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My Great-Grandfather, the Nigerian Slave-Trader

My parents’ home, in Umujieze, Nigeria, stands on a hilly plot that has been in our family for more than a hundred years. Traditionally, the Igbo people bury their dead among the living, and the ideal resting place for a man and his wives is on the premises of their home. My grandfather Erasmus, …

Siblings

Trump “like a delighted child” in Windsor Castle photo—but look more closely....

Somewhat lost in the Trump-meets-the-Queen coverage—yes, she had to tell him where to walk; yes, he upstaged her; no, there was <i>no</i> reason for him or …

delighted

6 inflammation-causing foods no one talks about

There’s a five-alarm fire sounding these days about inflammation, and with good reason. Heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s, and acne are just some of …

Wellness

These Firecracker Chicken Meatballs Will Be a Fan Favorite — Delicious Links

<i>Kitchn's</i> <i>Delicious Links</i><i> column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our …

Recipes

How to Trick Your Mind Into Enjoying Long Flights, According to a Travel Psychologist

Long-haul flights may only seem tolerable for travelers flying in luxurious lie-flat seats. But even in economy, I’ve discovered a number of ways to …

Duke University

Melania Trump Reportedly Wishes Her Husband’s Presidency Was Over

'Hollywood Life' claims that the stress is getting to the First Lady<p>Sources are saying that Melania Trump is over her husband Donald’s presidency and …

These $38 Jeans Are All I Need This Summer

No matter if it’s an epic vintage denim find or a solid budget-friendly score (like today’s feature), I’m such a sucker for a great pair of jeans. …

Why I Left The U.S. 20 Years Ago... And Why I Won't Be Coming Back

In hindsight, growing up in white, middle-class suburbia in 1980s America was kind of like being brainwashed. I grew up believing that having money was an objective to strive for and that life was a ruthless competition. I worked hard in school and got a good job because that was what was expected …

Makeup Artists Say This Is the Order You Should Be Applying Your Makeup

Watch a makeup artist at work, and you'll notice that there's a very strict order in which they apply different products. You'll likely see them …

A few more words on Alzheimer's prevention: Tap water? Caviar? Twinkies?

Lisa Mosconi, an Italian-born neuroscientist and nutritionist, had no idea how important the taste of water was to her until she moved to New York City and took a long sip from the tap.<p>"This is supposed to be the best water in America," she said, "but it tasted awful. It was disgusting."<p>She set off …

Dutch schoolteacher who saved hundreds of Jewish children during Holocaust dies at 107

An inspector from the Dutch education ministry arrived at Johan van Hulst's teacher training institute in Amsterdam on the morning of June 19, 1943. He noticed youngsters and, with SS soldiers standing nearby, asked, "Are those Jewish children?"<p>"You don't really expect me to answer that, do you?" …

Padma Lakshmi's Holistic Indian Skincare Secrets Are Too Good Not to Share

By the time Padma Lakshmi swings by the Byrdie studio to film a series of videos about her beauty routine (and new MAC makeup collection), I already …

Cuba Gooding Jr: ‘I had 10 years in the wilderness’

I said, ‘I don’t think this part is right for me.’ If you offend enough big directors, you get taken off their lists<p>When you survive something, it leaves an imprint on you that prepares you for the next something<p>“Somebody asked me backstage, when I won the Oscar: ‘Did you ever imagine this?’ And I …

Bruce Lee

The Role of Science in Sustainable Development

<b>Angela Merkel</b> received her degree in physics from the University of Leipzig and her Ph.D. from the Central Institute for Physical Chemistry, Academy …

Sustainability

The $90 Light That Kills Bacteria in Your Kitchen Forever

Cleaning is still an excellent way to rid your kitchen of bacteria, but this LED light takes germ-killing to the next level.<p>There are only so many …

Enslaved Black People: The Part of the Trail of Tears Narrative No One Told You About

Contrary to the popular historical narrative, the Union’s effort to rein in the Confederacy and end the secessionist military rebellion now known as …

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story review – a remarkable double life

By day, a glamorous film star, by night a technology pioneer<p>It is, as one interviewee says, the ultimate “crime fighter by night” story. By day, Hedy Lamarr was the most glamorous star in Hollywood. By night, she was an inventor whose frequency-hopping technology is now used in bluetooth and wifi. …

Filmmaking

Can You Restore Your Vision Naturally? This Eye Doc Says Yes

If you have ever been diagnosed with an eye condition such as macular degeneration or cataracts, the doctor might have told you: "All we can do is …

The Ancient Diet That Helped Balance My Hormones & Heal My Chronic Digestive Issues

In 2012, I sat in the humble waiting room of an ayurvedic doctor waiting to be seen for the chronic digestive issues that have plagued my past few …

Bill Gates and Warren Buffett Say You Need to Stack Your Network With These Types of People

Buffett says this advice applies to choosing your spouse too.<p>Most parents at some point give their kids a lecture about the importance of not getting caught up hanging with the "wrong crowd." The well-meaning warnings come because our parents know how closely our actions (and at times inaction) are …

Bill Gates

20 Healthy Chicken Casserole Recipes to Keep in Heavy Rotation

When it comes to planning weeknight dinners, meal-prepping and one-pan meals can be your best friends. For a filling dinner option packed with healthy carbs and protein, you really can't go wrong with chicken casseroles. From flavorful Mexican-inspired dishes to various combinations of chicken, …

Cooking

You're Storing Leftover Grits Completely Wrong

If we could pick an edible Valentine this year, grits may very well nab the honor. Cheese grits, spiced pumpkin grits, and yes, we Southerners even …

This is how the mould and damp in your home actually affects your body and health

It's something many of us have had to deal with from time to time - the emergence of damp or mould in our houses.<p>The sight is never pleasant but it …

Shoe Obsessed? You Obviously Need These 10 Loafers For Spring 2018

Loafers are an excellent Spring shoe option. If you're not quite ready to buy a pair of sandals, they are a classy and polished — equally impactful — alternative. We dug through the web to find the best styles for the season. Check out these lovely choices and buy a pair for yourself, then click …

Brunch Recipe: The Barefoot Contessa’s Smoked Salmon Spread

Makes about 2 cups<p><b>Ingredients:</b><p>8 ounces cream cheese, softened<p>½ cup sour cream<p>1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice<p>1 tablespoon minced fresh dill (or 1 …

Brand new tampon goes on sale - and it's a completely different design

Introducing the Tampliner...<p>Most women who use tampons have been popping out to buy pretty much exactly the same box of products since they started …

Rosa Parks Was My Aunt. Here's What You Don't Know About Her.

This week would've marked her 105th birthday — it's time to move beyond the quiet seamstress narrative.<p>This is how you know her: She was the tired …

How to make perfect pancake mix - Easy recipe proves you can master basic pancake batter with these key ingredients

Are you looking forward to tucking into pancakes but nervous about mastering the perfect pancake batter and getting the perfect crispiness and …

How to Renovate Your Home for Under $10,000, According to the Experts

When you watch HGTV, renovating your home can look appealing.<p>Chip and Joanna Gaines of <i>Fixer Upper</i> can transform a dingy 1920s kitchen in Waco, Texas, …