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6 Hotly Anticipated Fall Openings in Seattle

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Hottest Restaurants: Portland, Maine

Seattle: The Men's Health City Guide

<b>Salumi</b><br>No bigger than a walk-in closet, this cured meat shop is owned and operated by Armandino Batali, father to super-chef Mario Batali. The coppa can't be denied, but don't forget to order a meatball sandwich.<p><b>Gastropod</b><br>The rare beer hall where the food is as good (if not better) than the brews. …

An Occupy-Inspired App That Helps Groups Make Actual Group Decisions

There are no great tools for making decisions collaboratively online. Inspired by the hand gestures used at Occupy protests, Loomio aims to fill that gap.<p>If you’ve ever tried to make a tough decision with a group of people online, then you’ve most likely done one of two things. You may have had a …

Pentagon preparing for mass civil breakdown

Social science is being militarised to develop 'operational tools' to target peaceful activists and protest movements<p>A US Department of Defense (DoD) research programme is funding universities to model the dynamics, risks and tipping points for large-scale civil unrest across the world, under the …

The Censorship Effect

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Lydia Laurenson is a writer, researcher, and communications professional fascinated by social media and community dynamics. Lydia also served in the U.S. Peace Corps, working with the HIV program in Swaziland, Africa.</i><p>The 29-year-old founder of VKontakte, Russia’s largest social …

10 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Writers' block? Go take a nap.<p>Composer Erik Satie walked roughly 10 kilometers from Arcueil to Paris every morning. Saul Bellow rode his mountain bike. Novelist Haruki Murakami keeps a famously intense running schedule, which he described in the <i>Paris Review</i>:<p><b>Whether it lets the mind wander, improves</b> …

Creativity

3 Great Breakfasts for Weight Loss That Are Actually Filling

<b>Peanut Butter-Pretzel Granola</b> (pictured above)<br>Makes 12 servings<p>"This recipe was inspired by a peanut butter-pretzel bar that I love," says Morgan. "I wanted to develop a higher-fiber and lower-sugar version."<p>2 1⁄2 cups whole-wheat pretzels (such as Snyder's of Hanover), chopped<br>2 cups old-fashioned …

Caribbean states demand reparations from European powers for slave trade

Most of the Caribbean nations have adopted a single plan to solicit from former slaving nations an apology, more aid and damages for 300 years of slavery, which they say have hobbled their economies and public health<p>A coalition of Caribbean countries has unveiled its demands for reparations from …

6 Yummy Takes on Avocado Toast

Pears, spinach, feta, and red pepper flakes give this avocado toast tons of extra flavor—and nutrients.<p>Another yummy option: sliced avocado on toast with a little bit of mozzarella cheese sprinkled on top.<p>@lkengel loves to have the green stuff smashed on Rye bread for an afternoon snack.<p>Tomato …

More laws are needed as religion declines, top judge says

One of Britain's most senior judges said the rapid rise in the number of laws in recent years had been necessary as other modes of social control such as religion and old fashioned morality declined<p>One of Britain’s most senior judges has blamed a decline in religion and traditional moral values for …

Law

The Right Way to Do 5 Popular Body-Weight Exercises

<b>1. Triceps Dip on a Bench</b><br>Your triceps make up more of your arms than your biceps do, but most men pay their triceps less attention. At most, they may head to an empty bench and knock out a few triceps dips at the end of their workout. Unfortunately, that's one of the worst moves you can do to build …