Julia Semeraro

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This Man Planned the Most Efficient U.S. Road Trip of All Time

All the state capitols in the lower 48, in one trip.<p>Hitting the open road and driving into the sunset is a romantic notion, but most of us need a …

Hiking

7 Powerful Mantras to Stop You from Overreacting and Arguing with People

Over the past several years, there’s a way of being that I’ve gradually been cultivating in myself – I’ve been taming my tendency to overreact and …

Self-help

The Heavy Water War and the WWII Hero You Don't Know

Leif Tronstad was a standout scientist. World War II made him a freedom fighter, spymaster, and above all, a patriot who helped prevent Hitler from getting an atomic bomb.<p>They were going to sabotage the Nazi atomic bomb. But only Capt. Leif Tronstad, Sr. knew it.<p>A week before Christmas, 1942, …

What you should eat before and after you exercise to lose weight, according to a celebrity trainer

However, if you're looking to shed some pounds, certain foods promote weight loss more than others.<p>We spoke to Russell Bateman, a trainer and the creator of the Skinny Bitch Collective— a workout regimen followed by models and celebrities like Ellie Goulding and Suki Waterhouse — to find out the …

We Created the Perfect Cupcake Recipe (And Yes, There’s Lots of Frosting)

From this day forth, you will need no other cupcake recipe.<p>Our resident baking savant and senior associate food editor <b>Claire Saffitz's</b> idea of a good time involves whipping up homemade bagels on the fly. There's no one else we trust more to develop the cupcake recipe of our dreams, and she came up …

Dessert

Light and Darkness in UI Design. Matter of Choice.

In one of our previous articles we have already mentioned that the issue of color is one of the major in design of user interfaces. It can greatly …

This Hot Chocolate French Silk Pie Is the Most Irresistible Thing on the Internet

Celebrate Pi Day with something seriously decadent.<p>Ever wanted to have hot chocolate in pie form? We're here for you. This Hot Chocolate French Silk Pie combines all the flavors you love in hot chocolate with this super decadent, classic French silk pie.<p>This version gets an update from an …

Did ancient Egypt suffer from climate change?

<b>(CNN) —</b> New details have emerged of a previously unknown queen of ancient Egypt -- and if the professor behind the find is correct, it could be bad news for the rest of us.<p>Reports surfaced in November of the tomb of Khentkaus III, a queen in the era of the Old Kingdom (2649--2150 BC). Discovered in …

Archaeology

Boko Haram burns children alive, kills more than 80 - reports

Charred corpses littered the streets of a village in north-eastern Nigeria after an attack by Boko Haram extremists that killed at least 80 people on Saturday night (January 30).<p>Authorities said the Islamist insurgents went on a four-hour long rampage, shooting at residents and fire-bombing their …

The CIA has been distributing false memos for years to deceive its own workforce

Agency veterans described the tactic as an infrequent but important security measure, a means of protecting vital secrets by inserting fake communications into routine cable traffic while using separate channels to convey accurate information to cleared recipients.<p>But others cited a significant …