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39 Organizing Ideas That Will Actually Make Your Home Look Spotless

Who else is <i>so</i> ready for a blank slate? It's a new year, which means it's time to say goodbye to any chaotic or messy spaces and take on some killer organizing habits - ones that will leave you with a spotless, gleaming home. Looking for some ideas to get you started? Here are some brilliant …

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Oxford scholars and the ironies of history

In light of the debate over the Oriel College statue of Cecil Rhodes (Editorial, 23 December) it is worth drawing attention to the inscription at the foot of Christopher Wren’s London Monument to the Great Fire of 1666. (Originally, this alerted its readers to the continuing threat of the Roman …

What to expect from 2016: historical anniversaries, books and exhibitions

From the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, to a revealing exhibition examining the history of underwear, 2016 looks set to be an …

William Shakespeare

My Top 5 Medieval Books of 2015

2015 Medieval Books. Photo by Medievalists.net<p><i>2015 was a great year for books on Medievalists.net, and 2016 promises to be better. Of all the books I</i> …

6 easy steps for the perfect golden cheesecake every time

It's creamy, it's tangy, it's wonderfully decadent — but as much as everyone loves eating a good cheesecake, making it strikes fear even in the most skilled baker's heart. There are so many things that can go wrong: the interior's too dense, the crust gets soggy or — gasp — the top cracks. Which is …

Scientists sequenced the first ancient Irish genomes and found something surprising

Results of the study were published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.<p>The researchers sequenced the genome of an early farmer woman who lived near Belfast some 5,200 years ago and the genomes of three men from a later period, around 4,000 …

In Job Interviews, Use These 4 Sentences To Transition From Recruiting To Interviewing

When a candidate enters the room to interview, it signals a shift from recruiting: attracting them to the organization, to interviewing: conducting a diagnosis of skills and attitudes to see if they’re a fit for the organization. But one of the biggest mistakes hiring managers make is missing that …

The Average American Has a Lot to Learn About Women's History

New research from the National Women's History Museum reveals that the vast majority of us are more familiar with our nation's heroes, than our heroines.<p>The Museum surveyed more than 1,000 men and women nationwide, and found that less than one in four Americans can name the accomplishments of …

5 Bodies That Refused to Rot

You live, you die, you rot. At least, most of us do. However, there have been people throughout history whose bodies have stubbornly refused to …

We've Got a Fever and the Only Prescription is More Chocolate Cake

Back away from the box. You deserve these chocolate cake recipes from scratch.<p>Back away from the box. These from-scratch chocolate cake recipes are every bit worth the effort.

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Study of ancient skulls from Vanuatu cemetery sheds light on Polynesian migration, scientists say

Scientists studying skulls found at a 3,000-year-old cemetery in Vanuatu say they may have unlocked a vital clue to the origins of Polynesian …

The Political Past of Adult Coloring Books

Today, bestselling “adult” coloring books boast scenes of aquatic life, gardens and flowers, mandalas and cityscapes. But in the 1960s coloring books …

10 dangers of Georgian London

What was life like on the streets of 18th-century London? Lucy Inglis, historian and creator of the award-winning 'Georgian London' blog, reveals 10 …

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Here's the One Mascara Hack Makeup Artists Think You Should Know

If only applying mascara was as simple as swipe, swipe, swipe. Truth be told, there's an art to coating your lashes just right. (FYI: There's actually a perfect number of strokes that yields a perfect no-clump effect. Who knew?) While we apply it daily—and think we're experts in the stuff—there's a …

The Earthquake That Brought an Empire to Its Knees

It was a calamity of Biblical proportions, akin to Sodom and Gomorrah or Egypt in Exodus.<p>In 1755, Lisbon, the capital of the extensive Portuguese …

The Peaceful Part of the Norman Conquest of England

The <i>Anglo-Saxon Chronicle</i> reports that “on Christmas Day archbishop Ealdred consecrated him king in Westminster; and William gave a pledge on the …

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Walking the American Revolution

I like to walk in the American Revolution. It’s something I do a lot. You get some old maps and pick out a route—a retreat, a long march—and maybe convince a friend to come along, and then you are off into the past. New York is a great place for it anytime, but especially in the fall, especially …

Christmas morning food favorites

What’s yours? Fragrant, golden gingerbread waffles? Comforting homemade holiday cookies and milk? Breakfast sandwiches made from flaky sweet potato …

Unlock The Library - History Extra

My account<p>The official website for BBC History Magazine and BBC World Histories Magazine<p>We use cookies to improve your experience of our website. …

16 Cinnamon Roll Recipes That Will Be Your New Christmas Morning Tradition

Young or old, there’s nothing better than the feeling you get when waking up on Christmas morning. *But* before the gifting and quality family time begins, you have to start your day off right with a memorable (and downright delicious) Christmas breakfast. This year, make that Pillsbury Doughboy …

The Best Yorkshire Puddings Recipe

These Yorkshire puddings are designed to rise tall and light with a crisp shell and a lightly chewy center. You want to take more control over how the puddings come out? Read up on the science of Yorkshire puddings to learn about the finer points of the process.<p>Why It Works<p>Resting the batter …

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Breakfast for a Crowd

These delicious recipes include gooey pecan-honey buns and star chef Thomas Keller's amazing mushroom quiche.

13 Yummy Christmas Cookies from Around the World

Heaping plates of Christmas cookies are basically synonymous with the holidays. It seems that nearly every country around the globe has their own variation of the holiday classic. In fact, some of these regions have been making a version for hundreds of years. If you’re looking for a way to …

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Carrot Cupcakes with White Chocolate Cream Cheese Icing Recipe

"This is a very moist and light carrot muffin. It's not too sweet and not greasy like other carrot muffins/cakes. The White Chocolate Cream Cheese …

One-Bowl Chocolate Cupcakes

This recipe for a classic chocolate cupcake is one to keep in the arsenal. It's the base for our Handwritten Valentine Cupcakes with Chocolate Glaze.

10 Worst Misconceptions About Medieval Life You'd Get From Fantasy Books

Some tropes are so ingrained in Medieval-inspired fantasy stories that it's tempting to think that they represent real aspects of Medieval life. But …