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Kirk Douglas proves a sublime master of rhyme on page and in person

Kirk Douglas may be one of the biggest actors of his era, with starring roles in 1960's "Spartacus," 1949's "Champion" and 1951's "Ace in the Hole." But on a recent crisp morning, he was having a grand time simply reciting his poetry by heart for an audience of one. With a twinkle of his blue eyes, …

Magic Mushrooms - Or Psilocybin - Have This Remarkable Effect On Your Brain

This is what your brain looks like when you’re tripping on magic mushrooms.<p>The remarkable graphic on the right was created using fMRI imaging on 15 …

Let's end this madness in the global debt system | US & Canada

Argentina's debt default imposed by US Judge Thomas Griesa and his earlier court rulings in favour of vulture funds NML Capital and Aurelius, will have enormous ramifications for the global debt system. The ruling effectively declares that the rights of a handful of wealthy investors to earn …

Cannabis really can trigger paranoia

“I would not feel so alone,” sang Bob Dylan back in 1966, “everybody must get stoned.” It would seem lots of people have obliged: cannabis is now far and away the world’s favourite illicit drug, with approximately 180 million people having taken it in the past year. In England and Wales about 13.5% …

Police officer tells how he helped bring asylum seekers and locals together in troubled Scots housing schemes

CONSTABLE Dario D'Andrea noticed on his first week of patrol that refugees looked scared when they saw a police officer, so he resolved to gain their …

Fasting for three days can regenerate entire immune system, study finds

Fasting for as little as three days can regenerate the entire immune system, even in the elderly, scientists have found in a breakthrough described as "remarkable".<p>Although fasting diets have been criticised by nutritionists for being unhealthy, new research suggests starving the body kick-starts …

'Why Am I So Tired?' 14 Reasons You're Tired All the Time

Lack of sleep isn't the only thing sapping your energy (though recent data shows over a third of U.S. adults sleep less than seven hours a night). …

Small Fish, Big Bite: All About Anchovies

There was always a fresh sleeve of Saltines, and crumbs would spill onto the counter when it was torn open. That's when my dad would peel back the lid on a can of anchovies.<p>As a kid, the sight and smell left me squirming at his hip. But I couldn't turn away. I had to watch as he'd lift a single, …

50 Life Hacks to Simplify your World

Chester Nez, last of original Navajo code talkers of World War II, dies

For more than two decades, Chester Nez kept silent about his role as one of the original Navajo code talkers responsible for developing an unbreakable code during World War II.<p>His death Wednesday at his home in Albuquerque, New Mexico, at age 93 was lamented by the Marine Corps as the end of an era …

Price of a happy worker is just £476 a year

It's a steal for bosses to boost staff morale - as long as they spend the money on training and trips down the pub<p>The price of happy worker is just £476 a year - as long as employers spend it the right way.<p>Small companies can boost their workforce’s morale by investing that amount per staff member …

Chicken Spaghetti Pie Recipe

<b>Notes:</b> I chose angel hair (or capellini) pasta for it's delicate texture and quick cooking time. If using regular spaghetti, increase cooking time. This can be doubled and baked in a 13- by 9-inch casserole dish. Freeze the pasta until cold and firm, not frozen. If beginning to freeze solid, move …

Dude, where's my North Sea oil money?

Last Wednesday, every single Norwegian became a millionaire – without having to lift a lillefinger. They owe the windfall to their coastline, and a huge dollop of good sense. Since 1990, Norway has been squirreling away its cash from North Sea oil and gas into a rainy-day fund. It's now big enough …

All About Canned Fish

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: How to choose and use your pantry's saviors.</i><p>Everything I learned about canned fish I learned in kindergarten. Mainly, tuna sandwiches get soggy. …

Aquaculture

Weekend lie-in does not make up for losing sleep during the week, study suggests

A weekend lie-in does not make up for losing sleep during the week, a new study suggests.<p>Several consequences of sleep deprivation such as increased levels of stress hormone and inflammation of the body can be reversed following a long night's sleep.<p>However, researchers found people who were drowsy …

Taste Test: The Best Anchovy Fillets

Anchovies. You either love 'em, or you hate 'em, right? WRONG. In my experience, <i>everybody</i> loves anchovies—it's just that some people don't know they do. Talk to almost any chef or experienced home cook, and they'll tell you that anchovies are one of the industry's favorite not-so-secret secret …

10 Cheesy Pastas

We get it; it's apple season, pear season, squash season, pumpkin season. We get that it's getting cold now and that the tomatoes are dwindling. We get that there are pies waiting to be made, soups ready to be simmered, new produce and new recipes and new dishes to try.<p>But at the end of a fall day, …

Flying Sea Urchin Pasta with Fish Roe and Chives from 'The Catch'

More<p>Pasta<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>I had my first bite of raw fish sushi in high school, but it wasn't until a couple of years ago that I finally persuaded myself to try uni. The delightfully pure saltiness of the roe was a surprise; somehow I had expected something more funky. Its …

One-Pot Wonders: Steak Tacos With Charred Corn and Sriracha

More<p>Guide to Steak<p>All the methods and tips you need to make perfect steak, each and every time.<p>In my mind, steak tacos equal summer vacation. When I see the juicy charred meat and flavorful toppings, I can't help unhinging my jaws and going for gargantuan bite, causing all the contents the spill …

Italian Easy: Grilled Octopus

I learned how to make grilled octopus many years ago, after discovering it while dining along the Tuscan coast. It's now one of my favorite seafood dishes and I prepare it often at home. Octopus is made up of a lot of water, and it needs to be boiled or braised to release that excess moisture and …

Nigella Lawson's Linguine with Lemon, Garlic, and Thyme Mushrooms

<i>Every week -- often with your help -- Food52's Senior Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: A no-cook, company-worthy sauce that fits right into our laziest pasta-dressing habits.</i><p>Boiling pasta is what we do when we don't know what to do -- it's in our …

Coves, cliffs and lighthouses of Canada's epic east coast

From harbor villages where the scent of fresh chowder wafts through the air to lighthouse-studded coastlines, this winding journey takes you through the best of Canada's east coast.<p>The world's second-largest country has a massive Atlantic coastline, and the best way to tackle its awesomeness is by …

Psychiatrists: the drug pushers

A psychiatrist who once "treated" me used to recite this rueful little mantra: "They say failed doctors become psychiatrists, and that failed psychiatrists specialise in drugs." By drugs this psychiatrist meant drugs of addiction – and his "treatment" of me consisted of prescribing Temgesic, a …

Italian food in Italy: not your mamma's meatballs

Listen closely when your jet touches down in Italy, and you may hear the rumble of some 500 stomachs getting prepared for a proper feast. Italian is arguably the most popular cuisine worldwide, and with good reason: Italy has a population of just 60.6 million, but there are another 30 million …

Rosemary roast chicken thighs, new potatoes, asparagus & garlic

An all-in-one lighter roast with Jersey Royals and a whole bulb of garlic - the potatoes catch the lemony cooking juices<p>Ingredients<p>750g new potato …

How to Make Your Computer Run Faster

Is your computer slowing down, whizzing and whirring as it tries to keep up with you? Before you spend hundreds or even thousands on a new computer, …

Spaghetti with cherry tomato & black olive sauce

A healthy, vegetarian pasta dish with tomatoes, capers, olives and lots of basil<p>Ingredients<p>250g spaghetti<br>• 200g cherry tomato, halved<br>• 3 tbsp …

US-style mac ’n’ cheese - delicious. magazine

• 1.2 litres whole milk<br>• 1 medium onion, thickly sliced<br>• 5-10 cloves<br>• 4 fresh bay leaves<br>• ½ tsp cracked black peppercorns<br>• 100g butter, plus extra for …

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I Never Could Have Known

Most ridiculous stories start with one of a few lines. “Remember our last night in Morocco…?” “So it seemed like a good idea at the time, but…” and …

Dinner Tonight: Crab Cakes + Radish Cous Cous

Here's a Dinner Tonight that feels truly elevated even though, as usual, it’s a cinch to throw together. Crispy, crunchy crab cakes are always a treat, and they play perfectly against a creamy salad with radishes and cucumber. You’ve got texture, color, taste -- and of course, it all comes together …