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While you were sleeping, your brain was working overtime

Sleep has profound importance in our lives, such that we spend a considerable proportion of our time engaging in it. Sleep enables the body—including the brain—to recover metabolically, but contemporary research has been moving to focus on the active rather than recuperative role that sleep has on …

Neuroscience

This is Your Brain on Jazz Improvisation: The Neuroscience of Creativity

It’s clear that amateur saxophonist and Johns Hopkins surgeon Charles Limb has an abiding interest in the neuroscience of creativity.<p>He’s also an …

Prosciutto, Watercress, and Fontina Toasties

8 Servings<p>The keys to achieving razor-edged triangles: Let the sandwiches cool slightly, then slice with a serrated knife.<p>October 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>8 slices thin prosciutto (about 3 oz.)<p>8 slices ½”-thick Pullman bread<p>8 ounces Fontina cheese, thinly sliced<p>¾ cup trimmed chopped watercress<p>¼ cup …

Turnips with Roasted Garlic Goat Cheese and Sesame

4 Servings<p>You can also use radishes or golden beets (red beets will turn everything pink!) in place of the turnips.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 head of garlic, halved crosswise<p>1¼ cups plus 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for drizzling<p>8 ounces goat cheese<p>Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper<p>1 tablespoon black …

6 Adult Hot Chocolates for All of Your Favorite Cozy Scenarios

Here are six incredible hot chocolate recipes (both boozy and booze-free) that will upgrade any snuggly situation.<p>Picture this: You’re snuggled up …

Build the Cheese Plate of Your Dreams by Avoiding These 6 Common Mistakes

Everyone loves a good cheese plate—here's how to compose the perfect one, every time.<p><b>It's always the right time for a cheese plate</b>, but with the holiday and entertaining season close upon us, we've got fromage even more on our mind than usual. And pulling a cheese plate together is easy: All you …

This Kinetic Wall Of Clocks Is Utterly Hypnotic

Some things are just meant to be seen in motion. That’s certainly the case with <i>A Million Times</i>, a whirring board of almost 300 analogue clocks that exist in such a beautiful harmony with one another that they can segue from a pattern of rhythmically undulating waves to a full-functional digital …

Jimmy Fallon, Meghan Trainor & The Roots Sing "All About That Bass" (w/ Classroom Instruments)