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The Worst Government Possible, on Purpose

The disastrous Betsy DeVos interview shows how much America is now on its own<p>I worry less about Kim Jong-Un than I do Betsy DeVos. The North Korean …

Education

Bacon-wrapped Sonoran hot dogs might be America's greatest street food

How does a hot dog qualify for UNESCO gastronomy status? It takes up residence in Tucson. In late 2015, UNESCO named the town in southern Arizona a …

Deja vu? It's looking like 1987 again for the US economy

Weak dollar, rising inflation, recession memories fading, new hand at the Fed … and meltdown?<p>It is August 1987 and the US economy is humming along. Memories of the deep recession earlier in the decade are fading fast. Tom Wolfe is about to publish The Bonfire of the Vanities, which captures …

Economics

10 things you never need to refrigerate

Have you ever opened your refrigerator and realized that you couldn't find what you were looking for because it was overflowing with miscellaneous items? If so, you're in good company. The majority of households pack items into the fridge that simply don't need to be there. Here's a list of 10 …

Spices

This Cabbage and Sausage Soup Is Perfect for Chilly Nights

Soup is a warm and comforting hug during the winter months, but making a soup that is truly satisfying is something of a fickle beast. If you're like …

Cooking

World history would be very different without the blood moon eclipse of 1504

On January 31st, half of the Earth will experience a very special moon moment: “a super blue blood moon.” The term, according to NASA, describes three simultaneous celestial events: a “supermoon,” in which the moon is closer to Earth in orbit and appears 14% brighter than usual; the second full …

We Just Got More Evidence For The Strange Link Between Sugar And Alzheimer's

Step away from the candy.<p>People with high blood sugar stand to experience worse long-term cognitive decline than their healthy peers, even if they're …

The 100-year capitalist experiment that keeps Appalachia poor, sick, and stuck on coal

The first time Nick Mullins entered Deep Mine 26, a coal mine in southwestern Virginia, the irony hit him hard. Once, his ancestors had owned the coal-seamed cavern that he was now descending into, his trainee miner hard-hat secure.<p>His people had settled the Clintwood and George’s Fork area, along …

The Surprising Ingredient You Should Be Adding to Your Eggs

No matter how you’re cooking them (some prefer runny, others very well-done) scrambled eggs need little more than butter for the pan and a dash of …

'Holy crap': Experts find tax plan riddled with glitches

Some of the provisions could be easily gamed, tax lawyers say.<p>Republicans’ tax-rewrite plans are riddled with bugs, loopholes and other potential problems that could plague lawmakers long after their legislation is signed into law.<p>Some of the provisions could be easily gamed, tax lawyers say. Their …

Finance

The Civil War Was Not a Mistake

John Kelly’s account of its causes reflects a widely shared—and incorrect—understanding of the conflict.<p>When White House Chief of Staff John Kelly told the Fox News host Laura Ingraham that the Civil War was caused by the “lack of an ability to compromise,” that the war was fought by “men and women …

War

The most respected medical journal in the US just eviscerated a drug that's cost taxpayers over $1 billion

A new study published by JAMA Internal Medicine poses a really important question to lawmakers and taxpayers alike.<p>Over the past five years, why has the US government spent $1 billion on a drug that is no more effective than alternatives that are tens of thousands of dollars cheaper per …

Multiple Sclerosis

Jazz in the digital age: Tools for exploring the music

In the 1960s, you could turn on the television and see Duke Ellington on the Ed Sullivan Show. Or Miles Davis on the Tonight Show with Johnny …

Jazz in the 1950s: the ultimate guide to the greatest albums

<b>If you are discovering jazz for the first time then you've just found the perfect place to start. And if you are a true aficionado then this list is</b> …

Flute

8 Netflix Tricks You Just Can't Live Without

One of the main reasons Netflix is so popular is because of its simplicity. It’s painfully easy to queue up a movie on your laptop, video game …

Televisions

Natural Selection Is Causing a Decline in Human 'Education Genes', Say Scientists

Is our species on a downwards spiral?<p>The genes that predispose people to attain higher levels of education have been in decline over the past 80 …

Genetics

How Fluid Dynamics Can Help You Navigate Crowds

From high above, a crowd of people looks much like a colony of ants swarming around. From even farther away, individuals seem to blend into a mass of …

10 Underrated Psychological Thrillers You Can Stream Now

<i>Is there any more terrifying terrain than the human mind?</i> That’s the sensibility that dominates the psychological thriller genre, and quite …

20 Essential Korean Recipes to Know and Love

A delicious verve of heat runs through Korean recipes. The cuisine is as rich as it is communal, with meals often beginning with many side dishes …

The Science Behind Why You Should Keep Reading Print Books

Every time we move, my husband and I have the same argument. “Do we have to take ALL of these books?” (The answer is always a dirty scowl and a “YES!”)<p>I have a ton of physical books that I insist on carting from house to house, state to state. It drives him crazy. Boxes of heavy books are not …

Books

Anthony Bourdain on his new cookbook and his unorthodox family

Anthony Bourdain is bringing it all back home in his new cookbook, <i>Appetites</i>, his first in a decade<i>.</i> "These are the dishes I like to eat and that I like to feed my family and friends," he writes in the book's introduction. The Globe and Mail sat down with the chef, author, former bad boy and TV star …

The world reached 3 dangerous climate change milestones this summer

In 1848, two ships — the HMS Terror and the HMS Erebus — sank while trying to navigate through the Northwest Passage. It was brutal: a 900-mile-long sea route punctuated with heavy sea ice that connects the northern Atlantic and Pacific oceans through an arctic maze. Neither ship made it. All 129 …

Global Warming

Melt Fat Like Crazy With This Magical Banana Pineapple Drink!

Each of us would like to be in form. If you don’t have time to exercise and you don’t like the gym, then you had better test this simply and …

13 Healthy Lentil Recipes to Beat Bloat and Lose Weight

It's been said by many a nutritionist and dietitian that adding fiber to your diet can help you lose weight. An easy way to add fiber? Start with lentils. Not only are they fiber-rich, but they're a soluble fiber, meaning they'll also lower your cholesterol and make you feel more full.<p>Add these …

Marijuana Compound Removes Toxic Alzheimer's Protein From The Brain

This is awesome.<p>An active compound in marijuana called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) has been found to promote the removal of toxic clumps of amyloid …

Breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dine like a pauper to stay healthy, say scientists

The old adage ‘breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dine like a pauper’ could be the best way to lose weight and stay healthy, Kings College scientists say.<p>A major review of 28 recent studies has concluded that keeping calories down late at night is the secret to combating …

Nutrition

The Netflix Secrets You Need To Get The Most Out Of Your Binge-Watching

As temperatures rise and we all realize going outside is terrible anyway, summer becomes the perfect time to binge on Netflix. But how many tricks do you know to improve your viewing experience? There’s a lot you can do to improve the binge-watching experience, if you know where to look.<p>Take Total …

Watch These 10 Movies on Netflix if You Also Want to Chill

Get ready for so much chilling.<p>1. <i>I Am Love</i><p>Tilda Swinton's character has a hot affair with a much younger man. Italian and Russian are spoken. There's a pretty mansion and some frolicking in a field. You will want to do the same (the frolicking part anyway).<p>2. <i>Cruel Intentions</i><p>Ryan Phillippe's abs. …

Scientists Are Investigating Why People in This Tiny Italian Town Keep Living to 100

They’re the first researchers ever given access.<p>On the western coast of southern Italy, where the ocean meets the sprawling mountains of …

What America can learn from Portugal's drug war

(Talk Media News) – Rarely do I hear an audience clap at the end of a movie, but when I went to see Michael Moore’s “Where to Invade Next?” people …

European Union