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DragonBox

A game almost as addictive as Angry Birds, DragonBox combines first rate art design and smooth game mechanics to teach the basics of algebraic thinking. At first glance, it seems like DragonBox is tricking kids into learning algebra. It’s not. Kids are actually doing algebra from the moment they …

When Maps Lie

Tips from a geographer on how to avoid being fooled.<p>Maps are big these days. Blogs and news sites (including this one) frequently post maps and those maps often go viral—40 maps that explain the world, the favorite TV shows of each U.S. state, and so on. They’re all over Facebook, Twitter, and …

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Give student loans the finger: A new solution to a massive generational outrage

<b>(AP/Matt Rourke)</b><p>Young people and their future families are being bankrupted. Here’s a radical response to the heist of the century<p>Kyle Schmidlin<p>October 18, 2014 10:30am (UTC)<p>This post originally appeared on Third Rail News.<p>Recently, news broke that Rolling Jubilee, a nonprofit organization …

This is your brain on money: Why America’s rich think differently than the rest of us

<b>(Universal/Battrick via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>Nobody’s perfect. But only the rich get away with thinking that their luck and their flaws are actually strengths<p>Sean McElwee<p>October 11, 2014 6:30pm (UTC)<p>Consider the following recent headlines:<p>“What The Middle Class Doesn't Understand About Rich People”<br>• “9 …

6 Kale Salad Mistakes to Avoid Because No One Likes a Soggy Salad

Kale salad: so hot right now. But are you doing it wrong? We talked to our test kitchen to identify the most common mistakes when it comes to this trendy dish<p>The endlessly hip kale salad seems to appear everywhere these days, from our mom's Sunday dinner table to every restaurant in town. It's a …

41 Quick & Easy School Lunch Ideas to Pack for Your Kids

It's back-to-school time, and we've got 41 quick and easy lunch ideas to keep your kids happy—or at least relatively so.<p>Sometimes, parents write small notes of appreciation to put in their kids' lunchboxes. Which is sweet. But you know what they say: Actions speak louder than words. Make one of …

Sous Vide 101: How to Cook Perfect Steaks Every Time

Master doneness to the decimal point, thanks to this $200 device.<p><b>This Fourth of July, your steaks will be perfect.</b> You'll march them out to the grill, knowing that just beneath a razor thin exterior of grey is arterial red perfection. You'll then quickly sear them until they belong in a summer time …

New report says the NSA is checking who visits Tor's website

The NSA's interest in breaking the Tor encryption system is well known. A presentation leaked in 2013 recounted the agency's largely failed attempts to reveal the identities of users and degrade the quality of the network itself; using anonymizing software has been treated as a red flag. And …

The 11 Most Explosive Grilling Disaster Videos

Before you head off for your weekend of sunburns, looking for parking spots at the beach, and waiting for fireworks, please enjoy this cautionary tale from your pals at Eater. There's really nothing like a summer barbecue (and beer) to bring out the idiot in everyone, so here now, in order from …

75 Summer Recipes Everyone Should Know How to Cook

Master these ultimate summer dishes and eat well through September.<p><b>Just because we're not in the mood to fire up the oven</b> to make brisket in the summer doesn't mean we're off the hook when it comes to warm weather meals. Nope, when it comes to summertime, there are <i>definitely</i> some classics that just …

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Summer Salads Demand Perfect Dressings, and Dressings Depend on the Lettuce

When local lettuces rear their heads, it's time to make summer salads—with a dressing perfectly appropriate for the greens. Here's how, with 4 recipes<p>Early last month, when the earth had warmed up but the air was still cool, we scattered tiny lettuce seeds in our gardens. Now we’re harvesting the …

Pork Meatball Banh Mi

makes 4 sandwiches<p>January 2010Print<p>Ingredients<p>Hot Chili Mayo<p>2/3 cup mayonnaise<p>2 green onions, finely chopped<p>1 tablespoon hot chili sauce (such as sriracha)*<p>Meatballs<p>1 pound ground pork<p>1/4 cup finely chopped fresh basil<p>4 garlic cloves, minced<p>3 green onions, finely chopped<p>1 tablespoon fish sauce …

Lemon Lime Pound Cake

Oh, dear. Oh, my.<p>Oh, help.<p><i>Oh, BEHAVE!</i><p>(Name that movie.)<p>Okay, first of all: the intricate surface of this cake is not due to my superior cake …

in Food onMar 7, 2014 2:20 pm

<i>Bottles in a staging area ready to be pulled for batching cocktails.</i><p>During a five-day period last July, nearly 23,000 bartenders, liquor company …

10 Awesome 100-Year-Old Crafts for Kids

At the dawn of the 20th century, middle class children were less likely than at any time in history to spend their days toiling for survival next to …

HomeMade Modern EP29 Hanging Garden

This DIY vertical garden is an easy-to-make project that can turn a window into a beautiful and productive herb garden.<p>SUPPLIES:<p>4" to 5" Terra Cotta …

DIY Project ~ Raised Beds for Free!

Make raised planting beds for free!<p>Who says you can’t get something for nothing? I just finished two raised beds made from my neighbor’s old shutters …

11 Recipes That Will Change How You Cook Forever

You might think you make these 11 basic recipes well, but we have some game-changing tips that will make them even better<p>We admit it: There are some things we still don't know how to make. But there are also things that people think they make well that they actually completely ruin. Like scrambled …

10 Questions Still Baffling Scientists

Science has done a terrific job of answering some of the world’s most difficult questions, but certain mysteries still elude researchers. How does …

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A Beginner's Guide to German Beer Styles

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>Yesterday, my dear, sweet, 95-year-old grandma asked me if the Germans still make the best beer in the world. That should give you a pretty good idea as to how hip German beer is at this point (hint: it's really, …

Paper Medallions Made from Foil Gift Wrap

Can you believe it is almost time to celebrate 2014? One of my favorite decorations for my New Year’s Eve parties are these super simple paper …

How to Get Ready for the Food Lover's Cleanse 2014

From cleaning out your fridge to stocking your pantry with full-flavored condiments, Sara Dickerman explains how to get ready for the Food Lover's Cleanse<p>I’m in Baltimore, visiting my mother, which has its advantages. Not only do I get to watch my kids romp with my cousins for the first time in …

Easy Cold-Brewed Coffee Recipe

1<p>Place the coffee grounds in a 2-quart pitcher, add the water, and stir to combine. Cover with plastic wrap and let steep at room temperature for at …

12 Letters That Didn't Make the Alphabet

You know the alphabet. It’s one of the first things you’re taught in school. But did you know that they’re not teaching you <i>all</i> of the alphabet? There …

Tips on How to Stop Overeating

British psychology professor, author, and performer Richard Wiseman of Quirkology shares “10 Amazing Ways to Stop Overeating” like using smaller …

How to Make Vinegar at Home - Real Food

In <i>Ruhlman’s Twenty</i>, food writer Michael Ruhlman asserts that acid is second only to salt for elevating the flavors of your cooking. Just a few drops …

Grow a Strawberry Fountain

Pick the clean berries as they spill over the edge. Keep the soil moist, but not soggy, for the best and biggest berries.<p>This strawberry fountain …

10 Do-It-Yourself Projects To Organize The Kitchen

Spring cleaning may be over, but you should try to reorganize your home at the start of every new season. As we near the end of summer, it’s time to …