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12 Easy Fall Crockpot Recipes That Will Have You Begging for Seconds

It’s no secret that fall is the time of year when cooking becomes more of a welcome endeavor. Once summer’s temperatures have subsided and ovens are …

Cooking

Walmart tried to make sustainability affordable. Here's what happened

What a difference the birth of a granddaughter can make.<p>For Lee Scott, who ran Walmart from 2000 to 2009, the arrival of his granddaughter not only …

Sustainability

11 Surprising Facts About Gillian Anderson

For all the television shows that set out to solve the world’s great mysteries, and the intrepid adventurers hunting for lost artifacts, some of the …

Saint Petersburg

Can You Name the Muslim World’s First Secular Democracy?

The exotic, cosmopolitan city buzzed with activity, its multicultural lifeblood driven in part by a recent oil boom and swept up in intellectual …

Oil

The Cognitive Biases Tricking Your Brain

Science suggests we’re hardwired to delude ourselves. Can we do anything about it?<p>I am staring at a photograph of myself that shows me 20 years older than I am now. I have not stepped into the twilight zone. Rather, I am trying to rid myself of some measure of my present bias, which is the tendency …

Critical Thinking

Ignore Expiry Dates - Here Are 12 Science-Backed Ways to Tell if Your Food Has Really Gone Off

Use by dates are a scam.<p>The best way to tell if a food is still good to eat isn't necessarily looking at the sell-by date printed on the …

Tim Cook

Stretching Plays a Surprisingly Important Role in Weight Loss And Exercise. Here's How

It's not just a cool down.<p>There seems to be a lot of confusion regarding the value – or lack thereof – of muscle stretching to accelerate recovery …

Exercise

Buddy Valastro’s Brownies

Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 325°F.<p>Cream 1 cup sugar the butter in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with paddle …

Italian Moist Chocolate Cake

My mamma has a saying: “<i>E meglio un uovo oggi che una gallina domani”</i> (an egg today is better than a chicken tomorrow). Even if you don’t have much, …

Grilled Harissa Shrimp With Chickpea-Dill Tomato Sauce Comes Together In 30 Minutes

When you decide to invite guests over at the last minute and need to impress them, reach for this recipe and whip it up in a hurry. Several of the ingredients should be in your pantry already — bonus! And while frozen shrimp probably doesn’t hold a permanent spot in your freezer <i>yet</i>, it’s a great …

Seafood

Flourless Cosmic Brownies With Cocoa-Date Frosting

This recipe remakes pays homage to the classic Little Debbie dessert, the Cosmic Brownie. Our version uses creamy almond butter in place of oil, …

Dessert

‘Minding the Gap’ Exposes How Toxic Masculinity Is Crippling America’s Youth

Filmed over 12 years, the Hulu documentary ‘Minding the Gap’ examines the complex lives of a trio of skater-pals growing up in a poor Rust Belt town …

Domestic Violence

Tom Ka Gai (Coconut Chicken Soup) Recipe

"The quintessential Thai soup."<p>Ingredients<p>3/4 pound boneless, skinless chicken meat<p>3 tablespoons vegetable oil<p>2 (14 ounce) cans coconut milk<p>2 cups …

Recipes

Want a Happy Marriage? Science Says Couples Should Do These 7 Things for Each Other Often

Author Eric Barker dissects the book, "The All-or-Nothing Marriage: How the Best Marriages Work," and discovers science-backed behaviors for a happy marriage.<p>How many motivational books have you read? You know how it goes, right? The author conveys his or her version of the secrets of life, …

Happiness

Artist Inserts Her Fat Cat Into Famous Paintings In Art History

Like cats? Artist Svetlana Petrova sure does. So much so that she’s inserted her fat cat named Zarathustra into famous paintings from around the …

Art

Are You Listening? Hear What Uninterrupted Silence Sounds Like

<i>Summertime is for road trips.</i> Atlas Obscura <i>and</i> All Things Considered <i>are traveling up the West Coast, from California to Washington, in search of "hidden wonders" — unique but overlooked people and places.</i><p>It's a little before 5:00 on a summer morning, and Matt Mikkelsen stands not so far down a …

National Parks

How Killer Whales Went from Hated, to Adored, to Endangered

AnimalsBook Talk<p>The more we’ve learned about orcas, the more we love them. But can killer whales survive the dramatic changes to their world?<p>It was not so long ago that killer whales were reviled as vicious pests, shot, harpooned, and even machine-gunned by whalers, fishermen, and government …

Killer Whales

Modesty isn’t a virtue, it’s a tool to keep women in their place

Judging from Shakespeare, the very sight of a modest woman pushes men into extravagant fantasies of matrimony. “I burn, I pine, I perish,” cries Lucentio in <i>The Taming of the Shrew,</i> “If I achieve not this young modest girl.”<p>Modern men are less explicit about their desire for demureness, but there’s …

Feminism

19 Homemade Pizza Recipes

Pizzetta 211 Margherita Pizza<p>This sweet little San Francisco pizzeria makes a Margherita that'll bring tears to your eyes. Now you can have it …

Italian Food

Frank's Favorite Slow-Cooker Thai Chicken Recipe

"Chicken thighs get delish with a family-pleasing, super-easy crock pot recipe. Only one step, start in the morning, ready when you get home. Just …

Slow Cookers

This 2-Minute Facial Massage Technique Literally Changed the Shape of My Face

The best facial of my life involved no extractions. There were no lasers, no microdermabrasion machines, and no high-tech tools or showy face masks. …

Skin Care

This Magical Mango Ice Cream Is No-Churn, No-Cook, No-Problem

Everyone knows that tossing frozen ripe banana pieces into a food processor will get you an amazing dish of one-ingredient “ice cream”—perfect soft serve right from the processor. Nothing (and I mean nothing) else needs to be added. But then again, you <i>could</i> customize by adding a little peanut or …

Ice Cream

What the Best Nonprofits Know About Strategy

After years of working in tech startups, which strive to transform underdog status into competitive advantage, I dove into the nonprofit world. The contrast was striking: Too few nonprofits use the advantages of their nonprofit status. In doing so, they miss out on a huge opportunity. The nonprofit …

Nonprofits

This Genius Map Explains How Everything in Physics Fits Together

From space-time to chaos theory.<p>Physics is a huge, complex field. It also happens to be one of the most fascinating, dealing with everything from …

Physics

How To Grow Unlimited Amounts Of Blueberries In Your Backyard

Blueberries health benefits include improving cognitive function, treating urinary tract infection, preventing cancer, slowing aging process, …

Wellness

Tone Every Inch of Your Body With These 100 Effective Bodyweight Moves

Here it is! The ultimate guide to the best bodyweight moves. Bookmark this for later so you can create your own workout by mixing and matching these badass moves, and watch your body transform. Maybe you want an all-butt workout with squats and lunges. Maybe you want to focus on toning your arms …

Workouts

Five Ways to Use a Speed Square

If you're doing any kind of DIY or construction work, there are a handful of absolutely essential tools you need in your belt: hammer, tape measure, …

Woodworking

The perfect guide to a book everyone should read

Ian Thomson describes Dante’s Divine Comedy as a 12-step recovery programme for those who have lost their way. He himself proves an excellent companion<p>‘<i>The Divine Comedy</i> is a book that everyone ought to read,’ according to Jorge Luis Borges, and every Italian has read it. Dante’s midlife crisis in …

Literature

8 Quick, Low-Calorie Fish Recipes to Make on Repeat

There are three nonnegotiables we look for when it comes to sourcing weekday dinners we'd actually want to make ourselves: 1. It needs to be quick …

Cooking

40 Cold Foods for Hot Weather Days

The best food for hot weather days is quick—and best served cold. No sweat! We have the recipes right here.<p>Loaded Avocado BLT<p>My husband invented this …

Healthy Eating