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TS Eliot's The Waste Land remains one of the finest reflections on mental illness ever written

The poet’s modernist masterpiece gathered fragments of an arduous life, some of which can be traced to a seafront shelter in Margate<p>In 1921, having taken time off from his job at Lloyds Bank for what would now be called depression, TS Eliot spent three weeks convalescing in Margate. It was the …

Literature

Homemade Hoisin Sauce Is the King of Condiments

With apologies to mayo, ketchup, and Sriracha.<p><i>Welcome to Never Fail, a semi-regular column where we wax poetic about the recipes that never, ever let us down. This week: the homemade hoisin sauce recipe associate editor Christina Chaey makes in triple-batches and puts on everything.</i><p>When I quit my …

Cooking

The Best Make-Ahead Dinner Rolls

While we’re certainly not above using heat-and-serve rolls, there’s nothing quite like the feeling of pride that comes from making a basket of warm, …

Recipes

These Sheet Pan Garlic Mushrooms Are Side Dish Goals

We often see mushrooms as a welcome addition to an already tasty side dish or protein on a menu, but we forget they are delicious all on their own. …

Cooking

How to Make Gougères | MyRecipes

Eating a cream puff is soothing in the way that only pastry can be (same goes for a buttery almond croissant or a sugar-coated cinnamon roll). Like a …

Recipes

Google Just Launched a New Tool to Help You Find Cheap Flights. Here's How to Use It

It'll help you find good quality flights on a budget.<p>The introduction of “basic economy” fares in the last couple of years has made finding a deal on …

Flying

Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books of February 2018

It’s been five years since a cosmic incident known as The Ring of Fire transported the modern day town of Grantville, West Virginia, through time and …

Books

Earl Grey Buns

1. <b>Make the Earl Grey Sugar:</b> Add the sugar and loose-leaf tea to the bowl of a food processor or blender. Pulse until the tea is finely ground and …

Dessert

WATCH: This is the Secret to Making Bakery-Worthy Bread at Home

Baking bread might seem intimidating, especially if you’re a novice baker. But it’s not as hard as you might think—and making a loaf of homemade …

Country Lifestyle

Recipe: How to make cinnamon ice cream

7. Press a piece of cling film (food wrap) over the surface and chill for a few hours or overnight.<p>8. When cold pour into an ice cream machine with …

Desserts

Get the Royal Yacht Britannia's Official Scone Recipe and Have Afternoon Tea Like the Queen

It doesn’t get much more English — or more royal — than sitting down for afternoon tea.<p>And of course, tea isn’t complete without a scone (or two!). …

Cruise Ships

50 Remarkably Wise Quotes That Will Inspire You to Success in Life

Get inspired by these wise words and make the very best out of your life, each and every day.<p>Life is a gift that has been given to you. It is in your hands to make the best out of it--dare to believe that you can. Through the ups and downs, you'll find a lesson to learn that will make you a better …

Motivation

I Just Discovered Melting Potatoes and I'm Officially Serving Them With Everything

We weren’t actively seeking a new way to cook potatoes. In fact, we think there’s a pretty solid variety to choose from. You can bake them, fry them, …

Recipes

Mind Games: Fear of failure — and success — is the great battle within

Imagine walking on a beam on the ground 30 centimetres in width and two metres in length. Not too hard — you just put one foot in front of the other …

Self-improvement

Conquer Your Fears - One Step at a Time

Face your fears - reap success.<p><b>The Roadblock:</b> Why do so many people struggle to take steps toward meeting their goals and dreams? The answer is simple -- for most, it is the fear of failure that blocks the road to success.<p>Where does this fear come from? We often ruminate about our past failures or …

Self-improvement

Chocolate Dutch Baby

Introducing a warm chocolate dessert that is way simpler and faster than a soufflé (no beaten egg whites) or a molten chocolate cake (no double boiler) but every bit as delicious.<p>Ingredients<p>3 large eggs<p>⅓ cup all-purpose flour<p>¼ cup sugar<p>3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder<p>¾ teaspoon kosher salt, …

Dessert

Rush: a band who sparked the teenage imagination like few others

As they declare themselves retired, the prog rockers can look back on a majestic career that charted an affecting, unrockstarlike path into the heart of pop culture<p>Last weekend, Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson confirmed what many had suspected for a while: that the band are pretty much done. Neil …

Indie Music

Dark energy survey discovers remnants of other galaxies within our own

Dark Energy Discovery<p>The Dark Energy Survey (DES) is an international, collaborative effort to map the Universe and detect its many phenomena — …

Dark Matter

Japanese Cheesecake

This Japanese version of the crowd-pleasing dessert combines cheesecake flavor with a souffle-like, cakey texture that jiggles like jelly but tastes …

Dessert

Creamy Cold Banana Cake

This creamy cold banana cake is so delicious! If you like banana desserts then this recipe is the real deal for you! It is very easy to make and you …

Dessert

How to make the best Yorkshire puddings – easy recipe for the perfect batter

Yorkshire puddings should be tall, fluffy and soft, like a sheep standing on its hind legs.<p>Sadly, what home cooks hope for doesn't always materialise …

Breakfast

7 Steps to Immediately Win Your Team's Confidence

You don't have to know everything, but you do you have to care and lead by example.<p>As a young almost-college graduate, I didn't think of myself as a leader. I was a performer. I did the work, but I wasn't a leader. Then after just five months, I was told to lead a sales team. All of the sales reps …

Leadership

Best Ever Cinnamon Cream Cheese Cookies

In a large bowl, cream together the butter and cream cheese with a hand mixer until smooth. Slowly add the powdered sugar until combined. Add egg, …

Dessert

10,000 Classic Movie Posters Getting Digitized & Put Online by the Harry Ransom Center at UT-Austin: Free to Browse & Download

Who hasn’t pinned one of Saul Bass’s elegant film posters on their wall—with either thumbtacks above the dormroom bed or in frame and glass in …

15 Books Every First-Time Manager Should Read

Just got promoted to your first leadership role? Here's what you need to read now.<p>What's social media good for? That might be a hotly debated topic at the moment, but one thing's for sure -- your online friends and followers are certainly a great place to turn if you need book recommendations.<p>Just …

Chef John's Sourdough Bread Recipe

Recipe by: Chef John<p>"Making your own sourdough bread does take a while, but the amount of actual work is minimal--and the bread you'll get is …

10 Australian Scifi Movies You Need to Watch

When someone says “Australian science fiction movie,” thoughts immediately and inevitably turn to <i>Mad Max</i>—if not George Miller’s insanely influential …

Mount-It! Computer Monitor Stand

Price: $49.99Put your display at the perfect height with the Mount-It! Computer Monitor Stand. Featuring premium materials, this stand is actually …

Gear & Gadgets

The 13 Virtues of Life: Benjamin Franklin’s Guide to Building Character

There’s not much to love about a daily commute, but I certainly enjoy listening to a good audio book.<p>It makes the intermittent fits of road rage far …