Eddie Carrol

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16 songs we're loving this spring

It’s been a long, long winter. But spring is finally in the air—and so are fresh new tracks.<p><b>Kendrick Lamar — “These Walls”</b><p>Music’s current MVP mixes …

Destination divorces are turning heartbreaks into holidays

I was sipping wine on the balcony of my apartment in Santa Monica with my soon-to-be ex-husband, our son fast asleep in the next room. “It feels like the Caribbean out here,” my almost-ex said. “I figured out why. That huge palm tree is making rustling sounds like in the Caribbean.”<p>“You’re right,” …

Dominican Republic

How Did Hamburger Buns Get Their Seeds?

Is there any food as ubiquitous, yet as invisible, as the hamburger bun? There's no glamour there. Billions of dollars worth of them are sold every year, yet hardly anyone gives them a second thought.<p>They ought to. Hamburger buns, humble as they may seem, have a fascinating history.<p>The early …

D.C.'s Tower of Power

Harry Reid and Tom Daschle are among the power brokers who call the Ritz-Carlton Residences home.<p>Washington has a new Watergate: the Ritz-Carlton Residences.<p>Harry Reid practically ran the Senate Democratic Caucus from his second-floor apartment after his eye injury earlier this year. He could have …

Real Estate

Why do we have allergies?

Allergic reactions to everything from pollen to peanuts make life a misery for millions. But why does our body over-react to seemingly benign intruders? Carl Zimmer reports.<p>For me, it was hornets.<p>One summer afternoon when I was 12, I ran into an overgrown field near a friend’s house and kicked a …

Immunotherapy

Rice flour jam cookies | Thumbprint cookies | Gluten free recipe

Rice flour jam cookies<p>Buttery shortbread like cookie filled with strawberry jam.<br>Prep Time: 10 minutes<br>Cook time: 10 to 12 minutes<br>Yeilds: 28 …