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More women are jailed in Texas, even though arrests have dropped. Why?

BURNET — Back when the county jail here housed maybe three women, jailers didn’t have to worry much about contraband mascara, tampon shortages or …

A brief history of America's corporate-run prison industry

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Selling

Over 60 percent of women in jail have not been convicted of a crime and are still awaiting a trial

According to a new study by the Prison Policy Initiative, there are 219,000 women incarcerated in the United States. Sixty percent of the women in …

Research

How the Netherlands Feeds the World

In a potato field near the Netherlands’ border with Belgium, Dutch farmer Jacob van den Borne is seated in the cabin of an immense harvester before an instrument panel worthy of the starship <i>Enterprise.</i><p>From his perch 10 feet above the ground, he’s monitoring two drones—a driverless tractor roaming …

Rustic Onion Tart Recipe

Is there nothing better than caramelized onions?<p>Yes, they take some time to make, but they’re not hard to cook, and it’s so so worth the effort.<p>Here …

Food Preservation
The Brain

Green Smoothie With Spinach And Avocado From Harley Pasternak

Ingredients<p>2 cups spinach leaves, packed<br>• 1 ripe pear, unpeeled, cored and chopped<br>• 15 green or red grapes<br>• 3/4 cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt<br>• 2 …

Health Care
Cancer

Barnraiser

7 Healthy Recipes to Get You Through the Next 7 Days

We can all agree that we need a break from indulging nonstop since, oh, Thanksgiving. And whether you want to lighten things up for a few days or are …

Can This Green Give You Super Powers?

Ingredients<p>1 package (4 oz.) shishito peppers (about 15 to 18)<br>• 1 1/2 pounds ripe tomatoes—peeled, seeded and chopped<br>• 1 cup cucumber—peeled, seeded and …

New Alzheimer's Drug Trial Clears Toxic Brain Proteins And Slows Memory Loss

This is incredible.<p>A new drug trial for Alzheimer’s patients has just been completed, and researchers are calling the results the most promising yet …

Dementia

They replaced the lawn with a gorgeous drought-tolerant meadow that doesn’t need mowing

In our latest lawn-to-drought-garden makeover submitted by readers, a Cheviot Hills lawn is removed and replaced with native grasses such as <i>Carex pansa</i> and <i>Carex tumulicola</i> to create a low-water urban meadow.<p>Inspired by Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf, a leading proponent of choosing perennials …

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5 Exercises for a Defined and Muscular Jawline

The first thing people notice about you is your face, so it’s not surprising that as a society we’re preoccupied with wanting to look our best. …

The most thorough, profound and moving defense of Hillary Clinton I have ever seen.

First of all — this is not my writing. It's a Facebook post by someone I don’t even know, a man named <b>Michael Arnovitz</b> in Portland OR. But as a …

Government

Charred Tomato Oil

We love to finish a dish with a healthy drizzle of olive oil. But when we tried Chicago-based chef Jeff Mahin’s charred tomato oil, we were instant …

Tomatoes

Mousse Bigelow

Used to be, you couldn't mention L.A. without talking about Gjelina, Travls Lett's Italian-by-way-of-Venice haven. These days, little sister Gjusta …

7 Ways to Get Protein If You’re Cutting Back on Meat

You’re kind of over grilled chicken, and after the July Fourth weekend you never want to see another hamburger again. That’s all well and good, but …

Landscaping ideas with 14 gardening and DIY tips

If you're always on the lookout for a new and exciting way to bring some extra style into your garden, we have some amazing ideas for you.<p>From simple …

Landscaping

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DIY Organic Pesticide Spray To Keep Your Summer Garden Bug-Free

Sun is up, and your garden’s surely going to reach its full bloom in a couple of days, if it hasn’t already. But with the summer season and its …

This Is How All Your Favorite Chefs Make Hummus

It doesn't take much to create homemade hummus that's a whole lot better than store-bought, but even we admit we can get a little bored with the basic recipe. If your pita chips need a little more excitement in their life, try giving some of these recipes from our favorite Food Network …

9 plants that bug bugs — including mosquitoes

BOISE, Idaho — Summer is almost here, and you'll want to spend more time in your backyards and gardens.<p>Unfortunately, so will the bugs. And because of viruses such as Zika and West Nile, mosquitoes are a big concern.<p>You can plant herbs and flowers that repel those bugs, including mosquitoes, and …

Plants

Cook's Illustrated's Foolproof Pie Dough Recipe

When we talked to <i>Cook's Illustrated</i> publisher <b>Chris Kimball</b> about the November 2007 issue of the magazine, we asked what recipes really stood out in it this year. This pie crust is one of them, he said. "It's a brilliant recipe," Kimball said. "The secret ingredient in it? Vodka."<p>Read the Whole Story<p>…

Biology
Onions