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Chef Ottolenghi Makes The Case For 'Plenty More' Vegetables

When's the last time you cooked with sorrel leaves or nigella seeds? What about a marrow squash or verjuice? (Don't even know what a verjuice is? Neither did we — it's a special sauce made from semiripe wine grapes.)<p>All these ingredients might sound exotic and complicated, but chef Yotam Ottolenghi …

Email Just Can't Compete With Heartfelt 'Letters Of Note'

Perhaps it's a sense of intimacy brought on by the physicality of the paper, the added weight of words presented in ink. Whatever it is, receiving a personally addressed letter in the mail — especially in today's digital age — can be undeniably affecting.<p>Editor and blogger Shaun Usher is a …

Popular Theater Series A Play, A Pie And A Pint Brings New Plays, Pizza And Drinks, To Society Hill Playhouse, Starting October 2

Philadelphia-based production company Tiny Dynamite is devoted to staging contemporary theater in unconventional settings.<p>This October, the company …

The Franklin Institute Launches New Conversation Series Let’s Talk About Your Brain Tonight, Monday, September 29 With Help From A Former Philadelphia Eagle

Have you ever wondered what’s happening inside your noggin when you are injured, stressed or simply trying to make a decision? The Franklin Institute …

This Guy Built a Rustic Cabin Man Cave for $107

Reddit user kelhans shared his amazing DIY project, transforming a small storage room in his basement into a ‘rustic cabin’ man cave. The most …

Adding Monsters to Thrift Store Paintings

Have you ever been to a thrift store (think Goodwill or Salvation Army) and noticed that they usually carry a small selection of landscape paintings? …

How to Make a Natural Log Pathway For Dirt Cheap

Lots of people happen to have a few logs lying around after cutting down a tree or from an unused firewood bundle, and those who don't can often find …

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Colorado Running Store with Tap Room to Open in July

Shoes & Brews will offer more than 20 Colorado craft beers.<p>Sipping on a post-run pint surrounded by your running friends -- doesn't get much better than that, right?<p>Now, imagine you could ponder the beer list, one that includes, say, a Prefontaine Pilsner or Jogger Lager, and snag a new pair of …

The 2014 iPhone Photography Awards

On 10 June 2014 the iPhone Photography Awards (IPPAWARDS) announced the winners of their 7th Annual Contest in the Photographers of the Year and …

First Novels: The Weird, Thrilling Trip Through A Very Narrow Door

To gauge the practicality of investing the long years of speculative writing that it takes to produce a first novel, I asked my agent, Kate Garrick of DeFiore & Company, to estimate the percentage of the first novels submitted to her she considers saleable. Her answer (like all these answers, via …

Mini-satellites send high-definition views of Earth

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1077000/1077518_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1533119643_f9452efded25d8bb196b8b977cceef99<p><b>Imagine being able to monitor deforestation tree by tree - and act accordingly.</b><p>Or, as a farmer, remotely monitoring the health and yield of crops …

In Mona Simpson's 'Casebook,' A Holden Caulfield For Our Time

When I was a kid, I spent a lot of summer days lying flat on my back in the front yard. I would stare up at the sky and think: "This is me, thinking." And then I'd think, "This is me, thinking about thinking." At that point, having made myself dizzy, I'd jump up and return to a less abstruse …