Sheila Bare

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Neuroscience and psychology have rendered it basically unnecessary to have a soul

Many people today believe they possess a soul. While conceptions of the soul differ, many would describe it as an “invisible force that appears to animate us.”<p>It’s often believed the soul can survive death and is intimately associated with a person’s memories, passions and values. Some argue the …

Consciousness

7 Tips to Improve Your Memory

Learning ability is probably the most important skill you can have.<p>Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of <i>Make It</i> …

Top 10

Fox Catches Dick Cheney Lying About Torture

The former vice president's defense of brutal CIA interrogations is falling apart under scrutiny.<p>Former Vice President Dick Cheney, the de-facto leader of the national-security team that failed to stop the most successful terrorist attack in U.S. history, is taking to the airwaves to defend the …

Little Mushroom Pinwheels Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> This is the recipe that inspired my Little Spinach Pinwheels, but it's so easy I hesitated to post it earlier. This is my answer to those little mushroom turnovers with cream cheese pastry that my mom was so adept at making. It's another good appetizer to stash in the freezer and pull …

Mushrooms

Spicy Tuna Tartare Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> We happened upon some tuna from a trusted seller that was fresh enough to be served as tartare. I experimented with three different methods: ceviche, crudo, and this one. This was my favorite. The touch of sesame oil really makes the sauce. —healthierkitchen<p><b>Food52 Review:</b> This recipe …

Sriracha Sauce

Burrata and Olive Tapenade Crostini Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> This is a simple, all-year tapenade that works great for dinner parties. The trick in preparing the recipe is to constantly monitoring the taste before adding more of any ingredient, given that many of them are sodium-heavy.<p>I usually serve the tapenade plated with burrata on toasted …

Diets

Smoked Salmon with Horseradish Caper Sauce Recipe on Food52

• 8 to 12 ounces hot-smoked salmon<br>• 2 tablespoons red onion, peeled and finely minced<br>• 2 tablespoons capers, drained and chopped<br>• 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish (optional, if you don't like horseradish you are in luck because this is still good without it), squeezed dry in a towel<br>• 1/4 cup Duke's …

Seafood

The Philippines

See photos of the Philippines (including Cebu Island, Manila, Banaue rice terraces, and more) in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

Travel Photography

Philippines: Aeta people fight mining companies - video

For the Aeta, a group of indigenous people from the Luzon region of the Philippines, land is a source of food, water and income. But the activities of mining companies in Zambales province, which have destroyed forestry and disrupted the local ecosystem, threaten to change the traditional way of …

YouTube Stars Unite in Song for Philippines

In November, the world watched in horror as the Philippines was pounded by Typhoon Haiyan. While the outcry for aid has been met by an incredible …

Digital era confounds the courts

The Founding Fathers weren’t big on texting.<p>Courts have long struggled to deal with key questions at the intersection of individual privacy and ever-advancing technology with little guidance from the Constitution or from prior cases – now judges and experts are hoping that’s about to change.<p>The …

The Lincoln of Literature: Mark Twain, The Atlantic, and the Making of the Middlebrow Magazine

<i>“Maybe … Mark Twain was a devious fraud with no morals at all who used journalism for his own foul ends,”</i> Hunter S. Thompson grumbled in his meditation on journalism, politics, and the subjective, intimating that Twain was a media-opportunist who masterfully manipulated his public editorial output …

Synesthesia and the Poetry of Numbers: Autistic Savant Daniel Tammet on Literature, Math, and Empathy, by Way of Borges

<b>Daniel Tammet</b> was born with an unusual mind — he was diagnosed with high-functioning autistic savant syndrome, which meant his brain’s uniquely wired circuits made possible such extraordinary feats of computation and memory as learning Icelandic in a single week and reciting the number pi up to the …

History’s 100 Geniuses of Language and Literature, Visualized

<i>“Genius is nothing more nor less than doing well what anyone can do badly,”</i> Victorian novelist Amelia E. Barr reflected in her 9 rules for success. But what, exactly, <i>is</i> genius? In their latest project, Italian visualization wizard Giorgia Lupi and her team at Accurat — who have previously given us …

The Politics of Literature: An interview with Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa

Why do intellectuals hate democracy? Was Borges a fascist? The contentious 2010 Nobel Laureate Mario Vargas Llosa talks to Michael Moynihan.<p>Mario …

Why no Nobel prize for art? It's as eloquent as literature

Much has changed since Alfred Nobel decided to honour 'ideal' literature. So why hasn't the Nobel prize moved with the times?<p>Science, literature and peace are recognised – but why is there not a Nobel prize for art?<p>This may not be a totally daft question. It probably reveals something about …

The 10 Best Parties in Literature

As a professional party organizer, I often turn to the pages of literature for inspiration. Fictional parties can not only be entertaining but also instructive, blending the best elements of reality and fantasy, coming both from the real-life experience of the society of the period and also from …

Literature

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The Top 10 Marvels of the Modern World

When we think about the wonders of the world, evocative images of ancient structures in Rome, Giza, Peru, or Southeast Asia typically come to mind. And while the ancient wonders of the world are indeed spectacular, this most recent millennium also has its fair share of jaw-dropping testaments to …

Seven technologies predicted in Dave Eggers’ dystopian new novel that already exist

Novelist Dave Eggers takes a dim view of Silicon Valley’s techno-utopia. His new book, <i>The Circle</i>, is a 500-page grump about the dangerously seductive powers of internet culture and all the gormless catchphrases that go with it: transparency, openness, sharing. In the book, one single company, …

Top Gear

The 5 Biggest Fiction Writing Mistakes (& How to Fix Them)

The best fiction writers write like they’re in love—and edit like they’re in charge.<p>First drafting should be a wild and wonderful ride, full of …

Writing

Pumpkin Seed Brittle

16 Servings<p>Kick off the holiday sweet(s) season by sending guests home with this crunchy, easy-to-make-ahead brittle.<p>November 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>1 cup sugar<p>½ cup light corn syrup<p>1 cup raw shelled pumpkin seeds (pepitas)<p>2 tablespoons unsalted butter<p>1 teaspoon kosher …

Dessert

Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming

A lecture explaining why using our imaginations, and providing for others to use theirs, is an obligation for all citizens<p>Authors condemn £4m library fund as a ‘sop’ and a ‘whitewash’<p>It’s important for people to tell you what side they are on and why, and whether they might be biased. A declaration …

23 Super Satisfying Low-Carb Dinners

Low-carb doesn't have to be boring. It's amazing what you can do with a food processor, a head of cauliflower, and some cheese.

Cooking

25 Takeout Recipes You Should Know How to Make at Home

From shrimp fried rice to spicy tuna rolls, 16 classic take-out dishes you can make at home<p><b>Nothing beats vegging out on the couch</b> with a carton of fried rice from your local Chinese joint, but you don't have to order in to eat takeout classics. Check out our greatest "takeout" hits, and delete the …

Cooking

Maybe U.S. public schools don't stink

The drumbeat is hard to miss: Our schools are failing. Public education is in crisis. Our students are falling further and further behind.<p>The rhetoric comes from the left and right, from educators and politicians and lobbyists and CEOs and even Education Secretary Arne Duncan. The deep dysfunction …

MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood