Amelia Cohen

40 Added | 2 Magazines | @AmeliaCohen2015 | Keep up with Amelia Cohen on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Amelia Cohen”

Even More Hilarious Harry Potter Comics That Prove Dumbledore Was Totally Irresponsible

The return of the Dumbleburn.

21 Provocative Books By Women Every Bookshelf Needs

When actress Emma Watson announced recently that she was launching a feminist book club called Our Shared Shelf, many were skeptical. Any new book club, like a new restaurant, has a high chance of failure, and Watson hardly seemed the expert.<p>Now that the club has moved into its second book, <i>The</i> …

Books

19 Writing Tips To Help You Become The Next J.K. Rowling

We asked writers what helps them stay motivated.<p>1. No cute coffee shop with notebook for me. It's all about <b>snuggling up in bed with the laptop, a cup of tea and SoundCloud drip-feeding me music</b> with the perfect ambience for the mood of the story.<p>And when I need to get out of my bubble, I go to …

Why Some People Are Attracted To Terrible Partners

This is the way we have been taught to understand our attractions: You're either attracted to someone right now, or you won't ever be. For example, Ann was attracted to guys who were somewhat arrogant, but she didn't appreciate being treated disrespectfully by anyone -- least of all by her …

Relationships

9 Edible Gifts That Everyone Will Love

Let's face it. <b>I'm a sap.</b> When I receive a gift from a loved one, I treasure it, use it all the time (or never at all because it is so darn precious), keep it forever, and ultimately want to be buried with it. However, I live with an otherwise wonderful partner who is not quite as attached to things …

Episode 40: The Holiday Baking Episode!

'Tis the season to stuff your face—specifically, to stuff your face with all those cookies, pies, and cakes. Food director Carla Lalli Music and senior associate food editor Claire Saffitz break down everything you need to conquer your holiday baking plans.<p>As far as we're concerned, right now is …

Dessert

Mulled Wine Poached Pear and Berry Cheesecake

Cheesecakes are a fantastic, easy dessert to rustle up when you're entertaining. Although not typically a Winter sweet, my version is perfect for the …

Baking

Cats Hate Your Music, Are Finally Getting Their Own Cat Music

Here’s some news that shouldn’t surprise you: cats hate your music. This Kickstarter is looking to compose music specifically for cats, and they’ve …

Apparently, Cats Are Terrified Of Cucumbers?

If you've ever owned a cat, then you already know that they are bizarre, mysterious creatures prone to fits of shadow-chasing and casual malevolence. …

Pets
Pets

Why It's Hard to Love People Who Don't Love Themselves

... and why you can't stop looking out for yourself.<p>Source: bikeriderlondon/Shutterstock<p>Having written a couple of posts on the difficulty of loving …

Self-help

Super-cool Star Wars art to awaken your senses (pictures)

Shadowy

Star Wars

‘Anonymous will hunt you down!’ Hacktivists declare ‘total war’ on ISIS after Paris attacks

The hacktivist group Anonymous, engaged in electronic warfare against Islamic State, has declared ‘total war’ on the terror group following the …

16 Potato Recipes for Thanksgiving: Mashed, Roasted, Hasselback'd, and More

It's hard to find a Thanksgiving table that doesn't have potatoes on it, but all too often that means a bowl of dry mashed potatoes or bland roasted ones. But as easy as it is to mess up potatoes, with a little technique it's almost as easy to make them one of the most delicious parts of the meal. …

Cooking

Religion doesn't make kids more generous or altruistic, study finds

Here's a discovery that could make secular parents say hallelujah: Children who grow up in nonreligious homes are <i>more</i> generous and altruistic than children from observant families.<p>A series of experiments involving 1,170 kids from a variety of religious backgrounds found that the non-believers were …

All electricity in Austria's largest state now produced from renewables

Hydroelectric power, wind energy, biomass and solar provide 100% of electricity for 1.65 million people<p>Austria’s largest state said Thursday that 100 percent of its electricity is now generated using renewable sources of energy.<p>“We have invested heavily to boost energy efficiency and to expand …

Renewable Energy

10 of the best haunted sites around the world

From a ‘hanging-doll’ island in Mexico to the English estate which inspired The Turn of the Screw, the author of A Natural History of Ghosts picks some of his favourite spooky sites<p>Versailles, France<p>The French are the least susceptible to believing in ghosts among the world’s nationalities, …

National Trust

New, Sad Reasons to Cut Down on Processed Meat

We love vegetables as much as we love meat—but loving meat just got more complicated: The World Health Organization announced this morning that <b>there is sufficient evidence that processed meat is carcinogenic to humans</b>.<p>Keep the broccoli; hold the sausage?<p>And not only do salted, cured, fermented, and …

Month-long break from alcohol prevents illness in later life

Study finds that average drinkers who gave up for four weeks saw benefits for their liver function, blood pressure and cholesterol levels<p>Taking <b>a month off drinking alcohol</b> can slash the risk of developing life threatening illnesses and disease, according to a new study.<p>Patients who gave up for four …

5 Mistakes That Are Hindering Your Happiness

If there's one thing that I have learned since starting Sixty and Me it's that life after 50 is a choice. You can invest in your health, wealth and happiness. Or, you can let yourself go. You can build a solid foundation for the future. Or, you can accept age-related problems as …

5. Cub

Belgian director Jonas Govaerts made his feature debut this year with Cub, known as Welp in its native country. The film made its British debut at …

9 things scientifically proven to make you happier

We all want to be happy – it’s pretty much a universal life goal.<p>And when research reveals that happy people live longer, who wouldn’t want …

Happiness

12 Terrifying Ghost Movies All Horror Fans Must See

Don't turn out the lights!

Film review: Regression is an all-round disaster

<i>Regression</i>, whose title refers to a discredited psychological practice of inducing restored memories in amnesia patients, drips with titular irony …

'Capitalism is Mother Earth's Cancer': World People's Summit Issues 12 Demands

Decrying capitalism as a "threat to life," an estimated 7,000 environmentalists, farmers, and Indigenous activists from 40 countries convened in the …

Climate

Three Cheers for Carbon Dioxide

Carbon dioxide is plant food, one of the basic necessities for almost all life on Earth. That enviros have tried to turn CO2 into a bogeyman verges …

Climate Change

Why aren’t cats loyal? You asked Google – here’s the answer

Every day, millions of internet users ask Google life’s most difficult questions, big and small. Our writers answer some of the commonest queries<p>It must be tough, being a cat and not a dog. Thousands of years before there was any such animal as a domestic cat, dogs had already run off with all the …

Pets

10 Haunting Documentaries That Are Stranger Than Fiction

Featuring serial killers, brutal maulings, and unsolved mysteries, documentaries can be far creepier than anything George Romero has ever …

A big pot of lentils, four different recipes

As with many humble ingredients, lentils are often overshadowed by their fancier counterparts. But these little pellets of goodness are chock-full of protein and able to carry some serious flavours. My love affair with them started with the incomparable lentil dhal. Taking the dhal as a starting …

Spices