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8 Refreshing Recipes With Fresh Mint

Mint runneth over in my garden. Luckily, its refreshing, sweet flavor pairs wonderfully with all sorts of dishes.<p><b>1. Mojitos</b><p>When I think mint, I think mojito. This one is tart and sweet -- the perfect cool cocktail for a hot night. <b>GET THE RECIPE</b><p><b>2. Minted Cucumber Salad</b><p>Refreshing and light, this …

The 7 Best Food Combinations for Weight Loss

Would you pay top dollar for a comedy performance by…Peele? Or expect a great film from a singular Coen brother? Or rock to the sounds of just one of …

Nutrition

Computation is a lens

“Face It,” says psychologist Gary Marcus in <i>The New York Times</i>, “Your Brain is a Computer”. The op-ed argues for understanding the brain in terms of …

The Brain

Why Extroverts Like Parties and Introverts Avoid Crowds

Extroverts and introverts differ strongly in how their brains process rewarding experiences, new research suggests.<p>The study, published today (June …

The Brain

Brain Scientist: How Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ Gets One Thing Deeply Wrong

[Watch on YouTube]<b>By Lisa Feldman Barrett, PhD, with Daniel J. Barrett, PhD</b> <b><br>Guest contributors</b>Pixar’s “Inside Out” is the latest in a long tradition …

Stanford neuroscience research identifies more effective way to teach abstract math concepts to children

A new study shows that students who use symmetry to learn about numbers tap into critical brain circuits. The approach appears promising in improving …

Mathematics

'Writing courses won't make you a better writer'

Instead of struggling to learn through practice and imitation, science could enable students to make informed writing decisions, suggests author Yellowlees Douglas<p>Writing courses won’t make you a better writer, no matter how many you take. You can tackle A-level English, then finish any degree in …

Do these eight things and you will be more creative and insightful, neuroscientists say

Tests of human intelligence show that even as IQ, the measure of our analytical thinking skills, appears to be on the rise, our more expansive, creative thinking skills may be on the wane as our hyper-busy world promotes more narrow, analytical thought. Neuroscientist John Kounios, a professor of …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

What She Said<p>Master the fine art of managing (sexy) expectations.<p>By Sophia Benoit3 days agoView More<p>Ask a Bartender<p>Bartenders tell us what to do with …

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MacBook

Healthy Snacks That Won't Spoil Dinner (and That Your Kids Will Actually Eat)

Making healthy, balanced snacks that won't spoil dinner can be a challenge. These ideas are here to save the day.<p></head>It's a constant battle: How to make an afternoon snack that's easy and quick, healthy, filling, and appealing to your kiddos—all without spoiling dinner. Oreos dunked in milk are …