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You’re drinking coffee all wrong: The secret to maximizing your caffeine buzz

New research reveals the best times of days to pour yourself a cup o’ joe, and it’s not first thing in the morning<p>It’s Monday, 8 o’clock in the morning. It was a late night and you have a 9am meeting. Coffee! You need coffee. You drag yourself out of bed. Grind the beans. The aroma, as it wafts up, …

Room Recipe: Entryway

We don't like to play favorites, but it's possible that the entryway is the most important room in your home. It's where you make your first …

Why These Photos of Windows Around the World Have Gone Viral

Portuguese photographer André Vincent Gonçalves started out taking snapshots of colorful windows in his native Évora; his "Windows of the World" project has since grown—and gone viral. Gonçalves spoke to Conde Nast Traveler about the windows that inspire.

Why Selfies Are Good for Girls

They may be the greatest visual feminist act since the famous bra burners of the '70s unsnapped and lit up.<p>Last month on a solo work trip to France I spent an afternoon sightseeing and politely rejecting multiple offers from members of the group I was with to take my picture for me. A mostly older …

53 Books You Won't Be Able To Put Down

What happens next? There's only one way to find out.<p><i>Some entries have been lightly edited for clarity and length.</i>

Books

15 Ways to Use IKEA's Fintorp System All Over The House

Not long ago I explored ways people have used the super affordable Bekvam spice racks all around the house and today I'm turning to another cheap and …

5 Tiny Bedroom Tips: Easy-to-Do & Stylish Ideas

Tiny bedrooms don't have to be a bummer; in fact a small bedroom can up the feeling of coziness, making your sleep space a stunning and stylish spot …

Little Space, Big Colors: 10 Colorful Small Homes

Our Small Cool homeowners may be living in little spaces, but they've never shied away from big colors. As we enjoy the entries from Small Cool 2015, …

5 Smart Solutions to Solve Your Busted Rental Bathroom

Renting doesn't have to mean you're stuck with an ugly, builder-grade bathroom. You can't perform a gut job but you <i>can</i> do these things to spruce up …

Depression Can Physically Change Your DNA, Study Suggests

More evidence that the disease is much more than a mood disorder.<p>Researchers from the UK have found evidence that depression doesn't just change our …

Warren Buffett’s '2 List' Strategy: How to Maximize Your Focus and Master Your Priorities

With well over 50 billion dollars to his name, Warren Buffett is consistently ranked among the wealthiest people in the world. Out of all the …

Time Management

12 Foods To Eat When You're Totally Stressed Out

<i>By Lindsay Funston</i><p>When work deadlines begin piling up and your social calendar is booked, the last thing you want to hear is to steer clear of the vending machine. Who has time for healthy eating? But when it comes to combating stress levels, what you eat may actually help relieve your tension. …

Lemon Mint Iced Tea

Most cafes and restaurants can serve you a glass of plain, unsweetened iced tea, but what if you want a little extra pizzaz without a bunch of …

How to cold-brew coffee at home

Want to know how to make your own cold brew coffee? Follow these instructions for the perfect morning cuppa<p>Cold brew coffee is all the rage these days. It might seem a slightly weird fad – a rather backward way to get a warm cup of coffee - but from a flavour standpoint, there is method in the …

Feeding Babies Foods With Peanuts Appears To Prevent Allergies

Babies at high risk for becoming allergic to peanuts are much less likely to develop the allergy if they are regularly fed foods containing the legumes starting in their first year of life.<p>That's according to a big new study released Monday involving hundreds of British babies. The researchers …

How to Read Intelligently and Write a Great Essay: Robert Frost’s Letter of Advice to His Young Daughter

“The sidelong glance is what you depend on.”<p><i>“Only a person who is congenitally self-centered has the effrontery and the stamina to write essays,”</i> E.B. White wrote in the foreword to his collected essays. Annie Dillard sees things almost the opposite way, insisting that essayists perform a public …

And the happiest state in America is ...

Where's the heart of U.S. well-being? If you guessed Hawaii for its sandy serenity, or Colorado for its Rocky Mountain highs, you're close. Both consistently hit the annual top 10. But the state where residents feel most content: Alaska.<p>Locals in "the last frontier" share the strongest sense of …

Top 10

The Science Behind How Boredom Benefits Creative Thought

Recent studies show that a little boredom in your day opens up the potential for more creative thinking.<p>Boredom gets a bad rap. Truly amazing ideas and offbeat solutions have often come from endless hours of daydreaming.<p>If space and time is what you need to make unusual connections, then why does …

Creativity

6 Important Things To Know About How Your Brain Learns

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>Whether you want to learn a new language, learn to cook, take up a musical instrument, or just get more out of the books you read, it helps to know how your brain learns.<p>While everyone learns slightly differently, we do have similarities in the way our …

Do e-readers really harm sleep? Depends what you call an e-reader

A new study has claimed that light-emitting e-readers “negatively affect sleep, circadian timing and next-morning alertness” when used in the …

The Broke Person's Guide to Decorating: The Cheapest, Chicest & Most Effective Tricks

Have hardly any money to spend on your home decor? Have NO money to spend on your decor? It might seem impossible to design a home that won't end up …

Peanut allergy researchers say they may have found key to a cure

Australian researchers have found a possible key to a cure for people with potentially fatal peanut allergies.<p>A Melbourne-based study has already transformed the lives of many of the children who took part in the clinical trial.<p>Researchers from the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute gave about 30 …

Biomedicine

13 Important Differences Between Learning In Undergrad Vs. Learning In Grad School

<b>1.</b> In college, you may be able to get by without reading once in a while. In grad school, your ability to pull this off is limited. And sure, you are …

Entropy Defied: Researchers Unboil An Egg

Unscrambling eggs is still impossible, an example of entropy in action. But boiling eggs is no longer the one-way process it used to be. Scientists in California and Australia have figured out how to turn solid albumen, the white of an egg, back into a useable liquid.<p>“We have invented a way to …

Scientists Figure out How to Unboil an Egg

(Photo: Craig Hatfield)<p>You can't unring a bell, but you can unboil an egg. Gregory Weiss, a professor of biochemistry at the University of California …

Protein

Celiac Disease Among UK Kids Has Tripled

Over the last 20 years, celiac disease, an autoimmune reaction to gluten, has tripled among children in the United Kingdom, a new study shows.<p>The new …

Public Health

The Bible App Reveals Its Most Popular Verses Of 2014

The Bible App has been downloaded more than 162 million times, according to the app's creator, YouVersion. And unlike the print version of the immensely popular sacred text, the digital version can be mined for data.<p>That traceability lets YouVersion come up with a number of interesting conclusions …