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19 Recipes Full of Flavor and Fat but Low in Carbs

If you eschew every other diet out there because you have to literally give all up the yummy stuff, the keto concept (short for ketogenic) will be much more your speed. This low-carb, high-fat plan — with moderate protein portions — works by helping your body to produce ketones in the liver to use …

Cooking

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The big chill: Periscope is changing how people meditate

Give virtual peace a chance. You might like it.<p>Livestreaming apps like Periscope have spawned a vast and influential meditation community, with …

A Profound Contradiction of Human Existence

“<i>Science does not reveal the meaning of our existence, but it does draw back some of the veils.</i>”<p>“Be not deceived,” Epictetus writes in <i>The Discourses</i>, …

How to Make Biryani Without a Recipe

<i>This rice dish from the Indian subcontinent is amenable to whatever spices and proteins you have on hand.</i><p>Growing up in a Pakistani home where all the women of the family held their biryani techniques close to their hearts, I had a romantic notion that it—a rice dish with spices, vegetables, and/or …

Spices

9 Mechanical Pencils for Your Everyday Carry

Somewhere in between the notes application on your phone and the box of Ticonderogas in the back-to-school section lies the mechanical pencil. If you …

How Many Reps Should You Do?

Look around any gym, and you'll see people committing various training mistakes—a guy on the bench press bouncing the bar off his chest, someone …

10 things you can learn in 10 minutes that will change your life

In fact, more than two-thirds of employees reported being overloaded at work, according to Cornerstone's 2014 State Of Workplace Productivity Report. And 84% think the overload won't be letting up anytime soon — it's increasing.<p>In light of this reality, you're probably searching for the best …

Pretzels and Beer Cheese Are Meant to Be

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Emily Hilliard of Nothing in the House takes the classic pretzel and beer combo to the next level—with cheese.</i><p>Growing up, soft pretzels were one …

Baking

21 Breathtaking Alberta Hikes To Do This Summer

Because our backyard is one of the most beautiful places in the world to explore.

Hiking

Learn How To Build A Smokehouse With This Awesome DIY Project!

Phil is an Editor at LittleThings. He loves writing and the outdoors. You can often find him at the movies or the park.<p>I absolutely love cooking on …

Food

Lake Louise, It’s a Hamlet

SharesAfter a couple days in Banff followed by driving highway 1 (and part of the scenic 1A) we knew we wouldn’t be disappointed by...The post Lake …

Hamlet

5 Free Online Courses to Improve Your Photography

MOOCs – or massive open online courses, offer free or low-cost access to top-notch courses taught by university professors and professionals. Whether …

This is What Photographers Need to Know About Basic Filter Types And Their Uses

Filters have been around since the beginning of photography. Most of them were used in film and analogue photography because different materials have …

Landscape Photography

10 Essential Books For Cocktail Lovers: Vintage and Modern Classics

When the modern craft cocktail renaissance first started back at the end of the 1990s, much of the national dialogue surrounding the resurrection of old recipes and techniques took place on blogs and online forums (as well, of course, as back and forth across the bar.) Research at the time was like …

25 Essential Cookbooks for the Home Kitchen

Cooking is one of life’s pleasures: it’s therapy after a day at work, it’s rewarding to provide for friends and family, and it’s just plain enjoyable …

How We Achieved the Banana Bread of Our Dreams

Everybody has a recipe for banana bread, right? And most of them are actually pretty good. But for the Epicurious test kitchen team, good was not …

8 awesome paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now

What better way to start a week than by downloading a bunch of nifty new paid iPhone and iPad apps without paying a cent? We shared tons of great iOS …

The Power of Now: A Meditative Approach to Living In the Moment

There is no better time than the present. Eckhart Tolle's <i>The Power of Now</i> shows you how to move past pain, stress, and anxiety with the help of …

Bill Clinton Portrait Contains Hidden Monica Lewinsky Allusion, Artist Nelson Shanks Reveals

A portrait of President Bill Clinton – currently in rotation at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C. – contains a subtle low-blow to the …

Government

Sports Jackets vs. Blazers vs. Suit Jackets | The Art of Manliness

Sports jackets. Suit jackets. Blazers. Most men use these terms interchangeably, as do many men’s clothing retailers.<p>Because of this, the differences …

Men's Fashion

3 Simple Ways to Learn to Love Fernet-Branca

It's dark, it's brooding, some people mistake it for cough syrup. Yet the Italian amaro Fernet Branca is the favored drink (let's be honest: favorite …

Mindfulness: What’s the POINT?

The brain loves to chunk information in order to remember things and there are so many great acronyms that help us remember to bring mindfulness into …

The Best 4 Whiteboard Apps for Teachers

February 13, 2015<br>Looking for some interactive whiteboard apps to use in your class? The titles below are among the best you can find out there. These …

The Best Camping Food

Whether you're roughing it for a week in Yosemite Valley or in the Great Smokey Mountains, hiking in Zion National Park or climbing at Joshua Tree, …

Bertrand Russell on Immortality, Why Religion Exists, and What “The Good Life” Really Means

“There are forces making for happiness, and forces making for misery. We do not know which will prevail, but to act wisely we must be aware of both.”<p><b>Bertrand Russell</b> (May 18, 1872–February 2, 1970) is one of humanity’s most grounding yet elevating thinkers, his writing at once lucid and luminous. …

The Many Different Types of Investments, and How They Work

Most people have heard of stocks and bonds, but there are a ton of different ways to invest your money—mutual funds, CDs, real estate...the list is …

Awesome Chart Comparing Traditional Versus 21st Century Learning

February 4, 2015<br>In his classic book “Education and Experience” John Dewey talks about the dichotomy between traditional and progressive forms of …