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15 Apple Pie Recipes That Are (Almost) Better Than Grandma’s

When you think of apple pie, you probably have an image in your head of your grandma kneading dough and sitting the finished pie on the windowsill to cool. Those memories are all well and good, but these days we’re more into creative apple recipes that aren’t <i>so</i> traditional. You’ve got all of the …

Baking

Here's What Happens When You Stop Breathing In Your Sleep

*starts paying attention to every breath and freaking out*

Do our brains have extraordinary untapped powers?

On 13 September, 2002, 31-year-old Jason Padgett, a furniture salesman from Washington, was beaten and mugged by two men after leaving a karaoke bar. He survived the vicious attack, but was left unconscious, and sustained a severe concussion. Soon afterwards, he noticed that his vision changed. He …

The Brain

Sleep paralysis: Wide-awake brain, snoozing body - Futurity

Sleep paralysis isn't dangerous, but it is scary. "Someone is awake, but they have no control of their body and might...even see things that aren't …

As Faulkner Lay Drinking

A look at the award-winning author’s complex relationship with liquor and writing.<p>A close look at most great 20th-century novelists and playwrights …

What's going on in the brains of people who don't need much sleep?

Many people claim that they don't need much sleep, insisting that even five hours a night is enough shuteye for them to feel rested. According to new …

The Brain

Famous Women in History and Their Less Famous Abortions

Before abortion was legal in America, women had to resort to back-alley procedures—including many celebrities, whose carefully guarded images would be threatened if the public found out.<p>Before <i>Roe v. Wade</i>, American women were still getting abortions; the vast majority of them just weren't talking …

Feminism

Why every baby around the world’s first word starts with the letter M

Why is it that babies the world over, each exposed to thousands of disparate languages from birth, reward their mothers with roughly the same first word starting with the letter “m”?<p>New research published this week in the Journal of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences speaks to the …

Language

Isis fighter reveals group's plan to spread even after defeat in Iraq and Syria and claims collusion with Turkey

Isis will flourish and survive even if it is defeated in the present battle for Syria and Iraq an Isis militant has told <i>The Independent</i>.<p>In an …

Middle East

Is Your Mom Smart? Intelligence Comes Directly From Her, Here's Why

A person's IQ is directly linked to their moms, so hopefully she's a brainiac.<p>Know someone super smart? Maybe it’s you? Thank your mother.<p>According …

Bravo TV

New Research: Australia is the Birthplace of Humankind

Over the last decade, all manner of unexpected archaeological discoveries have led to many experts questioning much of what was assumed to be fact. …

An Expert Explains Why You Feel So Lonely All the Time

Failing to connect with other people can seriously screw with your dopamine reward system, says psychiatrist Amy Banks.<p>We're living in what you might call an epidemic of loneliness. Recent research has shown that many of the people we feel close to probably don't reciprocate the feeling. Millions …

Psychology

Italy earthquake: Death toll passes 240 as rescue efforts continue

<b>The death toll in the Italian earthquake stands at 241 as rescuers continue efforts to find survivors.</b><p>Dozens of people are believed trapped in ruined Amatrice, Accumoli and Pescara del Tronto, in mountainous central Italy.<p>There have been hundreds of aftershocks since the quake struck, hampering …

Natural Disasters

Portuguese Slave Traders Were No Match for Angolan Queen Nzinga Mbandi

The warrior queen fought colonization for several decades.<p>Nzinga as illustrated by Pat Masioni for UNESCO’s series on women in African history. …

25 American classics everyone should read at least once

Miriam Tuliao, the assistant director of central collection development at the New York Public Library, helped us create a list of 25 American classics everyone should read. From John Steinbeck's masterpiece to Jack Kerouac's "On the Road," these 25 titles are worth your time.<p><i>Do you think another</i> …

Literature

Muhammad Ali Knocked Trump’s Muslim Ban Before He Died

The late boxing legend, who passed away at 74, had strong words for Trump’s proposed Muslim ban. And Trump even once questioned whether America had …

What Marijuana Actually Does To Your Brain And Body

Marijuana. Pot. Weed. Whatever you call it, it's the most popular illegal drug in the world, gaining support for legalization for both medicinal and …

Cannabis

Neuroscience confirms that to be truly happy, you will always need something more

What’s the sign of a life well lived? If you were to judge by LinkedIn resumes alone, you might be impressed by prestigious job titles and accolades. But in person, the importance of these formal achievements quickly fades away. Regardless of career success, there can be something very dispiriting, …

Neuroscience

Sunken cities reveal secrets of Ancient Egypt | CNN Travel

(CNN) — Until 1996, two of Egypt's greatest cities were missing. Then along came French archeologist Franck Goddio, who made an extraordinary discovery underwater.<p>For 1,000 years, Thonis-Heracleion was completely submerged. Fish made their homes among the rubble of mighty temples; hieroglyphs …

Ancient History

Hoysala Architecture

The Hoysala era (1026 CE – 1343 CE) was marked by illustrious achievements in art, architecture, and culture. The nucleus of this activity lay in the …

Astronomers Discover The Biggest Object in The Universe So Far - The BOSS Great Wall

It's 1 billion light-years long.<p>As if staring up at the night sky didn’t make us feel small already, astronomers have recently announced the …

Universe

A dream researcher explains where nightmares come from

Dr. Fireman, a nightmare researcher and Chair of Suffolk University's Department of Psychology, has devoted his life to understanding the complex emotional world of dreams. Well, not just dreams — Fireman specifically focuses on nightmares, which he believes are a result of the brain struggling to …

Consciousness

#Recipe : Slow Cooker General Tso's Chicken

Recipes<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>3 large boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 2 pounds), chopped into bite size pieces<br>2 tablespoons oil<br>1 cup corn starch<br>1 …

Risotto

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Food

Stress is shrinking your brain, but you can rebuild it

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>We all know that living under stressful conditions has serious emotional, even physical, consequences. So why do we have so much trouble taking action to reduce our stress levels and improve our lives?<p>Researchers at Yale University …

Self-help

Sick of the office? Get a job that pays you to travel

They say if you love your job, you'll never work a day in your life. We say if you travel for work, you'll never have a boring commute a day in your …

The most colourful cities in the world – in pictures

From the arts hub of Valparaiso to the ‘blue city’ of Jodhpur, we take a look at the neighbourhoods and cityscapes that have been transformed by colourful paint<p>• Share your own photos on Twitter and Instagram using #guardiancolourfulcities

Cape Town

Brain training for anxiety, depression and other mental conditions

A new treatment for psychiatric disorders like depression and anxiety uses real-time scans to show patients how their brains go awry—and how to fix the dysfunction.<p>The treatment is called neurofeedback.<p>There is an urgent need for new approaches for psychiatric disorders, particularly depression. …

Depression

High Stress Levels Can Dramatically Increase Your Risk For Alzheimer's

Stress is a killer -- for both the body and the brain.<p>Over time, chronic stress can contribute to a host of negative health outcomes, including heart disease, depression, diabetes and obesity. And according to new research, high stress levels late in life can contribute significantly to the …

The Brain