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Local bananas return to Santa Monica farmers market

After an 18-year absence, Southern California-grown bananas have returned to the Santa Monica farmers market. First-time farmer Andy Sheaffer of Vista Punta Gorda ranch in Ventura County harvested his first crop of organic fruit last week, in time for last week's Wednesday market.<p>Thirty minutes …

Stew Science: What's the Best Way to Brown Beef?

Most recipes for beef stew start with cutting meat into cubes, then browning the cubes in a big pot. The idea is that browning builds flavor through the Maillard reaction, which will then get spread around through the whole pot as the meat and vegetables slowly braise in liquid. I think most people …

Stone Goes Soft in These Mind-Bending Sculptures

José Manuel Castro López's artworks seem to defy physical properties.<p>Stone-cold is probably the worst metaphor to describe the work of Galician sculptor José Manuel Castro López. His soft stone sculptures are dripping and dynamic, transcending the usual notions of tactility and rigidity. The forms …

Art

The tragic fate of the people who stop sleeping

A handful of families are cursed with “fatal insomnia”, a cruel disease that leads to months of sleepless nights and terrible exhaustion. Will a controversial cure save their lives?<p>Silvano was on a cruise ship when the family curse struck. An elegant 53-year-old with striking red hair who enjoyed …

Insomnia

How grieving animals mourn their dead companions, in pictures

Middle-class

Dolce & Gabbana Launched A Line Of Hijabs And Abayas, But Something's Off

Legendary Italian fashion house Dolce & Gabanna launched its first-ever collection of abayas and hijabs this week, debuting the line on Style Arabia.<p>While the intended market for this collection is monied Arab and Muslim women in Europe and the Middle East, where the collection will be sold, the …

Dolce & Gabbana

Long-Held Myth About Cheetahs Busted

The world's fastest land mammal doesn't abandon hunts due to overheating, study says.<p><b>Like a finely tuned sports car, cheetahs are precision machines born to run. But for over 30 years, researchers believed the animals' blazing speed came at a cost—the danger of overheating on a hunt.</b><p>A 1973 study …

Here's What School Lunches Around the World Look Like

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article was originally published on <i>Food & Wine</i>. Since its publication, sweetgreen released the following …

Food

Ayahuasca: a Possible Cure for Alcoholism and Depression

Brazil is at the forefront of research into ayahuasca as a therapeutic drug.<p>Jorge* is around 60 years old, works a white collar job, has gray hair, married children, and grown grandchildren. People who work with him would never imagine that he participates in religious rituals using a mind altering …

Consciousness

The Hottest Space Porn of 2015

We got up close and personal with a bunch of beautiful space rocks this year.<p>If 2014 made space look easy, 2015 made it look hot.<p>Thanks to boundary-pushing missions that have taken us closer than ever before to a bunch of photogenic space bodies and increasingly high resolution imaging …

Solar System

Make Perfect, Effortless Rice with Alton Brown's Pour-Over Method

It’s not easy to make perfectly consistent rice on the stove—sometimes the pot of rice comes out too mushy, burnt, or crunchy. That’s why you might …

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

Tattoos Elegantly Combine Delicate Natural Subjects with Bold Geometry

Spanish tattoo artist Marla Moon adorns her clients with works that beautifully combine nature and geometry. Although minimalist in their appearance, her permanent body art makes a bold statement using elegant lines and carefully-stippled dots. Together, these two elements depict animals, trees, …

Body Art

Why Every Great Bartender Is Obsessed with this 2-Ingredient Syrup

The complex-tasting, easy-to-make elixir behind great high-end cocktails.<p>Oleo-saccharum. To the uninitiated it sounds like an incantation shouted by some wand-wielding fantasy character. But to a new generation of cocktail-obsessed bartenders, it means something else: pure citrus. There’s lots of …

Cocktails

The best novels of 2015

A truly vintage year for fiction with a strong Booker shortlist, dazzling debuts and a real masterpiece from an old hand<p>Best of culture in 2015: see this year’s cultural highlights, chosen by the Guardian’s writers and critics<p>This has been quite a year for the novel, one of those exquisite vintages …

Books

Strange-Looking Animals You Had No Idea Existed

If there's one thing we know about nature, it's that it's really weird. Here are 38 animals you might not know about - but won't soon forget.<p>Tibetan …

The 15 Best Philosophical Movies of The 21st Century

8. Gone Baby Gone<p>Ben Affleck’s best film (and don’t let anyone kid you about Argo, which is good but not this good), Gone Baby Gone is an exploration …

Ben Affleck

The World’s Most Expensive Steak Is Aged for 15 Years

If you stop by a nice butcher shop in your neighborhood you’ll likely find aged rib eyes and porterhouse steaks somewhere between one and two months …

Food

According to Bernie Sanders, income inequality means many Americans aren’t “truly free”

“True freedom does not occur without economic security.”<p>Bernie Sanders, 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, delivered his latest campaign speech at Georgetown University on Nov. 19. Sanders is a politician, not a professor, but his speeches recently have taken on a distinctly educational cast. …

Middle-class

The greatest trick the satanists ever pulled: They may be truer to the words of Jesus than most Christians

The church is vital not just for its dogged pursuit of religious equanimity but how it exposes Christian hypocrisy<p>For those who think Christianity a fount of goodness and love, one of the more ironic images in recent weeks has been Christian youth loudly jeering a small group of Satanists who …

Religion

Bird portraits by Gary Heery: 'a kind of controlled spontaneity' – in pictures

Feathered friends are the subject of Bird, the latest book from Gary Heery, one of Australia’s most celebrated portrait photographers. Heery says to capture the birds in motion he erected a translucent tent, creating an intimate and contained environment in which the birds could fly. “I treated it, …

Birds

Chicago’s Apple Store blends cutting-edge design with classic architecture

Stunning new renderings, depicting the rumored Chicago Apple Store at the gateway to the city’s North Michigan Avenue shopping district, have appeared online, obtained by the <i>Chicago Tribune</i>.<p>Check them out below.<p>The designs depict a variation on Frank Lloyd Wright’s “quintessentially Midwestern …

Japan's insanely tiny homes are the future of cities

Tiny homes are exotic to many of us, but they are extraordinarily functional as a reprieve from the busy neighborhoods of Tokyo.<p>As I discuss in my book, "The Hyperlocalization of Architecture," the secret to these Japanese tiny houses is not only the imaginative designs, influenced by centuries-old …

Architecture

Why physicists are fascinated by Vincent van Gogh's episodes of 'psychotic agitation'

He was sitting in the Saint-Paul asylum in Saint-Rémy, France, at the time, where he had checked in to not long after his infamous ear-severing episode.<p>Little did he know that his rendition of the view from that window would later come to be revered as one of the masterpieces of Western art: …

Art

The Most Mysterious Star in Our Galaxy

Astronomers have spotted a strange mess of objects whirling around a distant star. Scientists who search for extraterrestrial civilizations are scrambling to get a closer look.<p>In the Northern hemisphere’s sky, hovering above the Milky Way, there are two constellations—Cygnus the swan, her wings …

New Mexico

Slavoj Žižek on Obama, Bernie, sex and democracy: “That’s the reality of global capitalism. Everyone is violating the rules”

Salon exclusive q-and-a: “When voters really do have a choice, it’s usually perceived as a crisis of democracy”<p>As academic disciplines become more specialized, the Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek flirts with the line between relic and rebel. His interests are unabashedly broad — from Hegel to …

Political Science

Product and Interior Design by Luis Luna

Beautiful product and interior design examples created by Luis Luna.<p>Luis Luna describes himself as full time dreamer and occasional storyteller, but …

Design