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If The Best Marvel Movies Are Unlike The Rest, Why Are Most Just Like The Others?

<i>Samuel Brace on the Marvel Cinematic Universe…</i><p>We are always told “safety first”. But fortune does indeed favour the bold.<p>The Marvel Cinematic …

Anxiety: The Unexpected Health Crisis That’s Crippling Today’s Youth

<i>Why has debilitating anxiety become so common among the young? And why is it still so often overlooked?</i><p>June, a fifteen-year-old boy who a few days later became my patient rode his bike to Venice Beach, laid it in the sand, and stripped down to his boxer shorts. Then he started to swim and kept …

Children Cast Superhero Shadows to Reveal Their Heroic Aspirations

Artist Jason Ratliff is known for using superhero-centric images to inspire and empower children throughout the world. In his collection called <i>Super Shadows</i>, he depicts portraits of kids whose exaggerated shadows reflect the fictional figures that they admire most—like Batman, Ironman, and Captain …

Fort Worth

Thirty-clove garlic and onion soup

Garlic’s anti-inflammatory, anti-parasitic, antibiotic and antiviral properties make it an incredibly important ingredient in the defence against digestive assaults of all varieties.<p>SERVES<p>3-4<p>INGREDIENTS<p>3 garlic bulbs, whole, unpeeled<br>• 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil<br>• 2 tbsp unsalted butter<br>• 1 large onion, …

Onions

I Took the Advice of a Book Called "Cooking For a Man"

<i>Allison Robicelli will be taking on a different vintage cookbook every other week—this week is her first.</i><p>“Don’t you dress, make-up and hair-do to please a man? Cook with the same idea in mind; season with A-1 Sauce, and hear some rave reviews of your home cooking!” —1941's “Cooking for a Man” by …

United Kingdom

A Chicken and Cabbage Sheet Pan Supper You Can (Practically) Set and Forget

A sheet pan supper suggests a lot: dinner on a single pan, vegetables cooked with proteins, side dishes with entrées, a complete meal requiring minimal fuss and clean-up. It’s the convenience of a crock pot in a fraction of the time.<p>If you’ve made a sheet pan supper, however, you likely know the …

Cooking

HBO’s New Film Shows How Abortion Is Not Something That Happens To Someone Else

Talking to director Tracy Droz Tragos about her film “Abortion: Stories Women Tell”<p>It's been more than 40 years since the Supreme Court's decision in <i>Roe v Wade</i> gave American women the right to choose whether or not they want to terminate a pregnancy, and yet abortion is a more controversial and …

How to make the perfect fish fingers

Few foods remind me quite as strongly of childhood as the fish finger. Though I claimed not to like fish for an embarrassingly long time, these orange sticks, which tasted largely of salt and margarine, were far enough removed from anything with fins to meet my approval – which was fortunate given …

Whitefish

2016 MTV VMA Dresses: Celebrity After-Party Transformations

There was some incredible fashion last night at the 2016 MTV VMAs, both on the red carpet and on stage. Beyoncé arrived in a major feathered creation and dripping in millions of dollars worth of diamonds—that immediately sparked several Internet memes, of course—with Blue Ivy in tow. And everyone …

Dresses

Walkers Crisps holiday competition advert banned following complaints

An advert for a Walkers Crisps competition offering 20,000 holidays has been banned after more than 100 consumers complained that the trips on offer were virtually impossible to win.<p>The Spell and Go promotion, which featured TV adverts presented by Gary Lineker, had participants taking codes …

Walking

31 Ways to Improve Your Life in Just a Month

Imagine the possibilities of a life filled with these simple acts of joy that can be done in minutes. Here's a template to get started.<p>Before this 31-day plan became a lifestyle, I first had to remove the tumors of self-gratification and hubris (trust me, the attitude ruling my life in the old days …

How Miki Agrawal Is Using Period Panties to Fight the Patriarchy | Women's Health

Miki is a huge proponent of ending the shame around bodily functions, or, as she calls it, The Three P’s: periods, pee, and poop. She sees panties as just the beginning, though that beginning was certainly a messy one.<p>RELATED: I Tried ‘Period-Proof Underwear’—and It Actually Worked<p>"Necessity is the …

3 Foods That Are Surprisingly Considered 'Healthy'

Americans are a little confused about whether they should be eating these.<p>When it comes to choosing nutritious food, it turns out many of us are <i>seriously</i> confused about which foods are healthy and which are not.<p>The New York Times and Morning Consult teamed up to ask both hundreds of nutrition …

Nutrition

You're Probably Wearing the Wrong Shoe Size—Here's How to Find Out

We know, we know. You're a grown-up; you know what shoe size you're supposed to wear; you've been buying shoes for years. Well, bad news. According to a study by the College of Podiatry in the U.K., most people are walking around in shoes that are the wrong size for their feet. In fact, when the …

Katherine Dunn, Author of Geek Love, Has Died

<i>Geek Love</i> is one of the main reasons I rarely loan out books anymore—at least, not with the expectation that I’ll ever see them again. When I heard the news yesterday that its author, Katherine Dunn, had died at the age of 70, I looked to my shelves, found my copy once again absent, and found …

Books

Dear Americans, I'm fed up with your stupid cup measurements

Dear United States of America. Could you please buy some ruddy kitchen scales? Here in the UK, we love your food, we really do.<p>We guzzle your dirty burgers, crave your Cronuts and scoff your hot dogs like there’s no tomorrow. But your recipes are giving us heartburn. Why on earth do your cookbooks …

Prince Discussed Celibacy, Chris Brown, and the Power of Women in Lost Interview

Rolling Stone just published a profile from a 2014 interview with the icon.<p>As the investigation into Prince’s sudden death continues, and details about his final days emerge, <i>Rolling Stone</i> has released a lost interview with the innovative artist.<p>The magazine’s <b>Brian Hiatt</b> explains that the 2014 …

Chris Brown

Alex Turner Unplugged: His 10 Best Acoustic Moments

Not only is Alex Turner able to rock with the best of them on Arctic Monkeys‘ most visceral cuts (‘Pretty Visitors’), he’s also established himself …

10+ Dishes And Drinks Everyone Should Know How To Make At Home (Including You)

Whether you have trouble boiling water or you know your way around an immersion circulator, there are some foods that everyone should know how to …

25 Recipes for Super-Satisfying Sandwiches

More<p>Sandwiches<p>Tips and tricks for making the best sandwiches at home.<p>Portable, infinitely variable, and just so darn satisfying, the sandwich is, in my opinion, about as close as you'll get to a perfect food. All you need is bread (or some sort of bread equivalent) and a little creativity when it …

The dark side of Guardian comments

As part of a series on the rising global phenomenon of online harassment, the Guardian commissioned research into the 70m comments left on its site since 2006 and discovered that of the 10 most abused writers eight are women, and the two men are black. Hear from three of those writers, explore the …

Internet

22 small and beautifully formed summer festivals to discover in the UK

LONDON — The big summer festivals are a lot of fun, but they don’t come cheap. They’re busy too, and you usually have to contend with a limited range …

Cameron Diaz Gushes About Husband Benji Madden: 'This Is What Real Love Is'

Despite the roster of attractive men Cameron Diaz has dated in the past, she says she only has eyes for hubby Benji Madden.<p>“Nothing matters now that …

Living Rooms

Gardens: are blackcurrants the new blueberry?

Open any plant catalogue these days and you will find a spread dedicated to “superfoods”. Exotic goji berries and aronias rub shoulders with the ubiquitous blueberry and even pomegranates, along with claims of fruit being “loaded with antioxidants”. As a botanist, I’ve always been curious as to why …

Gardening

Why The New Year’s Attacks On Women In Germany Weren’t Even A Crime

Feminists and conservatives, liberals and racists all say they want nothing more than to protect women’s rights. But right now even German law doesn’t do that. BuzzFeed News’ Jina Moore reports from Cologne.<p>COLOGNE, Germany — It took time, too much time, for the truth to come out. When it did, …

Feminism

The OFM 50: what we love about the world of food in 2016

<b>1: The Man Behind the Curtain</b><p>With rock god hair, skintight jeans and leopardskin boots, Michael O’Hare looks more like an extra from <i>Spinal Tap</i> than one of the UK’s hottest chefs, but appearances aren’t everything. O’Hare’s The Man Behind the Curtain, atop a flash Leeds clothing emporium is equally …

England

How teenage pregnancy collapsed after birth of social media

Have Facebook and Snapchat helped stop teenagers having sex? New figures show teenage pregnancies plunging to record low since social media explosion<p>Teenage pregnancy rates have almost halved since the birth of social media as a global phenomenon, official figures show.<p>The rate of pregnancies among …

First image from Seth Rogen's R-rated 3D animated comedy Sausage Party revealed

Typically, 3D animated films, which include such recent offerings from Pixar and DreamWorks as <b>The Good Dinosaur</b> and <b>Kung Fu Panda 3</b>, are aimed at …

Film Industry

Nigel Slater’s swede, sweet potato and chia hash recipe

The recipe<p>Peel 500g of swede and cut it into small dice, about 1cm square. Then do the same with 300g of sweet potato. Warm 4 tbsp of olive oil in a heavy-based frying pan then add the swede and cook for 4 or 5 minutes. Add the sweet potato and continue cooking, stirring from time to time. After 20 …

Chia Seeds