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The Magic of Marbling

<i>Every week, baking expert Alice Medrich will be going rogue on Food52—with shortcuts, hacks, and game-changing recipes.</i><p><i>Today: An easy, artistic way to make your glazed desserts instantly more impressive.</i><p>Everyone loves the classic marbled spider web pattern on cakes, or the neat chevron design on …

Dessert

Kasabian: Their 10 Best Songs

With their huge world tour over, and only a handful of UK tour dates, it may be a while before you catch Kasabian live again; but to tide you over, …

Simple '4-7-8' breathing trick can induce sleep in 60 seconds

A deep breathing trick can make insomniacs drop off to sleep in under one minute, a health expert has claimed.<p>The method involves making a loud whooshing noise with the mouth then holding the breath in stages.<p>Called the ‘4-7-8’ method, it has been pioneered by the US sleep expert Dr Andrew Weil who …

11 Strange Habits That Make Novak Djokovic The Most Interesting Man In Tennis

But he has more personality than those two legendary players combined.<p>From his strange eating habits to his love of dancing, Novak is the rarest of athletes — a colorful person who happens to be the best in the world at his sport.

'Dad Bod' Is a Sexist Atrocity

The Internet often thinks that it found a new thing when it really just came up with a new name for something that has existed for decades. The most …

Eight tips on creativity and work from a professional performance artist

1 – Deadlines are your friend<p>Putting pen to paper and coming up with a coherent text has never been an easy task for me, so when invited to participate in a “major book project” and to offer insight and advice to artists starting out in the field, I was flattered but hesitant.<p>Plagued by a horrible …

The Rolling Stones’ 40 best songs

An all-star cast pick the greatest cuts from Jagger, Richards and co<p><b>In this very special piece from the Uncut archives (January 2002 issue, Take 56),</b> …

Salmon, bubblegum and onion skin: the beauty of rosé wine

Rosé can be pale and pretty or sunset cerise, but what does a wine's colour say about its flavour? Susy Atkins gives tips on what they'll taste like<p>Which is the more beautiful: the bright amber and languid roll of a tawny port, the dense, inky, blueberry-stained edge of a young malbec, or the …

How To Hijack Your Car’s Infotainment System

Make your car smarter<p>As most drivers know, “infotainment” generally means “in-dash navigation system with limited function and old maps.” Soup up your car’s outdated software with an upgrade module and a powerful computer you already own--your smartphone.<p><b>WARNING:</b> Disconnect the car battery before …

13 Tips That Every Golfer Should Know

Brian Bertoldo's new book offers these tips and so much more.<p>To play golf is one thing, but to be great at golf is another story. Nobody wants to embarrass themselves in front of a boss or client by getting bogey after bogey, so any man who steps onto the green better know what he's doing. Luckily, …

Golf

Here's What Donuts Look Like All Around The World

Photo Credit: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez via Getty Images<p>Let's be honest: Is there anything better than biting into a warm, airy, fresh donut?<p>Though it's tough to get most countries to agree on anything, the need for fried dough seems to be universal -- but <i>how</i> it's prepared is another story. …

Deep Frying

Avengers 2: Thor's hammer and the history of 'worthy weapons'

In Avengers: Age of Ultron it is Thor’s hammer Mjölnir, in the Odyssey it is Odysseus’s bow and in legend it is King Arthur’s sword Excalibur. The myth of a noble weapon is one of the world’s most enduring story tropes<p>For all its city-smashing spectacle, one of the highlights of the new Avengers …

Cheese: the secret to a longer life and faster metabolism?

Good news for fromage fiends: a new study suggests a link between cheese consumption and a longer, healthier life<p>It's the best news we've had all year: a study suggests that cheese consumption could be the key to a faster metabolism and reduced obesity.<p>Scientists at Aarhus University in Denmark …

Why People Should Want To Work At Your Company Instead Of Need To Work There

Companies as we know them today were largely started from and based on two entities. The Hudson’s Bay Company was into the business of fur trading and was founded in 1602, it grew to around 1,500 employees. The Dutch East India Company was into trade and was also founded in 1602 but grew to a …

Mayweather v Pacquiao: 20 things to know about Floyd Mayweather Jnr

The childhood in poverty, the family fall-outs, the record label, prison sentence and charity work all show there is more to Floyd Mayweather Jnr than flashing the cash<p>Floyd Mayweather grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan, sharing one bedroom with four siblings. They lived in poverty.<p>But Grand Rapids …

4 tricks for answering unexpected interview questions

Seemingly out of nowhere, strange interview questions like, "If you were an animal, which one would you want to be?" or "Tell me about your most …

Employment

How Much Mosquitoes Like Your Taste Depends On Your Genes

New research could lead to more effective repellents<p>For many people, warmer weather means more days spent in the sun and long evenings outdoors. It also means mosquito bites. Even if you’re one of the lucky people that receives relatively few, you’ve probably noticed that not all people get bitten …

Dave Grohl’s 15 Best Collaborations

Dave Grohl may have chalked up two of the world’s biggest rock bands on his CV (Nirvana and Foo Fighters, of course), but the busy fella ain’t …

The Evolution of James Bond

Code number 007 is on the mind of fans as they anticipate the new Bond film which is expected to be released this year.<p>Commander James Bond, CMG, RN …

Look how similar red-hot Chinese startup Xiaomi's products are to Apple's designs

Xiaomi, founded by CEO Lei Jun, is often referred to as the "Apple of China," not least because of the famed devotion of its fans. The company holds worldwide flash sales for its customers and throws them parties in expensive nightclubs— and they love the company for it.<p>But Xiaomi is like Apple in …

The power of deadlines

People like procrastinating. Or at least, they keep doing it despite their protestations. It’s very common to see Facebook posts or tweets where someone reveals that they shouldn’t be on Facebook or Twitter because they have important work to do, but are procrastinating. So people procrastinate by …

Elections

10 Things to Note in the First Trailer for Batman v Superman

After it was leaked online by a South American fan eager to share what they’d seen in the cinema they work in, Warner Bros. had no choice but to …

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50 Best Tracks Of The Decade So Far

Click or tap to zoom into this image<p>This is an image <i>1</i> of 50<p>50. Frank Ocean – Pyramids<p><b>50. Frank Ocean – Pyramids</b>:<br>We knew there was something special …

Arctic Monkeys

Best jazz albums of 2015

The best jazz albums of 2015 includes picks from jazz critic <b>Ivan Hewett</b> and culture editor <b>Martin Chilton</b>. There are 50 albums for 2015.<p><b>1 MARIA SCHNEIDER ORCHESTRA: THE THOMPSON FIELDS (MARIA SCHNEIDER.COM)</b> <br>Maria Schneider's latest album, some 10 years in the making, shows just what a supple and …

100 Greatest Beatles Songs As Chosen By Music’s A-Listers: 100 – 51

Are you a day tripper or a wild honey pie? A fan of ‘Hey Bulldog’ or ‘Hey Jude’? Everyone has their favourite track by The Beatles so we rounded up …

Paul McCartney

‘I have exploding head syndrome’

It’s strange, unpleasant and surprisingly common. Helen Thomson talks to a man whose head regularly ‘explodes’, and discovers how the condition might explain some unexpected experiences, perhaps even alien abductions.<p>“There’s this sudden crescendo of noise, then a profound and jarring explosion of …

Sleep

Kurt Cobain’s 10 Most Inspirational Quotes

As well as venting for a bummed generation with Nirvana, Kurt Cobain left us a legacy of perceptive reflections on fame, feminism and pop culture. …

Kurt Cobain

Cure for thinning hair? Scientists find plucking stimulates huge growth spurt

Pulling out lingering follicles could stimulate the scalp into a burst of regeneration, scientists have found<p>For people with thinning hair the idea of plucking out the few strands that remain may fill them with horror.<p>However a new study suggests that pulling out the lingering follicles could …

Sinatra: 7 Things That Inspired The Voice

See the people and places that motivated the legendary entertainer.<p>Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney knows how to tell stories. And when relaying artists' lives, as in the recent HBO documentary <i>Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown</i>, Gibney approaches his subjects with as much awe as the fans those …