Laura Martin

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How to make caramel at home without losing your mind

The real sweet science.<p>A really good chewy caramel—not too liquidy, not too hard, but at that golden point of candy perfection—sticks to your teeth and fills your brain with an explosion of delicious flavor. If that description makes your mouth water, don't run to a candy store yet. You can cook up …

Dessert

Why Hospitals Aren't in the Drug Business

Fed up with high drug prices? Why not make your own?<p>Well, okay, for most of us that’s not very practical. But hospitals have decided that’s just what …

Break the Cycle of Stress and Distraction by Using Your Emotional Intelligence

Being able to focus helps us succeed. Whether it’s focusing inward and attuning ourselves to our intuitions and values or outward and navigating the world around us, honing our attention is a valuable asset.<p>All too often though, our focus and attention get hijacked, leaving us feeling frazzled, …

Some Farmers Still Don't Trust CRISPR, Thanks to GMOs​

"I think there’s a lot of controversy over whether farmers are driving for these technologies or whether these technologies are manipulating farmers."<p>Tom Willey is a recently retired farmer who ran a certified organic farm for over three decades. When it comes to CRISPR technology, the gene editing …

Agriculture

World Health Organization clashes with DEA on marijuana compound CBD

Preliminary report on CBD finds no evidence of abuse but hints at medical use.<p>The US Drug Enforcement Administration has long held that the …

Cannabis

Exclusive: Ex-Farenthold aide shares new details of vulgar and abusive behavior

Editor's Note: (WARNING: This story contains graphic language.)<p><b>(CNN) —</b> A former senior aide to Rep. Blake Farenthold has approached the House Ethics Committee to share a damning account of working for the Texas Republican, with the intent of describing the congressman as verbally abusive and …

Sexual Harassment

The Digital Change Agent’s Manifesto

<b>“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” — Margaret …

Music Mogul Russell Simmons Is Accused of Rape by 3 Women

In 1995, Drew Dixon was working her dream job as an executive at Def Jam Recordings, helping to oversee a chart-topping album and a ubiquitous single by Method Man and Mary J. Blige. But as her star rose, Ms. Dixon, then 24, was spiraling into depression, she said, because of prolonged and …

Sexual Harassment

Mueller’s Investigation Just Got Some Insurance

The Dec. 1 plea deal struck with President Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, marked a big step forward in Robert Mueller’s …

Donald Trump

Whistleblower: Flynn texts broached nuclear plan, sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Donald Trump delivered his presidential inaugural address last January, his national security adviser Michael Flynn told a …

Here’s the smoking gun: What Flynn told Kislyak comes close to treason

Whether or not the Trump campaign actively colluded with the Russians, Flynn’s fateful phone call is damning<p>I've been around long enough to have gone through several presidential scandals. If there's one consistent theme among all of them, it's that there's always a moment when the president's …

Operative Offered Trump Campaign ‘Kremlin Connection’ Using N.R.A. Ties

WASHINGTON — A conservative operative trumpeting his close ties to the National Rifle Association and Russia told a Trump campaign adviser last year that he could arrange a back-channel meeting between Donald J. Trump and Vladimir V. Putin, the Russian president, according to an email sent to the …

Donald Trump

How to Build a Happier Brain

A neuropsychological approach to happiness, by meeting core needs (safety, satisfaction, and connection) and training neurons to overcome a negativity bias<p>There is a motif, in fiction and in life, of people having wonderful things happen to them, but still ending up unhappy. We can adapt to …

A Fascinating Sign That You Have A High IQ

It is also linked to more white matter in parts of the brain linked to planning and problem solving.• Try one of PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr …

Motivation

Could the Curious Case of Reza Zarrab Lead to the Downfall of Michael Flynn?

On the same day Donald Trump gave himself a thumbs-up for winning the presidency, a Turkish-Iranian gold trader accused of helping Iran evade U.S. …

Donald Trump

Papadopoulos claimed Trump phone call and larger campaign role

In interviews with a Greek newspaper last year, the former Trump campaign adviser boasted of conversations with Trump and a 'blank check' promise of a future U.S. government job.<p>George Papadopoulos claimed last year that Donald Trump telephoned him to discuss his new position as a foreign policy …

Donald Trump

Secret Finding: 60 Russian Payments "To Finance Election Campaign Of 2016"

The FBI is scrutinizing more than 60 money transfers sent by the Russian Foreign Ministry to its embassies across the globe, most of them bearing a note that said the money was to be used “to finance election campaign of 2016.” A spokesperson for the Russian government said the money paid for …

Elections

Bill Clinton: A Reckoning

Feminists saved the 42nd president of the United States in the 1990s. They were on the wrong side of history; is it finally time to make things right?<p>The most remarkable thing about the current tide of sexual assault and harassment accusations is not their number. If every woman in America started …

The Secret Correspondence Between Donald Trump Jr. and WikiLeaks

The transparency organization asked the president’s son for his cooperation—in sharing its work, in contesting the results of the election, and in arranging for Julian Assange to be Australia’s ambassador to the United States.<p><i>This story was updated on November 13 at 10:28 pm</i><p>Just before the stroke …

How Flynn — and the Russia scandal — landed in the West Wing

Christie mounted a campaign against Flynn for the national security adviser job. He lost — with major consequences.<p>Michael Flynn wasn’t even on the shortlist of potential national security advisers.<p>New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, the early transition chief for a newly elected Donald Trump, and his …

Donald Trump

Panera's CEO is stepping down to address a huge problem he believes is crippling the US economy

Panera's founder and CEO is stepping down, but he isn't shutting up.<p>On Wednesday, Ron Shaich told Business Insider he would step down as CEO at the end of the year — partly to address a problem he thinks is crippling the US economy.<p>"It allows me to really push this debate that I want to have about …

Capital Markets

Many Strategies Fail Because They’re Not Actually Strategies

Many strategy execution processes fail because the firm does not have something worth executing.<p>The strategy consultants come in, do their work, and document the new strategy in a PowerPoint presentation and a weighty report. Town hall meetings are organized, employees are told to change their …

Management

Carter Page's testimony is filled with bombshells — and supports key portions of the Steele dossier

The House Intelligence Committee on Monday released the full transcript of the former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page's testimony before the panel last week, portions of which support details in an explosive collection of memos outlining alleged collusion between the campaign and Moscow before …

Jared Kushner Keeps Failing To Disclose Connections With Russians

WASHINGTON ― Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, failed to disclose business ties to a Russian oligarch whose deep …

These Are The Contradictions Surrounding The Professor At The Center Of The Trump-Russia Probe

Joseph Mifsud, named in documents unsealed by the Mueller investigation this week, has been portrayed as a seasoned professional in international affairs and diplomacy with a string of connections to Russia. He has denied wrongdoing.<p>LONDON — Joseph Mifsud has been described as many things this …

Russia

Clowns and Imbeciles and Spies and Paul Manafort

Former Trump campaign advisor Michael Caputo went on MSNBC this afternoon and said George Papadopoulos was “stupid” and “had no business” being at …

Michael Flynn Followed Russian Troll Accounts, Pushed Their Messages in Days Before Election

Former White House National Security Adviser Michael Flynn followed five Twitter accounts based out of the Russian-backed “troll factory” in St. …

Mueller Reveals New Manafort Link to Organized Crime

Buried deep in Robert Mueller’s indictment of Paul Manafort is a new link between Donald Trump’s former campaign and Russian organized crime.<p>The …

Corruption

Russian Firm Tied to Trump Tower Meeting Balks at Settlement Payment

A Russian-controlled firm is balking at paying a $5.9 million settlement to the U.S. that let it avoid a trial which threatened to expose an …

I've Covered Foreign Lobbying for 20 Years and I'm Amazed Manafort Got Busted

That's because the foreign lobbying laws are so toothless that you can count on one hand the number of people prosecuted for what Manafort is accused of.<p>The real news in the indictment of Paul Manafort on charges of laundering and failing to register as a foreign agent is that someone has actually …

Human Rights