How to recognise misinformation online

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I've been on a bit of an Internet trip this evening, after watching a TED talk by someone who left a profitable career in finance to "inspire millions online" by becoming a podcaster.

He spoke about having confidence to follow your passions, initial difficulties, and the journey he took, as well as his goal of creating a place on the Internet with long form talks and interesting conversations. I went to check it out and you can indeed benefit a lot by studying the content he created.

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DIY care of burn wounds

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On an evening of a fourth of February, I have sustained a scald burn injury from spilling hot tea on myself. It's okay now, and I'm not sure whether I have learned much from it, but maybe a bit, and I didn't even go to a doctor. Dear reader, I want to tell you about my journey so that you too can become wiser, and at a much smaller expense.

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Vegan pickled herring

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This is my new aubergine/eggplant recipe, inspired by baba ganoush and the fact I had one spare eggplant, a free evening, and a need to invent something for dinner.

If you're inspired by elaborate, and largely ineffective, cooking processes, this is a post for you!

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Polenta on toast

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My new friends in Philly have acquired a lot of just-ready-for-use milk, and gave me a carton. I've decided to make cheese from it, saved up the whey, and I've used it to make my best polenta ever. My next genius move was to put it on toast, which created a nice contrast between the softness and the hardness.

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Identifying flaws in radical comics

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The Internet is full of confusing content made by passionate people that, for this reason or another, have a different worldview from yours. Don't worry, these people are all wrong. This post will teach you how to identify flaws in their reasoning.

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Storing water in a flat landscape

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The climate is changing, which may be detrimental to the long-term future of your garden. You should begin to prepare for the increased variance in weather: abnormally warm or cold seasons, longer dry spells, more violent rains. I wouldn't worry about the total increase of temperature, if you live in temparate zones - it is predicted to be a mere few degrees over the next few decades, and your plants will probably enjoy it.

The largest climate-induced risk to your garden is probably potential breakdown of society in areas worse off than yours. I suggest you leave the resulting massive wave of migration to your government, which will probably sort out a nice border fence, and focus on things you can do something about.

So, let's learn about storing water.

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DIY lamp cover

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Artificial lighting is one of the big inventions we take for granted, and perhaps not rightly so, since its role has really grown in our lives since its inception. Today it not only it lets us work in factories for longer but also to decouple ourselves from the sun; it influences our moods and sleep patterns. We spend our days in places like offices, where we don't really choose what the lighting is and where, and perhaps it is not set up to our benefit - if your workplace always seems super energising, they probably have these casino-style ultrablue lights and you don't even realise. Take control of the lighting where you can, which certainly should be in your own house. In this post I'm going to teach you how to make a lamp cover from readily available materials.

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