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Cure: A Journey Into the Science of Mind Over Body review – can illness be ‘all in your head’?

There are certain kinds of illnesses that seem to cause great distress to doctors; and there are certain kinds of patients that medicine seems almost incapable of helping. It can seem to some people that doctors are almost hostile to them. We often read in illness memoirs of doctors who have been …

Medicine

Quirky Illustrations Reveal Why Couples Truly Love Their Partners

Artist Landysh Akhmetzyanova and her colleague Asia (a duo better known as Lingvistov) were chatting in a cafe about past loves when they realized something: most relationships are a series of comically relatable moments. With Valentine's Day on the horizon, Lingvistov was inspired to create 21 …

DIY Cat Tree Offers Alternative to Conventional Scratching Posts and Beds

If you consider yourself a discerning pet owner, finding furniture that suits your taste and your cat's claws can be a challenge. A popular type of scratching post is one that's completely covered in carpet, but if you're like Redditor daidougei, you may think this style is “a bit of an eyesore.” …

Articles about 5 striking and unique kitchen islands on Dwell.com - Dwell

Shift Interiors believes that interior design is more than just looking good, it's feeling good too.<p>Henrybuilt and Viola Park rank high on our list of great, modern kitchen systems (a list that includes the likes of Snaidero,...<p>The kitchen has evolved significantly over the years, and new …

Articles about furniture design series coffee table on Dwell.com - Dwell

In Brussels last spring, we had the opportunity to visit Studio With a View, a collective workshop shared by an architect, two...<p>The new Holocene Coffee Table by Modify Furniture is designed as a commentary on the current environmental...<p>Growing up in southeastern Wisconsin, Vincent and Paul …

38 Ways to Be a Better Cook in 2016

<i>by The Epicurious Editors, Epicurious</i><p>PHOTO BY CHELSEA KYLE<p>Some people make New Year's resolutions to start running five miles a day. Some folks vow to never touch another pepperoni-covered French bread pizza. But if you're anything like we are, your 2016 bucket list is all about the cooking skills …

6 Soups You Can Make in 30 Minutes or Less

With these 30 simple soup recipes in your arsenal, you can have dinner on the table in 30 minutes or less. Serenity now. <b>See the full list here.</b><p><b>One-Pot Lemon Chicken Tortellini Soup</b><p>Even better with a loaf of crusty Italian bread. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Creamy Cauliflower Soup</b><p>An amazing veggie-packed vegan …

Timeless Wood Cabin has Been Continually Remodeled and Expanded Since 1959

The <i>Longbranch</i> <i>Cabin</i> has seen quite a transformation since its original construction in 1959. Located amongst the towering fir trees on the Puget Sound, creator Jim Olson (of Olson Kundig architects) has remodeled and expanded the bunk multiple times over the decades–in 1981, 1997, 2003, and 2014. In …

TK evergreen Bitcoin cryptocurrency price article blog post

Currency has gone from cows to coins to paper to plastic. The next big disruption? We could all be spending digital dough.<p>The next time you pull a tattered $5 bill out of your pocket to pay for a coffee, consider the fact that you’re handling one of society’s oldest and most important inventions: …

How to make waking up easier — according to scientists

Save 15 Minutes Every Time You Make Pasta

Boil It in a Frying Pan<p>Making pasta has been the same for years: boil a <b>lot</b> of water, add plenty of kosher salt, then add the pasta, and cook until al …

Science Proves Disorganized People Are More Productive

If you are like most people, you probably imagine people who are organized are more productive compared to disorganized people. Can’t blame you for …

The Kitchen Tools Our Editorial Team Wouldn't Want to Cook Without

As a team of cooks—who make everything from giant cinnamon roll cakes to new takes on your jiggly heirloom salad to squashduckens to fried toast—we're well acquainted with our tools. They make our cooking projects easier—and a heck of a lot more fun.<p>So, what to get the cook that has everything? The …

Adult Pasta (That You'll Want as Much as Kid Pasta)

Yes, the ol' cheese-and-butter on spaghetti combo works like a charm. But now that you're all grown up, isn't it time to get a little fancier with your pasta routine?<p>Children don't have what we'd call <i>discerning</i> palates, with one exception: pasta (okay, and breakfast ice cream). Their impeccable …

Italian Food

How to Make Bakery-Style Muffins From Scratch

Baking doesn't get much easier than making muffins. Learn how to turn out the best muffins from scratch with the help of a few easy tips and …

Landmark Study Identifies Key Brain Difference In Autism

Scientists linked differences in neurotransmitter activity to hypersensitivity in individuals with autism.<p>Neuroscientists at Harvard and MIT have identified, for the first time, a link between the activity of the neurotransmitter GABA and symptoms of autism -- a finding that may pave the way for …

How to find the best airfare on short notice

5 tips to keep in mind when searching for low prices. Justin Sullivan/Getty<p>Buying airline tickets is a lot like gambling or day-trading stocks. Fares go up and down unpredictably. As you get closer to your date of travel, it’s mostly up. But buying a ticket far in advance is not always the answer. …

The Scientific Reasons Why Introverts And Extroverts Are Different

<b>This article first appeared on</b> <b>QuietRev.com</b><p>I’m standing in the crowd in front of the stage at the small gritty music club. My two friends—both extroverts—are on either side of me, swaying along with the crooning Indie singer and smiling. I was having fun for a while, but now I’m ready to head home …

37 Cookie Recipes That Will Elevate Your Baking Game

Cookie recipes. 37 of them, from chewy to crunchy to everything in between.<p><b>See the full list here.</b><p><b>Gingerbread Lattice Cookies</b><p>Ever made a gingerbread lattice cookie? No? Let us show you the way.<b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Sugar Cookies</b><p>Roll them in sprinkles before baking. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Peanut Butter and Jelly</b> …

Why Cheesecakes Crack (& How to Stop It)

<i>Every week, baking expert Alice Medrich will be going rogue on Food52—with shortcuts, hacks, and game-changing recipes.</i><p><i>Today: How to make a cheesecake that won't crack under pressure.</i><p>An uber-decadent cheesecake can make your reputation as a baker and host(ess). Cheesecakes are almost too easy to …

Dessert

6 Baking Substitutions To Use In A Pinch

It's Baking Month: Switch your oven on and get warm, cozy and festive with us this December.<p>You have everything ready: The cake recipe is printed, apron is secured and kitchen jams are blasting. That is, you thought you were ready--as you open the refrigerator and realize you're out of eggs and …

The New Parent's Guide to Traveling With a Baby for the 1st Time

To the surprise (and disappointment) of many other travelers, we have flown with our infant since she was eight weeks old. At 22 months, she has flown more than 100,000 miles to 15 countries on four continents -- some of them several times -- and (I will get hate mail for this) often in first and …

How to Make Swedish-Style Hasselback Potatoes

Meet Hasselback potatoes. Thinly sliced almost all the way through before being fanned out and baked, these fancy-looking spuds were first served at …

So What Exactly Is Allspice, Anyway?

Here's more than you ever thought you wanted to know about it.<p>Allspice is one of those ubiquitous things you probably know of but don't really know <i>about</i>.<p>Most kitchens have it in the spice rack, and if you take the top off, it'll smell a little like cloves mixed with cinnamon, nutmeg, juniper …

Lindal Homes Puts a Green Twist on the Classic A-Frame

1/11<p>Lindal MAF - A3 1200<p>The 1,200 sq ft. A3 1200 is the first of two pitched roof models in the MAF line.

Canva’s Ultimate Guide to Font Pairing

<i>Choosing one typeface isn’t so hard, but how do you choose a pair, or maybe three?</i>Whether you know it or not, different font combinations create …

Planting New Farmers for the Future of Food

There are more than two million farmers in the United States, but most of our food is produced by fewer than one in 10—and their average age, according to federal statistics, is 57. The proportion of farmers over 75 is rising, and one-fourth of all farmers plan to retire within 20 years. Who will …

Farming

Savory Dinner Rolls Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> I took a basic yeast dough, slathered it with compound butter, and sprinkled on some cheddar cheese to make these rolls. They freeze beautifully so you can always have a stash of fresh rolls when you need them. Great for the holidays! —Donna<p><b>Makes: 28 dinner rolls</b><p><b>For the dough:</b><p>1 1/2 …

Recipes

NYU scientists are transforming the way we understand how the brain processes language

The work seems to contradict theories that brains just collect one word at a time.<p>The finding, reported in Nature Neuroscience, plunges the scientists, all of whom are affiliated with New York University, into a long-time roaring battle among linguists, neuroscientists and psychologists about how …

Articles about open plan kitchens ideal entertaining on Dwell.com - Dwell

As we wrap up 2015, we take a look at the latest trends that are impacting kitchen and appliance design.<p>Besides being a place for food preparation and cooking, your modern kitchen can be a prime social zone where your friends and...<p>French designer Benoit Challand designs a cubicle-based font that …