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American Manufacturing Doesn’t Have to Die

But will businesses make the choice to try and save it?<p>In a time when no one agrees on anything, some vague consensus can be found around the idea that more American manufacturing would be good. Rarely does someone say publicly, “Actually, I think there should be <i>less</i> American manufacturing.” …

Fund for leaking fuel tanks in peril (INTERACTIVE MAP)

WASHINGTON - Gasoline, oil and other contaminants that threaten groundwater are seeping from thousands of underground tanks across Florida, but the …

5 Gym Hacks That Actually Work

We live in a Golden Age of fitness science. Studies come out every month that confirm one or another fundamental truth about how to get in shape — …

Fitness

Is Amazon getting too big?

Amazon’s general counsel, David Zapolsky, had a lot on his mind last month when he and four members of his legal team visited the offices of New America, a liberal-leaning think tank in Washington. The retail juggernaut was days from announcing its $13.8 billion purchase of Whole Foods, a deal that …

Antitrust Laws

A major storm could destroy Tampa Bay. People should be more worried.

<i>[This story has been optimized for offline reading on our apps. For a richer experience, you can find the full version of this story here. An Internet connection is required.]</i><p>TAMPA BAY, Fla. — Mark Luther’s dream home has a window that looks out to a world of water. He can slip out the back door …

Rainfall

When Will the Planet Be Too Hot for Humans? Much, Much Sooner Than You Imagine.

<i>To read an annotated version of this article, complete with interviews with scientists and links to further reading, click</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p><b>I.</b> ‘Doomsday’<p><i>Peering</i> …

Tired of trolling for dinner ideas at 4 p.m. every day? Do this instead.

We tend to associate batch cooking with cool weather. But clever kitcheneers know that those pots of beans or grains simmering away on Sundays will help them get dinner on the table faster during the week and transform some meals into no-cook productions.<p>A dedicated 30 to 60 minutes of effort can …

Cooking

How to do a cable woodchop

The cable woodchop is an important compound exercise—and one you'll likely see often in upper-body workouts—that primarily targets the abdominals, …

Health

Once and for all: Obama didn’t crush US coal, and Trump can’t save it

A definitive report shows that the “war on coal” is being waged by markets, and it isn’t over.<p>In his first State of the Union address, President Donald Trump flicked at a lie about the US coal industry that he began telling early on the campaign trail: that there was a “war on coal,” that coal’s …

Make These Mango Chicken Salad Wraps When It's Too Hot to Cook

When even the idea of turning on your oven or stove makes you sweat, no-cook recipes are the answer to getting something of substance (read: not just …

Food

Garlic Bread-Grilled Cheese Combines Two Beautiful Things

When two classics become one.<p>Back when Dominique Ansel shot to fame over his Cronut, I couldn’t help but think I had missed a marketing opportunity. Not long before, I invented my own wildly delicious hybrid carb: <b>the garlic bread grilled cheese.</b> (Is “invented” an appropriate word for something that …

grilled cheese

The future of work is the low-wage health care job

The poor taking care of the poor are driving the new economy.<p>In 2010, Tony Rowe was at a dead-end job pumping gas at a station in Oregon. The former mechanic had once worked on tanks and freight liners in the Army and diesel trucks in civilian life, but he had trouble returning to work in a …

On the Media - WNYC Studios

America’s failed response to the opioid epidemic, in one statistic

New data shows people are being diagnosed with opioid addiction nearly eight times faster than they’re getting the standard of care.<p>Here’s one quick explanation for why America’s opioid epidemic is getting worse: It’s easier to get high than to get help for addiction.<p>A new report by the Blue Cross …

Teacher Of The Year In Oklahoma Moves To Texas For The Money

About exactly a year ago we brought you the story of Shawn Sheehan, Oklahoma's 2016 Teacher of the Year.<p>At the time, he and about 40 other educators were running for office in the state, wanting to make a change because, as Sheehan puts it, lawmakers weren't prioritizing education. Funding for …

Education

Homemade Pork Tamales: Tamales de Cerdo

Tamales (known as <i>hallacas</i> in Venezuela) are one of the most important South American foods. Tamales are made of meat and vegetables in cornmeal …

Mexico

Rustic Chocolate Cake

Steps<p>1<p>Done<p>Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. You may either use three 6-inch or two 8-inch round cake pans. Line with parchment paper and grease. Set …

Slow Cooker Mushroom Barley Risotto

This entree is vegetarian, but the mushrooms make it hearty enough for non-vegetarians too. The flavors are perfect for the colder weather of …

Cooking

World's biggest coal company closes 37 mines as solar power's influence grows

The largest coal mining company in the world has announced it will close 37 mines because they are no longer economically viable.<p>Coal India, which …

1A by NPR on Apple Podcasts

New poll of rural Americans shows deep cultural divide with urban residents

Rural Divide<p>The Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation poll surveyed 1,686 Americans this spring about their views on various issues including religion, the economy and President Trump. The results reveal a nation culturally divided by geography – but even moreso by political party.<p>• Immigration …

Poverty Rate

Differences, in black and white: Rural Americans’ views often set apart by race

ST. MARTINVILLE, La. — Espinola Quinn views her quaint Louisiana town with a mix of love and loathing. It’s the place her parents — a bar owner and a soybean farmer — raised her; the place where nearly every face is familiar; the spot where she and her husband built their own sprawling house on the …

Poverty Rate

The Amazon-Walmart Showdown That Explains the Modern Economy

With Amazon buying the high-end grocery chain Whole Foods, something retail analysts have known for years is now apparent to everyone: The online retailer is on a collision course with Walmart to try to be the predominant seller of pretty much everything you buy.<p>Each one is trying to become more …

eCommerce

A 15-Piece Orchestra Played Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger Than Daft Punk Themselves

When you see a 15-piece orchestra full of trumpets, violins, and cellos, you’re probably expecting to hear a little Chopin, or Mozart. But the …

The Essential Kitchen Skills No One Taught (but Everyone Should Know)

Most of us never get a crash course in how to cook or find our way around the kitchen. We learn from others: friends, parents, cooking shows, or …

Truthers say Sandy Hook was faked. They’re monsters. I was there, taking photos.

The Sandy Hook shooting was not fake news.<p>In some corners of America, there’s a conspiracy theory that the Newtown Elementary School massacre never happened. So-called “Sandy Hook truthers” have threatened victims’ relatives; they’ve accused them of lying, and claimed that Gene Rosen — a man who …

Today's Workout 63: The progressive dumbbell body-shredder

This muscle-building, progressive circuit may start with one ordinary exercise: the dumbbell hang clean, also known as the motion you make to rack a …

Workouts

The ultra-rich are hiding way more money overseas than anyone realized

It was the most consequential leak in the history of the offshore world, providing journalists and the public an unparalleled view into a notoriously shadowy industry that shuttles secret wealth around the globe.<p>In 2007, an engineer extracted detailed records on the hidden wealth of more than …

Corruption

Empanadas - Beef (Puerto Rican Style) - BigOven.com

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Nutrition

Pastelillos de Carne (Puerto Rican Turnovers) | Pastelillo Dough Recipe

<b>Pastelillos de Carne (Puerto Rico Meat Turnovers)</b> | When I was in college I road several <i>pisicorre</i> or <i>pisa y corre</i> (passenger van buses) to get from my …

Baking