Karen Traversy

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Vegan Beans and Gravy for a post-holiday Meatless Monday | NOLA.com

The perfect gravy, I decided a couple of years ago, might actually be less condiment and more centerpiece: substantial enough to preclude the need …

New Orleans

We’ve Got Great Stews! 32 Warming Vegan Stew Recipes

By Lora O’Brien We all know the routine – as the evenings get colder, our food gets hotter. There’s nothing more comforting than a hearty meal to …

Recipes

Stunning Side: Roasted Root Vegetables With Sage Butter

<i>If you're looking for a hearty and seasonal veggie side for your next gathering or, say, Thanksgiving, give this recipe a shot. The sage butter adds</i> …

Make this vegan mushroom bisque recipe for Meatless Monday

Some nights, you can't go wrong with a comforting bowl of soup for dinner. This bisque combines a blend of crimini and shiitake mushrooms, the flavors rounded out with onion, garlic and a touch of red wine. And a nut-based cream adds just the right amount of richness. One bite, and you'd never …

“The Kegel Fix”: A New Twist On An Old Exercise

Andrew Siegel MD 9/24/2016<p>I am a urologist with a strong interest in pelvic health, fitness and conditioning. Having first developed a curiosity with …

Here’s Exactly How Exercise—Or Lack of It—Affects Aging Muscles. This Just Might Change Your Life

Buried deep inside your muscle tissue may be the secret answer to your flagging energy, growing waist size, and declining health. Take action now.<p>Under the glare of overhead lights, the paper-thin, ruby-red shavings of Rosangela Santiago’s muscle glow like fine gems. <i>I can’t believe those just came</i> …

Middle Age

The 100 Best Films Of The 21st Century, According To The BBC

Imagine choosing the top movies from 100 years worth of cinematic feats and flops. It’s a paralysing thought, so the BBC decided to skip the next 84 …

21st Century

Neil Gaiman on Why We Read and What Books Do for the Human Experience

“Truth is not in what happens but in what it tells us about who we are.”<p>The question of why we read and what books actually do for us is as old as the written word itself, and as attractive. Galileo saw reading as a way of having superhuman powers. For Kafka, books were “the axe for the frozen sea …

21 Books Every Woman Should Read In Her Lifetime

Some are hard-hitting, some are lighthearted, and all of them are definitely amazing.<p><i>Note: submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Books

Were There Aliens Before Us?

Are we the only civilization-building intelligent species that has ever occurred in the universe?<p>It's one of science's oldest questions. Earlier this year, my colleague Woody Sullivan and I published a paper in the journal <i>Astrobiology</i> presenting new results that, I believe, throw new light on the …

UFOs

Photo Series Depicts the Myths and Legends of Norway

<i>All images by Bjørg-Elise Tuppen. Used with permission.</i><p>“The creative descriptions were inspired by my own interpretations of these mythical beings …

The World's 12 Best Places To Live Or Retire In 2016

The secret to taking control of your retirement in 2016 and making this phase of life a grand adventure, even if your retirement nest egg is modest, is expanding your horizons. Take your retirement global and you can maximize your quality-of-life return for every dollar spent.<p>Where should you …

South America

Readers' top 10 best books of 2015

It’s December, and you know what that means: best-of lists have been published and to-be-read piles have grown. Take your pick: authors’ favourites (here, curated by the Guardian Review; here, by The Observer) or critics’ picks genre by genre. But what about readers, you ask? Here is a selection of …

Books

Obama's favourite book of 2015 is also No 1 with fellow Americans

US president chooses Lauren Groff’s Fates and Furies as his pick of the year, while the first lady selects Elizabeth Alexander’s The Light of the World<p>Obama picks The Martian as his favourite movie in 2015<p>“Famous bibliophile” Barack Obama has chosen Fates and Furies, Lauren Groff’s story of a …

Books

The Only Female Captain Of 'Star Trek' Speaks Out

Though overshadowed by "Star Wars" hype, the recent announcement that a new “Star Trek” series is in the works caught the attention of lite sci-fi geeks, and thrilled series devotees. The first question on fans’ minds -- after “for real?!” and “when?!” (yes, in 2017) -- was who will helm the latest …

Science Fiction

2. Stalker (1979)

It's hard to know what to make of Stalker, Andrei Tarkovsky's strange and incomparable 1979 science fiction masterpiece.<p>Across the span of 163 …

Science Fiction

The tragic tale of Mt Everest’s most famous dead body

Mount Everest is home to more than 200 bodies. Rachel Nuwer investigates the sad and little-known story behind its most prominent resident, ‘Green Boots’ – and discovers the disturbing effects this deadly mountain can wreak on the mind and body.<p><i>This is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our</i> …

Mountaineering

The Crime Your Brain Commits Against You (And What to Do About It)

In 1932, Frederic Bartlett was working at Cambridge University when he conducted one of the most famous cognitive psychology experiments of all-time.<p>For this research study, Bartlett recited a Native American folk tale called "The War of the Ghosts" to each participant. Then, Bartlett followed up …

Self-improvement

15 Incredibly Ancient British Monuments You Probably Haven't Heard Of

The discovery of a "new Stonehenge" is a reminder that Britain is full of impossibly old things.<p>Wherever you are in Britain, you're not more than a couple of hours from something thousands of years old. Here are 15 of them, ranked from "newest" (everything's relative) to oldest.<p>The best-preserved …

Archaeology

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Body Language

Carly Rae Jepsen's E•MO•TION is perfect, narrative-free pop music

Why shouldn't a technically perfect album be able to conquer the world?<p>By the end of 2012, it was accepted as a historical fact that Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" was objectively <i>the</i> song of 2012. It was one of the few moments in pop music where even would-be detractors and snobs had to shrug …

Carly Rae Jepsen

The 10 Best Music Festival Performances Of 2015

As summer, sadly, begins to wind down, so does the music festival season. As much of a bummer as that may be, the 2015 festival circuit was one for …

Veggie Lasagna Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Portobello mushrooms stuffed with spinach, bell peppers, cheese and marinara sauce – a delicious meatless meal that's low-carb and pretty genius!<br>This …