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This Is What Happens to Your Body When You Stop Eating Carbs After 2:30 P.M.

Peppered in with juice cleanses and the keto diet is an entire school of dietary thought dedicated to the idea that it's not what you eat, but <i>when</i> …

Carbohydrates

The Best Fun Videos For English Language Learners In 2018 – So Far

I use short, funny video clips a lot when I’m teaching ELLs, and you can read in detail about how I use them in The Best Popular Movies/TV Shows For …

Language Learning

Gareth Bale reveals Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane didn’t speak to him after match-winning display

Gareth Bale has revealed that Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane did not speak to him in the immediate aftermath of Saturday's Champions League …

Soccer

Six of the best barbecue side dishes

<b>Turkish-style slaw (pictured above)</b><p>Prep <b>20 min</b><br>Serves <b>4</b><p><b>Juice of 1-2 lemons</b><b><br>10 ripe cherry tomatoes</b>,deseeded and juice kept<b><br>1 garlic clove</b>,lightly crushed<b><br>½ small red onion or 1 shallot</b>,thinly sliced<b><br>2 spring onions</b><b><br>1 bunch radishes</b>,cut in to eighths<b><br>¼ small white cabbage</b>,finely shredded<b><br>⅛ red cabbage</b>,finely …

Recipes

10 Easy Pieces: Cable Railing Kits

Cable railings, also known as tension wire railings, are useful to install on balconies, decks, and stairways where you don’t want to block a …

Landscaping

How To Grow A Hundred Pounds Of Potatoes In A Barrel

On May 11, 2018 by admin<p><b>Health benefits of potatoes</b><p>Potatoes are edible plant tubers first cultivated in the Andes region of South America.Many …

A Little Bohemian Inspiration for Your Outdoor Space

(Image credit: H. Goluza/Glamour Paris)<p>Spring is here, or almost here, depending on where you live, and it's a great time to think about the design …

Mum's dementia was so bad she was kept in hospital for her own safety - but then we changed her diet

When his mum’s dementia became so severe she had to be kept in hospital for her own safety, Mark Hatzer thought he had lost another …

The 25 richest, healthiest and happiest countries in the world

The Legatum Institute, a London based research institute released on Thursday its 10th annual global Prosperity Index, a huge survey that ranks the …

European Travel

What Your Resume Should Look Like in 2018

Plus a free downloadable template.<p>Let’s be honest: Writing a resume is a drag.<p>After all, this isn’t exactly a task for the gainfully employed. If …

Around The Web In ESL/EFL/ELL

© 2010 Enokson, Flickr | CC-BY | via Wylio<p>Five years ago I began this regular feature where I share a few posts and resources from around the Web …

ESL

10 Secret Sauces That Will Change Your Life

Sauce simply makes foods more succulent. Though it's tempting to just crank open a tin of tomato or butterscotch sauce, nothing beats homemade. These …

Cooking

31 Homemade Salad Dressings That Are Way Better Than Store-Bought

I'm a big fan of salad, but that hasn't always been the case. In the last couple years, I've gone from someone who'd maybe eat a dozen salads a year …

Cutting Outlet Holes in Drywall to Install an Electrical Box

01 of 08<p>Introduction<p>Additional switches and outlets are needed in a home from time to time. Knowing how to cut in an electrical box will come in …

Home Improvement

A Collection Of My Best Resources On Teaching English Language Learners

I have an insane amount of resources on this blog related to teaching English Language Learners.<p>I thought readers might find it useful if I put …

Teaching

What Are the Most Effective Strategies for Learning a Foreign Language?: Six TED Talks Provide the Answers

Earlier this week we featured the Foreign Service Institute's list of languages ranked by how long they take to learn. Now that you have a sense of …

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 …

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100 Notable Books of 2017

<i>The year’s notable fiction, poetry and nonfiction, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review. This list represents books reviewed since Dec.</i> <i>4</i><i>, 201</i><i>6</i><i>, when we published our previous Notables list.</i><p><b>Fiction & Poetry</b><p><b>AMERICAN WAR.</b> <i>By Omar El Akkad. (Knopf, $26.95.)</i> This haunting debut novel …

Books

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Alcohol helps you speak foreign languages better, researchers find

A little Dutch courage could be the key to helping travellers speak the local lingo, according to new research.<p>A study published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology exploring the “popular belief that alcohol improves the ability to speak in a foreign language” found that booze has a positive …

Alcohol

It's True: Alcohol Helps You Speak a Foreign Language Better

People who drank a boozy beverage were more fluent than those who drank water.<p><i>This article originally appeared on Time.com.</i><p>Those who dabble in …

List of Descriptive Words: Common Adjectives in English

What to eat after working out, according to a top Harley Street nutritionist

There is a lot of conflicting nutrition, health and fitness advice around.<p>Whilst some people swear by cutting out carbs and smashing cardio, others …

Nutrition

Here's the cold LinkedIn message that prompted a CEO to give the sender a job

Then she received a LinkedIn message from Elliott Bell that changed her mind. Bell was hired as the director of marketing a few months later. He worked at The Muse for four years.<p>Here's the full text of the LinkedIn message he sent Minshew. It's reprinted in "The New Rules of Work," the new book …

Employment

How the Proficient Use of Proper Commas Can Provide More Clarity to One’s Intentions

In their incredibly informative whiteboard series for Mental Floss , linguist Arika Okrent and illustrator Sean O’Neill verbally and visually explain …

This low-tech gravity-fed watering system is based on an ancient irrigation technique

<b>Clayola Egypt's low-tech watering setup can keep your houseplants or garden watered when you're away.</b><p>The use of unglazed terracotta pots, also known …