Ranch Nation – The New York Times

How one creamy, peppery salad dressing became America’s favorite flavor.


Walter Mischel, 88, Psychologist Famed for Marshmallow Test, Dies – The New York Times

Dr. Mischel’s experiments with preschoolers and sweets zeroed in on the importance of delayed gratification, and his insights changed the study of personality.

World’s oldest bread found at prehistoric site in Jordan

“Charred remains of a flatbread baked about 14,500 years ago in a stone fireplace at a site in northeastern Jordan have given researchers a delectable surprise: people began making bread, a vital staple food, millennia before they developed agriculture.”

Source: World’s oldest bread found at prehistoric site in Jordan

Codebreaker Elizebeth Friedman Smashed Nazi Spy Rings

She was a real-life Peggy Carter, and a founder of national intelligence.

This Woman Saved the Americas From the Nazis

Pioneering codebreaker Elizebeth Friedman, a poet and mother of two, smashed spy rings by solving secret messages.

Source: Codebreaker Elizebeth Friedman Smashed Nazi Spy Rings

Jack Parsons (rocket engineer) – Wikipedia

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After reading about CBS All Access’s upcoming Strange Angel series, I looked up Jack Parsons and learned about NASA’s little-known true connections with dark magic and Scientology.

Source: Jack Parsons (rocket engineer) – Wikipedia