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A–Z of the First World War

How much do you really know about the First World War? In a new bite-sized A-Z guide, the Imperial War Museum reveals a number of surprising facts, …

Beyond Paleo: Is Eating Like a Viking the Next It Diet?

<i>Europe is heeding the call of the Norse: A diet rich in berries, fish, nuts, and game is charting a course to boosting health and losing pounds. Kate Christensen reports on the New Nordic phenomenon.</i><p>My father’s grandparents came from Norway and settled in the Scandinavian bastion of Minnesota. As a …

Holistic Medicine

Great Whiskeys for New Year's Eve Celebration By John Mariani

This is a new Golden Age for whiskies, spirits whose popularity was long ago eclipsed by tasteless vodkas and white rums. The emergence of single malt Scotches, small batch bourbons, even a resurgence of new ryes, has made it a hot category again--and not a cheap one. Indeed, the price of a lot of …

The Best Quick Soups for Winter

When you get home exhausted and hungry from the gym or after-work bevs or running errands, sometimes it just seems too cold and overwhelming to cook …

Cooking

The year 2014 in archaeology

<b>It's been a fascinating year for ground-breaking archaeology around the globe, with cholera-stricken "vampires", armour made of bone, and the invention of trousers. Here's just a selection of what has made an impact this year.</b><p>Challenging climates<p>While world leaders were formulating an international …

Medieval Christmas: how was it celebrated?

It is today associated with merriment, gift giving and indulgence. But how was Christmas celebrated in the Middle Ages? Here, Dr Matthew Champion …

Changing Times: there’s more to domestic service than Downton Abbey

Chris Bowlby takes a closer look at the history of domestic service...<p><i>This article first appeared in the October 2012 issue of BBC History …

Sex and the Industrial Revolution

<i>Sexual intercourse began</i><i><br>In nineteen sixty-three (which was rather late for me) –</i><i><br>Between the end of the Chatterley ban</i><i><br>And the Beatles’ first …

Divorce

10 things you didn’t know about London’s sporting history

From Tudor tennis courts to Georgian swimming pools, London’s love affair with sporting venues dates back hundreds of years. But some aspects of the …

Top 10 Tudor podcasts

<b>From courtiers to accidental death, we’ve rounded up 10 of our best Tudor history podcasts</b><p>The origins of the Tudors<p>Steven Gunn explains the …

7 Ways To Make Your Home A Greener Place

Want to go green, but don't have the time or budget for a complete renovation? Easily make your home more eco-friendly with these seven simple DIY projects.<p>"Living a greener life" seems like a tall order, especially if you're renting or can't afford to renovate your home using eco-friendly …

Forgotten fairytales slay the Cinderella stereotype

Once upon a time … the fairytales you thought you knew had endings you wouldn’t recognise. A new collection of German folk stories has Hansel and Gretel getting married after an erotic encounter with a dwarf, an enchanted frog being kissed not by a damsel in distress but by a young man, and …

3 Books to Read This January

Photo: Emily Kate Roemer/Studio D<p><b>Tantalizing Topic</b><p>John McQuaid's <i>Tasty: The Art and Science of What We Eat</i> (Scribner) mixes science, literature, history, and anecdote in the service of his stellar inquiry into the inner workings of taste, also called flavor, which McQuaid finds to be the most …