Monique Newton

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We Paid Off $147,000 in Debt in 3 Years. Here’s How We Became Financially Free

"It became like a game to us."<p>Jessie and Josh Boyce had secured the best-paying, most stable careers they’d ever had when they moved to Florida in …

Personal Finance

Marinated, Grilled Summer Vegetables

These flavor-packed grilled summer vegetables utilize what we refer to as our “Master Marinade” to wake up all of the fresh flavors of the veggies …

Food

Adobada

Adobada is a general term that refers to meat (often pork) that is marinated in a very thick, flavorful, chile-based mixture. When cooked in a hot …

Cooking

20 Kid-Friendly Backyard Activities You Haven't Thought of Yet

There's plenty of play to be had in your own backyard, but sometimes that Summer slump leaves you out of ideas for outdoor entertainment. If you don't have time to set up an epic outdoor play space, turn to activities you can easily make or do, like taking games outside for added excitement or …

Kids

How to Live, According to Anthony Bourdain

How to eat, how to be young, and when to shut the fuck up.<p><i>We at MUNCHIES are devastated by the death of Anthony Bourdain, one of our friends and heroes. Bourdain was a real one.</i> <i>Over the course of his wildly prolific career, he taught us so much—about eating, about traveling, and about experiencing</i> …

A Zero-Cost Way to Add More Plants to Your Space

Caring for our plants, watching them thrive (or not die, as the case may be), and appreciating the personality they bring to our spaces is joy enough …

What Kind Of Parent Are You: Carpenter Or Gardener?

There are two kinds of parents in modern America, says Alison Gopnik in her recent book, The Gardener and the Carpenter.<p><b>About 'How To Raise A Human'</b><p>Does raising kids have to be stressful? Is it really dangerous for babies to sleep with mom? Do chores have to be a fight? Over the next month, NPR …

Parenting

The 100 stories that shaped the world

BBC Culture asked writers around the globe to pick stories that have endured across generations and continents – and changed society.<p>“I rarely find someone, really anyone, who doesn’t know some part of this story – the idea of the lost man who can’t get home after the war… the woman at home with …

Literature

Indoor Plants: 11 Ways to Help Houseplants this Month

This month your houseplants may not be getting as much attention as they did in winter. Nothing personal, but if the weather’s sunny and the garden’s …

Oven Baked BBQ Ribs Recipe

"Yummy oven baked BBQ ribs."<p>Ingredients<p>2 cups sliced onions<p>2 cups ketchup<p>2 cups water<p>4 teaspoons salt<p>1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce<p>1/2 cup white vinegar<p>…

Food

The ex-slave in Zora Neale Hurston’s “Barracoon” tells his harrowing story without rage

Cudjo Lewis was a teenager when his home town in modern day Benin was decimated by a neighboring king. Lewis was captured, put into a barracoon, a structure to hold slaves, before spending 70 days crossing the Atlantic Ocean. He eventually arrived in Alabama, where he was given over to white …

Black History

It's Honestly So Easy To Make This Hanging Succulent Garden

Who needs artwork when you can have framed succulents?<p>View this post on Facebook

16 French Recipes Every Beginner Cook Should Master

If you’re looking to up your game in the kitchen, classic French technique will provide you with a useful foundation no matter what you like to cook. …

Here’s Our Simple Secret to an Amazing Omelet

Omelets can be scary: it’s like the entire population of France is watching, just waiting for you to mess up. But the good news is there's no one way …

Zora Neale Hurston's Book on the 'Last Slave' Is Being Published—Nearly 90 Years After it Was Written

A “new” book by Zora Neale Hurston is finally being published, 58 years after her death. The anthropologist, author, and Harlem Renaissance icon is …

The next pick for the PBS NewsHour-New York Times book club is …

We’re excited to announce that “Educated” by Tara Westover is our May pick for the PBS NewsHour-New York Times book club, “Now Read This.” It’s a …

Here's how an Alabama newspaper marked the opening of the nation's first lynching memorial

<b>(CNN) —</b> John Williams. Gaines Hall. Buck Steward. Pete Zeigler. Jim Acoff. Henry Ivy. Willy Webb.<p>The names go on and on, 313 in all, printed in white against a dark backdrop, each a testament to a whole life stolen through the horrific American legacy of lynching.<p>The stunning presentation graced …

Black History

The 10 Best Books from Emma Watson’s Book Club

It feels like there are too many celebrity online book clubs to keep up with all of them, but one that’s worth following is Our Shared Shelf, Emma …

How to write a short story collection: A six-week creative writing course | The Guardian Members

<b>Led by acclaimed writer Alba Arikha over six consecutive weeks, this course will give you the creative inspiration and technical skills to start working on a short story collection.</b><p>The world of a short story may be more condensed than the world of a novel, but its emotional impact can be as …

Creative Writing

Jim Carrey’s Political Cartoons Skewering the Trump Administration and ‘Soulless’ GOP

For the past several months, the comedy legend turned painter has been releasing unflattering illustrations of Trump administration and GOP officials.<p>…

29 Traditional Indian Dishes The Whole World Should Know And Love

There's more to Indian cuisine than butter chicken.

Julie Washington’s Quest to Get Schools to Respect African-American English

The speech pathologist believes that helping kids switch seamlessly between dialects is a key to their success.<p>Studying African-American Vernacular English wasn’t Julie Washington’s plan. But one day in the fall of 1990, her speech-pathology doctorate fresh in hand, she found herself sitting with a …

One-Dish Chicken Recipes

We combine America's favorite dinner bird with our favorite way to cook: everything together in one pan for less fuss, easy cleanup, and downright …

12 hard truths about relationships no one wants to believe

It's easy to believe that your relationship is different from everyone else's. It's probably not.<p>Relationships take effort to maintain, and you won't …

Why Schools Fail To Teach Slavery's 'Hard History'

"In the ways that we teach and learn about the history of American slavery," write the authors of a new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), "the nation needs an intervention."<p>This new report, titled <i>Teaching Hard History: American Slavery</i>, is meant to be that intervention: a resource …

Black History

Yogurt Marinating Is the Best Marinating

By Alex Delany<p>Why would you rub yogurt all over a piece of meat? Because it's delicious, that's why.<p>You probably don’t want to think about raw meat and dairy together. There’s something that just seems, well, gross about the whole thing. But trust us: Marinating meat in yogurt will change your …

BBQ

The Best Book Club You’ll Ever Join: The Free Black Women’s Library Places Us Front and Center

It’s the weekend, and all I want to do is curl up with a good book and be transported to another realm. Instead, I’m curled up with my laptop this …

Women of Color

3-Ingredient Chicken Dinner

This week on #rscookingschool we’re making dinner with just three ingredients—okay, six if we’re counting olive oil, salt, and pepper. Those precious …

Cooking

A life in quotes: Ursula K Le Guin

The award-winning fantasy and science fiction author on politics, death, writing and gender<br>• News report: Ursula K Le Guin dies at 88<p>Ursula K Le Guin, award-winning fantasy and science fiction author and pioneer of feminist speculative fiction, has died age 88. Her extensive catalogue of published …

guin

Fantasy fiction author Ursula K. Le Guin dies

Ursula K. Le Guin, the immensely popular author who brought literary depth and a tough-minded feminine sensibility to science fiction and fantasy …