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Cold-Brew Iced Coffee Concentrate

Makes 5 cups concentrate<p>Cold brew goes down easy, but watch out: This is high-octane stuff. For a clear liquid, use coarsely ground coffee. (Finely ground beans make for a cloudier drink.)<p>July 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>12 ounces coarsely ground fresh coffee beans<p>Milk (optional)<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Place …

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5 reasons why anxiety is so hard to manage (and what you can do to cope)

If we aren’t careful, we can makes things worse. Here are some effective ways to keep your emotions under control<p>Have you ever had a friend or family member tell you to “just get over it” when you felt sad or worried? If getting rid of negative emotions is so easy, why is it that more than 21 …

10 Secrets to Influencing Absolutely Anyone

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources, and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below</i> …

4 Ways to Jumpstart the Day

"Seriously?" I thought to myself sarcastically as I read the morning paper riding the bus to work the other day.<p>I listened to talk radio on my phone and "Oh, boy" I thought again as I heard a commentator use the word, "uncertainty" about a dozen times. The more I read, listened and absorbed the …

Avett Brothers cellist Joe Kwon explains the band’s famous energy

Kwon talks to Salon about how the band preps for their physically demanding shows, and his own artistic process<p>The Avett Brothers released their eighth full-length album, "Magpie and the Dandelion,” on Oct. 15, and it debuted at No. 5 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums Chart. Rick Rubin, who has worked …

See These Heartbreaking Photos Of The World’s Disappearing Cultures, Before They Fade Away

In the new book Before They Pass Away, photographer Jimmy Nelson has captured a series of gorgeous pictures of 31 remote cultures that are on the verge of disappearing.<p>Over the last three years, British photographer Jimmy Nelson traveled around the world–from Namibia to Papua New Guinea to …

25 Takeout Recipes You Should Know How to Make at Home

From shrimp fried rice to spicy tuna rolls, 16 classic take-out dishes you can make at home<p><b>Nothing beats vegging out on the couch</b> with a carton of fried rice from your local Chinese joint, but you don't have to order in to eat takeout classics. Check out our greatest "takeout" hits, and delete the …

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How to Make Perfect Scrambled Eggs

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Three ways to get your perfect scrambled eggs -- whatever your version of perfection may be.</i><p>Scrambled eggs and toast: sounds like an ascetic breakfast, …

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10 grammar rules you can forget: how to stop worrying and write proper

Every situation in which language is used – texting your mates, asking for a pay rise, composing a small ad, making a speech, drafting a will, writing up an experiment, praying, rapping, or any other – has its own conventions. You wouldn't expect a politician being interviewed by Kirsty Wark about …

Gâteau Breton aux Pommes

8 Servings<p>In this gâteau breton aux pommes, or apple cake, apples are caramelized before being baked in buttery batter. Why stop there? Salted caramel sauce lets guests indulge even further.<p>October 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>Salted caramel sauce<p>½ cup sugar<p>½ cup heavy cream<p>3 tablespoon Tbsp. unsalted butter<p>…

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These Journalists Spent Two Years and $750,000 Covering One Story

It costs a lot, but investigative reporting can save lives. And non-profits lead the way in producing high-quality, in-depth stories. So who's going to pay for them?<p>In recent weeks, ProPublica has published a major—and scathing—investigative series on the dangers of Tylenol's main active …

Keeping Your Laptop Plugged in All the Time Will Kill Its Battery Faster

Laptops are our indispensable lifeline to the majesty that is the Internet. We use them to work and play from anywhere in the world. But if you're …

Open Well-Tempered Clavier - Ba©h to Bach

<b>We have a new stretch goal - $50,000 - which will allow us to make a braille version of the Well-Tempered Clavier. Watch this video to understand why</b> …

The Habits Of Supremely Happy People

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.<p>In his 2004 Ted Talk, Seligman describes three different kinds of happy lives: The pleasant life, in which you fill …

12 Ways To Procrastinate

Angela Liao, the comic illustrator behind 20px, came up with and depicted 12 different categories of procrastinators. Do you recognize yourself?

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How to live longer – the experts' guide to ageing

<b>JERRALD RECTOR, 26: Lift weights for better immunity</b><p><b>By the time we reach 80, most of us will be infected with a type of herpes virus which erodes the immune system and takes years off your life without you even knowing it. PhD student Jerrald Rector, at the University of Birmingham, knows he has</b> …

Why Vegan Diets Suck

5 reasons to enjoy your ham and cheese sandwich<p>There is no one right way to eat for everyone.<p>We are all different and what works for one person may not work for the next.<p>I personally advocate consumption of both animals and plants and I think there is plenty of evidence that this is a reasonable …

Symphonic For The People: The Mid-Century American Symphony

Over the course of the 20th century, the symphony as a genre — originally an inheritance from Europe — increasingly became a transnational tradition, flowing across the Atlantic and back again.<p>For American composers contemplating a symphony in the middle of the 20th century, a core issue was how to …

“The obsessive, delusional side of fantasy role-playing”: From Dungeons and Dragons to live-action role playing

I’m a Dungeons & Dragons fan, but live-action role playing sounded like too much. And then I tried it<p>For a long time, [my friend] Morgan had been talking up something called Otherworld, an “adventure weekend” held every fall at a 4-H camp in Connecticut. Attendees dress up like wizards and warriors …

Conversational Intelligence

<i>We're better when we're connected!</i><p>Even though technologies enable us to dissolve boundaries of space and time and connect us in exciting ways, we still face the same old challenge: to dissolve boundaries among colleagues, to build trust, and to engage our people.<p>WE-centric leaders lift people out …

Incredible Close-Ups of Van Gogh’s Paintings from Google Art Project

If you feel like you haven’t spent enough time in the museums in your life, Google gives you a chance to catch up on your art education. Its new …

The difference a week without artificial light can make

Eight research subjects went camping and all came back as morning people<p>Light pollution, be it the middle-of-the-day-in-the-middle-of-the-night spectacle of Times Square or the pervasive glow of a television screen, has been shown to mess with our sleep cycles. A new study in the journal Current …

The Only Chicken Recipe You'll Ever Need

Chicken is not an easy dish to master. And with all the hundreds (of thousands) of chicken recipes to attempt, it's no wonder so many of us get it wrong. There's an influx of information; it's downright overwhelming. And it's time to simplify things, guys. Let's focus on just one chicken recipe to …

What Interracial and Gay Couples Know About 'Passing'

The misery of masquerading<p>As I awaited news of the U.S. Supreme Court's decisions in the same-sex marriage cases last month, I began to reflect on all of the daily privileges that I receive as a result of being heterosexual -- freedoms and privileges that my husband and I might not have enjoyed …

These Are the Most Exquisitely Weird Spiders You Will Ever See | WIRED

Spiders are among the craftiest and most beautiful of arthropods, entirely undeserving of their maligned reputation. Some signal their presence with …

The Most WTF Autocorrects Of July 2013 (NSFW)

If you've spent more than 15 minutes on the Internet, you're probably familiar with Damn You, Autocorrect, the site that curates the funniest texting FAILs uploaded to the web. And you wouldn't believe how many there really are.<p>With all the unintentionally inappropriate messages being sent and …

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

The Perfect Poach

Makes 2 Servings<p>We consulted the perfectionists at Thomas Keller's Per Se in New York, where chef de cuisine Eli Kaimeh gave us his number-one piece of advice (and recipe) for the perfect poached egg: Start with a fresh egg. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>April …

After These 39 Chicken Thighs Recipes, You Can't Turn Back

Using chicken thighs, the most flavorful parts of the chicken, these recipes will have you cooking soups and skewers to tacos and paella.<p><b>We'll admit it: Chicken thighs trump chicken breasts any day of the week</b>. Not only are they more succulent than white meat, chicken thighs even stand up to …

Buddha Had It Right: Relax The Mind And Productivity Will Follow

Eastern thought and meditation are pushing ever-closer to the mainstream. Today, many ancient teachings coincide perfectly with modern research on improved mental agility.<p>“The great enigma for psychologists and philosophers is the mind.”<br>–Bhante Wimala<p>Several decades ago, the term ‘mindfulness’ used …