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Personal Best

Top athletes and singers have coaches. Should you?<p>I’ve been a surgeon for eight years. For the past couple of them, my performance in the operating room has reached a plateau. I’d like to think it’s a good thing—I’ve arrived at my professional peak. But mainly it seems as if I’ve just stopped …

Hearty Vegan Fare: Indian Potatoes and Lentils

Preparation<p>In a stockpot or large saucepan, warm the oil over medium-high heat. Add the ginger and stir for 30 seconds. Add the curry powder and …

11 incredible habits of Buddhist Monks (#7 is brilliant)

It can be hard to find meaning and purpose sometimes. We spend so much time working and being busy that we forget to stop and look inside ourselves …

Instant Pot (Or Not) Carnitas Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> Carnitas are a perfect candidate for your pressure cooker: In under an hour, you can make flavorful, tender, fall-apart shredded pork. I use it in tacos, to top salads, as a hash, in casseroles, and beyond. —Posie (Harwood) Brien<p><b>Food52 Review:</b> Don't have a pressure cooker or Instant …

Cooking

15 easy blues guitar chords every guitarist needs to know

A7 (open)<p>To avoid sounding the idle sixth string when you play this chord, bring your thumb around the back of the neck so that the tip of it just …

Guitar

4 Ways GOP Medicare Reform Plan Will Hurt You

Now that Tom Price has been confirmed as Secretary of Health and Human Services, it’s time to examine what he has in store for Medicare. He backs “premium support,” which is the GOP’s backdoor plan to privatize the system.<p>Although GOP leaders such as House Speaker Paul Ryan have said that …

Health Care

Watch Stevie Wonder Recall Nickname the Temptations Gave Him

New 'Blank on Blank' episode honors 40th anniversary of singer's 1976 record 'Songs in the Key of Life'<p>The latest installment of PBS series "Blank on …

Music

Fact-checking the first Clinton-Trump presidential debate

In the first debate between presidential contenders Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, Trump repeatedly relied on troublesome and false facts that have been debunked throughout the campaign. Clinton stretched the truth on occasion, such as when she tried to wiggle out of her 2012 praise of the Trans …

Donald Trump

Boss unveils affordable, compact GT-1 Guitar Effects Processor with "professional sound quality"

<b>The GT series is home to Boss's flagship effects processors, but each floor-based iteration tends to carry a large build and price tag to match; the</b> …

Music Production

5 takeaways from Obama’s last convention

Obama steals the show with a methodical takedown of Donald Trump’s dystopian worldview.<p>President Barack Obama sent a simple message Wednesday night: Yes, we still can.<p>Obama’s convention speech in Philadelphia framed the 2016 election in a very Obama way: the audacity of hope over the politics of …

Al Gore

Beyond Decadent: Skinny Lasagna Alfredo

Get ready to thrill your family and friends with this out of this world dish! No one will ever guess it's low in calories. It's made skinny by using whole grain lasagna noodles, delicious store-bought light Alfredo sauce and reduced-fat cheese. <b>Each serving has 290 calories, 10 grams of fat and 7</b> …

Neuroscientist Sam Harris Selects 12 Books Everyone Should Read

From Bertrand Russell to the Buddha, or why you should spend a weekend reading the Qur’an.<p>On an excellent recent episode of <i>The Tim Ferriss Show</i> — one of these nine podcasts for a fuller life — neuroscientist <b>Sam Harris</b> answered a listener’s question inquiring what books everyone should read. As a …

Western Philosophy

The 9 biggest games we'll see at E3 2015

E3 is always full of surprises — and this year won’t be any different. But the biggest gaming trade show in the world is also home to many games that we already know about. That doesn't make them any less exciting. Some are games that have been known for years, where fans are just itching for any …

George Harrison guitar sells for nearly a quarter of a million dollars

A guitar George Harrison played at a time when Beatlemania was taking flight has sold for nearly half a million dollars at a New York auction.<p>Julien's Auctions says the 1963 Mastersound electric guitar went for $490,000 Friday to an undisclosed bidder. Julien's says Harrison borrowed it from a …

Grilling Classics: BBQ Chicken with Homemade Sauce

Summer time is grilling time so you’ve got to make the most of warm, sunny days by grilling outside. Keep it simple with barbecue chicken, smothered …

Mad Max: Fury Road review – Tom Hardy is a macho Mr Bean in brilliantly pimped reboot

Charlize Theron joins Hardy’s lone wolf ex-cop in George Miller’s deliriously strange action adventure, a rollicking Grand Theft Auto revamped by Hieronymus Bosch<p>That adjective in the title is accurate. Extravagantly deranged, ear-splittingly cacophonous, and entirely over the top, George Miller …

Mad Max

Here's How To Lower Cholesterol Naturally With Food

Add these healthy choices to your grocery list.<p>If you're already eating plenty of the following foods that lower cholesterol naturally, keep up the good work! But if your idea of eating well is to opt for the "buttered popcorn" instead of the "extra buttered popcorn," consider adding these healthy …

Billie Holiday: A Singer Beyond Our Understanding

Most artists belong to their times, but Billie Holiday, born 100 years ago Tuesday, fits in the present. In a way, she died before her time, just as the country was beginning to talk about race, drugs, feminism and misogyny — all of which converged in her life.<p>Her death in July 1959 was only …

Billie Holiday

Death And Taxes | SPIN

It's a shame "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli's sentencing wasn't televised, because all the reporting suggests that it was a complete spectacle. Shkreli …

5 Timeless Leadership Roles To Help Navigate Change

If there’s one thing that’s constant today (and everyday, for that matter), it’s change. Whether it’s people or organizations, change is the one thing both can rely on that will emerge when it’s least expected—or desired.<p>While the business landscape is in a perpetual state of flux—and always will …

Leadership

Alice in Wonderland: the never-ending adventures

One of the strangest creatures Alice meets in Wonderland is the Caterpillar, who languidly asks her “Who are you?” and receives the uncertain reply: “I – I hardly know, sir, at present – at least I know who I was when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since …

Literature

Gene Method Makes Mutants More Easily, and Sparks Concerns

Scientists have found a way to create mutant organisms more reliably, using a recently developed gene-editing technique known as CRISPR. And just as in the "X-Men" movies, not everyone is happy about that.<p>The procedure, known as mutagenic chain reaction, is described in a paper published online …

Genetics

Nanodevice can defeat drug resistance and release cancer drugs

Developed by MIT researchers a new nanodevice can help overcome cancer cell drug resistance (after chemotherapy) by first blocking the gene that …

Tears in rain? Why Blade Runner is timeless

One of the greatest science fiction films ever made is about to be screened across the country in its definitive version. With its towering cityscapes, dreamy Vangelis soundtrack and nods to film noir, the movie offers a vision of a dystopian future devoid of human emotion<p>It’s entirely apt that a …

Blade Runner

6 New Roles Smart CMOs Will Take On In 2015

There’s no question that the corporate marketing function is evolving rapidly to become one of the most strategic functions in the enterprise. And …

In Big Shift, 23andMe Will Invent Drugs Using Customer Data

23andMe, the Google-backed personal genetics startup, will no longer just sell tests to consumers, or genetic data to pharmaceutical companies. This morning, it announced that it plans to start inventing medicines itself.<p>It’s not just talk. The company has hired Richard Scheller, who led drug …

Digital Health

5 Myths About Going Gluten-Free

The abstract was published in the <i>Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior</i> (the full study text hasn't yet been released), and we talked to researcher Caroline Dunn, M.S., R.D., to get the scoop on people's top misconceptions about eating gluten-free.<p><b>Myth 1: It's a Weight-Loss Guarantee</b><br>A full 32 …