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Political scientist: North Carolina “can no longer be classified as a full democracy”

Andrew Reynolds's political science research doesn't principally focus on the US; his specialty is democratization in countries emerging from dictatorship, often countries with weak state institutions. His CV lists co-authored articles with titles like “Parties and Accountable Government in New …

A Brown professor compiled 30 essential tips for succeeding in graduate school

These gems aren’t mine, really. Facebook friends and colleagues have helped me to write this list. But I did rank the first ten.<p><b>Top ten</b><p>1. Remember: there are no non-professional interactions.<p>2. Fundamentals matter. Practice your talks until they flow. Do some editorial work. Volunteer. Wear clean …

Graduate School

The best free software for writers

Writing is a terrible job, and if you’re considering it a viable career path, you’re making a huge mistake. Just kidding. Writing is the best! Unlike …

5 Nonfiction Books We're Excited to Read in 2017

Mutiny, Martyrdom, and National Identity in the Age of Revolution<p>As we’ve seen with fugitive Edward Snowden, the process of criminal extradition can turn into a diplomatic nightmare, especially when the two nations at the negotiation table already have a difficult relationship. Such was the case in …

The definitive list of books every art-lover needs to own

Trace India’s journey through art. From books on Buddhist painting to anthologies on Modern art, <i>Vogue</i> picks 12 essential tomes

The world's most beautiful trees

National Parks

China is at the forefront of manipulating DNA to create a new class of superhumans

Would you want to alter your future children’s genes to make them smarter, stronger, or better looking? As the state of science brings prospects like these closer to reality, an international debate has been raging over the ethics of enhancing human capacities with biotechnologies such as so-called …

Molecular Biology

Noam Chomsky: 'The Republican Party Has Become the Most Dangerous Organization in World History'

By C.J. Polychroniou<p>On Nov. 8, Donald Trump managed to pull the biggest upset in U.S. politics by tapping successfully into the anger of white voters …

Japanese Artist Transforms Old Newspapers Into Expressive Creatures

Chie Hitotsuyama upcycles the animal kingdom in a colorful sculpture series.<p>Spirited monkeys, inquisitive rabbits, placid walruses, and other species come to life in Chie Hitotsuyama's studio. Working with glue and twisted rolls of newspaper, the Tokyo-based artist crafts three-dimensional …

Netflix's Secret Codes Unlock More Movies Than You Can Imagine

Access this hidden list of hyper-specific Netflix genres with our help.<p>How many movies do you think are currently available on Netflix? Well, you’re …

The 8 Greatest Political Money Scandals in American History

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Boy says farewell to best friend, 91-year-old World War II vet from next door

Emmett Rychner was the first to move away. Two years ago, the young preschooler moved to a neighboring town, leaving behind his best friend, Erling Kindem, a World War II veteran who lived next door.<p>Last week, the time arrived for a final goodbye.<p>Erling, 91, died last Saturday, just three days …

DNA study lays bare devastating damage caused by smoking

The devastating impact of cigarette smoke on the body’s DNA has been laid bare by the first comprehensive study into the damage tobacco inflicts on human cells.<p>People who smoke a pack of cigarettes each day for a year develop on average 150 extra mutations in every lung cell, and nearly 100 more …

Cancer

The Best Winter Slow Cooker Recipes, According to Martha Stewart

In the fall and winter months, few things are better than a slow-cooked homemade meal that greets you at the door with a mouthwatering aroma. While …

30 Delicious Things To Eat In November

Fall (food) is officially in full swing.

Cooking

29 Unconventional Thanksgiving Sides That Should Be the New Normal

Everyone knows that Thanksgiving dinner is really all about the side dishes (am I right?), but the same old menu year after year can get pretty …

5 Healthiest Ways to Cook and Eat Eggs

By Helen West<p>Eggs are a cheap but incredibly nutritious food.<p>They contain relatively few calories, but they're packed with proteins, vitamins, …

Nutrition

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A-Z of Trump: 26 illustrators imagine a 'ghastly' future – in pictures

In his 1963 abecederian picture book The Gashlycrumb Tinies, Edward Gorey recounted the increasingly gruesome deaths of 26 children. In this parody the US game designer Mike Selinker outlines an A to Z of similarly gruesome eventualities he expects will befall a world in which Trump is president – …

Picture Books

Warm Sticky Toffee Pudding Recipe

218<p>55<p>2<p>Shares 275<p>In my high school locker room, when the jocks congregated after winning a big game, they’d all jump around, yelling the word,</b> …

You'll Be Able to See All 47 National Parks Along This Insane Road Trip

Just in time for the National Park Service's 100th anniversary!<p>We already know the most efficient and sight-packed route to drive to see all the continental states, but what if you only wanted to focus on seeing the most beautiful nature in America? A map for that exists now too.<p>Randy Olson, senior …

Read: a list of 33 books to help you understand America

Happy Halloween weekend! Before you break out the candy, costumes, and scary movies, you might appreciate some reading material. Here is the best writing about books and related subjects on the web for the week of October 24, 2016.<p>The New York Times has a reasonable if somewhat arbitrarily chosen …

10 Home Run Recipes For Your World Series Party

Even if your team didn't make it to the World Series, it's still fun to watch with family and friends -- especially when party eats are involved! From Buffalo Chicken Dip to Baileys Cheesecake Marbled Brownies, these recipes are guaranteed to hit it out of the park.<p><b>1. Buffalo Chicken Dip</b><p>This creamy …

Slavery, Migration, and Narratives of the Black Pacific

In 1803, on a small tropical island surrounded by beautiful oceans and relentless sugar plantations, a baby was born. The swaying palm trees that …

10 unusual foods you can make in a slow cooker

<b>A slow cooker's work should not end with dinner. Put it to use for breakfast, snacks, and even desserts.</b><p>The time has come to realize your slow …

Beautiful Portraits Of The Ancient World

Rocío Espín Piñar is an artist based in California who is able to take a city from the past (ok, so some of these are a little more recent than …

Alex Jones, Pizzagate booster and America’s most famous conspiracy theorist, explained

Alex Jones thinks Barack Obama is a literal demon from hell. Donald Trump respects him.<p>Alex Jones, the radio host and media mogul, is more responsible than any other single person for the spread of “Pizzagate” — the totally false theory that DC pizza joint Comet Ping Pong is a front for a child sex …

The Best Overnight Oat Recipes On The Internet

We're huge fans of overnight oats here at mbg—and for good reason! What's better than a nutrient-packed breakfast that's already ready when you wake …

Breakfast

The 5-Minute Breakfast Recipes That'll Save Your Mornings

There's no reason to skip this meal. Ever.<p>We’ve heard every excuse in the book for skipping breakfast. (By the way, we’ve used them, too.) But eating well is important, and starting the day off on the right foot starts with eating something good.<p>There’s only one solution to making that happen: …

Breakfast