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Homemade Pesto Sauce: A Secret Italian Family Recipe

Homemade Pesto Sauce: An Italian Family's Secret Recipe<p>Everyone has that special dish from mom that they grow up watching her make.<p>December 24, …

19 Instagrams You Should Follow If You're Slightly Obsessed With Pretty Handwriting

Say yes to penmanship porn.

Stop Spending So Much Time In Your Head

99% of all thoughts are useless but they’re still controlling your life.<p>I know something about you without knowing you. I bet you spend A LOT of time …

You'll Be Able to See All 47 National Parks Along This Insane Road Trip

Just in time for the National Park Service's 100th anniversary!<p>We already know the most efficient and sight-packed route to drive to see all the …

A Map Of Wireless Passwords From Airports And Lounges Around The World (Updated Regularly)

Finding an open wireless connection in many airports isn’t always easy, or possible, without a password (or local phone number which is stupid). The …

Information Systems

Untranslatable Words

Untranslatable Words<p>There are lots of moods, needs and feelings that our own language has not yet properly pinned down. The perfect word – even if it …

Half the world’s population lives on 1% of its land

Right now, half the world's 7.3 billion people are living in the scattered yellow regions marked on the map above, by New York-based data cruncher Max Galka , while the rest are spread across that vast expense of black.<p>Using gridded population data published by NASA , which records the global …

Geography

Why do we write?

This year marks the fifth anniversary of the extraordinary privilege that Al Jazeera has given me to have this forum from which I speak to a global audience I could neither expect nor even imagine in the course of my life as an obscure scholar.<p>In addition to the gratitude I feel, there is a more …

This Inspiring Video Proves Any Woman of Any Size Can Do Yoga

It dispels every myth about overweight women and fitness.<p>People have a lot of misconceptions about women who are overweight — particularly when it comes to what they can and cannot do. Run a marathon? Pfft. Yoga headstands? Good luck.<p>But a new video posted by Canadian plus-size outfitter …

Meet the man who cycled the world for 50 years

A man who spent 50 years cycling 378,000 miles across 196 countries has documented his travels in a new book.<p>Heinz Stücke, now 75, left his hometown in 1962 and set out on a three-speed bike, wherever he fancied. He used a foldable Brompton bike for the last five yeas of his journey<p>Heinz, from …

Atacama Desert

Meditation of Orgasm | goop

We might just be the last people to this particular pajama party, but we recently found out that there’s an entire meditation practice that revolves …

Meditation

Inside the world’s most dangerous airport

For half a century pilots have needed to navigate snow-capped peaks and endure erratic weather to land on a runway just 500 metres long that has been …

Twelve Books of Poems, About Poems, or Tangentially Related to Poems from 2015

This year, my favorite poetry books are not all books of poetry: there were too many books about poets, books of prose by poets, and other marginal cases I wanted to include.<p><b>“</b><b>Prodigal: New and Selected Poems</b><b>,”</b> by Linda Gregerson. Gregerson’s syntax will make your heart stop. These are radiant poems …

Literature

The Spices You Really Need in Your Pantry

We asked the Bon Appétit test kitchen cooks to name their top 5 favorite spices. Here's what they said.<p>It's way too easy to go down the rabbit hole when stocking your spice rack—especially if you like to try new recipes and explore different cuisines. From Aleppo pepper to za'atar, there are so …

India has the most polluted cities, yet the world doesn't pay attention

While Beijing's residents can now breathe a little easier after days of dangerous smog, Delhi's residents are still enmeshed in a haze that offers no …

Manufract: 'Self-healing' salvaged wood furniture made whole with bio-resin

In nature, organisms find a way to restore their integrity and equilibrium once they have been injured. Trees are no exception; that's why in …

Olympic, global health officials flip-flop over viral tests

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Since The Associated Press first reported on contamination of Rio de Janeiro's Olympic waterways, Olympic officials and the World Health Organization have changed their minds repeatedly about whether to undertake viral testing to ensure the safety of athletes. Here's a rundown …

Bill Gates isn’t a climate savior.

On the eve of the Paris climate talks, Microsoft founder Bill Gates made splashy news by announcing that he and a group of fellow billionaires would …

Cultivating Happiness In Your Life

There are many people in the world with amazing, magical qualities. I have my own, very special magical gift. I can, for a seemingly endless amount of time, re-play a bad experience over and over in my head . . .<p><b>I Gotta Grudge</b><p>It's almost like a loop tape, screening the same bad memory. Repeatedly. …

Happiness

The dish worth a 15-hour flight

Born out of frugality, Hainanese chicken rice – one of Singapore’s national dishes – may seem simple. But it’s the kind of dish you’d cross continents to eat.<p>Hainanese chicken rice is the chickeniest chicken dish one can find in the chicken-eating world. Don’t believe me? Picture this: sitting in …

Moorea Is The World's Most Beautiful Island You've Never Heard Of

It almost doesn't look real.<p>Just northwest of Tahiti lies another island that's part of French Polynesia, and despite how utterly stunning it is, chances are you've never heard of it.<p>Surrounded by a bright blue lagoon, the volcanically formed island of Moorea was rated as the third-best island in …

Photo Manipulation

Elizabeth Gilbert's Unexpected Secret to Finding Happiness

Elizabeth Gilbert traveled halfway around the world in search of happiness—and it worked. I talked with Gilbert, who you may have heard wrote a little book called* Eat, Pray, Love*, about her theory of happiness, and I have thought about her advice many times since. Here's the Q&A with Gilbert (who …

Tiny bike-towed caravans could transform cycling holidays

A two-wheeled incarnation of the mighty caravan could be on Britain’s roads next year after a Danish entrepreneur came up with a solution to meet the accommodation needs of cyclists.<p>The Wide Path Camper, the brainchild of Mads Johansen, allows cyclists to lead a nomadic lifestyle, towing their …

#EatForThePlanet Every Day This Month With These 30 Easy Vegan Recipes

November is World Vegan Month, and that means there is no better time to try eating less meat and dairy. While this month is a celebration of the …

France Will No Longer Ban Gay Men From Giving Blood

France announced on Wednesday that it would no longer prevent gay men from donating blood, under the condition that they do not have sex in the …

25 Healthy Dinner Recipes for Two

One might be the loneliest number, but two is pretty difficult too—at least when it comes to making dinner. Whether you’re wooing a significant …

Cooking

The tricky question of water rights on Mars.

Humans settle around water, especially in the desert. Indeed, our earliest civilizations developed around desert water bodies like the Nile, Tigris, …

5 Office-Friendly Yoga Poses Good For Your Mind And Body

You don't need to be at home to get all those benefits of Yoga. You can practice several yoga poses even while you're at work in your office.