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10 Foods that Yogis & Non-Yogis Should Eat for a Healthier Mind, Body & Soul

Unlike nutritionists who differentiate between carbs, protein, and fat, yoga classifies the foods based on the effect they have on your body and mind.<p>…

Swirling GIF Illusions Look Like the Universe Breathing

Get lost in a mesmerizing galactic collaboration between James R. Eads and The Glitch.<p>Is it the night sky or a couple holding each other close? It's both, if you're looking at James R. Eads' <i>Hello Helios</i>. Artist Chris McDaniel, a.k.a., The Glitch, saw the swirling illustrations and felt compelled to …

These Churro Ice Cream Sandwiches Will Make Your Date Night So Much Sweeter

#NetflixAndChurro<p>Serves 10-12<p>3 cups water<p>⅓ cup oil<p>½ tablespoon salt<p>2 cups flour<p>Oil, for frying<p>1 cup sugar<p>¼ cup cinnamon<p>2 pints vanilla ice cream<p>1. In a large pot, bring the water, oil, and salt to a boil.<p>2. Add the flour and turn the heat off. Quickly stir the flour until it forms a smooth …

Dessert

A theory about how Trump could beat Clinton is coming true

Back in April, when Donald Trump was 12 points behind Hillary Clinton in the polls, I advanced the theory that Trump could unexpectedly become president if there was one key demographic shift among American voters*: If Trump received 69% of the votes of "non-college educated white people," rather …

Government

The Histogram – One of the Most Useful Tools in Photography

by Zack SchnepfI think the histogram is one of the most important and useful tools in all of photography. It’s a tool I rely on throughout my entire …

Landscape Photography

How to Clean Cast-Iron Cookware

You might be surprised to know soap isn’t necessary<p>There’s a reason cast-iron pots and pans have remained popular since pioneer times: The material is so tough it’s virtually immortal. Still, caring for and restoring cast-iron pans remains a mystery for many home cooks. So who better to shed light …

Playful German street photography – in pictures

“Street photography is all about accidents” says Max Slobodda, a photographer from Germany whose Merge series captures people, and occasionally animals, appearing to melt into their surroundings. Taken around the Ruhr Valley, Düsseldorf and Cologne over the past two years, the photographs are part …

Photography

18 Summer Pasta Ideas To Try ASAP

Relationship status: pasta.<p><i>For more pasta recipes, head over to Food52.</i>

Italian Food

Spicy Coconut Shrimp Bisque – It's the Besh!

This spicy coconut shrimp bisque recipe was inspired by a similar soup I saw Chef John Besh make during a demo I attended at the Atlanta Food & Wine …

Garlicky Shrimp with Tomatoes and White Wine Recipe

<i>This dish was inspired by the garlicky shrimp at my favorite tapas bar in NYC, El Quinto Pino. Serve with plenty of good, crusty bread to soak up the</i> …

Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Skewers

<i>These cute skewers are packed with juicy sausage and shrimp with homemade cajun seasoning. And the flavors are AH-MAZING!</i>Appetizers are everything, …

Cooking

Basil Shrimp Recipe

"This was given to me by my friend, Elaine. It is one of the most delicious shrimp recipes for the BBQ I have ever had, and it is so easy. My son …

New Orleans Style BBQ Shrimp

<i>New Orleans style barbecue shrimp, made with large shrimp, Creole seasoning, beer, hot sauce, olive oil, lots of Worcestershire sauce and pepper, and</i> …

Anthropologist follows trail of century-old hobo graffiti

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anthropologist Susan Phillips had spent a career examining the graffiti that covers urban walls, bridges and freeway …

Los Angeles

Teaching the Greeks and Critical Thinking -- Part 1: Why Students Need the Humanities Now More Than Ever

Students today grow up in such a distracted and meaningless world that, unless schools give them some idea of where we have come from as a cultural tradition, schools themselves run the risk of becoming part of that meaninglessness. Not that students need necessarily accept that tradition, but they …

The New Makers

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Wood-And-Glue Skyscrapers Are On The Rise

And they could help fight climate change<p>Thanks to advances in wood construction, the next generation of skyscraper might be made of spruce, not steel. Architects are designing wood buildings that ditch concrete and metal in favor of a more environmentally friendly material—one that could help fight …

Fossil Fuels

21 Easy and Delicious Whole30 Dinner Recipes

If you missed our Whole30 breakfast recipe roundup, here’s a simple refresher of what the program is all about. Designed to be a monthlong reboot for …

Cooking

Perfect Shots of Abandoned Locations

Mattias Haker is a photographer specialized in architecture, urbex, abandoned places ; pictures below are taken from his series <i>Impermanence</i> which …

Photography

Has Luxury Fashion Priced Itself Into Extinction?

Big-name high-end brands like Burberry, Prada, and LVMH are in difficult financial times: The public simply doesn’t covet their once-desirable labels …

Ralph Lauren

10 of the best hostels and lodges … that you have to hike to

The Dolomites, Italy<p><b>Rifugio Lagazuoi</b><br>Rifugio Lagazuoi is like a sentinel 2,750m above the spires and green valleys of northern Italy, offering not only panoramic views from its sprawling terrace but also the highest sauna in the Dolomites. Expect hearty local cuisine – such as polenta with roe deer …

Hiking

Architects Protest Competition to Design a Border Wall Between the US and Mexico

April 13, 2016 at 6:45am<p>Last month, an anonymous group of architects, designers, and artists who call themselves the Third Mind Foundation launched a …

Everything you see is an illusion, scientist warns – and reality is MUCH weirder

It sounds like something you’d hear at a yoga retreat – or from someone who has fried their brain on LSD.<p>But the reality we all see might actually be …

Plant Basil With Tomatoes for a Natural Pest Repellant (and Other Garden Tricks)

Here in North America, it’s time to think about planting (if you haven’t already), and the Old World Garden Farm suggests a garden pair that makes a …

Meditation tips: Exercise for your brain according to life coach Rebecca Hass

Meditation can improve focus, memory and emotional control<p>The best way to deal with stress is to train your mind to appreciate the present, says life …

8 Foods That Will Help You Get a Better Night's Sleep

You've brewed countless cups of chamomile, taken your fair share of restorative yoga classes, and even tried to shut the lights off just a little bit earlier. After all, quality z's affect everything from your eating habits to your immune system—and we doubt you have time to be bogged down by a …

Hadley Freeman: I like Bernie as much as the next idealist, but Hillary gets my vote

Donald Trump talking about the size of his genitals during a presidential debate: I should have predicted that. But who’d have thought that young, liberal American women would be more excited about a 74-year-old male senator than the prospect of the first female president?<p>Young Americans don’t like …

Government

AP FACT CHECK: Clinton vs. Sanders on Wall Street

WASHINGTON (AP) — Her intent was to mar the voting record of her rival. But Hillary Clinton also cast aspersions on the presidential record of her …

Middle-class

The Best Homemade Pesto Recipe | Men's Health

To experience the bright, fresh, garlicky, herbal flavors of good pesto you have to make the sauce yourself.<p>No worries, though, because the following recipe isn’t like anything you’ll ever find on the grocery shelves. You start by making pan-roasted garlic oil. Then you blend that deeply aromatic …

Vertical 'Skyfarm' Would Grow Crops Alongside Skyscrapers

The world is becoming increasingly urban, and as it changes, so does the definition of a "farm." We already have rooftop gardens in Brooklyn and …

North London