Barb Berlew

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‘Nothing to worry about. The water is fine’: how Flint poisoned its people

When the people of Flint, Michigan, complained that their tap water smelled bad and made children sick, it took officials 18 months to accept there was a problem. By Anna Clark<p>On a hot day in the summer of 2014, in the Civic Park neighbourhood where Pastor R Sherman McCathern preached in Flint, …

Water

Dark Chocolate Orange Cupcakes Recipe

If you are an orange sickle fan like I am, you are not going to want to miss these fabulous cupcakes! Plus – dark chocolate – just amazing! This is …

How to Give Your Home Positive Energy with Flowers & Plants

Has the season's unpredictable weather have you feeling gloomy or unmotivated lately? Does your home feel stale, uninspiring? If you've been in a rut of any kind, we're here to share one way to bring some positive energy into your home, stat―and it might be as simple as taking a trip to your local …

Plants

10 Vegetarian Dishes to Bring to the Potluck — Recipes from The Kitchn

Whether or not you know there will be vegetarians at your next potluck, it's never a bad idea to bring something meatless just in case. Plus, more …

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding day: Best moments, pictures and talking points

• <b>Follow Sunday's live updates as Meghan and Harry start married life here</b>• <b><br>Newlyweds greeted by 100,000 on tour of Windsor</b>• <b><br>Harry and Meghan get a chance to party at evening reception</b>• <b><br>Prince Charles reduces guests to tears with speech</b>• <b><br>"Do we kiss?" "Yeah"</b>• <b><br>Dress: British Givenchy designer behind gown</b>• <b><br>Royal</b> …

13 Instant Pot tips, recipes and features everyone should know

The Instant Pot is a pressure cooker that also also sautés, slow cooks, makes poultry tender and juicy and can even be used for canning. While all the buttons, valves settings and accessories may seem daunting, we've rounded up some of our best tips to make you a skilled Instapot user.<p>The basics<p>But …

Cooking

Clever Pup Waits in Checkout Line Like Everyone Else and 'Buys' Treats With Leaves

A humble dog who doesn't want to overstay his welcome by begging for free treats has decided to pay for them himself. His currency of choice? …

Easy 9x13 Cobbler Recipes That'll Make Sure Everyone Gets Seconds

Because if we're being honest, the 8x8 is never really enough.<p>Though cobblers may be seen as an easy Southern classic, it takes the perfect balance …

The Only 10 Foods That All Nutritionists Recommend

There are so many clashing nutrition philosophies in the world, it can make a person's head explode. I learned this firsthand when I sent my weeklong …

Nest Hello review: A premium doorbell for the paranoid homeowner

Last September, Nest introduced several new offerings aimed at beefing up your home security. There was the Nest Secure alarm system, an outdoor version of its Nest Cam iQ and the Nest Hello, its first-ever video doorbell. The Hello is obviously Nest's answer to Ring, a competing video-enabled …

4 Natural Supplements That Are as Powerful as Drugs

Most supplements don't really work, or at least haven't been proven to work.<p>However, there are some exceptions to this.<p>In fact, a few supplements are</i> …

The IRS isn't calling you — it's a scam, and here's what to do if it happens to you

The IRS isn't exactly modern.<p>If it needs to get in touch with a taxpayer, it sends a letter— not an email, not a phone call, and definitely not a message over social media. Especially in cases of tax fraud.<p>So when I recently got a voicemail admonishing me for supposed issues with the tax return I …

Identity Theft

27 Podcasts You Need To Start Listening To In 2018

Tired of listening to the same old podcasts? Here's some fresh ones that deserve your time.<p>We asked the BuzzFeed Community and BuzzFeed staff to tell us about underrated podcasts they absolutely love. We received thousands and thousands of submissions this year. (Thank you if you sent one in.) Here …

Sexual Harassment

The Complete Winter Olympics Schedule for 2018: When to Watch Every Sport

The 2018 Winter Olympics began Friday, Feb. 9 in PyeongChang Olympic Stadium, and the schedule of events is packed from the opening ceremony until …

Skiing

27 Insanely Delicious Soups That Will Keep You Cozy All Winter Long

Soup is probably one of the most under-appreciated foods out there.<p>Oftentimes, we disregard soups' ability to hold their own as entrées, casting them …

Cooking

What Your Instant Pot Buttons Mean

The Instant Pot is user friendly in so much as it is a very safe, self-contained, all-in-one multi-cooker, but its user interface is not exactly …

20 Things to Stream This New Year's Eve That Are Way, Way Better Than Going Out

Ah, New Year’s Eve. So much promise, so many possibilities—and to think, it all starts right there on your couch. On December 31, trade in the long bar lines and drunken texts with your ex (no judgement) for these editor-approved movies and shows. Available on streaming services from Hulu to …

What We Learned from the Instant Pot in 2017

It all began at the beginning of this year when Food52 MVP Sarah Jampel posed a question that would carry us across 2017: Is the Instant Pot about to change the way we cook? Since then, we’ve seen a proliferation of the appliance in our kitchens, recipes, and newsfeeds. People seem to be hungry for …

21 Lentil Recipes That Go Way Beyond Just Soup and Curry

Lentils may not be the most attractive ingredient in town, but that doesn’t mean they should be avoided. Full of protein and fiber, easy to prepare, …

Healthy Eating

What to Feed Your Family When the Power Goes Out

Hurricane season starts on June 1. Memories of last year's big storms—Harvey, Irma, and Maria—may have you thinking about stocking up on batteries or …

All The Best Movies, TV Shows, And Documentaries On Netflix Right Now

Trust us. You'll never be bored again.<p>DISCLAIMER: Some of these lists may include duplicate recommendations. It's still a shitload of great recs, though, so please enjoy.

The Food Lab: My 19 Favorite Summer Grilling Recipes

Even when I lived in a New York apartment, grilling (perhaps illegally, on my balcony) was my favorite way to spend a warm summer evening. Now that I'm out in the Bay Area, warm summer evenings don't really exist, but I've got far more room for grilling than I've ever had before, which means that …

Cooking

13 Frozen Treats To Make For Your Doggo All Summer Long

The dog days of summer just got a whole lot cooler.<p>So why shouldn't your doggo get to experience the same happiness?

Mediterranean style diet may prevent dementia

<b>(CNN) —</b> Meals from the sunny Mediterranean have been linked to stronger bones, a healthier heart and longer life, along with a reduced risk for diabetes and high blood pressure.<p>Now you can add lowering your risk for dementia to the ever growing list of reasons to follow the Mediterranean diet or …

Holistic Medicine

50 States of Glorious Hiking Destinations

There are very few things that can compare with the thrill of hiking. From the fresh air and scenic views to the natural appreciation that can come from rambling through a trail, spending time in the great outdoors not only enhances your health and improves your mood, but it's also the gateway to …

Hiking

Six Google search tips to find anything faster

Start searching smarter.<p>Google is the go-to destination when you need to find something on the web—the verb "to google" even made it into the dictionary. But while everyone's heard of the popular search engine, very few know how to make the most of it.<p>Behind the unassuming Google interface, you'll …

Google Search

Ollie: The Startup Delivering Healthy Dog Food Straight To Your Door

The pet food market has grown to become a $30 billion industry in the United States, totaling over $70 billion worldwide. Nearly doubling since 2000, the market value jumped 22.5% from 2014-2015.<p>Controlled by a small conglomerate of companies, 7 of the 11 of highest-grossing dry dog food brands in …

Pets

How to Make Sour Cream Pound Cake Moist and Tender Every Time

I have a lot of feelings about cake, in all its many forms. From feather-light angel food to downy squares of coffee cake or a rich and fluffy vanilla layer cake, most recipes aim for dainty airiness.<p>Not pound cake, though—it's a heavy hitter served in slabs. With a crumb as smooth as marble, it's …

Dessert

The best dog food you can buy

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p><i>Amazon/Business Insider</i><p>The Insider Pick:<p>Though it may seem like dog food is dog food, not all dog foods are created equal. The quality of …