Roasted, Smoked, Fried, Grilled, Sous Vide: How to Cook Turkey 5 Different Ways Food 

Roasted, Smoked, Fried, Grilled, Sous Vide: How to Cook Turkey 5 Different Ways

(Foodista)– Do you have turkey anxiety? If you’re in charge of cooking the bird this year, let me help you select just the right way to prepare it. Using your oven is perhaps the most convenient (and cost-effective) method as you’ve already got one in your kitchen, you needn’t buy a special cooking device (like a smoker, a barbecue, or an immersion circulator), and you can cook indoors. But if you’re game for a different way of cooking your bird then I’ve got some easy and delicious recipes that will get cheers from your guests! 6 Tips for the Perfect Read More

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How a Female Scientist Became a Quiet Symbol of Resistance to Sexism in Kyrgyzstan Science and Nature 

How a Female Scientist Became a Quiet Symbol of Resistance to Sexism in Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan (GV) – When a prominent businessman set Kyrgyzstan’s social media space alight by calling female leadership “nonsense” and equating feminism with “terrorism”, it was a woman scientist from the Central Asian country who provided the perfect response. Biochemist Asel Sartbaeva and the British University of Bath triumphed in the Biotechnology Award category at the IChemE Global Awards ceremony held in Birmingham on November 2, delighting compatriots in her homeland. According to IChemE, Bath’s Biotechnology project spearheaded by Sartbaeva “uses silica to protect vaccines from spoiling, and reduces the need for cold-storage equipment.” In the video below, Sartbaeva describes how Read More

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Body-Positive Women Find Twinkly Way to Publish Nude Photos on Instagram (Photos) Beauty Featured 

Body-Positive Women Find Twinkly Way to Publish Nude Photos on Instagram (Photos)

(Sputnik) – To embrace and highlight the natural beauty of their bodies, a group of ladies stripped off their clothes and covered themselves in bright sparkles for an inspiring project. #PositivelyGlittered is a project featuring women of all shapes and sizes who accept their bodies “as they are” and pose for photos wearing nothing but glitter. An Instagram account with the same name has so far published less than 20 images, but has already found almost 4,300 admirers. According to Roseanna Mae, the project’s founder, the main idea is to encourage body positivity. A post shared by Positively Glittered (@positivelyglittered) on Nov 5, 2017 at 4:45pm PST Read More

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The Pacifist Bully Activism Featured 

The Pacifist Bully

(GREED) – So, just some musings I had today and wanted to clear up in my own head.  When I was driving along today it struck me how many friends I’ve lost this year. The two most recent were especially hard to swallow, because, somehow, in the discourse we held, they felt that I was attacking them. And, it just struck me as so, wrong. I’m a pacifist who talks about tolerance. So how could I be portraying to them that I was their aggressor? And the truth of it is, they felt attacked because I was rejecting their Read More

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Facebook wants your nude photos to prevent ‘revenge porn’ – here’s why you should be sceptical Featured Technology 

Facebook wants your nude photos to prevent ‘revenge porn’ – here’s why you should be sceptical

(Conversation) – Facebook’s latest attempt to tackle the non-consensual sharing of sexual pictures (often known as “revenge porn”) appeared so wrong-headed that at first it seemed like a joke. But the social network has made clear its system of asking users to send in explicit images that they don’t want to appear on the site is a real pilot programme being tested in Australia. Facebook’s motivation is right and proper: to help women (and men) worried that their ex-partners may shame or manipulate them by uploading sexual images taken during the relationship. This unwanted sharing can have devastating consequences. Read More

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‘Accepted Practice’: US Troops Told to Ignore Child Rape in Afghanistan Human Rights 

‘Accepted Practice’: US Troops Told to Ignore Child Rape in Afghanistan

Afghanistan (Sputnik) – US soldiers were told that sex crimes against children are a “culturally accepted practice” in the country and that “nothing could be done about it,” a report by the US Department of Defense’s inspector general said. American servicemen on a military mission in Afghanistan who tried to report cases of sexual child abuse to their superior officers were literally told to ignore such incidents, according to the findings. “None of the individuals said that they had actually witnessed child sexual abuse. However, some stated that they had heard about the occurrence of child sexual abuse and reported this to their chains of command. In some cases, the interviewees Read More

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Mezcal: The Rebirth of a Traditional Mexican Drink Food 

Mezcal: The Rebirth of a Traditional Mexican Drink

Mexico  (GV) – When talking about traditional Mexican drinks, the conversation invariably leads to the recent resurgence of mezcal. Once nearly fading into disuse, mezcal is now the leading drink on menus of all types at a wide variety of Mexican establishments. In the last decade, drinking mezcal has been trending among Mexicans, but what exactly is mezcal? According to the Official Mexican Standard (Mexico’s official rules governing mezcal’s characteristics and specifications), mezcal is a distilled, transparent alcoholic beverage obtained from the maguey plant: 100 % de maguey o agave, obtenida por destilación de jugos fermentados con microorganismos espontáneos o Read More

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