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When the Coffee Machine Is Just a Human

How pour-over takes the automation out of the brewing process: An Object Lesson<p>One of the greatest challenges of the sleepy morning: making coffee without first having coffee to kickstart the neurons necessary to make coffee in the first place. This desperation drives design trends toward equipment …

Coffee

Coffee Fights Disease and Extends Your Life, Especially If You Drink It This Way

Coffee is the ultimate super-food, especially if you know the right way to drink it.<p>As I explained last month, a meta-analysis of 127 studies revealed that drinking two to four 8 ounce cups of coffee each day results in enormous health benefits. The consensus of these studies is that coffee:<p>Reduces …

Coffee

What Went Wrong in the Stormy Daniels Case

Last week, the story might have amounted to just a few sordid tabloid flashes, were it not a likely harbinger of major troubles ahead.<p>When all is said, done, and litigated in the case of Stephanie Clifford, who is known professionally as Stormy Daniels, the biggest question might be why the …

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These Unexpected Cities Have the Best Coffee in the U.S.

Small cities (less than 600,000 in population) provide the best caffeine fix.<p>After a long flight or a day of exploring a city, a rest for a coffee may be nice—nay, necessary. We partnered with Resonance earlier this year to bring you some of America’s Best Small Cities, now we are diving into some …

How to Double Your Writing Output in One Month

It’s Easier Than You Think<b>Write more.</b>[Drops mic]If only it were that easy.There are so many reasons we don’t write.Some personal. Some real. Others …

8 Anti-Inflammatory Egg Recipes You Should Make This Month For Weight Loss

It’s no secret how much we love eggs and Julie Andrews, The Gourmet RD, agrees with us. “Is there anything as satisfying as a super-runny, fresh …

10 Breads from Around The World to Try Other Than a French Baguette

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Ethics experts say their 'fear has been realized' as Trump faces one of his most consequential conflicts of interest yet

Ethics experts fear that the week-long standoff at a Panamanian hotel between ownership and the Trump Organization just presented one of the most consequential conflicts of interest yet for President Donald Trump.<p>The dispute broke out into the open last week when Orestes Fintiklis, the majority …

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Rediscovered tapes reveal EPA head Pruitt's bizarre Christian beliefs about God, guns and gay rights

Environmental Protection Chief Scott Pruitt believes the “most grievous threat” facing America are the courts, which he called the “imperialistic …

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 longer.<p>Specifically, Hu's study found that coffee-drinkers have lower risks of cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases, as well as suicide.<p>The research began …

Coffee

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump Came to Washington Seeking Power and Glamour. They’ll Leave With Neither.

Jared and Ivanka are just the latest in a long line of presidential family members who didn’t exactly bowl Washington over. But they’re also the …

Couples clutching AR-15 rifles hold commitment ceremony at Pennsylvania church

Crown-wearing worshippers clutching AR-15 rifles drank holy wine and exchanged or renewed wedding vows in a commitment ceremony at a Pennsylvania church on Wednesday, prompting a nearby school to cancel classes.<p>With state police and a smattering of protesters standing watch outside the church, …

The 'mystery' of who built the earthen mounds in the Midwest was nothing but white dude propaganda

I've lived my whole life as a pale, red headed fella. So, I say this, with authority: white people are dicks.<p>According to Smithsonian.com, white …

Adam Schiff Just Blew The Lid Off The GOP Russia Cover-Up For Trump

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, went through point by point a list of people who Republicans are …

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‘Death tsunami’: Here’s what actually happens inside your brain as you die

Every minute, around 108 people die on this planet – but what does it actually feel like?<p>Scientists have now thrown light on what actually happens …

The No. 1 TED Talk of All Time Teaches a Critical Lesson in Intelligence (That We Often Forget)

It has close to 50 million views ... and infinite wisdom.<p>The most-viewed TED talk of all time is over a decade old. This is not just a testament to its popularity at the time, but the longevity of its relevance.<p>It's called, "Do Schools Kill Creativity?" and it has been viewed over 49 million …

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We live in a post-truth “Rashômon” world—filmmakers know it, but philosophers don’t

Picture this: a man—a samurai—is killed in a grove. One by one, all those involved are brought before a court. The woodcutter talks of the horror that seized him when he stumbled upon the body. The priest testifies that he had seen the man earlier and identifies a likely attacker. Then the …

The 6 Best Snacks for Anyone Cutting Out Sugar, According to a Nutritionist

If you’re trying to wean yourself off sugar, you know that eating on the go can get tricky. So many packaged (and easily portable) foods are full of …

Nutrition

Earthquake Cake Recipe (Watch Out: It’s So Delicious!)

Earthquake cake is one of my favorite desserts this season! So chocolatey, moist, and creamy! It is easy to prepare and the final product is a real …

Human brain still active minutes after heart stops beating, new research finds

Neurologists studying the brains of nine patients as they died have found surprising information about what happens to your brain after it …

How biased is your news source? You probably won’t agree with this chart

Are we even aware of our biases anymore?<p>If you look at this chart and are convinced your “extreme” source belongs in the middle, you just might be …

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The Best Meatballs Recipe

"I never knew how to make good meatballs until I found this recipe. I normally make mine with just ground beef and they still taste great. I've used …

Eggs

James Hart's huevos rancheros recipe

This dish is really just three things – tortillas, fried eggs and salsa; anything else is an adornment. It’s my favourite breakfast and one of my all-time favourite Mexican dishes. So much so, that we often have it for dinner at home when we want something easy.<p>The charred peppers and the chipotles …

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You probably won’t remember this, but the “forgetting curve” theory explains why learning is hard

Learning has an evolutionary purpose: Among species, individuals that adapt to their environments will succeed. That’s why your brain more easily retains important or surprising information: It takes very little effort to remember that the neighbor’s dog likes to bite. Remembering the dog’s name is …

The Brain
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Use These Prompts If You Need Help Journaling

Like any habit, journaling is easier said than done. I tried for years (all of the half-empty notebooks in my childhood bedroom can attest to this) …

A Georgia Teacher Got a Gun and Surprise Surprise It Didn't End Well

In a cosmic rebuke to President Donald Trump’s insistence that armed educators would put a stop to school violence, a teacher in Dalton, GA, has been …

LSD Study Reveals Unprecedented "Harmonic" Reorganization of Brain

The drug appears to hit a "reset" button in the brain.<p>Ongoing neuroscience research on psychedelic drugs like LSD and psilocybin is increasingly …

Consciousness

The First 10 Recipes to Make in Your Dutch Oven — Recipes from The Kitchn

I like to think of the day I brought home a Dutch oven as the day my kitchen changed forever. That may sound dramatic, but seriously — there really …

Food

Working in a UK university is starting to feel like working for a business

When I moved from a European university I was shocked to discover a rule-bound system that devalues academic experience<p>I am a scholar with several full professorships from different countries and extensive experience in teaching and research. I like working with others and have been fortunate to …

Higher Education