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The 26 Most Watchable Things on TV

Not for recapping. Not for reckoning with. For watching. Like old times. Plus: Listen to Esquire's new pop culture podcast.<p>In the August 2015 issue (on stands now), Esquire explored the most watchable shows on television, 26 series meant to be enjoyed. Not psychoanalyzed. Not reckoned with. …

TV

The Sikhs who saved Parmesan

<b>What do Punjab and Italy's Po Valley have in common? More than you might imagine, which explains why immigrant Sikhs from the Indian state became the backbone of Italy's most famous cheese-making industry.</b><p>On the flat plains of the Po Valley is the small town of Novellara, in the province of Reggio …

Italy

Our deep need for monsters that lurk in the dark

<b>Sea monsters are the stuff of legend - lurking not just in the depths of the oceans, but also the darker corners of our minds. What is it that draws us to these creatures, asks Mary Colwell.</b><p>"This inhuman place makes human monsters," wrote Stephen King in his novel The Shining. Many academics agree …

Stephen King

This Tool Helps Make Your Resume Visually Appealing

Looks aren’t everything, but an effective resume is visually appealing. A messy one can make it easy to overlook even the most impressive …

Infographics

These 2-Ingredient Ice Cream Recipes Are So Simple. No Machine, No Churning Required.

The only downfall to ice cream is that it is ridiculously high in sugar, fat and everything else we're supposed to be staying away from. But it's also insanely delicious, super refreshing on a hot day, and pretty much the best dessert option around. That's why it's time to fully embrace the banana …

Ice Cream

​Get in Shape With This 11-Minute Fighter Pilots' Workout

It may be Canada's best-kept exercise secret: an 11-minute, no-equipment workout program designed to keep pilots and other Air Force members in top …

Exercise

10 Brilliant Books That Will Grab You From Page One

<i>Originally posted on Kirkus:</i><p>We expect true crime books to draw us in from page one. But when a vast, epic novel or nonfiction book about the details of an international news story smartly seduces us from page one, count us impressed. Here are some titles that hooked us from the beginning but kept …

The 50 Best Movies of 2013

Warner Bros.<p>From the jaw-dropping, revolutionary spectacle of sci-fi blockbuster "Gravity" to Chiwetel Ejiofor heartrending breakout performance in the exemplary historical drama "12 Years a Slave," 2013's best movies are a mishmash of genre, style, and innovation.<p>Disney's late-year releases, …

National Geographic puts more than 500 historic maps on Google

National Geographic and Google are trying to recreate the thrill of cracking open one of the magazine's signature paper maps, but in the digital world. A new project puts more than 500 of National Geographic's 800 historic maps online using Google's Maps Engine platform.<p>"People have collected our …

50 Life Hacks to Simplify your World

Trending on TwistedSifter<p>This Amateur Video of the Falcon Heavy Landing is Amazing and the Sound is Unreal<p>75 Years Ago, One of the Best Dance …

Crane's eye view of Shanghai - in pictures

A crane worker on the construction site of the Shanghai Tower, one of the highest spots in the city, is a prize winner in the Shanghai City Photography Competition. Wei Gensheng's views over Shanghai have become increasingly impressive as the building has continued to climb

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

Back in July, we wrote about Amazon editors' selections for best books that were released between January and June. Now, Amazon is back with an updated list of the Best Books of 2013 (so far).<p>Here are the top 10 books from this year, according to Amazon editors.<p>1. "<b>The Goldfinch"</b> by Donna Tartt: …

Books

Am I Crazy? The Bizarre Experience of Sleep Paralysis

<i>By Brandon R. Peters, M.D.</i><p>Quite simply, the experience of sleep paralysis sounds too crazy to be true. When it occurs, which it does with surprising frequency, the victim often questions his or her own sanity. It is not uncommon to ascribe the experiences to demonic possession, aliens, and any …

Sleep

36 Clever Gifts For Food Lovers That You'll Want To Keep For Yourself

Give me a ceramic Chihuahua to hold my tacos or give me death.

The 50 Free Apps We're Most Thankful For

It’s the time of year where we all give thanks, and among many other things, we here at Lifehacker are thankful for all the free apps out there that …

Apps

'Crave' Trailer

Insane Domino Tricks

(YouTube link)<p>Domino experts Hevesh5 and Millionendollarboy worked three months to set up this insane domino array. The beauty of this fall is not in …

Robert Frost's answer to Is everyone's experience of color the same?

Let me start with a bit of semantics that it isn't really a question of whether the <b>shades</b> you see are the same or different. It's a question of the …

Color Wheel

8 Subconscious Mistakes Our Brains Make Every Day -- And How to Avoid Them

Get ready to have your mind blown.<p>I was seriously shocked at some of these mistakes in thinking that I subconsciously make <i>all the time</i>. Obviously, none of them are huge, life-threatening mistakes, but they are really surprising, and avoiding them could help us to make more rational, sensible …

Psychology

Jaimie Alexander Shocks In Sheer Dress With No Underwear At 'Thor: The Dark World' Premiere

All eyes were on Jaimie Alexander when she arrived on the red carpet for the premiere of "Thor: The Dark World" in a <i>totally</i> sheer dress.<p>For the Nov. 4 premiere of the latest "Thor" installment, the 29-year-old actress donned a long-sleeved, floor-length black Azzaro gown. Two completely sheer …

The 14 Worst Sex Scenes Of All Time — Get Ready To Cringe

Sex in film: Like in real life, it can be really, <i>really</i> titillating, with well-lit passion and heart-palpitating chemistry. However, also like real …

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

The Top 100 Websites For Your Career

Last year we inaugurated our first-ever list of the best websites for your career. We took nominations from readers and combed through some 700 sites in order to compile our list of the top 75. This August we put out another call for nominations and got a flood of 2,000 comments, emails and tweets …

The 20 big questions in science

From the nature of the universe (that's if there is only one) to the purpose of dreams, there are lots of things we still don't know – but we might do soon. A new book seeks some answers<p>1 What is the universe made of?<p>Astronomers face an embarrassing conundrum: they don't know what 95% of the …

Ten hidden gems of Europe

There’s no place like Paris, Barcelona or Rome - but Europe has untouched corners that match the big hitters on beauty and charm, and with far fewer tourists. Take the road less travelled with these ten hidden gems of Europe.<p>1. Burg Satzvey, Germany<p>Whisper it: this fairytale castle is a short ride …

European Travel

The 20 online talks that could change your life

From TED talks to online seminars, video channels crammed with inspirational and thought-provoking lectures are educating us on everything from town planning and depression to body language, animal morality and dangers of sugar in just a few minutes. Here is our pick of the best, from Amanda Palmer …

20 maps that will change the way you see the world

I’VE ALWAYS fancied myself a renegade cartographer — my journals and sketchbooks are filled with scribbled street maps of various cities around the …

Justdelete.me Wants To Help You Pull The Plug On All Those Pesky Online Accounts

It’s tiring, isn’t it? Doing everything online, I mean. Everyday you log into services tailor-made for shopping, searching, sharing, watching, chatting, curating, reading, bragging — that’s a lot of places to keep your personal information, and no one could blame you if you wanted to try to pare …

This Video Checks How "Old" Your Hearing Is

We're all aware that hearing loss is pretty easy to prevent, but most of us probably don't bother actually getting our hearing tested that often. If …

Top 10 Infographics and Cheat Sheets That Make Life Easier

You only have so much room in your brain, and nothing's worse than forgetting that one genius tip right when you need it. Stop trying to remember …

Infographics