Susan Cooper-Morphew

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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 …

16 Ways to Roast Your Winter Vegetables

You've probably roasted vegetables before, and realized it's a pretty simple operation: Peel, chop, dress. Throw the vegetables into a hot oven, move 'em around once or twice, then let them caramelize. Wait 'til they're tender on the inside, crunchy on the outside (i.e., all hot and sexy, as …

Recipes

19 Resolutions That Are SO Much Better Than Going On A Diet

Diets are the worst. But healthy living is awesome!

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Which Apps Are Eating Your Battery? Normal Will Tell You.

Somewhere, somehow, maybe less than a year after I got the latest version of my iPhone, its battery would mysteriously deplete in about half a day.<p>I wasn’t really sure why. But now I can find out.<p>There’s a new app called ‘Normal’ out from a pair of Stanford Ph.Ds in computer science named Adam …

Quick Tip #19: How to Remove Grease Stains from Clothing

Instead of using extra laundry detergent to pre-treat, we turn to our old school friend: <b>WHITE CHALK</b>. Simply rub onto greasy stains and the chalk …

Glow In The Dark Nuclear Element Soaps are Radical but not Radioactive. - if it's hip, it's here

Glow-in-the-Dark Nuclear Element Soaps from United Nuclear products and supplies are the perfect nerdy gift for your science loving friends.<p>Nuclear …

How To Get Rid of Dandelion Weeds

Weeds. They're polarizing little things, met with hatred by some and indifference by others. I, for one, am not loving the dandelions popping up in …

Gardening

23 Children's Books You Need To Read Again As An Adult

With help from The New York Public Library's Youth Materials Specialist, Betsy Bird, we put together a list of 23 books worth giving a second read.

Books

The Best Home Improvement Websites and Apps

Renovations can be grueling. But a new crop of digital tools helps contain the chaos and keep things sane. See the latest and best home improvement websites and apps to check out or download.<p><b>Websites</b><p>While many social-networking sites are not much more than platforms for chatter, others have evolved …

How Meditation Works

Mindfulness meditation is having a moment in the West, and with it some compelling reasons to understand and try it.<p>NicoleAbalde/Flickr<p><i>Mindfulness meditation</i>. Chances are that you've either heard or seen (or rolled your eyes at) these words in recent months, as studies, celebrity endorsements, and …

All Natural Cleaning Solutions - Hometalk

Are you a Hometalk fan? I sure am – it is a great place to share my home-related blog posts and to get excellent ideas from others on gardening, home …