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Quick and simple recipes for sweet summer corn

Sweet corn is essential eating in summer months. You can eat the kernels raw, toss a few cobs on the grill (basted with something sweet and intriguing, or not), make them the star of a curry, or turn kernels into a relish for hot dogs.<p>Of course, that’s not even the half of it. We’re guessing you …

Cooking

An aviation flop was a stamp collector’s dream and the U.S. Postal Service’s nightmare - The Washington Post

August 13, 2018<p>An aviation flop was a stamp collector’s dream and the U.S. Postal Service’s nightmare<p>A stamp collector’s discovery of the “Inverted Jenny” stamp created a headache for the U.S. Postal Service.<p>About this podcast<p>Retropod is a show for history lovers, featuring stories about the past, …

U.S. Postal Service

Chaos and Persistence at the 1913 Women's Suffrage March

In 1912, the women’s suffrage movement, founded almost sixty years before by Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, had reached a stalemate. …

Feminism

The Trick To Making the Best Lemonade

The dog days of summer call for pitchers of ice-cold lemonade. This refreshing beverage is incredible easy to make at home, requiring only three …

Lemonade

News: Transcribe Audio for Free with This Awesome Cross-Platform App

Despite its fifth-place finish in our ranking of the best transcriber apps on iOS, Voicera is still worth highlighting due to numerous factors that …

Apps

The Pentagon Is Spending $34M to Redecorate Air Force Two

The government is spending a lot of money to make Air Force Two look as sleek as Air Force One — for its passengers.<p>Boeing just got a contract for …

Military

9 Kitchen Tools That Let You Grill Without a Grill

Summertime = grill time. Which means it's prime time for protein: turkey burgers, T-bones, fall-off-the-bone ribs, and pulled chicken smothered in …

BBQ

The Six Month Rule for Passports You Probably Don't Know About

Getting excited for a trip to Europe? You may want to check your passport.<p>As a cautionary tale posted yesterday on Business Insider explained, it's …

U.S. Department of State

These Are Airbnb's 10 Most Remote Listings

There's nothing better than planning a vacation to a locale that's totally off-the-grid. A remote paradise—where there's nothing to worry about other …

The Congressional Bathtubs

<i>The man proceeds along the warm marble floor to the gigantic basin called a bath tub. It is a solid block of whitest marble, voluptuously curved into</i> …

Water

The Best Peaks in America

Sometimes, the best mountain is the closest one. We asked BACKPACKER readers for the top peaks* in their states to help you find a climb near you. …

Hiking

5 Smoothies to Kick-Start Your Day and Pitfalls to Avoid

With all the super ingredients you can add to your morning smoothie, it can get overwhelming. Here are 5 smoothies that are the perfect balance of …

These Are the 6 Hardest Vitamins to Get Enough of—Here’s How to Do It

Step up your health game by adding these nutrient-dense foods to your diet.<p>Even if you go out of your way to eat a balanced diet, there may be some …

Nutrition

Scotland Gets a New Whisky Trail

Ron Swanson, you've been warned.<p>Whisky lovers know no bounds when it comes to the pursuit of a wee dram. It’s a big reason whisky tourism has boomed as far as Tasmania in the Southern Hemisphere, up through Japan, and into several soggy corners of the U.K. The latest destination? Scotland’s Outer …

Scotch Whisky

Here's The Weirdest Food Every State Is Known For, According To People Who Live There

Chocolate gravy?!

Deep Frying

10 excellent platforms for building mobile apps

If you've ever wanted to build an app after thinking up a brilliant idea, you're in the right place.<p>Sure, the fear of coding can push you to not act …

Apps

In the Land of Giants

<i>“No hay</i> <i>sinónimo</i> <i>para Dios más perfecto que la Belleza.”</i> John Muir’s dictum, originally published 80 years ago, rolls nicely off the tongue in Spanish. (Translation: No synonym for God is so perfect as Beauty.) The words are carved on the back of a wooden sign hanging at the entrance to Cementerio …

South America

The BLT, as You’ve Never Seen It

The problem with a BLT, my friend Neil opined, is that there’s always too much bread and not enough bacon.<p>This was why, one Sunday morning last spring, he served us BLT tacos for brunch.<p>It was set out taco-bar style. There was a platter of crisp brown bacon, some romaine lettuce and sliced …

Recipes

An SR-71 pilot describes what it's like to fly the legendary Blackbird at Mach 3: 'You don't have any sensation of speed'

A retired Air Force pilot who flew the SR-71 Blackbird recently told the Pensacola News Journal what it was like to fly the legendary aircraft that can cruise at three times the speed of sound.<p>"At that altitude, you don't have any sensation of speed," Ret. Air Force Col. Joe Kinego told the News …

Aviation

15 Must-Visit Attractions in the Algarve

The Algarve is a fantastic beach destination, but there is so much more to enjoy than purely sand and waves. In fact, there is plenty to do to keep …

The un-celebrity president: Jimmy Carter shuns riches, lives modestly in his Georgia hometown

Jimmy Carter finishes his Saturday night dinner, salmon and broccoli casserole on a paper plate, flashes his famous toothy grin and calls playfully to his wife of 72 years, Rosalynn: “C’mon, kid.”<p>She laughs and takes his hand, and they walk carefully through a neighbor’s kitchen filled with 1976 …

The White House

10 of the world’s most epic hikes

The world’s most exciting hikes have been revealed in a new book from Lonely Planet.<p>In <i>Epic Hikes of the World</i>, the publisher has listed 50 of the …

Hiking

Colorado Gets Another Hub for Outdoor Industry Businesses

Montrose, Colorado, population 19,000, located in the western part of the state, is about to become a case study in work/life balance theory. …

Outdoors

The Hottest Travel Destinations for Seniors Right Now

<i>This story originally appeared on Money.com.</i><p>Unencumbered by work and kids, many retirees are upping their travel game.<p>An analysis by Priceline found …

Travel

The Instant Pot Beef Ragu Recipe We've Already Bookmarked for Fall

Despite the 90-degree temperatures outside, we can't help but think of fall once August arrives. Toward the end of summer, we find ourselves craving …

Cooking

The Mental Trick a Guy Who Sailed Around the World Solo Uses to Accomplish All His Goals

This technique helped Alex Thompson finish one of the world's most grueling sailing races.<p>Setting big goals for yourself can be intimidating. And when something goes wrong that keeps you from achieving them, it's easy to feel like your world is crashing down.<p>Alex Thomson knows this better than …

Vendée Globe

Inside the Daring Life of a Forgotten Female War Photographer

Culture & Exploration<p>Dickey Chapelle was one of history's most fearless conflict journalists—and the first woman to die on the job.<p>The 36 hours before Dickey Chapelle leaped off a tower with the Screaming Eagles were terrifying. She was 41 years old and parachute jumping for the first time. But …

U.S. Army

'Something from Nothing': Stories of Punk in Arlington

When the photography department at Arlington’s H-B Woodlawn needed some extra funding, then-teacher Lloyd Wolf held a couple of yard sales.<p>But those …

Washington D.C.

The Political Power of Aretha Franklin

Otis Redding knew that he had lost his song. During his legendary set at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival, just months before his own death, Redding …

Aretha Franklin

How Aretha Franklin Energized Civil Rights, Women’s Rights Movements With 1 Hit Song

Nobody would call Aretha Franklin a central figure of the civil rights movement. And she was not an overt feminist.<p>But the singer, who died Thursday …

Civil Rights