Frances Wilson

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Are we about to witness the most unequal societies in history?

Inequality goes back to the Stone Age. Thirty thousand years ago, bands of hunter-gatherers in Russia buried some members in sumptuous graves replete with thousands of ivory beads, bracelets, jewels and art objects, while other members had to settle for a bare hole in the ground.<p>Nevertheless, …

Artificial Intelligence

Emotional support animals are making flying beastly, experts say

There are legitimate cases of people who need an emotional support animal in the air. But experts say that far too often, people are abusing the system to save a buck and get their pets onto flights for free.<p>"You get on an aircraft and the cabin looks like a barnyard," said Hollis Gillespie, a …

Ooey Gooey Buckeye Brownies

Buckeye brownies make any chocolate and peanut butter lover ecstatic. We know you're gonna love 'em.<p>I hear there’s a certain treat out there called ‘Buckeyes’ and it’s taking the interwebs by storm.<p>Unless you live in Ohio, where these treats originate, you probably have no idea what I’m talking …

<3 Owl Door

Education Isn't the Problem—Inequality Is

The American school system today is an offshoot of an increasingly class-driven society.<p>Since its birth, the United States has always defined itself as an egalitarian meritocracy, fundamentally distinct from the class-ridden societies of Europe.<p>And at times, this has been true. On the eve of the …

Thanksgiving Potluck: Kale Salad with Hot Cider Vinaigrette

Pecan, Bourbon, and Butterscotch Bread Pudding

10 Servings<p>As if the butterscotch wasn't enough, we packed this bread pudding recipe with pecan and bourbon. Yep. Bourbon.<p>November 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>Butterscotch Sauce<p>1 cup (packed) light brown sugar<p>1/2 cup light corn syrup<p>3 tablespoons unsalted butter<p>1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt<p>1/2 cup heavy cream<p>…

Dessert

Dreamy Lakeside Modern Chalet in Quebec’s Forested Landscape

Can you imagine yourself living in a modern chalet in Quebec? If you answered yes, this exemplary modern cottage located near Lake Champlain, in …

4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

Head Back to School Via Flipboard’s Virtual Classroom

It seems early, but here in California many kids are already back to school. And while we don’t really miss the days of homework and gym class, we do …

The Hungry Girl Diet

• <b>Author:</b> Lisa Lillien<p>The #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of the Hungry Girl cookbooks now delivers the first-ever meal plan based on the concepts that have satisfied millions: <i>The Hungry Girl Diet</i>! Lisa Lillien has taken her famous super-sizing techniques, diet philosophies, and delicious …

Why Poor Schools Can’t Win at Standardized Testing

The companies that create the most important state and national exams also publish textbooks that contain many of the answers. Unfortunately, low-income school districts can’t afford to buy them.<p>You hear a lot nowadays about the magic of big data. Getting hold of the right numbers can increase …

Will Computers Ever Replace Teachers?

The classroom looked like a call center. Long tables were divided by partitions into individual work stations, where students sat at computers. At one of the stations, a student was logged into software on a distant server, working on math problems at her own pace. The software presented questions, …

What God does to your brain

The controversial science of neurotheology aims to find the answer to an age-old question: why do we believe?<p>When neuroscientist Andrew Newberg scanned the brain of “Kevin”, a staunch <b>atheist,</b> while he was meditating, he made a fascinating discovery. “Compared with the Buddhist monks and Franciscan …

Breast Cancer

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

Smithsonian Magazine's 2013 Photo Contest

The editors of <i>Smithsonian magazine</i> have just announced the 60 finalists in their 11th annual photo contest. They've kindly allowed me to share several of these images here, including some great shots from each of the competition's six categories: The Natural World, Travel, People, Americana, …

A Wonderful Retreat in Austria by Hohensinn Architektur

Hosensinn Architektur designed <b>House M</b>, a wonderful retreat in the picturesque region of Bad Aussee, in Austria. The inspiring fresh landscape and the …

Warm and Inviting Weekend Retreat: Contemporary Collingwood Chalet

The <b>Collingwood Chalet</b> was designed by two architecture master-minds from CS&P Architects as a weekend retreat for their own use, on a year round …

Brussels Sprouts with Pine Nuts and Thyme Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> Here is a simple side. The white wine allows the sprouts to be steamed and evenly cooked to a perfect al dente. —Cassie Jones<p><b>Food52 Review:</b> WHO: Cassie Jones is an American ex-pat living in the Netherlands.<br>WHAT: A green weeknight side that goes with just about anything.<br>HOW: Sauté …

Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Cauliflower Soup

Cauliflower is a vegetable with a PR problem. It’s pale and scrunched-up and intimidatingly hefty, and it looks unmistakably like a brain. Add that …

Paleo Diet

Trickle-down economics is the greatest broken promise of our lifetime

The richest 85 people in the world have as much wealth as the poorest 3.5 billion – or half the world's entire population – put together. This is the stark headline of a report from Oxfam ahead of the World Economic Forum at Davos. Is there a reason why the world's powerful, gathering at the …

The Danger of Telling Poor Kids That College Is the Key to Social Mobility

Higher education should be promoted to all students as an opportunity to experience an intellectual awakening, not just increase their earning power.<p>A 12th-grader wrote a college admissions essay about wanting to pursue a career in oceanography. Let’s call her Isabella. A few months ago, we edited …

Exhibiting a Fascinating Organic Silhouette: House in the Hills by Architectare

Displaying a fascinating silhouette in wood, glass and stone, the <b>House in the Hills</b> is an exceptional residential project developed by <b>Architectare</b> in …

10 Rustic Barn Ideas To Use In Your Contemporary Home

In our modern design world there is still a longing for living sustainably and to rekindle the nostalgia of how homeowners lived in earlier …

Bourbon Bacon Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Brown Butter and Crispy Sage

Whipped Bourbon Bacon Sweet Potatoes.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> November 13, 2013 141<p>I present to you… the trashiest of the sweet potatoes.<p>It’s like every single …

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Tacos with Sweet Chili Slaw

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add olive oil. Cover the pork with the salt, pepper, paprika, onion powder and garlic powder. Sear the …

Impressive Two-storey Vacation Home on the Shores of Lake Okanagan

Robert Bailey Interiors completed a two-storey vacation home located on the shores of the beautiful Lake Okanagan, British Columbia, Canada. The …

The Architect Is In: Romancing the Country in Nashville, Music and Porches Included

This weekend, Nashville-based architect Marcus Di Pietro (a member of the Remodelista Architect and Designer Directory) talks about a creating a home …