Christine Ryan

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New Online Coffee Emporium Will Help You Find the Perfect Roast

Owner of Keurig and coffee chains is hoping you’ll buy good beans online<p>If you’ve had breakfast in the past year, there’s a solid chance you’ve given …

Coffee

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Self-help

A platform that allows you to write short stories for money, like an Airbnb for writers.

Everyday, for each and every one of us, there are new events that could be another narrative. We tell them in different ways that serve a purpose, …

Creative Writing

11 simple coffee hacks you should be trying right now

Coffee has become a staple in many households in the United States.<p>In fact, according to the National Coffee Association and the Specialty Coffee Association of America, approximately 150 million Americans drink 400 million cups of coffee per day. It's no wonder the US is the leading consumer of …

Coffee

13 grammar myths you should stop believing

Myth 1 — Never start a sentence with 'and,' 'but' or 'so'<p>According to the grammar experts at the 'Chicago Manual of Style,' you don't have to do mental gymnastics to avoid starting a sentence with a conjunction. "There is a widespread belief — one with no historical or grammatical foundation — that …

Language

These secret Netflix codes unlock hidden show and movie categories

The recommended content on your Netflix account comes from a complicated algorithm analysing your viewing history.<p>And unless you are sharing your …

How to Get Paid to Learn How to Become a Better Writer

What if I told you people would <i>pay you</i> to become a better writer?What if I also told you people would pay you higher amounts to <i>keep learning</i> how to …

Writing

15 Instagram-Worthy San Francisco Restaurants

From Joe's Special to abalone, sand dabs, and sourdough bread, San Francisco has always been at the forefront of food trends in the country. The …

‘Tapping’ is the latest self-care trend that might just transform your life – but what exactly is it?

Everybody's talking about EFT<p><i>Words by Kim Marshall</i><p>EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), otherwise known as ‘tapping’, is a complementary therapy which …

Spaghetti Squash Parmesan

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Heat oven to 400°F. Place squash on a parchment-lined rimmed baking sheet, drizzle cut sides with 2 tablespoons of the oil, and …

Cheese

The Epilogue of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Changes Everything You Thought You Knew About the Book

The oft-forgotten male-narrated ending that reframes Atwood’s classic novelWith the recent release of the Hulu original series <i>The Handmaid’s Tale,</i> …

Literature

Otho’s Brunchapuncha Cocktail

Think a French press is only good for coffee? This brunch cocktail uses the popular kitchen tool in new ways by incorporating vodka, cucumber and …

20 board games that are actually fun for the whole family

Family game nights deserve to be met with more enthusiasm and less groaning. But it’s high time we all admit that the old standbys of our childhoods …

Board Games

How much you need to make to buy a house in these major cities

Mortgage rates are still low, making it a seemingly great time to buy a home.<p>But aspiring home buyers still need to overcome one major obstacle before they lay eyes on their dream home: Can they afford it?<p>The typical U.S. worker now needs to earn $52,700 a year to be able to afford the monthly …

Real Estate

Want your children to grow into more empathetic adults? Travel with them

I grew up between two vastly different worlds. As a biracial child, my family often traveled back and forth between the US and Central America. Some of my earliest memories are of days spent running through the spacious fields of Honduras and climbing up guava trees. I quickly learned that not …

Developing Countries

Researchers find lab rats on marijuana just can't be bothered

THC, the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, makes rats less willing to exert cognitive effort – lazy – but, you know, that’s just, like, your opinion, man<p>The main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana makes lab rats lazy, according to University of British Columbia researchers.<p>The new …

Cannabis

12 Mug Recipes Every Incoming College Freshman Should Know

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How To Make a Single Rice Krispies Treat

<b>Prep the pan:</b> Lightly coat a small square dish or ramekin with butter; set aside.<p><b>Melt the butter:</b> Melt the butter in a microwave-safe bowl or mug, …

Dessert

Prone To Depression? Scientists Say It's Due To Your Creativity

Those of us who have experienced depression understand its loneliness, its breathtaking ability to make us feel as if we don’t belong or have no real …

Drug Lord's Escaped Hippos Are Causing Chaos In Colombia

Pablo Escobar left a bloody trail of cocaine throughout the eighties until the years of cat-and-mouse with international police teams finally …

Pablo Escobar

Scientists link bipolar disorder to unexpected brain region

While bipolar disorder is one of the most-studied neurological disorders–the Greeks noticed symptoms of the disease as early as the first …

Neuroscience

The Japanese bakery cooking up a storm with its colourful bread

Who wants a boring old sandwich, when loaves patterned with flowers, cartoon characters and exotic prints can brighten up your lunch-time snack? Japan is already home to gold leaf ice-cream and Hello Kitty melons, and now it can also lay claim to colourful bread produced by Tokyo-based baker Konel …

Badass yarn artists are fighting against sexist ideas of what makes art worthwhile

Does diversity change anything?<p>From film to comics to television, activists and critics have long been calling on mainstream art to include more creators and characters who are not cisgender, heterosexual, able-bodied white guys. On the one hand, diversity advocates hope such efforts could result …

Aziz Ansari: Why Trump Makes Me Scared for My Family

“DON’T go anywhere near a mosque,” I told my mother. “Do all your prayer at home. O.K.?”<p>“We’re not going,” she replied.<p>I am the son of Muslim immigrants. As I sent that text, in the aftermath of the horrible attack in Orlando, Fla., I realized how awful it was to tell an American citizen to be …

Aziz Ansari

Why our 7-year-olds desperately need to learn about feminism

Earlier this year, I sat in a circle of teenage boys and asked them about gender equality. These were nice, seemingly clued-up, boys: they named Rosa Parks and Malala Yousafzai as women they admired. They were aware that women face barriers – one said: “There are the same opportunities, but it will …

Buffalo Quinoa Bites w/ Mozzarella & Blue Cheese - Wry Toast

October 10, 2016<p>I think it’s time for some football food. Because let’s be honest, everyone loves football food.<p>I mean, what’s not to like about …

Quick and Fresh Tomato Basil Soup

<b>Summer brings in tomatoes, and that means soup. Quick and fresh, tomato basil soup tastes just like summer with every spoonful.</b><p>If I had to choose a …

Don't Call Them Comediennes

"If you're a woman and you make mediocre shit, people suddenly say women aren't funny. If a man makes a bad thing, it's that one dude made that one bad thing."<p><b>This article originally appeared in the July 2016 issue of ELLE.</b><p><i>Stand-up legends Wanda Sykes and Margaret Cho sit down with three newly</i> …

A Visual History Of Urbanization, From The World's First City In 3700 BC To The Present

From Sumer to Sacremento, this map shows the full history of urbanization around the world. Watch as world's cities are born one-by-one, beginning with [arguably] the world's first city in 3700 BC and continuing up to the present.<p>The history of urbanization, 3700 BC - 2000 AD (interactive</i> …

Data Visualization

Six Habits Of People Who Make Friends Easily

The secret to making new friends is as simple as being open to it. Here are things you can do to fill your calendar.<p>Friendships are more beneficial than just sharing laughs over a cup of coffee. A lack of strong relationships increases your risk of premature death from all causes by 50%, according …

Happiness