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Why the pomegranate should be the ‘it’ fruit for your holiday table

By Kara Elder<p>Kara Elder<p>Editorial aide and contributor for Food<p>Email Bio Follow<p>We’re deep into Thanksgiving at WaPoFood headquarters (have you clicked through Thanksgiving Central yet?), but that doesn’t mean the wealth, and price, of pomegranates around us has gone unnoticed. These round, red …

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10 Cozy Ways to Make Your Home Smell Like Fall

It's just not autumn without pumpkin spice, cinnamon, and apple scents.<p>It's just not autumn without pumpkin spice, cinnamon, and apple scents.

Slow Cookers

Are You Sure You Want to Be a Manager?

Renowned restaurateur Danny Meyer likes to tell newly promoted supervisors that they have just been given the “gift of fire.” As a boss they now have a new and potent power, but Meyer wants to ensure they understand the appropriate — and inappropriate — uses of this gift. Fire, Meyer explains, can …

How To Become A Genius

Whether you’d like to admit it or not, you probably have an average IQ. Luckily, there’s a lot you can do to increase your intelligence.<p>You probably think you’re pretty smart. Most people believe they’re smarter than the average American, according to a study from YouGov. Yet when it comes to IQ, …

This free online encyclopedia has achieved what Wikipedia can only dream of

The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy may be the most interesting website on the internet. Not because of the content—which includes fascinating entries on everything from ambiguity to zombies—but because of the site itself.<p>Its creators have solved one of the internet’s fundamental problems: How …

Are You Critical Thinkers... or Just Critical?

You've probably been in a meeting where someone floats an idea that's imperfect, maybe even half-baked. They do it tentatively because they know the thought is emerging like a calf out of the womb, wobbly and likely to crash land onto the floor of the barn. It rests there, helpless, soaked in …

How Visual Systems Make It Easier to Track Knowledge Work

Walk into any fitness center, health club, or gym in the country and you’ll see yourself. Or rather, reflections of yourself. It doesn’t matter whether the gym is one step up from a cave or a posh Park Avenue fitness emporium — you’ll see mirrors, and lots of them. The mirrors aren’t a …

Loyal Dog Stood by Trapped Friend for a Whole Week Until She Was Rescued

A basset hound named Phoebe and a setter named Tillie have demonstrated what an inseparable connection truly looks like. For an entire week, both Washington-based dogs went missing and all hope seemed to be lost as Vashon Island Pet Protectors‘ volunteers frantically searched the woods. Luckily, …

This is How People Lie About Their Lives on Instagram

Bangkok, Thailand-based photographer Chompoo Baritone recently created a clever series of images that pokes fun at how Instagram users often use …

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This Graphic Explains 20 Cognitive Biases That Affect Your Decision-Making

We all make bad decisions sometimes, but have you ever wondered what mental obstacles can lead you astray? This infographic goes over 20 of the most …

Daily Greens 4-Day Cleanse

• <b>Author:</b> Shauna R. Martin<p>"Daily Greens is the way I start my day every day. Before I go to the gym and before I get onstage. It gives me that extra kick in the butt that I love." - Joey Kramer, Aerosmith Are you craving junk foods? Feel sluggish and tired all the time? Fueling yourself on caffeine …

Stunning Underwater Restaurant Lets Guests Dine next to Ocean Life

At the Subsix restaurant, located in the PER AQUUM Niyama resort in the Maldives, guests can dine with the fishes. The subterranean locale descends six meters below the waterline, and it was recently transformed by Poole Associates from a nightclub into a trendy dining spot. Its updated decor draws …

6 New Must-Try Summer Beers

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>Summertime, and the drinkin' is easy. But choosing <i>what</i> to drink is actually kind of challenging. Store shelves fill up with bottles labeled 'summer beer,' but there's no one style that ties them all together, so it's …

Clean Green Eats

• <b>Author:</b> Candice Kumai<p>Clean up your diet and look and feel better than ever with this simple, beautiful cookbook featuring more than 100 recipes that make it easy and delicious to eat clean and green.<p>We all know we should eat more green foods, but after a few variations on the same salad, juice or …

Baked Cracker-Crusted Chicken Fingers Recipe

Tip<p>How to Store Chicken<p>Raw or cooked chicken can be stored in a refrigerator for a few days, though it’s important to prevent raw chicken juices from …

16 Unexpected Ways To Use Coconut Oil

It's the ultimate multi-tasker.<p><i>Photo credit: Paul Delmont, Thrive Market</i><p><i>By Annalise Mantz for Thrive Market</i><p>Plain old vegetable oil is so 2000-and-late. Coconut oil is today's choice for those in the know -- and it's more than a flash in the pan.<p>A lot of the buzz surrounding coconut oil comes from …

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Här är Medelhavets okända solparadis

<b>I nästan 50 år var landet en vit fläck på Europas turistkarta. Nu öppnar Albanien äntligen upp och svenskarna kan ta direktflyget ner till ett okänt</b> …

Father’s Day Gifts From the Cool Material Shop

For the dad who’s accrued a fine collection of watches over the years, consider the Waxed Canvas Watch Roll. Each is handmade in the USA and holds up …

10 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Happier Every Day

Would a boost in positivity help your career and relationships? These studies show how to get an improved outlook.<p>Regardless of who you are, what you do, or how much money you have, life in this world will never be perfect. People die, accidents happen, and things break. Even so, it's possible to …

46 Mind-Blowing Quotes By Friedrich Nietzsche

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844 – 1900) was a German philosopher. In his brilliant but relatively brief career, he published numerous major works …

Forget boobs and long legs: what men really look for in women

Men value intelligence in women far above large breasts and long legs, a Cambridge evolutionary biologist has claimed.<p>Although having a large bust and never-ending pins are deemed by western culture as the epitome of femininity, when choosing a mother for their children, men look for brains …

How Playing Music Benefits Your Brain More than Any Other Activity

“Playing music is the brain’s equivalent of a full-body workout.”<p><i>“Each note rubs the others just right, and the instrument shivers with delight. The feeling is unmistakable, intoxicating,”</i> musician Glenn Kurtz wrote in his sublime meditation on the pleasures of practicing, adding: <i>“My attention</i> …

6 Whiskey Drinks Every Millennial Should Know

The whiskey market is doing better than ever, and it’s mostly thanks to the shifting palates of millennial drinkers, according to reports from …

Quirky sleeps: Sweden's top 10 unusual hotels

Sweden’s varied landscape, from the frozen reaches of the north to its vast forests and lakes, combines with cutting-edge design to inspire some unique lodgings. Here's our pick of the country's quirkiest sleeps, taking you underground, underwater, face-to-face with wildlife and beyond.<p><b>Icehotel</b><p>Near …

130 Inspirational Quotes About Taxes

In this world, nothing is certain except death, taxes and "inspirational quote" posts on Inc.com<p>Taxes got you feeling blue? Don't despair! Here are a slew of famous (and not so famous) quotes to make your tax season a bit less taxing. Enjoy!<p><i>Adam Smith:</i> "Little else is requisite to carry a state to …

Why Multitasking Is Bad For Our Brains

<i>Ben Slater is Sales & Marketing Director at Seed, a platform that applies marketing automation and data science to hiring. Follow @BenJHSlater. This post first appeared on the Seed Jobs blog.</i><p>How many browser tabs do you have open right now?<p>I’m guessing it’s over 10, maybe 20. Some may be for …

This Photo of an Angry Lion Was Shot Just Moments Before It Charged

Photographer Atif Saeed captured this intense photograph of a male lion growling at him back in 2012 in a safari park in Lahore, Pakistan. The photo …

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When Leaving Becomes Arriving: Poet and Philosopher David Whyte on Ending Relationships

“Sometimes everything has to be inscribed across the heavens so you can find the one line already written inside you.”<p><i>“To love without knowing how to love wounds the person we love,”</i> the great Zen teacher Thich Nhat Hanh cautioned in his illuminating treatise on love. But even when this incremental …