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For Serious Writers Only: Why Most People Won’t Succeed at Writing

If You Think Writing is D****d Difficult, You’re On the Right Track<b>“I am irritated by my own writing. I am like a violinist whose ear is true, but</b> …

Creative Writing

These Fascinating History Podcasts Will Make You Fall In Love With The Past

<b>Last Updated: May 2nd</b><p>A great podcast is all about being able to tell a great story. The medium thrives on masterful storytellers recounting and analyzing a moment in time that may have been forgotten or misread. It’s all about weaving threads together and adding insight along the way. That’s why …

Podcasting

How Enslaved Chefs Helped Shape American Cuisine

“We need to forget about this so we can heal,” said an elderly white woman, as she left my lecture on the history of enslaved cooks and their …

Black History

150,000 Stone Tools Found in North America Add More Evidence That We're Wrong About The First Settlers

Show this to your history teacher.<p>Until recently, if you asked most experts when the first human beings arrived and settled in North America, you'd …

Anthropology

Why I teach math through knitting

One snowy January day, I asked a classroom of college students to tell me the first word that came to mind when they thought about mathematics. The …

Mathematics

Drinking full-fat milk could protect against strokes, study suggests

Drinking full-fat milk could lead to a longer life by protecting against strokes, scientists have suggested.<p>While conventional diet advice has for decades dictated that skimmed and semi-skimmed milk is much healthier for us than full-fat milk, a study suggests that the opposite may be …

Nutrition

Brown Butter Applesauce

Applesauce in just 15 minutes? Thanks to the Instant Pot, it's now possible. Flavored with nutty brown brown butter and hints of warm cinnamon and …

Recipes

Instant Pot Brownies Made from Scratch

Place butter in large mixing bowl. Using a hand mixer, mix butter just a few seconds to get it going. Then add sugar and continue mixing until fully …

Recipes

Miniature libraries from the Children's Books Collections - Victoria and Albert Museum

The juvenile library<p>Introduction<p>John Marshall (fl. 1783–1828) began publishing miniature libraries for children in 1800. Confident, perhaps, that his …

UK Universities

This Smart Pillow Will Stop Your Partner's Terrible Snoring

Can’t sleep? You’re not alone.<p>One-third of Americans report that they usually get fewer than the recommended hours of sleep, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).<p>Given how important sleep is for our health and well-being, it was only a matter of time before someone …

Sleep

Dollhouses & Furnishings Identification

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W XYZ<p><b>About / identifying dollhouse dolls</b><br>About / history / …

Dollhouses Weren't Invented for Play

Before they were toys, “cabinet houses” and other miniature homes were used to show off wealth and teach domestic roles. An Object Lesson.<p>In 1974, my mother built me a dollhouse, a classic Victorian with six large rooms. She painted it pink and blue, my favorite colors, made a cobblestone, …

Miniature

The Magical Miniature World of Antique Dollhouses

Welcome to the magical world of antique dollhouses.<p>Early dollhouses were elaborate European cabinet-style “baby house” display cases.<p>The 17th-century …

Dollhouses

Are women's breasts getting bigger - or is it just our bras?

‘In 20 years of doing this, I’ve probably fitted about three 36B ladies who actually said they were a 36B,” says Kelly Dunmore, chief lingerie stylist at Rigby & Peller. It’s one of those ambient truths; we all know that what we think is our bra size is probably wrong. Josie Fellows, Kelly’s …

Clothing

The Fastest Way to Make Your House Smell Amazing

The holiday season means lots of things, namely food, celebrations and the arrival of guests. We bet you’ve tidied up the living room and prepped the …

Holiday Recipes

12 Year Old Girl Discovers That All But One US President Are Directly Related To Each Other

In 2009, a 12-year-old girl stumbled onto an incredible genealogical connection: Every American president but Martin Van Buren shares a common …

Revolutionary 'speed dating' technique bringing the past to life

<b>A Scottish-based team of scientists has created a new method of accurately dating the past.</b><p>They have developed an approach to the radiocarbon dating process which they say is cheaper, faster and more accessible.<p>Potential applications include conservation, archaeology and forensic science.<p>Every …

This Surprising Hack Will Keep Mice Away For Good

Mousetraps aren't the only tactic for keeping mice away. This simple, natural remedy will help keep those furry little creatures gone for good.<p>It’s …

Peppermint

The 9.9 Percent Is the New American Aristocracy

The class divide is already toxic, and is fast becoming unbridgeable. You’re probably part of the problem.<p>1.<p>For about a week every year in my childhood, I was a member of one of America’s fading aristocracies. Sometimes around Christmas, more often on the Fourth of July, my family would take up …

Hopewell Earthworks One Step Closer to Becoming World Heritage Site

2 weeks ago<p>The U.S. Department of the Interior is scheduled to publish a notice in the Federal Register tomorrow inviting Ohio's Hopewell Ceremonial …

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 …

Italian Food

Whole Wheat No Knead Bread (Using the Instant Pot!)

<i>This soft Whole Wheat No Knead Bread uses just four ingredients, requires NO kneading, and proofs in the Instant Pot to save serious time!</i><p>This bread …

Wire-wrapping Tutorial: How to Wire Wrap Buttons to Make an Easy Pendant

If you’re drawn to vintage style and antiques, chances are you have a jar or two of pretty old buttons. Carved mother of pearl buttons are especially …

Button history: a visual tour of button design through the ages.

The button—with its self-contained roundness and infinite variability—has a quiet perfection to it. Running a cascade of buttons through your fingers …

Nutshell Studies: the extraordinary miniature crime scenes US police use to train detectives

In the 1940s, Frances Glessner Lee reconstructed crimes in miniature. Her extraordinary creations, known as Nutshell Studies, are still used in police training<p>With its facade of new brick and tinted glass, the five-storey building in the west of downtown Baltimore could be the headquarters of an …

The oldest footprints in North America are right where native historians said they should be

The Heiltsuk and Wuikinuxv people of British Columbia have long spoken of a time when most of Canada was entombed beneath glaciers, and their ancestors fished and foraged along the coastline that formed a thin green margin between open ocean and impenetrable ice.<p>Now an archaeological dig has …

Anthropology

The Alchemist's Cabinet

How to Make 3 Yards of Continuous Bias Binding from a Fat Quarter!!! {video tutorial}

I'm so excited to share with you my favorite DIY technique for making bias binding! I love making my own bias binding for so many reasons. Here are a …

McDonald's Was Just Hit With a Shocking Revelation That May Leave Everyone Thinking Twice About Eating There

Well, this is a surprise.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Isn't everyone on a health kick these days?<p>And doesn't that include restaurants and food manufacturers?<p>They seem to go out of their way to underline the healthier aspects …

McDonald's

The Case Against Low-fat Milk Is Stronger Than Ever

For years you’ve been told to go for skim over full-fat dairy. Even the latest dietary guidelines for Americans urge people to avoid the full fat, …