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42 Dutch Oven Recipes for Braises, Bread, and More

Is your Dutch oven collecting dust in a corner? It's time to dust it off and give it some love with one of these 42 hearty recipes.

Cooking

Manly Quotes | 80+ Quotes on Men & Manhood | The Art of Manliness

When putting together our two paperback books, we sought to pepper the text in each with quotes about men and manhood. What we quickly discovered was …

Back to School Sandwich-less Lunch Ideas

Back to School is coming! If you need help organizing check out these two posts Back to School Organization and then this post My Back to School …

15 Things Introverts Want You To Know

Personality

Ten Simple Things You Can Do to Be Happier, Backed by Science

Happiness is so interesting, because we all have different ideas about what it is and how to get it. I would love to be happier—as I’m sure most …

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25 Ways to Win With Watermelon

There’s something about watermelon—it just isn’t summer without it. But you can do more than just serve it in wedges or in a fruit salad. Paired with basil and feta, it becomes a savory salad, and paired with vodka it becomes…well, the best cocktail to round out the summer months. So, for National …

Recipes

The 4 Weapons Of Exceptional Creative Leaders

Charles Day outlines four perhaps unexpected but effective weapons that the best creative leaders use in their battle for creativity and profitability.<p>For the leader of a company powered by creativity, the difficulties of navigating today’s complex marketplace are compounded by the fact that, in …

Reed Hastings

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

The editors at Amazon.com recently came out with a list of the Best Books of 2013 So Far, which ranks the best books released between January and June 2013.<p>"Customers looking for great summer reads will find an eclectic selection on the list this year, from the very best fiction to compelling …

Books

What is graphene? Here’s what you need to know about a material that could be the next silicon

Advertisement<p>21 Comments<p>Graphene, an emerging material that could change the way electronic components are made and help computing performance …

Engineering

What We Did Before the Internet

I have absolutely no idea how I'm going to explain to my future kids what life was like before the Internet. Those stories of a pre-YouTube, …

Late nights 'sap children's brain power'

<b>Late nights and lax bedtime routines can blunt young children's minds, research suggests.</b><p>The findings on sleep patterns and brain power come from a UK study of more than 11,000 seven-year-olds.<p>Youngsters who had no regular bedtime or who went to bed later than 21:00 had lower scores for reading and …

University College London

When Hunter S. Thompson Penned Rolling Stone's Rejection Letters

If you're going to get this kind of rejection letter it might as well be penned by Hunter S. Thompson. <i>Rolling Stone</i> should keep this on file to send …

Hunter S. Thompson

How Meditation Works

Mindfulness meditation is having a moment in the West, and with it some compelling reasons to understand and try it.<p>NicoleAbalde/Flickr<p><i>Mindfulness meditation</i>. Chances are that you've either heard or seen (or rolled your eyes at) these words in recent months, as studies, celebrity endorsements, and …

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

The Best Beers to Drink This Summer

<b>Summer beer-drinking</b> is an entirely different concept than winter beer-drinking. When icy Old Man Winter takes hold, we instinctively reach for the liquid equivalent of comfort food: burly porters, barrel-aged stouts, and other hearty brews that fill our stomachs and warm our chests. But by the …

Alcohol

The Lethal Presidency of Barack Obama

Sure, we as a nation have always killed people. A lot of people. But no president has ever waged war by killing enemies one by one, targeting them individually for execution, wherever they are. The Obama administration has taken pains to tell us, over and over again, that they are careful, …

Al-Qaeda

Interactive Map of North American English Dialects

In his free time, linguist Rick Aschmann collected a treasure trove of information on the English dialects of North America on his website, North …

Hand-Drawn Chart: Quality of Sex vs. Firmness of Surface

* Recently, a poll found that people have a tough time having sex on memory-foam mattresses. (Perhaps unsurprisingly, the poll was conducted by a company that manufactures spring mattresses.) Some respondents likened their frustrated screwing to being "stuck in quicksand."<p><i>For a bigger, even easier</i> …

Polling