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20 Incredible Recipes That Show Why Potatoes Are the Perfect Comfort Food

If there’s one vegetable you never have to convince anyone to eat, even kids, it’s potatoes. Everyone loves potatoes and on October 27th, we …

Recipes

The Science Behind Baking the Most Delicious Cookie Ever

<i>This post originally appeared on Time and Ozy.com.</i><p>You like soft and chewy. He likes thin and crispy. If only there were a chocolate chip cookie …

Spying and rape threats: Why people use Tor to hide online

That's not an online pseudonym — it's Latin for "in the heart," a term used by the Catholic Church to honour people who, if their contributions were made public under their real names, would be placed in danger.<p>Discussions around anonymity online are typically dominated by those who abuse it to …

How your money habits compare to other people in their 20s and 30s

Your 20s can be a time of striving for better things. A better job. A bigger paycheck. A savings account.<p>Even if you’re making some progress, it can be difficult to know where you stand or how you compare to your peers.<p>A study released Thursday by Navient, a student loan servicer, and Ipsos, a …

Thawing Permafrost a Threat to Structures, Lives in Arctic Cities

<i>This story originally appeared on the</i> Guardian <i>and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>At first, Yury Scherbakov thought the …

US and UK consider tougher sanctions against Syria and allies

After talks in London, Boris Johnson concedes there is ‘lack of political appetite’ in west for military action<p>The US and Britain said on Sunday that they were considering fresh economic sanctions against the Syrian government and its supporters in response to the continued bombardment of Aleppo, …

Middle East

Five classic French recipes by Pierre Koffman

From cassoulet to creme caramel, delicious dishes from OFM’s 2016 Lifetime Achievement award-winner<p>A cassoulet is perhaps the most famous dish from south-west France and there are countless variations across the region, with as many hotly debated arguments about which is the best, which is the …

France