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How To Make Ragu, According To Three Real Italian Nonnas

Things get heated when it comes to incorporating garlic and red wine.<p>Long before ragù was a ubiquitous brand of spaghetti sauce in a jar, it was ―and is ― the basis for untold volumes of Italian goodness, from tagliatelle al ragù to lasagna to gnocchi to supplì, deep-fried rice balls stuffed with …

Here’s a Cool Trick That Lets You Take Amazing Night Photos Without a Tripod (VIDEO)

If you’ve ever tried to take to take a photo at night without a tripod you know the results can be very blurry or very noisy or, in most cases, both. …

The Roman Empire, explained in 40 maps - Vox

Two thousand years ago, on August 19, 14 AD, Caesar Augustus died. He was Rome’s first emperor, having won a civil war more than 40 years earlier that transformed the dysfunctional Roman Republic into an empire. Under Augustus and his successors, the empire experienced 200 years of relative peace …

Ancient History

People Who Have Kids Will 100% Appreciate The Following 21 Inventions / Ideas

Just brilliant.

Roseanne Could Be a Turning Point for Conservative Women

Women had a lot of reasons to vote for Trump, starting with Hillary Clinton. She’s not running now, and his flaws—and those of many of his …

10 attractive cities that prove you can move overseas and live comfortably

Buying a home overseas is not only for the wealthy. In some cases, living abroad is cheaper than living in the United States.<p>The U.S. government doesn't compile official data on how many Americans reside overseas but the State Department estimates 9 million live abroad (a number that does not …

I've Been to 26 Countries in Europe—These Are the 5 I Always Recommend

My first trip to Europe was a heady mix of excitement, nerves, and total awe. At 19, I wandered the streets of Le Marais wide-eyed, marveled at the …

This Timeline Shows The Entire History of The Universe, And Where It's Headed

This is how we'll die.<p>If you're the type of person who sometimes wakes up at 3am and lies in bed trying to wrap your tiny mind around the achingly …

This man did a 22,000 mile road trip of North America — these are the 25 spots he says you can't miss

A photographer's before-and-after pictures reveal the truth about those 'perfect' Instagram photos

Photographer Gilmar Silva works hard to get the perfect shot, but snapping the photos is only the beginning.<p>With some clever angles and Photoshop magic, he's able to transform dull locations into stunning settings that make for some incredible images.<p>He contrasts how the location of a photoshoot …

Photography

Scientists Have Established a Link Between Brain Damage and Religious Fundamentalism

A study published in the journal <i>Neuropsychologia</i> has shown that religious fundamentalism is, in part, the result of a functional impairment in a …

Here Are The Most Iconic Drinks From Each US State

What are YOU drinking?<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

What I Saw Treating the Victims From Parkland Should Change the Debate on Guns

They weren’t the first mass-shooting victims the Florida radiologist saw—but their wounds were radically different.<p>As I opened the CT scan last week to read the next case, I was baffled. The history simply read “gunshot wound.” I have been a radiologist in one of the busiest trauma centers in the …

Guns

A study of more than 100,000 people has found that one food group is closely linked with cancer

If scientists told you there was a single lifestyle factor that may best predict whether you get cancer, you'd want to know, right?<p>Researchers in France may have found just that. After studying more than 100,000 adults for years, they found that eating processed food was more closely linked with …

Processed Food

10 ultimate vacations for couples

Planning a romantic getaway can be difficult.<p>Deciding whether you want to stay in a luxurious resort or in a rustic cabin is never easy, and choosing the specific location can be even harder.<p>To help you out, we've compiled a list of 10 amazing vacation spots to take your significant other.<p><b>Click</b> …

An insider explains how rural Christian white America has a dark and terrifying underbelly

As the election of Donald Trump is being sorted out, a common theme keeps cropping up from all sides: “Democrats failed to understand white, …

Have you used this map to find historic photos of your SF neighborhood?

San Francisco has changed. A free digital map lets you turn back the clock.<p>OpenSFHistory, a subgroup of the Western Neighborhoods Project, compiled thousands of historical images accumulated over 40 years by an anonymous collector. All the public knows about "The Private Collector" is that he or …

Our favorite Northern California weekend getaways that won't break the bank

One of the great things about living in the Bay Area is its incredible proximity to countless beautiful places. But if you don't have a ton of spare cash, those beautiful places are as inaccessible as Mars.<p>Tahoe, Mendocino and Monterey are all lovely, pricy spots so, if you're on a budget or just …

The best hidden gems of the Bay Area suburbs

A few years ago, we put together our list of San Francisco's best hidden gems and secret spots. The concept was so popular we added a second installment of reader's picks. Now, we're expanding our search because — as we all know — the entire Bay Area is filled with cool things to do.<p>One of our …

San Francisco

Add Motion and a 3D Effect to Landscape Photos with This Simple Photoshop Animation Trick (VIDEO)

Are you looking for a way to add a little pizzazz to landscape photos and bring them to life? The simple Photoshop technique in the video below will …

A key government report on climate change is out. Here's what you need to know

The New York Times published a draft of the report on Monday night.<p>[<i>Editor's note: This story has been updated with more details about the origins of the draft report.</i>]<p><i>The New York Times</i> published a draft of a long-awaited government report on climate change on Monday night, and the picture it …

Climate Change

11 Tips on How to Take Street Photos Like a Pro on Your Next Trip Abroad: A Journey through Cuba

After posting a few photos on my social media from a weekend trip to Cuba, friends came to me with questions about how I was able to get such ‘up close and personal’ photographs in this short amount of time. This inspired me to share my process and some personal suggestions as to how you can get …

Tom Skilling, scientists at climate forum warn of severe weather changes ahead

One of Chicago's most venerated meteorologists joined a Naperville congressman, several scientists and a former EPA regulator at North Central College Saturday to discuss climate change data and urge individuals to take action.<p>"I didn't come to my current view on climate change easily. I was …

Colonel Sanders’ nephew revealed the family’s secret recipe — here’s how to make @kfc’s ‘original' fried chicken https://t.co/hnRcyS68D6

This Useful Map Reveals Photography ‘Hotspots’ Around the World

Landscape photographer and travel addict Mike Wong has created a super useful tool for fellow photographers who want some help location scouting. …

The 11 Most Mesmerizing GIFs of 2016

Our favorite loops of the year are so hypnotic you might fall in.<p>Nothing calms the nerves like a perfectly looping GIF, except maybe a shot of good whiskey. You shouldn't drink 11 shots of whiskey in five minutes, but you can definitely get lost in these 11 GIFs. Hell, take 10 minutes. We read the …

Digital Art

13 Cognitive Biases That Really Screw Things Up For You

The human brain is a natural wonder. It produces more than 50,000 thoughts each day and 100,000 chemical reactions each second. With this amount of processing power, you would think our judgment would be highly accurate, but that's far from the case.<p>Our judgments are often inaccurate because the …

Beautiful National Geographic photos show how Americans in every state spend their downtime

In the new book "National Geographic: The United States of America," 700 captivating images from the magazine's archives have been pulled together in one place, highlighting each state in a range of dynamic, and telling images.<p>This collection gives us an insight into how Americans have lived their …

Travel Photography

You Don’t Need a Great Studio Space to Shoot Great Portraits

My name is Philippe Echaroux, and I’m a French celebrity photographer and an ambassador for Hasselblad and Elinchrom. I recently had to do a portrait …

Christian Vieler Captures Hilarious Portraits of Dogs Catching Treats

<b>Christian Vieler</b> is a talented 46-year-old animal and pet photographer and journalist based in Waltrop, Germany. Christan has been shooting amusing …

Canon EOS