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Taste of Persia: 10 foodie ways to see Iran

From juicy lamb kebabs to delicate saffron and dried lime-infused stews and light-as-air pastries filled with thick slabs of rosewater cream, Iran is a destination where travellers are guaranteed to feast like a <i>Shah</i>. As relations with the West continue to improve, there’s no better time to visit …

Flat Pedals for Bike Touring and Bikepacking

There are plenty of reasons for using platform pedals rather than clipless options when trail riding, bikepacking, and touring. Here’s why – plus 8 …

Bikepacking

This Common Food Additive Can Kill Cancer and Superbugs

Our dear friend Science has recently discovered that a common food preservative—a naturally occurring one, at that!—can kill cancer cells and antibiotic-resistant bacteria.<p>Guess what, all-natural foodniks? Your dogged determination to avoid any and all comestibles containing preservatives and …

Cancer Cells
Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol

50 Most Beautiful Cities in the World

Lifestyle

10 Small Things You Can Do Every Day to Get Smarter

Colin Anderson—Blend Images/Corbis<p>Getty Images<p>Matt Hogan/www.mphoganphoto.com<p>Jim Wilson—The New York Times/Redux<p>Getty Images<p>Celin Serbo—Aurora …

Silicon Valley

The real roots of Sunni-Shia conflict: beyond the myth of "ancient religious hatreds"

What's really driving the Middle East's sectarian divide?<p>The story, as told, usually goes something like this: 1,400 years ago, during the seventh century, there was a schism among Muslims over who would succeed as leader of the faithful, and that schism led to a civil war. The two sides became …

Middle East

49 Turmeric Recipes, the Wonder Spice Your Body Needs

Also known as the long lost Spice Girl.<p>Like ginger, turmeric, the unassuming root with color so vibrant you suddenly have an urge to hand-dye fabric, is said to be one of the world's healthiest foods—the bright orange-yellow equivalent of putting your insides through a car wash. An essential, …

Cooking

The Best DIY Detox Juices

It's easy to get your juice fix at home (and way less expensive than a trip to your local juicery).<p>Whether you've resolved to get healthier or just …

Detox

Lord Haw-Haw: The traitor executed for helping the Nazis

<b>William Joyce, better known as Lord Haw-Haw, was a notorious broadcaster of Nazi propaganda to the UK during World War II. His announcement 'Germany calling, Germany calling' was a familiar sound across the airwaves, introducing threats and misinformation which he broadcast from his Hamburg base.</b> …

How the Illuminati Stole the Mind, Soul, and Body of Hip-Hop

The true story of how an 18th-century secret society came to dominate today’s music industry (allegedly).<p>Have you noticed how a lot of musicians have …

How To Stem The Global Shortage Of Data Scientists

Data scientist might be considered the “sexiest job of the 21st century,” with many companies eager to hire data science talent. But 20 years ago the term was barely used, save for a few academic articles.<p>Even a decade ago, explaining data science to employers was challenging. Few people understood …

Data Science

Iran producing oil below $10 per barrel

<b>Iran says it spends less than $10 for production of each barrel of crude oil, stressing that it expects such low production costs to encourage</b> …

The top 10 recipes of 2015

This year has seen a wealth of great food in this town. There have been some spectacular dishes on restaurant menus — meticulously constructed grain bowls, examples of the continued prominence of vegetable cuisine, more high-end barbecue and taco experiments. In The Los Angeles Times Test Kitchen, …

A former Googler reveals a 6-second exercise that anyone can use before a stressful situation

Before every meeting, Karen May, Google's vice president of people development, recharges by taking one "<b>mindful breath</b>."<p>Tan is somewhat of a mindfulness guru himself. Before retiring from Google in October 2015, he taught a hugely popular mindfulness meditation course called "Search Inside …

Mindfulness

How to Make Incredible Brussels Sprouts

We're partnering with our Time Inc. sister brands Cooking Light, Health, My Recipes, Real Simple, Southern Living and Sunset to bring you 60 days of …

Cooking

The Great Cocaine Treasure Hunt

If you knew where a million dollars' worth of blow was buried, would you go dig it up? Rodney Hyden would. We pick up the story at this critical juncture.<p>I.<p><b>Good goddamn,</b> the way Julian told that story. It was the sort of story that imbued the mind with possibility. That lingered like campfire smoke …

Crime

Nine in 10 cancers caused by lifestyle

Environmental and external factors such as smoking, drinking, sun exposure and air pollution account for nine in 10 cancers, new study shows<p>Up to nine in 10 cancers are caused by environmental and external factors such as smoking, drinking, sun exposure and air pollution, a new scientific study has …

How to Bring China's Ghost Towns Back to Life

<i>In this article, originally published in Metropolis Magazine's Point of View blog as "The Real Problem with China's Ghost Towns" , author Peter</i> …

Urban Design

Key points of the landmark Paris agreement

U.N. climate talks reached a milestone Saturday when more than 190 countries adopted the first accord asking all countries to join the fight against global warming.<p>Here are some of the key elements of the deal:<p><b>LONG-TERM GOAL</b>: The long-term objective of the agreement is to make sure global warming …

Student captures people’s expressions after being told they’re beautiful

America’s secret arsenal

It’s one of the biggest secrets in the government: The U.S. has the most powerful cyberweapons on Earth. So what are they? And when will we use them?<p>To this day it remains one of the most sophisticated and mysterious offensive operations ever launched: Stuxnet, the computer virus specifically …

Cybersecurity

Who is Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto? Does it even matter?

Australian Craig Wright could be the mysterious Bitcoin creator. But the same thing has been said about others before – the currency is bigger than one person<p>Craig Wright, an Australian academic, might be the secret creator of cryptocurrency bitcoin, unmasked by an anonymous hacker after seven …

Bitcoin

Listening to ‘Serial’s’ Season 2? Follow along with our Bowe Bergdahl coverage.

Finally. After months of anticipation, season 2 of “Serial” dropped Thursday morning. The subject: Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the U.S. soldier who was captured by the Taliban and released last year through a prisoner swap.<p>Since then, he’s been charged with misbehavior before the enemy and desertion “in …

Afghanistan

Thomas Jefferson and the fascinating history of Founding Fathers defending Muslim rights

<i>This post has been updated with President Obama's comments. The Fix originally wrote about Thomas Jefferson and Muslims in December.</i><p>Muslims are at the center of a roiling debate over religious freedom in the United States. But they've actually been a part of that heated conversation from the very …

Religion

Watch this rider defy the plus bike doubters - MBR

Riding Plus<p>This is Mike Randall and he holds a dirty secret – he rides a Plus bike.<p>Plus bikes are the latest entrant to the mountain biking wheelsize …

Mountain Biking

CARL ICAHN WARNS: I think the meltdown is only just beginning

The sell-off in high-yield — aka junk — bonds, issued by companies with relatively low-credit quality, comes in the wake of Third Avenue Management telling clients that they would not redeem money from a bond fund due to, among other things, "a general reduction of liquidity in the" bond …

Markets