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Maybe U.S. public schools don't stink

The drumbeat is hard to miss: Our schools are failing. Public education is in crisis. Our students are falling further and further behind.<p>The rhetoric comes from the left and right, from educators and politicians and lobbyists and CEOs and even Education Secretary Arne Duncan. The deep dysfunction …

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The World's 10 Most Mesmerizing Views

From the freedom of wide open spaces to glittering of big city lights, our world is filled with thousands of breathtaking panoramas just waiting to be enjoyed. With the variety of natural wonders and stunning cities throughout the world, finding the best views can be somewhat of a daunting task. …

Was Your Chicken Nugget Made In China? It'll Soon Be Hard To Know

Here's a bit of news that might make you drop that chicken nugget midbite.<p>Just before the start of the long holiday weekend last Friday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture quietly announced that it was ending a ban on processed chicken imports from China. The kicker: These products can now be sold …

Guiltless Salmon Burger

<b>Servings: Serves 4</b><p>Ingredients<p>1 pound skinless wild salmon fillet<p>1 tablespoon Dijon mustard<p>1 tablespoon reduced-fat mayonnaise<p>1 tablespoon chopped …

Chili-Glazed Salmon Recipe

<b>Serves 4</b><p>Ingredients<p>¼ cup honey<br>• 1½ Tbsp. bourbon<br>• 2 Tbsp. chili powder<br>• ½ tsp. ground ginger<br>• ¼ tsp. kosher salt<br>• ¼ tsp. ground black pepper<br>• ½ tsp. lime zest<br>• 1 …

Grilled Salmon Recipe

Tip<p>How to Pick Salmon<p>Always look for a salmon that is firm to the touch, but bounces back if you press the flesh. The cut shouldn't have any liquid …

Caramelized Salmon

Caramelized salmon.<p>Do I need to go on? Because the word caramelized pretty much speaks itself straight into my soul.<p>There’s just something about food …

Seafood

Skillet Blueberry Cobbler with a Cheddar Crust

Skillet Blueberry Cobbler with a Cheddar Biscuit Crust.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> August 14, 2013 103<p>Sooooo I have a thing for fruit and cheese.<p>I just LOVE it. …

4 US Road Trips to Take Before You Die

There’s no better way to discover America than by criss-crossing the country via its most iconic highways. Whether you have fast wheels or an RV, …

Top 10 experiences on Hawaii's Big Island

Island fever may happen elsewhere, but it's almost unheard of on Hawai'i. The aptly named Big Island is fantastically diverse, with miles of highways and - better yet - byways to explore. From age-old fishing villages to modern mega resorts, from snow-capped peaks to sandy beaches, you'll …

National Parks

7 Places to Take Your Kids (Before They Grow Up)

There are so many great things to see while your children are still young. Here are our top picks.<p>A Natural Wonder<p><b>The Grand Canyon; Arizona</b><p>Absolutely nothing will prepare your family for the first time you see this 227-mile-long, 5,000-foot-deep wonder of the world. The brand-new Skywalk makes you …

National Parks

Lavabit's closure marks the death of secure cloud computing in the US

On Thursday afternoon, Ladar Levison, the owner and operator of Lavabit, an email service that prides itself on privacy and security, abruptly closed his website, posting a short message to his former users. "I have been forced to make a difficult decision: to become complicit in crimes against the …

31 Stunning Pictures Of American National Parks

The National Park Service oversees 401 areas throughout the U.S. and U.S. territories and has nearly 300 million visitors each year.<p>You don't have to be a hiking fanatic to enjoy these places. You can swim, kayak, bird watch, walk, bike, drive, camp, or just relax in the country's national parks.<p>We …

Rosie's Buttermilk Biscuits

<i>Every week, we’re unearthing Heirloom Recipes -- dishes that have made their way from one generation's kitchen to the next.</i><p><i>Today: Heather Baird of SprinkleBakes lets us in on her grandmother's secrets for making perfect buttermilk biscuits.</i><p>As a child, my grandparents' farm was my favorite place on …

The Ultimate Guide to Packing Lunches

New ways to eat leftovers, inspiration from a Rubik's Cube and more ideas for delicious brown-bag cuisine that'll please everyone.<p>Give Oil and …

Healthy Eating

Blueberry Dumplings The Star Of Lasting Summer Memories

When blueberries are in season, you don't need to turn on the oven to make a delicious dessert. Valerie Erwin says it takes just 15 minutes to make one of her favorite summer dishes, Blueberry Dumplings. She shared the recipe for <i>All Things Considered</i>'s Found Recipes series.<p>Erwin is the chef and …

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25 Ways to Win With Watermelon

There’s something about watermelon—it just isn’t summer without it. But you can do more than just serve it in wedges or in a fruit salad. Paired with basil and feta, it becomes a savory salad, and paired with vodka it becomes…well, the best cocktail to round out the summer months. So, for National …

50 Greatest Live Acts Right Now

Who rules the road in 2013? To find out, <i>Rolling Stone</i> asked a panel of writers, industry figures and artists – from Lars Ulrich of Metallica to …

Music

To '60s Civil Rights Hero, Math Is Kids' Formula For Success

Bob Moses is 78, but he has the same probing eyes you see behind thick black glasses in photos from 50 years ago when he worked as a civil rights activist in Mississippi. The son of a janitor, Moses was born and raised in Harlem. He's a Harvard-trained philosopher and a veteran teacher.<p>He started a …

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

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4 in 5 in USA face near-poverty, no work

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four out of 5 U.S. adults struggle with joblessness, near-poverty or reliance on welfare for at least parts of their lives, a sign of deteriorating economic security and an elusive American dream.<p>Survey data exclusive to The Associated Press points to an increasingly globalized …

Billionaire Koch Brother Says Eliminating The Minimum Wage Will Help The Poor

A conservative mogul worth $43 billion says he knows the secret to helping poor people. According to Charles Koch, the U.S. needs to get rid of the …

What Happened to Economic Mobility in America?

The plight of two American families in Milwaukee explains the other half of the winner-take-all economy<p>FRONTLINE<p>Over the last 20 years, two middle class American families -- the Stanleys and the Neumanns -- have done all the right things. Milwaukee natives, they worked hard, learned news skills, …

Inside Steve Jobs' Mind-Blowing Pixar Campus

The animation studio’s 22-acre home — especially its enormous main building — is full of creative details.<p>This weekend, <i>Monsters University</i> became Pixar Animation Studio's 14th feature film to open at No. 1 at the box office. That is especially remarkable considering Pixar has released only 14 …

NBA Finals 2013: The ultimate player wins the ultimate series

The best NBA Finals in many years will be defined by the best player in the NBA today. This is an appreciation of LeBron James and the incredible basketball the Heat and Spurs provided.<p>MIAMI -- Is it safe to talk about LeBron James now? Ever since he came to this city, it has been practically …