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16 French Recipes Every Beginner Cook Should Master

If you’re looking to up your game in the kitchen, classic French technique will provide you with a useful foundation no matter what you like to cook. …

Cooking

General Relativity explained like you've never seen before

A super-quick, super-painless guide to the theory that conquered the universe.<p>scroll down<br>to begin<p>For 100 years, the general theory of relativity has …

Physics

The Only 8 Moves You Need to Be Fit

Squat<p>For the most elemental of human movements—sitting down and getting back up, or lifting something heavy off the ground—there is no better …

Workouts

9 questions the most interesting people ask to cut through small talk

I remember early in my career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to schmooze or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the windbag who dragged on forever, so I learned to be brief, to the point, and …

10 core exercises that are better for your back (and body) than crunches

These exercises protect your back and neck, and target more of your abdominal muscles than crunches alone.<p>The abdominals are a pain point for many gym goers. We habitually grab a mat, get down on our backs and start crunching away with the goal of finally carving out those elusive six-pack abs. But …

Workouts

This 8-Minute Ab Workout Will Strengthen Every Muscle in Your Core

In this video, 8fit trainer Marife San Victores will take you through a short routine that targets every muscle in the abdomen in just 8 minutes.<p>They …

Workouts

The Four Best Moves For a Stronger Core

Carving washboard abs to rival Chris Hemsworth or David Beckham is certainly one reason to work your core, but it’s far from the most important …

Exercise

macOS High Sierra security vulnerability discovered, here’s how to set root password for fix

<i>Update #2: An official fix is now available; no restart required.</i><p><i>Update: An Apple spokesperson has issued the following statement, saying an update is in the works:</i><p><i>“We are working on a software update to address this issue. In the meantime, setting a root password prevents unauthorized access to</i> …

Sick of Meditation? Try This Powerful Mindfulness Practice Used by Top CEOs and Athletes

Sophrology is a blending of Eastern and Western practices that you can quickly bring into your day.<p>There's no doubt that the modern work environment is a hotbed of stress.<p>With nonstop emails, constant pings on Slack, and a slew of endless meetings, we rarely have enough time to do our best work, if …

Meditation

A Teenager Won $250,000 For His Video Explanation Of Einstein's Special Theory Of Relativity

<i>Our editors delve into Curiosity's top stories every day on a podcast that's shorter than your commute. Click here to listen and learn — in just a</i> …

Physics

Methylene blue shows promise reversing aging in human skin

Don't be surprised if in a few years television commercials for skin cream start touting that they are "now formulated with methylene blue." That's …

The True Story of “The Marine on the Tank” and One of the Most Emblematic Images of Vietnam

The Battle of Huế—the bloodiest battle of the Tet Offensive—was launched almost 50 years ago, on January 31, 1968, and was fought in close quarters inside a walled city over a period of more than three weeks. In terms of American public perceptions, the Tet Offensive changed the course of the …

What You Need to Know First to Understand the Russian Revolution

“Now that the lush and prosperous years had come to Russia, the last thing she needed was war; they should have just said a Requiem Mass for that …

41 Of The Most Suspenseful Books You'll Ever Read

*GASP*<p><i>Note: Entries have been edited for clarity and length.</i>

The 4-Week Plan to Run a 6-Minute Mile

Want cardio cred? Follow this program to run your fastest mile ever<p>It doesn’t matter whether you’re a runner or not, or whether you ever plan to toe the starting line of a marathon or 10K. Every man should aspire to run a 6-minute mile, or at least see how fast he can run this classic …

The 5 Habits That Will Make You Happy, According to Science

So what’s going to make you happy? Let’s get more specific: what’s going to make your <i>brain</i> happy? And let’s focus on things that are simple and easy …

How to talk to anyone: the experts' guide

Handle awkward date silences, end a conversation with a stranger – plus chat to your children, your parents and your boss. Our panel shares their secrets<p>Children often don’t have the words to say what they’re feeling, and they don’t always understand what we’re looking for when we ask them …

Tumors

How To Make Speakers From Post-Its

Harnessing the power of sound using office supplies<p>On the ground floor of Pioneer Works Center for Arts and Innovation in Brooklyn, New York, a bearded and flanneled trio played gloomy arrhythmic music one Wednesday night. Upstairs, director of education David Sheinkopf taught a class on the …

The brain’s miracle superpowers of self-improvement

We used to believe our brains were hardwired at birth. Now we believe we can will them to change. Is that true? Will Storr analyses the truth and hokum about 'neuroplasticity'.<p>For years she had tried to be the perfect wife and mother but now, divorced, with two sons, having gone through another …

The Brain

Miley Cyrus's 5 Most Magical Moments on 'Saturday Night Live'

Everything about her performances was pure magic.<p>Smiley Face Emoji on an Acid Trip, Miley Cyrus, hosted <i>Saturday Night Live</i> last night and she was perfection. Like, every sketch and every song was <i>solid gold</i>. From her millennial skit masterpiece, to her gorgeous version of <i>Twinkle</i> (that left her and …

The Most Compelling Evidence Ever for Always Living in the Moment

A man dealing with unspeakable sadness has a message for his younger, carefree self<p><i>(Editor’s Note: What you’re about to read is real. Well, not the part about writing a letter to your younger self and expecting that he might somehow read it. That totally couldn’t happen. We don’t think, anyway. But</i> …

One of the US' greatest mysteries

Atop a desolate hill in a small US town are the Georgia Guidestones: an eerie 19ft tall granite monument with a post-apocalyptic message for the world.<p>The drone of the man’s oak didgeridoo reverberated off the granite. “Not that I know when Doomsday is,” he said, parting his lips from the …

Time I

How to Use iCloud Photo Library in Photos to Sync Pictures Between Devices

iCloud Photo Library was introduced with iOS 8, but with the launch of the Photos for OS X app, it's now available on the Mac. In a nutshell, iCloud Photo Library is Apple's newest photo service that lets you sync all of your images across all your devices and to iCloud.<p>iCloud Photo Library …

7 Hot Sex Positions in 60 Seconds

Learn a week's worth of moves in a minute flat<p>If your go-to bedroom moves have gotten a little boring lately, it's time to add to your hot sex arsenal. Here are seven hot sex positions you've probably never tried before—and how to perform each one—presented in less than a minute. (But feel free to …

This High School Football Player Gives a Motivational Speech That Will Blow You Away

Take this guy's advice and you can do anything<p>If you've found it difficult to get pumped for weekend pigskin this season, we can't blame you. Following football in 2014 has been a bummer with the NFL's myriad off-the-field issues.<p>That's why we love this postgame interview with high school senior …

Don't Ever Get Locked Out of the House Again

Eternal shame isn’t the only reason to bypass the locksmith. The Federal Trade Commission warns that some locksmiths lack professional training, and many states don’t require formal licensing<p>Slam! Click. Ohhh, crap. Now you need back in—fast. Sure, you could call a locksmith, if you have an hour to …

Simple Half-Ironman Nutrition Advice

<i>Matt Fitzgerald provides advice on developing a nutrition attack plan for a half-ironman distance race.</i><p>Last summer I received an e-mail from Bob, who …

Beautiful Images of Fungi Photographed by Steve Axford

Steve Axford is a retired resident of New South Wales, Australia, who spends much of his time traveling and photographing nature, capturing — perhaps …

Wales

Workout Of The Week: Progression Intervals

<i>There are a lot of sound reasons for molding traditional interval sessions into works in progress.</i><p>By now almost everyone has heard of progression …

The Babylonian Noah and Norse mythology

Irving Finkel describes a remarkable Babylonian tablet that changes our understanding of the flood legend. Meanwhile, Joanne Harris gives us her take …