Nicole Torosin

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Under pressure, Silicon Valley workers turn to LSD microdosing

It's 7am on a sunny Friday in a shared house in the sleepy San Francisco neighbourhood of Richmond. Flatmates buzz in and out of the kitchen as Lily …

Psychedelic Drugs

Backyard Built: 10 Outdoor Furniture DIYs

Many of us have spent the last six months daydreaming about warm weather, so let's spend these last few cool, rainy—snowy?—weeks preparing for all …

Why an Australian Breakfast Is the Healthiest Way to Start the Day

Every weekend, without fail, you’ll find a large crowd spilling off the sidewalks on an otherwise quiet stretch of Mott Street in New York’s Nolita neighborhood, loitering for hours on end. Such is the power of Two Hands, the 2-year-old Australian café. Its creamy flat whites and berry-topped acai …

Brilliant illustrations bring this 1976 Soviet edition of 'The Hobbit' to life

The Soviet Hobbit<p>Bilbo and Gollum behind the Iron Curtain<p>First published in 1937, J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic <i>Lord of the Rings</i> prequel <i>The Hobbit, or</i> …

The Perfect Slow Cooker Pot Roast for Tonight's Dinner

For as long as it's been published on The Chic Site this Balsamic Pot Roast has been one of our most popular recipes. The pictures are nothing fancy but the results are to die for! Plug in your slow cooker and make this cozy fall recipe for dinner this weekend.<p>Slow Cooker Balsamic Pot Roast<p>Simply …

5 Hearty Salads That Are Outrageously Delicious

Salads don't always need to be starters or sides. These crave-worthy salads will take center stage at meal time -- and no one will leave the table hungry, I assure you.<p><b>1. French Lentil Salad with Goat Cheese</b><p>Earthy French green lentils, creamy goat cheese, and crunchy vegetables make a hearty and …

An Actually Useful Guide to Cincinnati, Ohio

Heading to Cincinnati, Ohio? Let Jon Lewis be your guide. This is Spilling the Beans, where a city's most in-the-know barista gives us the lowdown on where to go, what to do, and what to eat (and drink) in their hometown.<p><i>This is Spilling the Beans, where plugged-in baristas give us the lowdown on</i> …

Science says your “gut feeling” isn’t a metaphor

The brain’s powers are a little overrated. To keep your body going, you don’t need a functioning brain, but you do need something to provide energy. Enter the gut.<p>We may not give it much thought—because, literally, it happens without conscious thought—but the process of extracting energy from food …

Neuroscience

Slow Cooker Sunday: Beef Burgundy made the easy way

The flavor of wine in every bite of this rich and hearty beef Burgundy is comfort food to the max. The beef is so tender, and it's a wonderful …

Cooking

This DNA test could save your sight

Advancements in genetic screening allow us to discover a lot about a person’s health. Technological advances continue to increase the speed and …

The Sleep Position That Best Protects Against Alzheimer's

There's one position that's best for your brain health.<p>Whether you sleep on your back, your stomach or you toss and turn all night, you'll want to take note of this new study. Researchers say there's an optimal sleeping position for brain health -- and the good news is that it's incredibly …

A trip down memory lane: Yotam Ottolenghi’s Tuscan recipes

Photograph: Louise Hagger for the Guardian. Food styling: Emily Kydd<p>Yotam Ottolenghi’s coccoli: ‘Traditionally served with cured ham and …

The good mixer: elderflower collins cocktail recipe

<b>2 lemon wedges</b> <b><br>50ml gin</b><b><br>15ml elderflower cordial</b><b><br>Limonata (a proper one, like San Pellegrino)</b><b><br>1 lemon slice and 1 mint sprig, to garnish</b>

Here Are the Best Books of 2015 So Far

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Books

A Pot-Smoker's Guide to Elite Marijuana Tourism

Four states and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana for recreational use, but only Colorado and Washington have licensed dispensaries …

Cannabis

Toasted Bulgur and Candied Lemon: Little Touches for a Grain Salad With Big Flavor

I love grain-based salads. I could eat them every day and never get sick of them—they're wholesome, belly-filling, and such an easy one-bowl meal. You can toss just about any vegetable, protein, or flavoring onto a pile of cooked whole grains, drizzle a vinaigrette on top, and end up with a …

Food