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Urban Legend Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

"You may have heard this story...a woman asks to buy a cookie recipe and is told it will cost 'two-fifty.' She thinks this means $2.50, but then she …

Cancer Is One Worry Elephants Can Feel Free to Forget

Elephants are one of nature’s biggest improbabilities—literally. Their colossal bodies somehow manage to defy the odds: Despite the fact that their …

Biology

Get Your Coffee Before Boarding a Flight

Air travel is draining, and usually requires a cup or coffee (or tea) or two, but you probably want to get your fix before boarding your flight. …

Tap Water

18 Foolproof Ina Garten Recipes

When planning a dinner party, we often think, what would Ina do (WWID)? The consummate hostess, Ina Garten makes entertaining look easy, and her recipes have yet to fail us. We've rounded up 18 of her most tempting options, including a chocolate layer cake, retro-fabulous cheese straws, …

Cooking

Chicken-and-Green Chile Enchiladas

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 425º. Stir together first 4 ingredients, 1 1/2 cups enchilada sauce, and 1 cup cheese.<p>Step 2<p>Spoon about 1/2 cup …

Recipes

Simple Slow-Cooked Korean Beef Soft Tacos Recipe

"This recipe was handed down to me by a Korean friend. So full of flavor! I wanted to share it with you all. I did tweak it a little to add more …

Recipes

Stretching Plays a Surprisingly Important Role in Weight Loss And Exercise. Here's How

It's not just a cool down.<p>There seems to be a lot of confusion regarding the value – or lack thereof – of muscle stretching to accelerate recovery …

Exercise

Thirty micrometres a minute: scientists discover the speed of death

<b>Name:</b> The speed of death.<p><b>Age:</b> Not sure that is entirely relevant.<p><b>Appearance:</b> Cellular.<p><b>You’re talking in riddles.</b> I’m bracing myself for some seriously hard science.<p><b>Stop beating about the bush and get on with it.</b> OK, here goes. Two Stanford University systems biologists, Xianrui Cheng and James …

Stanford University

6 Unexpected Warning Signs That Could Indicate Your Heart Is in Trouble

Important.<p>The heart, so integral to life, sits in its protective cage in the chest, going about its work without any external sign to the owner.<p>In …

Lips

Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes

Cream cheese makes these mashed potatoes extra rich and creamy. These are already some of the easiest mashed potatoes to make but if you need the …

Recipes

Slow Cooker Shrimp Boil

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Combine water, potatoes, onions, garlic, lemon, boil-in-bag seasoning, and salt in a 6- or 8-quart slow cooker. Cover, and cook …

Cooking

The Corn of the Future Is Hundreds of Years Old and Makes Its Own Mucus

In the 1980s, Howard-Yana Shapiro, now chief agricultural officer at Mars, Incorporated, was looking for new kinds of corn. He was in the Mixes …

Farming

Japan to require airlines to accommodate wheelchair users from October

Japan will from October require airlines to ensure that disabled and elderly passengers can board planes while seated in wheelchairs, government …

Japan

Japanese prefecture promotes local culture in Liaoning

A cultural exchange activity between Toyama prefecture in central Japan and Liaoning province in Northeast China was held in Shenyang, the capital …

China

Tokyo unscathed as weakening typhoon brushes by, heads north

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's capital of Tokyo was unscathed on Thursday after a weakening typhoon brushed by it and headed north, pounding the coastline with rain and high winds, with scores of canceled flights, and some power outages, in its wake.<p>Though typhoon "Shanshan," a Chinese girl's name, had …

Weather

Malaysia told to stop 'policing' women's clothing with dress code plan

The government is in the final stage of drawing up guidelines for Muslim women in the private sector, which will comply with Islamic principles<p>By Beh …

Japanese racing driver Keiko Ihara shares her story.

Keiko Ihara was one of the first women in Japan to become a top racing driver.<p>Navigating such a male-dominated environment was not easy, but she proved her critics wrong and rose to the top of her field.<p>She has also recently become the first female independent director of Japanese carmaker Nissan: …

Marco Silva

Airbnb cancels Great Wall of China sleepover amid backlash

Airbnb’s popular sleepover contest has hit a very big wall.<p>The short-term rental service has nixed a promotion offering a one-night “dream” stay atop …

Great Wall of China

Prabowo picks Sandi as running mate

The Gerindra Party, PAN and PKS decided to pair Gerindra leader Prabowo Subianto and Jakarta Deputy Governor Sandiaga Uno without the support of the …

Democratic Party

North Korea blames Trump aides for backsliding on summit deal

North Korea is expressing fresh frustration with the U.S. over the follow-up to the historic June summit between President Trump and North Korean …

North Korea

South Korean heatwave causes record deaths

At least 42 people have died in South Korea, as the country grapples with a record heatwave with temperatures unseen in more than 100 years.<p>This is the highest number of deaths since South Korea began officially counting casualties due to heat in 2011. More than 3,400 people have been treated for …

Heat Waves

Escape across the sea: Beautiful UK islands that make for an easy day-trip

From a choice of around 200 sea-fringed destinations across the UK, Chris Leadbeater picks his favourite island day trips and holiday breaks.<p>Donne Deal<p>“No man is an island,” mused the great 17th-century poet John Donne in 1624. He was correct. What he didn’t say, by contrast, is that an island is …

10 years on, Beijing’s Olympic stadiums lie abandoned

Ten years ago yesterday, on the auspicious date of 8/8/2008, Beijing hosted the opening ceremony for the 2008 Olympic games. (In Chinese culture, …

Olympics

These 10 Countries Are Evolving Into Demographic Time Bombs

Another sign our economic system must change?<p>All around the world, countries are seeing dwindling birth rates and rising life expectancy. Ageing …

Geography

A Life in Oak: Observing The Fall of Japanese Whisky

Beyond master distillers and brand ambassadors, many figures instrumental to the whisky industry rarely see their stories told. Yet, the stories are there and each one helps shed light on each category’s success. This particular tale delves into Japanese whisky and Japan’s traditional spirit, …

Whiskey

Stop! This Is the Better Way to Cut Zucchini.

It's that time of year when we're swimming in zucchini, and no matter what we make, it feels like we just can't use it up fast enough. When it comes …

Food

China slaps retaliatory tariffs on $16 billion of U.S. goods

China struck back Wednesday at the U.S. with $16 billion in retaliatory tariffs, exactly matching President Donald Trump's latest escalation in the ongoing international trade war.<p>The Chinese Ministry of Commerce declared a 25 percent levy on certain U.S. goods, including coal, crude oil, …

Economy

How to make Mallika Basu's healthy Bengali rice porridge with a twist

Dudh Muri, soothing bowl of puffed rice liberally doused with milk, is the stuff Bengali childhoods are made of. My version has a contemporary twist …

Breakfast

Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens: The Complete Guide

Located on the edge of Lake Monroe in Sanford, Florida, the Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens is family-friendly, interactive, and full of …

Florida

'Stateless' Thai cave boys and coach granted citizenship

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Three boys from a soccer team who were rescued from a flooded cave in northern Thailand last month were granted Thai citizenship on Wednesday, authorities said.<p>Their 25-year-old coach, Ekapol Chanthawong, also gained citizenship.<p>Ekapol and 12 boys had gone to explore the Tham …

Chiang Rai