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With a couple of ice cubes, you can turn in a warm dish into one that can satisfy your dinner needs during a hot summer evening. 

New Zealand house prices have fallen year-on-year for the first time in more than a decade as rising interest rates finally halted a dizzying boom that had only gained momentum after the coronavirus pandemic first hit. The Real Estate Institute of New Zealand on Thursday reported median prices fell 1.8% in July when compared with the same month last year. The decline was more pronounced in the biggest city of Auckland, where prices fell 5.6%, and in the capital, Wellington, down by 5.9%. Sales also declined by more than one-third. Up until its peak last November, the New Zealand property market had been among the frothiest in the world.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has declared victory over COVID-19 just three months after acknowledging an outbreak, claiming the country’s widely disputed success would be recognized as a global health miracle. State media also said Kim’s sister said her brother at one point suffered a fever himself. Some experts believe North Korea has manipulated disclosures on its outbreak to help Kim maintain absolute control and they believe the victory statement signals his aim to move to other priorities. Kim's sister blamed the outbreak on leaflets flown from from South Korea and warned of deadly retaliation, remarks experts worry may portend a provocation. South Korean and U.S. officials have said North Korea could be preparing for a nuclear test.

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has reshuffled his Cabinet in a bid to distance his administration from the conservative Unification Church over its ties to the assassinated leader Shinzo Abe and senior ruling party members. The reshuffle was the second in just 10 months since Kishida took office. He says it's important to gain people’s trust and that the new Cabinet included only those who agreed to strictly review their ties to the church and help the victims of the allegedly fraudulent religious businesses. Abe’s assassination on July 8 and its impact on politics increased uncertainty as public support for Kishida’s Cabinet plunged. Seven ministers were removed including Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi, Abe’s younger brother. The church leader criticized Kishida's purge.

Have you considered how your diet, and the food you eat later in the day, can impact your sleep? Elisabeth Clare, founder and director of MBST UK, notes that there are certain food and drinks that have sleep-regulating hormones present in them. "This helps to induce chemical responses within…


Are you passing through Montana’s Yellowstone Country this summer but don’t have enough time to tour the park? Don’t worry! There are a host of wonderful activities and day trips around the region to satisfy your need for adventure. 

Content by Brand Ave. Studios. The annual Amazon Prime Day is coming July 12 and 13, and per usual will offer discounts on many of your favorite things.

TikTok creator @paigelindgren came up with a delicious 4-ingredient dip using Trader Joe’s products. You’ll want to put this lentil dip on everything.

TikTok creator shows how to make a simple 3-ingredient cucumber roll up recipe. Add the spices of your choice to change up the flavor. 

When the three o’clock slump hits and you’re craving a snack to get you through the rest of the workday, reach for these easy and healthy options from TikTok.

TikTok creator @thedioxxaleala loved the pure black ceramic vases from West Elm, but they just weren’t worth the splurge at $140. Instead, she went to Dollar Tree and Michael’s to recreate the look for just $12. 

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