Melissa Ramirez

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Sacha Baron Cohen Convinced a Food Critic He Was Eating Human Flesh

And he loved it.<p>Over the course of this season of <i>Who Is America</i><i>?</i>, Sacha Baron Cohen's ex-convict character Rick Sherman has been trolling pretty much every pretentious art scene out there. He got a gallery owner to fawn over a painting supposedly made of human shit. He convinced an EDM DJ to let …

Sacha Baron Cohen

15 Wallets To Solve All Your Tote Bag Induced Worries

There comes a point in life when blindly tossing everything into a tote bag just doesn't cut it anymore. After all, no one wants to be <i>that</i> person; …

Shopping

A History of Xi'an, the Ancient Capital of the Tang Dynasty

Xi'an is currently the capital of Shaanxi Province in central China, but in ancient times, it was the cultural and political capital of all of China …

China

Don’t Make These Travel Etiquette Mistakes the Next Time You Fly

<i>This story originally appeared on Time.com.</i><p>Flying can be a nerve-racking and sometimes aggravating experience—even more so when faced with rude …

Transportation

Whenever I Need To Impress a Southern Mama, This Is The Recipe I Make

If I have learned anything from my time at <i>Southern Living</i>, it is that one does not show up anywhere without a gift. I have learned the value of a …

Breakfast

The 10 Best Ways to Cook Corn Right Now — Recipe Roundup

I'm about to get really corny about corn, because I can't eat enough of it right now. Whether you're eating this summer jewel straight from the cob, …

Cooking

Make Me This Shrimp Scampi Recipe and I'll Help You Move Into Your Six-Floor Walk-Up

Drive you to the airport? Mow your lawn? Make me this shrimp scampi recipe and I'm there.<p><i>Welcome to Never Fail, a weekly column where we wax poetic about the recipes that never, ever let us down.</i><p>If you want me to show up to a location or perform an arduous task, casually slip in the fact there will …

Seafood

These are first 7 Alexa skills you should enable

After you take the time to set up your new Alexa speaker, explore some of its topical features, and find other ways it can help you through the day, digging into third-party skills is the next logical step.<p>But the world of Alexa skills can be daunting. There are so many to choose from, it can be …

Smart Homes

A closer look at Omarosa's excerpt on Puerto Rico -- from a reporter who was there

<b>(CNN) —</b> Only a few paragraphs of Omarosa Manigault Newman's book are about Puerto Rico. But their claims are significant: that President Donald Trump lacked empathy in Hurricane Maria's aftermath and that the President and Chief of Staff John Kelly referred to Puerto Ricans in derogatory terms.<p>The …

Donald Trump

A Travel Guide To Santorini, Instagram’s Favorite Island

Being a savvy traveler is definitely a good skill to have. Unless you’re a one percenter, budgets matter. It’s why we’re always trying to find you the sweetest deals and the best-value options. Sometimes, however, there are destinations so magical that in order to be done right you’ll straight up</i> …

European Travel

Tender, Fluffy Biscuits Without a Drop of Butter or Flour? Yes, Please.

My main criterion for judging the deliciousness of a biscuit is whether it’s so warm and buttery, I forget who I was before tasting it. I’ve been lucky to lead a life where many biscuits have met this benchmark of existence-altering butteriness, thereby creating a positive feedback loop (slicked …

Breakfast

The Only Chicken Casserole You Need When Weeknights Go Wrong

Some recipes come with tasty intentions, if not the simplest of instructions. And then some recipes, our favorite type of recipes, deliver both. On …

Cooking

45 Summer Dinners to Make Before the Season Ends

Though in a few months we must bid adieu to daylight savings, warm weather, vacation, and all the other amazing things about Summer, there's still time to snatch up the season's best — think tomatoes, basil, eggplant, corn, peppers, and the like — before it's all gone. Don't know what to do with …

Healthy Eating

How to buy a sofa online — and the best companies to buy from

The promise of online shopping — that virtually anything you want can be sent to you within a day or two — is not true of many home items, and no item is it less true of than a sofa. Go to just about any furniture website, and you will find that sofas have anywhere from a two-week to three-month …

Sofa

25 Recipes That Will Impress Your Mother-in-Law

You’ll need to up your foodie-game to impress your mother-in-law, and these stunning recipes are just the ticket. A step-up from traditional …

Cooking

20 Kitchen Gadgets That’ll Change The Way You Cook

Get ready to be the Inspector Gadget of the kitchen.<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.</i>

Kitchens

Emily's Famous Hash Browns Recipe

"Good old fashioned restaurant-style hash browns. Perfect with hot pepper sauce and ketchup!"<p>Ingredients<p>2 medium russet potatoes, shredded<p>1/2 medium …

Recipes

The Best Way To Make Pound Cake

Many Southerners are certain they know the “right” way to make a pound cake, so we decided to test and compare four very different recipes for this …

Dessert

Asian-Ginger Wings

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat broiler with oven rack 3 inches from heat. Place wings on a lightly greased rack in a lightly greased broiler pan.<p>Step …

Slow Cookers

Crispy Lemon Chicken with Rice and Sweet Potato Recipe | The Nosher

Chicken, rice, and sweet potato slices all roasted together in the oven will release juices and flavors that make your mouth water. I know that most …

Why Your Jordan Bucket List Shouldn’t End at Petra

A bedrock in a famous region, Jordan contains ancient ruins and cultural treasures that go far beyond its most famous attraction.<p>My father and I …

Travel

Your foolproof guide to creating a gallery wall

A quick glance at Pinterest and Instagram is all you need to see that gallery walls are still incredibly popular. A mix of framed photos, prints, paintings and 3D items, gallery walls are a great way to fill space and express your style.<p>To create one that looks great can be intimidating though. How …

Home Decorating

Honeymooners listen up, Palau is getting a luxury resort

#HOTELS<p>By <b>Travel Wire Asia</b> | 7 August, 2018 |<p><b>THE Pacific Ocean is home to some of the world’s most stunning islands including the pristine</b> …

Micronesia

Alexa isn't the shopping behemoth Amazon hoped it would be

Voice shopping was supposed to be the future. Remember? Both Amazon and Google touted a world where barking a simple command at your smart device was all it took to put the wheels in motion, an event that culminated in paper towels, or avocados, arriving at your doorstep in just days, or even hours.<p>…

Icos

Here's how Fortnite hooked 125 million players

<i>Nir’s Note: This guest post is by</i> <i>Patricio O’Gorman</i><i>, technology consultant and professor at Universidad de Palermo.</i><p>If you have kids, you’ve likely heard about Fortnite. The wildly popular online battle game has amassed over 125 million players and hosts more than 3 million concurrent players.<p>The …

Fortnite

The best window air conditioners to keep you cool this summer

It doesn’t matter if it’s an apartment, bedroom, office, garage or classroom – sometimes you have a space that you really, <i>really</i> need to cool down, …

Home Improvement

17 Simple Tricks to Make Your Life Easier

Just when you start thinking that there are no life hacks you don’t know about, you see another list of new and helpful tips!<p>Chicpulse.org has …

Cool Stuff

Why stretching is crucial if you want to get stronger and lose weight

There seems to be a lot of confusion regarding the value — or lack thereof — of muscle stretching to accelerate recovery after exercise. "Stretching clears out your lactic acid," and other similar claims abound. Is any of this true?<p>Sort of.<p>First, it is important to understand the difference between …

Exercise

27 Brilliantly Handy Inventions That Solve Problems You Didn’t Know You Had

If your life could be easier, you’d take steps to make sure it could happen, right? That’s where these 27 nifty products come in. They’re here to …

Cool Stuff

A Broken Arm In Italy: Waiting For Surgery

Ilan, my 9-year-old son, had the fingerprints of pain on his face when I reached him. Holding an angulated origami forearm, vacation mode swung into controlled panic. A broken arm in the Italian countryside—a non-fiction <i>novella—</i>Sorrento Under the Broken Arm.<p>It has become axiomatic that oversharing …

Health Care