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This Cheap Chicken Salad Sandwich Is a Rent Week Legend

Get some potato chips involved in your chicken salad sandwich<p>I have a deep love for chicken salad sandwiches. Ever since seven year-old me took a bite of one in a Philadelphia diner, that sandwich has brought me nothing but happiness. Now, as a 24 year-old with a job in food media, I owe it to the …

Cooking

The New York that never got built

If these architects and visionaries had had their way, the city would look very different<p>In 1811, New York’s street commissioners mapped out a future …

The Tragedy of Men

In a pithy and insightful new book, the British artist Grayson Perry laments how ill-suited masculinity is for modern life.<p>The past seven days have been a cheering time for masculinity, which—though frequently declared to be in crisis—appears to be more performatively virile and swaggeringly …

Anachronistic

The Fallacy (and Idiocy) of Trump’s Climate Agenda

The president won’t be able to destroy the planet, but he is setting a terrifying precedent.<p>This week President <b>Donald J. Trump</b> may decide to yank the United States out of the Paris climate accord. Because most Americans believe that climate change is real and important, the action will probably …

Donald Trump

Doctors and nurses must find compassion for themselves, not just their patients

Changing the culture of medicine needs many actions but one that each individual can control is the need for self-care<p>It’s still dark outside and I am wide awake, unintentionally. A vice-like grip encircles my abdomen, travelling up to my chest. The heaviness is a reminder of a new morning and with …

Mental Health

Comey preparing to testify before Senate about Trump conversations

Former FBI director James B. Comey is preparing to testify to Congress as early as next week about his private conversations with President Trump leading up to his abrupt firing, according to an associate of Comey’s.<p>Since his dismissal last month, Comey had been expected to testify at some point …

Donald Trump

Leaving the Paris Agreement Would Be Indefensible

I was Obama’s chief climate negotiator. Whether to stay in the agreement is not a close call.<p>Reports suggest that President Trump has finally decided to pull out of the 2015 Paris climate agreement after many weeks of a back and forth administration tug-of-war. Trump himself has tweeted that he …

Climate

David Sedaris On The Life-Altering And Mundane Pages Of His Old Diaries

Humorist David Sedaris admits that his latest work, <i>Theft by Finding,</i> isn't exactly the book he set out to publish. It was originally meant to be a collection of funny diary entries, but then Sedaris' editor had a suggestion that changed its course.<p>"My editor said, 'Why don't you go back to the very …

Time I

Think Like a Futurist to Be Prepared for the Totally Unexpected

The art and science of futuring is fast becoming a necessary skill, where we read signals, see trends and ruthlessly test our own assumptions.<p>In 2004, Ford Motor Co.’s resident futurist, Sheryl Connelly, led a team that imagined what would happen if an economic shock and a rapid increase in the …

The Future

Work stress is the saddest American status symbol

Our obsession with overworking is about prestige — the less time you have, the more important we think you are<p>In 2008, the Pew Research Center conducted a series of surveys to predict the future of the Internet in order to attempt to determine how technology would reshape society circa 2020. The …

Psychology

Costa Rica ran almost entirely on renewable energy in 2016

Costa Rica ended 2016 on a particularly green note.<p>The Central American nation ran entirely on renewable energy for more than 250 days last year, the …

Renewable Energy

Beijing welcomed 2017 from beneath a blanket of smog

Beijing residents rang in the New Year from deep inside a cloud of hazardous smog.<p>Air pollution in northern China was so heavy over the weekend that …

Chinese manufacturing sector expands for fifth consecutive month

Purchasing managers’ index at 51.4 in December, with recent housing boom boosting commodity prices<p>China’s manufacturing sector expanded for a fifth month in December but growth was slightly less than expected, with government measures to curb soaring asset prices beginning to have an effect on the …

Manufacturing Sector

Pregnancy resculpts women’s brains for at least 2 years

A first-of-its-kind study has revealed that the architecture of women’s brains changes strikingly during their first pregnancies, in ways that last …

Pregnancy

Las Vegas' City Government Is Now Powered Entirely by Renewable Energy

Las Vegas is now the largest city in the country to run entirely on renewable energy.<p>Just last week, Las Vegas announced it has reached its goal of powering the city governement entirely with renewable energy, meeting a goal the city has been working toward for nearly a decade. The goal was reached …

Renewable Energy

Atmospheric rivers fueled by climate change could decimate wild oysters in San Francisco Bay

Climate change could supercharge the powerful storms often hailed for bringing drought-busting rains to California.<p>The storms, called atmospheric rivers, are long stretches of water vapor that travel from the tropics up to the West Coast of the U.S.. In California, they can deliver up to half of …

Bitter cold front moves across Plains to Midwest, heads east

CHICAGO (AP) — Dangerous, record-low temperatures caused cancellations of some holiday festivities in the Plains and Midwest over the weekend before the cold front pushed into the Ohio Valley and the Eastern Seaboard on Sunday.<p>The National Weather Service forecast a warming trend to start early in …

Weather

Earthquake: Magnitude 3.0 quake strikes in Lake County

A shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported in Northern California's Lake County on Saturday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 11:09 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of zero miles.<p>According to the USGS, the epicenter was four miles from Cobb, Calif., 11 miles …

SNL’s Hillary Clinton Goes Full ‘Love Actually’ on Elector: Trump ‘Will Kill Us All’

In a spoof of ‘Love Actually,’ Kate McKinnon’s Hillary Clinton shows up at an elector’s door. Instead of “To me, you are perfect,” it’s something far …

The slow cooker revolution

<b>There's a culinary revolution taking place and it's not in a hurry. Like many things from the 1970s, slow cookers are back in fashion with some retailers reporting sales up by a third in recent years.</b><p>Driven by the trend for slow-cooked meats such as pulled pork, and their general cost …

Cooking

Arctic shouting change: This year’s report card shows we’re not in good shape

It’s been a crazy year in the Arctic, even for a region that has seen profound changes over the past few decades<p><i>This article originally appeared on Climate Central.</i><p>It’s been a crazy year in the Arctic, even for a region that has seen profound changes over the past few decades, changes that have …

Global Warming

INFOGRAPHIC: 30 Of The Most Famous Books and How Long it Took to Write Them

From Salinger to Stevenson to Tolkien and more, the length of time it took our most beloved authors to write their literary masterpieces ranges …

Infographics

American Youth Make Fossil Fuel Industry Confront Climate Science in Federal Court

At a time when humanity must reverse course before plunging over a climate cliff, the American public has elected a president who seems to have both …

Drowning the world in oil: Trump’s carbon-obsessed energy policy and the planetary nightmare to come

The president-elect’s slogan should be: Make America Smoggy Again<p><i>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.</i><p>Scroll through Donald Trump’s campaign promises or listen to his speeches and you could easily conclude that his energy policy consists of little more than a wish list drawn up by the …

Fossil Fuels

German courts should tackle fake news now, says justice minister

Heiko Maas says people who spread hate speech and fake news on social media sites should be prosecuted<p>German judges and state prosecutors need to crack down on fake news disseminated through social media platforms immediately, Germany’s justice minister has said.<p>Heiko Maas, a Social Democrat in the …

Fake News