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Boiled Corn on the Cob is a summertime staple, and with this method, it’s super easy to prepare. Tender, juicy, and sweet. Whether you cut the kernels off the corn, eat it in rows, or munch away randomly, corn on the cob with this classic summer side is always a favorite with a little butter and salt. A Summertime Staple This is the perfect way to enjoy a fresh (or frozen) ear of corn.We love grilled corn but simply boiling corn makes the flavor of the sweet corn shine.This method ensures perfect corn every time and it’s easy.No watching a boiling…

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You can get from Seattle to Bellingham, Wash., by driving 90 miles straight up the interstate, but you shouldn’t. The best route to this small city tucked where the mighty Cascade mountain range meets the sea can be more scenic and pleasurable. Veer off Interstate 5 about 15 miles south of Bellingham to make the final approach via Chuckanut Drive, one of the state’s more than 20 official Scenic Byways.The interstate highway exit for Chuckanut, first drops you into the town of Bow. It’s part of Bow-Edison, which is split between two tiny commercial districts, but for a baked-goods-lover like…

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The natural gas delivered to homes contains low concentrations of several chemicals linked to cancer, a new study found. Researchers also found inconsistent levels of odorants — substances that give natural gas its characteristic “rotten egg” smell — which could increase the risk of small leaks going undetected.The study, which was published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, adds to a growing body of research that links the delivery and use of natural gas to detrimental consequences for public health and the climate.Most prior research has documented the pollutants present where oil and gas extraction takes place, but there…

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United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) commissioner Hester Peirce, sometimes known as Crypto Mom for her ardent support of the industry, spoke Tuesday at a conference hosted by the conservative-libertarian Federalist Society titled “Regulating the New Crypto Ecosystem: Necessary Regulation or Crippling Future Innovation?” Her lengthy remarks — over 4,000 words in the prepared version, which was augmented extemporaneously as she presented it — contain some of the bluntest criticisms of SEC policy she has made yet.Peirce characterized the SEC’s attitude toward the crypto market as a “refusal to engage” and suggested that the SEC’s refusal so far to…

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Ukrainian soldiers in the Kherson region this month. The Ukrainian military claims to have driven the Russians from the perimeter defensive positions in several locations and now has soldiers operating within 20 miles of the city of Kherson.Credit…Tyler Hicks/The New York TimesAs Russia relies on overwhelming destructive force to grind forward a mile or two a day in eastern Ukraine, Ukrainian soldiers fighting some 400 miles to the south have been working steadily to chip away at Russian frontline positions across an expanse of steppes and swamps.The fighting is fierce on both fronts, and how the two campaigns unfold is…

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Norma McCorvey, the Jane Roe at the center of Roe v. Wade, was an imperfect plaintiff.When she undertook Roe as a young single woman in Dallas, she gave no thought to the fight for reproductive rights. She was barely getting by as a waitress, had twice given birth to children placed for adoption, and simply wanted an abortion. She later lied about how she got pregnant, saying that she had been raped. When, more than a decade later, she came clean and wished to join in earnest the movement she had come to represent, its leaders denied her a meaningful…

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Art

Nedda, the leading female character of Leoncavallo’s “Pagliacci,” must die rather than consummate true love. The soprano Ermonela Jaho, who was preparing to make her debut in the role at London’s Royal Opera House this month before she had to cancel last-minute for reasons of health, has discovered that the character is more complex than she first thought.“She is strong enough to fight until death for her freedom,” Ms. Jaho said in a phone interview. “She never loses the light inside of her.”The Albanian soprano, 48, has won over audiences on both sides of the Atlantic with the depth and authenticity…

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PARIS — For 18 years, Marie Marivel has worked as a security agent at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris, screening throngs of passengers and thousands of bags each day. It has always been a taxing job, she says, but conditions have lately made it downright impossible, as staffing shortages nearly double her workload and a cost-of-living crisis plunders her modest paycheck.As security agents, ground crews, baggage handlers and other airport workers in Paris begin a series of strikes on Friday to demand better wages and more hiring, Ms. Marivel, 56, is eager to join the fight.The end of pandemic…

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As the United States begins a vaccination campaign against monkeypox, concerns are mounting among some experts that the demand may soon far exceed the available supply.Jynneos, the only vaccine developed for monkeypox, is made by a small Danish company, Bavarian Nordic. The company is expected to send about two million doses to the United States by the end of the year, but can produce less than five million more for the rest of the world.The manufacturing facility that could make more has been shut for a planned expansion since last August. The facility is not expected to reopen until late…

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When cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC) go through bear phases like the one we currently find ourselves in, the idea of earning passive income from one’s holdings becomes all the more attractive for long-term investors. Related: Decentralized finance: A beginner’s guide to earning passive income with DeFiDifferent methods such as staking, lending, cloud mining, and yield farming have become popular in the past few years and involve rewarding investors with money or tokens for the crypto tokens invested in the mechanism. However, with hard forks or airdrops, users who are active in the crypto ecosystem can forage for tokens or projects that…

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