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The Secret, Deadly Life of Seashells

Think seashells are just pretty ocean ornaments? Think again. Shells, and the mollusks that live in them, can be deadly.<p>Their geometry captivated Sir …

Love Hot Sauce? Your Personality May Be A Good Predictor

A Myers-Briggs personality test can help you determine whether you're an extrovert. But could your love of hot sauce reveal something about your temperament, too?<p>As we have reported, back in the 1980s, a psychology professor at the University of Pennsylvania named Paul Rozin documented a connection …

Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume 1

• <b>Author:</b> Julia Child and Others<p>This is the classic cookbook, in its entirety—all 524 recipes.<p>“Anyone can cook in the French manner anywhere,” wrote Mesdames Beck, Bertholle, and Child, “with the right instruction.” And here is <i>the</i> book that, for more than forty years, has been teaching Americans</i> …

5 Links to Read Before Making Ice Cream

<i>Each week, we’ll be sharing a comprehensive list of links to help you master something new in the kitchen. Culinary greatness, here you come.</i><p><i>Today: Keep your cool all summer long with homemade ice cream.</i><p>July is National Ice Cream Month, which is a good excuse to eat ice cream for a full 31 days. …

The Pound a Day Diet

• <b>Author:</b> Rocco DiSpirito<p>THE POUND A DAY DIET is an accelerated program designed to help dieters lose up to five pounds every five days-- without frustrating plateaus-- while enjoying all their favorite foods. It rewrites every carb/fat/calorie rule in the book! This delicious, easy-to-use, plan is …

How To Brew Iced Coffee In A Mason Jar, Just Like A Hipster

Now that we're weeks into serious warm weather season, there's been a fair amount of iced coffee talk. This is a good kind of talk -- because anything involving iced coffee is lovely. There've been instructions on how to make it like your favorite coffee shops do, <i>professionally</i>. There's been the …

Peach Crumble Coffee Cake: A Vegan Dessert for Summer

<i>Every other Thursday, Gena Hamshaw of the blog Choosing Raw shares satisfying, flavorful recipes that also happen to be vegan.</i><p><i>Today: This dessert proves that vegans can have their cake -- made with summer's best fruit -- and eat it, too.</i><p>My time with this peachy crumble coffee cake was woefully …

Tomato, Onion, and Roasted Lemon Salad

6 Servings<p>Sugared, roasted lemons are edible from rind to flesh and give this salsa-like mix a bracing jolt of sourness.<p>August 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 lemon, halved lengthwise, thinly sliced, seeds removed<p>1 tablespoon thinly sliced fresh sage leaves<p>½ teaspoon sugar<p>2 tablespoons olive oil, divided<p>1 …

A History of the World in 6 Glasses

• <b>Author:</b> Tom Standage<p><b>New York Times Bestseller</b><b><br>From beer to Coca-Cola, the six drinks that have helped shape human history.</b> <br>Throughout human history, certain drinks have done much more than just quench thirst. As Tom Standage relates with authority and charm, six of them have had a surprisingly …

23 Frosty Recipes for Die-Hard Ice Cream Fans

Say hello to your definitive guide to everything ice cream. Indulge in savory flavors that are all the rage like avocado or bacon ice cream, since vanilla is so passé. Or, if you're a huge fan of boozy concoctions, cool down while sipping on a minty milkshake. Try vegan banana ice cream which has …

6 Boozy Ice Creams to Make at Home

Cocktail party meets ice cream social with these six booze-infused ice creams and sorbets, all of which can be easily made using F&W’s …

Pizza Margherita (and a $5 DIY Pizza Oven)

Kansas City Brisket & Burnt Ends<p>Easy Oreo Ice Cream<p>Best Smoked BBQ Pork Ribs<p>Cooking Class<p>Thank you all for your great comments, tips, and …

Email is killing us: Reclaim your mind from technology

<b>(ollyy via Shutterstock)</b><p>The world is a more distracting place than ever — but it’s possible to win your attention span back. Here’s how<p>Alex Soojung-Kim Pang<p>August 17, 2013 8:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “The Distraction Addiction”<p>On the western edge of the ancient city of Kyoto, Japan, on the slope of …

Russian television anchor comes out on air, is immediately fired

<b>Anton Krasovsky (CNN via YouTube)</b><p>The clip of Anton Krasovsky’s announcement has also been scrubbed from the Internet<p>Katie McDonough<p>August 15, 2013 12:25pm (UTC)<p>A Russian television host came out to his audience live on-air and was fired that same night.<p>The clip, in which Anton Krasovsky says, "I’m …

Year of the Bay: The ‘civil war’ in Sausalito

These days the houseboat community in the town of Sausalito is a showplace: colorful, serene, a floating neighborhood of homes with grand views that rises and falls with the tides of Richardson’s Bay, an arm of the larger San Francisco Bay.<p>It is even a tourist attraction, and every year the …

Pro-gay U.S. firms face hurdles in antigay Russia

The company has a rock-solid policy of "inclusion and diversity" in the workplace and numerous LGBT employees, and it was one of the prominent Bay …

Fry's Russia Winter Olympics switch call rejected by PM

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1001000/1001668_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534458645_58fde969b7610ddfe9b30f755bca0704<p><b>The prime minister has rejected a call from broadcaster Stephen Fry to strip Russia of the 2014 Winter Olympics because of its new anti-gay laws.</b><p>In an …

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Vegan Cooking for Carnivores

• <b>Author:</b> Roberto Martin<p>Ellen DeGeneres' personal chef, Roberto Martin, shares over 125 delicious vegan recipes he's created for Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi that he hopes will make healthy vegan cooking accessible and easy for everyone. Portia de Rossi explains in her foreword, "Roberto …

Grilled cheese with heirloom tomato, crisped salami, and basil. Summer sandwich perfection.

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Ten Magical Herbs for Pagans and Wiccans

If you're a practitioner of a modern magical tradition, chances are good that you're in the habit of using herbs. Here's a list of ten herbs that …

How to Grow an Herb Garden Using Eggshell Planters

Spring is the perfect time of year to plant a garden, and it’s a great opportunity to get your kids involved in gardening at a young age. Over at our …

Drying Herbs

Photo: tallgrassdesign.blogspot.com<p>If you want to keep a little bit of your summer garden with you all year long, you can do so by drying herbs and …

Dandelion Fritters

Za'atar: A Spice Mix With Biblical Roots And Brain Food Reputation

<i>NPR</i> Morning Edition <i>Host Steve Inskeep recently traveled to Damascus for a series of reports on the ongoing war in Syria. He sent this postcard from the road.</i><p>Dear Salt:<p>On my first day in Damascus, I went walking in the ancient bazaar — narrow stone-paved streets surrounding a great stone mosque. The …

3 Plants That Make Your Life Better

These sprigs and leaves can do far more than just spice up your food—they can also enhance brain performance, mood, and energy<p>These sprigs and leaves can do far more than just spice up your food—they can also enhance brain performance, mood, and energy. <b>SNIFF IT</b> <b>Rosemary</b> Researchers found that …