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The art of the roast is simple. Put a marshmallow on a stick and rotate slowly over coals just long enough to turn the white outside a toasty golden brown. But as all experienced marshmallow roasters know, one second too long and the caramelized crisp instantly turns charcoal black. Patience is the key, a good lesson for rookie roasters of any age. more
• On Dec. 25, 1914, just after midnight on Christmas morning, the World War I troops of Germany, Russia, France and Britain cease fire and come out of the trenches for singing carols, exchanging presents and even a game of soccer. It was one of the last examples of chivalry between enemies in warfare. more
Smelling salts have been used to revive someone who is feeling faint or has lost consciousness since the days of the Romans. But it was not until the 18th century that smelling-salt holders became fashionable. Smelling salts (ammonium carbonate and water) release an ammonia gas that irritates the inside of the nose and causes rapid breathing. This means more oxygen is inhaled. Ammonia was made from shaved deer horns in ancient times and often was called “spirit of hartshorn.” Victorians often used perfume with the smelling salts. more
With technology advancing in leaps and bounds around us, perhaps the one thing that has generated the most buzz involves the marriage of the automobile with the computer: a connected car. Here are some important things to know about connected cars. more
NOW ON DVD and Blu-ray “Dunkirk” (PG-13) — Christopher Nolan brings to life in a handful of words the uncertainty and terror, the hope and heroism of 300,000 soldiers stranded on a beach a … more
Operation Gratitude has surpassed 2 million packages sent to deployed service personnel, veterans, wounded warriors in hospitals and their caregivers at home, emergency personnel and the children of deployed service members. more
Most working professionals want to advance their skills, land that promotion and get a raise. However, millions of adults face a significant barrier to achieving their goals: They still need to … more
Walking is one of the best exercises seniors can do. It helps with depression, blood pressure, mental acuity, muscle strength, bone mass, joint support, balance and more. more
Nearly 50 percent of produce in the US is thrown away before it reaches your plate, according to USDA estimates. This waste not only affects the environment, it impacts shoppers’ wallets, as well. The average family of four discards $1,600 of food each year, according to a study published by the International Journal on Food System Dynamics. more
Home is your sanctuary, the place where you should feel the most secure and protected. It’s not surprising that you might store your prized possessions and valuables at home as well. more
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