Free printable gingerbread house patterns and recipes, Christmas craft stencils

Making a holiday gingerbread house is a favorite family tradition. Not being very artistic, I'd cheat and get the gingerbread house kit. But I've found a better way: free printable gingerbread house patterns, recipes, Christmas stencils and templates. People approach Christmas gingerbread house making in two ways. The first is to painstakingly design a work of art--not to be eaten, let alone touched. Then there's our youngest son's method: slap together a ramshackle gingerbread shed, lather in two inches of frosting, cover every inch in candy and devour immediately. Whichever school you subscribe to, you'll want these free printable gingerbread recipes, stencils, templates and patterns.   Free printable gingerbread house patterns and recipes, Christmas craft stencils | Examiner.com

SeaWorld ends orca whale shows over 'Blackfish' Tilikum animal cruelty protests

In startling news, SeaWorld will end orca whale shows at its San Diego theme park. The Guardian reported on Nov. 9, that the decision came in the wake of animal cruelty protests over Tilikum and other killer whales featured in the 2013 "Blackfish" film. Dwindling admissions and sinking profit margins have left SeaWorld floundering. SeaWorld announced that the iconic killer whale shows will be phased out by 2017 and replaced by a "new orca experience" focused on natural environment of whales. 2016 will be the last year guests will see performing killer whales at San Diego SeaWorld amusement park. But ending the orca whale shows is only a ripple in the pond. SeaWorld is completely restructuring the entire venue.SeaWorld ends orca whale shows over 'Blackfish' Tilikum animal cruelty protests | Examiner.com

 

BBQ, pan-fried meat linked to kidney cancer: Broiled, grilled meat carcinogens | Examiner.com

dd BBQ, grilled meat, broiled and pan-fried meat to the list of carcinogens reported the Washington Post on Nov. 9. In October, the World Health Organization said processed meats--hot dogs, bacon, ham, lunch meat--are as carcinogenic as cigarettes and asbestos. Now a National Institutes of Health study found that BBQ and pan-fried meat are linked to kidney cancer. WHO has already connected all red meat to bowel cancer and the list of reasons not to eat red meat just keeps getting longer, and the way you prepare meat is just as dangerous.  BBQ, pan-fried meat linked to kidney cancer: Broiled, grilled meat carcinogens | Examiner.com

Orionid meteor shower peaks Oct. 21: Halley's Comet Orionids light October sky

Grab your binoculars, fellow stargazers, the popular Orionid meteor shower peaks Oct. 21 and into the early hours of Oct. 22, reported Accuweather on Oct. 21. The Orionids (the meteor shower's common nickname) emanate from Halley's Comet, the most well-known comet ever. Halley's Comet got its reputation because it is a P1 (first periodic)--or continually returning--comet man has ever known. At the peak of the Orionid meteor shower, viewers can plan to see as many as 30 meteors per hour. Oh and stargazers, the Orionids will be visible in both the Northern and Southern hemisphere. The Orionids, and all meteor showers, got named from the constellations from which they originate. The Orionids shooting stars come from superstar Betelgeuse in Orion, the hunter.Orionid meteor shower peaks Oct. 21: Halley's Comet Orionids light October sky | Examiner.com

 

Free printable spooky Halloween crafts, horror paper toys and creepy decorations | Examiner.com

 Do you love yourself a deliciously spooky Halloween? Do you anticipate a terrifically terrifying trick-or-treat? Maybe you go all out on a ghostly decorations Hallow-palooza? If so, don't miss this website.



Ravens Blight (how's that for dark, and foreboding) redefines Halloween fun with a gigantic collection of vintage Gothic paper toys you can print free. There are free printable Halloween decorations featuring any kind of creepy thing you could want.

Free printable spooky Halloween crafts, paper toys and creepy decorations | Examiner.com

Sarah Palin leverages Ahmed Mohamed's clock, blasts Obama for praising clock kid

Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin leveraged Ahmed Mohamed's clock and blasted President Obama for praising the clock kid, reported the Washington Post on September 21. "Mother Grizzly" Palin, who vowed to take up arms against schools that didn't allow her kid to bring cookies, is perfectly comfortable with the "nanny state" arresting a Muslim child for bringing his science project to school. The onetime Republican vice-presidential nominee was sure she'd see bomb in the homemade clock.  Sarah Palin leverages Ahmed Mohamed's clock, blasts Obama for praising clock kid 

Salmonella outbreaks prompt chicken recalls: Salmonella outbreak in Melbourne

Massive salmonella outbreaks prompted chicken recalls in the U.S. And in Australia, a Melbourne salmonella outbreak sickened 34 guests at Langham, a top hotel. News 7 reported July 20 that over half of the guests who attended the hotel's high tea on July 11 and 12, got sick. 66 diners were tracked down and 34 been treated for salmonellosis. There is no information on whether the two salmonella outbreaks are connected, nor what specifically the Langham guest ate at tea which made them sick.  Salmonella outbreaks prompt chicken recalls: Salmonella outbreak in Melbourne

Using food chemistry to lose weight, A-Z fat burn food swaps to replace bad fat with good fatty acids

Celebrity Melissa McCarthy dropped 50 lbs cutting carbs. That's an accomplishment. I know. I've lost 100 pounds (sans drugs or surgery) with fat burn food swaps. I lowered cholesterol too. The secret? Eating fat! Seriously! There's a diet myth that says all fat is bad. Fatty acids are healthy. They help dissolve certain foods like leafy vegetables. Fatty acids also burn. The proof is in the picture. Left is me (in blue shirt) 100 pounds heavier. Right is me after losing 100 pounds. Melissa McCarthy skinnier: A-Z fat burn food swaps lose fat, lower cholesterol - Grand Rapids News | Examiner.com



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Free printable earth science worksheets, activities for April Earth Month

There are many reasons to celebrate April. April bids farewell to winter and ushers in spring. Easter and Earth Month are celebrated in April. April 22 is the official Earth Day and April 24 is Arbor Day. Here are environmental science worksheets and lesson plans to explore this "green" month of April.  Free printable earth science worksheets, activities for April Earth Month

Free printable snowflake patterns, templates, stencils, paper snowflakes to cut

Paper snowflakes make great educational tools for science and math lesson plans. Cutting paper snowflakes is also fun! Here are free printable snowflake patterns, templates and stencils. Children learn math skills by exploring symmetry, shapes and geometric patterns in six-sided snowflakes. Students explore art concepts by cutting snowflakes. They learn pattern, line, shape and design. Children learn about earth science by creating snowflake patterns that simulate ice crystal formations. Students improve motor skills by cutting paper snowflake patterns. They improve perceptual skills by folding paper to create the six-sided snowflake patterns.   Free printable snowflake patterns, templates, stencils, paper snowflakes to cut

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