Shaina Amar

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Strange Stories of Extraordinary Brains—and What We Can Learn From Them

As scientists work to unravel the mysteries of the mind, people with unusual conditions are helping add to our understanding<p>Sharon remembers the first day it happened, in 1952. She was 5 years old and blindfolded while her friends ran around her, laughing, trying not to be caught in a game of …

Chess’s New Best Player Is A Fearless, Swashbuckling Algorithm

Chess is an antique, about 1,500 years old, according to most historians. As a result, its evolution seems essentially complete, a hoary game now …

The Real Future of Work

Forget automation. The workplace is already cracking up in profound ways, and Washington is sorely behind on dealing with it.<p><b>In 2013, Diana Borland and 129 of her colleagues</b> filed into an auditorium at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Borland had worked there for the past 13 years as a …

Labor Economics

America’s Worst Graveyard Shift Is Grinding Up Workers

No one knew her real name. At work she was Tiffany Sisneros, until her arm got crushed in a conveyor belt. She filed for workers’ comp as Martha …

Long-Term Marijuana Use Changes Brain at the Cellular Level, Say Scientists

Chronic use leads to chronic problems.<p>In March, long-term marijuana smoker Woody Harrelson surprised fans by announcing he was giving up his chronic …

5 Fancy Desserts from the Best Pastry Chefs in the Country

We'll take one of each.<p>We could list all of the finalists for the James Beard Award for Outstanding Pastry Chef—or we could show you the cake. The proof's in the pudding! So to speak. If you want to know who's making the best cakes, cookies, and satsuma sorbets in the country, these are your chefs. …

Whip up a Batch of Beretta's Decadent Tiramisu at Home

After you've downed a few cocktails, shared some small plates, and crushed a few pizzas at Beretta, the only move left is to order up the delicious …

Lemon Raspberry Layer Cake | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Using a food processor, process the raspberries until smooth. Drain the mixture through a fine mesh sieve into a small bowl, discarding the pulp and …

Recipes

Peanut Butter Bundt Cake with Cheesecake Filling and White Chocolate Glaze | Dani's Cookings

Instructions<p>Cake batter:<p>Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Using a kitchen brush grease and flower very well a 25 cm /10 inch bundt pan (I mixed 1/2 tbs …

These Grown-Up Ice Cream Floats Are Dessert Perfection

We've found the winning formula for hot afternoons by the shore: fizzy soda + big scoops of ice cream (+ a little booze for the grown-ups!). Here are …

20 delicious cakes made with vegetables to help you get your 10 a day

<b>Trying to get your five a day? Or should that be ten a day? Either</b> way <b>if you’re struggling to get enough veggies into your diet maybe cake is the</b> …

Gluten-Free

Apple Pie in a Goblet Recipe

5 7 5<p>Apple Pie in a Goblet Recipe photo by Taste of Home<p>5 7 5<p>"This dish is not only easy but very elegant," relates Renee Zimmer of Gig Harbor, …

This Creamy Mango Pudding Has 2 Ingredients

As the weather warms up and outdoor entertaining season approaches, it's good to have some easy, crowd-pleasing recipes in your back pocket. This …

Best Summer Dessert Recipes

Frozen Yogurt Coconut Pops<p>Made with coconut-infused yogurt and a blend of in-season fruits like peaches and strawberries, these striped treats are …

Peanut Butter Bars To Soothe The Soul

We live in unsettling times. Whatever your politics, we can agree the news cycle of late has been relentless. A juggernaut of breaking news. It's enough some days to make you want to retreat. In my case — to the kitchen.<p>There is such comfort in cooking, in producing something tangible. Something …

Galaxy Brownies

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.<p>Line two 8” x 8” pans with foil, allowing for a little overhang (for easy lifting later) and spray lightly with …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

If You Want to Be Truly Happy, Stop Worrying About These 24 Things in Your Life

We are each responsible for our own happiness.<p>If you want to be happy you have to find the things that make you unhappy.<p>If you want to move forward, there are always things you need to let go of first. It's a process that shouldn't happen just once a year. Taking stock should be an ongoing …

15 ways to drown out the negative voice in your head that is keeping you from being successful

The prospect of making any of the above adjustments to your life is empowering — that is, until your mind starts to wander.<p>Any time you've thought about making a change or pursuing a passion, you've probably dwelled more on your present state than your potential.<p>Or once you got started, minor …

Why Nature Sounds Help You Relax

You know that feeling of clear-headed calm that washes over you when you listen to water babbling down a stream, or leaves rustling in the wind? …

10 Habits That Will Dramatically Improve Your Life

#1: Stay away from people who erode your quality of life.<p>In Hans Christian Andersen’s fable <i>The Red Shoes</i>, a young girl longs for a pair of pretty red shoes. She ultimately tricks the blind woman who cares for her into buying her a pair. Her love for the red shoes causes her to give them priority …

13 Easy Muffin Recipes You Can Make for Spring Brunch

Between the baby showers, engagement parties, Easter, and more, your spring brunch invites will be in full supply this season. Since you can’t arrive empty-handed, muffins are the easiest way to impress with <i>minimal</i> effort. Below are 13 easy muffin options from zucchini to peaches and cream that’ll …

Breakfast

This Workout Reverses Signs of Aging, According to Science

HIIT—or high intensity interval training—has been the buzziest sweat method for a while now. These fast-paced workouts alternate short bursts of …

Doing this simple stretch when you wake up can give you more energy

Tim Sitt, author of "Move Or Die: How the Sedentary Life is Killing Us and How Movement, Not Exercise, Can Save Us," explains a simple morning stretch that can give you more energy throughout the day. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><i>Spread your feet about 3 feet apart and you're going to</i> …

The First 4 Things You Should Do With Every Paycheck

Getting that first job after college or high school is a very exciting, yet stressful event. You’re probably overwhelmed with many new challenges, …

5 Effective Ways to Change Your Behavior And Improve Your Life

But I'll be honest, it will take some courage.<p>Lets be honest: Change Is hard. And sometimes we set goals that we can't meet. Stuff happens. Most of the time, however, it's "stuff" that we have full control over.<p>If you're stuck and looking to change up your strategy to set better goals and be more …

Do These 7 Things to Age Well

Exercise, diet, even attitude can be as important as genetics when it comes to growing old gracefully. “Old age,” as Bette Davis once said, “is no …

11 things unsuccessful people do over the weekend

Everybody's working for the weekend, but how you spend your two days off may say something about how successful you are.<p>What you get up to doesn't really matter, per se. If you prefer lounging around the house to spontaneous adventures, that's great! You probably need that time to wind down.<p>When it …

Success

Half of young people have so many 'emotional problems' they cannot focus at school, study finds

Half of young people have so many emotional problems they cannot focus at school, a study has found.<p>Some 48 per cent of youngsters said that they experienced problems during their school years that prevented them from concentrating on their academic work.<p>Of these, 46 per cent did not talk to anyone …