Katie Jacobson-Lang

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A team of Toronto researchers examined nearly 300 suicide notes. Here's what they found

Powerlessness, battling with mental illness and self-blame are common themes found in suicide notes, according to a study from Canadian researchers …

Mental Health

If you’ve never made meatloaf in a Crock-Pot, you’re missing out

<i>Welcome to Slow Cooker Week, in which</i> The Takeout <i>uses its favorite cold-weather kitchen appliance in the dead of summer.</i><p>To my mind, meatloaf really …

Cooking

Forget gluten—this might be the actual cause of your health woes

Just when you think you’ve perfected an eating plan that’s good for your gut and won’t cause inflammation, along comes a new buzzword linked to …

Wellness

6 Under-the-Radar National Parks You Should Visit

You’ve spotted geysers in Yellowstone, hiked to waterfalls in Yosemite, and pedaled the Cades Cove Loop in the Smoky Mountains. Good for you. That means it’s time to visit some of America’s lesser-known national parks—places that draw smaller crowds but are equally astounding. At these hidden gems, …

This supercut of 300 dancing scenes from movies is the perfect mood booster

The internet can be a pretty bleak place. From the 24-hour news cycle to online arguments, it can be daunting to find some positivity online. But if …

Here’s a Collection of Excellent Anthony Bourdain Stories for You to Read

On Friday, the news of Anthony Bourdain’s death at the age of 61 provoked not just an outpouring of love from grateful fans, but a flood of stories …

Anthony Bourdain

A debate over plant consciousness is forcing us to confront the limitations of the human mind

The inner life of plants arouses the passions of even the mildest-mannered naturalists. A debate over plant consciousness and intelligence has raged in scientific circles for well over a century—at least since Charles Darwin observed in 1880 that stressed-out flora can’t rest.<p>There’s no doubt that …

Consciousness

Recipe: Berry Pineapple Fruit Salad — Recipes from The Kitchn

My favorite approach to cooking — especially when it comes to potlucks, parties, and picnics — is to start with a dish that's a well-loved, familiar …

An Advanced Civilization Could Have Ruled Earth Millions of Years Ago, Says the Silurian Hypothesis

<i>Our editors delve into Curiosity's top stories every day on a podcast that's shorter than your commute. Click here to listen and learn — in just a</i> …

Ancient Civilization

These Are the 25 Most Breathtaking Hikes in US National Parks

From hikes across ancient glaciers to lush rainforest treks, these are the 25 most beautiful U.S. national park hikes.<p>Sure, with 60 National Parks …

12 Modern Books That Will Become Classics, According To People On Reddit

There are certain books that feel almost inherently "classic." <i>To Kill A Mockingbird. Catcher in the Rye. Moby</i> freaking <i>Dick.</i> But do you ever wonder …

This Tiny Glass Cabin Lets You Sleep Under the Northern Lights

A simple and clever design for a cabin in Iceland offers a unique experience of the Northern Lights.<p>The motto for the Panorama Glass Lodge states "Where the sky is," which works as a fitting descriptor for the design of this cozy 248-square-foot vacation cabin. Thanks to the glass panels that wrap …

Northern Lights

See 30 Amazing Places in North America

TravelPhoto Gallery<p>From stunning natural vistas to grand urban landscapes, from Canada to the Caribbean, these breathtaking photos transport you across the continent.<p>Home to nearly 600 million people, North America's immensity is matched only by its diversity. Simmering volcanoes, dazzling …

National Parks

New molecule may stop Alzheimer's from spreading

A compound called cambinol shows great promise as a future Alzheimer's drug. The molecule has halted the spread of the toxic brain protein tau in …

17 High-Protein Meatless Dinners You Need In Your Life Right Now

Whether you're a vegetarian or just want to save some money on your next grocery bill.

A Month of Easy Weeknight Casserole Recipes

Busy schedule? Supper is covered.<p>When weeknights get hectic, it can seem like takeout might be your only option to get a meal on the table. With …

Portraits of Tattooed People, With and Without Clothes

Photographer Alan Powdrill has long been intrigued by tattoos and the idea that people would make permanent statements on their skin. For his project</i> …

27 Grilled Veggie Recipes That Prove BBQs Aren't Just About Burgers

You don’t have to be a grill master to master the grill—especially when it comes to veggies. All you need is a little olive oil and a sprinkle of …

Food

PTSD veterans 'cured' with ecstasy treatment in weeks, say scientists

Treating soldiers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with the party drug ecstasy effectively cures the condition within weeks, according to a new study.<p>Scientists found that administering the illegal MDMA improved veterans’ receptiveness to traditional psychotherapy.<p>Published in …

7 Jedi Mind Tricks Every Portrait Photographer Should Know

Jedi mind tricks are not just for Jedi. They’re for photographers too. Us portrait photographers face a difficult mission. We must form instant …

Why Physicists Are Saying Consciousness Is A State Of Matter, Like a Solid, A Liquid Or A Gas

A new way of thinking about consciousness is sweeping through science like wildfire. Now physicists are using it to formulate the problem of …

Relax: Here's 30 Cool Photography Links That Will Go Nicely With a Coffee

As contemporary photographers and authors work in our modern world, they are publishing some of the greatest images and articles in the field of …

10 of the Best Slow Cooker Recipes for Spring

Just because we've got winter in the rearview mirror (finally!), there's no reason to push your slow cooker to the back of your kitchen cabinet. This …

Monty Python's 10 funniest sketches

As a Monty Python treasure-trove arrives on Netflix – including Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Life of Brian and Monty Python's Flying Circus – it's the perfect moment to look back at 10 of the very best sketches from the masters of surreal comedy.<p>1. The Dead Parrot<p>Arguably the most famous, most …

Yale Is Letting Anyone Take Its Most Popular Class Ever for Free

Everything you ever wanted to know about how to truly be happy.<p>When Yale began offering a new course this semester, over 1,000 students jumped at the opportunity. It wasn't about business, technology or innovation. It's about how to be happy.<p>Nearly a fourth of the undergraduate student body …

raved

Many People Taking Antidepressants Discover They Cannot Quit

Victoria Toline would hunch over the kitchen table, steady her hands and draw a bead of liquid from a vial with a small dropper. It was a delicate operation that had become a daily routine — extracting ever tinier doses of the antidepressant she had taken for three years, on and off, and was …

Depression

Sensational 3-Ingredient Slow-Cooker Recipes

From appetizers to desserts.<p>The slow cooker is a wonderful, helpful kitchen tool (most of the time). Slow cookers ensure busy cooks that they, too, …

135 Amazing Facts for People Who Like Amazing Facts

Store these away for future trivia nights.<p>1. Mister Rogers always mentioned out loud that he was feeding his fish because a young blind viewer once …

Tony Awards

One of the greatest mysteries surrounding Prince has been solved

When the public was informed of Prince’s untimely death, people immediately took to sharing videos of their favorite live performances to showcase …

Staggering portraits of the world's most beautiful animals