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How To Use a Coffee Press

A step-by-step video<p>Starbucks® partner Chad Moore explains why the coffee press is his favorite brewing method, and shows you how to make a great cup.<p>…

Coffee

This Is The Lazy Way To Stop Procrastinating, Backed By Research

You want to stop procrastinating? What if I told there was a solution that involved fun. In fact, it lets you do <i>the thing you love most in the …

The Genius Trick For Unclogging Your Shower Drain

Store-bought drain cleaner can seem like a godsend when you're ankle deep in gross, dirty water. But, as any plumber will tell you, all those chemicals can take a toll on pipes. So before you bring in the big guns, try <b>this two-step DIY trick</b>.<p><b>What you need:</b> A screwdriver, a plastic zip tie, …

Cleaning

This Is the No. 1 Ritual You Need to Do Every Day

You read a lot on the internet about rituals that can help you be better in the morning or leap over tall building with a single bound. Maybe some …

The Racial Inequality of Sleep

Black Americans aren’t sleeping as well as whites. Here’s why that’s a public-health problem—and what can be done to fix it.<p>In 2005, researchers at the University of California, San Diego, began an experiment that would last five years. One by one, they brought 164 study participants to a sleep lab …

Sleep

From Tesla's Powerwall to flow batteries: five facts about the energy storage revolution

From Tesla’s Powerwall to flow batteries, we look at existing and emerging technology that could be a critical part of the sustainable energy puzzle<p>Batteries – the workhorse technology that injects life into gadgets we can’t live without – are taking on a bigger role as they replace petrol tanks in …

Clean Energy

Al Gore: Optimist?

The slide show is alive and well, and now he’s training hundreds of mini-Gores. And he claims that in the "struggle between hope and despair," these days he's a hope guy.<p>In a Miami conference center the size of a football field, 1,200 climate activists are getting ready to watch a slide show. …

Today, We Lost a Great Japanese Illustrator

Respected artist Noriyoshi Ohrai died earlier today, reports the Japanese media. You might not know his name, but you should know his work.<p>Born in …

How Comcast wants to meter the Internet

NEW YORK (AP) — Three years after Comcast began offering unlimited home-Internet usage, the cable giant is moving in the opposite direction. In more …

Net Neutrality

This Is What Happens to Your Body When You Eat Sugar

Getty Images (4)<p>Getty Images (5); Gif by Mia Tramz for TIME<p>Getty Images; Tara Johnson for TIME<p>Getty Images (1); Gif by Mia Tramz for TIME<p>Getty Images …

Research shows brain waves sync to the music we're listening to

Many of us naturally tap our feet when we want to keep in time with a tricky piece of music. However, researchers at New York University have discovered that this physical technique is but one example of our how our bodies naturally interpret tunes. Deep inside our skulls we have two types of …

How You Can Load Up on Carbs and Still Drop Pounds

Consider this an invitation to get your pasta on.<p>Go ahead, utter the C-word—and watch what happens. One gang will say pasta is the devil. The other will cut you with a butter knife if you don't pass the bread basket. We're calling a truce, and not just because carbohydrates are your body's main—and …

7 Certifications That Add Big $$ to Your Salary

A certification can strengthen your degree, and maybe even improve your income. Better still? It can do all this without you ever having to set foot …

Study Measures Which Teaching Traits Boost Student Agency, Mindsets

The teaching traits that help students succeed in academics aren't necessarily the ones that will help them develop resilience, agency, and growth …

Teaching

A Surprisingly Luxe Cycling Trip Through the Rust Belt

You’ll encounter unexpected creature comforts as you pedal along abandoned railways in Pennsylvania and Maryland’s coal and steel country<p>By<p>Beth Kracklauer<p>Beth Kracklauer<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@bethkracklauer<p><b>I’M A SUCKER</b> for a post-industrial landscape. Unspoiled nature moves me as much as …

6 Ways to Guarantee Income in Retirement

There's nothing like having the peace of mind and security that comes from knowing you'll have steady income throughout retirement. Unless you're …

When Instagram Culture Ruins a Vacation

Writer Dan Crane on the downside of finding an idyllic beach in Mallorca: The selfie-stick-equipped hordes were already there<p>By<p>Dan Crane<p><b>I WAS LEANING</b> against a craggy rock on one of Mallorca’s more out-of-the-way beaches when I noticed a man perched atop a low cliff above the crystalline sea, …