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This change can make your online browsing faster and more private

Consider choosing what DNS service you use. Don’t worry, it’s easier than it sounds.<p>There is a small, simple step you can take right now that promises to make your online browsing faster and more private. It’s an active choice you can make, and it doesn’t require any advanced skill. It’s quick. It …

Computer Science

Scientists Have Established a Link Between Brain Damage and Religious Fundamentalism

A study published in the journal <i>Neuropsychologia</i> has shown that religious fundamentalism is, in part, the result of a functional impairment in a …

How the GOP Used a “Two Santa Clauses” Tactic to Con America for Nearly 40 Years

Republican Party

No-Knead Pizza Dough

Makes six 10"–12" pizzas Servings<p>Active Time: 90 min<p>This pizza dough recipe is by no-knead king Jim Lahey. It's only 3 ingredients—you've got this.<p>March 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>7 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (1000 grams) plus more for shaping dough<p>4 teaspoons fine sea salt<p>1/2 teaspoon active dry …

Baking

Chocolate Hummus Is Better Than Cookie Dough—Here’s How to Make it at Home

Not going to lie, when I first heard chocolate hummus was a new thing, I couldn't decide whether it was genius or downright weird. Now that I've made …

Dessert

Aquascaping: the addictive hobby that's making gardeners grow underwater

When James Wong was growing up in Singapore, aquariums were the norm. “Having fish as pets is just a thing that people do,” the botanist, broadcaster and Gardener’s Question Time regular says. “I grew up in an environment where 90 per cent of people don’t have gardens. But even if you had a tiny …

Gardening

7 sneakers that will never go out of style — and they're all under $100

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>The Idle Man<p>Sneakers are quite possibly the most popular type of shoes — and for good reason.<p>Optimized for performance, sneakers are the …

Shoes

Your grandmother wants to grow marijuana in her backyard. She needs this book.

If you’ve spent most of your life buying slippers or perfumed powder for your grandmother, here’s a chance to finally make amends. Buy her a copy of “What’s Wrong With My Marijuana Plant?,” a new and very helpful guide to growing healthy cannabis.<p>The book has gained a following among the …

Is the Tesla Roof Worth the Cost?

It really all depends on where you live.<p>Self-driving electric cars? Rad!! A Hyperloop train that can get you from New York to L.A. in a few hours? No …

Tesla

The Surprising Ingredient You Probably Don’t Add to Your Eggs (But Totally Should!)

Scrambled eggs are a simple dish by nature. Yet there are many different methods to serve them up, from runny to over easy to well done, and that’s …

Fast money: the battle against the high frequency traders

A 'flash crash' can knock a trillion dollars off the stock market in minutes as elite traders fleece the little guys. So why aren't the regulators stepping in? We talk to the legendary lawyer preparing for an epic showdown<p>• Click to watch our interactive film about the seven digital deadly sins<p>Back …

Here's The Scientific Difference Between Summer And Winter Tires

We’re in it. The time is now. The <i>scary</i> time. That time of year when it’s just a little too cold for summer tires, but just a little too warm for …

Powerful video warns of the danger of autonomous ‘slaughterbot’ drone swarms

The scenes depicted are terrifying: a classroom shooting, target political assassinations, nations living in fear of targeted attacks with no way to …

Your social security number probably got leaked and that’s very, very bad

The Equifax hack exposed more than 100 million people to the worst kind of identity theft.<p>*Update 3/2/2018: This week, Equifax discovered that the 2017 breach affected an additional 2.4 million users outside the original scope. The leaked information about these users is limited to their names and …

Identity Theft

Making Sense of the Violence in Charlottesville

Was the white-nationalist march better understood as a departure from America’s traditional values, or viewed in the context of its history?<p>Broad swaths of the American public repudiated the white nationalists who marched in Charlottesville and President Trump’s response to them. But even in their …

Rights & Freedoms

Why a Routine Colonoscopy Is More Essential Than Ever

Colorectal (colon and rectum) cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in American men and women. The best way to prevent the disease, says …

Wellness

The Lost History of an American Coup D’État

Republicans and Democrats in North Carolina are locked in a battle over which party inherits the shame of Jim Crow.<p>By the time the fire started, Alexander Manly had vanished. That didn’t stop the mob of 400 people who’d reached his newsroom from making good on their promise. The crowd, led by a …

North Carolina

What Are 5 Books That Can Change Your Life?

Little, Brown<p>Bloomsbury Publishing<p>Alfred A. Knopf<p>Farrar, Straus and Giroux<p>Harper & Brothers<p>Farrar, Straus and Giroux<p>Jonathan Cape<p>Viking Press, Dell …

Books

The secret to office happiness isn’t working less—it’s caring less

We live in an age of “total work.” It’s a term coined by the German philosopher Josef Pieper just after World War II—describing the process by which human beings are transformed into workers, and the entirety of life is then transformed into work. Work becomes total when all of human life is …

The Texas Gerrymandering Trial Could Change All of America

Why you should care that a fight over congressional districts in the Lone Star State—federal judges called the current setup unfair to people of color—is back in court.<p>Hey, fellow non-Texan! What if I told you that three federal judges in San Antonio, Texas are weighing arguments about racial bias …

Race & Ethnicity

The Shrimp Boil: That’s Entertainment, New Orleans-style

When entertaining a crowd this summer, ditch the same-old meat-on-heat fest and do what they do in New Orleans: Host a seafood boil. A traditional …

New Orleans

6 Exercises to Stop Slouching | The Art of Manliness

Earlier this year when I made a video about how to plan your week, several viewers commented on the terrible Quasimodo-like hunched back I displayed. …

Set up a VPN in 10 minutes for free—and yes, Americans urgently need one, thanks to Congress

“A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any other invention with the possible exceptions of handguns and Tequila.” — Mitch Ratcliffe<p>Soon every mistake you’ve ever made online will not only be available to your internet service provider (ISP) — it will be available to any corporation or …

Privacy

15 things all clever homeowners do every year

Being a homeowner can seem like something of a dark art, especially if you want to do it right and be as efficient as possible. However, once you've …

Home Improvement

The microbes in your body that you couldn't live without

For a healthy body full of ‘good’ bacteria, you may need to do a lot more than eat a probiotic yoghurt, as Adam Rutherford discovered when he took a rather uncomfortable test.<p>It began with what can only be described as an ingenious invention. It’s a fold-out sheet, with sticky tabs at the front and …

Wellness

Selling Your House? Better Prepare for the Home Inspection

You’ve got a contract on your home for sale—congratulations! But before you pop the cork on the champagne, you’ve got to go through an ordeal that …

Home Improvement

Best Grout Cleaner Options for Rusty Moldy Shower Tile

It's hard to make an old rental bathroom look new again, deep down in its bones. You're limited to surface moves: decluttering the medicine cabinet, …

Home Depot

How to make your own sourdough starter

By nurturing a culture of naturally occurring bacteria and yeast, a healthy sourdough starter will leaven bread while also lending it the trademark …

Classic Sourdough Bread (Pain au Levain)

For a classic sourdough bread recipe, we used a mixture of bread flour and whole-wheat flour for complex flavor. Sifting the whole-wheat flour …

Make This Mediterranean Spice Blend and Use It On Everything

I first had za’atar, a Mediterranean spice blend featuring thyme, sumac, and sesame seeds, in Israel, and it was a revelation. This savory seasoning …