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How smart people handle difficult people

Difficult people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive …

Self-help

Brown Sugar-Cream Cheese Frosting

This sweet, silky cream cheese frosting is the perfect complement to a moist, stately carrot cake. Whip up a batch of this icing for your layer cake …

Dessert

7 Low-Carb Breakfast Ideas That Make Grain-Free Mornings Doable

For those following a keto, Paleo, or gluten-free lifestyle, cutting back on carbs in favor of more protein, veggies, and fats is nothing new. But …

Breakfast

Lemon Cheesecake Mousse

When springtime hits, everything changes. The days get longer and the weather gets warmer. Spring showers bring on colorful blooms and lots of green, …

8 Delicious Sheet Cake Recipes to Welcome Spring

Single layers have never looked and tasted so good.<p>Cake makes everything better—it’s just a fact. When you’re in a pinch and tasked with entertaining …

Give Thanks for the Winter Solstice. You Might Not Be Here Without It.

On Dec. 21, or Thursday this year, the sun will hug the horizon. For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, it will seem to barely rise — hardly peeking above a city’s skyline or a forest’s snow-covered evergreens — before it swiftly sets.<p>For months, the orb’s arc across the sky has been slumping, …

Astronomy

Vegging out: why eating Okinawa-style is the healthy option

Okinawa in Japan is fabled for its residents’ longevity. A fact attributed to a diet of ‘major on vegetables, minor on meat’. Now the island’s restaurants are making it available to visitors, too<p>Travel is said to broaden the mind but could it also lengthen your life? Okinawa in southern Japan is …

Japan

Try a twist on mince pies and a white chocolate cheesecake for Christmas

With one week to go until the big day we are manically preparing for Christmas orders at ARAN Bakery. It has been nearly a year since I took over 2 Atholl Street in Dunkeld, Perthshire, and, hand on heart, there have been many points during the past 12 months when I feared we wouldn’t reach this …

ScienceAlert Deal: 10 Unique Gadgets You Didn't Know You Needed

Levitating moon light anyone?<p>Anyone can appreciate a gadget that can make everyday life a bit easier or more fun. However, there's plenty of products …

18 Travel-sized Grooming Tools That Will Keep You Flawless on the Go

Meet your soon-to-be best-kept beauty secrets.<p>Traveling, or rather packing for a trip, poses a major challenge for women — how do you take all of …

How to prepare for eating your own weight in pigs in blankets this Christmas – solved by a competitive eater

Objectively, it’s probably quite nice that your friends care enough to invite you to multiple home-cooked Christmas dinners in the early weeks of …

The 10 Most Essential Winter Slow Cooker Recipes

While the slow cooker is really an all-season tool in the kitchen, it shines most in the cold winter months, when it can work overtime churning out …

My 10 Christmas food commandments

For boring technical reasons to do with him predating the birth of Jesus by about 13 centuries, and being really quite Jewish, Moses was never in a position to lay down the law where Christmas is concerned. This strikes me as a terrible omission because God knows we could all do with the help. But …

Boxing Day

3 Lessons I Learned While Working in a Grocery Store

I've always loved grocery shopping, so it seemed like an obvious place to get a part-time job while I was finishing up my college degree. Along with …

People Who Live to 100 Have These Traits in Common

If you’re looking to live to 100, you may want to watch more than your diet. A study of people in remote Italian villages who lived past 90 found …

How to Make It Easier to Wake Up in The Morning, According to Science

Just five more minutes...<p>Getting a good sleep can be tough, and this can lead to feeling less than refreshed when you wake up in the morning.<p>Falling …

All-in-one roast turkey, caramelised sprouts and marmalade parfait: Tom Kerridge's stress-free family Christmas

Like a cosy cashmere jumper, Tom Kerridge’s food is comforting, casual and just the thing for the festive season. Unpretentious he may be – Kerridge has previously described himself as “not a Michelin-star kind of guy” – but his Buckinghamshire gastropub, The Hand and Flowers, is the only pub in …

Turkey with a twist: Felicity Cloake’s recipes for smart spins on traditional Christmas ingredients

The idea that Christmas is a season best enjoyed in a state of abject exhaustion is one festive tradition that needs knocking on the head: if you have to get up at 6am to start cooking, it isn’t worth it. Here are three ways with five Christmas classics: one designed with maximum ease in mind, one …

Seafood

This is why Facebook arguments don’t work—according to science

Next time you’re inclined to spend hours arguing with a Facebook friend, or even a stranger, in the comments of a post, take a moment to close your …

The Life of a Baby Tardigrade

It started as a speck of a speck, a bundle of nerves and immature tissues curled up inside an egg, bunched up against its siblings. The small clutch …

Scientists claim humans have peaked, and will never be taller, stronger, or live longer than we do today

If you look at the entire timeline of human existence, we live longer in modern times than we ever have, and we’re continually beating world records …

When You Need to Tie a Roast & How to Do It Like a Pro

Honestly, I bought my spool of kitchen twine for a craft project, not for tying up roasts. But having the spool on hand proved incredibly useful when …

How to Avoid a White-Knuckle Drive on Black Ice

What two words can inspire more fear in drivers in wintertime than “mixed precipitation”?<p>Perhaps “black ice,” the slick patches that can form unpredictably and almost invisibly because they blend in with the asphalt.<p>Adrianne Reilly of Wallkill, N.Y., recalled an encounter with black ice while …

USDOT

There's a Reason Time Seems to Speed Up as You Age - But It's Possible to Slow It Down

Stop the ride, we want to get off.<p>Ask an older person to recall their most vivid memories, and there's a good chance that many of them will come from …

Love

10 Quirky, Funny Gifts (Mostly) Under $25

• <b>Food Fortunes Card Deck, $13 at Perpetual Kid</b>: If you know someone who is constantly reading horoscopes and tarot cards, we predict she'll love being …

Eggs

Marie Kondo's Smart Tips for Organizing Cloth Napkins

It's no secret that we're big fans of cloth napkins around here. Not only do they look nicer on the table (or on your desk for an office lunch), but …

Marie Kondo

10 Strange Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About Earth

The planet we all call home is even more bizarre than you might imagine.<p><b>ONE STRANGE ROCK</b> <i>, a global event series, premiers March 26 at 10/9C on National Geographic.</i><p>There’s no doubt that planet Earth is awe-inspiring. That’s even more true for the handful of humans who’ve seen it from space with …

Nature

25 Small Electric Appliances to Gift This Holiday Season

Some people want video game consoles or televisions for the holidays. The people we know and love? Well, they mostly want the latest and greatest in …

Kitchens