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Ready to Cut the Cord? 12 Cost-Saving Alternatives to Cable

By now, you’ve likely heard about how much less expensive it is to forgo your cable package and fulfill your television needs with streaming …

How to Raise a Genius: Lessons from a 45-Year Study of Supersmart Children

On a summer day in 1968, professor Julian Stanley met a brilliant but bored 12-year-old named Joseph Bates. The Baltimore student was so far ahead of …

The 25 Best Movies of 2016

With just days left before we turn another page in the calendar, here's a look back at the year's best films.<p>The movie year is just about over, and a review of the past twelve months makes clear that cinephiles have been spoiled with sterling movies, from blockbuster superhero sagas and low-budget …

The Madness Of Humanity Part 4: Science Vs. Religion

<i>This is the fourth in a series of essays concerning our collective future. The goal is to bring forth some of the main issues humanity faces today, as we move forward to uncertain times. In an effort to be as thorough as possible, we will consider two kinds of threats: those due to natural</i> …

Democratic National Convention

17 Genius Cooking Tricks That Professional Chefs Want You To Know

Steal their secrets and everything you make will get a little bit more delicious.

How to make ice cream without an ice cream maker

Should your once-in-a-lifetime dream cruise aboard the Good Ship Lollipop come to a crashing halt on the rock candy cliffs of some lonely dessert island, wouldn't it be great to whip up a little stash of ice cream? Fear not, dauntless traveler, today we make ice cream without a net. And by "net," …

Learning the language of wine will transform the way you taste it

The ancient Greeks had four distinct words to express the nuances of love. “Eros” characterized love driven by lust and sexual passion, for example, and “storge” described the affectionate kind of love that, say, parents feel toward their offspring. Words give the world meaning. Every time we learn …

Flavors

Five Awesome Science Courses You Can Take Online Completely Free

Editor's Blog Photo credit: Yulia Grigoryeva/ShutterstockScience often gets a bad rap for being inaccessible. But it’s actually never been easier to …

5 superfoods you’re probably not eating

One in three Americans will be suffering from type 2 diabetes by 2050. The solution? More moringa and mung beans<p>Reynard Loki<p>May 27, 2016 8:00am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>By some estimates, the state of American health looks pretty grim. And much of it is directly tied to …

Superfoods

What a Chess Grandmaster Can Teach You About Solving Problems

Have a complex problem? International chess grandmaster Maurice Ashley suggests trying this.<p>How do <i>you</i> go about solving problems?<p>My father grew up playing chess in his native Philippines, where the game is hugely popular. He became fairly skilled, and even won a few tournaments after immigrating to …

Chess

What Teen Girls Should Eat to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

Fruits and vegetables are staples in a healthy diet, and that includes one aimed at preventing cancer. Many studies have documented the lower risk of …

Breast Cancer

Want a Brain That's 7 Years Younger? Science Says Do This

The brains of people who do this activity appear years younger than their actual age, a new study shows.<p>If you want to feel younger, there's no substitute for healthy living and hitting the gym (though a flattering haircut and a fun night out can't hurt). But what if you want to <i>think</i> younger?<p>Our …

The Brain

20 best Chinese recipes: part 1

The first instalment of Observer Food Monthly’s collection of the best Chinese recipes, including dishes from Kenneth Lo and Fuchsia Dunlop<p>Tomorrow: best Chinese recipes part 2<p>Simple as it is, this is a satisfying dish to eat even with only a very limited amount of accompaniments, such as some …

Food & Dining

A CIA operative's guide to safe travel

Even in the most hostile environments, you can make yourself a very difficult and less attractive target by applying simple preventive security measures.<p>Terrorists and criminals will always conduct surveillance of their intended target.<p>If your preventive procedures are good, they will most likely …

5 Crazy-Good Copycat Recipes from Your Favorite Restaurants

Sometimes I find myself returning to the same restaurant for the same dish over and over again. That's when I know it's time to try it out in my own kitchen. From CPK's Thai Crunch Salad to Starbucks' Pumpkin Scones, these copycat recipes are just as good as their restaurant versions -- if not …

What’s Up With the Bacteria In Your Gut?

We’ve known for decades that that the lush collection of bacteria that populate our guts plays a part in digestion. The famous after-effects of bean-eating—tactfully known in the 16th century as “windinesse”— are due to our resident microbes, chomping up an assortment of bean oligosaccharides …

26 Spicy Recipes to Make You Cry in a Good Way

Is it hot in here, or is it just these 26 spicy recipes?<p>Pour yourself a big glass of milk. These spicy recipes are ready to party.

Cooking

The next time someone tells you robots are going to destroy our jobs, show them this

Studies like these usually generate headlines like "Robots are putting people out to pasture" (the Mail), "After the robot revolution, these may be the only jobs left for human beings" (The Telegraph), and "Robots will steal your job" (er, Business Insider).<p>I, for one, welcome our new robot …

Best foods to fight the flu

If you’re like most people, you are itching to put your winter boots and coat into storage and trade them in for sandals and a T-shirt. Personally, I’m SO ready for spring. Too bad the cold and flu virus haven’t gotten the memo. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), flu season …

Nutrition

The World's Friendliest Islands

Experience nature at some of this Belize island's wildlife sanctuaries — and then chat with residents. "I made true friends with many locals during …

The Amazing 2 Ingredient Pizza Hack We All Need In Our Lives

Anyone who has fallen victim to a Pinterest fail or two is well aware that some of the Internet's craziest food and life hacks don't always end up working out so well. Remember when we tried the hashtag smokey eye that turned out to be a total flop? But when we were scrolling through the deep dark …

11 Takeout Favorites That Take Less Time to Cook than Delivery

Up until a few weeks ago, there were several things I had never even considered making at home:<p>The bacon, egg, and cheese bagel from my corner bodega (it's a gooey masterpiece).<br>• Orange chicken—my Panda Express love runs too deep, and do I <i>really</i> want to know how its made?<br>• The cold-busting Thai …