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10 of the best insider's tips to Amsterdam

With tickets for Eurostar’s direct service to Amsterdam on sale from 20 February, we pick some of the city’s best restaurants, parks and cultural attractions away from the tourist centre<p>Amsterdam’s reputation for stag dos, spliff and sex tourism belies the rich pickings beyond Dam Square. Described …

European Travel

8 Ways You’re Cooking Meat Wrong (and How to Cook It Right)

There is nothing like the sizzle of a nice piece of meat on the stovetop or in the oven. But there is also nothing like the frustrations that come …

BBQ

Prevent A Mid-Afternoon Energy Crash With These Snacks [Infographic]

When it comes to healthy snacking, most people concentrate on foods that are low in fat and sugar. However, effective satiation is also important - …

University of Sydney

Peach Cobbler

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Heat oven to 350° F. In a bowl, toss the peaches with ¼ cup of the sugar and 2 tablespoons of the flour; transfer to an 8-inch …

Baking

How making fun of yourself can make you happy

Self-deprecating jokes are the best — unless I make them. See what I did there? Judging by my humor (or lack thereof), you may think that I'm not a …

Psychology

25 Cat Tweets That'll Have You Howlin' Like A Tomcat In Heat

Caterwaul into the night, my sweet kitten.

Pets

16 Images Your Brain Won't Let You See Right No Matter How Hard You Try

"Wait, what?!" –Your brain<p><i>This post was translated from Japanese.</i>

Graphics

The surprising origins of your f*cking favorite swear words

As a society, we like to swear.<p>Swear words have a strange power over us. It starts when we are young, when they are deliciously taboo. Then, as we …

Linguistics

Only A Certified Genius Can Score Higher Than A 20/25 On This General Knowledge Test

Do you know a lot about a little? Or a little about a lot?

George Eliot

Our Best Baked Pasta Recipes

Dive right into these comforting pasta bakes from your favorite Food Network chefs.<p>Anne Burrell's Lasagna<p>You definitely won't leave the table feeling …

Cooking

5 Acupressure Techniques To Relieve Lower Back Pain

<i>Paige Bourassa is a licensed acupuncturist with a thriving practice in the heart of New York City. In mbg’s newest class, Essential Guide To</i> …

Pain

If You Can't Lose Weight, These Photos Will Make You Say, "Oh, That's Why!"

It's dinnertime, and you give yourself a high five for making something healthy. Stir-fry is on the menu, and you're about to dig into chicken, veggies, and brown rice — what could be wrong? It's not the food on the plate that's the issue, it's the amount.<p>These two dinners look pretty similar, but …

Fitness

How To breathe? Yogic Breathing Is The Right Way

In this article , we are going to explore how to breathe properly. Learning how to breathe better has many benefits. Stress relief, higher metabolism …

Yoga

15 Foods With Almost No Calories and a Ton of Nutrients

Do you want to be healthy and fit? Do you want to have a snack or a full meal without regret that it is full of calories and that it will affect your …

You Won't See a Single Crunch In This Core Workout

This Tabata from trainer Andy Speer targets even the deepest ab muscles<p>When it comes to training your core, oftentimes simplicity is best. Andy Speer, trainer and creator of the Anarchy Abs workout from <i>Men's Health</i>, has a quick-hitting core workout guaranteed to train every muscle in your …

Exercise

How you can get fitter from just two minutes of intense exercise a week

Forget those long, dreary sessions in a gym - a leading sports scientist says you only need to do two minutes of intense exercise a week in order to …

Exercise

Cheap afternoon teas in London

Find an afternoon tea for less than £20 per person. You don’t need to go over budget to enjoy this English tradition, with plenty of cheap afternoon …

Tea

This Neuroscience Trick Will Help You Overcome Any Fear

How can you overcome fear? Learn how your brain works and it becomes super simple.<p>Many business leaders pretend they are incredibly controlled, stoic, and confident. The perceived ideal image is for them to show that they do not feel fear.<p>Truth?<p>I have never met anyone that doesn't face fear.<p>Every …

Self-improvement

Six steps to younger looking skin with simple facial yoga workout

Fancy lifting, firming and smoothing your skin for zero cost? A simple facial yoga workout has been shown to turn back time the natural way.<p>Imagine …

Skin Care

The (Easy) Homemade Elixir You Need for Cold and Flu Season

As the infamous cold season approaches, there are sniffles, sneezes, and coughs everywhere you turn: in the office, riding the train, on the …

Alternative Medicine

Homemade jam that uses berries to sweeten, instead of sugar

My grandmother used to make jam every year out of the summer bounty of berries. It was a multi-day project involving scorching-hot vats of berries, thickened by pectin and pounds of white sugar, which she balanced with the tang of lemon or lime juice. A simple slab of toasted country bread …

Food Preservation

The Magic of Dark Chocolate Cake Recipe (Feel it!)

The magic of dark chocolate cake is something that you can feel if you try this delicious chocolate cake! So rich, chocolatey, and moist! It will …

Make These Pork Chops in Creamy Garlic Sauce for Dinner

Photos of perfectly cooked porkchops are seriously drool-worthy. With their golden-brown exterior and perfectly seasoned crust, to many they can seem …

14 Natural Super Foods to Relieve Constipation Fast

The well being of a person has been linked to the health and the condition of the digestive system. So the digestive problems are the reason for …

Try This Yoga Trick to Realign Your SI Joint & Relieve Lower Back Pain

Ever felt a niggling pain to one side of your lower back? The asymmetrical poses we do in yoga can put stress on the sacroiliac (SI) joint, which …

Research Shows the Best Resumes and Cover Letters Use These Words and Phrases (In Moderation)

If you want to land an interview, create resumes and cover letters that are light on self-promotion and heavy on ingratiation.<p>While your resume won't get you the job you really want, if you're following a standard hiring process, a good cover letter and resume is necessary to get you to the next …

The Secret To Perfect Rice Every Time

Sick of gummy, gluey rice? There’s a simple trick to getting a pot full of light and fluffy yet separate grains every time. And this tip works for …

Farmhouse Chicken Casserole is a solution for busy nights

I have a few friends who hate slow cookers. They say the ubiquitous devices produce mushy food.I get that, but used correctly, I think slow cookers …

16 Big Batch Slow Cooker Recipes That Freeze Well For Leftovers

Just reheat and enjoy.

15 Foods To DO And DON’T Eat On An Empty Stomach

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, because it’s the start of our day and if we get out of the house on the wrong foot, then our whole …