Patricia A. Martinez

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Why Has America Stopped Winning Wars?

Since 1945, the United States has experienced little except military stalemate and loss—precisely because it’s a superpower in a more peaceful world.<p>At 9:44 p.m. on July 27, 1953, Harold Smith had just 16 more minutes of the Korean War to survive before a ceasefire came into effect at 10:00 p.m. …

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Who Will Be Hurt Most When The Tech Bubble Bursts? Not VCs

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Manish Goyal is the senior manager and Bharat Ramnani is head of business of valuation and advisory services at Aranca.</i><p>Do we have a ticking time bomb on hand? The debate over whether Silicon Valley is sitting on another tech bubble rages on. It is being fueled by many celebrated …

Polynomial -C

Angèle Krong

Food stamps for filet mignon? Hardly, despite what paternalistic politicians say

When you’re trying to feed your family and stretch a dollar, steaks and short ribs don’t make it to your grocery list. As one of nine siblings in a low-income household in Wisconsin, my mother made a habit of buying inexpensive stewing meat for us. These tough cuts of beef came in handy when …

Siblings

Waco coverage shows double standard on race

<b>(CNN) —</b> On Sunday, just after news broke of a shootout in Waco, Texas, involving "rival biker gangs" as The New York Times alert phrased it, the political activist Shaun King wrote on Twitter:<p>"I'll wait (and wait and wait and wait) to hear someone on the news call what just happened in Waco 'white …

Justice

What If Everybody Didn't Have to Work to Get Paid?

Advocates say that a guaranteed basic income can lead to more creative, fulfilling work. The question is how to fund it.<p>Scott Santens has been thinking a lot about fish lately. Specifically, he’s been reflecting on the aphorism, “If you give a man a fish, he eats for a day. If you teach a man to …

Income Inequality

Get Organized: Inspiration from the Best Closets

To fuel spring-cleaning motivation, a roundup of the most distinctive closets from the archives<p>It’s springtime—and that means spring-cleaning time. Whether you’re in the market for a five-figure wardrobe overhaul or simply decluttering for summer, organizing your closet will go a long way towards …

Archives

How to Make Breakfast Salads

There's always a place for pancakes, but salads should become your new weekday workhorse breakfast. Here's how to build a salad you'll actually want to eat first thing in the morning.<p>At <i>Bon Appétit</i>, we all agree: Salad is awesome. We eat it for lunch. We eat it for dinner. We'll happily call it a …

Healthy Eating

The Non-Judgmental Guide to Getting Seriously Into Tea

My friend Laura is way more into wine than tea, so it took some cajoling to get her to travel an hour and a half away from home to a tiny tea shop in a Queens strip mall, where we settled in for a three-hour tasting of teas from all over China and Taiwan.<p>"I want you to see the amazing teas I keep …

Tea

Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1070000/1070049_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524839382_5e60702582107a53316d65769cf7c7d8<p><b>Nobel prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died in Mexico aged 87, his family says.</b><p>Garcia Marquez was considered one of the …

Literature

Video: Predictions from TED Talks, 1984-2014

Predictions are a mug’s game. If they come true, you likely didn’t push your thinking hard enough. If they don’t come true, you risk looking like an …

Tree house!!

For those of you who don’t know how amazing my husband is, here is a glimpse.<p>He has almost single-handedly remodeled our house, room by room, over …

And how would you like to pay, sir – cash, credit card, or Bitcoin?

The government of Iceland does not have the necessary skills to manage its own currency. It should ditch the Icelandic krona and adopt Bitcoin, a …

5 Ideas to Kick Start Your Photography Again

Last week I was speaking with an amateur photographer who told me that he’s been struggling for photographic inspiration and ideas lately. He …

Digital Photography

The Future Of Technology Isn’t Mobile, It’s Contextual

Next up: Machines that understand you and everything you care about, anticipate your behavior and emotions, absorb your social graph, interpret your intentions, and make life, um, “easier.”<p>You’re walking home alone on a quiet street. You hear footsteps approaching quickly from behind. It’s …

A Mathematical Look at Focal Length and Crop Factor

I’m hoping this post can explain a lot of the confusion beginning photographers have about focal length and crop factors. Some understanding of basic …

Associated Press News

Tag: Bathrooms

Before & After: A Trend-Proof Bath Remodel in Brooklyn<p>by Alexa Hotz<p>A Kismet Renovation in Highbury, London, by O’Sullivan Skoufoglou Architects<p>by …

Home Improvement

Fishing Float Marine Lamps

We’ve admired the work of Fleet Objects’ Zoe Garred before; but we are particularly taken with her Mariner lamps. Garred got her inspiration for the …

Expert Advice: The Enduring Appeal of Shiplap

Characterized by long horizontal (or vertical) panels formed by overlapping “rabbets” (grooved boards), weathertight shiplap has long been popular in …

Cape Cod

Nautical Hardware: 7 Cleats for Home Use

We’ve long been fans of marine-style hardware, and nautical cleats are no exception. Designed to hold boat lines (and handle weight of the attached …

Laundry Rooms

Micro-Phone : A Credit Card Sized Smart Phone + Locator

<b>Micro-Phone</b> features a phone as small as a business card and as thin as your credit card. The goal of this project is to design and develop …

Handy

Remodelista - Sourcebook for the Considered Home

Today's Design Dispatches<p>Material Interiors: A Shoppable Apartment in New York, Design Luminaries Edition<p>by Annie Quigley<p>May 24, 2018<p>Kitchen of the …

Home Improvement

How-To: Homemade Strawberry Fruit Rollup

Relive your fruit snack-filled childhood with this handy tutorial from fifteen spatulas, which shows you how to make homemade strawberry fruit rollups from just three ingredients.<p>[via frickyeah1990s]<p><b>More:</b><p>MAKE | How-To: Dried Fruit Rolls<br>• MAKE | Recipe: Make Homemade Fruit Leather<br>• MAKE | How-To: Dry …

Will Google Glass change the way we think?

<i>(Credit: Google)</i><p><b>A new video from Google shows how people will probably end up using Google Glass in the real world — looking up information.</b><p>You know …

Google Glass

Immigration bill passes Senate hurdle but Obama effort angers some

Efforts to bring 11 million undocumented immigrants out of the legal shadows cleared their biggest congressional hurdle yet on Tuesday, with an …

My government clearly understands the value of privacy; it wo…

My government clearly understands the value of privacy; it won't tell me what its doing.<p>A useful quote from the article, reminding us why the public deserves some privacy too:<p>"""<br>Later in the interview, he explains why the people who say "I don't care, because I've got nothing to hide" are complete and total idiots:<br>"Because even if you're not doing anything wrong, you're being watched and recorded. And the storage capability of these systems increases every year consistently by orders of …