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17 Cheat Sheets Every Home Cook Should Know About

From baking hacks, to perfect pastas, to slow cooker shortcuts.

Engineers Say Tax Increase Needed To Save Failing U.S. Infrastructure

The nation's roads, bridges, airports, water and transit systems are in pretty bad shape, according to the civil engineers who plan and design such infrastructure.<p>The new report card from the American Society of Civil Engineers gives the infrastructure of the United States a D-plus.<p>That nearly …

Wanted: An Eraser for Everything You've Ever Regretted Putting Online

Wanted: Some sort of digital soap and water to wipe away every photo, post and email we regret sending into the abyss of the internet.<p>Sure, there's the basic recall function on some email accounts that allows you to take back a message, but only if you act fast. But what if there were some big …

Why Fixer Upper Almost Never Happened

Can you imagine?!<p>A world without <i>Fixer Upper</i> is a world I don’t want to live in — but as it turns out, HGTV’s most popular show almost never saw the light of day for a pretty surprising reason.<p>In an interview with the <i>Today</i> show on Tuesday, hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines revealed that when HGTV had …

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

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The First Thanksgiving: Virtual Field Trips, Videos, and Slideshow

<i>Mayflower:</i> Step aboard and explore a reproduction of the <i>Mayflower</i>, anchored at Plimoth Plantation, in this <b>20-minute video for all grades.</b><p>Pilgrim …

The One Guarantee

I recently received an email and was asked a question that I get all of the time. With the promotion of students using social media, what do you if …

13 Times Celebrities Prove that a White Tee and Jeans Is the Ultimate Off-Duty Uniform

January Jones<p>Jones perfected the tee-and-jeans combo when she stepped out in a white tee casually half-tucked into a pair of cuffed jeans. But she …

How Dare You Say That! The Evolution of Profanity

From ‘Odsbodikins’ to ‘belly,’ the banned words of our ancestors look as bizarre today as tribal rituals<p>At street level and in popular culture, Americans are freer with profanity now than ever before—or so it might seem to judge by how often people throw around the “F-bomb” or use a certain S-word …

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Inside the mind of a mazemaker

With more than 700 creations, Adrian Fisher is the world's most prolific maze designer. He explains what goes into those twists and turns – and why we love feeling so confused.<p>In the 36 years that Adrian Fisher has been in business, he has created every kind of maze imaginable – from simple, …

The Fearful and the Frustrated

Donald Trump’s nationalist coalition takes shape—for now.<p>On July 23rd, Donald Trump’s red-white-and-navy-blue Boeing 757 touched down in Laredo, Texas, where the temperature was climbing to a hundred and four degrees. In 1976, the <i>Times</i> introduced Trump, then a little-known builder, to readers as a …

5 Reasons Stocks Are Tumbling Worldwide On 'Black Monday'

Or actually, four reasons and a shruggy face.<p>NEW YORK -- Wall Street woke up to, if not a Black Monday, at least a Blackish Monday.<p>Markets around the world tumbled toward historic losses amid a toxic cocktail of financial volatility. As the global sell-off hacksawed European and Asian markets, U.S. …

21 Watermelon Sculptures That Are Too Skillfully Crafted to Eat

Artists across the globe have utilized watermelons as an unexpected canvas for their imaginative creations. For centuries, fruit carving has been a respected art in Thailand and was used solely for decorating royal tables. Now, this uncommon skill has been adopted by others who see watermelons as …

What life is like in the most remote corner of the world

In the name of science, there are currently three women and 10 men living on the edge of the world. Outside Concordia Station in Antarctica, the average temperature is about -70°C (-94°F). The crew, who come from France, Italy, Switzerland and the UK, are surrounded by 1,000 kilometers (621 miles) …

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Instagram Photographers to Follow in All 50 States | TIME

From Maine to California and Florida to Alaska, more than 90 million Americans have joined Instagram since the photography site launched in 2010. …

The Best Way to Cheer for Your Child

Is there anything a parent can do from the sidelines to help a child play a better game?<p>By<p>Sue Shellenbarger<p>Sue Shellenbarger<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>Google+<p>Sue.Shellenbarger@wsj.com<p>We’ve all read about parents who yell and get into fights at their children’s games. But how are parents …

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I’ve Spent A Lifetime Building a Mighty Network. Here Are My Secrets.

Rule One: Take pleasure in it. It’s not just a safety net, it’s YOUR net.<p>I’ve long been told that I “know everyone.” In other words, I have a great …

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Islamic State photos show devastation at Palmyra temple

In yet another display of the Islamic State’s destruction, the Syrian government confirmed Sunday that the militant group destroyed the treasured Temple of Baal Shamin in the ancient city of Palmyra.<p>As The Washington Post’s Justin Moyer reported, the temple which is part of a UNESCO World Heritage …

How Oliver Sacks Helped Introduce The World To Autism

Autism and its many forms may be widely discussed today, but it wasn't until the famed neurologist and writer told the story of identical twins George and Charles Fin in his book The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat. Sacks died Sunday from cancer. He was 82.<p>In 1966, a young neurologist began …

These 7 NFL Coaches Are On The Hottest Seats

Because in the NFL, it's "win now or else."<p>The life of an NFL head coach is one of endless hours of film study, rigorous strategizing and the constant pressure to win, win, win. But few coaches are safe from a disappointing season, and as we get set for another year of football, we know that …

The Lasting Effects of Hurricane Katrina

Even as a 14-year-old at a new school 2,000 miles from home, Kenyon Dunbar understood his new teacher's intentions were good. But the single topic …

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10 Essential Stories About Hurricane Katrina

<i>It was Aug. 29, 2005, that Hurricane Katrina made landfall in Louisiana, leading to one of the most catastrophic natural disasters in U.S. history.</i> …

Tesla Model S P85D breaks Consumer Reports' test scale

Stop me if you think you've think that you've heard this one before.<p>The Tesla Model S is the best-performing new car in Consumer Reports' history. The Palo Alto auto maker's Model S P85D acquitted itself so well that it broke CR's testing scale, forcing the publication to recalibrate its future …

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The Rise of Work-Doping

The drug modafinil was recently found to enhance cognition in healthy people. Should you take it to get a raise?<p>If you could take a pill that will make you better at your job, with few or no negative consequences, would you do it?<p>In a meta-analysis recently published in <i>European</i> …

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Turns Out Sarcastic People Really Are Better at Everything

Maybe it's okay to be that guy in the office.<p>You know that annoying coworker who always rolls his eyes or cracks wise on the job? Don't be surprised if he gets promoted over you. <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reports that a new study, published in the journal <i>Organizational Behavior and Human Decision</i> …

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Bedtime phenomenon: scientist develops book to send children to sleep in minutes

For most authors the prospect of their books sending readers to sleep would be horrifying.<p>But the latest publishing phenomenon which is topping the Amazon charts is a book which promises to do just that, at least for children.<p>The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep, has been created by Swedish …

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