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Democracy v Psychology: why people keep electing idiots | Dean Burnett

Photograph: Philip Toscano/PA<p>Politicians always try to appear confident, like Prime Minister David Cameron, pictured here confidently exaggerating the size of his... stimulus …

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The Only 3 Things You Need to Know About Money and Happiness

The final word on whether money truly makes people happier still eludes us. But here's what we know so far.<p>Maybe you’ve watched <i>Citizen Kane</i> …

Mark Bittman's case for savory food in the morning, and his favorite 15-minute breakfasts

When he isn't running or writing, New York Times food writer Mark Bittman is constantly traveling — or eating. Here, the author of "How to Cook Everything Fast" shares his morning routine, and his two go-to 15-minute breakfasts for people in a rush.<p><b>Would you call yourself a morning person?</b><br>I am <i>the</i> …

The 12 Top Bucket List Restaurants in America

Here are NiC's picks for the dozen most "wow" restaurant dining experiences in the U.S. with food so good, one meal is worth the price of the entire vacation. Here they are, in alphabetical order.<p>Here are a dozen of the best restaurants in the U.S. you absolutely, positively have to experience. You …

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A cooler just beat Pebble's record for highest-funded Kickstarter project

The Pebble smartwatch, a shining example of ingenuity being supported by crowdfunding, has held the record for highest-funded Kickstarter campaign for over two years now, not even being surpassed by cult hits like <i>Veronica Mars</i>. But finally, on Tuesday, the title was taken by another project: a …

Blood test can predict risk of suicide

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, US, found that variations in a single gene can be used to predict if someone is likely to take their own life<p>A blood test that can predict whether someone may attempt suicide has been developed by scientists in a breakthrough which could prevent …

Brainstorming Doesn’t Work; Try This Technique Instead

Ever been in a meeting where one loudmouth’s mediocre idea dominates? Then you know brainstorming needs an overhaul.<p>Brainstorming, in its current form and by many metrics, doesn’t work as well as the frequency of “team brainstorming meetings” would suggests it does.<p>Early ideas tend to have …

Gay military couples are still being denied veterans’ benefits

The Defense of Marriage Act is dead, so why are gay military couples still barred from receiving spousal benefits?<p>Katie McDonough<p>August 28, 2013 12:56pm (UTC)<p>The Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in June and the Department of Defense announced its plan to extend spousal …

How to Reheat Leftovers, from Pizza to Pasta to Eggs

Our ultimate guide to reheating leftovers like pizza, rice, chicken, steak, pasta, pancakes, eggs, fish, vegetables, muffins, coffee, tea, pie, and risotto<p>Yesterday, Gawker's <b>Tom Scocca</b> admitted that he had been reheating pizza wrong his entire life. Rather than warming it up in a toaster oven, …

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Gays At Sochi Olympics Won't Be Persecuted, But Must 'Leave Children Alone,' Says Putin

President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday that Russia will welcome all athletes and visitors at next month's Winter Olympic Games in Sochi irrespective of their sexual orientation.<p>"People have different sexual orientations. We will welcome all athletes and all guests of the Olympics," Putin told …

An Unholy Alliance Is Forcing Veterans To Pay For 12 Years Of War

In doing so, it was given aid and comfort by knowledge-starved pundits, axe-grinding editorial boards, and self-anointed armchair analysts everywhere, as it left the military and veteran community standing with their jaws on the ground in despairing disbelief. Exploiting pressure to strike a budget …

How A $2.9 Million Jury Verdict Over Spilled Coffee Became America's Most Misunderstood Story

Screenshot/Retro Report/New York TimesThe documentary project Retro Report has a new video that takes a fresh look at the infamous case of a 79-year-old who spilled hot McDonald's coffee on herself and got a $2.9 million jury award.<p>The 1994 verdict for Stella Liebeck became fodder for critics of …

The 15 Most Desirable Employers In The World

What companies do it the best?<p>LinkedIn analyzed billions of interactions on its platform to identify 100 companies with the highest brand engagements. These are also companies that employees want to work for the most.<p>"A company's talent is its greatest strength, but hiring top talent isn't easy," …

7 Delicious Red Sauce Dinners To Feed A Family

Because every night should be Italian night.

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About 5.2 Million Poor People Won't Get Insurance Because Their States Resisted Obamacare: Study

<b>Kaiser Health News:</b><p>About 5.2 million poor, uninsured adults will fall into the “coverage gap,” created by 26 states choosing not to expand Medicaid under the federal health law next year, according to a study released today by the Kaiser Family Foundation. (KHN is an editorially independent program …

China Currency Stronger Than Ever Against Dollar

Here’s a short and sweet news item from the markets today: the Chinese yuan is the strongest it’s been against the dollar in 20 years.<p>The yuan is now trading at 6.09, its strongest level since 1993. This currency is on a slow boat to strength. It’s been gaining, steadily, by about 2% to 3% a year. …

If A Tech Company Had Built The Federal Health Care Website

HealthCare.gov was meant to create a simple, easy way for millions of Americans to shop for subsidized health care.<p>Instead, in a little two more than weeks, it has become the poster child for the federal government's technical ineptitude.<p>A dysfunctional contracting system clearly bears some of the …

Iran turns on the charm for international audience as its bloody clampdown continues at home

While the new Iranian regime is busy trying to convince the outside world it is moderate, Tehran has clamped down even harder on human rights and stepped up public executions in recent weeks.<p>An estimated 560 people have been executed in Iran this year, including as many as 250 since President Hasan …

11 Recipes That Will Change How You Cook Forever

You might think you make these 11 basic recipes well, but we have some game-changing tips that will make them even better<p>We admit it: There are some things we still don't know how to make. But there are also things that people think they make well that they actually completely ruin. Like scrambled …

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Edward Snowden's father says he has more secrets to share

Edward Snowden's father advises the former NSA worker to stay in Russia and away from the US<p>The father of Edward Snowden said on Wednesday that the former <b>US</b> spy agency contractor has more secrets to share and should stay in Russia "to make sure the true story is told."<p>Father Lon Snowden spoke at …

How to Make Perfect Scrambled Eggs

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Three ways to get your perfect scrambled eggs -- whatever your version of perfection may be.</i><p>Scrambled eggs and toast: sounds like an ascetic breakfast, …

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Obama watches, waits for best offer

It’s a buyer’s market for President Barack Obama.<p>With House and Senate Republicans preparing competing proposals to end the government shutdown and avert a default on the nation’s debt, Obama hasn’t shown any inclination to jump at the first offer.<p>The plan House Republicans presented to the White …

Amanda Knox retrial: mafia gangster claims brother was killer

The new trial of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito for the murder of the British student Meredith Kercher took a surreal turn on Friday when a convicted mafia gangster told the court that her brother was responsible for the death in 2007.<p>Lucia Aviello, who first made her claims in court in 2011, …

US surpasses Russia as world's top oil and natural gas producer

The US was on pace to achieve global energy domination on Friday, overtaking Russia and Saudi Arabia as the world's top oil and natural gas producer.<p>New estimates released on Friday by the Energy Information Administration showed America pulling ahead of both countries in oil and natural gas …

Inspectors to head to Syria to begin disabling poison gas equipment

WASHINGTON — The fast-paced effort to eliminate Syria's chemical weapons will kick off Tuesday when the first 20 international experts arrive in Damascus to prepare for field inspections.<p>The advance team will meet with senior Syrian officials to lay the groundwork for a complex effort that aims to …

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Israeli police clash with Palestinians

Police fire stun grenades to disperse hundreds of protesters in al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem.<p>Israeli police have fired stun grenades to disperse Palestinian worshippers who threw rocks at them after Friday prayers at the al-Aqsa mosque compound, Islam's third holiest site, police say.<p>Dozens …