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A Black Food Historian Explores His Bittersweet Connection To Robert E. Lee

Over the past few months, as the contentious ghost of Robert E. Lee galloped through the headlines, Southern food historian Michael W. Twitty's thoughts turned to the bittersweet connection his family shares with the Confederate general.<p>On April 9, 1865, Twitty's great-great grandfather, Elijah …

Venice mayor: Anyone who shouts 'Allahu Akbar' will be shot

Cops in Venice have been told to shoot potential terrorists on sight.<p>The Italian city's mayor has ordered them to target anyone shouting "Allahu Akbar", Arabic for God is Greater.<p>Luigi Brugnaro, mayor of the tourist hot spot of Venice, revealed the order at a summer think tank and was applauded by …

I've studied the history of Confederate memorials. Here's what to do about them.

The debate over Confederate monuments has been framed by President Donald Trump — and some who share his views — as a fight between those who wish to preserve history and those who would “erase” it. But let us linger on what history we’ll be preserving as long as Confederate memorials stand.<p>The …

16 Ways To Get The Eyebrows Of Your Dreams

Eyebrows on fleek!<p><i>Reviews here have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

A 10-year-old Indian girl was raped and impregnated. A court denied her an abortion.

A court in India on Tuesday ordered a 10-year-old girl whose parents say she was raped and impregnated by her uncle to carry her fetus to term, ruling she is too young and her pregnancy too advanced to have an abortion.<p>The girl, who has not been identified, is six months pregnant and sought medical …

DIY Swing Tee

Good morning, lovelies! Down here in Texas, dressing for summer is an art. Balancing personal style with the desire to just wear giant, airy tents of …

Sewing

Travel Guide Africa | Tips for Planning a Trip to Africa

Travel Guide Africa: Planning a trip to AfricaBlessed with rich ancient history, which dates back to 3300 BC, the world’s second biggest continent …

Africa

Hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants drop off radar in the UK every year according to secret figures

Up to 250,000 people drop off the radar and end up as illegal immigrants in Britain every year, according to secret Home Office figures, amid warnings that border controls are completely ineffective and will only get worse after Brexit.<p>David Wood, who was head of immigration enforcement at the Home …

Let’s call child sexual abuse in the church what it is: Catholic extremism | Kristina Keneally

I’m taken with Abbott’s notion that we need to correctly name a challenge in order to meet it. Bland labels allow abusers to hide behind their institution<p>Call it the Abbott Test for Moral Action. We can’t defeat a threat until we properly identify and name it, and the most important threats are …

These Dazzling Glitter Lips Are Basically Instagram Sorcery!

ICYMI: Glitter is a thing right now — and we're still totally into it. While scrolling on my Instagram explore page I came across a gorgeous girl rocking blingy lips. My first thought was "Instagram sorcery!" but after a little digging, I found Stay Golden Cosmetics, the indie brand responsible for …

Favorite Finds: 12 Great Looking Modern Rugs for All Budgets

(Image credit: West Elm)<p>Moroccan (and brand-new faux Moroccan) rugs are everywhere these days, but if you want a clean-lined contemporary style rug …

7 Minutes. No Equipment. One Science-Backed Core Workout That Works

In the faster-is-better world we live in, carving out 30 to 45 minutes a day for a good workout can seem like a major challenge—and that can totally …

Workouts

So you want to be a writer? Essential tips for aspiring novelists

How to write a killer opening line. Why Google is not research. When to rip it up and start again. Whatever you do, just write! Lessons from acclaimed novelist and creative writing professor Colum McCann<p>“Nobody can advise you and help you, nobody,” said Rainer Maria Rilke in <i>Letters to a Young Poet</i> …

Creative Writing

75 Insanely Clever DIYs Every Parent Will Wish They Knew About Sooner

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5 things I learned from being in a sexless relationship

It wasn't my fault.<p>When I ended a long term relationship seven years ago, everyone from my parents to the postman wanted to know why. 'We grew apart' was the easy answer, and more palatable than the truth, which was that I'd been trapped for five years in a sexless, house-mate-like living …

Diet sodas may be tied to stroke, dementia risk

<b>(CNN) —</b> Gulping down an artificially sweetened beverage not only may be associated with health risks for your body, but also possibly your brain, a new study suggests.<p>Artificially sweetened drinks, such as diet sodas, were tied to a higher risk of stroke and dementia in the study, which published …

Diabetes

Le Pen eyes stable post-euro franc

French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has made her wish to withdraw from the euro currency a central theme of her recent speeches. …

How to Know Your Relationship Is Doomed

Because at some point, we're all going to be eating dinner with our partner in silence praying death comes soon.<p>Hopefully, for your sake, you got introduced to heartbreak in your teens. In many ways, having your heart stomped on and cut in two is better during a period of your life in which it's …

Emergency Prep: How to Put Your Life in a Backpack

If you had to leave home—right now—because of an emergency, what would you grab? Once people and pets were out of harm's way, what else would you …

Minimalism

8 Types of Toxic People Who Will Rob You of Your Happiness

Science shows even small doses of toxic people can do outsize damage to your life.<p>Just how terribly destructive can spending time with toxic people be? Science offers a few clues (and they're all disturbing).<p>First, psychological research shows that criticism and insults are five times more powerful …

Your gut may be sabotaging your health

Ever since I turned 40 two years ago, my digestive system seems to be rebelling against the ageing process with a vengeance. Foods that I could once …

Don't Do This: 156 Medical Practices That Are All Failures

Why do people keep doing things to their bodies that don’t work, and that even hurt them? This seemingly self-destructive behavior is what allows bad medicine to thrive. One problem is that people are easily fooled by self-interested con artists selling snake oil: homeopathy and acupuncture fall …

Flight of the Blackbird: The how, what and why of the incredible SR-71

Birth of the Blackbird<p>Developed by Lockheed at its famously secretive Skunk Works in Burbank, California, the SR-71 was a derivative of the A-12 …

Liberty is depicted as black woman on $100 gold coin

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Mint has unveiled a commemorative $100 gold coin that features an image of Liberty as a black woman.<p>The 2017 American …

Women of Color

These Brazilian Vampire Bats Have Started Feeding on Humans For The First Time

They've developed a taste for us.<p>As intimidating as they might sound, vampire bats aren’t usually in the business of bothering humans for their …