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10 habits of mentally strong people

Despite West Point Military Academy’s rigorous selection process, one in five students drop out by graduation day. A sizeable number leave the summer …

Self-improvement

The Sweetest Way to Eat Sour Cherries for Breakfast

Sour Cherry Chocolate Chunk Muffins<p>Makes 12 muffins<p>1 1/2 cups whole-wheat flour <br>1 cup all-purpose flour <br>1/2 cup granulated sugar <br>1 tablespoon baking …

Dessert

Clafoutis: The Lazy Summer Custard You Can Make on a Whim

You don't even have to stir things.<p>Summer is a sanctioned time to be lazy, and this applies to desserts as much as it does to finishing your summer reading. I’ll get to it when I get to it! At first I thought a galette was the easiest summer dessert, but there’s something even easier that doesn’t …

Baking

Supreme Chocolate Cake

Steps<p>1<p>Done<p>To make the cake, preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease two 9-inch round cake pans.<p>2<p>Done<p>In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, …

America’s 11 Most Interesting Mayors

(And 7 rising stars.)<p><b>At a time when one yellow-haired, Twitter-happy</b> personality dominates American discourse, it’s easy to forget how much political energy—and important new thinking—emanates not from the nation’s capital but from city hall. We surveyed dozens of national and local political …

City Halls

These Genius, 3-Ingredient Cookies Will Be Ready Before the Oven Beeps

<i>While Genius hunter Kristen is off editing Genius Desserts, we're bringing back this favorite—the most instant and lovable of cookie recipes.</i><p>When you call Dorie Greenspan to say you’re coming over, this is what she bakes. “It takes longer to preheat the oven than to put these cookies together,” she …

How to Stop a Dog Barking at Other Dogs (with Pictures)

Barking is your dog’s natural way to communicate. Dogs will bark for a number of reasons, including attention seeking, playing, and issuing an alert …

Apple Spice Cake

113<p>28<p>Shares 141<p>Recently I ate at one of those small neighborhood restaurants whose fame spreads beyond the <i>quartier</i> and people come from other …

Crusty Baked Shells with Cauliflower Recipe - Printer Friendly - Chowhound

1Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.<p>2Fill a large pot with water, add 2 tablespoons salt, and bring to a boil. Add the pasta and cook al dente, …

Are You an Adult with Asperger Syndrome (High Functioning Autism?)

Officially, as of May 2013 and the publication of new diagnostic criteria, Asperger syndrome no longer exists. It's just part of the autism spectrum. …

Autism

'The best' oatmeal chocolate chip cookie

If you like good, chewy, moist oatmeal cookies with a nice brown sugar overtone complemented by semisweet chocolate, then this is the cookie for …

Dessert

Apple Pie Bake Recipe by Tasty

Ingredients<p>for 4 servings<p>2 packs cinnamon roll, with icing<br>• 4 eggs<br>• ½ cup milk<br>• 1 tablespoon cinnamon<br>• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract<br>• 2 tablespoons butter<br>• 2 granny smith apples, diced<br>• 1 cup brown sugar, packed<br>• vanilla ice cream, as topping<p>Preparation<p>Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).<br>• Cut the cinnamon roll dough into 3 …

Into the Mind of a Psychopath

Robert Hare steps out of the sunlight and into a West Vancouver pub. “Let me see your eyes,” says the 82-year old, piercing me with a cautious gaze …

Who Knew Composting Is So Important? (Whether You Garden or Not.)

We always thought of composting as the dominion of hard-core gardeners—while we’re big proponents of eating locally-grown, organic produce, we’re …

Gardening

10 ways the rest of the world is putting America to shame

Iceland is sending its white-collar crooks to jail. Meanwhile U.S. bankers are yet to answer for their crimes<p>The Presidential candidates have been sounding off for almost two years now, pointing out (or in many cases manufacturing) all of America’s problems, and offering solutions they believe will …

Self-sufficiency

Thinking About a Retirement Career? Consider These Dos and Don'ts

Many retirees look forward to spending their golden years relaxing, socializing and improving their short game. For some, however, all of that R&R is overrated.<p>Working after retirement may be an oxymoron, but it's a trend that continues to gain steam. A 2013 study found that 60 percent of workers …

Retirement

The developing world faces a silent killer. Could a $1 solar light help?

Every day at around 6pm, 40 families living in a remote corner of Andhra Pradesh in southeast India – a 6km walk from the nearest road – would be swallowed by darkness. With no access to electricity, sunset was a non-negotiable curfew – going outside was dangerous, people couldn’t cook and children …

Andhra Pradesh

These Are The Long-Term Effects Of Multitasking

Being constantly connected may keep you from getting fired, but making time for deep work is what will get you promoted.<p>Georgetown Professor Cal Newport thinks uninterrupted, distraction-free deep work is so important that if you’re unable to do this at your current job, you should start looking …

Time Management

Oatmeal Cookie Recipes

From peanut butter oatmeal cookies to oatmeal raisin cookies, here are Food & Wine's best oatmeal cookie recipes.

Dessert

Memorize This One-Bowl Cake Recipe (Then Make It Your Own)

Who doesn’t need an easy little cake to nibble with a cup of tea?<p>You can frost this one with chocolate or use it to make an easy layer cake, shortcake, or trifle... or splash with juice, syrup, or liqueurs and top with whipped cream and fruit. Or simply add flavorful seeds—poppy, toasted sesame, …

Who Controls Your Mind? (Hint: It's Not Your Brain)

One of the easiest bets to win is to offer a million dollars to anyone who can accurately predict their next thought. It would be foolhardy to accept such a bet. As we all experience every day -- and yet rarely notice -- our thoughts are unpredictable and spontaneous. They come and go at will, and …

Consciousness

Life in Ancient Egypt: what was it like?

Egypt’s pharaohs have left an impressive legacy of stone architecture, monumental inscriptions and religious art, allowing us to reconstruct their …

Our collective memory — just like our individual memory — is shockingly fallible

When asked this question, most people answer the Second World War, followed by the First World War.<p>The former killed around 50 million people, the latter 17 million.<p>But there was another catastrophe that dwarfed both of these, that is rarely mentioned.<p>The influenza pandemic of 1918-1920, better …

Remembrance Day

Is This the Oldest Image of the Virgin Mary?

THE Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus, is the most revered woman in the Christian tradition. In the history of art, she appears almost as frequently as Jesus himself. But for the past 80 years, one of the oldest paintings of her may have been hiding in plain sight.<p>At the Yale University Art Gallery …

Archaeology

Underwater Volcanoes and Shipwrecks Found in the MH370 Search

Shipwrecks and hundreds of volcanoes spouting mud are just some of what’s been found mapping the Indian Ocean where the Boeing 777 is suspected to …

The Crazy Story of What Really Went Wrong at Target Canada

The Last Days of Target<p>The untold tale of Target Canada’s difficult birth, tough life and brutal death<p>The grand opening of Target Canada was set to …

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