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8 Brain Exercises To Improve your IQ Score

Can we make ourselves any smarter? The answer to that particular question is still a puzzle, trying to be solved by scientists all over the world. …

The Brain

Hungarian Coffee Cake

Sarabeth Levine | Sarabeth’s Good Morning Cookbook | Rizzoli, 2015My daughters go crazy every time I make this Hungarian coffee cake. It was a …

Coffee Cake

Comparing 'In Love' vs 'Love'

We define "love" in different ways. We love our family simply because they're blood, our friends for always being there, our co-workers for taking on a project when we've got too much on our plate, our animals for giving support and companionship and our significant other for remaining faithful. …

Impossibly Cute DIY BFF Halloween Costumes

What will you and your bestie be for Halloween?<p>View this post on Facebook

Crafting

25 Development Facts Behind the Back to the Future Trilogy

<i>This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational events, screenwriting competitions and the annual ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship program, connecting screenwriters with agents, managers and</i> …

Steven Spielberg

Cured Egg Yolks Are the Best Thing to Happen to Your Pasta Since Grated Parm

Cured egg yolks deliver a unique hit of richness, salt, and umami to anything you grate it over. We'd almost dare to say it's better than Parm.<p>The next time you sip a Ramos Gin Fizz all frothy with egg whites, or shatter a meringue, you may not think about all those egg yolks without a home. But …

Italian Food

How to Make 3-Ingredient Banana and Nutella Spring Rolls

Banana and Nutella -- a match made in heaven. From a delicious granola mix to a satisfying and creamy smoothie, this delectable combination is everywhere. Just when you thought these flavors couldn't be incorporated into any other food, the banana and Nutella spring roll is born.<p>The crispiness of …

10 Ways to Make Time for Exercise -- Even When You Don't Have Time

I am passionate (and perhaps slightly fanatic!) about encouraging women to exercise as part of their daily lives. It's not that I'm training for a triathlon or getting ready to run a marathon (believe me, those things will never happen!). It's just that I've learned the power of regular physical …

How to Make Fresh Mozzarella From Scratch

At Serious Eats, we're lucky enough to work right across the street from Di Palo Selects, an Italian fine-foods store that just happens to make some of the best fresh mozzarella I've ever tasted. It's milky, tender, and mild, with a faint layer of cream beneath the skin that gushes a little when …

The 35 Best Time Travel Movies Ever, Ranked

For movie fans, October 21, 2015 is kind of a big deal.<p>Why? It's Back to the Future Day (Duh! Think, McFly. Think!) It marks the exact date when Doc Brown took Marty to a future where they don't need roads -- but <i>do</i> need hoverboards and Pepsi Perfect.<p>In honor of that milestone in time-traveling …

Movies

What ‘Back to the Future II’ got right about tech in 2015

On Oct. 21, a teenager from Hill Valley, CA, will arrive in our time in a flying car, to save his family. He will use our hoverboards and our portable garbage-powered nuclear reactors, and will be there to witness the Cubs wining the World Series over Miami. OK—maybe <i>Back to the Future Part II</i> is …

Robots

5 Reasons Smoothies Are the Best Breakfast For Weight Loss

Believe the hype: smoothies are one of your best breakfast bets if you want to lose weight. Here's why.<p><b>They're filling:</b> You can throw just about anything in your blender, even foods you'd never think to eat for breakfast, and as long as they're mixed in with some fruits or protein powder you won't …

In 125 years, millions of people have looked at this painting. No one really saw it until recently.

I'm not easily impressed, OK?<p>I know Van Gogh was a genius. If the point of this were "Van Gogh was a mad genius," I would not be sharing this with …

What You Need To Know If You Love Someone Who's 'Type A'

All is fair in love and keeping score.<p>Love can be complicated no matter who you are. But for those individuals who have a more emotional nature, navigating relationships can be its own special challenge. No one knows this better than someone who is “Type A.”<p>It’s important to note that character …

Microsoft Research Debuts Autocomplete For Animation, And It’s Incredible

Draw something once, and software can predict, guide, and adjust what you want to do next.<p>Microsoft Research, working with the University of Hong Kong and the University of Tokyo, has a remarkable new technology that it calls “Autocomplete hand drawn animations.”<p>Unveiled at the Siggraph Asia …

10 (More) Haunting Documentaries That Are Stranger Than Fiction

Documentaries aren't movies you'd usually think of when rattling off a list of horror films, but because documentaries depict things that <i>really</i> …

World Trade Center

The Little-Known, Disfiguring Disease That’s Coming Our Way

I tell a story over on the news side of <i>National Geographic</i> today, about an intrepid team of explorers who plunged into nearly impenetrable Honduran rainforest in order to groundtruth the legend that it concealed a fabled “white city.” They succeeded (and you can read that story in the October issue …

Public Health

10 Relationship Lessons I've Learned in the Last 10 Years

About 2 months ago, I attended my 10 year high school reunion. Because of this reunion, I've found myself reflected on where I was 10 years ago compared to where I am now.<p>One of the areas where there has been significant change is how I approach relationships. So here are 10 relationship lessons …

Relationships

Before Dr. Seuss was famous he drew these sad, racist ads ... and then totally changed his mind

Most people know Seuss books as harmless, imaginative fun for kids. But Seuss's early work did have a darker, racist side — before he eventually changed his views and abandoned his prejudices.<p>Dr. Seuss' political leanings are well known — the writer was a liberal Democrat who opposed fascism in the …

Koko the gorilla gets two new kittens, we all rejoice

The world was enchanted when Koko the gorilla got her first pet in 1984, a gray kitten that she named All Ball. Now, 44-year-old Koko has doubled her joy by adopting two new kittens. There's video. It's glorious.<p>Koko is shown in 2000 holding a kitten, one of many pets the gorilla has had in her …

13 Of The Spookiest Ghost Towns In America

Old mines, abandoned buildings, and ghostly orbs: These are a few of the most haunted locales in the country.<p>Planning a fall getaway or just interested in a little armchair travel? These abandoned places and spaces are perfect for a spine-chilling adventure.

13 Gorgeous Wedding Dress Trends That Will Take Your Breath Away

Wedding things in all their pretty glory.<p>1. Body Veils<p>Who says a veil has to be on your head? Designers including Claire Pettibone, Ines Di Santo, and Badgley Mischka had fun with veil placements, attaching them across the back (which, yes, you could argue is a cape) or on the tush.<p>2. Capes<p>Body …

6 Surprising Lessons From Makeup Artist Lisa Eldridge’s New Beauty Book

Today, Lisa Eldridge, the London-based makeup artist and YouTube sensation, is releasing her first book, <i>Face Paint: The Story of Makeup</i> (Abrams Image), a meditation on the history of cosmetics and the women who wore it best. Beginning with caches of red ochre found in South African caves, which …

11 Of The Most Stylish Women In History That You've Never Heard Of

If they only had Instagram back in the day. These aristocrats, artists, and courtesans were the style icons of their time.<p>These ladies ruled countries, wrote books, stole husbands, brokered peace treaties, and looked good while doing it all. Today's It girls have nothing on them.

These Pot Pie Recipes Go Above And Beyond

You can never go wrong with a flaky pastry crust.<p>We have great news for you: anything can be turned into a pot pie. Of course chicken is an obvious choice. Beef is classic. Even lentils get real cozy under a blanket of golden pastry. But, it gets even better. Like, lobster better.<p>Anything and …

Cooking

The 21 most popular novels of the year so far

The beauty of fiction writing is its ability to take the reader into captivating imagined worlds, from fantasy-like environments to tales set back in time.<p>Every year, Amazon pulls together its most popular print books of the year​. Based on sales numbers and updated daily, the list is a good …

9 Books You Shouldn't Overlook

Originally published on Kirkus. For more from Kirkus, click here.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>9 Books You Shouldn't Overlook<p>Follow Kirkus on Twitter: www.twitter.com/KirkusReviews

This Explains Why Men Always Think Women Are Flirting

Many straight men, as many a straight lady can tell you, have an annoying habit of mistaking basic manners — a smile, a laugh, even a simple polite …