Wendy Thomas

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Magic Spice Blend Recipe on Food52

• 1/3 cup brown sugar, dark or light<br>• 3 tablespoons kosher salt<br>• 3 tablespoons smoked paprika (you can use regular sweet paprika if you don't like the taste of smoked)<br>• 1 tablespoon garlic powder<br>• 1 tablespoon freshly cracked black pepper<br>• 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper<br>• 1 teaspoon celery seed, crushed in the palm …

If Your Hamstrings Are Crazy Tight, Open Them With These 18 Stretches

Tight hamstrings go hand-in-hand with running, biking, or sitting at a desk all day. Aside from not being able to jump into a full split on a whim (you know you want to!), tight hamstrings can cause hip, lower back, and knee pain. If you stretch your hamstrings regularly, they will open up! Add …

A Dutch 'boy genius' said he could get the ocean to clean itself. Turns out, he's right.

<b>In 2012 — when he was just 18 — Dutch inventor and entrepreneur Boyan Slat gave his first TEDx Talk about cleaning up the ocean .</b><p>In his talk, he laid …

Pollution

Yale’s beloved happiness class is now on the internet for free

Happiness, they say, is infectious. Perhaps that is why the most popular course ever to be taught at Yale University—this semester enrolling 1,200 students, or a quarter of the undergraduate student body—is one titled “Psychology and the Good Life.”<p>PSYC 157, or “Laurie Santos’ happiness class” as …

Happiness

6 TED talks that could help you harness your inner creativity

We love TED Talks for just about any occasion — when we need inspiration, when we want to learn about money and when we have 10 minutes to spare and …

Creativity

6 Alternatives to Padlet

Last week the online ed tech community was buzzing about the recent changes to Padlet‘s pricing structure. Padlet is a robust service with millions …

Education Technology

Can You Spot All the Stephen King References in This Poster?

Even mega fans of Stephen King may have trouble keeping up with the author's work. Since first reaching the bestseller list in the 1970s, the horror …

Horror

10 endlessly fascinating websites to waste your time on

The internet is a vast, wonderful trove of information. There's so much to learn from a seemingly endless supply of resources. From video lectures …

Reality TV

Want to read world literature? Try the 13 books on the Man Booker International Prize longlist

The shortlist will be announced on April 12, 2018.<p>The Man Booker International Prize currently recognises the best in translated fiction in English …

The Most-Saved Slow Cooker Recipes to Make Right Now

There's not a week that goes by where my slow cooker isn't put to work. It's the hero that helps me get dinner on the table when busy nights hit and …

Cooking

Book Towns Are Made for Book Lovers

Around the world, tiny towns have made bookstores their speciality.<p>What makes a book town?<p>It can’t be too big—not a city, but a genuine town, usually …

Improve Your Flexibility With These Yoga Poses

If you ask people why they exercise, most will say to stay healthy, keep fit, or because it makes them feel good. Not a lot will mention flexibility …

Yoga

STEM may be the future—but liberal arts are timeless

Recently I was part of a dinner conversation attended by a range of leaders in the tech world, from people running incubators and accelerators to ad agencies and design studios. The guest list included representatives from Facebook, Grand Central Tech, BetaWorks, IDEO, and Ipsos.<p>But despite their …

Humanities

9 yoga poses to help you live your most healthy, vibrant life

In the midst of a heart-pumping workout, you’re probably <i>not</i> contemplating the long-term consequences of every single burpee and plank jack on your …

Yoga

Library

are.na

I have just fallen into the biggest internet rabbit hole since ffffound. Please everyone, welcome Are.na, an online platform for collaborative …

Social Media

12 Stretches to Help Relieve Tight Shoulders

It’s important that you stretch your shoulders regularly to loosen and strengthen the muscles. Releasing tension in your body can improve your …

We Are What We Read

<b>THE WRITTEN WORLD</b> <b><br>The Power of Stories to Shape People, History, Civilization</b><br>By Martin Puchner<br>Illustrated. 412 pp. Random House. $32.<p><b>THE SOCIAL LIFE OF BOOKS</b> <b><br>Reading Together in the Eighteenth-Century Home</b><br>By Abigail Williams<br>Illustrated. 351 pp. Yale University Press. $40.<p>I recall Noel Annan, the …

FYI: One Foodie Calls These the "Best Recipes for One Ever"

Cooking for one isn't always the most thrilling activity, but that doesn't mean you have to resort to ordering delivery tacos or eating cereal for …

This prefab tiny house is built from 24 layers of cardboard

It looks better than it sounds<p><i>Editor's Note: This post was originally published in April 2016 and has been updated with the most recent information.</i><p>Humble cardboard has been the unorthodox material of choice for Pritzker-winning architect Shigeru Ban, who's already built a cathedral, pavilion, and …

2017 National Book Awards

2017 National Book Award Winners<p>Highlights from the 2017 National Book Award Ceremony<p>Watch the 68th National Book Awards Ceremony<p>Watch the 2017 …

Cheer-Worthy Baked Dips for this Weekend's Tailgate

Kick off game day with a baked dip that’s sure to score major points.<p>Whether you’re planning a watch party at home or setting up the tent on campus …

This Cute Little Owl Complains Whenever The Petting Stops

There's a bunny in Japan who won't let their human stop petting them, and he throws a tantrum when the stroking stops, which apparently isn't an …

Researchers invented a robot muscle that lifts 1,000 times its weight

Sci-fi films and video games for years have dreamed up humanoids with super strength who could make our lives just a little bit easier. Making that a …

This Short Film Was Lit Entirely with Drone Lights

Using drones to illuminate scenes and subjects using flashes and powerful LED lights is a new trend made possible by the emergence of affordable and …

Here’s a Map with Up-to-Date Drone Laws For Every Country

Obeying local law when flying your drone is paramount, but those laws vary from country to country – with some not allowing drones in at all. To help …

This Slow Cooker Chicken Marsala Is an Easy Weekend Dinner

Slow Cooker Chicken Marsala<p>Serves 4 to 6<p>2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts (3 to 4 breasts) <br>1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt <br>1 1/2 teaspoons …

Slow Cookers

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 …

Cooking

How to Make Every Grade More Like Kindergarten

When Mitch Resnick was growing up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, he and his little brother were always making up new games. For example, he says, "In the basement, throw a tennis ball so it goes between the pipes in the ceiling for two points, and bounces off the pipe for one point."<p>His parents …

Makerspaces