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Encounters with monster plants

Not everything is cute and tiny in the plant world. Recently, I have had some memorable encounters with some of horticulture’s big, beefy, beautiful …

10 Tips for Recipe Success

Cooking, or even just following a recipe, is a skill that you have to learn and continue to hone over time. It can be very frustrating to new cooks …

Accessing the Universal Energy of Qi

Mainstream science does not yet acknowledge the existence of qi (chi), the invisible life energy of the universe that is said to flow through all things. Qi, also called prana by yoga practitioners, seems to exist somehow between the worlds of mind and body. The ancient masters speak of it as a …

Ginger and Scallion Fried Rice With Chard and Pickled Stems Recipe

Should All Research Papers Be Free?

DRAWING comparisons to Edward Snowden, a graduate student from Kazakhstan named Alexandra Elbakyan is believed to be hiding out in Russia after illegally leaking millions of documents. While she didn’t reveal state secrets, she took a stand for the public’s right to know by providing free online …


Top 10 Surprising Foods You Can Make in Your Waffle Iron

It’s time to dust off that neglected waffle maker and waffle all the things. Here are 10+ unusual foods that are perfect for cooking in the waffle …


How-To: Manage your ‘digital afterlife’ while you’re still here to do it

None of us likes to think about our own mortality, but as the old saying has it, nobody is going to make it out of here alive.<p>Things were simple enough in the old days. We wrote a will, took out a life insurance policy, maybe left a letter explaining where to find important documents, and that was …

Here's How to Make Extra Money Off Your Old Clothes

Your closet may be somewhat smaller than Oprah's, but you can still clean it out for a good cause—even if that good cause is your own piggy bank. …

Why you should never throw away these bags again

Those little bags that you find in a box of new shoes or a new camera can be very useful. Here's what you can do with them and some information about just how dangerous they actually are. Following is a transcript of the video.<p>Don't throw these away: Silica gel bags. They're usually found in a box …


12 eerie images of enormous Chinese cities completely empty of people

Throughout China, there are hundreds of cities that have almost everything one needs for a modern, urban lifestyle: high-rise apartment complexes, developed waterfronts, skyscrapers, and even public art. Everything, that is, except one major factor: people.<p>These mysterious — and almost completely …

Matt Bevin

5 Cannabis Comedy Sketches From Forgotten TV Shows

Sketch comedy wasn't invented for television by a long shot, but early variety shows and later dedicated shows featuring a regular cast of sketch …


Humans glow in the dark

Ultra-sensitive cameras reveal that our bodies emit tiny amounts of light that are too weak for the human eye to detect<p>Amazing pictures of "glittering" human bodies have been released by Japanese scientists who have captured the first ever images of human "bioluminescence".<p>Although it has been …

Healthful Indian Flavors with Alamelu | Program | #311 -- Power of the Plate

Fermenting Vegetables with Sandor Katz


When White Girls Deal Drugs, They Walk

Sarah Furay was called “adorable” and “photogenic” for allegedly selling Ecstasy, cocaine, and weed. Would that have happened to a black …

Italian Food

21 Signs That Prove Booksellers Are The Absolute Best

Books on books on books.<p>H/T mysharona1987


Healthful Indian Flavors with Alamelu | Program | #313 -- Joy of Cooking

Estimote Creates An Indoor Location System Using Beacons And “Nearables”

The dream of indoor location sensing has always been just that – a dream. The difficulty of Wi-Fi tracking and other technologies has made it hard for anyone – from businesses to regular users – to figure out where they were in a venue. But the folks at Estimote, a Polish beacon company, may have …

Internet of Things
Healthy Eating

Find the Indoor Plant You Probably Won't Kill with This Flowchart

Indoor plants clean the air, make our spaces look great, and could also boost productivity. But choosing the right kind of indoor plant will depend …


Frances Kelsey, FDA Officer Who Blocked Thalidomide, Dies At 101

Dr. Frances Oldham Kelsey, whose tireless efforts uncovered a link between the drug thalidomide and severe birth defects, has died at age 101.<p>In 1960, Kelsey was the new medical officer at the Food and Drug Administration when an application for FDA approval of the sedative Kevadon, the trade name …


Parmesan-Roasted Potatoes

8 Servings<p>Cooking the potatoes on a wire rack lets hot air circulate around them, so they get extra crisp.<p>February 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 pounds baby Yukon Gold potatoes, halved<p>½ cup olive oil<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>4 oz. finely grated Parmesan<p>¾ cup chopped fresh flat-leaf …

Lemon Juice

Herbed Egg Salad

4 Servings<p>Best with a vinegar-y hot sauce, like Tabasco or Crystal.<p>June 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>8 hard-boiled large eggs, chopped<p>¼ cup finely chopped fresh chives<p>2 tablespoons mayonnaise<p>1 tablespoon coarsely chopped fresh dill<p>2 teaspoons whole grain mustard<p>1½ teaspoons apple cider vinegar, plus more if …


Give Your Dishes a Savory Boost with These Homemade Flavored Salts

Regular, plain ol’ sodium chloride is pretty great, but I have a soft spot for flavored salt, which is super easy to make and super tasty (as long as …


Take Photos of Your Utility Meters Before and After Moving

There’s so much stuff you have to do before and after you move to a new place. This is an extra step, but it could help avoid unnecessary utility …