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These Jabra wireless earbuds are the best alternative to Apple’s AirPods

The new $170 Jabra Elite 65t earbuds are my go-to recommendation for anyone who wants truly wireless earbuds that aren’t Apple’s AirPods. As good as the AirPods are, there are several things that might rule them out for some people. If you’re like me, it’s the one-size-fits-most design; my ears …

Consumer Tech

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It Took Steve Jobs Less Than 60 Seconds to Share the Best Leadership Advice You'll Hear Today

Resist the urge to fix all your team's problems, and do this instead<p>Back in the spring of 1992, Steve Jobs was invited to speak to a group of students at the MIT Sloan School of Management. (According to MIT, the lecture was a bit of a surprise, the result of the efforts of a Sloan student whose …

Leadership

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Mosquito Repellent: 5 Flowers and Herbs to Keep Pests Away

Mosquito repellent plants are garden heroes: colorful flowers and herbs with natural fragrances that chase away buzzing insects even as their …

Gardening

Bike gears: shifting explained for beginners

<b>If you haven’t a clue how many gears your bike has, how many you actually need or even how to use them properly, don’t worry — you’re not alone. We</b> …

Top Gear

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The Death of Jane McCrea and Revolutionary War Opinion

In Upstate New York, few tragedies have the cache of the death of Jane McCrea. In the summer of 1777, British armies were pressing southward through …

History

The 'river guardians' fighting to clean up the world's most plastic-polluted waterway

I’m knee-deep in the river Tame in Stalybridge, 15 miles east of Manchester. Beside me is Woz Andrew, a local fly-fishing guide. After climbing down a flight of stone steps from road level – hollowed by a century of boots and a remnant of this river’s industrial past – we have made our way slowly …

Pollution

I Finally Figured Out How to Make the Crispiest, Crunchiest Chickpeas—And They’re Seriously Good on Everything

Crispy chickpeas are one of those things you either need to nail, or it’s a total disappointment. <i>Almost</i> crispy chickpeas just don’t cut it. In my …

Country Lifestyle

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Mediterranean diet helps you lose weight and prevents ageing of heart and brain, research says

In a world dominated by celebrity fad diets that range from absurd, like Reese Witherspoon's alleged “baby-food diet,” to absurdly unaffordable, such …

Holistic Medicine

How to write essential backstory elements for your characters.

Backstory in Saving Private Ryan<p>ONE of the potential problems of expositional backstory in a novel or movie is that it may slow the action down to a …

Writing

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The French General Who Outfoxed George Washington—and Helped Him Save America

The Revolutionary War’s most important strategic decision wasn’t made by an American.<p>“France is America’s oldest ally. A lot of people don’t know …

The Dutch East India Company was richer than Apple, Google and Facebook combined

<b>So how rich was the Dutch East India Company?</b><p>If you’re wondering what paid for all those nice canals and houses in Amsterdam, Leiden and Utrecht. …

What made 17th-century England so unbearable that thousands risked the voyage to America?

<b>Tim Smith-Laing reviews Emigrants: Why the English Sailed to the New World by James Evans</b><p>With all the political focus on immigration to these shores, it is easy to forget that anyone ever leaves Britain. But they do. Last year the Office for National Statistics recorded the emigration of 128,000 …

The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere and Some Other Guys

As the poem which immortalized Paul Revere tells it, there was nobody on his midnight ride but him and his horse.<p>But there are a few things Henry …

10 Surprising Facts About Benedict Arnold

When the Revolutionary War broke out, Benedict Arnold became one of America’s first military heroes. But within a few short years, patriots were …

Ronald Reagan

Learn About America's First Spies, the Culper Ring

How Civilian Agents Changed the American Revolution<p>In July 1776, colonial delegates wrote and signed the Declaration of Independence, effectively …

Rhode Island

I Love Labneh—Here’s Why You Should Too

Keep this Middle Eastern yogurt cheese in your fridge for instant snacks and meals.<p>If you haven’t seen the word labneh popping up on restaurant menus …

Food

The Jessup Brothers in the American Revolution

In the mid-1760s, brothers Edward and Ebenezer Jessup moved from Dutchess County, NY, to Albany and engaged in land speculation in the Hudson River …

American Revolution

Betting on the Berkshires

When the partners behind Tourists, a boutique hotel under construction in North Adams, Mass., invited the celebrated San Francisco-based chef Cortney Burns to open a restaurant at their establishment, her first impulse was to say no.<p>“I had no reason to go to the East Coast. I had one restaurant I …

Real Estate

Disappointment River

• <b>Author:</b> Brian Castner<p><b>In 1789, Alexander Mackenzie traveled 1200 miles on the immense river in Canada that now bears his name, in search of the fabled Northwest Passage that had eluded mariners for hundreds of years. In 2016, the acclaimed memoirist Brian Castner retraced Mackenzie's route by canoe</b> …