Science, The Outdoors, And Other Stuff

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Millions of Students Are Quietly Being Taught the Koch Brothers’ Whitewashed Version of Black History

Cash-strapped social studies teachers across America have discovered an exciting new resource that provides lesson plans, study materials and even …

Black History

The Psychology of Expectations

Perhaps you have heard the saying: "Expectations are premeditated resentments." I believe this slogan, which apparently originated in 12-step …

Quick Cook: Tahini and Garlic Roasted Chicken Thighs

When I have last-minute guests coming, this dish is my go-to. Tahini and Garlic Roasted Chicken Thighs are quick, easy and delicious.<p>Chicken thighs …

Donald Trump thinks not clapping for him is 'treasonous'

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump wasn't -- and, apparently, still isn't -- happy that Democrats in Congress didn't stand to applaud him in his State of the Union address last week.<p>Here's what Trump told a crowd in Cincinnati in a speech on Monday afternoon:<p><i>"They were like death and un-American.</i> …

Donald Trump

The idea that everything from spoons to stones is conscious is gaining academic credibility

Consciousness permeates reality. Rather than being just a unique feature of human subjective experience, it’s the foundation of the universe, present in every particle and all physical matter.<p>This sounds like easily-dismissible bunkum, but as traditional attempts to explain consciousness continue …

Consciousness

Teriyaki Salmon Bowls with Crispy Brussels Sprouts Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Fold a 30- x 18-inch piece of parchment paper in half lengthwise; fold in half again crosswise (short end to short end) to create …

You're 96 Percent Less Creative Than You Were as a Child. Here's How to Reverse That

Sure, you can't be a kid again, but you can think like one.<p>If you haven't said it yourself, someone has said it to you: "I'm just not that creative."<p>Most of us wouldn't mind being just a little more creative. Fortunately, you can. Not only are there proven ways to increase your creativity, but …

Creativity

How to unwrap a canoe

Check out this quick-hit rundown of the basic steps to unwrap a pinned canoe, presented by Boreal River Rescue and Five 2 Nine productions: Make sure …

Publishing

Weeknight Lemon Chicken Skillet Dinner

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 450°.<p>Step 2<p>Place potatoes in a medium saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil, and simmer 12 minutes or until …

Military Quietly Prepares for a Last Resort: War With North Korea

WASHINGTON — Across the military, officers and troops are quietly preparing for a war they hope will not come.<p>At Fort Bragg in North Carolina last month, a mix of 48 Apache gunships and Chinook cargo helicopters took off in an exercise that practiced moving troops and equipment under live artillery …

North Korea

Yotam Ottolenghi’s recipes for fried party snacks for new year and beyond

Everyone loves a fried snack, so let’s end the year as we mean to go on<p>Room for one more party, yes? Just one more slice of cake and one more glass of wine? New Year’s Eve marks the line between one year and the next, of course, but for many of us it also marks the cut-off point between indulgence …

Snacks

The Desirability of Storytellers

Among Filipino hunter-gatherers, storytelling is valued more than any other skill, and the best storytellers have the most children.<p>Once upon a time, the sun and moon argued about who would light up the sky. They fought, as anthropomorphic celestial bodies are meant to do, but after the moon proves …

7 Storytelling Structures to Improve Your Presentations (Infographic)

What your favorite plots and your next business presentation should have in common.<p>1 min read<p>Giving presentations, whether during meetings with co-workers or to potential new clients, can often seem intimidating. But luckily, there are tried and true ways to organize your information so that it is …

Public Speaking

The Infuriating Psychology of White Women Voting for Roy Moore

By now, it should be neither surprising nor shocking to learn that 63 percent of white women who voted in the Alabama Senate race cast their vote for …

Psychology

When cream hits coffee, the math is magical

There’s some pretty incredible physics happening in your morning cup of coffee. Cream and coffee obviously mix, but when they first come into contact, the cream actually tends to hover briefly on the hot surface—and researchers just figured out exactly how it works.<p>By recording the process at 2,000 …

Coffee

Need to Calm Yourself Down? Try This Military-Approved Breathing Technique

Whether you’re dealing with co-worker chaos or pressure to perform on a project, it’s difficult to excel at work when you're extremely stressed. …

Junko Taibei, the First Woman to Climb Everest and the Seven Summits

Junko Tabei preferred to be known as the 36th person to climb Everest, despite the fact that her achievements—becoming the first woman to summit the …

Mountaineering

During Vietnam, music spoke to both sides of a divided nation

<b>U.S. Marines on a patrol 15 miles southwest of Da Nang airbase in Vietnam, May 20, 1965. (AP/John T. Wheeler)</b><p>Vietnam-era music brought attention to the cultural fissures that were beginning to emerge<p>Lauren Rebecca Sklaroff<p>September 24, 2017 9:29pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on The …

Vietnam War

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Wild Blueberry Cake

<b>Ingredients</b><p><b>Cake Ingredients</b><p>2 cups all-purpose flour<br>1 cup sugar<br>4 teaspoons baking powder<br>Pinch salt<br>2 cups wild blueberries, rinsed and drained<br>2 eggs, …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Easy Hungarian Goulash Recipe

This is a traditional Hungarian beef dish served over buttered noodles for a hearty, satisfying meal.<p>The amounts of garlic, onions, and especially …

Cooking

Children and sleep: How much do they really need?

How much sleep, and what type of sleep, do our children need to thrive?<p>In parenting, there aren’t often straightforward answers, and sleep tends to …

Depression

Why men fight – and what it says about masculinity

I suspect there are plenty of men out there who feel what I do, writes <b>Scott Atkinson.</b> We know that fighting is dumb, but we still have the instinctive desire to do it<p>About a year ago, I was merging lanes on the highway during an hour-long trek to a job interview when, in my rearview mirror, I saw a …

Ever Puke During a Workout? Let's Examine the Reasons

Many of us know the feeling: you're on the treadmill sprinting your heart out, when all of a sudden a gurgling, acidic sensation arises in your stomach. Your mouth is getting a little watery, and it hits you: you're gonna puke. Sometimes we can ease up on the exercise front and stop it from …

Kristin Beck, transgender Navy SEAL hero: 'Let's meet face to face and you tell me I'm not worthy'

(Kristin Beck speaks at the FBI Criminal Justice Information Services Division in Clarksburg, West Virginia, in 2014.AP Photo/FBI)<br>A retired Navy SEAL …

Scientists Just Encoded a GIF into the DNA of Bacteria Using CRISPR

DNA Storage<p>Researchers working to test the potential and limits of DNA storage have used CRISPR to insert an animated image or GIF into the genomes …

Genetics

Trump’s systematic strategy to abuse power

<b>(AP/Evan Vucci)</b><p>Trump tramples on law enforcement in ways commonly associated only with dictatorships<p>Frank Vogl<p>July 3, 2017 10:15pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on The Globalist.<p>Allegations abound that President Donald Trump has sought to obstruct justice. The U.S. Justice Department …

Donald Trump