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Top of the Muffin to You! 25 Great Food Moments in “Seinfeld”

Food — from the infamous chocolate babka to the “big salad” — figures heavily in the popular ’90s sitcom, <i>Seinfeld</i>. At <i>Eater</i>, Chris Fuhrmeister serves …

Journalism

The Day The Dollar Died, Part II

There is a concept, advanced by a philosopher named Karl Popper. Karl Popper decades ago called piecemeal engineering. What he meant by this is if …

The Day The Dollar Died Part I

Will history record September 4th, 2016 as the day the dollar died? Before continuing, let me make it clear that you aren’t going to wake up on …

Bank of England

Mormons and Jews: What 2 Religions Say About the Modern Dating Crisis

BY JON BIRGER<p>Values.<p>That’s the one thing that always came up when I’d discuss theories on declining marriage rates or the rise of the hookup culture …

Religion

Journey back into the depths of London's Crossrail tunnels with these exclusive new photos

As Crossrail speeds closer to its December 2018 start date, curiosity is building about what is going on beneath the streets of London.<p>There have …

Trains

How and Why the Conservative Media Sold Its Soul To Facilitate Trump’s Nomination

I have written many times on this outlet about the dangers of Donald Trump’s candidacy. Last year, I predicted how the conservative media was going …

Republicans

Who Sponsored the Hate?

The big donors in the Republican Party are reportedly flummoxed by the toxic rhetoric of Donald Trump. The billionaire political industrialist Charles Koch has warned that Trump’s proposed registry of Muslims in the U.S. would “destroy our free society.” After pouring hundreds of millions of …

Middle-class

Bernie Sanders & the death of TPP: Why his stunning Michigan upset could be the final nail in the free-trade coffin

At a campaign event this weekend, Hillary Clinton opposed the trade deal like never before. Can you guess why?<p>Horse-race journalists dismissed Bernie Sanders’ victory in Michigan last week by pointing to the unforgiving delegate math. Because Hillary Clinton currently leads by roughly 228 pledged …

Middle-class

The best Nutribullet breakfast smoothie recipes

For those unfamiliar with the gadget, <b>the NutriBullet is an extractor which pulverises vegetables, nuts, seeds and even the pips and stalks of your fruits</b>.<p>Here, we bring you the best breakfast smoothie recipes, featuring everything from almond to beetroot, that you can blitz up in seconds for a …

The Neuroscience of Bass: New Study Explains Why Bass Instruments Are Fundamental to Music

<i>Photo by Sebastiaan term Burg via Wikimedia Commons</i><p>At the lower range of hearing, it’s said humans can hear sound down to about 20 Hz, beneath which …

Encryption Pioneers Win Computing's Most Prestigious Award

If you’ve picked up a newspaper in the last two weeks, you’ve probably read something about digital encryption. It’s at the heart of the debate …

McDonald's Is Transforming Happy Meal Boxes Into VR Headsets

When Google released Cardboard, its crude paper-and-velcro VR headset, the tech company also released downloadable instructions for building your …

Syrian refugees say they feel trapped without adequate help

As B.C. prepares to welcome a "surge" of 1,100 Syrian government-assisted refugees, some of the families already in the province say support services …

Canada

In New Letter, Republican Foreign Policy Experts Declare War on Trump

In a last-ditch effort to stop Donald Trump‘s likely nomination as the Republican Party’s candidate for president, a group of more than 50 …

The stakes in the battle between Apple and the FBI are higher than you think.

<i>Fred Kaplan’s new book,</i> <i>Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War</i><i>, is out now.</i><p>Fred Kaplan is the author of <i>Dark Territory: The Secret History of</i> …

Privacy

Why Donald Trump's Tax Returns May Prove He's Not That Rich

On two occasions, this writer has spent weeks striving to demystify the Vatican’s finances. Now I’m attempting to solve the riddle of Donald Trump’s …

Real Estate

Messaging app Telegram is shaking up Iran's elections

Ahead of Friday's vote in Iran, the streets of Tehran are lined with campaign posters and bustling with life, including people tapping away on their …

NASA Visions of the Future are retrofuturistic space travel posters you can download for free.

NASA has released new designs for its ongoing series of space travel posters that lend the universe’s worst vacation spots an undeniably …

Posters

The two faces of Justin Trudeau—the romantic and the killer

The romantic period will soon come to an end. Expectations will be dampened as deficits go up. The question is, who will Trudeau turn the blade on …

Canada

27 hilarious film tributes in The Simpsons (VIDEO).

The video above makes it clear that the creative geniuses behind <i>The Simpsons</i> have a deep love for cinema. Throughout the show's 26-year run on the …

Genius

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Bird's eye view of Britain's sea cities

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How London might have looked: five masterplans after the great fire

From Wren’s wide boulevards to Newcourt’s uniform grids, a new exhibition reveals the alternative plans to rebuild London after it was destroyed by the great fire, and asks: what could it have looked like now?<p>The day the great fire began on 2 September 1666, the diarist Samuel Pepys took to the …

Urbanism

Castles in the air

THE skyscrapers of the King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD) rise out of Riyadh’s urban sprawl like an emerald city. Pointed glass spears compete …

Saudi Arabia

Social Media and Secret Lives of American Teenage Girls

Illustration by Rebecca Mock for TIME<p>Once upon a time, only the wealthy and privileged could afford to have their portraits painted by a small, …

Social Media