Chad Gustafson

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All the books Bill Gates has recommended over the last eight years

Bill Gates has become a powerful influence on publishing. An endorsement from the philanthropist and Microsoft cofounder can cause tangible sales spikes, reminiscent of the golden ticket that once came with being picked for Oprah’s book club.<p>So just what does Gates read? Quartz manually compiled …

Books

The easiest way to lucid dream, according to science

In Tibetan Buddhism, the group of tantric techniques known as <i>milam</i> aim to reveal the illusory nature of waking life by having practitioners perform yoga in their dreams. It’s a ritualized version of one of the most mysterious faculties of the human mind: to know that we’re dreaming even while …

How To Scan Your Computer For Malware With Google Chrome

In the 9-plus years it’s been around, Google Chrome has become one of the best — and most popular — web browsers in the world. One reason for its rapid rise has been Google’s focus on security.<p>Protecting Chrome users from malware remains a top priority today. What you may not have realized is that …

Google Chrome

The war on gluten

The patients weren't crazy—Knut Lundin was sure of that. But their ailment was a mystery. They were convinced gluten was making them sick. Yet they …

University of Chicago

Steve Jobs Used These 3 Deceptively Simple Questions to Turn Apple into an Innovation Powerhouse

Why don't more bosses ask them?<p>Steve Jobs did many things to make himself successful. He trained his brain using this simple meditation technique. He immersed himself in these highly unusual books. He also listened to ten songs that inspired and motivated him.<p>Steve Jobs also helped thousands of …

Innovation

If You Sit All Day, You Need This Yoga Flow in Your Life

We know movement should be a part of everyday life, but for the 108 million full-time workers in America who sit at a desk all day, that's far from …

Yoga

Make the Best Pizza

Good morning. There are more than 2,500 five-star ratings on our best recipe for pizza dough (above), but I’m here this morning with a couple of notes about it all the same. (Some night soon you can use the result to make a plain pizza pie, or a pizza that is green and white.)<p>The first is, if you …

Salmon

Pretzel Bites

Makes about 64<p>These pretzel nubbins are crunchy on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside. Instead of using lye, which can be hard to find and work with, we achieved the deep mahogany color by boiling them in a baking soda bath. Make sure you serve them with our Spicy Cheddar Cheese Spread; …

Dessert

Tractor beam breakthrough could lead to levitating humans

Yes, really. Sci-fi technology that can float objects in mid-air like magic could become reality.<p>Tractor beams have made the jump from science fiction to reality in recent years, but only for levitating very small objects. A new breakthrough could lead to futuristic, far out new uses for the …

Breakthroughs

Dead Sea Scrolls manuscript pieced together and deciphered

Israeli scholars have pieced together and deciphered one of two previously unread manuscripts of the Dead Sea Scrolls more than half a century after their discovery, an Israeli university has said.<p>The more than 60 tiny fragments of parchment bearing encrypted Hebrew writing had previously been …

Archaeology

This Fall-Off-the-Bone Chicken Recipe Is Better Than Any Rotisserie Bird

By Adam Rapoport<p>Bonus: You can run errands while it cooks.<p><i>Welcome to Never Fail, a semi-regular column where we wax poetic about the recipes that never, ever let us down. This week: the slow roasted chicken recipe that editor in chief Adam Rapoport just couldn't live without.</i><p>A simple roast chicken …

Cooking

Taste Beyond The Tongue

This Evernote cofounder says Silicon Valley's favorite fasting diet has changed his life — here's his routine

Phil Libin, who helped create the popular productivity app Evernote in 2007 and led the company as CEO until 2015, was melancholy for a long time. His work didn't excite him.<p>Eventually he pinpointed the source. "It was the carbs," he said.<p>The fall of 2017 marks one year since Libin, who now runs an …

Silicon Valley

How To Make Apple-Bourbon Pie

Looking for a warm, homemade apple pie recipe that will impress everyone at your table? Look no further – this decadent, spiked pie is sure to win …

Baking

Using Science and History to Unlock the Secrets of Bread

BELLEVUE, Wash. — Two years ago in Paris, Nathan Myhrvold wandered the Louvre on a mission, camera in hand, documenting every image of bread that he could find. “Sadly, art historians don’t catalog paintings by whether or not there’s bread in them,” he said.<p>So Mr. Myhrvold, the former chief …

Baking

5 Slime Recipes to Make You Feel Like a Mad Scientist

Not just for kids.<p>September 25, 2017<p>Growing up, I was always ecstatic when my mom bought me some slime. It came in a little oval container, reminded …

Farm mega-homes are on the rise, and their owners may be benefitting from huge tax breaks

Farmland in North America is not only facing threats from increasingly temperatures and prolonged droughts — but also from the rise of mansions.<p>British Columbia is a prime example. In recent years, the Canadian region has seen an increase in "farm mega-homes," supersized estates built on …

Farming

Researchers believe this 11-minute exercise could curb your drinking

We're all aware that drinking heavily and frequently poses serious risks to our health, yet people regularly drink more than the safe recommend units …

AI trained on Yelp data writes fake restaurant reviews ‘indistinguishable’ from real deal

‘Omgggg! Very flavorful! It was so delicious that I didn’t spell it!!’<p>How much do you trust the reviews you read online? Probably not a lot, right? You know, like most people, that glowing write-ups and five-star ratings can be easily bought. And you might even think you’re pretty good at spotting …

This is how your brain tells time

It takes a whole lotta gray matter.<p>Your mind is constantly counting: the rhythm of your speech, the minutes until your next snack, the awful pause between text messages. Without all that tallying, you’d misinterpret a friend’s motives, or (horrors!) miss doughnut time. So how does your clever …

The Brain

11 Baking Ratios Every Pro Should Memorize

You’ve heard it said before that baking is a science — and it’s true. Ratios are the backbone of our favorite recipes for cookies, cakes and more. …

Baking

The Denationalization of American Muslims

For years, Republican leaders treated Frank Gaffney as a pariah. But his dark warnings about Sharia law taking over America found an audience among grassroots conservatives—and now, in the White House.<p>On March 6, the zoning board in Bayonne, New Jersey, turned down a request to convert an old …

Claire Ptak’s pancake recipes for Dutch babies and American popovers

Batter is a wonderful thing. Baked, griddled or fried, it can be transformed into dramatically different forms. From crepes and pancakes to Yorkshire puddings and American popovers, the ingredients change very little, but the methods of cooking, and the order in which you incorporate the …

Dessert

Storm in a Teacup by Helen Czerski review – physics for first-timers

Helen Czerski’s engaging debut book seeks to demystify physics in everyday life, so whether you know your refraction from your reflection, or find the entire subject incomprehensible, this should be an invaluable primer. Dealing with the everyday – such as what really happens when you spill a few …

Physics

The 9 Cocktail Recipes Everyone Should Memorize

1 of 10<p>Click through to learn these essential drinks...<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 10<p>Manhattan<p>3 of 10<p>Martini<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 10<p>Negroni<p>Advertisement<p>5 of 10<p>Old …

I'm an Anti-Putin Russian and Clinton Makes Me Nervous

The Democratic candidate is too ideological to deal effectively with an opportunist like Putin. (Trump is worse.)<p>Whoever wins the U.S. presidential election will have a hard time dealing with Russia: The relationship between the two countries is in tatters. Donald Trump obviously doesn’t have any …

Russia

Reading Makes You Carsick Because Your Brain Thinks It's Being Poisoned

<i>(Photo: Toni Barth/EyeEm)</i><p>By Melissa Dahl<p>There are those who can happily while away a long road trip with the companionship of a good book, their minds flying away with the plot even as their bodies remain motionless in the passenger seat of a car plowing along a freeway. And then there are those -- …

The Scientific Mystery of a Man Living with 90% of His Brain Missing

What we think we know about our brains is nothing compared to what we don’t know. This fact is brought into focus by the medical mystery of a …

The Brain

WATCH: There Is No Fourth Dimension

Whoa.<p>Okay, here's the thing. There is no fourth dimension. Mind not blown by that? How about this - there is no third dimension either. Before you …