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End of the American dream? The dark history of 'America first'

When he promised to put America first in his inaugural speech, Donald Trump drew on a slogan with a long and sinister history – a sign of what was to follow in his presidency<p>“Sadly, the American dream is dead,” Donald Trump proclaimed when he announced his candidacy for president of the United …

Northern Europe

The Ugly Coded Critique of Chick-Fil-A's Christianity

The fast-food chain's "infiltration" of New York City ignores the truth about religion in America. It also reveals an ugly narrow-mindedness.<p>The New Yorker has been taking it on the chin lately for its essay about Chick-fil-A’s “infiltration” of New York City. Although most of the piece is about …

Religion

This box is basically a miracle for cord cutters, and it’s never been cheaper on Amazon

Cutting the cord doesn’t have to mean cutting live TV out of your life. There are a few different options out there now for web-based live TV …

Televisions

See How Montblanc Makes Its Famous Pens

<i>Originally published by Jack Forster on Hodinkee.</i><p>The notion of Montblanc as a watch manufacturer has now been around long enough that most of us have …

Mont Blanc

Kelvin makes home coffee roasting as easy as twisting a dial

Harvesting and roasting beans from your own coffee trees is challenging if you don’t live in an equatorial country. Roasting raw coffee beans at home …

Coffee

5 Ways to Learn Photography Basics and Improve Camera Skills

Aperture. Shutter speed. Exposure. Depth of field. You’ve heard these terms before. Camera enthusiasts love to talk about them. But what do they …

Landscape Photography

I Cut the Cord for DirecTV Now: Here’s the Pros and Cons

Last year, I spent an unreasonable amount of time on the phone with my cable company. My bill, which bundled TV with high-speed internet and a …

Televisions

The best universal remote control

<i>By Darryl Wilkinson and Grant Clauser</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here.</i><p>If you're looking for an easy-to-use universal …

Home Automation

Easy Pour Over Coffee: Chemex

YouTube

Chomsky: 'The Republican Party Is the Most Dangerous Organization in Human History'

Click here for reuse options! The renowned linguist and cognitive scientist on where we stand as an economy, as a country, and as human beings.<i>* This</i> …

Middle-class

Pour Over Coffee Drip Brewing Guide - How to Make Pour Over Coffee

What You'll Need<p>Brew Time<p>2½ - 3 minutes<p>Have Questions?<p>Share<p>Background<p>The ritual of the pour over is like a meditation: There’s no machine in your …

Coffee

Brewing Methods!

So if you have been a long time customer you have noticed we changed our back label on the coffee packaging. We recommend three ways to brew our …

Coffee

15 Must-Try Unique Coffees From Around The World

1. South Indian Filter Coffee<p>Filter coffee is popularly known as ‘Kaapi’ in South India. Locally grown coffee beans are roasted, coarsely ground and …

Coffee

Facebook 101: How to Delete Your Account & Scrub Your Data

With the news that Cambridge Analytica obtained over 50 million Facebook users' information without their consent, there are no doubt many of us …

Social Media

What You Need To Know About Deleting Your Facebook Account

Breaking up with Facebook is hard to do. The ubiquitous social media giant apparently doesn’t take user rejection lightly, and despite its string of bad behavior, it isn’t about to let you ― or your personal data ― go without a struggle.<p>The latest accusation that Facebook misbehaved came over the …

Social Media

How To Polish A Fountain Pen Nib

If you ever start using or collecting vintage fountain pens, chances are you’ll end up with a nib that is no longer shiny. While it may still work …

The Death of DSLRs is Near

Two decades ago, DSLRs were introduced to replace film cameras. With only a few megapixels, very short battery life, and an overall low quality, it …

Cutting the cord: Streaming instead of cable TV means complicated choices, and some trade-offs

Xfinity vs. CenturyLink, Roku v.s. Hulu vs. YouTube TV and others — cutting the cord requires planning, decisions and flexibility. And you may save …

Televisions

Why Can’t My Receiver Pass Dolby Vision From an Apple TV?

<b>Q</b> My Denon AVR-S930H receiver supports pass-through of Dolby Vision high dynamic range. However, when I connect my Apple 4K TV to it, the Dolby …

How to Stop Robocallers and Scammers from Flooding Your iPhone

Spam calls are annoying, and they might be increasing in frequency. Last year, the Federal Trade Commission received over 375,000 complaints about …

Identity Theft

Former Australian prime minister Keating says Trump ‘surprisingly’ good at foreign policy

Donald Trump is “surprisingly” good at foreign policy, according to former Australian prime minister Paul Keating, who says the United States was directionless under the previous three administrations.<p>As the US president accepted an invitation to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for talks, …

Foreign Policy

H2O, Hello There: An Introduction to Water for Coffee Brewing

Have you ever taken a bag of beans home from your favorite shop, brewed them according to the recipe printed on the bag, and found the resulting brew …

Coffee

How to Clean a Coffeemaker

It takes more than a quick rinse to keep your brewer in tip-top shape. Here's how to get every kind of coffeemaker squeaky clean.<p>Brewer Upkeep<p>While …

Chemex coffee: You too Can Brew Your Coffee Like a Pro

Chemex: You Too Can Brew Your Coffee Like a Pro<p>Coffee experience 2.0<p>You've probably already heard about the new coffee maker Chemex (pronounced as</i> …

A Georgia Republican's Unethical Revenge

Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle led the charge to punish Delta, after the Atlanta-based airline ended its affiliation with the NRA.<p>Last weekend, Delta Airlines exercised its constitutional right to speak freely on political issues and to choose with whom it associates by announcing that it would no …

Jetfuel

Guess Who's Not Coming To America? International Students

International students are America’s “golden goose.” They provide billions of dollars to the U.S. economy every year, subsidize the education of U.S. students and are a key source of talent that help make American tech companies the envy of the world. So why is the Trump administration trying to …

Students

A Harvard scientist who's studied coffee for 20 years explains why the drink is amazing

Dr. Frank Hu just finished a 20-year study on the effects of coffee on the human body. People who drink more coffee it turns out, live …

The great unraveling: Trump's allies are really worried about him

<b>(CNN) —</b> Not since Richard Nixon started talking to the portraits on the walls of the West Wing has a president seemed so alone against the world.<p>One source -- who is a presidential ally -- is worried, really worried. The source says this past week is "different," that advisers are scared the …

Donald Trump

Xi Jinping's China was already aggressive, but it could be 'turned up to 11' without term limits

BEIJING — In clearing the way to serve as China's president indefinitely, Xi Jinping has sought to head off speculation over his future and amass even more authority to implement his key political objectives, analysts and sources close to the leadership say.<p>The removal of the 10-year limit on the …

China

All Hail (and Fear) Emperor Xi

China will learn that totalitarian states have short-term advantages, but they don't end well.<p>The last emperor of China, Pu Yi, abdicated in 1912. He was the 12th emperor of the historically important Qing dynasty, which lasted 267 years. With his departure, two millenniums of empire, usually with …

China