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The Best Kind of Steak for Fajitas

Quick to prepare and endlessly customizable, fajitas are one of my go-to weeknight dinners. Fajitas are an especially great end-of-the-week supper, …

Cooking

Make Tender Meat With This Secret Ingredient

If you have ever volunteered to cook the Thanksgiving turkey, you are probably familiar with the concept of brining; soaking the bird in a mixture of …

Cooking

Trump officials fight eviction from Panama hotel they manage

One of President Donald Trump's family businesses is battling an effort to physically evict its team of executives from a luxury hotel in Panama …

Donald Trump

Meet the world's richest black billionaires of 2018

Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Jeff Bezos may be the richest men in the world, but they aren't the only billionaires.<p>There are 2,043 people across the globe with three commas in their net worths, according to the 2017 Forbes Billionaires list. The 23 wealthiest have $1 trillion collectively.<p>In …

Emerging Markets

Take 5 minutes, read this and you’ll understand the whole Trump-Russia controversy

Don’t feel bad if you’re mystified by what’s going on with the Trump-Russia investigations. There’s a blizzard of misinformation out there. But if you read this, which will be updated as the case progresses, you'll have a grip.<p><b>Q. What’s being investigated?</b><p>A. Any connections between the Russian …

Donald Trump

My six years covering neo-Nazis: 'They're all vying for the affections of Russia'

Vegas Tenold, author of Everything You Love Will Burn: Inside the Rebirth of White Nationalism in America, tells of his reporting on the far right<p>America’s dark underbelly: I watched the rise of white nationalism<p>The Norwegian journalist Vegas Tenold started reporting on neo-Nazi and KKK rallies in …

Rights & Freedoms

Chicken Thighs

Star chef Paul Kahan is a big fan of chicken thighs because they have so much flavor and are so inexpensive—the best of both worlds. Here are a …

Cooking

This One Thing Will Help You Keep Your Cast-Iron Skillet in Perfect Shape

I have a go-to cast-iron skillet that I love and rely on, one that I use several times a week for everything from hash to skillet pizza to seared …

Food

Tim Walz had the best comeback to Donald Trump's 'treason' line

That hasn't stopped Trump from regularly confusing himself, as head of state, with the state itself. The latest and lowest offense on this front came …

Donald Trump

Here's how to negotiate when buying a home. (Spoiler alert: It's not like on HGTV.)

“Don’t try this at home” applies just as much to real estate reality shows as it does to daredevil stunts.<p>Viewers might think they’re too savvy to take the shows seriously, but real estate and negotiation experts say that many do take their cues from HGTV’s “House Hunters,” Bravo’s “Million Dollar …

Real Estate

24 resources for bringing AR and VR to the classroom

With Pokemon Go, Google Cardboard and Google Expeditions making virtual reality the hottest thing in tech, teachers may be wondering how they can …

Education Technology

A Map Shows What Happens When Our World Gets Four Degrees Warmer: The Colorado River Dries Up, Antarctica Urbanizes, Polynesia Vanishes

Humanity faces few larger questions than what, exactly, to do about climate change — and, in a sense larger still, what climate change even means. …

Geography

Trump Boasts The Ice Caps Are ‘Setting Records.’ But It’s For Melting.

President Donald Trump seemed to be in a fog about the facts of climate change during his British TV sit-down with Piers Morgan, which aired Sunday night.<p>Trump said in the ITV interview that the “polar ice caps were supposed to be gone by now,” but instead they’re “breaking records.”<p>“The ice caps …

Global Warming

Travels With Diarrhea: The World's Least Loved Series

I had had a double espresso and yogurt for breakfast. These felt like the best choices … at the time. My friend Aimee and I were in Egypt — Cairo, to …

Mind

Piers Morgan Interviewing Donald Trump on Climate Change Is the Lowest Circle of Hell

President Donald Trump, an area man who believes cold weather disproves the theory of climate change, granted an ITV interview on Sunday to Piers …

Donald Trump

Baptist News: Evangelicals have killed Christianity in America

Writing in the Baptist News, Miguel De La Torre -- a progressive professor at Denver's Iliff School of Theology -- denounces evangelicals who …

Christianity

The 18 Best Trader Joe's Products, According to TJ Obsessives

Did your favorites make the cut?<p>The popular grocery store just released the winners of their 9th Annual Customer Choice Awards. Did your favorites …

Recipes

The Plot Against America

Decades before he ran the Trump campaign, Paul Manafort’s pursuit of foreign cash and shady deals laid the groundwork for the corruption of Washington.<p>I. The Wisdom of Friends<p><b>The clinic permitted Paul Manafort</b> one 10-minute call each day. And each day, he would use it to ring his wife from Arizona, …

Donald Trump Jr

There's a Secret Code Thieves Use to Break Into Hotel Safes

An expert lock picker reveals the trick that makes many hotel safes essentially useless.<p>If you thought putting your valuables inside a hotel safe …

Hospitality

Stanford analyzed 292 retirement strategies — here's what its experts determined is best

When you're ready to retire, how can you be sure you'll have enough money to last? And what's the best way to withdraw your savings over the years?<p>Steve Vernon, consulting research scholar at the Stanford Center on Longevity, set out to answer these questions by collaborating with the Society of …

Retirement

Donald Trump appears to misunderstand basic facts of climate change in Piers Morgan interview

Donald Trump has expressed doubts over the existence of climate change, as it is understood by the vast majority of scientists.<p>After proclaiming his …

Clean Technology

Retirement: Where Could You Get Safe 6% Income?

The stock market continues to break new highs, which is very good for retirees, not so much for younger investors or anyone who needs to put new …

Investing

Why the 4% Withdrawal Rule Is Wrong

If you think it’s because retirees should withdraw less than 4% to make their nest eggs last, that's not quite it. In fact, maybe they could withdraw …

Retirement

How to Wash Pillows: A Chore You Should Do Multiple Times a Year

Need a compelling reason to read up on how to wash pillows? This should do the trick: After two years, dead skin cells, bugs, dust mites, and …

Want to code? You better start teaching yourself - MIT Technology Review

The Download<p>What's up in emerging technology<p>Today<p>Want to code? You better start teaching yourself<p>Most programmers are partly self-taught—and anyone …

19 Essential Classics to Read Before You Die - Signature

If one-stop shopping for the classics appeals to you, look no further than this box set. It features eighty books celebrating a wide range of classic literature from drama to poetry, and fiction to history, and includes works from Walt Whitman, Edgar Allan Poe, Joseph Conrad and many …

A Former Neo-Nazi Explains Why Hate Drew Him In — And How He Got Out

Christian Picciolini was 14 years old when he attended the first gathering of what would become the Hammerskin Nation, a violent, white-power skinheadgroup. Looking back, he describes his introduction to the group as receiving a "lifeline of acceptance."<p>"I felt a sort of energy flow through me that …

The One Math Skill That Deserves More of Our Time and Attention

Certain math skills receive most of the attention: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division. Fractions are always in the spotlight. There is …

Mathematics

Using Stories to Teach Math

Sequence is built into our experience with books, partly because language itself is necessarily sequential. But, beyond the simple act of reading and …

Teaching