Brenda Andrade

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Ditch Distractions and Get Productive With a Method Called "Deep Work"

I first heard about the idea of "deep work" while listening to a podcast on my way to work. NPR's Shankar Vedantam interviewed Cal Newport, a computer scientist and Georgetown professor, about his research and insights on the subject.<p>Newport shared how he manages to get a seemingly impossible …

Obama says his White House 'didn't have a scandal that embarrassed us'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama, speaking in private this week, extolled what he said was the drama-free nature of his White House and said it was a "low bar" now to avoid embarrassing presidential scandals.<p>It was a veiled but distinct jab at the current occupants of the West Wing, who …

The White House

How emotions are made

In this episode we try to make sense of our emotions.<p>Advertisement<p>Culturally speaking – we view emotions as distinct archetypes. We all recognise the …

5 surprising spring break destinations

From an artsy town in Texas to the nation's capital, we've got your wanderlust covered.<p>Spring is in the air, and that means one thing to many of us: travel. As in, cool springtime getaways.<p>Sure, you can always do the beach, or hit the Big Apple. But if you’re looking for something a little less …

Gluten-Free Cauliflower Gnocchi Pomodoro

1. <b>Make the Gnocchi:</b> Place the cauliflower in a large pot with about 2 inches of water. Bring to a simmer, cover the pot and steam until the …

The Most Romantic Drives In The World

Park Time Lovers<p>Route: London to Edinburgh<p>Weave your way from one capital to another through Britain’s best national parks and Areas of Outstanding …

How to plan your family’s first international vacation

<b>correction:</b> This article has been updated to correct the spelling of Stirling Castle and Loch Lomond.<p>By Rachel Walker<p>It is exponentially easier to plan a trip with kids to somewhere you've been before than it is to plot an adventure someplace new. I was forced to acknowledge this last spring as I …

See a 360-degree visualization of the center of the Milky Way

View the video<b>OXON HILL, Md.</b> — Ever wonder what it would be like to sit at the center of the Milky Way and watch the galaxy swirl by? A video debuted …

Southern Soda Bread

Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 350°. Whisk together first 5 ingredients in a large bowl. Make a well in center of mixture. Add buttermilk, eggs, and butter, …

Why You Should Check Your Passport's Expiration Date Right Now

We're a week into 2018, and with a new year comes new travel plans.<p>But before you book those plane tickets to that exciting new destination, there's …

20 photos that show why Seville was voted 2018's top place to visit

Lonely Planet's Best in Travel ranked the 10 cities that everyone will be dying to visit in 2018.<p>Occupying the coveted number one spot is a Spanish …

The One Thing You Never Thought to Make on a Sheet Pan—But Should

If your sheet pan is only being used to bake cookies or roast vegetables, it is not living up to its full cooking potential. This ordinary pan is …

Chrissy Teigen Has Cracked the Code for DIY Jalapeño Chips

Chrissy Teigen is good at food, particularly flavorful fare that scratches indulgent itches. It makes sense then that she would crack the code of …

Bacteria Living in Our Gut Are Hijacking And Controlling Our Genes

Don't panic, they're on our side.<p>Your gut microflora isn't just sitting silently waiting for you to wolf down your next meal – it turns out there's a …

Gooey Butter Cake Is The South’s Best Kept Holiday Secret

If you haven’t yet tried gooey butter cake (also affectionately referred to as ooey gooey butter cake), you’re in for a treat.<p>Some sources claim the …

In a Minneapolis Suburb, French Cuisine, Tradition and Charm

Gavin Kaysen, previously the chef de cuisine at Café Boulud in New York City, where he earned the James Beard Rising Star Chef Award and a Michelin star, returned to his Minnesota hometown in 2014 to open Minneapolis’ revered Spoon and Stable. This March, he added to his portfolio by opening …

The 7 Best Movies Coming to Netflix in December 2017

From Stanley Kubrick to a Christmas movie where Michael Shannon pretends to be Bigfoot, Netflix's December lineup is all over the place.<p>If December …

The worst thing people do to wake up in the morning — according to a sleep scientist

A sleep scientist reveals the first mistake we make when we wake up in the morning. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Daniel Barone:</b> When you wake up and then hit the snooze button and go back to sleep, it feels good because serotonin gets released. And it feels nice to fall back asleep.<p>The …

Sleep

Have you heard 'Slow Burn'? Slate's Watergate podcast is hot right now

<i>Looking for something new to listen to while you drive to work/go for a walk/wash the dishes? We're here for you. In weekly series Podcast Pick, we're highlighting a podcasts, audio personalities or specific stories worth hearing.</i><p>Before Bridgegate, Emailgate and Memogate, there was the one that …

The Cheapest Time to Fly to 15 Destinations That Are On Your Bucket List

CheapFlights.com crunched the numbers.<p>Chances are, you probably have a few travel destinations on your bucket list that seem like they’re never going …

San Francisco

10 films about travel on Netflix that will make you want to go on an adventure

<b>Netflix might be considered more conducive to slobbing out on the sofa with your body weight in snacks.</b><p>Some of its films, however, may well inspire …

Comedy-Drama

You Can Make Eggplant Parmesan in a Slow Cooker–and Here's How

Back in the nineties, when I was in college, my mom came up to Montréal for a visit. (How a girl from South Carolina ended up at Mcgill University in …

Sweet Potato Gnocchi Bake with Bacon and Sage

With fall comes hibernation season–the huge sweaters, fuzzy blankets, hot cups of tea, and deliciously cheesy, savory deliciousness that one craves …

11 Genius Recipes for Stuffed Squash

Aside from pumpkins and PSLs, the arrival of squash means fall has arrived. The produce section of every market is loaded with them, and the internet is swapping thousands of recipes that include them. (Butternut squash desserts, anyone?) Whether you’re more partial to the tender acorn squash or a …

Healthy Eating

Nigel Slater’s lemongrass recipes

It’s one of the most subtle and delicious aromatics. Use it in soup, and save some for pudding, too<p>At the bottom of the fridge is a little plastic box of aromatics: a hand of ginger, an assortment of red and orange chillies, a tuber of galangal and a tight bundle of lemongrass stalks. This is the …

Pudding

Challenge your inner millennial on a weekend escape to San Jose

San Jose, long the Bay Area's wayward child, has been transformed by the tech boom into a full-fledged, ultra-cool destination. I wanted a getaway with good food, wines and substance. My freeway denizen husband didn't want to drive. The city, the third largest in California, met all our …

Pooping for Science – Bloomberg

Pooping for Science<p>Pooping for Science<p>Pooping for …

Silicon Valley

When The State Sinks, Science Is The Anchor

As Europe was being torn apart in the early 17th century by conflicts between Catholics and Protestants — that would lead to the devastating Thirty Years War in 1618 — the German astronomer Johannes Kepler wrote:<p>"When the storm rages and the shipwreck of the state threatens, we can do nothing more …

Chile is Lonely Planet's top country for 2018. Detroit and San Juan, Puerto Rico, land on 10 best cities list

Lonely Planet selected Chile as the top world destination you should visit next year. The travel guide company also named Detroit as the second must-see city in the world after Seville, Spain.<p>San Juan, Puerto Rico, landed at No. 8. "While Puerto Rico's capital was hit hard by the hurricane last …