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7 Tips to Improve Your Memory

Learning ability is probably the most important skill you can have.<p>Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of <i>Make It</i> …

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Want to lose weight? 10 easy ways to improve your diet

As the country's most senior doctor, Dame Sally Davies, warns <b>obesity poses such a threat to the country that it should be treated as "national risk" alongside terrorism</b>, we've rounded up 10 ways for you to revamp youR diet - without changing your lifestyle too drastically.<p>Swap your orange juice for …

The New Rules for Early Retirement

Do you dream of leaving full-time work behind at 60 or even sooner? Plenty of Americans do, of course. But the real question is whether you can …

Retirement

Greener, quieter and more efficient - has Rolls-Royce created the train of the future?

Aero engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce is developing a hybrid power system for trains that could mean quieter lives for those living near railway lines<p>A new generation of more efficient, quieter and greener trains could be coming to Britain’s railway lines, driven by a new hybrid power system built …

10 of the best European islands … that you’ve probably never heard of

Explore Europe’s lesser-known islands and enjoy a leisurely break where walking, watersports and doing nothing at all are the order of the day<p>Lyngør Islands, Norway<p>A far cry from Norway’s jagged western fjord-filled coastline, the Lyngør Islands offer Baltic calm rather than wild Atlantic. Base …

European Travel

5 Ways to Master the Art of Letting Go

We've all had to let go of things at some point or another. Whether it be a pet, friend, boyfriend, or simply graduating high school. We are constantly ending chapters in order to start new chapters.<p>Though age and experience can make it a little easier to let go and move forward, completely letting …

Positive Thinking

Meet the Coca-Cola-Obsessed Woman Who Made Her House Into a Soda Shrine

Maybe you "like" soda, but you ain't seen nothing until you've visited Pat Reidy's over-the-top domain of Coca-Cola worship in Veracruz, Mexico. This is obsession.<p>I have never been a fan of theme parks. Even less so of the Magic Kingdom, which is a cheap copy of Adventure Kingdom in Veracruz, …

Andy Warhol

Do You Ever Need to Turn Off Your Smartphone?

Experts — okay, maybe just your company’s tech guy — say shutting down your computer is a good idea if you’re headed home for the night or if you’ll …

Gear & Gadgets

National Chocolate Day: 10 convincing health reasons you should eat more of the stuff

Chocolate is the ultimate comfort food, a sure-fire stand-by in times of stress, a reliable source of consolation when life has let us down, and a mood-enhancer and romance-inducer in more positive circumstances. But is it at all healthy?<p>If you scoff lots of it, obviously not. But there are a host …

We’ve Damaged the Planet So Badly It’s Entering a New Epoch

Welcome to the Anthropocene, a.k.a. the Age of Man, a.k.a. we're now in charge of Earth and we better take better care of it.<p>When you or I look at a mountain range running alongside an interstate highway, we might see a series of majestic peaks. When Kirk Johnson looks at a mountain range, he sees …

Earth Science

The Sound of Open Data

A winning audio design project lets you listen to the sound of your city's environmental data, in real time.<p>If you're the type of person who has no great love for spreadsheets, it can be hard to really get <i>in</i> tothe concept of powerful data. Numbers can feel so big—or so, so small—that it becomes …

Britain ranked 28th out of 30 countries in health rankings

A damning report ranks Britain as 28th out of 30 for healthcare resources, with fewer doctors, nurses, beds and medical scanners than most wealthy countries<p>The UK has fewer doctors, nurses, hospital beds and crucial medical equipment than most other wealthy nations, according to a damning …

Take a look at the very first images of thunder

We all know the belly-shaking sound of lightning, but now scientists have visually captured its sound waves for the very first time.<p>Everyone knows what lightning sounds like, but now for the first time, scientists at the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas have turned the …

Lightning

The Weird Thing That Packs on Calories—And Pounds

A quick trip down the frozen-food aisle at the supermarket can be anxiety-ridden. Given the sheer range of options for everything from popcorn to …

Nutrition

#Okinawa With Ivan Sakamoto

I think I'm turning into a crazed, anal retentive, borderline psychotic Ina Garten . Can't wait to get home and start filling up the fridge for my daughter again! Labelled and dated of course. #WhenJeffreyGetsHomeHe'llBeSoHappyIMadeMeatLoaf

Staged Social Media Management Platform

Grow Share Engage<p>Our Simple and Highly Effective <b>Twitter Marketing System</b> Allows Your Business to Rapidly Build Targeted Followers and <b>Generate More</b> …

Deliciously Ella: spiced potato cakes with tomato sauce recipe

Never serve salads to friends sceptical about healthy eating, writes Deliciously Ella, but focus instead on hearty, flavoursome meals such as spiced potato cakes on a bed of sautéed greens with a garlic tomato sauce<p>Spiced potato cakes with a garlic tomato sauce, served with sautéed spring …

Skillet Roast Chicken with Fennel, Parsnips, and Scallions

6 Servings<p>Active Time: 20 min<p>Total Time: 1 min<p>A beautifully browned bird and seasonal vegetables cook in a single skillet for an effortless dinner. Swap in carrots, quartered onions, or tiny potatoes—anything goes.<p>December 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 tablespoons olive oil, divided<p>1 3½–4-lb. chicken<p>Kosher …

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8 Food Blog Links We Love

<i>We've scoured the web for our favorite food blog posts, and now we're bringing them right to your desktop. It’s hard work, but someone has to do it.</i><p>Happy Eastover/Passter! That's right, we have two food-focused holidays this weekend: Easter and Passover. From hot cross buns and bunny cookies to …

A Festive Menu for Easter Sunday

Lent is over, the anniversary of the resurrection is upon us, and it's finally spring! In other words, it's time to celebrate. Whether your family does an Easter lunch, brunch, or dinner, we've got a four-course seasonal menu expressly engineered for maximum satisfaction. I'm talking fresh new …

You Do Win Friends With Salad, Especially These 3 Showstoppers

Composed salads aren't old-fashioned: These of-the-moment recipes are proof.<p>It's no secret that our editor-in-chief loves a composed salad, and for good reason. They have everything you could want in a dish—snappy vegetables, juicy meat, bright dressings, and crunchy toppings. Each of these …

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Easter Breads from Around the World

Often laden with symbolism, these delicious breads make a delicious addition to your Easter table, no matter where you are in the world.

Spring's Best Shoes: The 30 Pairs You Need to See/Own/Wear This Season

We're posting a new pair every day this month.<p>Not exactly sure which shoes you need this spring? We've got you covered. Check out our spring 2015 favorites from Nordstrom—we're posting a new pair every day this month!

Everything Science Says You Should Do Before an Interview

In lab coats we trust.<p>Okay so honestly? Interviews suck. But our favorite life-hack whisperers (scientists) have figured out exactly how to make them suck just a *little* bit less. Here's what years of research says you should do right before you take the big breath and walk through the door with a …

A Special Kind of Pizza Pie, for Easter

And of course, the cutting of the pie for our guests the next day, as they gather around the kitchen island for antipasti and a glass of Scotch, is a …

Hot cross bun bread pudding

I’m terrible at winning contests. Can a person be terrible at winning contests? Put my name in a hat and 999 times of 1000 you won’t see it …

Breakfast

Blueberry Cupcakes with Blueberry Cream Cheese Frosting: Having Backup

For CJR, CY, SS, SB, JEL, JSJ, YK, KSG, JCM, HK, HL and my entire prayer posse... I am in the middle of trying to make a huge decision, an...

Jacques Torres Secret Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Jacques Torres' Secret Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe<p>Prep time<p>15 mins<p>Cook time<p>12 mins<p>Total time<p>27 mins<p>Updated version of one of my favorite chocolate …