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The 50 best podcasts of 2018

<b>2 Dope Queens</b><br>Comedy panel hit<p>Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams’s podcast is a perfect storm of comedy and representation, with the two US comedians hanging out with their mostly female, often non-white and LGBT guests to chat “race, gender, sex, and other less serious topics”. Recorded in front …

Comedy

NPR Music's 40 Favorite Albums Of 2018 (So Far)

<i>Let's face it: We live in an era dominated by playlists. Whether you listen to one of the chart-defining destinations on Spotify, let YouTube's algorithm be your guide, follow a friend's listening habits or create your own mixtapes, the idea of listening to an entire album in one sitting becomes</i> …

Indie Pop

How to Dress in Your 30s, by Two Chic Girls Who Have a Style Uniform

How to dress in your 30s? There are certain milestones that can shift your fashion perspective, but this particular birthday is definitely up there …

5 ways you're using your Instant Pot wrong

If you're still a novice Instant Pot cook, then there may be a few key tips you're missing that can make your life easier and your food tastier. Here are five things you may be doing wrong and how to get you on the right track.<p>You always leave the lid on<p>Not every mode on your Instant Pot needs the …

How you should be saving for retirement in your 30s, 40s, and 50s in South Africa

Life expectancy has been increasing rapidly across the globe, which enhances the growing risk of outliving your retirement savings.

Nick Drnaso, the graphic novelist behind the 'masterpiece' Sabrina

Reading Sabrina is an experience akin to watching a movie<p>Where is Sabrina? Nick Drnaso’s second graphic novel begins as a mystery: a woman is missing, and no one is able to find her. Pretty soon, though, it becomes clear that his interest doesn’t lie so much with Sabrina’s fate as with the impact …

Graphic Novels

Juggling Dinnertime and a Toddler Used to Be a Nightmare Until I Made This Life-Altering Purchase

When I was still pregnant, one of my mom friends recommended this giant contraption and said it was a "lifesaver." I took one look at it, thought about my small apartment, and it was an easy pass. Enter toddlerhood, when dinner time started becoming more and more stressful. I think I speak for 99 …

The New Science of Psychedelics

Recent studies are finding that drugs such as LSD and psilocybin can help to alleviate depression, anxiety and addiction—and may have profound things to teach us about how the mind works<p>To anyone who lived through the 1960s, the proposition that psychedelic drugs might have a positive contribution …

Consciousness

Joanna Gaines' Biscuit Recipe Is The Star Of Her 'Magnolia Table' Cookbook

"Chip thinks they are nothing less than heaven on earth."<p>Being a Southerner is a prerequisite for becoming a biscuit expert. Southern I am not, but I have been to something called Biscuit Fest (twice), where I listened to Southern food writers talk about biscuits for days on end, and I tasted more …

Here's Some Kid Music That Doesn't Suck

If you are a parent and have been suddenly thrust into the world of kids’ music, I am sorry. Most of the stuff out there is mind-numbingly bad. …

When do you know you're old enough to die? Barbara Ehrenreich has some answers

With her latest book, Natural Causes, Barbara Ehrenreich notes that there’s an age at which death no longer requires much explanation<p>Four years ago, Barbara Ehrenreich, 76, reached the realisation that she was old enough to die. Not that the author, journalist and political activist was sick; she …

Health

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The 15 Best Netflix Documentaries You Need To Stop Skipping Over

You always see them on Netflix, now it's time to watch them.

I drank fire cider for a week — and I'm never drinking coffee again

Apple cider vinegar has been touted as the remedy for everything from dull skin to dandruff, so it's not surprising that fire cider, an apple cider vinegar drinking tonic, has been catching on too. Fire vinegar, as it's also known, is not unlike a shrub (a fruity, vinegary syrup you mix with water …

Ingress - Burning Man Sunrise Set 2017

Apps

Doing this one thing will make your employees stick with you for long

Low employee turnover and high retention - these two words sound like music to the ears of a leader. In order to achieve this target, you need to understand the underlying reason - why is it that people want to leave your team? What makes them look for other options?<p>Understanding this one thing …

5 Resolutions That Will Make You a Better Parent This Year

<i>"Dr. Laura....My new year's resolution is to be more patient. But when I told my family, they reminded me that I made the same resolution last year.</i> …

60 Books We Can't Wait To Read In 2018

Bring on the new year, and a new TBR pile stacked with fresh reads.<p>As 2018 approaches, there’s a lot to look forward to: the end of a hellish 2017, the Winter Olympics, “The Bachelor: Winter Games,” 2017 being over, midterm elections, and 2017 finally drawing to a close.<p>More than anything, though, …

'Blade Runner 2049 is a roaring achievement': readers on the best films of 2017

We asked for your opinions on the Guardian critics’ choices for the most outstanding films of the year. Here’s what some of you said<p>After announcing Call Me By Your Name as best film of 2017, we asked you if you agreed with our critics. Many of those who replied suggested the same film but, in no …

Call Me by Your Name

16 Small Habits That Could Seriously Improve Your Life Within A Year

H/T Reddit<p>"If you read for 30 minutes every day, that's 3.5 hours a week, which is enough to finish a book every two to four weeks. Depending on what you choose to read, that's 12 to 24 books completed in a year!" —a_tame_zergling<p>"I used to (and still do) have a problem with over-apologizing in …

Paramount Pictures

7 TED Talks about finding and bringing closure

Death is hard, and suffering from the subsequent loss is even harder. These talks focus on the journey to finding closure and reaching the end of …

TED Talks

26 time-management tricks I wish I'd known at 20

Time-management skills can take a while to learn.<p>Étienne Garbugli, a Montreal-based product and marketing consultant, the author of "Lean B2B: Build Products Businesses Want," and the creator of a course to help entrepreneurs find their target market, distilled the lessons he wishes he'd known when …

Time Management

The most popular TED Talks of all time

TED Talks

The best Chrome extensions to boost your productivity right now

Thanks to the emergence of Web-based tools and services, most of us work primarily in the browser these days, and that means it’s our main productivity center.<p>Google Chrome is far and away the most popular browser around and it supports a huge number of extensions, which are essentially plugins …

They raise the world's happiest children - so is it time you went Dutch?

Two toddlers have just chased each other to the top of a climbing frame and are jostling to get down the slide first. Their mothers are lost in conversation on a nearby park bench. In the distance, a dog barks and a little boy ambles along on his balance bike, trailed by his grandfather who is …

Review: William Patrick Corgan, 'Ogilala'

<i>Note: NPR's First Listen audio comes down after the album is released. However, you can still listen with the Spotify or Apple Music playlist at the bottom of the page.</i><p>It's been 12 years since Billy Corgan, leader and sole remaining original member of Smashing Pumpkins, released a solo album. That …

The Party: a virtual experience of autism - 360 video

What is it like to be autistic? The Guardian’s latest VR film offers a glimpse of how a person on the autism spectrum copes with a stressful environment<p>This video does not work in Safari – please use another browser<p>The Party allows you to enter the world of an autistic teenager, Layla, who is at a …

Autism

Gluten- and carb-free lemon cupcakes

• Preheat oven to 175°C. Grease a 12-hole cupcake tin with butter.<br>• Cream the butter, cream cheese and xylitol until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one …

Recipes

10 things to try after you install iOS 11

What to do after you upgrade<p>iOS 11 is available, officially, today. It's coming to every iPhone and iPad made in the past few years, and chances are, you're going to upgrade. When you install it on your iPhone, you'll find that some things are very different than what you're used to, but the core …