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The people descended from Spartans

Long isolated from the rest of Greece, the Mani peninsula is home to a clannish community that claims warrior heritage.<p>The Mani peninsula’s jagged, rocky cliffs jut from the Peloponnese at the southernmost tip of mainland Greece, forcing the landscape to heave and billow like ocean waves. From the …

Ancient History

200 million eggs recalled over salmonella fears

<i>Corrections & Clarifications: An earlier version of this article misstated the plant number and Julian date range of the eggs possibly contaminated with salmonella. It has since been corrected.</i><p>GREENSBORO, N.C. — More than 200 million eggs distributed to restaurants and stores in nine states are …

Environmental Health

Omar Allibhoy’s recipe for cauliflower with garlic, vinegar and capers

This cauliflower dish is one I often cook at home: it is simple, light, fresh and full of flavour – the Spanish version of a Chinese stir-fry. My cooking is inspired by growing up in Spain; I learned how to make this dish at my aunt’s house in Madrid. I’m looking at putting it on the spring menu in …

Spices

Scientists unravel the mystery of the Roman 'gate to hell'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two thousand years ago, ancient tourists flocked to a Greco-Roman temple in Hierapolis, modern-day Turkey, situated on top of a cave once purported to be the gateway to the underworld.<p>They watched in awe as animals, from birds to bulls, dropped dead at its entrance. The cave, named the …

Archaeology

Grande Guerre : quand les poilus se battaient en Italie

Au cours de la Première Guerre mondiale, les poilus ne se sont pas seulement battus sur le front français. Au cours de l'hiver 1917-1918, plusieurs dizaines de milliers d'entre eux ont aussi été déployés en Italie.<p>Lorsqu’éclate la Première Guerre mondiale en août 1914, l’Italie, jusque-là alliée de …

Road Cycling

How to Control Your Emotions During a Difficult Conversation

It’s hard not to get worked up emotionally when you’re in a tense conversation. After all, a disagreement can feel like a threat. You’re afraid you’re going to have to give up something — your point of view, the way you’re used to doing something, the notion that you’re right, or maybe even power – …

Self-help

10 Essential Strength Exercises for Cyclists

Make these moves part of your regular routine to ride longer and stronger for life<p>At this point, there’s really no question that cyclists (and pretty much everybody, really) should be doing some form of resistance training.<p>With age, muscle mass dwindles and bones weaken. Strength training helps …

Cycling
China

Many Strategies Fail Because They’re Not Actually Strategies

Many strategy execution processes fail because the firm does not have something worth executing.<p>The strategy consultants come in, do their work, and document the new strategy in a PowerPoint presentation and a weighty report. Town hall meetings are organized, employees are told to change their …

Management

12 everyday stretches that will help you stay flexible and fit at any age

When it comes to stretching, there are a lot of options to choose from.<p>But what are the best everyday stretches for anyone looking to avoid sore muscles, get more flexible, and protect his or her muscles from injuries?<p>We turned to Marilyn Moffat, a professor of physical therapy at New York …

Pain

5 Ways To Overcome Fear Of Failure With Your Side Hustle

Many have the dream of escaping the 9-to-5, but most never take bold steps to turn that dream into a reality. During my chat with Michele Romanow, founder of Clearbanc and judge on the hit show “Dragon’s Den,” one of the primary reasons behind this interesting issue became clear: fear of …

Motivation

11 Cozy French Recipes To Warm Up Your Weekend

When we think of French food, we typically imagine fancy white tablecloth restaurants and pâtisseries with pyramids of pastel-colored macarons. But when the French cook at home, they gravitate to simple (yet incredibly delicious) comfort food. From beef bourguignon to potatoes au gratin, here are …

Cooking
Smart Cities
Human Rights

Netherlands paved a bike path with recycled toilet paper

As it turns out, TP can strengthen asphalt<p>We’ve seen some unusual pavement experiments in our time, with roads being infused with everything from cigarette butts to plastic bags. But when it comes to reinventing asphalt, the Netherlands is leaving nothing to waste. The country has undertaken a …

TRAVEL: CycleItalia Opens Piedmont Cycling Resort

Cycling travel in Europe has become almost commonplace these days, but I remember my first trip with my bike to see the Giro d'Italia in 1994 - there …

Italy

Meera Sodha’s vegan recipe for aubergine, black-eyed bean and dill curry

Some people end up working in the food industry by accident, but for most, there is probably a pivotal moment: a particular meal out or a great success in the kitchen that changed everything, for ever.<p>The moment that changed the course of my life took place in a curry house on London’s Brick Lane …

Vegan Recipes

Bike Gearing 101

Knowing our desired <b>cadence</b> and <b>gearing ratio,</b> we can <b>determine a speed.</b> Unfortunately, this discussion has been more on the academic side, so a gearing …

Mathematics

Des empreintes d'hominidés sur une île grecque remettraient en cause le passé africain de l'homme

Biologie

Workers juggling two or three jobs to make ends meet

Now aged 52, she has two cleaning jobs in Melbourne and does two hours of gardening for three clients every fortnight to supplement her income.<p>She …

New South Wales left Queensland broke from day one

He is the son of Merle Thornton, who in 1965 chained her ankle to the public bar of Brisbane's Regatta Hotel in 1965 with a girlfriend to force a …

Australia

When it comes to electricity, the joke's on us

Newgate Research has come up with the numbers in a paper prepared for the Australian Energy Market Commission, quoted by the Prime Minister in his …

Biking 101: Bike Fit & Geometry — Part 1

Understanding a bike’s geometry is key to finding a bike that has the fit and ride qualities you’re looking for. In Part 1 of our 2-part Bike Fit …

Beer Styles Explained, From IPA To Pilsner And Beyond

You’d better know what you’re looking for before walking into the beer section of a liquor store or sidle up to a bar. The options are dizzying, and if you don’t know the difference between a pale ale and a lager there’s a pretty good chance you’re going to walk out with something you don’t really …

Beer

Cinq choses à savoir sur Jules Siegfried, précurseur du logement social

SAGA- Le Figaro immobilier vous propose de découvrir tout au long de l’été dix grandes figures françaises de l’immobilier, en partenariat avec le …

Google investit 50 millions de dollars pour accompagner ceux que ses robots vont mettre au chômage

Google

Full house of solutions needed on affordability

While hundreds of thousands of people struggle to save a deposit for a house they may never be able to afford, the 2016 census revealed the number of …

Asia

Four Green Technologies Growing Fast Enough To Achieve Zero-Emissions World, IEA Says

Four green technologies are growing fast enough to do their part in a zero-carbon-emissions world by mid-century, an International Energy Agency official said this week in Chicago.<p>But they need a little help from other technologies, said Eric Masenet, the head of IEA’s Energy Demand Technology …

Solar Thermal