Tanya Harkness

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Why the world’s least-visited country is the perfect place for a restorative trip

We’ve all been there—you book a vacation meant to be serene and rejuvenating only to get to your sunny locale and realize that, well, everyone else …

United Nations

Best Ever Seafood Gumbo

<b>Ingredients</b><p>1 lbs. fresh lump crabmeat<br>3 lbs. medium-size raw shrimp (with heads)<br>Pinch of kosher salt<br>6 Tbs. oil<br>2 lbs. frozen sliced okra, thawed*<br>1/2 …

Mario Batali on the $2 Salad You Can Make from Any Bodega

A few years ago, I met a cooking challenge that turned out to be…challenging: Create nutritious and wholesome meals on a very limited, SNAP-friendly budget (under $2 a meal)! Make sure the ingredients are easily accessible and simple, but tasty. <b>So, yeah, no Parmigiano Reggiano or a sprinkle of</b> …

Accounts of girl raised by monkeys in India questioned

<i>Editor’s note: New information has been reported since publication of this story that raise significant doubts about the veracity of the initial accounts on which it was based. The story relied on reports by the Associated Press and the New Indian Express quoting local officials who came upon her,</i> …

Monkeys

Could the extraordinary compound in cannabis that helps kids with epilepsy make you feel better?

Will Kleidon, a loquacious 27-year-old, and I were sitting in a restaurant called Food Harmonics here on Ojai's main drag the other day, sipping $5 mushroom coffee with shots of CBD elixir.<p>It was delicious, if slightly expensive.<p>If you have been paying attention to what's going on in the cannabis …

10 Garden Ideas to Steal from Ireland

From the point of view of a plant, Ireland is heaven. Humans may as well abandon their instinct for neatness and symmetry; plants grow too well here. …

How Hitler Seized Power and Shocked His Opposition

Elected chancellor of Germany in 1932, Hitler was held in contempt by his opponents, who thought he would be easy to control. They were wrong.<p>Adolf …

Men always get credit for women’s inventions—and there’s a term for that

The ‘Matilda Effect’ is named for this female pioneer<p>In 1852, 26-year-old Matilda Joslyn Gage addressed the National Women’s Rights Convention in …

Doctor Turns Up Possible Treatment For Deadly Sepsis

It's hard not to get excited about news of a potentially effective treatment for sepsis, a condition that leads to multiple organ failure and kills more people in the hospital than any other disease.<p>But there have been so many false promises about this condition over the years, it's also wise to …

Medicine

The Sheet Pan Dinners That Will Make Your Life Infinitely Easier

Dinner has never been so easy.<p>One of the worst things about cooking dinner is all the cleanup. Not only do you have to wash the dishes, but usually there are a few pots and pans that also need scrubbing. This, on top of the work it takes to actually cook the dinner, can be enough to inspire folks …

The GOP health bill is a $600 billion tax cut — almost entirely for the wealthy

Most analysis of the American Health Care Act, the new House Republican plan for repealing and replacing Obamacare, has focused on the fact that it will take away health insurance from millions of Americans, including, eventually, millions of poor, elderly, and disabled Americans currently on …

Health Care

The Holocaust’s Great Escape

Shortly after dawn one January day in 1944, a German military truck departed the center of Vilnius, in what is today Lithuania, and rattled southwest …

Intro to Backpacking: Nudity, Fried Chicken, and a Fifth of Bourbon

About 15 years ago I went on my very first overnight backpacking trip. It was also my very first solo backpacking trip. I was in my early 20s and to …

Insurance Company Cancels Woman's Policy After Seeing Photo of Her Dogs on Facebook

A scary reminder that almost anyone can see what you are doing online, Melina Efthimiadis of Timberlake, North Carolina, lost coverage after her …

Mia the beagle was so bad at the Westminster Dog Show, but is still a very good dog

We’ve decided that the most fitting response to Mia the beagle’s bad Westminster Dog Show performance is a gushing facepalm. If you’ve seen her …

How We Got Here: Essential Reading to Understand the History of Racism

Frederick Douglass<p>Born into slavery, Frederick Douglass went on to become one of the most brilliant and influential authors, abolitionists, and general champions of human rights in American history. While his first and most acclaimed book, <i>Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass</i>, describes his …

A congressman challenged CNN to name more than 2 white terrorist attacks. It’s not that hard.

Republican Rep. Sean Duffy said recent white terrorist attacks were one-offs. But compared with other kinds of terrorism, they’re not that rare.

Terrorism

21 Instant Pot Dinner Ideas You Need To Try

We're kind of obsessed with this thing, TBH.

One-Pot Mac 'n' Cheese

This one-pot wonder has humble beginnings: just milk and macaroni. As the pasta cooks, the starch released helps thicken the milk to make the perfect …

This is the ultimate houseplant cheat sheet

Find out which plants are best suited for each room of the house.<p>Have you ever wondered if that peace lily you have in your living room is in the …

Plants

The Leather Hiking Boots for People Who Don’t Like Leather Hiking Boots

When I think “Danner” I immediately imagine their classic Mountain Light series of boots: thick-lugged soles supporting shiny, luscious leather …

The Brownie Recipe to Make When You're Desperate

Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 325°F. Coat a 9-inch square baking pan with cooking spray, dust with flour, tapping out the …

Conan O'Brien imagines hilarious phone calls between Trump and Obama

Barack Obama has kept a low profile since Donald Trump was inaugurated as President of the United States, but according to Conan O’Brien, the former …

Donald Trump

10 Hilarious Moments From Emmy Nominee (and Now Winner!) Melissa McCarthy

Melissa McCarthy is truly a gift to us all. And now, thanks to her work as Sean Spicer on the past season of <i>Saturday Night Live</i>, the comedic genius …

Melissa McCarthy as White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer Might Be the Best SNL Skit Ever

Perhaps the <i>only</i> silver lining of the tumultuous and alarming first two weeks of Donald Trump's presidency is that it has made for excellent material for late-night TV—and this week's <i>Saturday Night Live</i> is no exception. In Saturday's episode, hosted by Kristen Stewart (whose opening monologue …

Perfect Puttanesca: The Italian Pasta Recipe You Need Right Now

The infamous theory behind the origins of pasta puttanesca ("pasta of the whores") is that the mid-20th century prostitutes of Naples used it to lure …

10 Tips to Help Your Houseplants Survive Fall & Winter

With end of Daylight Savings near, you're not the only one anticipating (or rather dreading) the harshest months of the year. Pretty soon, your …

Guy Fieri's Texas chili recipe is so rich and flavorful, you'll never turn back

Guy Fieri knows his chili. The <i>Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives</i> host is pretty much always eating something meat covered on Food Network, and when it comes …

The Original Girl Scout Cookie Recipe from 1922 Is Amazingly Simple

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the first Girl Scout Cookie sale, we’re sharing the original Girl Scout Cookie recipe from 1922!<p>The first cookie …

Here Are Three Simple Lightroom Tips That Will Dramatically Improve Your Photos (VIDEO)

Mango Street Labs is a great source of short, simple tutorials that can make a big difference in your images, even if you don’t have a lot of …