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From Humble Salt To Fancy Freezing: How To Up Your Cocktail Game

You don't need to have liquid nitrogen at your next cocktail party — but it's certainly a sure-fire way to impress your guests. Expert mixologist Dave Arnold walks you through it.

For Northern Ireland, Wounds From 'The Troubles' Are Still Raw

Sixteen years after the much-heralded Good Friday Agreement between Protestant and Catholic forces in Northern Ireland, walls separating neighborhoods are a sign of how profoundly divided it remains.

4 Films For Your Holiday Weekend

Ty Burr recommends four films that "have something to say, that want to be discussed, that have a measure of artistry and craft to them."

NPR Investigation: Debtors Prisons Can Still Be Found (Part 2)

We return to a story we began yesterday about what some are calling "modern day debtors prisons."

A Guide For The Perplexed: Tech Gadgets For Holiday Gifts

Two product reviewers at the tech news site Re/code share their top picks for the baby boomers, teens and fitness freaks in your family.

Pot Businesses In Colorado Promote 'Green Friday'

In Colorado, pot businesses are offering Black Friday deals — except they're calling the day "Green Friday."

Black Friday: Protests In Ferguson, Fights In Britain

In Ferguson, protesters interrupted holiday shopping to speak out on the grand jury decision not to indict the officer who killed Michael Brown.

In Newark, A Thriving Farm With No Sun Or Soil

In an old nightclub downtown, the startup AeroFarms has opened an aeroponic farm - a type of soil-free farming.

Overstuffed? 5 Tips For Keeping Pounds Off During The Holidays

A nutritionist and personal trainer offers some concrete advice to help people get to January feeling fit and healthy.

A Trek To A Farm Where Christmas Trees Are Born

Farmer Michael Smolack in Andover, Mass., says what kind of tree you pick likely depends on where you live.