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Harvard Has a Free Online 12-Module Digital Photo Course

Want to learn photography from Harvard? (Yes, that <i>Harvard</i>.) It turns out you can easily do so, even without being a student. The oldest institution …

Why Studying Middle East Politics Helped This Expert Understand Trump's Appeal

Shadi Hamid's work on "illiberal democracy" helped him see the reasons behind Trump's rise.<p>Donald Trump’s election was a frightening event for many Muslim Americans ― and Shadi Hamid, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, was no exception.<p>Hamid, author of Islamic Exceptionalism: How the …

Three paths that deliver Trump the win

His chances are slim, but three narrow paths could still deliver 270 electoral votes.<p>With three full days left in the campaign, Donald Trump’s pathway to the presidency is narrow, defined and unforgiving.<p>It begins by the Republican nominee, who continues to trail Hillary Clinton in most national …

BA's Best Bread

Makes 1 large boule<p>This bread has a nutty flavor and intense chew; it makes toast that’s a wholesome meal unto itself. To ensure you have fresh bread on time, count back three nights from the day you want to bake. If you want bread on Saturday, start Wednesday night. Bake it anytime Saturday. This …

Baking

An Iranian-American soldier’s war on Islamophobia

Nate Terani, a war veteran, explains his stance on the growing xenophobia developing in the U.S.<p><i>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.</i><p>I’m not an immigrant, but my grandparents are. More than 50 years ago, they arrived in New York City from Iran. I grew up mainly in central New Jersey, an …

Food is a wonderful vehicle for discovering Iran, with its fabulous regional produce featuring in stews, rice dishes, kebabs and desserts<p>Imagine a verdant, landscape filled with rice paddies, tea plantations and olive groves. A land where you can hike up mountains in the thick mist of the morning …

Tehran

Kodak Developed a New Smartphone Designed Specifically for Photographers

Most smartphones put text, email, and social media above all else, but the Kodak <i>Ektra</i> has a different priority—it’s built with photographers in mind. Designed for both enthusiasts and experts, the phone fuses Kodak’s rich 128-year legacy in photography with stunning technological innovation.<p>The …

7 Spooky Short Stories to Read for Halloween

You may have your Netflix queue all filled up with scary movies to watch for Halloween, but what about your bookshelf? Here are seven scary short …

‘I’m Not A Racist, But…’

How the Clinton-Trump rows over racism may only entrench prejudice and distrust.<p>Hillary Clinton’s recent reference to many of Donald Trump’s supporters as a “basket of deplorables” comprised of racists and homophobes only made explicit what her advertisements and other public statements have …

MOTI, a Robot That Promises to Help You Develop Better Habits

If you’re struggling to stick to your exercise routine, meet your work deadlines, or just remember to floss, a tiny robot named MOTI wants to help …

Televisions

Make Overnight Oats That Actually Taste Good by Avoiding These Common Mistakes

Faster, faster, faster! Make a better breakfast in a hurry by perfecting the art of overnight oats.<p>When it comes to fast, healthy breakfast options, it's hard to beat overnight oats. They're the ultimate big-batch food, meaning they easily double, triple, and quadruple in scale—and they get better …

Breakfast

10 International Cat Celebrities

There are few places around the world where people don’t love cats. And what’s not to like? They are cute, cuddly, funny, and they keep vermin away …

The Year's Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy Stories Have Been Determined

You’re going to want to clear a bit of time in your schedule for October. That’s when <i>The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2016</i> collection …

Science Fiction

24 Microwave Recipes For When You're Hungry But Lazy

Lazy chefs, represent.

Best in Europe

Travellers to Croatia tend to make a beeline for the Adriatic delights of the country’s extensive coastline, but its flourishing inland capital shouldn’t be overlooked. Zagreb is at once cosmopolitan and edgy, with its heady mix of Brutalist architecture and sun-splashed Austro-Hungarian squares …

What a Hiring Manager Is Actually Thinking During Your Interview

Whether you’ve interviewed over one million times or can count on one hand how many times you’ve been face-to-face with a hiring manager, the process …

Employment