Jeff Cobb

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What Vietnamese Coffee Culture Gets Right, Beyond Sweetened Condensed Milk

Vietnamese coffee is famous for its sweetened condensed milk, as it should be. Thick, dreamy and yes, incredibly sugary, sweetened condensed milk is the perfect counterbalance for the incredibly strong, dark-roasted Vietnamese coffee. If you're dubious about the merits of sweetened condensed milk …

The Definitive Guide to Writing and Publishing Your Fiction Book

The primary goal of this article is to provide resources, <b>to help you in your quest to write a high quality fiction book.</b> In curating these articles …

Writing

2014 bowl game Vegas lines have Big Ten as underdogs in all 10 Big Ten games

Check out all of the lines and over/unders for this year's bowls.<p>The initial lines for all of the 2014 college football bowl games are out. While we now have an idea of how Vegas expects each team to do this postseason, it also gives us an idea of how Vegas expects bowl season to go for each of the …

These 10 Hiking Trails Will Blow Your Mind

Hiking

Will God 2.0 Be Indispensable in Ten Years?

The primary difficult with God isn't belief--more than 80% of US responders tell pollsters that they believe God exists. The problem is that God is irrelevant, providing few if any practical benefits in daily life. In an age of faith the circumstances were in God's favor. When people got sick or …

The ultimate adventure travel bucket list | CNN Travel

The 24 Best Fiction Books Of 2014

These are the novels and short story collections that we absolutely loved in 2014. Ranked in no particular order.

Books

26 Fall Cocktails That Are Just Perfect for Thanksgiving

If you're on bartender duty this year, these festive drinks will make you look like a pro.<p>Keep guests happy while you're putting the finishing touches on the Thanksgiving spread. A kitted-out bar with a few specialty sips should do the trick.

Undercover as an “ex-gay”: Inside the sordid world of conversion therapy

Posing as a confused gay man, I sampled these religious conmen’s snake oil — and lived to tell the tale<p>Conservative Christian ministries believe that homosexuality can be cured through therapy in which gay people can be converted to being straight. Muckracking religious groups like the Family …

What airlines don’t want you to know about hidden city ticketing

What if I told you that your next airline flight could cost you 50 percent less than what comes up on the airline’s website or any online travel website for that matter? Would you be able to stomach those airline fees a little better? Would you feel differently about airline travel in general?<p>Say …

One in Seven People Have Been ‘Sleep Drunk’

And no, we’re not talking about you slamming back tequila shots before bed…<p>When you’re drunk, the possibility of you doing something absurd that you barely remember is higher than normal. There’s the overly-punctuated 2 a.m. “hey you, what are you up to later???????” text that you find in your …

Mental Health

Karen Armstrong on Sam Harris and Bill Maher: “It fills me with despair, because this is the sort of talk that led to the concentration camps”

Blaming religion for violence, says Karen Armstrong, allows us to dismiss the violence we’ve exported worldwide<p>Karen Armstrong has written histories of Buddhism and Islam. She has written a history of myth. She has written a history of God. Born in Britain, Armstrong studied English at Oxford, …

“We are starting to break down”: Why so many Americans feel traumatized

From crippling income inequality to limitless government spying, modern American life has never felt so grim<p>Lynn Stuart Parramore<p>November 23, 2014 1:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Recently Don Hazen, the executive editor of AlterNet, asked me to think about trauma in the …

Maximizing college savings

<b>Asset allocation</b><p>With college tuition rising faster than inflation, stocks are the best investment to help your education-savings portfolio keep pace long-term.<p>As your child nears college age, the downside risk of stocks becomes more significant and bonds and cash should begin to play an …

Retirement

Asian Grilled Chicken Recipe

"Quick and easy Asian marinated chicken thighs! Also great with chicken breast or flank steak. Marinate overnight for best flavor."<p>Ingredients<p>1/3 cup …

Your Fur Babies Will Be So Happy You Made These For Them

12 Tomatoes is a new cooking and recipe community. Each day we feature a few hearty, winter recipes that are also healthful and cheap to make. Check …

7 Roasted Potato Dishes to Try for Thanksgiving (and After)

These simple takes on roasted potatoes will be at home on any fall or winter table.<p>These simple takes on roasted potatoes will be at home on any fall …

Reza Aslan: Sam Harris and “New Atheists” aren’t new, aren’t even atheists

EXCLUSIVE: Renowned scholar calls Harris, Dawkins anti-theists, and as dogmatic, fundamentalist as true believers<p>Not long ago, I gave an interview in which I said that my biggest problem with so-called New Atheists like Sam Harris and Richard Dawkins is that they give atheism a bad name. Almost …

Stock Your Freezer with These 6 Fall Comfort Foods

Autumn’s shorter and shorter days make it hard to get home and cook dinner before it’s pitch black and all you really feel like doing is crawling …

Cooking

Write Kindle Short Stories and Ditch These 3 Myths

You want to write Kindle short stories. There are many reasons this is an excellent plan. However, information abounds on the Web, and everyone has …

6 Awesome Zen Stories That Will Teach You Important Life Lessons

Reza Aslan destroys biblical literalism: “The Gospels are absolutely replete with historical errors”

At the Los Angeles World Affairs Council, Aslan discussed the relatively new phenomenon of biblical literalism<p>Professor Reza Aslan, who holds a master's in theological studies and a Ph.D. in sociology focusing on religion, has bad news for biblical literalists: The Gospels are "replete with …

Modern slavery affects more than 35 million people, report finds

More than 35 million people around the world are trapped in a modern form of slavery, according to a report highlighting the prevalence of forced labour, human trafficking, forced marriages, debt bondage and commerical sexual exploitation.<p>The Walk Free Foundation (WFF), an Australia-based NGO that …

5 Fall Soups to Warm You Up

Feel that chill in the air? Warm up with these soul-satisfying autumn soups.<p><b>1. Easy Butternut Squash Soup</b><p>This has got to be the easiest butternut squash soup recipe ever. You start with pre-cut squash from the supermarket, then you throw everything in a pot, simmer it, purée it and you're done. But …

The 25 Best Restaurants In The World, According To Travelers

It's how you discover that a restaurant in Montreal will give you cigars upon arrival, that a place in Copenhagen will shower you in champagne, or that the best restaurant in Beijing is actually hidden inside a restored Temple.<p>So when TripAdvisor wanted to compile a list of the best restaurants …

TripAdvisor

Banana Recipes for Athletes

Bananas are an athlete staple. They pack a nutritional punch with high levels of potassium, vitamin B6 and fiber and (despite common belief to the contrary) they score low on the Glycemic Index, meaning they won't spike your blood sugar. They're also versatile and can be used in everything from …

Spicy tomato & sweet potato soup

Spicy Tomato and Sweet Potato Soup<p>Print Recipe<p>A colorful and healthy spicy tomato and sweet potato soup packed with nutrients to make your skin …

50 Amazing Wines for $15 or Less

Wine editors Ray Isle and Megan Krigbaum tasted hundreds of wines to find these 50 bottles.<p><i>Wine editors Ray Isle and Megan Krigbaum tasted hundreds</i> …