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Lose Weight, Fight Depression, and Boost Your Energy With 18 Salmon Recipes

With depression-fighting, mood-boosting omega-3s (plus anti-anxiety magnesium), immune-system-fortifying selenium, tons of protein for building strong muscles, and ample amounts of B vitamins for energy, salmon is truly a superfood (make sure you opt for wild-caught!) It's a lean, low-calorie …

The unexpected answer to the biggest mystery of the American Revolution

By Jeff Guo<p>In the grade-school version of American history, the Revolutionary War seems like a righteous inevitability. The typical narrative conflates taxes with tyranny, casting the rebellion as a break from British greed and oppression. “King George III didn’t seem to care what the colonists …

Lightweight tent for vehicle rooftops lets you camp anywhere

From festivals to forests, this is camping made easy<p>If a souped up adventure vehicle feels a bit much, a rooftop tent may be just the thing to get you outside and enjoying new adventures. But many rooftop tents are bulky, heavy, and complicated to install and use. Enter Yakima’s new Skyrise Rooftop …

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Neil Gaiman on Why We Read and What Books Do for the Human Experience

“Truth is not in what happens but in what it tells us about who we are.”<p>The question of why we read and what books actually do for us is as old as the written word itself, and as attractive. Galileo saw reading as a way of having superhuman powers. For Kafka, books were “the axe for the frozen sea …

The Golden Age of Teaching Yourself Anything

Who can resist the romanticism of self-taught achievers? They didn't need school. They didn't need "the system." They needed only their passion and …

Learning

Neoliberalism gave us Trump: A dying America is raging against the capitalist machine

<b>Donald Trump (AP/Richard Drew)</b><p>The U.S. economy has left millions on the outside looking in. Some have turned to socialism, others to a demagogue<p>Steve Fraser<p>June 3, 2016 8:45am (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>Arising from the shadows of the American repressed, Bernie Sanders and …

“The scope of our failure”: The real story of our decades-long foreign policy disaster that set the Middle East on fire

<b>Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush, Donald Rumsfeld (AP/Reuters/Jason Reed/Kevin Lamarque/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>The brilliant Andrew Bacevich tells Salon why our massive march to folly in Middle East has to be seen as one war<p>Patrick L. Smith<p>May 15, 2016 9:58am (UTC)<p>I first interviewed Andrew Bacevich, …

Geopolitics

Billionaire Yuri Milner And Stephen Hawking Team Up To Send Nanospaceships To Alpha Centauri

Last summer, billionaire technology investor Yuri Milner announced he was investing $100 million into searching for extraterrestrial life.<p>Today, the billionaire science philanthropist has once again teamed up with physicist Stephen Hawking to announce a new investment – $100 million with a goal of …

The Bizarre Pasta-Cooking Trick That Works Better Than Boiling Water

Teaser: There's bacon involved.<p>I had a life-changing pasta moment in the test kitchen last week: I cooked pasta — but I didn't even boil a pot of water. Excuse me, did you hear that?! I did <i>not</i> boil water. So how did I cook the hard noodles then? In garlicky bacon fat and chicken broth (I know, …

Cast-Iron Skillet Pizza, Where Have You Been All Our Lives?

Thanks to a store-bought dough and a screaming-hot cast-iron skillet, weeknight pizza just got a whole lot better.<p>What if we told you there existed a pizza recipe that was so easy, so fast, and so insanely delicious it would change your life? It's true! It'll <i>at least</i> change your weeknight-cooking …

The best hiking apps

We all get cabin fever now and then, and there’s nothing quite like a hike in the woods or a camping trip to shed the desk-job blues. It’s time to …

The Secret to a Tender (Not Tough) London Broil

Make London broil you actually want to eat (not one that you want to bury in the backyard).<p><i>Yes, everybody makes basic cooking mistakes. Like, say, something as simple as overcooking mushrooms or toasting grains and spices. Below, reader Rhonda Perrett confesses majorly overcooking a London broil to</i> …

Soldier's letters bring first world war Christmas truce to life

Pte Frederick Davies of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers wrote home about life on the western Front, in correspondence donated to the Imperial War Museum<p>A poignant description of British and German soldiers sharing meagre rations across no man’s land during the famous 1914 Christmas Day truce of the first …

Eggy Puds: The Breakfast Dish You Didn't Know You Need

More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>If you followed my adventures in Yorkshire puddings the other day, you know that resting your batter overnight can have a profoundly delicious effect on the end product. Now I'm giving you another incentive to let it rest: …

China Abandons One-Child Policy

Limit on families is raised to two children, ending a 35-year-old policy that led to myriad social and economic ills in China<p>By<p>Laurie Burkitt<p>Laurie Burkitt<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@lburkitt<p>Google+<p>Laurie.Burkitt@wsj.com<p>BEIJING—China will abandon its one-child policy, perhaps the most …

China

No more bulky camping gear! All-in-one tent inspired by spacesuits combines insulated shelter with a sleeping bag and mat

Anyone who has been camping will know the faff of unpacking and setting up their tent before fighting to blow up their mat and struggle into their …

Curiosity Machine- A Great Website to Boost Students Creativity

September , 2015 <i><br>Curiosity Machine</i> is an interesting website that connects scientists and engineers with children inspiring them to be creative …

Banned Books

<i>Are you reading something you shouldn’t? Says who? A new photo series by photojournalist Kimberly Butler reveals how to see these #BannedBooks in a new light.</i><p>The genesis of an idea. As this project started to take shape, people began asking, “How did you come up with this idea?” I never really gave …

How To Square Any Number In Less Than A Second — Without A Calculator

Introducing your newest party trick.<p>Want to look a lot smarter than you actually are? "Mathemagician" Arthur Benjamin is here to help. Benjamin dropped by HuffPost Live on Wednesday and gave host Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani a peek at some of the incredible tricks in his book, <i>The Magic of Math</i>. In …

Are Bosses Necessary?

A radical experiment at Zappos may herald the emergence of a new, more democratic kind of organization.<p>Deeply strange reports have been emerging from the Las Vegas headquarters of Zappos, until recently the world’s happiest shoe store. This spring, by order of the CEO, Tony Hsieh, the company …

4 Ways to Remember Everything You Learn

If you’re going to learn anything, you need two kinds of prior knowledge:<p>knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or …

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5 Classroom Tools to Measure Student Learning

Quizizz<p>Much like Kahoot, Quizizz allows teachers to gather evidence of student learning in a fun, gamified environment. When teachers create …

This Professor Can Teach Anyone Calculus Using These Simple, Beautiful Animations

Calculus: A word that triggers involuntary fear spasms in the best of us. But the days of slogging through tedious textbook derivatives are over, if …

Can you solve it? Professor Povey's perplexing problem

<i>A coin of diameter 1 is thrown on an infinitely large chessboard with squares of side 2.</i><p><i>What is the chance that the coin lands on a position touching both black and white?</i>

Mathematics

America's 21 Most Beautiful Campsites

From Death Valley to Glacier Bay, Alaska and back down to the Grand Canyon, we've got the country covered.<p>With 3,794,100 square miles of soaring mountains, pristine beaches and crystal clear lakes, the United States offers endless options for those looking to spend a few nights under the stars. But …

Why Public Schools Don't Teach Critical Thinking -- Part 1

The following warning should be affixed atop every computer in America's schools:<p><i>Proceed at your own risk. Don't accept as true what you're about to read. Some of it is fact; some of it is opinion disguised as fact; and the rest is liberal, conservative, or mainstream propaganda. Make sure you know</i> …

Critical Thinking

25 Reasons to Visit Romania (3): Bucharest

<i>Photo by Eduard Gutescu</i><p>Like I promised you here, today I will show you some amazing places from Bucharest where you can party, eat, play and discover the vibrant, astonishing capital of Romania. You will experience some pretty awesome activities and create memories that will last a lifetime: have a …

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