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8 Food Blog Links We Love

<i>We've scoured the web for our favorite food blog posts, and now we're bringing them right to your desktop. It’s hard work, but someone has to do it.</i><p>With fall in full swing, your blog feed is most likely inundated with hearty seasonal dishes like soup, pumpkin cheesecake, and pot pie. But if you're …

A Plan to Create Just Two Time Zones in the Continental United States

Daylight Saving Time is a reminder that losing another hour of evening light isn't just annoying—it's an economically harmful policy with minimal energy savings.<p>Editor's Note: This article was first published on Nov. 1, 2013. The original headline was, “Daylight Saving Time Is Terrible: Here’s a …

Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag and the terrible beauty of naval warfare

One spring day I stood on Portsmouth Dockyards in England, regarding HMS Victory with undisguised rapture.<p>That ship is one of the most beautiful objects ever crafted by mankind. Even leaving aside the romantic bias inherited by my Englishness, she is a thing of heart-stopping loveliness, just as …

FYI: Why Do I Poop More When I Have My Period?

I mean, it's not just me, right?<p>The answer is prostaglandins. These are the chemical signals girls' and women's bodies make and send to the uterus to tell it to contract, thus expelling the uterine lining at the end of the menstrual cycle. Prostaglandins aren't super picky about whom they talk to, …

Five cakes that will impress your boss

A survey suggests a quarter of office bakers are trying to get into their boss's good books. Here are five treats guaranteed to impress your colleagues.<p>Britain is the grip of a baking frenzy, as those of us who work in offices know all too well.<p>Rare are the days when a colleague isn’t tempting us …

How Asking For Favors Can Build Your Relationships

<b>Many give to their network while never asking for anything in return. New research shows that this is a huge mistake.</b><p>Jia Jiang’s time was running out. Five months prior, just days before the birth of his first child, he had convinced his wife to let him invest most of their savings ($25,000) and …

Doctor Who Dalek Cake HOW TO COOK THAT Dr Who Cake 50th Ann Reardon

Why you need to dress like your boss

First the bad news: if you think your co-workers dress like drones and pride yourself on your own "unique" sense of style, you're committing an act of sartorial career sabotage. A depressing new study has found that a "cohesive sense of style" in an office is perceived to create a better team …

Oradour-sur-Glane, France: moments of Nazi massacre frozen in time

It is inconceivable that any images of Oradour-sur-Glane – the French village wiped out by the Waffen SS in June 1944 – could be anything other than moving. But those from Wednesday this week were notably significant.<p>German President Joachim Gauck – the first German leader to visit the scene of the …

Emotional Intimacy: It Doesn't Just Come Naturally

Setting: Joe and Ellen's kitchen on a Sunday morning. They are cleaning up after sharing brunch together.<p><i>Ellen: Honey, I've been feeling some distance between us lately and I'd like to talk with you about some of my concerns. I think that both of us have gotten caught up in our jobs lately and I've</i> …

They Who Love and Laugh Most Win

It has been said by many that life is a game, an assertion with which many agree.<p>But how to win? Some think that accruing great material wealth will achieve it, and others fame and power. These are often what society suggests are the pinnacles of achievement in our society. These will attract …

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Review | Trusted Reviews

<i>First reviewed September 2013</i><p>What is the Samsung Galaxy Note 3?<p>The Galaxy Note 3 is a slightly large-screened Android phone equipped with a Wacom …

Cinnamon French toast recipe

Once you try this French toast recipe, you'll wonder why you ever make anything else for breakfast<p>Since I started making French toast in a baking dish I’ve never looked back. Not only do you not need to fry individual slices of ­bread, you don’t need to do anything in the morning besides preheat …

zucchini parmesan crisps

Sometimes, I think the internet is trying to tell me something. Well, most days, <i>many</i> things, such as why nobody should ever, ever click on a certain …

An 8-Minute Fat Loss Workout

Most of us exercise more than we actually need to. Sure, if you want to finish an Ironman triathlon, do a marathon, or compete in some crazy competition such as the Crossfit Games, then you'll need either amazing genetics or a lot of time on your hands to exercise.<p>But if you just want to burn fat, …

Buddha Had It Right: Relax The Mind And Productivity Will Follow

Eastern thought and meditation are pushing ever-closer to the mainstream. Today, many ancient teachings coincide perfectly with modern research on improved mental agility.<p>“The great enigma for psychologists and philosophers is the mind.”<br>–Bhante Wimala<p>Several decades ago, the term ‘mindfulness’ used …

Modern Lake House by John Robert Nilsson

• 1 |<p>2 |<p>A cozy fire pit furnished with comfort-minded seating provides a getaway at the end of a long day spent on the beach.<p>3 |<p>With no distinction …

Winners of the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest 2013

The winners have just been announced in the 3rd edition of the Red Bull Illume Image Quest photo competition. The overall winner, top 10 category winners and top 50 finalists were unveiled at a ceremony in Hong Kong earlier today. The contest invited photographers to submit images of the world of …

How to Make Any Caramel Corn in 5 Steps

<i>Here at Food5, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: Take back caramel corn from the state fair. With 5 simple steps and the perfect caramel ratio, you can make</i> …

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Incredibly Expressive Owl Photography

Is that little owl yawning or singing? Belgian-based photographer Yves Adams has the answer as he's the one behind the adorable shot. “Little owls are CUTE!,” he states. “They make you laugh with whatever they do! But when they start to yawn, my heart melts! This picture has been taken in Spain, …

How To Bounce Back From Failure -- Over And Over Again

Rejection is rough, no matter how you slice it. But it's also an inescapable fact of life, and our ability to deal with failure and rejection has a hand in determining how successful and happy we are.<p>Happiness isn't the opposite of depression -- <i>resilience</i> is, according to psychologist Peter Kramer. …

'Walkie-Talkie' skyscraper melts Jaguar car parts

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/england/1007000/1007483_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524700973_96bd98b515ba29131092fad30831fde4<p><b>A new London skyscraper dubbed the "Walkie-Talkie" has been blamed for reflecting light which melted parts of a car parked on a nearby street.</b><p>Martin …

Positive pregnancy tests in high demand on Craiglist

Classifieds advertise tests for women hoping to trick their boyfriends into popping the question<p>Troubling new trend alert: In the last few months, there’s been a preponderance of Craigslist ads selling positive pregnancy tests. In May, a woman in Buffalo offered hers for $25, apparently as a …

How Brazil’s richest man lost 97% of his fortune in less than two years

In 2010, Eike Batista announced that he would soon become the world’s richest man, and it didn’t seem particularly hyberbolic. Brazil’s economy was thriving, and investors around the world were lining up to invest in his commodities empire, which consisted of six highly successful public Brazilian …

Caught In A Stress Spiral? Innovate Your Day With 8 Minutes Of “Ready, Set, Pause”

People spend about 47% of their lives lost in thought, pondering the past and worrying about the future. Stop the cycle and get more productive and efficient by blocking out 8 minutes a day for “ready, set, pause.”<p>Stress, anxiety, and pressure are no longer fleeting feelings we flirt with while …

World Leaders Who Killed Their Lovers

The allegation that Kim Jong-un had an ex-lover killed has echoes in history.<p><b>It's good to be the king. It's sometimes less good to be the king's paramour.</b><p>From England's Henry VIII, who notoriously had two of his wives beheaded in the 16th century, to current North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un, …

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Brace Yourselves for $50 Movie Tickets

Earlier this summer, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas made waves throughout Hollywood when they predicted that the long-standing practice of …