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A drink for the devil: 8 facts about the history of coffee

Coffee is the second-most traded commodity in the world, behind only petroleum, and has become a mainstay of the modern diet. Believed to have …

Coffee

Here are the 5 books you need to read this summer, according to Bill Gates

With summer fast approaching, it's time to start compiling your vacation reading list. And fortunately, Bill Gates is here to help.<p>On Monday, the …

Hitler teeth test dispels myths of Nazi leader's survival

An examination of Adolf Hitler's dental remains has removed any doubt that he did indeed die in 1945. The tale of the Führer's teeth is a story not …

French researchers confirm Hitler died in 1945 after new study of his teeth

Adolf Hitler definitely died in 1945 in Berlin, from taking cyanide and a bullet, according to French researchers who were given rare access to fragments of the dictator’s teeth held in Moscow.<p>“The teeth are authentic, there is no possible doubt. Our study proves that Hitler died in 1945,” …

The Morphine Queen Who Defied the Nazis

Baron Heinrich von Puttkamer was dying of pneumonia. As the Prussian noble and high-ranking army officer struggled to draw his last, ragged breaths …

This Hack Makes a French Manicure Look Incredible on Short Nails

Thought you couldn't get a french manicure because you have short nails? Think again. Short nails don't often appear in the stunning nail art designs on Pinterest, but this doesn't mean they can't take the spotlight. Whether you're in the stage of growing your nails out or you just prefer shorter …

Coats

10 Sweet Takes on Muffins & Scones — Recipes from The Kitchn

You know what makes mornings a little easier? Waking up knowing there's a batch of scones or muffins waiting in the kitchen. Whether you like a …

Viking Runes at Hagia Sophia

A small etching on the white marble parapet was written in runic script by a Viking mercenary.<p>On a balmy Thracian Sunday some 1,100 years ago, during …

When royals marry ‘commoners’: a brief history

On Saturday 19 May Prince Harry will wed the American actress Meghan Markle, in a marriage described by some as "groundbreaking". But the <i>Suits</i> star …

Anne Frank's 'dirty jokes' found in hidden diary pages

<b>Two new pages from Anne Frank's diary have been published, containing a handful of dirty jokes and her thoughts on sex.</b><p>The young Jewish teen's diary, written in hiding from the Nazis, became world-famous when published after her death and at the end of the war.<p>The hidden pages had been covered with …

Jokes

Save Your Money: Dermatologists Say These Are the 10 Best Drugstore Moisturizers

I love Sephora as much as the next woman. And those pink Glossier bags? I reuse them, too. But as high-end and brand-forward as these two outposts …

DNA From Ancient Latrines Reveal What People Ate Centuries Ago

There's treasure to be found in mining excrement. At least, it's treasure to scientists studying the diets, habits and health of people who lived …

Skip your pre-sandals pedicure with this genius baking-soda hack

The sudden arrival of seasonal warm weather (and the welcome influx of vitamin D) can leave the best of us unprepared for sandal season. Haven’t had …

Do These 3 Things to Speed Up Your Metabolism (Not These 3)

Experts love to talk about effective ways to increase our metabolism in order to burn more calories and lose weight. But have you been getting the wrong advice? This comparison photo from fitness and lifestyle coach Marci Nevin illustrates three things you absolutely can do to speed up your …

Exercise

Pioneer doctor Asperger was Nazi collaborator who 'sent children to their deaths'

The pioneering Austrian paediatrician whose name came to describe patients with Asperger’s syndrome was in fact a Nazi collaborator who sent children to their deaths, new research reveals.<p>Hans Asperger has for decades been regarded as a hero in the field of autism treatment and research, said to …

25 Skincare Tips Dermatologists Know (That You Don't)

“Avoid the sun and when you can’t avoid it, wear sunscreen and a hat. I swear by Coolibar sun protective clothing and Colorescience Sunforgettable …

What Did Ancient Romans Do Without Toilet Paper?

We’ve all been caught unawares by our digestive tract at one time or another.<p>It happened to the Nash family several months ago. We were nearing the …

Ancient Rome

The Sirens In 'The Odyssey' Weren't Sexy For The Reason You Think, According To The Epic's First Female Translator

The word "siren" means two things in our modern culture: a loud, wailing, warning sound, like you might find on an ambulance or firetruck, or a sexy …

This Anti-Aging Skin Serum Is SO Good It Keeps Selling Out At Sephora

Sephora is home to so many amazing skincare products, each offering essential and vital nutrients and ingredients for your skin. The beauty retailer …

This Single-Serving Molten Chocolate Cookie Hits the Spot

Welcome to Single Serving, our new video series showcasing mouthwatering, easily re-createable, and highly Instagrammable recipes for one like Blue Majik nice cream and egg clouds. This week, we’re baking up a ramekin cookie with a molten chocolate core, because sometimes you just really need a …

10 Unusual Coffee Add-ins That Will Jump-Start Your Creativity for the Day

Sorry, creamer and sugar. You're about to get benched.<p>Adequate sleep is always the best prescription for an energetic day, but if you do need a little boost to get your productivity humming, a great cup of coffee can be good for you. But since leadership and entrepreneurship is all about stepping …

Doing These 9 Things Make You Look Noticeably Insecure. Here's How to Stop

Job security as a leader is evasive enough--why would you chase away goodwill with insecurity? Here's how to avoid it.<p>Researchers at the University of Melbourne are one of many groups to have proven a very direct link between self-confidence and success. So why on earth would you broadcast to your …

Leadership

Design Mood. 7 Reasons to Use Mood Boards.

Just imagine you worked hard, spent plenty of time creating a detailed prototype, and then a client rejected it saying that it isn't even close to …

7 tough lessons people often learn too late in life

Life lessons are full of wisdom because they often have to be learned the hard way. However, the hardest part about that process is realizing that sometimes not every opportunity lasts forever. You finally "get it" long after the fact.<p>If possible, it's best to learn these things sooner rather than …

Self-help

Japanese technique of patting is best skincare application method

If you aren’t getting the promised results from your skincare products, it may because you are applying them all wrong.<p>Skincare aficionados in Japan …

The History of the Color Blue: From Ancient Egypt to the Latest Scientific Discoveries

The color blue is associated with two of Earth’s greatest natural features: the sky and the ocean. But that wasn’t always the case. Some scientists believe that the earliest humans were actually colorblind and could only recognize black, white, red, and only later yellow and green. As a result, …

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Who was Saint Valentine? And why was he beheaded?

Valentine's Day has a surprisingly raunchy history, going back thousands of years.<br>Read More

How to Make Crème Brûlée

At first glance, creme brulee seems simple: It has a short ingredient list and can be made in a few steps.Beneath the surface, however, there’s a lot …

Baking

Sophie Scholl was beheaded at 21 for standing up to the Nazis

She distributed anti-Nazi pamphlets at the University of Munich<p>Like most German children in the 1930s, Sophie Scholl and her five siblings joined …

Siblings