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Crushing an egg into your coffee sounds disgusting — but it makes an amazing-tasting drink

Crushing an egg (shell and all), whisking it with freshly ground coffee, and boiling the mixture sounds gross. The result looks terrifying, too — like a hideous swamp creature gurgling in your pot.<p>However, the umber-red-colored drink that results, called "egg coffee," is almost free of bitter …

Coffee Grinders

The 28 Best Books on Writing

An Editor's Advice to Writers<p>Betsy Lerner<p>For both established and prospective authors alike, the publishing house can seem like a jungle. Luckily, Betsy Lerner is here to lead a safari, citing her vast collection of experiences as an editor as her field guide. <i>The Forest for the Trees</i> motivates …

This Cookbook Will Convince You to Buy an Instant Pot

When <i>New York Times</i> food columnist Melissa Clark decided to find out why electric pressure cookers — the Instant Pot, in particular — inspire such a …

How five great leaders dealt with crisis, and what we can learn from them

In the early 2000s, Nancy Koehn was socked with one personal blow after the next within a three-year period: Her father dropped dead suddenly. Her husband walked out and a terrible divorce ensued. And she was diagnosed with breast cancer.<p>As these “big hunky blocks” of her life were falling around …

Breakthrough Pain Treatment Or Snake Oil? You Decide.

Let's say you're a scientist, and you've invented what you think is a useful treatment for pain. But you have a problem. You don't have the money to go through the regulatory approval process. Should you try to sell it to consumers anyway, and run the risk of being accused of selling …

University of California

The 37 best young adult books we ever read

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Many of us look back on the "young adult" years of our life and remember both broad brush strokes of volatile feelings and …

Middle School

More than a third of teenage girls experience depression, new study says

By Ariana Eunjung Cha<p>Ariana Eunjung Cha<p>National reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Depression is usually considered an issue parents have to watch out for starting in the turbulent teenage years. The CW channel, full of characters with existential angst about school, friends and young love, tells us so, as do …

Research

I've studied happiness for years — here are the 12 best pieces of advice I'm giving my daughter

I'm particularly aware of this, because my daughter Eliza is graduating from high school in two weeks. The days are long, but the years are short.<p>I'm trying to hold back the urge to follow her around the apartment giving her little bits of advice and wisdom. To relieve my mind, here's what I would …

Forward Labs' new solar roof is 33% cheaper than Tesla's - and it can be installed in half the time

Tesla gets all the attention lately when it comes to solar roofs, but start-up Forward Labs has been hammering away at their own solar roof …

The 11 Dreamiest Airbnbs for a Romantic Getaway

Fluffy white robes and room service are great and all—but wouldn’t it be nice to stay somewhere a bit more...special? Like a cabin with a private …

Living Rooms

Hupomone Ranch

Petaluma, California<p>Hupomone Ranch is an original 160-acre homestead located in the Chileno Valley, just three miles west of downtown Petaluma. The ranch had been fallow for over 30 years and the owners, a young family with three children, wanted to build a barn house that would reflect their …

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Goldendale, Washington<p>When it came time to turn their vacation home into a full-time residence, a Portland couple with a love for fishing and the outdoors called on our studio to deliver a unique, creative and functional design. The existing house consisted of a kitchen, sleeping loft, and a large …

Wow In the World: A New NPR Podcast for Curious Kids and their Grown-Ups

May 8, 2017; Washington D.C. - NPR is thrilled to announce the launch of <i>Wow in the World</i>, a new podcast for kids ages 5-12 that illuminates the wonders of science, technology, discovery and inventions.<p>This is the first time in NPR's 47-year history that it will release a children's program.<p>Starting …

20 of the best Earth and space documentaries to watch on Netflix in 2017

Humans have been gazing up at the stars since before the dawn of civilization. We intrinsically seek to know the unknowable and discover the …

33 Movies to Watch When Your Brain Is Completely Fried

There's a certain level of tiredness that overcomes all of us in the hours between coming home from work and going to bed. You're beat, sure, but not <i>quite</i> ready to pass out. This...

Microsoft wants to redesign the office with Surface-powered 'Creative spaces'

Microsoft wants to change the way you think of the office (no, not the software). The company today announced a partnership with Steelcase – a 105-year-old office furniture and design company – to show off its vision of futuristic office spaces where productivity and creativity go hand and hand. …

The Emmons House

Mill Valley, California<p>A 1949 architect's shed up on the hill above Richardson Bay in Marin, California. The humble 1300-square-foot "tree house" was designed and built by a young Donn Emmons as a first personal residence for his new family. The house was truly experimental for its time—a main …

Startup’s ‘Farm From a Box’ kit grows enough food for 150 people

Everything you need to start a small farm—in a shipping container<p>We’ve seen many a clever shipping container building, but rarely one that so effectively combines transportability with community impact. But here comes Farm From a Box, essentially a shipping container starter kit that holds …

Sonoma County

You'll Be Able to See All 47 National Parks Along This Insane Road Trip

Just in time for the National Park Service's 100th anniversary!<p>We already know the most efficient and sight-packed route to drive to see all the continental states, but what if you only wanted to focus on seeing the most beautiful nature in America? A map for that exists now too.<p>Randy Olson, senior …

5 Tips for Scoring College Scholarships

If you’re a high school senior or a college student looking for scholarships to help fund the cost of school next year, now is the perfect time to …

7 Life Lessons We Learned from Anthony Bourdain's New Cookbook (Plus a Killer Recipe)

These tips will also save your parties, every time.<p>Anthony Bourdain's latest cookbook, <i>Appetites</i>, launches today, and it finds the one-liner-spewing, …

Anthony Bourdain

Here’s to Joy: 7 of the Best Books on Happiness

For many of us, happiness is a goal we’re only partially successful at attaining. Our lives are complex, with a host of desires that don’t always line up: personal satisfaction doesn’t always coincide with professional success, for one thing. The day that you’re set to have a life-changing meeting …

Happiness

Carrot Salad Is the Greatest Recipe of All Time

Turns out, the best kind of French food is at the local supermarket.<p>You've heard the story before: A young American ingénue moves to Paris and discovers the secrets of French cuisine from an elegant woman with a chignon and deep knowledge of the perfect roast chicken.<p>This is not that story, …

French Food

14 High-Protein Snacks Under 200 Calories

<b>Power up with these nourishing treats.</b><p><i>For SELF, by Audrey Bruno.</i><p>Photo: Dana and John Shultz via minimalistbaker.com<p>When you come down with a snack attack, it's important to choose your sustenance wisely. A bag of chips may squash your salt hankerings, but it's probably not actually going to hold …

Healthy Eating

5 Flat-Pack Furniture Companies That Are Cooler Than IKEA

Sick of disposable furniture but can’t afford high-end stuff? A new genre of companies fit somewhere in between–and they ship to your door.<p>While companies like ABC Home and Design Within Reach tout the idea of bringing high design to the masses, their items are still out of reach for most of us. …

A Weekend House In the Woods Near Stockholm

Located in the woods near Stockholm, ‘The Six Walls’ house is a light-filled weekend home designed by architecture practice Arrhov Frick …

Architecture

Bourbon To Bubbly: Shake Up Your Derby Mint Julep

If I say Kentucky Derby, you say ... mint julep?<p>Well, if you're a Kentucky dame like me you do. As my fellow Louisville native Jesse Baker once pointed out: "It ain't Derby without a mint julep."<p>Race fans have been drinking mint juleps at Churchill Downs in Louisville since the racetrack's …

The best houseplants to clean the air in your home, as recommended by NASA

Easy to care for, resilient, and a quick way to inject some nature into your living room - no wonder houseplants have recently made a comeback. But did you know they also clean the air in your home? A NASA study found that a plethora of plants neutralise the chemicals found in furniture, household …

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Pumpkins (Cucurbita pepo) grow in a variety of sizes, from miniatures to monsters of more than 100 pounds. The size of the pumpkin depends on the type grown. Vines of these plants need lots of room to grow and can be trained to grow up a fence to take advantage of vertical space. Choose a small …

It's an orchid. It's a mantis. It's incredible — and deadly.

Orchid mantises — particularly juveniles — seem aptly named.<p>They’re predominantly white with pink or yellow accents, similar to some orchids and other flowers, and their four hind legs are lobed, like petals. But if you search for an exact floral counterpart, as behavioral ecologist James O’Hanlon …

Insects