Elizabeth Owsley

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Never Overcook Salmon Again

Forget dry salmon. Nobody needs that.<p><i>Yes, everybody makes basic cooking mistakes. Like, say, something as simple as overcooking mushrooms or toasting grains and spices. Below, reader Leslie Grau confesses to overcooking salmon to associate food editor Rick Martinez. Here’s Martinez's advice for</i> …

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Study of the Day: English Is an Overwhelmingly Positive Language

University of Vermont mathematicians analyze billions of words in literature, music, and even Twitter, and find that happiness is a constant.<p><i>University of Vermont mathematicians analyze billions of words in literature, music, and even Twitter, and find that happiness is a constant.</i><p><b>PROBLEM</b>: Last …

You Now Need to Score 99% to Study English at One of India's Top Colleges

St. Stephen’s College in New Delhi has long been one of India’s premier and most sought-after educational institutions, counting notable …

The best thing to eat in every country around the world

In Argentina, you must try the grilled meats.Shutterstock<p>What is the single dish visitors should not miss when visiting a foreign country?<p>Quora users set out to answer that question in a thread on the question-and-answer-based website, singling out the most iconic thing to eat in their homelands. …

How do 32 teams from 32 countries communicate at the World Cup?

The World Cup kicked off this with a match between Brazil and Croatia officiated by a Japanese referee. How do Croatians, Brazilians and Japanese communicate on the field?<p>After the Croatian team lost the opening match, the Croatian player, Vedran Corluka complained that he couldn't understand the …

From its beginnings to today, the English language has always been a hodgepodge

Set among the call centers and storage facilities of Jarrow in the northeast of England is a farm, of sorts.<p>There are pigs, sheep and goats here. Some are ancient varieties, more popular 1,400 years ago than they are today. Like a shaggy-haired pig described my guide, John Sadler, as “half a ton of …

How did English become the language of science?

Permafrost, oxygen, hydrogen — it all looks like science to me.<p>But these terms actually have origins in Russian, Greek and French.<p>Today though, if a scientist is going to coin a new term, it's most likely in English. And if they are going to publish a new discovery, it is most definitely in English.<p>…

The Science of Conquering Your Greatest Fears

Many things scare me: the huge rock at the bottom of Boulder Garden on Colorado’s Gunnison River that has flipped my kayak numerous times; the chutes off the stormy top of the Big Sky tram; sullen men with clubs who lurk in Kenya’s Ngong Hills (I met them a while back).<p>Can a scientist in an …

King of click: the story of the greatest keyboard ever made

The first thing you notice about the IBM Model M keyboard, when you finally get your hands on it, is its size. After years of tapping chiclet keys and glass screens on two- and three-pound devices, hefting five pounds of plastic and metal (including a thick steel plate) is slightly intimidating. …

'Dating' vs. 'Married': How Text Messages Change Over Time

A lot evolves between the first year of coupledom and the ones that follow—including references to "home," "dinner," and "love."<p>So many loves start with a "hey." A tentative "hey." A hopeful "hey." And more often than ever that "hey" is not spoken, but sent through a text message.<p>That first "hey," …

Diets work, but brands don't make much difference, study finds

Which diet is the best for you? Whichever one you can stick with, according to a new meta-analysis of 48 different trials involving nearly 7,300 overweight and obese adults.<p>The findings, described in the Journal of the<p>American Medical Assn., or JAMA, show that there’s relatively little difference …

7 Health Flubs You Make Every Day

You're blowing it! Every time you shoot snot into a tissue when you're sick, you're generating loads of "intranasal pressure" that pushes oozy fluid …

4 Surprising Things Your Nose Can Tell You About Your Health

No one appreciates their sense of smell when they pass a trash heap or accidentally step in dog poop. But your nose knows a lot—not just when things …

Chinese authorities offer cash to promote interethnic marriages

Parts of China's troubled north-west region of Xinjiang have begun offering cash to interethnic couples as part of a drive to assimilate the culturally distinct Uighur minority.<p>Qiemo county, part of the 460,000 sq km Bayinguoleng autonomous Mongolian prefecture, announced the policy in late August, …

High School Girl Takes Selfie with Cadaver, Wins Our Vote for Most Repulsive Selfie

And the award for most repugnant and moronic selfie of the year (or maybe decade?) goes to… an Alabama High School senior who, earlier this week, …

Amos Chapple's Photographs of the Coldest Town on Earth

Globetrotting photographer Amos Chapple has shot in sixty countries, eventually working his way up to be named Cathay Pacific's Travel Photographer …

A Glimpse At Life In Sochi Before The Olympics Swept In

Photographs of Sochi and its people reveal how little sense it makes to turn this small seaside city into a world stage for a winter sporting event.<p>As winter Olympians, fans, media, and businesses descend onto Sochi, it’s hard to focus attention away from the controversies (the protests over …

How Do Fashion Trends Start?

Just in time for New York Fashion Week, a new exhibit examines the sources of fashion trends for the past two centuries, from the bustle to camouflage.<p>New York Fashion Week kicks off later this week, and as the world gawks over the couture coming down the catwalks, it’s worth considering how we got …

Apple’s Mac 30th anniversary commercial, shot entirely with the iPhone - The Fox Is Black

Though they avoided the cost of airing it at Sunday’s Super Bowl, Apple’s new spot for the 30th anniversary of the Macintosh is making its rounds. …

‘Notes on Blindness’ is an Eye-Opening Short Doc Not to be Missed - The Fox Is Black

If there’s one video you watch today, you best make it “Notes on Blindness.” A beautiful short documentary by Peter Middleton and James Spinney, …

Ethereal Underwater Photographs Capture Frozen Moments in Time

Kurt Arrigo's underwater photographs are a great reminder that we live in a remarkable world. Passionate about the sea his entire life, Arrigo's love for it is palpable in these strikingly-clear images featuring shoals of fish, graceful dancers, and a majestic Black Stallion horse. Our vantage …

Obama: Freedom of religion is national security issue

WASHINGTON — President Obama used the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday to declare freedom of religion a major part of American foreign policy.<p>Saying countries that assure religious freedom tend to be more peaceful, Obama told a bipartisan crowd "nations that do not uphold these rights sow the …

5 Warming Stew Recipes from Around the World

Wintry stews packed with flavors from around the world will heat up the coldest of nights.<p>There’s a lot to love about stew. You do work on the front and back ends, but mostly the pot just simmers on the stove, making your house smell good. The result is a warm, comforting dinner—the perfect winter …

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KnowRoaming's international sticker SIMs begin shipping to backers today

KnowRoaming, the company behind the roaming SIM "stickers" that popped up on Kickstarter last year, has begun shipping its device to the first 500 backers. The $35 pre-order kit, which includes a SIM sticker and a single-use applicator, enables international roaming at rates far lower than what …

The 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

The Sony World Photography Awards, an annual competition hosted by the World Photography Organisation, has recently announced its shortlist of winners. This year's contest attracted more than 140,000 entries from 166 countries. The organizers have been kind enough to share some of their shortlisted …

I Got My Dream Job As An Actress On A Disney Cruise — Here's What It Was Really Like

It was her dream job, and one of her first professional acting gigs.<p>Now a newly minted equity actress embarking on the national tour of Seussical: The Musical, Raye (disclosure: a friend of mine from college at Penn State University) dished to Business Insider about what it was like to live and …