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Pret just launched new vegan dishes

When Pret does something animal-free, the world pays attention. We’re not completely sure why (that vegan Chrimbo sarnie lives on in our nightmares) …

What's the Difference Between Bread Flour, All-Purpose Flour, Cake Flour, and Pastry Flour? (Phew!)

By Claire Saffitz<p>Yeah, it's kind of a lot. Wondering which of the gazillion flours out there you're supposed to use for what? Let's break it down.<p><i>It's OK: We all make mistakes. But you know what's less OK? Not learning from them. Welcome to Effed It Up, a semi-regular column where you, the</i> …

Baking

Pure olive oil and virgin olive oil are not the same – archive, 2 January 1951

2 January 1951 Experts at the International Olive Growers’ Congress in Madrid try to bring some clarity to the debate<p><b>Rome, 1 January</b><p>When is olive oil pure and when is it virgin? According to Spanish, Algerian, French, Greek, Moroccan, Portuguese and Turkish experts, who have just met at the …

Italy

Obstruction Inquiry Shows Trump’s Struggle to Keep Grip on Russia Investigation

WASHINGTON — President Trump gave firm instructions in March to the White House’s top lawyer: stop the attorney general, Jeff Sessions, from recusing himself in the Justice Department’s investigation into whether Mr. Trump’s associates had helped a Russian campaign to disrupt the 2016 …

Donald Trump

Trump falsely claims he broke a legislative record

President Donald Trump falsely claimed on Wednesday that he had signed more legislation than any of his predecessors at this point in their terms.<p>“You know, one of the things that people don’t understand — we have signed more legislation than anybody,” the president said in remarks to roughly four …

Donald Trump

What happens when Trump targets you on Twitter

Hillary Clinton’s former campaign chairman was setting off on a let’s-forget-about-Trump road trip with his wife on the morning of July 7, loading up the family Subaru for a trip to all of the national parks in Utah.<p>“We’re listening to music in the car, not paying attention to our phones,” Podesta …

Donald Trump

Trump: national monuments a 'massive federal land grab'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday directing his interior secretary to review the designation of dozens of national monuments on federal lands, calling the protection efforts "a massive federal land grab" by previous administrations.<p>It was yet another …

Forests

Worried you'll run out of money in retirement? Then don't make these rookie mistakes

Being newly retired is definitely a reason to celebrate — and spend — some of the hard-earned money you've saved over the years.<p>Yet with Americans …

Retirement

Heart Risk In Middle Age Predicts Brain Plaques In Old Age

The evidence for the tight link between heart disease in midlife and brain disease in late life is pretty hard to ignore at this point. A couple of months ago, a study by a team at Johns Hopkins found that among a large group of aging individuals, heart risks in middle age strongly predicted …

Middle Age

Dallas developer drops Trump's new hotel brand

A Dallas developer is dropping plans to open hotels using the Trump Organization's new Scion brand, according to a city councilman.<p>Mike Sarimsakci had planned to put the Scion brand on a hotel in Dallas and another in St. Louis. But he is walking away, partly because of objections over foreign …

Donald Trump

Wells Fargo shows some stability, resumes promoting accounts

NEW YORK (AP) — Wells Fargo's sales practices scandal isn't going away anytime soon, with first-quarter profit essentially flat as the bank struggled to win customers. But amid signs that the storm over fake accounts is easing, branch employees are starting to promote new accounts to people.<p>The …

Finance

Don't Call It a 'Tesla Killer' — But the Lucid Electric Car Might Be Exactly That

Can anyone top Tesla, who this week beat out General Motors in terms of market capitalization and who hopes to deliver a five-fold increase in sales between 2016 and 2018?<p>Some folks are pointing to another small battery-car start-up, Lucid Motors, as the most serious challenge. The start-up made a …

Electric Vehicles

Trump administration halts Obama-era rule aimed at curbing toxic wastewater from coal plants

The Trump administration has hit the pause button on an Obama-era regulation aimed at limiting the dumping of toxic metals such as arsenic and mercury by the nation’s power plants into public waterways.<p>“I have decided that it is appropriate and in the public interest to reconsider the rule,” Scott …

Trump Administration

Scott Pruitt hails era of environmental deregulation in speech at coal mine

Scott Pruitt, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator, heralded a new era of environmental deregulation on Thursday, in a speech at a coal mine that was fined last year for contaminating local waterways with toxic materials.<p>Pruitt said the new “back to basics” agenda for the EPA …

Clean Technology

Dollar, Treasury yields, stocks fall on Trump currency comments | Reuters - Firstpost

By Sinead Carew<br>| NEW YORK<p>NEW YORK The U.S. dollar turned lower along with Treasury yields and stocks on Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump …

Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump hit the slopes again

<b>(CNN) —</b> As President Donald Trump grappled with the realities of governing, leaks about infighting within his administration, and multiple international conflicts, two of his top aides, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, were far from the White House.<p>The couple celebrated Passover at the Four Seasons …

Donald Trump

Bill O'Reilly Is Running Out Of Friends

Fox News staffers have doubts about O’Reilly’s “vacation” amid an advertising backlash, and the Murdoch family weighs his future at Fox News after harassment allegations.<p>For two decades, Bill O’Reilly has been a towering figure in Republican politics, a crucial pit stop for GOP politicians …

12 Copycat Cracker Barrel Recipes to Fuel Your Obession

If you don't live near a Cracker Barrel or don't want to spend so much money dining out, turn to these hacked recipes. From the iconic hash brown casserole to gooey mac and cheese, these recipes contain plenty of Cracker Barrel cheddar to fuel your obsession.

Donald Trump’s foreign policy is becoming everything he said he hated

About half a dozen recent reversals show he is more of Washington than against it.<p>In the span of one week, President Donald Trump has completely abandoned nearly half a dozen major pledges on US foreign policy that he made during his campaign.<p>As the new president is confronted by new and complex …

Geopolitics

US stocks close lower for third time in 3 days

Shares rose in Asia on Friday after technology and consumer-focused stocks led an overnight rally on Wall Street, marking a dramatic end to the market's most volatile quarter in more than two years. Most world markets were closed for Good Friday.<p>KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index added 1.4 …

Stock Markets

Donald Rodham Clinton

The Trump presidency is taking on a decidedly Clintonian flavor.<p>Observers have been waiting for more than a year for Donald Trump to stop acting like a beer hall bouncer and start acting more presidential. On Wednesday, that wish came true, as Baby Donald completed his transformation into a …

Donald Trump

12 Recipes You Can Make From Alton Brown's Latest Cookbook

Alton Brown's <b>Everyday Cook</b> is intended to be filled with easy, doable recipes for the at-home cook. So what are his fans cranking out at home? Take a look at some of his recipe IRL and if you don't have the cookbook, we've linked to some of the recipes so you can try them out at home! You'll …

Cooking

Elon Musk tells unhappy Tesla investors: 'Buy Ford'

Elon Musk has got into a Twitter row with a group of powerful investors after they urged the billionaire Tesla boss to strengthen the electric car company’s board.<p>Five major shareholders including the powerful California State Teacher’s Retirement System (Calstrs) wrote to Mr Musk at the start of …

George W. Bush Calls Foreign Aid A Moral And Security Imperative

President Trump's budget blueprint is all about "hard power" — increasing the country's military might by slashing foreign aid. The proposed cuts are in contrast to the dramatic boost to foreign aid under President George W. Bush.<p>Bush dedicated billions to combating HIV/AIDS in Africa with a …

George W. Bush

30 Incredibly Easy Dinner Recipes Anyone Can Make

Home-cooked meals don't have to be intimidating, and there are tons of beginner recipes to get you started. Whether you're just started out in the "real" world on your own or you've made it a goal to start cooking for yourself more, look no further than this list of 30 fast, easy, and satisfying …

Cooking

Apple reportedly has a “super secret” project to change the way we treat diabetes

Apple is reportedly working on a “super secret” medical project: building sensors to monitor blood sugar levels without piercing the skin.<p>According to CNBC, the iPhone maker has been working on this for at least five years, quietly hiring dozens of biomedical engineers and sequestering them in a …

Diabetes

U.S. Drops Biggest Non-Nuclear Bomb Ever Used In Combat

The U.S. has dropped the most powerful conventional weapon ever used in combat to hit an underground ISIS complex in Afghanistan, Pentagon officials say.<p>The nearly 22,000-pound "MOAB" — standing for Massive Ordnance Air Blast, or as it's also known, the "Mother of All Bombs" — was designed during …

Military

Trump’s Plan to End Europe

Why does the president want to undo the post–World War II order?<p><i>Updated on April 13 at 11:17 a.m. ET</i><p>On the day before this article for <i>The Atlantic’</i>s May issue launched online, President Trump walked back some of his anti-nato pronouncements at a White House press conference with nato …

Europe

How Alaska fixed Obamacare

Last year, Alaska’s Obamacare marketplaces seemed on the verge of implosion. Premiums for individual health insurance plans were set to rise 42 percent. State officials worried that they were on the verge of a “death spiral,” where only the sickest people buy coverage and cause rates to skyrocket …

Health Care
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