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How to cook the perfect onion rings

Photograph: Felicity Cloake for the Guardian<p>Martha Stewart’s onion rings.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/2/26/1424973452190/75ed5a12-dca7-49bd-8cb6-5a31aac029b3-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Felicity Cloake for the Guardian<p>Martha Stewart’s onion …

How to fix common sleep problems with science

There are so many barriers to a good night's sleep these days. Phones, TVs, kids, work — the list goes on and on.<p>We all know we need more sleep. Many Americans don't get the recommended seven to nine hours of shut eye they're supposed to.<p>Sleep can provide incredible health benefits. It can help us …

15 Delicious Camping Breakfast Recipes You Will Want to Eat When Camping

Having a leisurely breakfast when camping is a very civilised way to start the day.<br>If you have the time (and desire) to have something apart from …

7 Simple DIY Ways To Make Waking Up In The Morning Suck Less

Waking up in the morning and rushing to work is something everyone hates. As we keep hitting the snooze button on our phone alarm, we just wish we …

There's a Forest in Poland Filled With Crooked Trees, And No One Can Explain Why

This belongs in a Grimm's fairy tale.<p>Deep in the woods of the West Pomerania region of Poland, an entire section of trees bends at sharp angles near …

Should Black Lives Matter Focus on 'Black-on-Black' Murders?

Critics who charge that prioritizing police killings over other, more prevalent forms of violence misunderstand the purpose and methods of the movement.<p>Over the years, John McWhorter, a linguistics scholar at Columbia University, and Glenn Loury, a Brown University economist, have conducted a …

The man with the toughest job in the world | Janine di Giovanni

Photograph: AP<p>UN special envoy Steffan di Mistura meets President Assad in Damascus in November 2014.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/7/29/1438189760491/09701e73-0e23-4289-a5b8-96bb875d60ac-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: AP<p>UN special envoy Steffan di Mistura meets …

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For Some of the Best Fried Chicken, Look to...the Tuscan Jews?

More<p>Fried Chicken<p>Digging into the cluckin' awesome world of our favorite fried food.<p>New York, circa 2004. I'm the sous chef at Beppe, chef Cesare Casella's now-closed Tuscan restaurant on 23rd Street just west of Park Avenue South, and the menu overflows with his signature dishes. There's the …

Neil Gaiman: ‘Terry Pratchett isn’t jolly. He’s angry’

I want to tell you about my friend Terry Pratchett, and it’s not easy. I’m going to tell you something you may not know. Some people have encountered an affable man with a beard and a hat. They believe they have met Sir Terry Pratchett. They have not.<p>Science fiction conventions often give you …

Muscle Building Foods That Are High In Protein

If you want to look fit and toned, your kitchen game has to be as strong as your game in the gym.<p>Pumping iron is important for muscle growth, but so …

4 Healthy Foods That Fight Gas

Consider them nature’s Beano.<p>It’s a nutrition catch 22: A lot of healthy foods are packed with fiber (good), but that fiber can leave you feeling bloated and gassy (not so good). Luckily, you don’t have to make a beeline for the Beano every time you chow down on greens. We chatted with Keri Gans, …

Nutrition

How to fix your cracked iPhone or Samsung phone without leaving the house

You can always take it into the store, but if you don't have a warranty or you're feeling lazy, a nifty startup called iCracked will come to you and repair your broken phone on the spot.<p>You can use iCracked if you have an iPhone, iPad, or Samsung smartphone. You can also choose to sell your phone …

The Hungry Man’s Low-Calorie Diet

Hunger is a very real obstacle to losing weight. Choosing foods with a low energy density allows you not only to eat more food and feel full for …

Nutrition

5 Ways To Fuel Up For Sports

Nutrition is essential for an athlete's performance. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned vet, your strength, focus, motivation, and endurance can …

Nutrition

The Best Spots in the World to Be Naked

<i>By Sophie-Claire Hoeller</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock</i><p>Because showing up naked to Wednesday-night volleyball is almost never received as well as you'd hope (even if the hot setter is wearing a "Co-ed Naked Volleyball" tee), here's a guide to the best -- and most welcoming -- places in the world to let it all …

10 Dishes Every Beginner Cook Should Master

What's the best dish for a beginner cook to try? We asked star chefs from all over the country for their recommendations. Here’s what they had to say.<p>…

5 Other Ways To Have Bourbon

<i>This week, we revealed our 2015 Forbes Travel Guide Star Ratings. Click here to see the complete list of winners.</i><p><i>Image from Getty</i><p>Bourbon lovers beware. The distilled American whiskey, which has been around since the 18th century, is popping up on food and drink menus all over the country in …

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"I'M NOT CHARLIE": Leaked Al Jazeera Newsroom Emails Reveal Charlie Hebdo Debate

"What Charlie Hebdo did was not free speech. It was an abuse of free speech," one Al Jazeera journalist wrote. In a statement to BuzzFeed News, an Al Jazeera spokesperson defended the internal debate.<p>The internal staff email chain began with a Jan. 8 email from Al Jazeera English's executive …

Sandy Hook killer's father: 'I wish Adam had never been born'

Peter Lanza is still struggling to fathom why his son Adam went on an armed rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012<p>In Peter Lanza’s new house, on a secluded private road in Fairfield County, Connecticut, is an attic room overflowing with shipping crates of what he calls ‘the …

We may already know how we will cure death—but should we?

A pair of advocates—they do legitimate research too, but their ardor is so intense, it’s hard to call them scientists—believe that they will, within their lifetimes, make ours the first generation of humans to live forever.<p>Their quest is elegantly laid out in <i>The Immortalists</i>, a new documentary …

Singularity

5 Bar Tricks You Can Do With Science

Courtesy of Tim Shaw, whose television show launches tonight<p>As Kurt Vonnegut wrote in his classic <i>Cat's Cradle</i>, "science is magic that works." The same can be applied to these seemingly magical bar tricks, which are not really tricks but based in simple physics and science. They were shown to me by …