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East Africa’s deadly floods are a stark reminder of the region’s poor disaster preparedness

Torrential rains have uprooted hundreds of thousands of people across East Africa in recent weeks, offsetting a humanitarian disaster that is threatening the lives of entire communities.<p>In Kenya, floods have displaced over 260,000 people and killed 100 others in at least 15 of the country’s 47 …

Africa

This One Ingredient Swap Will Give Your Pancakes A Heart-Healthy Boost

All-purpose flour is most people’s go-to for bread and other baked goods, and while it’s great for lots of things, it’s not the best nutritionally. …

Breakfast

Stop Eating Outside to Protect Yourself From This Harmful Chemical

Who doesn’t love a quick meal on the go? It’s delicious, appetising and (mostly) cheap. Plus, it saves the added hassle of cooking or pretty much any …

This healthy burrito bowl recipe is a taco Tuesday dream

Some days, you’re perfectly happy eating your kale and quinoa salad. Other days, you’re just really craving a giant burrito bowl (#life).<p>But instead …

Make takeout-worthy Mongolian beef from the comforts of home

<i>In</i> <b>Hasty Gourmet</b><i>,</i> The Takeout <i>writers offer reliable recipes that are dinner-party worthy with only a handful of ingredients and a minimum of effort.</i><p>I …

Food & Dining

These HARRY POTTER Cakes Are Magical Works Of Art

Who doesn’t love cake? It’s the quintessential celebratory dessert. Add in a dash of fandom and you have the ultimate in nerdy deliciousness. By the …

Harry Potter

Watch: Nine Packing Hacks That Will Lighten Your Suitcase

Here's how to fit 10 days' worth of necessities into a carry-on suitcase.<p><i>This story originally appeared on Money.com</i><p>These days, it’s pretty expensive …

Hacking

11 Homemade Condiments to Make You Feel Like a Pro

A well-stocked fridge is tough to beat. Even the little things, like the right sauce or condiment or garnish, can be a lifesaver for sandwiches, salads, or spreads. And while we all have that brand we love, here's a challenge: Why not try your hand at homemade condiments? Think of it as a chance to …

Cooking

How Do You Make the Perfect Scrambled Eggs?

Scrambled eggs are like the learners permit of the kitchen. They require—at the least—just one ingredient and no more than a warm pan. But for all their apparent simplicity, preparing the perfect plate of scrambled eggs is actually an art in and of itself. Everyone swears by their own preferred …

Breakfast

Okay, So, You Put *What* in This Queso?

Whether you're looking for a snack for kick-off, a new starter for your next tailgate, or a binge-worthy chip n' dip fit for a <i>Friday Night Lights</i> marathon (real talk: that's about the only football I actually watch), there's one recipe that everyone (including Coach Taylor) will love: Butternut …

Cooking

Researchers just accidentally found an effective Alzheimer’s treatment while trying to cure diabetes

Developing new treatments for ailments can be a tedious and frustrating process for scientists. Oftentimes, newly developed drugs just don’t work the …

Dementia

Sync your calendar with the solar system

Never miss an eclipse, a meteor shower, a rocket launch or any other astronomical and space event that's out of this world.

Meteor Showers

Here's What Will Happen 10,000 Years From Now, According to Science

We come from the far future.<p>Imagining the future of humanity, our planet, and everything we hold dear in our corner of the cold dark Universe is …

3 Compensation Secrets Airlines Don't Want You to Know

'Tis the season of overcrowded airports, overbooked flights, and massive airline delays. On the bright side, you may be entitled to more than you …

13 signs you're smarter than you realize

Everyone wants to be humble. <i>Who me, smart? Nah, I'm just a good test-taker</i>.<p>And anyway, it's kind of crass to go around proclaiming to everyone who'll listen that you're a genius.<p>But now that it's just the two of us, we can be honest. If you really are a genius — or at least smarter than average — …

Psychology

Orange Flower Water Cake

Use this Orange Flower Cake as a blueprint for other citrus cakes. Serve it plain, with a dusting if confectioners sugar, or poke the top with holes …

Best Cooking Method for Steak: The Reverse Sear | The Art of Manliness

While on book tour in Chicago a few months back, I had the honor and pleasure of sitting down to enjoy a leisurely meal, and a few cold beers, with …

Still No Proof that Pot Can Help PTSD and Pain, Say Scientists

"The scientific evidence is too limited."<p>One of the engines driving the legalization of marijuana in the United States is the plant’s ability to …

The biggest mistake we make when taking travel photos, according to this award-winning photographer

With over 2.5 million followers, Gary Arndt knows a thing or two about framing the perfect shot. In 2007, the Wisconsin native sold his home, packed his bags and travelled across all seven continents, documenting the trips on his blog Everything Everywhere.<p>Arndt, whose future adventures include …

When It Comes to Maternity Leave, a Working Mom Just Can’t Win

Being a new mother is hard. Babies come with zero instructions, and yet somehow women are expected to intuitively know how to care for them—as if there’s some mommy switch that automatically turns on just because she grew a tiny human within her womb. (There isn’t.)<p>If that self-inflicted stress and …

Motherhood

Stressful experiences can age brain 'by years', Alzheimer's experts hear

Child’s death, divorce or job loss linked to poorer cognition in later life, study finds, with African Americans more susceptible<p>Stressful life experiences can age the brain by several years, new research suggests. Experts led by a team from Wisconsin University’s school of medicine and public …

The Brain