Crystal Nichols

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Banana Nut Porridge

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Breakfast

2 countries have been fighting over an uninhabited island by leaving each other bottles of alcohol for over 3 decades

The uninhabited half-square-mile island, possessing no apparent natural resources, is a bizarre sliver of territory for two countries to fight over.<p>However, since the early 1930s, this nondescript rock has been at the center of an ongoing disagreement between Canada and Denmark.<p>According to World …

The Arctic

Helicopter Parenting Isn’t Killing Millennials, but This Is

Don’t you love histrionic headlines?<p>As a parent of a 13 year-old, I know I do.<p>Jokes aside, this topic is dead serious.<p>If I said it once, I’ve said it …

Parenting

Why I Can No Longer Teach in Public Education

I am sitting here in my lovely little backyard on a beautiful Michigan summer day, drinking a Fat Tire Amber Ale, and crying. I am in tears because today I made one of the hardest decisions of my life: I resigned from my job as a public school teacher. A job I didn't want to leave -- but I had to.<p>A …

Education

A Little Longer - Jenn Johnson

YouTube

Why a Presidential Candidate Is Driving a Giant Coffin Called the Immortality Bus Across America

<i>Drawing of the Immortality Bus with its window/tire covers and without -- Rachel Lyn</i><p>Since the beginning of recording history, it's always been assumed humans could not escape death and the grave. Yet in the 21st Century, millions of people around the planet are coming to the startling revelation …

The absolute worst advice we give Americans struggling to pay rent

To break the cycle of poverty, we have to address increases in rent itself, not just where people choose to live<p>In urban centers around the country, rental prices are soaring. Cities like San Francisco, Seattle, and New York City routinely report double-digit increases that make it nearly …

6 reasons why Europe should be worried about Catalonia's push for independence from Spain

Now it seems that what first appeared as reduced tensions between Madrid and Spain's north-eastern province was merely the calm before the mother of all storms.<p>Last Friday the coalition of pro-independence parties in Catalonia announced a single list of candidates for regional elections scheduled …

Europe

Canning Pears

I hinted in the last post that I’d been doing a lot of canning recently. I grew up with canning, helping my mom put up all sorts of fruits and …

The Soviet Military’s Eerily Detailed Guide to San Diego

• Author: Greg Miller. Greg Miller Science<br>• Date of Publication: 07.18.15. 07.18.15<br>• Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>During the Cold War, the Soviet …

Good Work Habits That Nearly All Geniuses Have In Common

Good Work Habits Of Geniuses<p>A very interesting new book, Daily Rituals: How Artists Work, examines the good work habits of over 150 of the greatest …

Literature

How to Improve Your Writing: 5 Secrets From Hollywood

Thanks to the internet, people are reading and writing more than ever. But is it me, or does it seem like the quality of that writing has gotten <i>worse</i>?<p>…

The Petrucci Music Library is classical music heaven

If you like classical music, then you may want to pay a visit to Petrucci's Music Library as it is one of the greatest free classical music resources …

Flute

The Iran nuclear deal is worse than we could have imagined

Barack Obama's deal is mere folly. Iran will one day be flush with cash, and stopping it from going nuclear will be much harder then<p>When you write a column, as did I two weeks ago, headlined "The worst agreement in U.S. diplomatic history," you don't expect to revisit the issue. We had hit bottom. …

Gay marriage triggers debate on polygamy unions

Supporters of polygamy in the US say they want it to be legalised, like gay marriage which the Supreme Court recently gave the green light to.<p>Polygamy supporters argue that if marriage is no longer defined as between just one man and one woman, it also shouldn’t be limited to just two people.<p>Al …

LGBTQI

US warns citizens ahead of President Obama's Kenya visit

<b>The US has issued a travel warning for Kenya ahead of a visit by President Barack Obama, who is due to address a summit on global entrepreneurship.</b><p>The summit, to be held in the capital, Nairobi, from 24-26 July, could provide "a target for terrorists", the US State Department said in a statement.<p>In …

Africa

'Merkel saves Greece with our money': What European papers say about Greece

The globally trending hashtag #ThisIsACoup suggested the citizens of social media are siding with Greece in light of the tough bail-out conditions agreed by Alexis Tsipras – but how do Germans and other European creditors see it?<p>Shortly before 9am in Brussels on Monday morning, after some 17 hours …

Europe

A cyber attack struck messaging app Telegram just as China was cracking down on human rights lawyers

This past weekend Telegram, a security-enhanced chat app, was crippled in Asia by a cyber attack—though by whom so far remains a mystery.<p>The DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack targeted users in the Asia-Pacific region, reported Telegram Messenger, the Berlin-based nonprofit behind the …

Privacy
U.S. Census

Iran Is America’s New Iraq

With his nuclear deal, Obama is making as big a mistake in the Mideast as George W. Bush did.<p>Ten days after the Iraq War began, I happened to be in Washington on a work visit. I had the chance to observe up close the imperial capital that had just embarked on the most perilous adventure of the new …

Political Science