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Behold, 20 of the funniest YouTube videos ever

Reddit continues to remain the internet's best dumping ground for some of the funniest content out there. While Reddit has produced some great …

Animals

The Science Behind Baking the Most Delicious Cookie Ever

<i>This post originally appeared on Time and Ozy.com.</i><p>You like soft and chewy. He likes thin and crispy. If only there were a chocolate chip cookie …

Dessert

Elevate Your Chocolate-Chip Cookies

It takes me forever to get anywhere in Paris. It’s not the traffic, or the strikes — which are almost as reliable as the church bells tolling the hours — or the weather, or the bumpy cobblestone streets. It’s the pastry shops: There are so many of them, and I can’t keep myself from lingering in …

Dessert

An Illustrated Tour of Ice Cream Styles Around the World

More<p>Ice Cream<p>Essential flavors and the secrets to the best ice cream you'll ever make.<p>Close your eyes and think of ice cream. What do you see?<p>Depending on where you live, that answer's going to vary. A lot. Because the world of ice cream is far more diverse than most of us think. Think all ice …

An investor who helps the ultrarich grow their wealth for a living shares what he wishes he knew about money when he was 25

• <b>Though daunting at first, investing in public markets is one of the best ways to grow long-term wealth.</b>• <b><br>David Bailin, the global head of investments</b> …

Should I invest or pay off my home loan?

Key points:<p>Get ahead financially by using your extra money to pay off your mortgage or invest in shares.<br>• Looking at the numbers can help you decide if …

Financial Services

How to become a millionaire in 4 simple steps

Growing your wealth to <i>seven</i> figures is not easy, but it can be done in very simple steps. There isn’t a quick way to do it, this article isn’t about …

The Only Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe You'll Need For the Rest of Your Life

Australians are on a constant search for the perfect chocolate chip cookie — one that is dense and chewy on the inside while crisp on the outside. …

Gordon Ramsay's Transformative Way to Scramble Eggs

Yes, there are a million different scrambled eggs techniques out there, but Gordon Ramsay's will be your full-stop method. While at a press event to …

Sticky Fingers Bakery's beetroot and rose truffle cake recipe

I love digging my hands into butter and sugar just as much as groping around in the earth. For me, baking and gardening are inseparable; but I took the long way home to make this connection.<p>I started Sticky Fingers Bakery when the cupcake craze hit the world. A self-taught baker, I threw myself in …

Recipes

French Food Waste Law Changing How Grocery Stores Approach Excess Food

Every morning at a supermarket called Auchan in central Paris, Magdalena Dos Santos has a rendezvous with Ahmed "Doudou" Djerbrani, a driver from the French food bank.<p>Dos Santos, who runs the deli section of the store, is in charge of supervising the store's food donations. She sets aside prepared …

French Food

Anti-bacterial wipes pointless as bugs grow back in 20 minutes, scientist says

Anti-bacterial wipes only eradicate bacteria from kitchen surfaces for 20 minutes and using them to keep germs at bay is "an absolutely redundant" exercise, a scientist has said.<p>Dr Clare Lanyon, a biomedical scientist from Northumbria University in Newcastle upon Tyne, said consumers may be wasting …

A famous chef went on a 6-month mission to create the perfect hamburger -- here's what he came up with

This is Heston Blumenthal. He's a Michelin three-star chef who is known for his scientific approach to cooking and for pushing the envelope of …

After Florida School Shooting, Russian ‘Bot’ Army Pounced

SAN FRANCISCO — One hour after news broke about the school shooting in Florida last week, Twitter accounts suspected of having links to Russia released hundreds of posts taking up the gun control debate.<p>The accounts addressed the news with the speed of a cable news network. Some adopted the hashtag …

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Thousands of people in Kenya are getting free money for 12 years in an experiment that could redefine social welfare around the world

• Across dozens of Kenyan villages, thousands of people are enrolled in an experiment that gives them nearly double their normal income for up to 12 …

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 Save a Meeting That’s Gotten Tense

On March 30, 2017, Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams stood in front of crowd of over 1,000 angry citizens. McAdams had recently floated the idea of situating a new homeless resource center in Draper, a city 20 miles south of Salt Lake City, Utah. What began as an orderly public meeting soon …

'The difficulty is the point': teaching spoon-fed students how to really read

When the logic of capitalism means universities are run as businesses, much is lost. Reclaiming literature is crucial to understanding the times we live in<p>I’ve recently finished marking 40-odd exams, mostly written by people between the ages of 18 and 21. In them our students had to answer …

Teaching

From the north pole to Middle-earth: Tolkien's Christmas letters to his children

Bodleian library to exhibit illustrated letters from Hobbit author, masquerading as Father Christmas<p>In December 1920 Father Christmas wrote a letter to a modest house in the Oxford suburbs, enclosing a watercolour sketch of his own rather more exotic domed snow house, approached by a flight of …

North Pole

Why 4.5 Billion Years of Fluctuating Global Temperatures Can't Explain Climate Change Today

One of the most commonly used arguments against human-caused climate change is that Earth has experienced severe fluctuations in temperature over its …

The Queen's pastry chef shares her secret mince pie recipe

The Queen’s pastry chef has revealed the secret recipe for the mince pies served at Buckingham Palace just in time for you to make them… for next …

The Secret Technique to Making the Best Sandwiches on Earth

If you ask me, sandwich-making is a true lifeskill. It can brighten up a desk lunch, make friends, maybe even win over enemies. But when was the last …

Burn-offs have almost no effect on bushfire risks, Tasmania study finds

Prescribed burn-offs have little impact on reducing the extent and intensity of bushfires, a study in Tasmania has found.<p>Burn-offs are a routine part of preparations for bushfire season, but modelling suggests fire authorities need to target unrealistic amounts of land to have any meaningful effect …

There's even more evidence that one type of exercise is the closest thing to a miracle drug that we have

Aerobic exercise, or cardio, might be the closest thing we have to a miracle drug.<p>When we commit to regular workouts that raise our heart rate and get us moving and sweating for a sustained period, magical things happen to our mind and body. We start to think more clearly, feel better about …

The art of missing out, or how to beat 'FOMO'

Tim Winton reckons surfing saved his life.<p>The celebrated Australian novelist was an angsty teenager who found solace in the waves rolling onto the …

Happiness

Why you should stop eating white rice, according to a physician

From a nutritional standpoint, white rice pales in comparison to its whole grain cousin, brown rice.<p>It gets digested quickly, is rapidly processed into sugar, and only fills you up for a short period of time. In comparison, brown rice is processed slowly, churning out a steady stream of fuel to …

I polled 1,500 people about their best relationship advice -- and everyone said the same thing

Hey, guess what? I got married two weeks ago. And like most people, I asked some of the older and wiser folks around me for a couple quick words of …

With teen mental health deteriorating over five years, there's a likely culprit

Around 2012, something started going wrong in the lives of teens.<p>In just the five years between 2010 and 2015, the number of U.S. teens who felt …

Mental Health

A Neuroscientist Reveals The Most Important Choice You Can Make in Life

Choose wisely.<p>According to Moran Cerf, a neuroscientist at Northwestern University who has been studying decision-making for over a decade, the …

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