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This coffee-avocado smoothie recipe might be the best thing to happen to your mornings

The mornings that allow for sitting and savoring a hot cup of coffee <i>and</i> a plate of avocado toast are to be treasured. But the reality is that the …

Kohn: Civilian Control

• For mature democracies, where civilian control has been strong and military establishments have focused on external defense, the test is whether …

Political Science

A linguist explains how to write protest signs that everyone will remember

Language can be used to persuade, amuse, insult, and mobilize action. Few formats can accomplish these goals as ably or succinctly as the protest sign.<p>When you make a protest sign, you’re working with considerable linguistic constraints: Space is limited by what you (and your friends) can carry, …

Language

Recipe: Salmon on a Plank

Everyone has heard of cedar-planked salmon, but loimulohi, a traditional Finnish technique, takes the popular grilling method to a whole new level. …

Remembering These Heart Attack Symptoms Could Mean the Difference Between Life and Death

<i>Spotting heart attack symptoms early can potentially save a life. How do you spot them? Our friends at YourTango share their story.</i><p><b>Pay attention.</b><p>The recent deaths of Carrie Fisher (due to a heart attack) and George Michael (due to heart failure) bring this year to a close with even more significant …

How a British town became a hub for porn, poker and online scams

After Consett fell on hard times, a businessman there made local people directors at firms selling everything from diet fads to explicit videos. One problem: Some say they didn't know what they were getting into.

A French woman turned her address book of Paris's best insider spots into a multimillion-dollar startup

It started with a tip about a secret spirits distillery behind a flower shop in the Bastille.<p>For the last eight years, a weekly email called “My Little Paris” has been revealing the city’s hidden gems to millions of Francophiles. Initially self-published by avid flâneur Fany Péchiodat for friends …

France

Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes Put a Twist on a Breakfast Classic

Relationship-ending "are you a pancake or waffle person" debates notwithstanding, it's fair to say people love a good pancake. In fact, this guy …

Breakfast

French Baked Toast with Cream and Eggs (Oeufs au Plat Bressanne)

It's called oeufs au plat Bressanne, and it's even easier than French toast<p>Set a rack in the middle of the oven and preheat to 375°. Grease a 10-inch …

Donald Trump isn’t a fascist

A leading expert on 1930s-era politics explains that Trump is a right-wing populist, not a fascist — and the distinction matters.<p>The debate over whether it makes sense to call Donald Trump a fascist began during the Republican primary and continues after his election to the presidency. More than a …

Political Science

Curl Up With a Cup of JFK's Favorite Chowder This Winter

It doesn't get more New England than this.<p>Even before our current 24-hour news cycle, the public was fascinated by the First Family's daily routine. According to the <i>Boston Globe</i>, a young women with disabilities wrote to JFK asking what he liked to eat. "Please reply to her," Kennedy's secretary …

It's Coming! Get Ready for the 'Great American Total Solar Eclipse' of 2017

The year of the Great American Total Solar Eclipse is upon us.<p>On Aug. 21, the moon will completely blot out the sun for observers in 12 states, from …

8 Insanely Easy One-Pan Meals

One-pan meals are our favorite culinary experiments for a few reasons: They’re (usually) simple to throw together, cleanup is minimal; and because …

Take It From A German: Americans Are Too Timid In Confronting Hate

In Germany, we were taught over and over again that Hitler came to power because ordinary people were afraid to stand up and speak out. Americans …

Beef Wellington For Two

For a fancy date night dinner!

Here's Why the Army Told Soldiers to Cut Down on Energy Drinks (and You Should Too)

Research on 1,200 deployed soldiers shows just how bad they can be.<p>Here's Why the Army Told Soldiers to Cut Down on Energy Drinks (and the Rest of Us Should, Too)<p>Do you drink energy drinks such as Red Bull or Monster, or energy "shots" such as 5-Hour Energy? How many do you drink a day? If the …

5 Simple Low-Cal Dinners That AREN'T Salad

There are multiple factors that determine whether a meal is healthy or not, but one of the most universally recognized ways to make smarter meal …

11 simple tips for being more productive that don't feel like work

You went out with friends last night, which seemed like a brilliant idea in the moment and quickly escalated to a wildly good time, but now you're paying the price to productivity.<p>You're utterly exhausted due in part to dehydration and largely attributed to lack of sleep, you can't quite satisfy …

Time Management

The 'Big One' is coming in 2017: A total solar eclipse

The “Big One” is coming.<p>In astronomical circles there is no greater, more spectacularly stellar event than a total solar eclipse. And at long last, we will have one in the United States in 2017. It anchors a host of other special sights in the sky this coming year that include the planets Venus and …

Solar Eclipse

The Four-Letter Code to Selling Just About Anything

What makes things cool?<p>Several decades before he became the father of industrial design, Raymond Loewy boarded the SS <i>France</i> in 1919 to sail across the Atlantic from his devastated continent to the United States. The influenza pandemic had taken his mother and father, and his service in the French …

The best 7 tricks for sleeping on planes

People have different priorities when they fly. When you're flying solo, and don't have a companion at 30,000 feet, sometimes sleep is the best activity.<p>But getting rest in the sky can be difficult with increasinly cramped seats, not to mention unruly seatmates.<p>If you don’t want to spend the two …

The Ultimate Canadian Bucket List Travel Guide in Honor of Canada’s 150th Birthday

Canada is enjoying a moment—not only because of Justin Trudeau mania and the country’s post-U.S.-election appeal, but also because it’s celebrating its sesquicentennial. That’s right, 2017 is the 150th anniversary of confederation, a milestone that will be celebrated countrywide. It’s no wonder …

Canada

Turns Out Taking a Break From Facebook Is Good For Your Mental Health, Surprising Absolutely No One

In other news, water is wet.<p>It's been a whopper of a year, and now, we're forced to face our most obnoxious family members during the holidays. Other than pouring yourself a glass (or several glasses) of wine, there's one thing you can do to preserve your mental health this holiday season: take a …

North Carolina’s Democracy Ranked On Par With Cuba

The state barely counts as a real democracy anymore, says an electoral integrity report.<p>North Carolina politics have been messy, to say the least. Capping off a year of power struggles, the narrow defeat of Gov. Pat McCrory (R) led to a legislative backlash that drew widespread criticism for …

Secrets and lies of a master spy: The agent who fooled the British, Russians, Italians, Japanese and the Nazis during WW2

In 1943, Peter Fleming, brother of Bond creator Ian, recruited a promising-looking Indian intelligence officer and code-named him Silver. His new recruit was a master of deception who worked for all the Axis powers as well as for the Soviets and the British - and fooled them all. Meet the only …

European Space Agency Mars lander failed because it didn't know how close it was to the red planet

Europe's Mars lander crashed because it didn't know where it was, an investigation had found.<p>Last month, the European Space Agency's Schiaparelli …

Buckle up: is the belt about to join the tie in the menswear graveyard?

It was the talking point that defined the day. No, I'm not referring to Antiguan PM Gaston Browne’s close-to-the-bone comments about Prince Harry's lovelife, but rather the fifth in line to the throne's decision to wear a two-piece suit without a belt (or a tie – more on that later).<p>The debate …