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This Week's Best Amazon Deals You Can Still Get

As a recurring feature, we share some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. These items were the ones that were the most popular with our readers …

The delicate balance of disclosing mental illness on social media

Thirty minutes early for a house party, I sat on a stoop by the Williamsburg Bridge, opening and closing apps on my phone. I decided to text an old …

19th Century Asylum Portraits Reveal The Physiognomy of Insanity (1856)

“…the Photographer catches in a moment the permanent cloud, or the passing storm or sunshine of the soul and thus enables the Metaphysician to …

Does music really help you concentrate?

Many people listen to music while they’re carrying out a task, whether they’re studying for an exam, driving a vehicle or even reading a book. Many of these people argue that background music helps them focus.<p>Why, though? When you think about it, that doesn’t make much sense. Why would having two …

The Brain

8 Powerful Morning Routines of Ultra-Confident People

How to give yourself an espresso shot of confidence as soon as you wake up<p>Exceptionally confident people weren't born that way--they got there by making it a habit and flexing their confidence muscles daily.<p>The ultra-confident know that just like when you skip your breakfast, you won't get very far …

Self-esteem
Crime

Killer Kids: What Makes a Kid Kill? - NoBullying - Bullying & CyberBullying Resources

<b>Everyone has had an experience with a bad child. Whether they were throwing a tantrum in a grocery store, or hitting their younger sibling; it’s</b> …

The Dress Code Says Bra Straps Are 'Distracting.' Here's What That Says To Students.

Now don't get me wrong — there are definitely some outfits that aren't appropriate for school. But what's telling is <b>how some schools are choosing to</b> …

Clothing

Social Media and the Illusion of Intimacy

I recently read this article about how the nude selfie and the culture of social media in general is changing our perception of what "normal" behavior is. We hear about nude photos being leaked and condescendingly roll our eyes.<p>Why did she take it?<p>Why did he share it?<p>Because we are like dogs.<p>In the …

Social Media

The Kitchn

A banana split with yogurt and jam is totally happening for breakfast tomorrow: http://thekitc.hn/1fbloLo

The Cinematic Look – How To Make Your Photographs Look Like Films

I recently noticed that a handful of photographers were producing images that had a look as if they were stills captured from films. A couple of the …

Liquid Smoke: Cotton Candy-Colored Photos of Ink in Water

For his colorful abstractions, photographer Jordan Weinrich captures a smokey haze of bright ink suffused in water. With an impressive background in …

BBQ Chicken Nachos with Buttermilk Onion Rings

<b>buttermilk onion rings</b><br>A few hours or even the night before, add the onions to a baking dish. Pour the buttermilk over top making sure to fully …

Epicurious – Recipes, Menu Ideas, Videos & Cooking Tips

Cook This Now<p>Cooking ribs under pressure means they get incredibly tender without falling apart or shredding—in a fraction of the time as braising …

Party Pops

July 7, 2014<p>I’ve made a bunch of cake pops over the years. I like to challenge myself and see just how much I can make a tiny ball of candy covered …

Dessert

The 'Mistake' That Leads to Better Brownies

<i>by Kemp Minifie</i><p>I'm just like a lot of Epicurious readers. I rarely follow a recipe -- even my own -- without tinkering with it. One of my current favorites to play with is my Best Friends Forever Brownies, which I developed in 2011 for the re-imagined frozen dinner of my dreams. Those brownies were …

Dessert

The Most Under-Appreciated Recipes of the 1990s: Food Writers Share Their Secret Favorites

This week we are talking about the recipes that defined the decades, those dishes that may no longer be popular, but that still hold a special place …

Recipes

'Spring Forward' With These 12 Quick Brunch Recipes

These 12 quick brunch recipes are perfect to make when you've lost an hour of sleep (thanks Daylight Savings!).<p>For those of us who like sleep (that is, everyone) it's the most dreaded morning of the year: The day we "spring forward" into Daylight Savings Time. The bad news: We've lost an hour. The …

Breakfast

The Kitchn

The Lasagna Grilled Cheese | BS' in the Kitchen

The Lasagna Grilled Cheese<p>Author: BS' in the Kitchen<p>Recipe type: Grilled Cheese Sandwich<p>Prep time: 20 mins<p>Cook time: 10 mins<p>Total time: 30 …

Chicken Gyro Grilled Cheese (aka The Gyro Melt)

<b>Prep Time</b>:<p>5 minutes <b>Cook Time</b>:<p>10 minutes <b>Total Time</b>:<p>15 minutes <b>Servings</b>: 1<p>A massive grilled cheese sandwich with all of the flavours of a gyro including …

30 Amazing Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

April is National Grilled Cheese Month and I have 30 amazing grilled cheese sandwich recipes for you, one for every day of the month! Grilled cheese …

American Rushes to Sudan to Save Pregnant Wife From Hanging

A Sudanese immigrant living in New Hampshire has returned to Sudan to try to save his wife, who is eight months pregnant and facing the death penalty …

Christian in Sudan sentenced to death for faith; 'I'm just praying,' husband says

Hours after a Sudanese court sentenced his pregnant wife to death when she refused to recant her Christian faith, her husband told CNN he feels helpless.<p>"I'm so frustrated. I don't know what to do," Daniel Wani told CNN on Thursday. "I'm just praying."<p>This week a Khartoum court convicted his wife, …

6 Lighting Tutorials from Joe McNally

At the time of writing this post it is a gorgeous spring day and I have no doubt our readers are out shooting and enjoying it. If you have opted to …

Photos of Skunk Owners Showing Off Their Quirky Choice of Pet at Skunk Fest

Behold the work of South Carolina-based photographer Vincent J Musi and one of the most unusual photo sets you’re likely to run across today. As part …