Sarah Wylie

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How to Get the Smell of Frying Out of Your Kitchen

If you fried latkes or sufganiyot last night, chances are you are in the same position as our Product Manager Michael Hoffman:<p>Almost twenty-four hours later, your kitchen still smells like frying oil. And maybe your bedroom, living room, and clothes smell, too! (Looking forward to making dinner …

How Music Stimulates the Unconscious Mind

Music plays with the brain in interesting ways. For instance, past studies have shown listening to a familiar, favorite song causes our brain to …

The Brain

11 Great Family Board Games To Get The Kids (And You) Off Of The iPad

We all pretend to love board games but when it comes to sitting down and playing them most of us are remiss. The solution? Pick up any of these fun games for the family and see eyes light up, spirits rise, and iPads get shunted to the side. While we can’t promise there won’t be fights, you will be …

Blindsight: the strangest form of consciousness

Some people who have lost their vision find a “second sight” taking over their eyes – an uncanny, subconscious sense that sheds light into the hidden depths of the human mind.<p>When Daniel first walked into London’s National Hospital, ophthalmologist Michael Sanders could have had little idea that he …

How to Brown Butter

I've been hooked on using brown butter in baking ever since I first made it a few years ago. The first recipe I used it for? To make a brown butter spread to slather on toast. Delicious on its own, and if you add a pinch of cinnamon you get cinnamon bun butter, a spread that tastes like the essence …

Dessert

30-Minute Pressure Cooker Chicken, Lentil, and Bacon Stew With Carrots

My wife has taught me many things, but few as mind-blowing and useful as this five-ingredient, one-pot, 30-minute Colombian chicken stew with potatoes and tomatoes. It works like this: Add chicken, potatoes, fresh tomatoes, sliced onion, and bay leaves to a pressure cooker. Seal the lid and heat …

Cooking

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

MLK’s Effect on Today’s Politics

Dr. Martin Luther King will be remembered in many different ways on Monday – civil rights giant, religious leader – but from a more basic political perspective Dr. King might be thought of as an important father of the modern American political map.<p>The civil rights movement Dr. King led was …

Food: How spicy flavours trick your tongue

Why does a hot curry burn your mouth? Veronique Greenwood explores why your tongue sometimes tingles in unexpected ways.<p>When you consider the tongue, what leaps to mind are the five canonical tastes – sweet, salt, bitter, sour, and umami. These sensations arise when receptors on the surface of …

Numb

Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness?

One spring morning in Tucson, Arizona, in 1994, an unknown philosopher named David Chalmers got up to give a talk on consciousness, by which he meant the feeling of being inside your head, looking out – or, to use the kind of language that might give a neuroscientist an aneurysm, of having a soul. …

Consciousness

From Appomattox to Afghanistan: Portraits of American GIs

They Served<p>They served in the Civil War, World War II, Vietnam, and Iraq—and now 50 servicemen and –women are together for the first time in American …

Kansas City

How to Trick Yourself into Doing Tasks You Dread

For some of us, checking off each item on our to-do lists provides the endorphin rush we need to make task completion an intrinsic joy. But most of us need a little extra motivation, especially for boring work like recording billable hours, uncomfortable tasks like facing awkward conversations with …

Maybe Early Humans Weren't The First To Get A Good Grip

The special tool-wielding power of human hands may go back farther in evolutionary history than scientists have thought.<p>That's according to a new study of hand bones from an early relative of humans called <i>Australopithecus africanus</i>. Researchers used a powerful X-ray technique to scan the interior …

Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer shares tips on snapping the perfect iPhone pic

Like most professional photographers, Pulitzer Prize-winning news photographer David Hume Kennerly takes his photo gear seriously. He’s an avid Canon …

Slow Journalism: Deep Storytelling in the Digital Age

Changing Planet<p><i>You are invited to join our conversation on reporting with a slower beat in an increasingly fast-tempo world. Tune in to a live panel discussion with journalists (to appear here) on Tuesday, January 13 at 6:30 PM EST</i><i>. Ask your questions on Twitter with the hashtag #DigitalCampfire or</i> …

Albuquerque Cops Charged with Murdering Homeless Man

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Four Secret Service Assistant Directors Demoted Amid Scandals

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3 Sheriff’s Deputies Charged with Beating Suspect on Camera

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New GOP Chairman Suppresses Full CIA Torture Report

NationofChange is a nonprofit organization, and this website is funded by readers like you. Please support our work. Donate or give monthly.<p>The new …

Pipino: Gentleman Thief

Magicians, Mafiosos, a Missing Painting, and the Heist of a Lifetime<p><b>Venice was built to confuse.</b> The floating Italian city has few straight lines: …

Crime

The Doctor Is In

A technique for producing No. 1 songs.<p>Unlike Dr. Dre, that other faux-medical badass beatmaker, Dr. Luke is a white guy. He lives in Los Angeles now, but he talks like the New York City hustler he once was. He “vibes” well, an invaluable skill in the song-making trade, where the writer needs to …

The One Vital Skill They Don't Teach You In Business School

Getting into a top business school requires demonstrating a certain level of success. Many people believe we need to push ourselves hard in order to succeed in business and in life. I used to believe this too. I went to an Ivy League school, got my MBA from Stanford and worked in finance for almost …

Mindfulness

The Best Craft Breweries in America From A to Z

By: Dave Infante<p><i>Credit: Shutterstock/Jennifer Bui</i><p>There are around 2,400 craft breweries in this magnificent country, and we love each and every one of 'em. But in the spirit of scholarship, excellence, and "writing words about beer"-ness, we tapped nine beer experts* from around the nation to …

New Obesity Guidelines Advocate Treating Fatness First, All Other Conditions Later — Including Mental Illness

In college, there was a running joke that whenever you went to Student Health for anything, the first question out of the clinician's mouth would be "Are you pregnant?" followed by "Are you sure you're not pregnant?" if you answered in the negative. Those guys were really convinced that we were …

The Secrets To Handling Passive-Aggressive People

Dealing with people who exhibit passive-aggressive behavior is easily one of the most challenging aspects of our social lives. Here’s what you need …

How to Train Your Voice to Be More Charismatic

Scientists Analyze Public Leaders’ Voices to Discover the Basis for Charisma<p>Scientists are tuning in on the power of the spoken word, seeking the secrets of charisma.<p>By analyzing the harmonics of pitch, frequency and timbre, researchers at University of California, Los Angeles are discovering how …

Charisma

How Ancient Japanese Monks Mummified Themselves to Death

Over 1,000 years ago, a practice was pioneered by a Japanese priest named Kukai, which was intended to demonstrate the ultimate act of religious …

Hinduism

How patients might design a psychiatric hospital

<b>Artist and activist James Leadbitter is on a mission to design a user-friendly psychiatric hospital, with the help and ideas of anyone who wants to get involved.</b><p>The Madlove project is borne of Leadbitter's own experiences on psychiatric wards which he feels did not always offer what he needed - …