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34 Recipes That Got Us Through the Great Depression

Times were tough in the 1930s and people had to be creative with the few ingredients they could find and afford. These dishes show just how inventive …

Cooking

Angélique Kidjo Connects Talking Heads With Her African Roots

In making a cover album of Talking Heads' <i>Remain in Light,</i> people kept telling Angélique Kidjo that the absurd songs had no meaning. But it didn't seem that way to her. She connected the music with folk songs from her home country of Benin and interpreted them through the same cultural lens that the …

Cultural Appropriation

75 Deli Salads You Need to Know By Heart

No need to stop by the deli counter, these salad recipes are what you’ve been craving!<p>Macaroni Coleslaw<p>My friend Peggy brought this coleslaw to one …

Healthy Eating

32 Insanely Delicious Ways to Use Canned Biscuits

Put the convenience of ready-made dough to work in these recipes that make the most of canned biscuits.<p>Orange Dream Pull-Apart Bread<p>My baking therapy …

Cooking

What's Going On In Your Child's Brain When You Read Them A Story?

"I want The Three Bears!"<p>These days parents, caregivers and teachers have lots of options when it comes to fulfilling that request. You can read a picture book, put on a cartoon, play an audiobook, or even ask Alexa.<p>A newly published study gives some insight into what may be happening inside young …

The Brain

An Australian Environmentalist’s Next Act: ‘Frugal Hedonism’

DAYLESFORD, Australia — David Holmgren grows almost everything he eats. He doesn’t own a mobile phone or a television, and most of his clothing is secondhand. He never flies, won’t go to a supermarket and can’t remember his credit card PIN.<p>Such is life for one of Australia’s leading …

20th Century

The Historical King Arthur

The legends surrounding King Arthur and his knights have charmed and intrigued people for centuries and their popularity continues in the present …

The DASH Diet Is Great For Weight Loss, So Why Is No One Following It?

Our dietitian busts 4 common misconceptions about the DASH diet—plus why you might want to consider it.<p>The DASH diet often flies under the radar, …

Southern Dishes Everyone Should Know How to Make

We Southerners know our way around the kitchen.<p>There are some dishes that every Southerner should know how to make. From barbecue and biscuits to …

Creamy Fried Confetti Corn Recipe

Step 1<p>Cook chopped bacon in a large skillet until crisp; remove bacon, and drain on paper towels, reserving 2 tablespoons drippings in skillet. Set …

You Need These Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes in Your Life

When you combine certain foods together they become extra special, like taco pizza or spaghetti and chili (which is still debatable if you're not …

White Settlers Buried the Truth About the Midwest’s Mysterious Mound Cities

Around 1100 or 1200 A.D., the largest city north of Mexico was Cahokia, sitting in what is now southern Illinois, across the Mississippi River from …

Wilco Launching Their Own Radio Station

On Friday, Wilco will launch an online radio broadcast called Wilcoworld Radio. The band was inspired to organize the “Wilco-centric” program after reissuing their first two albums, <i>A.M.</i> (1995) and <i>Being There</i> (1996), which featured unreleased tracks like “Dynamite My Soul.” They’re set to broadcast …

RS Cooking School: How to Make a Frittata With Whatever You Have in the Fridge

Frittatas are more than just eggs. Throw just about anything at them—leftover vegetables, salty cheeses, cooked crumbled sausage or bacon, fresh …

Breakfast

Joe Strummer’s Radio Show Captured a Punk Legend at the End of His Life

The Clash frontman’s gig as a DJ for the BBC was a brilliant glimpse into the mind and record collection of a rock icon.<p>When most casual fans of The Clash recall the band’s late frontman Joe Strummer, the picture that typically comes up in their mind’s eye is a portrait of the artist as a young …

22 Skills Every Kid Should Have By the Time They’re 10

<i>The following was produced in partnership with our friends at</i> <i>New York Life</i><i>, who are committed to helping families be happy, successful, and good at</i> …

Kids

Kids are more anxious than they've ever been — and it's because of an all-too common parenting habit

Anxiety has become an epidemic, now eclipsing depression as the most common health disorder, particularly among younger people.<p>While several hypotheses exist which try to point blame for the increasingly common condition, Norwegian researchers have found that the overprotection of children may have …

7 DIY Gifts You Can Make in Your Slow Cooker

Is there anything a slow cooker <i>can't</i> help with? Cocktail parties? Check! Thanksgiving dinner? Yep! You can even make a bunch of holiday gifts in your …

The Literary Development of the Arthurian Legend

The Arthurian legend begins with the Welsh cleric Geoffrey of Monmouth (c. 1100 - c. 1155 CE). Earlier history writers such as Gildas, Bede, and …

Ancient History

6 New Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Here at <i>Revolver</i>, we're always on the hunt for great new music — indeed, it's a big part of our jobs. With that in mind, here are the tracks released …

Watch Sturgill Simpson Protest The CMAs By Busking Right Outside The Arena

Last year, Sturgill Simpson rather infamously took umbrage with the way the Association of Country Music chose to go about their Merle Haggard Spirit Award, issuing some scathing critiques of mainstream country in general in the process. And, he also (rightly) predicted he wouldn’t win any CMAs …

The 25 conservatives actually worth following on Twitter

Yes, they exist<p>Liberals in shock over the the 2016 election were prescribed a heavy dose of reality. "Get out of your bubble," the doctors note illegibly read.<p>It was a hard truth for the American left. They found out the U.S. was not as progressive as originally thought. Their steady diet of MSNBC …

Bronies, the adult male fandom for “My Little Pony,” might be the best male-led nerd group for women

Those grown men enjoying “My Little Pony: The Movie” insist they are simply making room for cute in their lives<p>Bronies. We know them as the perhaps endearing, perhaps extremely creepy adult men who adore the children’s TV show “My Little Pony.” This weekend, they will join families in theaters to …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

DIY dome homes built from AirCrete are an affordable & ecofriendly option

<b>First there was foamcrete, then there was papercrete and hempcrete, and now we've got AirCrete, a foamy mixture of air bubbles and cement that is</b> …

Home Improvement

This prefab tiny house is built from 24 layers of cardboard

It looks better than it sounds<p><i>Editor's Note: This post was originally published in April 2016 and has been updated with the most recent information.</i><p>Humble cardboard has been the unorthodox material of choice for Pritzker-winning architect Shigeru Ban, who's already built a cathedral, pavilion, and …

Prefab Homes

6 ways to create the perfect vision board

When it comes to your ultimate goals, sometimes you really have to see it to believe it. Whether it’s backpacking across another country or dreaming …

Want to Raise Mentally Strong Kids? Do These 3 Things (Most Parents Don't Do Any of Them) | Inc.com

Challenges, hardship, and setbacks are inevitable. Teaching kids to build mental muscle helps them become resilient. It's also the key to helping them reach their greatest potential in life.<p>But, it's easy to get so caught up in day-to-day issues, like homework and soccer practice, that you forget …

Self-help

How To Make Your Kids Smarter: 10 Steps Backed By Science

I’ve explored the science behind what makes kids happier, what type of parenting works best and what makes for joyful families.<p>But <b>what makes children</b> …