Blair Macdonald

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27 Podcasts You Need To Start Listening To In 2018

Tired of listening to the same old podcasts? Here's some fresh ones that deserve your time.<p>We asked the BuzzFeed Community and BuzzFeed staff to tell us about underrated podcasts they absolutely love. We received thousands and thousands of submissions this year. (Thank you if you sent one in.) Here …

Self-improvement

The BoC has put every mortgage holder on alert. Ten things to ponder now

The Bank of Canada simply couldn't wait until its October meeting to raise rates. So it jumped at the chance to make a quarter-percentage-point hike on Wednesday. Its impatience should put every mortgage holder on alert.<p>With Canada's blazing economic growth, the bank is genuinely worried about …

How to Make Sure Your Sushi Is Safe Enough to Eat

There’s been a recent spate of cases of anisakidosis, a parasitic disease in which the anisakid nematode—found on salmon, herring, cod, mackerel, squids, halibut, and red snapper—weasels its way into the human body and affixes itself to the lining of your esophagus, intestine, or stomach. …

Medical Journals

All the Political Statements the Fashion Crowd Is Making During NYFW

This season, designers are using the runway to take part in politics. New York Fashion Week has become a platform for brands to express their …

Diane von Furstenberg

Venture capitalist Marc Andreessen explains how AI will change the world

Recent breakthroughs in artificial intelligence and machine learning are enabling computers to understand the world and respond intelligently to it. Google is already embracing these technologies for Android, but they’re poised to have bigger implications, touching everything from drones to medical …

The Binge Breaker

Tristan Harris believes Silicon Valley is addicting us to our phones. He’s determined to make it stop.<p>On a recent evening in San Francisco, Tristan Harris, a former product philosopher at Google, took a name tag from a man in pajamas called “Honey Bear” and wrote down his pseudonym for the night: …

Steve Wozniak

The Tragically Hip, the band all of Canada is obsessed with, explained

If you're not Canadian, you may have looked at your Twitter feed this past weekend and wondered, "Wait, what's the Tragically Hip?"<p>On Instagram, you may have seen photos of a sweaty, leaping man in a feathered fedora and a rotating wardrobe of neck scarves and lamé tracksuits, swaying onstage with …

Afghanistan’s enigmatic food secret

At the centre of one of the Earth’s harshest environments, on the border of Afghanistan and Tajikistan, two cookbook authors have found “a profoundly human place”.<p>In May 2016, a cookbook on one of the most remote and enigmatic cultures in the world won the title of Best Cookbook Of The Year at the …

Books

Reciprocal living and working rights backed in UK, Australia, NZ and Canada

Poll shows ‘overwhelming support’ for granting nationals reciprocal rights to live and work freely in each other’s countries<p>A new poll has found “overwhelming support” within Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom for granting nationals reciprocal rights to live and work freely in …

Brexit: a disaster decades in the making

On the day after the EU referendum, many Britons woke up feeling that the country had changed overnight. But the forces that brought us here have been gathering for a very long time<p>One week ago, against the advice of its political establishment, Britain narrowly voted to leave the European Union. …

Heady Topper

The best IPA in the world, Heady Topper by The Alchemist in Vermont!<p>Credit goes to idrinkgoodbeer.com for the original can photo.

Paulo Coelho

A Brief History of Sour Beer

On a quiet June afternoon at Philadelphia’s Monk’s Cafe, William Reed, a former Boston Beer Company brewer, popped the top on part of an experimental batch that he’d brewed in 1996. Originally made at the request of Tom Peters, the happy pasha of Monk’s, it was a Flanders red ale called Brewhouse …

Wine Has Sommeliers. Now, Beer Has Cicerones

If you've been to a fancy restaurant, you've probably seen a sommelier — those wine experts who make sure you get the best possible match for your meal. But what if you don't want a chardonnay or pinot? What if you want a nice cold beer?<p>A new program is working to bring this same level of knowledge …

Beer Experts Say These Are The 20 Best Beers In The World

Stanford University computer science post-doc Julian McAuley and assistant professor Jure Leskovec released a paper earlier this year outlining how our tastes change as we consume more products and gain more expertise.<p>Their theory was the more experience we have, the more we will like certain …

Beer

The quantum computing era is coming… fast

Processors that use the strangeness of quantum mechanics are reportedly achieving much greater problem-solving speed than standard computers – but what will the effect on security be?<p>‘The world is not only queerer than we suppose,” said JBS Haldane. “It is queerer than we <i>can</i> suppose.” Haldane was a …

Who Built Stonehenge? Big-Time Meat-Eaters

Stonehenge’s construction crew came together from across Britain for some epic barbecues, a feat of social organization millennia before mobile phones made it easy for people to connect.<p>Now, new analysis of the fat-coated pottery left behind at the Durrington Walls settlement near Stonehenge is …

Archaeology

Should your kids learn to code?

Swayed by tech evangelists, the UK government has put programming on the curriculum. But will kids really be left behind without it?<p>Behind the sliding glass door of Makers Academy in Shoreditch, east London, one afternoon in early October, an inhouse yoga teacher was leading a group of casually …

Hillary Clinton opens up to Lena Dunham: “I’m a feminist, and I say it whenever I’m asked”

Sandra Bland, campus sexual assault and feminism are all tackled in this wide-ranging interview<p>Described as a "a snark-free place for feminists to get information: on how to vote, eat, dress, f---, and live better," the online newsletter from "Girls" star Lena Dunham debuted today with a much hyped …

How Social Media Is Ruining Politics

It is turning out to be more encompassing and controlling, more totalizing, than earlier media ever was.<p>Our political discourse is shrinking to fit our smartphone screens. The latest evidence came on Monday night, when Barack Obama turned himself into the country’s Instagrammer-in-Chief. While en …

Social Media

To Stop Procrastinating, Start by Understanding the Emotions Involved

Time management goes only so far; the emotional reasons for delay must also be addressed<p>Putting off a work or school assignment in order to play videogames or water the plants might seem like nothing more serious than poor time-management.<p>But researchers say chronic procrastination is an emotional …

Procrastination

6 Must-Have Back to School Apps

When you pen a story about school children and technology, this is typically the spot where the writer goes on about how kids used to walk uphill in …

Training On The Go

In this day and age of instant gratification -- fast food, fast cars, getting pissed at the internet taking more than 5 seconds to load Facebook -- …

17 Ways to Cook With Sumac, Your Next New Pantry Obsession

Sumac is the best seasoning you're not using. It's lemony, astringent, and tangy—and we love adding it to these 17 recipes.

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What this financial industry veteran looks for in an adviser

After 43 years in the brokerage business, Colin Monteith went looking for an adviser of his own. He found one after a few months, but what an epic search it was. The onetime adviser and manager of advisers saw 10 different people and conducted 13 interviews.<p>To help you in your search for an …

7 Streaming TV Packages That Will Let You Cut the Cord For Good

Cutting the cord could save you $75 per month. Here's how to do it without missing your favorite shows.<p>With services like Showtime, HBO, Hulu, and …

Anthony Bourdain