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2016 Rock 'N Roll Legends Awards inductees announced

The voters had the option to go younger, but chose to reach deeper into local music history for the inductees into the 2016 Pittsburgh Rock ’N Roll …

Music

Tom DeLonge wanted Blink-182 to sound like Coldplay, says Travis Barker - News - Alternative Press

In a new interview with Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker discusses former member Tom DeLonge and the direction he wanted the band to go.<p>"“I think …

Put an Atheist on the Supreme Court

Who should replace Antonin Scalia? On Monday, the <i>Times</i> reported that the Justice himself had weighed in on the question: last June, in his dissenting opinion in the same-sex marriage case Obergefell v. Hodges, Scalia wrote that the Court was “strikingly unrepresentative” of America as a whole and …

How to Make Creamy, Melty Fudge (The Best Last-Minute Gift)

Many people have something that comes naturally to them in the kitchen. Full disclosure: Candy wasn’t mine. While I now boil sugar syrups with ease and whip up marshmallows on the reg, this wasn’t always the case.<p>In pastry school, I was regularly seeking help from a friend who was a candy natural …

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Tragic deaths of home-schooled kids rarely lead to new rules

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Detroit brother and sister vanished more than two years before they were found dead in a freezer in their home, and an …

The Beatles' Rubber Soul is 50: and it's still ahead of its time

Growing up in the 1970s, Sergeant Pepper cast a long shadow not only over the Beatles career, but the whole of pop. With only 20 or so years of rock’n’roll to look back on, it was seen as an insurmountable achievement; fast forward to the 1990s and Pepper’s crown was tarnished – by now Revolver was …

George Harrison

The Internet Is Going Crazy Over This Guy's DIY Firepit — and We Can See Why!

If you're looking for a quick weekend home project, this DIY firepit may not be for you. One guy documented his progress on Imgur, in which we see a dirt lot backyard get revamped into an impressive outdoor lounge space. The skill level required definitely appears to be above beginner, but it's …

DIY

Welcome to USAA!

Welcome to USAA! To get started, please enable cookies.<p>We take the security of our members' information very seriously, so we've recently enhanced …

35 Make-Ahead Thanksgiving Appetizer Recipes to Make Your Day Easier

Let’s face it: Between the really-super-late cleaning, trying to please all of your guests and, oh, the <i>food</i>, hosting Thanksgiving can get stressful. We’re sure you’ve already got the actual meal covered, but there’s a lot of waiting before you actually get to dig in (we recommend some fun holiday …

The coolest kitchen gadgets of 2015

Maybe 2015 wasn't the year of the Cronut. But it was the year of putting fun back in the kitchen.<p>For the last few years, immersion circulators and …

Kitchens

Chick-Fil-A Franchise Donates to LGBT Film Festival, Evangelicals Lose Their Minds

It’s not often enough that the universe throws us a story about a corporation suffering under the heel of delicious irony. I am happy to report that …

Sugar isn’t just making us fat, it’s making us sick

Children are manifesting increased rates of adult diseases like hypertension or high triglycerides. And they are getting diseases that used to be unheard of in children, like Type 2 diabetes and fatty liver disease. So why is this happening?<p>Everyone assumes this is the result of the obesity …

Diabetes

15 apps every foodie must have on their phone

There's more to being a foodie than simply snapping beautiful photographs of your dinner.<p>In fact, one could argue being a foodie is a life-long …

Apps

Magic cakes: the miraculous recipes that make three cakes in one

WHAT IS A MAGIC CAKE?<p>Magic cakes are made simply of eggs, sugar, flour, butter and milk. So what’s magic about that, you might ask. There may be nothing unusual about the ingredients, but the magic in these cakes happens in the baking. The batter of the cake is very liquid, so it divides into three …

Dessert

An Atheist’s Guide to the Book of Leviticus

November 2, 2015 by Hemant Mehta<p>Maybe you’ve always wanted to read the Bible, except it’s really long and not very interesting, and you’d just prefer …

6 Ways To Discipline Teens

We can all agree that it is easier to to discipline little kids than it is to discipline teens, right? I think that I can hear a collective yes in the background. With little kids we can always turn to our favorite default go-to discipline method which are time-outs where we attempt to separate the …

'We All Have Something To Say': Shawn Colvin On The Value Of Cover Songs

Shawn Colvin is best known for her original songs, but like many musicians, she also likes to reimagine the works of her peers and influences. Back in 1994, she released <i>Cover Girl</i>, with songs by Bob Dylan, The Talking Heads, Tom Waits and others. Learning that material, she says, had a profound …

Like Garlic? Now Is the Time to Stock Up, People!

Fall is the time to buy fresh garlic. So go buy a ton of it, then use it to make a flavorful paste. Here's how.<p><i>One of the best parts about our test kitchen manager, Brad Leone's, job is his weekly trip to the farmers' market. It's his responsibility to supply the kitchen with ripe produce, protein,</i> …

Garlic

These Best Soundtracks Of All Time Showcase The Power Of A Perfect Playlist

All The Best New Indie Music From This Week<p>Philip Cosores 06.19.18 1 day ago<p>All The Best New Music From This Week That You Need To Hear<p>Philip Cosores 06.18.18 2 days ago<p>Stream The Best New Albums This Week From Nas, Christina Aguilera, And Jay Rock<p>Derrick Rossignol 06.15.18 5 days ago<p>The 15 Best …

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Paul on Drums, George on Bass: 10 Great Beatles Instrument Swaps

With every single LP, the Beatles shed some creative skin. Decades later, it's still difficult to process their two-year leap from <i>Revolver</i> to <i>Sgt.</i> …

Guitar

Roger Waters on Donald Trump: 'He Is Pig-Ignorant'

With a GOP debate scheduled for Wednesday, Roger Waters won't be throwing his support behind Donald Trump. The outspoken former Pink Floyd member and …

Donald Trump

Mélanie Laurent’s Breathe is a thrilling, insightful portrait of toxic friendship

Codependent relationships get explored in movies now and then, but almost always within the context of either a bad romance or a dysfunctional …

20 Minutes with an American Girl Author at a '50s Diner in Times Square

“I love writing for this age level,” said Valerie Tripp, talking about her American Girl books. She’s written for Molly, Felicity, and Josefina. …

The mysterious origins of punctuation

Commas, semicolons and question marks are so commonplace it seems as if they were always there – but that’s not the case. Keith Houston explains their history.<p>As readers and writers, we’re intimately familiar with the dots, strokes and dashes that punctuate the written word. The comma, colon, …

Language

10 reasons why you suck at playing guitar

<b>Want to know what makes great guitarists so great? It's that they know, secretly, that they suck. That's what motivates them to be the best - they</b> …

Research shows that these 7 hobbies will make you smarter

Scientists have now proven that we can actually <i>increase</i> our potential and enjoy ourselves in the process.<p>We now know that by learning new skills the brain creates new neural pathways that make it work faster and better.<p>Here is a list of seven hobbies that make you smarter and why.<p>Playing music …

Stadium Rock At 50 review: a joyful hark back to the legendary big gigs

It’s 50 years since the big rock gig was born as the Beatles played New York’s Shea stadium to the sound of screaming and a rickety old sound system. Kate Mossman’s <b>Stadium Rock at 50</b> (Radio 4) looks at how times have a-changed since then. There are tales of legendary gigs from Little Richard and …

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