Catherine Rammer

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A new war on birth control: Trump’s victory has empowered the sex scolds

Trump hires an anti-birth control policy adviser — and Republicans in Congress prepare to escalate the attack<p>Bad news for anyone who hoped that Donald Trump's history as an adultery-loving and fornication champion might put a chill on the Republican Party's war on sex: It seems that his election is …

American people will stand up for ideals of humanity, from lawyers and tech workers to the Californian senate<p>The time when you don’t need hope is when your hopes have been fulfilled. Hope is for when you don’t have what you need and for when things are not OK. It is the belief that liberation might …

Human Rights

Why Obama — and every president since Carter — failed to transform the Middle East

“We are not a people to whom and nation to which limits don’t apply.” —Andrew Bacevich<p>What are America’s strategic objectives in the Middle East? How consistently have they been defined and pursued over the past three decades? What are the metrics of success? Are we better off today than we were 15 …

When The Bough Breaks The Economy Will Fall -- Trouble To Come In The New Year

Donald Trump promises an economic miracle during his administration, low taxes, record profits for companies, and high-paying jobs for workers. I wish it were true, but it ain't going to happen.<p>Unbeknownst to the President-elect, capitalist economies have built-in economic cycles with highs (peaks) …

Dystopian Donald: Will Trump make “1984” look like a nursery tale?

Can you doubt that we’re in a dystopian age, even if we’re still four weeks from Trump entering the Oval Office?<p>Can you doubt that we’re in a dystopian age, even if we’re still four weeks from Donald Trump entering the Oval Office? Never in our lifetimes have we experienced such vivid previews of …

Liberal arts majors, rejoice! Technologists are learning they need more than STEM to create appealing products

<b>Steve Jobs (AP/Christophe Ena)</b><p>Steve Jobs knew: Combining technical knowledge with the skills built by study of the humanities is the ideal<p>Geoff Colvin<p>August 8, 2015 9:00pm (UTC)<p>Reprinted from “Humans Are Underrated: What High Achievers Know That Brilliant Machines Never Will”<p><b>How Companies Are</b> …

From Worry to Wealthy: A Women's Guide to Financial Success Without the Stress

I'm a big fan of Chellie Campbell. Some years ago, a friend recommended Chellie's book, <i>The Wealthy Spirit</i>, and I loved it. It's one of those books that you read just one page per day--with a short essay, a wise quote, and an affirmation on each page. I wasn't a big believer in affirmations at the …

6 Reasons Why You'll Know It's Time to Move Overseas

How many times have you said you're going to do something but change your mind at the last minute? It might be a spontaneous pledge, a throw-away comment or spur-of-the-moment remark but the result is usually the same.<p>Because taking a leap of faith is <i>hard,</i> particularly when it means life might …

First time Amsterdam: top tips for your first visit to the Dutch capital

Golden Age canals lined by gabled houses, candlelit cafes, whirring bicycles, lush parks, monumental museums, colourful markets, diverse dining, quirky shopping and legendary nightlife make the free-spirited Dutch capital one of Europe's great cities. With so much on offer it can be overwhelming …

Cheers To Ernest Hemingway's Black Currant Liqueur

Although he didn't actually say, "Write drunk. Edit sober," serious academic research suggests that Hemingway might've been a proponent of alcohol. (<i>The Sun Also Rises</i> isn't <i>exactly</i> a 200-page drunk-fest, but close enough.) When asked about downing martinis before writing, Hemingway …

Gin cocktails: the best of the best

Martini<p>There's no cocktail as iconic as the Martini, that crisp and clear concoction favoured by none other than James Bond (though he admittedly often opted for vodka over the classic gin).<p>The ratio of gin to vermouth is the subject of hot dispute - and more than a little posturing. Dean Martin …

How to Cook Pot Roast, Without a Recipe

Pot roast (or pot au feu if you're being fancy) is one of the most satisfying winter dishes. Here's how to nail it, every time<p>A few weeks back, just after Thanksgiving, Hugh Acheson posted this pot roast photo on his Instagram account. Two thoughts popped in my head: 1) Damn, that looks good. 2) …

Cooking

United Cacao sweetens Aim with £23m float

'Chocolate deficit’ has fuelled the doubling of prices in a decade as demand escalates<p>The financial adage “invest in what you love” is about to get a lot easier for chocoholics. United Cacao is to float on London’s junior Aim market on Tuesday, making it the first publicly-listed pure-play cocoa …

How to Shop Like a Snob in Foreign Cities

Bag Snob's Tina Craig gives us chic tips and tricks on shopping like a pro when abroad.<p>I shop for a living. Whether I'm on vacation or a business trip, it's actually my job to seek out the local goods to report back to our readers. So naturally, I know a thing or two about the best way to get your …

Behind the Gates of Gomorrah: A year with the Criminally Insane

In <i>Behind the Gates of Gomorrah</i> (Gallery Books. September, 2014), Dr. Stephen Seager describes what goes on behind the barbed wire fence at NAPA State Forensic Hospital in California where persons with serious mental illness found not guilty by reason of insanity, unfit to stand trial or were …

Top 10 eats: munch your way through Morocco

Morocco is home to one of the world’s greatest and most diverse cuisines. Making the most of seasonal ingredients, dishes are a mix of cultural influences forged over the centuries, including Berber, Jewish, Arab and French. They say the best traditional Moroccan food is served at home, so eat with …

35 Movies You Will Be Talking About This Awards Season

From biopics about scientists to biopics about civil rights leaders to biopics about women trekking through the wilderness, here are the most likely contenders for the 2014 season.<p>By this point last year, <i>12 Years a Slave</i>, <i>Gravity</i>, and Cate Blanchett in <i>Blue Jasmine</i> had all but engraved their …

10 best apps to train your brain

Whether it's to focus at work, do better at school, or just stay sharp, there are various reasons for wanting to boost brainpower. But maintaining psychological well-being is equally as important.<p>"Stress and anxiety are among the most pressing and far-reaching public health problems we face," says …

For London's Cabbies, Job Entails World's Hardest Geography Test

Satellite navigation and GPS can't match the street smarts demanded by "The Knowledge" test.<p>LONDON—Steve Scotland had better reason than most for thinking he knew London like the back of his hand. Not only was he a native Londoner, born and bred, but he'd spent years working as a chauffeur in the …

Onion-Braised Beef Brisket

5 stars based on 96 votes<p>This recipe was recently featured in Food 52’s Genius Recipes column. It comes from Nach Waxman, owner of the New York City …

The 5 Middle Eastern Pantry Staples, from Pomegranate Molasses to Ras-El-Hanout

From pomegranate molasses to ras-el-hanout, the 5 most common (and important) Middle Eastern ingredients to keep in your pantry<p>Middle Eastern dishes combine fresh, tangy, and fragrant flavors. Here are 5 of the most common (and important) ingredients:<p>1. Tahini<p>Used in dressings, sauces, dips, even …

Bread

Indian Spices 101: How to Work With Dry Spices

Many of my friends, new to Indian food, think that it's all spice and fire. But that's not true. Sure, there are spices, but it's not all chili. It's cumin, cinnamon, cardamom; fragrant spices, robust ones, peppery ones. And they're used carefully and thoughtfully. Each has its own aroma and adds …