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Boeuf Bourguignon Recipe

"Can be served over rice or noodles."<p>Ingredients<p>1/4 cup vegetable oil<p>5 onions, sliced<p>2 pounds lean beef, cut into 1-inch cubes<p>1 1/2 tablespoons …

Recipes

9 Apps to Try if You Want to Learn Something New Every Day

Sure, smartphones and smartphone apps can waste our time and bring out the worst in people, but they can most definitely also be a force for good: …

Apps

Don’t Let the Loud Bigots Distract You. America’s Real Problem With Race Cuts Far Deeper

In a recent viral video, an unidentified white woman in line at a grocery store in Oregon, dressed in a floral romper and black knee-high boots, …

Civil Rights

5 genius baking soda cleaning hacks you never knew about

When I was growing up, baking soda was simply the enigmatic orange box that my parents kept in the refrigerator to prevent things from getting …

Cleaning

Meet Your Go-To Salad Dressing

Although my fridge is stocked with all sorts of sauces and condiments, the one thing you won't find is bottled salad dressing. Why? It's really easy to make a simple and delicious vinaigrette. It takes only a couple of minutes to make and is far healthier than anything processed.<p>While there are …

Recipes

The Story of the American Inventor Denied a Patent Because He Was a Slave

The world of invention is famous for its patent disputes. But what happens when your dispute wasn’t with another inventor but whether the Patent …

Black History

How the South Memorializes — and Forgets — Its History of Lynching

Between 1877 and 1950, more than 4,400 black Americans were killed by lynching in the United States. Our nation has always preferred to ignore this …

Black History

How to Clean Grout the Easy Way

Give new life to gross tile with this simple cleaning solution.<p>Dirty grout is often the one thing standing between dingy-looking tile and tile that …

Cleaning

Modern Backyard Reading Shed With Skylights And Large Windows

The trend of backyard sheds and offices has been growing over the past few years as more and more people are starting to recognize the advantages of …

Landscaping

‘America to Me’ shows why all the black kids sit together in the cafeteria

Integration is just the first step in closing the racial achievement gap<p>A new 10-part documentary series from Starz has found a way to answer an old …

High School

Chickpea Salad with Red Onion and Tomato Recipe

"A good chickpea salad, that is low-fat and high in protein."<p>Ingredients<p>19 ounces garbanzo beans, drained<p>2 tablespoons red onion, chopped<p>2 cloves …

Recipes

Baked Shrimp Scampi

1 1/2 lb.<p>shrimp, peeled and deveined<p>3 tbsp.<p>chopped parsley, divided<p>2 tbsp.<p>melted butter<p>2 tbsp.<p>white wine<p>Juice and zest of 1 lemon<p>1<p>shallot, …

Recipes

Lemon Blueberry Ricotta Pancakes

Put the flour, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl and stir to combine. Set aside.<p>Combine the buttermilk, oil, vanilla and eggs in another bowl …

‘Minding the Gap’ Exposes How Toxic Masculinity Is Crippling America’s Youth

At their best, documentaries impart a potent sense of strangers’ complex lives—what it feels like to be them, residing in their homes and …

Domestic Violence

Say goodbye to slugs, snails, mice and badgers

Plants are amazing things. Tethered to the spot, unable to run or hide from environmental threats, they have instead developed an arsenal of chemical weapons to help shield themselves from the everyday onslaught of the outside world. With a few tips and tricks you can hijack these defence compounds …

Gardening

Tom Ka Gai (Coconut Chicken Soup) Recipe

"The quintessential Thai soup."<p>Ingredients<p>3/4 pound boneless, skinless chicken meat<p>3 tablespoons vegetable oil<p>2 (14 ounce) cans coconut milk<p>2 cups …

The Black Panthers still in prison: after 46 years, will they ever be set free?

It’s like the atmosphere is pressing down on me, closing in all around me Albert Woodfox on solitary confinement<p>The idea that black men armed and prepared can fight for the rights of black people was exciting, intriguing Jalil Muntaqim on joining the Panthers at 15<p>Antoinette Russell vividly recalls …

Black Panther

16 vegetables to grow for autumn harvests

Leafy greens thrive in cooler weather Sow the seeds for these 16 different vegetables in summer for bountiful autumn harvests. Includes pak choi, …

The American Revolution history you didn’t learn in high school

If you think the American Revolution was an isolated conflict between Great Britain and the American colonies, you know only part of the story.<p>A new …

How To Make the Best Garlic Butter Salmon in Foil — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

Tender, flaky salmon drenched in garlic butter is, hands-down, the best thing to cook on your grill this summer. It's exactly what you need to break …

16 Egg Cooking Methods You Probably Haven't Tried Yet

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A Soldier in Suriname Accidentally Wrote an Anti-Slavery Memoir

John Gabriel Stedman was a man who lusted after adventure. He’d been serving in the Scots Brigade since he was 16, and, 11 years on, in search of …

Queen Amina: Nigerian warrior queen

In the 16th Century, ruthless warrior Queen Amina commanded an army of 20,000 men in what is now Nigeria.<p>She is the third story in a new eight-part series, African Women who Changed the World, which aims to shed light on great African women whose stories deserve to be heard.<p>This BBC Africa series …

Africa

Why Aren't You Watching These Netflix Hidden Gems Yet?

Remember the feeling of flipping through channels aimlessly, and not landing on anything interesting enough to stop scrolling? Two hundred channels, …

Baked Pasta Dishes

These comforting recipes include star chef Grant Achatz's perfect mac and cheese, easy ravioli lasagna and cheesy baked rigatoni.

7 Classic Italian Recipes to Make When You'd Rather Be in Italy

Sure, we'd all love to soak up the summer sun à la Emily Ratajkowski vacationing in the Italian Riviera, but the reality is that we don't all have …

Recipes

Crucial Exercises That Will Ensure You Get Bigger Faster

So you want to build muscle? It’s not as straightforward as just downing protein and lifting heavy.To uncover the secret of how to get muscles, we …

13 Sci-Fi Movies On Netflix That'll Actually Blow Your Mind

We live in an age where it's taken for granted you can plop down on the couch and have instant access to hundreds, if not thousands of streaming …

Hawaiian macaroni salad will have guests saying mahalo

Recipe: Easy Buttery Garlic Rice — Recipes from The Kitchn

Growing up with a potato farmer father, I was destined to be well-versed in potato prep. Mashed or scalloped, baked or hash browned — I can do it …