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Ham, Pesto, Onion & Cheese Poppyseed Sliders

December 30, 2013<p>New Year’s Day Ham Pesto Onion Cheese Poppyseed Sliders<p>Shares 350<p>Today I’m sharing my <b>Ham Pesto Onion Cheese Poppyseed Sliders …

The 16 Best Photo Essays Of 2013

One of the best things about writing for a website dedicated to art and design is you’re never short of great pictures to look at. Even by that standard, though, 2013 was an embarrassment of riches when it came to fantastic photography, and Co.Design was particularly lucky to be able to play host …

Satanists plan statue to stand alongside Ten Commandments in Oklahoma

In their zeal to tout their faith in the public square, conservatives in Oklahoma may have unwittingly opened the door to a wide range of religious groups, including Satanists who are seeking to put their own statue next to a Ten Commandments monument outside the statehouse.<p>The …

Supermarkets selling chicken that is nearly a fifth water

Frozen chicken breasts on sale in leading supermarkets are being pumped up with water and additives that make up nearly a fifth of the meat to the point where consumers are paying about 65p a kilo for water, the Guardian can reveal.<p>The legality of the industrial process, in which cheap imported …

Lessons In Productive Procrastination

Frank Partnoy wrote a book about optimal delay. Fast Company couldn’t wait to talk to him.<p>Frank Partnoy describes himself as an inveterate procrastinator–and the banker/lawyer/author is not convinced that’s a bad thing. His book <i>Wait: The Art and Science of Delay</i> is an investigation into his own …

How to Make Gravy Without a Recipe

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: Gravy is spectacularly easy, and -- spoiler alert! -- even make-ahead friendly. Here's how to make it happen.</i><p>…

Bitcoin hits new high after US Senate hearing

Bitcoin surges to high of $788 as US agencies tell Senate the virtual currency is a "legal means of exchange"<p>Bitcoin surged more than 40pc to a new high of $750 (£489) as the virtual currency received support at a Senate committee hearing on Monday night.<p>Its value briefly dived to $601 as the …

Reality check: we cannot consume our way to balanced recovery

Return to growth may provide a temporary fix for the public finances, but if that growth proves as unsustainable as the pre-crisis variety, it’s no solution at all<p>Rejoice. Like the economy, the UK public finances are at last moving in the right direction. October is an important month for …

Minecraft: how a game with no rules changed the rules of the game for ever

There is a new spot on the tourist trail in south Stockholm, for a particular kind of visitor.<p>The office of the Mojang company in Södermalm houses only 31 employees, along with a lot of leather sofas, a pool table and a fridge full of high-sugar energy drinks. But it is now a hallowed spot for …

Do the maths: the science behind the numbers that govern our lives

In the mid-60s, the psychiatrist Charles Hofling wanted to know more about the way nurses and doctors interact with one another, so he devised an experiment, in a real hospital. While on duty, the nurses would receive a telephone call from a doctor, who ordered them to give a 20mg dose of medicine …

7 Soups to Warm You for Thanksgiving Week

A hot bowl of soup is always the right decision when the weather turns cold in fall and winter, but soup is especially perfect at Thanksgiving -- whether before, during, or after the big day.<p>Did you get too enthusiastic at the market and buy way more Thanksgiving dinner produce than you actually …

Science now allows us to develop a safer way to get drunk. But before we can sober up in minutes, the drinks industry needs to embrace this healthier approach<p>Imagine enjoying a seasonal drink at a Christmas party without the risk of a hangover the next day, or being able then to take an antidote …

How to Make a Timpano, Big Night-Style

<i>Once you've perfected basic techniques like frying an egg and cooking rice, it's time to move on to those things that may have initially scared you off. Every other Monday, chef</i> <i>Camille Becerra</i> <i>is going beyond the basics to help us tackle even the scariest cooking techniques.</i><p><i>Today: Spend an afternoon</i> …

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Following his appearance on Newsnight, the comedian explains why he believes there are alternatives to our current regime<p>I've had an incredible week since I spoke from the heart, some would say via my arse, on Paxman. I've had slaps on the back, fist bumps, cheers and hugs while out and about, …

What Is Innovation?

Listen to the words of Steve Jobs, Richard Branson, and Seth Godin and you’ll discover what separates true innovators from everyone else.<p>It all comes down to dots.<p>In his famous commencement speech, Steve Jobs said:<p>You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking …

These Twin Sisters Control What You Buy From Rodarte, Mercedes And Lady Gaga - And You Won't Even Notice

The subtle art of consumer manipulation is meant to put shoppers in a buying mood–and these days they are being led around by the nose. Call it the new frontier of subliminal seduction: A cottage industry has sprung up to massage your mood by introducing aromas while you browse upscale boutiques or …

Launching today: Vocativ, a news startup that uses data-analysis to find untold stories. http://f-st.co/QnLr1Xb At Vocativ, journalists are partnered with analysts that the company calls "data ninjas." CEO Scott Cohen says that the six analysts currently at the company work with journalists on a 1.5:1 or 2:1 ratio, and he emphasizes the analysts' multilingual background. At the moment, Vocativ's analysts speak Arabic, English, French, Hebrew, Mandarin, Persian, Russian, and "even a bit of Hausa." One other idea given great play at the startup is that conventional news organizations disproportionately use English-language source material when covering stories--meaning they miss out on potential leads. In Russia, for instance, analyst Tiffany Shi says that they search regional networking site VKontakt, while Chinese coverage relies more on microblogs like Sina Weibo. This means that the organization comes across unusual news stories. One piece Cohen is proud of was written by ex-NY1 reporter Alessandria Masi using source material from Spotify. During the recent coup in Egypt, Vocativ monitored Twitter for keywords related to the curfew enforced on Egyptian citizens. Masi and the analysts found young Egyptians trading playlists and selfies to pass the time; the resulting story noted how Egypt's Twitter-using hipsters were off listening to depressing tracks by 30 Seconds To Mars and Lana Del Rey while stuck inside their homes. Using these tweets, Vocativ was able to find Spotify playlists of music from the Egyptian curfews. How Vocative mines the "deep web" to tell stories: http://f-st.co/QnLr1Xb

7 Fall Salads

Salad has come a long, long way since its 1960s-era nadir. (Iceberg lettuce topped with cherry tomatoes, a couple of thick cuke slices, and bottled French dressing, anyone?)<p>Luckily, we are in the squarely in the the era of eating local, seasonal, and with wonderful diversity. Even average …

Butter and cheese better than trans-fat margarines, says heart specialist http://gu.com/p/3jnxn/fb Butter, cheese and even red meat are not as bad for the heart as has been maintained, a cardiologist has said in a leading medical journal, adding that it is time to "bust the myth" of saturated fat. Photograph: Steve Teague/Alamy

What’s the Best Way to Care for Cast Iron?

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to keep the conversation going.</i><p><i>Today: You've seasoned (and re-seasoned), but food is still sticking to your cast iron</i> …

Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex? http://gu.com/p/3jtcn/fb Japan's under-40s appear to be losing interest in conventional relationships. Millions aren't dating, and increasing numbers can't be bothered with sex. For their government, "celibacy syndrome" is a looming national catastrophe. Many are turning to what sex and relationship counsellor Aoyama terms "Pot Noodle love" – easy or instant gratification. Photograph: Eric Rechsteiner/Panos Pictures

A Week's Worth of Robicelli's Cupcakes

<i>This week, our friends Allison and Matt from Robicelli's shared recipes from their cookbook Robicell's: A Love Story, with Cupcakes, hosted a Twitter chat, answered our questions, and gave away a book every day.</i><p><i>Today: We recap a week's worth of cupcake wisdom.</i><p>Cupcakes are pretty ubiquitous these …

How to Make Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

I am what you might call a recovering junk food addict—and one that had an especially strong penchant for candy.<p>And while I’ve managed to get my sweet tooth under control in recent years, I still have quite a weakness for homemade versions of classic treats.<p>Being able to create them without …

Duck or rabbit? 8 subconscious mistakes our brains make every day: http://f-st.co/pAdQVPn

I’ve been a tax exile for seven years, says Branson

Virgin chief confesses to love affair with his Caribbean home<p>Sir Richard Branson admitted yesterday he had been a tax exile for seven years but denied the move had been influenced by money, rather a love affair with Necker, the Caribbean island he has owned for 34 years.<p>Britain’s best-known …

Daddy's Girl: How An African 'Princess' Banked $3 Billion In A Country Living On $2 A Day

LAST DECEMBER Isabel dos Santos commemorated her tenth wedding anniversary to Congolese businessman Sindika Dokolo with a party. Subtlety wasn’t on the menu. She jetted in dozens of friends and relatives from as far as Germany and Brazil, who joined with hundreds of local guests in Angola for three …

Do Nice People Succeed In Business? It Depends

The business world is often depicted as a gladiatorial contest where only the selfish survive. If that’s what you think, then Wharton professor Adam Grant’s <i>Give and Take</i> is the next book for you. It is subtitled <i>A Revolutionary Approach to Success</i>, which might seem like publishing hype, but the …

#Forbes400 cover: Guns, Girls And Sex Tapes: The Saga Of Billionaire Stewart Rahr http://bit.ly/1gsJa2i What happens when a man has more cash than he can ever spend and no rules on how to spend it? Stewart Rahr’s answer: an unhinged, hedonistic bender, filled with girls, guns, sex tapes–and a lesson in whether money really can buy happiness.