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The 49 best educational websites and apps to learn new stuff for free

<i>This article was originally published in</i> <i>my private newsletter</i><i>.</i><p>Once upon a time, if you wanted to learn something, you had to a) pay a bunch of money, …

The 11-Minute Weighted Core Workout

Of course, bodyweight workouts are effective <i>and</i> challenging. But if you want to take your core workout to the next level, add a set of dumbbells.<p>This …

Essential Yoga Poses for Beginners

Did the poses taught in your first yoga class pass in one ear and out the other in a blur of confusion as you tried to register what the teacher was …

Yoga

Meet the People Building a Medieval Castle Without Using Any New Technology

Two hours outside of Paris stands Guédelon, a castle that looks like it’s from the medieval period, but is actually being constructed right now. …

The Best Ab Exercises You Can Do

If you really want to get your strongest, firmest abs you want to choose exercises that target all the muscles of the core, including the rectus …

Bodyweight Exercise

7-Day Mediterranean Meal Plan: 1,200 Calories

The Mediterranean diet has long been recognized as one of the healthiest and most delicious ways to eat. Eating a Mediterranean diet can help your …

Healthy Eating

5 superfoods you’re probably not eating

One in three Americans will be suffering from type 2 diabetes by 2050. The solution? More moringa and mung beans<p>By some estimates, the state of American health looks pretty grim. And much of it is directly tied to poor diets.<p>Based on current trends, one in three American adults—about 146 million …

How to Sculpt a Sexy Yoga Core in 7 Minutes

No handstands required.<p>You don't need to master a handstand to sculpt sexy yoga abs. Just try this yoga-inspired, core-strengthening workout designed by Cornelius Jones Jr., the Los Angeles-based creator of Cornelius YogaBurn, which is part of Jessica Alba's regular fitness routine.<p><i>Alex</i> …

Yoga

The Evolutionary Argument Against Reality

As we go about our daily lives, we tend to assume that our perceptions — sights, sounds, textures, tastes — are an accurate portrayal of the real world. Sure, when we stop and think about it — or when we find ourselves fooled by a perceptual illusion — we realize with a jolt that what we perceive …

Alan Turing

On Hand Lettering Everyday

On January 1, 2012, I started this crazy project here on my blog called 365 Days of Hand Lettering. Recently, I’ve been getting lots emails and …

Typography

The 20 most popular TED Talks of all time

Since its founding in 1984, the TED nonprofit has hosted thousands of short speeches around the world on technology, entertainment, and design.<p>It began posting video of the presentations online in 2006, and there are now more than 2,100 TED Talks that have been viewed well over a billion …

Public Speaking

13 Valuable Skills You Can Teach Yourself for Free

Here are 13 skills you can teach yourself for free, along with resources to help you acquire those skills.

Whole Roasted Chicken with Anchovies and Olives

Few things say “family meal” like a roasted bird. Stop in at your local Italian deli to get your provisions for this homey roasted chicken as it …

Recipes

25 Lemon Desserts With a Delicious Twist

Go beyond traditional bars and pies with inspired takes on the familiar flavor.<p>Go beyond traditional lemon bars and lemon pie with these inspired takes on classic desserts.

Miss Verba's Pimiento Cheese

Whenever Verba has the urge, she will make a huge bowl of the best pimiento cheese you have ever tasted. Little drugstore lunch counters throughout …

Nine meat-free ideas for using your slow cooker

Faith Durand, executive editor of The Kitchn and co-author of <i>The Kitchn Cookbook</i>, shares nine ways to use your slow cooker -- minus the meat.<p><b>Sally</b> …

Cooking

7 'Why Didn't I Think of That!?' Ways to Use a Bottle of Bitters

You know that bitters can make a good Manhattan great. Here are some other genius ways to use them.<p>You know that bitters are a necessary component of a proper Manhattan. You're probably also aware that a few drops can liven up a soda or seltzer water, offering a satisfying non-alcoholic drink …

Bitters

Cast Iron Chicken Recipes That'll Make You Want To Kiss Your Skillet

No task is too great for a cast iron skillet.<p>Chicken is an easy dish to get bored of. It can be dry, bland and a chore to eat. If you feel the same way we feel, we have good news. There's a simple solution: a cast iron skillet. It's the fastest and simplest way to make chicken exciting again.<p>With a …

saltine crack ice cream sandwiches

There are cookbooks and websites that seem to be inspired mostly by foods one might hypothetically desire after consuming a smokable plant now …

Dessert

11 Slow Cooker Recipes for Father’s Day

Red meat and booze are okay for some dads, others feel better celebrating Father’s Day with foods they won’t feel bad about chowing down on. This …

Food

22 Pesto Recipes for When You Want Greens and Cheese

Cooking

8 Food Blog Links We Love

<i>We've scoured the web for our favorite food blog posts, and now we're bringing them right to your desktop. It’s hard work, but someone has to do it.</i><p>Use this first June weekend to explore unexpected textures and flavor pairings. Put charred and creamy side by side, fry an ingredient you usually …

Recipes

53 Exciting Chicken-Based Dishes

Given the noted health benefits tied to chicken, these poultry-based dishes are worth a try. Whether vegetarian or a proud carnivore, there is a …

Heavenly dew: crying in the Middle Ages

So did people <i>really</i> cry in the Middle Ages? And if so, what did they cry about? Hetta Howes, who is writing a PhD at Queen Mary, University of …

Ancient History

Elizabeth I’s war with England’s Catholics

In 1828, builders removing a lintel over a doorway at Rushton Hall in Northamptonshire were surprised to see an old, beautifully bound book come down …

Christianity

7 things you (probably) didn’t know about the Napoleonic Wars

The Napoleonic Wars are often seen as a clash of European powers fighting for dominance over the European continent. In many ways they were, but the …

World History

What was life like for a medieval housewife?

“A woman’s work is never done!” as my mother used to say in the 1960s, when she cared for our family of five and assorted pets, while working as a …

Literature

14 Scrumptious Summer Crock Pot Recipes

There’s seriously nothing better coming home to the sweet smell of dinner waiting for you. No, you don’t have to hire a butler to make this a reality. We’re talking crock pots, the ultimate kitchen appliance when it comes to stress-free meals. If you can chop an onion and open a few cans, you can …

Cooking

Clean CV Resume

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Web Design