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Here's Everything Science Knows So Far About The Origins of Humans

The story evolves every year.<p>The question of where we humans come from is one many people ask, and the answer is getting more complicated as new …

20 Quotes About Being Single That Will Help You Move On After A Breakup

Kicking off 2018 with a breakup may not have been the way you'd hoped to start your year, but here we are. If you are newly single, there are plenty …

Sex and the City

The ‘Gold Standard’ Meat Sauce

When Marcella Hazan, the cookbook author who revolutionized the way Americans cook Italian food, died in September 2013, The Times asked readers to submit their favorites of her recipes. Many wrote in to sing the praises of her famous (and contentious) red sauce made with just four ingredients — …

Italian Food

Nintendo Is Releasing Some Lovely Phone Cases

They're out in April (in Japan only, at least for now), and there are cases based on <i>Breath of the Wild</i>, <i>Splatoon</i> and <i>Animal Crossing</i>.<p>There are four</i> …

The 8 biggest video game trends for 2018

Video games are more expansive and impressive than ever before. But the industry is more sprawling, too. It ranges from big-budget blockbusters like</i> …

Videos: 15 Hardest Boss Fights of 2017

This is a new video from GamingBolt that lists the 15 hardest boss fights of 2017. 2017 had some great games and it also had some difficult boss …

10 Quotes From 'The Alchemist' That Outline How We Should Live Our Lives

Paulo Coelho's "The Alchemist," a fable about following your dreams, has sold more than 65 million copies worldwide in more than 50 different …

Apple Pie

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.<p>For the crust: Mold the tart crust into a 9-inch pie pan, cover with tin foil and then cover the foil with uncooked …

The Evolution of NASA's Mars Rover Tires in Pictures

Photo Credit: NASA<p>Slide 1 of 21<p>Mars Rover Tire Evolution<p>A new design for a Mars rover wheel uses mesh and a "shape memory alloy" that can spring back …

How Opioids Kill

One evening this past fall a patient stumbled into the emergency room at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. “I don’t feel so…” she muttered, …

The books India read in 2017, according to Amazon

In 2017, Indians shopping for books on Amazon.in were overwhelmingly looking for one thing: textbooks.<p>According to the Amazon.in Reading Trends Report 2017, the highest-selling book on the website was M Laxmikanth’s <i>Indian Polity</i>, an 852-page clunker designed for students attempting the …

Iguanas Are Falling Out of Trees in South Florida, But Please Don't Pick Them Up

It's THAT cold.<p>On Thursday morning, Frank Cerabino, a columnist for the Palm Beach Post, woke up to 40-degree (4.44 degrees Celsius) weather and was …

Acer just announced the "thinnest computer in the world"

Along with updates to the Nitro 5 and Spin 3<p>Generally, laptops at CES tend to be toward the middle of the pack, with companies saving their more unique or impressive models for less crowded times. While Acer has shown up at CES this year with a trio of updated versions of older models, there is at …

This App Will Turn You Into a Grammar Wizard

Be a more productive writer in 2018 with Grammarly.<p>Save yourself from grammar-induced embarrassment and invest in a tool that will serve as your personal editor. Developed by linguists and language lovers, Grammarly Premium is an innovative writing app that examines and corrects hundreds of …

How explicit direct teaching helped struggling Armadale SHS transform its students' results

Pop sticks and mini-whiteboards may seem unlikely agents of educational change, but for one Perth high school, they're proving to be invaluable tools …

The light and dark of AI-powered smartphones

Analyst Gartner put out a 10-strong listicle this week identifying what it dubbed “high-impact” uses for AI-powered features on smartphones that it suggests will enable device vendors to provide “more value” to customers via the medium of “more advanced” user experiences.<p>It’s also predicting that, …

How Martha Stewart Makes Cheesecake in the Slow Cooker

Slow Cooker Cheesecake by Martha Stewart<p>Serves 6<p><i>For the crust:</i> <br>Cooking spray <br>3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs <br>2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted <br>2 …

19 Books Bill Gates and the CEOs of Microsoft, Google, PayPal, and Wal-Mart Think You Should Read

The book 'Hit Refresh' by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella makes this list twice as a great read.<p>What I know about successful people is this: They love to devour books to expand their minds. Bill Gates has stated that he reads about 50 books a year. Mark Zuckerberg? About 24 books a year.<p>But the …

Pamela Dean’s Tam Lin Changed My Life

We are the product of the books we read as children and young adults. They shape the vocabulary we use to shape the world we live in: they spark …

Getting Started in Writing Premium Collection

If you are a first-time novelist looking for guidance, this premium collection is for you. Get the skills you need to write your dream novel and …

High School Teacher Accused of Having Sex With Student in Car Gets Probation

After a student said she had sex with him in his car, a former high school teacher from California will serve probation, possibly a year in jail, and …

Secret Teacher: subjects like art are being sidelined – but they matter

In trying to improve outcomes in a limited range of subjects, we may struggle to realise the potential of those whose strengths lie elsewhere<p>It’s Monday afternoon and I’m teaching a class of 10- and 11-year-olds French. Last week they wrote a set of descriptive sentences about animals and today …

The best deals on the App Store this week - January 3

With the holidays now firmly behind us, it's time to march head first into the New Year and face whatever it may bring. Things are looking good for …

App Store

Apple's App Store Generated Over $11 Billion In Revenue For The Company Last Year

Apple reported that its App Store generated over $26.5 billion in revenue for developers in 2017, which was up about 30% year-over-year. This means that the App Store created approximately $11.5 billion in revenue for the company. Growth of services revenue is one of the major positive points for …

App Store

How to download videos on Instagram

Follow this step-by-step guide to downloading Instagram videos<p>In the days of yore, Instagram was famed for its aspirational images – usually in …

Epic lamb kebabs | Lamb recipes

• Preheat the oven to 200ºC/400ºF/gas 6.<br>• Score a criss-cross pattern into any fat on the lamb shoulder, then cut into 2cm-thick slices.<br>• Peel the garlic …

Ginger Mint Tea

Ingredients<p>1 piece (3 inches) fresh ginger , peeled<br>• 1 lemon<br>• 5 to 6 sprigs fresh mint<br>• 8 cups water<br>• 1/3 cup liquid honey<p>Nutritional facts Per 1 cup: …