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National Geographic Travel

The Crookie - The Half Croissant / Half Cookie Hybrid

It's a croissant! It's a cookie! No, it's both! I guess for the time being -- at least until I come up with a better name for it -- I'll call this a Crookie.<p>A while back I made some Chocolate Chip Cookie Stuffed Cinnamon Rolls that were damn good. Not being a super huge fan of sweets though I …

Dessert

A New Way to Make Cooking Videos + a Contest

<i>Today: A video contest on Simmer -- submit a video of you demonstrating how to make your favorite Food52 recipe for a chance to win a gift certificate to our shop.</i><p>There's no doubt about it: We love burying our noses in cookbooks and teaching ourselves new tricks. But sometimes we'd rather learn and …

11 Pasta Recipes to Keep You Cozy Through Winter

There are few foods that can adapt and change with the seasons quite like pasta. It opens its embrace to vegetables like asparagus and artichoke in …

Food

12 Tips for Being Happy at a Boring Job | Inc.com

A lot of people would truly do nothing at all. A lot of people would sing (badly). There wouldn't be very many people signing on for mind-numbing admin jobs, fishing in Alaska (at least not once they figured out what it's really like), or cleaning septic tanks for a living. Boring jobs wouldn't …

Happiness

REPORT: ‘American Sniper’ Has Led To A Rise In Threats Against Muslims

Americans threw down a collective $64 million to go see <i>American Sniper</i> this weekend, to the delight of Warner Bros and raised-eyebrow Europeans everywhere. But despite the film’s commercial and artistic success (leading with six Academy Awards nominations), some people (many people) have criticized …

American Sniper

Obama to propose $325bn plan to provide tax cuts for the middle class

President seeks to provide middle-class tax breaks by levying higher fees on banks, closing loopholes for trust funds, and raising the capital gains threshold<p>President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address will propose closing multibillion-dollar tax loopholes used by the wealthiest Americans, …

Income Inequality

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

In an era of email, text messages, Facebook and Twitter, we’re all required to do several things at once. But this constant multitasking is taking its toll. Here neuroscientist Daniel J Levitin explains how our addiction to technology is making us less efficient<p>Daniel J Levitin Q&A<p>Our brains are …

Productivity

What Lifetime’s Whitney Houston Biopic Left Out from the Singer’s Story

As someone who never watches Lifetime, even I was looking forward to seeing <i>Whitney.</i> Not only is the network notorious for its based-on-a-true-story movies that tend to be the definition of camp, but as a longtime Whitney Houston fan, I couldn’t wait to see how her story would unfold on TV.<p>I was …

The Poverty Line - Photographs and text by Stefen Chow | LensCulture

<b>WHAT IS POVERTY?</b><p>Poverty is hard to define, even though it is a term that we use very often.<p>The Poverty Line project is an attempt to show what it means to be poor, by taking photos of daily amounts of food you can buy if your income lies at the poverty line.The Poverty Line explores a simple …

Huge asteroid to 'narrowly' miss Earth

Space rock code-named 2004 BL86 set to pass Earth on January 26 in 'near miss' and won't be seen again for next 200 years<p>Amateur stargazers will have a once-in-a-decade opportunity to see an asteroid a third of a mile wide “narrowly” miss Earth on January 26.<p>The space rock, code-named 2004 BL86, is …

These 36 questions can make you 'fall in love with anyone'

A simple test claims to be able to make two people fall head-over-heels in love, by helping them seem vulnerable to each other. Why not give it a try?<p>The path to true love just got a whole lot smoother.<p>The key? To ask someone the 36 questions below - and answer them yourself. Doing this, …