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These are the best books for learning modern statistics—and they’re all free

Statistics came well before computers. It would be very different if it were the other way around.<p>The stats most people learn in high school or college come from the time when computations were done with pen and paper. “Statistics were constrained by the computational technology available at the …

A ‘Game Changer’ for Patients With Irregular Heart Rhythm

The patients were gravely ill, their hearts scarred by infections or heart attacks. In each, the electrical system that maintains a regular heartbeat had been short-circuited.<p>They suffered frequent bursts of rapid heartbeats, which can end in sudden death. The condition kills an estimated 325,000 …

Washington University in St. Louis

17 Board Games Every Adult Needs In Their Life

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Board Games

Gaslighting: The 'perfect' romance that became a nightmare

<b>Nicole spent years living with a charming man, but she always seemed to be doing something wrong. Eventually she began to realise that it wasn't her that was the problem, it was him - and when she met one of his previous girlfriends, Elizabeth, everything made sense. Here Nicole tells her story,</b> …

The only 10 curry recipes you'll ever need

<b>National Curry Week</b> begins today with events taking place across the country to celebrate one of <b>Britain's most popular dishes</b>.<p>In order to inspire us, the chef and food writer <b></b><b>Maunika Gowardhan</b> has shared her top 10 recipes for the perfect Indian feast. She has included classics such as Tandoori and …

Curries

A Cake You Can Take With You Anywhere

Over the years, and almost without meaning to, I have become an obsessive collector — not of objects but of recipes. I have accumulated boxes’ and files’ worth. I search for them casually in print and online, and relentlessly, determinedly and often shamelessly when I’m out, whether close to home …

Recipes

Memo: Make Jamie Oliver’s Crazy, Genius One-Pot Chicken ASAP

Jamie Oliver has been known to do otherworldly things with chicken, given a few strident ingredients and enough time in a single pot. But this time, somehow, you have to do even less to get there.<p>This summery chicken-tomato-mélange's miraculous qualities have all the hallmarks of a braise—the …

Jamie Oliver

1967 war: Six days that changed the Middle East

<b>Fifty years ago, war broke out between Israel and its neighbours. The conflict lasted just six days but its effect would last to the present day.</b><p>At the end of 1948, Israel's Arab neighbours had invaded to try to destroy the new state, and failed. The Egyptian army had been beaten, but a force …

Cheddar, cider and mustard macaroni cheese

One of the endless British spins on macaroni cheese. This works with whisky, too.<p>SERVES<p>4<p>INGREDIENTS<p>35g butter<br>• 50g flour<br>• 400ml full-fat milk<br>• 100ml dry cider<br>• 3 tsp English mustard<br>• 150g strong cheddar, grated<br>• 2 tbsp double cream (optional)<br>• 250g macaroni<p>METHOD<p>Preheat the oven to 200C/ gas mark 6.<p>Melt the …

Stephen Harris: curl up with a bowl of home-made pasta this weekend

On holiday in Tuscany back in the early Nineties I witnessed a passionate debate in a bar. My friends and I were there to watch the football and I suspected the dispute was about the match. Unsure, I asked the waiter what they were talking about. He said: “They are arguing about ragù.” Twenty-five …

The 50 best shows to see at the 2016 Edinburgh Festival and Fringe

From Alistair McGowan to Youssou N’Dour – our critics pick the 50 gigs guaranteed to make Edinburgh rock<p>Comedy<p><b>Alistair McGowan: 12th Impressions</b><p>He’s really good at impressions – but you knew that, and he’s not giving up on them yet. Expect Andy Murray, John Bishop, “football’s man of the moment” …

The Easiest Bread Recipe of All Time

You'll need just five ingredients and 55 minutes.<p>Baking bread at home sounds good in theory—that delicious smell!—but in practice, it can be enough of a pain to make you not even consider doing it. Kneading? Letting it rise? Meh. I'd rather be running.<p>This recipe, however, is so, so, so easy. There …

Holiday guide to Alsace, France, including Strasbourg

Photograph: Alamy<p>La Maison des Tanneurs.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/9/4/1441366613105/8da8c102-c396-4a70-b3f6-df92210ceafc-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Alamy<p>La Maison des …

Simple Yet Stunning Crochet Button Flowers - Cretíque

The very best crafts are all about making something amazing from little to nothing at all. That’s why we’re so excited to share these <b>easy crochet</b> …

Mixed Signals: Why People Misunderstand Each Other

The psychological quirks that make it tricky to get an accurate read on someone's emotions<p>In her new book <i>No One Understands You and What To Do About It</i>, Heidi Grant Halvorson tells readers a story about her friend, Tim. When Tim started a new job as a manager, one of his top priorities was …

Psychology

How To Backup WhatsApp On Google Drive; Latest Update Lets Users Save Old Conversations

WhatsApp users will be pleased to know that the days of losing their app histories will soon be over. Users will be able to back up conversations, …

21 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Your Kindle

<b>F-READ-OM.</b>

eReaders

10 insanely realistic Sims and Sim City creations

Virtual reality isn't real enough for some <i>Sims</i> and <i>Sim City</i> fans.<p>The simulation video game franchises let users simulate real life, creating …

Play a Microsoft-made HTML5 version of Settlers of Catan in your browser right now

There’s no app version of Settlers of Catan — the island building board game beloved by geeks worldwide — for Windows Phone, although its iOS and …

Trion Worlds CEO Talks 'ArcheAge': 'It's A Big Bet. We Think It's A Good Bet'

In part 1 of this interview with Forbes.com, Trion Worlds CEO Scott Hartsman discussed the rise of free to play mechanics in massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMOs), and how his company adapted by making its flagship games – Rift and Defiance – free to play after launch. In part 2, …