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What do you say to a four-year-old white supremacist?

A child’s uncensored racist commentary is a harsh reminder that while society has moved forward, the book on discrimination isn’t closed yet<p>I try to be sympathetic, although not accommodating, to the fact that entire generations of Americans were explicitly taught white skin is superior. But it’s …

Equality

Tis the Season for Julia Child’s Trademark Vinaigrette

This salad dressing is possibly the best complement to fresh, seasonal greens.<p>Julia Child once said: “The perfect vinaigrette is so easy to make that …

Food

May These Star Wars Cocktails Be With You on May the Fourth

Forget Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby — there’s only one holiday this weekend that we’re concerned with, and that’s May 4th. Excuse us — May …

Star Wars

5 Easy Pasta Sauces to Know by Heart

Go to just about any Italian restaurant and you'll see a handful of staple pasta dishes like Bolognese and Alfredo. Those essentials please just …

Italian Food

Dumpling Heaven Din Tai Fung Has Officially Confirmed Its Oregon Location

The dumpling gods have spoken: The folks behind internationally celebrated dumpling house <b>Din Tai Fung</b>confirmed Oregon will, in fact, have its own location starting sometime this year. After Eater PDX spotted the restaurant’s business license (with the help of multiple Eater tipsters — thanks for …

California

Mini Layer Cakes Are the Only Thing Cuter Than Layer Cakes

The only thing better—or cuter, at least—than a layer cake is an itty-bitty layer cake; <i>and</i> you don't have to share it. Cupcakes are old news (still love them, but). Best of all, mini layer cakes are easy, less high-strung than a regularly-sized layer cake. You just bake one sheet cake and cut the …

Dessert

28 New Scifi and Fantasy Books to Add to Your Shelves in May

May is here, and the month brings tons of new science fiction and fantasy books for your reading pleasure, including tales of kingdoms in turmoil, …

Books

The Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy for Book Clubs

One of the easiest titles to suggest for book club discussion is Nicola Griffith’s <i>Hild</i>, a 2013 historical novel with a touch of the fantastic. <i>Hild</i> is …

Books

17 Ways to Make Chicken a Fast and Fancy Dinner — Recipes from The Kitchn

There are basic chicken recipes we all keep in our meal plan rotation — and then there are the chicken recipes that make you feel like a dinner …

Cooking

The Prettiest Rhubarb Cake to Make Right Now

Rhubarb comes and goes so fast, I usually only make the tail end of the season. And I <i>always</i> make the same thing: a strawberry rhubarb pie. Now, this …

Dessert

11 Sweet Scone Recipes You'll Want to Bake Immediately

Wherever you stand on the age-old debate of which comes first, jam or cream, one thing is certain: scones are truly delicious. And if you're open to a few lively flavors, we've found some rather worthy additions to add to your repertoire alongside the classic British scone recipe. From chocolate …

Breakfast

Space Opera is the funniest science fiction novel I’ve read since Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Eurovision in spaaaaaaaaaace!<p>Many authors attempt comedy in science fiction, but few pull it off. Alongside very funny works like John Scalzi’s <i>Redshirts</i> and Terry Pratchett’s entire <i>Discworld</i> series, the pinnacle of hilarious science fiction is Douglas Adams’ <i>The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,</i> …

These 10 Breakfasts Are Faster than the Drive-Thru Window

(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)<p>Mornings can feel like a constant rush to get out the door and get everyone to school or work, so it's no wonder it can …

Breakfast

A Casual-But-Genius Menu to Celebrate Spring

Throwing a dinner party doesn’t have to be an over-the-top affair with 10 courses and days of prep. (Although, power to you if that’s what you want!) Our ideal gathering is simple, intimate, and includes at least one dessert. But if we’re going to go simple, every dish should shine. And so we turn …

Recipes

11 Best Science Fiction Movies and Shows on Netflix March 2018

Sci-fi TV on Netflix has almost never looked this good.<p>What would you do if you could upload your brain into a computer chip and live forever through …

“Another nail in the coffin for learning styles” – students did not benefit from studying according to their supposed learning style

<i>By</i> Christian JarrettThe idea that we learn better when taught via our preferred modality or “learning style” – such as visually, orally, or by doing …

Pedagogy

Blueberry Lemon Yogurt Breakfast Cookies Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> Bursting with blueberries and infused with lemons, these silky and creamy Blueberry Lemon Yogurt Breakfast Cookies are a great breakfast treat or anytime snack! —Megan Olson<p><b>Serves: 12</b><p>1 cup Gluten Free oat flour<br>• 1 teaspoon baking powder<br>• 1/4 teaspoon sea salt<br>• 1/2 cup Truvia baking sugar<br>• 1/2 …

Breakfast

This Is the Most Popular Sheet Pan Recipe on Pinterest

It might not feel like it at the moment, but summer will be here before we know it. And with summer comes all the fun food stuff you can do outdoors, …

Sheet Pan

23 One-Pan Meals You Can Make in Under an Hour

Sometimes called <i>miracle meals</i> (because they are), these one-pan dinners are a busy person's dream come true. Quick to assemble, quick to cook, and …

Food

10 Refreshing Desserts for a Spring Baby Shower

Spring has sprung and your mom-to-be friend is ready to pop. You’re the BFF in charge of the shower and the soon-to-be mommy is all about a seasonal theme. Between the fresh florals, the fluttering butterflies, and a rainbow of pastels, you have the whole spring thing covered. But before going with …

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu recommends 3 books that illuminate America’s history of racial inequality

And one that provides hope for our collective future.<p>New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has seen this movie before. Alienated people who feel left behind by their leaders elect a demagogue whose dog-whistle politics feed their basest instincts.<p>The year was 1989. Bill Clinton was governor of Arkansas, …

26 Best-Selling Products At Sephora That Beauty Stans Swear By

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Skin Care

Climate change could force more than 140 million people from their homes by 2050, major new report finds

Millions of people in the developing world will be forced from their homes by climate change in the coming decades, according to a major new report …

30 Make-Ahead Lunches You Can Pack Tonight

What's one of the easiest ways to feel like you have your life together? If you ask us, it's prepping lunch the night before. In the grand scheme of …

Healthy Eating

50 Affordable Wines You Can Always Trust

Sometimes wine is daunting, and the fact that vintages change every year is one of the reasons. Was 2014 better than 2015? Worse? How are you …

Wine

5 Recent Scifi and Fantasy Books That Would Make Amazing Movies or TV Shows

<i>Annihilation</i> is out now, season two of <i>The Handmaid’s Tale</i> is <i></i>coming soon, and tons of other high-profile scifi and fantasy adaptations are either …

Earl Grey Buns

1. <b>Make the Earl Grey Sugar:</b> Add the sugar and loose-leaf tea to the bowl of a food processor or blender. Pulse until the tea is finely ground and …

18 Roast Chicken Recipes You'll Actually Want To Eat

Drum(stick) roll please....

52 in 2018: A Sci-Fi Fantasy Reading Challenge

<b>#1-6: A Book Written by an Author from (Almost) Every Continent</b><p>North America: This literary fantasy transports readers to 1988 Mexico City, where an …

13 Book Club Suggestions If You Want To Introduce Your Friends To Science Fiction

The future is now, so obviously you and all of your book-nerdy friends should be reading science fiction. If a book like <i>I, Robot</i> or <i>Dune</i> is a hard …

Books