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9 Really Long Classic Novels You Should Finally Get Through This Summer

With nothing on the agenda but sun and fun, vacations offer the perfect time to read lengthy books you'd never get to tackle otherwise. On the list …

Literature

Our favorite cheap eats in the Bay Area

One could argue that the Bay Area has so many food options, it could be easy to never revisit an eatery.<p>But let's face it, we all fall into a pattern of gravitating to places that are unpretentious, close to home and easy on the wallet.<p>Take a look above at some of the cheap eats beloved by members …

New York Style

Vitamins and antioxidants: some supplements linked to increased risk of death

Not only are vitamin and mineral supplements a waste of money, they can in some instances actually harm the body, an international study has concluded.<p>Researchers at the University of Toronto conducted a meta-analysis of all published randomised controlled trials that looked at the effects of …

Holistic Medicine

A Physicist Has Proposed a Grim Explanation For Why We Never See Aliens

The fault in our stars.<p>The Universe is so unimaginably big, and it's positively teeming with an almost infinite supply of potentially life-giving …

Universe

16 Things Marcella Hazan Taught Us About Cooking

It's been almost three years since Marcella Hazan's passing, but her flame still burns bright. The legendary Italian author of groundbreaking …

The Pasta Sauce Hailed as the World's Best Is Surprisingly Easy to Make at Home

Just as Julia Child changed the way Americans felt about French cooking, Marcella Hazan changed the way they felt about Italian cooking. And though …

Six of the best one-pot meals

Borlotti, parsley and bread soup (pictured above)<p>Prep <b>20 min</b><br>Cook <b>1 hr 30 min</b><br>Serves <b>6-8</b><p><b>6 tbsp olive oil</b><b><br>3 red onions</b>, peeled and finely chopped<b><br>5 garlic cloves</b>, peeled and finely chopped<b><br>3 carrots</b>, roughly chopped<b><br>2 heads celery</b>,outer branches removed, hearts roughly chopped<b><br>1 bunch parsley leaves</b>, roughly …

Recipes

Exercising for 20 minutes-a-day cuts risk of developing depression by one third

Exercising for 20 minutes a day cuts the risk of developing depression by one third, and could save the British economy billions, the biggest ever study has shown.<p>The NHS currently spends £7.5 billion tackling depression each year, including £266 million on antidepressants alone.<p>But a major new …

The Myth of 'Learning Styles'

A popular theory that some people learn better visually or aurally keeps getting debunked.<p>In the early ‘90s, a New Zealand man named Neil Fleming decided to sort through something that had puzzled him during his time monitoring classrooms as a school inspector. In the course of watching 9,000 …

Pedagogy

Baby wet wipes 'cause food allergy', new study warns

Parents should avoid using infant wipes and thoroughly wash soap off their babies to reduce the risk of childhood food allergies, scientists have warned.<p>Researchers have hailed a “major advance” in understanding what causes the complaints after tests revealed links between skin damage and …

Biomedicine

You are not alone

Loneliness is worse for you than smoking, and more harmful than obesity. As the number of lonely people in the UK swells, we investigate why feeling …

Could it be your gut keeping you awake at night?

When we lie awake at night, unable to sleep, we usually blame stress, depression, anxiety, adrenaline or the memory of something stupid we said in 2003. But what if our guts were actually the culprit? What if the trillions of microbes sitting in our small intestines – known collectively as the …

Cream Cheese

Crispy lamb with lemony flageolet beans and roast tomatoes - delicious. magazine

INGREDIENTS<p>200g dried flageolet beans<br>• 2 tsp sea salt, plus extra to season<br>• 6-7 large fresh rosemary sprigs<br>• 2kg British lamb shoulder<br>• 400g cherry …

Tomatoes

Celebrate Lunar New Year with dumplings, noodles, meatballs and more

<i>Chef and cookbook author Hsiao-Ching Chou is sharing a few of her favorite Lunar New Year recipes from her book "Chinese Soul Food: A Friendly Guide for Homemade Dumplings, Stir-Fries, Soups, and More."</i><p>The Chinese hardly need a reason to gather for a feast, because sharing a meal is so intrinsic to …

Magical Apple Cider Monkey Bread + Giveaway

I have been counting down the months for the release of Jerrelle Guy’s first cookbook, <i>Black</i> <i>Girl Baking</i>, since last autumn! We’ve had a preview of the …

Dessert

Here's how to stop an argument with a narcissist from spinning out of control

Narcissists tend to be incapable of something called "object constancy." This means they struggle to have positive feelings at the same time as negative ones.<p>For example, once they are fired up for a fight, they can be incredibly cruel, because all they can comprehend in the moment are feelings of …

10 Foods from Israel You Should Know About That Aren’t Hummus

North Africa

What Is Labneh? What to Know About This Middle Eastern Dish

Move over, Greek yogurt.<p>February 06, 2018<p>If you've read any of my articles before, then you'll know I'm a proud Middle Eastern girl. And that I …

Breakfast

The best documentaries on YouTube about your favourite writers

Haven’t you always wanted to enter the mind behind your favourite novel? Writers are shy, reclusive and drink nervewracking amounts of coffee – they’re not easy to get to know. If you have designs on becoming one, you may want an insight on their process, their obsessions and how they sculpt their …

Neuroscience: This Simple 10-Minute Exercise Will Give Your Brain an Immediate and Lasting Boost | Inc.com

There are times when we need to have all our brain cells working at their very best to help us make the right decision, or solve a difficult problem, or do well on a test or examination. But, as we all know, our minds sometimes seem to have a life of their own -- underperforming when we most need …

The Brain

Buy a cat, stay up late, don't drink: top 10 writers’ tips on writing

Over the past year, Helen Gordon and I have been putting together Being a Writer, a collection of musings, tips and essays from some of our favourite authors about the business of writing, ranging from the time of Samuel Johnson and Grub Street, to the age of Silicon Roundabout and Lorrie …

Creative Writing

Japanese souffle Cheesecake

Leave the cream cheese at room temperature to soften. *1<p>Prepare the 17cm(or 7”) in diameter and 7.5cm(or 3”) tall round cake tin. Spread unsalted …

Our Most Popular Slow Cooker Recipes of 2017

There are few things the almighty Crock-Pot can't tackle, but above all else it makes getting dinner on the table a whole lot more manageable on busy …

The best whisky for Christmas and New Year 2017

The Scots have an appealingly philosophical way of looking at weather. You can hear it in that most consolingly poetic, dram-half-full of popular Scottish sayings: “Today’s rain is tomorrow’s whisky.”<p>Poetry and philosophy only goes so far in the Scotch whisky business, however. The truth is that …

Whiskey

Features | Delicious spuds and sides

Nailing your roast potatoes, red cabbage or stuffing is a brilliant way to elevate your Christmas dinner. Whether you’re looking for a clever way to …

Crockpot Sticky Chicken

This Crockpot Sticky Chicken turns a beautiful gorgeous brown color and is so moist and delicious. Be sure you know how your slow cooker works before …

Cooking

Increased Hours Online Correlate With An Uptick In Teen Depression, Suicidal Thoughts

A study published Tuesday in the journal <i>Clinical Psychological Science</i> finds that increased time spent with popular electronic devices — whether a computer, cell phone or tablet — might have contributed to an uptick in symptoms of depression and suicidal thoughts over the last several years among …

Depression

Four recipes for classic quick pasta sauces

Basil pesto<p>Don’t skimp on the nuts and cheese here. To use as a pasta sauce, spoon the pesto into a large bowl and add just-cooked, drained pasta.<i><br>Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat by Samin Nosrat, (Canongate)</i><p><b>Makes about 400g</b><br>175ml extra virgin olive oil<br>About 2 big bunches fresh basil leaves, roughly chopped<br>1-2 …

Italian Food

John Crowley's new epic 'Ka' is a late masterpiece in a stellar fantasy career

Neil Gaiman calls John Crowley's best-known novel, "Little, Big," "one of my favourite books in the world." Michael Chabon claims Crowley as an inspiration for his own work, alongside Borges, Steven Millhauser and Thomas Pynchon, "writers who can dwell between worlds." Other fans include the late …

Slow Cooker Pork Chop Stroganoff Recipe

Reviews(51)<p>★★★★★<p>Yummly User<p>★★★★★<p>Dean Finley 5 days ago<p>★★★★★<p>Excellent! I added a whole, chopped red onion on top of the mushrooms and deglazed the pan …