Melody Madlem

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This Is the Only Way to Eat Corn This Summer — Delicious Links

<i>Kitchn's</i> <i>Delicious Links</i><i> column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our …

Cooking

48 hours in Zion National Park

Early morning light blankets Zion National Park in Utah as my friends and I pull into a surprisingly full parking lot. It’s quite early and we’re …

The biggest myths about marijuana—debunked by an addiction expert

The march of marijuana legalization continues, and so do the questions about its effect on the health of smokers. Kevin Hill, an addiction psychiatrist at McLean Hospital in Harvard Medical School and author of <i>Marijuana: The Unbiased Truth about the World’s Most Popular Weed</i>, recently took to …

Cannabis

This Two-Minute Microwave Mug Cake Is The Ultimate Lazy Dessert

It's not that you CAN'T bake — it's that you don't WANT to.

Cornbread Tamale Pie Is the Greatest Recipe of All Time

Could cornbread tamale pie—a quick and spicy chili topped with cornbread—be the greatest recipe of all time?<p><i>You know those recipes we hold near and dear to our hearts because they are really the greatest ever of all time? Well, we're using this new series as an opportunity to wax poetic about them.</i> …

How to Finally Finish (or Start) These 6 Common Home Improvement Projects

From installing a toilet to fixing a faucet, your guide to DIY home repairs

Daily Meditation: A New Day

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.<p>Today's meditation features a song by folk musician Van Morrison. "Brand New Day" can help open us up …

Pictures of the Week 12.4.14

Psychology: A simple trick to improve your memory

Want to enhance your memory for facts? Tom Stafford explains a counterintuitive method for retaining information.<p>If I asked you to sit down and remember a list of phone numbers or a series of facts, how would you go about it? There’s a fair chance that you’d be doing it wrong.<p>One of the interesting …

The Brain

The Easy Secret to Making Yourself Better at Anything

Create a feedback system to improve your personal and professional life.<p><i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>I'm a big believer in self-reflection, and I'm all about finding ways to make things (including myself!) better …

Self-improvement

The Plunge

The incredible story of Shavarsh Karapetyan, a Soviet swimming champion who dove into Armenia’s Lake Yerevan and saved dozens of lives from a sinking …

Transportation

19-Year-Old Becomes The Youngest Person To Fly Solo Around The World

Flyin' planes and settin' records, all in the name of computer science<p>Matt Guthmiller is a young man who went on a sort of old-fashioned adventure. He circumnavigated the globe, becoming, upon his return, the youngest person to do so alone in an airplane. Congrats, Matt!<p>The journey took …

It's Not an Excuse, It's a Reason

<i>It's my time of the month...</i><p>Guys aren't good listeners...<p>Women are just emotional...<p>I have ADD...<p>I'm tired and stressed from work...<p>These are all reasons that may explain why you or someone in your life has done something hurtful, neglectful, rude or bad to someone else. I hear people throwing …

What If You Knew You Only Had One Chance?

I know many of you don't have the same love of Bruce Springsteen that I do; however, this is about more than just Bruce. But it was a Bruce moment that got me thinking about the topic of "just one chance."<p>It all started two weeks before the release of Bruce's anxiously awaited next album, High …

How to Be More Mindful When You're Not

"If someone comes along and shoots an arrow into your heart, it's fruitless to stand there and yell at the person. It would be much better to turn your attention to the fact that there's an arrow in your heart." -- Pema Chödrön<p>The word "mindful" is popping up everywhere. It's gotten to the point …

Finding Your Power: Part I -- Me First

The journey of finding your power, when taken in earnest, changes you from the inside out. It changes all that you say, do, think and feel about yourself, your relationships and life's circumstances. At first blush, the concept may sound a little foreign. But, once you commence the journey to …