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Concealed carry permits help police officers, civilians stay in the fight

In the past month, criminals have murdered six police officers in the line of duty. The number might have been eight if not for the actions of two concealed handgun permit holders.<p>At this rate, police deaths could be way up this year compared to previous years. By this time last year, only one …

28 Rich Stews and Braises to Help You Shake off the Chill

As the East Coast emerges from days of single-digit temps and frozen water in every possible form, all I want to come home to after a long day of slush-dodging is a steaming pot of stew, thick and rich and brimming with long-cooked flavor. Apart from filling your belly, stews and braises that need …

Cooking

Why Big Soda Is Still Fighting for a Place at the Breakfast Table

"All the sugar and twice the caffeine," was the slogan for Jolt Cola when it first hit the market in 1985. Two years later, the <i>Los Angeles Times</i> would report that Jolt was released "at a time when other beverage makers [were] stressing the nutritional value of their product." All Jolt cared about …

Taco Bell

10 Things Your Flight Attendant Won't Tell You

Find out what the crew is really thinking while you're up in the air.<p>When JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater lashed out at a passenger and made a dramatic exit down the aircraft's emergency slide in 2010, people were left to wonder what put him over the edge. Sure, every job is stressful, but …

Flying

Tacos Árabes (Pita-Wrapped, Cumin-Marinated-Pork Tacos) Recipe

Tacos <i>árabes</i>, a Pueblan specialty with Middle Eastern influence, feature juicy cumin-marinated pork in a warm pita-bread wrapper. This at-home recipe re-creates the spit-roasted flavor in the oven and on the stovetop. Splashes of spicy hot chipotle salsa and cooling garlic-yogurt sauce are the …

17 Secret LA Breakfast Burritos, Revealed

We asked readers to tip us off to their favorite under-the-radar, locals-only sorta breakfast burrito spots, and boy did everyone deliver. From beachside surfer haunts to unheralded city diners, these are 17 of the best hidden breakfast burrito gems to look for the next time you're in a morning …

Breakfast

Johnnycakes

<b>Delicious, Quick Side Dishes</b>

9 Deadliest Rocks And Minerals On Earth

Lead found in Flint, Michigan water is an unfortunate example of negligence leading to the mass exposure of elemental lead found naturally in iron ore. Much in the same way humans communicate warnings of deadly plants and animals, it’s important to communicate the risks and exposure of deadly rocks …

Pollution

GoFundMe Has Helped Raise $2 Billion to Support Causes, Like Bringing Water to Flint

Water for Flint used GoFundMe to purchase and distribute 76,800 bottles of water for people in the community.<p>Amid reports that the water in Flint, Mich., was too contaminated to drink, Marseille Allen and a friend responded by distributing bottles of water at a church and outside city hall.<p>Allen …

Snorkeling