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The Plot to Subvert an Election: Unraveling the Russia Story So Far

For two years, Americans have tried to absorb the details of the 2016 attack: spies, leaked emails, social media fraud — and President Trump’s claims that it’s all a hoax. The Times explores what we know and what it means.

Internet Research Agency

A Reading of an Extract From Sir Edwin Arnold's 'The Light of Asia'

<i>The Revelation of Death</i><p><i>Then did Siddhartha raise his eyes, and see<br>Fast pacing towards the river brink a band<br>Of wailing people, foremost one who</i> …

Literature

Why Everyone Should Read Harry Potter

As the familiar story goes, not long ago there was an orphan who on his 11th birthday discovered he had a gift that set him apart from his preteen …

Books

Four big questions the iPhone X has to answer

$999 and a ton of new questions raised<p>With all the leaks ahead of Apple’s big event this week, we thought we knew all about the iPhone X. It’s just a $999 combo of iOS, a bezel-less OLED screen, wireless charging, and a polished glass back, right? We’re familiar with all of those things, even the …

The great nutrient collapse

The atmosphere is literally changing the food we eat, for the worse. And almost nobody is paying attention.<p>Irakli Loladze is a mathematician by training, but he was in a biology lab when he encountered the puzzle that would change his life. It was in 1998, and Loladze was studying for his Ph.D. at …

Carbon Dioxide

Chocolate Trail Bites

Perfect for the midday munchies.<p>Directions<p>Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spoon about a tablespoon-sized rounds of melted chocolate onto …

Dessert

Italian Confetti Pasta Salad Recipe

"This recipe is so easy to make, and always such a hit! It is great for backyard barbecues. For best results, chill overnight."<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup …

We Figured Out How to Make Crispy Chicken in the Slow Cooker

(Image credit: Lauren Volo)<p>This is not a drill, you guys. We've figured out a way to get <i>crispy</i> chicken skin in the slow cooker. Until now, crispy was …

Double Chocolate Biscotti Recipe

"A crisp, not too sweet chocolate cookie. Wonderful with coffee. Stores very well."<p>Ingredients<p>1/2 cup butter, softened<p>2/3 cup white sugar<p>1/4 cup …

Slow-Cooker Chicken with Orzo

Ingredients<p>2 tablespoons vegetable oil<br>• 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts<br>• 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs<br>• 1 teaspoon salt<br>• 1 teaspoon …

Three things that will never be the same after the iPhone X

Apple retains an unmatched ability to bring the latest tech and the biggest mass of people together<p>If you listen to Apple’s inflationary marketing spiel, every time the company launches a new iPhone, it “changes everything.” The prosaic truth, however, is that most iPhone releases aren’t all that …

How getting rid of my smartphone revolutionised my life

How long would you last doing a simple cognitive task without checking your smartphone or social media feed, before you get fidgety and bored? Ten …

The Bro-Country Backlash Is Here

"Girl in a Country Song" skewers the last few years of Nashville machismo—which is a refreshing change, and smart business.<p>Maddie Marlow and Tae Dye are calling Nashville out.<p>Not that you’d know it to hear them talk. The two 18 year olds, who together make up new country duo Maddie & Tae, come …

Why every office should scrap its clean desk policy

<i>iStock</i><p>Economist Tim Harford writes about a fascinating experiment to identify the most productive and inspiring office setup<p>The 5S system of …

Penguin Random House

Don’t let Silicon Valley tell you how to think

If we don’t have the courage to stand up to powerful people, we’re going to get steamrolled.<p>You have two choices, America: Grow a fucking spine, or …

Fire Ants Are Yet Another Hazard in Houston’s Flooded Streets

The streets in Texas flooded by Hurricane Harvey brought upheaval to nature’s earthbound creatures, throwing them out of their natural habitats into a world overwhelmed with water.<p>People sloshed through chest-high waters clutching children. Shadowy alligators floated in yards. A man caught a fish …

Can ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Help CBS Boldly Go Into a Streaming Future?

The line stretches down Fifth Avenue in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter.<p>More than 100 people wait to tour the Michael J. Wolf Fine Arts gallery, which …

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7 Finale: Humanity Is Still the Biggest Threat of All

We’ve finally reached the climax that so many predicted and so much haphazard <i>Game of Thrones</i> plotting has rushed to set up. Viserion the ice …

How to Set Smartphone Limits for Your Kids

Few adolescent experiences are as liberating as being granted a cell phone.<p>The bond I felt with my first phone (a Nokia 6610), bordered on covalent, …

Parenting

17 Products To Help You Take Your Bullet Journal To The Next Level

*creates "All The Things I'm Going To Buy" spread*

People Are Sharing Their Memories of Carrie Fisher and Her Mental Health Advocacy

On Tuesday, actress and mental health advocate Carrie Fisher died at the age of 60. Shortly after her death was confirmed, Fisher’s fans took to …

8 Tips For Anyone Who Wants To Learn Calligraphy And Hand-Lettering

If you don't know where to start...start here!<p><i>Rachel Miller is a Senior Lifestyle Editor at BuzzFeed and the author of Dot Journaling―A Practical Guide: How to Start and Keep the Planner, To-Do List, and Diary That’ll Actually Help You Get Your Life Together.</i>

Tutorials

24 Minimalist Bullet Journal Layouts That'll Get You Hard

*sighs happily for days*

Minimalism

Practicing Self-Care? Join the #cultivatingcare

Make self-care and mental health a bigger part of your life in 2017 through the #CultivatingCare practice hosted by @prettyprintsandpaper and …