Miguel Olivares

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The One-Day-a-Year Fitness Plan

“Pass the rock,” says Kyle Korver.<p>The six-foot-seven Atlanta Hawks guard is arguably the best shooter in the NBA, so this should be funny, given the circumstances. See, we’re not on a basketball court. We’re not even on land. On a sunny California afternoon in June, in a pristine harbor along the …

After The Amazon Deal: What Will Shopping At Whole Foods Feel Like?

When the news broke that Amazon had agreed to buy Whole Foods for $13.7 billion, the retail food sector went a little bananas.<p>The stock prices of large food retail chains, such as Costco, tumbled a bit.<p>And this headline from Business Insider helps explain it: Amazon is acquiring Whole Foods — and …

Why you should define your fears instead of your goals

The hard choices -- what we most fear doing, asking, saying -- are very often exactly what we need to do. How can we overcome self-paralysis and take …

Self-improvement

Fuck Productivity

For my whole life, people have commented on my ability to get things done. I am a productive person, constantly tackling projects and tasks and using …

Couple Reveals How They Paid Off $200,000 Debt in 2 Years

It wasn’t too long ago that Sunethra Muralidhara was buried under a mountain of debt.<p>She had taken out loans for undergraduate and law school, which …

How to make compost: The only video tutorial you'll need

I've always considered myself a better compost-maker than I am a gardener. And from building a compost tumbler to composting indoors, I've posted a …

This Italian village is offering $2,175 in cash and $50 rents if you move there

Has the razza del ratto (rat race) got you down? Is life too febbrile (hectic) where you live?<p>But are you worried you don’t have enough contanti (cash) to live a more peaceful life?<p>Then you might be interested in the Italian hillside village of Bormida, which is about to offer a payment of €2,000 …

Italy

How Do You Know That You Love Somebody? Philosopher Martha Nussbaum’s Incompleteness Theorem of the Heart’s Truth, from Plato to Proust

“The alternations between love and its denial, suffering and denial of suffering … constitute the most essential and ubiquitous structural feature of the human heart.”<p>“The state of enchantment is one of certainty,” W.H. Auden wrote in his commonplace book. “When enchanted, we neither believe nor …

24 Books You’ve Probably Never Heard Of But Will Change Your Life

Here’s the problem with reading the books that everyone else has read. It makes you more like everyone else. Checking off the various books from your …

What Did Ancient Romans Eat? New Novel Serves Up Meals And Intrigue

"Marcus Gavius Apicius purchased me on a day hot enough to fry sausage on the market stones."<p>So begins the tale of Thrasius, the fictional narrator of <i>Feast of Sorrow</i>. Released this week, the novel is based on the real life of ancient Roman noble Marcus Gavius Apicius, who is thought to have …

Sorry for the Delayed Response

Sorry for the delayed response. I opened your e-mail on my phone while my date was in the bathroom, but then I saw that it required more than a "yes" or "no" reply, decided that was too much work, marked it as unread, and then forgot about it entirely until just now!<p>I totally meant to respond to …

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California Dreaming

<b>Late on a Friday morning this summer</b>, I sat down at a wobbly two-person table outside Sqirl, a tiny counter-service restaurant on the edges of Silver Lake, one of Los Angeles’s hipper neighborhoods. My friend and I attempted to blend in with the rest of the clientele — local screenwriters and hot …

Farm-to-table

When Your Greatest Romance Is a Friendship

“Is this your grandson?” people sometimes ask Austin when she’s out with me.<p>I love watching her vanity prick up, the way she serenely tilts her small white head and refurbishes her Southern accent to correct them. “No, honey. He’s my friend.”<p>At this point, folks usually smile tightly and turn away, …

Want To Fight Inequality? Forget Design Thinking

Born in the wake of Ferguson, the Creative Reaction Lab rejects “design thinking” for a more inclusive approach to systemic inequality.<p>In the days after a police officer shot Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, August 9, 2014, Antionette Carroll watched as her hometown erupted in protest. For …

Design

An Eater’s Guide to Manhattan Date Spots

Picking the perfect venue for a date is tricky. There are countless factors to consider, like neighborhood, price, and the ever-elusive <i>vibe</i>. Basically, the location should be an extension of the impression a person would like to convey — and that’s a tall order. Since Manhattan is filled with …

East Village

'Nurse, Spy, Cook:' How Harriet Tubman Found Freedom Through Food

Harriet Tubman, who will soon be the first African-American to grace a U.S. currency note, spent her whole adult life raising money either to rescue slaves or help them start life afresh on free soil. While her abolitionist friends in the North were generous contributors to the cause, Tubman also …

Trial Balloon for a Coup?

Analyzing the news of the past 24 hours<p>The theme of this morning’s news updates from Washington is additional clarity emerging, rather than …

Donald Trump

My dad predicted Trump in 1985 – it's not Orwell, he warned, it's Brave New World

The ascent of Donald Trump has proved Neil Postman’s argument in Amusing Ourselves to Death was right. Here’s what we can do about it<p>Over the last year, as the presidential campaign grew increasingly bizarre and Donald Trump took us places we had never been before, I saw a spike in media references …

Donald Trump

The Domestic Conspiracy That Gave Trump The Election Is In Plain Sight

Information presently public and available confirms that Erik Prince, Rudy Giuliani, and Donald Trump conspired to intimidate FBI Director James Comey into interfering in, and thus directly affecting, the 2016 presidential election. This conspiracy was made possible with the assistance of officers …

Not Just A Crock: The Viral Word-Of-Mouth Success Of Instant Pot

Chances are you or somebody you know has recently become the owner of an Instant Pot, the multifunction electric pressure cooker that can produce fork-tender pot roasts in less than an hour, as well as brown meat, cook beans without soaking, and even do the job of a rice cooker or crockpot. The …

The Science Behind Why People Buy Bread When Snow Is In The Forecast

As I write this, the southeast United States is bracing for a winter storm, at least by our standards. You know what that means. Many people have rushed out to buy bread, milk and eggs. Some colleagues like popular TV meteorologist Brad Panovich even use a “Bread Meter” to convey the level of …

Los prehispánicos ya producían mezcal destilado hace 25 siglos

Leonardo Huerta, 05 de enero de 2017<p>Durante siglos, y hasta hace algunos años, se consideraba que el proceso de destilación había sido traído al …

New York Botanical Garden Breaks Ground for an Edible Academy

The long anticipated state-of-the-art complex will feature a teaching greenhouse, a terraced amphitheater, a dedicated classroom building and …

Chartwell West What Now?

What Now?<p>I’m not a liberal. I’m not a safe space, social crusader.<p>I’m not a sore loser who can’t get over the fact that Hillary Clinton wasn’t …

History Tells Us What Will Happen Next With Brexit And Trump

<i>Note: this essay contains a lot of links out, which are underlined. Consider them further reading or me backing up my opinions.</i><p>It seems we're entering another of those stupid seasons humans impose on themselves at fairly regular intervals.<p>My background is archaeology, so also history and …

Jackson Heights: Building a Himalayan Food Community | MOFAD City

In recent years, the neighborhood of Jackson Heights in Queens, New York, has become home to a flourishing Himalayan community. Tibetans, Nepalese, and Bhutanese all congregate here, bringing with them their varied food traditions.<p>The resulting culinary landscape reflects the exchange of …

Curries

Ilford Opens Up a Photo Lab in California, Will Process Your Film by Mail

Good news isn’t always easy to come by in the world of film; more often than not, the stories we run have to do with film being discontinued. But …

#52Women52Weeks: Food technologist Emilie Baltz wants you to have a multisensory experience while you eat

<i>Emilie Baltz</i> <i>is a food technologist and multimedia artist who uses food as a material for creativity and multisensory communication. She is an</i> …

Cotton Candy