Walter Irizarry

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We're Currently Obsessed With This DIY Banana Ice Cream

Did you know you can make vegan, nutrient-laden ice cream with just one ingredient? If you haven’t tried banana ice cream yet, ’tis the season to …

How Being a Music Journalist Made Me Wind Up in a Psychiatric Hospital

I was a living cliche: a failed musician who then spends his time criticizing other musicians.<p>There's a well-known saying, "writing about music is like dancing about architecture." Perhaps you know it. Its origin is variously attributed to Elvis Costello, Frank Zappa, and Martin Mull, whoever the …

Drugs, sleeplessness, isolation: the downside of being a dance musician

The travails of life on the road for rock stars are well known – but the problems may be even more acute in dance music, as DJs and musicians from Moby to Above & Beyond reveal<p>Afterparties, fame, a rockstar lifestyle: Above & Beyond’s Tony McGuinness says he would trade it all for just one night of …

You're Pronouncing (and Making) Bruschetta All Wrong

While I was in Italy eating my way through Sansepolcro and Tuscany with other guests of Casa Buitoni, I learned not only how to pronounce bruschetta but also how to make it as the Italians do . . . which is not how I've been making it at all. The first mistake many make when it comes to bruschetta …

North Carolina, Justice Dept. file dueling lawsuits over transgender rights

By Mark Berman<p>, Reporter<p>Sarah Larimer<p>, Reporter<p>Sari Horwitz<p>, Reporter<p>North Carolina and the Justice Department announced dueling lawsuits Monday over the state’s “bathroom bill,” which has become the epicenter of a larger fight over transgender rights.<p>The two complaints, filed several hours apart, …

LGBTQI

10 habits of chronically unhappy people

Happiness comes in so many different forms that it can be hard to define.<p>Unhappiness, on the other hand, is easy to identify; you know it when you see it, and you definitely know when it's taken hold of you.<p>Unhappiness is lethal to everyone around you, like secondhand smoke.<p>The famous "Terman …

Happiness

Eyewitness: Kaplice, Czech Republic

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Lost at sea: the man who vanished for 14 months

In November 2012, Salvador Alvarenga went fishing off the coast of Mexico. Two days later, a storm hit and he made a desperate SOS. It was the last anyone heard from him – for 438 days. This is his story

A Practice That Stops Binge Eating & Increases Happiness

<b>“Be nice to yourself. It’s hard to be happy when someone is mean to you all the time.” ~Christine Arylo</b><p>When the alarm went off, the haze of a dream …

Self Compassion

“Wealth of Nations” stole happiness from workers—here’s how we steal it back

Many Americans today are assembly-line workers—whether they know it or not. The reason can be traced back to Adam Smith, the father of modern economics.<p>Smith believed that when it came to work, people were fundamentally lazy. If you want people to work, he argued in his classic 1776 book <i>The Wealth</i> …

Employment

The countries that don’t exist

There really is a secret world of hidden independent nations, with their own populations, governments – and football leagues. In fact, you’ve almost certainly visited one without realising.<p>When I first see Nick Middleton, he is surrounded by globes and atlases showing the most exotic places on the …

United Nations

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The best way to learn math is to learn how to fail productively

Singapore, the land of many math geniuses, may have discovered the secret to learning mathematics (pdf). It employs a teaching method called productive failure (pdf), pioneered by Manu Kapur, head of the Learning Sciences Lab at the National Institute of Education of Singapore.<p>Students who are …

'Minecraft: Story Mode's' adventures have familiar plots but characters worth rooting for

"Minecraft," the video game that can essentially be anything you want it to be, is everywhere.<p>Everywhere, that is, except in my home. It's on laptop computers, mobile phones and video game consoles, and it's in toy stores, bookstores and even baseball stadiums. A Chicago Cubs-branded spongy bat, …

Minecraft