The Science of Homemade Bread


No other shop in the world attracts passers–by with its aromas quite like a bakery. An irresistible, almost “magical” smell, which owes its tantalising appeal to science. It is no exaggeration to say that our universal love of bread is a matter of … chemistry. Today, we will learn why. What are bread ingredients? Bread is one of the simplest ...

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Increase in living with parents driven by those ages 25-34, non-college grads


A recent Pew Research Center analysis of census data found that in 2014, for the first time in more than 130 years, 18- to 34-year-olds in the U.S. were more likely to be living in their parents’ home than with a spouse or partner in their own household. A closer analysis of the data helps explain why: Adults in their ...

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Parents: Don’t Become Emotional Wastebaskets for Your Children


We, as parents, need to make sure that the tornadoes that our are kids don’t walk all over us. A while back, The New York Times Motherlode published a post called “Parents of Teenagers, Stuck Taking Out the Emotional Trash.” Author and psychologist Lisa Damour talked about the importance of parents shouldering the weight of uncomfortable teenage emotions. She gave ...

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Salvador De Bahia, a City Tasting Tour


With just a week to go before the Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants list for 2016 is revealed – the ceremony will take place on 26 September at 8:45 PM CDT and will be livestreamed by Fine Dining Lovers on this page – let’s explore Brazilian cuisine in Salvador de Bahia. After taking you to Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, ...

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6 facts about American fathers


Credit: Getty Images As the American family changes, fatherhood is changing in important and sometimes surprising ways. Today, fathers who live with their children are taking a more active role in caring for them and helping out around the house. And the ranks of stay-at-home and single fathers have grown significantly in recent decades. At the same time, more and ...

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Maintaining Your Sense of Self as a Stay-At-Home Mom


I don’t know who I am other than mom. Even when I have the time and can do whatever I want, I don’t know what I like to do anymore. I feel invisible. I only feel valued for the things I do for others. I have nothing to talk about aside from my kids. I wonder if they’ll think I’m boring. ...

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By: forsanity


A shakha of the RSS (Photo: Gamesh Dhamodkar) The RSS ideologue Ram Madhav has sparked off a contentious debate by discounting any involvement of the RSS in the working of the government. This argument does not seem to hold water. The government does not hold formal discussions with any organisation, with the PM and the entire Council of Ministers present ...

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Meir Adoni: 'We Should All be Entitled to Make Mistakes'


Though born and based in Israel, Meir Adoni has the unmistakable influence of his mother’s Moroccan heritage in his cooking. But while tradition plays a big part in his approach, innovation has been the key to his success. As a young chef, Adoni worked in some of the world’s most inventive kitchens, including Noma, Arzak and Alinea. Today, his Catit, ...

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Many countries allow child marriage


Almost all of the world’s nations have laws specifying at what age a couple can marry, and in most of these countries, those under the age of 18 are allowed to wed. Indeed, at least 116 nations (including the United States) allow children to marry, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of data on 198 countries and territories from ...

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5 More Strategies for Helping Your Teen Strengthen Their Self-Worth


It’s important for teens to have a solid self-worth. It’s important for them to know that they matter and are already lovable and worthy. Because when kids have a shaky sense of worth, they may latch onto toxic people and make poor decisions. They may let people walk all over them. They may try to earn their worth. Adolescence is ...

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