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Consumer-Centric Care

The health care model is changing, and for consumers, that’s good news. If the old model of care was “doctor knows best,” the new model is “consumers …

Health Care

Italian Wine Exploration Map

Getting into Italian wine is a neverending adventure of new wines to taste. The book <i>Wine Grapes</i> identifies 377 unique indigenous wine grapes in …

Wine & Spirits

17 Brilliantly Boozy Recipes You Need To Try Immediately

For anyone who likes a tipple.

Cupcakes

Six Low Carbs Veg-Swaps for Summer

To avoid heavily processed, nutrient depleted carb over the summer, try getting your carbs and fibre from the abundant veg that summer brings. Here …

The ultimate guide to every pizza style in the US

14 Burgers We're Obsessed With Right Now

This past spring, we presented a list of some of our favorite burger places from coast-to-coast. Since then, many more delightfully saucy patties cropped up on the scene and we can't try them fast enough.<p>Burgers -- from classic varieties to unique stunners -- continue to be one of the trendiest …

A quick way to infuse the taste of summer tomatoes right into your pasta

It’s so easy to take advantage of summer’s tomato bounty: The triple-S rotation of sandwiches, salads and soups will dispatch the beauties effectively and deliciously. And then there’s pasta. Even when the weather is so unbearably hot I resist bringing a pot of water to boil, I can’t keep tomatoes …

Tomatoes

Yotam Ottolenghi’s fishcake recipes

People, in general, would rather not eat whole fish. This may sound like a sweeping statement, but anyone in the restaurant business will tell you that customers are vastly less likely to order a whole fried bream than two seared fillets. You hear two common explanations: “I don’t like looking my …

Whitefish

How to cook the perfect kleftiko

One of the undisputed classics of Greek cuisine, kleftiko is a special-occasion dish which showcases Hellenic cooking at its simple best. It demands no fancy ingredients or tricky techniques, just good raw materials … and a good deal of patience. Said to be named after sheep-rustling bandits known …

Italian Food

As July's Record Heat Builds Through August, Arctic Ice Keeps Melting

When scientists tallied the temperature readings from around the world last month, this is what they discovered:<p>"July, 2016 was the warmest month we have observed in our period of record that dates back to 1880," says Jake Crouch, a climate scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric …

Global Warming

Science Says You Should Get Checked for Diabetes if You Do This (Especially at Work)

Research suggests that extended naps might have a close link with metabolic syndrome and diabetes for modern workers.<p>If you're constantly reaching for a caffeinated brew on the job and can't seem to resist a luxuriously long snooze, there's a chance you might be developing metabolic syndrome or …

Announcing the R Shapefile Contest

Today I am happy to announce the <i>R Shapefile Contest</i>. The goal of the contest is to encourage and promote high quality work at the intersection of R …

10 Machine Learning Online Courses For Beginners

The following is a list of, mostly free, machine learning online courses for beginners.<p>If video lectures aren’t your thing, and books better suit …

Machine Learning

Craft Beer’s Looming Crisis

Find out if your favorite local or national craft brand is in danger of disappearing.<p>You may want to grab a barstool before you hear this: Craft beer …

Beer

The Scientific History of Why Humans Love Drinking Booze

<i>By today's Puritanical standards, alcohol is considered a vice. A widely acceptable vice, yes, but still something we're all better off avoiding in excess. Every year, its consumption is responsible for the deaths of around 88,000 people in the U.S. alone. The CDC estimates this works out to 2.5</i> …

Alcohol

How to Do a Perfect Squat

Squats can do amazing things for your thighs, hips, and butt, but there are so many rules out there, some of them actually myths, it's hard to know …

Workouts

The Goblet Squat to Press Will Fire Up ALL Your Muscles—Here's How to Do It

It's a workout mashup you HAVE to try.<p>Jenn Pena; Alyssa Zolna<p><i>Check out Women's Health's FitGIF Friday every week for fun and challenging new moves to make your sweat sesh really count. Here's this week's exercise:</i><p><b>Goblet squat to press:</b> The great thing about the goblet squat is that it works your …

How Far Apart Should Your Feet Be When You Squat? | Men's Health

If you move your feet closer together, the emphasis shifts to your outer quads. This stance also tends to be more challenging, he says, because your squat will start higher up, forcing you to move through a greater range of motion during the exercise.<p>Move your feet farther apart for a slightly …

Southern-Made Maps Blend Old-World and New

Modern digital technology meets hand-drawn art<p>For many people today, maps are purely utilitarian: plug points into your mobile phone or car info-screen, and receive automated instructions for traveling from point A to point B. But maps mean much more to Travis Folk, the founder of <b>New World</b> …

South Carolina

Think of summer rolls as DIY packaged salads

A single game-changing ingredient can turn summer salads into festive finger food that is sure to elicit oohs and ahhs at a beach or backyard gathering: rice paper rounds, also called spring roll wrappers.<p>They are widely available on the international aisle of larger grocery stores and in Asian …

Spices

18 Marinated Chicken Recipes That Guarantee Maximum Flavor

The easiest way to guarantee juicy, flavorful chicken is to marinate it. That doesn't mean you have to spend 12 hours waiting around before you start cooking — some marinades take just 15 minutes! Allowing the chicken to absorb a number of liquids and flavors, from buttermilk to lemon and herbs, …

Why you should focus on mastering one thing at a time, according to science

For example, I would like to reach more people with my writing, to lift heavier weights at the gym, and to start practicing mindfulness more consistently.<p>Those are just a few of the goals I find desirable and you probably have a long list yourself.<p>The problem is, even if we are committed to working …

Six Simple Sunday Habits To Set You Up For A Productive Week

Go easy on those summer barbecues. Heavy eating on Sunday may sink you into a food coma you’ll still be feeling on Monday.<p>It’s hard not to resent Mondays. The day marks the end of the fun and freedom of the weekend–and that’s especially true during the summer, when ordinary Saturdays and Sundays …

20 Books Billionaire Charlie Munger Thinks Everyone Should Read

That comment is what really kickstarted my own reading habits. While my 161 books last year pales in comparison to the quality of Munger's reading habits, it's a start.<p>Munger, of course, is the billionaire business partner of Warren Buffett and the Vice Chairman at Berkshire Hathaway.<p>Not only is …

8 Personality Traits of Highly Intelligent People (Backed by Science)

The scientific reasoning behind some of the personality traits that smart people share.<p>Over on Quora, more than 100 people have answered the question "What are the common traits of highly intelligent people?"<p>Some users claim to know from personal experience; others are just taking an educated guess.<p>…

How to Make Oven-Baked Pork Ribs That Taste Like Smoky Barbecue

More<p>Ribs<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>Living in New York City puts me in the heart of one of the greatest food capitals on earth—"The City That Never Sleeps" could easily be renamed "The City With Just About Everything to Eat." But when it comes to outdoor cooking, most of us New Yorkers …

52 Mountain Climber Variations | Men's Health

But you probably haven’t come close to trying all of these 52 mountain climber variations shown by <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour. He plays around with different tempos, body angles, directions, and equipment to challenge your core and melt serious fat.<p>If you want to use them in your …

Four neuromyths that are still prevalent in schools – debunked

It is no surprise that many teachers have an interest in neuroscience and psychology since areas such as memory, motivation, curiosity, intelligence and determination are highly important in education.<p>But neuroscience and psychology are complex, nuanced subjects that come with many caveats. …

The Brain

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