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How To Make Hasselback Potatoes

<b>Heat the oven to 425°F with a rack in the lower-middle position.</b><p><b>Wash and dry the potatoes:</b> Scrub the potatoes clean and pat them dry. Alternatively, …

Twine Canvas Is Like Tinder But Based On Personality, Not Sex Appeal

Don’t judge a book by its cover. Beauty is only skin deep. It’s what’s on the inside that counts.<p>These are the mantras of millions of young singles scouring the internet for someone with whom to have intercourse, or potentially procreate. But mobile app developer Sourcebits has released a new …

Can One Girl Challenge The Traditions Of Her Village?

<i>Part 4 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Overcoming.<p><b>About Kakenya Ntaiya's TED Talk</b><p>Kakenya Ntaiya tells the fearless story of challenging ingrained traditions, insisting on continuing school, and becoming the first girl to leave her Maasai village for college.<p>I think sometimes there's instincts in us …

Bringing About Sow Much Good

<b>January 2014 Issue</b><p><b>Bringing About Sow Much Good</b> <b><br>By Lindsey Getz</b> <b><br>Today’s Dietitian</b> <b><br>Vol. 16 No. 1 P. 18</b><p><i>A community crusader sets out to make fresh food</i> …

Urban Agriculture

Facebook will lose 80% of users by 2017, say Princeton researchers

Facebook has spread like an infectious disease but we are slowly becoming immune to its attractions, and the platform will be largely abandoned by 2017, say researchers at Princeton University (pdf).<p>The forecast of Facebook's impending doom was made by comparing the growth curve of epidemics to …

Sundance Movie Parody Trailer - Not Another Sundance Movie

The Japanese Are Still Killing Dolphins In Taiji Cove

In <i>The Cove</i>, Louie Psihoyos’ Oscar-winning 2009 documentary, a group of animal rights activists went to extraordinary lengths to expose the annual dolphin slaughter in Japan’s Taiji cove. The film made a pretty persuasive case that hunting intelligent creatures for their mercury-loaded meat that …

The Man Who Killed Osama bin Laden... Is Screwed

For the first time, the Navy SEAL who killed Osama bin Laden tells his story — speaking not just about the raid and the three shots that changed history, but about the personal aftermath for himself and his family. And the startling failure of the United States government to help its most …

Free at Last: The Robert Redford Story

He's always been obsessed with the American way of winning and losing, the blessing also being the curse. It's the subject of much of his career and the substance of much of his life. PLUS: The Exclusive Never-Before-Seen Photos of Redford from 1959<p><i>Published in the April 2013 issue</i><p><b>The war is over,</b> …

Gentlemen, What the Hell Has Become of Us?

In pop culture, at least. My god, they've made us grotesque. It's an alpha-male freak show.<p><i>Published in the February 2014 issue</i><p><b>A few years ago,</b> a team of researchers led by a professor from UC Berkeley set out to test what they called the masculine overcompensation thesis, the theory that when men …

4 Super-Effective Diets You Probably Haven’t Heard Of

Trying to slim down? Consider adopting one of these plans<p>Every year, <i>U.S. News & World Report</i> names the top diets of the upcoming year—and the results for 2014 are in! To determine the winners in each category, <i>U.S. News</i> enlisted a panel of health experts to assess the latest diet trends. This time …

Flying Doctors Nigeria Began As Female Pilot's Dream

Dr. Ola Orekunrin's dream of creating an air ambulance service in Nigeria was dismissed by many experts as impossible. But the young doctor and helicopter pilot refused to give up. Dr. Orekunrin tells host Michel Martin what it took to set up Flying Doctors Nigeria. <i>This segment originally aired</i> …

Health And Wellness Will Be A Central Focus At Davos 2014

Global leaders -- from politicians and CEOs to academics and Nobel laureates -- will gather next week in Davos, Switzerland for the 44th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting. At this year's forum, which runs from January 22-25 and will focus on the theme <i>The Reshaping of the World: Consequences for</i> …

Israel's Druze conscientious objectors | US & Canada

Omar Saad, an 18-year-old Druze man from northern Israel, was released on Wednesday from his second term in prison for refusing conscription into the Israeli army.<p>He is expected to return to prison on January 12, and like other conscientious objectors before him, Saad's continued rejection could …

Calls for compensation for US sterilisations

<b>Chicago, United States</b> - Elaine Riddick, 60, was 13-years old when she was raped and became pregnant. Riddick carried out her pregnancy and immediately after giving birth to her son, she was sterilised without her consent.<p>Because both of her parents were alcoholics and her mother was in prison, …

India's Barefoot College lights up the world | Afghanistan

Living in a palm-lined thatched roof house surrounded by dense jungles and rows of corn and cassava in the Santa Teresa village, 42-year-old Florentine until now has spent all her evenings in the dark, literally.<p>But today, sitting in the dusty village of Tilonia in Rajasthan India, the Mayan woman …

Sperm smugglers score a victory in Gaza | Israel

<b>Beit Hanoun, Gaza Strip</b> - <b></b>When the Israeli army arrested Palestinian Tamer al-Zaanin a month and a half after his marriage in 2006, his wife, Hana, was still studying Sharia at the Islamic University in Gaza City.<p>Her husband had been sentenced to 12 years in prison on charges of being an operative …

In Pictures: Orphans of the Sahara

The Tuareg are the indigenous people of the Sahara desert.<p>They are one of the poorest and most isolated peoples in the world - and one of the most militarised.<p>They are an army of the poor in a land of astounding natural wealth; an animal-herding people in a dying world of drought.<p>For decades, many …

In Pictures: Mexico vigilantes battle cartels

In Mexico, a country home to powerful drug cartels, groups of armed vigilantes known as "fuerzas autodefensas", or self-defence groups, have formed in the past year. In recent weeks, they have even taken over communities in the state of Michoacan; in one case surrounding a city thought to be a key …

In Pictures: Juba looks ahead

The designer of the Fitbit says wearable devices need to be “nearly sensual”

For a wearable device to be successful, it needs to do much more than just work: It also has to look good on you. And not <i>flashy</i>-good—like Google Glass, which marks everyone wearing it as a loud-and-proud early adopter. The design must be able to fully integrate into our day-to-day …

Wearable Tech

Kim Dotcom’s Baboom Looks Like A Modern-Day Myspace

Kim Dotcom of Megaupload fame (or, rather, infamy) and file-sharing service Mega has today offered a sneak peek of his latest project, music service Baboom, which was previously known as Megabox. The site is scheduled to open its doors in late 2014, but this “soft launch” serves as a way for users …

Read Alex Haley’s Martin Luther King Jr. Interview From 1965

“I have a job to do. If I were constantly worried about death, I couldn’t function. After a while, if your life is more or less constantly in peril, …

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Meryl Streep: Anatomy of an Actor

How the most respected actress in Hollywood learned to stop worrying and love being laughed at.<p><i>At the age of 64, Meryl Streep has become one of the biggest box-office draws in Hollywood, leading bubbly comedies like</i> It’s Complicated <i>and</i> Mamma Mia! <i>While continuing her unprecedented streak of Oscar</i> …

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7 Awesome Organizing Hacks for Your Tiny Closet

Your space might be tight—and you've already packed off-season clothes in vacuum-sealed bags—but these creative bloggers have solutions for …

Rothko Touchscreen Gloves