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Ultimate Nachos with Beer-Braised Carnitas

Home > Recipes by Category > Slow Cooker Recipes > Ultimate Nachos with Beer-Braised Carnitas<p>September 17, 2013 // 40 <i>Comments »</i><p>As far as I’m …

Watching Mental Illness Take a Family Member

Laws protect the right to remain untreated, so unless the mentally ill become dangerous to themselves or others, you can't force them to see a doctor.<p>When “troubled actress” Amanda Bynes recently set fire to her pant leg, it was easy for me to guess what her family felt: relief that she had finally …

The Most (And Least) Lucrative College Majors, In 1 Graph

Erin Ford graduated from the University of Texas two years ago with a bachelor's degree in petroleum engineering. Recruiters came to campus to woo her. She got a paid summer internship, which turned into a full-time job after she graduated. Now, at age 24, she makes $110,000 a year.<p>Michael Gardner …

Video shows child grow to old age in one incredible five-minute shot

The facial features that clue us in to an individual's age are a bit nebulous. Wrinkles certainly tip off that someone is no longer young, but it is the entire package of one's face — not a single identifiable feature — that leaves an almost instinctual impression of how old that person is. A new …

What Can Thirty Years of the Times’ Wedding Section Tell Us About Marriage And Social Status?

Weddings are a personal affair —a gathering of the closest friends and family to celebrate love. But, for some couples, it’s also important to tell …

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Portraits of Dogs With Human-Like Expressions

Is it just us or do most of these dogs look incredibly serious? Hamburg, Germany-based photographer Ralph Hargarten is behind this intriguing new series called <i>A Dog's Life</i> where he's shot portraits of dogs with facial expressions we often attribute to humans. Set against a simple black background, …

How to Rebuild an Attention Span

In the war on distraction, a new long-term study of disrupted attention, multitasking, and aging shows dramatic results in improving working memory for older participants through use of an online game.<p><b>Begin with a Twist</b><p>Let’s start with the twist: A specially-designed video game helped reverse signs …

The Art of Honest Fried Chicken (A Lifestyle Choice)

<i>Sunday Dinners comes to us from our own chef/photojournalist/farmer/father figure Tom Hirschfeld, featuring his stunning photography and Indiana farmhouse family meals.</i><p><i>Today: The slow art of fried chicken -- with 12 tips and a master recipe.</i><p>Frying chicken, at its best, is a state of mind formed …

America's most popular six-figure jobs

The median household income in the United States has increased slightly over the past two years, but it is still down more than 6% from the start of the recession. As of June, a U.S. family earned an estimated median of $52,100 annually, according to Sentier Research. This means that the vast …

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7 Reasons Why Coffee Is Good For You

Coffee isn't just warm and energizing, it may also be extremely good for you.<p>In recent years and decades, scientists have studied the effects of coffee on various aspects of health and their results have been nothing short of amazing.<p>Here are 7 reasons why coffee may actually be one of the …

Oxford dictionary adds “twerk,” “derp,” “selfie,” “phablet,” and more voguish vocabulary

Oxford Dictionaries Online (ODO) is adding a slew of words that only recently came into general usage, many driven by fast-moving trends in technology and culture. Yes, “twerk” is now in the dictionary.<p>The most relevant addition to the dictionary for Quartz readers is probably “phablet,” a …

Linguistics

On Marrying a Survivor of Childhood Sexual Abuse

Dealing with misinformation, feeling powerless, and slowly getting better together<p>I thought the article would validate my husband’s experience. That’s why I emailed him the link to the decade-old <i>New York</i> magazine article about his alma mater, the American Boychoir School for vocal prodigies, where …

The Intriguing History Of Wedding Gowns

Source: WordPress<p>While contemporary weddings are often a symbol of love and commitment between the bride and the groom, for most of history, weddings …

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Suffering from Decorating Anxiety? Stop Fussing and Start Enjoying

When Angela's husband, Mike, passed away, he left her with wonderful memories, a considerable fortune and a gorgeously decorated mansion. Angela had …

Home Decorating

The hero nobody deserves: fans petition to ban Ben Affleck as Batman

Unsurprisingly, the reaction to the news that Ben Affleck will portray Batman in the upcoming <i>Man of Steel</i> sequel has been swift and merciless: fans aren't happy, and they're using the Change.org petition site to express that displeasure. According to <i>Variety</i>,more than 30 petitions have popped up to …

How Caffeine Can Cramp Creativity

Honoré de Balzac is said to have consumed the equivalent of fifty cups of coffee a day at his peak. He did not drink coffee, though—he pulverized coffee beans into a fine dust and ingested the dry powder on an empty stomach. He described the approach as “horrible, rather brutal,” to be tried only …

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How to Make Perfect Coffee

The science of what makes coffee great<p><i>Coffee has become recognized as a human necessity. It is no longer a luxury or an indulgence; it is a corollary of human energy and human efficiency.</i><p><i>-</i> William H. Ukers, <i>All About Coffee</i> (1922)<p>It was November 23, 2010. We were in Surf City, North Carolina, …

Poll: Louisiana GOPers Unsure If Katrina Response Was Obama's Fault

A significant chunk of Louisiana Republicans evidently believe that President Barack Obama is to blame for the poor response to the hurricane that …

What Your IKEA Chair Says About You

When a villain in a Bond film greets 007, he sits in an expansive armchair with his legs luxuriously crossed and arms stretched out. If a Bond …

Psychology

Combination contraceptives: effects on weight. - PubMed - NCBI

BACKGROUND:<p>Weight gain is often considered a side effect of combination hormonal contraceptives, and many women and clinicians believe that an …

Women's Health

Mustache elicits Taliban death threats

Even being kidnapped and exiled by militants hasn’t scared Malik Afridi into shaving his impressive bristles<p>This may be the mustache that launched a thousand death threats, yet a Pakistani man, Malik Amir Mohammad Khan Afridi, is still refusing to shave the 30-inch soup strainer that recently got …

This Map, With a Dot for Every American, Shows the Country’s Racial Divisions

This is a map of every single American living in the United States—one dot for each person—broken down by the block they live on and their …

Fly Geyser, Nevada’s Coolest (And Least Known) Attraction

Forget Las Vegas or Area 51, Fly Geyser in Nevada offers much brighter and otherworldly sights at a much cheaper cost.<p>Source: ZME Science<p>Nestled on a …

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Cronut Burger: Canada's Brazen Move in Great Pastry Wars of 2013

Your move, pancreas.<p>Throughout the latter half of August, the Canadian National Exhibition will feature an experiment—from artisanal burger purveyor Epic Burgers and Waffles and Canadian pastry shop Le Dolci—that's being called by Toronto's CTV News the "Maple Bacon Jam Cronut Burger."<p>This comes …