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Alcohol 'more damaging to brain health than marijuana'

With marijuana legalization on the rise, an increasing number of studies are exploring the drug's potential harms and benefits. However, a new study …

The Brain

21 Slow Cooker Recipes That'll Inspire You To Pull Out The Crock Pot

Comfort food at its easiest.<p>People who own a slow cooker know that this kitchen appliance is truly great. No other appliance can cook you dinner while you’re at work, and reward you with the sweet smell of a delicious meal when you walk through the door.<p>And that’s not all. This appliance is also a …

Vermeer got up to his own painting ‘tricks’ | Letters

Painters have always employed any mechanical means available to get a composition ‘right’, writes <b>Libby Sheldon</b>; plus, <b>Susan Samuelson</b> on the key to winning the NPG’s portrait award<p>I agree with Simon Jenkins (So what if old masters ‘cheated’. It’s how beautiful the art is that matters, 10 August) …

Homemade Fresh Fig Jam

This homemade fig jam recipe is made with fresh figs, sugar, and lemon juice. The jam is simmered until it thickens and gets to the gel stage.

The Top 11 Greatest Vocal Duos Of All Time

As a very famous song put it: it takes two, baby. All you need are two voices to make a unique blend and you’ll be rewarded with unforgettable, …

Hummus 4 Ways | Recipes

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Evovelo unveils cute little solar car you can pedal like a bicycle

Today Evovelo unveiled a tiny solar-powered vehicle that combines the advantages of a car — such as safety, weather protection and stability — with …

VAST is a Collective of Photographers Who Shoot Gigapixel Fine Art Photos

VAST is a collective of photographers producing “exceptionally high-resolution fine art photos” that boast thousands of megapixels in resolution.<p>The …

The Vivid Australian Hideaway of Kip & Co’s Co-Founder

In my nearly three years covering homes for Design*Sponge, no place has provided me with more inspiring interiors than Australia. And it’s not very …

See Axl Rose Sing ‘Highway to Hell’ With Billy Joel in Minneapolis

For the second time in three months, Axl Rose made a surprise appearance at a Billy Joel concert to perform a pair of tracks with the Piano Man.<p>In …

Music

Blood May Indicate Brain Cancer 5 Years Before Diagnosis

Detectable changes in blood may provide a tell-tale sign of brain cancer nearly five years before a person experiences any symptoms, according to a …

5 Songs You Need to Listen to This Week

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Music

10 Step-by-Step Painting Tutorials

Develop Your Painting Skills With These Simple Lessons<p>Learning how to paint can be exciting and fun. When you're just getting started, you can …

Painting

Chill Out: 5 Fun Frozen Summer Sweets

Chill out this summer with easy-to-whip-up frozen desserts. From Key Lime Pie Ice Cream to Strawberry Fro-Yo, these cold and creamy sweets will have everyone screaming for ice cream.<p>1. No-Churn Key Lime Pie Ice Cream<p>This key lime pie ice cream has all the bright lime flavor of key lime pie — even …

The complete guide to grilling without a grill in your sad apartment kitchen

For many of us, the start of summer in the US conjures up nostalgic thoughts of a great American pastime: backyard barbecues.<p>But what if you have neither?<p>Urban areas have limited outdoor access, and even if you have the space, grilling equipment can be prohibitively expensive. Here’s how you can …

BBQ

A showstopping chocolate cake recipe | King of puddings

There is something of the Scarlet Pimpernel about this luscious chocolate cake: an aristocratic Gallic gateau that takes the breath away<p>It happens every time. Nothing quiets the din of a great gathering, albeit briefly, like the appearance of chocolate cake. What music does to soothe a savage …

Dessert

This is how to deal with psychopaths and toxic people: 5 proven secrets

I know what some people are thinking: <i>I’m never going to deal with psychopaths. This is just more sensational clickbait junk.</i><p>Wrong. The experts are …

Psychology

Homemade Remedies: 5 Natural Garden Helpers

Whether you want to save money or be more environmentally friendly (or just love being crafty), you can avoid harsh chemicals in the garden by using …

Gardening

6 Ways to Repurpose Your Outdoor Gear for Travel

After you’ve dropped serious cash on a piece of outdoor equipment, it can be tough to justify putting the item away once you’re no longer on the river or trail. Luckily, there are a lot of simple ways to repurpose this performance gear for travel. Here are six of our favorite strategies.<p>Petzl …

Researchers Find an Enzyme That Feeds Brain Tumors

Cancer tumors, like other living cells, need to consume nutrients and oxygen to sustain themselves. However, as they often live in remote, …

Evidence of Pangea's Breakup Found in Our Evolutionary History

Continents’ constant shifting is one of the first things you learn when you study the geologic history of Earth. South America fits into Africa like …

An illustrated guide to Frank Lloyd Wright

Get to know the architect’s signature buildings<p>Believer in suburban utopia. Father of organic architecture. Doghouse designer. Cape-wearing dandy. Purported target of grave-robbing. Bootlegging apprentice. Speed demon. Homewrecker. Survivor. Attention-hungry celebrity. Mystery guest. Teacher. …

16 Comforting Chowder Recipes Beyond *Just* Basic Clam

On chilly nights, or when your soul needs some comfort, nothing hits the spot like a bowl of soup. Spicy soups warm you from the inside out, and noodle soups are like a meal and an activity all in one. Even if you only have a few minutes, you can whip up a 15-minute blender soup to sate your …

Top 25 Art Blogs to Jump Start Your Creativity

Working in a creative field and looking for a little inspiration? Or just love art and looking to see what's trending? In addition to My Modern Met, there are tons of websites that can help you get over the creative hump and keep you abreast of what's happening in the art world.<p>Whether you want to …

Art

The formula for winning at life is actually incredibly simple

Welcome, Player One, to a strategy guide for the game known as life.<p>As you’ve undoubtedly discovered, the game of life is often quite difficult. You will face unexpected challenges and long periods of frustration. You will often struggle with self-doubt, feel overwhelmed by helplessness and loss, …

Self-improvement

Mood-Boosting Berry Vanilla Crumble Cake [Vegan]

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From Lemon Cake To Chocolate Cream Pie: 15 Unforgettable Easter Desserts

Jelly beans and chocolate bunnies are fine, but these Easter treats will make your holiday celebration unforgettable. From the lemoniest lemon pound cake to the silkiest chocolate cream pie, there is something on this list for every<i>bunny</i>.<p>1. Lemon Buttermilk Pound Cake<p>If ever there was a cake for …

Science: This Super-Simple Learning Hack Can Help You Master Any Subject

A new Columbia University study suggests an easy trick to help you master any subject.<p>We all spend well over a decade in school, and while you might quickly forget the date of the battle of Gettysburg or the formula for the area of a trapezoid, you'd hope that you'd at least graduate with a good …

Columbia University