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The Last Minute Scotch Whisky Gift Guide: 12 Great Bottles Under $150 (OK, 11 Under and One Over)

As the Christmas shopping days dwindle down to a precious few, you may find yourself confronted by the age-old dilemma: lots of gifts still to be purchased but not a lot of loot to spend. Let's say, hypothetically of course, that your friends like whisky, Scotch in particular. (Crazy, I know, but …

16 Sinful Hot Chocolate Recipes You Have to Try

We know it’s hard to put down your pumpkin spiced latte in favor of any other warm winter drink. But that will get a whole lot easier once you read these 16 absolutely sinful hot chocolate recipes. Looks like its time to start stocking up on marshmallows! ;)<p>1. French Vanilla Hot Chocolate: French …

15 Movies You Need To See Before The End Of The Year

November and December will be two of the busiest months of the year with big releases out every weekend and the return of Jennifer Lawrence in two anticipated films.<p>From epics in space and sea to historical adaptations and buzzed-about sequels and comedies there's a little bit of something for …

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Hildegard of Bingen: The Woman of Her Age by Fiona Maddocks – review

In the midst of the Vatican sex abuse scandal in 2010, Pope Benedict XVI delivered a speech in which he referred to the visions of a medieval mystic, in whose eyes "the face of the church is stained with dust… her garment torn by the sins of priests". That he should have drawn on – and championed – …

How to Make Perfect Coffee

The science of what makes coffee great<p><i>Coffee has become recognized as a human necessity. It is no longer a luxury or an indulgence; it is a corollary of human energy and human efficiency.</i><p><i>-</i> William H. Ukers, <i>All About Coffee</i> (1922)<p>It was November 23, 2010. We were in Surf City, North Carolina, …

Get Paid to Use Your Phone by Putting Advertisements on Your Lock Screen

According to the data, most look at their phone's lock screen more than a hundred times a day. With a new app, every one of those looks or swipes …