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Here’s What Evangelical Experts on Missions and Muslims Think of Wheaton's ‘Same God’ Debate

Special journal looks at whether Muslims and Christians worship the same God, why it matters, and better questions to ask. Do Muslims and Christians …

Faith

Christianity is Not About Your Spiritual Life

Sunday after Theophany, January 10, 2016 Ephesians 4:7-13; Matthew 4:12-17 Rev. Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick In the name of the Father and of the Son …

Inside Sun Noodle, the Secret Weapon of America's Best Ramen Shops

There were only about three or four ramen shops on Oahu when Hidehito Uki founded Sun Noodle in 1981. Ramen in America was pretty much just a cup of noodles you cooked in the microwave. Uki — who came to Hawaii from Japan to make and sell fresh ramen noodles — wondered how he could ever be …

What Searchable Speech Will Do To You - Issue 28: 2050

We are going to start recording and automatically transcribing most of what we say. Instead of evaporating into memory, words spoken aloud will …

How to Make Queso Fresco, the World's Easiest Cheese

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>Let's face it, there are some skills that are just cool to have. Being able to weld things, very cool. Ability to moonwalk? Always cool. And being able to turn everyday milk into wicked good cheese definitely belongs …

What It’s Like to Be Invisible

A lot of people ask me, what’s it like to be a woman in tech? Is it so bad? Are men always hitting on you?<p>I think we’ve mischaracterized the …

Sanders Is Not Trump

In the burgeoning genre of think pieces linking the rises of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump, Stephen Marche’s vapid <i>Guardian</i> essay over the weekend …

The Grand Strategy of Rising Superpower Management

But “we must do something; this is something; therefore we must do this” is a very dangerous syllogism to serve as a basis for any form of …

Geopolitics

19 Quick And Healthy Salmon Dinners That Anybody Can Make

Healthy, delicious food is even better when there's minimal cleanup.

New analysis offers more evidence against student evaluations of teaching

There’s mounting evidence suggesting that student evaluations of teaching are unreliable. But are these evaluations, commonly referred to as SET, so …

Social Sciences

The resolution of the Bitcoin experiment

I’ve spent more than 5 years being a Bitcoin developer. The software I’ve written has been used by millions of users, hundreds of developers, and the …

Carol Dweck Revisits the 'Growth Mindset'

Commentary<p>For many years, I secretly worked on my research. I say “secretly” because, once upon a time, researchers simply published their research …

The Vegan Experience: Over 100 Flavor-First Vegan Recipes!

More<p>The Vegan Experience<p>It's not just great vegan food, it's great food, period.<p>The fourth year of The Vegan Experience has come to a close, though I hesitate to use that term. How can a lifestyle or a series of decisions ever <i>really</i> come to a close? Veganism is a full time reality for many of our …

Vegan

The “Other Side” Is Not Dumb

There’s a fun game I like to play in a group of trusted friends called “Controversial Opinion.” The rules are simple: Don’t talk about what was …

Critical Thinking

The Nostalgia Debate Around The Force Awakens

When is cinematic recycling too much?<p><i>The Atlantic’</i>s David Sims and Spencer Kornhaber discuss two very different reactions to <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i>. (Spoilers abound.)<p><b>Kornhaber:</b> The most telling scene of <i>The Force Awakens</i> isn’t about Han Solo’s fate, or Rey’s powers, or BB8 and R2-D2 blooping …

The Unexotic Underclass

The startup scene today, and by ‘scene’ I’m sweeping a fairly catholic brush over a large swath of people – observers, critics, investors, …

MIT

A Father, a Dying Son, and the Quest to Make the Most Profound Videogame Ever | WIRED

You find yourself in a hotel room in a strange city, like a character in the first scene of a videogame.<p>Take a second to get oriented, to remember …

I made $1,000 an hour as an SAT tutor. My students did better without me. - Vox

Melissa is a 17-year-old high school junior. She's bright, hard-working, and ambitious. Her parents, both extremely successful entrepreneurs, have enlisted me to help Melissa raise her SAT scores. Their only goal is to get her into her dream school: the University of Southern California. The …

Education

'Outsiders' Crack a 50-Year-Old Math Problem

In 2008, Daniel Spielman told his Yale University colleague Gil Kalai about a computer science problem he was working on, concerning how to …

Mathematics

A New Hope for a Perplexing Mathematical Proof

Earlier this month the math world turned toward the University of Oxford, looking for signs of progress on a mystery that has gripped the community …

21 Simple One-Pot Pastas

AKA WONDERPOTS, aka the thing to make on that night when you Just Can't.

The genius of The Great British Bake Off

Photograph: Jill Mead for the Guardian<p>Bake Off creates a fairytale landscape of tottering choux towers, cheesecake tiers, lady fingers, sponges and macarons and frangipanes.<p>84<p>image/jpeg<p>http://media.guim.co.uk/f35fb046cdc367616ca63ba40a669668adbd179e/123_0_4133_2480/140.jpg<p>140<p>Photograph: Radio …

How to Pick Your Life Partner - Part 2

<i>This is Part 2. Part 1 is here.</i><p>Often, the key to succeeding at something big is to break it into its tiniest pieces and focus on how to succeed at …

How to Pick Your Life Partner - Part 1

To a frustrated single person, life can often feel like this:<p>And at first glance, research seems to back this up, suggesting that married people are …

‘Fake it ’til you make it’ is psychologically damaging

Our lives and careers are filled with examples of inauthentic behavior. We feign interest in meetings or laugh at our boss’s bad jokes in order to be positive team members, build relationships, and accomplish shared goals. This is how we get along—and it is how some of us get ahead.<p>But according to …

Psychology

Florida’s Docs vs. Glocks bans doctors from discussing guns.

Gun-rights advocates have made a lot of claims over the years about the broad scope of their constitutional rights. They say, in effect, that the …

Guns

Tone Your Arms and Core With This 3-Minute Plank Workout

No weights? No problem. Tone your abs and core with one single bodyweight move — the plank. These five variations will get your heart pumping and your arms and core burning. It only takes three minutes, so if you want a longer workout, repeat this circuit two or three times.<p>Begin in plank position …

Workouts

There’s a good reason Americans are horrible at science

The United States of America has arguably done more to advance science in the modern world than any other country on earth. From the nimble ingenuity of Silicon Valley to the ascendency of US military technology, this nation has impeccable high-tech bona fides. Many of the world’s top engineering …

Science

Highfive notebook

The Highfive Notebook<p>How to organize your notebooks with this amazingly simple system straight out of Japan<p>These days computers make organizing and …