Cristina Georgescu

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19 Books To Read If You Loved The "Harry Potter" Series

Maybe you'll never find a book better than Harry Potter, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy reading other novels about magic, friendship, and adventure.

10 Things We're Obsessed With In May

Some things are just ... better<p><i>This article was originally published in the May 2015 issue of</i> Popular Science, <i>under the title "Obsessed.”</i>

The Age of Adaline Charms and Surprises, Thanks in Part to Harrison Ford

The new immortality romance The Age of Adaline, opening Friday, is made up of many seemingly discordant elements. But interesting casting and a defiant oddball streak make it worthy counter-programming.<p><i>The Age of Adaline</i> is a curious creation. Both earnest romantic melodrama and science-fiction …

10 Tested and Perfected Classic Southern Recipes

There's something deeply satisfying about Southern cooking. From red velvet cupcakes to buttermilk biscuits, these classic recipes won't disappoint!<p><b>1. Red Velvet Cupcakes</b><p>With their subtle chocolate flavor, deep mahogany color and lavish swirl of cream cheese frosting on top, who could possibly …

Celebrate Hubble's 25th Birthday With 26 Of Its Most Gorgeous Images

A Gallery Of Photos Curated By The Person Who Made Most Of Them<p>Twenty-five years ago today, Hubble launched into space, nestled in the bay of the Space Shuttle <i>Discovery</i>. Over those years, the space telescope produced the most inspiring images of the cosmos we humans had ever seen.<p>A great many of …

7 Psychological Tricks for Getting More Work Done

Being more productive starts with willpower and discipline. Here are seven mind tricks for becoming more productive and disciplined.<p>We all wish we could get more work done in less time. If we were more productive, we'd have a better chance at getting that raise, we'd have more personal time to do …

Time Management

Do your genes determine your entire life? | Julian Baggini

Some scientists claim that new discoveries have proved free will is an illusion. Nonsense, says Julian Baggini<p>Whenever you read stories about identical twins separated at birth, they tend to follow the template set by the most remarkable of them all: the “two Jims”. James Springer and James Lewis …

Genetics

Grapefruit Pie {4 Ingredient Recipe!}

<b>Note: This post includes a long story that has nothing to do with the recipe. Please scroll to the bottom to get my grapefruit pie recipe!</b><p>It was the …

Flaming Lips

10 Historical Photos and Stories of Drag Queens

"Queens," or men who defy gender norms and dress as women, have always been present in the LGBTQ community and pop culture. Their journey has been long, but as a society we have progressed to a level of acceptance which has unfortunately not always been a part of our culture.<p>We acknowledge that not …

6 Insanely Good Sweets for Your Super Bowl Party

<b>1. Chocolate Cupcakes with Creamy Chocolate Frosting</b><p>These are the <i>best</i> chocolate cupcakes: the cake portion of the recipe is adapted from Magnolia Bakery in NYC and the frosting comes from Cook's Illustrated. Together, they make an old-fashioned chocolate cupcake that is sweet enough for children …

Loving foster homes repaired brain damage of Romanian orphans

Harvard University has found that Romanian orphans suffered serious brain damage<p>The haunting images of Romanian orphans staring blankly through the bars of their cots was one of the most disturbing legacies of Nicolae Ceausescu’s regime.<p>However new research suggests the youngsters were not only …

Harvard

10 Dishes Every Beginner Cook Should Master

What's the best dish for a beginner cook to try? We asked star chefs from all over the country for their recommendations. Here’s what they had to say.<p>…

18 Libraries Every Book Lover Should Visit In Their Lifetime

If you love books, libraries are some of the most spectacular buildings in the world.<p>To celebrate these monumentally important buildings, we've complied a list of the most magnificent libraries on the planet.<p>From a library hidden in the forests of Beijing to one in Egypt that was designed like a …

The Scary Truth About Chicken

Monster chickens are taking over the supermarket. Be very, very afraid …<p>Drive down Byrd Road off Route 113 in Pocomoke City, Maryland, past the transfer station and into the driveway of Carole and Frank Morison's poultry farm, and you'll find two long yellow chicken houses. From 1985 to 2008, those …

Red meat triggers toxic immune reaction which causes cancer, scientists find

Scientists at the University of California discovered that the human body views red meat as a foreign invader and launches an immune response<p>Red meat has been linked to cancer for decades, with research suggesting that eating large amounts of pork, beef or lamb raises the risk of deadly tumours.<p>But …

The Best Recipes That Came From Food Bloggers In 2014

If there's one thing the world doesn't need more of, it's food bloggers. The Internet is packed -- stuffed and basically bursting at the seams -- with thousands upon thousands of food blogs. After a while, they all sort of look the same and if you spend too much time browsing, you run the risk of …

'You Cut, I Choose': A Protocol For Breaking Up With Partners

<i>Vlad Stan is the CEO and Founder of StartupKit.</i><p>It was the winter of 2007 around Christmas time. I was about to receive one of the most beautiful presents I’d ever gotten.<p>Many founders dream to build a company and make an exit. I was negotiating with Sanoma Hearst on an acquisition of the company I …

Why You Self-Sabotage and What You Can do About It

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>Are things going relatively well for you? Have people told you, you are doing a good job?<p>“It's both terrifyingly interesting and interestingly terrifying”According to VICE, TNW Conference is quite the eventFIND OUT WHY<p>Do you want to ruin all of …

10 Ways to Tone Up Without Killing Yourself at the Gym

<i>Every Monday we tap an industry expert for tips that only insiders know. This week Brooke Siler, Pilates pioneer and author of 'The New York Times' best-seller 'The Pilates Body: The Ultimate At-Home Guide to Strengthening, Lengthening and Toning Your Body- Without Machines', explains that it is</i> …

Sweden Just Slashed Interest Rates To Zero In Fight To Get Out Of Deflation

It's a rare move. Normally, central banks that want to boost their economies and fuel a bit of inflation like to keep their interest rate nominally above zero — at 0.25% or 0.5% — to maintain the fig leaf that they're <i>not</i> targeting a "no-interest" interest rate. Being just above zero still gives you …

Here's Why You Need To Get To Know Burmese Food

Of all the Asian cuisines that have spread over the globe, Burmese food hasn't gotten the attention it deserves. There's a more than understandable explanation for this, given that the country was isolated for almost 50 years due to a repressive military dictatorship. As the "second-most isolated …

Everyone Loves This Story Of How An Autistic Kid Became Best Friends With Siri

The story of the relationship is the subject of a long piece in this week's New York Times Magazine.<p>Lots of people are talking about the story on Twitter.<p>Here are some tweets collected Techmeme:<p>Steve Jobs biographer Walt Isaacson tweeted, " This is why I love the New York Times."<br>• Derek Willis wrote, …

Ancient Cult Complex Discovered In Israel Dates Back 3,300 Years, May Be Temple Of Baal

Archaeologists working in Israel have discovered an "ancient cult complex," where people who lived thousands of years ago might have worshipped a Canaanite “storm god” known as Baal.<p>The complex was unearthed at the archaeological site of Tel Burna, located near the Israeli city of Kiryat Gat. It's …