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NFL 2015: 5 juicy storylines we can't resist this season

Winter is coming, and it's bringing NFL football with it.<p>The 2015 NFL season kicks off Thursday night, a harbinger for five months of the …

Jon Stewart's greatest takedowns: The Internet's definitive list

Jon Stewart is a comedian with a conscience — late-night television's leading crusader against fear-mongering enemies of progress, political …

The White House’s Alpha Geeks

CTO Megan Smith and her deputy Alex Macgillivray are seizing the tech moment. Here’s their plan to raise America’s technology quotient.<p>Until about a …

Why I'll never buy a home again

I like the second batch of people. They are my friends and it seems like they are sincerely asking for my advice.<p>And I'm going to give it to them. Whether they meant it or not.<p>I have some stories about owning a home. One of them is here: "What It Feels Like to be Rich," where I describe my complete …

Inside Obama’s Stealth Startup

President Obama has quietly recruited top tech talent from the likes of Google and Facebook. Their mission: to reboot how government works.<p>For Eric Maland, the whole thing goes back to that San Francisco wedding. Mikey wasn’t there—well, wait, actually, Mikey was there. But Eric didn’t meet him at …

Obama Overseeing Reagan-esque Political Transformation

President Barack Obama’s time in the White House is beginning to wind down and the discussions about his legacy will soon start to outnumber those about his policies. The numbers suggest that the nation has undergone an ideological shift during his time in the Oval Office, a trend that might be …

Obama Administration

How the next few weeks could determine the fate of Obama’s legacy

June is shaping up as a time of reckoning for President Obama — and his legacy.<p>Over the next three weeks, he could record significant wins on three of his most ambitious initiatives. Or have each of them blow up in his face.<p>And those outcomes are largely outside of the president’s control.<p>On …

Health Care

How to Rid Yourself of Belly Pooch Forever

<i>(Looking for a program that will help you get a flat tummy—and keep it that way? With our Lose Belly Fat—For Good routines, you can see results in as little as two weeks.)</i><p><b>When Eating</b><br>Take an honest look at your diet and your bathroom schedule. Your belly might not be caused by fat but by air trapped …

Anyone Can Grow Herbs With This Super-Helpful Chart

This will be the year you finally get it right.<p>If you've longed to top homemade pizza with fresh basil, or snip chives over your morning omelet on a whim, battling with a black thumb can be discouraging. But the best way to grow herbs isn't a mystery — it's a science, and you can totally improve on …

Gardening

Brian Williams’s Truth Problem, and Ours

The NBC anchor’s lies are symptomatic of a culture in which truth has become relativized.<p>NBC <i>Nightly News</i> anchorman Brian Williams frequently …

Pulitzer Prize

Plantiful

• <b>Author:</b> Kristin Green<p><b>“Thrifty gardeners take note: the bucks saved on plant purchases will pay back the purchase price of Plantiful with dividends.” —Tovah Martin, author of The Unexpected Houseplant</b><p>Whoever coined the phrase “money doesn’t grow on trees” must not have been a resourceful gardener.</i> …

6 Summer Salads You'll Actually Crave

<b>1. Black Bean, Corn & Avocado Salad with Chipotle-Honey Vinaigrette</b><p>With black beans, sweet corn, crisp bell peppers and creamy avocado, this is one of those crowd-pleasing, make-ahead recipes that everyone loves. You can serve it as a side dish, salad or dip. The vinaigrette is similar to the …

The Divinity of Dogs

• <b>Author:</b> Jennifer Skiff<p>“My dogs have been the reason I have woken up every single day of my life with a smile on my face. I am among the ranks of millions of people who appreciate the souls of dogs and know they are a gift of pure love and an example of all that is good.” —Jennifer Skiff<p><i>The Divinity</i> …

Lawn Gone!

• <b>Author:</b> Pam Penick<p>Americans pour 300 million gallons of gas and 1 billion hours every year into mowing their lawns, not to mention 70 million pounds of pesticides and $40 billion for lawn upkeep. No Wonder the anti-lawn movement is thriving, as today's eco-conscious consumers realize that their …

How To: Plant a Vegetable Garden

It’s that time of year again! This week my family worked together and got our garden planted. If any of you are ready to take a shot at growing your …

Sweet Pork Chops

<b>Step 1:</b> Make 1 or 2 cuts in the fat side of each pork chop to keep it from curling during grilling. Arrange the chops in a baking dish and set</b> …

The Food Lab: 11 Essential Tips for Better Pizza

Making pizza is a year-round activity for me, whether it's a No-knead, no-stretch pan pizza in the winter, a grilled pizza party in the summer, or a Neapolitan pie baked in my Baking Steel/Kettle Pizza kit.<p>Pizza can be as simple or as difficult as you'd like it to be, but here are 11 good, …

When On Earth You're Supposed To Use Worcestershire Sauce

There are some essential ingredients -- like cinnamon or vanilla -- that we use all the time and probably can't imagine living without. We may not know a whole lot about them or where they come from (if you're wondering, we've got you covered), but we know when and how to use them. Then there are …

33 Genius Three-Ingredient Recipes

Yep, it really can be this easy.

Ice Cream

The Genius of Dogs

• <b>Author:</b> Brian Hare & Vanessa Woods<p><i>For readers of Inside of a Dog by Alexandra Horowitz, this New York Times</i> bestseller offers mesmerizing insights into the interior lives of our smartest pets<br>In the past decade, we have learned more about how dogs think than in the last century. Breakthroughs in …