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The “five-second rule”—a scientist evaluates whether your eating habits could make you sick

When you drop a piece of food on the floor, is it really OK to eat if you pick up within five seconds? This urban food myth contends that if food spends just a few seconds on the floor, dirt and germs won’t have much of a chance to contaminate it. Research in my lab has focused on how food and food …

University of Illinois

Articles about 6 innovative tropical homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

Seaside or lakeside, waterfront houses evoke a sense of peace. Here are 6 of our favorites.<p>From container homes to domed houses, these prefab residences in Georgia have a lot to offer.<p>Although she probably hasn’t told you, we’re pretty sure she has plenty of scarves already.<p>Matt Randall, founder …

Articles about 5 ways design planters on Dwell.com - Dwell

In light of the Eichler-inspired prefab house from our Dec/Jan Issue, we found five different ways to celebrate, purchase, or...<p>This week's top 5 homes focus on the beautiful design element, wood.<p>It might seem strange to be thinking about gardening when the snow is falling and the weather is …

Prefab Homes

Once-Forgotten Garage Transformed into a Glowing Lakeside Cabin

Along Vashon Island in Washington state sits <i>Garage</i>, a gorgeously airy cabin overlooking the water. Designed by creative studio Graypants, the structure was repurposed from a once-forgotten garage, but now appears sleek and modern. It uses a combination of salvaged materials and vintage decor …

Washington State

Sustainable Home: Plus House Larvik

Plus House Larvik, an award-winning, sustainable home built as pilot project.<p>Architecture firm Snøhetta teamed up with Scandinavia’s largest …

Architecture

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The 8 Most Charming Places to Stay on Your Cuban Vacation

The U.S. flag is now flying again at the embassy in Cuba, which means that easily traveling there from America is becoming more of a reality. While flights will become more readily available in the near future, hotel options are not so prevalent—a complete Havana itinerary isn’t going to be …

Plan Your Next Foodie Vacation to Penang, Malaysia

Penang is extra spicy. With its reputation as a food capital of the world, newfound obsession with architectural preservation, and extraordinary value for money, this port state—an island in the Strait of Malacca but connected to the Malaysian mainland—is fast becoming the next international hot …

Penang

Beyond Takeout: 10 Delivery Services for Every Part of Your Life

<i>Because we love what's happening in the food delivery space (what's up Good Eggs, Marley Spoon!), we've rounded up delivery companies that are bringing all</i> other <i>kinds of comforts to your door.</i><p><b>For the bedroom:</b><p><b>1. Casper</b>: "Better sleep for brighter days"<p><i>Delivery to all 50 U.S. states & Canada</i><p>Not only …

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7 Airport Tech Hacks Every Traveler Should Know

<i>By: Alex Bracetti</i><p><i>Credit: iStock/scanrail</i><p>Airports are pretty bad in and of themselves, but the hassles and restrictions they place on our gadgets are the worst. No Wi-Fi, weak cellular reception, and three power outlets per terminal? Come on.<p>But not every trip to JFK or LAX has to be a brutal …

Powerstrip

The Man Who Found the Titanic Is Not Done Yet

Thirty years ago, Bob Ballard discovered the wreck of the Titanic. He could have stopped there. Yet today, at seventy-three, he remains the world's most vigorous ocean explorer.<p>September 1, 1985, 1:05 a.m., the North Atlantic<p>Robert Ballard is belowdecks on the R/V <i>Knorr,</i> a 279-foot research vessel …

The White House’s Alpha Geeks

CTO Megan Smith and her deputy Alex Macgillivray are seizing the tech moment. Here’s their plan to raise America’s technology quotient.<p>Until about a …

The Cop

Darren Wilson was not indicted for shooting Michael Brown. Many people question whether justice was done.<p>Darren Wilson, the former police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, an eighteen-year-old African-American, in Ferguson, Missouri, has been living for several months on a nondescript …

Justice

Here Are the Best Books of 2015 So Far

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Clinton's strategy to woo labor

Before winning over AFL-CIO, she hopes to gain backing of individual unions.<p>SILVER SPRING, Md. — It’s no secret to Hillary Clinton’s campaign that it won’t win the backing of the country’s most powerful labor organization quite yet.<p>Instead, the Democratic front-runner’s machine is turning its …

'That Sugar Film' reveals what's hiding in some 'health' foods

Taking a page out of the Morgan Spurlock filmmaker-as-lab-rat playbook, Damon Gameau's revealing "That Sugar Film" documents one man's not-so-sweet discovery about the insidious nature of sugar in so-called "healthier" processed foods.<p>Rather than opting for the more obvious junk-food choices, …

Style Resolutions: 5 Ways to Style a Maxi Dress

It’s no surprise that a flowy maxi dress has become a summer wardrobe staple in every girl’s closet. Beach goddess vibes aside, the breezy, floor-length frock might be one of the most effortless ways to look instantly polished on a sweltering day. Just toss it on and you’re head-to-toe ready. It’s …

The U.S. now has an embassy in Cuba. But relations are hardly normal.

By Nick Miroff<p>, Reporter<p>HAVANA — In nations all over the world where the United States has an embassy, U.S. diplomats promote trade and assist American companies looking to make business contacts.<p>And now, the United States has an embassy in Cuba. But it also has a trade embargo against the …

Cuba

Future criminals can be spotted at nursery school, study suggests

Children's social-emotional skills can indicate future prospects, including whether they will end up in a council falt, researchers find<p>Future criminals and council house tenants can be spotted as early as nursery school, a study suggests.<p>Early social-emotional skills observed in pre-school …

How A Small-Time Drug Dealer Rescued Dozens During Katrina

To the cops, Jabbar Gibson was just a low-level drug pusher. But to the residents of a New Orleans public housing complex, he’s the man who rescued them from Hurricane Katrina when no one else would.<p><b>NEW ORLEANS —</b> As Hurricane Katrina barreled toward the coast, small-time drug dealer Jabbar Gibson …

How a man who left the US with $400 in his pocket built a career out of seeing the world

The now 29-year-old had come to Africa from Colorado on a winter trip with his college class, and elected to stay behind when his classmates returned to the States.<p>"I've never had more of a rush than that day when all my classmates left me in Mozambique alone, without enough money to even fly …

Oil & Gas Industry

Is Donald Trump Pulling a Nigerian 419 Scam?

I'm sort of breaking my promise here. No news. Why no news? Because the news you read is almost always by uninformed reporters and is totally irrelevant in 99.999% of the cases.<p>Example: Greece has not paid a single debt since Rome took over in 146 BC. And yet, everyone keeps asking me about …

A Startling Portrait of African Cities—And How China is Building Them

An exhibition at New York's Storefront for Art and Architecture explores the many questions prompted by Africa's developing cities.<p>If a continent's …