Rachel McLaughlin

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50 States, 50 Dishes: America’s Favorite Foods and Where to Get Them

Okay, technically there are 52—we see you, D.C. and Puerto Rico.<p>We love talking about where to eat around the world: the best breakfast spots in Sydney, cafés in Paris, street food stalls serving to-die-for tom yom soup in Bangkok. But this Fourth of July, we're looking in our own backyard. With …

Fried Green Tomatoes

‘God Bless America’: 100 Years of an Immigrant’s Anthem

The 5-year-old and his family had traveled thousands of miles to escape. When they finally arrived on American soil, free from the marauders who had burned their house to the ground, the boy was placed in a holding pen with his brother and sisters, while immigration officials decided their …

Civil Rights

What Happens When a Nun Leaves the Church?

In 1966, Nancy Bancroft entered a convent, took the habit, and changed her name. Seven years later, she chose to leave—and rejoined a radically changed world.<p>Editor's Note: This article is part of Exit Interview, a series of conversations about leaving one’s career.<p>In 1966, Nancy Bancroft changed …

Christianity

From all-black clubs to all-stars

A timeline of black women’s participation in basketball, golf, gymnastics and track<p>From the first club basketball teams to gold medal winners in …

The Neuroscience of Pain

Brain imaging is illuminating the neural patterns behind pain’s infinite variety.<p>On a foggy February morning in Oxford, England, I arrived at the John Radcliffe Hospital, a shiplike nineteen-seventies complex moored on a hill east of the city center, for the express purpose of being hurt. I had an …

Pain

Each Stripe of the Rainbow Flag Has a Coded Meaning—Here's What They Are

Loud and proud members of the LGBTQ+ community don’t just wear the rainbow flag each summer because it’s colorful and goes with everything—there's so …

LGBTQI

Croatia’s Soccer Stars Should Be Heroes. Instead, They’re Hated.

Of all the Croatians in the world to miss a penalty shot, it had to be Luka Modric. After a flagrant foul in the round of 16 game against Denmark on …

Soccer

5 Metabolism Myths You Should Stop Believing

To those of us not well-versed in the world of fitness and nutrition, metabolism is this strange enigma: It can go up; it can go down; it can be …

Nutrition

The secret to loving your life

Sometimes life sucks. Bad. Really bad. And you feel like you want a refund.<p>But, of course, we need to accept that Life Avenue is going to have its …

Self-help

13 New Historical Fiction Books To Read If You Want To Escape 2018 For A Little While

The sun is shining, the weather is warm, and I'm looking to escape the rest of the world for a little while. It's one one thing to take a social …

Books

As investigation into deadly duck boat incident begins, survivor describes almost drowning

<b>(CNN) —</b> Tia Coleman was one of 31 people riding on a Ride the Ducks Branson amphibious vessel when the craft began to sink in the rough lake water whipped up by a fast-moving thunderstorm.<p>Coleman, one of 14 people who survived after the boat went under the water, told CNN affiliate KOLR she was …

Coast Guard

The Fast and Furious Michael Avenatti

The attorney Michael Avenatti stands just under six feet tall, with blatant blue eyes and thinning hair he shaves down to stubble, exposing the crumpled vein at his left temple. Before February, when he agreed to represent Stephanie Clifford — the pornographic film performer better known as Stormy …

Journalism

CVS fires two employees involved in police calls over black woman’s 'fraudulent' coupon

Video showing a CVS manager trembling on a 911 call was reportedly the result of an argument over a coupon.<p>Camilla Hudson posted the video to Facebook after she said managers at a CVS in Chicago claimed her coupon for a free product was "fraudulent." She also posted a photo of the coupon and the …

Women of Color

The Simple but Effective Way to Stop Worrying So Much (It Sounds Ridiculous, But It Actually Works)

Science shows you can contain your worries to 30 minutes each day.<p>"I just can't shut off my brain. I worry so much I can't pay attention to what I'm doing." I hear comments like this in my therapy office on a daily basis. Whether you're constantly worried about money or you just can't stop …

Self-help

Child-killer taunted investigators for 30 years with disturbing notes. DNA ends the mystery of who did it, police say

<b>(CNN) —</b> For three decades, the abduction, rape and murder of 8-year-old April Tinsley in April 1988 had frustrated Indiana investigators.<p>The mysterious killer's taunting messages admitting to the crime, scrawled on a barn door and on paper notes threatening to kill again, only added to the desire …

Crime

Emergency Gear that Should Live in Your Daypack

You’re on a day hike and you’ve packed your water, snack, map, and field guide to local ornithology. You’re all set, right? Wrong. We’re not doomsday preppers or worrywarts by any means, but shit happens when you’re in the woods. Be next-level prepared with these emergency-minded day essentials you …

Camping

An explainer of a new marijuana-based pharmaceutical drug approved by FDA

Epidiolex, a medication formulated from a cannabidiol (CBD) substance derived from the marijuana plant was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug …

Cannabis

You're probably washing your hands all wrong, study says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hand-washing seems pretty simple, but a recent study shows that 97% of the time, we're still doing it wrong -- which can lead to contamination of food and surfaces and result in foodborne illness.<p>The study from the US Department of Agriculture shows most consumers failed to wash their hands …

Personal Hygiene

Summer Salads: The Ultimate Guide - Chowhound

Salad is one of the most basic components of a meal: toss some greens together with a light vinaigrette and you’ve got the basis for a healthy and …

Barack Obama, Where Are You?

Barack Obama was six months into his post–White House life when Donald Trump found a new way to grab his attention. It was a Tuesday morning deep in …

Barack Obama

Inside the Lives of White Students at Historically Black Colleges

“Oh man, so many stares.”<p>On her first visit to West Virginia State University a decade ago, Leisha Salyer, who is white, did not even realize WVSU was a historically black college. On an average weekday, the school of 3,800 bustles with white commuter students who are West Virginia residents—65 …

College & University

FDA approves first cannabis-based drug

<b>(CNN) —</b> The US Food and Drug Administration approved a cannabis-based drug for the first time, the agency said Monday.<p>Epidiolex was recommended for approval by an advisory committee in April, and the agency had until this week to make a decision.<p>The twice-daily oral solution is approved for use in …

Cannabis

What's the Difference Between Indica vs. Sativa?

Much of the research that does exist on cannabis shows extremely promising results for medicinal effects, but much presumed knowledge people have of …

50 Easy Appetizers for Your Next Party

Guests will never know that your delightful appetizers took less than 30 minutes from start to finish!<p>Miniature Corn Dogs<p>Cute little corn dogs add …

BCG vaccine can reverse Type 1 diabetes to almost undetectable levels, eight-year study shows

The BCG vaccine against tuberculosis can reverse Type 1 diabetes to almost undetectable levels, an eight-year study has shown.<p>US researchers found that just one jab, followed by a booster four weeks later, brought down average blood sugar levels to near normal within three years, and the effect …

Diabetes

These are the 19 ways your dog is secretly communicating with you

Scientists have discovered dogs use 19 signals dogs to try and communicate with their human pals.<p>Footage of 37 dogs filmed by their owners during day-to-day task showed them the pooches were often seemingly using similar movements to express what they wanted.<p>They eventually nailed down 19 gestures …

The Best Abs Workout: The Only 6 Exercises You Need to Get a Six-Pack

Want to look like Cristiano Ronaldo this summer? We asked some of the country's best trainers to share their favorite abs exercises to get there.<p>The recipe for six-pack abs isn’t all <i>that</i> complicated: Crank out an abs workout, eat a nutrient-rich diet, and consume fewer late-night pizzas in a single …

Workouts

The much-hyped IG report about the Clinton email investigation backfires on Trump

Giuliani hoped it would "blow up" the Mueller investigation. So much for that.<p>For weeks, President Trump and his Republican allies in Congress have …

Mr. CrossFit vs. Big Soda: A profane fitness guru’s wonky war with the soda industry

<b>On a bright November morning</b>, Congressman Scott Taylor is meeting with a visitor at his Capitol Hill office. Even in his dark suit and striped tie, the steely eyed, fit Republican from eastern Virginia looks every bit the Navy SEAL he once was. His visitor — Greg Glassman, founder and sole owner of …

CrossFit

8 Best Marijuana Strains That Won't Get You Too High

While many people may be curious about using marijuana, they may also worry about the horror stories of people getting too high. But there are …