Kevin McGowan

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Britain 'is experiencing same decline as Rome in 100BC'

Dr Jim Penman believes Britons no longer have the genetic temperament that sparked the Industrial Revolution<p>Britain is experiencing the same decline as Rome in 100BC, with the collapse of civilisation inevitable, a scientist has warned.<p>Dr Jim Penman, of the RMIT University in Melbourne, believes …

Remembrance Day

Healthy Baked Eggplant Parmesan

Eggplant parmesan was the first Italian recipe I learned to make after marrying my husband over 17 years ago. I always loved and admired the way his grandmother Rosie rallied family and friends around her table for a delicious Italian meal. After a not-so-good first attempt, Rosie taught me how to …

75 Summer Recipes Everyone Should Know How to Cook

Master these ultimate summer dishes and eat well through September.<p><b>Just because we're not in the mood to fire up the oven</b> to make brisket in the summer doesn't mean we're off the hook when it comes to warm weather meals. Nope, when it comes to summertime, there are <i>definitely</i> some classics that just …

Cooking

9 Bar Cookie Recipes

We love a good cookie. What's even better? When said cookie comes in the shape of a bar and takes half the time and effort -- no scrambling to transfer hot cookies to a cooling rack, no messy portitioning of subsequent batches, no devastating cookie pangaea. It's a one-and-done, no-fuss …

6 Breakfast Miseries (and the Hacks That Will Fix Them Forever)

Even those of us who are not shaky-handed drunks often find ourselves fumbling in the morning. I speak of breakfast, a meal nearly always made badly, and always in the same way. I'm 46 years old and it is only in the past few years that it has ceased to be a disaster, a catastrophic start to what …

9 Disgusting Things You Didn't Know You've Been Eating Your Whole Life

Some processed foods are most enjoyable when consumed under a veil of ignorance.<p>Otto Von Bismarck, the politician who allegedly coined the phrase,“If you like laws and sausages, you should never watch either one being made,” knew this all too well.<p>But what about the everyday eats we assumed were …

How to travel around the world in 80 days

In Jules Verne's classic adventure novel, Phileas Fogg had a devil of a time trying to travel around the world in 80 days. But in the 21st century, circumnavigating the globe has become a bit of a breeze: all you need is a round-the-world (RTW) ticket. In fact, a dedicated (if masochistic) …

Ramen: The Ultimate Broke Food and How to Make it at Home

<i>At Food52, we realize that cooking on the cheap shouldn't mean minute rice and buttered pasta every night. With a little creativity and a little planning, Gabriella Paiella shows us how to make the most of a tight budget -- without sacrificing flavor or variety.</i><p><i>Today: The next best thing to a SAD</i> …

37 People Who Failed So Spectacularly They Almost Won

Have you just made a big mistake? It could be worse.

101 Cycling Tips to Completely Transform Your Bike Life

Ride better, get stronger, be happier, go faster, look nicer, stay safer, get fitter, smile wider, and lots more<p>Want to be a better cyclist? Just ride. Every time you turn the pedals, you naturally improve a little. Of course, one well-placed tip, trick, or nugget of wisdom can help you achieve …

Exploring the quiet side of California Wine Country

Blooming orchards under azure skies, vivid mustard flowers beneath budding vines, and rocky hillsides wrapped in fingers of fog – it’s no wonder California’s Wine Country receives millions of annual visitors. With its mild Mediterranean climate and mineral-rich soil, Napa and Sonoma Valleys seem …

9 Ways to Totally Screw Up Your Oatmeal

From boiling on high to serving in a shallow bowl, 9 mistakes to avoid when you're making oatmeal for breakfast<p>Oatmeal is the classic "healthy" breakfast—but chances are, you've had a disappointing bowl of it at some point in your life. Perhaps you've pondered if there was more to morning life than …

Breakfast

What Are the Best Travel Hacks?

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora.</i><p><i>Answer by Thomas Snerdley,</i><p>Here is 44 years of travel advice from a military brat and a military veteran who's been around the world a time or three.<p>The Two Bag System. Every pro traveler I've ever met travels light using some variation of this …

44 Classic French Meals You Need To Try Before You Die

Everything you wanted to know about French food but were afraid to ask.

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