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100 books everyone should read Amazon Goodreads

To celebrate, start working your way through this list of 100 Books To Read in a Lifetime, as voted on and ranked by users of Goodreads, the largest book recommendation site on the web.<p>Amazon, which owns Goodreads, had its editors agonize over their own list, but the two turned out very …

The 30 best places to travel alone

In fact, there are many reasons to travel alone. Solo travel allows for more self-reflection, and chances are, you'll take in more of the culture.<p>We've put together a list of 30 places that are ideal for traveling alone, from an adventure in New Zealand to a relaxing getaway in Cinque Terre, …

How does Usain Bolt run so fast?

<b>Usain Bolt showed his dominance of men's sprinting at the athletics World Championship in Beijing this week with wins in the 100m and 200m. What's his secret? Is the way to win at sprinting to move your legs faster than your rivals do?</b><p>Since the Beijing Olympics in 2008 Bolt has won every race he's …

Coca-Cola has a message for people who think soda is linked to obesity in Americans

Coca-Cola wants you to think that soda is not the cause of health problems for Americans, such as obesity or Type 2 diabetes (even though scientific …

Diabetes

Blueberry crumb bars taste more complicated than they are, making them an ideal baked good

Print<p>Let’s say you need to make something for work and write about it. And the deadline is later that day. And then let’s say you’ve just been given …

This is the future of food

Are you ready for lab-made hamburgers, bug-filled protein bars and 3D-printed cuisine? With the Earth's population rapidly approaching 8 billion and the race to keep up with food demand intensifying, industries have begun to drain essential resources and adversely affect the environment. Thanks to …

Progeny

After Devastating Injury, Austrian Pole Vaulter Is Breathing On Her Own

Kira Grunberg, Austria's top women's pole vaulter who suffered a horrible injury during training Thursday, is breathing on her own and could soon leave intensive care. The 21-year-old underwent emergency surgery after fracturing at least one of her cervical vertebrae.<p>Doctors say the fall has left …

Your inherited genes control your IQ and may affect how well you do at exams

We know that genes play a role in how well children do in school, but there are gaps in our knowledge: is this the same for different topics in …

The Very Best Advice For Women Traveling Alone

<i>Here's our guidebook for women traveling solo.</i><p>By Arianna Davis<p>Imagine this: window-shopping in Paris or people-watching in Rome -- without having to stress over your restless companion. It's not just a fantasy: a 2014 survey from Booking.com reports that American women are the number one solo …

This is what happens to your body when you drink Coca Cola

A new infographic reveals exactly what happens when fizzy drinks enter your system<p>We all know fizzy drinks like Coca Cola are loaded with sugar, but do you really know what happens to your body when you glug a can of the sweet stuff?<p>An infographic which reveals the disturbing effect Coke has within …

35 Books Everyone Should Read in Their Lifetime

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Animator reveals the surprising reason why there aren't any female Minions

The gender and sexuality of the tiny yellow troublemakers who first appeared in "Despicable Me" have been debated since the animated franchise's original film was released in 2010.<p>One widespread theory was that Minions were gender neutral, since they don both traditionally male and female …

The world's top ten mazes

In deciding which mazes make the shortlist - and three UK mazes do - Katherine Houston, the web editor of design-showcasing website DesignCurial, said: "the goal was to identify some of the most beautiful and iconic mazes in the world, while uncovering some of the more exotic and unexplored …

Meet Ali, the Food52 Editor Who Writes Lists of Things We Like

<i>It takes a village to make a website. This week, we're introducing you to Associate Editor Ali Slagle, whose love for cookbooks (she helped edit the Genius Recipes cookbook in a former life at a publishing house!) and #happylists is infectious.</i><p><i>That poised lady with sprouts on her egg salad is Ali</i> …

Kids Can Play Together Without A Screen Using These Smart Wooden Dolls

Built using traditional craftsmanship, Avakai’s wooden dolls let children explore interconnectivity.<p>Matas Petrikas was one of the first Soundcloud employees. He’d been working there for years when his daughter finally asked him what he did.<p>“I couldn’t really explain it,” he says. “It made me …

Vanilla Rice Flour Pastry Cream Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> Pastry cream is normally made with wheat flour, cornstarch, or a combination of the two. I used to swear by the latter combination until the day I tried rice flour and produced the best crème pâtissière of all! Think thick and silky-smooth with clear flavors of fresh eggs and milk and …

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