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10 Easy Chicken Casseroles for Busy Weeknights

As summer draws to a close, you'll want to pull out your casserole dishes that have been stashed away in the back of a cupboard all season. There's …

Judge orders new searches for Clinton Benghazi emails

Nine months after the presidential election was decided, a federal judge is ordering the State Department to try again to find emails Hillary Clinton wrote about the Benghazi attack.<p>U.S. District Court Judge Amit Mehta ruled that the State Department had not done enough to try to track down …

The most scathing lines from The Dark Tower reviews: 'McConaughey is like RuPaul playing Clint Eastwood'

Through all the development hell, the nonsensical trailers and the negative buzz, further enhanced by the worrisome news that it's only 90 minutes long, fans of Stephen King's landmark fantasy epic The Dark Tower were still vaguely hopeful that the cinematic adaptation of the series, which stars …

A White Director, the Police and Race in ‘Detroit’

DETROIT — They crept through this city clutching their rifles, an army of jittery cops and National Guardsmen surrounded by an armored battalion that seemed more suitable for a Vietnam jungle than a Middle American thoroughfare. But this was war, the early days of an uprising by black Detroiters. …

Women of Color

Loss Piles Up Deep As Wyoming Snow Drifts In 'Wind River'

Taylor Sheridan's tense, terse police procedural/Western, <i>Wind River</i>, begins with an icy, moonlit, Wyoming landscape. There's no one for miles, except a gasping, Native American teenage girl running in the snow, terrified and barefoot.<p>She falls. Screams. Gets up. Runs some more.<p>Cut to bright …

Wind River

14 science fiction, fantasy, and horror books to read this August

Space opera, vikings, and epic fantasies<p>Summer is in full swing, which means that there’s plenty of time to grab a book and head outdoors to enjoy the sun and warm weather — at least here in Vermont, where the outdoor temperatures haven’t quite topped 90 degrees yet.<p>I helped cover San Diego …

15 Easy + Healthy Chicken Recipes for Simple Weeknight Dinners

Of all the proteins out there, chicken is definitely the most ubiquitous in our kitchens, and for good reason. It’s versatile, meaning roast chicken and slow cooker chicken recipes alike can be bursting with just about any flavor under the sun. Because of its mild profile, it’s perfect for …

Recipes

Seven Ways Not To Be A Resentful, Ungrateful, Entitled Turd

<i>“We always may be what we might have been.” ~ Adelaide Anne Procter</i><p><b>“I spend so much time and energy complaining and blaming – I mean, a lot of time and energy. It’s hard for me to imagine that it’s much fun for others to be around me. If anything does not go my way, I stew about it, find fault,</b> …

10 ways design thinking can help you raise resourceful kids

By Phyllis L. Fagell<p>When my son Ben was young, he only ate white food. Spaghetti, bread and popcorn all made the cut; broccoli and peppers, not so much. I couldn’t let it go. I formed spinach into “Shrek pancakes,” told him Batman loved peas and challenged him to string bean eating contests. I knew …

Lifestyle

3 Things Not to Say When You’re Negotiating Salary

When it comes to negotiating salary, what you don’t say can be as important as what you do say. If you’re a poker enthusiast, you’re already familiar …

1 Fast Way to Increase Your Credit Score

Implementing the right credit behaviors can lead to your credit score increasing fast, even for people with thin credit files, or who've had a few dings on their credit history. It's just a matter of focusing on the behaviors that can move the needle the most for your FICO credit score in the short …

“Talking Black in America”: A New Film on African American English

<i>This post is part of a new blog series that announces the release of new films in African American History and African Diaspora Studies. Today, I am</i> …

Time Management Series: One “To Do” List (Seriously)

I was recently asked by a good friend to write a time management book. I laughed as I thought she was joking. But she stopped me and emphasized, “I …

Why Trump Actually Pulled Out Of Paris

It wasn’t because of the climate, or to help American business. He needed to troll the world—and this was his best shot so far.<p>Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement was not really about the climate. And despite his overheated rhetoric about the “tremendous” and …

10 Ways Smart People Stay Calm

You can preempt much of your stress with these vital practices.<p>The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that 90 percent of top performers are skilled …

Dwayne Johnson and Tom Hanks Announce Presidential Run on SNL: ‘We Need More Poise and Less Noise’

“I think that it’s a real possibility.”<p>That’s how Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson addressed the question as to whether or not he is thinking of running for …

Tom Hanks

Charisma is a skill, not a gift — a Stanford psychologist shares 6 ways to build it

In researching my book "The Happiness Track," however, I found that charisma is not so much a gift as a learnable skill you can master.<p>What presence has to do with it<p>If you meet someone at a cocktail party whose eyes are constantly flitting around the room, do they make a good impression? Do they …

3 Retirement Moves to Make in Your 40s

The choices you make in your 40s can set you up for a financially stable future. Here are a few critical moves for 40-somethings.<p>Your 40s are an …

You Know You Could Be More Productive. Here Are 5 Ways to Finally Make It Happen

Great business leaders should always seek out ways to work smarter, not harder. Here are a few tips to get you started.<p>Great business leaders should always seek out ways to work smarter, not harder. Efficiency is incredibly important, especially when time is money. Hard work is draining and long …

Confidence Will Be the Ultimate Driver of Your Success. Here's How to Make Sure It's Rock Solid

Your confidence level is what will determine your success level in the workplace.<p>That's proved true again and again for the most famous entrepreneurs, the smartest business leaders, and the most talented managers.<p>If you lack confidence, you won't be able to confront people about problems on a team. …

World Peace

Self-publishing Your Book is Not Hard: A Toolkit For First-Timers

A good idea is just one piece of the book-writing pie. Here's a toolkit to start and finish your book.<p>It's time to write your book. <i>And</i> publish it. To start off on the right foot, read through these helpful tips that will make the process easier.<p>Background: I wrote, edited, formatted, and published …

5 books that will make you more well-rounded

Want to know one of the "secrets" to becoming a better leader? Become a more voracious reader.<p>One of the best ways to "stand on the shoulders of giants" is to read. We hear it all the time--that the most successful people, our greatest leaders, are people who read constantly (including Bill Gates, …

‘Anne of Green Gables’ gets a gritty Netflix adaptation

When auditioning to become the next Anne of Green Gables, Amybeth McNulty was asked to forget the script.<p>“I had to talk to some flowers, talk to some …

Prince Edward Island

Are You Hip Enough To Live In This Banksy-Themed Building In 'Hip Bushwick'

fullscreen<p>It's been a while since we checked in with the 7th coolest neighborhood in the world, which has apparently become <i>so</i> cool the obscenely …

Banksy 'EU star' mural vandalised

<b>A mural by Banksy showing a workman removing a star from the EU flag has been vandalised.</b><p>The street artist's latest work, believed to be a comment on the UK's impending exit from the European Union, appeared in Dover on Sunday morning.<p>Since its unveiling, the words "The Clash" have been daubed …

Exclusive: Banksy 'gives' his Brexit mural to a family who now plan to sell it for £1m

When Banksy unveiled his latest mural on the side of an abandoned amusement arcade in Dover, it appeared he had made a rare error.<p>Of all the buildings available, Banky had chosen one owned by the Godden family, whose commercial property empire stretches across the Kent coast.<p>Three years earlier, …

Newton graffiti mural to help the fight on crime

Graffiti artist Danny Fernandez has spent nearly 100 hours working on a mural in Surrey's Newton neighbourhood.<p>"The idea is to fight fire with fire," …

Banksy and the Spanish strip club: Little known story highlighted by theorist who believes graffiti artist is 3D from Massive Attack

Banksy once spent a week with a Spanish stripper creating work at the site of the former failed BBC soap, El Dorado, according to a new …

Art History: What is Contemporary Art?

To many people, coming up with a contemporary art definition can be a troublesome task. While its title is simplistic and straightforward, its modern-day meaning is not as clear-cut. Fortunately, understanding what constitutes as “contemporary” is entirely possible once one traces the concept's …

14 Things Ridiculously Successful People Do Every Day

The world's most successful people have some unique habits. Try them out and see where they take you.<p>Having close access to ultra-successful people can yield some pretty incredible information about who they really are, what makes them tick, and, most important, what makes them so successful and …