Marc Stein

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Turmeric Cashews Recipe - 101 Cookbooks

Some fascinating emails have come through my in-box over the past decade. One example arrived a couple of months ago from Erica Sonnenburg. Erica and …

Budget Cuts Threaten A Unique Alabama Prison Education Program

In a small classroom in Alabama's Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women, a dozen women sit at long gray tables. They all wear the same coarse white jumpsuits as a projector shows tips on "responding to anger" and "developing a positive self-concept."<p>This prompts 34-year-old Tamara Kirkwood to reflect on …

Traveling the World in Search of Recipes

Forks<p>Author Allan Karl wanted an adventure. So he got on his motorbike and took off. Five continents, 35 countries, 40 recipes, and three years later, he ended up with one book.<p><i>Forks: a Quest for Culture, Cuisine and Connection</i> is his bound collection of the culture, cuisine, and experiences he …

Plate Lab: Celery, two ways, stars in a salad

If the writers of the TV satire “Portlandia” had come to 14th Street in Washington and eaten at Etto while working on Season 4, they might have rethought the sketch featuring a marketer trying (and failing) to make celery the hip new vegetable. Because all it takes is one forkful of “Celery, …

The Wellcome Trust Science Writing Prize 2014, in association with the Guardian and the Observer, is open for entries. In parallel with the competition we're publishing a series of weekly "how to …" guides for budding science journalists<p>Most journalists want to break exclusives, but a lot of what …

Cataloging Creativity: Ferran Adrià Showcases 7 Years Of Culinary Art And Science

As he builds his elBulli foundation and releases a new seven-book volume showcasing 750 recipes, celebrated chef Ferran Adria talks with us about creativity, science, and xanthan gum.<p>The undisputed godfather of molecular gastronomy, elBulli chef Ferran Adrià revolutionized the idea of dining and …

What Applying to Charter Schools Showed Me About Inequality

Charters are not a comprehensive solution to public education's problems.<p>By the time we arrived—five minutes late—the school’s basement was packed. As I turned my eyes to the lectern, I wondered at the speed of childhood. My son turns three this summer, and yet, here we were, jammed into this …

The U.S. Cities With the Highest Levels of Income Segregation

City Of Angel Charters? CREDO Analysis On LA

New CREDO analysis out on charter schools in Los Angeles. Some scuttlebutt out of CA that a lot of political resistance to this one. Why? Perhaps …

America's 1,000 Richest Neighborhoods

Is It OK to be a Public Intellectual?

Nick Kristof's column the other day about the lack of interaction between Academia and the public sure ruffled some feathers. That's probably partly …

Testing Out of College: How to "Moneyball" Your College Degree | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Jay Cross</i><i>.</i><p>I don’t know about you, but I’m fed up with the ancient “college savings tips” so-called experts …

My Rules for My Kids: Eat Your Vegetables; Don't Blame the Teacher

A dad's lessons on raising independent children<p>My wife and I had 12 children over the course of 15 and a half years. Today, our oldest is 37 and our youngest is 22. I have always had a very prosperous job and enough money to give my kids almost anything. But my wife and I decided not to.<p>I will …

Ravitch Misfires on Reform

– by guest blogger Kalman R. Hettleman, former member of the Baltimore school board and former state human resources secretary.<p>Below is my op-ed in …

Vacation Reading: 9 Great Education Articles From 2013

Stories about iPads, high-school dropouts, standardized testing, and more<p>Sometimes, it takes a longer article to illuminate something as complex as education in America. Here are nine articles from 2013, covering everything from public policy to teaching practice. Many of the lessons highlighted by …

America's Wealth Is Staggeringly Concentrated in the Northeast Corridor

Nobel winner declares boycott of top science journals

Leading academic journals are distorting the scientific process and represent a "tyranny" that must be broken, according to a Nobel prize winner who has declared a boycott on the publications.<p>Randy Schekman, a US biologist who won the Nobel prize in physiology or medicine this year and receives his …

Messy Kids Learn More

Toddlers are more likely to remember what a food is called when they play with it, a new study shows.<p>There are endless ways to categorize people: Are you a Stone or a Beatle? A Coke-drinker or a Pepsi-drinker? Chaos Muppet or Order Muppet? But perhaps no distinction is more polarizing than Neat …

Yes, Your Toddler Really Is Smarter Than A 5-Year-Old

Parents, does your 18-month-old seem wise beyond her years? Science says you're not fooling yourself.<p>Very small children can reason abstractly, researchers say, and are able to infer the relationships between objects that elude older children who get caught up on the concreteness of things.<p>In …

Japan's Cutthroat School System: A Cautionary Tale for the U.S.

A new book shows how fixating on testing and achievement can backfire.<p>"No Child Left Behind." "Race to the Top." The names suggest mobility, progress, moving on up and not falling back. The goal of education, according to these national education initiatives with their standards and testing, is …

Your Brain on Poverty: Why Poor People Seem to Make Bad Decisions

And why their "bad" decisions might be more rational than you'd think.<p>In August, <i>Science</i> published a landmark study concluding that poverty, itself, hurts our ability to make decisions about school, finances, and life, imposing a mental burden similar to losing 13 IQ points.<p>It was widely seen as a …

This Is What America's School Lunches Really Look Like

School lunch has never been the stuff of foodie dreams. I'm still haunted by the memory of my elementary school cafeteria's "brain pizza" – a lumpy oval thing topped with fleshy white strips of barely melted mozzarella that clumped together like neurons.<p>And it looks like America's school cafeterias …

Learn Math with LEGO

Teaching fractions can be easier if you start with something a child is familiar with, <b>like LEGO bricks</b>. This introductory lesson is only good for the …

The Stereotypes That Distort How Americans Teach and Learn Math

Speed doesn't matter, and there's no such thing as a "math person." How the Common Core's approach to the discipline could correct these misperceptions.<p>Mathematics education in the United States is broken. Open any newspaper and stories of math failure shout from the pages: low international …

Ninth Grade: The Most Important Year in High School

Freshman year is essential in deciding whether a student drops out or stays in school.<p>Educators are increasingly focusing on the ninth grade as the year that determines whether a young person will move on or drop out of school. According to research published in the journal <i>Education</i>, ninth graders …

How to Make Energy Bars

1 ½ lbs chopped dates<p>3 tbsp maple syrup<br>1 tsp vanilla<br>2 tsp fresh orange zest or Grand Marnier, or<br>¼ tsp orange extract<br>½ tsp sea salt<br>¼ tsp allspice<br>› tsp cardamom<br>½ c dried currants or other dried fruit<br>½ c chopped walnuts, pecans, or almonds<br>½ c of your favorite<br>granola or toasted oats<p><b>1.</b> Chop the dates …

Do American Schools Need to Change? Depends What You Compare Them To

Compared to its own history, the U.S. education system may be doing fine. But compared to the rest of the world, it needs work—and quickly.<p>It’s no secret that America’s education debate is increasingly polarized and increasingly public. We see it every day on Twitter, in the headlines, and …

Study: Almost Half of Public School Students Are Now Low-Income

A new study reminds us that poverty is the giant backpack dragging down American students.<p>In America, what you earn depends largely on your success in school. Unfortunately, your success in school depends largely on what your parents earn. It's an intergenerational Catch 22 that's at the heart of …

Do These Chemicals Make Me Look Fat? — ProPublica

Everyone knows Americans are fat and getting fatter, and everyone thinks they know why: more eating and less moving.<p>But the “big two” factors may not …