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Entertaining Trend #3 – Love to Cook? Invite Friends for Dinner!

<b>Who needs an incentive to entertain? When it comes to finding a reason to have friends over, it appears no reason at all is the most popular reason</b> …

Trends

Coconut Bundt Cake {Out of this world good!!}

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Generously grease and flour a bundt pan.<p>In a medium bowl, mix flour and flaked coconut. Set aside.<p>In the bowl of an …

Dessert

There Is No American 'Deep State'

Experts on Turkish politics say the use of that term misunderstands what it means in Turkey—and the ways that such allegations can be used to enable political repression.<p>Over the last week, the idea of a “deep state” in the United States has become a hot concept in American politics. The idea is …

Political Science

Ginsburg on Roe v. Wade and economics: 'There will never be a time when women of means lack choice'

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg spoke to Georgetown University Law Center students about her life, career and the Roe vs. Wade case as part of the Dean's …

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

8 Renovation Mistakes—And How to Avoid Them

Stop worrying about who might live in your home next, and don't sacrifice everything on your wish list<p>Emerick Architects, founded by husband-and-wife team Brian and Melody Emerick, has tackled dozens of commercial and residential renovation projects over the last 16 years, with an emphasis on …

Home Improvement

Stop Being Intimidated by Wine, America

We've put wine on a pedestal for way too long. It's time to make it fun (and accessible, and not scary) again.<p>America, we have a wine problem. No, this isn’t <i>that</i> kind of intervention.<p>When was the last time you felt embarrassed and clueless when ordering juice, ice cream, or smoothies? Now, how …

Ice Cream

Gosh, Yarn It! How to Stitch Together an Awesome Knitting Party

Here are some cute yarn-covered invitations for your future knitting circle get-togethers! You can use these DIY cards as name tags or placecards.

9 Topics for…Apple iOS 9

Apple will announce its latest operating system on Wednesday at an event in San Francisco. The latest unveiling from the tech giant is expected to include new iPhones, new iPads, revamped Apple TV, new bands for the Apple Watch and the Apple News app, among other changes and enhancements. The Apple …

Jimmy Carter has one very big regret. Most presidents are right there with him.

As former President Carter told reporters Thursday that cancer had spread to his brain, he reflected on his life and was asked whether he had any regrets. The 90-year-old's answer was blunt and candid.<p>"I wish I had sent one more helicopter to get the hostages, and we would have rescued them, and I …