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How To Plan and Actually Execute a Large Outdoor BBQ

<i>This piece originally appeared on Fix.com.</i><p>So you have decided to have a large outdoor event at your house and now you need to know how to provide …

4 summer benefits of coconut oil

<b>The various benefits of coconut oil can prove to be your best friend this summer. Read on to find out how you can put this oil to good use.</b><p><b>1. Natural</b> …

The Truth About Coconut Oil: 10 Facts You Need To Know

Coconut oil is one of the few foods that can be classified as a “superfood.” Its unique combination of fatty acids can have profound positive effects …

The for-profit college industry just got dealt a blow

That ruling was a blow to the for-profit college system and will force programs to show that the loan payments of the average graduate won't be more than 20% of their discretionary income or 8% of total earnings.<p>The ED sees the ruling as a major win for upholding its regulatory enforcement powers. …

Bourbon-spiked barbecue sauce elevates grilled ribs for 4th of July

Throughout the year I turn to other cuisines to spice up my everyday cooking. Korean gojuchang chili paste enlivens fish fillets, Provencal olive tapenade augments Italian pasta, Spanish smoked paprika and Middle Eastern za'atar spice spark boring chicken.<p>On the 4th of July, however, I pay homage …

Farmland Ribs and Pasta Salad Recipe

<i>Disclosure: This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Weave Made Media®, Smithfield® and Farmland®, but all my opinions</i> …

African American Family History To Be Made Public

Over one and a half million handwritten records of African American family history are about to make their way online via a new website, …

Genealogy

Pupils denied university place due to immigration status 'should get loans'

Many unaware of restriction until applying for financial support, which can be as high as £26,000 a year if they are charged as an international student<p>Providing loans to teenagers who are denied university places because of their immigration status would benefit the whole of society, the supreme …

College & University

12 incredible US destinations that haven't been discovered by tourists

A recent Quora thread discussed unique places in the United States that aren't frequently visited by tourists.<p>From the picturesque False Kiva in Utah's Canyonlands National Park, whose exact destination remains a secret, to the crystal-blue Havasupai Falls in Grand Canyon National Park, here are 12 …

The decision to forgive is rooted in faith. The desire to forget is rooted in racism

The religion of the Charleston shooting victims’ families called for them to offer forgiveness. But that isn’t absolution for America’s racist past or present<p>For many people, the forgiveness offered to Dylann Roof, the man charged with killing of nine black members of Emmanuel AME Church in …

Civil Rights