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This Is the Most Popular Slow Cooker Recipe on Pinterest

I don't care what season it is: winter, summer, spring, or fall — there's always a good reason to bust out your slow cooker. There is nothing better …

Cooking

Sound and fury: how pronunciation provokes passionate reactions

Auditory beauty lies in the ear of the listener but to focus on sounds we don’t like is to miss out on the riches, power and beauty of the English sound system<p>When I used to present programmes on English usage on Radio 4, people would write in and complain about the pronunciations they didn’t like. …

Linguistics

Stalking bestseller that split German opinion arrives in UK

A remarkable German novel based on the author’s disturbing real-life experience of being stalked by a neighbour is to be published in the UK later this month.<p><i>Fear</i>, a bestseller in Germany that was recently turned into a TV movie, is the work of Dirk Kurbjuweit, deputy editor-in-chief of the current …

Books

Chicken legs destined to be a runaway hit

Chicken drumsticks are often relegated to kids' meals, perhaps a notch up from chicken tenders. This is a surprisingly winning and simple preparation — and a nice change from your typical teriyaki marinade — upgraded with an optional trimming technique (not trimmed in the photo above).<p>Why trim the …

Cranberry Sauce

Breaking Him

• <b>Author:</b> Sherilee Gray<p>Folks in town call him a monster—say he’s dangerous. But I know him simply as Elijah Hays, the quiet, gentle giant who works with the horses on my ranch. I can feel him watching me, that steady intense gaze making me crave things I don’t quite understand, burn in a way that …

Liars Like Us

• <b>Author:</b> Mary Campisi<p><i>What happens when destiny ignores the rules?</i><p>Tate Alexander has the good luck to be born with looks and charm, and the bad luck to belong to a family where money and power mean more than honor and integrity. When he returns to Reunion Gap to take over his father’s company, he’s …

The Hookup

• <b>Author:</b> J. S. Cooper<p>How Do You Know When You’ve Found True Love?<p>Janie Ryan has always dreamed of meeting her Prince Charming. The one guy that will sweep her off of her feet and carry her away into the sunset. All she wants is the fairytale love and she’s willing to change everything in her life to …

2018 High-School Reading List

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25 Dinner Ideas For People Who Are Trying To Eat Less Meat

Put these in your dinner rotation.

Out of Time Series Box Set II (Books 4-6)

• <b>Author:</b> Monique Martin<p>This box set contains 3 complete novels: Books 4-6 of the Out of Time Series - The Devil's Due (Book #4), Thursday's Child (Book #5, and Sands of Time (Book #6).<p>The Devil's Due<br>Time travelers Simon and Elizabeth return in book four of the Out of Time series.<p>Simon and …

Rumors Of Our Demise: The Science And Economics Of Climate Change

Anthropogenic global warming is being superimposed on a highly variable natural system; it is not obvious how much of the change is natural.<p>Estimates …

Climate Change

The most famous author from every state

First, we looked coast to coast to find the most famous book set in every state. Now we're hitting the books to discover the most famous author from every state.<p>Not all the choices were cut and dry. To qualify for this list, the famed authors had to be born in their respective states, but not …

Books

30 bacon recipes that prove it’s the best food on Earth

If bacon isn’t your favorite food, then there’s clearly something wrong with you. Because bacon is seriously the greatest – you can have it for breakfast, lunch, dinner and even <i>dessert</i>. Check out these killer bacon recipes to get your bacon fix.<p>1. Bacon Mashed Potato Cheese Bombs<p>Hot and dangerous. …

Breakfast
Economics
Economics

Dutch government: only EVs and hydrogen cars from 2035, phase-out natural gas

Tesla assembly factory in Tilburg the Netherlands<i>The Dutch government has presented a long-term energy plan that stipulates that no new cars with</i> …

Energy

Africa Is Building Solar Farm So Big It Could Power Europe

Generating enough power to justify the large sums of money being funneled into it has always been the biggest challenge for green energy sources. …

Renewable Energy

Solar can already generate more energy than oil, says major scientific review

And is twice as powerful than previously thought<p>by Nafeez Ahmed<p><i>Published by</i> <i>INSURGE INTELLIGENCE</i><i>, a crowdfunded investigative journalism project for</i> …

Apple Enters Agreement With World's Largest Wind Turbine Maker for Clean Energy Projects

Apple recently struck a deal with Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology, known as the world's largest wind turbine maker, which will bring clean energy into the production processes and manufacturing plants of Apple's partner facilities in China (via <i>South China Morning Post</i>).<p>Specifically, …

The 20 Best Books Of 2016

Read ’em all<p>Now is the time of year when we're supposed to look back on everything that happened and celebrate the best of it. This has been a particularly challenging task this year, because, well, there's little about 2016 which immediately springs to mind as being all that great. And yet, …

Looking For The Best Books Of 2016? NPR's Concierge Is Here To Help

NPR's annual Book Concierge is back. And to mark the occasion, correspondent Lynn Neary joins <i>Morning Edition</i>'s Rachel Martin to talk about the year in fiction — and to share a couple of her favorite titles from 2016.<p>If you're looking for the books mentioned on-air, here are links to:<p>The Underground …

Books

Open letter about climate change from scientists to Trump

More than 800 American energy and Earth science researchers have signed a letter to Donald Trump outlining six steps they're urging him to take to …

Google just notched a big victory in the fight against climate change

Google will soon purchase enough renewable energy for all of its global operations<p>Outside Tulsa, Oklahoma, among a series of nondescript warehouses off Route 69, lies a Google campus. Beyond its peculiar location — about 2,000 miles from the company's Mountain View, California headquarters — the …

Renewable Energy

Why we’re all everyday climate change deniers

Global warming is scary and abstract. No wonder we struggle to face up to it – and let politicians and industry off the hook<p>After Donald Trump won last month’s US presidential election, hot takes speedily declared it game over for the planet. But as Al Gore said at the weekend, “despair is just …

Climate Change

China’s Clean Energy Push Runs Into Headwinds

Construction of solar panels and wind farms hasn’t been matched by electricity grid upgrades<p>BEIJING—China’s unbridled ambitions for clean energy led to the construction of two wind turbines every hour in recent years. Now, there is a new demand: slow down.<p>In the U.S., President-elect Donald Trump …

Renewable Energy

Through climate change denial, we're ceding global leadership to China

Remember when China was the climate-action outcast, the obstacle standing in the way of progress in the global fight against a warming planet? What a difference a few years — and an election — can make.<p>Over the past few weeks, world leaders, delegates to the climate change conference in Marrakech …

Climate scientists condemn article claiming global temperatures are falling

A Republican-led panel promoted a misleading tabloid story alleging earth may not be warming, relying on data that leaves out important points of context<p>Climate scientists have denounced the House committee on science, space and technology after the Republican-held panel promoted a misleading story …

Climate Change

Nigel Slater’s beef brisket recipes

You’ll need a spoon. The broth surrounding the beef has been in the oven for four hours, along with a handful of caramelised shallots, black peppercorns, thyme sprigs and bay leaves. I could have used traditional stock, but preferred to make one out of dried mushrooms: a dark coloured, bosky liquor …

Brisket

Escape Clause

• <b>Author:</b> John Sandford<p><b>Whenever you hear the sky rumble, that usually means a storm. In Virgil Flowers’ case, make that two. The exceptional new thriller from the writer whose books are “pure reading pleasure” (Booklist).</b> <i></i><br>The first storm comes from, of all places, the Minnesota zoo. Two large, and …