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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 …

No More Overcooking Pork Chops (or Burning Down the House in the Process)

There shouldn't be a surprise visit from the fire department when you're searing pork chops.<p><i>Yes, everybody makes basic cooking mistakes. Like, say, something as simple as overcooking mushrooms or toasting grains and spices. Below, senior associate web editor Rochelle Bilow confesses overcooking</i> …

Man turns people’s yards into micro urban farms; everyone benefits

LAKEWOOD, Colo. -- Sean Conway of Lakewood is a new kind of farmer. Learning agriculture and farming in the peace corps, returning home he had an …

Texas farmer finds a beautiful ally in his crusade against pesticides

Two years ago, when I ceased my occasional use of insecticides, I saw that I never needed them in the first place. Assassin bugs moved in around my …

The Sharing Economy Comes to the Farm

Three months out of the year, the 5,500 members of the Heartland Co-op push their sprayers and fertilizing machines to maximum capacity in hopes of …

Soldier's journey to heal spotlights 'soul wounds' of war

SAN DIEGO (AP) — "It was just another day in Mosul," the soldier began, his voice shaking. Sgt. 1st Class Marshall Powell took a deep breath. He couldn't look at the other three servicemen seated around him in the therapy session.<p>He'd rarely spoken about his secret, the story of the little girl who …

Pull Quote

Book Talk<p>Three days after Hiroshima, an American B-29 dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki. A new book tells stories of those who lived through horror.<p>Seventy years ago this Sunday, on August 9, 1945, an American B-29 dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Nagasaki, obliterating much of it …

Iran nuclear deal is a triumph of diplomacy | Middle East

On the surface, the historic nuclear deal between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the world powers is primarily a non-proliferation agreement.<p>Suspicious of Iran's intentions, the Obama administration and its European partners have framed the agreement as an arms-control mechanism aimed at keeping …

15 Things Dads Should Teach Their Sons About Dating

Buckle up, kid, it's a fun ride.<p>"That poor kid." "He has no chance." "Tough draw for him."<p>Statements like this are common when I talk to people about our son, the one boy out of our five children. Blanketed with three older sisters and a younger one. Their intentions are fine, I'm sure, but the …

The Ingredient You Didn't Know You Should Be Adding to Your Steak

<i>by Matt Duckor, Epicurious</i><p>PHOTO BY TARA DONNE<p>So you're ready for summer grilling. You've purchased the perfect grill, and you've procured the latest, greatest cuts of steak.<p>Cut to you throwing that glorious piece of meat onto a blazing hot grill, all of your loved ones looking on in anticipation. A …

Cooking

How New Jersey Tamed The Wild Blueberry For Global Production

Nearly every plant that we now depend on for food — from wheat to beans to tomatoes — comes from ancestors that once grew wild on hills and in forests.<p>In most cases, we don't know who, exactly, tamed those plants. We don't know which inventive farmer, thousands of years ago, first selected seeds …

General Stanley McChrystal: We should all lead like gardeners

<i>In 2003, as head of the Joint Special Operations Task Force in charge of incapacitating Al-Qaeda in Iraq, General Stanley McChrystal faced a</i> …

A former Army sniper shares a trick for staying focused

Nodding along right now? You're not alone.<p>When transitioning from being in the army to a 9-to-5 desk job, time management and feeling in control of my work day was one of the hardest challenges I had to overcome.<p>That was, until I applied a trick from my military training to my office job. The great …

U.S. Army

Hiroshima’s fate, 70 years ago this week, must not be forgotten

Two outstanding works of journalism bookmark that 70-year period: John Hersey’s 1946 article, which reminds us of the horror of the bombing; and Eric Schlosser’s terrifying account of a break-in at a US weapons plant in 2012 – a warning, he says, about our current complacency<p>In numbers of people …

Personal Organizing

Agriculture is being transformed by these five top tech trends

There are an estimated 570 million farms in the world and, in a neat twist of number synergy, according to Valoral Advisors, funding rounds in …

Farming

3 zucchini recipes that prove the veggie is amazing: Zucchini boats, cake, fries

Zucchini is one of the most abundant and versatile summer vegetables. These recipes are guaranteed to make you fall in love with zucchini.<p>Zucchini is one of the most abundant and versatile summer vegetables. No matter what you do with it, it's delicious. Holistic nutritionist Pamela Salzman shares …

Vegan

Book Review: Basic Income: A transformative policy for India

<b>Sarath Davala, Renana Jhabvala, Soumya Kapoor Mehta and Guy Standing, Basic Income: A transformative policy for India</b>, Bloomsbury, 2015, xii + 234 …

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Permaculture

"Childhood Disrupted" Explains How Your Biography Becomes your biology -- and How You Can Heal

If you want to know why you've been married three - or more -- times. Or why you just can't stop smoking. Or drinking. Or why you have myriad physical problems that doctors just can't seem to help you with, there's a book out today that's just for you.<p>After hundreds of interviews and two years of …

Mental Health

‘The Unknown Soldier’ Sheds Light on Severely Injured American Troops

<i>The Unknown Soldier</i>, suggests New York-based photographer David Jay, is not about war; instead, it’s a confrontation of the invisible consequences …

Military

Building the Ark - small scale farming in Poland for a green future

Poland is the front line for Europe's small scale family farming, writes Julian Rose, under assault from the EU regulations, corporate agribusiness, …

Farming

Headwaters incubator farm grows small businesses for beginning farmers

ORIENT -- Rick Reddaway thought he knew what he was doing when he started farming on his in-laws property. He had grown up on a farm and liked …

Father's Day: 20 uplifting quotes

It's National Doughnut Day! Making your own isn't as hard as you think

It’s the day we’ve all been waiting for: National Doughnut Day! There’ll be no guilt at scarfing down a doughnut (or two) for breakfast today.<p>But what about saving that appetite and whipping up your own delicious doughnuts at home? It’s not as difficult as you think – it just takes a little time …

Baking

Minding the food gap: Reinforcing the link between inclusive growth and food security

Success in tackling food insecurity is an important component of how inclusive an economy’s growth is.<p>Unless the benefits of growth are equitably …

Watch How This Family Produces 6,000 Pounds of Food In Their Small Yard

<b>A quick note from our founder-</b><p>Over the past year, my friend Dave at PaleoHacks has been working on a secret cookbook with world-renowned Le Cordon …

Weight Loss

A Global Museum: How Flipboard Can Help Bring a World of Ancient Wonders to Classrooms Half a World Away

Being born and raised in Australia, it was easy for me to feel isolated from the rest of the world, especially as I developed a love of history as a child. I recall my disappointment when I learnt that the lands of the Romans, Incas and Medieval Europe were on the other side of the world from where …

Museums

US special forces kill Isis commander and capture wife in Syria raid

• White House says Abu Sayyaf killed and wife Umm Sayyaf captured<br>• Defense secretary Carter calls operation a ‘significant blow to Isis’<br>• Pentagon spokesman tells Guardian: ‘No one’s going to Gitmo’<p>Related: Isis drives Iraqi troops out of stronghold to strengthen its grip on Ramadi<p>US special operations …

Special Forces

Ex-Green Beret accused of 'murder and conspiracy' fights for his career

US military,Afghanistan,US crime,World news,US news,South and Central Asia<p>US army officer Mathew Golsteyn, once seen as a hero, could face dismissal after he allegedly tracked down and killed a bomb-making suspect in Afghanistan<p>A US army officer who was stripped of a medal for heroism under fire …

The Dwight Eisenhower lesson America forgot

<b>(Shutterstock)</b><p>In his farewell address, Ike famously warned about our military industrial complex. Now we face permanent war<p>William J. Astore<p>May 16, 2015 6:00pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>It’s 1990. I’m a young captain in the U.S. Air Force. I’ve just witnessed the fall of …