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Syrian Families Resettled in Texas and Indiana Over Governors' Protests

Two Syrian families of six were settled in the Dallas and Houston areas on Monday, the Associated Press reports, and another family of four was …

Mike Pence

Chamomile Tea and Limeade

• that's eggy<br>• that's fruity<br>• that's hearty<br>• that's healthy<br>• that's simple<br>• that's a smoothie<br>• that's a casserole<p>that's off the beaten path<br>• that's light<br>• that's packable<br>• that's speedy<br>• that's warming<br>• that's kid-friendly<p>that's comforting<br>• that's quick<br>• that's healthy<br>• that's a sunday dinner classic<br>• that's vegetarian<br>• that's …

The 5 Least Romantic Keys to a Happy Relationship

Any old talk show psychologist can give you the business about date nights and fetish gear to keep the spark alive. That's Talk Show Psychologist …

69 Awesome Brain Hacks That Give You Mind-Blowing Powers

We don't know much about computer hacking here at Cracked, because that stuff involves numbers, but we've come across a whole bunch of different …

Mind

"There's some indication that what makes a bisexual person may be less about what they're strongly attracted to and more about what they're not averse to." - An American Institute of Bisexuality board member, as quoted in this fascinating New York Times Magazine story on the quest for scientific proof of bisexuality.

"There's some indication that what makes a bisexual person may be less about what they're strongly attracted to and more about what they're not …

The Morning News Roundup for February 11, 2014

• The Iowa Writers’ Workshop: brought to you by the CIA. (Also herewith: Frank Conroy’s derisive pronouncements on everyone from Melville to Pynchon. “Of David Foster Wallace he growled, with a wave of his hand, ‘He has his thing that he does.’”)<br>• Haruki Murakami had a jazz club. It closed in 1981. …

The Perfect Way to Hold a Hamburger, Proven by Science

We've all been there: You're holding a big ol' hamburger with both hands, you bring it to your mouth to take a bite, and the whole burger falls out …

Food

The 9 Best Satanic Cults in History

History is stuffed with rumors of strange and secretive Satanic cults. Some of those rumors are nothing more than a load of hot goat's blood, and …

What's Like the Craziest Shit You've Ever Seen

<b>Usually, I lie.</b> At a party, someone asks the question. It’s someone who hasn’t smelled the rancid decay of week-dead flesh or heard the rattle of …

TEDx Speaker Gives Priceless Talk About How TED Talks Are Worthless

With all due respect to Lizzie Velasquez, the vast majority of TED and TEDx talks are complete bullshit, and it's high time someone called them out …

TED Talks

David Bowie’s Formative Reading List of 75 Favorite Books

—<br>Published October 3, 2013<br>—<br>https://www.brainpickings.org/2013/10/03/david-bowie-reading-list/<br>—<p>www.brainpickings.org<p>View Full Site<p><i>Brain Pickings</i> participates in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn commissions by …

The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie

<i>When she has the kitchen all to herself, Phyllis Grant of Dash and Bella cooks beautiful iterations of what solo meals were always meant to be: exactly what you want, when and where you want them.</i><p><i>Today: A cookie with the perfect combination of fat, flavor, and comfort. Who needs detox?</i><p>Year round, …

How to Make Tomato Soup Without a Recipe

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: Food52's Managing Editor Brette Warshaw explains why tomato soup should be your go-to pantry meal -- and how</i> …

How Corpses Helped Shape the London Underground

As Mexico City archaeologists sort through the surreal array of Aztec sacrificial skulls recently uncovered while excavating their city's subway …

Couscous Risotto with Tomato, Oregano + Mozzarella

<i>Every week, Caroline Wright creates simple, civilized recipes for Food52 that feed four -- for under $20, in under 20 minutes.</i><p><i>Today: Caroline shares an unexpected pantry staple -- and a recipe to use it in.</i><p>Passata -- puréed tomatoes, usually uncooked -- is one of those ingredients that I always …

How To Eat The Raw Oyster, Goodness In Its Pure Form

No one has moderate feelings toward the raw oyster (except perhaps for the terminally indifferent, may they ride the Meh Bus straight to hell): …

Aquaculture

9 Reasons This Sign Language Version of “'Twas the Night Before Christmas” is Great

Sheena McFeely is a deaf mom with a YouTube channel* where she and her husband Manny Johnson teach signs with the help of their two adorable …

Christmas Trees

Top ten grisly discoveries in archaeology

Archaeologists sometimes face the same gruesome discoveries that forensic scientists deal with today, having to unravel the stories behind brutal …

Neanderthals could speak like modern humans, study suggests

<b>An analysis of a Neanderthal's fossilised hyoid bone - a horseshoe-shaped structure in the neck - suggests the species had the ability to speak.</b><p>This has been suspected since the 1989 discovery of a Neanderthal hyoid that looks just like a modern human's.<p>But now computer modelling of how it works …

Humanity

The Most Amazing Science Images of 2013

50 holiday appetizers: Simple to make. Easy to eat (four videos)

Print<p>Related<p><i>Editor's note: This story was originally published Dec. 14, 2011 in The Gazette and on</i> <i>montrealgazette.com</i><i>.</i><p>MONTREAL -- Some of the best …

Why We Love: Five Revelatory Books on the Psychology of the Heart

It’s often said that every song, every poem, every novel, every painting ever created is in some way “about” love. What this really means is that love is a central theme, an underlying preoccupation, in humanity’s greatest works. But what exactly <i>is</i> love? How does its mechanism spur such poeticism, …

8 Edible Gifts You Can Make at Home

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Gift-giving isn't a competition, but if it were, these 8 homemade treats would blow all of the other gifts out of the water.</i><p>You've all heard the …

The Must-Read Cookbooks Of 2013

In theory, writing a cookbook round-up sounds like a lot of fun. One gets to pore through beautiful pages and recipes. But this year especially, there were so many cookbooks we wanted to include, that this ended up being a huge task. If we could, this list would probably have dozens more books on …

Chesterman: Two chefs, eight questions

Print<p>Related<p>MONDAY - The last week of November was a rich one for Montreal gastronomes. Two of the world’s top chefs, Pierre Gagnaire and Andoni Luis …