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Videos of good — and bad — oral arguments

For a class I’m teaching this spring, I’d like to show my students some videos of good and bad oral arguments. If any of you have recommendations, please let me know, either in the comments or by email (volokh at law dot ucla dot edu). Thanks!

The Ultimate Guide to Note-Taking

No matter what your profession, there are lots of reasons to take notes. You take notes to retain information from things you hear – like meetings …

How to Support the Law Student in Your Life

<b>Do</b><p><b>Don’t</b><p>DO: Drop off take-out food or stash a lasagna in your law student’s freezer.<p>DON’T: Invite your law student to a long sit-down dinner that they …

Law School

Why You Should Eat Green Cake

<i>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:</i> <i></i><i>Betty of le jus d'orange demonstrates a roll cake that's met its matcha.</i><p>It all started in my high school Japanese language class. My teacher brought in a Japanese baking …

Don't Make These 9 Mistakes at the Farmers' Market!

Before you go buying ripe peaches willy-nilly, stuffing them in plastic bags, and paying with Amex, read these tips from our test kitchen<p>It feels like the absolute best time of year to go to the farmers' market: The stands are overflowing with tomatoes, zucchini, melons, flowers, and fresh herbs. …

Watch Six Brothers Raised Captive in a NYC Apartment Take Their First Trip to the Beach

In this exclusive clip from the documentary The Wolfpack, six brothers raised in captivity take their trip ever to the beach: ‘It’s like Lawrence of …

Perfect Baked Potato

4 Servings<p>Olive oil, salt, and pepper: This baked potato recipe is as blank-slate as it gets. Feel free to add other spices to the salt-and-pepper mix, such as cumin or smoked paprika, and finish with whatever cheese you like.<p>February 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>4 russet potatoes (about 2½ pounds), scrubbed<p>…

Recipes

Mother Nature wasn't about to be outdone

Embracing the Darkness and Difficulties in Your Relationship

I have spent two decades in and out of relationships. And I have spent countless hours listening, counseling and helping friends navigate through their own relationship issues. God knows they are hard. It's so easy in the beginning when you are in the honeymoon period where the person can seem to …

10 Things to Say to Your Partner Instead of 'I Love You'

Saying "I love you" can become a form of punctuation in a long-term relationship. People say it at the end of a phone call, or on their way out the door, or as they're falling asleep at night. And there's nothing wrong with this. Expressing love often is a good thing! And it's a nice way to check …

16 Crowd-Pleasing Recipes for Your Independence Day Grill

Can't decide what to make for the biggest cook-out holiday of the year? We've got you covered. From smoky ribs to spiced kebabs, juicy pork chops, and spicy chicken wings, we have 16 great excuses to fire up your grill this Fourth of July.<p>Before you get started, make sure you know how to these …

Sake-Steamed Sockeye Salmon

• 1 stalk lemongrass, split lengthwise<br>• 2 cups water<br>• 2 cups sake<br>• 10 fresh ginger coins, sliced 1/8 inch thick<br>• 2 star anise pods<br>• Peel of 1 orange<br>• 1-1/2 pounds …

14 Genius Hacks For A Quick Breakfast On-The-Go

Breakfast is not only the most important meal of the day, it's arguably the most delicious. Sadly, we often let breakfast fall by the wayside with insanely busy schedules.<p>But abandon breakfast no more. We've rounded up 14 hacks to ensure you get in your first meal of the day without wasting any …

Chef Sang Yoon's 7 Tips for Frying Like a Pro

Here, chef Sang Yoon's seven simple steps for light, crispy fried foods.<p>Chef Sang Yoon schooled the crowd in frying at the 33rd annual Food & Wine …

How to Give the Most Motivating Pep Talk

‘I want to be here for you. What can I do?’; stay away from cliches like ‘Time heals’<p>I recently told a friend I needed a pep talk. “What kind?” he asked.<p>He had a very good point. Everyone wants to be the type of person who gives the pivotal talk that turns around a friend’s outlook or makes a …

Motivation

How to Make the Absolute Best Scrambled Eggs Ever

By Bon Appétit<p>These scrambled eggs are super soft and just a little runny, aka exactly how they should be.<p>We believe strongly that "putting an egg on it" transforms almost anything into a meal. But lately we've turned our attention away from our beloved olive oil-fried egg and toward a soft sunny …

25 Awesome Tools for Getting Organized | How to Be More Organized

BIG NEWS!<p><b>A fresh new version of the Living Well Planner® will be arriving soon—join our waitlist now to be first in line to get a sneak peek of the</b> …

Productivity

The Young Adult's Guide to Savvy Meal-Prep

You're young, you're busy. There are so many places to go and people to see, but as we all know -- too well! -- money quite unfortunately doesn't grow on trees, and cooking every day can be a headache. Here are some tips for preparing meals for the week, and staying thrifty with your time and money …

5 Uses of the Trello App to Improve Your Productivity

The Trello app is a simple, yet brilliant productivity tool. Don’t be fooled by its simplicity, however — Trello is not just a basic to-do list app. …

17 Small Things To Do Every Day To Be Much Smarter

Intelligence is flexible and there are a lot of things to give it a daily boost. For smart thinking your mind needs 3 things:<p>To be trained in …

What Is Going to Law School Like?

Law school is a pretty universal experience across different universities. The basic curriculum is fairly standardized because it must meet the …

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How To: Unsend An Email

We've all been there: against your better judgement, you sent an email that should have never been sent. You write your boss and detail all the …

Artist's Illustrations Remind Us Love Is The Little Things

Love is cooking dinner on a Tuesday night; lazing on a Sunday afternoon; riding bikes through the park. Love is the little things.<p>Korean artist Puuung captures this in illustrations for the "Love is.." series showcased on Grafolio, an online forum featuring works from various artists, and updated …

22 super-cool things to do this weekend

<b>May 8</b><p><b>RadioLoveFest</b>; <b>Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Fort Greene, 6pm. Various prices.</b> <br>The unapologetically nerdy event features live tapings of some …

What Does a Law School Class Sound Like?

Are you starting law school this fall? Have you ever wondered what a law school class discussion sounds like? If so, check out this video of Alison …

Law School

21 Terms Every Whiskey Lover Should Know

The most important whisky jargon, from cooperage to small-batch, defined.<p><b>1. BEER</b><p>Whiskey is made from beer. Boring, sometimes weird beer, but beer nonetheless.<p><b>2. CASK STRENGTH</b><p>Whiskey bottled at the (high) proof at which it came out of the barrel. More expensive, ounce for ounce, but if you're …

20 Basic Cooking Techniques That Every Home Chef Should Master

<b>There are an endless amount of cooking techniques one should know</b>, but let's just start with the basics. Master these 20, and we'll definitely be coming over for dinner.

Cooking

'We haven’t been able to rule him out': Robert Durst and another cold case

Long before he became a fixture of tabloid headlines and faced murder charges in two separate cases, Robert Durst bought a house in Trinidad, California. It was still standing there when I visited recently, a blue three-story clapboard structure with floor-to-ceiling windows on most of its sides. …

Crime