Betsy Young

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How this workshop creates some of the world’s top sci-fi and fantasy writers, inside a Seattle house

This and every summer around the first of August, 18 students leave a house in Seattle’s University District, after an intense six weeks in a …

Creative Writing

How to Raise a Million Dollars on Kickstarter

Two entrepreneurs share how they raised more than a million dollars online.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I recently participated in a leadership program with a rockstar entrepreneur, Matt DeCelles. DeCelles is the cofounder and CEO of a designer eyewear company, …

Crowd Funding

How White People Have Reacted to Black Success Over Time in the United States

<i>In this op-ed, writer Kim Reynolds explains the history of "whitelashes" in the United States.</i><p>On November 9, 2016, CNN commentator Van Jones described Donald Trump’s nearly solidified victory to become president of the United States as a “whitelash.”<p>“This was a whitelash against a changing country, …

Civil Rights

The Neuroscience of Pain

Brain imaging is illuminating the neural patterns behind pain’s infinite variety.<p>On a foggy February morning in Oxford, England, I arrived at the John Radcliffe Hospital, a shiplike nineteen-seventies complex moored on a hill east of the city center, for the express purpose of being hurt. I had an …

Pain

Jamie Oliver: the recipe that changed my life

<i>Rotolo</i> is a Tuscan dish, involving homemade sheet pasta, greens (spinach, stinging nettles, borage), ricotta, parmesan and porcini, all rolled up and baked in tomato sauce, then sliced and served with sage butter. When you cut through the rotolo, you get a swirl of the pasta, a swirl of the green, …

Jamie Oliver

Everything You Need to Know About Hydrangeas

Without hydrangeas, would summer as we know it exist? From Tokyo to Nantucket, their big, blowsy blooms are synonymous with warm nights and lazy days.<p>…

45 Casserole Recipes in an 8×8 Dish

If you’re craving a hearty and satisfying meal but don’t want to be stuck a bunch of leftovers, then these 8×8 casserole recipes are for you! With …

32 All-Star Beef Brisket Recipes

From Texas to Thailand, from slow cooked to pressure cooked, from spicy to sweet, these beef brisket recipes promise something for every taste and …

The 9.9 Percent Is the New American Aristocracy

The class divide is already toxic, and is fast becoming unbridgeable. You’re probably part of the problem.<p>1.<p>For about a week every year in my childhood, I was a member of one of America’s fading aristocracies. Sometimes around Christmas, more often on the Fourth of July, my family would take up …

Veggie Burger Recipes That'll Make You A Believer

They're so much better than they used to be.<p>In the dawn of the commercial veggie burger era, it seemed our only options were frozen patties made by the likes of Boca Burger, Gardenburger and MorningStar Farms. Their intentions were good, they didn’t contain meat, and ... well, those are the only …

Recipe: Tofu Tikka Masala — Recipes from The Kitchn

I want to tell you so much about this tofu tikka masala, but let me start with the sauce. It's layered with a mess of warm spices plus the smoky …

12 Hiking Destinations You'll Want to Add to Your Bucket List

The best travel advice always comes from people with firsthand experience—and that's especially true when it comes to hiking trips. When you're going …

Hiking

The 10 Best Podcasts of 2018 (So Far)

What to listen to now that we're in the golden age of podcasting.<p>It's safe to say we're living in the golden age of podcasting. As such, the sheer volume of quality audio content out there can feel overwhelming. Between the endless political commentary inspired by the daily nightmare of our current …

16 French Recipes Every Beginner Cook Should Master

If you’re looking to up your game in the kitchen, classic French technique will provide you with a useful foundation no matter what you like to cook. …

The loaf of bread I won't ever stop baking

<b>It's not fancy, but it does the job perfectly.</b><p>I've baked a lot of bread over the years. From chewy slow-rise baguettes and sourdoughs to dinner …

An Open Letter About Female Coaches

I<p>Iwant to tell you a little something about my parents.<p>I grew up just outside of Barcelona, a child of two highly successful professionals. My father …

Stop Buying Tangerines. Plant Them In A Flowerpot And You Will Always Have Hundreds Of Organic Tangerines!

Tangerines, of the Latin name Citrus reticulate, are also known as Mandarin oranges. Clementines are the seedless variety of these irresistible …

Be a Potluck Hero with Slow Cooker Sweet & Sour Meatballs

Show up at your next potluck with a big pot of meatballs, swimming in a glossy sweet and tangy sauce, and everyone's going to be excited. That's just …

Slow Cookers

23 Moroccan-Inspired Meals That Are Everything Your Spice Rack Has Been Waiting For

You’ve probably heard some version of this refrain over and over: To make food taste better without compromising nutrition, spices are key. But if …

Caste, greed, and unending need: the story of India’s waste crisis

India seems to be drowning in garbage.<p>From Delhi to Mumbai to Bengaluru, mini hills of untreated organic and inorganic waste can be found even outside high-end shopping malls, tech parks, and eateries. Piles of plastic, paper, bottles, fruit peels, and more accumulate every day on the side of the …

India

The New Midlife Crisis for Women

Sometimes, I think I'm falling apart. Then, I talk to my friends. One spent a whole winter getting a babysitter for her toddler daughter in the …

How the NAACP fought lynching  – by using the racists' own pictures against them

Photographs of the brutal 1916 killing of a black man in Waco, Texas, became a powerful tool in the hands of the civil rights organization<p><i>Note that graphic images of lynchings are included in this article.</i>

Civil Rights

The Most Inclusive U.S. Cities, Mapped

A new report finds where post-1980 economic growth has been accompanied by inclusion of low-income residents and communities of color.<p>Heads up, cities: Economic growth does not necessarily go hand-in-hand with economic and racial inclusion.<p>That’s the finding of a new, in-depth analysis by the Urban …

The best method for cooking asparagus is 2,000 years old

I used to think I didn’t like asparagus, but it turned out to be—as these aversions often are—a textural problem. Their stalks would remain fibrous …

Asparagus

Barbara Bush, Republican matriarch and former first lady, dies at 92

<b>(CNN) —</b> Barbara Bush, the matriarch of a Republican political dynasty and a first lady who elevated the cause of literacy, died Tuesday, according to a statement from her husband's office. She was 92.<p>Only the second woman in American history to have had a husband and a son elected President …

Barbara Bush

A Dutch 'boy genius' said he could get the ocean to clean itself. Turns out, he's right.

<b>In 2012 — when he was just 18 — Dutch inventor and entrepreneur Boyan Slat gave his first TEDx Talk about cleaning up the ocean .</b><p>In his talk, he laid …

Pollution

Celebrity Farmer: Meet Jean-Martin Fortier, Canada’s ‘Six Figure’ Organic Micro-Gardener

If you’ve not already heard of Jean-Martin Fortier, allow us to introduce you to a rising star, the Canadian organic farmer whose notion of …

Profit

'Those Kids Aren't Getting Educated'

<b>The film on Kevin Durant</b> as he left Montrose Christian School for the University of Texas, in 2006, reflected a talented teenager full of potential. He had a reach like Stretch Armstrong but no true position. He could shoot from all over the court but had to narrow his shot selection to optimize …

Homemade Do Si Do Girl Scout Cookies

If you love Girl Scout cookies just as much as we do, then you are going to love these homemade Do Si Do cookies. No longer will you need to hunt …

Washington's Second Most Dangerous Man

Because John Bolton is five things President Trump is not — intelligent, educated, principled, articulate and experienced — and because of Bolton's …