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50 Cast-Iron Skillet Recipes

Put the hardest working pan in your kitchen to good use.<p><b>If you want a good, hard sear on a piece of meat</b>, grab a cast iron skillet. Looking to add minerals to your food? Ditto. Just want a workhorse of a pan that will take you from fried eggs to a free-form apple galette? You know what to do. The …

Cooking

The Vindication of Edward Snowden

A federal appeals court has ruled that one of the NSA programs he exposed was illegal.<p>Edward Snowden’s most famous leak has just been vindicated. Since June 2013, when he revealed that the telephone calls of Americans are being logged en masse, his critics have charged that he took it upon himself …

Surveillance

Ask a Hostage Negotiator: What's the Best Way to Get a Raise?

It's possible to get a higher salary without taking anyone captive.<p>The question that most people ask themselves as they walk into their boss's office to negotiate their salaries is likely some variant of "What am I going to say?" But according to hostage negotiator Chris Voss, that might be the …

Magic

How Smartphones Hurt Sleep

Blue light makes the brain think it's time to wake up, just as you're getting ready for bed.<p>The answer to the question "How'd you sleep?" has, for most of human history, been "not too well." Even before the advent of electric light, people slept two or three to a bed, next to a chamber pot, and …

Sleep

A Cure for Colorblindess

A pair of sunglasses promised a miracle.<p>I stood in the center of Times Square. Fiery orange flames and velvet purple sunsets five stories tall promised that I could stay Forever 21. Along with Vegas and Versailles, few spots in the world depend so heavily on the seductive power of colors. If I was …

Color Blindness

Smuggle Your Booze Sunscreen Flask

Summer music festivals, baseball games, and days in the park with the kids are about to get a whole lot jollier. Instead of SPF 30, this innocuous …

Big Gin Keeps It in the Family

<i>Welcome to Eater Seattle's brand new column Meet the Distillers, where spirit-loving contributor Julia Wayne sits down with the folks behind the booze in your glass. In the first installation, Ben Capdeville and Holly Robinson of Captive Spirits spill (sorry) all about their Big Gin and Bourbon</i> …

The Negroni Sbagliato

The negroni sbagliato--an "incorrect" negroni--is inspiring bartenders across the country to screw up the drink in yet more delicious ways<p><i>The Negroni Leoni by Michael Neff of Ward III and The Rum House, New York City (Credit: Paul Wagtouicz)</i><p>Until just a few years ago, the negroni was an insiders' …

New York City

Kiss Forever: 40 Years of Feuds and Fury

The strange, contentious saga of the world's most indestructible band<p>All that's missing from Gene Simmons' home office is a cash register. He has …

The Doors

900-Year-Old Viking Message Decoded, Reads 'Kiss Me'

The mystery of a 900-year-old Viking message has finally been solved. Cryptologists, put down your cipher devices, because the formerly incomprehensible code that's been haunting your dreams reads in part: "Kiss me."<p>A runic artifact that reads: "Kiss Me". Photographer: Jonas Nordby.<p>The baffling …

How to Bake an Onion Pi

Feel like someone is snooping on you? Browse the web anonymously anywhere you go with the Onion Pi Tor proxy. This is a cool weekend project that uses a Raspberry Pi mini computer, USB wi-fi adapter, and Ethernet cable to create a small, low-power, and portable privacy Pi.<p>Using it is easy-as-pie. …

Linux

The Irrationality of Giving Up This Much Liberty to Fight Terror

When confronted by far deadlier threats, Americans are much less willing to cede freedom and privacy.<p>Reuters<p>The image is still powerful, isn't it?<p>So are the anger, and the memories.<p>Most Americans don't just remember where they were on September 11, 2001 -- they remember feeling frightened. Along …

Calling Out the 'We're a Nation at War' Dodge

The phrase is used by people who want to justify a policy without having to prove that it's legal and prudent.<p>Public domain<p>"America is a nation at war." That notion is often invoked to defend the NSA surveillance program being unveiled before our eyes. You've heard it ad nauseum from American …

You'll Never Know if the NSA Is Breaking the Law — or Keeping You Safe

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>What if the NSA's surveillance isn't legal? What if its collection of phone records and its …

PRISM's Legal Basis: How We Got Here, and What We Can Do to Get Back

A privacy scholar explains the recent news about government surveillance.<p>In the past two days, the press has provided unprecedented revelations of how pervasive the secret surveillance state has become. Leaks reveal that the FBI and NSA have received all Verizon Business Services telephone call …

All the Infrastructure a Tyrant Would Need, Courtesy of Bush and Obama

More and more, we're counting on having angels in office and making ourselves vulnerable to devils.<p>Reuters<p>What we know is that the people in charge will possess the capacity to be tyrants -- to use power oppressively and unjustly -- to a degree that Americans in 1960, 1970, 1980, 1990, or 2000 …

Germany Seeks a New Longest Word

Call it linguistic precision engineering. The German language permits the creation of words of endless length, many of which refer to laws. Now the …

Language