Margaret Holl Schaefer

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10 recipes that let your oven do most of the work

<b>Never underestimate the power of a slow-roasting oven to get dinner on the table easily and efficiently.</b><p>It has taken me years to learn to appreciate …

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Too Many Americans Live in a Mental Fog

Drugs, pollution and poverty make it hard for lots of people to think clearly. It's a personal tragedy and a drag on the economy.<p>When it comes to economics, we spend most of our time thinking about better ways to organize human activity. This is the main purpose of debates about minimum wage, …

How the World’s Most Interesting Man Befriended the World’s Most Powerful Man

A beer commercial icon became an unlikely pal to the president of the United States. It stayed interesting.<p>“Damn,” he said in a half-hushed whisper. “This guy’s good.”<p>I could hear President Obama as he walked up the path behind me and spied the multiple arrows I had placed, undetected, in the …

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Bloomberg Promises $15 Million To Help Make Up For U.S. Withdrawal From Climate Deal

Michael Bloomberg is pledging to fill a funding gap created by President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord, offering up to $15 million to support the U.N. agency that helps countries implement the agreement.<p>"Americans will honor and fulfill the Paris Agreement by leading …

Sleeping Through the Night Is a Relatively New Invention

On a sultry night in New Orleans in late August 2005, I found myself unwillingly enrolled in a crash course on both the tenacity and the fragility of …

The Trump administration is doing everything it can to keep a huge climate lawsuit from going to trial

The plaintiffs in the case are 21 kids who now range in age from 9 to 20. They argue that the federal government is violating their constitutional rights to life, liberty, and property by failing to prevent climate change despite long-held knowledge of its dangerous consequences.<p>In November 2016, a …

10 Definitive Reasons You Need More Houseplants in Your Life

You better believe we're going to try #2 this winter.<p>If you blame genetics for your lack of green thumb, it's time to teach yourself the powers of keeping a plant alive. It turns out these livings things can do even more for your physical and mental health than they can for your living room decor — …

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Recipe: Moroccan Harira Red Lentil Soup

Moroccan Harira Red Lentil Soup<p>Serves 4 to 6 as a main dish.<p>Note: From “The Splendid Table’s How to Eat Weekends: New Recipes, Stories & Opinions …

Great Organic Beauty Cleanser for Your Face - Recipe! | shopswell

Age spots and small lines fade while acne becomes a thing of the past when you hydrate your skin with this DIY organic cleanser.<p><b>Recipe:</b><p>2 tbs coconut …

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Editor’s note: A set of book reviews by an outside contributor that previously appeared in this space has been removed because it did not meet Washington Post standards. The reviews were plagiarized from other publications.

Think Tahini Is Just for Hummus? These 19 Recipes Will Change Your Mind

If you think the only use for tahini is to make DIY hummus, we've got some (awesome) news for you. Tahini is an incredibly versatile ingredient, …

Parents Can Help Reduce Pain And Anxiety From Vaccinations

Now that the nasal spray FluMist is no longer considered an effective vaccine against influenza, parents will have to resort to the old, unpopular standby for their kids: a shot.<p>It's not unusual for a child to have as many as 20 vaccinations by age 5 — all typically administered by injection. The …

Christine And The Queens: Powerful, Liberated And 'Obsessed'

But don't talk to her about salad. She finds it very boring.<p>“I’m just drawn to hands,” she told me as she gazed down at the rings adorning her fingers. “Obsessed” even, she added. She loves how such a “weird tool” can be utilized, either seamlessly accompanying a conversation or acting as …

King Tut's dagger was 'made from a meteorite'

<b>(CNN) —</b> New research shows that an iron dagger buried with King Tutankhamun was made from a meteorite.<p>It even suggests the Egyptians knew what they were working with.<p>Archaeologists and historians have been fascinated by King Tut's mummified remains and the mysterious objects found in his tomb since …

The Phantom Tollbooth

This article is about the novel. For the 1970 film adaptation, see The Phantom Tollbooth (film). For the band, see Phantom Tollbooth (band).<p><i>The</i> …

An adorable species of octopus was discovered and it's basically a cartoon character

In one of science's cutest recent discoveries, a deep-diving robot — associated with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) ship …

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Scientists are scrambling to come up with ways of getting plastics out of our oceans — and they’ve proposed some pretty unusual ideas

Located on the southern tip of the Pacific island chain of Hawaii, Kamilo Beach is an isolated stretch of black volcanic shoreline in the middle of nowhere.<p>Just a few hundred yards from shore, humpback whales rise up from the depths, colorful fish fill the reefs and rare sea turtles swim in to nest …

Why Obedience Is NOT My Parenting Goal

Often, when people hear that we do not use punishments, rewards, bribes, time-outs or arbitrary consequences to mold our children's behavior, they're confused.<p><b>How then, do we get our kids to "just listen," (read: obey)? How do we get them, in other words, to do whatever we tell them to do?</b><p>The short …

These Are the Best Jobs in America Right Now

Take your pick<p>What makes a job not just good, but great? According to Glassdoor.com, it’s a combination of how much you make, the level of demand for …

19 Hearty Vegetarian Soups and Stews

Few things are as gratifying on a cold day as a warm bowl of soup, and this is one arena in which vegetarian dishes can really stand out. Remember all those root vegetables, brassicas, grains, and beans we showcased in our collection of winter salad recipes? Many of them are perfectly appropriate …

Revolutionary system promises to recover plastic rubbish from world's oceans

With concerns growing over the amount of plastic pollution at sea, a pilot project scheduled to start in Japan could hold the solution<p>The scale of the problem facing the world's oceans first struck Boyan Slat during a summer holiday to Greece when he was 16.<p>Instead of colourful fish in azure …

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Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.<p>Combine bananas, applesauce, oats, walnuts and apricots and/or …