Raven Witchey

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Transgender children: ‘This is who he is – I have to respect that’

Cassie Wilson can pinpoint the moment her daughter Melanie became her son, Tom. They were in the supermarket and Melanie, then two and a half, said: “I don’t want to be a girl any more – I’m going to be a boy, and I’m going to be called Tom.”<p>“That was that,” Cassie tells me. “I said: ‘Come on, …

LGBTQI

Blueberry skillet cookie is a family-style treat you won't want to share

Although I do love my chocolate, especially in cookies, I wanted to switch things up with this recipe and keep things just a little healthier by …

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Body Language

Depersonalisation disorder: the condition you’ve never heard of that affects millions

Jane Charlton was not herself when she woke one day in April 2002, but it was more terrifying than any ordinary morning grogginess – and it did not shift for the best part of three years.<p>“It was a feeling of being fundamentally wrong in your own body,” Charlton says, attempting to describe what has …

Mental Health

Here’s the best way to guess correctly on a multiple choice test

Often, you’ll hear people say that you should “trust your instincts” when making decisions. But are first instincts always the best?<p>Psychological research has shown many times that no, they are often no better—and in many cases worse—than a revision or change. Despite enormous popular belief that …

Critical Thinking

A Brief History of the Tea Bag

A way to get a self-contained, no-muss jolt of caffeine may seem like a quintessentially 21st-century need—but the original single-serving, …

14 Women Writers Who Dominate The Universe Of Sci-Fi

Octavia Butler, Madeleine L’Engle, Emily St. John Mandel, Karen Russell and more.<p>In Karen Russell’s “Reeling for the Empire,” a crew of girls are transformed into thread-spinning silkworms, duped by a dark and mysterious man promising a better future. Each girl spends long hours spooling her own …

15 cognitive biases that screw up your relationships

In fact, we're pretty much hardwired to make mistakes in our judgments of and behavior toward others.<p>Here, we've rounded up 15 cognitive biases that affect our everyday interactions. The scary part is that most of them happen without us even noticing.

19 Breakfasts You Can Make In A Mug

Just heat, eat, repeat.

Skip the Campfire and Make S'mores Cheesecake Instead

While roasting marshmallows over an open fire is a requisite summer activity, sometimes a craving for s'mores hits and <i>you just have to have them</i> <i>now</i> — …

Caramel Cinnamon Frappé Coffee Cake

Introduction: Caramel & Cinnamon Frappé Coffee Cake<p>Add TipAsk QuestionCommentDownload<p>Step 1: Coffee Cake<p>300g / 1 and 1/3 Cups Unsalted Butter<p>100g / …

Charlie's Cinnamon Doughnut Holes

Combine 1/2 cup water, the butter and vanilla in a medium saucepan; bring to a simmer, stirring to melt the butter. Remove from the heat and stir in …

Baking

Cinnamon Baked Doughnuts

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray 2 doughnut pans well.<p>Into a large bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and …

Dessert