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Scientists have discovered a simple way to cook rice that dramatically cuts the calories

Rice, the lifeblood of so many nations’ cuisines, is perhaps the most ubiquitous food in the world. In Asia, where an estimated 90 percent of all rice is consumed, the pillowy grains are part of almost every meal. In the Caribbean, where the starch is often mixed with beans, it’s a staple too. Even here in the United States, where people eat a comparatively modest amount of rice, plenty is still consumed.

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The art of fostering

Parents know the joy of welcoming a new child into their family. And almost all parents dread the day when they have to say goodbye to a child. For foster parents, however, the time between those two events can be very short.