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This Simple Writing Habit Changed My Life

by Joe BuntingI’m often asked,”How did you become a writer? Did you always dream about being a writer as a kid? How did you actually make it …

Writing

Secret Hotels of Rome (From $75!)

Here's your chance to be the ultimate Italy insider, with gorgeously affordable, off-the-beaten-path lodgings just steps from some of the Eternal …

23 Short Stories You'll Want To Read Over And Over Again

And again and again.

45 Essential Thanksgiving Desserts

End your big feast on a sweet note.<p>Sure, the turkey may seem like the star, but really, it's all about dessert. End your feast on a sweet note with our favorite pies, cookies, cakes and more.

Baking

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Apricot almond cake with rosewater and cardamom<p>Preparation time<p>less than 30 mins<p>Cooking time<p>30 mins to 1 hour<p>Serves<p>Serves 8-10<p>Dietary<p>Vegetarian<p>This is my idea of a perfect cake: simple, beautiful, fragrant and beguiling. I’ve been making this sort of cake, in one form or another, since my …

11 Books That Will Introduce You To The Beauty Of Hinduism

Start here if you want to learn more about this ancient spirituality.<p>Hinduism, one of the world's oldest religions, can be hard to understand or even define.<p>There is no central ancient text that succinctly sums up the religion's basic tenets, no single leader that Hindus can call the founder of …

Hinduism

Manhunting in the Hindu Kush

INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY DOCUMENTS obtained by <i>The Intercept</i>, detailing the purpose and achievements of the Haymaker campaign, indicate that the …

The Confessions of @dick_nixon - Vox

Hunter S. Thompson said Richard Nixon had "the fighting instincts of a badger trapped by hounds." What better place for him, then, than Twitter?<p>My father is dying.<p>His hair is thinner than it was last month, his skin the color of light beer. Speech is difficult. He watches crime dramas in his …

Subhash Chandra Bose: Indian government to declassify files

<b>India's government has said it will begin declassifying crucial files on revolutionary leader Subhash Chandra Bose from January.</b><p>Some in India have questioned the official version of events that Bose died in an aeroplane crash in 1945.<p>Bose had approached Germany and Adolf Hitler to form an army to …

7 Glowing Novels In The Spotlight Right Now

Here are some prize winners and should-be prize winners to check out.<p>Relative to other awards seasons, book award season is slightly less concerned with <i>who wore what</i>. Instead, each autumn various committees clue readers in to what to read -- a means of culling through the stacks and stacks worth of …

Books

A decapitated woman, sacrificial dogs and a wooden 'sex toy': Danish Iron Age remains reveal mysterious macabre practices

A gruesome find in a Danish bog has given archaeologists a glimpse into the mysterious and macabre practices of an Iron Age community.<p>Experts have …

Archaeology

12 Powerful Secrets of Really Persuasive People

You are more persuasive than you think you are -- learn the powerful secrets of persuasiveness.<p>There are people who are very good at getting other people to do what they want, especially at work. So how do they do it?<p>You may be surprised to know that you probably already have the qualities you need …

Antikythera Shipwreck Yields More Treasures

Archaeologists have discovered more than 50 artifacts hidden at the site of the ancient Greek shipwreck.<p>The ancient Antikythera shipwreck -- a lavish Greek vessel that sank more than 2,000 years ago off the southwestern Aegean island of the same name -- isn't finished giving up its secrets.<p>The …

Here's the surprisingly complex meaning of the term 'Celtic'

"Celts: art and identity" examines the origin and usage of the term, which was first coined by the ancient Greeks to refer to barbarians from the north, and later used for the Celtic revival of the last 300 years in the British Isles.<p>Using jewellery, swords, carved stone crosses and massive armlets …

British Museum

Acupuncture & Ginger Moxibustion Effective for Tinnitus

Researchers conclude that acupuncture combined with ginger moxibustion has a curative effect on patients with intractable tinnitus. Patients with …

Dharma is For Everyone

Religion is just a label. It is the teachings of the religion that help nurture our innate goodness. Therefore I have always encouraged people of …

The Bioethics Dilemma

(Photo: Jessie Hodge/Flickr)Last month, Steven Pinker, cognitive psychologist and public intellectual, argued in a <i>Boston Globe</i> op-ed that …

Bioethics

What Is an Authentic Greek Salad?

At <i>The Awl</i>, Dan Nosowitz writes about the history and singular charms of what’s called the “Greek salad,” and about the slippery nature of …

Pablo Escobar Will Never Die

The Colombian cartel boss who once supplied 80 percent of America’s cocaine has become an unlikely tourist draw. Jesse Katz pays a visit to Pablo-land. Entra aquí para leer esta historia en español<p><i>As dusk settles on the Magdalena Valley, the jungly middle stretch of Colombia’s great river basin,</i> …

On Learning & Losing Language: A Reading List

Language shapes every facet of our lives—how we communicate, how we act, how we feel. When we can name something, we feel comfort and security (think …

The Early Roots of Surgery

The first recorded cases of cancer show how the Ancient Egyptians used cauterisation (using red-hot instruments to burn off tissue and seal off …

My Undertaker, My Pimp

<i>Jay Kirk | Harper’s | March 2002 | 29 minutes (7,333 words)</i><p><i>This essay by Jay Kirk first appeared in the March 2002 issue of Harper’s, where it was</i> …

Ancient Myths, Trigger Warnings, and Our Unsafe World

Earlier this year, an op-ed written by members of Columbia University’s Multicultural Affairs Advisory Board argued that Ovid’s <i>Metamorphoses</i> should …

The Jungle Book’s first trailer shows Disney’s animated classic coming alive

Disney showed off a lot of new movies at its D23 conference last month, but one of the most arresting pieces of footage was from <i>The Jungle Book</i> — and now it's time for the world at large to see the first trailer. Jon Favreau is directing the adaptation of Disney's animated film, and while it's part …

Bill Murray

Language Immersion Chrome extension is great for busy people

The extension translates portions of whatever you're reading into the language you're trying to learn. Flickr / Ed Yourdon<p>Science suggests that the best way to learn a new language — especially as an adult — is through immersion.<p>For example, you might spend an extended period of time in a foreign …

Language Learning

Here's a breakdown of the speech that won the 2015 World Championship of Public Speaking

On August 15, Saudi Arabian security engineer Mohammed Qahtani won the title of Toastmasters International World Champion of Public Speaking. He survived seven rounds of a competition that lasted six months and included 33,000 competitors from around the world.<p>He and nine other finalists competed …

Public Speaking

Dundurn Castle: The Best Shortbread Cookie Recipe

THE EASIEST BUTTERY SHORTBREAD COOKIES Earlier this year when my parents came to visit we made our way to Hamilton, Ontario to enjoy a tour of …

Cookies

15 tiny design features that show Apple's insane attention to detail

Many of these details go unnoticed by the average Apple user or are useful only to a relative handful of people who use the product.<p>Some features are handy while others are purely cosmetic, but Apple included them anyway.<p>Here are the best of these little design flourishes.

Apps

Peanut Butter + Coffee + Cookies

<b>Peanut butter and coffee</b> might sound like an odd combination in a recipe, but let’s think about it this way:<p>“¨Do you love peanut butter? Yes.<br>Do you …