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35 Snacks That Prove Italians Do Appetizers Best

When you think "Italian" you may already envision pasta, but there's so much more to the cuisine than that. If you're dreaming up appetizers to serve at a party, permit these Italian palate pleasers to inspire your spread. While most of them lean more toward the traditional route, a few are …

Recipes

10 Things You May Not Know About the Vikings

The Nordic countries' coolest cabins – in pictures

From rustic lakeside huts to designer treehouses, the Nordic countries are masters of the wilderness cabin. Here's our pick of the best from across Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland<br>Why a Swedish lake cabin makes for a perfect family holiday<p>• This gallery was amended on 5 September 2011 because …

Remove DRM from iTunes and Apple Music to play your audio on any device

<i>This post is brought to you by Convertanymusic.com, maker of Apple Music Converter.</i><p>When we download music from iTunes, or audiobooks from Audible, the files that get onto our devices are DRM-protected. That means they can’t be played on “unauthorized” devices. This, let’s face it, is pretty …

Apple Music

26 iPhone secrets, shortcuts and hidden features you should know about

Owls are natural-born killers. So why do we adore them so much?

By Adrian Higgins<p>Adrian Higgins<p>Gardening columnist<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Many years ago, in the blackness of nighttime in the country, I saw an apparition. It was a large, white-winged specter hovering by the hedgerow some six feet in the air.<p>Naturally, I took it to be an angel and went on my way. The …

Birds

Bottle Your Own Cocktails, and Drink Better Wherever You Go

Going the extra mile at your Super Bowl party. Impressing someone on Valentine’s Day. Enjoying yourself on a ski lift.<p>Those are but three reasons …

11 Signs That You Lack Emotional Intelligence

These are the behaviors that you want to eliminate from your repertoire.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When emotional intelligence (EQ) first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs outperform those with the …

We must rescue Van Gogh from becoming a pop culture cliche

Loving Vincent is a corny new biopic made from 62,450 hack oil paintings in Van Gogh’s style – and is an insult to the human struggle in his original works<p>Vincent van Gogh is peculiarly cursed to be travestied, misunderstood and reduced to a kitsch parody of himself. Look at the art section in your …

Two beautiful humpback whales dance

“Dance in the animal world is little understood,” explains Sir David Attenborough in this video from the BBC’s Animal Attraction, yet here we get to …

Ordering an "Angel Shot" at the Bar Could Save Your Life

You're going to want to tell all of your daughters and girlfriends about this.<p>If you've ever been on a bad date and needed an "emergency" excuse to …

Viking sailors took their cats with them

9/22/2016 09:00:00 PM<p>The world’s first large study into ancient cat DNA reveals that the earliest ancestors of our furry friends reached Eurasia and …

Frigg the Norse Goddess

<b>Areas of Influence:</b> Frigg was the Norse Goddess of marriage, childbirth, motherhood, wisdom, household management and weaving and spinning.<p>She was …

Idun and her Golden Apples

How are the Norse gods able to remain wrinkle-free and forever young? This story explains how, and also tells us how they almost lost the secret of …

Goddesses in Norse Mythology

The Asynjur are the female Goddesses in Norse mythology, they live together with the Aesir (the male Gods) in Asgard. Frigg is probably one of the …

Mythology

We Tried Jack Daniel's Whiskey Coffee So You Don't Have To

"Believe me, I come from a long line of people who know what whiskey tastes like.”<p>The best part of waking up? The Jack Daniel’s coffee in your cup, of course.<p>The 150-year-old whiskey distillery recently released Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey Coffee in partnership with World of Coffee. Made with …

What Your Martini Says About You

Two pros—one Manhattan bartender and one licensed psychoanalyst—tell us what you can find out about a person by the martini they order.<p>My favorite …

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