Krista Allen

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How the Saudi-Qatar Rivalry, Now Combusting, Reshaped the Middle East

The crisis convulsing the Persian Gulf, entangling the United States and now threatening to pull in Turkey and Iran, can be traced to a dilemma facing a man who had just deposed his own father.<p>When Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, the crown prince of Qatar, took power in a bloodless coup in 1995, …

10 things you did not know about Canada

TO HELP Canada celebrate its 150th anniversary on July 1st and to honor this great country, Fairmont interpreted 10 quirky facts about Canada, from …

Canada

A Big, Sparkly Secret That'll Change the Way You Bake Cakes

Grease and flour is the go-to method for preparing cake pans, but something about it always rubbed me the wrong way. Too little and the cake clings. Too much and the cake develops a pasty exterior.<p>Then, one of my friends (also a baker), let me in on a little secret: <b>You can grease and sugar …

How to Make Your Skincare Products Work 10 Times Better

Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring agent in our bodies—it helps to cushion and lubricate joints, nerves, hair, skin, and eyes. It has this …

Why Deep Work Helps You Get More Done in Less Time

Ever since I spoke with Cal Newport about the rules for focused success in a distracted world, and read his most recent book, I’ve become an …

6 Spooky Facts About Samhain

Contrary to popular belief, Halloween’s origins aren’t devilish. In fact, historians trace its roots back to an ancient Celtic festival called …

Donald Trump's lonely moment of truth

He began the debate sticking to a script, then he returned to type, and by the end came the realization: he is not a president<p>Does Donald Trump know …

The Rise of Hank Scorpio

The greatest one-off <i>Simpsons</i> character ever began with James Bond. When Greg Daniels worked as a producer on the show, he always wondered what it …

Comedy

May Lindstrom The Blue Cocoon

A Little Piece of Heaven<p>There's no arguing that this little piece is price-y, so before ordering it for myself I read just about every review out …

May Lindstrom’s Blue Cocoon is the Unicorn of Skin Care Products

When it comes to skin care, nothing compares to miraculous products that contain a multitude of uses. Imagine using the same sole product as an eye …

5 Simple Things Your Partner Needs In Order To Feel Loved, Based On Their Love Language

If their love language is ‘Touch’<p>1. For you to lovingly caress them regularly, without being asked. A simple one-handed shoulder rub works.<p>2. For you …

The Psychology of Victim-Blaming

When people want to believe that the world is just, and that bad things won’t happen to them, empathy can suffer.<p>In August, the comedian and former <i>Inside Amy Schumer</i> writer Kurt Metzger reignited a national conversation about victim-blaming when he posted a series of rants on social media …

We've been using the Gregorian calendar for 434 years. It’s still bizarre.

Today is the 434th anniversary of the introduction of the Gregorian calendar, as a subtle new Google Doodle reminds us.<p>Back in 1582, Pope Gregory XIII decreed that the 10 days following October 4 <i>simply</i> <i>wouldn’t exist.</i> The next day would be ... October 15. Thereafter, a new calendar would come into …

Johns Hopkins University

20 More Word Usage Mistakes Even Smart People Make

We’ve covered 20 pitfalls of English before, but there are plenty more to look out for. Here are another 20 word usage mistakes that can trip you …

Tom Hanks

50 Of The Funniest Sex Memes Of All Time

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Study Up on 20 Iconic Architectural Styles With This Infographic

Love admiring beautiful houses but don’t know how to tell a Tudor from a Colonial, or a Craftsman-style bungalow from a traditional ranch house? …

Trump’s Ghostwriter Tells All

“The Art of the Deal” made America see Trump as a charmer with an unfailing knack for business. Tony Schwartz helped create that myth—and regrets it.<p>Last June, as dusk fell outside Tony Schwartz’s sprawling house, on a leafy back road in Riverdale, New York, he pulled out his laptop and caught up …

Mental Floss

20 S’mores Recipes for Your Next Glamping Trip

Since glamping is probably (read: definitely) here to stay, you need as much advice as possible in order to become a professional glamper. You’ve got your glamping essentials down and you already know how to decorate a tent — now all you need are plenty of s’mores to round out your glamorous …

Play This Shakespeare-Inspired Card Game at Your Next Soiree

If you’re a recovering English major with a debauched mind, then bawdy, literary-inspired word prompt games are likely more your speed than <i>Apples to</i> …

Student Finance

14 Totally Free Things on the Internet Everyone Should Take Advantage of

<b>By Wil Fulton</b><p>The wunderkinds over on reddit took a break from uncracked safes and banana-based measurements to post a mega-thread addressing the best …

Five underrated countries you need to visit

From a medieval African trading town to a Mediterranean island nation, these overlooked outposts are worth a look.<p>With each welcoming more than 50 million international visitors each year, France, the United States and China dominate the list of most popular countries for travellers. But are the …

The 14 Best (Clean) Do-It-All Beauty Balms

If ever there were an ultimate slow-beauty product, the balm would have to be it. Balms—healing, hydrating, luxuriously thick with oils—are the true …

15 Well-Phrased Facts About Archer

<i>Archer</i> is about to kick off its seventh season. For its first four seasons, the animated series was a smart comedy about the perpetually horny and …

Animation

7 Puns That Make Sense in More Than One Language

Puns tend to make some people groan while thoroughly delighting others. For anyone in the latter camp, little could be more amusing than a pun or …

Language

30 Funny Short Jokes That Are Guaranteed To Make You Smile

<b>1.</b> Evening news is where they begin with ‘Good evening’, and then proceed to tell you why it isn’t.<p><b>2.</b> I asked God for a bike, but I know God doesn’t …

26 Spicy Recipes to Make You Cry in a Good Way

Is it hot in here, or is it just these 26 spicy recipes?<p>Pour yourself a big glass of milk. These spicy recipes are ready to party.

Cooking

Meet the mortgage-free 30-year-old whose frugality riled the Internet

When Sean Cooper paid off his mortgage, he pissed off a lot of people.<p>You'd think paying down a $255,000 debt in just over three years would bring major kudos from a crowd. But in Mr. Cooper's case, the single 30-year-old pension analyst, who moonlit as both a financial writer and a grocery clerk …

The Right Way to Freeze Basically Everything

We talked to a culinary school professor about how to freeze any food like a pro.<p>Preserving is getting a lot of attention right now: throw a stick and you’re bound to hit a 10 dollar jar of artisan pickles or a jam made from berries you've never heard of before. But the easiest—and most direct—way …

Comfort Food

12 of the Sweet Valley High Books' Most Ridiculous Plotlines

Many of the Wakefield twins' adventures in Francine Pascal’s Sweet Valley High series are typical teenage stuff: Young love, drama at school, …

Books