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Waitrose: Lemon and blueberry cake recipe

Silvana Franco shows you how to bake this lovely caraway-flavoured lemon & blueberry cake<p><b>Video by Waitrose</b><p><b>Preparation time: 15 minutes</b><p><b>Cooking time: 1 hour</b><p><b>Serves: Cuts into 16 slices</b><p><b>Ingredients</b><p><i>175g butter, softened, plus a little extra for greasing</i><p><i>175g caster sugar</i><p><i>Grated zest and juice ½ lemon</i><p><i>3</i> …

Dessert

How to get the most out of gin

Ahead of a new festival celebrating the juniper-based spirit, Theo Merz learns all about gin – and picks up some cocktail recipes from the experts<p>First there was the <b>gin tour of London</b> - around the capital’s best bars and distilleries rather than to witness Hogarth-style scenes of gin-based …

Cocktails

Gin cocktail recipes for summer

Summer is on its way, so what better time to get out the cocktail shaker and make some delicious gin drinks for the garden?<p><b>PARSLEY GIN JULEP</b><p>8 parsley leaves<p>20ml fresh lime juice<p>20ml sugar syrup<p>Crushed ice<p>50ml gin<p>30ml soda water<p>1 orange peel garnish<p>In a julep tin or Old-Fashioned glass, muddle the …

Your Body Can Kill Cancer. It Just Needs Better Instructions.

Researchers have been programming peoples' immune systems to recognize and destory cancer.<p>Part of what makes cancers so insidious is that they’re not invaders: They’re our own cells turned against us. That means the body usually doesn’t see them as a threat. But over the last few years, teams at …

The Drink That Kills One Person Every 10 Seconds

Harmful alcohol use not only leads to addiction, but it can put people at a higher risk of over 200 disorders like tuberculosis and pneumonia.<p>"This actually translates into one death every 10 seconds," Shekhar Saxena, head of the WHO's Mental Health and Substance Abuse department, told reporters in …

Inside Europe’s Mystical Sufi Lodges

Human Journey<p><i>In the remote mountains of Albania, followers of a mystical Sufi order are reemerging from the shadows of communism—and inviting the world in. National Geographic Young Explorers Grantee Mehves Lelic reports in words and photos.</i><p><b>Days With Derwish</b><p>On the dewy morning of January 24, the …

Join Us for a Gin Cocktail?

One of the sadder parts of working with a team distributed all over the country is the fact that we can't close up shop early on Friday and have a …

Los Angeles

3 Tips for Crafting an Effective Social Media Strategy

Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Vine … every day, it seems like there’s another social network small business owners are expected to take advantage of.<p>But Pubsoft Director of Marketing Heather Wied says small businesses shouldn’t spread themselves thin trying to master every …

20 Cocktail Recipes Every Man Should Know How to Make

1. The Historic Manhattan<p>This one is taken from <i>Harry Johnson’s New & Improved Bartender’s Manual</i>, 1882. Harry even advises on the addition of …

Lemon Juice

Iranian Scientist Says He Has A Future-Predicting Machine

We see no reason to doubt this.<p>Ali Razeghi, a 27-year-old businessman and scientist in Tehran, has registered "The Aryayek Time Traveling Machine" with Iran's Center for Strategic Inventions.<p>Razeghi told a state news agency that the machine can "predict five to eight years of the future life of any …

How 20 popular websites looked when they launched

From Google to youtube, from craigslist to flickr - how some of today's biggest sites looked back in the early days of their existence.<p>Remember the days when the word Google was not interchangeable with internet? Or when every site seemed to have a Netscape icon on it? Or when Flash was still …

This Microscopic Chip Can Capture Real-Time Video Inside Our Arteries at 60FPS

Ready for your close-up? Well, I hope so, because this little guy is going to get a closer look at you than any other sensor before it. Created by …

48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …

A beginner's guide to Irish whiskey

For St Patrick's Day, forget the famous stout and broaden your horizons with some wonderful Irish whiskeys, say Thinking Drinkers Ben McFarland and Tom Sandham<p>It’s St Patrick’s day on Monday so, hey you guys, like, put on a green wig and drink some Guinness, yeah? Yeah. Top bants, you guys.<p>No. …

10 Life-Sustaining Reasons to Drink Green Tea

Whether hot, iced, or with honey, brewed green tea is chockfull of health benefits. (One exception: Avoid bottled green tea, which is often filled …

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Award Winning Websites Design | Web Design

This is the last Web design article in 2013, and we are wishing you <b>Happy New Year 2014</b>. Today we’re rounded up <b>32 fresh award winning websites</b> for …

Geraldine Hamilton: Body parts on a chip

TED Talks

Getting a whiskey education from Brown-Forman’s master distiller

The Brown-Forman Corporation, a major force in the whiskey world, prides itself on firsts. And for one evening at the Palazzo’s Lavo, master …

Scientists Grow Teeth Using Stem Cells - Harvested From Urine?

Adults lose teeth due to poor hygiene, aging, disease or accidents. Traditionally, prosthetics are used to replace part or all of a lost tooth. But …

Anti-ageing compound set for human trials after turning clock back for mice

New South Wales professor in US rolled back the key indicators of ageing to make two-year-old mice appear six months old<p>Australian and US researchers hope an anti-ageing compound could be trialled on humans as early as next year, following a key breakthrough that saw the ageing process reversed in …

Why Mindful Eating Is So Hard and Why You Should Do It Anyway

I haven't paused to taste and savor my food for at least 1.2 million minutes since 1975. That is a sobering stretch of tasteless time, which I calculated last week. I hope to use that number as a prod to remind myself to slow down and pay full attention to what I'm eating, instead of being …

Mindfulness

Breath in Motion: Why Exhaling Matters Most

Have you been in a yoga class wondering, "Why is my breathing so shallow?" Have you been singing or performing on stage and suddenly realized you're running out of breath? Have you been exercising, or even texting, and noticed you're holding your breath?<p>We limit our breath for many reasons. Maybe …

Yoga

Google Buys Spider.io To Stomp Out Click Fraud [THE BRIEF]

<b>Google</b> continued its efforts to provide marketers with safer, more accurately measured advertising by purchasing Spider.io, a London-based company whose software works to detect fraudulent clicks coming from malware-infested computers. Terms of the deal were undisclosed. BI's Jim Edwards wrote a …

Advertising

John Yudkin: the man who tried to warn us about sugar

A British professor's 1972 book about the dangers of sugar is now seen as prophetic. So why did it lead to the end of his career?<p>A couple of years ago, an out-of-print book published in 1972 by a long-dead British professor suddenly became a collector's item. Copies that had been lying dusty on …

The 11 Most Surprising—and Tasty—Aphrodisiacs

The best aphrodisiacs of times gone by were these 11 foods you'd actually want to eat, like artichokes, arugula, and the humble olive<p>If you want to get lucky on Valentine’s Day, you could do worse than mix up a love potion. Humans have been concocting such tonics since time immemorial, and we still …

Ancient History

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What The Internet Would Look Like As A World Map

The world of the Internet mirrors the real-world in myriad ways: there are members (we call them populations), websites (destinations to visit), acquisitions of companies (redrawn political boundaries). So what if the Internet could be visualized like our global politics?<p>That’s exactly what …

Globalization