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27 Healthy Dinners You Can Make on 1 Sheet Pan

Cooking is fun; cleaning is not. And while all cooking will inevitably require a little bit of cleaning up, there are certainly ways to keep the …

Cooking

Christopher Steele, the Man Behind the Trump Dossier

How the ex-spy tried to warn the world about Trump’s ties to Russia.<p><b>Audio:</b> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>In January, after a long day at his London office, Christopher Steele, the former spy turned private investigator, was stepping off a …

Russia

Beyond the Bitcoin Bubble

layer innocent nothing argue pottery winner cotton menu task slim merge maid<p>The sequence of words is meaningless: a random array strung together by an algorithm let loose in an English dictionary. What makes them valuable is that they’ve been generated exclusively for me, by a software tool called …

Blockchain

The Atheists Struggling to Find Therapists in the Bible Belt

The rise of faith-based counseling in America’s most Christian regions has brought the clash over religious liberties to the therapist’s couch.<p>In the lead-up to the 2016 presidential election, life in the town of Easley, South Carolina, was tense for Leigh Drexler. Pick-up trucks with airborne …

Mental Health

Dee Dee Wanted Her Daughter To Be Sick, Gypsy Wanted Her Mom To Be Murdered

Dee Dee Blancharde was a model parent: a tireless single mom taking care of her gravely ill child. But after Dee Dee was killed, it turned out things weren’t as they appeared — and her daughter Gypsy had never been sick at all.<p><b>For seven years before the</b> murder, Dee Dee and Gypsy Rose Blancharde …

Cooking Off the Cuff: The Best Crisp Potato Whatchamacallit

Last week, I found myself coining a new handle for a pasta dish. And today I can't figure out the name of my new second-favorite potato preparation (after french fries). I believe it has one: The idea doesn't originate with me, though I worked out the actual procedure myself because there was no …

Crispy-Skinned Fish

2 Servings<p>Red snapper, salmon, and pompano are also good choices if you can't find branzino or mackerel. Learn more here.<p>April 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 6-ounce fillets branzino or mackerel<p>2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided<p>Kosher salt<p>Mixed Olive Vinaigrette<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Place fish on a plate, …

New Orleans

Behold, atheists' new Ten Commandments

What if, instead of climbing Mount Sinai to receive the Ten Commandments from God, Moses had turned to the Israelites and asked: Hey, what do you guys think we should do?<p>Considering the Hebrews' bad behavior in the Bible, what with the coveting of neighbors' wives and murdering their own brothers, …

Buddha Had It Right: Relax The Mind And Productivity Will Follow

Eastern thought and meditation are pushing ever-closer to the mainstream. Today, many ancient teachings coincide perfectly with modern research on improved mental agility.<p>“The great enigma for psychologists and philosophers is the mind.”<br>–Bhante Wimala<p>Several decades ago, the term ‘mindfulness’ used …

Mindfulness

Slow life in Tasmania is finally fulfilling

When the psychotherapist spoke about learning to be your own parent, I thought he was talking gibberish. The phrase haunted me for days, weeks, …

Decline and fall: how American society unravelled

In or around 1978, America's character changed. For almost half a century, the United States had been a relatively egalitarian, secure, middle-class …