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The Silliest Generation

By Victor Davis Hanson| American Greatness Every generation, in its modesty, used to think the prior one was far better. Tom Brokaw coined “The …

Natural Gas

You Gotta Lie

by Victor Davis Hanson// National Review Oh! What a tangled progressive web we weave . . . Red/blue, conservative/liberal, and Republican/Democrat …

Obama Administration

Actor Bryan Cranston Offers Very Sound Advice to Aspiring Actors About Auditions

At an Oscar Academy New Members Reception in 2013, the phenomenal actor Bryan Cranston offered some very sound advice about how aspiring actors …

Bryan Cranston

What Makes an Original: Psychologist Adam Grant on the Paradox of Achievement and How Motivated Dissatisfaction Fuels Creativity

“The hallmark of originality is rejecting the default and exploring whether a better option exists.”<p><i>“To be perfectly original,”</i> Lord Byron famously quipped, <i>“one should think much and read little, and this is impossible, for one must have read before one has learnt to think.”</i><p>In <b>Originals: How</b> …

Special Sauce

makes about 1 cup<p>Smear this special sauce on a grilled burger for the perfect hamburger.<p>June 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>1/2 cup mayonnaise<p>2 tablespoons ketchup<p>1 tablespoon finely grated onion<p>1 tablespoon sweet relish or 1 tablespoon dill pickle relish<p>2 teaspoons adobo sauce from canned chipotle chiles in …

Cook Out

What Comes After Smart Products

Companies today are on a journey from digitization 1.0 to digitization 2.0. This means advancing from simply overlaying digital functionality on existing offerings to learning the customer context via connected products and services and adapting them to meet customer needs.<p>With digitization 1.0, …

Internet of Things

This Isn’t Capitalism — It’s Growthism, and It’s Bad for Us

You know the alien cults that announce to their followers that next year, on October 28th, at precisely 4:05 pm, the master race will arrive, and save humanity? Of course, the aliens never arrive. But that doesn’t stop the cult from believing. It only strengthens their belief.<p>If, as I’d bet you do, …

Medieval Liberals

Unlike classical liberals, the liberals of today hew to doctrine in the face of the evidence.<p>by Victor Davis Hanson // <i>National Review Online</i><p>A …

Natural Gas

Momofuku Milk Bar's Crack Pie

<i>Recipe by Christina Tosi, Momofuku Milk Bar New York New York</i><p><b>Anyone who has taken a bite of this Milk Bar best seller immediately knows the reason for the sassy name. Once you start eating this rich, salty-sweet pie with its oat cookie crust, you won't be able to stop.</b><p><b>CRACK PIE</b><p>Servings: 10 to …

Baking

The Habits Of Supremely Happy People

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.<p>In his 2004 Ted Talk, Seligman describes three different kinds of happy lives: The pleasant life, in which you fill …

32 Books That Will Actually Change Your Life

And all you have to do is read them!

Books

Barbara Kafka's Marinated Eggplant

<i>Every week -- often with your help -- Food52's Senior Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: The best, fastest, lightest eggplant technique you haven't tried yet. (It's in the microwave. Don't be mad.)</i><p>I'd like to make an announcement: You can cook …

New York Times

Obama’s Farce

He sold his plan for bombing Syria on flawed political assumptions.<p>by Victor Davis Hanson // <i>National Review Online</i><p>To support the president’s …

Middle East

How to Build a Universe: Philip K. Dick on Reality, Media Manipulation, and Human Heroism

<b>Philip K. Dick</b> is as well-known today for his era-defining science fiction as he is for the series of unusual experiences he had in the spring of 1974, which he dubbed his “exegesis”. Occupying the intersection of the scientific, the philosophical, and the mystical, the exegesis shaped Dick’s work …