Megan Hughes

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The 6-Step Process To Train Your Brain To Focus

Do you feel like your attention span is shortening? Stretch and strengthen it with these steps.<p>There’s a growing body of research about how counterproductive multitasking can be. While we may feel like we’re getting more done, the reality is that regular multitasking can leave us with a diminishing …

10 Fascinating Facts About Egyptian Hieroglyphs

The elegant and mysterious design of hieroglyphics have captured our imagination for thousands of years. They remained undeciphered and silent for …

World's First Geologic Map Was Far Ahead of Its Time

ABU ZAWAL, Egypt<p>A map drawn on papyrus more than 3,000 years ago helped spur the search for mineral wealth in modern Egypt.<p>If you’re searching for gold in Egypt’s Eastern Desert, you should bring water, a spare tire, an exploration geologist, and a good map. By 10:30 a.m. we’d already made use of …

Ancient History

Mummified Egyptian Was Just As Sedentary And Carb-Hungry As Modern Men

The 2,200-year-old mummy of an Egyptian man who spent a lot of time sitting and eating carbs went on display at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem on Tuesday and will be open to the public beginning Wednesday.<p>Alex, as he is called by the researchers who study him, was a 5-foot-6-inch Egyptian priest …

Archaeology

The amazing unfinished and abandoned 1000 ton Egyptian Obelisk

Next time when you get cross or physically annoyed at a word document that you may have deleted by mistake, try to remember the poor Egyptians, who …

Ancient History

Ancient Egyptian Woman's Face Reconstructed From A Mummified Head

There is more to a serene Ancient Egyptian face than her fine-features suggest. Researchers (from multiple faculties) at the University of Melbourne …

Archaeology

Oldest Egyptian Funerary Boat

Egyptologist Yann Tristant was reading a 1914 excavation report on a First Dynasty (ca. 3150–2890 B.C.) tomb at the elite cemetery of Abu Rawash when …

Archaeology

The Egyptian Afterlife The Feather of Truth

Is it possible to have a heart that is lighter than a feather? To the ancient Egyptians it was not only possible but highly desirable. The after-life …

Tomb Security in Ancient Egypt: How and Why Did the Egyptians Protect Their Tombs?

Protecting the dead from abuse is an ancient human instinct but Egypt raised this concern to levels never seen before or since. Tomb robbery [...]The …

Ancient Egypt

Life in Ancient Egypt: what was it like?

Egypt’s pharaohs have left an impressive legacy of stone architecture, monumental inscriptions and religious art, allowing us to reconstruct their …

Ancient Egyptian Warfare

The Narmer Palette, an ancient Egyptian cermonial engraving, depicts the great king Narmer (c. 3150 BCE) conquering his enemies with the support and …

Tomb of Ancient Egyptian Physician Discovered

Doc buried at Abusir served a king 4,400 years ago, say archaeologists.<p><b>A team of Czech archaeologists excavating at the site of Abusir, 17 miles (27 kilometers) south of Cairo, has discovered the large limestone tomb of a top royal physician from about 2400 B.C.</b><p>The physician's name was …

King Tut DNA more European than Egyptian: geneticists

<b>By Alice Baghdjian</b><p>LONDON – Up to 70% of British men and half of all Western European men are related to the Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun, geneticists …

Genealogy

Mummies and mummy hair from ancient Egypt.

<b>Warning! This post contains a lot of images of dead people. I’ve edited out the scarier ones, but it’s not for the squeamish.</b><p>Fairly recently, a very …

Did Queen Hatshepsut Moisturize Herself to Death?

A bottle belonging to the queen is found to contain a carcinogenic moisturizer.<p>Corpus delicti? Hatshepsut's tiny flask of lotion contained a …

Ancient History

Photo Gallery: Mummy of Egypt's ''Lost Queen'' Found

<b>June 27, 2007—</b>This mummy is the body of gender-bending female pharaoh Hatshepsut, who ruled ancient Egypt as both queen and king nearly 3,500 years ago, archaeologists announced today.<p>The mummified remains were first discovered in a tomb in Egypt's Valley of the Kings more than a century ago. The …

Climate Change May Have Brought Ancient Egypt to Its Knees — NOVA Next | PBS

In 1500 B.C., Egypt’s New Kingdom and its neighbors were thriving. Then, just a few hundred years later, it all came crashing down. Egypt, the …

Ancient History

How Egyptian Mummies Took Food to the Afterlife

So you’ve gone through all the trouble of mummifying a loved one. You’ve hired embalmers to remove her organs, treat her body with a precise mixture …

Tutankhamun's sister goes missing

Alert issued after 'Daughter of the Pharaoh Akhenaten' - Tutankhamun's sister - is stolen alongside hundreds of other exhibits in Egypt<p><b>Egypt</b> has issued an international alert for the return of an exquisite statuette of Tutankhamun's sister, stolen with hundreds of other exhibits when a museum was …

Best Macaroni & Cheese - Legendary Recipes

Pasta

Chocolate Brownie Cinnamon Roll RecipeC

One of the best parts of blogging has been all the wonderful people I’ve met.<p>It’s been really fun to be able to follow lots of these people over the …

Your New Essential Weeknight Recipes

These 15 new fast weeknight mains were built entirely from one master list, our new fridge, freezer, and pantry essentials. The sheer variety of …

Cooking

8 Easy Peasy Cheesy Recipes That Will Leave You Licking Your Fingers

Do you drool at the sight of cheese? Pizza commercials are like porn to you, and every time you see all that molten cheese, you can actually feel …

Spices

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It's Soup Season! 8 Easy Recipes To Chase Away The Chill

When the leaves change and the temperatures dip, nothing beats a comforting bowl of soup. From pasta e fagioli to potato leek, these hearty soups are the perfect way to welcome the new season and chase away the autumn chill.<p><b>1. Pasta e Fagioli</b><p>Pasta e fagioli -- literally "pasta and beans" -- is a …