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20 books that will change your life

Oprah, Warren Buffett, and more reveal the books that changed their lives

Books

The 50 Best Podcasts of 2017

The shows that kept listeners refreshing their apps this year<p>Editor’s Note: Find all of <i>The Atlantic</i>’s “Best of 2017” coverage here.<p>This year, podcasts got funnier, sharper, and even more niche. Our recommendations here pass a vigorous audio smell test. First, the arrival of a new podcast episode …

Stranger Things

A Civil War Historian’s Talking Points

Yesterday historian Aaron Astor posted a list of talking points on his Facebook page that he utilizes when discussing the Civil War with the general …

American Civil War

Warning: These Cold Brew Coffee Recipes Are Crazy Addictive

To say we're fans of cold brew coffee would be a bit of an understatement. Case in point: We have it on tap in the office kitchen at MyDomaine's Los …

The Myth of Robert E. Lee And The "Good" Slave Owner

According to the Lost Cause mythology ginned up after the Civil War, Robert E. Lee was a benevolent slave owner who really fought for states’ rights. …

20 Books Every Parent Should Read ASAP

Parents, you are NOT alone.<p><i>The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.</i>

‘I hate you’: How to respond to a 4-year-old’s insults

<i>Q: Our 4-year-old will often (as in several times a day) call people bad names, specifically his dad and me. When he becomes upset about not being able to get or do what he wants (“No, you cannot have a Popsicle right before dinner”), he will call us a name (“Dum-dum” is his favorite right now) and</i> …

Parenting
Gardening

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Real Estate

How America’s memory of the First World War slipped away

The Great War marked the true beginning of the American century. But 100 years later, “the war to end all wars” is largely forgotten in the …

The war in Syria, explained

How Syria’s civil war became America’s problem.<p>President Donald Trump has ordered airstrikes on Syria as punishment for its chemical weapons attack last week in the town of Douma, which killed at least 42 people — including a number of children.<p>Understanding Trump’s decision requires understanding …

Middle East

16 Cheat Sheets For If You're A Foodie But Also Lazy AF

Easy and foolproof.

Cooking

10 Podcasts That Will Make You Smarter | Inc.com

Hate your commute? Struggle to motivate yourself to hit the treadmill? Perhaps both these problems (and many more) have the same solution. Why not turn these odds and ends of unpleasant time into opportunities to learn by popping on a podcast? That's how many luminaries like Bill Gates manage to …

Self-improvement

This speech made Martin Luther King Jr. revolutionary

<b>(CNN) —</b> Fifty years ago this week, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. gave the most important speech of his life at the Riverside Church in New York, denouncing the Vietnam War and connecting the American civil rights struggle with a larger, global movement for peace and human rights. Forty-nine years …

Black History

Mexican Breakfast Recipes

Spice up your mornings with Food Network Kitchen's fresh takes on classic Mexican breakfast dishes like chilaquiles and huevos rancheros.<p>In Mexico, …

Now This Is A Student Goal-Setting Strategy That May Actually Work

I posted “Everyone Is A Teacher” Is A New Engagement Strategy I’m Using & It Seems To Be Working earlier this week, and it was – rightfully, I think …

New Interactive Map Visualizes the Chilling History of Lynching in the U.S. (1835-1964)

Whether we like to admit it or not, the history of the U.S. is in great degree a history of genocide and racist terror. As Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz has …

Watch Dozens of Rare U.S. Nuclear Test Films, Now Declassified and Online

Stunning military history, now on YouTube.<p>Up until 1963, when they were banned, the United States conducted above-ground nuclear weapons tests. According to <i>Gizmodo</i>, there were around 210 (!) of them, mushroom clouds and all, and the military quite often filmed the festivities. Those national …

The Japanese Brewer That Makes Café-Style Coffee at My Desk

I love coffee in the morning, but the Green Mountain brewed in bulk at my office broke my spirit. After trying a French press at work (too much to …

8 nutritionists reveal what they eat when they're craving something sweet

<b>Peanut butter and jelly</b><p>"One of my favorite treats is a good old-fashioned PBJ. The sweetness of a spoonful of jam atop that earthy, nutty peanut butter on a crispy, toasted slice of bread or bagel half makes me feel that I've had a real treat—even though it's actually healthy. I like BFree Brown …

Nutrition

Ben Carson: Slaves Were Immigrants Who Came Here And Worked Really Hard 'For Less'

WASHINGTON ― Ben Carson made his debut as secretary of Housing and Urban Development Monday by telling agency employees about the virtues of the “can-do” American society. Carson said this value system was best exemplified by slaves, whom he characterized as immigrants who came to the United States …

The stain of 'The Blood of Emmett Till' - Rebecca Carroll on a pernicious legacy

When news surfaced a few weeks ago that Carolyn Bryant, the white woman responsible for the 1955 murder of<p>Emmett Till, had confessed to having made up the most glaring part of her testimony, it felt almost like the whole thing had been orchestrated — if not to play into a grieving, post-Ferguson …

We No Longer Have Three Branches of Government

I served in Congress for 16 years and taught civics for 13 more. Our government no longer looks like the one I told my students about—or the one the Constitution describes.<p>For more than a dozen years, teaching government classes to graduate students at Harvard and Princeton, I filled my students’ …

Political Science

What Is a Populist?

And is Donald Trump one?<p>Why does Donald Trump exaggerate the size of his inauguration crowd, brag about his election win in conversations with world leaders, and claim without evidence that voter fraud may have cost him the popular vote? Why does he dismiss protesters who oppose him as “paid …

Political Science

Explore This Interactive Map of the New U.S. Megaregions

Zebulon, Hohokam, and Comancheria are among the 50 economic zones designated by researchers on a new map.<p>As the U.S. economy grows and morphs, people are finding themselves living not just in cities or suburbs or towns, but also in much larger “megaregions.” Economists, geographers, and planners …

The Food Lab: How to Make Kickass Quesadillas

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>The other day, I made a quesadilla for my wife, Adri, before stepping out of the house. A few minutes later, she texted me to reluctantly let me know that my quesadillas have always been the best she's ever had. I responded with this, to which she said this. What …

12 easy, cheesy nacho recipes to devour on Super Bowl Sunday

Nachos are to the Super Bowl as turkey is to Thanksgiving. Like candy to Halloween. Champagne to New Year's Eve. So, yeah, there's a lot of pressure on those triangular chips. Your nacho recipe could make or break your Super Bowl party. The good news is nachos are super easy to get right.<p>Here are …

Cooking

How to Build an Autocracy

The preconditions are present in the U.S. today. Here’s the playbook Donald Trump could use to set the country down a path toward illiberalism.<p>点击这里阅读中文版本<p>It’s 2021, and President Donald Trump will shortly be sworn in for his second term. The 45th president has visibly aged over the past four years. …

Donald Trump

Professors at America's elite colleges pick one book every student should read in 2017

College professors dole out an incredible amount of required reading to their students.<p>But what if they could only choose one book?<p>When asked, …

Books