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Easy flatbread recipes from India, Italy and the Middle East

I had never really thought about flatbreads until 1995, when I bought a book called Flatbreads & Flavors. I stood in Books for Cooks in London salivating over the recipes that the authors Naomi Duguid and Jeffrey Alford had gathered: Hunza sprouted-wheat flatbread with apricots; Afghan naan with …

How to Build a Classy Concrete Countertop

Don't worry about choosing tile for you kitchen remodel, try DIY concrete countertops instead.<p>Concrete countertops are just one of the many kitchen countertop options to choose from. You can purchase precast counters from fabricators that are cured and finished in a workshop and which can be …

Home Improvement

Small Space Gardening: A Kit to Grow Windowsill Herbs

Inspired by their life in a tiny apartment, Chicago-based designers Nick Behr and Sarah Burrows devised a space-saving way to grow herbs—without a …

6 Style Moves To Steal From Some Of The World’s Best-Dressed Cities

They say travel broadens the mind. And those of you who’ve spent several hours standing in a mile-long queue waiting for a delayed Ryanair flight to …

Men's Fashion

10 Books Our Editors Won’t Shut Up About

Because we’re all book nerds at heart<p>Though we're all pretty much self-proclaimed book nerds around these parts, sitting down to read a novel after spending ten or twelve hours editing and writing articles isn't always our go-to. After all, there's only so much our eyeballs can take before they …

Books

5 Languages That Will Earn You The Most Money

Deciding to learn a new language is one thing.<p>Deciding which of the most useful languages to learn is another. This is the question we’re going to …

MIT's new visualization tool is a goldmine for data nerds

Love impressing your pals with all there is to know about computer science? Or perhaps state geography is more your thing?<p>MIT Media Lab, in partnership with Deloitte and the data visualization startup Datawheel, has just gone live with perhaps the most extensive tool ever created for mining and …

Here's the Easiest Way to Grow Tomato Seedlings

It's basically like getting a free seedling (or fifty!).<p>With spring finally here, it's time to start a new DIY gardening project at home. Tomatoes are the perfect vegetables (or fruit if you want to be technical) to plant yourself, and there's a super simple way to do it. All you need is another …

12 Pro Techniques Every Serious Home Cook Should Know

<i>BY BON APPÉTIT</i><p>Credit: Michael Graydon + Nikole Herriott<p><i>Welcome to Cook Like a Pro, in which we ask some of our favorite chefs for their essential techniques, along with advice on fearlessly frying, flipping, seasoning, and more.</i><p>What's the difference between us and a professional chef tossing food …

Seafood

Nuclear winter on a planetary scale: The biggest threat to mankind virtually no one is talking about

A war between India and Pakistan could produce human suffering the likes of which the world has never seen before<p>Undoubtedly, for nearly two decades, the most dangerous place on Earth has been the Indian-Pakistani border in Kashmir. It’s possible that a small spark from artillery and rocket …

Pakistan

3 Things to Know Before You KonMari Your Home

The KonMari Method, the tidying up process founded by the Japanese decluttering guru Marie Kondo, has become a huge sensation here in the States—it …

Minimalism

5 Steps To Use Mind Maps to Unlock Your Creativity

You're reading 5 Steps To Use Mind Maps to Unlock Your Creativity, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're …

Data Visualization

Scientists Just Got The First Direct Proof of Stable Carbyne - The World's Strongest Material

40 times stronger than diamond.<p>Elemental carbon is extremely versatile, and scientists have long been able to create new carbon allotropes that make …

Chemistry

7 creative urban gardening hacks for spring

Spring brings warmer temperatures and longer days, along with a plethora of blooms, buds, and leaves. Those with yards can really dive into gardening …

21 Books That Changed Science Fiction And Fantasy Forever

Speculative fiction is the literature of change and discovery. But every now and then, a book comes along that changes the rules of science fiction …

Science Fiction

Build This Stylish Tripod Camping Stool That Looks Great Anywhere

From the campsite to the park, this tripod stool slings over your shoulder and is at the ready for your next break.<p>Folding tripod stools are a dime a dozen, but these mass-produced pieces of metal tubing with a plastic canvas seat are throwaway products with no soul. You can build your own stools …

Camping

Isis in Iraq: The female fighters that strike fear into jihadis - because they'll rob them of paradise

"Raping the Yazidi women was part of [the Isis] plan. Destroy the women, destroy the culture,” Haveen, a 22-year-old Kurdish fighter says as she …

Yazidis

The Science of Why You Do Your Best Thinking While Walking

Science explains why so many of history's great thinkers have been obsessive walkers.<p>Charles Darwin, Friedrich Nietzsche, William Wordsworth, even Aristotle: The list of great minds that were also obsessive walkers is long. Why is the connection between wandering feet and a productive brain so …

The Brain

Steam-powered spacecraft could help humans colonise the Moon

It sounds like an idea dreamt up while flicking through the pages of an HG Wells novel, but steam-powered spacecraft could help humans colonise the Moon and beyond, scientists believe.<p>‘Mining’ water ice from asteroids and the lunar poles could provide cheap fuel for probes , allowing them to hop …

Space Exploration

Spicy Cilantro Lemonade | Goop

The perfect afternoon pick-me-up, this spicy agua fresca is a great way to get a beauty-boosting dose of Vitamin C and alkalizing lemon juice. It …

Lemon Juice

From Banana Pancakes to Blueberry Muffins: 8 Fruit-Filled Breakfast Recipes

Sure, you could eat plain ole fruit for breakfast. But wouldn't it be even better if the fruit was baked or blended into something delicious?<p><b>1. Banana Pancakes</b><p>Fluffy on the inside, crispy on the outside, and delicately flavored with bananas and vanilla -- these are phenomenal banana pancakes. The …

Breakfast

Earn merit for your sins with these twisted scout badges

South London based artist, Luke Drozd has made a set of the Scout patches you wish you'd have had to earn as a kid. Based on his book of comic …

Raw Cheesecake Is Neither Cheese nor Cake, But You Want It Anyway

This dairy-free dessert is every bit as creamy and rich as the original—just because it's vegan doesn't mean it's totally virtuous.<p>The "health halo" is real, and it's been growing ever brighter since the first kale leaf successfully snuck into a smoothie. This "have your alt-flour, agave-sweetened …

Vegan

The 15 best poetry books of all time

Modern Desk Designs For Functional And Enjoyable Office Spaces

The most important element in an office is the desk. This applies to pretty much any office space, whether it’s part of a cozy home or a large …

Art in Beirut: photography shows city in new angle

8 frugal habits that helped me become — and stay — a millionaire

There are approximately 35 million people who are millionaires in the world. As Robert J. Samuelson states so perfectly in The Washington Post, "That's about 5% of the U.S. adult population (241 million in 2014), or one in 20. Rarefied, yes; exclusive, no." Though the population numbers have gone …

Personal Finance

If You've Never Made Hummingbird Cake, You're Missing Out

This Southern classic is just what your Easter feast needs.<p>A Southern dessert staple, Hummingbird Cake takes its name from the fact that it tastes so good, you'll hum when you eat it. How can you resist that? Hummingbird Cake is a dense cinnamon-spiced dessert made with ripe bananas and crushed …

A Country Revolution With A Low-Stakes Sound

When Blake Shelton hosted <i>Saturday Night Live</i> last January, the writers cooked up a burlesque of a country music video. Judging from the wig and wardrobe choices, he and cast members Kate McKinnon and Aidy Bryant were meant to be facsimiles of Alan Jackson, Reba McEntire and Wynonna Judd, three …

Country Music