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Concentrate! How to tame a wandering mind

Procrastinate often? Caroline Williams does, so decided to find out if brain training could tackle her wandering mind. What she discovered could help everyone.<p>I am about to be zapped in the head with an electromagnet, once a second, for eight minutes. I fidget, trying to get comfortable in a huge …

Why Ebola Is Such A Uniquely Terrible Virus

In its struggle to beat back the virus, your immune system's reaction ravages the rest of your body, leaving your blood vessels weak and leaky.<p>Soon, blood and plasma start pushing through, sometimes coming out of your pores and every orifice.<p>But long before the body begins to fail — around the time …

Disease

UN: 1 Million Somalis at Risk of Hunger

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization says more than 1 million Somalis are in need of humanitarian assistance, and at least 200,000 …

'Grave concerns' over food shortages in Ebola-hit nations: UN

<b>Dakar</b>: The United Nations warned on Tuesday of "grave food security concerns" in the west African countries hardest hit by the Ebola outbreak as the …

Peanut Butter & Jelly Cookie Bars

Home > Recipes by Category > Bar Desserts > Peanut Butter & Jelly Cookie Bars<p>September 15, 2014 // 22 <i>Comments »</i><p>I’ve talked ad nauseam about how much …

Dessert

Slowcooker Chocolate Pudding Cake

I love September. Where I live it’s that strange transition month where Mother Nature is super confused so sometimes it’s miserably hot and sometimes …

Shells & Cheese (with Bacon & Peas)

Sometimes you feel like making macaroni and cheese that involves whipping up a roux, then making a white sauce, then adding cheese to make it a …

Microfinance: The Solution to Global Poverty?

I spent two months this summer living in a rural village in Western Kenya where I taught optimistic, bright women basic accounting skills, coached them in computer literacy, and led community development exercises. I arrived animated and eager to achieve every goal outlined on my job description, …

The Real Questions We Should Be Asking About #WhyIStayed

On September 8, 2014, TMZ leaked camera footage that showed American football running back Ray Rice punching his then-fiancée, now-wife Janay Palmer in a casino elevator. Since the video's release, Ray Rice's contract with the Baltimore Ravens has been terminated, and he has been indefinitely …

British tourists murdered in Thailand

David Miller, 24, from Jersey, and Hannah Witheridge, 23, from Great Yarmouth, found dead on island of Koh Tao<p>Two young British tourists who met while backpacking have been murdered after partying on a beach at a popular island resort in southern Thailand.<p>David Miller, 24, from Jersey, and Hannah …

Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actor alleges racial bias after being held by LA police

• Daniele Watts claims police assumed she was a prostitute • Actor says she was ‘humiliated’ in incident with partner<p>An actor who starred in the Oscar-winning movie Django Unchained has claimed she was handcuffed and detained by police officers in Los Angeles who assumed she was a prostitute, …

North Korean court sentences Matthew Miller to six years' hard labour

US citizen found guilty of entering the country illegally, after tearing up his tourist visa at Pyongyang airport<p>North Korea has sentenced an American citizen to six years of hard labour for entering the country illegally and committing "hostile acts" against the secretive state.<p>State media said …

Women in South Sudan: ‘They attack us at toilets or where we collect water’

Women who fled the fighting to live in camps on UN bases risk harassment and sexual attack whenever they leave their tents<p>Julie Francis’s self-imposed curfew starts when the sun sets. The widowed mother of four has been living at the UN base outside Malakal since December, one of more than 17,000 …

How Can I Make My Hair Grow Faster?

<i>The Web puts answers to every conundrum at your fingertips, but do you really want to seek fashion and beauty counsel from whoever turns up at the</i> …

How to Make Soft and Tender Dinner Rolls

<b>Combine the ingredients for the dough:</b> In the bowl of a standing mixer (or a large bowl, if mixing by hand), stir the yeast into the warm water and …

Baking

Pinterest

I put the spelt loaf in your handbag darling…have a nice day at the office!<p><b>Klik hier voor de Nederlandse versie</b><br>I wasn’t always a keen consumer of …

Baking

Peanut Butter–Honey Banana Bread Recipe

Follow us!<p>Site Feedback FAQ<p>New Year's Eve<p>Champagne Cocktail<br>• Fancy Toast Appetizers for New Year's Eve<br>• Sparkling Cocktail and Punch Recipes for New …

Buttermilk Quick Bread

Mar 7, 2012 by lovelypantry<p>I’m quite fond of quick breads. I love how easy they are to make and the wide variety and variations of each recipe that I …

Comment on The Perfect Dark Chocolate Sugar Cookie by Patricia

Hi Rosie,I am a recently retired Secondary Educational Administrator and I missed my job so much, I wanted to find a challenge to replace those 40 …

Rosa’s Biscuits

Says Del Posto pastry chef Brooks Headley of these crisp, buttery-sweet biscuits, “Serving them hot is all that matters.”<p>Ingredients<p>2½ cups all-purpose flour<p>¾ cup sugar<p>2½ teaspoons baking powder<p>1½ teaspoons kosher salt, plus more<p>1 cup (2 sticks) chilled unsalted butter, cut into pieces; plus 6 …

Baking

6 Steps to a Smooth, Radiant Complexion

EVE LOM is one of the most sought-after skin care lines in the world, and for good reason. It’s been around for more than 25 years, catering to …

The Facial Mask Recipe You Need to Try Now

<i>Photo: laflor</i><p>Beauty routines can vary depending on culture and have likely been passed down from generation to generation. I’ve always loved learning …

Sense is a glowing sphere that watches over you while you sleep

This sleek sleep tracker analyzes your bedroom, and your sleep patterns<p>At age 19, Londoner James Proud decided to skip out on college and move to the States.<p>As one of several "Thiel Fellows," Proud received a $100,000 grant from esteemed venture capitalist Peter Thiel to skip college, move to San …

Don't Pop That Bubble Wrap! Scientists Turn Trash Into Test Tubes

Hate to burst your bubble, glass lab gear. But plastic bubble wrap also works pretty well at running science experiments.<p>Scientists at Harvard University have figured out a way to use these petite pouches as an inexpensive alternate to glass test tubes and culture dishes. They even ran glucose …

When Wearable Tech Saves Your Life, You Won’t Take It Off

Wearable health tech promises to save lives, so startups like MC10 are working to create something you’ll never forget to put on.<p>The problem with wearables is that usually people stop wearing them. According to one recent report, one-third of users of activity-tracking wearables, like the Fitbit …