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13 Apps That'll Teach You Something New Every Day

Superfood for your noggin.<p>The buzz around "brain-training" apps like Elevate, Lumosity, Peak, and others recently came into question after a 2014 study by the Stanford Center on Longevity doubted the effectiveness of brain games to improve your cognitive abilities.<p>The study concluded that …

Apps

The dark, disturbing world of the visa-for-sale program

On Nov. 15, 2012, about 100 people gathered in a parking lot near O’Hare Airport in Chicago for a ceremonial occasion: the demolition of a fleabag …

The Future of Iced Coffee

At its cafes, Blue Bottle might make one of the best iced-coffee drinks in America. But are artisan businesses doomed to fail when they try going mainstream?<p>I have seen the future of iced coffee.<p>There I was, wandering the grocery-store aisles—when suddenly, next to the kombucha, opposite the …

Make Your Own Kimchi

A ubiquitous side dish in Korean homes and restaurants, kimchi is made of salted vegetables that are tossed in seasonings and allowed to ferment. …

Korean Food

LA Galbi (Korean BBQ Short Ribs)

Ingredients<p>3 - 4 pounds cross-cut beef short ribs (about 1/3-inch thick)<p>Marinade<p>1/2 cup soy sauce<br>• 1/2 cup water<br>• 1/4 cup sugar<br>• 2 tablespoons honey<br>• 1/4 cup …

Korean Ginseng Chicken Soup

The Steve Jobs Nobody Knew

How an insecure, acid-dropping hippie kid reinvented himself as a technological visionary - and changed the world<p>When I first met Steve Jobs, I …

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

Louis C.K. Comes Clean

Shame, failures, no groupies: The making of a standup genius<p>He doesn't want to do the cat story. "It fills time, that's all it does," says Louis …

Ancient Chinese tomb adds to tale of scandalous ‘female prime minister’

Sculptures of horse riders lie inside the newly discovered tomb of Shangguan Wan'er, a 7th-century female politician who was one of the most powerful women in ancient Chinese history. The tomb was found near an airport in Xianyang in northwest China's Shaanxi Province. Shaanxi Provincial Cultural …

Archaeology

The Truth About Marissa Mayer: An Unauthorized Biography

On the morning of Thursday, July 12, 2012, Yahoo's interim CEO, Ross Levinsohn, still believed he was going to be named permanent CEO of the company.<p>He had just one meeting to go.<p>That meeting was a board meeting, to be held that day in a room on the second floor of Yahoo's Sunnyvale, Calif., …

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