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The Best Cuts of Beef Every Home Cook Should Know

Here’s a look at the most popular cuts of beef and when to use them—plus some thoughts to keep in mind when you’re ready to cook.<p><b>Chuck Roast</b><p>Anything …

BBQ

7 Stretches To Undo the Damage of Sitting All Day

You muscles will thank you.<p>Hey, are you sitting down? Considering the average person spends about 10 hours each day seated chances are pretty good …

Workouts

Your dog is talking; are you listening?

For a good many years, dogs have been working to understand what we’re talking about. Now researchers have started listening to what the dog is …

Pets

Minnesota dog mayor retires after 4 terms

After four years as the top elected official of a small town in Minnesota, a four-legged mayor has decided he's getting a bit long in the tooth and …

Elections

Mediterranean Style Beef Kebabs With Cucumber-Mint Salad

The beauty of the melting pot that is American cuisine is that we are surrounded by opportunities to taste dishes from all over the world. Basically …

Recipes

This study proves just how well dogs communicate with their humans

Babies figure it out early on. They see a toy, point to it and look at mommy or daddy. Being quick learners, parents pick up the plaything and give …

Pets

Dogs, When You Count Neurons, Have a Lot More Than Cats

A lot of what we think of as thinking happens at the brain's outer limits. A blanket of cells, marked with deep creases, swaddles the core of the …

Pets

Multiple Personality Disorder Could Test Nature of Reality

In 2015, doctors in Germany reported the extraordinary case of a woman who suffered from what has traditionally been called “multiple personality …

The Brain

10 Easy Grilled Chicken Recipes — Recipes from The Kitchn

Not only is grilled chicken just plain delicious, but it also really gives you so much bang for your buck. It takes to brines, marinades, sauces, …

Cooking

Hypnotic Cinemagraphs Capture the Powerful Pulse of Ocean Waves

Oceans are often referred to as the heart of our planet. Like a heartbeat, the powerful pulse of ocean waves loop continuously in a cycle of swells, surges, crests, and breaks. Cinematographer Armand Dijcks captured these majestic movements in his recent collaboration with award-winning …

Oceans

Adorable Fat Cat Invades the Most Famous Paintings in Art History

Artist Svetlana Petrova finds a creative muse (or “mews”) in her ginger cat, Zarathustra, and the adorable fat feline has made its way into some of the most well-known works of art history. With crazed cat eyes, a fluffy belly, and a penchant for flowers, the creature seamlessly invades paintings …

Art

An Amusing Photo Series Featuring the Blissful Expressions of Cats Under the Influence of Catnip

Photographer and feline fosterer Andrew Marttila has created an amusing photo series that feature the blissful, if not confused expressions of cats …

Pets

What It Means to Be Loved by a Dog

NASHVILLE — There’s a story my husband has been telling for nearly 15 years, since not long after United States forces invaded Iraq. In a news report, American soldiers were going door to door with bomb-sniffing dogs, trying to persuade the citizens of Baghdad to adopt a well-trained pet.<p>Many …

Pets

People’s egos get bigger after meditation and yoga, says a new study

According to Buddhist teaching, the self is an illusion. The religion preaches a fundamentally selfless worldview, encouraging followers to renounce individual desires and distance themselves from self-concern. To advance this perspective, millions of people around the world practice yoga and …

Meditation

How to use weeds to read soil

The weeds in your yard are trying to tell you something.<p>There's no such thing as a good weed. That’s something you learn pretty quickly in a …

Gardening

Employees who practice mindfulness meditation are less motivated, having realized the futility of their jobs

In the NYT, a pair of behavioral scientists describe a forthcoming Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes article (Sci-Hub mirror) that …

Mindfulness

Why does walking through doorways make us forget?

Forgetting why you entered a room is called the “Doorway Effect”, and it may reveal as much about the strengths of human memory, as it does the weaknesses, says psychologist Tom Stafford.<p>We’ve all done it. Run upstairs to get your keys, but forget that it is them you’re looking for once you get to …

Behavioral Sciences

Why eight hours a night isn’t enough, according to a leading sleep scientist

For something that we spend a third of our lives doing (if we’re lucky), sleep is something that we know relatively little about. “Sleep is actually a relatively recent discovery,” says Daniel Gartenberg, a sleep scientist who is currently an assistant adjunct professor in biobehavioral health at …

Brainwaves

Mammals adopt nightlife to avoid contact with humans, study finds

Human activity is forcing mammals to become more active during the night, research published Thursday in the journal Science has found.<p>A review of 76 …

University of California

How to Comfort a Scared Cat

<i>By Monica Weymouth</i><p>If your cat is scared, chances are that you’re a little scared, too. In addition to the stress of seeing your pet uncomfortable, …

Pets

Does a Cat Know What a Kiss a Hug Means?

Cats don't show affection the same way that humans do, but that doesn't mean they don't appreciate it when you show them love. Of course, not all …

Pets

Akron Street: Affordable, Simple, Solid Wood Furniture

Akron Street furniture is one of the old guards among an ever-expanding roster of flat-pack, direct-to-consumer furniture companies, and the brand …

Furniture

Coffee-table-that-converts-into-a-desk-table - Home Decorating Trends - Homedit

Choose Best Furniture For Small Spaces – 8 Simple tips ← Back to article<p>Choose Best Furniture For Small Spaces – 8 Simple …

Home Decorating

A Dramatic, Maximalist London Flat Is Dark, Eclectic & Cool

Name: Catherine Ashton Location: Northwest London, England Size: 832 square feet Years lived in: 14 years, owned Though Catherine and her partner Ali …

Home Decorating

Jilly Cooper hasn’t been away for 22 years because she can’t bear to leave her greyhound – but every day is like a holiday when there’s a dog in your life<p>Jilly Cooper says she hasn’t had a holiday in 22 years because she would miss her dog too much. “It’s ridiculous, but I can’t bear to leave …

Pets

Here's Why You Need More Sleep Than You Think, According to New Sleep Research

You probably don't know how sleep deprived you are.<p>You already know about the importance of sleep. Neuroscientists have confirmed what Arianna Huffington has been preaching for years: Getting enough sleep is vital to your productivity, health, effectiveness as a leader, and long-term brain …

Penn State

How Can a Cat Make You Happy?

Maybe you don't have the time to provide long walks or regular potty breaks for a dog and have decided a feline friend better fits your lifestyle. …

Pets

Millennial men are getting dumber by the year

With their shirtless bathroom selfies and plates of $18 avocado toast, it’s hard to argue millennial men aren’t getting dumber by the year — and even …

IQ

Recipe: Salt and Vinegar Cucumbers — Recipes from The Kitchn

When you're in need of something crisp and refreshing alongside whatever you're serving — be it grilled shrimp or a roast chicken — let this be your …

Recipes

10 Tips for Cleaning Your Whole House in a Day

Your home needs a good cleaning but you’re unsure where to start. It is possible to clean your entire home in just one day, you just need to stay …

Cleaning