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These Are The Best Tasting Whiskies On Earth, According To The Masses

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 a nice bottle glass of the caramel-colored stuff. Yet it’s all a little futile at the end of the …

Scotch Whisky

No One Will Believe This Mac and Cheese Sauce is Made From Veggies — NO ONE! - One Green Planet

Growing up, that iconic blue box of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese was pretty much what represented our entire being. We lived for the commercials …

Best Vegan Chocolate Cake - Chowhound

This easy, rich Vegan Chocolate Cake will blow you away. It's the perfect recipe to make with kids, because it's all done right in the pan. Also, …

Dessert

The answer to treating drug and alcohol addiction may be far simpler than you think

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 that plague our understanding of drug and alcohol addiction.<p>Addiction, she writes, is not a …

Mental Health

This cookie recipe is so good, you'll never guess it's vegan

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 oil, almond meal, sugar, flour and cacao nibs -- the cacao nibs lending great chocolate flavor …

Mind-blowing facts about this alien-looking creature that's one of the hardest to study in the wild

Yet scientists have an extremely difficult time studying them in the wild because these highly intelligent invertebrates are the ultimate masters of disguise.<p>In her book, "Octopus!" Katherine Harmon Courage travels the globe to swim, observe, and even taste some of the many octopuses of the world. …

Zoology

The Art of Making Coffee the Italian Way

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 to their kitchen as the coffee begins sputtering and pouring into the top chamber of the pot …

The Ultimate Bourbon Cocktail You've Never Heard Of

The Paper Plane—a straightforward box-step of a recipe made with precisely equal proportion of four ingredients—may be the best bourbon cocktail that …

Time I

Why you shouldn't drink coffee when you're drunk

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.<p>But that’s not a smart choice, said Dr. Robert Swift, Ph.D., the associate director of Brown University’s Center for Alcohol & Addiction Studies. …

Alcohol

3 Modern Meditation Techniques That End Stress In 15 Minutes A Day

If you are terrified by the 8 steps to start meditating but really want to try it and figure out what the hype is all about, this article gives you …

Meditation

Anyone who loves coffee and bourbon should put the two together immediately — here's how

And guess what? Making it is as easy as mixing bourbon and whole espresso beans and waiting patiently for six hours.<p>I first tried coffee-infused bourbon in the aptly named Cold-Fashioned at The New York Edition hotel's Clocktower restaurant. It uses the infused bourbon to mimic the taste of …

Coffee

27 movies you have to see this fall

From book adaptations and Matt Damon being left on Mars, to two movies about Steve Jobs, here are 27 titles you shouldn't miss this fall.

New Jersey

Scientists find the brain’s missing ‘pipes’

“Throw out the textbooks” and “missing link” are words rarely heard anymore in science, but that’s what researchers around the world are saying about the recent discovery of microscopic lymphatic vessels connecting the brain to the immune system.<p>That physical link was long thought absent, …

Neuroscience

Dead-Cinch Thrillers: 4 Books To Get Your Heart Pounding

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, but all deadly accurate in their aim to entertain.<p>Innocence; Or, Murder On Steep Street<p>Second …

Books

'Seeds' gets right to the root of how global warming affects food supply

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. Still, one suspects the film will likely preach to the converted instead of enlightening …

Can Your City Commit to 100-Percent Renewable Energy?

<b>By Don Willlmott</b><p><i>Don Willmott is a New York-based journalist who writes about technology, travel and the environment for a wide variety of publications and websites.</i><p>It's the latest trend in progressive urban planning. Cities around the world are rushing to commit to running on 100-percent renewable …

Renewable Energy

Science Seeks to Unlock Marijuana Secrets

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.<p>There’s nothing new about cannabis, of course. It’s been around humankind pretty much forever.<p>In Siberia charred seeds have been found inside burial …

Cocktail of the week: the 1862

This week's cocktail is a light and refreshing concoction with a long history<p>Retro 1950s cocktails are all the rage these days (blame Mad Men). But for a really historic drink, you’d have to turn to the 1800s, when the art of mixology was born.<p>This week’s featured cocktail is inspired by one of the …

Photographer takes incredible photos of “frozen” waves

RAY COLLINS IS A COAL MINER in Bulli, Australia, and at the end of his shift, to wash off the grime of the mines, he goes into the ocean and surfs. …

Sagging economy threatens warrior Stephen Harper: Walkom

More to the point, businesses will not want to expand manufacturing in Ontario until they can be assured there will be a market — somewhere — for …

Daily Meditation: Finding Peace In Love

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.<p>Today's meditation features a song by folk rock band Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. "4 + 20" is a …

Pain Really Is All In Your Head. Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

The Brain

How Impulsiveness Can Boost Your Creativity

The key may lie in a belief that slightly negative traits have silver linings.<p>Everyone who’s ever prepared for a job interview knows how to turn a personal weakness into a character strength. The flipside of being a little stubborn might be extra persistence. A bit of impatience, properly directed, …

Psychology

8 Simple Meditations That Can Change Your Life

What are you waiting for? The daily meditation you've been trying to commit to for years is here.<p><i>Photo by Joel Micah Miller</i><p>Meditation sounds so easy: Just sit still for as long as it takes to let your mind go blank, and feelings of negativity or distress will drift away. But who has such limitless …

Meditation

Vegan Lentil Walnut Tacos for Game Day (and Every Day After That)

<i>Every other Thursday, Gena Hamshaw of the blog Choosing Raw shares satisfying, flavorful recipes that also happen to be vegan.</i><p><i>Today: Who says you need meat to make game day-worthy tacos? This vegan version is easy to make ahead (or make at the last minute), and it's accompanied with a cabbage slaw</i> …