The Secrets of Dinara Kasko's Architectural Desserts

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Since her childhood, Ukrainian pastry chef Dinara Kasko has been interested in art. After graduating in architecture, she became fascinated by baking. Thanks to the influence of her studies and background, she soon decided to try something new. Kasko uses specific software and 3D printers to create “sculptures”, her own silicon cakes’ moulds. As she explains, “It’s very important to ...

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CES 2018: Tech preview of the show's coolest new products

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWATCH: First look at an electric virtual reality suit that shocks gamers that will be at CES 2018 All aboard the (self-driving) bus – next stop, CES: Las Vegas’ annual gigantic tech fest. About 4,000 companies – many of them start-ups – are arriving in town this weekend. Over the coming days, ...

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When Family Life Is — and Isn’t — a Fairy Tale

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Villainized in Cinderella, the evil stepmother is ingrained in our consciousness. She is cunning and ruthless; her malevolent intentions jeopardizing idealized images of the smiling, doting matriarch.    Reality, however, is more complicated. While not exactly sympathetic, at least in contemporary America, stepmothers face an unenviable burden. There is an expectation — tacit or otherwise — that stepmothers will mollify ...

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These Are the Top Ten Worst Violators of Religious Freedom Worldwide

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom says religious persecution has gotten worse around the world. The USCIRF said people continue to be persecuted, imprisoned and even killed for exercising their right to freedom of religion or belief. Their annual report highlights severe violations that are taking place in Burma, China, Eritrea, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, ...

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10 Simple Steps to Your Very Own Miracle

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If someone from a prehistoric time walked into a modern hospital and saw all the machines and what we could do with the human body, that person would think we were wizards. Medicine is not wizardry, it’s knowledge and training plus experience. In the same way, when we read about miracles in the Bible, ...

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The Science of Butter Pastries

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If you happen to walk past a French cake shop early in the morning you will be irresistibly drawn by an intense fragrance of butter, with no other choice but to enter the shop and buy an assortment of croissants, shortcrust pastries, tartellettes and whatever else takes your fancy. What all of these wretchedly tempting pastries have in common is ...

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Clouds drift over US solar industry

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Ed Crooks in New York January 5, 2018 With robot precision, a series of machines at SunPower’s headquarters in San Jose, California, slices wafers from an ingot of silicon, treats them and coats them to make cells, and then assembles those cells into panels. The site is a manufacturing research facility, opened in August, that is emblematic of the success of ...

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When Family Life Is — and Isn’t — a Fairy Tale

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Villainized in Cinderella, the evil stepmother is ingrained in our consciousness. She is cunning and ruthless; her malevolent intentions jeopardizing idealized images of the smiling, doting matriarch.    Reality, however, is more complicated. While not exactly sympathetic, at least in contemporary America, stepmothers face an unenviable burden. There is an expectation — tacit or otherwise — that stepmothers will mollify ...

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Trump calls for ‘bipartisan’ immigration deal for ‘dreamers’ but reiterates demand for border wall

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President Trump speaks during a meeting with Republican members of the Senate about immigration at the White House. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) President Trump on Thursday called on Congress to deliver a bipartisan deal to ensure that some younger undocumented immigrants can remain in the country without fear of deportation, but he maintained his demand for a border wall and cuts to ...

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6 Behaviors to Avoid When You Are Retiring

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Shutterstock.com Most retirement centers provide advice on saving for retirement as well as what to do to help you age gracefully and reach those golden years. But what should you do once you have actually retired? Perhaps more importantly, what should you avoid doing? Making poor choices during your retirement could negate all the effort you ...

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