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Sean Hannity has a $90 million real estate side hustle going on

Is it considered “elite media” to own an eight-figure investment LLC?<p>Fox News host Sean Hannity is responding to the "latest fake news attack" against him, in which he claims that he is being vilified for "investing my personal money in communities that badly need such investment."<p>Despite his …

Real Estate

How bacteria are changing your mood

<b>If anything makes us human it's our minds, thoughts and emotions.</b><p>And yet a controversial new concept is emerging that claims gut bacteria are an invisible hand altering our brains.<p>Science is piecing together how the trillions of microbes that live on and in all of us - our microbiome - affect our …

Microbiology

Why I'm Obsessed with This Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Most of the internet food world has spent the last six months going gaga over Alison Roman's salted chocolate chip shortbread cookies, but as a mom …

Dessert

How to Successfully Grow Basil: A Field Guide for Planting, Care, and Design on Gardenista

Plants & Seeds<p>Gardening 101: Basil<p>by Kendra Wilson<p>Urban Gardens<p>A Garden Gem: Purple Basil<p>by Janet Hall<p>Vegetables<p>Ask the Expert: How to Create a …

Gardening

The Best Houseplants for Every Room in Your Home

<i>The Sill’s mission is to empower all people to be plant people, so we’re kicking off a new series committed to growing your green thumb. Follow along in the months of April and May for all the gardening tips, hacks, and inspo you need. Happy planting!</i><p>Not only can indoor plants transform a room’s …

Plants

President Trump has never been in more trouble than right now

As you’ve heard, federal agents raided the office and home of Michael Cohen, President Trump’s personal lawyer. Yet despite how rare an action it is to pierce attorney-client privilege this way, the big-picture story here seems inevitable: Once a serious prosecutor with resources and authority …

Donald Trump

This change can make your online browsing faster and more private

Consider choosing what DNS service you use. Don’t worry, it’s easier than it sounds.<p>There is a small, simple step you can take right now that promises to make your online browsing faster and more private. It’s an active choice you can make, and it doesn’t require any advanced skill. It’s quick. It …

Computer Science

Everything You Need to Know About Roses

Is there any flower more abundant in sensory overload than a rose? Good looks, delicious scent, wonderful for cutting, easy to grow (so long as you …

Climbing

10 Books You Pretend To Have Read (And Why You Should Really Read Them)

Science fiction and fantasy offer a rich legacy of great books - but that abundant pile of reading material can also be daunting. So sometimes, it's …

Books

News Anchors Reciting Sinclair Propaganda Is Even More Terrifying in Unison

Over the last week or so, local television news anchors across the the country have joined together to paradoxically warn viewers about the …

Journalism

Tesla doesn't understand that its goals are different from its employees'

Tesla’s bosses probably think they write great motivational emails.<p>“Let’s make them regret ever betting against us,” Doug Field, Tesla’s head of engineering, wrote in an internal memo obtained by Bloomberg, urging factory workers to volunteer to help the company meet its production goals on Model 3 …

Tesla

Small Outdoor Space? Consider "Square Foot Gardening"

There's nothing quite so satisfying as growing your own food—and nothing quite so frustrating as being a would-be gardener with a too-small outdoor …

Gardening

11 Beautiful Cakes to Make for Easter

With Easter Sunday around the corner, you may have already planned out your brunch menu. Or, if your big feast comes at the end of the day, maybe …

Dessert

7 Things I Never Do When Making Homemade Pizza — Tips from The Kitchn

I'm not sure when I turned into such a pizza fanatic, but when you're willing to drive six hours roundtrip to eat at a pizza place you read about …

Spices

Absolutely Addictive Apple Pie Butter Tarts

Even if you prefer your butter tarts raisin free, you’ll find this super sweet pie-like combination irresistible. Just like the traditional version, …

Baking

Recipe: Buttermilk Blueberry Lemon Scones — Recipes from The Kitchn

Instead of picking up pastries or a coffee cake at the grocery store or bakery, add these lemony blueberry scones to your Easter brunch menu. Loaded …

Baking

All the URLs you need to block to *actually* stop using Facebook

In the midst of a truly awful week for Facebook, during which it was revealed that users’ personal data was harvested by a company working for the Trump campaign, users are threatening to delete their accounts <i>en masse</i>.<p>The #DeleteFacebook movement is fueled by users’ anger that their data was used …

Personal Data

Be Worried About Boys, Especially Baby Boys

We often hear that boys need to be toughened up so as not to be sissies. Parent toughness toward babies is celebrated as “not spoiling the baby.” …

Psychology

Guys, We Have A Problem: How American Masculinity Creates Lonely Men

When Paul Kugelman was a kid, he had no shortage of friends. But as he grew older and entered middle age, his social world narrowed.<p>"It was a very lonely time. I did go to work and I did have interactions at work, and I cherished those," he says. "But you know, at the end of the day it was just me."<p>…

Loneliness

No one can pretend Facebook is just harmless fun any more

From its stance on extremist content, to its vast caches of user data, Facebook is a corporation whose power must, finally, be reined in<p>The revelation that Cambridge Analytica exploited the data of 50 million Facebook profiles to target American voters is indeed frightening. But Cambridge Analytica …

Internet

A woman’s final Facebook message before euthanasia: ‘I’m ready for my trip now...’

At 2pm on 26 January, Aurelia Brouwers lay down on her bed to die. Clutching a toy pink dinosaur and listening to her favourite music, the 29-year-old drank her prescribed medication as close friends gathered round. “She asked me to lie next to her. She had a smile on her face, and then she went …

Data Protection

How to become one of those “less is more” people and have a decluttered home

Ladies and gentleman, start your (Dyson) engines: Spring cleaning season is upon us. You now officially have an excuse to spend an entire Saturday …

This 1 Activity Can Improve Your Mood and Mind (and Doesn't Require Money or Extras)

As little as 90 minutes of physical activity a week can supercharge your performance and protect you from cognitive decline.<p>If you're as busy as I am, finding the time to exercise can seem harder than bobsledding up a tree. But according to Dr. Wendy Suzuki, professor of neuroscience and psychology …

TED Talks

I Could Eat a Whole Plate of These Sweet & Spicy Cauliflower Bites — Delicious Links

By now you're probably very familiar with the fact that cauliflower is a magical ingredient. It no longer languishes on a sad crudité platter, …

Cooking

Mini Coconut-Key Lime Pies Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 350°F. Place 12 jumbo-size (3 1⁄2-inch) aluminum foil baking cups in a regular-size muffin<br>pan, and coat with …

Dessert

Meyer Lemon Ice Cream That's as Easy as Pie

"That ice cream was like eating a frozen lemon meringue pie!"<p>When that text popped up on my phone, I knew my father had found the stash of ice cream I'd left in his freezer, and that my mission was a success. Lemon meringue pie is his favorite dessert, second only to ice cream, so I had wanted to …

Ice Cream

A 1788 dictionary of vulgar slang

I am having too much fun reading <i>A Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue</i>, published in 1788 to provide definitions of the sort of vile, unmannerly …

10 Guinness Recipes That are Perfect for St. Patrick's Day

We all love a good pour—but if you’re not cooking with Guinness, you’re missing out on a world of possibilities, both sweet and savory. The malty …

Cooking

Here's How To Prevent The Next School Shooting, Experts Say

After Parkland, there have been many calls to make schools a "harder target" — for example, by arming teachers. But there's a decent amount of research out there on what actually makes schools safer, and most of it doesn't point to more guns.<p>On the Friday after the deadly shootings at Marjory …

Guns

Six of the best pickles and ferments

<b>Celeriac, apple and mustard seed kraut</b><p>One of our favourite ferments at Little Duck: the combination of ingredients make it a brilliantly unusual alternative to typical cabbage kraut – but it’s just as simple.<p>Prep <b>15 min</b><br>Ferment <b>Up to 2 weeks</b><br>Makes <b>About 500g</b><p><b>1 celeriac,</b> sliced on a mandolin<b><br>1 apple,</b> …

Food Preservation