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How to Remove Sweat Stains From White Shirts

When your crisp white dress shirt or favorite tee starts yellowing around the collar or under the arms, don't sweat. Removing those unsightly stains is easier than you think with the help of natural ingredients that will leave that article of clothing looking fresh. And this eco-friendly cleaning …

Cleaning

William Faulkner diagnosed modern ills in As I Lay Dying

<i>In our series, Guide to the classics, experts explain key works of literature.</i><p>To hear William Faulkner tell it, to write As I Lay Dying he “took this …

Literature

The Best Books to Read Before You Go to Paris, According to Francophiles

<i>Bastille Day is Saturday, July 14, and to celebrate France’s national day, we’re dedicating the week to the very best French things. You may be</i> …

Books

I'm a financial planner — here's why I won't buy a home

Some people seem surprised when I tell them I rent by choice.<p>I'm a business owner and financial planner, I'm married, and by all counts I'm well established in my life. I should own a house, right?<p>But that's where a lot of people get into trouble: They feel like they "should" do one thing or …

Personal Finance

Barack Obama’s New Summer Reading List Has a Theme

Barack Obama just shared his summer reading list, and it has a theme: Obama will be traveling to Africa for the first time since he left office, and his reading list is, accordingly, full of African authors. On July 17, Obama will deliver the Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture in Johannesburg to mark …

South Africa

You're Wrong About Evolution: This 6-Minute Video Explains How It Really Works

"We're not monkeys. We're fish."<p>If you're a vocal science lover, there's one question we're pretty sure you've been asked at least once: "If we …

Biology

Nonfiction Book Review: This Is the Way the World Ends: How Droughts and Die-Offs, Heat Waves and Hurricanes Are Converging on America by Jeff Nesbit. St. Martin’s/Dunne, $29.99 (336p) ISBN 978-1-250-16046-1

This Is the Way the World Ends: How Droughts and Die-Offs, Heat Waves and Hurricanes Are Converging on America<p>Jeff Nesbit. St. Martin’s/Dunne, $29.99 …

Book Reviews

Dr. Temple Grandin on how minds work

Dr. Temple Grandin was diagnosed as brain-damaged at age two. Her mother Anna steadfastly pursued ways to understand her daughter’s condition and …

Autism

How to Build a Capsule Wardrobe That Will Last a Lifetime

Not so long ago, the fashion world was buzzing about the concept of a capsule wardrobe—the kind of compact closet that only held a bare minimum of …

Clothing

Cave divers uncover new humanlike species in South Africa

Paleontologists have discovered an ancient human relative in South Africa thanks to a tricky cave diving excavation that recovered close to 1,550 …

Archaeology

The best biographies and autobiographies ever written

<b>Our critics chose the greatest memoirs and biographies ever written, from the definitive biography of Winston Churchill to a dazzling graphic novel about a young girl's coming-of-age in Iran</b><p><b>Lives of the Caesars</b> by Suetonius (c121AD)<p>Suetonius was private secretary to the emperor Hadrian and although …

Books

How to Eat Clean for Less Than $10 a Day

It’s a myth that clean eating is prohibitively expensive and unrealistic. How do we know for sure? Because we planned a week’s worth of breakfasts, …

Healthy Eating

'Cutting Edge' Program For Children With Autism And ADHD Rests On Razor-Thin Evidence

Some parents see it coming. Natalie was not that kind of parent.<p>Even after the director and a teacher at her older son's day care sat her down one afternoon in 2011 to detail the 3-year-old's difficulty socializing and his tendency to chatter endlessly about topics his peers showed no interest in, …

Autism

Five new books offer fun, smart examinations of women's lives

These fresh releases tackle diverse topics but overlap in their examination of women's lives in contemporary America, which the authors portray with …

The Benefits of ‘Tummy Time’

When I was learning how to be a pediatrician, tummy time wasn’t really a concept, but now it’s on the list of advice we give every parent of a young baby, and like other pediatric advice about ostensibly simple topics, it encompasses common sense, safety precautions, and the essential central role …

Pregnancy

Sous-vide cooking is here to make your summer dinner parties a cinch

If you’ve watched any TV cooking competition, you’ve most likely heard the term “sous vide” being thrown around. (It’s pronounced <i>soo-veed</i>, if that …

These free services can help in genealogy research

If you want to research your family tree, it’s probably worth it to invest in for-profit online resources such as Ancestry.com. But there are also …

The Meaning Behind the Evil Eye Symbol You See Everywhere

Despite its presence as an increasingly popular fashion trend in the US, the Evil Eye is taken extremely seriously in cultures across the globe where belief in the curse is alive and well.<p>Earlier this Spring, I sat on a rooftop overlooking Chefchaouen, Morocco’s “Blue City,” and— unbeknownst to me …

These Pasta Salad Recipes Will Make Your Mouth Water

The warm weather hits and suddenly, the only thing we have on our minds is outdoor entertaining. Whether this comes in the form of an al fresco fete, …

1 Tip for Landscape Photography That Opens Up a Whole New World

I have only 1 tip that will hopefully inspire you and help you to improve your landscape photography: use a wide angle (preferably 16mm or wider, …

Photography

Recipe: Salt and Vinegar Cucumbers — Recipes from The Kitchn

When you're in need of something crisp and refreshing alongside whatever you're serving — be it grilled shrimp or a roast chicken — let this be your …

Why Hanger Steak Should Be Your Go-To Cut of Meat This Summer, Plus How to Cook It

When Angie Mar suggests a cut of meat, we listen. The executive chef and owner of NYC's Beatrice Inn, and a 2017 <i>Food & Wine</i> Best New Chef, stopped by …

12 Mystery Novels for Fans of Literary Fiction

To celebrate the birthday of Arthur Conan Doyle, we’re writing about all things Sherlockian/ACD today. This list of literary mystery novels is …

A new Wi-Fi system could help your home network, if companies sign on

The Wi-Fi Alliance wants to standardize home mesh networks.<p>The devices in your home come from different manufacturers, and that’s usually fine. You might have a Samsung smart television, a TP-Link router, and an iPhone, but they can probably all connect to your Wi-Fi network. That’s one of the nice …

Bake Like a Brit: 5 Cakes Every English Baker Loves — Recipes from The Kitchn

Cake is the key to the British soul. Generations of us have been comforted by cake, we celebrate with cake, and we comfort and celebrate others with …

Face Yoga 101: 4 Anti-Aging Exercises to Do Instead of Facelifts

<i>Ommm.</i> That’s the sound we want to make whenever we start this workout. It’s yoga, but unlike any yoga sequence we’ve tried before—no downward dogs or …

Yoga

How to delete your Google history

Like Facebook and Apple before it, Google has introduced a new user privacy policy to comply with a new European data privacy law -- General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) -- that goes into effect on May 25. Google's updated privacy policy makes it easier to understand what information it …

Michael Chabon: ‘Parent properly and you’re doing yourself out of a job’

Being a teenager is just so much harder now, and that’s almost exclusively because of social media<p>Michael Chabon is one of America’s best-loved writers, the author of nine novels, including <i>The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier</i> <i>& Clay</i> (which won the Pulitzer prize), <i>Wonder Boys</i>, <i>The Yidd</i><i>ish Policem</i><i>en’s</i> …

Books

11 Gender-Neutral Scottish Baby Names We Wish Our Own Parents Had Thought Of

Scotland: The land of rolling hills and lochs, bagpipes, whiskey, centuries-old castles, and some of the coolest yet timeless baby names we've ever …

16 French Recipes Every Beginner Cook Should Master

If you’re looking to up your game in the kitchen, classic French technique will provide you with a useful foundation no matter what you like to cook. …

Cooking