John Quiggin and Kevin Drum ponder the possibly apocryphal origins of America's idiosyncratic habit of voting on Tuesdays. Whatever the reason for that choice of day, it's clear that the reason wasn't "this day will maximize voter participation in 21st century post-industrial America." We should change it and vote on Saturdays. The vote-by-mail option also has promise.
Cooking for yourself is one of the surest ways to eat well. Bestselling author Mark Bittman teaches James Hamblin the recipe that everyone is Googling.