Michael Scofield

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Gastronomy Of Genius: History's Great Minds And The Foods That Fueled Them

Genius and food have a lot in common. Both nurture, inspire and occasionally intimidate. Some appeal to almost everyone instantly. Others are acquired tastes. So perhaps it's not surprising that, scanning history's greatest minds, we find many were inspired by certain food or drink, repulsed by …

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Appetite For War: What Napoleon And His Men Ate On The March

On the bicentennial of the Battle of Waterloo, Napoleon Bonaparte's most celebrated statement about food and warfare — "An army marches on its stomach" — is worth recalling.<p>Except there is no record of him saying it. Just as there is no record of Marie Antoinette saying, "Let them eat cake."<p>If he …

4 Things That Kill Sleep and Productivity

Fortunately, they're all easy to fix.<p>It is a well-known fact that a good night's rest can boost your energy levels, and therefore your productivity. However, how many of us actually get the recommended eight hours of restful sleep? Our lives are too busy and we try to pack too much into our day; as …

India and the American Dream

I just returned home from a trip to Kolkata, India. I expected to feel completely out of place, in a world I didn't understand. But despite the constant stares and even a request for a picture (I felt like the bearded circus lady...) I was completely taken by the beauty of the culture. It made …

Year after Haiyan, some move on, others agonize

TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) — Four months after she lost her husband and home to Typhoon Haiyan's fury, Agnes Bacsal gave birth to their sixth child — …

17 Things You Should Know About Subway, Plus 4 Brilliant Sandwich Hacks

If you're familiar with Subway at all, you know all about $5 Footlongs, FebruANY and, of course, JARED. But what do we <i>really</i> know about Jared? And are those Footlongs subs really 12-inches long?<p>To find out a little bit more about the Subway brand, HuffPost Taste chatted with Chef Chris Martone, …

The absurd history of English slang

<b>(Stocksnapper via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>How foulmouthed poets and ingenious commoners redefined the English language<p>Jonathon Green<p>October 11, 2014 8:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “The Vulgar Tongue: Green’s History of Slang.”<p>Slang’s literary origins are widespread and ever-expanding. Its social roots, …

This is your brain on money: Why America’s rich think differently than the rest of us

<b>(Universal/Battrick via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>Nobody’s perfect. But only the rich get away with thinking that their luck and their flaws are actually strengths<p>Sean McElwee<p>October 11, 2014 6:30pm (UTC)<p>Consider the following recent headlines:<p>“What The Middle Class Doesn't Understand About Rich People”<br>• “9 …

This 20-Year-Old From Brooklyn Is So Successful, He Owns His Own Chinese Factory

Inventor Alex Shlaferman, 20, founder of Vante Toys, has already done it, and not just once, but multiple times. The first time he was only 15.<p>And 2014 will be another milestone year, he says. He expects his consumer-products company, founded when he was 16, to do about $10 million in revenue.<p>His …

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After shipwreck, refugee finds despair in Europe

LUEBECK, Germany (AP) — It has been a year since the ship went down, and still the memories torment the Syrian refugee:<p>The father flailing in choppy …

Seeking the yeti, mythical monster of Nepal, Tibet, India and Bhutan

Everyone has heard the stories. The grizzled mountaineer who stumbles from his tent high in the Himalaya to find enormous footprints in the snow. The lone trekker who spots a strange figure, standing upright on two legs, silhouetted against the mist on a remote mountain pass. Welcome to the …

The Psychology Behind Costco's Free Samples

Mini pizza bagels? Now we're talking.<p>In 2010, a Minnesotan named Erwin Lingitz was arrested in a Supervalu grocery store after spending an excessive amount of time at the deli counter. In the words of a Supervalu spokesperson, Lingitz had violated “societal norms and common customer understanding …

I Ate 15 Ramen in Tokyo and Here's What I Learned

<i>Chashu Pork Ramen in Shibuya</i><p>When I arrived in Tokyo, I already harbored a deep love for ramen--the Japanese noodle soup with an increasing fan following in America. But I soon discovered I had a very narrow view of the tasty dish. Having only previously eaten ramen in the U.S. and France, I was …

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As World’s Population Booms, Will Its Resources Be Enough for Us?

New projections of escalating growth increase the tension between humanity’s expanding needs and what the planet can provide.<p><b>There are more than 7 billion people on Earth now, and roughly one in eight of us doesn't have enough to eat. The question of how many people the Earth can support is a</b> …

Apple Takes A Swipe At The Credit Card

It started with the iPod. In 2001, Apple promised to do away with stacks of CDs and put 1,000 songs in your pocket. Thirteen years later, the music industry is unrecognizable: Most brick-and-mortar record stores have closed, and a pocket-size hard drive filled with music seems quaint in a world …

Why these Iraqi kids are bucking the trend — and their parents — to stay in Baghdad

Outside the doors of the Al Atrakchi House cafe is a typical Baghdad street: dusty, garbage-strewn, one end blocked off by a barbed wire checkpoint. Inside, though, is a world away: crammed full of books and antiques, being here feels like walking back in time and that’s exactly why this group of …

Jim Parsons on double Emmy nods - CNN.com

Raise your hand if you're excited for the return of "The Big Bang Theory!" season 8 kicks off on September 22, and things have changed for our favorite Pasadena physicists. Let's catch up with where the cast is at the start of Season 8.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Photos: 'Big Bang Theory' cast<p>'Big Bang Theory' cast<p>…

Mont Saint-Michel Opens Footbridge So You Can Stroll To The Famous Island

In a day and age when supersonic jets and solar-powered drones are all the rage, it's nice to know a simple footbridge can still draw crowds.<p>In late July, a 2,493-foot long pedestrian bridge opened to Mont Saint-Michel so tourists can arrive on foot from the coast of Normandy to the historic …

Yosemite National Park Photos

Yosemite National Park photos and pictures of culture, history, and travel from National Geographic.

7 Superfoods You've Never Heard Of

If you were asked to name a superfood, we're betting you might say quinoa. And if you were to rattle off a few more, you might mention goji berries, chia seeds or if it was 2009, acai.<p>The term "superfood" is as overused as its meaning, nutritional powerhouse. Everyone's constantly on the lookout …

11 Things You Never Knew About Tomatoes

Could there be anything more perfect than a ripe tomato, freshly picked, still warm from the sun? Tomatoes are one of those special foods that make our hearts flutter. With the arrival of tomato season, we'll be eating tomatoes in just about everything, from salads and pastas to BLTs and yes, on …

9 Things to Never Say at Customs

By: Matt Meltzer<p>You know when rooms without windows and clocks are fun? When they involve massage treatments or blackjack tables. You know when they're not fun? When they're customs detention rooms, and some guy is pawing through your luggage while another interrogates you like it's the first half …

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According To Google, The Other Superfoods Have Got Nothing On Quinoa

Everyone is constantly on the look-out for the next superfood. Chronically impatient and eternal suckers for a quick fix to all our problems, all of us -- we're talking everybody the world over -- seem to be perpetually seeking the next best health food. That miracle pill in the form of a …

Why People Aren't Buying iPads Anymore

Last week, a colleague of mine went to the Verizon store to get a new phone. An hour later, he walked out with a new smartphone and a free Android tablet.<p>That's how cheap tablets have become: Verizon will give you a free one when you sign a two-year contract with the company.<p>No wonder iPad sales …