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Rare Papyrus Manuscripts Reveal The Great Depths Of Medical Knowledge That Ancient Egyptian Doctors Had

The ancient Egyptian manuscripts that reside at the University of Copenhagen give medical advice for items ranging from diagnosing a pregnancy to …

Ancient History

Older than dinosaurs: last South African coelacanths threatened by oil exploration

Bright blue, older than dinosaurs and weighing as much as an average-sized man, coelacanths are the most endangered fish in South Africa and among the rarest in the world.<p>Barely 30 of these critically-endangered fish are known to exist off the east coast of South Africa, raising concern that a new …

Oil Exploration

Combat the pain of sitting at a desk all. day. long. with simple hip-opening stretches

How many of you have been here before? You manage to squeeze in that 6 a.m. pre-work fitness class (major props BTW) and you’re feeling great and …

Workouts

10 Fantastical Mythology Books to Read When You Need a Spark of Imagination

Joan Didion once wrote, "We tell ourselves stories to live," but perhaps we also tell ourselves stories in order to imagine. When life can be all too …

Books

How to Merge Word Documents

If you have multiple Microsoft Word documents you'd like to combine into one, simply copying content from each and pasting it into your destination …

Databases

Here's What 10 School Lunches Look Like Around the World

Think back to the days of your youth in the cafeteria. Do you envision chicken nuggets, doughy pizza, and questionable hot dogs that often dominated …

Puerto Rico

This 30-Day Plank Challenge Will Transform Your Body

A strong core is the foundation of a strong body. Think about it: A tree would fall if its trunk weren't solid and stable. Doing core work isn't just …

Workouts

10 Korean Supermarket Snacks You Need to Try

9 Korean Supermarket Snacks You Need to Try<p>These snacks give Cheetos and Skittles a run for their money.<p>July 31, 2018<p>Over the summer, I traveled to …

Snacks

The Next 'Game of Thrones' Could Come From China

Jin Yong had to wait six decades to see his fantasy trilogy, <i>Legends of the Condor Heroes</i>, translated into English earlier this year — nevermind that …

Books

Ancient Greek music: now we finally know what it sounded like

In 1932, the musicologist Wilfrid Perrett reported to an audience at the Royal Musical Association in London the words of an unnamed professor of …

Ancient History

Ask yourself these 9 questions to make sure keepsakes don’t turn you into a hoarder

There’s a <i>very</i> fine line between saving every little thing that has the slightest bit of sentimental value—whether it’s a vacation souvenir, a love …

Minimalism

Why over 60% of your readers will never finish your story— and 3 ways to fix it

Learn from R. L. Stine — Part IIDo you love torturing your readers?Famous horror author R. L. Stine had practice in the art of torturing his audience …

Writing

7 cities where you can work less and save more

When I was traveling around Thailand, I wasn't planning to save money. I worked part-time as a blogger and spent the rest of my days trekking with elephants, eating at restaurants, and living it up.<p>But to my surprise, my bank account balance kept increasing.<p>Even with all my travel expenses, I was …

Ho Chi Minh City

This Is The Ancient Rock Fortress Of Sigiriya, The Eighth Ancient Wonder Of The World

<b>At an altitude of 200 meters, on the top of a massive column of rock lie the magnificent ancient ruins of a temple reaching for the stars.</b><p>Located in …

Archaeology

Myths, monsters and the maze: how writers fell in love with the labyrinth

To be inside a maze is to be bewildered or afraid, but it's also to be inside a structure – lost, but only up to a point<p>For Sigmund Freud, the unconscious resembled the dark corridors and hidden places of a labyrinth<p>There are terrors in the labyrinth but there is also love. The centre may not be …

Literature

14 Romance Books For People Who Hate Romance Novels

Confession time: I hate love stories. OK, maybe "hate" is too harsh. I have a difficult time motivating myself to pick up books that don't include some sort of dark, twisty plot, preferably a murder mystery. That said, every once in a while a romance book will come along that I can't help but fall …

Books

Who Will Read Your First Draft

and how do you help them?When I finished the first draft of my first novel, <i>Descent</i>, I was exhilarated and terrified. Exhilarated because I’d …

Writing

Your Guide to Wagashi, Traditional Japanese Desserts

Be it austere sushi counters with lengthy fish-focused omakases or dimly lit whisky drinking dens, Manhattan has experienced a swell of Japanese …

Dessert

Common Deer Press launches children’s book writing contest

Co-owners Ellie Sipila and Kirsten Marion have issued a challenge to Canadian writers, calling it an "Uncommon Quest for a Great Canadian Children's …

Writing

Make a Chocolate Smoothie That Isn't Full of Life-Shortening Sugar

This lightly sweetened morning sipper contains only six grams added sugars—far less than what you’ll typically find at a smoothie shop. Tangy Greek …

Breakfast

JPEG, PNG or GIF? What these image formats mean and when to use them

You may not pay much attention to the format of images you share, but if you want to do more than ’Gram then you’ll need to know them all. There are …

GIF Animations

I went to Italy and tracked down my ancestral relatives — here are my tips for anyone who wants to do it

One Day in October I drove into the Alps of Northern Italy to a teensy village called Camposilvano. I parked at one end of town and could see clear to the other, only a few hundred yards away. The population here is listed at 65, and I wondered if that was inflated.<p>I visited to look for traces of …

Genealogy

Stoicism, a 5-minute introduction

Stoicism, a 5-minute introduction<p>Learn about the birth and early history of one of the most useful philosophies that humankind has ever …

14 Tricks That Will Help You Survive a Life-or-Death Situation

We hope that you will never see a rabid dog or a poisonous snake, get lost in the open sea, or have to walk through a hot desert. But if something …

Staying in a Hotel, Hostel, or Ryokan? - Here are some Useful Japanese Phrases to Know

Various forms of accommodations are available in Japan, from high class hotels to Japanese-style ryokans (traditional Japanese inns) and guesthouses …

Soba Noodles: Good or Bad?

Soba is Japanese for buckwheat, which is a nutritious, grain-like seed that’s gluten-free and — despite its name — unrelated to wheat.<p>Soba noodles …

Nutrition

The human side of Southeast Asia’s criminal underbelly exposed in non-fiction page-turner Hello, Shadowlands | Post Magazine | South China Morning Post

<b>Hello, Shadowlands</b> <i><br>by Patrick Winn</i><br>Icon<p>★★★★★<p>Non-fiction books about organised crime have a particularly loyal band of readers. With a few exceptions …

Stav Sherez wins crime novel of the year for 'moving the genre forward'

Stav Sherez has won the 2018 Theakston Old Peculier award for crime fiction with his novel The Intrusions.<p>The third outing for detectives Jack Carrigan and Geneva Miller begins when a young woman arrives at their west London police station, saying that her friend has been abducted from the seedy …

Decoding the Different Colors of Period Blood

Most people who menstruate know that there’s no such thing as a “normal” period. Everything from when it comes to how long it stays can change …

Women's Health

Without Breaking New Ground, 'The Death Of Truth' Is Convincing

Ever since the election of Donald Trump as president, pundits have written obituaries for just about every virtue there is. The president's victory and the policies he's enacted, some commentators have argued, has marked the death of civility, tolerance, dignity, freedom and the American dream …

Donald Trump