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Parasite spread by cats drives entrepreneurial brilliance in humans

A parasite spread by cats could be the key to being a successful entrepreneur, scientists have concluded.<p>The discovery suggests there may be a bizarre advantage to being infected by the organism, Toxoplasma gondii.<p>According to the findings, the single-celled parasite worms its way into the brain …

Entrepreneurship

Yotam Ottolenghi’s summer recipes

Today I am celebrating the season with three dishes that are perfect for summer dining. To keep things light on a hot day, serve these olive oil flatbreads with a selection of cold cuts and salads. You can whip up my strawberry tiramisu cake the day before, then flip it impressively on to a plate …

Recipes

Nutella Banana Bread Is the Best Recipe to Have On Hand

Dad's Nutella Banana Bread Is the Recipe to Have On Hand If You Love Bananas<p>Let's go bananas!<p>June 06, 2018<p>Bananas are a great source of potassium and …

Can you solve it? The birthday birthday problem

Hi guzzlers,<p>My Monday Puzzle column celebrates its third birthday this week. What better way to mark the occasion than a puzzle about a birthday!<p><i>Ariel, Balthazar and Chastity are great mates, genius logicians and they always tell the truth. Neither Ariel nor Balthazar know the day or the month of</i> …

Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse Pie

Chocolate peanut butter mousse pie is probably one of the best chocolate, creamy desserts that I’ve ever tried! This treat is so easy to prepare but …

Dessert

Bake Like a Brit: 5 Cakes Every English Baker Loves — Recipes from The Kitchn

Cake is the key to the British soul. Generations of us have been comforted by cake, we celebrate with cake, and we comfort and celebrate others with …

Yotam Ottolenghi’s barbecue recipes

Every year, I end up testing barbecue recipes in the rain, with an umbrella balanced precariously on one shoulder, but this year’s mission coincided with the hottest April week in 70 years. Barbecue sales doubled, supermarkets ran out of burgers, rosé and sun cream, and I leapt on the balmy …

Recipes

Make This 30-Minute Skillet Chicken Saltimbocca Tonight

Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and turn on the broiler to high. Meanwhile, cook the chicken and vegetables.<p>Pat the chicken with paper …

Recipes

Those Studies Showing that Drinking is Good For You Were Funded By Big Alcohol

A reminder that there are no nice things, not ever.<p>In a landscape full of bad news, a study finding that moderate drinking promoted heart health or that booze was better for nonagenarians than exercise always shone a ray of light. But a series of new reports suggest that the benefits of alcohol may …

Ancient virus could be the reason humans can think

An ancient virus could be responsible for human consciousness, giving you the ability to think for yourself.<p>New research has linked a human gene …

10 of My Favorite Keto Recipes

While it certainly is possible to modify takeout and restaurant food to fit your keto lifestyle, it's not easy. Many of the classic and easily …

Sandwiches

A New Easy-Breezy Genius Chocolate Mousse (Psst, Greek Yogurt is Involved)

Not only is this mousse quicker and more casual to make than the floofier traditional French version, but serious lovers of dark chocolate may find themselves liking it even more.<p>The recipe comes from Maria Speck, cookbook author and ancient grain guru, who riffed this version from one she spotted …

Recipe: Vidalia Onion Dip with Bacon Crumbles

If you're from the South, you know all about the deliciously sweet Vidalia Onion, Georgia's official state vegetable. Since the discovery of Vidalias …

Onions

These Are the Secrets to a More Satisfying Salad

We've all encountered a wimpy bowl of greens with a few slices of cucumber and a piece of tomato, trying to pass as a salad, at some point or …

Healthy Eating

Bacon And Cheddar Gourmet Popcorn

Recipe: Bacon And Cheddar Gourmet Popcorn<p>Sorted<p>If you're looking for a home cinema snack that's delicious and indulgent then you've hit the nail with …

The One Thing I Always Do When Hosting Overnight Guests

For whatever reason, my husband and I host a lot of weekend guests at our house. I'd like to think it's because our friends enjoy our company, but …

Breakfast

Scientists just invented an edible pill that can tell you when you’re about to fart

Farts are a natural, healthy byproduct of your digestive system, and everyone has them from time to time, but as funny as flatulence is, how, when …

Why Makeup Matters to Women in Prison

“We struggle to just stay human and maintain whatever kind of dignity we can there.”<p>In 1908 guards stormed into a cell in Milan, tearing away bed sheets, flipping over mattresses, and yanking off pillowcases for a piece of contraband that had left the warden mystified for the preceding couple of …

Thomasina Miers’ recipe for soba noodles with rainbow vegetables in a sesame seed dressing

Need an antidote to January? This spicy sweet-sour noodle salad is just the ticket<p>More food: really? After two weeks of leftover roast potatoes dipped in mayonnaise for elevenses (because it’s Christmas), cake in the middle of the afternoon (ditto), mince pies drowning in rum butter and cream after …

Spices

Super-Easy Cut-Out Cookies & How to Give Them a Lil' Pizzazz

<i>This season, we're Making Magic, bringing you a series of easy transformations to embellish already-wonderful things, from cakes to presents to trees. Today, we're taking a break from the Cookbook Cookie Parade to bake—and decorate—cookies: Slide back and forth on the image below to see the magic</i> …

How to Build a Bigger, Better, Beautiful Party Spread

One of the great pleasures in life is showing up to a party or dinner to find a bountiful plate of finger foods laid out before you. Just picture it: thinly sliced prosciutto, pristine olives, fresh baguettes, and, of course, a multitude of cheeses, be they soft or hard, sharp or mild or stinky. If …

15-Minute Buttered Balsamic Mushrooms

Heat the oil in a large frying pan over high heat until shimmering, about 15 to 20 seconds. Add the shallots and cook until they begin to soften and …

Recipes

This Is the Most Popular Meatloaf Recipe on Pinterest

If there was a ranking of all the food that make me feel nostalgic, meatloaf would be up there. No, my parents never made meatloaf for dinner, but I …

Cooking

Genius Chocolate Chip Cookie Brittle is the Instant Gift We All Need

This chocolate chip cookie variant should get its own special bookmark in your brain right now, for the next time you need a last-minute party snack or cookie swap entry or a gift for pretty much anyone (including yourself).<p>It's speedier, easier, and—especially for us crispy cookie devotees—leaps …

The best Yorkshire pudding recipe to make with a roast

A good Yorkshire pudding is a thing of beauty, whether you choose to make puffy individual puddings or go the traditional route and make one big one, which will be crisp around the edges but have more of the gorgeously custardy, squidgy middle.<p>Although they are the classic shape these days, the …

This One-Bowl Apple Yogurt Cake Is Made for Breakfast

Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 350°F. Lightly coat a 9x13-inch baking pan with baking spray or olive oil.<p>Place the yogurt, …

Baking

Best ever meringue recipes

Our meringue recipes are easy dessert ideas to make at home. Whisk up a pavlova, classic Eton mess, lemon meringue pie and more with our meringue …

Italian-Style Carrot Cake Might Be the Best Carrot Cake

Italian Carrot Cake (<i>Torta di Carote</i>)<p>Serves 8 to 10<p><i>For the cake:</i><br>Unsalted butter, for coating the pan <br>2/3 cup all-purpose flour <br>2 1/2 teaspoons baking …

Dessert

Deliciously Ella's chocolate ganache cake

This may also be the simplest cake ever: just six ingredients whizzed together and then baked for 30 minutes.<p>MAKES<p>One cake<p>INGREDIENTS<p>For the cake<p>Coconut oil, for the tin<br>• 3 avocados<br>• 7 tbsp almond butter<br>• 8 tbsp raw cacao powder, plus more to dust (optional)<br>• 11 tbsp maple syrup<br>• 140g ground almonds<br>• 3 tbsp …