Mary Maples

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What Good Is Thinking About Death?

We're all going to die and we all know it. This can be both a burden and a blessing.<p>In the heart of every parent lives the tightly coiled nightmare that his child will die. It might spring at logical times—when a toddler runs into the street, say—or it might sneak up in quieter moments. The fear is …

Free mobile plans are coming to the UK in July

Sure, mobile plans are getting cheaper by the day, but what if you could enjoy voice, texts and mobile data without having to pay a penny? That's what mobile carrier FreedomPop will offer when it launches in the UK in July. After finding success in the US and announcing its plans to expand almost a …

Mobile

How friendship became a tool of the powerful

Imagine walking into a coffee shop, ordering a cappuccino, and then, to your surprise, being informed that it has already been paid for. Where did this unexpected gift come from? It transpires that it was left by the previous customer. The only snag, if indeed it is a snag, is that you now have to …

Psychology

The economic fallout from the oil crash won't be isolated in the oil industry

Indeed, the price cut in home heating oil and gasoline has probably outweighed the damage from lower oil prices… so far.<p>Unfortunately, this situation may not last.<p>Analysts are starting to look beyond the boost to the economy from low oil prices and see the damage that is being done by worker …

How Much Of Your Income Should You Save?

There’s no question more fundamental to personal finance than how much money we should save. Our savings rate is the cornerstone of virtually every other decision about money we make. It affects everything from buying a home to saving for emergencies to retirement.<p>Yet the guidance on this important …

Retirement

Is ISIS's Social-Media Power Exaggerated?

The group is famously active on Twitter and has attracted thousands of foreign fighters. But to what extent is one related to the other?<p>“Terrorist groups like al-Qaeda and ISIL deliberately target their propaganda in the hopes of reaching and brainwashing young Muslims, especially those who may be …

Social Media

Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act Would Allow Concealed Carry Weapons Across State Lines

Considering the fact that our Constitution acknowledges that citizens have the unalienable right (liberty) to both keep and bear arms, there is no …

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

Religion

What can children learn from crime classics like Peter Rabbit?

Funnily enough, a lot of crime – stealing rather than murder and most of it largely harmless - takes place in children’s books largely because it is a very good plot device!<p>Crime requires dramatic action, provides tension and readily separates goodies and baddies. Pirates are obvious examples; they …

Banks fined $4.3B in foreign exchange probe

Six big banks agreed Wednesday to pay $4.3 billion to settle civil allegations from regulators in the U.S., Great Britain and Switzerland that some of their traders attempted to manipulate the world's $5.3-trillion-a-day foreign exchange currency-trading market to boost trading profits.<p>Traders from …

Papaya Smoothie

Frozen strawberries help thicken this morning beverage without the addition of ice. <i>...read more</i><p>Even smoothie lovers who keep their blenders primed …

Food

Spinach Salad with Cherries and Candied Cashews

1. To make Candied Cashews: Preheat oven to 300°F. Line large baking sheet with parchment paper, and lightly spray with cooking spray.<p>2. Whisk …

Caring for Quality Cookware

190<p>SHARES<p>For many of us, the biggest evolutionary step we’ll take as home chefs is investing in quality cookware. That might mean springing for a …

Kitchens

Pear Tarte Tatin Recipe

Have you ever made a tarte tatin? It’s classic French rustic tart, made like an upside down cake, in a cast iron skillet.<p>You create a caramel base at …

Spaghetti Squash Pesto Lasagna

Right before I went vegan, I made the best lasagna I had ever tasted. It was called Pesto Lasagna, and it contained eggs and three kinds of cheese. …

Panko-Style Crusted Tofu and Vegetables

1. To make Coating: Place puffed rice in resealable plastic bag. Seal, and roll with rolling pin until broken up. Transfer to bowl, stir in oil and …

Zucchini Pasta - Zucchini Noodles with Avocado Cream Sauce

<b>*This post has been updated (7/5/2017) to include a video (scroll down to above the recipe). The video uses a spiralizer versus the julienne peeler I</b> …

Things In Politico That Make Me Want to Drink Antifreeze, Part The Infinity

<b>Welcome to August</b>, ladies and gentlemen — the month when men are men, politicians are at the beach, and reporters are bored. Today, Politico is trying to start a fight.<p>"Friendship" was the main course during Hillary Clinton's lunch with President Barack Obama this week, according to an Obama …

Power and impunity: The problem of our prosecutorial system

In a lengthy essay, Radley Balko highlights how undue leverage and impunity for prosecutors breeds injustice<p>Following the suicide of young technologist Aaron Swartz early this year, I wrote that anger at the specific federal prosecutors who had hounded the activist was justified, but that criticism …