Karel De Winter

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The brain’s miracle superpowers of self-improvement

We used to believe our brains were hardwired at birth. Now we believe we can will them to change. Is that true? Will Storr analyses the truth and hokum about 'neuroplasticity'.<p>For years she had tried to be the perfect wife and mother but now, divorced, with two sons, having gone through another …

The Brain

The Untraditional Traditional Dishes that Make Thanksgiving Great

Turkey with a side of fish sauce, and more Thanksgiving quirks from the BA staff.<p>We spend a lot of time improving upon the Thanksgiving classics. It's practically assumed that most dinner tables in America will have the familiar menu of turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, pecan pie, etc. But …

Cooking

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York: Pictures

Animated Movies

Why We Hurt Each Other: Tolstoy’s Letters to Gandhi on Love, Violence, and the Truth of the Human Spirit

In 1908, Indian revolutionary Taraknath Das wrote to Leo Tolstoy, by then one of the most famous public figures in the world, asking for the author’s support in India’s independence from British colonial rule. On December 14, Tolstoy, who had spent the last twenty years seeking the answers to …

8 Ways to Improve Your Brain Power

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Don't you wish you had more control over your brain?<p>From idea generation and meetings to crunching numbers and copywriting, there are a lot of different situations in which more focus and improved cognitive function would prove …

The 26 happiest, richest, healthiest, and most crime-free countries in the world

Every year, the Legatum Institute, a London based think-tank releases its annual global Prosperity Index, a huge survey that ranks what it calls the most prosperous countries in the world.<p>The amount of money a country has is one factor of prosperity, but the Legatum Institute considered more than …

European Travel

Relatable Illustrations Hilariously Reveal the Difficulties of Adulthood

When you're a kid, it's normal to dream about the freedom of adulthood. When you actually become an adult… you quickly realize that being a grown-up isn't always a walk in the park. There are moments in adulthood that are equal parts difficult and hilarious, and since laughter tends to be the best …

Drawing

11 Reasons to Cook with Nutella

What's better than just slathering smooth Nutella on toast? These 11 recipes, that's what.<p>Bonus: The complex, satisfying flavor will make everyone think you went to way more trouble than you did.<p><b>Nutella Sandwich Cookies</b><p>Bake mini meringues (or hell, just buy them) and get spreading. <b>Get the</b> …

This Nap Desk Is a Workday Game Changer

You can skip that afternoon coffee and take a quick snooze instead.<p>If you've ever had a heavy, carb-loaded lunch during the middle of a workday, you know the struggle of staying awake afterwards is real. Seriously, nothing makes us pine for a quick cat nap more than answering emails after a plate …

These 7 Butter Hacks Will Make Your Life Infinitely Better

YAS.<p>Butter is one of the greatest ingredients found in the kitchen. It makes toast into something we'd happily eat for breakfast. It gives cookies their delicious flavor. It does wonders to chicken. All around, it's amazing -- which is why you need butter hacks.<p>Because a life without butter -- for …

South African team may have solved solar puzzle even Google couldn't crack

Pioneering technology to deliver the cheapest, small-scale concentrated solar power plants in the world could revolutionise the renewable energy market<p>It is a problem that has so far stumped even Google’s brainy engineers – how to generate cheap solar electricity using a small-scale array of …

Clean Energy

16 Hotels With Five-Star Style for Less Than $200 a Night

Make this your home base for exploring the culture capital of the Netherlands—which generally has a shortage of affordable rooms. Not only does it …

Homebase

A man who explored the world for 2 years on $12,000 gives his best advice for traveling on the cheap

He did it all on $12,000.<p>"It took me about ten years to save that much money," he says. "I opened a savings account and set aside about $200 from my biweekly paycheck." He explains that he kept himself from touching the money unless it was an emergency, although he did have a few that necessitated …

21 Things You Can Do in London That Are Free

The capital city of the United Kingdom is famous for a lot of things—an unforgettable skyline, a world-renowned arts scene, funky shopping and …

A Different Kind of Venice Evening at a Vineyard in the Lagoon

Most visitors often overlook the small islands surrounding the heart of Venice. But a trip to the islands of Mazzorbo and Burano are well worth the trip.<p>The tranquil and sparsely populated island of Mazzorbo, about a 30-minute water taxi ride from the city center, is home to the Venetian lagoon's …

The World's Longest Tasting Menu Has 200 Courses

And it lasts a full 24 hours.<p>A four-course meal is a treat; a 200-course meal is borderline abuse to the senses. Bompass and Parr—creators of …

31 Free Things to Do in Las Vegas

When you're a Las Vegas local, the clanging of slot machines in the McCarran Airport arrivals area signals you're home, but for everyone else it's a …

Travel

14 places to see in Scotland before you die

SCOTTISH POET RABBIE BURNS wrote: ‘The best-laid plans o’ mice an’ men gang aft a-gley’. This is certainly true for even the most well planned trips …

25 Reasons to Visit Romania (6): Moldova

<i>Photos by Vlad Semen</i><p>Iasi is the cultural capital of Moldova as well as a legendary city that has undergone crucial changes, and is now displayed to its visitors in a new, shining light. It is both quiet and restless , old and new, modern and vintage, and has something to offer to everyone who …

Airbnb: A Sleeping Exercise

A documented history of houseguest etiquette enters a new economy. A cleaning fee replaces the household attendants of Georgian England and whatever gets left in the fridge compensates for the ever-popular yet disappearing house gift. The concierge is your host, an authentic local whose …

17 things to do in Vancouver before you die

Let’s just admit a Vancouver bucket list could go on forever. Isn’t that why it’s great to live here? While it’s ludicrous to pick just a handful of …

Great Tiki Bars That Take You Far, Far Away

A haven in Palm Springs, Bootlegger Tiki is getting a lot of notice for its pristine décor (bamboo ceiling, blowfish light fixtures)—and expertly …