Karen Nickens

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The Authentic Power of Michelle Obama

Isn’t it delicious that after trafficking in racism, promoting sexism and using a lie about Barack Obama’s birthplace as a pivot into political relevance, Donald Trump could receive his final death blow from a black woman: the president’s wife?<p>And isn’t it interesting that after so many years of …

Michelle Obama

For Clinton, a daily dose of faith along with politics

At about 5 a.m. each day — and maybe a little later on weekends — an email from the Rev. Bill Shillady arrives in Hillary Clinton's inbox.<p>The contents?<p>A reading from Scripture. A devotional commentary. A prayer. They're sometimes inspired by the headlines — focusing recently, for example, on the …

There's a Gallery Full of Kittens in New York's Lower East Side

A few weeks ago, the New York artist Alix Pearlstein opened her solo exhibition, at On Stellar Rays in the Lower East Side, during one of the busiest months on New York's art calendar. There, she's showing two of her short films, but it's the other element of Pearlstein's show — dozens of eerily …

A Dog in Minnesota Inexplicably Walks Four Miles Into Town Everyday to Visit Local Shopkeepers

A sweetly determined dog named Bruno, who lives outside of Longville, Minnesota, walks the four miles along the highway into town in order to visit …

Pets

Gifts for Coffee Snobs

Coffee has become so popular the past few years up to the point where some coffee lovers consider themselves a coffee connoisseur. They love the …

Nine Things That Dog Trainers Want You to Know [Part 2]

<i>Read Part One here.</i>The longer I do what I do, the harder it is to ignore what I see in the human/canine interaction scenarios of the general dog …

Pet cat named Pietro rescued in Italy's quake zone after 16 days trapped under rubble

In a remarkable tale of survival, a cat has been rescued from under the rubble of Italy’s earthquake zone after being trapped for 16 days.<p>The cat, named Pietro, is thought to have survived on drops of rainwater – the area hit by the quake last month has seen several storms in the past few …

Lionel Messi’s puppy has completed his evolution to full-on behemoth

We knew this time was coming, but Lionel Messi's cute, adorable, little puppy has grown into a massive animal that nearly dwarfs his owner. It …

Kitten Found Near Castle Chooses This Guy to Be His Forever Human

A tiny kitten was spotted near the Dracula's castle without a mom in sight. A man gave him a home, and the kitty held his hand as if he said "Thank …

Seasonal dresses Pattern Knitting pattern by Julie Williams

This pattern contains a standard template for a dress with sleeves, two different sleeve options and fourteen seasonal dress designs, ranging from …

Just Looking at a Dog Can Make You Smile

For the majority of people, interacting with dogs tends to produce positive emotional responses. It is this behavioral tendency in humans that allows …

Easy Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp scampi is a quick and easy but impressive dish. The great thing about shrimp is how fast it cooks—in fact, the biggest mistake cooks make with …

Why Are So Many Doctors Misdiagnosing Endometriosis?

Every year, millions of American women are told that they have IBS, ovarian cysts, or dismissively, hypochondria. But they don't.<p>Endometriosis: You may have heard the word, but do you really know what it is? Many women don't until they find out they have it … which would make sense if it weren't so …

Kittens Found Wrapped Around Their Trembling Sister, Keeping Her Safe.. (with Updates)

A litter of three kittens were found huddling up together. The two tabbies were wrapped around their tiny trembling sister, trying to keep her …

Pets Are Basically People

“He sees me watching him,” a young woman says, motioning to one of the many dogs in front of her.<p>She’s right. The Chihuahua is in a room with a …

This Is the Strongest Coffee in the World

With the cold-brew craze going strong, coffee drinkers are already used to a cup of joe so strong it can take a few hours to finish. But a new iced …

Coffee

For Nearly 150 Years, This One House Told a Novel Story About the African-American Experience

“When I was a little girl,” says Chanell Kelton, “I used to tell my friends that my house is one of the oldest houses in Maryland.”<p>In fact, the …

WATCH: Just a Cat Sitting in a Watermelon, Contemplating Life

With watermelon season now over, we’re really glad someone has created an official farewell for summer’s juiciest pleasure.<p>This cat appears to be …

12 simple ways to organise your kitchen

Keeping the kitchen organised seems like a never-ending task, especially if you have a large family that's always making a mess. And when you have a …

How This Heroic Chihuahua Saved Its 92-Year-Old Owner's Life

Aww!<p>When Marie Alexander adopted her pet chihuahua, she probably never expected the pup would end up saving her life.<p>The 92-year-old says she’s alive thanks to her close bond with her 9-year-old dog, Sassy. Recently, Alexander went out to do a routine check of the mail when she twisted her foot and …

7 Ways to Use Olive Oil to Get More Gorgeous Skin, Hair, and Nails

Go ahead, slather it on.<p>Chances are, olive oil is a staple in your kitchen whether you use it for everyday cooking, whipping up easy salad dressings, or for dipping your favorite breads (a little parmesan, anyone?). The possibilities are endless.<p>As if you needed another reason to love the healthy …

Former NFL, Oklahoma State Kicker Cary Blanchard Dies at Age 47

Cary Blanchard, who played for five NFL franchises after an illustrious career at Oklahoma State, died Tuesday of unknown causes.<p>A statement released by Oklahoma State University categorized the death as sudden. Mindi Blanchard, Cary's ex-wife, confirmed his death saying she believes he died of a …

An Expert Explains What Might Happen if Russians Were Caught Interfering with the US Election

What would happen if the US government believed that Russian intelligence had manipulated the election?<p><b>Get the VICE App on iOS and Android</b><p>On Monday, the <i>Washington Post</i> ran a story with a horrifying headline: "US investigating potential covert Russian plan to disrupt November elections." According …

Family of Minnesota Couple 'Devastated' After Murder-Suicide and Child Sex Abuse Allegations

“Devastated.”<p>That’s the word used again and again by the families of Aric Babbitt and Matthew Deyo, a Minnesota elementary school teacher and his …

This Puppy And Cheetah Cub Are Going To Be Raised As Brothers

Interspecies friends are the best friends.<p>Cullen's role as "companion puppy is to "help Emmett to be more confident and calm as cheetahs are naturally skittish animals," zoo representatives said.<p>This isn't the first time dogs have been used to assist in cheetah conservation. The San Diego Zoo first …

10 Things Gynos Are Dying to Tell You About Your Vagina

There are many ways to keep your hoo-ha happy.<p>You can bet ob-gyns have heard and seen it all—the good, the ridiculous, and the hairy. So who better to ask for need-to-know tidbits about your lady biz? Here, 10 experts share what they wish more women knew about what’s going on down there.<p><b>1. Vaginas</b> …

This Cat Rolled Around In Bath Bomb Glitter And Honestly Looks Fantastic

Where'd you get that highlight, girl.