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Spectacular warped beauty of Mumbai interiors - CNN Style

Written by Thomas Page, CNN<p>Architecture is a precious thing; delicate and worth preserving. Whether by the slow slip into decrepitude or wanton destruction at the hands of terror, our heritage is at risk.<p>That's the driving force behind "Look Up Mumbai," an installation overseen by Professor Sarah …

CNN

Teaching kids philosophy makes them smarter in math and English

Schools face relentless pressure to up their offerings in the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and math. Few are making the case for philosophy.<p>Maybe they should.<p>Nine- and 10-year-old children in England who participated in a philosophy class once a week over the course of a year …

Education

The Ultimate Southern Fried Chicken

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>In a large bowl, beat the eggs with a pinch of salt. In another bowl, whisk the flour with the cornstarch, garlic powder, …

The Mashed-Potato Mistake We All Make

Boiling then mashing is one of the most common ways to prepare spuds; yet, too often, they turn out bland or gummy. Turns out making mashed potatoes well isn't difficult, though.<p>Sara Foster, who owns Foster's Market, a gourmet takeout store/café in Durham, NC, has been making mashed potatoes for …

America's Best Allies Against ISIS Are Inspired By A Bronx-Born Libertarian Socialist

ISTANBUL -- Last fall, Islamic State fighters launched a coordinated, large-scale assault on the Kurdish town of Kobani on Syria's northern border with Turkey. Fresh from victories that granted them an aura of invincibility, the extremists were about to remove the single irritant on a wide swath of …

We Are All Muslim

Dear Donald Trump:<p>You may remember (you do, after all, have a "perfect memory!"), that we met back in November of 1998 in the green room of a talk show where we were both scheduled to appear one afternoon. But just before going on, I was pulled aside by a producer from the show who said that you …

12 Leisurely Sunday Brunch Recipes

Skip the lines and make brunch at home -- these recipes are all easy like Sunday morning.<p><b>1. Glazed Oatmeal-Maple Scones</b><p>These comforting breakfast treats are like a cross between scones and oatmeal cookies: buttery and tender on the inside, crisp and craggy on the outside, and chockfull of oats, …

Chicken Pot Pie, Skinny-fied

Chicken pot pie is considered one of the ultimate comfort foods! It's a savory pie filled with a luxurious chicken stew. And, it's usually very fattening, but not this skinny one. You can enjoy every bite, guilt-free! <b>Each serving has only 266 calories, 6 grams of fat and 7 Weight Watchers POINTS</b> …

7 Foods to Make in Your Coffeepot

On National Coffee Day, we make Ramen. In a coffeepot.<p>Here, seven "recipes," for the next time you're hungry in a hotel room.<p><b>Steamed Vegetables</b><p><b>Pasta</b><p><b>Ramen</b><p><b>Hard-Boiled Eggs</b><p><b>Apples A La Mode</b><p><b>Oatmeal (Or Grits)</b><p><b>Salmon, Couscous and Steamed Vegetables</b><p><b>15 Flatbread Recipes That Are Better Than Pizza 11</b> …

You Never Thought You Needed A Mobile Private Island... Until Now

Why visit a private island when you could design your own... and drive it anywhere you want?<p>The Migaloo Kokomo Ailand is taking yachting -- and luxury in general -- to a borderline ridiculous new level, with a mobile private island design that rivals even the most elite of tropical beach clubs.<p>At a …

Inflatable ‘space elevator’ invented by scientists

It is an idea that every small child has had at some point. Instead of sending up rockets into space, why not simply build a huge lift.<p>Now a Canadian firm has been granted a patent for a ‘space elevator’ which will shoot cargo 12.4 miles into the stratosphere from where it can be launched more …

Space Travel

Cruel and All-Too-Usual - The Huffington Post

<b>When the video above</b> was filmed, the girl on the bed was 17 years old. For the purposes of this story, I’ll call her Jamie. There was a time when she liked acting in goofy comedy skits at her Detroit church or crawling into bed with her grandmother to watch TV. She loved to sing—her favorite artist …

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Has the Most Ferocious Lawyer in America Defending Him

Judy Clarke, the publicity-shy anti-death-penalty attorney, has defended the Unabomber, Susan Smith, and Jared Loughner, and successfully spared them capital punishment. Mark Bowden provides an in-depth portrait of her startling career.<p>We do not often think of a defense lawyer as someone who wars …

Justice Kennedy Denounces Solitary Confinement

Invoking Kalief Browder, the justice urged courts to scrutinize prolonged isolation more closely.<p>In 2010, Kalief Browder was, by all accounts, a healthy, ordinary 16-year-old black teenager living in New York City. On June 6, he took his own life. On Thursday, 12 days later, a Supreme Court justice …

Criminal Justice

9 Easy Italian Recipes Your Family Will Love

Everyone loves Italian. From homemade pasta sauces to homemade bread, these recipes are serious family pleasers.<p><b>1. Homemade Tomato Sauce with Basil</b><p>Jarred tomato sauce is fine in a pinch, but if you've got a little extra time, this homemade sauce is totally worth it. <b>GET THE RECIPE</b><p><b>2. Parmesan Crusted</b> …

Vox - Understand the News

Explainers<p>Politics & Policy<p>World<p>Culture<p>Science & Health<p>Identities<p>Energy & Environment<p>The Big Idea<p>Technology<p>Business & Finance<p>First Person<p>Video<p>Podcasts<p>✕<p>Top Stories<p>World<p>What the latest Mueller indictment tells us about his strategy<p>Dutch attorney Alex van der Zwaan’s indictment shows how Mueller is …

Black Panther

This Unorthodox Guided Meditation Might Just Get You In The Habit

Meditation is so good for your health that any effort to get people meditating should be met with applause -- even if it's a little, uh, unorthodox.<p><i>Warning: Strong language ahead.</i><p>Studies have shown that meditation lowers blood pressure, increases brain function, boosts happiness and improves …

The radical Bernie Sanders idea that could reclaim America for the 99 percent

Bernie Sanders has brought new attention to the perils of inequality. What if he could do even more?<p>Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has electrified the 2016 presidential race with his no-nonsense energy, authenticity, and class-politics platform. Some of his proposals have already made right-wing heads …

The Triumph of Occupy Wall Street

The movement that began in Zuccotti Park didn't disappear—it just splintered and regrouped around a variety of focused causes.<p>On her first campaign stop in Iowa in April, Hillary Clinton struck a decisively populist tone, declaring that “the deck is still stacked in favor of those at the top.” …

Middle-class

Coffee Gelatin with Whipped Cream

Boil coffee in a 2-qt. saucepan. Whisk in sugar and gelatin until dissolved, 4–5 minutes. Pour into an 8" square baking dish; chill until set, 2½ –3 …

Recipes

A stunning tour of the world via Google Maps Street View - Vox

North America<p>South America<p>Africa<p>Europe<p>Asia<p>Australia<p>Antarctica<p>If you want to see more amazing images, Google Maps Street View offers collections of landmarks and natural wonders from around the world. These are a few of the categories available to explore:<p>The world's highest peaks<p>Oceans<br>• US parks, …

How Bobby Jindal lost everything: A one-time GOP hope, gutted by Grover Norquist worship and his own ambition

The Rhodes scholar seemed bound for big things. Now even Republicans have turned on him — and his state’s a mess<p>These are not happy times in Baton Rouge, where government officials are desperately trying to plug a $1.6 billion budget shortfall. But even by that standard, Wednesday, April 22, was …

Save us from GOP businessmen! Donald Trump, Carly Fiorina, Mitt Romney and the big lie about big business

W and Hoover wrecked the economy. FDR, Clinton and Obama rescued it. Let’s stop pretending we need an MBA president<p>There’s a popular trope on the right which argues that businessmen make good presidents. In addition to being untrue, this view perpetuates a host of misconceptions about government. …

20 Things You Need To Know About Armenia

The Kardashian sisters visited their ancestral homeland last week to draw attention to the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. But the country has plenty going on, even when it's not being graced by some of the most famous members of its diaspora.

I'm a liberal. I eat at Applebee's.

I'm a fan of their half price appetizers. My mom and I like to meet there early on Sunday evenings for Oriental chicken salad and cheese sticks.<p>Why the heck am I writing about this?<p><b>First, a few other things about me.</b><p>I design training for Fortune 500 companies.<p>I like hockey and sports. Particularly …

The name Gary is headed for extinction

Once popular name now rarely chosen, statistics show<p>In the 1950s and 1960s, <b>Gary</b> was once one of the most popular names in the UK, with tens of thousands of babies given the moniker every year.<p>But the name is now believed to be headed for extinction, with <b>just 28 British babies called Gary in 2013</b>out …

Marvel Comics

15 Reasons why meditation will make you successful.

What could be better than reaching your big goals? Well, it turns out that meditation – something you could be doing daily, at no cost and with …

Mindfulness

The Science Of Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things

You don’t have infinite money. Spend it on stuff that research says makes you happy.<p>Most people are in the pursuit of happiness. There are economists who think happiness is the best indicator of the health of a society. We know that money can make you happier, though after your basic needs are met, …

Happiness

Atheists’ self-defeating superiority: Why joining forces with religion is best for non-believers

Prominent atheists like Bill Maher and Richard Dawkins judge people of faith. Here’s why it’s a recipe for failure<p>I've written before about the root causes of religious conflict — in a nutshell: it is not about what many people would like you to think it's about — but I realized recently that I had …