Sameer Lodha

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The Best Oils for Cooking, and Which to Avoid

By Rochelle Bilow<p>Canola, grapeseed, olive, hemp, avocado, vegetable… the world of cooking oils is a big, confusing place. Here's how to make sense of it all.<p>When it comes to the performance and flavor, not all cooking oils are created equal. Some perform well at high temperatures, making them ideal …

Recipes

12 Bold Cocktails Every Whiskey Lover Needs To Learn

Knowing a good Old-Fashioned is always fashionable.

Autumn Ash Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> Scotch is often an acquired taste. The peat-smudged smoke can be too intense for some people. However, the hint of apple and elderflower in this drink sweetens the smokiness just enough to appeal to a broader range of palates. Still, I love the restrained way the smoke in this …

Nova Scotia

The Smart Way to Argue With Your Young Teen

Disagreements are a sign of growing maturity, but parents need to walk a fine line to maintain their authority without getting tuned out<p>The most formidable adversary in an argument may be a young teen.<p>Between the ages of 10 and 13, conflicts with parents surge. Children this age become more …

The Brain

A simple exercise from a mindfulness workshop developed at Google can help beat anxiety before it starts

There were a few profound insights I scribbled down while I was there, and one of them was this: "Emotions are actually feelings in the body."<p>This revelation, from SIY teacher Robert Chender, provided some context for the introduction of a mindfulness exercise called the <b>body scan</b>. The point of the …

When Gut Bacteria Change Brain Function

Some researchers believe that the microbiome may play a role in regulating how people think and feel.<p>By now, the idea that gut bacteria affect a person’s health is not revolutionary. Many people know that these microbes influence digestion, allergies, and metabolism. The trend has become almost …

Microbiology

7 Brain Hacks That Will Make You a Faster Learner

To stay ahead in life, you need to be a constant learner. These hacks will help you pull it off.<p>Our world is evolving quicker than ever.<p>To stay competitive in business and ahead of the game, it's increasingly important to continually learn new skills and information. That's why mega-moguls like …

How to raise kinder, less entitled kids (according to science)

Maybe it was that time you took the kids to the amusement park, and on the way home — their adorable faces still sticky from the slushies you’d sprung for, their little wrists adorned with pricey full-day passes — they asked to stop for ice cream. You declined, and they yelled, “We never get to do …

9 Places to Go to Enjoy the Great Outdoors

Every adventure needs a great base camp—a place to stock up on provisions, hire a guide, and grab a cold drink at the end of the day. Here are the nine top towns for climbing, hiking, paddling, and exploring, with tips from locals on their favorite hangouts. —Lois Parshley

Napa Valley's New Restaurant Hot Spot

The tiny town of St. Helena, known for fantastic wineries including Beringer Vineyards, Spottswoode and Hall, to name just a few, is becoming a …

Where to Find the World's Best Sauvignon Blanc

That depends on who you ask. We dug into the data about which Sauvignon Blanc-based wines Vivino users rate most highly, and we noticed some common …

Wine & Spirits

The Perfect Pull-Up: How to Master This Upper-Body Building Move

Pull-ups are one of the trickiest exercises to successfully execute. Not only are they rather difficult — many beginners can hardly do one or two, …

Exercise May Work as Well as Surgery for Knee Injuries

Middle-aged adults who are diagnosed with a degenerative meniscal tear—a common injury caused by wear and tear of the knee joint—should first try …

1 Personality Trait That Holds Back Talented People (and How to Overcome It)

Three ways this positive trait can hurt you in the workplace.<p>In a perfect world, your completed assignments would speak for themselves. You'd work on friendly, collaborative teams with fair-minded co-workers, and each person would be free with praise and full of self-effacing humility. You'd never …

How To Get Yourself Highly Motivated All the Time By Using This Golden Rule

While we all have goals and aspirations in life, conceiving these is far easier than executing them. In this respect, learning how to motivate …

Home maintenance is expensive, time-consuming and hard. This makes it easier.

Throughout our lives, we spend significant time thinking about where we want to live, dreaming about what type of house we would like to own and imagining how we would furnish it. But many of us don’t focus on how much work and money it will require to maintain a home once we finally have …

How to Mix Whiskey Cocktails the Right Way

If you have a bottle of <b>whiskey</b> on hand and you’re trying to figure out what else to do with it besides sip it straight, a new book, <b>Whiskey: A</b> …

This Cocktail Was Once as Popular as the Martini. And Then It Disappeared.

It's called the Bijou, and it has emerged from decades-long hibernation.<p>In the cocktail renaissance of the last decade, many classics have been exhumed, polished, and updated for modern palates. Some have taken hold and are now as common on bar menus across the country as the gin-and-tonic. The …

Seven Pizzas You Have To Try When You’re In Italy

Pizza has become the cornerstone of fast food worldwide. Every corner of the world will have at least one pizza joint slinging dough. That’s not hyperbole, but no one owns pizza quite like Italy. Their chefs are able to turn what is basically a simple flat bread with …

Italy

See Which Health Supplements Aren't Backed By Science

There are a lot of fad diets and articles out there that tell you which commonplace and obscure supplements you should be adding to your diet. But …

Where to Find Denver's Best Italian Food

There is an unparalleled, universal appeal to <b>Italian cuisine</b>, a unique combination of fresh flavors hailing from all over the Boot -- a historic hub for culinary excellence. What is so timeless and compelling about Italian fare is that every region of the country has its own original perspective, …

The US Has Screwed Up in the Muslim World for 36 Years

Beginning with the Carter Doctrine, the US has aggressively injected itself into the Muslim world but with little to show for it besides a record of …

PM Cameron resigns as UK votes to leave EU

<i>Go here to follow CNN's coverage of the UK referendum live.</i><p><b>London (CNN) —</b> The United Kingdom's historic Brexit vote to leave the European Union triggered the resignation Friday of British Prime Minister David Cameron and wreaked havoc on global markets.<p>There was a mixture of jubilation and tearful …

Great Britain

The 4-day beginner workout growth plan

<b>Duration</b> 60<p><b>Exercises</b> 5–9<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>The former skinny guy never gets enough credit. Many of us have been there before—have tried and failed—probably …

Fitness

Summer Cocktail Recipes

Sangria, lemonade, and cocktail recipes for your summer parties, Memorial Day to Labor Day and every sunny day in between.<p>Mezcal and Tequila Cocktails<p>Mexican Domo Arigato (Mezcal and Ginger Cocktail)A slightly savory mezcal drink made with a few drops of sesame oil.<p>Mezcal Sassy Flower …

Arnold Palmer

Coursera is Removing Hundreds of Courses. Here is a Guide To Get Them While You Can — Class Central

10 minute read written by Dhawal Shah . Published on June 12, 2016<p><i>June 30th is not too far away. If you found this guide please share it so other</i> …

The 10 Most Beautiful Coastal Towns in Spain

Spain has more than 1,000 miles of Mediterranean coastline (just for starters), a mix of ancient port cities and resort towns that draw the European aristocracy. But true beauty isn't confined to seaside landscapes—the food of San Sebastián, the art of Málaga, the marbled walkways of Alicante make …

19 Ways To Make A Fancy AF Home Bar

Drink Don Draper-style.

10 cocktails every cocktail geek needs to know how to make

Sure, there are some decent bars out there in New York and L.A., but there are also plenty of times you’d rather practice craft cocktail sorcery in …

15 Foods That Attract or Repel Bugs

And you've learned—through trial and error—you're better off just ignoring them. Luckily, we've got a solution to keep them away that has nothing to …