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New research shedding light on sex abuse committed by mothers against their sons

The mother's archetypal role is as a nurturer and protector, but challenging new Australian research is shedding light on the little-known crime of …

Sociology

Literature’s weirdest and most wonderful worlds

<i>Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland</i> was published 150 years ago this month. Written by the Oxford mathematician Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (pen name: Lewis Carroll) for the three young daughters of a friend, it combines logic and fantasy to produce the most glorious nonsense. Since then, there have been …

100 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Many of the books are 20th century classics or recent bestsellers — the oldest book on the list is Jane Austen's 1813 masterpiece "Pride and Prejudice." It also spans multiple genres, with adult fiction, nonfiction, children's, and young adult novels such as "The Hunger Games" and "Harry Potter" …

Books

5 Ways to Make Hiking Fun for Kids

Like I’ve mentioned before, we love to make hiking fun. We try to get outdoors at least once a month to explore some new part of our pretty …

Kids

Radiation Physicist Beautifully Colorizes X-Ray Images of Nature

<b>Hanging Begonia, Chameleon</b><p>In late October, at the TEDx event in Groningen, Netherlands, one man stood on the stage and gave a fascinating talk about how his life's work had taken him on a journey to becoming an artist. Arie van't Riet studied radiation physics at Delft University of Technology and …

Painting

'Why I'm leading Frontline's social work education scheme'

Donald Forrester, newly-appointed lead professor for the controversial programme, on why he thinks a different approach is needed<p>A few years ago I was giving a lecture to new social work students. At the end, a young woman came over to say hello. I recognised her, but could not immediately place …

Best Workout For Women From the Big Book of Exercises

The Best New Exercises for Women<p>Discover the best workout for women that you're not doing<p>Beth Bischoff<p>The Best New Exercises (for every part of a woman's body!)<p>There's a popular saying among fitness experts: "The best exercise is the one you're not doing." The take-home message? To achieve the best …

Bread and Butter Pudding Recipe

Every recipe we publish is tested, tasted, and Serious Eats-approved by our staff. Never miss a recipe again by following @SeriousRecipes on Twitter!<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients16 slices white sandwich bread, crusts removed4 tablespoons butter, melted1/2 cup raisins1 1/2 cups milk1/4 cup cream3 …

Life Is a Game and You Make the Rules

<b>Events, including people's behavior, usually have consequences.</b> In my case, for example, because my dad did not provide my mom and me with much in the way of financial support, my mom had to work two jobs when I was young and I had to work full time while going to graduate business school.<p>But his …

Board Games

Get Empowered to Change Your Life

If you are like most people, you are caught up in the responsibilities of daily life, and in the process, have a laundry list of things that you tell yourself that you "have to" do. The list probably includes basic chores like doing the laundry, going to work and walking the dog. It may also …

Happiness

Why the Definition of Success Needs a Serious Face Lift

When I hear the word success my mind goes haywire.<p>It's funny how our minds begin to think of all the things we don't have now, but think we want, because having them will determine how successful we are.<p>I call B.S., respectfully.<p>We've been brainwashed by a society that reflects a certain model of …

Facelifts

Are You Feeling Depleted? Discovering Your Boundaries

<i>"Treat yourself as if you were someone inexpressively dear to you."</i><p>A few years ago a friend of mine shared this quote with me, and I think every woman should frame it and have it in front of her bathroom mirror.<p>I have just returned from a wonderful conference at the Grail Springs Lady Fair in …

Three Zen Stories for Peace of Heart

Zen stories and koans have a reputation for being difficult to understand. While this is certainly true of some, there are others more transparent that seem to impart their primary lesson much more readily.<p>Here are three such stories, each of which uses a different strategy to address the issue of …

Meditation

The Reason for Your Mistakes

We are trained to distinguish right from wrong at an early age. Principles like hard work and honesty are regarded as right while failure and (especially) mistakes are conditioned to be wrong. But we all make mistakes: infidelity, financial mis-investments, a lapse of good judgement -- any …

3 Ways to Break Free From Anger

No matter how badly we all want to be happy, much of the time we feel a whirlpool-like force pulling us back into negative and destructive emotional patterns. No matter how desperately we want to break free and stop spinning in circles, we just can't. The force is magnetic and much too strong. The …

Anger Management

Rhubarb crumble cake

Pretty pink fruit ripples through this light sponge cake with crunchy crumble topping - a spin on classic comfort baking<p>Ingredients<p>250g pack of …

Dessert

Crispy bacon & sausage carbonara

Eggs, bacon and sausage - not a breakfast plate, but a delicious budget pasta dish with creamy sauce and parsley<p>Ingredients<p>400g penne<br>• 4 sausages<br>• 8 …

Italian Food

Bacon & ricotta oven-baked frittata

A thickly baked omelette that works as a filling supper, or can be sliced into wedges and served in lunchboxes or at picnics<p>Ingredients<p>a knob of …

Frittatas

Bakewell cheesecake

This almond and cherry baked cheesecake is a heavenly marriage of two amazing desserts<p>Ingredients<p>200g/7oz almond biscuits<br>• 100g toasted flaked almond<br>• ½ …

Dessert

Spring chicken one-pot

Use basil pesto and crème fraîche for the sauce in this Italian-inspired casserole with greens and new potatoes<p>Ingredients<p>1 tbsp olive oil<br>• 8 chicken …

Pesto