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How long can we stay awake?

We can fight off the sandman for a while, but after a certain point, sleeplessness leads to temporary madness and – just maybe – death, discovers Adam Hadhazy.<p>People start to hallucinate and go a bit crazy<p>It’s surprising how we spend our lives. Reach your 78th birthday and according to some …

See 30 of the Best Photos Short-Listed in the Sony World Photography Awards

Nominated in the Arts and Culture category. Adrian Jaszczak's work on an artistic gymnastics tournament in Poland.<br>Adrian Jaszczak—2015 Sony World …

Ikea's new furniture can charge your phone, no wires necessary

Are you interested in tying down your furniture to a technology "standard" that's far from standard? Then you might be interested in some new products that will be on sale at Ikea in North America and Europe this spring. The Swedish furniture company has partnered with the Wireless Power …

Maya Angelou language: How the poet's words reflect both African American English and Standardized English

How does a black American woman literally find her voice?<p>After being raped by her mother's boyfriend at the age of 7, Maya Angelou didn't speak for …

How to Create a Menu Perfect for Busting Out Beyoncé Songs

Beyoncé is an inspiration in our kitchen. Really. We put together this 12-course menu inspired by her songs, right this way<p><b>Beyoncé inspires people in a lot of ways.</b> She tells girls that they can run the world. She channels TED talks in her songs. And she inspires us to be better cooks. That's …

Fresco, Kitchens and Meals

Is a Healthy Burger Possible?

<b>For more food, drink, and travel videos, visit www.potluckvideo.com</b><p>The words healthy and burger tend to not go together. Burgers are seen as an indulgence that can't be contained to calorie counts and healthy living.<p>But Marlene Koch, the author of <i>Eat What You Love Everyday</i>, has a few tricks up her …

Food & Dining

How to Shuck Holiday Oysters

<i>Welcome to Eat Like a Man's Holiday Survival Guide, wherein we tackle some of the season's thorniest issues in food and drink to help you make it to January in one piece.</i><p><b>"He was a brave man who first ate an oyster,"</b> as Jonathan Swift famously said, not least because opening the stubborn suckers is …

Master the Art of the Summery Sunday Supper With These Light & Bright Recipes

A classic Sunday supper doesn't have to mean heavy, hearty braised meat—try these lighter, fresher projects for dinner this weekend.<p><b>We love hunkering down to tackle a big recipe on winter weekends</b>. But just because the weather's hot and steamy up doesn't mean you can't tackle a stellar dinner …

How Daniel Boulud Makes a Midnight Snack

Daniel Boulud's midnight snack is something we'd happily eat any hour of the day.<p><b>What does one of the world's greatest French chefs</b> eat when he gets home from a long night of work? When recently asked that very question while in Las Vegas, <b>Daniel Boulud</b> pulled out his phone, brandishing a recent …

Eggs

The Most Popular Items on McDonald's Secret Menu

McDonald's, since its founding in 1940, has exploded into a brand that is recognizable across the world, and an establishment with heavy influence on the American fast food industry. It has revolutionized the way that burger restaurants deliver food to the customer, implementing principles of the …

Our Favorite Cheesecake Recipes

Topping cheesecake with shimmering fruit is nothing new, but we spun this one in a fresh direction by swapping out the expected cherries for ruby-red rhubarb-raspberry gelee.

Classic Cake Recipes

Serious home bakers will want to master these crowd-pleasing recipes for cheesecake, chocolate cake, carrot cake, and more.<p>First up: What could make traditional red velvet cake even better? Chocolate, of course!

Dessert

Piping Basics

All cakes are wonderful, but when piped with stars, hearts, or friendly faces, they're truly something to celebrate. Read on to learn how to use a pastry bag and pastry tips to create a unique masterpiece. It's so easy that even kids can do it!

Ganache 101

<b>Think of it as the gift that keeps on giving. Start with our easy and irresistible chocolate ganache recipe, then adapt it for all kinds of uses.</b><p>Easy as 1-2-3<p>Chop. Pour. Stir. Nothing up your sleeve, no sleight of hand. Those three basic steps are all there is to making an irresistible batch of …

Martha's Favorite Cake-Baking Tools

How do professional cake bakers produce such wondrous creations -- and make it look easy in the process? Part of their secret is having all the right tools at their disposal.<p>Martha recommends keeping these essential tools handy to help you bake impressive cakes with less effort.<p>Cake Pans<br>Cake pans …

Dessert

Chocolate Pies and Tarts

You can’t go wrong when luscious chocolate is matched with caramel, nuts, fruit, whipped cream, custard fillings, or flaky pie crust. Browse our collection of the best pie and tart recipes featuring chocolate in the fillings, crusts, toppings, or throughout.<p>A crispy crust made from ice cream cones …

Baking

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

This recipe, from the How Sweet It Is bakery in New York City, is used to make delicious .