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Kenji's Favorite Recipes of 2016

It's been another great year of recipes at Serious Eats, both at my home kitchen here in San Mateo, and back at Serious Eats World Headquarters in New York, where Daniel and Stella have been cooking and baking up a storm. Can I just stop for a second and mention how awesome it is that we now have a …

Want to Be More Successful? Drop These 7 Habits Today | Inc.com

The internet is chock full of daily habits that will help your routine, but what about bad habits? Because habits are so ingrained into our daily routines, we often don't notice how harmful ones sneak in and ruin our success.<p>Try eliminating the following habits from your life and see how your …

Self-improvement

How to Be Healthy: 9 Easy Tips for a Healthier Lifestyle

We all want to know how to be healthy, but it seems like such a lofty goal. Setting out to make healthy lifestyle changes can feel simultaneously …

Fitness

I read 15 books this year on happiness, productivity, and success — here are the most meaningful insights I've taken away

The bad thing is that one time a stack of said books collapsed on my desk neighbor.<p>Without a doubt, the books that moved me most this year focused on psychology and behavioral science — and as 2016 draws to a close, I'm reflecting on everything I learned.<p>Below, I've rounded up the most meaningful …

Self-improvement

The Elusive Definition of 'Fascist'

Fascism is in the running to be Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Year. But it’s not the right word for the current moment.<p>The votes are in, the people have spoken, and the result is ugly. Merriam-Webster has warned that <i>fascism</i> could become 2016’s most-searched term on its online dictionary—presumably …

Political Science

Opinion: Electoral College part of a broken system

DW's Jefferson Chase says the Electoral College symbolizes the shortcomings of how the US chooses its president. But the real problem is that the …

Buckingham Palace

The Fix for Fake News: Outrage

The government doesn't want to be involved. The big tech companies are reluctant at best. So what to do?<p>A couple of days before the Future Today …

Fake News

Saturday Night Live: Trump played as a pawn while Clinton goes all Love, Actually

Donald Trump is dominated by Rex Tillerson and Vladimir Putin, and any excuse is used to resurrect McKinnon’s Hillary Clinton<p>Maybe it’s the promise of a nice long vacation, or maybe it’s having a nice thematic hook to hang their sketches on, but Saturday Night Live tends to excel at its Christmas …

Donald Trump

‘Saturday Night Live’ Review: Casey Affleck Hosts The Very Last Christmas; The Audacity of Dope

“Saturday Night Live” gift-wraps up 2016 with ample holiday cheer (despite the Ghost of Christmas Future knocking at the Oval Office door).<p>LAST …

Full Frontal promos tease Samantha Bee's Glenn Beck interview

A year ago, few could’ve predicted conservative personality Glenn Beck would appear for an interview on <i>Full Frontal With Samantha Bee</i>. But two new …

Comedy

The 50 funniest films… chosen by comedians

For Sarah Millican it’s the Coen brothers, while Stewart Lee laughs out loud at Festen. From the canonical to the controversial, and in no particular order, we asked 10 standups to pick 50 movies that make them giggle…<p>Sarah Millican<p><b>After winning the best newcomer award at the Edinburgh festival in</b> …

Comedy

Why our presidents are elected by a clique of elites

American presidential elections are generally orderly affairs. People vote, somebody wins and life goes on. It's our proud tradition of democratic self-governance.<p>And yet: <i></i>The whole thing is controlled by a cabal of elites who <i>actually</i> pick the nation’s commander-in-chief, and who, theoretically, …

In last-shot bid, thousands urge electoral college to block Trump at Monday vote

Pressure on members of the electoral college to select someone other than Donald Trump has grown dramatically — and noisily — in recent weeks, causing some to waver but yielding little evidence that Trump will fall short when electors convene in most state capitals Monday to cast their votes.<p>Carole …

Government
Donald Trump
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