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How to make the perfect cacio e pepe

If you’ve never heard of it, don’t worry – until about two months ago, neither had I. Then, suddenly, cacio e pepe was everywhere, virtually speaking at least, a million slick strands of cheesy spaghetti clogging up social media like a vast hipster hairball.<p>Those who claim a longer familiarity with …


The World's 12 Best Places To Live Or Retire In 2016

The secret to taking control of your retirement in 2016 and making this phase of life a grand adventure, even if your retirement nest egg is modest, is expanding your horizons. Take your retirement global and you can maximize your quality-of-life return for every dollar spent.<p>Where should you …

South America

English is losing its status as the universal language of the Internet

But that percentage may decline in the future, according to research by Álvaro Blanco from Funredes, a nonprofit that studies technology usage in the developing world.<p>In 1996, Blanco's research estimated that 80% of online content was in English. Less than a decade later, he said it fell to 45%. …


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Large alligator-like creatures are living around Rio's Olympic sites

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — In Florida, you don't have to look too far to find alligators. And in Rio de Janeiro, you only have to poke your head into one of the city's many waterways to get a good look at a caiman, an alligator-like animal with a wide snout and narrow teeth.<p>When the 2016 Olympics …

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Science Says Your Lack Of Sleep Is Making You A Miserable Person

Forget feeling "hangry." There may be another monster that's causing your next-level irritability: Exhaustion. According to a new small study, a lack of sleep may alter your ability to process emotions and keep them in check.<p>Researchers from <b>Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center and Tel Aviv University</b> …


74: The Yazidis’ Plight - Photographs and text by Christian Werner | LensCulture

Christian Werner <i>is one of the 50 best emerging photographers for 2015, as voted by the eight-member international jury for the LensCulture Emerging Talent Awards 2015. Here is her winning entry and artist’s statement. View his profile to learn more about her and to see more of her great work.</i><p>The …


9 Signs You're Exhausted And Need More Sleep -- If You Couldn't Tell Already

<i>By Amy Marturana for Well+GOOD</i><p>Say you pull an all-nighter to get ahead at work, or you make it to an early-morning spin class. What do you get? Props for your hustle.<p>But you might be getting something else without realizing it: A case of exhaustion. And you may not even feel tired.<p>Surprisingly, …


17 Reasons People Who Exercise At Night Are Doing It Right

Your bed = the ultimate post-workout treat.

Scientists found something unexpected in this eerie new image of Pluto

New Horizons, a spacecraft that flew by Pluto in July 2015, continues to stream photos back to Earth from billions of miles away — and each set is more incredible than the last.<p>The following images, released by NASA on Thursday, did not disappoint.<p>Fifteen minutes after New Horizons made its closest …

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Queen Elizabeth II: The platinum monarch?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Just like her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria before her, Elizabeth II was never expected to rule; as the eldest daughter of the king's second son, Prince Albert (later King George VI), hers was a life destined to be lived in relative privacy, until the 1936 abdication of her uncle, …

Queen Elizabeth II

Review: Netflix's Narcos Is a Totally New Kind of Drug Cartel Story

The show looks at the life and crime of Pablo Escobar from two very different sides.<p>You can fault Donald Trump for many things, and I do, but not his market research. If Donald Trump believes that people will buy something—no matter how stupid, no matter how tacky—they usually will. Unfortunately, …


The Italian Way To Identify Good Coffee

<i>Image by David Joyce via Flickr</i><p>Coffee to Italy is what wine is to France or what a good cup of tea is to England. It's a drink that's taken seriously and you'll find it almost anywhere in Italy, whether in a busy café or in your sweet and delicious tiramisu. Basically, the Italians know coffee and …

Stephen Hawking explains how to (sort-of) escape a black hole

<i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>If you find yourself stuck inside a black hole, Stephen Hawking says not to panic: You may die, but all traces of your existence may not be lost forever.<p>Current science suggests that a black hole’s gravity is so strong that absolutely nothing—not even light—can escape …


25 maps that explain the English language - Vox

English is the language of Shakespeare and the language of Chaucer. It's spoken in dozens of countries around the world, from the United States to a tiny island named Tristan da Cunha. It reflects the influences of centuries of international exchange, including conquest and colonization, from the …