Mark Peluso

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The Next Plague Is Coming. Is America Ready?

The epidemics of the early 21st century revealed a world unprepared, even as the risks continue to multiply. Much worse is coming.<p>Image above: Workers at the University of Nebraska Medical Center's biocontainment unit practicing safe procedure on a mannequin<p>At 6 o’clock in the morning, shortly …

Disease

A Neuroscientist’s Diary of a Concussion

One evening in April, driving home from a university function, I was stopped in freeway traffic caused by roadworks somewhere up ahead when I felt a massive jolt. The back of my head hit the headrest, then my head lurched forward and I felt something hit the inside of my forehead with a squishy …

What is a backdoor Roth IRA?

In late 2017, Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, changing several features of the tax code.<p>The standard deduction increased to $12,000 for individuals and $24,000 for married couples filing jointly for seniors. For high income earners, the new tax law allows a backdoor approach that enables …

Retirement

13 of the World's Greatest Kiteboarding Spots

Catch the wind in these destinations promising perfect weather, water, and vibes.<p>Ask 50 people to list the world’s best kiteboarding spots and you’ll hear 50 different views. But one thing is certain: Nothing beats the pure feeling of harnessing the power of the wind to ride. For those who have …

Dominican Republic

Bad wedding toasts are a nightmare. Here’s how to give a speech that will impress everyone.

The bad wedding speech is a movie trope for a reason: It’s easy to love someone very much and yet hard to express that concisely, in a way that is relevant to a wide audience, and without getting caught up in the speaker’s own emotional baggage. “Bridget Jones’s Diary,” “Wedding Crashers” and …

Public Speaking

The $2 Ingredient That Will Make Your Chicken Taste So Much More Flavorful

<i>"Of all the ingredients used in Italian cooking, none produces headier flavor than anchovies. … Chopped anchovy dissolving into the cooking juices of</i> …

Italian Food

Scallops with Lemon-Basil Sauce

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Finely grate lemon rind, reserving 1/4 teaspoon. Squeeze lemon, reserving 2 tablespoons juice. Pat scallops dry with paper towels.<p>…

Recipes

Behind the misleading claims fueling America's bourbon boom

Widow Jane’s flagship 10-year-old straight bourbon is a common sight in hip Brooklyn bars and, according to the company, it can now be found in more than 30 states and 15 countries. Part of its popularity could be attributed to its supposedly artisanal New York credentials: “The pure, unique waters …

Whiskey

Grandpa's Classic Coney Sauce Recipe

"My Grandfather owned a drive-in restaurant back in the 1950's. This is his exact recipe for Coney Dogs from back in the day. I make this on special …

Recipes

Spicy smoked chocolate mousse

Cut the chocolate into pieces, and place in a heatproof bowl, over a pot of gently simmering water. Stir over medium heat, until most of the …

18 Basic Cooking Skills You Should Learn in Your Twenties

Master these, and you're well on your way to becoming a kitchen boss.<p>So, you’ve moved into your first apartment, bought your very own set of pots and …

Cooking

The Most Ingenious Lemon Curd Starts with Your Blender

Ridiculously creamy, light-bodied lemon curd that comes from a high-speed blender seems too good to be true, right? Since this custard-like curd is …

Afternoon Tea

Perfect Fried Eggs | America's Test Kitchen

Technique<p>Flawless Fried Eggs: It’s All in the Details<p><b>PREHEAT THE PAN:</b> Preheating your pan on low heat for 5 full minutes guarantees that there will …

Recipes

10 unmistakable habits of irresistible people

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likeable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few — the good …

Self-help

Want to Write a Book? Here Are 5 Powerfully Effective Ways to Find the Time You Need to Do It

Writing a book is not an easy thing to do, but the rewards for you and your business can make it well worth your time.<p>Don't let anyone tell you that writing a book is easy--it's not. Writing a book is hard work. My very first book--<i>Negotiating to Win</i>--was published in 1991, and I have written, …

Writing

Yes, you do get wiser and happier after age 50

<i>Pamela Newkirk is a professor of journalism at New York University and the author of “Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga.”</i><p>Thanks to modern medicine, the lifespan of the average adult has increased by more than a decade and will probably expand even more in years to come. If that isn’t …

How to keep using Time Machine without AirPort or Time Capsule

Apple’s AirPort routers introduced one game-changing new feature to the world: easy backups. Time Machine is Apple’s automatic backup utility, and it made backups easy enough for non-nerds to use regularly.<p>The easiest way to use it was to buy a Time Capsule, a wireless AirPort router with a hard …

Superhero Fit Workout of the Day: Plank Walk-Ups

Blast your core and prep for better pushups with this super starter move.<p>If you've only ever held a basic plank, it's time to expand your core repertoire.<p>Standard plank position shouldn't be your end all, be all move to work your abs; it should be a starting point. There are tons of variations to …

Workouts

How To Make The Perfect Vinaigrette [Infographic]

Image: iStock<p>There's no need to spend money on packaged salad dressing when making your own, preservative-free version is easy. This handy …

These One-Minute Pickled Onions Are Your Sandwich-Making Secret Weapon

Trust us: They're going to replace normal pickles in your life.<p>My new favorite thing to eat is red onions rubbed in lime juice and doused in salt. Eating onions in their raw and fragrant state is not new for me. Onions are delicious, and rank just above garlic in terms of fucking wonderful foods …

Exactly How Many Reps and Sets You Need to Do to Build Muscle and Get Strong

Starting out on a weightlifting workout plan can get confusing and overwhelming: Exactly how much weight should I be lifting? How many reps should I do? How many sets? And what should be the rest time in between?<p>Fortunately, personal trainer Max Weber, NASM, ACE, set the record straight with an …

TIL I do not eat sushi like this famous Japanese chef eats sushi

I’ve eaten sushi enough that I feel like a bit of a badass when I get to sit down at a restaurant for one of my favorite meals: scraping the …

Baked Apple Roses Recipe

"These were inspired by a cook named Ana, a Brazilian food blogger living in Italy. I really hope you give these gorgeous looking, and very delicious …

35 trips every couple should take in their lifetime

There's nothing quite like travel to put any relationship to the test, no matter whether you and your SO are adventure-seekers, lovers of luxury, or …

European Travel

Here's How to Make Your Roasted Veggies Mind-Blowing

Roasting is one of my favorite ways to cook vegetables. I love how you just toss everything on a baking sheet, walk away, and come back to …

The best replacements for Apple’s defunct AirPort accessories

On Thursday, Apple made the disappointing announcement that it is discontinuing its AirPort line of network accessories. The company told <i>9to5Mac</i> that it will continue to sell remaining inventory, but has no plans for future hardware.<p>With the AirPort devices on the way out, what are the best …

Culinary SOS: Make the brûléed cast iron cornbread from Zynodoa in Staunton, Va.

Reader Nancy Halpern of Santa Monica and her husband were on an East Coast road trip last summer when they happened upon Zynodoa Restaurant in the old Southern town of Staunton, Va. "We enjoyed the most fabulous, unusually moist cornbread served in an iron pan with a caramelized glaze. It became …

Apple outlines key features to look for when upgrading from AirPort devices

Now that Apple’s AirPort line is dead, Apple has now published a new support document detailing what customers should be looking for when upgrading from their existing AirPort devices.<p>While Apple’s AirPort devices never support mesh networking, Apple recommends using such a setup if you have a …

The Best Types of Fish to Avoid Mercury

Fish may be an anti-aging superfood, but eating the wrong kinds of fish too often can raise the level of mercury in your body. This is especially …

Aquaculture

Korean Fried Chicken—But Even More Addictive

In the past decade, recipes for Korean fried chicken have become a fixture on American menus. Nearly every Korean chef, from David Chang to Judy Joo, has his or her own fantastic version. Seattle chef Rachel Yang serves hers with a spicy peanut brittle; mŏkbar’s Esther Choi has a special-ordered …