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Our best recipes for beef and pork ribs

As prime summer grilling and smoking season arrives, you’ll need a few rib ticklin’ (sorry) recipes. Here are a few picks from the Recipe Finder to get you started.<p><i>[Easy-sipping beer cocktails for the warm nights ahead]</i><p>Coffee BBQ-Sauced St. Louis-Style Ribs, pictured above. Spare ribs trimmed of …

BBQ

How to Caramelize Onions Like the Lazy Badass You Are

Caramelized onions have a way of making the laziest possible food look like you gave half a crap about making it. You have friends thinking they’re …

Onions

David McCullough: President Trump's Disregard for History Is 'Utter Nonsense'

Over the course of nearly 50 years, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David McCullough has traveled across the U.S. speaking to audiences — at …

Donald Trump

7 Tips for Teaching Readers How to Recognize Bias

When students are learning about research topics and current events, they must also know how to recognize bias. Learning how to spot so-called “fake …

Teaching

Magic happens when you combine soy sauce and butter

<i>Umami Issues</i> <i>is The Takeout’s exploration of cooking food with the rich, savory, mysterious taste sensation known as umami.</i><p>These last few weeks I’ve …

Donald Trump: Liar in Chief

“What should a United States senator, or<br>any citizen, do if the president is a liar?” Sen. Bernie Sanders mused in<br>March. The media, elected officials, …

Donald Trump

Hasselback Potatoes

Sen. Mitch McConnell: Democrats reap what they have sown

<i>Mitch McConnell, a Republican, represents Kentucky in the Senate and is majority leader.</i><p>The day after Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court was announced, I wrote about his sterling credentials, record of independence and long history of bipartisan support — and predicted they would matter …

Good luck finding a safe VPN

If you're most people, you just found out about the FCC's internet privacy rules by way of their untimely demise. Thanks to the FCC's new chief, Congress, and Donald Trump, ISPs are now free to track you like crazy and sell your data to the four directions. As a result, interest in VPNs exploded …

Information Systems

Onkyo 2017 receivers go all out on streaming

The Onkyo TX-SR575 and TX-676 receivers offer a wealth of features, including Dolby Atmos and support for multiple, competing multiroom systems.<p>Following the entry-level TX-SR373 receiver, Onkyo has announced its midrange AVRs, the TX-NR676 and the TX-NR575, which are loaded to the gills with …

I taught my 5th-graders how to spot fake news. Now they won’t stop fact-checking me.

It’s more important than ever to teach kids how to read news critically.<p>It was a fall day in 2014, and my classroom was full of excitement. My students had transformed themselves into historical figures for a living history project. I was going to broadcast it online so other schools could watch …

Teaching

The US Is Ceding the Energy Industry of the Future to China

On Tuesday, President Trump pledged to end the “war on coal” by rolling back the Clean Power Plan, an Obama-era federal policy that compels states to …

Natural Gas

The failure of the Republican health care bill reveals a party unready to govern

Lessons on the AHCApocalypse.<p>Let’s be clear about what happened here. The American Health Care Act failed because it was a terrible piece of legislation. It would have thrown 24 million people off insurance and raised deductibles for millions more — and the savings would’ve gone to pay for tax cuts …

Republicans

This Brilliant Solar Panel System Might Put a Huge Kink in President Trump's Coal Plans

Inspired by nature, this solar panel setup uses smart technology and a gorgeous design to bring homes and businesses greater efficiency.<p>Under the ink of President Donald Trump's America First Energy Plan, the fate of the solar industry is suffering a shoulder shrug period of uncertainty. But that …

Solar Panels

Dismal Voucher Results Surprise Researchers as DeVos Era Begins

The confirmation of Betsy DeVos as secretary of education was a signal moment for the school choice movement. For the first time, the nation’s highest education official is someone fully committed to making school vouchers and other market-oriented policies the centerpiece of education reform.<p>But …

Education

5 of the worst atrocities carried out by British Empire, after 'historical amnesia' claims

The British people suffer "historical amnesia" over the atrocities committed by their former empire, an Indian MP and author has claimed.<p>Former UN …

Using Google Keep for Grading Comments in Docs

One of the great features of Google Docs is the ability to <b>leave comments in the margin</b>. This is a useful way to provide helpful feedback to students …

Google

Math is like magic on the Numberphile YouTube channel

For the past few weeks, I've been sharing YouTube channels that you may not know about, but are all fun and interesting in different ways. After all, everyone knows you can watch basics like sports replays and music videos on YouTube, but a good channel can become a destination for you if the …

'Lilo and Stitch' dubbed with Scottish voiceovers is NSFW comedy

The Scottish Lilo and Stitch aren't anything like the originals, but they are just as funny.<p>In the video above, YouTuber Lee Gilmour took scenes from …

The definitive Trump-Russia timeline of events

Follow our timeline of events on the Trump administration's ties to Russia.<p>Four Trump campaign officials have now been charged or entered guilty pleas as a result of the special counsel investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.<p>Moscow, at the behest of Russian President Vladimir …

Donald Trump

Braille Smartwatch Lets Users Feel Time, Texts And GPS Directions

Meet the “Dot.”<p>It’s about time.<p>Facebook, texting and GPS are commonplace tech that most of us use. But these apps, which help to bring many of us closer together, can be incredibly alienating for the visually impaired and blind.<p>Small font sizes and glitch-y text-to-speak functions make keeping up …

We No Longer Have Three Branches of Government

I served in Congress for 16 years and taught civics for 13 more. Our government no longer looks like the one I told my students about—or the one the Constitution describes.<p>For more than a dozen years, teaching government classes to graduate students at Harvard and Princeton, I filled my students’ …

Political Science

The First 100 Lies: The Trump Team's Flurry Of Falsehoods

The president and his aides succeeded in reaching the mark in just 36 days.<p>To say that President Donald Trump has a casual relationship with the truth would be a gross understatement. He has repeatedly cited debunked conspiracy theories, pushed voter fraud myths, and embellished his record and …

7 Broccoli Recipes Your Family Will Devour

Broccoli doesn’t have to be a boring, bland side dish. When you liven it up with flavor, broccoli can be the star of the meal. From Chinese Vegetable Stir-Fry to Roasted Broccoli with Chipotle Honey Butter, these recipes will have your family <i>begging</i> for more.<p>1. Chinese Vegetable Stir-Fry<p>There is …

How to quickly find out your Wi-Fi speed on a computer

You have your laptop connected to a Wi-Fi network with full bars. That's great. It's not the bars that matter though, but the actual speed of that connection. Here's a quick way to find how fast your computer's current Wi-Fi connection is and other information about that connection.<p>On a Mac, hold …

Trump fears terrorists, but more Americans are shot dead by toddlers | Gary Younge

Gun deaths – intentional, accidental and self-inflicted – dwarf those related to terror. The talk is of secure borders but within the US many live in a state of fear<p>Shortly before leaving America for Britain, after 12 years as a correspondent, the relative of one of my son’s friends politely …

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How to stop an autocracy

The danger isn’t that Trump will build an autocracy. It’s that congressional Republicans will let him.<p>There is nothing about the Trump administration that should threaten America’s system of government. The Founding Fathers were realistic about the presence and popularity of demagogues. The …

Donald Trump

Why the sounds of eating make some people so angry

It’s not just because people are sensitive<p>Nobody likes hearing someone crunching their food, but for some it’s more than just an annoyance — the sound triggers a full “fight or flight response.” These people have a rare condition called “misophonia” that makes them extraordinarily sensitive to …

Veteran speaks out against 'Muslim ban' with incredible Iraq story

There's no doubt we're living in troubling times, but U.S. veteran's story has been warming hearts all over the internet.<p>Dylan Park-Pettiford shared …