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12 facts about the Stuarts

The Stuart dynasty immediately succeeded the Tudors, and reigned over some of the most monumentally changeable times in British history – civil war, …

10 Easy Dinner Recipes for People With Diabetes

Try these healthy, easy, and tasty dinner recipes from the American Diabetes Association that will keep you full without spiking your sugar levels.

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 …

Must-Know Yoga Poses for Beginners

As a beginning yoga student, you might feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of poses and their odd-sounding names. Relax—your yoga practice is a …

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 …

Workouts

7-Day Mediterranean Meal Plan: 1,200 Calories

Recognized as one of the healthiest and most delicious ways to eat, the Mediterranean diet is easy to follow with this 7-day meal plan.<p>The …

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>Reynard Loki<p>May 27, 2016 8:00am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>By some estimates, the state of American health looks pretty grim. And much of it is directly tied to …

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> …

Workouts

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 …

Consciousness

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 …

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 …

Food

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 …

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 …

Cooking

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 …

Ice Cream

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 …

Slow Cooker Recipes

26 Pesto Recipes for When You Want Greens and Cheese

The no-cook sauce that will never let you down.<p><b>If it’s green and leafy,</b> chances are we want to mix it with cheese and nuts and call it a pesto. You can make pesto out of basically anything—these recipes call for basil, collards, ramps, and even kale to make all kinds of riffs on our favorite green …

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 …

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 …

Food

Heavenly dew: crying in the Middle Ages

When we think of the Middle Ages, what comes to mind tends to include epic battles, knights and their ladies, a lack of hygiene and perhaps even …

Unlock The Library - History Extra

My account<p>The official website for BBC History Magazine and BBC World Histories Magazine<p>Menu<p>We use cookies to improve your experience of our website. …

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

Jem Duducu, author of The Napoleonic Wars in 100 Facts, reveals seven things you might not have known about the 25 years (or so) of conflict…<p>The …

What was life like for a medieval housewife?

From microwaves to dishwashers, today we enjoy a multitude of modern conveniences. Spare a thought, then, for the medieval housewife. How did she …