Derek L. Washington

295 Flips | 2 Magazines | 74 Likes | 10 Following | 11 Followers | @dereklwashiqnqu | Keep up with Derek L. Washington 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 “Derek L. Washington”

6 New Cookbooks You'll Actually Use

Up your cooking game this season.<p>Every fall, countless cookbooks are released, covering just about anything you can make in the kitchen. <i>All About Soups! The One From That Restaurant Your Cousin in Chicago Loves! Ten Ways to Use Coriander!</i> But which ones are worth your time? You could drop a ton of …

Under latest health-care bill, red states would benefit disproportionately

The latest Republican proposal for curtailing the Affordable Care Act was assembled with such haste that it may get a vote before a full cost estimate is finished. But it is not a new idea.<p>At its core, the bill introduced by Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) and Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) would …

Musa Mthombeni blesses himself with fancy Mercedes-Benz

Former Yo-TV presenter turned doctor, Musa Mthombeni, is clearly winning at life and recently bought himself a fancy Mercedes-Benz. An ecstatic Musa …

What Can We Do If A President Has A Conflict Of Interest But Doesn’t Think He Does?

Even by 2017 standards, the last few weeks have been packed with news. So you’re forgiven if you missed a chain of stories tied to alleged ethical …

Conflicts of Interest

The Latest: South Africa's Zuma happy after surviving vote

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The Latest on South African parliament's vote on no-confidence motion in President Jacob Zuma (all times local):<p>7:35 p.m.<p>A …

11 Baking Ratios Every Pro Should Memorize

You’ve heard it said before that baking is a science — and it’s true. Ratios are the backbone of our favorite recipes for cookies, cakes and more. …

H.R. McMaster Takes a Dive

The national security adviser’s fanboys are having a sad over his shilling for Baby Donald.<p>National security scholar Erin Simpson spoke for the Pentagon press corps and the principled legions inside the U.S. military yesterday when she tweeted, “HR you’re breaking my heart.”<p>H.R. McMaster—the …

National Security

Creative Ways to Rethink Your Living Room Layout

What does your living room look like right now? Many American living rooms are a bit like a miniature theater, with furniture arranged in an admiring …

One-Pot Cheesy Lemon Chicken Pasta

Cheesy goodness.<p>Servings: 5<p>2 tablespoons olive oil<p>1 medium yellow onion, diced<p>1 pound chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces<p>Salt, to taste<p>Pepper, to taste<p>2 cloves garlic, minced<p>2 ½ cups uncooked penne<p>2 cups chicken broth<p>3 tablespoons lemon juice<p>3 full cups spinach<p>3 ounces cream cheese<p>½ cup …

Look We Love: This is the New Bohemian

The bohemian aesthetic—worn woods, Moroccan rugs, pattern on pattern, copious plants—has been a huge influence on home decor in the past few years. …

The Best Dressed Men Of The Month

Messrs Ryan Reynolds, Presley Gerber and the other notables who paved the way to May<p>With summer just around the corner, you’d be forgiven for not …

The Beatles vs Joan Jett vs Cypress Hill vs House of Pain vs RATM - Mash Together - Mashup by FAROFF

Gadgets We Love: Sony Rocks The Room With Its Loud Smartphone Speaker

Music on the go is now ruled by the mobile. Countless music fans listen to the latest hits and classic grooves through the speakers on their smartphones. For all the engineering efforts, physics still prevents a small speaker really filling a room.<p>Which is why you need Sony's latest bluetooth …

Peter Lik Print Sells for $6.5 Million, Shattering Record for Most Expensive Photo

Australian landscape photographer Peter Lik has taken the crown for most expensive photo ever sold. “Phantom,” the picture shown above, was sold to a …

Demonstrations, violence go on in Bay Area cities

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Protests in New York and Missouri have died down, but angry crowds in one California city famous for activism spent much of …

Muting the Freeway

How roadside noise barriers are designed to absorb sound and evade attention<p>The freeway sound wall may be as overlooked as it is ubiquitous. Lining …

Urban Design

Photos: Massive Fire Shuts Down Freeways In Los Angeles

A huge apartment complex under construction near Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles was in flames early Monday, closing two major highways that intersect nearby.<p>More than 250 firefighters are responding, fire department spokesman David Orti told the Los Angeles Times.<p>The fire, which started at 1:30 a.m. …

10 Tips for Cutting Down on Clutter This Holiday Season

Along with the warm and fuzzy feelings and seasons greetings, the holidays can also spell clutter. Our homes can get taken over by gift wrapping …

21 Problems You Can Solve With Baking Soda

Seriously, store a box of this stuff in every room of your house.<p>Sure, it's a pro at making chewy chocolate chip cookies, but baking soda's real claim-to-fame is its power to freshen and clean many spots in your home. It's a super-effective (but gentle) abrasive and is a great natural deodorizer, …

Prince announces London Motor Show returning after long hiatus

The world's auto show circuit could be about to welcome back a member to the premier ranks occupied by Geneva, Detroit, Shanghai and others, as Prince Michael of Kent has announced that the London Motor Show will be held in 2016, marking the first time the UK has hosted a major auto show since 2008.<p>…

Premiere: Watch "Two Marriages” the New Video for Las Tetas

The Auckland trio who say they are "fundamentally a punk band" move into broodier territory.<p>Cloaks, forests, knives and sultry dance moves all make appearances in the video for “Two Marriages” by Auckland’s Las Tetas.<p>The trio comprising of Lucy Stewart, Charlotte Gallichan-Stewart and Kristal G …