Bct

366 Added | 5 Magazines | 23 Likes | 3 Following | 2 Followers | @bct41 | Keep up with Bct on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Bct”

The Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy for Book Clubs

One of the easiest titles to suggest for book club discussion is Nicola Griffith’s <i>Hild</i>, a 2013 historical novel with a touch of the fantastic. <i>Hild</i> is …

Books

7 Simple Ways to Make a Better Burger at Home, According to Chefs

From pan choice to meat blend, every detail matters.<p>With warmer weather (finally!) upon us, grilling season has arrived. Let’s be honest, …

Cooking

This Homemade Hummus Is So Good You’ll Never Buy It From the Store Again

I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve made hummus from scratch, both for personal and professional reasons. Working in professional kitchens and …

Chickpeas

WATCH: Maxine Waters confronted on her previous comments about James Comey…

Last night Maxine Waters was confronted on her antipodean comments when it comes to James Comey. Here’s how she explained it:<p>Wow. Maxine Waters is …

James Comey

Bombshell: FEC Records Indicate Hillary Campaign Illegally Laundered $84 Million

The press continues to feed the dying Russia collusion conspiracy theory, spending Friday’s news cycle regurgitating Democrat talking points from the …

Government

The best method for cooking asparagus is 2,000 years old

I used to think I didn’t like asparagus, but it turned out to be—as these aversions often are—a textural problem. Their stalks would remain fibrous …

Asparagus

Todd Starnes: The Bible gets a bad review from GQ Magazine -- Although it's the bestselling book in history

The editors of GQ Magazine have named the Holy Bible as one of the most overrated books in history. It’s ironic considering that a good many folks probably find GQ magazine to be overrated – if they’ve even bothered to read the magazine.<p>The Good Book is ranked No. 12 on the magazine’s list of 21 …

Books

California Democrats Seek To Ban Books, Speech That Violate LGBT Priorities

This week, the assembly in the state of California could vote on a bill that would legitimately ban books, shut down churches, and close psychiatric …

Stranger Things

These 10 Essential Cucumber Recipes Are Extra Easy

It's hard to beat the cool refreshment cucumbers provide. The water-packed veggie is not only wonderfully crisp, but its mild flavor also makes it …

Whole Grain

Was There a Civilization On Earth Before Humans?

A look at the available evidence<p>It only took five minutes for Gavin Schmidt to out-speculate me.<p>Schmidt is the director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (a.k.a. GISS) a world-class climate-science facility. One day last year, I came to GISS with a far-out proposal. In my work as an …

Rare Earth

Cooking Chickpeas in a Slow Cooker With Baking Soda

Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, are nutritional powerhouses. Chickpeas are low in fat, rich in dietary fiber and provide a significant …

Food

The Scariest Thing About Facebook Isn't Even How It Treats Your Data

Its power to influence users makes Facebook a tool for "mass population control," and Mark Zuckerberg's utopian goals only increase the danger.<p>Mark Zuckerberg's marathon date with Congress is over. It might as well never have happened.<p>For two days, Facebook's CEO stuck to his bland talking points, …

Social Media

Chocolate Hummus Is Better Than Cookie Dough—Here’s How to Make it at Home

Not going to lie, when I first heard chocolate hummus was a new thing, I couldn't decide whether it was genius or downright weird. Now that I've made …

Dessert

These 10 Breakfasts Are Faster than the Drive-Thru Window

(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)<p>Mornings can feel like a constant rush to get out the door and get everyone to school or work, so it's no wonder it can …

Breakfast

9 Mistakes to Avoid When Cooking Chicken, According to Chefs

While there are whole schools of thought on cooking steak—grilling evangelist Meathead Goldwyn pushes the reverse sear method, for example—chicken, …

BBQ

Finland has found the answer to homelessness. It couldn’t be simpler

The number of rough sleepers in Britain is soaring, with deaths now a weekly occurrence. It’s time we got over our prejudices<p>“I was born in Liverpool and grew up on a council estate. I had a clean home, toys and nice meals as a kid. When I was nine years old, the sexual abuse started. My abusers …

Homelessness

The Best Cheeses For Grilled Cheese, According To People Who Truly Know

Warning: American cheese has no place in this story.<p>While it’s hard to deny the melty perfection of a diner-style grilled cheese sandwich made with slices of American cheese or even Kraft singles, most experts happen to think American cheese is pure garbage.<p>“It’s not really cheese to me, it’s some …

Cooking

If your computer has slowed, you might be mining crypto coins for someone else — here's how to stop it

Good news: Virtually all traditional types of malware declined in the past few months. Not so good: mainly because hackers are more interested in using your computer to help them mine cryptocurrencies.<p>It's likely you, or your employer, aren't even aware it's happening. Malware miners latch onto …

Android Phones

8 mistakes you make when grilling burgers

Plain or piled with toppings, a great burger is the king of any cookout.<p>If you’ve ever volunteered to wield the tongs, you know the pressure’s on. The pitfalls of a seemingly simple burger are legion: too dry, overdone, underdone, oddly tough, falling apart, charred outside but somehow raw in the …

BBQ

The One Anti-Inflammatory Breakfast Smoothie You Should Have Every Morning To Lose Stomach Fat Fast

We love making smoothies! They’re a great way to get fruit, protein, fiber and anti-inflammatory benefits in one pretty glass. If you have a sweet …

Nutrition

Gwyneth Paltrow's Carbonara Will Become Your Favourite Weeknight Meal

Gwyneth Paltrow's <b>It's All Easy</b> cookbook is full of easy weeknight meals anyone can make, including this carbonara pasta recipe. The actress and …

Cooking

The evidence for Christianity is like a tsunami

My life growing up was a struggle. When I walked into college, I carried a heavy burden of years of hurt and bitterness.<p>I was mad at my father for beating my mother. I was angry at a man who worked on our farm and sexually abused me from ages 6 to 13. All of this led to me to really despise God, …

Fake News

Buttery German Apple Cake

8 servings<p>This gorgeous cake was unanimously crowned the best of the best from this year’s Readers’ Choice Week recipe submissions. We love the simple method to get that professional shingled look without having to layer each individual apple slice. Make sure the butter is truly room temperature, …

Baking

Mastering the Art of Beef Stew

The quest for a perfect beef stew is, of course, a lifelong one.<p>It takes even longer after you realize that there isn’t one perfect beef stew, but constellations of them. The dish is practically universal.<p>So far, I have mastered two styles, the basic American and the European classic. The big …

Slow Cookers

An Ode to Caramelizing Onions (and How to Do It Right) - Chowhound

Making caramelized onions is one of the simplest yet most striking acts of kitchen magic there is. Butter and salt are the only ingredients you need …

Onions

11 Common Steak Mistakes (And How To Fix Them)

Finally get that perfect sear.

BBQ

The Only Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe You'll Need For the Rest of Your Life

Australians are on a constant search for the perfect chocolate chip cookie — one that is dense and chewy on the inside while crisp on the outside. …

Dessert

How to Perfectly Cook Chicken Breasts on the Stovetop

Comforting, affordable, and incredibly versatile, chicken breast is the quintessential dinnertime staple. Cooking a crispy, pan-seared chicken breast …

Cooking

Americans have started fleeing the country for New Zealand — here's how to buy a home there

More than 2,000 US citizens immigrated to New Zealand in 2017, with net migration growing 65% since 2016, according to The Financial Times. And about 17,000 Americans "registered an interest in studying, working, or investing in New Zealand" on its government's immigration website in November 2016, …

Real Estate

Brother of Parkland Victim: My Anti-Gun Peers Need to Stop Abusing My Sister's Memory to Push an Agenda She Didn't Support

'Absolute Moral Authority' and Double Standards.

Guns