- This Virtual Tour Lets People Experience Dementia
- Poodle Learns to Walk on Hind Legs after Having Limb Amputated
- Man v Fat – A Football League For Overweight Men Looking to Shed Some Pounds
- Lose to Win – California City Motivates Locals to Lose Weight with $3,500 Cash Prize
- Istanbul Mosque Opens Its Doors to Stray Cats on Cold Winter Days
- Dishwasher Cooking is Actually a Thing
Posted: 21 Jan 2016 05:42 AM PST
In a bid to raise awareness about dementia, UK based healthcare training institute Training2Care has started a new initiative – the Mobile Virtual Dementia Tour.
Posted: 21 Jan 2016 04:07 AM PST
After losing a front leg in a terrible accident, a poodle from southwest China's Sichuan province has learned to walk upright on her hind legs. Barbie the poodle is now a local celebrity in the city of Chengdu, and is slowly becoming a social media sensation as well.
Posted: 21 Jan 2016 03:19 AM PST
There's a special football league in England dedicated to helping men keep up their weight-loss resolutions each year. Aptly named 'Man v Fat', the league caters exclusively to overweight men with a body-mass index (BMI) of 30 or above. Teams win points for matches won, as well as pounds lost during the 14-week competition.
Posted: 20 Jan 2016 04:17 AM PST
In a bid to get residents interested in a healthy lifestyle, municipal officials in Lynwood, California, have a yearly program in place called 'Cash for Chunkers'. Participants are divided into teams of four, and for 12 weeks they compete to see who can lose the most weight. This year, the winning team gets to take home a cash prize of $3,500.
Posted: 20 Jan 2016 03:20 AM PST
A mosque in Istanbul is creating social media buzz with its cat-friendly attitude. Stray cats looking for warmth and shelter on cold winter nights are always welcome at Aziz Mahmud Hüdayi Mosque in the city's historical Üsküdar district.
Posted: 20 Jan 2016 02:57 AM PST
Believe it or not, you can actually cook meals in a dishwasher. It sounds kinda gross, but it's a surprisingly popular cooking technique and actually produces decent results!
Dishwasher cooking has apparently been around since the 1970s, but the trend 'caught steam' in 2013, after Italian food writer Lisa Casali, a self-proclaimed dishwasher-cooking expert published a book on the subject. Cucinare in lavastoviglie (Cooking in the Dishwasher) was a big hit, and Casali also posted a series of videos online demonstrating how the technique works. "It's an easy technique within everyone's reach and you can gain great advantages from it," she says in one of her instructional videos. "All you need is a dishwasher and the will to experiment."
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