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Favorite Books of 2013 From Bazelon, Plotz, Stevens, and the Rest of Slate

<i>Monday: Slate staffers pick their favorite books of 2013.<br>Tuesday: The overlooked books of 2013.<br>Wednesday: The best lines of 2013, and the best poetry</i> …

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, …

The Wall Street Journal & Breaking News, Business, Financial and Economic News, World News and Video

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A Point of View: Is there a secret to a happy marriage?

<b>Nobody can explain the secret to a happy marriage, says Adam Gopnik, but it doesn't stop people trying.</b><p>Anyone who tells you their rules for a happy marriage doesn't have one. There's a truth universally acknowledged, or one that ought to be anyway.<p>Just as the people who write books about good sex …

Relationships

The 25 Most Challenging Books You Will Ever Read

If you've made it all the way through any of these, give yourself a pat on the back. Bonus points if you actually understood what you were reading.

12 Life Hacks Every Twentysomething Should Know

You're an adult now... well sorta.

How some kids with a van are changing the pro-life movement

David Pomerantz<p>On March 13, in Dallas, TX, an organization you’ve probably never heard of is going to revolutionize the pro-life movement.<p>It starts …

Private Ceremonies

I had only a minute while I waited for the doctor to meet my patient. I grabbed a plastic cup and a pregnancy test from the lab and slipped into the …

Indonesian photographer Hengki Koentjoro takes some pretty fantastic photos above water, but his underwater photos are made extra magical

Indonesian photographer Hengki Koentjoro takes some pretty fantastic photos above water, but his underwater photos are made extra magical.<p>You’ll spot sharks, coral, and fish of the likes we’ve never seen before.

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DNA 3D Printed Shoe System Creates Shoes that Fit You and Your Body Movement

Introducing <b>DNA 3D Printed Shoe System</b> from Pensar Development, this project aims to design and create footwear based on individual anatomy and …

Biomechanics

Light Speaking by V. Penelope Pelizzon

State hospital sequence, early seventies. Photo by Claudio Pelizzon.<p>“History decomposes into images, not into narratives,” Walter Benjamin wrote. But …

Can This Sleek Lighter Challenge The Zippo?

Alessi’s new Sushi lighter is at home both in your pocket and your kitchen.<p>Design is a search to perfectly integrate form, function, and meaning. A single design can take years of iterations and refinements and still may never embody that ideal. But if it becomes iconic–think the <i>Coca-Cola</i> bottle …

The IRS Scandal Is a Test: Is It Too Hard to Fire Misbehaving Bureaucrats?

Everyone agrees that some employees acted incompetently. So how much time and money will it take to get rid of them?<p>Reuters<p>What caused me to reach that conclusion?<p>Not a belief that federal employees should be as easily terminated as at will employees in the private sector. Unlike private sector …

A Powerful Display of Rare White Tigers at Feeding Time

I would NOT want to be in the way of these Bengal white tigers when they are hungry! Australia-based photographer Birte Person wasn't quite as afraid. With the safety of distance, she was brave enough to capture these stunning shots of the rare animals during feeding time at the Singapore Zoo.<p>The …

Animals

The Shorebreak Art of Clark Little

Marlin<p>Little thinks this is probably his favorite shot of all time. “I remember taking it. I saw it for a split second and I’m like gosh, this is unbelievable,” he says. “It’s just this frozen water that looks like a glass blown image. It’s just this crazy shot that I’ve never been able to get …

Even Khaled Hosseini Can't Tell Stories as Effectively as He Wants To

The author of The Kite Runner and And the Mountains Echoed touts the introduction of Stephen King's "The Body" as a poignant encapsulation of an author's limitations.<p>Doug McLean<p><b>By Heart is a series in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature.</b><p>Most novels are …

The Sharky Tea Infuser, designed in Argentina by Pablo Matteoda has a clever design that is both fun and useful. The floating tea infuser extracts tea leaves, herbs or fruit in water until completely saturated. During the waiting process, you can see the color of your tea create a beautiful effect which reminded us of the movie scenes where the ocean turned blood red (o

Suitable Closings To An Apology Email After I Drunkenly Destroyed My Cubicle In Front Of Horrified Coworkers

By Alex J. Mann,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/TOInA9<p>And, finally, though I’ve said it before, that was my final liquid lunch. Yours in healing, …

One of my favorite framed posters… #coffee #BrewMethods

One of my favorite framed posters… #coffee #BrewMethods