Samantha Low

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5 Must-Know Tips to Slay Your Workouts

So you're ready and raring to get back into a fitness routine? Good for you! A few simple workout tips will help you keep up your excitement.<p>If the …

Exercise

If the Universe Is Expanding, What Does It Expand Into?

<i>If the universe is expanding, then what does it expand into?</i><p><b>Richard Muller:</b><p>The universe doesn't have to be expanding into anything in order to …

12 Tastes of Christmas | Schwartz

70 books to make you feel hopeful: An end-of-year reading list

<i>iStock</i><p>Need a dose of literary oomph and inspiration? Here’s a selection of uplifting reads — all suggested by TED speakers — for your end-of-year …

Books

Festive stuffed squash

Choose a beautiful variety of squash such as Crown Prince or Turks Turban as this dish is best served whole at the table. This can be made a day in …

Warren Ellis' 'Normal' is a fast-paced dystopia about a burned-out futurist

These are good times for literary techno-dystopias. Even setting aside the freighter of thrillers full of malevolent hackers, discriminating pessimists have plenty of ways to imagine technology enabling our doom: The Googles and Facebooks of the world are erasing our privacy (Dave Eggers' "The …

11 IKEA Holiday Decorating Ideas Worth Stealing

It's always fun flipping through an IKEA catalog, looking at all the new stuff, and imagining how it might look in our own home. Their winter holiday …

IKEA

The Global Vote

Why should we care who runs other countries?<p>Because to make the world work, we need a world of good leaders. Leaders who consider the needs of every …

How to vote in other countries’ elections

<i>iStock</i><p>Having probed and needled patriotic pride with his “Good Country” rankings, Simon Anholt is igniting public debate again with a new global …

Cixin Liu is the author of your next favourite sci-fi novel

When Cixin Liu's <i>The Three-Body Problem</i> was published in English in 2015, it became the first Chinese sci-fi novel to win a Hugo award. President …

20 Incredible Recipes That Show Why Potatoes Are the Perfect Comfort Food

If there’s one vegetable you never have to convince anyone to eat, even kids, it’s potatoes. Everyone loves potatoes and on October 27th, we …

Free Up Stove Space With These Crazy Easy Mashed Potatoes

Slow Cooker Garlic Mashed Potatoes<p>Save<p>Mashed potatoes can be the side dish that brings a meal together, but the time and effort that goes into making …

15 Ways to Improve Your Cooking Life, 5 Minutes at a Time

There are a number of ways to become a better cook: You can read a lot of cookbooks, learn from the experts, go to culinary school, or work your way …

Inside Adult Swim’s New Rotoscoped Sci-Fi Comedy 'Dream Corp LLC'

The team behind 'A Scanner Darkly' talk about how dreams and Silicon Valley megalomania collide in ‘Dream Corp LLC.’<p>It’s no stretch of the imagination to envision technologists one day fighting over our minds’ waking and dream states. They likely won’t have to request access to our most private …

Quick And Easy Linguine With Sage-Roasted Mushrooms And Cream Sauce

Quick and Easy Linguine with Sage-Roasted Mushrooms and Cream Sauce<p>Serves 4<p>Cashew Cream<p>2 cups raw cashews<p>1¼ cups water<p>¼ cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley<p>1 garlic clove, roughly chopped<p>Flaky salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste<p>Linguine<p>¼ cup neutral oil (I like safflower)<p>4 portobello …

Crock-Pot mushroom stroganoff (Crock-Pot giveaway!) - Amuse Your Bouche

I’ve been meaning to remake this Crock-Pot mushroom stroganoff recipe for ages – I originally posted it waaaay back in March 2012, and the photos …

Cooking

Crock-Pot Veggie Loaded Baked Potato Soup

<i>Crock-Pot Veggie Loaded Baked Potato Soup: Let your slow cooker do all the work with this thick, creamy, vegetarian loaded baked potato soup! It’s</i> …

Perfect blackberry and apple pie

The perfect blackberry and apple pie has a sweet, tender crust and a melting, sweet-sharp filling. It is brought to the table in a deep, oval dish for all to admire, ready to be spooned into bowls with a generous hand. There should be pastry on the top, but not underneath, plenty of juice and more …

Baking

Basic shortcrust pastry

Learn how to make perfect shortcrust pastry every time with our easy recipe. For best results, make sure the butter is cold<p>Ingredients<p>225g plain …

Baking

Top 50 Netflix movies available now

There are some brilliant award-winning, genre-changing, thought-provoking movies streaming right now on Netflix – UPDATED<p>Struggling to find a movie …

Ryan Reynolds

A hundred years on from Agatha Christie’s first novel, crime fiction is going cosy again

Hercule Poirot and Miss Marples are among golden age sleuths giving new inspiration to a genre tired of alcoholic divorcees and goth hackers<p>Forget domestic noir and put down all those books with “Girl” in the title. Crime fiction is turning back the clock to its golden age with a host of books that …

‘The Crystal Maze’ to return with David Tennant as host?

90s game show set for Channel 4 revival in October<p>Classic 90s game show <i>The Crystal Maze</i> looks like it could be set to return – with former <i>Doctor Who</i> …

No Man’s Sky is an existential crisis simulator disguised as a space exploration game

It’s cold and lonely and empty and unsatisfying. It’s also worth your time.<p>At Recode’s annual Code Conference in June, venture capitalist Elon Musk made the provocative argument that reality is not reality at all, but a massive simulation built on top of some other reality.<p>“There’s a billion-to-one …

Desperately Seeking Einstein’s Assistant

My quest to interview theoretical physicist Peter G. Bergmann<p>Fourteen years ago, I received a Guggenheim Fellowship to study the history of …

Unbelievable Stone Sculptures by Hirotoshi Itoh

Hirotoshi Itoh is a Japanese stone sculptor who is known for his humorously imaginative ideas and incredible ability to make stones look soft, …

Sculpture

The Debate Over Time's Place in the Universe

Physicists can’t agree on whether the flow of future to past is real or a mental construct.<p>Einstein once described his friend Michele Besso as “the best sounding board in Europe” for scientific ideas. They attended university together in Zurich; later they were colleagues at the patent office in …

Dark Matter

Where to Eat and Drink After Walking the Brooklyn Bridge

After a trek across the Brooklyn Bridge, you'll want to check out these excellent bars and restaurants on both sides.<p>So you know you’re supposed to …

The Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean diet is based on the traditional foods eaten by people living in the Mediterranean region, especially Greece. It's loaded with …

A Cognitive Trick for Solving Problems Creatively

Many experts argue that creative thinking requires people to challenge their preconceptions and assumptions about the way the world works. One common claim, for example, is that the mental shortcuts we all rely on to solve problems get in the way of creative thinking. How can you innovate if your …