Comforting Dinners

These 45 ground meat recipes will take you all through fall, so break out your favorite wooden spoon and get to it.<p><b>Ground meat can provide a ton of flavor to quick dinners and slow-cooked meals alike.</b> Whether you're in the mood for a longer project like lasagna bolognese or just want to make some …

Cooking

How To Get Strong Abs Without Doing A Single Sit-Up

You don't really want to do a hundredth sit-up, do you? They're one of those exercises you can do for ages -- often without dramatic results.<p>In fact, experts tend to agree that crunches and sit-ups are not only <b>not the fast-track to washboard abs</b>, they may even hurt the neck and back. And let's not …

5 Links to Read Before Eating Eggplant

<i>Each week, we’ll be sharing a comprehensive list of links to help you master something new in the kitchen. Culinary greatness, here you come..</i><p><i>Today: How to make the most of in-season eggplant.</i><p>If you love eggplant, its sheer abundance at the market this time of year is a beautiful thing. You'll …

Vegetarian Muffuletta Recipe

1<p>Place a fine mesh strainer over a medium bowl and put red peppers, artichokes, and pepperoncini in the strainer. Press lightly on the vegetables to …

Mushrooms

Sesame Noodles with Chili Oil and Scallions

4 Servings<p>Spicy Sichuan pepper will leave your lips buzzing. Use any leftover chili oil from this sesame noodles recipe in dressings or marinades.<p>June 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>4 scallions, whites and greens separated, thinly sliced<p>1/2 cup vegetable oil<p>1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes<p>2 teaspoons …

Soysauce

Africa's Multi-Level Floating Hotel with an Underwater Room

The Manta Resort is a beautiful, multi-room hotel that sits on the Indian Ocean island of Pemba. The spectacular getaway offers not only a place to rest your head for the night, but also some truly breathtaking views from its unique, underwater room. The floating structure, made of local hardwood, …

Scuba Diving

How to Make Ghee

I make homemade ghee from good butter every few weeks. It's a process I enjoy, and it yields one of my favorite cooking mediums. For those of you who …

Flavors

Make a German School Cornet (Schultüte)

I moved from Brooklyn to Berlin with my family in 2010, with a very tenuous idea of what the future held. Now, four years down the road, we’re still here – quite settled, established, and firmly rooted in a wonderful city that delights me every day (although <i>mein Deutsch ist immer noch schlecht</i>). …

Workouts & Muscle-Building Exercises