Gary Martinez

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How to Learn a New Language in 90 Days

Fluency need not be a long process. This one tactic will prove that.<p>With summer rolling around, many of us are planning our holidays abroad. The easiest part is booking the tickets, but how about getting around the foreign city once you arrive?<p>While speaking the local language is not mandatory, …

Language Learning

Why America’s Version of Capitalism Is Incompatible With Democracy

American democracy is unwell; on this much, President Trump’s detractors can agree.<p>But when they turn to the tasks of identifying our republic’s …

Political Science

5 Tricks for Learning a New Language as an Adult

Children can pick up new languages like it’s no big deal, but adults have to really work to get even the basics. While it may seem daunting, it’s not …

Language Learning

The 9.9 Percent Is the New American Aristocracy

The class divide is already toxic, and is fast becoming unbridgeable. You’re probably part of the problem.<p>1.<p>For about a week every year in my childhood, I was a member of one of America’s fading aristocracies. Sometimes around Christmas, more often on the Fourth of July, my family would take up …

Income Inequality

Jalapeño Poppers with Smoked Gouda

The moderate heat of jalapeños is a perfect counterbalance to this rich filling, a combination of cream cheese and smoked Gouda. The results are …

Cooking

The Definitive Guide: How to Value a Stock

Investors need to have several tools in their toolbox when it comes to properly valuing stocks.<p>Investors who want to sport market-beating returns …

Investing

I tried a science-backed eating plan tied to a better mood and longer life — and never felt like I was dieting

You could say I've been around the diet block. I've been vegan, restricted my eating to an eight-hour window as part of an intermittent fast, and given the ketogenic diet a try — all in an attempt to give myself more energy, feel healthier, and power through the activities I enjoy, like yoga, …

Healthy Eating

The Animal Population at This African Safari Destination Has Grown Like Crazy — Here's How to Visit

“Walk out farther,” says Super, my safari guide, throwing his arm in the air like he’s casting a fishing rod. “Then close your eyes and listen to the …

Wildlife

‘What Happened to Alan Dershowitz?’

How a liberal Harvard professor became Trump’s most distinguished defender on TV, freaked out his friends and got the legal world up in arms.<p>NEW YORK — If you wanted to feel the full force of the intellectual whirlpool that is American politics in 2018, the place to go on April 2 was the Village …

Donald Trump

Ready to Try the Keto Diet? Here's a 7-Day Meal Plan to Get You Going

They always say starting your diet is the hardest part. I agree that it is difficult to stop your old habits and transition into new ones, but I think there's something even harder. That's sticking to your new diet. You may be loving the diet, but sometimes it can get boring eating the same things …

Healthy Eating

You're never too old to become fluent in a foreign language

A new study on second language learning has recently taken the media by storm. A range of headlines – from the BBC to the Daily Mail and The Guardian …

Language Learning

Black Life, White Wife and the Art Caught in the Middle

Over the weekend, Donald Glover, aka Childish Gambino, dropped a video for a new song called “This Is America.” You are reading this, which means …

Donald Glover

The epic mistake about manufacturing that’s cost Americans millions of jobs

Looking back, there were two kinds of people who lived in America in 2016: people who believed Donald Trump, and people who believed data.<p>Trump claimed on the campaign trail that globalization had destroyed US manufacturing—and in the process, the American economy—by letting China and other …

Economics

4 books that will change the way you think about identity politics

Professor Lilliana Mason appeared on the Ezra Klein Show to discuss her new book on partisan “mega-identities.”<p>As far back as 1950, political researchers published a study warning about the dangerous ideological gap between Republicans and Democrats. That research concluded that the two parties’ …

Books

These 50 Keto Recipes Will Have You Wondering Why You Didn't Start Your Diet Sooner

By now you've probably heard all about the high-fat, low-carb ketogenic diet. Transitioning to a full-time keto diet may be difficult for the first few weeks as your body becomes acclimated to using fat instead of glucose as its main energy source. We know transitioning to any diet can be …

Healthy Eating

How to Safari in South Africa

South Africa offers everything you're looking for in a first-time safari, but planning can still get overwhelming. We've got you covered.<p>It doesn’t matter what you’ve read, or how many times you watched <i>Out of Africa,</i> or if you’ve always felt comfortable in khaki-colored clothing: Nothing prepares …

15 Beautiful Perennials That Grow In The Shade

In almost every garden, you will find at least one area that lies in the shade. It could be under a beautiful tree in a very prominent part of the …

Flowers

Why Your First Safari Should Be in Botswana

Especially if it's your only safari.<p>I had not heard the call. No one near me had—not the South African behind me, nor the Swedish woman to his left. Not even the Vancouverites, who'd finally silenced the shutters on the shiny new Canons they'd traveled 9,875 miles to test out in Botswana, and who …

Wildlife

This Homemade Hummus Is So Good You’ll Never Buy It From the Store Again

I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve made hummus from scratch, both for personal and professional reasons. Working in professional kitchens and …

Chickpeas

Is the compact chainset dead?

Next up: How to adjust the reach of your brake levers<p>5<p><b>With incredibly broad cassette ranges with larger gears now the norm, we ponder the future of</b> …

First Impressions: Crossing the Atlantic With Primera Air

Turns out when you book a flight across the Atlantic for a rock-bottom price, you get exactly what you pay for. And, depending on your perspective, …

5 Great Walks To Explore Brooklyn

Walking Around Brooklyn<p>Brooklyn is best explored on foot, and these five great walks will take you on a tour through the best of the borough, …

18 Ketogenic Snack Recipes to Whip Up Immediately

You’re keto, so most of the prepackaged snacks in the grocery store are out. But that doesn’t mean you have to deny yourself a salty, cheesy or sweet …

The 15 Best Sci-Fi Movies On Netflix Right Now, Ranked

<b>Last Updated: May 10th</b><p>The sci-fi genre currently splits the difference between niche entertainment and the mainstream, providing diehard nerds and folks looking for a simple good time with a common ground on which they can unite and share in their enthusiasm. There was a time when tales of aliens, …

Science Fiction Movies

50 Novels All Men Should Read Before They Die

No excuses, now<p>Forget coming-of-age fiction or impenetrable 'classics' – these are the books all grown men should be ticking off. Why? Because they're as entertaining as they are wise<p>On Beauty – Zadie Smith<p>The Circle – Dave Eggers<p>East of Eden – John Steinbeck<p>The Road – Cormac McCarthy<p>The Blind …

Literature

Duolingo just got more useful for advanced language learners

Educational app Duolingo continues to help anyone learn a language for free, but it’s not for everyone. The app enables users to test their current …

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 …

The best books about science from the last 15 years that everyone should read

From discussions of human-machine hybrids to lost civilizations in the Amazon and octopus brains, scientists and writers have produced some amazing works of nonfiction in the past 15 years.<p>If you're in the mood to learn something new, as well as be entertained by riveting storylines, look no …

Singularity

Foreign languages: How to memorise vocabulary

When trying to learn a foreign language, most of us have the same complaint: “I’m just not good at memorising.” Learning new vocabulary can be daunting, especially for busy adults whose minds are already occupied with work, family, and other responsibilities.<p>A comfort? Linguists say that to “get …

Tilting the playing field: How Republican “constitutional hardball” has reshaped politics

<b>Newt Gingrich; Mitch McConnell; Donald Trump (AP/Duricka/Jacquelyn Martin/Evan Vucci)</b><p>Stealing a Supreme Court seat is just one example: Republicans have long believed they must play dirty to win<p>Paul Rosenberg<p>March 18, 2018 4:00pm (UTC)<p>Republicans stole a Supreme Court seat -- and that may be the …

Political Science