Dr. Shahid Aziz

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What Could a Mysterious U.S. Spy Know About the JFK Assassination?

John F. Kennedy buffs are awaiting the release of documents about June Cobb, a little-known CIA operative working in Cuba and Mexico around the time of the president’s assassination.<p>She may have been one of the bravest and best-placed American spies in the history of the Cold War, but few people …

Mexico City

The forgotten history of how ancient Zoroastrians helped create the old Silk Route

China’s designs to build a massive network of land and sea links connecting four continents have revived popular interest in the old Silk Route, whose success was in small part owed to Zoroastrian merchants carrying goods from China across Central Asia and, often, all the way to Europe.<p>A recent …

Hong Kong

The X Factor of ancient Athens

Everyday citizens became the judges of an ancient prize for drama that challenged popular opinion and rewarded subtlety and intelligence. It was an experiment that shaped not just the theatre, but democracy itself, writes Benjamin Ramm.<p>“Popular culture is a contradiction in terms,” remarked the …

Ancient History

How Ex-Spy Christopher Steele Compiled His Explosive Trump-Russia Dossier

The man behind the infamous dossier that raises the possibility that Donald Trump may be vulnerable to Kremlin blackmail is Russia expert Christopher Steele, formerly of M.I.6. Here’s the story of his investigation.<p>There’s a row of Victorian terraced houses on a side street in London’s Belgravia …

Donald Trump

Greek Slow Roasted Leg of Lamb

Preheat oven to 220C/430F (fan forced/convection) or 240C/465F (standard ovens). (Note 2)<p>Use a small knife to make around 25 incisions all over the …

Nigel Slater’s lamb cutlets, potatoes with anchovy and sage

The recipe<p>Slice 500g of small, waxy-fleshed potatoes in half lengthways, then in half again. Tip them into a steamer basket and cook them over boiling water for about 15 minutes or until tender to the point of a knife.<p>Finely chop 4 anchovy fillets – you need a good tablespoon of them – then chop 4 …

Potatoes

37 Of The Most Heartbreakingly Beautiful Lines In Literature

"Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt."<p><b>2.</b> "We accept the love we think we deserve."<p>– Stephen Chbosky, <i>The Perks of Being a Wallflower</i><p>Submitted by Carly Black, Facebook<p><b>3.</b> "Till I die and after I die, and when I find my way out of the land of the dead, I'll drift about forever, all my atoms, till …

Books

Greek Shrimp with Tomatoes & Feta

This easy, over-the-top delicious recipe comes from my good friend and <i>Once Upon a Chef</i> right hand, Betsy Goldstein. Since it’s made almost entirely …

Feta

10 At-Home Workouts That Are Perfect For Snow Days

Snowed in? Abysmal weather outside? No desire to see human beings outside your home lair? No problem. These 10 at-home workouts require minimal equipment and no exiting of the house. TBH, you don't even have to put on clothes if you don't feel like it. Whether you need to warm up on a frosty day, …

Does 1-Minute Interval Training Work? We Ask The Guy Who Tested It

If you've heard of interval training, you can probably thank Martin Gibala, professor and chair of the kinesiology department at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, whose research has helped popularize the time-saving exercise technique.<p>Interval training comes in many different flavors, but …

Exercise

Ready for Medicare? Not Until You Read This

<i>"As an athlete, I understood the value of my health insurance. I knew that in my profession, injuries were common and could happen at any time."</i> -- Magic Johnson<p>Athletes tend to need a lot of healthcare, and so do older Americans. Most older Americans don't have the funds to cover all their …

Retirement

Long Seen As Victim, 17th Century Italian Painter Emerges As Feminist Icon

She was one of the great female protagonists of the late-Renaissance art world. Forgotten in the 18th and 19th centuries, she was rediscovered in the 20th as a feminist icon.<p>Thirty paintings by Artemisia Gentileschi are on view at Rome's Palazzo Braschi, in a major new exhibit running through May …

Art

Physicists Just Found More Hints of an Elusive Particle That's Its Own Antiparticle

Matter and antimatter, simultaneously.<p>Almost 80 years ago, an Italian physicist proposed that a particle could exist as both matter and antimatter at …

Slow Cooker Beef Stew

<i>Everyone’s favorite comforting beef stew made easily in the crockpot! The meat is SO TENDER and the stew is rich, chunky and hearty!</i> We had another …

Cooking

Slow Cooker Moroccan Pulled Pork

You don’t even want to know how long it took me to spell Moroccan right. Who rightly cares though because THIS DISH. Ahhhhhhh! It’s going to change …

Cooking

More savage than Caravaggio: the woman who took revenge in oil

Two women are holding a man down on a bed. One presses her fist against his head, so he can’t raise it from the mattress, while her companion pins his torso in place. They are well-built with powerful arms but even so it takes their combined strength to keep their victim immobilised as one of them …

Caravaggio

Scientists followed 5,000 genius kids for 45 years — here's what they learned about success

Follow thousands of super-bright kids for four and a half decades and you learn a thing or two about how to raise a high-achiever.<p>One of the biggest …

Self-improvement

Quantum Living: Join The Mitochondrial Epigenetics Revolution: Turn on Your Powerhouse Potential with Intracellular Respiration And Exercise

Did you know that you can have your DNA designed to ensure that you have a happy, healthy, strong, powerful and a highly attuned body that enables you to be your own hero or heroine while being a champion in your own life?<p>Let's rock your world with the Mitochondrial Epigenetics Revolution, which …

Crockpot Salsa Verde Chicken Pozole.

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Salsa

The true story of a scientist who discovered the equation for altruism—and gave himself away

Laura met George in the pages of <i>Reader’s Digest</i>. In just a couple of column inches, she read an abridged version of his biography and was instantly intrigued. In the 1960s, apparently, egotistical scientist George Price discovered an equation that explained the evolution of altruism, then overnight …

University College London

A GIF guide to epigenetics, the little-understood partner to our DNA

Last year a study came out that made a bold, unsettling claim: The children of holocaust survivors contained fingerprints of their parents’ trauma in …

How to Raise a Genius: Lessons from a 45-Year Study of Supersmart Children

On a summer day in 1968, professor Julian Stanley met a brilliant but bored 12-year-old named Joseph Bates. The Baltimore student was so far ahead of …

Education

25 High-Protein Dinners That Don't Involve Chicken (for Once)

You know the feeling. You spent your weekend inhaling one too many slices of pizza for dinner, capped off with bagels smothered in cream cheese for …

Healthy Eating

Why Consciousness Is Still a Mystery -- Sorting Out the Clues

No one doubts that it's hard to figure out where consciousness comes from, and when a problem persists for thousands of years -- which is literally true in this case -- it's worthwhile sorting out the clues that might lead to an answer. Some are better than others, and a few may be completely …

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The TRX Suspension Trainer Workout For Your Biceps and Triceps | Men's Health

(For an incredible workout that’ll make your abs, quads, and biceps pop—check out the new METASHRED EXTREME transformation program from <i>Men’s Health</i>.)<p>In the video above, Gaddour demonstrates the TRX-twist on a biceps curl and a triceps extension.<p>Using a suspension trainer adds an element of …

6 Exercises to Make Doggy-Style Sex Feel Even Better

Practice these moves to boost your endurance (aka prolong ~pleasure~).<p>Doggy-style sex may seem less strenuous than girl-on-top sex, but it's a workout in its own right. To prepare yourself for what <i>could</i> be an uncomfortable position that's difficult to maintain, you'll want to build strength in the …

Scrawny to Brawny: How to Build Strength and Muscle When You're Skinny

You've heard the names:<p><i>"Chicken Legs."</i><p>"<i>Toothpick."</i><p>Maybe you're one of the often overlooked minority of athletes who needs to gain weight to keep up …

Barolo Chinato: The Ultimate Italian After-Dinner Drink

As I sipped a glass of Barolo Chinato (pronounced <i>key-NOT-o</i>) after dinner at the bar at Ava Gene's in Portland, Oregon, I wasn't thinking about the ancient Egyptians, who mixed their wines with healing herbs. Nor was I considering the Bronze Age Persians, who dosed wine with spices and occasionally …

This is how the GOP imploded: The real story behind the conservative crack-up, and the creation of Donald Trump

<b>Barry Goldwater, Ronald Reagan, Pat Buchanan, George W. Bush, Donald Trump (AP/Reuters)</b><p>Donald Trump used right-wing rhetoric to steal the conservative base. But this crack-up has been a long time coming<p>Heather Cox Richardson<p>March 6, 2016 11:00am (UTC)<p>Today’s civil war in the GOP has observers …

Political Science