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The Complete Winter Olympics Schedule for 2018: When to Watch Every Sport

The 2018 Winter Olympics began Friday, Feb. 9 in PyeongChang Olympic Stadium, and the schedule of events is packed from the opening ceremony until …

Gymnastics

How to Buy Olive Oil: A Beginner's Guide

It's a confusing world out there. Here's how to buy olive oil that you can feel great about, without breaking the bank.<p>I used to buy olive oil the way I bought wine—I’d just choose a bottle from the lower-middle price range that had a cool label. (Sort of how I still choose wine, tbh...) I …

Italy

I Just Discovered Melting Potatoes and I'm Officially Serving Them With Everything

We weren’t actively seeking a new way to cook potatoes. In fact, we think there’s a pretty solid variety to choose from. You can bake them, fry them, …

Recipes

These 12 Bookstores Are Worth Traveling for

As long as books have existed, so too has the concept that reading one is like traveling without leaving your seat. Let us make the argument, though, for being transported both mentally and physically. In the age of Amazon, it’s nothing short of inspiring to see some of the most distinctively …

How to survive a nuclear bomb: 3 steps to save you from the blast and fallout if North Korea attacks

How likely is nuclear war? Despite escalating tensions with North Korea, some experts say fears are overblown. Others caution that the United States …

Improving Ourselves to Death

What the self-help gurus and their critics reveal about our times.<p><i>Audio:</i> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>Happy New Year, you! Now that the champagne has gone flat and the Christmas tree is off to be mulched, it’s time to turn your thoughts …

Tim Ferriss

Top 8 Must-See Sky Events for 2018

Get ready to see amazing eclipses, a comet encounter, planetary pairings, and more celestial wonders.<p>The year ahead offers many heavenly delights for sky-watchers, including a pair of lunar eclipses and a comet with potentially surprising brightness.<p>While scores of amazing astronomical phenomena …

Astronomy

13 Experts On Why They No Longer Recommend Diets

These experts have two goals: To help people have better relationships with food, and to dismantle the diet-first mindset.<p>But there are registered dietitians whose approach to working with clients doesn't include dieting or weight loss at all. In fact, some of them outright reject it as a way to …

10 of the world's most creative cities to live, work and play

When you work in the creative industries, the world is literally your oyster, as they say. With brilliant design studios, agencies and brands at …

Staten Island

Inside the Strange and Fascinating World of Celebrity Money Handlers

Being famous is great. Managing a star's money? Tricky.<p>Ellen DeGeneres doesn’t know her ATM pin. Oprah hadn’t seen the inside of a bank in 29 years. …

Parchment Paper or Foil? The Ultimate Guide for Every Cooking Scenario

You’ll never have to guess again.<p>Roasting Veggies in the Oven: Either<p>Parchment paper is safe up to 420°F, so if you are roasting vegetables at a …

The right (and wrong) way to apologize

<b>(CNN) —</b> There is a right way and a wrong way to apologize, psychologists say. Over the course of the last few months, we've seen many high-profile examples that fall somewhere in between.<p>On Wednesday, NBC News announced it had fired long-time "Today" show anchor Matt Lauer amid accusations of …

New York Times

Bernie Sanders warns of 'international oligarchy' after Paradise Papers leak

US senator warned that leak of documents exposing offshore tax havens show ‘rapid movement’ toward a group of billionaires controlling the global economy<p>Live updates: billionaires and firms exposed by Paradise Papers<p>Bernie Sanders has warned that the world is rapidly becoming an “international …

The Concept of the Weekend Is Dying

At what point do we declare a world without weekends a public interest issue?<p>Nov.03.2017 / 10:12 AM ET<p>On May 1, 1886, in booming, industrial Chicago, at least 30,000 workers walked off the job in what would become one of the most famous rallies for a shorter workweek in America. The shutdown left …

New York Times

An Award-Winning Cheesemonger Shows How to Make a Next-Level Cheese Plate

There are few better ways to get to know a person than spending hours on end together, slicing and arranging piles of artisanal cheese in a small, …

Cathy Lanier was a mom at 15 -- now she's the NFL chief of security

Cathy Lanier was 15 years old when she had her son -- then everything revolved around providing for her family. She joined the Washington, D.C., …

FAA

4 Takeout Classics You Can Make at Home

Making restaurant- or takeout-inspired meals at home usually starts with a craving for a certain flavor — maybe the sticky, sweet heat of General …

Cooking

Here's how your spending habits compare to those of the typical American

If you have no idea how much you spent on food, transportation or online shopping last year, you're not alone: Only one in three Americans track their expenses.<p>If you're among the majority, it may be time to look at where your money is going and how much of it is leaving your pocket. Chances are, …

Equifax had patch 2 months before hack and didn’t install it, security group says

If you're concerned your personal information might have been exposed by the Equifax breach, you can take steps to freeze your credit. USA TODAY<p>SAN FRANCISCO — Hackers took advantage of an Equifax security vulnerability two months after an industry group discovered the coding flaw and shared a fix …

Identity Theft

If you're drinking tap water, you're consuming plastic pollutants

Microscopic plastic fibers are pouring out of household faucets from New York to Delhi, according to original research by Orb Media, a nonprofit digital newsroom in Washington, DC.<p>Working with researchers at the State University of New York and the University of Minnesota, Orb tested 159 drinking …

10 Ways to Get Out of a Funk—and Fast

I woke up the other morning in a <i>bad</i> mood. I wondered if I'd had a nightmare. Nope, I couldn’t recall any. I wasn’t hungover. I hadn’t even checked my …

Happiness

A Plan For Raising Brilliant Kids, According To Science

<i>Since NPR Ed first published this piece last year, it has become one of our most popular posts of all time. And since then, there has been a little anecdotal proof of concept for these parenting theories:</i><p><i>Kathy Pasek, one of the authors interviewed, has a son named Benj Pasek. He is a composer who,</i> …

Benj Pasek

How To Pick Kids' Apps For The Backseat This Summer

It's summer vacation season and many families will be lucky enough to be heading off for at least a few days. At least half of parents say quality time together is the most important reason to take a family vacation, according to a national survey by the rental car company Alamo.<p>Still, there will …

Kids
Business Strategy

More Than Memory: Coping With The Other Ills Of Alzheimer's

The first problem with the airplane bathroom was its location.<p>It was March. Greg O'Brien and his wife, Mary Catherine, were flying back to Boston from Los Angeles, sitting in economy seats in the middle of the plane. "We're halfway, probably over Chicago," Greg remembers, "and Mary Catherine said, …

Dementia

The best ways to make your own GIFs

3 ways to make your own memes.<p>First introduced to the world by Compuserve in 1987, the graphics interchange format—better known as the GIF—is having a real moment. Your mom loves ‘em, your social media feed loves ‘em, even politicians are getting in on the action, because who doesn’t need the tiny …

Father's Day Cookout Recipes

Thrill him on Father's Day with these recipe ideas that are sure to get him all fired up. From burgers to barbecue, with a little dessert and veggies …

Prozac Nation Is Now the United States of Xanax

This past winter, Sarah Fader, a 37-year-old social media consultant in Brooklyn who has generalized anxiety disorder, texted a friend in Oregon about an impending visit, and when a quick response failed to materialize, she posted on Twitter to her 16,000-plus followers. “I don’t hear from my …

anxious

Apple’s New Campus: An Exclusive Look Inside the Mothership | WIRED

One More Thing<p>Inside Apple’s Insanely<p>Great (or Just Insane)<p>New Mothership<p>Inside Apple’s Insanely Great (or Just Insane) New Mothership<p>by Steven Levy …