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25 Delicious Slow Cooker Recipes for Busy Weeknights — Recipes from The Kitchn

When busy weeks are on the horizon, the very best thing you can do for yourself is to work a slow cooker dinner or two into your meal plan. This …

Cooking

In defence of Brussels: ‘If you actually know it, you probably love it’

A plaque highlights Audrey Hepburn's house. There is usually a group of excited girls hanging around outside<p>Mention Brussels and risk being drawn into unwanted conversations about Brexit or a tiny statue of a weeing boy<p>Coming home from a holiday last week, I had a brief conversation with the taxi …

Audrey Hepburn

From sweets to furniture: The secrets of selling online

<b>What are the best ways to sell online? And how do you make sure you have a website that really works? Part one in our eight-part series exploring all things e-commerce.</b><p>Lavinia Davolio makes luxury handmade sweets inspired by her Italian heritage. She says her business received a boost when she …

eCommerce

8 of the Best Free Font Websites Offering Thousands of Stylish Typefaces

Picking out the right font for your design project is like selecting an item of clothing. Just like a great-fitting pair of jeans, the perfect typeface can take your design from ordinary to extraordinary. Our computers come loaded with a cursory selection of fonts, but that’s just the tip of the …

Typography

Don’t Make These 4 Photo Composition Mistakes: Watch This Video & Avoid “Eyeball Confusion”

Whether you shoot landscapes, portraits, sports, or other types of images, sloppy composition can ruin an otherwise great shot. In this quick …

Here’s Vladimir Putin’s weirdly on-point analysis of North Korea

The Russian president’s view is very different from Trump’s — but similar to what you hear from American experts.<p>It’s strange to think of Russian President Vladimir Putin as a reliable source when it comes to geopolitical analysis. Yet when Putin talked about the US-North Korea nuclear standoff in …

Silicon Valley is obsessed with these ultra-comfy, machine-washable shoes that cost $95 — here's why

Tech workers in Silicon Valley are singing the praises of Allbirds, a startup in San Francisco that makes the "world's most comfortable shoes," according to investors, founders, and the company itself.<p>Founded in 2014, Allbirds makes super-soft sneakers constructed from a proprietary Merino wool …

Silicon Valley

Alcohol-free: Stealth drinking helping people give up alcohol

<b>Amie used to drink 30 pints in a weekend to "keep up with the boys".</b><p>"I could neck three bottles of wine and not think about it," said the 38-year-old from Derbyshire.<p>Her drinking was so extreme that she contemplated suicide: "I thought well, stuff's got to change."<p>For Jennifer, it caused her …

Alcohol

Exhibition captures Syrian exodus

The Pulitzer award-winning photojournalist Sergey Ponomarev has been travelling to Syria since 2013 to capture the unfolding crisis unleashed by the civil war.<p>His exhibition, A Lens on Syria, is on display at London's Imperial War Museum.<p>He spoke to Dan Damon about how he has seen the Syrian …

War

Taylor Swift Needs to Sit This Year Out

The pop star has always avoided politics, but in Trump's America, there is no more room for her petty personal drama.<p>Taylor Swift said nothing last year. While America started to buckle under the weight of the rising political candidacy of an unhinged narcissist named Donald Trump, the wildly …

Female Witchsy founders use fictional male to beat sexism

<b>Two female US entrepreneurs have revealed that they created an imaginary male co-founder to dodge sexism and make setting up their company easier.</b><p>Penelope Gazin and Kate Dwyer of online art marketplace Witchsy said male developers responded better to emails signed by "Keith Mann".<p>They replied …

Codes of Conduct

Debt-laden targeted by credit card firms

<b>One in five people struggling with debts has seen their credit card limit automatically increased - a higher proportion than for cardholders in general, a charity has claimed.</b><p>Citizens Advice said 18% of those struggling financially had seen the limit increased without request, compared with 12% …

How Successful People Stay Calm

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that 90% of top performers are skilled at managing their emotions in times of stress in order to remain calm …

Ten years on, TEDGlobal is tackling Africa's education crisis

Emeka Okafor wants tough questions asked of Africa's education systems. “It's all well and good to talk about what might be working but if you don't …

Africa

What Google's Highest-Rated Training Program Can Teach You About Getting Ahead

Take a peek inside Google's corporate mindfulness program, and see what it can do for you.<p>It's the most highly rated training program at Google.<p>It has the longest waiting list to get in.<p>But it isn't about a topic you might expect that would help employees get ahead at a company like that.<p>It isn't, …

FDA Designates MDMA As 'Breakthrough Therapy' For Post-Traumatic Stress

Following years of lobbying and laboratory research on the medical uses of methylenedioxymethamphetamine, or MDMA, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has decided to move forward with the drug.<p>Last week, the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) announced that the FDA has …

8 Common Hobbies You Can Make Money From (You Probably Have at Least One)

We’ve all got our hobbies—pastimes that we dedicate some of our spare hours to because we find them fun or fulfilling.But some of these activities, …

Small Business

Today's Surveillance Society Is Way Beyond Orwellian, Says Brad Templeton

<b>Brad Templeton:</b> We went, and by we I meant all of us, we went and built this wonderful Internet thing you've heard of. And we're all using it all the …

How Little Can You Own and Be Happy?

How to live a happy life? This question has been pondered by the billions of people that came before us and very likely will be the root of human …

Minimalism

How to break into a career in politics

From campaigning to finding a mentor, our experts discuss how to pursue a political career and the many forms this can take<p>In the UK, the majority of MPs studied at prestigious universities. But with so many paths into politics, and a variety of jobs available, having a degree – in politics or …

The Argentine tango comes to the streets of Toronto

Toronto

Science Says Having a Kid Is One of the Crappiest Things That Can Happen to You

By some measures, new parents are more miserable than people grieving their spouses.<p>A horrifying study published last week in the journal <i>Demography</i> suggests that being a new parent makes you miserable. The study, by the Canadian demographer Rachel Margolis and others, titled "Parental Well-Being …

Adam Peaty: Olympic and world champion swimmer building legacy outside pool

<b>On ground marked by death, in a desperately deprived community in the heart of Zambia's capital city, Adam Peaty has been busy building a legacy outside the swimming pool.</b><p>Almost five years after taking part in a charity bike ride across the African county with his coach Mel Marshall and fellow …

Akon on creating 'iTunes for Africa'

Senegalese-American singer Akon has revealed he wants to create a music streaming service in Africa that can compete with its global competitors.<p>The artist has announced he is purchasing 50% of the Senegalese company Musik Bi.<p>He spoke to BBC Africa about why young people needed to invest in the …

'Three little girls tried to mug me'

Ron Cordner from Horden, County Durham, used to be a miner.<p>But he is now claiming disability benefit because of the harm his work underground did to his hearing and eyesight.<p>People from mining towns are three times as likely to claim disability benefit compared to the rest of the UK.

Fake branches mean dismissal from Russian competition

<b>Council workers hoping to spruce up their street for a competition in St. Petersburg went a little too far and got themselves disqualified when they taped branches to bare trees, it's reported.</b><p>The "Cosy Garden 2017" competition in Russia's northern city aims to praise neighbourhoods that make an …

Is Canada's official residence in Ireland haunted?

<b>Canada's ambassador to Ireland is concerned about ghosts.</b><p>Specifically, Ambassador Kevin Vickers is worried about a spirit that might be haunting Canada's official residence in Dublin.<p>In a recent Facebook post, the ambassador describes hearing unusual bangs, laboured breathing and heavy footsteps in …

A member of an Italian fascist party faces an African immigrant

An Italian member of Casapound, a fascist party that campaigns against migration to Italy, faces an African immigrant living in Rome.<p><i>Video produced by Gabriela Pomeroy and Robert Spencer</i><p><i>Listen to</i> Newsday <i>on the BBC World Service.</i>

Migration

Barcelona attack: Father of youngest victim hugs imam

Xavier Martinez, the father of three-year-old Xavi who died in the Barcelona attack, hugs Imam Driss Salym.<p>The attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils killed 15 people.

Terrorism

Grenfell Tower: The mental health toll

The Grenfell disaster had a huge toll on the mental health of both residents and witnesses. Six hundred people are receiving treatment for counselling - including 100 children - in what is the biggest mental health response of its kind.<p>BBC Newsnight's Katie Razzall reports.

Mental Health