Aaron Baird

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The surprising cure for social anxiety

Nervousness in unfamiliar social environments is normal, and it is distinct from shyness, which is not defined by a sense of uneasiness. It becomes …

Depression

How to Turn a Bad Day Around

Let’s face it. Life can be full of frustrations—an argument with your teenager over breakfast, a missed train, or even just a spilled coffee can make you wish you could crawl back into bed. How can you change your mood when you’ve started your day off on the wrong foot? How do you stop annoyances …

Your Coolest New Party Trick: The Instant Old Fashioned

Forget not having fun at parties you're hosting. Make this quick and easy syrup in advance and make guests instant Old Fashioneds all night.<p>Ready to be the coolest person at any party you attend from here on out? Come equipped with a recipe for Old Fashioned syrup you're about to commit to memory, …

25 Stir-Fry Recipes to Rock Out With Your Wok Out

Every cook has <i>that</i> piece of cookware—the one they keep coming back to day after day. That could be a stainless steel sauté pan, a cast iron skillet, or an enameled cast iron Dutch oven, but for me it's unquestionably my wok. I've been using the same cheap carbon steel wok for years, and it's one of …

Fossils Reveal Oldest Known Human-Sized 'Sea Scorpion'

Biologists at Yale have discovered a previously unknown species of enormous "sea scorpion" that predates others like it by some 9 million years. <i>Pentecopterus decorahensis</i> was part of a group called the eurypterids, which browsed shallow coastal waters for prey to trap with their claws. It could …