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A Short History of My Long Drinking Life

I’ve learned to respect drinking, the craft of it, the camaraderie of it, and the importance of it in my life. I don’t want to screw up that relationship.<p>No one ever teaches you how to drink. Ride a bike, throw a baseball, or treat others with respect? Yes. Drink? Not really. For the most part, we …

One of the best bike racers of all time jumped into an amateur race in Chicago and put on a clinic

CHICAGO — One of the best bike racers of all time, Belgium's Sven Nys, lit up the local cycling scene here on Sunday when he jumped into a beginners' cyclocross race at Caldwell Woods and ripped around the 1.5-mile course for a few laps before pulling out and letting the local riders battle it out …

5 Big Ideas In Education That Don't Work

Small classes. High standards. More money. These popular remedies for school ills <i>aren't</i> as effective as they're sometimes thought to be. That's the somewhat controversial conclusion of education researcher John Hattie.<p>Over his career, Hattie has scrutinized more than 1,000 "meta-analyses," looking …

Education

Rare tiger cub makes first public appearance at Florida zoo

(Reuters) - An endangered Malayan tiger cub has made her first public appearance at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo, playfully wrestling with her mother and exploring her new surroundings.<p>Three-month old Berisi, who weighs about six pounds (2.7 kg) and is the first Malayan tiger cub to be born at the zoo, …

Florida

15 Tasty Vegan Recipes That Serve as the Perfect Toast Toppers

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. After a night’s rest, we all need a good meal to give us the necessary energy to go out and face the …

Food

Bottle flipping is being used to teach kids probability in school now

Ever since that infamous bottle flipping video earlier this year, it seems flipping bottles around is all the kids are doing now.<p>Year 5 teacher …

The Secret Meaning of German Beer Coasters

Prost!<p>Order a beer in Germany, and it will always come slipped to you atop—or slapped down on—a coaster. But not just any coaster—there isn't wood or marble or plastic here. Maybe you’ll get a circular blue and white one that says Hofbräuhaus München, or maybe you’ll get a blue, white, and red one …

The 10 Best Weekend Backpacking Trips in Tennessee

Surrounded by no fewer than three national forests to the south and east (plus the Great Smoky Mountains) Tennessee is a backpacker’s paradise, with …

Chicago bar runs out of beer in midst of historic Cubs win

Chicago Cubs fans drank the place dry. At least at one establishment, anyway.<p>Celebrating their beloved team punching a ticket to the World Series …

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Feast Your Eyes On Americano’s Insanely Rich, Intricately Layered Deep Dish Pizza

Half the joy of a good pizza is its process, and Americano nailed this sentiment with its Chicago-style deep dish pizza. The restaurant’s location in the scenic Joule Hotel makes each visit an experience in itself, but the decadent pizza shows off the culinary prowess of the top notch staff.<p>The …

Dallas

21 helpful apps for teachers and educators

Students attempting to text in class might be the bane of teachers everywhere, but even the most jaded luddite would have to admit: Tablets and …

50 Prettiest Wedding Tablescapes For Fall And Beyond

Make dinner a stylish statement on your wedding day.<p>These incredible photos will intensify your love for tablescapes.

Decorations

I've been a wealth adviser for 20 years — here are 10 of the best pieces of money advice I can give you

1. Put your money where <i>your</i> happiness is.<p>It is an incredible understatement to say the San Francisco Bay Area is an expensive place to live. Whether you come from money or just joined Facebook, you will have to make trade-offs to keep your head above water here — make the tradeoffs that are …

Everything You Can Do With a Container of Sour Cream

With the texture and tang of great yogurt and the richness of buttery cream, it's no wonder we love adding a dollop of sour cream to everything from fully loaded nachos to classic baked potatoes and chili. It's the kind of versatile ingredient that pairs equally well with hot, spicy foods and …

Cooking

Highlights from New York Fashion Week: Pictures

A sleep specialist shares 5 tips for getting better rest on a work night

You have to be up for work in six hours, but this fact is quickly lost among the thousand other thoughts running through your mind.<p>If this scenario seems familiar, you're not alone. More than a third of Americans don't get enough sleep, according to a study released by the CDC's Division of …

New MacBook Pro with Touch ID sensor and OLED mini screen is coming soon

Get ready for a massive MacBook Pro update. Apple is planning to unveil new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops with retina displays soon. According to a new report from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, Apple is building a completely new pro laptop with many new features, such as a Touch ID sensor and …

MacBook Pro

How Dangerous Is Wearing Headphones on the Slopes?

<i>A:</i><p>“It’s kind of a fine line,” says Dave Byrd, director of risk and regulatory affairs for the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA), of wearing music while skiing. “If people want to go out by themselves and put on some classical music and ski in a winter wonderland, we want to give them that …

6 Photographers on Flipboard Dish on How to Improve Your Photography

TL;DR: wanna be a better photographer? The simple answer is: shoot every single day, study the work of other photographers, and try your darndest to find something new to say in your work. The other, slightly more complicated answer is: everyone has and should have a different approach to improving …

Goldschmidt's foul ball annihilates fan's beer, snacks

Your browser does not support iframes.<p>Ballpark concessions can be incredibly costly, so it's always emotionally painful when they're suddenly taken …

Snacks

Tips and Tricks for the Best Scrambled Eggs, Your Way

More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>My girlfriend, Kate, and I have an ongoing disagreement about scrambled eggs. She's in the crack-'em-into-a-hot-pan-and-stir-until-well-done camp, which produces firm eggs that have visible striations of white and yolk. …

Eggs

This Renowned Photographer Pulls Back The Curtain On Instagram Fame

In this day and age, careers can be made on Instagram. A certain look, feel, or hashtag might be all you need to get picked up by some advertising director or launch your “digital platform.” In an increasingly competitive marketplace, technique-driven, old school photographers often try to draw a …

Social Media

11 Reasons Teaching Is the Best (Even When It Isn't)

This is why I don't want a normal job.<p>About 39 times a year, I question why I went into teaching. Everywhere you look there are articles about low teacher morale, the politics of education and statistics about why no one is going into teaching anymore.<p>Sadly, many of those articles do reflect the …

We Dare You Not To Be In Awe Of These Vietnam War Vets Telling The Story Of The Greatest Beer Run Ever

The above documentary tells the story of John “Chickie” Donohue, a merchant marine from New York City, who — upon getting fed up with the “commie pinko lefties” demonstrating in Central Park — took it upon himself to fly to Vietnam with nothing but a case of Pabst Blue Ribbon and a heavy dose of …

Vietnam

13 high-paying side jobs for people in their 20s

You just graduated and accepted your first job — congrats! That probably means you'll be moving into a real, adult apartment. You'll have rent to cover, bills to pay, and furniture to buy. Oh, you'll also need a new work wardrobe — and you'll probably want to grab the occasional drink or meal at …

Germans Are Combining Yoga and Beer to Spice Up Their Exercising Routine

In a bid to make their workouts more exciting, German fitness enthusiasts in Berlin have come up with ‘Beer Yoga’ or ‘boga’ – a new form of yoga that …

Yoga

How To: AeroPress

Simplicity by the cup<p>With its remarkable simplicity and quick brew time, the Aerobie® AeroPress® coffee maker has amassed a devoted following. Not …

Coffee

Specialized Turbo Levo e-bike

The Levo in all matte black. Can you say stealthy… (click to enlarge). Photo by Specialized / Colin Belisle<p>What is it?<p>The Turbo Levo is Specialized’s …