Aaron R

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The Biology Of Altruism: Good Deeds May Be Rooted In The Brain

Four years ago, Angela Stimpson agreed to donate a kidney to a complete stranger.<p>"The only thing I knew about my recipient was that she was a female and she lived in Bakersfield, Calif.," Stimpson says.<p>It was a true act of altruism — Stimpson risked pain and suffering to help another. So why did …

Be Happy, Do This: Hand-Written Tips From Malcolm Gladwell, Roman Mars, And More

Design student Graham McMullin is asking one person a day to document what makes him or her happy, then testing those suggestions himself.<p>How do you exercise your inalienable right to pursue happiness? Graham McMullin, a student at School of Visual Arts in New York City, decided to take an …

3 Super-Easy Things Your Bike Mechanic Wishes You Would Do

Tips that will save you time and money—and prolong the life of your bike<p>So what if you’re not a virtuoso when it comes to repairing bicycles? You can still perform some routine maintenance that will not only save you money but also prolong the life of your bike—not to mention allow you to enjoy …

The Black Friars Cobbler

Makes 2 Servings<p>February 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>10 fresh blackberries<p>1/4 cup Plymouth sloe gin<p>1/4 cup mezcal (such as Sombra or Del Maguey Vida)<p>3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice<p>2 tablespoons pure cane syrup (such as Steen's)<p>3 cups (about) crushed ice<p>Additional fresh blackberries (for garnish)<p>Recipe …

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The True Origins of 'X-Men'

It was mid-1963, and Stan Lee was on a roll. In a mad burst of invention, he and star artists Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko had just birthed the …

The High Art of Ramen in Tokyo

When someone mentions ramen, you probably think of those store-bought dried noodles you bring to life with boiling water and a packet of spices.<p>In <b>Tokyo</b>, ramen noodle soup is not fast food; it’s an art form.<p>Complexly flavored, the perfect bowl of ramen combines clear broth with wheat noodles, slices …

101 Cycling Tips to Completely Transform Your Bike Life

Ride better, get stronger, be happier, go faster, look nicer, stay safer, get fitter, smile wider, and lots more<p>Want to be a better cyclist? Just ride. Every time you turn the pedals, you naturally improve a little. Of course, one well-placed tip, trick, or nugget of wisdom can help you achieve …

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How to Wrap a Sandwich

<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: Wrap your sandwich like the gift that it is.</i><p>Your much-needed lunch break finally rolls around. But you open up your brown bag only to find that your …

19 Signs You're In A Relationship With Hummus

If you're having chickpea problems I feel bad for you son.

Chicken Soup for the Chilly Soul: 20 Comforting, Warm Recipes

Try one of these comforting chicken soups, from classic chicken noodle to khao soi.<p><b>Like sweaters, chicken soup is a warm, wintry comfort.</b> Chicken soup, however, is infinitely tastier. Check out our wildly different takes on chicken soup in the slideshow, and decide which style you're going for …

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This soup is super simple to prepare, but has enough flourishes — herby meatballs and a last-minute addition of cheesy egg ribbons, to make it special. RECIPE: Italian Wedding Soup>>> http://thekitc.hn/1dic4pd

This Is Why You Can Never Keep Your New Year's Resolutions

We start every new year with the feeling of a clean slate, a time that we can set our goals and intentions and actually make the changes we want to see in our lives, to get rid of those nagging bad habits and usher in some good ones. But by February, many of our resolutions are already abandoned or …

Yahoo Girds Its Loins For The Battle Over Your Home Screen

The home screen as it stands cannot last. In reality, what we’re looking at is the end times for the traditional grid of icons that we’ve become so familiar with since the iPhone was introduced in 2007.<p>There is simply too much context available via the sensors, camera, radios and other inputs we …

5 Festive Ciders to Spice up Your Holidays

If you haven't eaten at least two dozen cookies by New Year's Day then you are doing something wrong this holiday season. My family starts baking cookies at the first sign of frost and blanket our table with at least a dozen for each person sleeping off a food coma on the couch.<p>Along with all that …

It’s Cold!

I know nothing about blizzards. I know very little about multiple feet of snow. Cold wind? I can’t even. Freezing rain!? Are you for serious?<p>I have …

Incorporate Seasonal Flavors into Cocktails at Home

Holiday cocktail party season is officially upon us, and we at Cooking Channel couldn’t be more excited about the plentiful libations to come. But by …

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It’s no secret I love flowers – in my apartment, on my desk, or as a pattern on my dress. Pressing fresh flowers is a great way to preserve their natural beauty, and by decorating your phone case with them, you can showcase their vivid colors and add a little touch of nature to an otherwise …

Contextual Lockscreen Cover Hits Google Play Boasting Less Battery Drain And 100 More Upgrades

Cover is bringing its situation-aware lockscreen to more Android users today after its beta test launch six weeks ago. It’s now available in the Google Play store to Android 4.1+ users in the US, Canada, and Europe. Cover’s 100 new improvements include cutting down battery drain and being better at …

Apple's '12 Days of Gifts' App for 2013 Now Live, Includes U.S. Customers

Apple today released its annual "12 Days of Gifts" app for iOS devices, setting the stage for the actual giveaway of free content from the company's various digital stores from December 26 through January 6. Apple has offered the giveaway for several years in Europe, Canada, and several other …

Fall Cocktail: Cider Jack Cocktail

<b>…..I</b>f you haven’t noticed yet, the leaves are changing colors, the winds are picking up, and that can only mean one thing. Fall is right around the …

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(Spiked) Maple Apple Cider Recipe

In the fall and winter I love a warm, cozy cocktail. Spiked apple cider is one of my favorite treats. This recipe is not super boozy, but if you …

Spiked Apple Cider Float

I recently pinned Rachael Ray's Apple Cider Float and in the back of my mind I was like, "…with Whiskey, though!" I think this is the perfect …

Apple & Bourbon Punch

Instructions<p>1.<p>In a stockpot combine and heat apple cider concentrate, water, and mulling spices.<p>2.<p>Bring to a boil, then simmer for 20 …

Earl Grey Cider Cocktails + scenes from the autumn jersey shore! With Food + Love

November 17, 2014 26<p>For the past 10 months, I’ve been living in a perpetual state of uncertainty. Since the day my husband told me he was changing …

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Codecademy Releases Its First Educational App, A.K.A. My New Subway Time Killer

Although I write a lot about apps and Internet stuff, I never really learned to code.<p>I threw the “really” in there to soften the blow, but the fact is, I straight up don’t know how to do it. I started learning at one point in middle school, but my high school didn’t push CS, and by college I spent …

How to Take a Picture of a Single, Ultra-Magnified Snow Flake

You—yes, you!—can help prove that no two flurries are alike. All you need is a good camera, a plastic bag, and some tape.<p>No two snowflakes are alike, they say. And yet: We rarely get proof of that. Our eyes perceive snow not as individual, idiosyncratic crystals ... but rather as uniformly fluffy …