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Winter Miracle

When Your Memory Sucks: 6 Easy Ways to Compensate | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

When lost car keys, missed appointments, and forgotten passwords are every day occurrences, it gets frustrating! If your memory isn’t as good as it …

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First touch of Spring

Crack pipe vending machines draw ire of Tory minister who wants to limit ‘access to drug paraphernalia’ http://ow.ly/trM46

Sunday Night Body Count Smackdown: Is 'Downton Abbey' More Kill-Crazy Than 'The Walking Dead?'

Tonight you can catch up on the latest episode of a series that prides itself on its ever-escalating body count, a show where the specter of random death hovers over every moment.<p>Or you could watch <i>The Walking Dead,</i> which starts the second half of its season tonight,instead.<p>The show I was talking …

22 Minutes: 'Not Ford Nation' (Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication parody)| CBC

15 of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Most Inspiring Motivational Quotes

More by Vi-An<p>More than 49 years after his death and 54 years after his historic “I Have a Dream” speech, <b>Martin Luther King Jr.</b>‘s stirring words and …

10 Winter Pastas

On days like these -- when cold snow creeps over the tops of our boots and we're glad to be packed into a crowded subway car simply for the heat -- very few things make us warm <i>and</i> happy. Hot chocolate is too fleeting, our favorite winter hats are weathered, and by the time we get home all we want …

How NOT to Throw a Dinner Party—What We've Learned from Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey dinner parties are prime time for scandal, sabotage, and disaster. Here's what we've learned from their accidents both upstairs and downstairs<p><i>Downton Abbey</i> addicts know that the PBS period drama, whose fourth season kicks off this Sunday at 9 p.m., is delicious in more ways than one: …

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44 Classic French Meals You Need To Try Before You Die

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

The Origins Of Fettuccine Alfredo

<i>by Kimberly Kohatsu, Managing Editor for the Menuism Restaurant Blog</i><p><i>Photos by Rizka Budiati and Wim Fournier</i><p>When your stomach aches, your mom may have offered you saltines or plain toast -- something light that wouldn't aggravate your tummy. In Italy, this same principle applies, but with pasta.<p>In …

How To Take Care of Yourself When You're Depressed | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

So much of depression can be linked back to forgetting to take proper care of ourselves. And the more depressed we feel, the less energy we have for …

Beautiful winter frost patterns - Telegraph

The Infrared Landscapes

David Keochkerian is a french amateurish photographer. Based in the Somme, he seeks to capture the ephemeral beauty but also to associate different …

When student loans make sense ... and when they don't

I've got a close friend, Johnny, who has got to be the world's best debt-collection specialist. It's a tough job, and you need a thick skin to do it well. "The secret to my success," he told me, " is that I'll tell a debtor that if they don't pay up, I'll approach their other creditors and tell …

Here's A Horrifying Picture Of What Sleep Loss Will Do To You

If you <i>don't</i> snooze, you lose. Skimping on sleep can wreak havoc from head to toe. In fact, one study published last year showed that just one week of sleeping fewer than six hours a night resulted in changes to more than 700 genes. That's alarming news, considering nearly half of Americans don't …

Dept. of Friendly Reminders: What Happened on Downton Abbey Last Year

With no <i>Downton Abbey</i> in the U.S. for the past 10 months, viewers can be forgiven for forgetting some of the details of estate life. Is anyone in …

The Stories Behind 10 Dr. Seuss Books

Theodor Seuss Geisel—who was born in Springfield, Massachusetts on March 2, 1904—wasn't actually a doctor (at least not until his alma mater, …

Henry David Thoreau

Snowy Egret

‘Rage disorder,’ which affects up to 5% of adults, may be treatable with off-the-shelf painkillers: study http://natpo.st/1ltYsWT

Love Is... (Holy Shit, I Have Cancer)

Last week I wrote about how our world is ruled by love, and this week circumstances conspired to show me just how true that really is.<p><b>Love is</b> when a week ago I go to the ER at UCLA, where I work, for a cough and feeling that "something isn't right," and even though my complaints are mild, I'm …

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DIY: Eco-Friendly Fire Starters

I wouldn’t call myself a pyromaniac exactly, but I’ve never turned down an opportunity to sit around a campfire. In an effort to avoid dousing …

Christmas Chromosome Crackers

The Royal Institution advent calendar tells the tales from your chromosomes<p>Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without chromosomes. At least that’s what the Royal Institution thinks and it’s difficult to gainsay their logic. So they've put together an advent calendar of chromosomes, all 24 of the human …

Radiation Physicist Beautifully Colorizes X-Ray Images of Nature

<b>Hanging Begonia, Chameleon</b><p>In late October, at the TEDx event in Groningen, Netherlands, one man stood on the stage and gave a fascinating talk about how his life's work had taken him on a journey to becoming an artist. Arie van't Riet studied radiation physics at Delft University of Technology and …

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3 Incredible Reads From 2013 That Will Change The Way You See The World

Everyone knows that reading is important, and most of us wish we did more of it. I understand that I am supremely lucky to have as much time to do it …