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What A Thug's Life Looked Like In 19th Century India

During a 1906 meeting of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Sir William Turner submitted part three of his research "Contributions to the Craniology of the People of the Empire of India." Included were the photographs of individual skulls from a group who the <i>British Medical Journal</i> said "made it their …

Pippa Middleton's spiced apple warmer

A delicious non-alcoholic apple cocktail that will warm you up on chilly autumn days<p>A child-friendly autumn drink. Add rum for the adults or replace the apple juice with cider for a ‘mulled cider’.<p><i>Serves 8</i><p>1 litre cloudy apple juice<p>4 cored and sliced apples<p>4 cinnamon sticks<p>6 star anise<p>Gently simmer …

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2013 Tours of a Lifetime

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Best Bike Tours for Foodies

What better way to sample the culinary delights of a region than by peddling along its backroads, enjoying the scenery and working up an appetite for the next meal?<p><b>Here are ten great itineraries for all you food- and wine-loving cyclists out there:</b><p><b>1. Blue Ridge, Virginia</b><p>Tucked away in Virginia’s …

10 Great Street Markets

<b>1. St. Lawrence Market, Toronto, Canada</b><p>This farmers’ market emporium has operated since 1803, when it cohabitated with Toronto’s city hall. Redeveloped between the 1970s and 1990s after long neglect, the area’s mix of homes and businesses showcases urban regeneration. More than 120 retailers …

Eating Local…in Alaska

<i>By Kelsey Snell</i><p>Treasure hunting for edible gems might be the trend <i>du jour</i> for chefs lately — Danish super chef and scavenger René Redzepi finds and fries moss and plucks sea cabbages, while baristas at Durham, North Carolina’s Scratch Bakery infuse milk with backyard honeysuckle and lavender to …

Holy Mole in Mexico

Mole poblano — a complex mixture of chocolate, chilies, nuts, and spices — is among the most revered dishes in Mexican cooking. Nearly every grandmother in Puebla, the dish’s hometown, has her own rendition of the semisweet, earthy sauce, typically made with more than 20 ingredients.<p>Mole poblano’s …

Swiss Food Bliss

To those who think that the subject of Swiss cuisine can be summed up in one word — fondue — I say not so fast. In a country with four official languages (French, German, Italian, and Romansh) culinary traditions reflect a complex national identity.<p>Put your fondue prejudice aside in <b>Zürich</b> by …

Nice Bite: Snacking on Socca

“You have to eat <i>socca</i> to understand it,” says Caterina Prochilo, cradling a piping hot slice fresh from Theresa’s copper pan. Socca is a cross between a crepe and a pancake, a thin disc made with chickpea flour, and it’s a specialty of Nice, the unofficial capital of France’s Cote d’Azur.<p>Prochilo, …

World's Best Ecolodges

National Parks

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Why (and How) You Should Master Awareness

<b>Awareness is a quality of being awake and present to the moment.</b><p>Once we can identify and understand what this quality is, we have the key to …

At Work, Be Like Water

By onJuly 16, 2013 in Book Reviews, Wellbeing in the World of Work<p><i>“You must be shapeless, formless, like water. When you pour water in a cup, it</i> …

eBooks

Ten hidden gems of Europe

There’s no place like Paris, Barcelona or Rome - but Europe has untouched corners that match the big hitters on beauty and charm, and with far fewer tourists. Take the road less travelled with these ten hidden gems of Europe.<p>1. Burg Satzvey, Germany<p>Whisper it: this fairytale castle is a short ride …

European Travel

Europe's greatest seaside escapes

The greatest seaside escapes are usually the ones that nobody else knows about: the ones down the mile-long sandy trail, the ones at the bottom of the rickety steps, the ones you have to inflate a dinghy and paddle to.<p>But even the most well-known places can feel intimate if you time it right. Plan …

96-Year-Old Man's Love Song to His Late Wife Tops iTunes Charts

Earlier this summer, Illinois-based music recording studio Green Shoe Studio launched a singer-songwriter contest open to the public in the hopes of getting to know local talent, but they had no idea that 96-year-old Peoria resident Fred Stobaugh would enter with a heartwarming song dedicated to …

Documentaries

Potato Pancakes with Poached Egg

The dinner was great, Jeff ordered the rib-eye which comes with pommes frites, crisp poached egg, and green beans (menus seem to be following a trend …

The Importance Of 'Sexuality Awareness' For Self Improvement | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Your personal growth is highly dependent on your ‘sexuality awareness’.<p>This awareness begins with the task of knowing what ‘infantile sexuality’ is …

Outsourcing

What Happens to the Brain When You Meditate

Ever since my dad tried to convince me to meditate when I was about 12, I’ve been fairly skeptical of this practice. It always seemed so vague and …

20-Minute Meals

Okay, can anybody really make dinner in 20 minutes? Yes, and a tasty dinner at that. We've got a lineup of healthy and delicious meals you can make and eat in less time than it takes to order at a sit-down restaurant. Save a little dough, unwind from your day, and whip up one of these feasts …

Lose 10 Pounds

Exercise 1 Dumbbell Squat to Overhead Press<p>Hold weights at your shoulders, elbows bent, feet hip-width apart. Bend your knees and lower until your thighs are nearly parallel to the floor. As you stand, press the weights overhead until your arms are straight. Return to start. That's one rep.<p>Exercise …

Health

Lifestyle<p>Jennifer Gerson Uffalussy<p>The United States Department of Health and Human Services' highly trafficked Women’s Health website no longer …

RECIPE: S'more Cookie Bars | THE NIBBLE Blog - Adventures In The World Of Fine Food

2 super-sized dark chocolate bars (e.g. (5-ounce Hershey Bars or equivalent amount premium chocolate)<p>1-1/2 cups marshmallow creme (such as Fluff—not …

Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies

<i>Did you make this recipe?</i><p><b>Yield:</b> About 34 cookies<p><b>Prep:</b><p>1 hour 30 minutes<p><b>Cook:</b><p>12 minutes<p><b>Total:</b><p>2 hours 30 minutes<p>Soft chocolate-peanut butter cookies are …

Coconut cookies

<b>Coconut cookies</b><p><b>Ingredients:</b><p>3 egg whites<br>• 1 cup powdered sugar<br>• 1 1/2 cups shredded coconut<br>• 2 teaspoons vanilla sugar<p><b>Preparation:</b><p><b>Step 1</b><br>Preheat oven to 350F/180C<p><b>Step 2</b><br>Separate egg whites and put them in a large bowl<p><b>Step 3</b><br>Whisk egg whites until stiff<p><b>Step 4</b><br>Add powdered sugar and vanilla sugar and mix until they dissolve<p><b>Step 5</b><br>Add coconut and mix gently using spoon<p><b>Step 6</b><br>Form moulds from the mixture with two tablespoons<p><b>Step 7</b><br>Put moulds gently onto a sheet of baking paper<p><b>Step 8</b><br>Bake them in the oven until …

Mango Coconut Bread

Mango is one of those fruits that I typically just eat fresh, rather than saving for a baking project. The firm, juicy fruit has a fantastic texture …

Wait, What’s That? The Science Behind Why Your Mind Keeps Wandering

If you’re experiencing an attention deficit, you’re far from alone.<p>Try this: Count your exhalations–1, 2, 3–all the way to 10. See if you can get to 10 without thinking about lunch or laundry or deadlines or dates.<p>Unless you’ve trained your attention, it’ll probably start to wander–which, new …

Five amazing places to experience another culture

Learning about the culture and customs of other people is one of the great experiences of travel. Explore the planet's diversity with one of these locally owned and authentic tribal encounters.<p>Trekking with the H'mong around Sapa, northern Vietnam<p>Negotiate generations-old mountain tracks and …