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PayPal stops payment delivery to Mega, citing 'business reasons'

PayPal has cut ties and ceased all payments to Mega, Kim Dotcom's encrypted storage startup. Mega announced the news in a blog post, blaming Visa and MasterCard for pressuring PayPal into dropping the site. Mega was founded in the wake of MegaUpload's seizure by the US Department of Justice, and …

Ginger Chocolate Cookies

I am a very big fan of ginger in any form - simple ginger cakes, ginger upside-down cakes with pears or plums or apples, ginger ice cream, ginger …

The Secret Life of Nina Simone

Before her roaring performance at the 1976 Montreaux Jazz Festival, Nina Simone was a star dimensioned by near bankruptcy and self-imposed exile. A …

Gingerbread Cupcakes with Coffee Icing

I am greatly enamored of spices of all sorts and nothing strikes that note in such a grand way quite as well as gingerbread. Spice cakes and cookies …

22 Books To Read Now, Based On Your Favorite Black Literature

Make room on your to-read list.

“My first impulse is to call you a dumb Obama ass-licking c**t”: “American Sniper” fans tell me off

<b>Bradley Cooper in "American Sniper" (Warner Bros. Entertainment/Salon)</b><p>I dared criticize “American Sniper.” You’d be horrified by the response from aggressive, deluded “patriots”<p>Sophia A. McClennen<p>February 20, 2015 11:30am (UTC)<p>The fans defending “American Sniper” reveal more about our nation's …

Black, queer, feminist, erased from history: Meet the most important legal scholar you’ve likely never heard of

<b>Pauli Murray (AP)</b><p>Ruth Bader Ginsburg is this Supreme Court’s liberal hero, but her work sits on the shoulders of Dr. Pauli Murray<p>Brittney Cooper<p>February 18, 2015 11:28am (UTC)<p>Ruth Bader Ginsburg has emerged as the liberal hero of a hopelessly right-wing Supreme Court, a ram in the bush for those of …

Civil Rights

Noam Chomsky: America paved the way for ISIS

<b>(AP/Hatem Moussa)</b><p>The famed linguist and philosopher on the conflict in Iraq, Israel and the myriad dangers of U.S. foreign policy<p>Noam Chomsky<p>February 16, 2015 1:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Jacobin.<p>Jacobin is happy to feature an interview with journalist David Barsamian and …

Middle East

Our 86 Favorite Weeknight Dinner Ideas

Monday-Thursday you need dinner and you need it fast. We've got all the recipes you'll need.<p>These are our most popular, best-loved, and greatest weeknight dinner recipes of all time—and we're coming up with even more as we speak.

Cooking

A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler, review: 'far from cosy'

Anne Tyler’s unflinching fictional portraits of family life should secure her a place at the literary top table<p><b>This review was originally published on February 7 2015 and has been republished to mark the author's nomination for the Man Booker Prize 2015</b><p>'Like most families,” Anne Tyler says of the …

8 Women Filmmakers to Watch at the Pan African Film Festival

<b>by Janice Rhoshalle Littlejohn</b><p>As diversity debates wage on in Hollywood, the Pan African Film Festival spotlights an array of stories and …

27 Foods to Kick Out of Your Kitchen for Good

Imagine you had the chance to peek into the kitchens of the world’s best nutritionists and dietitians—the people who know exactly what to eat for a …

Nutrition

Chocolate Cupcakes with Creamy Chocolate Frosting

5 stars based on 25 votes<p>When my kids were babies, I started a home-based baking business specializing in special occasion cakes and cupcakes, mostly …

Crave-Worthy Sugar Cookies

5 stars based on 26 votes<p>These cookies are truly crave-worthy: buttery and rich in flavor, with a crisp and sparkly exterior and tender-chewy …

Chocolate Chip Pecan Blondies

Servings: Makes 16 squares<p>Ingredients<p>1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, melted<br>• 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar<br>• 1/3 cup granulated sugar<br>• 1 large egg<br>• 1 …

9 Easy Pork Chop Recipes for Weeknight Dinners

We’ve rounded up nine juicy recipes that will give an extra flavor boost to the weeknight pork chop dinners you usually whip up. The recipes featured …

Cooking

The right’s home-school conspiracy: How I helped GOP launch a religious war

<b>(ehrlif via Shutterstock)</b><p>I helped start the religious right. This is how we sought to undermine secular America — and build a theocracy<p>Frank Schaeffer<p>January 20, 2015 10:15pm (UTC)<p>As someone who participated in the rise of the religious right in the 1970s and 1980s, I can tell you that you can’t …

Religion

Ina Garten's Shortbread Cookies for Birthdaymas

Back in the third grade, the kids with birthdays during the upcoming month got to decorate our classroom's door. The September birthdays did a beach …

Your 12-Month Guide to Staying on the Right Financial Track in 2015

Ah, January -- the time when we reminisce about the past year and vow to do better over the next 365 days.<p>Money, too, is never far from our minds during this season of contemplation.<p>According to a recent Fidelity study, about a third of the roughly 2,000 people who responded to the study plan to …

Personal Finance

Chocolate Coconut Snap Cookies

The elegant combination of Valrhona cocoa powder, thick coconut shavings and dark chocolate chunks make these cookies perfect for a holiday cocktail …

Make Perfect Homemade Granola by Avoiding These Common Mistakes

Avoid these common mistakes to turn out perfect batches of golden-brown homemade granola every time.<p><b>Granola is the blank canvas of breakfast foods.</b> A simple base of oats and nuts plus a little oil or butter and your sweetener (hello, maple syrup) of choice, and you've just paved the way to dozens …

27 Make-Ahead Breakfasts That Are Actually Good For You

Is anyone else's healthy eating resolution getting in the way of sleeping in as long as humanly possible?

Healthy 2015: Lose 10 Pounds With This Meal Plan

If you’re looking to lose weight and improve your health in 2015, this food plan is the perfect guide.<p>Read more here.

Healthy Breakfast Recipes That Taste Like Dessert

Pie you can feel great about eating, plus more good-for-you, absurdly tasty morning dishes from chef and entertaining expert Sarah Ashley Schiear.<p>A …

10 Ways to Actually Keep Your 2015 Fitness Goals

Photo: Getty<p>For the past few weeks, we've been laying around the house munching on sweets with our families by day and <i>over-indulging</i> with our friends by night—hey, it's just that time of year. Now, it's time to regain our collective focus. Many of us have made the resolution to get in shape—but as …

Dutch Baby Recipe - How to Make Dutch Babies - German Pancakes

A Whole-Wheat Flour Primer

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i></i><p>It's easy to turn blindly to all-purpose flour when baking. It's straightforward: white, pure, fine, and -- as its name suggests -- it can be used for <i>all</i> …

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Weight Loss