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What’s the best way to remove pesticides from fruits and vegetables?

<b>The Question</b><p>Is rinsing fruit and vegetables under water effective at removing pesticides? Should I use a store-bought produce wash instead? Are there some fruits and vegetables that, no matter how I clean them, I should buy organically grown?<p><b>The Answer</b><p>There is a growing concern among Canadians …

Pesticides

Why living in small spaces is making people happier

While it’s easy to get caught up in the cycle of wanting that bigger place, with the spare bedroom, bigger yard, study or airy dining area, an …

Minimalism

Alexis Sanchez has not scored for Arsenal in seven matches – but what’s brought about the decline?

After an explosive start to the season, Alexis Sanchez has struggled in the last two months, with no goals and just one assist since January 11<p>After Alexis Sanchez <b>scored twice</b> in a thrilling display against <b>Stoke City</b> nearly two months ago, it would have been impossible to imagine that he wouldn’t …

Soccer

An Anti-ISIS Summit in Mecca

Some Muslim leaders don't view the Islamic State quite like Obama does.<p>President Obama isn’t alone in grappling with how best to counter ISIS and its brand of Islamic extremism—and convening summits for just that purpose. Earlier this week, the Muslim World League, a Saudi-backed alliance of …

Islam

The invisible downside of cheating in life

People who take shortcuts can trick themselves into believing they are smarter than they are, says Tom Stafford, and it comes back to bite them.<p>Honesty may be the best policy, but lying has its merits – even when we are deceiving ourselves. Numerous studies have shown that those who are practised …

The 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

The Sony World Photography Awards, an annual competition hosted by the World Photography Organisation, just announced its shortlist of winners. This year's contest attracted 173,444 entries from 171 countries. The organizers have been kind enough to share some of their shortlisted images with us, …

The Genetics of Being Injury-Prone

Researchers are beginning to understand how DNA makes some athletes more likely to get hurt.<p>Injury is a fact of life for most athletes, but some professionals—and some weekend warriors, for that matter—just seem more injury-prone than others. But what is it about their bodies that makes the bones, …

Genetics

The Surprising Amount of Time Kids Spend Looking at Screens

New research suggests children are far exceeding the two-hour daily limit recommended by pediatricians.<p>Slouching posture, carpal-tunnel, neck strain, eye problems. The negative effects that technology use is having on humans’ bodies are surprising. Kids who spend much of their days in and out of …

Consumer Reports weighs in on iPhone 6 bending, Unbox Therapy goes for round 2

As much as Apple would like for this discussion to be over, controversy and conversation over whether the iPhone 6 / 6 Plus has a durability problem is continuing. Just as it tested out antenna reception for the iPhone 4, <i>Consumer Reports</i> has forced Apple's newest mobile devices into its torture …

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard proves he is far from finished with crucial display in Merseyside derby

Liverpool's captain, Steven Gerrard, answers his growing band of critics with a brilliant free-kick and top-class performance against Everton in the Merseyside derby<p>After his free-kick curled into the <b>Everton</b> net, Steven Gerrard held his hand behind his right ear, asking whether there were any more …

Islamic State appears to release chilling threat

A video released by the Islamic State militant group shows British captive John Cantlie speaking about western governments moving "toward all out war with Iraq and Syria.''<p>It was posted Monday on the website of the SITE intelligence group and on You Tube.<p>The video shows Cantlie in an orange shirt …

10 Gentlemanly Watch Instagrams To Follow

They say “Those who can’t do, teach.” We say “Those who can’t own fancy watches, stare at other people’s on Instagram.” The saying is not quite as …

Street Photography & The Art of Composition – 30 Majestic Photographs (Part 2)

<b>Street Photography</b> may have been attacked on appreciated from all directions and one would easily come to a conclusion that the length and breadth of …

10 best apps to train your brain

Whether it's to focus at work, do better at school, or just stay sharp, there are various reasons for wanting to boost brainpower. But maintaining psychological well-being is equally as important.<p>"Stress and anxiety are among the most pressing and far-reaching public health problems we face," says …

Air Algérie flight AH5017 wreckage 'found in Mali'

The wreckage of Air Algérie flight AH5017 from Burkina Faso to Algeria, which disappeared from radar with 116 people on board, has been discovered in Tilemsi, Mali, it was claimed on Thursday. However, searches were later said to be continuing.<p>The French media is quoting Zoheir Houaoui of Air …

Ask Anything: Can Humans Smell Fear?

Short answer: It’s up for debate.<p>If humans can indeed smell fear they wouldn’t be unusual in the animal kingdom. Sea anemones, earthworms, minnows, fruit flies, rats, mice, and deer, among others, have all been shown to signal unease through odor. Some responses are even more overt. For example, …

Baylor College of Medicine

Corpses and body parts strewn amid MH17 wreckage greet first arrivals at Ukraine crash scene

Horrendous scenes in eastern Ukraine field where Malaysian Airlines flight crashed to earth are encountered by local villagers, rescue workers and militiamen as they reach the scene<p>Scenes of near-unspeakable horror, with crumpled corpses and body parts strewn amid the smouldering wreckage, greeted …

Why Was Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Flying Through a War Zone?

The United States and Ukraine are saying Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was hit by a missile while at cruise altitude over eastern Ukraine. Without …

MH17 crash in Ukraine: 10 Britons on board

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1094000/1094033_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534397228_49aa246abd6cc88e63f6afc2f983b7f4<p><b>Two football fans, two students and a World Health Organization worker were among 10 UK passengers on Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.</b><p>Some 298 people were …

Malaysia jet MH17 'horror', Cameron's 'infamous' high-five and 'hypocrite' Clegg

<b>Powerful images of the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 after it was apparently shot down over Ukraine are used to effect on front pages.</b><p>And most papers dedicate several pages to analysis of what happened to the Boeing 777 - and the consequences for the world.<p>Initial reports suggesting a …

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Congrats WhatsApp! Here Is How the Other 99% of Startups Get It Done

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>"Hooray, another multi-billion dollar acquisition!"<p>I’m sure most entrepreneurs didn’t wake up exclaiming that when they found out WhatsApp was purchased by Facebook. While the news is great, and we’re bound to see a few more Lamborghinis …

Pork Noodle Stir Fry Recipe with Spicy Kimchi

It was last month that we photographed an assignment that involved way too many quinoa recipes. How many exactly? Let’s just say that we were blinded …

My Korean Kitchen

Recipes

20 Ways To Get Your Kimchi Fix

Did we say kimchi grilled cheese? Oh, yes we did.<p>We have a giant, soft, garlicky spot in our hearts for Korean recipes, especially when there's kimchi involved. This fermented cabbage pickle ranges from sour to salty, funky to fiery and mellow to all-out stinky.<p>Kimchi is more than having a …

Pantry Essentials: All About Ssämjang

Among the sauces and condiments I've written about in this column, the Korean soy paste <i>ssämjang</i> would probably be considered a rising star rather than a faithful standby— unless, of course, you've ever lived in a Korean household.<p>Just as many of us can't face a sandwich without mayo, or can't …

K-Town, 3 A.M.: Where Do the Regulars Go?

Some Friday nights at 3 a.m. deserve more than a drunken slice of pizza, and as wish fulfillment in New York goes, a two-block stretch known as K-Town caters comprehensively to a bar-hopping crowd.<p>32nd Street's bevy of bar-cum-restaurants reaches optimal productivity between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m., …

World’s Most Wanted Drug Lord Captured In Mexico

The world's most wanted drug lord has been captured alive by authorities in Mexico, the Departments of Homeland Security and Justice said …