How To Prepare Artichokes (VIDEOS)

Artichokes can seem pretty intimidating — they’re big, green, bulbous and prickly. If this keeps you from buying them fresh at the market, it shouldn’t. We’re here to show you the different ways to clean, trim and prepare artichokes for cooking — and then we’ll show you how to eat them. The first... more →
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The Psychology of Fragrance Ad Casting

Who – New York Times columnist and co-author of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. Because – He has raised our consciousness about the struggle for gender equality and forced us to look at injustice around the world. Photographed – By Brent McDonald in Yida refugee camp, in South... more →
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World’s Most Obscure Flags Explained (PHOTOS)

The Olympics are one of the few times you get to admire some of the lesser-known flags of the world: the bold colors of South Africa, the intricate detail of Belize, the soothing simplicity of Ukraine. Let me take you on a guided tour of the eight weirdest national flags to be found around the world… This article originally... more →
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18 Great DIY Christmas Ideas for Enhancing the Christmas Spirit

On Wednesday night, 666 people (seriously) put themselves through their own form of hell by taking the long way to the top of one the tallest buildings in the world when they scaled the Empire State Building from its stairwell. That’s 1,576 steps and 86 flights of hamstring- and gluteal-writhing agony all the way to the building’s... more →
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A Required Dose of ‘Culinary Intelligence’

Just as I was about to extol the many virtues of Peter Kaminsky’s new book, brilliantly titled Culinary Intelligence: The Art of Eating Healthy (and Really Well), I happened upon a dose of Culinary Insanity in the food pages of today’s New York Times. In an article about an exemplary initiative to teach doctors about... more →
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5 Crazy dating apps that will come handy

Did you see the short film Sight, made by a team of visual arts students, that examined what dating would be like if it were an eyeball-implanted app? (If not, check it out here!) The apps below don’t go that far, exactly, but we might be closer than we think to a future in which dating resembles Minority Report more closely... more →
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10 Steps to Getting Fit While Staying Happy

The impressive performance of UK’s women in the London Olympics has coined an inspiring meme: “Strong is the new skinny.” In the last six weeks, I have lost several pounds, an inch of fat off my belly, and two inches off my hips. I’ve also gained serious muscle tone in my arms, shoulders, quads, and abs (hello,... more →
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Video Game Exercise: Does It Count Like The Real Thing?

“Exergames,” or video games that incorporate some physical activity, are not a good replacement for exercise — but they may be a useful gateway for sedentary people to move toward a more active lifestyle. That’s the finding of researchers from Michigan State University. “Some people are very enthusiastic... more →
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