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How to watch this weekend's Perseid meteor shower

How to watch this weekend's Perseid meteor shower

Science
Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Skywatchers in the Northern Hemisphere will be treated to a show of shooting stars on Friday and Saturday night as the Perseid meteor shower peaks over the weekend.There is one problem, however: a near-full moon. The moon turned full on August 7. By Saturday, the moon will be an 80 percent full waning gibbous.Clouds and light-pollution -- whether from skyscrapers or full moons -- are the primary enemies of stargazing.Rumors that this month's Perseids will be of epic proportions have been propagating online. Those spreading the hype apparently failed to check the lunar calendar.Despite the glare of the moon, viewers will still be able to see some shooting stars, perhaps as many as 20 per hour in the early morning hours. The shooting stars will appear as if they're coming fr...
Unexpected back-to-school expenses can easily add up this fall

Unexpected back-to-school expenses can easily add up this fall

Finance
Watch out, parents: Back-to-school season can easily put a four-figure dent in your budget.Parents of high school students can expect to pay an average $ 1,489 per child for school supplies and activity fees, according to the annual Huntington Bank Backpack Index. That's a drop of $ 9, or less than 1 percent, from 2016. Parents of elementary-school students can expect to pay an average $ 662 per child, up 1 percent from last year. Middle-school students' parents will fork over $ 1,001, a 4.6 percent increase. Some parents expect to shell out even more. One in 5 parents said they plan to spend more than $ 2,000 per child in back-to-school shopping, according to a new Capital One survey. Teen boys and girls said the most important items to have when returning to school are new clothes and ne...
This Veggie and Steak Grain Bowl May Be The Most Balanced Meal Ever

This Veggie and Steak Grain Bowl May Be The Most Balanced Meal Ever

Health
Can we just say that we love a good grain bowl? The versatile meal lends itself to tons of healthy combinations. The proof is in this bowl that’s made with fiber-rich farro and veggies like lettuce, zucchini, and roasted peppers. We top the whole thing with a 3-ounce portion of lean flank steak and a dash of crumbled feta cheese to bring you a balanced dish that’s full of the nutrients you need. Healthy whole grains? Check. Veggies? Check. Protein? Double check. Watch the video above to see how you can cook up this superfood grain bowl at home. Let's block ads! (Why?) Food - Health.com
This Slimmed-Down Grilled Cheese Tastes as Good as the Original

This Slimmed-Down Grilled Cheese Tastes as Good as the Original

Health
If you’re anything like us, grilled cheese sandwiches are up there with your favorite splurge foods. But the classic childhood combo doesn’t have to wreck your healthy meal plan. In this video, we’ll show you how to make a healthier version of a grilled cheese sandwich by swapping rye for white bread and adding vitamin C-packed tomatoes and low-calorie mustard—upping its nutrition without sacrificing flavor. Let's block ads! (Why?) Food - Health.com
LISTEN: Matt Le Tissier slams ‘unprofessional’ Virgil Van Dijk and insists Southampton could end up keeping Liverpool target this summer

LISTEN: Matt Le Tissier slams ‘unprofessional’ Virgil Van Dijk and insists Southampton could end up keeping Liverpool target this summer

Sports
Matt Le Tissier believes Southampton could continue to play hardball with in-demand defender Virgil van Dijk and ensure he STAYS at the club this summer.Van Dijk has been strongly linked with a move to Liverpool during the transfer window.The 25-year-old centre-back is said to be one of Jurgen Klopp’s top summer targets, and the player has indicated that he is keen to join the Reds and is reportedly training on his own in an attempt to force a move to Anfield.READ MORE: There is no way back for Virgil van Dijk at Southampton, former Premier League striker tells talkSPORTHowever, the Netherlands international still has five years remaining of the six-year deal he penned with the Saints in May 2016.Club legend Le Tissier has criticised the defender’s antics as ‘unprofessional’ and ‘distastef