Oh, how we love to rank the things we love. And, oh, how we love whiskey (and whisky). Put those two things together and you have yourself something worth arguing over late into the night while enjoying
The answer is far simpler than you might think, at least according to neuroscience journalist and author Maia Szalavitz, whose new book, "Unbroken Brain," throws water on most of the modern assumptions
Rich, delicate and oh-so-crumbly, it's hard not to love a sable, the classic French cookie named for its wonderfully tender texture. This variation uses only a handful of ingredients, including coconut
Yet scientists have an extremely difficult time studying them in the wild because these highly intelligent invertebrates are the ultimate masters of disguise. In her book, "Octopus!" Katherine Harmon travels
The morning moka: a bleary-eyed ritual involving an aluminum pot (also known as a stovetop percolator or espresso maker), a small mountain of ground coffee, and that gurgling sound that sends people rushing
If you’ve had a couple of drinks with dinner, you might be inclined to order a cup of coffee with dessert. Your hopes: to sober up and to perk up. But that’s not a smart choice, said Dr. Robert Swift,
And guess what? Making it is as easy as mixing bourbon and whole espresso beans and waiting patiently for six hours. I first tried coffee-infused bourbon in the aptly named Cold-Fashioned at The New York
I've just spent much of the past two weeks on my couch, reading suspense fiction. The result of all that heavy lifting is this list of recommendations — four thrillers, very different in style and MO,
Although it may not be the most vivid or exciting subject for cinematic exploration, the documentary "Seeds of Time" offers a vital, clear-headed look at the effects of climate change on global food security.
Cities around the world are rushing to commit to running on 100-percent renewable energy as soon as possible. It may be a great idea, but can a major metropolis actually achieve the goal? We'll find out
Magazine As the once-vilified drug becomes more accepted, researchers around the world are trying to understand how it works and how it might fight disease. There’s nothing new about cannabis, of course.
This week's cocktail is a light and refreshing concoction with a long history Retro 1950s cocktails are all the rage these days (blame Mad Men). But for a really historic drink, you’d have to turn to 1800s,
We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life. Today's
When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain. That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering
The key may lie in a belief that slightly negative traits have silver linings. Everyone who’s ever prepared for a job interview knows how to turn a personal weakness into a character strength. The flipside
Every other Thursday, Gena Hamshaw of the blog Choosing Raw shares satisfying, flavorful recipes that also happen to be vegan. Today: Who says you need meat to make game day-worthy tacos? This vegan version