Michelle Maria Weeks

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Why American Jews Eat Chinese Food on Christmas

A lack of dining options may have started Jewish Christmas, but now it's a full-fledged ritual.<p>If there’s a single identifiable moment when Jewish Christmas—the annual American tradition where Jews overindulge on Chinese food on December 25—transitioned from kitsch into codified custom, it was …

JPMorgan Chase was hacked due to two-factor authentication blunder

The hackers that stole millions of depositors' contact info from JPMorgan Chase earlier this year didn't use any kind of sophisticated malware like the one that took down Sony Pictures' computers. No, they managed to steal people's info, because the bank failed to upgrade one of its servers with …

Key developments in case of 2 slain NYPD officers

New York police Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were ambushed Saturday by Ismaaiyl Brinsley, the final act in a rampage that began when he shot and wounded his ex-girlfriend at her home outside Baltimore, then made threatening posts online, including a vow to put "wings on pigs" and …

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'I'm Determined To Get Justice': Eric Garner's Mother And Widow Speak

"This fight ain't over. It's just begun. I'm determined to get justice for my husband," Esaw Garner said Wednesday, "because he shouldn't have been killed in that way. He shouldn't have been killed in any way."<p>Garner spoke at a news conference hours after a grand jury declined to issue charges in …

Protests After Grand Jury in Eric Garner Chokehold Case Doesn’t Indict Officer

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All-Inclusive Caribbean Resorts Where the Food Is Actually Good

An all-inclusive resort can feel like an easy way to simplify the honeymoon — you pay once, and all your meals and activities are included. But what if the food is your favorite part of any vacation? You'll want to choose your all-inclusive carefully then, since many focus more on quantity and …

Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa

As the last lights of Sri Lanka's capital of Columbo fade into the night, the vast darkness of the Indian Ocean sets in. For 600 kilometers, it's nothing but the velvety black of the sea and a canopy of stars. Then, like a brilliant shower of sparks, the coral island nation of the Maldives appears. …

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50 Trips Everyone Should Take In The US

Whether you're driving down the Pacific Coast Highway, whale watching in Cape Cod, or waiting for Old Faithful to erupt in Yellowstone National Park, the United States is full of incredible surprises.<p>From the east coast to the west and everywhere in between, we've found 50 trips everyone should …

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The Best Beaches in The World

40 reasons to start planning your winter getaway ASAP.<p>Whether you're looking for a quick weekend getaway, the ultimate surf or are planning the trip of a lifetime, a beach vacation is always a good idea. To get you inspired, here are some of the world's most beautiful beaches from South Beach to …

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15 Ways to Feel Cozy and Chic This Winter

Get that fuzzy feeling.<p>Toss those schlumpy long johns aside by cuddling up with the most plush plus-ones.


12 Products That Fight the Winter Beauty Woes

Treat your hair, face, and bod.<p>Parched skin, breaking nails, and brittle hair be gone. Here are the most hydrating, moisturizing, and nourishing products to combat winter dryness.

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Thanksgiving Casseroles

Whether you're looking for a hearty vegetarian main course or an easy side dish, casseroles are a great option--and you can even make many of these …

8 Thanksgiving Sides That Will Put The Bird To Shame

<i>We've tracked down eight can't-miss recipes for dishes that will threaten to upstage the main event at your Thanksgiving table.</i><p>By Lynn Andriani

7 Ways to Eat Thanksgiving in One Bite

We may divide the Thanksgiving meal into separate dishes for the sake of propriety and appearance, but everyone knows that it’s all meant to be eaten …

25 Of The Most Incredible Breakfasts To Make The Day After Thanksgiving

The party is over. The fat lady has sung her turkey-tuned song. The refrigerator is overflowing with Tupperware galore, not to mention extra ingredients you bought in case of emergencies.<p>It's the morning after Thanksgiving and, against all odds, you and everyone in your household is feeling hungry …

18 DIY Placemats for the Perfect Dinner Table

Alright, so you’ve got your tablecloth, your table runner and your napkins. What you’re missing are you placemats. Placemats, like tablecloths, pull together a dinner table, but without all that fabric to worry about. In fact, some of the be aren’t fabric at all. Check out these 18 DIY placemats …

13 Essentials for the Best Kids Table Ever

We’re not going to get into the grand debate over whether there should or should not be a kids table. For all intents and purposes, today, there most definitely should be a kids table. Here are 13 ideas to give those youngsters something to do over at the “fun” table.<p>1. Paper Tablecloth: All kids …

40+ Christmas Wreaths to Get You in the Holiday Spirit

Deck the halls, doors and everywhere else.<p>A little Christmas crafting goes a long way. Start now and you'll have a holiday wreath for every door in your house.


Deck the Halls With 30 DIY Holiday Garlands

Deck the halls with boughs of holly… and lots of other fabulous garlands. While we’ve got our eye on several holiday strands to buy, we are all about the DIY versions, too. From paper feathers to pine cones and popcorn, we’ve got a little something for everyone here. Whether you’re going for a …

Local Flowers: 7 Favorite Florists for Thanksgiving Arrangements

Did you forage and come up with no flowers for your Thanksgiving tabletop? It happens. But don’t worry, you can still celebrate local flowers–even at …

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11 Thanksgiving Place Cards That Are Sure To Impress

These Thanksgiving crafts are so beautiful your guests will be begging to take them home.<p>The turkey is in the oven, the pies are ready to be devoured, and the centerpiece is arranged to perfection. But before you and your guests can sit down to a delicious meal and a few festive holiday cocktails, …

Idris Elba Is Sick Of Marvel Films – ‘This Is Torture’

Robo covered, this past weekend, how Idris Elba dropped a few spoilers about <i>Avengers: Age of Ultron</i> in an interview with The Telegraph. But there’s a tad little bit in the interview that maybe some people are overlooking: IDRIS ELBA IS SICK OF THIS SH*T!<p>Apparently, the experience of playing someone …

8 Foods Celebrity Fitness Trainers Won't Eat

<b>Tara Stiles: Alcohol</b><br>If you want to erase a few years from your face, then stop with the fancy cocktails, says yogini Tara Stiles: "No one wants to hear this one, but if you want your body to operate optimally and look fantastic—and younger—avoid alcohol." If Tara's client, Brooklyn Decker, is …


All the Mexican Candy You Should Be Eating on the Day of the Dead

<i>by Gabriella Vigoreaux</i><p>As candy enthusiasts, we get our fair share of international sweets here at the Epi office. (You have to hide me away from green tea Kit Kats.) No one quite does candy the way Mexico does, though. Mexican sweets toe the line between sweet, spicy, salty, tangy, and, um, did we …

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Carrot Burfi - Gajar Halwa Burfi, Indian Dessert Recipe by Manjula