Max Monegan

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Learning to Love Espresso Again

In all honesty, I probably never really <i>fell</i> <i>out of love</i> with espresso — perhaps became a little disillusioned would be more accurate. Just over two …

Race in the US: Writing through the tears

Every day, all around me, I see Confederate flags waving proudly amidst antebellum homes and lush plantation landscapes. Horses tied to buggies clip-clop down quaint streets, allowing benevolent racist tourists to get a glimpse of where 'The Old South Still Lives'. Across the tracks, dilapidated …

This artist built a tiny city out of 365 paper models, created everyday for a year

Last August, Scotland-based artist Charles Young happened upon a paper sculpture he had made, and it gave him an idea.<p>“I was looking for a project that could keep me making something new every day,” Young told Quartz. He didn’t plan on making 365 more sculptures, he said, but once he began, he just …

Sculpture

Everything we know about the man behind the Final Fantasy 7 remake

Over the past decade, many of Square Enix’s best-known designers have left the company – and none more high profile than Hironobu Sakaguchi. He …

Pepperoni Pineapple and Hatch Chile Pizza

I have to be honest… I don’t believe in bad pizza. It doesn’t exist. Where there is bread and melted cheese, sometimes sausage and olive, sometimes …

Don’t Turn on the Oven. Make These 10 Veggie Skillet Dinners Instead

When the weather gets hot, the last thing we want to do is turn on the oven. Still, we have to eat and though raw food is delicious, sometimes we …

Food

Frozen dessert recipes for the latest heat wave

Nothing like a little heat wave to make your summer days, well, even hotter. But we have solutions — simple, delicious solutions. We went through our recipe database to find some of our favorite frozen desserts, recipes you can whip up quickly, ready to go when you need to chill. Best of all? Many …

Coffee Education for the Masses from Blue Bottle’s Michael Phillips

Two-time U.S. barista champion and 2010 world champion Michael Phillips is helping the world brew better coffee through Skillshare, an online video …

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Absolutely Disgusting! A High School Basketball Star's Picture Was Removed From The Yearbook After He Came Out As Gay!

This situation is all kinds of wrong!<p>A teenager in Kentucky allegedly had his yearbook photo removed for one reason: he's gay.<p>According to <b>Dalton</b> …

High School

Mystery Deepens: Matter and Antimatter Are Mirror Images

Matter and antimatter appear to be perfect mirror images of each other as far as anyone can see, scientists have discovered with unprecedented …

The different way men and women are treated when they publicly oppose sexism

Charlie Pickering tackles victim blaming on The Weekly.<p>If there's one thing women are good at, it's attracting hostility online.<p>Forget controversial …

5 Things You Can Make in a Rice-Cooker Apart from Plain Rice! – Japan Info

A bread-maker makes bread, and ice-cream machine makes ice-cream, but a rice cooker… now there is no one-trick-pony. When I bought my first rice …

Recipes

Perfect Homemade Pita Bread Recipe

Once you see how easy it is to bake pitas, and, more importantly, once you <i>taste</i> them, you'll never want to eat store-bought again. These pitas have a nutty, slightly sweet flavor from whole wheat flour, along with a chewy texture, a charred exterior, and a big pocket for stuffing.<p>Why It Works<p>Whole …

Recipes

Homemade Bread and Butter Pickles #SundaySupper

<b>Homemade Bread and Butter Pickles</b> are easy to make, fresh, and the perfect accompaniment to your favorite sandwich. This recipe for refrigerator …

19 Breakfasts You Can Make In A Mug

Just heat, eat, repeat.

Yes, You Can Freeze Bacon. Here's Why You Should.

Bad news, folks: Bacon prices are on the rise. They've reached an all time high since last year, surging 174 percent since April, Bloomberg reports. The culprit of this market increase is us, the consumers, who have created a huge demand. The fact that everything gets a bacon wrap these days is …

Don't Be Fooled by the Political Game: The Illusion of Freedom in America

Being a citizen in the American corporate state is much like playing against a stacked deck: you're always going to lose.<p>The game is rigged, and "we the people" keep getting dealt the same losing hand. Even so, most stay in the game, against all odds, trusting that their luck will change.<p>The …

Stunning Sculpture Of Mother Nature Rotating Earth Inspired By Thailand Disaster

Maybe the ancients were on to something when they built statues as peace offerings to the gods. Italian sculptor Lorenzo Quinn certainly thinks so, …

Humanities Data: A Necessary Contradiction

<i>This is a talk that I gave at the Harvard Purdue Data Management Symposium on June 17, 2015, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The audience was mostly</i> …

Coffee Culture: Some Of The Coolest Coffeeshops From Coast To Coast

All frequent travelers know that your morning caffeine frenzy doesn't dissipate just because you're away from home. In fact, due to late nights out …

Coffee

Intricately Folded Pages Transform Hardcover Books into Standing Sculptures

Japanese artist Yuto Yamaguchi transforms hardcover books into sculptures by simply folding their pages. Without using scissors, he crafts the bold designs by intricately creasing each page so that together, they appear as one cohesive form. Yamaguchi's excellent craftsmanship produces smooth …

7 Signs You’re Not Getting Enough Magnesium

Have you got cravings for chocolate so intense that you can’t think about anything else? What about those muscle cramps that keep you up at night? Or …

Wellness

39 Ice Cream Treats You Need To Eat Before Summer Is Over

Or bathe in, your choice.

Ice Cream

How to Never Overcook Salmon (or Other Fishes) Again

<i>Every week, Food52's Executive Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i> <i><br>Today: The most foolproof way to cook any fish—and a petition for a new cooking term.</i><p>The most unfair implication of slow-roasting is the <i>slowness</i> part. Sure, there are plenty of …

Seafood