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The great African regreening: millions of 'magical' new trees bring renewal

Rain had come to nearby villages, but not yet to Droum in south-east Niger. The sand under its stately trees looked completely barren, but Souley Cheibou, a farmer in his 60s, was not worried. He crooked a finger, fished in the sand, and brought out a millet seed. In a week or two, this seed would …

Africa

I'm In A Polyamorous Relationship With My Boyfriend And His Girlfriend

For the past two years, I have been the third member of a polycule. To the uninitiated, that makes me sound like some kind of minor superhero, and provided the mask you’re imagining accentuates my cheekbones, that’s just fine with me.<p>A polycule is just a cute name for a network of people who are …

Relationships

Now you can scan your glasses and instantly learn your prescription

Eyewear brands are popping up all over the internet, allowing you to skip the optical shop to get a new pair of glasses. There’s only one problem: You need to have a current prescription on hand during the final stages of checkout, which you will need to send the company for them to create lenses …

Eyewear

Learning to code? These are the programming languages creating the biggest buzz

The developer-focused analyst firm RedMonk has compared its Programming Language Rankings dating back to 2012.<p>If you're wondering which programming …

Programming

To Truly Let Go Of The Past, You Need To Start Doing These 10 Things ASAP

The past can be a dark cloud over your present situation. Not everything that happened in the past is bad, per say, but if part of it is, dwelling on …

Self-help

The Teenage Miner, the Village and the 709-Carat Diamond That Changed Everything

In the blazing midday sun, the yellow egg-shaped rock stood out from a pile of recently unearthed gravel. Out of curiosity, 16-year-old miner Komba …

Billionaire Ray Dalio: Quit these 4 bad habits to start actually achieving your goals

Finding a fulfilling career can sometimes feel impossible. More than half of U.S. workers don't feel engaged at their jobs according to a 2017 report …

Self-improvement

41 Best Stir Fry Recipes

There’s no need for take-out when you have these nommy stir fry recipes at your fingertips. Find chicken, beef, seafood and vegetable stir fry …

Recipes

New Horizons Just Found Hints of a Huge Structure at The Edge of Our Solar System

Oooooh.<p>Way out past Pluto, in the region of asteroid-filled space known as the Kuiper belt, NASA probe New Horizons just got a tantalising hint of a …

Solar Wind

The Netflix codes that unlock hundreds of hidden TV shows and movies

A little-known trick can unlock hundreds of TV shows and movies on popular streaming service Netflix.<p>Millions watch the latest offerings from the …

TV shows

12 Fall Soup Recipes to Make You Look Forward to Chilly Weather

Even if you’re not a <i>Seinfeld</i> fan, chances are you’ve heard the phrase “No soup for you!” In the show's famous episode, the soup stand’s chef, who is …

Cooking

A Texas city discovered a mass grave of prison laborers. What should it do with the bodies?

When archaeologists discovered the intact skeletons of 15,000 free and enslaved Africans at a construction site in lower Manhattan in 1991, the …

Black History

The 99% and the 1% - Drone photography of income inequality across the world -

A series of images captured from satellites in the Earth’s atmosphere, truly reflect the social imbalance on our planet. Of course, differences in …

Income Inequality

Felix K.'s 'Don't even try to say these aren't the best you've ever eaten, because they are' Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

"After years of tweaking my chocolate chip recipe, it is now ready for public consumption. It has been laboratory-tested on many of my friends all of …

Dessert

10 Little Known Black History Facts | PBS

History is often reduced to a handful of memorable moments and events. In Black history, those events often include courageous stories like those of …

Black History

12 Easy Fall Crockpot Recipes That Will Have You Begging for Seconds

It’s no secret that fall is the time of year when cooking becomes more of a welcome endeavor. Once summer’s temperatures have subsided and ovens are …

Cooking

How to Be a Great Third in a Threesome

The VICE Guide to finding your inner unicorn.<p>For straight cis men, a girl-girl threesome—aka the FMF—is a quintessential sexual fantasy. But bringing this fantasy into reality can take some effort, so much that the third, when they’re a woman, is often referred to as a “unicorn.”<p>“Everyone wants the …

Relationships

This Instant Pot Garlic Parmesan Chicken Cooks in 6 Minutes — Delicious Links

<i>Kitchn's</i> <i>Delicious Links</i><i> column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our …

Cooking

Physicists Say There Could Be a Strange Source of 'Negative Gravity' All Around Us

It moves upwards against gravity.<p>The macro world as we know it is governed by Newton's laws of motion and gravity - what goes up, must come down.<p>But …

Physics

Hands Down the Best Way to Roast Potatoes

Toss potato chunks with olive oil and salt and roast at a high temperature and you'll have a pretty good side; satisfying, but nothing to write home about. The problem: it's tough to coax the potatoes to a perfect crisp-tender texture through this method. For potatoes to be both fluffy and tender …

Recipes

Sticky Sesame Cauliflower Wings Are Better than Actual Wings

Kitchn's Delicious Links column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our favorites.<p>…

Recipes

Crack Chicken Tacos

If you're addicted to our Crack Chicken, just wait until you taste it in tacos.<p>Directions<p>Make crack chicken: Preheat oven to 425°. In a large …

Recipes

Why Isn't Everyone Talking About Cuban Pizza?

<b>I have to pick up my partner, John, from Miami International Airport.</b> His flight arrives past midnight, and while this may cause many locals to groan, I’m actually excited. Any reason to be in the western parts of Miami-Dade County is also a reason to have <i>pizza cubana</i>. The existence of two 24-hour …

Cuba

Indian-spiced scrambled eggs are a breakfast-for-dinner hit

Overview Ingredients Steps<p>Overview<p>When cultural adaptation is performed in good taste, I’m all in — especially when it is in breakfast-for-dinner mode. Take this recipe for spiced Indian scrambled eggs, kicked up simply with onion, tomato and the heat of a small chile pepper. I have been told that …

Recipes

23 Budget-Friendly Restaurant Copycat Recipes

Skip the expense of going out to eat. These budget-friendly restaurant copycat recipes will help you recreate your favorite menu items for $5 (or …

The Grilled Chicken Technique Worth Fighting About

A weekly dispatch from Bon Appétit's editor in chief.<p><i>Every Monday night,</i> Bon Appétit <i>editor in chief Adam Rapoport gives us a peek inside his brain by taking over our newsletter. He shares recipes he's been cooking, restaurants he's been eating at, and more. It gets better: If you sign up for our</i> …

Cooking

Roasted Vegetables Over Ricotta Is My Summer Solo Meal

Roasted vegetables on top of a swoosh of ricotta is my summer solo dinner of choice.<p>To make it, you take a vegetable or an assortment of vegetables …

Food

Sticky asian roast eggplant with basmati rice

Step 1<p>Preheat the oven to 180C/160C fan forced. Combine the kecap manis, sambal oelek or chilli paste, white part of the shallot, garlic, ginger and …

Food

19 Omelets That Don't Require Chef-Level Skills

If a chef hasn’t perfected it, they haven’t got what it takes. It’s one of the first tests in culinary school. Even Julia Child had trouble with …

Breakfast

Did Obama Say He 'Fully Support[s] Seizure of White Farmers’ Land in South Africa'?

The website <i>Your News Wire</i>—a mountebank TWS Fact Check has dinged time and time again—claimed in a headline this weekend that Barack Obama said “I …

South Africa