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Giada De Laurentiis's 20 Most Popular Pasta Recipes You Need in Your Life

This year's best ghost and horror stories to read on Halloween

On the eve of Halloween, Tim Martin scares himself witless with a survey of the year’s best horror stories<p>As killer clowns stalk the headlines and the techno-horrors of Black Mirror and Westworld captivate audiences, some of the most chilling stories of the books season turn out to be hundreds – if …

Why do Finnish pupils succeed with less homework?

<b>How do Finnish youngsters spend less time in school, get less homework and still come out with some of the best results in the world?</b><p>The question gets to the heart of a lot of parental angst about hard work and too much pressure on children in school.<p>Parents facing all those kitchen table arguments …

Education

20 board games that are actually fun for the whole family

Family game nights deserve to be met with more enthusiasm and less groaning. But it’s high time we all admit that the old standbys of our childhoods …

These Are the Four Stages of Your Brain on Math

Have you ever wondered what your brain is really doing as you sweat your way through a math test? Now you can see for yourself, thanks to a new brain …

The Summer Reading Guide: New Arrivals, Plus the Classics that Will Never Do You Wrong

Every summer shepherds in a wealth of can’t-put-it-down reads, some inarguably lighter than others. Below, you’ll find some of our favorites from the …

Literature

Lemon Blueberry Quick Bread

<i>A moist, rich, delicious lemon blueberry quick bread baked in mini loaf pans; kind of a cross between a blueberry muffin and a blueberry coffee cake.</i> …

Dessert

Traditional Irish Soda Bread

For the Feast of St. Brigid today or the Feast of St. Patrick later or any of our wonderful Irish saints. This recipe is so easy, I usually have it …

Relieve Hip and Lower Back Pain With This Piriformis Release Technique

Photo: Kai Wheeler.<p><b>Hip and lower back pain can be super irritating.</b> The type of radiating discomfort that so many people (surfers especially) …

Pain

Handcrafted Miniature Worlds by Secret Wood – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

Hilarious Short Animation Shows the Random Ways You Can Die in Space

This short animation <i>Death in Space</i> by Thomas Lucas is a collection of two-second scenes that show people dying in space in the most random ways. It’s …

Salted Caramel Layer Cake | Williams-Sonoma Taste

How do you make a three-layer yellow cake even more festive? By slathering it with a buttercream frosting infused with delicious salted caramel, of course. The recipe makes more salted caramel than you will need, but the leftovers will keep in the fridge for a few weeks. Gently reheated, it’s …

Dessert

5 Rules for Improvising When Baking

Dig into the comments on the Epicurious recipes, and one thing is immediately apparent: Epi readers love our recipes, but even more, they love to …

Good Bread Takes Time (a Whole Lot of Precious Time)

You know that George Harrison song <i>I've Got My Mind Set on You</i>? It goes something like, "It's gonna take time, a whole lot of precious time / It's …

It Turns Out It’s Almost Impossible To Draw A Bicycle

Italian designer Gianluca Gimini asks people to draw bicycles, then turns them into comical digital renderings.<p>Quick. Draw a bike. Don’t look at one first, just draw one. Done? Okay, now step back and look at your bike. It’s total garbage, isn’t it? It’s not just you. Turns out that basically no …

The bleak and charming cyberpunk art of Josan Gonzalez

Josan Gonzalez’s future is the kind of dystopia you want to hang out in.<p>The Spanish illustrator is currently in the midst of crowdfunding a second book in his series, <i>The Future is Now</i>, and it’s the kind of grimy cyberpunk world where everyone seems to feature some kind of robotic augmentation and …

Here's the Table Of Contents For Ann and Jeff Vandermeer's Amazing Big Book of Science Fiction

A couple of years ago, Ann and Jeff Vandermeer put out a request for recommendations: they were putting together a survey anthology of short science …

A new mural in Cairo covers more than 40 buildings. The result is stunning.

The streets of the Cairo suburb Manshiyat Naser, nicknamed "Garbage City," are lined with trash, and the people who live there — Coptic Christians who make their living sorting through it and recycling anything they can — are called zabaleen, or "garbage people."<p>But the sides of more than 40 …

Watch this ridiculous, epic new trailer for Final Fantasy XV

If you were on the fence about <i>Final Fantasy XV</i>, the latest trailer might just change your mind. The new clip shows the game at its most epic and bizarre, jumping back and forth between awe-inspiring battles and strange, personal moments. There are familiar <i>FF</i> sights like chocobos and airships, but …

An 'Adventure Time' Clone Army and Other Hallucinogenic GIFs

It's like Picasso, Miró, and Pen Ward took acid and had a baby.<p>Thousands of cartoon faces undulate like waves on the ocean, smiling, laughing, and morphing in a neverending loop. It's a friendly face, Finn the Human from beloved animated show <i>Adventure Time</i>—but wait, looking closer it appears that …

Wintergatan - Marble Machine (music instrument using 2000 marbles)

The House on Pine Street is the Greatest Haunted House Flick We’ve Seen in Years (Review)

<i>Written by: Matt Molgaard</i><p><b>Directed by</b>: Aaron and Austin Keeling<p><b>Cast</b>: Emily Goss, Taylor Bottles, Cathy Barnett, Jim Korinke<p>Sitting and waiting for a …

Horror

Breakfast Cookies: Your New Favorite Way To Eat Oats

If you’re going to eat cookies for breakfast, why not make them relatively healthy with some wholesome grains?<p>Pack a couple of these fiber-filled …

Breakfast

Real St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake | Creative Culinary

<i>Nothing but the real thing will do. Real St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake is a yeast bread layer topped with the namesake ‘gooey’ layer. Walk away from</i> …

We Asked a Philosopher Whether or Not It’s OK to Do Drugs

What would John Stewart Mill say about weed? Are psychedelics OK if they expand your mind? Are drugs a bad thing from a moral standpoint? We asked an expert.<p>Peg O' Connor has made thinking about drugs her life's work. Her blog, "Philosophy Stirred, Not Shaken," puts some of the greatest questions …

Scientists find evidence of mathematical structures in classic books

Researchers at Poland’s Institute of Nuclear Physics found complex ‘fractal’ patterning of sentences in literature, particularly in James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake, which resemble ‘ideal’ maths seen in nature<p>James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake has been described as many things, from a masterpiece to …

Mathematics

Holly Fox Uses Cookies As Confectionary Canvases for Colorful Art

Artist Holly Fox creates colorful confections that are a feast for the eyes (and stomach, of course). Using eccentric cookie cutters to her advantage, Fox has been illustrating her very own cookies for the past five years, and she recently started selling them on Etsy. Whether she's baking …

Art

27 Baking Infographics that All Bakers Need

Cookies, Cakes, and Cinnamon rolls are a bakers delight. But do you know why your cookies never seem to turn out just right? Or why trying to bake …

The best fiction books of 2015

<b>1. The Story of the Lost Child</b>by Elena Ferrante (Europa, $18)<p>Elena Ferrante's latest work completes a quartet of novels that just might rank as "the …

Books