Jim Muratzki

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Everything You Know About Introverts Is Probably Wrong. Here's Why

Being an introvert doesn't mean you like to spend all your time alone.<p><b>Some people think introverts avoid social situations.</b>• <b><br>This isn't actually true, they just need more time to recharge after a lot of social stimulation.</b>• <b><br>It's because they have a very low threshold for dopamine, so they are easily</b> …

“You Are the Problem”

Is liberal smugness to blame for our god-awful political climate?<p>“It’s hard to tell who started it,” Katherine Mangu-Ward wrote in a Sunday opinion …

How To Move From Rumination To Healthy Emotional Processing

Have you ever found yourself obsessing over something negative that's happened to you, and getting more and more upset, but feeling unable to let it …

Mindfulness

How to Stop Overthinking

Overthinking is a byproduct of trying to control. The "human" part of our being believes that we can think our way to safety and resolution when in fact, it is a combination of our left (thinking) brain and our right (intuitive/creative) brain that we form the best decisions and conclusions for our …

I Bring This Salsa to Every Party, Then Eat It Alone in a Corner

It's 157% better than the jarred stuff, and it's always a party sensation—when I share.<p><i>Welcome to Never Fail, a semi-regular column where we wax poetic about the recipes that never, ever let us down. This week: the homemade salsa recipe that BA.com senior editor Alex Beggs couldn’t live …

Cooking

This Crazy New Optical Illusion Shows if You Have 'Curvature Blindness'

We are freaking out.<p>Everybody loves a good optical illusion - and this newly discovered perception trick has us questioning how we see the world …

Neurology

Thanksgiving Lentil Salad: The One Vegetarian Main to Serve

Thanksgiving Lentil Salad<p>Serves 8 to 10 as a main course<p>1 medium butternut squash (2 1/2 to 3 pounds), peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes <br>1 large red …

This Dark Chocolate Cake Contains All Our Best Baking Tricks

The Deepest Darkest Chocolate Cake<p>Makes 1 (9-inch) 4-layer cake, 12 to 15 servings<p>What You Need<p><b>Ingredients</b><p><i>For the deep chocolate cake:</i> <br>Cooking spray …

How to set a budget and stick to it

Whether it's something you need or something you want, creating a budget can help you keep your spending in line so you can reach your financial …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Trump wants more power and fewer checks and balances — again

<i>Update No. 2: Trump tweeted an even-more-specific request for the nuclear option Tuesday.</i><p><i>Update May 2: Trump is indeed going ahead with a push to get rid of the filibuster, tweeting that the GOP should consider it if it can't get 60 votes to overcome the filibuster. He apparently even threatened to</i> …

Donald Trump

The data for or against floss is biased and terrible.

My French roommate Julie had just come into the bathroom to get something.<p>“What are you doing with that string in your mouth,” she said, with a look …

The Madness Of Humanity Part 4: Science Vs. Religion

<i>This is the fourth in a series of essays concerning our collective future. The goal is to bring forth some of the main issues humanity faces today, as we move forward to uncertain times. In an effort to be as thorough as possible, we will consider two kinds of threats: those due to natural</i> …

The biggest predictor of future violence is past violence. But mindfulness could help reform these angry people.

All humans are born with a powerful wired-in fight-or-flight response—anyone who has held a screaming infant can attest to its intensity. Anger is an …

Dear Science: Why aren’t apes evolving into humans?

<i>Dear Science: Why are there no hominins left on Earth? If evolution is ongoing and species are always changing and adapting, shouldn't we see new human-like species evolving from apes, even if the old ones died out?</i><p>Here's what science has to say:<p>We hate to be the ones to break it to you, but you …

Humanity

Human Population Growth and Extinction

Get the latest on our work for biodiversity and learn how to help in our free weekly e-newsletter.<p><b>+</b> <b>PUBLICATIONS</b><p><b>+</b> <b>RELATED CAMPAIGNS</b><p><b>+</b> <b>MEDIA</b><p>We’re in the …

20 Donut Day Recipes for Every Diet

If you’re following a paleo, vegan, raw-vegan, gluten-free, sugar-free or other restrictive diet, festivities like birthdays or donut parties may seem like cruel jokes. We feel you! No longer do you have to look on in envy while everyone else at the party devours sweet confections. In honor of …

Dessert

Is American really in an anti-establishment rage?

The great cliché of the 2016 presidential election is that there’s an anti-establishment mood in the electorate. That Americans just aren’t going to …

Chickpeas Help You Lose Weight -- And We've Got 4 Delicious Recipes

For anyone trying to cut down on meat and add more healthy pulse protein to their diet, chickpeas are a terrific answer. They are packed with protein, fiber, anti-oxidants and a host of vitamins and nutrients. What's more, studies have shown that when people added chickpeas to their diets they ate …

LG's 360 Cam makes it easy to take 360-degree photos and videos

Google, Facebook, Samsung, LG — basically all the tech heavyweights of today, with the notable exception of Apple — are all pushing the same message: …

Mobile Photography

23-ish Other Ways to *Instantly* Ripen an Avocado

Ripe avocados—in all their creamy, dreamy, unabashedly green glory—are one of life's many small pleasures; we, like everyone else, love to eat them. We also love kitchen "hacks"—those good ideas that somehow transcend the implication of "good ideas"—as much as the next cook. (Well, as long as they …

Avocado

Old-Fashioned, No-Knead English Muffins Recipe

Don't bother preheating your oven—my English muffins are griddled through and through. Not only does the searing heat promote "oven spring" to create those coveted nooks and crannies, it gives the muffins an amazingly crispy crust with a soft and chewy interior. A scoop of whole wheat flour makes …

The Simple Pleasure of Everyday, 5-Ingredient Italian Bread

My grandfather Nonno Corrado's bread is simple: simple to make, simple to eat (with anything really.) It's five ingredients and hardly any work. And he taught it to me, so when I make it, I get to think about him.<p>A mischievous and headstrong kid, he grew up in a small town called Oliveto, in the …

Whose foreign policy is scarier, Ted Cruz’s or Donald Trump’s?

If you want to watch foreign-policy mavens gulp in horror, ask them which team of Republican advisers they’d prefer to see in the White House next …

Technology, the Faux Equalizer

Silicon Valley’s sunny outlook on technology and opportunity ignores systematic inequalities.<p>Just over a century ago, an electric company in Minnesota took out a full-page newspaper advertisement and listed 1,000 uses for electricity.<p>Bakers could get ice-cream freezers and waffle irons! Hat makers …

Framing

Conflicts Between Science And Spirituality Are Rooted In Your Brain

"They are different kinds of insight, so there is really no reason for so much conflict to arise."<p>The standoff between science and religion -- between fact-based and faith-based ways of thinking and explaining the world -- is nearly as old as human thought itself.<p>In fact, the conflict may be rooted …

Humans Evolved to Believe In God, This Theory Argues

More than eight in ten people worldwide believe in some form of religion.<p>More than eight in ten people worldwide have some sort of religious belief, according to a Pew Research Center study. Approximately one third of those people are Christian.<p>Even though the percentage of people who identify as …

A Vegetarian Diet Could Cause Long-Term Genetic Changes

You really are what you eat.<p>Researchers have found evidence of a genetic variation in populations with a history of a plant-based diet. This …

Plant-Based Diet

The conflict between science and religion lies in our brains

The conflict between science and religion may have its origins in the structure of our brains, researchers at Case Western Reserve University and …

The Most Unsung Fruit Is Sitting in Plain Sight

Banana ice cream and two-ingredient pancakes that'll take the most ignored fruit in your kitchen from sidepiece to main squeeze.<p>Peel, eat, and repeat. Eating bananas isn't all that glamorous. Sweet and self-contained, they're the quickest and easiest grab-and-go meal we know—a failsafe but never a …

Breakfast