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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

Nice Brains Finish Last

We all like to think that being kind, responsible, and fair will lead to a happy life. But what if we’re wrong? What if nice guys really do finish …

Why Incompetent People Think They’re Amazing: An Animated Lesson from David Dunning (of the Famous “Dunning-Kruger Effect”)

The business world has long had special jargon for the Kafkaesque incompetence bedeviling the ranks of upper management. There is “the Peter …

Psychology

Opinion: Laptops in the classroom are actually leading to lower test scores

When I was in high school, bringing a calculator to class was a no-no. This was a few decades ago, though, and things have changed.<p>Nowadays, students …

Laptops

Even a little exercise boosts your brain

Studies have already shown that following a long-term exercise regimen has a beneficial effect on one's brain – no surprise there. A new study …

An Introduction to the Dunning-Kruger Effect

At one point or another, you’ve probably heard someone speak with confidence on a topic that they actually know almost nothing about. Psychologists …

Social Media Is Making Us Dumber. Here’s Exhibit A.

This week, a video surfaced of a Harvard professor, Steven Pinker, which appeared to show him lauding members of a racist movement. The clip, which was pulled from a November event at Harvard put on by Spiked magazine, showed Mr. Pinker referring to “the often highly literate, highly intelligent …

Social Media

Teach Students To Use Social Media (The Right Way) And The Possibilities Are Endless

CJ Marple wanted to teach his young students how quickly information can spread on the Internet.<p>So earlier this year, the third-grade science teacher wrote up a tweet with the help of his students, asking for other users to retweet the message, or even reply to the message with their location.<p>The …

Social Media

Why kids should be taught how to start a business at school

The African continent is home to a large number of young people – and it simply doesn’t have jobs for them all. Youth unemployment is high across the …

Entrepreneurship

An effortless way to improve your memory

A surprisingly potent technique can boost your short and long-term recall – and it appears to help everyone from students to Alzheimer’s patients.<p>When trying to memorise new material, it’s easy to assume that the more work you put in, the better you will perform. Yet taking the occasional down time …

The Brain

Nonacademic Skills Are Key To Success. But What Should We Call Them?

More and more people in education agree on the importance of learning stuff other than academics.<p>But no one agrees on what to call that "stuff".<p>There are least seven major overlapping terms in play. New ones are being coined all the time. This bagginess bugs me, as a member of the education media. …

Pedagogy

Why You Should Brainstorm For Questions, Not Answers

The goal of brainstorming is to find possible solutions to a problem, but the process often becomes a platform for the outspoken, who offer the same …

Creativity

What Is the Dunning-Kruger Effect?

The Dunning-Kruger effect is a type of cognitive bias in which people believe that they are smarter and more capable than they really are. …

Psychology

Neuroscience Explains Why You Need To Write Down Your Goals If You Actually Want To Achieve Them

I’m sure you’ve heard that if you want to achieve a goal, you need to write it down. I know it sounds a bit cliché, but it actually does work.<p>One of my studies, called “The Gender Gap and Goal-Setting,” found that both men and women need to do a much better job of writing down their goals (although …

Goal Setting

The 3 Week Diet Says It'll Help You Lose More Than 12 Pounds

It sounds promising. But does it actually work?<p>There's a lot you can accomplish in three weeks. You can binge watch a few seasons of your favorite show on Netflix. You can even break in new running shoes.<p>Something that's not as easy to do in 21 days? Lose a ton of weight.<p>Enter: The 3 Week Diet by …

Fitness

10 Hearty Paleo Soup Recipes

Cooking

4 Ways Successful People Learn More

Successful people never stop learning.<p>Most people are inherently inquisitive. I spend a lot of time talking with our team about the value of curiosity. But over time, we can become set in our ways. Sometimes it seems easier to shrug off a new concept or task that appears difficult than to invest …

Self-improvement

The Only Metaskill You Need To Master

There’s so much to learn out there and only so much time.<p>I literary have a list of things I’d love to explore: statistics, artificial intelligence, …

11 Scientific Tips That Will Help You Learn Anything Faster - And Actually Remember It

Hack the learning process.<p>Kids can and should practice the skill of learning if they want a fighting chance at fulfilling all those lofty goals their …

Siblings

5 Ways Gifted Students Learn Differently

What distinguishes gifted children from other children? This question has been under debate for some time. However, as educators, understanding how …

Why More Guys In Their 50s Get Diagnosed With Late-Stage Lung Cancer

Only 1 in 6 people survive more than 5 years with lung cancer—and the chances drop the later you’re diagnosed<p>Early diagnosis is key to beating cancer, but lots of guys are missing out on that important window: Younger people are more likely to be diagnosed with late-stage lung cancer, new research …

47 Shrimp Recipes for Grilling, Roasting, Boiling, and More

From shrimp and grits to jambalaya, here are 47 great shrimp recipes.<p><b>There are two chief reasons we really love shrimp</b>. First, it cooks in a flash. Second, shrimp can take on so many different flavors like a pro. From something spicy like chiles to something cooling like mint, shrimp loves it all. …

Seafood

All You Need to Make Barbecue Sauce Is This Formula

Cheaper, tastier, better: It's time to learn how to make homemade barbecue sauce.<p>A good sauce can save your backyard barbecue from charred yard bird to chicken wings so good, you could charge for 'em. The problem is that most store-bought barbecue sauces just aren't that stellar. They're …

BBQ

This Is How You Reach Guacamole Nirvana

You might as well make a double batch now—you'll definitely need it.<p><i>Welcome to Cooking Without Recipes, in which we teach you how to make a dish we love, but don’t worry too much about the nitty-gritty details of the recipe, so you can create your own spin. This is senior food editor Rick</i> …

The Secret to Actually Enjoying Your Own Party

Spare your friends and yourself the fuss of bartending your own party. Do this instead.<p><i>Yes, everybody makes basic cooking mistakes. Like, say, something as simple as overcooking mushrooms or toasting grains and spices. Below, reader Joe confesses to senior food editor Rick Martinez that he's been</i> …

Cocktails

How to Hack Your Hormones So You Can Sleep Better, Gain Muscle, and Have More Sex

Science says you can control your chemistry. Here’s how<p>Think of your body as a Fortune 500 company. There are layers of management, countless systems that must work together seamlessly, and tons of goals that occasionally conflict.<p>In other words, it’s complicated. Thankfully, you don’t have to …

Chicken Piccata Recipe

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Grilled Salmon with Dill Butter Recipe

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10 Extremely Easy Ways to Make Extra Cash From the Comfort Of Your Couch

Kris Kristofferson misdiagnosed with Alzheimer's disease

Kris Kristofferson has been battling memory loss for several years, but his condition has taken a marked turn for the better due to a surprising diagnosis.<p>Doctors have been telling Kristofferson that his worsening memory loss was caused either by Alzheimer’s or by dementia that was brought on by …