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Top 10 books about consciousness

From octupuses that might be thinking with their arms to early humans’ blind obedience to gods, these are some of the best guides to the deep enigma inside ordinary life<p>What is consciousness? At first blush this question appears to be rather simple, but with further investigation, it quickly …

What happens to your brain when you give up sugar

Anyone who knows me also knows that I have a huge sweet tooth. I always have.<p>My friend and fellow graduate student Andrew is equally afflicted, and living in Hershey, Pennsylvania -- the "Chocolate Capital of the World" -- doesn't help either of us.<p>But Andrew is braver than I am. Last year, he gave …

Nutrition

Fighting Depression? Neuroscience Says This May Reduce Symptoms by 40 Percent (in Just 8 Weeks)

Anyone can do it, and it doesn't involve prescription medication.<p>Depression is one of the most common mental health disorders in the United States. It affects over 15 million adults annually, or 6-7 percent of the entire adult population. It is so common, in fact, that nearly everyone has either …

Aerobic Exercise

How the Rhymes of Dr. Seuss Helped Teach Us Language

Kaptain Kristian’s latest explainer video is a fun one: he explains how the anapestic tetrameter rhyming style of Dr. Seuss helped us better …

Brian Cox: ‘It’s a book about how to think’

In Universal: A Guide to the Cosmos, Brian Cox shows how anyone can see the world like a physicist. Here he explains why he loves changing his mind<p>Professor Brian Cox is advanced fellow of particle physics in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Manchester. He is about to embark …

12 Fascinating TED Talks for Word Nerds

This playlist of TED talks explores theories and insights about language, words, and linguistics.<p>So many TED talks, so little time. It's impossible to watch them all.<p>If you need help figuring out which ones to watch, you're in luck. TED has curated playlists so you can dig into a particular topic. …

13 Illuminating Books That Should Be Required Reading

Getting ready to go back to school? Looking to start a book club? Here are 13 timeless books to read this fall.<p>Good morning, class. Raise your hand if you actually read your summer assignments, <i>Great Expectations</i> and <i>Nineteen Eighty-Four</i>. Yes, raise your hand if you <i>did</i> read those books. <i>Did</i> read, yes. …

The Domino Effect: How To Create A Chain Reaction Of Good Habits

Human behaviors are often tied to one another.<p>For example, consider the case of a woman named Jennifer Lee Dukes. For two and a half decades during her adult life, starting when she left for college and extending into her 40s, Dukes never made her bed except for when her mother or guests dropped by …

How to Transform Your Story With a Moment of Truth

<b>Part 4 of The Do’s and Don’ts of Storytelling According to Marvel</b>“How can I fix the saggy middle of my story?”I <i>love</i> it when writers ask me that.Why? …

Why we feel emotions in our guts, and what microbes have to do with it

In the dark, oxygen-free zone of our large intestines, a vast community of life is flourishing. Scientists say there are more than 100 trillion microbes living there, and if you gathered them all together, they would weigh more than our brains.<p>In his new book, "The Mind-Gut Connection," Dr. Emeran …

Medical Research

The Gut-Healthy Tonic You Should Drink Every Morning

Award-winning blogger and trusted authority on traditional foods Jennifer McGruther opts for a mug of nourishing morning bone broth to start her day …

Recipes

Is Buying Organic Really Worth It?

Here's how organic food compares to conventional alternatives.<p>Buying organic food typically involves shelling out a premium. But is the extra pinch to the pocket actually worth it?<p>Last week, a Department of Agriculture report revealed just how much it really costs to shop organic.<p>Organic eggs, milk …

This Tiny Town is England's Hottest, Most Unexpected Weekend Destination

How did Bruton—a town in Somerset two hours from London—go from a ciderproducing community to arguably England’s coolest place to spend a weekend? It …

If you haven’t read My Family and Other Animals, do so – preferably with a child

It’s great that ITV is showing The Durrells so a new generation can meet this family of talented oddballs but read the book before you watch it<p>Growing up in America, my only association with the Durrell family involved Lawrence and a beautiful set of <i>The Alexandria Quartet</i> on my parents’ …

Meet the Muslim photographer unlocking the unknown London

For Saira Niazi, unlocking new spaces is political. Perhaps it’s too simple to point out that different people engage with their environments differently, but for this female Muslim photographer, living in a city where attacks against muslim women have increased by 70 per cent, having the power to …

Religion

22 Fall Salad Recipes to See You Through the Season

In spring and summer salads are an obvious meal—farmers markets overflow with fresh produce, and salads are a seasonally appropriate way to showcase the lettuces, tomatoes, and other vegetables that are in abundance. When the seasons change, the offerings at the local market change, too, but that …

BA's Best Hash Browns

There are two kinds of hash browns: The chunky, floury, vaguely brown but not crisp kind, and the lacy, crunchy, shredded version here. Guess which one we prefer? This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>Ingredients<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter or 6 tablespoons ghee<p>3 …

Recipes

Best rooftop bars in London

Madison<p>Head to Madison and enjoy one of the most popular views over London’s iconic landmarks. Dine at the glamorous restaurant or indulge in a drink …

Quirky Discipline Rules That Work

Homemade ice lollies for kids and grown-ups

Popsicles are cool again – and this time, they’re not just for children<p>Those sharp, sweet ice lollies from the ice cream van have always had a particular charm for me. There were three main contenders: the white citric-acid tart lemonade one, the delightfully cloying cola and the rather risqué …

Balsamic Vinegar

33 Blueberry Recipes We’re Completely Obsessed With

Breakfast

12 Bento Box Lunch Ideas to Get You Through the Week

Packing a well-balanced lunch — whether it’s for you or for your mini me — is crucial for setting healthy habits. And while trying to come up with something different to bring every day can be challenging, a Bento-style lunch box takes all the thought out of it. Fill the largest compartments with …

Healthy Eating
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BA's Best Key Lime Pie

Using coconut oil in place of some of the butter suggests hints of the tropics, and yogurt folded into the whipped cream reinforces the tang of the lime juice. This key lime pie recipe is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>Ingredients<p>Crust<p>14 graham crackers (about 1½ sleeves)<p>4 …

Baking

The UK's most charming seaside cafes and restaurants

Fancy a road trip this bank holiday weekend? Our food experts pick their favourite places to eat by the sea, from sandy crab shacks to smart fish restaurants<p>Whether it’s tucking into crisply battered fish at a sandy picnic table, or knocking back a lemon-spiked oyster in a waterside bistro, there …

Northern Ireland

Tag: Design Travel

Hand-Hewn Cabins at Dunton Hot Springs in Colorado<p>by Sarah Lonsdale<p>Stockpot and Two Smoking Barrels: A Rustic Kitchen in a Shepherd’s Hut in …

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Kristina’s Castagnole Recipe

Carnevale, a period which passed by me almost entirely unnoticed as a child growing up in Nashville, is inescapable in Italy, betrayed by the …

16 Noodle Soup Recipes to Slurp Your Way Through All Winter

Cooking