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An Internet-Famous Cookie Worthy of Baking in Real Life

Last fall, an aberrant chocolate chip cookie turned up in my Instagram feed. As wide as a salad plate and flat as a flounder, it appeared thin, but it was somehow layered with slabs of chocolate. Oddest of all, it was ringed, like a tree trunk — as if a chunk of chocolate had been dropped in the …

Dessert

The Atlantic on Twitter: "The First White President, by @tanehisicoates https://t.co/mjv5eJwQAd… "

New conversation<p>New conversation<p>New conversation<p>Replying to @<b>cdhthegreat</b> @<b>TheAtlantic</b><p>I did. When I saw this line I was taken aback. Yes slaves did …

A key government report on climate change is out. Here's what you need to know

The New York Times published a draft of the report on Monday night.<p>[<i>Editor's note: This story has been updated with more details about the origins of the draft report.</i>]<p><i>The New York Times</i> published a draft of a long-awaited government report on climate change on Monday night, and the picture it …

Climate Change

Here's how you can actually help stop climate change

It takes more than turning off the lights, but it's all doable.<p>Soaring temperatures, melting ice caps, diseases on the rise. With such high stakes, it’s not surprising that climate change tends to trigger a sense of fear. In fact, one recent, widely-shared story about climate change in <i>New York</i> …

Fossil Fuels

Easily Create Vocabulary Quizzes With “Wordsmyth”

Wordsmyth seems like an exceptional online dictionary that lets you create several different types of vocabulary quizzes. Teachers can get accounts …

Investing in These Stocks Now Could Make You a Millionaire Retiree

Investors willing to buy now and hold these two companies for decades could get rich.<p>Investing in stocks is the best way for most people to grow …

'We are still in': American ski resorts slam Donald Trump’s withdrawal from climate change deal

It’s been almost a week since American president Donald Trump announced that the US will withdraw from the Paris Climate Change Agreement and ski resorts across the country have now united to condemn the decision.<p>In response to Mr Trump’s latest controversial move, over 1,200 politicians, …

There’s a free app from Apple that can help you earn $100,000 a year

‘App Development with Swift,’ available on iBooks, helps you learn to code<p>Want to make up to $100,000 by learning to code? There’s an app for that. …

A simple guide to fixing scratches on your car

Scratches are like the old torture of death by a thousand cuts. Eventually, they'll destroy your car's finish by allowing rust to develop on metal parts. And like the great Canadian poet said, rust never sleeps.<p>Neil Young references aside, a while back I suggested two ways to repair scratches. …

Home Improvement

The Yeti SB5+ Turq X01 Eagle Is So Good, It's Not Fair

When I think about the Yeti SB5+, one emotion floats to the top of my mind: guilt.<p>I tested this 5-inch-travel, 27.5+ bike during a time of year when trail conditions varied widely, between fast and frozen hardpack, to snow, to waterlogged mud. In each situation, the Yeti SB5+ felt like an unfair …

The Shame of the Mortgage-Interest Deduction

It’s not just a failure of housing policy. It's a symbol of everything that’s wrong with the American tax code.<p>It might be one of the most important policies in the U.S. economy, but the mortgage-interest deduction sounds esoteric to most people. Perhaps that’s because, for most people, it’s …

Housing

What I Learned from a Year of Intermittent Fasting

For several years during my early thirties, I was constantly tired. Starting around 2012, I was going for a five-mile run about three times a week, lifting weights just as often, and usually getting a good night’s sleep. I wasn’t training for the Olympics or running ultras, and I didn’t have a …

In Utah, How You Tread Through This Canyon Matters

Phil Lyman cared so much about what he sees as his right to drive all-terrain vehicles into Recapture Canyon, he went to jail for it.<p>"Going into this, you know, I've said a number of times, I'm a foot soldier," the San Juan County, Utah, commissioner says. "I'm not a captain. I'm not a general. I'm …

The American people – not Big Oil – must decide our climate future | Senator Bernie Sanders and Mark Jacobson

We must aggressively transition our energy system away from fossil fuels and toward clean, renewable energy solutions. And we need to do so now<p>The debate facing our world today is not whether we need to address climate change. That debate is far, far behind us. The issue is <i>how</i> to address climate …

Like Cutthroats, Elk, and Budweiser? Thank the Bob Marshall Wilderness

Following Kraig Lang through the Bob Marshall Wilderness, on skis in terrible snow conditions, is a lot like watching the martial artist Bruce Lee …

How To Get Rich In Real Estate - Without Being A Landlord

Today I’m going to show you, hands-down, the easiest way to add rental real estate to your portfolio.<p>Don’t worry—you won’t have to leave your computer. Instead of hitting the streets to buy a four-plex or apartment building to rent out, we’re going to purchase a recession-proof real estate income …

Real Estate

A crucial climate mystery is just under our feet

What Jonathan Sanderman really wanted was some old dirt. He called everyone he could think of who might know where he could get some. He emailed …

The Mysterious Origin of Our Galaxy’s Gold

After long believing that exploding stars forged the coveted metal, researchers are now divided over which extraordinary cosmic event is truly responsible.<p>Across history and folklore, the question of where Earth’s gold came from—and maybe how to get more of it—has invited fantastical explanation. …

Universe

Greg Van Avermaet completes unlikely Classics hat-trick

Greg Van Avermaet continued his remarkable form to win Gent-Wevelgem on Sunday, holding off Jens Keukeleire in a two-man sprint on the line.

Hidden Montana ski gems for escaping the crowds and chasing the pow

In his iconic travelogue <i>Travels with Charley</i>, the famed American novelist John Steinbeck once wrote of Montana, “I’m in love with Montana. For other …

How Our Totally Average Runner Broke the Sub-Five-Minute Mile

I was watching the 1,500-meter Olympic final last summer at a bar, a few months before my 35th birthday, when I first wondered if a middle-distance runner lurked within. It was a strange thought. At six-foot-three and 175 pounds, I have the look of a runner but not the legs. In my early thirties, …

Here’s My Entire ELL Beginners Seven-Week Unit On Writing A Story (Including Hand-outs & Links)

My previous post, Here Are The Ten Downloadable Graphic Organizers I Use With ELL Beginners To Write A Story, was very popular, so I thought readers …

Formed by Megafloods, This Place Fooled Scientists for Decades

Geologists couldn't account for the strange landforms of eastern Washington State. Then a high school teacher dared to question the scientific dogma of his day.<p>In the middle of eastern Washington, in a desert that gets less than eight inches of rain a year, stands what was once the largest …

The Flourishing Startup Making Skis At 10,000 Feet In Colorado

There have always been entrepreneurs nipping at the edges of the ski industry, trying to find ways to fit in, to merge their preeminent passion and their professional life into one. It’s the ultimate ski bum-turned serious person fantasy.<p>With so many people pursuing this track, we get outerwear …

Norway Has Discovered the Future of Snowmaking

If you’ve skied recently, chances are you carved through snow created not by nature but by humans. Nearly all East Coast resorts keep their snow machines running all fall and winter now in a desperate effort to get snow on the slopes for the Christmas holiday. In California, before the drought’s …

The Japanese island with lightest, fluffiest snow known to humankind

The northern Japanese island of Hokkaido is renowned for having vast quantities of the lightest, fluffiest snow known to humankind. In its snowiest years, resorts such as Niseko, Rusutsu and Furano can receive up to 17m of the white stuff. To put that in perspective, the annual average of perennial …

Skiing

Peter Sagan's Wild Post-Race Antics Have Cycling Fans Going Nuts

If we didn't know any better, we'd say the world champion's early-season behavior was part of a performance art project<p>Reigning Road World Champion Peter Sagan turned heads this weekend, and not just for his incredible bike-handling skills and race domination.<p>Sagan racked up his 90th career victory …

No, Sweden isn’t hiding an immigrant crime problem. This is the real story.

By Kristine Eck<p>Christopher J. Fariss<p>Last weekend at a Florida campaign rally, the president of the United States made vague claims intimating that Sweden has an immigrant violence problem. Research we have conducted shows that this is not true. In fact, criticism of Sweden is based on common …

Donald Trump

This Creepy Map Shows Just How Early Spring Is Coming to Your City This Year

2017 is weird.<p>Let's face it, the weather's been pretty batsh*t crazy in 2017 so far - Oklahoma hit temperatures of 100°F (38°C) in the depths of …

Quartz at the core of Earth's magnetic field paradox

For centuries, scientists have wondered why Earth has a magnetic field. It's still a mystery, but by using super-high pressures and temperatures to …