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Researchers just discovered a genetic link between alcoholism, autism, bipolar disorder, depression, and schizophrenia

In his book, <i>The Gene</i>, journalist and physician Siddhartha Mukherjee borrows Richard Dawkins’s description to describe genes, not as <i>“blueprints”</i> but</i> …

How to Freeze and Thaw Every Kind of Meat

Whether it’s surplus ground beef, chicken breasts, or fish fillets, the freezer can be an extremely useful tool for saving time and money when you …

Country Lifestyle

Try this healthy pancake recipe, by Tom Kerridge

Pancake Day doesn't mean your diet has to take a battering. This healthy recipe by super chef Tom Kerridge is the best way to celebrate Shrove …


This app is the secret to never forgetting your passwords again

Making “password” your password just won’t cut it. You need strong combinations of numbers, letters, and weird characters to stay safe online. But …

Information Systems

Recipe: The humble biscuit is versatile and satisfying

Making biscuits is an essential life skill, right up there with folding fitted sheets and balancing a cheque book.<p>Biscuits are quick, cheap and …


Fresh Meat: 10 new Android apps worth checking out

New apps need lovin’ too, right? Every day there are thousands of additions to the Google Play store, but many go unnoticed and never receive the …


15 Ways to Eat Peanut Butter, Other Than in a PB&J

PB&J who?<p>February 06, 2018<p>There are endless ways to eat peanut butter, yet the most classic way to eat peanut butter—with jelly—often gets all the …


I Just Discovered Melting Potatoes and I'm Officially Serving Them With Everything

We weren’t actively seeking a new way to cook potatoes. In fact, we think there’s a pretty solid variety to choose from. You can bake them, fry them, …


11 Old Fashioned Recipes That Put A Modern Twist on the Classic Cocktail

This isn't your dad's old fashioned.<p>The old fashioned is a classic cocktail, evoking some serious Mad Men vibes. But just because it's a classic doesn't mean you can't update it by adding fruit, candy, bacon, or even tequila. Bottoms up!


When You Should Be Using Vegetable Oil vs Olive Oil

Believe it or not, all oils are not created equally.<p>January 25, 2018<p>Oil is an essential, and often underestimated, ingredient that's vital for in …


The Ultimate Secret to the Best Chicken Wings

Chicken wings bring us together. Perhaps it's the silent understanding that we're all going to momentarily abandon any social grace and etiquette at …