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How to delete yourself from the Internet

Data breaches. Identity theft. Bank fraud. Every week, we read a fearsome new headline about cybercrime. Reputable services fall victim to anonymous hackers. Ransomware holds random computer user’s files hostage. And what about those websites that track your every move, targeting you with …

Information Systems

The country that pioneered wellness is adopting cannabis as a cure

Zurich, Switzerland<p>For centuries, Switzerland has led the way when it comes to what we now call “wellness,” peddling the healing powers of crisp Alpine air, clear blue skies, and fine Swiss botanicals.<p>In the 1800s, Alexander Spengler, a German refugee working as a country doctor in the remote …

Cannabis

Daughters of Unloving Mothers: 7 Common Wounds

Source: Chamille White.Shutterstock<p>In the years since I researched and wrote <i>Mean Mothers</i>, I’ve talked to women about our shared experiences. Every …

Psychology

Cannabis Targets Receptors in the Amygdala Linked to Anxiety

An international group of researchers led by Vanderbilt University has discovered for the first time that there are cannabinoid receptors in the …

Neuroscience

30 Easy Vegetarian Weeknight Dinners — Recipes from The Kitchn

When we hear vegetarian dinners, you know what comes to mind? Luscious veggies, tender beans, rich broths, flavorful sauces, and great textures. …

Cooking

Using These 2 Words a Lot Could Signal Depression or Anxiety

Maybe that friend who can't stop talking about herself isn't just a narcissist after all.<p>Sometimes, depression can be obvious—say, if a person …

Psychology

The One Mistake Everyone Makes When Cooking Rice

Cooking rice on the stovetop or in the oven can prove surprisingly difficult. But unless you have a rice cooker or a pressure cooker (such as the …

Eight things you can do now that might reduce your odds of dementia later

It's a safe bet that you'd like to avoid getting Alzheimer's. But you probably haven't done the one thing that could make you five times more likely to reach the age of 85 without getting the disease and 7.5 times more likely to have suffered no memory loss or other major cognitive decline.<p>Don't …

Which Lens Should I Buy (Part 1): Advice for Beginners Who Just Moved up from a Point-&-Shoot

People often ask me, “What sort of lens should I buy as my second lens?” and my answer is always the same: “What sort of pictures would you like to …

10 cheap and healthy weeknight recipes anyone can master

We’ve all been there — it’s been a tough day at the office and the last thing you want to think about is what you’re going to eat for dinner. Having …

21 Restaurant Copycat Recipes

You're craving your favorite restaurant meal, but not the drive, the wait or the bill. Make it yourself! Home cooks are serving up their best …

Cooking

This Swiss Hotel Room Has No Walls, But That's a Good Thing

At 6,463 feet above sea level in the mountains of Graubünden, you'll find amazing views—and a one-of-a-kind hotel experience.<p>A new concept from the …

Hospitality

The Best Island In Hawaii Has Been Hiding In Plain Sight

The major Hawaiian islands all have their calling cards. On Oahu, it's Waikiki and the famed North Shore. On Kauai, it's the breathtaking Na Pali coast. Maui has Haleakala and the Road to Hana. And on the Big Island, it's a scientific trifecta of volcanoes, climate zones and astronomy.<p>With that …

Hawaii

Seven everyday foods that pack a powerful punch

Forget the seven wonders of the world – how about the seven natural health wonders, instead.<p>“Coming from every corner of the globe, these wonders …

Vegan Meal Plan: A Week of Delicious Breakfasts, Lunches, and Dinners

When Kenji launched this year's Vegan Experience, reader Double_J left a comment requesting a little help mapping out what a week of vegan eating looks like. Well, Double_J, your wish is our command. Below, you'll find a meal plan for each day, including hearty breakfasts, lunches, snacks, and …

Healthy Eating

Crazy Good Mini Cranberry Cheesecakes

No Bake Cranberry Orange Cheesecakes are perfect for any holiday gathering. Bright flavors of the Fall and Winter seasons meld together into terrific bites of bliss.<p>Here I go again with the mini desserts. I just can't help myself! There's something just SO elegant about rows of petite serving cups, …

Dessert

Where the Insiders Eat During Paris Fashion Week

Paris Fashion Week

23 Short Stories You'll Want To Read Over And Over Again

And again and again.

Lemon Cream Scones Are Breakfast Perfection

Lemon cream scones are everything you'd ever want in a scone - light, bright, and sweet as can be. A perfect way to start the day!<p>When I think of brunch, I always think of scones -- cream scones, tender and lightly sweet, are the best part of any brunch. I am counting on these lemon cream scones, …

Breakfast
Cooking

17 Cobblers, Crumbles, Crisps, and Buckles That Make Us Want to Eat All the Berries and Crumbs

With so many berries to choose from, why not make a cobbler, crisp, crumble, or buckle? Here are 18 so good you'll want to dig well below the crumbly top layer and polish off the whole thing.<p><b>When someone shows up to a party with a truly beautiful berry cobbler,</b> crumble, buckle, or crisp, our jaws …

Baking

These Are The Best Restaurants In America, According To A Group Of Hardcore Gourmets

What's the best restaurant in America?<p>Is it The French Laundry in Yountville, California? Or Le Bernardin in New York? Maybe Joel Robuchon at the Mansion in Las Vegas?<p>Not according to the elite corps of gourmets who vote on Opinionated About Dining's annual list of the country's best restaurants. …

Top 10

8 Awesome Salads to Bring to a BBQ

Don't know what to bring to that Memorial Day BBQ? These crowd-pleasing salads have been tested and perfected, and are bound to be the most talked-about dishes at the party.<p><b>1. Black Bean Salad with Chipotle Honey Vinaigrette</b><p>Perfect for a summer BBQ, this is one of those crowd-pleasing, make-ahead …

Healthy Eating

GreyMatters App Aims To Help People Connect With Loved Ones Suffering From Dementia

Frieda Rozbruch was always a smart, capable, self-reliant woman. She survived the Holocaust, spoke seven languages and cooked up nine-course meals for the Sabbath each week. After the war, she and her husband immigrated to America on the SS Independence with their two young sons in 1953. She had …

7 Vegetarian Dinners Even Carnivores Will Devour

Whether you are expecting a vegetarian guest or just want to mix up your family's dinner routine, you'll wow everyone with these meatless meals.<p><b>1. White Bean Ragout</b><p>A quick ragout of white beans, sweet cherry tomatoes and fresh herbs in a robustly flavored broth makes a satisfying vegetarian main …

Cooking

This Ingredient Takes Sweet Potato Fries to the Next Level

<i>By Sarah-Jane Bedwell</i>, SELF<p><i>photo: Romulo A Yanes</i><p>Did you know that when they're cooked, sweet potatoes' immune-boosting vitamin C content increases, to nearly a quarter of what you need in a day? That's why we're such a fan of crispy sweet potato fries--simply baked or roasted with a little salt and …

Food