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Too Tired To Cook? This Protein-Packed Vegan Dinner Is Ready In 5 Minutes Flat

In less than the amount of time it takes to even scan a takeout menu, you could have an anti-inflammatory feast on your plate. This dinner comes …

Organic Products

Pictures of the Day: 19 February 2018

Morgan Tsvangirai

Lose 11 Pounds in a Week on This Prebiotic Soup Diet That's Good for Gut Bacteria

Over the past decade, “good bacteria” have emerged as the darlings of the weight-loss world. Again and again, top doctors and nutritionists have …

Nutrition

Silicon Valley parents are raising their kids tech-free — and it should be a red flag

It's 9 a.m. in Sunnyvale, California and Minni Shahi is on her way to work at the Apple headquarters in Cupertino. Her husband, a former Googler named Vijay Koduri, is meeting his business partner at a local Starbucks to discuss their startup, a YouTube clip-making business called HashCut.<p>Shahi and …

Silicon Valley

Film Review: ‘November’

Director:Rainer SarnetWith:Rea Lest, Jörgen Liik, Heino Kalm, Katariina Unt, Dieter Laser, Taavi Eelmaa, Arvo Kukumägi (Estonian dialogue)<p>1 hour 55 …

Liev Schreiber

Vancouver artist’s cartoon of Florida school shooting resonates

VANCOUVER—A Vancouver illustrator said she’s overwhelmed by the social media response to her cartoon depicting a victim of the recent school shooting …

Nikolas Cruz

Should we give up half of the Earth to wildlife?

Populations of all kinds of wildlife are declining at alarming speed. One radical solution is to make 50% of the planet a nature reserve<p>The orangutan is one of our planet’s most distinctive and intelligent creatures. It has been observed using primitive tools, such as the branch of a tree, to hunt …

Biodiversity

Want to see gun control enacted? Support a movement to arm all black Americans

The only greater certainty than another mass shooting in this country is the likelihood that it will be met with inaction. Since the 2012 massacre of …

Guns

Gun Violence is a Mental Health Issue, Not a Mental Illness Issue. Yes, There’s a Difference

Like clockwork, whenever a school shooting happens, we all run around like chickens without heads either trying to pinpoint <i>one singular cause</i> of this …

Mental Health

23 Science Books That Are So Exciting They Read Like Genre Fiction

Some of the greatest nonfiction books about science read like novels. They borrow tropes and narrative tricks from science fiction, fantasy, horror, …

Books

The issue is not mental health. The issue is the guns.

Don’t tell me the issue is mental health. Save the nonsense about “good guys” with weapons somehow being the answer. The truth is this: There would have been no tragic shooting Wednesday in Parkland, Fla. , if a troubled young man had not gotten his hands on a military-style assault rifle and as …

Guns

'We can only take so much abuse': Whole Foods suppliers slam 'hellacious' new policies and say rising costs are hurting business

Whole Foods is changing the way it does business with suppliers, and some local and regional brands say it's having a crippling impact on their business.<p>The grocery chain is charging brands more money for prime shelf space and in-store product demonstrations and taste tests while also requiring …

eCommerce

Fifty Shades Freed Reminds Us That Consent Means Nothing Without Respect

<b>[Spoilers for Fifty Shades Freed]</b><p>Talking about <i>Fifty Shades</i> as a franchise is complicated. Does it deserve ire? Yes. Does it deserve more ire than …

Movies

The GOP used a Two Santa Clauses tactic to con America for nearly 40 years

This scam has been killing wages and enriching billionaires for decades<p><i>The only thing wrong with the U.S. economy is the failure of the Republican Party to play Santa Claus.<br>-Jude Wanniski, March 6, 1976</i><p>The Republican Party has been running a long con on America since Reagan’s inauguration, and …

Economics

The Woman Going After Big Energy for the Typhoon That Killed Her Family

Can polluters be held legally responsible for the damage wrought by climate change? We may find out soon.<p>When Typhoon Haiyan made landfall on November 8, 2013, Joanna Sustento wasn’t all that worried. Tropical storms are common in the Philippines. But this one was different. Water surged to chest …

Climate

This Is How Reading Changes Your Brain & It's Even More Wild Than You'd Think

I'm in grad school right now, and we've been reading three of Irish writer Samuel Beckett's very challenging novels. TBH, the reading sort of makes …

The Brain

Introverts Make Better Leaders and Other Things People Don't Get About Sitting in the Back Row

If you're someone who clearly identifies with being on either side of the personality fence, you know how challenging it can be living and working with people who can be so different from yourself.<p>Anywhere from a third to half of the population fits the definition of being introverted, meaning …

Psychology

A Drug Widely Used to Treat PTSD Symptoms Has Failed a Rigorous Trial

Thousands of people with post-traumatic stress disorder have taken the drug prazosin to ease the nightmares and disturbances that stalk their …

Mental Health

How Fake Surgery Exposes Useless Treatments

Two weeks after my husband had a couple of stents installed in his coronary arteries, he awoke to this headline in the <i>New York Times:</i> …

Medicine

Dirty Money Is a Portrait of Capitalism Without Remorse

<i>Dirty Money</i> is the most fun you can have while being pissed off. Overseen by veteran filmmaker Alex Gibney, who also directed the first episode, it’s …

Le Mans

People Buy Bottled Water In Quest For Immortality, Psychology Study Says

Researchers say people keep buying bottled water, despite knowing the negative effect the plastic could have on the environment, because they are …

4 Solutions to ADHD That You Definitely Haven’t Thought...

Here on ADHD Millennial, I often talk about things like coping strategies and symptom management. But today, I want to go a step further – I’m going …

Pediatrics

Earl Grey Buns

1. <b>Make the Earl Grey Sugar:</b> Add the sugar and loose-leaf tea to the bowl of a food processor or blender. Pulse until the tea is finely ground and …

Dessert

This Cabbage, Sausage, and Potato Soup Is Perfect for Chilly Nights

Soup is a warm and comforting hug during the winter months, but making a soup that is truly satisfying is something of a fickle beast. If you're like …

Cooking

Lawmaker wants to ban Elon Musk's flamethrower

A California politician is outraged by The Boring Company's popular flamethrowers, but fans are sticking up for the fiery gadgets.<p>Elon Musk may be pulling off one of the most epic "Spaceballs" jokes ever with the preorder sales for his Boring Company flamethrowers, but at least one California …

Elon Musk

15 Potato Hacks You'll Wish You'd Learned A Whole Lot Sooner

Never met a potato I didn't like.

Recipes

21 Lentil Recipes for Easy Weeknight Meals

We love lentils here at The Kitchn. They are magically easy to cook on the stove, and versatile enough to go into a wide range of cuisines. Plus, …

Healthy Eating

Honeybees Help Farmers, But They Don't Help The Environment

Honeybees are amazing and adorable, and they suffer when people spray pesticides or mow down wildflowers. We've heard plenty, in recent years, about collapsing bee colonies.<p>So Jonas Geldmann, at the University of Cambridge, says he understands how the honeybee became a symbol of environmental …

Ecology

The Writer Of ‘Bill & Ted’ Gives Fans An Update On The Third Film And Explains The Hold Up

It’s been 27 years since <i>Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey</i>, but the hope for a third <i>Bill & Te</i>d film has been kept alive in the hearts of fans. Starting with <i>Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure</i>, the dimwitted but good-hearted heroes took a ride through space and time and earned a spot among cult classics. There …

Movies