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Choking to Death in Detroit: Flint Isn't Michigan's Only Disaster

Tech & Science Michigan Detroit Air pollution Pollution Flint Water<p>Jacqueline Cason didn’t expect to be crawling down the stairs of her own damn …

This Saddle-Shaped School Chair Encourages Kids to Sit Up Straight and Pay Attention

You might remember when the Internet was abuzz over the Nessie Ladle—a kitchen utensil designed to create the illusion that the mysterious aquatic …

Coconut Cream Pound Cake Recipe

"A moist coconut pound cake, a crowd pleaser. I use this recipe for making wedding cake layers."<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup butter, softened<p>1 (8 ounce) package …

Luscious Lemon Triangles Recipe

"A traditional lemon bar with zest! The addition of lemon zest in both the crust and filling makes this dessert even more …

Oasis: Supreme Relaxation on Phu Quoc

The beach that will leave you speechless.<p>Bai Sao (South Beach - in English) is located on the Vietnamese island, Phu Quoc. This place oozes …

The Wreck of Amtrak 188

From 30th Street Station, the train glided northwest out of Philadelphia, tracing the arc of the freeway. Near the old Schuylkill River Bridge, it jogged right, gathering speed, bound for the New Jersey border. Had you been standing anywhere near the tracks, you would have heard Amtrak 188 before …

The Contempt That Poisoned Flint’s Water

Even before the drinking water in Flint, Michigan, was found to be tainted with lead—before water from some areas tested at more than twice the level considered to be toxic waste, and public-health officials said that every last child in the city should be treated as if the child had been …

Water

The Best Recipes That Came From Food Bloggers In 2014

If there's one thing the world doesn't need more of, it's food bloggers. The Internet is packed -- stuffed and basically bursting at the seams -- with thousands upon thousands of food blogs. After a while, they all sort of look the same and if you spend too much time browsing, you run the risk of …

One Day at Panda Express

Panda Express<p>On a bright day in the flats of San Gabriel Valley in Los Angeles, the busiest restaurant around is a Panda Express tucked into a shopping center dominated by a Walmart. Running a fast-food operation isn't like other restaurants — here, we dive into the big picture, the tiny systems, …

Vietnam's prison-island paradise

Despite being a quick 45-minute turboprop flight from Ho Chi Minh City, Con Son is a world away from Vietnam’s well-beaten tourist trail, with inexplicably few Western travellers.<p>At 5 am and 6 pm, government loudspeakers crackle to life all over Vietnam. Relics of an era before homes had …

Vietnam

Road Trip: Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way

Explore the sights and sounds of the Wild Atlantic Way, and meet the people who make it unforgettable.<p>At the western fringe of Europe is a marginal zone where the force of the Atlantic crashes against the jagged rock defenses of Ireland’s western seaboard. The Wild Atlantic Way, a new driving route …

C.J. Chivers’ Particular Brand of War Journalism

The <i>Times</i> hired Chivers at age thirty-four in 1999 to cover war. That was the handshake, he says. A former Marine officer, he might know how to handle …

Where to Find the Best Vietnamese Food in Ottawa

When I return to North America in the summer months to visit friends and family, they ask me what foods I missed while I was away. “Did you want me …

Vietnam

Secrets to Surviving a 12-Hour Flight

Our editors share the secret weapons that make getting there a little less brutal.<p>"I bring my own travel-sized pillowcase—it's really nice cotton, and it just makes the coach experience a tiny bit better. I also take Susanne Kaufmann's moisturizing mist and hand cream, trying to use the time to at …

Step by step, Americans are sacrificing the right to walk – Antonia Malchik

In 2011, Raquel Nelson was convicted of vehicular homicide following the death of her four-year-old son. Nelson, it’s crucial to note, was not …

What it's like to take a non-stop 14-hour flight on Korean Air

Korean Air

How One of Katrina's Feel-Good Stories Turned Bad

When Kathy Phipps was relocated to a suburban Utah neighborhood after the storm, she was hailed by the media as an example of how the tragedy could turn into opportunity. But 10 years later, Kathy is back in Louisiana, scarred by what happened after the cameras went away.<p>Ten years ago, Kathy Phipps …

Nature's last refuge: climate change threatens our most fragile ecosystem

An Arctic voyage through the awe-inspiring Northwest Passage shows that, with oil drilling in the far north on the way, rapid action is needed to protect the region<p>The Northwest Passage is not an obvious choice for a holiday cruise. It is, after all, one of the most notorious ocean routes. Many …

Travel 101: These Are the Best Snacks to Pack in Your Carry-On

Snacks

Saigon Street Food Guide

Vietnam is known for its food, and as with many geographically vast places, dishes vary widely between regions. I’ve based myself in Saigon for the …

Cecil During Wartime

On the first day of a trip to Zimbabwe, in 2008, at the height of Robert Mugabe’s campaign of land seizures, directed at his country’s minority population of white farmers, I met an American hunter. A friend and I had driven up from Johannesburg, and entered the country by crossing the Limpopo …

Wildlife

Romanian Driver Navigates the Soul of the EU

For the past decade, Viktor Talic has been driving a van across Europe, delivering people and goods. His 50-hour, nearly sleepless journey offers a …

Europe

Sailing Across the Atlantic in 30 Days—With Two Toddlers

When her youngest son was just a few months old, experienced sailor Janis Couvreux and her family determined to sail across the Atlantic Ocean–from a …

Beyond Angkor: 8 other amazing things to do in Siem Reap

Siem Reap is best known as the gateway to Angkor Wat and the rest of the Angkor Ruins, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The UNESCO site includes not …

The Independent Mothers of Iceland

For Americans, Iceland can feel like another planet, and not only because of the moonscape lava fields. There are fewer people in the country than in Staten Island, the air is so clean that you can see for many miles on a good day, and several of the bankers who brought the country to the brink of …

World Economic Forum

The Best of Saigon Street Food: What To Eat And Where to Find It

After two winters of stuffing my face around this city I love, I thought I would put together a guide to Saigon street food, gathering some of the …

A Lesson in Kindness While Hitchhiking Through Iceland

“Where are you going?” he asked from the driver’s seat.<p>“Thingeyri,” I replied. A confused look appeared on the man’s face.<p>“Thingeyri,” I said again, …

Epicurious – Recipes, Menu Ideas, Videos & Cooking Tips

Cook This Now<p>Serve this versatile grilled steak over rice or set it out with tortillas and all the toppings for an easy Sunday-night taco bar.

The Immigrant Families in Limbo

While politicians block reform, what is happening to immigrant families?<p>Olga Flores, the seventh of eleven siblings, was born in a small town in the central Mexican state of Hidalgo thirty-nine years ago. “There was no work,” she told me recently. “The only thing for a woman to do was to get …

Immigration