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The Holiday Desserts You Have to Make This Year: Cookies, Brittle, Lollipops, and More

Holiday treats aren't just about cookies anymore. They're also about candies that come in a dazzling array of colors and unusual flavor combinations.<p><b>Holiday treats aren't just about cookies anymore.</b> They're also about candies that come in a dazzling array of colors and unusual flavor combinations. …

Dessert

Stop Wasting Everyone’s Time

Meetings and Emails Kill Hours, but You Can Identify the Worst Offenders<p>By<p>Sue Shellenbarger<p>Sue Shellenbarger<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>Google+<p>Sue.Shellenbarger@wsj.com<p>At the end of the day, many people wonder where all their time went.<p>New data-mining tools are helping employers answer that …

Employment

The anarchic experimental schools of the 1970s

<b>In the 1970s, idealistic young activists created a wave of experimental schools - no compulsory lessons, no timetables, no rules. So what happened to the kids who attended these free-for-alls?</b><p>You wait an age for the green man to let you cross Liverpool's Scotland Road.<p>It goes back to 1971. The …

Education

The Immortal Zoo: animal bone sculptures from Jessica Joslin

Our friend Jessica Joslin has a new show starting October 24 at Firecat Projects in Chicago. It's called The Immortal Zoo.<p>The creatures that populate …

Will Your Next Best Friend Be A Robot?

Robots can already vacuum your house and drive your car. Soon, they will be your companions.<p>The Japanese crowd sits hushed and somber as the character on stage turns away from his co-star, an actress seated on the floor in front of a small table. He lowers his head, then turns to face the audience …

How Successful People Handle Toxic People

Toxic people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people’s buttons. Either way, they create unnecessary complexity, strife, and worst of all stress.<p>Studies …

Portrait Series Captures the Charming Personality of Very, Very Old Dogs

Canadian photographer Pete Thorne celebrates the beauty of aging in this portrait series featuring what he describes as “very, very old dogs.” So far, the ongoing project, entitled <i>Old Faithful</i>, has more than 50 gray-haired dogs in the collection. Thorne works closely with his subject and owner to …

Your Creativity Might Be Stifled by Your Expertise

Your expertise got you where you are. But will it keep you from seeing where to go next?<p>It's great to be an expert, right? Of course it is. But is it possible that your expertise is actually undermining your ability to think creatively and be open to new ideas? Recent research has revealed that …

The 10 Best Red-Carpet Photobombs

The <i>Collins English Dictionary</i> this week declared that its 2014 Word of the Year is “photobomb,” defined, as you probably already know, as something that intrudes into the background of a photograph without a subject's knowledge. As the Collins language experts are likely aware, the photobomb …

Travel photos that defy perspective | CNN Travel

Amy Poehler's 10 funniest clips

To celebrate the release of Amy Poehler's first book, Yes, Please, here are a selection of the Parks and Recreation star's funniest sketches, speeches and quotes<p>This week, the US <b>comedy</b> star <b>Amy Poehler</b> publishes her first <b>book</b>, Yes, Please. Part autobiography, part self-help book, Yes, Please …

Scientists Explore 10,000 Compounds for an Ebola Drug

Emory University is becoming a one-stop shop for tackling Ebola. The hospital’s infectious disease team has already treated four patients with Ebola, …

Introducing the Ultimate 4-Layer, Candy-Packed Halloween Ice Cream Cake

Off the clock, I'm a reasonable eater. I try to watch my weight and eat balanced meals. I make salads for dinner.<p>But my boss, Ed Levine, doesn't pay me to eat reasonably. Which is why, when I'm <i>on</i> the clock, I do dumb things like eat every Pop-Tart or spend a day hunting down dumplings. It's why …

There's a 30% chance your shrimp isn't what you think it is—especially in New York

Be it cocktail, scampi, or alfredo, that shrimp you just ate was very possibly an impostor.<p>The environmental group Oceana DNA tested shrimp at 111 restaurants and grocery stories across the United States and found 30% were mislabeled, most often by pretending that whiteleg shrimp, which is often …

Blogs | Food & Wine

They're just doing their best!<p>Wolfdown, Bites & Bashes, and Makani go beyond traditional bulgogi and bo ssam.<p>The company says plastic straws will be …

How to Buy Food: The Psychology of the Supermarket

From the layout to the little old lady who hands out samples, we explain the psychological tricks the supermarket uses to get you to buy food you don't want<p><i>This is the first part of a two-part series on how to get the most of your supermarket-shopping experience. Part One discusses how supermarkets</i> …

J.K. Rowling Drops Six New ‘Harry Potter’ Stories Online

J.K. Rowling certainly made good on her <i>Harry Potter</i> Halloween promise. Last week, the author announced plans to publish an essay chronicling the …

Forget Kale. Try These Three REAL Superfoods

Don’t get me wrong. I’m a fan of kale.<p>But kale is absolutely, positively not a superfood.<p>A superfood is high in protein, low in fat, gluten-free, …

Meditation Tips for the Easily Distracted

<i>By Alex Orlov for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>Odds are good that you’re one of the 90.6 percent of Americans that have not meditated in the past 12 months. …

How to Get Off the To-Do Treadmill

Raise your hand if you wrote out (or typed into an app) a to-do list for the day.<p>It feels good, right?<p>Making the list helps you feel organized for the coming day, and it takes some of the pressure off your brain to have to remember everything.<p>And if you're like most people, you scan that list in …

Time Management

Being Bill Murray

Many of us have random impulses, but Bill Murray is the man who acts on them, for all of us. Consider, for example, the time a couple of years ago …

8 Cozy Earmuffs to Keep Jack Frost at Bay

Another big cold front is nigh, and you’ve most likely already suited up with a warm parka, and a beat-the-chill boot)—but what about protecting one of the most important, oft-forgotten-extremities on your pretty little head? We’re talking about your ears, of course. This winter, channel the …

Weather

Homemade Trader Joe's Cookie Butter

<b>Ingredients</b><p>8 ounces cookies, sealed in a sturdy zip-top bag<br>• 1/2 cup vegetable oil<br>• 1/4 cup of water<br>• 1/2 cup powdered (confectioner’s) sugar<p><b>Preparation</b><p>TODAY<p>Crush the cookies into coarse granules (it’s okay if there are some larger pieces), then transfer to a food processor (or blender) and pulse until …

Leonardo’s Brain: What a Posthumous Brain Scan Six Centuries Later Reveals about the Source of Da Vinci’s Creativity

One September day in 2008, <b>Leonard Shlain</b> found himself having trouble buttoning his shirt with his right hand. He was admitted into the emergency room, diagnosed with Stage 4 brain cancer, and given nine months to live. Shlain — a surgeon by training and a self-described “synthesizer by nature” …

Americans Will Pay More For Organic, But They Also Have No Idea What “Organic” Means

BFG, whose survey respondents were mostly under 35, found that more than half qualified as “concerned, but confused.”<p>“What I think we’re seeing in …

The New 'Normal Barbie' Comes With an Average Woman's Proportions — and Cellulite-Sticker Accessories

It’s a month before the holidays and you’re grappling with a serious toy buyer’s dilemma: 0n the one hand, you kind of just want to get your kid a …

Monkeys Steer Wheelchairs With Their Brains, Raising Hope for Paralyzed People

New technologies offer a window into how the brain creates movement.<p>WASHINGTON, D.C.—Experimental wheelchairs and exoskeletons controlled by thought alone offer surprising insights into the brain, neuroscientists reported on Monday.<p>Best known for his experimental exoskeleton that helped a paralyzed …

Everything You Wanted to Know About Scorpion Candy

What's the deal with all those scorpion candies anyway? Does anyone actually eat the scorpion? We investigate.<p>Scorpion suckers aren't the sort of thing you typically find in the candy aisle of your local grocery store.<p>They're the sort of thing that you generally find at gift shops and tourist traps …

The Best Free Workout Videos on YouTube

Now that the holidays are creeping around the corner, you may have to break up with your regularly scheduled sweat sessions, at least temporarily. …

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