Ruthann Alexander

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27 Creative Salad Dressing Recipes That Go Beyond Balsamic

From creamy ranch to bracing vinaigrettes, here are the salad dressing recipes we love best.<p><b>Say goodbye to that basic balsamic vinaigrette</b>—your salad dressing is about to get serious. Here are our favorite ways to dress our salads, from an updated goddess to a lighter, brighter Caesar.

The 13 Greatest Iced Coffee Recipes for Summer

Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home!<p>Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home! Via Redbook.com

Ten Steps You Can Take Right Now Against Internet Surveillance

One of the trends we've seen is how, as the word of the NSA's spying has spread, more and more ordinary people want to know how (or if) they can …

Wait, What’s That? The Science Behind Why Your Mind Keeps Wandering

If you’re experiencing an attention deficit, you’re far from alone.<p>Try this: Count your exhalations–1, 2, 3–all the way to 10. See if you can get to 10 without thinking about lunch or laundry or deadlines or dates.<p>Unless you’ve trained your attention, it’ll probably start to wander–which, new …

How Snowden's Hong Kong-to-Russia-to-Cuba Plan Grew and Fell Apart

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Few things have been crystal clear when trying to decipher the backroom dealings and international …

Aleppo: A city where snipers shoot children

<b>Bustan al-Qasr is the last remaining crossing point between the rebel and regime-held sides of Aleppo. Snipers are rife and the atmosphere tense, yet hundreds are forced to use it every day to get to work, to study and buy food.</b><p>"Today, at about midday, I treated someone who had been shot in the …

Middle East

Why do writers drink?

Recent research suggests that Dylan Thomas might not, after all, have drunk himself to death. What his doctor in New York took to be delirium tremens …

A Heat Wave So Big You Can See It From Space

Hot enough for ya? If you live anywhere on the eastern half of the United States (like me) you’ve probably been sweating it out over the past several …

Weather

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity's long-distance drive to Mount Sharp is pressing forward as the rover has completed three separate trips in the days following the beginning of its long trek on July 4. http://oak.ctx.ly/r/7n60 Though Curiosity is not bound to a strict timeline for its trek, mission officials have estimated that it will take about a year to complete.

Moon Phase and Libration, 2013 [hd video]

If The Sun Went Out, How Long Could Life On Earth Survive?

Don't worry, you'll have time to post your goodbye selfies to Facebook.<p>If you put a steamy cup of coffee in the refrigerator, it wouldn't immediately turn cold. Likewise, if the sun simply "turned off" (which is actually physically impossible), the Earth would stay warm—at least compared with the …

While NASA's Curiosity rover found that Mars could have once supported life, scientists still haven't been able to detect a definitive sign that either single cellular or multicellular life once roamed the Red Planet. What will it take to find life on Mars? http://oak.ctx.ly/r/7n6y See the full infographic here: http://oak.ctx.ly/r/7n71

For First Time, Astronomers Read Exoplanet's Color

Astronomers have determined that an alien planet is blue like Earth.<p><b>A giant gaseous planet that's orbiting a star 63 light-years away is a deep cobalt blue that's reminiscent of Earth's color as seen from space, scientists say, marking the first time an exoplanet's true color has been …

Scan your real-life items into Minecraft

<b>An app pending approval for an iOS release lets you scan real-life objects and port them to Minecraft.</b><p>What would you like to see in Minecraft? Your …

Augmented Reality

Annotated Photographs of Beat Writers Featured in The Allen Ginsberg Festival, Starting Today

Starting today, the Contemporary Jewish Museum (CJM) begins its four-day celebration of Allen Ginsberg with The Allen Ginsberg Festival in San …

Elder Scrolls Online: Bethesda Calls Next-Gen Cross-Platform Play 'Just A Nightmare'

<i>Xbox One and PS4 are basically high-end PCs according to Bethesda, but cross-platform play still isn’t happening.</i><p>Bethesda is best known for its PC games, though virtually every game the company has made in recent years has been released on PC and consoles.<p>When the company announced a new MMO, <i>The</i> …

Most of us don’t like our jobs – and never will

Recently, I met a professor of office design who talked excitedly about creating visionary spaces for people to work in and filling the air with the scent of fresh linen. After a bit, I protested that surely all we wanted from an office building was natural light and something relatively …

How elite universities are killing the American dream

The American Dream isn’t dead. It’s just moved to Denmark.<p>Now, we like to think of ourselves as a classless society, but it isn’t true today. As the Brookings Institution has pointed out, America has turned into a place Horatio Alger would scarcely recognize: we have more inequality and less …

College & University

Court rejects request for Michigan right-to-work opinion

Michigan's Supreme Court decided not to give the state's governor a quick answer on the constitutionality of the state's new anti-union law.<p>LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Supreme Court has denied the governor's request for an advisory opinion on whether a controversial right-to-work law the …

Walmart, McDonalds, Walgreens Cheating Hourly Workers? NY AG Investigates Use Of Prepaid Payroll Cards

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman wants to know if employees of some retail giants are being sold short.<p>The investigation is not so much about wages but rather how the wages are paid out by employers.<p>Walmart, McDonalds, Home Depot and Walgreens are some of the retailers that pay their New …