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Former Disney animator pours out his heart in doodles

A dad's doodle diary of heartache and hope: When former Disney animator Gary's wife died suddenly from sepsis - leaving him a single father of two - …

Medicine

10 Best SuperFoods That You Should Eat Regularly for Weight Loss

The healthiest diets have more fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans, whole grains, and low-fat dairy and less salt, sugary drinks, white flour, and red …

Nutrition

Three cups of coffee a day clears out your arteries, study finds

Three cups of coffee a day clears out your arteries and could help beat heart disease, according to a new study.<p>Scientists at the University of Sao Paulo took dietary information and Coronary Artery Calcium (CAC) readings from more than 4,400 study participants, nearly all of whom drank coffee.<p>They …

The lost, wild world of Caresse Crosby, notorious queen of 1920s Paris society

From the outrageous parties to publishing Hemingway, a remarkable life has now been retold in a book, The Heart is a Burial Ground, by her great-granddaughter Tamara Colchester<p>She is credited with inventing the modern bra, launched Salvador Dali on the international arts scene and founded a …

Books

Sam Rockwell on His Secret Past as a Really Bad Break Dancer

“You probably know me as ‘that guy from that movie,’” the actor Sam Rockwell said during his opening monologue on “Saturday Night Live” last month, taking a sly jab at his place in the cultural firmament: a familiar face attached to a not quite as familiar name.<p>Mr. Rockwell, 49, has a gift for …

San Francisco

A Neuroscientist Explores the "Sanskrit Effect"

MRI scans show that memorizing ancient mantras increases the size of brain regions associated with cognitive function

The Brain

Accidentally Wes Anderson: Instagram finds stylised symmetry in real cities

Pastel colours, front-on facades, hyper-stylised uncanny symmetry: director Wes Anderson has a defined aesthetic. Once you’ve got your eye in, you can see it everywhere.<p>That was the premise of a thread on Reddit started earlier this year, “Accidental Wes Anderson”, where users shared photographs of …

Wes Anderson

The art of gentling

At a state penitentiary in Arizona, prisoners are learning how to tame wild horses. As Haley Cohen found, these are also lessons for life – and for …

Why 'Frankenstein' Is More Relevant Than Ever

Exactly two hundred years after it was first published, Mary Shelley's fever dream is still haunting us<p>One frigid day in 1803 a crowd at the Royal College of Surgeons watched Giovanni Aldini apply electricity to the head of an executed convict. The jaw muscles quivered. Next, he tried electrocuting …

Literature

How a Fictional Racist Plot Made the Headlines and Revealed an American Truth

In 1968, the African-American novelist John A. Williams published his third novel, “The Man Who Cried I Am,” a bitter, beautiful, and feverish depiction of the failed promises of the civil-rights era. The novel, which was a best-seller and went through six printings, narrates the lives of two …

What sugar does to your brain

To tell the story of what sugar does to your brain, you have to start with the thought that triggers your need for a hit of sweetness.<p>It often …

How to Grow Your Own Strawberries

Front-yard strawberry patch<p>Scrapping the front lawn comes naturally to Calvin Abe. “My garden is about exploring ideas,” says the L.A. landscape …

10 Basic Facts about the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

For the sake of clarity, don’t neglect to consider these fundamental facts.

Israel

Want to Be Happy? Think Like an Old Person

Jonas Mekas turned 95 this year and won a lifetime achievement award in Frankfurt, Germany. Ping Wong, 92, learned new rules for playing mah-jongg. Helen Moses, who turned 93, mostly gave up talk of marrying Howie Zeimer, her steady companion of the last eight years. Ruth Willig, 94, broke a bone …

New Jersey

The #1 Thing to Keep in Your Freezer

You’re only 12 minutes away from happiness…Whenever my old roommate had a free Saturday afternoon, she would whip up a giant batch of cookie dough.… …

Dessert

How to avoid baking mistakes and win the holidays

What in the wide tarnation is better on a winter’s day than the smell of something sweet baking in your oven? OK, world peace, I suppose.<p>Oh, and justice. Justice for everyone. Justice and world peace are better than nice smells, then, but, seriously, that’s about it.<p>Let’s spend a little time …

A single workout could save your life

There is plenty of evidence that being physically active can reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke, but when do the benefits of exercise start …

Medical Research

Father’s Rejection May Increase Child’s Social Anxiety and Loneliness

Rejection from fathers may lead to an increased risk of social anxiety and loneliness in children and teens, a new study reports.

Psychology

A New Type of Steel Kills Bacteria With Nanospikes

In an age when bacteria are becoming increasingly resistant to our best antibiotics and the words “E. coli” can shut down your favorite local …

Nana’s honey cake

Preheat the oven to 180°C (Gas 4). Grease a 24 cm chiffon cake tin, then mould some foil onto the bottom of the tin to prevent leaking and …

This Mom's Parenting Hack May Save You From Hours of Watching Kids Shows

Fun fact: If you have a child under the age of 5, then there is a 95 percent chance that you have the theme song for <i>Paw Patrol</i> stuck in your head …

24 Best Books to Gift to the Strong Feminist in Your Life - Signature Reads

Plural Marriage and Women's Rights in Early Mormonism, 1835-1870<p>Laurel Thatcher Ulrich won the Pulitzer Prize. She also gave feminists one of their most memorable catch phrases: “Well-behaved women rarely make history.” Now, in an unexpected move, she has turned her attention to women who have …

Winter Vegetables and Gnocchi

Pillowy gnocchi and hearty winter veggies make a perfect cold weather combo.<p><b>What You'll Need:</b><p><i>Serves 4</i><p>1 (12 oz) package pre-chopped fresh butternut …

Yoga Expectations Vs Reality: I Started Learning Yoga And It Was Nothing Like I Imagined

I was quite ill in February 2017, and my medical doctor advised that I needed to exercise to improve my health. But I didn't know where to start or …

Top 10 books about growing old

While ageing can easily leave some frightened, the likes of Alec Guinness, Nora Ephron and Julian Barnes have produced wry, positive takes on old age, says septuagenarian author Christopher Matthews<p>We have all seen old age in action and often it is not a pretty sight. Chances are, it strikes …

Books

The 14 Most Iconic New York City Bars and Restaurants

Some things never change. And some, like these establishments, never should.<p>One of the best things about New York is how it's ever-evolving—not just keeping up with the times, but defining the curve as it goes. And yet, once you've watched the last mom-and-pop left on your block be replaced by yet …

Manhattan

Talking to yourself? Here’s the science behind that little voice in your head

The brain considers talking to ourselves in our heads to be very similar to speaking our thoughts out loud.<p>And the discovery could provide an insight …

Shark found in wild believed to be 512 years old

This enormous Greenland shark may be the oldest living vertebrate in the world, it has been claimed.<p>In fact, it is estimated to be up to …