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Bill Gates Wants You to Watch These 9 TED Talks

You can read what Gates called "one of the most important" books he's ever read, or you can watch these short but amazing TED Talks.<p>In an interview published in <i>Time</i> magazine earlier today, Bill Gates said that the late Hans Rosling's book <i>Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why</i> …

Self-improvement

Awe-inspiring ancient sites of wild western Iran

Leave the bright lights and tourist delights of Esfahan and Shiraz far behind to track down astonishing millennia-old relics among the dusty wilds of ancient Persia. From snow-tipped northern crags to scorching southern deserts, you’ll traverse eroded volcanic plateaus, explore ancient river …

Ancient History

Just Dough It

Chef Tyler Atwell fills the pastry case at Lafayette Grand Café & Bakery in NYC with glossy banana caramel cakes and éclairs in flavors like sweet …

Baking

White Almond Wedding Cake Recipe

"A secret ingredient of sour cream makes this cake so moist, dense, and delicious! I use this recipe for my kids' birthdays, but it's a favorite for …

Dessert

4 Ways to Learn Anything in 20 Hours

<i>“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”</i> — Mahatma Gandhi<p>What if you could learn anything in 20 hours, what would …

Self-improvement

Dame Blanche - (5-Minute Belgian Dessert)

Dame Blanche is a classic Belgian vanilla ice cream covered with hot chocolate. It is perfect for spring and summer, especially for those of you who …

Ice Cream

Moist Apple Teacake (35-Minute Recipe)

This moist apple teacake can be an ideal addition to your morning or afternoon tea. You will need around 5 minutes to prepare it, plus 30 minutes to …

Dessert

14 City Squares You Totally Have To Visit

Out of all the nice places of a touristic city, the main squares are probably the most visited ones. Lovely, medieval, mesmerizing and crowded most …

European Travel

No-Bake Chocolate Eclair Dessert Recipe

This chocolate eclair dessert is so creamy and delicious! I ate similar version in the popular bakery known as Boulangerie-Patisserie Julambre, in …

The 20 greatest cities to visit in spring

John Keats was not a man given to effusive bursts of happiness. Witness his brooding “Ode to a Nightingale”, written in the growing warmth of May 1819, but lost to an opening line of: “My heart aches, and a drowsy numbness pains my sense/ As though of hemlock I had drunk”.<p>And yet even this most …

26 of Africa's most amazing places to visit

<b>(CNN) —</b> With its expansive landscapes and formidable animal life, the world's second-biggest continent is arguably the best for photographers.<p>Throw in that sense of being in a place that hasn't changed for centuries and sometimes millennia, and you get some of the most inspiring, and inspired, …

National Parks

Chocolate Creamcake Bars (No-Bake-10-Minute Recipe)

These chocolate creamcake bars are so rich, creamy and delicious! They go perfectly with a cup of coffee after lunch. Surprise your family or friends …

Ancient Olympians ate this honey cheesecake as a post-workout snack, and we have the recipe

Some may say that cheesecake is food of the gods—those people include the ancient Greek Olympians, who feasted on a flour cake filled with cheese and honey after their pentathlon competitions. The ancient Greeks were already aware of the connections between physical aptitude and lifestyle …

Dessert

The Last Tiramisu Recipe You'll Ever Need

<b>Make the lady finger syrup.</b> Bring the water and sugar to a boil in a small saucepan over medium heat and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Transfer …

Dessert

All the President’s Tweets

Should Trump be banned from Twitter?<p>There he tweets again: <b>Donald John Trump</b>, the president of the <b>United States of America</b>, crazily boasting, bullying, slandering and threatening violence against his enemies.<p>Of course, lots of trolls do this on <b>Twitter</b>, occasionally crossing the line and causing the …

Social Media

Butter-Crunch Lemon Bars

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 350°.<p>Step 2<p>To prepare crust, place first 4 ingredients in a large bowl, and beat with a mixer at medium speed …

Baking

Learning a new language changes the way you perceive reality

Learning a new language is a humbling process, because it basically means accepting that every word you know is wrong. The elaborate lexicon you’ve developed over the years suddenly becomes useless: the movie quotes you know, your street slang, old-fashioned words you ironically use—everything …

Hot, New Cars at the LA Auto Show: Pictures

Sports Cars

A probe detected a mysterious signal that physics can't explain

China’s Dark Matter Foray<p>Amidst seemingly endless advances in quantum physics and the hunt for dark matter by American and European scientists, China …

4 winners and 3 losers in the Senate tax bill

Winner: corporations. Loser: charities.<p>The tax bill the Senate passed Friday is a sweeping piece of legislation, transforming the US health care sector, higher education, philanthropy, and, of course, the federal tax code. It’s a major policy change that creates big winners and big losers across …

Income Inequality

A Lonely Death

TOKIWADAIRA, Japan — Cicadas, every Japanese schoolchild knows, lie underground for years before rising to the earth’s surface in summer. They climb up the nearest tree, where they cast off their shells and start their short second lives. During their few days among us, they mate, fly and cry. They …

Japan