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Surprising things you can do with your microwave

The microwave is a staple in most kitchens. Most of us, however, only use it to warm up and maybe defrost foods. But the microwave is a wonderful appliance that can do a lot more than just heating up leftovers. From cooking to cleaning, these microwave hacks will change your life for the better. Click through the gallery and start benefiting from these tips today.


Creative ways to repurpose mismatched socks

The mystery of missing socks is a reality for most of us. They're probably swallowed by the washing machine, or the dryer, or maybe they just go into another dimension where socks live–who knows? But fear not: maybe the disappearance of socks is just a way of the universe telling us to be more creative. The truth is that you can actually reuse mismatched socks in many different ways, and in this gallery we'll show you how. Browse through and find out how you can repurpose mismatched socks.


Inside G Flip and Chrishell Stause's wild Western nuptials: Stars open up their wedding album after they tie the knot for a second time - as Selling Sunset star rides a mechanical bull

G Flip and Chrishell Stause married for a second time over the weekend, tying the knot in a Western-themed ceremony in Australia one year after eloping in Las Vegas.


Secret code words you're not supposed to know

Code words are used in a variety of contexts. Many of these are used to keep the general public in the dark about what is really going on and avoid panic. Most of us are familiar with code words such as "Mayday, mayday, mayday!," but do you know which codes are used when a child goes missing or when there's a bomb threat in a store? Click through and get to know some of the most important code words.


Gajanana Sankashti Chaturthi 2024: Date, Time, Shubh Muhurat, Significance And Rituals Of This Day

Gajanana Sankashti Chaturthi 2024 Date: Gajanana Sankashti Chaturthi, also known as Sakat Chauth, is a significant day in the Hindu calendar, dedicated to the worship of Lord Ganesha, the remover of obstacles. Observed every month on the 4th day of Krishna Paksha, each Sankashti Chaturthi has its own distinct name and importance. This sacred day holds great importance for devotees of Lord Ganesha, who come together to honour and seek his...


How Do Bananas Cause An Allergic Reaction? A Review By Nutrition Professionals

Expert opinion from Cate F Keen Bachelor of Health Science (Food & Nutrition) · 2 years of experience · Australia Bananas may cause an allergic reaction due to the enzyme present called chitinase. This enzyme is also present in other fruits such as avocadoes and is very similar to proteins found in other natural substances such as latex. The immune...


Why the news about "cocaine sharks" is even worse than you think

It is well known that our environment is in danger. It's perhaps less acknowledged that every species, even if it seems menacing, is important to maintaining the balance of our ecosystem. If our ecosystem is not balanced, it's only a matter of time before the negative effects are felt in the form of resource shortages, mass extinctions, and further global warming. A very important animal in the ocean ecosystem is the shark. For a long time, humans have feared sharks and have been convinced that they are a danger. While they may pose an immediate threat if you are swimming near them with a cut leg, sharks don't actually attack that many humans. On the contrary: humans kill millions of sharks every year, accidentally and intentionally. Recently, the human impact on the endangered shark population reached a new low. Scientists captured 13 sharpnose sharks from the Brazilian coastline off Rio de Janeiro and found that they all had high levels of cocaine in their bodies. The findings were published in the journal Science of the Total Environment and explained that they all tested positive for the recreational drug, which had likely entered the water via the city's sewage system. They theorized that it could have come from illegal cocaine farms, the untreated bodily waste of cocaine users, or even bales of the drug abandoned in the ocean by smugglers. It's the first time cocaine has been detected in free-roaming sharks, and scientists are concerned about the impact it will have on their health and behavior. It's concerning to think of sharks becoming more unpredictable and aggressive, which are the side effects noted in some humans who take the drug. "Cocaine targets the brain, and hyperactive and erratic behaviour has been noted in other animals. It's a possibility and further studies are required," said Enrico Mendes Saggioro, an ecotoxicologist from the Oswaldo Cruz Institute. Ecologists have long warned of the dangers of industrial pollution and overfishing, but drug pollution is an entirely new threat to reckon with. The repercussions of our actions will lead not only to the eventual extinction of sharks, but also to the destruction of many water ecosystems. To understand why sharks are so crucial to our world, and how we can help their survival, click through this gallery.


Ways that adults can release their inner child

With the responsibilities that adult life brings, it can be difficult to be present and even more challenging to release our inner child. But there are some activities we can do beyond attending parties and festivals to reconnect with our playful, creative, and fun inner child. Click through this gallery to discover what adults can do to reconnect with their inner child, to live a happier and more wholesome life.


Ask A Nutrition Professional: How Much Sugar Is In Rum?

Expert opinion from Leticia Soares Postgraduate Degree in Public and Family Health/Bachelor Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics · 5 years of experience · Brazil Rum is made from boiled sugarcane juice, the molasses, through a process of fermentation and distillation. Fermentation will result in the transformation of existing sugars in the juice into ...


Famous people who died with major secrets

Celebrities are often in the spotlight, but some still manage to keep secrets throughout their lives. It's surprising how certain stars were able to conceal facts that only came to light after their passing. This gallery reveals a range of stories, from heartbreaking tales of abuse to heartwarming accounts of stars who were extremely generous. Curious? Click through to discover the secrets these stars took to their graves.


How your zodiac sign influences your personality traits

How does astrology affect your personality? It's a big question! Each of the twelve signs represents an archetype, but the sign's element, and also what's referred to as its "modality"—i.e., how it shows up in the world—contribute to certain dominant traits. There is an overlap between many signs, which might be why you feel you vibe with them the best, or perhaps you complement each other's differences. Click on the gallery to discover how your zodiac sign influences your personality.


Doritos Australia shocks fans by launching new chip range

Doritos Australia has announced the launch of a new chip range that's sure to delight fans across the country.


Victoria Beckham relaxes on her family yacht while husband David poses for a cute snap with daughter Harper as they enjoy a stunning sunset in France

The couple shared a slew of Instagram snaps with their sons Romeo, 21, and Cruz, 19, and daughter Harper, as they enjoyed a beautiful sunset after a romantic dinner at a vineyard.


How to get naturally shiny hair

Wondering how to liven up your not-so-luscious locks? Well, you are what you eat, so we have made a list of foods that contain the minerals and vitamins needed to give you healthy, happy, and shiny hair without any nasty chemicals. And to put you on the right track, we've also included some foods that you should avoid. From well-known super foods such as broccoli, to some surprising spreads, take a look at these foods that will help you have a thick, vivacious head of hair.


These star signs don't take things lying down

As much as we would like to live in peace and harmony all the time, the reality is that conflict is a part of life. We can feel a huge amount of love and admiration for someone, but that doesn't mean we will always agree with them. And when it comes to handling conflict, each sign of the zodiac has a slightly different approach. Well, understanding your own approach and the approach of those close to you can help resolve issues more efficiently. Curious? Check out this gallery to find out more.


The world's most relaxing retreats are truly off the grid

Switch off your phone, pack your camera and let's explore the world's most envy-inducing retreats.


Ask A Nutrition Professional: What Is The Different Between Sweet Potato And Potato?

Expert opinion from Cassia D Muller Bechelor in Nutrition · 2 years of experience · Brazil Sweet potatoes, in addition to containing more vitamins and fibers, have a lower glycemic index than English potatoes, which causes a difference in how this food is absorbed by the body, making the sweet potato carbohydrate take longer to enter the blood flow...


Weird pizza toppings from around the world

Pizza is one of the most beloved dishes worldwide, becoming a staple in countless countries with endless variations to suit every palate. Originally, it was made with just tomato sauce and garlic on a bread base. Today, however, the flavor combinations range from classic and delicious to adventurous and downright strange. From mango pizza in the Philippines to reindeer meat in Finland, this gallery takes you on a whistle-stop tour of some of the world's strangest pizza toppings. Click now to discover.


Things we should stop pressuring ourselves (and each other) about

We live in a world largely made up by the minds of mere humans, most of whom have long passed, and yet their rules and (largely unachievable) standards remain in this rapidly changing world. Everyone knows how it feels to be pressured throughout their lives, starting from a very young age, and with or without knowing it we eventually start to put that pressure on ourselves, and then even on others—just because it’s all we know. But it’s high time we start reimagining what a happy, healthy life can look like. Click through to see the things we should stop pressuring ourselves and others to do.


Sephora fans are raving about this game changing hair oil

A 'game changing' new hair oil is being praised by beauty enthusiasts wanting to prevent blonde locks from turning yellow or orange.


Wild moment angry shopkeeper confronted teens with a huge knife

Lin Ge, the shopkeeper at Friendly Grocer in Newport north of Brisbane, claims she has been hit by thieves on several occasions and took matters into her own hands.


Truth or tabloid: How well do you know these celebs?

Over the years, tabloids have really run loose with wild speculations about celebrities, so much so that when something comes out about a star that is truly bizarre, we aren't so keen to believe it. In the era of fake news, it can be increasingly difficult to know what's real or not, but the subject material when it comes to the rich and famous is always entertaining nonetheless. Click through to see some of the wildest celebrity gossip out there, and see if you can judge correctly as to whether it's true or something crafted by tabloids.


Baby skin care: tips for your newborn

If you're a new parent and are just getting settled into a new routine with your baby, keeping your little one warm and fed is your main priority. However, caring for your baby's skin is also important, and there are particular ways to look after it until it has time to mature. Should you have concerns about your newborn's skin, it's best to speak to your healthcare provider. But if you're looking for starter tips on how best to look after your bundle of joy, click through this gallery today.


Why Lombardy is still one of the most beautiful regions in the world

Since the advent of tourism, this picture-perfect pocket of Europe has been delighting visitors with its medieval towns, fabulous art, and some of the most beautiful lakes in the world. Click through the following gallery for a pictorial journey through this stunning Italian region.


Earliest Sunday roast? Neanderthals roasted small birds for dinner

There's nothing quite as comforting as sitting down for a Sunday roast. And it turns out the practice might have been going on for tens of thousands of years.


Common misconceptions about different world religions

Indeed, practically every religion has developed misconceptions over time. These misconceptions are often based on faulty or mistaken beliefs, or they're simply the failure to understand these religions properly. Not only are these myths off base, they've also created conflicts and prejudice against believers. From the Abrahamic religions to Hinduism and Buddhism, let's debunk their biggest misconceptions. Click on for more.


10 common dreams and what they may mean

Have you ever woken up in a cold sweat because of a nightmare? Or spent the morning in a funny mood after a bizarre dream the night before? Understandably, most of us tend not to dwell too long on our dreams—despite centuries of study it is still not fully understood why we even dream at all. Yet with the average person having between three and five dreams per night, psychologists and neurobiologists have a number of theories to offer about why we dream and what our dreams may mean. Check out this gallery to explore some of the most common dreams and gain insight into their possible meanings.


War between locals and second home owners in beauty spot intensifies

Some 45 per cent of respondents to the survey in the pretty hamlet of Burnham Overy Staithe said they were unhappy with the current mix of housing.


Sawan 2024: Why Wearing Green Bangles Is Considered Auspicious During Shravan Month? Know Significance And Benefits

Sawan 2024: The colour green holds great significance during the month of Sawan, considered a highly auspicious and beneficial time to incorporate green into one's attire, such as wearing green sarees and Kurtis. This practice symbolizes a connection with nature, as green is the colour of the natural world during this month. As the fifth month in the Hindu calendar, Sawan marks the beginning of the festive season, which culminates at the end of...


Kathy Hilton narrowly escapes model’s path at Sutton Stracke’s fashion show

Kathy Hilton narrowly escapes model’s path at Sutton Stracke’s fashion show - ‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ star accidentally found herself on the catwalk during co-star Sutton Stracke’s fashion show


20 must-read books by Canadian Indigenous authors

September 30 marks Canada’s National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Designated as a day of reflection, action, and learning, this statutory holiday aims to commemorate victims and survivors of the Indigenous residential school system. Why not take this opportunity to explore some of Canada’s best Indigenous authors? Check out these 20 must-read books!


You’re turning into your mother—here’s proof

The changes are subtle, taking place over the years, but one day you wake up and realize you’re slowly turning into your mother. Here are 20 signs that, as you get older, you’re becoming just like your mom.


Psychological complexes: what they are, and how they can affect your life

Psychological complexes were first proposed by psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Carl Jung. These unconscious feelings and beliefs are mostly rooted in traumatic experiences, but some may be a result of personality traits as well. These complexes affect how we perceive ourselves and others, and can indeed affect our relationships. Do you often feel guilty, or have the urge to fix things and help others all the time? Or perhaps you're overly suspicious of other people, even when there is no obvious reason for you to feel that way. These are just some examples of how complexes can affect your life. Intrigued? Then click through this gallery to learn all about psychological complexes.


Ask A Doctor: How To Cope With Having Dissociative Identity Disorder?

Expert opinion from Gustavo Campos Doctor of Medicine · 9 years of experience · Brazil It’s important to understand the disorder and how the right treatment can be beneficial. Looking for professional support is essential. Some strategies are to know how to deal with emergencies, organize your daily life and treatment, have a support network, and l...


The best advice for anyone who lives alone

Living alone for the first time can seem daunting. Whether you're in your twenties and move into your own apartment for the first time, or it's a little later in life and you're venturing out for the first time without a partner, it can take some getting used to. There are practical concerns, safety concerns, and the challenge of simply being alone with yourself. Here are some of the best tips for anyone who lives alone. Whether you're worried about serial killers or how to zip up the back of your dress with no one there to help, we've got you covered! Click through the gallery to get started.


Things your electrician wants you to know

In this day and age, homes are filled with many electrical items, which means that from time to time you might need to contact an electrician. Whether you're looking to install something new or repair a broken item, it's best to familiarize yourself with some advice from electricians, especially if you're considering doing some DIY. Check out this gallery for things your electrician wants you to know. Click on!


How to promote civility and respect around you

Without even noticing, we can all be uncivil. This can sometimes entail an overlooked email, a missed meeting, or even a forgotten acknowledgment. While these mishaps can seem innocent, when repeated they can translate to a lack of respect for others. And this can be problematic. Everyone wants to be treated with kindness and respect, and by demonstrating civility you'll do just that. To learn more about the importance of civility and how to promote it, click on the following gallery.


Katie Holmes shows off her fresh-faced complexion while rocking a nose ring in cute selfies with her cat... after THOSE black eye shots

Katie Holmes looked radiant in a series of makeup-free snaps she shared to social media on Tuesday, a day after she was seen stepping out with a bruised eye.


Learn the truth about the love hormone

For a long time, it was thought that oxytocin (otherwise known as the '"love hormone") directly brought about feelings of empathy, trust, and happiness in human beings. Recent research shows, however, that this may be an oversimplification of the way oxytocin works, and that it actually has a clarifying effect on existing emotions. This may have implications, among other things, for the way in which oxytocin is used to treat patients with autism. Intrigued? Check out this gallery to learn all about oxytocin.


British strawberries under threat with growers at risk of going bust

Four in ten British berry growers are at risk of going out of business by 2026 due to rising costs and squeezed supermarket prices, according to a report.


Professional Faqs: What Is The Protein Content In Onions?

Expert opinion from Momoko Takada Bachelor's degree Nutrition · 3 years of experience · Japan Onions do not contain a particularly high amount of protein, about 2 grams in 200 grams. However, onions contain high levels of vitamin B6, which helps protein absorption. Expert opinion from Jen Hsu Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) - Nutritional Science · 11 y...


Unique ways your zodiac sign sabotages romantic relationships

Breaking up is sad. Sometimes, no matter how hard we try, the same pattern keeps playing out in our romantic life. Have you ever wondered why that is? Psychology aside, your zodiac sign represents archetypal traits that might dominate your personality. Before pointing the finger at the other person, perhaps it's time to ask yourself: am I the drama? Each sign tends to sabotage relationships in its own unique way. Click on the gallery to discover how each zodiac messes up in the romance department.


The dark truth behind your childhood memories

We often mistake children’s media as content that has been specially made with great care for young viewers. The truth, however, is that most of our childhood memories are based on strange adaptations, dark secrets, and disturbing jokes made by often unstable adults. If you want to know more, and if you're ready for it, click through this gallery to learn facts that will completely change how you see your childhood.


Panera Just Released New Summer Menu Items, Including High-Protein Sandwiches—Here's What a Dietitian Thinks

Here’s what to know about the new seasonal items.


How Can I Sweeten Lime? A Review By Nutrition Professionals

Expert opinion from Cate F Keen Bachelor of Health Science (Food & Nutrition) · 2 years of experience · Australia Lime can be sweetened by adding sugar and salt. Because lime has a sour flavour, adding other taste components will help to balance the flavour. Salt will naturally aid to enhance sweetness and reduce the sour flavour, while sugar will ...


Your favorite curries—in order of heat!

Curry is a variety of exotic dishes originating in the Indian subcontinent. Mouthwatering in their flavors and appealing to the eye, curries are some of the most popular dishes in the world. And there are dozens of different varieties out there. So, would you know a mild, creamy curry from a fiery, tongue-tingling curry? Browse the galley and prepare your palate for a spicy look at what's hot, and what's... not so hot.


20 times animals made the news… for a funny reason!

Squirrels on skis, food-stealing birds, and grumpy cats—animals provide us with endless hours of entertainment, companionship, and the occasional laugh. And while newsfeeds fill with tales of scandal, corruption, and crime, a sliver of humour can work wonders for the brain and mental health. Whether it was for their looks or antics, click through for 20 times animals made the world laugh.


Important life lessons that kids can teach adults

We normally think of kids as being less knowledgeable than adults. There are many things they haven't experienced, and lots of things that adults have picked up along the way. Adults aren't the only knowledgeable ones, however: kids also know lots of things that adults would do well to remember. Check out this gallery for some important life lessons that kids can teach adults.


How to be more spontaneous

From going to work, to coming home, to watching TV for hours, life can sometimes become very repetitive and filled with routine. But even if routine and planning are important, there are many benefits to introducing some more spontaneity into your life. Indeed, it's time to let go of fear and become more spontaneous! Curious as to how to have more spur-of-the-moment adventures? Then click through this gallery.


Your Love and Relationship Horoscope for July 24th, 2024

These sun signs are likely to witness these changes in love today. Find daily astrological predictions for all sun signs for July 24. We recommend reading the horoscopes for your rising sign.Read: Your Daily Chinese HoroscopeAries Love HoroscopeToday, you can invest in the best of bot