Beth Flowers Smith

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Kelsey Irvin is an American contemporary artist whose constantly evolving work is a distinct combination of drawing, painting and collage.<p>William …

Make Crispy Quesadillas for a Crowd In Your Oven

Making a quesadilla for one is a ridiculously easy task, but standing over the stove and preparing quesadilla after quesadilla for a hungry mob can …

Cooking

The week in wildlife – in pictures

Fruit bats, a nosy kangaroo and the last male northern white rhino are among this week’s pick of images from the natural world

Wildlife

The little known history of Mexico’s anti-Nazi propaganda

<i>This article was originally published by Univision.</i><p>A 20-year-old Angeleno named Michael Sadri uploaded to Twitter last weekend the image of a poster …

Let’s take a minute to recognize: The Obamas were the first open feminists in the White House

Although the cause of feminism has made significant advances during the last eight years, much of the Obamas’ work falls under that hard-to-define …

Feminism

10+ Before & After Pics Of Animals Growing Up Together

What can be more amazing than having a best friend? Getting a chance to grow up with him! While some of us are still looking for the one true friend, …

Pets

Just Like People, Dogs Go Grey Under Stress

As one of the few good things that humans have incorporated into their lives (the other two are television and BBQ), dogs deserve a stress-free life …

Pets

15 Mindfulness Quotes That Will Inspire You to Live in the Present Moment

You’ve probably heard of ‘mindfulness’ over the past few years. It’s become incredibly popular in the western world thanks to countless research …

Meditation

The U.S. tried to change other countries’ governments 72 times during the Cold War

The CIA has concluded with “high confidence” that Russia intervened covertly during the presidential election to promote Donald Trump’s candidacy. They based this assessment on the discovery that Russian security agencies had hacked the Republican National Committee, the Democratic National …

Russia

Lost In The Fifties, Middle America Needs STEM Education & Infrastructure

At a post-mortem forum on the 2016 U.S. election, Mexico's former president Vicente Fox had choice words for those who elected Donald Trump. Yearning for the manufacturing glory days of yesteryear, American workers were seduced by a sloganeer who promised to "Make America Great Again." But, said …

16 Three-Ingredient Party Appetizers for the *Lazy* Hostess

Whether you’re planning a TV viewing party, bridal shower or game day gathering, does this ever happen to you? You start out all ambitious, with a grocery list for some outrageous guacamole and crazy-impressive appetizers, but before you can get to a store, inertia sets in. Why does hostessing have …

How Racism Was First Officially Codified in 15th-Century Spain

In 1449 rebels in Toledo, Spain, published an edict you have probably never heard of, but whose effects still resonate today. It was the first set of discriminatory laws based on race.<p>You probably know about the widespread mistreatment of Jews in Spain, even if your first thought when someone says …

Taiwan

17 Puppies Who Were Just Too Much To Handle In 2016

2016 was a garbage year, but at least we have CUTE DOGGOS.

Pets

The world’s first solar panel-paved road has opened in France

At this rate, just about every man-made surface there is could be covered in solar panels in the future.<p>Yesterday, Tourouvre-au-Perche, a small town in northern France, opened what is likely the first road paved in solar panels in the world, the Guardian reported. The road is roughly 1 km (0.6 …

Clean Energy