Erica Radillo

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A historian thinks he’s pinpointed the oldest known use of the f-word

A British historian has stumbled upon what he believes is the earliest known use of the word “fuck” in a sexual context.<p>Paul Booth, a research fellow at the UK’s Keele University, found the name “Roger Fuckebythenavele” in a 1310 court document in the UK National Archives.<p>Booth believes that this …

Language

Documenting Child Marriage for Over a Decade—and Still Going

Photographer Stephanie Sinclair has been photographing the issue of child marriage for 13 years. Her work on the topic was featured in the 2011 <i>National Geographic</i> magazine story “Too Young to Wed” (which is also the name of the nonprofit she founded in 2012 that advocates to end the practice). I …

Gender

What Is Generation Z, And What Does It Want?

And you thought you had just figured out millennials. It’s time to start wringing your hands about the new generation that’s about to enter the workforce. What do they even want?<p>Poor Generation Z. The oldest members of this cohort are barely 18 and they’re already getting a bad rap. Media and …

WHO declares Ebola outbreak an international public health emergency

The World Health Organisation has declared the Ebola outbreak an international public health emergency, but it is not recommending general bans on travel or trade.<p>The global body said the Ebola outbreak – the largest and longest in history – was happening in countries without the resources to …

Ask the Food Lab: How Many Times Can I Reuse Fry Oil?

How Many Times Can I Reuse Fry Oil?<p>I wanted to ask you today about reusing deep-fry oil. How many times can you keep reusing it until it goes bad? I remember you writing in your Wok Skills post that you can reuse oil until it becomes dark and somewhat bubbly. However, a popular Japanese TV show …

Strawberry Shortcakes: Your New Show-Stopping Spring Dessert

<i>Every other Friday, Yossy Arefi from Apt. 2B Baking Co. shares dessert projects that demand a little extra time and effort. Because your weekends should always be sweet.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>An impressive, four-layer cake to make the most of strawberry season.</i><p>Spring is birthday season at my house, and I am always …

Dessert

Alisa's Summer Vegetable Bundt Cake

It's pretty fun to have two heaping cups of vegetables hiding in something sweet -- truly, this is a cake that's not as savory as you might expect it …