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Out of the blue: A look back at Air Force One's classic design

<b>(CNN) —</b> The current look of Air Force One is a true design classic. It dates back to 1962, and is the result of collaboration between JFK and Raymond Loewy, one of the fathers of industrial design.<p>But after more than five decades and eleven administrations, the elegant livery is getting a makeover. …

Military

How Enslaved Chefs Helped Shape American Cuisine

“We need to forget about this so we can heal,” said an elderly white woman, as she left my lecture on the history of enslaved cooks and their …

Black History

Newly released video shows man believed to be last of tribe

SAO PAULO (AP) — No one knows his name. No one knows the name of the people he came from. And he appears to have lived alone in Brazil's Amazon for 22 years.<p>Video released for this first time this week by Brazil's Indian Foundation shows rare images of a so-called uncontacted indigenous man who is …

Indigenous Peoples

Which Type of Potato Makes the Best Potato Salad? - Chowhound

Potato salad is an American institution, and hardly seems difficult to throw together, but the right technique—and the right ingredients—make all the …

Cooking

How to cook corn on the cob perfectly — the easy way

The secret for knowing how to cook corn on the cob perfectly every time is way easier than it seems. According to the pros, the best method is actually the simplest.<p>"Leaving the husk on corn on the cob while cooking it gives it the best flavor and moisture content," chef Brendan Walsh, dean of the …

Recipes

Lobster Newberg Recipe

"This really is a great, and simple recipe. The sauce is pretty rich, so you want something just thick enough to coat the meat, but not so thick that …

Recipes

Mystery pharaoh and his tomb identified in Egypt

CAIRO — A previously unknown pharaoh and his burial place have been unearthed amid the tombs of other Egyptian kings, and archaeologists say the find could lead to still more royal discoveries.<p>The pharaoh's name, Senebkay, was found inscribed on the wall of a burial chamber that's part of the …

Archaeology

Headache SOS? These 6 foods and drinks may help ease your pain

No matter what your headache trigger may be—PMS, intense workouts, an exceptionally high-and-tight, Ariana Grande-inspired ponytail—there’s no …

Wellness

We Can't Get Enough of These Spicy Scallops With Watermelon Salsa

Here we season quick-cooking scallops with inspiration from Caribbean pepper pot recipes. To get a nice sear on the scallops without any sticking, be …

Food

When Joe Louis fought Schmeling, white America enthusiastically rooted for a black man

80 years ago, a heavyweight fight morphed into Roosevelt vs. Hitler, Democracy vs. Fascism and Good vs. Evil<p>Eighty years ago, on the night of June …

Fifty years after Poor People's Campaign, America's once-poorest town still struggles

MARKS, Miss. — Lula Green flips a sign on the front door to "open" and offers a lesson in commerce, Mississippi Delta-style: Packaged snacks bought in bulk from Sam's Club are arranged neatly on a long table and sell for 50 cents or $1. A slow cooker in a corner burbles with yellow cheese dip, and …

Black History

This was the only refugee camp in America for Jews fleeing the Nazis

Roosevelt’s effort to help came at the end of the war, but still spared a thousand lives<p>Morice Kamhi’s family was in Sarajevo when World War II broke …

Red Cross

The Hammond Train Wreck of 1918 Killed Scores of Circus Performers

The Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus wasn’t the largest show in the country—but it came close. By 1918, the company employed around 250 performers, from …

Circus

Documenting the slave trade past of Baltimore, and Homewood

Baltimore’s role in the 1800s slave trade is documented in a new exhibition at the Homewood Museum on the Johns Hopkins University campus in North …

Black History

Wrangling over street renaming puts African-American aldermen on the hot seat

It should not be this difficult for the City of Chicago to honor anti-lynching crusader Ida B. Wells.<p>After all, the movement to build a monument …

Black History

WWI Centennial: Austria-Hungary’s Last Gasp

<i>Erik Sass is covering the events of the war exactly 100 years after they happened. This is the 310th installment in the series. Read an overview of</i> …

World Peace

Jim Crow Laws - Facts Summary

BLACK CODES<p>The roots of Jim Crow laws began as early as 1865, immediately following the ratification of the 13th Amendment freeing four million …

Black History

Viking invasions, a French failure?

<b>Viking invasions, a French failure? French Historians never studied Viking invasions in France: explanations</b><p>By Joël Supéry<p>Published Online (2014)<p>A …

Medieval

The 13th Amendment: History and Impact

The 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution, ratified just months after the end of the American Civil War, abolished slavery and involuntary …

19th Century

Oil Up Your Joints! 12 Recipes for Arthritis

Extra virgin olive oil is one of those foods that seems to have more health benefits than you can list. Solid fats like butter and shortening contain saturated fats, which can raise your cholesterol levels. And while you shouldn’t overdo it on any fats, olive oil contains unsaturated fats, so using …

Grilling Your Meat with THIS Herb Reduces the Risk of Carcinogens

There are few things better than grilling outside when the weather warms up, but if you’re cooking your meat at a high temperature (who isn’t?), …

Your Bottomless Hunger for Avocados Is Causing Droughts in Chile

When they say guac is extra, they mean that your avocado obsession is leaving thousands in Chile disenfranchised and plagued by drought.<p>Is it possible to remember a time before full avocado saturation? From the piles of guac that crown our nachos to the toasts that crowd our Instagram feeds, the …

The Best Chickpeas to Use for Homemade Hummus

And two simple ways to upgrade it.<p>Chances are, you have a container of hummus in your refrigerator right now. And chances are, it’s pre-made from the …

Nearly Half of U.S. Adults Lack Basic Social Security Knowledge

In the dark about Social Security? Apparently, you're in good company.<p>Millions of retirees depend on Social Security to pay the bills, so much so …

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

4 health benefits of low-carb diets

Low-carb diets tend to be pretty polarising. Some people think they're ineffective, while others believe that they encourage bad habits like eating …

How to Cook Lentils - Chowhound

Lentils are a powerhouse legume—the perfect weeknight bean for their quick cooking time, they lend an easy protein boost to soups, salads, grain …

A List of Starch-Based Foods That You Should Eat

The popularity of low-carb diets might leave you thinking that starches are pure evil, at least when it comes to weight loss. But many types of …

12 Grilled Cheese Recipes to Pair With Tomato Soup

Grilled cheese and tomato soup: Name a better duo. We'll wait.<p>OK, fine, you're right. There are plenty of other great duos, but none as tasty and …

Cooking

Father’s Day Countdown: Amazing Grill Recipes

It's only Tuesday and we're already day dreaming about all of the grilled goodies in store for this Sunday's Father's Day BBQs. So we pulled together …