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It’s not just David Cameron who is nuts about almond milk

Almond milk is a delicious alternative to cow's milk - but it's much better if you make your own<p>Our Dear Leader is said to have taken to splashing almond milk in his tea and on his cereal. In the name of the Prime Ministerial waistline, he is substituting almond milk, generally around half the …

Recipes

How Cognitive Biases Influence How You Think and Act

A cognitive bias is a systematic error in thinking that affects the decisions and judgments that people make. Some of these biases are related to …

The Psychology Behind the 'Flow' State of Mind

What exactly is <b>flow</b>? Imagine for a moment that you are running a race. Your attention is focused on the movements of your body, the power of your …

Consciousness

Noodles, dildos, dancing and basement bars: it’s the best bits of Soho – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London

Posted at 12:15 pm, April 19, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Food & Drink, Music & Nightlife, Shopping & Style<p><i>The lowdown on the West End’s most</i> …

7 Lesser-Known Hobbies for the Bored and Adventurous

Admit it—you're bored. It’s not your fault entirely; our society has removed the need for labor and replaced it with a ravenous emptiness, aching to …

Mardi Gras

Why it's time for brain science to ditch the 'Venus and Mars' cliche

Reports trumpeting basic differences between male and female brains are biological determinism at its most trivial, says the science writer of the year<p>As hardy perennials go, there is little to beat that science hacks' favourite: the hard-wiring of male and female brains. For more than 30 years, I …

7 Ways To Give Presentations That People Actually Care About

No one will be looking at their phones–unless they’re tweeting about how awesome your talk is. Really.<p>When NYU leadership lecturer Helio Fred Garcia wants to gather an audience’s attention, he enlists the most fearsome of allies: The Black Eyed Peas.<p>“At precisely 9 a.m. I touch a button on my …

Any.DO's Cal is a smarter, more beautiful calendar app for Android

Any.DO’s Cal is now available for Android, bringing a better calendar experience with tight to-do list integration to all users.<p>The new Cal app from Any.DO aims to make the calendar on your phone smarter by integrating social networks and third-party apps. The app lets you see who is attached to …

Apps

8 Subconscious Mistakes Our Brains Make Every Day–And How To Avoid Them

The “swimmer’s body illusion,” and other ways our brains play tricks on us.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>Get ready to have your mind blown.<p>I was seriously shocked at some of these mistakes in thinking that I subconsciously …

Information is Beautiful Award Winners 2013

In an information-obsessed society, a new crop of artists is representing visual data in engaging, imaginative ways. In June, we were pleased to announce this year's Information is Beautiful Awards. It's a competition, open to the public, that was founded last year by data visualizer David …

Data Visualization

Forget Prozac, Psychobiotics Are the Future of Psychiatry

For millennia, the human race has sought to combat psychological disorders through the intervention of natural – and eventually synthetic – chemicals. Originally, the sources for these psychoactive substances were the various fruits and flowers, including the Areca tree (betel nut), the poppy …

Quick and Comforting Winter Meals

Warm up your weeknights with quick and comforting winter meals, like golden spiced chicken and skillet-fried sausages with seared apples

Cooking

6 Chemical Reaction GIFs That Will Make You a Smarter Person

Remember how much fun your high school chemistry class was? Neither do we. But that may be because there weren't enough explosions. Well, nowadays, …

There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

“I’m just not a math person.”<p>We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably <i>are</i> a math person, and by thinking otherwise, you are possibly hamstringing your own career. …

Education

Are you an introvert or an extrovert? And what does it mean for your career? http://f-st.co/uAAB3cX "Introverts (or those of us with introverted tendencies) tend to recharge by spending time alone. They lose energy from being around people for long periods of time, particularly large crowds. Extroverts, on the other hand, gain energy from other people. Extroverts actually find their energy is sapped when they spend too much time alone. They recharge by being social."

7 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Making Beef Stew

From using the wrong cut of beef to overthickening the stew, the most common ways home cooks ruin beef stew<p>It's stew season! We've been taking advantage of the chill in the air, and making warm, cozy dishes like chili, posole, and chicken stew for dinner. But there's one stew to rule them all: beef …

Cooking

Gold really does grow on trees, researchers discover

Researchers have found a surprising marker for deep-buried gold: miniscule traces in the leaves of Eucalyptus trees.<p>The unusual finding may prove a boon for prospectors in a time of dwindling gold reserves and skyrocketing prices, with new discoveries down 45pc in the past decade, according to a …

25 Takeout Recipes You Should Know How to Make at Home

Cooking

Porn on the Brain – TV review

Within 20 seconds of tonight's Channel 4 documentary, we're told that online porn is 'turning our kids into psychopaths'. At that point I almost gave up, but I'm glad I didn't<p>Britain has come a long way since 1986 when TV's red triangle would warn of (what sounds to my Australian ear as) "sex wheel …

10 grammar rules you can forget: how to stop worrying and write proper

Guardian Style Guide author David Marsh set out to master perfect grammatical English – but discovered that 'correct' isn't always best. Here are the 10 grammar laws you no longer need to check<p>• Plus: five rules you should remember • What pop music can teach you about building sentences • A few …

5 of the Fiercest One-Liners in History

Finding the right words when detonating an atomic bomb or sacrificing one's life for friendship came easy for these people.<p>1. Lawrence Oates before …

‘Pregnant’ boy, 2, gives birth to his own parasitic twin

<b>Doctors in China were left stunned after discovering a two-year-old boy was carrying an undeveloped foetus inside his stomach.</b><p>Xiao Feng had to …

How to Cook the Perfect Steak

Our eight-part <b>Be More Interesting</b> series will teach you new skills to wow your friends. Today, Max Silvestri learns how to cook the perfect steak.<p>Our</b> …

US shutdown: a new guide for non-Americans

The American government has begun shutting its non-essential services. Why? And what will it mean?<p>Please explain what just happened<p>The US government has begun shutting its non-essential services. Hundreds of thousands of workers are waking up to the news that they are on unpaid leave, and they …

Star Wars lightsabers finally invented

Scientists in America have 'accidentally' found a way forward to the creation of real-life weapons as used by Jedi Knights<p>• Star Wars pet clothing range has puppies feeling the force • How to make your own Jedi lightsaber<p>Wannabe Jedi Knights rejoice, for scientists have discovered that the famous …

Infographic: What beer and coffee do to your brain (and which makes you more creative) http://f-st.co/bCOwpSV

Ikea Will Start Selling Solar Panels Alongside Those Cheap Dressers

In a sign of the growing mainstream appeal and affordability of solar energy, Ikea, the mega-mart for cheap furniture, announced today that it will begin selling photovoltaic panels at all its stores in the U.K. in the coming months.<p>The first panels went on sale today at its store in Southhampton …

Letter from the Archive: Vladimir Nabokov’s “Signs and Symbols”

My suggestion for this weekend’s reading is Vladimir Nabokov’s short story “Signs and Symbols,” which ran in the magazine sixty-five years ago with the title “Symbols and Signs.” The story, which centers on an elderly couple’s attempt to visit their son in a sanitarium, is one of the best examples …

Literature

Brain scans of porn addicts: what's wrong with this picture?

Scan images show that watching online 'adult' sites can alter our grey matter, which may lead to a change in sexual tastes<p>The Cambridge University neuropsychiatrist Dr Valerie Voon has recently shown that men who describe themselves as addicted to porn (and who lost relationships because of it) …