Tracy Jordan

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The Friendship Bread Project: Can Baking Promote Unity In A Divided World?

Chef Carla Hall had never heard of "friendship bread" before someone gave her a plastic zip-top bag full of a yeasty, mushy starter. As a young caterer just starting out, she got busy baking up a storm and was excited to tell her friend some days later about everything she had made.<p>Instead of being …

Baking

David Lynch in the Beautiful World of Twin Peaks

Seventy-one years after David Lynch’s debut in Missoula, 40 years after the premiere of Eraserhead, and 25 years after Laura Palmer said good-bye to Special Agent Dale Cooper, the most daring auteur in Hollywood goes to the one place that seemed off-limits.<p>The Darkest, Sunniest Director in …

How to Learn New Things as an Adult

A new book explores the psychology of mastering skills and absorbing information.<p>Quick, what’s the capital of Australia? No Googling! (And no points if you’re Australian—that means the information is more meaningful to you, which means you’re more likely to know it.) Did you get it? Or are you sure …

Learning

30 Books You Need to Read to Earn 'Well-Read' Status

With this list, you'll feel like you can dominate the Trivial Pursuit literature section.<p><i>What books should one read to feel well-read? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Cristina Hartmann,</b> …

2016 wasn't all bad! 16 positive things that happened over the past 12 months

2016 hasn't been kind to many people, as far as years go – celebrity deaths, controversial elections, and natural disasters have left a bitter taste …

Solar Impulse

When JRR Tolkien bet CS Lewis: the wager that gave birth to The Lord of the Rings

Eighty years ago JRR Tolkien and CS Lewis dared each other to write a sci-fi novel. It was a challenge that would lead to the creation of The Lord of the Rings<p>Once upon a time two friends made a wager. "Tollers," one said to the other, "there is too little of what we really like in stories. I am …

Annie Glenn: ‘When I called John, he cried. People just couldn’t believe that I could really talk.’

By Travis M. Andrews<p>, Staff writer<p>Well before he exited the Earth’s atmosphere, John Glenn flew at least 149 combat missions — 59 during World War II and 90 during the Korean War.<p>It must have been difficult on his wife, Annie Glenn (maiden name, Castor). To ease her fear, before each mission Glenn …

John Glenn, Hero and Political Cautionary Tale

The American icon’s presidential run offered a lesson that political insiders still keep missing.<p>John Glenn was a man of many parts: a hero-aviator in World War II and Korea, with 149 combat missions; the hero-astronaut who became the first American to orbit the earth; a four-term US Senator …

At Home With Ina Garten

Whether she's comfortable with it or not, the Barefoot Contessa star has one of the most devoted fandoms among cookbook giants. An unprecedented look inside her picture-perfect empire.<p><b>I have been</b> inside the barn, <i>the</i> barn, and I can tell you this: Inside, it was beautiful. I didn’t grow up with …

The Factory of Fakes

How a workshop uses digital technology to craft perfect copies of imperilled art.<p>The Egyptian painters who decorated King Tut’s burial chamber had to work quickly—the pharaoh died unexpectedly, at about the age of nineteen, and proper preparations had not been made. Plaster was applied to lumpy …

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Why gut feelings may really help you make risky decisions

By Ana Swanson<p>, Reporter<p>“Gut reactions” — subtle bodily sensations that result from risky behavior — have long been the stuff of financial market lore. Some successful stock market traders, billionaire George Soros included, have claimed they pay attention to bodily pains and other sensations to …

25 Recipes to Eat in Togetherness

Now, as ever, we believe there's value in sitting down at a table together.<p>What our community has demonstrated time and again is that they (you!) value food not merely for sustenance or taste but as means of learning and understanding, of finding shared connections where differences might otherwise …

The High/Low Holiday Table: 11 Ideas to Steal from the Hudson Valley

Meet Dana McClure, Chris Lanier, and their son, Parker. Former Brooklynites—she’s an artist/textile designer, he’s a chef/food stylist—three years …

Why Our First Alien Encounter Could Happen Soon

We could discover life on the nearest Earth-like planets within the next ten years.<p>It’s one of the great questions of our age: Are we alone in the universe? A long line of films—from <i>Contact</i> to <i>Close Encounters of the Third Kind</i> to the latest entry, <i>Arrival</i>—have explored whether intelligent life is …

Obama Reckons with a Trump Presidency

Inside a stunned White House, the President considers his legacy and America’s future.<p>The morning after Donald Trump was elected President of the United States, Barack Obama summoned staff members to the Oval Office. Some were fairly junior and had never been in the room before. They were sombre, …

Michelle Obama

Ricky Gervais: What I've Learned

Wit and wisdom from the man who created The Office.<p><b>A manual is to be put in the bottom drawer</b> never to be opened. If I can't work something out then I don't want it.<p><b>Don't view success as anythin</b><b>g</b> other than happiness. If you're happy then nothing else matters.<p><b>I grew up loving every creature.</b> If I …

A Fairytale Kingdom Faces Real-Life Troubles

On the border of Estonia and Russia, the Setos struggle to create a modern identity from ancient beliefs<p>On two sides of a disputed border lies a kingdom. It is young in age and ancient in beliefs, forged from the chaos of the Soviet Union’s collapse.<p>The people of this kingdom are the Setos, an …

Hand Lettering: The Beginner’s Guide

A hand lettering guide that's perfect for beginners. We review how to draw a letter, lettering styles, common mistakes, and top classes.

Calligraphy

‘They Will Have to Die Now’

Before dawn on a Sunday late last month, a battalion of pesh merga soldiers — about 600 Kurdish men, along with a few women — gathered in the shadow of Bashiqa Mountain, on the western edge of the autonomous region of Iraqi Kurdistan. They were sons, daughters, fathers, grandfathers. They wore an …

Fall for Fall's Other Fruit With These 17 Pear Recipes

Around this time of year, when orchards begin to overflow with sweet, juicy fruit, it's apples that get most of the attention, but I'm even more excited for pears. Pears come in just as many delicious varieties as apples, and they have plenty of uses in the kitchen other than eating out of hand. …

Farewell, Rosetta: space mission to end on collision course with comet

After a two-year journey that has shaped our understanding of the solar system, the orbiter is to be crashed into Comet 67P<p>In a few days, European Space Agency controllers will order their Rosetta space probe to make an orbital correction that will send the craft on a collision course with the …

How Business Leaders Get Ahead By Making Time For Passion Projects

Risk management, perspective, and creativity are career skills these execs learned while chasing storms, sculpting ice, and playing soccer.<p>All work and no play can make life pretty dull. But for some, play is more than a weekend game of golf or a night out at the movies. It’s a project that fuels a …

Poäng: The Little-Known History Of Ikea’s Most Famous Chair

Here’s what made the Scandinavian design emporium’s chair an instant classic 40 years ago.<p>With its bentwood frame, cantilevered seat, and curved backrest, the Poäng chair is one of Ikea’s most recognizable pieces. The Swedish furniture maker has produced over 30 million Poäng chairs since it …

Edward Snowden’s Long, Strange Journey to Hollywood

The summer light was fading to gold near Red Square as Oliver Stone maneuvered through the lobby bar of a five-star Moscow hotel last year. He walked past the marble staircase and the grand piano to a table in the back. A group of businessmen in suits lingered nearby. Stone grimaced.<p>“I think we …

Virtual reality allows scientists to walk into a cancer cell

After generations of peering into a microscope to examine cells, scientists could simply stroll straight through one.<p>Calling his project the "stuff …

Virtual Reality

Science has some serious news about kissing and we're all ears...or lips

Making out. Tonsil hockey. Perhaps the British alternative, snogging. Regardless of what you might call it, kissing plays a pivotal role in …

5 tips for making sublime iced coffee at home

“Large iced coffee, extra half-and-half and nine sugars!”<p>When the barista at my favorite coffee shop called out that order one day, I actually …

How Chef Yotam Ottolenghi Reset the Table

It’s not easy to turn generations of meat eaters almost overnight into vegetable lovers. Harder still to do it through a series of surprise-hit cookbooks. But the British-Israeli chef Yotam Ottolenghi is teaching us all how to be masters of a healthier, tastier kitchen. Michael Paterniti takes us …

Gary Johnson Has a Plan

On the road with the Libertarian candidate who thinks he can upend this year’s election.<p>It was June 22, and Gary Johnson was on a roll. Four years earlier, following a calamitous bid for the Republican nomination, the former New Mexico governor had garnered 1 percent of the national vote against …