Apple Spice Bourbon Flip

2 1/2 oz. bourbon
3/4 oz. apple spice syrup
1 egg white
nutmeg or cinnamon for garnish

Place all ingredients dry (no ice) into shaker and shake for 20 seconds. Add a cup of ice to the shaker and shake for another 20 seconds. Strain into a coupe and sprinkle with cinnamon or nutmeg, or both!

Apple Spice Syrup

1 cup water
1 cup sugar
1 apple, cored and diced
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Add sugar and water to pot and bring to boil. Once sugar is incorporated, take off heat and add apple and cinnamon. Let steep for 2 hours. Strain mixture through a fine strainer and refrigerate remaining up to 30 days in refrigerator.

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Ludovico Einaudi - Ascolta

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The results: The brain stimulation “resulted in a modest (around three percent) but statistically significant increase of aesthetic appreciation of representational images (both artworks and photographs),” the researchers write. “Stimulation did not affect evaluation of abstract images, suggesting that the neural mechanisms underlying appreciation of figurative and abstract images may be different, at least in individuals with no strong background in fine arts.” …

This does not mean a jolt of electricity can take the place of a master’s degree in art history. Rather, the researchers suggest, the increased activity in the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex seems to help people adopt “an aesthetic orientation” toward the object in question. In other words, when this section of the brain is stimulated, either internally (thanks to education and training) or artificially (via electrodes on the scalp), your focus shifts from content (that’s a picture of a tree on a hillside) to context (notice the subtle interplay of shapes and shadings). As Cattaneo and her colleagues put it, viewers disengage “from a habitual mode of identifying objects to adopt an aesthetic perspective.”


Study finds that stimulating the brain can increase appreciation for art. Or, you can do it the old-fashioned way and use art to rewire the brain.

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The Hunters in the Snow (1565) by Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1525 - 1569)

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Alfred Joseph Frueh (1880-1968) was a cartoonist and illustrator… The 3D illustrated letter seen above, is designed to inform his wife about the details of an art gallery before her visit.’ (via Letterology: Three-Dimensional Correspondence)

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Coffee & Camera (by David Sonnweber)

The Nightfall by Will Barnet
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The Nightfall by Will Barnet

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Consider that you can see less than 1% of the electromagnetic spectrum and hear less than 1% of the acoustic spectrum. As you read this, you are traveling at 220 km/sec across the galaxy. 90% of the cells in your body carry their own microbial DNA and are not “you.” The atoms in your body are 99.9999999999999999% empty space and none of them are the ones you were born with, but they all originated in the belly of a star. Human beings have 46 chromosomes, 2 less than the common potato.

The existence of the rainbow depends on the conical photoreceptors in your eyes; to animals without cones, the rainbow does not exist. So you don’t just look at a rainbow, you create it. This is pretty amazing, especially considering that all the beautiful colors you see represent less than 1% of the electromagnetic spectrum.

NASA Lunar Science Institute, We Originated in the Belly of a Star - (2012)

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Cover art by Tomer Hanuka

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Etta James - Life, Love & the Blues

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