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How the brain stores memories | Daniel Glaser

Memory loss is gradual but, unlike computers, we have inbuilt backups<p>Every week there is a new dementia study, raising hopes that we can find a way to halt memory loss. Interestingly, in any form of dementia our memories don’t vanish immediately but fade gradually – our memory systems have a …

Memory Loss

20 Super Bowl Sandwiches to Feed a Crowd

More<p>Sandwiches<p>Tips and tricks for making the best sandwiches at home.<p>Your Super Bowl guests probably won't complain if you feed them an assortment of couch-friendly finger foods, creamy dips, and flavorful chicken wings. But the game is on at dinnertime, so you might want to consider serving …

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Incredible industrial loft offers equally incredible skyline views

This very lovely loft in River North will cost a pretty penny<p>Not all industrial lofts in Chicago were created equal, and this spacious 3,100-square-foot unit at 900 N. Kingsbury is a testament to that principle. Located in the former Montgomery Ward Company Complex in River North, this large …

RECIPE: Pineapple Bars

<i>By Angel Yang</i><p>Ingredients for the dough<p>2.5 cup all-purpose flour<p>1/2 cup sugar<p>1 cup (two sticks) butter, melted<p>Ingredients for the filling<p>4 eggs<p>1 cup sugar<p>1/2 cup all-purpose flour<p>dash of salt<p>1 teaspoon baking powder<p>1 20 oz can (drained) crushed pineapple<p>Equipment and other things<p>13" x 9" pan<p>Pre-heat …

Claire Ptak’s recipes for honey chocolate cake and almond macaroons | Baking

As Pooh Bear will tell you, honey can be a tricky ingredient. But here its sweetness deftly balances bitter dark chocolate in a gooey cake, and allies itself with almonds in a tray of crumbly macaroons<p>I like honey in my tea and on my granola at breakfast, but I don’t usually reach for it as a way …

Dessert

19 Pictures Of Grown-Up Puppies That Will Make You Literally Cry

Time flies, indeed.

11 Classic Comfort Foods With A Twist

What beats your favorite comfort food on a cold day? How about a new and improved version of it? From Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto to BBQ Turkey Meatloaf, these cozy, creative recipes will keep you warm all winter long.<p><b>1. Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto</b><p>…

Homemade Chinese Dumplings, The Dumplings that Will Take You Straight to China

Chinese Dumplings Recipe<p>Try something new with Jacqueline easy to make Chinese dumplings! Enjoy the flavours of Yum-Cha right from the comforts of your own home with the fresh flavours of pork and garlic chives. You will be surprised by how much better they are than your local Chinese</i> …

Taylor Swift, Dakota Johnson, Cara Delevingne, and Suki Waterhouse Step Out in N.Y.C.

It seems that after their world tour and and a three month hiatus, Taylor Swift and her squad are back in full force. The singer has been spending …

This Woman Just Asked Channing Tatum All The Questions We're All Too Scared To Ask

"One of the hardest and scariest moments of my life is sitting next to you."

Taylor Swift Had a Super Glam Dance-Off with Tom Hiddleston at the Met Gala

Watch out, Calvin Harris!<p>The Scottish deejay may not have been at his girlfriend, Taylor Swift‘s side during this year’s Met Gala on Monday, but that …

Did Jesus Predict Muhammad? A Biblical Portal Between Christianity and Islam

Part 1:<p>The time has come for Christians and Muslims to make peace between our communities. Christians and Muslims already make up more than half of the global population, and these numbers are expected to grow in the coming decades; according to the Pew Research Center, by 2050, two thirds of …

Theology

The 22 Most Beautiful Places in the World

These destinations are just begging to be Instagrammed.<p>There are so many amazing places around the globe to see, we couldn't possibly include them all in just one list. But, these breathtaking destinations are definitely worth bumping to the top of your travel bucket list – whether you're looking …

National Parks

'Yes, It's Prince': 911 Call Reveals Frantic Attempts to Get Help for Star After He Was Found Unresponsive in Elevator

brightcove.createExperiences(); A transcript of the 911 call from Prince’s compound reveals the frantic attempts to get help for the superstar after …

8 Weight Loss Tips You Should Ignore

There is no shortage of weight loss advice on the internet.<p>Although some weight loss tips are good, others are useless or downright harmful.<p>Here are …

Kendall Jenner And Her Shoes Had A Rough Night At The MTV Movie Awards

Those lace-up shoes are just as difficult as they look.<p>Does it ever take a two-person team to get your shoes on before a big night out? Probably not, but if you're Kendall Jenner, it's just par for the course.<p>On Saturday, the supermodel stepped onto the red carpet for the MTV Movie Awards (which …

You Haven't Lived Until You've Eaten Our Best-Ever Buttermilk Biscuit

There's nothing better than a killer biscuit. We think our version holds its own against the best out there.<p>It has been pointed out to me—ahem, <b>Andrew Knowlton</b>—that, since I didn’t grow up in the South, the chances of me achieving master biscuit-making status were probably over before they started. …

9 Recipes for Your Favorite Thai Takeout Dishes

Thai takeout without the wait.<p>Give a man a Seamless account and he’ll eat Thai food for a day. But teach a man how to make Thai food and he’ll eat …

How to Make Italian Seafood Salad (Insalata di Frutti di Mare)

It wasn't until very recently that the similarity between Peruvian ceviche and Italian seafood salad struck me. Peruvian ceviche: chunks of seafood—some raw, like fish, and some cooked, like shrimp—marinated in lime juice with cilantro and onion, along with the heat of fresh chili peppers. Italian …

Spices

One a Penny, Two a Penny: Hot Cross Buns

GalleryOne a Penny, Two a Penny: Hot Cross Buns<p>What I didn't know when I started, but what I've learned full well, is this: Utter the words "hot cross buns," and those around you will drop whatever they're doing and burst into song (or, in Daniel's case, a strangely compelling slow jam). It wasn't …

Baking

The Key to Great Baked Ziti: Drop the Ricotta (and Add Parmesan Cream Instead)

All week we're celebrating Italian-American classics. Check out more Italian-American recipes and taste tests this way!<p>More<p>Pasta<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>"Aside from Parm, are there any restaurants around here that serve a decent baked ziti that I could go taste for recipe research?" …

18 Winning Recipes for Shrimp Lovers

Shrimp are among the most popular fish consumed in the US, and for good reason: High-quality, well-prepared shrimp are sweet and flavorful, with a satisfyingly crisp yet tender texture. But shrimp can also go very, very wrong when prepared poorly, becoming rubbery, mushy, and in any case totally …

The Pressure Cooker Makes Rich, Hearty Ragù Bolognese in Record Time

More<p>Pasta<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>There's something in the air, and I'm not sure what it is. Actually, I know precisely what it is. It's tiny particles of beef and pork. It's aromatic compounds leaping from the pot into the atmosphere and wafting around my house. It's terpenes and …

The Right Way to Sauce Pasta

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>More<p>Pasta<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>"I'll have a glass of the grappa, please," I said to the bartender at the Italian restaurant down the street from my house.<p>"You are the first person I have ever seen order that," she exclaimed in response. I asked …

The Best Fresh Tomato Sauce Recipe

The key to this amazingly rich yet fresh-tasting sauce, made from perfect summertime tomatoes, is that it's a blend of three different sauces. A homemade oven-baked tomato paste is deeply sweet and rich, a classic tomato sauce provides bulk and flavor, and, finally a splash of barely cooked tomato …

The Drugstore BB Cream Selena Gomez Swears By for Glow-y Skin

Selena Gomez wasn't at the Oscars ceremony last night, but that didn't deter her from going all out at the <i>Vanity Fair</i> afterparty. Just look at that awesome smoky eye. Her glow-y, flawless skin was also a focal point of the look—and the real shocker is that her makeup artist achieved it using an …

6 Spring Shoe Trends to Know (and 27 Pairs to Shop Now)

We'll admit it: We're sad to say good-bye to our collection of track-soled booties and dark winter layers, but now that we've had a taste of warmer days to come, we're officially looking to spring. To celebrate its arrival, we picked the top shoe trends we're most excited about—and culled a few …

Clothing

Oven-Roasted Tomato Sauce With Salami, Olives, and Pecorino Recipe

This no-fuss, fail-safe oven-roasted tomato sauce is loaded with bold ingredients: salami, sherry vinegar, kalamata olives, capers, and a smashed anchovy, all tied together with olive oil and a touch of white wine. Its secret ingredient? A bit of maple syrup for sweetness. Then, it's tossed with al …

Does This Outdoor Oven Make the Best Homemade Pizza On the Planet?

Plus: If the pies are worth the $4,500 price tag<p>Men freakin’ love pizza.<p>The USDA has studied this (your tax dollars at work!). On any given day, 16 percent of males 20 to 39 years of age will consume pizza for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, a 2014 study found. If you divide the current U.S. …

Penne Arrabbiata: The Pasta That Bites You Back

More<p>Pasta<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>What do my redheaded partner, Kate, and the spicy tomato sauce <i>arrabbiata</i> have in common? Easy: They both look innocent enough, but watch out, because underneath lies a fiery streak that, when unleashed, will leave you wondering what you did to invite …

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