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Why ‘Bad King John’ was actually good

Was 'Bad King John', as he has been famously nicknamed, really as 'bad' as history has made him out to be? Here, writing for <i>History Extra</i>, author …

Magna Carta

How to Make a Cheesy, Crispy, Perfect Batch of Homemade Nachos

Homemade nachos are a thing of beauty—unless they turn into a soggy mess. Here's how to make the most of any chips-and-melted-cheese situation.<p>When it comes to homemade versions of our favorite bar food, nachos are pretty easy to whip up. But there's a world of difference between …

Cooking

Chicken and Dumplings with Mushrooms

6 Servings<p>This chicken and dumpling recipe with mushrooms will become your go-to for a warming winter supper.<p>February 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>chicken Stew<p>6 oz. slab bacon, cut into ¼” pieces<p>¼ cup all-purpose flour<p>4 chicken legs (drumsticks with thighs; about 2 lb.)<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black …

Recipes

Yes, please. #breakfastofchampions #regram @mc685

The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors

• <b>Author:</b> James D. Hornfischer<p><b>“This will be a fight against overwhelming odds from which survival cannot be expected. We will do what damage we can.”</b><p>With these words, Lieutenant Commander Robert W. Copeland addressed the crew of the destroyer escort USS <i>Samuel B. Roberts</i> on the morning of October 25, …

Pan-Roasted Salmon with Fennel Salad

4 Servings<p>Leave the skin on the salmon to insulate and help protect the delicate flesh as it cooks. Bonus: It cooks up as crisp as cracklings in the process. If you're new to cooking fish and want a little extra insurance, try this method with an ovenproof nonstick pan. This is part of BA's Best, a …

Seafood

Articles about raising barn on Dwell.com - Dwell

Agricultural buildings inspire a remote getaway in eastern Canada.<p>Edgar Lyall, a television writer, and Elizabeth Wise, a Lifetime network executive, bought a 1,000-square-foot 1941 prewar...<p>The Balancing Barn by the Dutch design stars MVRDV has gotten a fair bit of play around the web, but little …

Never Burn Your Pan-Fried Potatoes Again

Make the awesomest pan-fried potatoes.<p><i>Yes, everybody makes basic cooking mistakes. Like, say, something as simple as overcooking mushrooms or toasting grains and spices. Below, reader Sloane Michelle Sanders confesses to (always) burning pan-fried potatoes to associate food editor Rick Martinez.</i> …

Recipes

How to Cook a Way Better Chicken Breast (Start By Banishing the Word "Skinless")

This chef is convinced that chicken breast is the best part of the bird—it's all in how he cooks it. Steal his secrets here.<p>Quick, how to make a chicken breast, a.k.a. one of the most common staples in quick and easy weeknight cooking, better? "Add a little butter if you're feeling sassy," says …

Cooking

9 Brilliant Reasons To Rethink Your Fall Color Palette

You might want to rethink this season's color palette.<p>For some reason – it's hard to say exactly how it came about – fall is largely associated with dark colors. Perhaps it's the early sunset or the leaves' shift from green to orange to brown, but pastels, and fun prints shouldn't be relegated to …

You've Been Rolling Your Shirtsleeves Wrong Your Entire Life

Try this classic double-roll technique to keep your shirtsleeves tidy, prevent unraveling, and stay cool. Thanks to our friend Style Girlfriend, who turned us on to this neat trick.<p><i>Produced by Alana Kakoyiannis</i><p><b>Follow BI Video: On Facebook</b>

Neat

The secret of how Egyptians moved pyramid stones has finally been discovered

<b>Historians and scientists have for years wondered how ancient Egyptians had managed to move stone blocks weighing up to 2.5 tonnes through the sand</b> …

Babe Ruth, as a member of the Boston Braves, sits in the Wrigley Field dugout with manager Bill McKechnie on May 20, 1935. Less than two weeks later, at McKechnie's insistence, the Braves gave Ruth his unconditional release. It was the end of his 22-year career. #baberuth #kingofswat #bambino #1930s

Kristen Schaal on Beckett, Bros and Being the First Woman of The Last Man on Earth

As far as premises go, the hit Fox show <i>Last Man on Earth</i> is at once extremely straightforward and bleak. The titular last man is a Phil, played by …

Budapest for free

Budapest is a bargain destination, though you still have to pay for just about everything. That doesn’t mean you’ll be reaching for your wallet from morning till night – the following top attractions and activities won’t cost you a forint. For the most part they involve being on the outside looking …

How Rappahannock Oyster Bar Became a Communal Hub for DC's Union Market

The staff at Rappahannock Oyster Bar get a thrill from seeing customers savor every bite.<p><i>Welcome to Out of the Kitchen, our ongoing exploration of the relationships that build and sustain the food industry. This year, we’re traveling the country to look at the changing landscape of food markets.</i> …

Love Music And Americana? Head Straight For Southwest Virginia's 'Crooked Road'

Celebrate the return of spring with mountain scenery and blue-grass music. <i>The Crooked Road</i> wends 333 miles along Virginia’s southwest corner, from the eastern slopes of the Blue Ridge west to the coalfields region, through the valleys and peaks of the Appalachian mountains. Along the way you’ll …

Happy Living Rooms

See fun, cheerful spaces.<p>Round shapes, pops of color, and layers of embellishments help give these living rooms their fun, cheerful style.

A Century-Old Maine Cottage Full of Coastal Charm

For decades, designer Libby Cameron's family has been gathering at this airy seaside escape.<p>For decades, designer Libby Cameron's family has been gathering in a cottage on the coast of Maine. With generations of family furnishings, occasionally brightened by a new slipcover or a coat of paint, …

Living Rooms

Asparagus with Bacon and Hard-Boiled Eggs

8 Servings<p>We think fat spears of asparagus have the best texture. White ones take a little longer to cook, so boil them separately.<p>July 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>4 oz. bacon (about 4 slices)<p>2 bunches green and/or white asparagus (about 2 lb.), trimmed, ends peeled if thick<p>Kosher salt<p>½ small shallot, …

Good Housekeeping

Good Housekeeping reaches an audience of 30+ million each month. In addition to the magazine brand, the Good Housekeeping Institute is the consumer …

Housekeeping

Build a better breakfast: 6 easy, healthy recipes to start the new year right

On the heels of a long and indulgent holiday season, New Year’s Day offers the perfect opportunity to start fresh and commit to healthy eating. And what better way to kick off 2015 than with a nutritious breakfast? In fact, a healthy morning meal is a great way to set you on the path to better …

Breakfast

What Downton’s Fashion Really Means

SPOILER ALERT: This article contains details about the Season 5 premiere of <i>Downton Abbey.</i><p>In the depths of winter, when thoughts turn to solstices and …

TV

How to Delete all Photos from an iPhone All at Once

- Dec 20, 2012<p>The iPhone, especially the iPhone 5, makes a good replacement for a point-and-shoot camera, we all know that. But photos can take up a …

We get Huck Finn all wrong: Race, Mark Twain, children and myths of an American classic

<b>(Wikimedia)</b><p>Our sense of comedy and seriousness in “Huck Finn” says more about America now than America in Mark Twain’s time<p>Andrew Levy<p>January 3, 2015 7:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Huck Finn’s America: Mark Twain and the Era That Shaped His Masterpiece”<p>For anyone who wants to try to unravel the …

A world war on American soil: How the Civil War became a global struggle

<b>A detail from "Battle of Spottsylvania" by Thure de Thulstrup (Wikimedia)</b><p>When the Union and the Confederacy charged into battle in 1861, the whole world was watching — and waiting<p>Don H. Doyle<p>January 4, 2015 3:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “The Cause of All Nations: An International History of the …

The 10 Soothing Paint Colors That Will Change Your Life

We're feeling more relaxed already.<p>Color has the power to heal your spirit: It can be soothing, healing and make you feel reborn. So we asked 10 interior designers to share their favorite feel-good colors. Will one make it to your home?

Farrow & Ball

Questions For Earl Swift, Author Of 'Auto Biography'

This '57 Chevy station wagon was once pristine, the epitome of American automotive glory: two-tone green, with sweeping fins and enough chrome to blind pedestrians. But by the time journalist Earl Swift came across it, those days were gone, and it was subsiding gently into a heap of rust and torn …