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5 Cooking Shows You Aren’t Watching, but Should Be

If you’re a casual viewer of cooking shows, you might think that they’re all the same: Someone stands in front of a camera, stirs some things in a …

TV

Watch: The TED Talk that people at TED were talking about

“I can’t call these things social networks anymore — I call them behavior modification empires.”<p>This year’s TED conference — this past week in Vancouver — kicked off with a series of talks lamenting the state of society, from sexual harassment to school shootings.<p>The talk from the bunch that seemed …

TED Talks

The Best Cheeses For Grilled Cheese, According To People Who Truly Know

Warning: American cheese has no place in this story.<p>While it’s hard to deny the melty perfection of a diner-style grilled cheese sandwich made with slices of American cheese or even Kraft singles, most experts happen to think American cheese is pure garbage.<p>“It’s not really cheese to me, it’s some …

Cooking

Stations of the Cross 7-8: The Cruel Repetitions of Our Cruelty

<i>Throughout this Holy Week, we are going to be sharing a series of poetic meditations on the Stations of the Cross by Malcom Guite. An Anglican</i> …

University of Cambridge

Philosophy for Beginners: A Free Introductory Course from Oxford University

Philosophy doesn't have to be daunting. Thanks to the Continuing Education program at Oxford University, you can now ease into philosophical thinking …

Philosophy

These Are the Sexiest Movies on Netflix That Are Actually Good

A not-so-guilty pleasure.<p>All great things revolve around sex, including movies. And thanks to the magic of Netflix, you can watch some of the best and sexiest movies in private, away from judging eyes. Don't feel weird. Some of the best movies on the streaming service are also some of the hottest.

Entertainment

Stovetop Skillet Pizza Is the Ultimate Personal Pizza

<b>Prepare the toppings.</b> Have the sauce, shredded cheese, and other toppings ready to go. Cook any raw toppings that you want cooked before assembling …

Italian Food

This Theologian Has An Answer To Claims That Evil Disproves God

Many atheists today argue that the existence of suffering is powerful evidence against the all-good, all-powerful God of Christianity. Many …

Faith

Learning Microcontrollers and Robotics in the DroneBot Workshop

I’ve been on the lookout for a while now for great maker channels on <i>YouTube</i> that cover electronics, microcontrollers (MCUs), and robotics with the same accessibility, usefulness, and panache as DiResta, Wilkerson, Bob Clagett, and the many other more traditional shopcraft makers. I have just added …

How to make caramel at home without losing your mind

The real sweet science.<p>A really good chewy caramel—not too liquidy, not too hard, but at that golden point of candy perfection—sticks to your teeth and fills your brain with an explosion of delicious flavor. If that description makes your mouth water, don't run to a candy store yet. You can cook up …

The American Novel Since 1945

Professor<p>Amy Hungerford, Professor of English<p>Description<p>In “The American Novel Since 1945” students will study a wide range of works from 1945 to the …

Literature
Literature

12 Most Influential Books Every Software Engineer Needs to Read | The Curious Programmer

This is a question that I get a lot, especially from co-workers or friends that are just beginning their journey as a software craftsman. What book …

Programming

Here Are The 20 Netflix Documentaries That Are Definitely Worth Your Time To Watch

Say goodbye to aimless browsing this weekend.<p><i>This post was translated from Spanish.</i>

Your brain does not process information and it is not a computer – Robert Epstein

No matter how hard they try, brain scientists and cognitive psychologists will never find a copy of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony in the brain – or copies …

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Exercise 1 Basic Workout: Plank<p>Starting at the top of a pushup position, bend your elbows and lower yourself down until you can shift your weight from your hands to your forearms. Your body should form a straight line. Brace your abs (imagine someone is about to punch you in the gut) and hold for …

The 100 best nonfiction books of all time: the full list

After two years of careful reading, moving backwards through time, Robert McCrum has concluded his selection of the 100 greatest nonfiction books. Take a quick look at five centuries of great writing<p>Robert McCrum reflects on his 100 greatest nonfiction books list The 100 best novels written in …

Literature

We Are What We Read

<b>THE WRITTEN WORLD</b> <b><br>The Power of Stories to Shape People, History, Civilization</b><br>By Martin Puchner<br>Illustrated. 412 pp. Random House. $32.<p><b>THE SOCIAL LIFE OF BOOKS</b> <b><br>Reading Together in the Eighteenth-Century Home</b><br>By Abigail Williams<br>Illustrated. 351 pp. Yale University Press. $40.<p>I recall Noel Annan, the …

Literature

14 Netflix Series And Movies That Will Totally @#$%&! You Up

If Black Mirror wasn't enough for you, here are some picks with more nightmares, disturbing visions, and very weird plots.<p><i>This post was translated from Portuguese.</i>

R Package Development Pictorial

An R package is a nice tidy way to reuse and share functions you have created. In my experience, most packages fall into one of three</b> …

The Essential Cyberpunk Reading List

It’s now been over three decades since cyberpunk first exploded, and in that time we’ve seen gorgeous movies, read fascinating books, and seen dozens …

Alex's 5-Star Homemade Cranberry Sauce | Food Network

8 Tips for Taking Notes from Your Reading

01<p>of 09<p>Graduate study entails a great deal of reading. This is true across all disciplines. How do you remember what you've read? Without a system …

Billionaire Elon Musk says he was 'raised by books' and credits his success to these 8

Earlier this year, SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk made history upon successfully completing the first commercial rocket launch from the NASA launch …

Bill Gates

Immanuel Kant and the Philosophy of Freedom

If you want to understand the moral basis of a free society, there might be no better place to start than the thought of Immanuel Kant. He is the …

An Introduction to Virtue Ethics

How an ancient approach to ethics was revived in recent times<p>“Virtue ethics” describes a certain philosophical approach to questions about morality. …

19 Life-Changing Baking Tips From Professional Bakers

These are pretty sweet.

10 terrifying horror books you've never read

As long as I can remember I have enjoyed stories that frighten me. As a child, on rainy early autumn afternoons in our crumbling Victorian farmhouse …

Guide to the Classics: Virgil’s Aeneid

The Aeneid by the Roman poet Virgil is an epic poem in 12 books that tells the story of the foundation of Rome from the ashes of Troy. It was …

Scientists update four key fundamental constants

Paving the way for transforming the world's measurement system, an international task force has determined updated values for four fundamental …

Physics