Matthew Furlong

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Heartland of Darkness

This new paper by Angus Deaton and Anne Case on mortality among middle-aged whites has been getting a lot of attention, and rightly so. As a number of people have pointed out, the closest parallel to America’s rising death rates — driven by poisonings, suicide, and chronic liver diseases — is the …

Economics

A Beginner’s Guide to Deep Neural Networks

Posted by Natalie Hammel and Lorraine Yurshansky, creators of Nat & Lo’s 20% Project<br>Last year, we (a couple of people who knew nothing about how …

Machine Learning

Fish – A Smart and User-Friendly Interactive Shell for Linux

The Friendly Interactive Shell which is commonly called and abbreviated as FISH is a shell for UNIX and UNIX like Operating System. It is released …

Linux

Chia Choc Chip Cookies That Will Change Your Life

<i>**Spoiler alert! To get to the really delicious cookie recipe, you have to read through lots of stuff about babies and what they do to your body. If you are squeamish or eating your breakfast, skip to the end!**</i><p>Friends of ours have just had a perfect, squishy, smiling, amazing-smelling baby and I …

Bill Gates' Summer Reading List Is Heavy on Nerd, Light on Non-Nerd

Would you believe the Microsoft founder has a soft spot for comics?<p>You're likely still thumbing through the books on our summer reading list, so forgive Bill Gates for piling on. The Microsoft founder and noted philanthropist has shared a list of the six "beach reads" he's hoping you'll tackle this …

Books

There's No Freakin' Way This Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie Is Healthy... Except It Is

Here's how to make one of my favorite smoothies. It was originally published on my blog taraleighlovesyou.com. It's a mint chocolate chip one and it's awesome. It tastes even better when you make it while rocking out to your favorite music. I got down to a Reba Jam by Phish from Alpine Valley …

The 10 Best Travel Apps To Plan Your Winter Vacation

From booking a flight to packing for your getaway, these are the apps to use as your own personal travel agent.<p><b>1) Skyscanner</b> <br>Skyscanner searches virtually every airline and destination to find you the least expensive and most convenient flight for your trip. To sync up with your air travel plans, …

Ice Cream Sandwiches

This recipe calls for baking one giant cookie, a way to ensure even, consistent ice cream sandwiches.<p>Ingredients<p>3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour<p>1/4 cup natural unsweetened cocoa powder<p>1/2 tsp. baking soda<p>1/2 tsp. kosher salt<p>6 Tbsp. (¾ stick) unsalted butter, room temperature<p>1/2 cup sugar<p>…

Dessert

10 Phrases Great Speakers Never Say

Want to ruin a presentation in seconds? Just drop in one of these sentences.<p>While it's really hard to immediately win over a crowd, it's really easy for a speaker to lose the room within the first few minutes of a presentation.<p>To make sure you don't lose your audience, here's Boris Veldhuijzen van …

Public Speaking

No, legalizing medical marijuana doesn’t lead to crime, according to actual crime stats

Opponents of medical marijuana envision all kinds of insidious ways that legalizing the drug might lead to crime. Make marijuana more accessible, and more people will use it. If more people use it, more will tumble through the weed "gateway" to cocaine, or worse. <i>Those</i> people will then engage in …

8 Stereotypically Intimidating Dishes Solved by Fail-Proof Recipes

Sometimes experimenting in the kitchen can be a little scary. Okay, maybe a lot scary. This is especially true when it comes to dishes that are either notoriously temperamental (soufflés) or difficult to pronounce (KEEN-wa) or just all-around more complicated than usual (poached eggs). Well, we …

Insane Alex Honnold Footage

On January 16, we covered Alex Honnold’s historic free solo of El Sendero Luminoso in Mexico. The unfazed Honnold ascended nearly 2,500 feet in just over three hours, adding to his already jaw-dropping resume. Yesterday, the North Face and Camp4 Collective released a short film about the project …

Climbing

Wine Suggestions For Beer Drinkers (INFOGRAPHIC)

If you don't know a lot about wine, it can be very intimidating, and often times hard to even know where to start. There's so much to know, and so much of it is subjective. If you're somewhat knowledgable -- or a lot -- about beer, however, you may actually have a head start.<p>VinePair, an …

How To: Unsend An Email

We've all been there: against your better judgement, you sent an email that should have never been sent. You write your boss and detail all the …

I Heart HGTV Blog

June 30<p>Who doesn't love a party that revolves around melted butter?<p>June 30<p>Mom, can you send us off to camp, please?<p>June 29<p>This is for the …

How to Make a Zillion Cookies in One Oven With Two Cookie Sheets

<i>Every week, baking expert Alice Medrich will be going rogue on Food52 -- with shortcuts, hacks, and game-changing recipes.</i><p><i>Today: The best way to make a lot of cookies, really fast -- without ever having to wait for baking sheets to cool.</i><p>You volunteered to make hundreds of cookies although you have …

23 Extreme Gravity-Defying Photos That Will Give You Vertigo

How many times have you been told that anything is possible? Do you believe it? Here are 23 extreme photos of serious risk takers that prove anything …

Bourbon Bacon Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Brown Butter and Crispy Sage

Whipped Bourbon Bacon Sweet Potatoes.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> November 13, 2013 141<p>I present to you… the trashiest of the sweet potatoes.<p>It’s like every single …

27 Ways To Eat Like An Adult In College

Who says you can't eat like a normal person in college?

The Only French Toast Recipe You'll Ever Need

We're firm believers that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but not for the reasons that usually inspire this saying. No, breakfast is the most important meal simply because it's the best. Think about it, breakfast is the time when pancakes, bacon, cinnamon rolls, sausage, eggs and …