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How to Cook Steak in the Oven

Love cooking steak at home but hate smoking up your kitchen? We’ve got the recipe for you. All you need is a great steak, a large cast-iron skillet, …

BBQ

The Case for Making Gumbo

Try Tom Fitzmorris’ personal recipe for this classic New Orleans dish.<p>It’s hard to go to New Orleans and not find yourself eating at least one bowl …

Cooking

New-Classic, Not-Chicken Paprikash

Waiter! There is too much pepper on my paprikash. But I would be proud to partake of your pecan pie. Pecan pie. Pecan pie. <i>Peeecan piiiiiie.</i><p>Just me? <i>When Harry Met Sally</i>—Nora Ephron’s greatest film (yes, I'm more than happy to discuss this in the comments)—was my first paprikash encounter. This, of …

Curries

Recipe: Beef empanadas

Beef empanadas are favourites throughout Spain and Latin America.<p>Their delicious flavours and flaky pastry shells have led them to become beloved …

Spices

Life in North Korea a horror. Why are we so hesitant to tell the massive Olympic audience about this reality?

WASHINGTON -- Watching the media fawning over the North Korean delegation at the Pyeongchang Olympics, I recalled a picture that my old boss, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, kept under the glass of a table in his office -- a satellite photo of the Korean Peninsula at night. At the bottom, …

North Korea

The Fermi Paradox

<i>PDF: We made a fancy PDF of this post for printing and offline viewing. Buy it here. (Or see a preview.)</i><p>Everyone feels something when they’re in a …

How to root Android

Introduction<p>Your Android device is capable of many great things, but it's actually a bit more restricted than you might think, as you're not allowed …

Raspberry Pi

This Steak Dinner is The Easiest, Best-Looking Meal You’ll Cook All Week

I don’t have a significant other, but if i did, I would cook them this for every special occasion under the sun. In the meantime, I guess this means …

Country Lifestyle

Syria's War Is Fueling Three More Conflicts

The grim post-ISIS future<p>When an Israeli jet crashed after being shot down over Syria over the weekend, it marked a serious escalation in the Syrian Civil War. But it also reflected an ongoing reality, one that is growing more dangerous: Syria’s war encompasses at least three other international …

Middle East

US Official: N. Korea Will Be 'Most Confrontational' Mass Destruction Threat to US, Allies

U.S. National Intelligence Director Dan Coats told the Senate Intelligence Committee Tuesday during its annual worldwide threats hearing that North …

North Korea

It's not just in the genes: the foods that can help and harm your brain

Our diet has a huge effect on our brain and our mental wellbeing, even protecting against dementia. So, what should be on the menu?<p>As a society, we are used to the idea that we feed our bodies, and that our diet shapes our waistlines. But many of us forget that the same diet also feeds our brains, …

Nutrition

I Just Discovered Melting Potatoes and I'm Officially Serving Them With Everything

We weren’t actively seeking a new way to cook potatoes. In fact, we think there’s a pretty solid variety to choose from. You can bake them, fry them, …

Country Lifestyle

Here’s The Difference Between Yams and Sweet Potatoes

If you’ve ever scanned the produce aisle for some sweet potatoes, spotted a sign for yams, and thought, “Well, they're basically the same thing... …

Nutrition

At 30 Years Old, I Finally Admitted I Was a Sex and Porn Addict

I sat cross-legged and topless in a humid hall with a thatched roof, surrounded by 30 other women in Koh Phangan, Thailand. We all smiled and stared …

Relationships

Democrats' 'Resistance' to Trump Is Eroding, and So Are Their Poll Numbers

The notion that the president “constitutes a crisis in American governance,” is waning among party leaders, jeopardizing their mid-term advantage.<p>Remember “this is not normal?”<p>A year ago, it was the motto of the self-styled “Resistance”—the coalition of liberals, Democrats, and a few wayward …

U.S. Politics

A Florida Keys Couple Found a Message in a Bottle That Traveled More than 4,000 Miles in 30 Years

While finding a message in a bottle might be the Holy Grail for beachcombers, it’s a pretty rare feat. What’s even rarer? Finding one that’s spent …

Country Lifestyle

The Weirdest—and Possibly Best—Proposal to Resolve the North Korea Crisis

The administration is nowhere near out of peaceful options.<p>“Washington has a long habit of painting its enemies 10 feet tall—and crazy,” as Fareed Zakaria once noted. Thus, National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster in December called North Korea’s nuclear-weapons program—which according to American …

North Korea

How to Eat More Bacon for Less Money

Bacon used to have a slow season. Sales of the ubiquitous burger topping—and its parent product, pork belly—were known to heat up in the prime-time …

BBQ

Fettuccine Alfredo with Leeks, Peas, and Bacon Recipe

Fettuccine Alfredo with Leeks, Peas, and Bacon Recipe<p>How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Bring a large pot of water and 1 tablespoon of the salt to a boil over …

Country Lifestyle

This One-Pot Chili Cheese Pasta Is a Weeknight Wonder

I have yet to hear anyone exclaim from the rooftops with passion and gusto that washing dishes is their most favorite activity of all time. This …

Cooking

Lithuania: Russians putting more missiles in Kaliningrad

<b>By Jari Tanner | Associated Press</b><p>HELSINKI — Lithuania’s president said Monday Russia has deployed additional nuclear-capable missiles in its Baltic …

Russia

A Pet Crayfish Can Clone Itself, and It's Spreading Around the World

“We’re being invaded by an army of clones.”<p>No one knows exactly when the clones first appeared, but humans only became aware of them in the early 2000s.<p>It was a German aquarium owner who first brought it to scientists’ attention. In 1995, he had acquired a bag of “Texas crayfish” from an American …

Aquaculture

Spicy Pork Stew With Green Tomatoes and Black Eyed Peas

Instructions<p>Start by toasting the chillies in a deep pan until they are a bit scorched and give off their pungent toasty flavour. Transfer the …

Cooking

Foods You Can Safely Eat Past their Expiry Date

It should never feel right to waste food. Anybody will be shocked at the quantity of food being wasted all over the world over the number of kids …

Nutrition

30-Minute One-Pot Cheater’s Bouillabaisse

1. In a large stockpot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the leeks and fennel and sauté until tender, about 4 minutes. Season with salt and …

Cooking

China's Surveillance State Should Scare Everyone

The country is perfecting a vast network of digital espionage as a means of social control—with implications for democracies worldwide.<p>Imagine a society in which you are rated by the government on your trustworthiness. Your “citizen score” follows you wherever you go. A high score allows you access …

Surveillance

The Full Text of the Nunes Memo

On Friday, the House Intelligence Committee released the controversial document, which alleges surveillance abuses by the FBI.<p><i>On Friday, the House Intelligence Committee, which is chaired by Republican Representative Devin Nunes, released a four-page memo alleging surveillance abuses by the FBI.</i> …

Donald Trump

Employers Are Setting Workers Up for Failure

Artificial intelligence could bring huge revenue increases for companies—but not if they don't train their employees for the new era.<p>Machines are learning how to perform routine tasks and some more complicated ones, and their progress is piquing employers’ interests. The retail and health …

Employee Engagement

Can you guess Texas' most popular cocktail?

If you had to guess the most popular cocktail in Texas, the fact that it's a tequila-based drink may not be a surprise. But the exact libation might …

Dallas

The Ultimate Mardi Gras Menu

This Bayou-inspired spread is guaranteed to put you in a Big Easy state of mind. <i>Laissez les bons temps rouler!</i>

Country Lifestyle