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This 10-minute routine will increase your memory and creativity

Memory and imagination are inextricably connected. In fact, your memory is imagined. It’s not concrete nor objective fact. But rather, your memory is …

Creativity

'All my life suddenly made sense': how it feels to be diagnosed with autism late in life

Jon Adams was 52 when he learned he had Asperger syndrome. As adult referrals rise, he and others explain the impact – good and bad – of a late diagnosis<p>One day during his last year at primary school, Jon Adams drew a picture of a street in Portsmouth, the city where he still lives. The scene he …

Autism

11 Ways To Instantly Connect With Anyone

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that the ability to connect with others is a natural, unteachable trait that belongs to only a lucky few. It's easy to fall prey to this misconception. In reality, this ability is under your control, and it's a matter of emotional intelligence …

The 10 best ice cream shops in the nation, according to travel app Gogobot

With that in mind, travel app Gogobot combed through the reviews of the 10 million people who use the food and fun travel app and came up with this list of the best-rated ice cream shops in the nation.

7 tricks to motivate yourself to clean your house even when you don't want to

I've always thought of myself as relatively clean and organized — I shower daily, launder weekly, and make it a point to never leave food wrappers or dirty dishes lying about. Impressive, no?<p>And yet. I found dust bunnies that had grown into mutant rabbits under my bed; a bag of dried mascara on my …

Cleaning

15 Lucid Dreaming Facts That Will Make You Question Reality

Are you sure you aren't dreaming right now?

Misophonia: Why the sound of loud chewing makes you angry

Does hearing repititive sniffing makes you want to claw your eyes out?<p>Have you ever considered getting off the bus or Tube because someone is chewing …

Why We Need to Stop Casually Throwing Around Words Like 'Bipolar' or 'OCD'

It's easy to say you're "having a panic attack" when you're just a bit stressed, but we should watch to make sure that the meaning of words that refer to serious mental health conditions isn't diluted.<p>If you say <i>kangaroo</i> enough times, it stops being a furry animal with a pouch and becomes a sound. …

Mental Health

Sixty Percent of Your Colleagues Are Lying to You

How many people have you spoken with today? Chances are that most of them lied to you -- and that they did it more than once. It's a hard fact to accept, but even your closest friends and coworkers lie to you regularly.<p>University of Massachusetts psychologist Robert Feldman has studied lying for …

How to make the perfect chocolate pots

Romance in a ramekin for Valentine’s Day. Simple to make and guaranteed (probably) to melt the hardest heart<p>St Valentine’s Day is upon us again, with the usual vanilla menu ranging from the vaguely phallic (asparagus, figs, god-help-us sausages) to the alleged aphrodisiacal (oysters, chillies) via …

British Cuisine

How to Make a Custardy French Omelet

The key to a sumptuous, custardy omelet? Technique—and a lot of patience.<p>Here's the good news: You can absolutely make this sumptuous, custardy French omelet at home. Even better news: Though it may take a few tries to get it perfect, even your "failures" will be delicious. We put <b>Petit Trois</b> chef</b> …

31 Tiny Changes That'll Make This Year Awesome

Start waking up at 5 a.m. to go for a run every single day! Pack a healthy lunch every single day! Completely give up sugar, carbs, dairy, alcohol, gluten, and every food that has ever elicited joy! Noticing a theme? Most New Year's resolutions are made with the best of intentions, but they're …

Carbohydrates

Chocolate Brownie Cookies

Makes 2 dozen<p>If a fudgy brownie and chewy chocolate chip cookie had a baby, it would be this decadent creation.<p>January 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 cups gluten-free powdered sugar<p>¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt<p>2 large egg whites<p>1 large egg<p>4 oz. bittersweet chocolate, chopped<p>3 …

Dessert

Amelia Freer: the celebrity nutritionist who will change the way you eat for ever

Like a lot of the health bloggers-turned-authors out there, she’s Instagram-friendly with her huge, Pinterest-perfect kitchen, beautiful recipes and celebrity fan base (more of which later).<p>But what sets 40-year-old Amelia Freer apart is the fact she’s highly qualified (she studied at the …

Cherry-Almond Granola Bars

Makes 24 Servings<p>Sweet, salty, and a little chewy, this almond granola bars recipe comes in handy for breakfast or a midday treat.<p>November 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>2¼ cups old-fashioned oats<p>¾ cup whole raw almonds<p>¼ cup coconut oil plus more<p>¾ cup coarsely chopped dried tart cherries (about 4 oz.)<p>¾ cup …

Breakfast

I Dip, You Dip, We Dip: Our Best Dips and Spreads

Never let your chips get lonely again.<p><b>We'll always love a good dip</b>. Here are our favorites, from spinach-and-artichoke (classic) to an herby feta number. Chips, ahoy!

How To Make Homemade Tortilla Chips | Katie Pix

Yes, You Can Mix Pasta Shapes—Here's How

Who says you can only use one pasta shape at a time? Cook 'em all together, and you've got pasta mista, a chickpea-sauced Italian staple<p><b>Yes, you can mix pasta shapes!</b> So says <b>Cathy Whims</b>, the chef of Nostrana and Oven & Shaker in Portland, Oregon, and a six-time James Beard Foundation nominee for …

No Packets Allowed: Hot Chocolate You Actually Want to Drink

Whether you like it classically creamy, bittersweet, spicy, or spiked—we've got just the recipe.<p>We drink hot chocolate because it’s rich and creamy, warm and luxurious. It's a comfort food, to pick you up when you're feeling down, or when you're just really cold. It's best served next to a skating …

Crispiest Potato Chips

6 Servings<p>Keys to great potato chips: A lower frying temp gets the moisture out; a vinegar soak ensures they're crisp.<p>October 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1½ pounds russet or purple potatoes<p>½ cup distilled white vinegar<p>Vegetable oil (for frying; about 8 cups)<p>Kosher salt or Nori Salt (click for recipe) or …

Chocolate Fudge with Bourbon Sugar

Makes 32 Servings<p>The exceptional texture and glossy sheen of this fudge result from the way you mix it. Make sure the chocolate and condensed milk are barely hot.<p>December 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>bourbon sugar<p>1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise<p>1 cup demerara sugar<p>2 tablespoons bourbon<p>fudge<p>Nonstick …

Dessert

BA's Best Cheesecake

Makes one 9" cake Servings<p>Meet the absolute best cheesecake recipe. Room temperature ingredients ensure a smooth and creamy texture; take the cream cheese, sour cream, and eggs out of the refrigerator about 2 hours ahead of time. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>Print<p>…

The Best Thing You Can Put in Your Waffle Maker Is Puff Pastry Dough

At first blush, a waffle iron is a one-trick pony (albeit it an awfully good one): Pour waffle batter in, make waffles, eat waffles joyfully. This would be enough—but the waffle iron has a couple more tricks up its sleeves. We've known about the magic of waffled potatoes, waffled zucchini, and even …

BA's Best Hash Browns

4 Servings<p>There are two kinds of hash browns: The chunky, floury, vaguely brown but not crisp kind, and the lacy, crunchy, shredded version here. Guess which one we prefer? This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter or 6 …

13 Psychological Tricks That Can Help You Communicate With Anyone - INFORMATION NIGERIA

Young couple holding glasses with champagne and woman looking for them, outdoors, focus on woman with red hair and man<p>It’s all in the technique.<p>Have …

Science-Based Secrets for Reading Other People's Minds

Uncover some science-based strategies for understanding what other people are thinking and how to grasp their minds!

Should have seen it coming: Once high-flying Psychological Science article lies in pieces on the ground

<i>Life is too short for wasting time probing every instance of professional organizations promoting bad science when they have an established record of</i> …

5 ways to lose weight in a hurry

Between around-the-clock work schedules, never-ending to-do lists, and days spent running around like a chicken sans head, who has the time to lose weight? Well, if you follow these five time-saving weight loss tips, you.<p>Sure, you could drag out the pots, pans, and cutting boards every day. But if …

This behavior could be the No. 1 secret to likability

Everyone wants to be liked.<p>On Quora, there's a lengthy thread dedicated to sharing tips and tricks to win people over.<p>While reviewing the answers, we noticed a common theme: Focus less on yourself and more on your conversation partner.<p>Users recommend that you "create the space for others to feel …