Lorna Powell

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Finland’s Olympians bring their knitting everywhere

The Finnish are knitting.<p>Again.<p>Maybe you knew of Finland’s enthusiasm for heavy metal, expensive speeding tickets or coffee. Maybe you knew it’s home …

Easy as pie: 7 recipes for British Pie Week

What is a pie? Do shepherd’s, cottage, fish and even pecan pies merit their descriptor? Absolutely not, say the organisers of the British Pie Awards, which take place on March 7 in Melton Mowbray, home of the world-famous pork pie.<p>Only those with “a filling totally and wholly encased in pastry” …

Baking

The kids of Northern Soul brought the swelling energy of American music to working-class Britain

Dance all night, from Motown to Wigan Casino<p>If you were an aging soul musician in the American South in the 1970s, a casino in a depressed, …

How Albert Woodfox Survived Solitary

As one of the Angola 3, he was in isolation longer than any other American. Then he came home to face his future.<p>Last summer, five months after being released from prison, Albert Woodfox went to Harlem. It was there, in 1969, during his last week of freedom, that he met members of the Black Panther …

Black Panther

Meet Henry Orenstein, the Man Who Changed How the World Plays

Culture toys Holocaust<p>Henry Orenstein was standing outside his concentration camp barracks, shivering, when the amplified voice of his salvation cut …

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead review – luminous, furious and wildly inventive

This thrilling, genre-bending tale of escape from slavery in the American deep south contains extraordinary prose and uncomfortable home truths<p>As if we needed any more reason to mourn the passing of Barack Obama’s presidency, it’s difficult to believe that either of his potential successors will …

The Man Who Cleans Up After Plane Crashes

Robert Jensen has spent his career restoring order after mass fatalities: identifying remains, caring for families, and recovering personal effects. Here’s how he became the best at the worst job in the world.<p>A team stumbled and hacked its way through the jungle. The group had a vague idea of where …

How to fall back in love with your partner, psychologists reveal

The saying goes that you can’t help who you fall in love with, and sometimes you just fall out of it too.<p>But a new study has found that we <i>can</i> in fact …

'Mysterious power over humanity': How cats affect health

When a stray cat wandered onto the tracks of a midtown 7 train in New York City last month, the MTA halted the entire subway line until the animal was out of harm's way. At the same time, the U.S. government euthanizes millions of stray cats each year.<p>They're a disaster for the environment: One …

Normal Mole vs. Melanoma: What to Look for in a Self-Exam

Melanoma is the most deadly of all skin cancers. An estimated 46,000 Americans will develop melanoma every year, and 7,700 Americans will die from it …

Eating fruit is torture for some people with this genetic disorder

It almost sounds like a good thing, not being able to eat certain fruits. But for people with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), it’s something they …

Thirty Years in Captivity

One woman’s escape from a London cult.<p>Rosie grew up in a succession of decrepit houses in South London with one man and a rotating cast of women, who claimed that they had found her on the streets as an infant. The man, Aravindan Balakrishnan—Comrade Bala, as he wanted to be called—was the head of …

An Apology To My First-Born Child

My love,<p>I am sorry. I am sorry that we spent almost three years giving you every scrap of attention we had, and then expected you to adjust, in an …

How A Christmas Story Went from Low-Budget Fluke to an American Tradition

The cinematic season once ruled by Irving Berlin, Charles Dickens, and It’s a Wonderful Life now belongs to a little 1983 sleeper of a movie, A Christmas Story. A look back at how Bob Clark’s new holiday classic upended the sentimental old order by showing something every family could …

4 Things Everyone Gets Wrong About Inner Thigh Workouts

Your inner thighs may not be as outwardly visible as, say, your glutes, quads, and hamstrings, but they’re still a big part of overall lower-body …

Heston goes the whole hog this Christmas with bacon and banana trifle

Gastronomic gamble from chef Blumenthal to hit Waitrose shelves as British food stores unleash twists on festive classics<p>Supermarkets are opening a new front in the fight for consumers’ Christmas cash, deploying their top chefs to cook up eye-catching twists on festive British classics.<p>Waitrose …

Food (UK)

Break your child from these 7 harmful health habits

Thumb sucking, picky eating and nose picking are not only a nuisance, but they can have lasting effects on your child’s health.<p>Here, experts weigh in on why these habits are harmful and offer their best tips for how to deal with your child’s behaviors.<p><b>1. Hanging onto the bottle</b><br>Switching from a …

The best part of being an only child is also the worst

I don't hold it against them. In fact, I am an only child, and I can tell you that on the whole, getting all the attention is fantastic.<p>We aren't unicorns: In JSTOR Daily, Joanna Pocock, mother of an only, writes that 23% of Americans have one child.<p>There's always someone to admire your drawings …

Parenting

How Surgeons Stay Focused for Hours

Practitioners at Montefiore Health System have honed strategies to push through long procedures<p>Organ-transplant surgeons have skills most of us can only dream about. One, concentrating for hours straight, is something we can aspire to.<p>Transplanting a liver can take eight to 10 hours. Surgeons are …

Health

The Binge Breaker

Tristan Harris believes Silicon Valley is addicting us to our phones. He’s determined to make it stop.<p>On a recent evening in San Francisco, Tristan Harris, a former product philosopher at Google, took a name tag from a man in pajamas called “Honey Bear” and wrote down his pseudonym for the night: …

A Chocolate Duck Ice

Step 1<p>Toast The Bread<p>Chop 1/3 of the chocolate into small pieces and place into the fridge. Cut the crusts off of the bread and toast until golden …

Magic cakes: the miraculous recipes that make three cakes in one

WHAT IS A MAGIC CAKE?<p>Magic cakes are made simply of eggs, sugar, flour, butter and milk. So what’s magic about that, you might ask. There may be nothing unusual about the ingredients, but the magic in these cakes happens in the baking. The batter of the cake is very liquid, so it divides into three …

Dessert

Magic intense chocolate cake

Use a 20cm square cake tin, silicone or greased with butter and lined with baking parchment.<p>SERVES<p>8<p>INGREDIENTS<p>4 eggs, separated<br>• 80g caster sugar<br>• 70g brown sugar<br>• 1 tbsp water<br>• 125g butter<br>• 70g plain flour<br>• pinch of salt<br>• 40g unsweetened cocoa powder<br>• 500ml milk, at room temperature<p>METHOD<p>Preheat the oven to …

Dessert

The book that changed Jane Eyre forever

Wide Sargasso Sea turned Charlotte Brontë’s classic novel inside out. As the book celebrates its 50th anniversary, Hephzibah Anderson explains its enduring power.<p>A while ago, and for more years than I ever intended, I was the resident books expert on an early-hours radio phone-in. Once a month, in …

Literature

What Happened to Eastern Airlines Flight 980?

By the time it crashed, Eastern Air Lines Flight 980 would have been just about ready to land. Beverage carts stowed, seat backs upright, tray tables locked. The 29 people on board would have just heard the engines change pitch and felt the nose dip slightly, seat belts tugging at their …

Why Chuck Berry Is Even Greater Than You Think

The first time I met Chuck Berry he was playing a club called Where It’s At, which, in contradiction of its name, occupied the second floor of a drab …

Best tweets of all time

A subjective look back at the best one-liners, sharpest witticisms and biggest fails ever seen on Twitter:<p>1. Joshua Burt remembers his summer holidays<p>2. Rob Fee hints at a potential Superman plot hole<p>3. Renzo Soprano has got issues<p>4. Jen Lewis thinks Ashton Kutcher is a little confused<p>5. @Haraam_ …

A History of Punctuation for the Internet Age

“People don’t know why they get so upset about language,” David Crystal told me recently, over Skype from his home in Wales. “ ‘Potato’s,’ with an apostrophe ‘S,’ ” he offered, as an example of the kind of thing that drives some people batty, “but you ask them, ‘Why are you so upset?’, and they …

Linguistics

Children inherit their intelligence from their mother not their father, say scientists

A mother's genetics determines how clever her children are, according to researchers, and the father makes no difference.<p>Women are more likely to …