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A nutritionist explains when it's worth buying organic — and how much more it will cost you

The experience got me thinking about whether or not it's worth it to go the organic route, especially for items where there is a more significant price difference.<p>I decided to consult an expert, and turned to Rania Batayneh, MPH, nutritionist and author of "The One One One Diet."<p>Batayneh told me …

'Don't call me Toby:' The story of the slave who fought back

<b>(CNN) —</b> Kunta Kinte Island sits at the mouth of the Gambia River. Though tiny -- it is barely big enough to house some ruins of its past and a baobab grove -- the role it has played in world history has been large indeed.<p>Because the Gambian river runs like an artery from the Atlantic into Africa, …

Black History

7 Foods You Should Keep Out of Your Kitchen

We all know what we like to keep on hand come meal or snack time – but be sure to steer clear of these 7 food items you should keep out of your …

Famifi

Man freed after being wrongly imprisoned for 17 years fatally shot on Near West Side

On the day he was finally released from prison after murder charges were dropped, Alprentiss Nash vowed he would use his freedom studying to become a chef, learning about antique cars and traveling.<p>And in the nearly three years since, he kept true to his word, visiting New Orleans, Miami and …

8 Popular American Foods That Contribute To Higher Cancer Rates

<b>A quick note from our founder-</b><p>Over the past year, my friend Dave at PaleoHacks has been working on a secret cookbook with world-renowned Le Cordon …

“By the law of nature, all men are free”: Francis Scott Key and the case of the slave ship Antelope

With the Antelope case, the Supreme Court established precedents that would hold for 35 years: Slaves were property<p>“The Africans are parties to the cause,<br>at least such of them as are free.”Attorney General William Wirt <i>The Antelope</i>, 23 U.S. 66, 106 (1825)<p>On the morning of February 28, 1825, attorney …

Taking Jackson Off the $20 Bill Will Not Erase His Murderous History as a War Criminal, Slavery Enthusiast, & Genocidal Enemy of Native Americans

During the height of the 2008 presidential campaign, I paid a visit to what was then an annual gathering of the Conservative Caucus, a right-wing …

The Supreme Court Case That Proves the Antebellum South Wasn’t Really Concerned With States' Rights

Alexander Gardner—Library of Congress<p>Photo colorization by Sanna Dullaway for TIME; Original image: Alexander Gardner—Library of Congress<p>Library of …

The Importance of History & Maintaining the Soul of America

<i>“With all my devotion to the Union and the feeling of loyalty and duty of an American citizen, I have not been able to make up my mind to raise my</i> …

History of slavery: Newspaper ads used to find family after emancipation.

<i>The Vault is</i> <b>Slate</b><i>'s history blog. Like us on</i> <i>Facebook</i><i>, follow us on Twitter</i> <i>@slatevault</i><i>, and find us on</i> <i>Tumblr.</i> <i>Find out more about what this space is</i> …

Ta-Nehisi Coates: The Confederate flag “represents the lie” at the core of American history

Namely, that “half this country thought it was a good idea to raise an empire rooted in slavery”<p>In an interview with Slate's Isaac Chotiner, Ta-Nehisi Coates discussed his new book, "Between the World and Me," as well as the reasons that he and his publishers decided to rush-release it, foremost …

The Confederate myths too many Americans believe

History is the polemics of the victor, William F. Buckley allegedly said. Not so in the United States, at least not regarding the Civil War. As soon …

The financialisation of slavery

Starting on Wednesday this week, the BBC is running a series Britain’s Forgotten Slave Owners. It is based on research by University College London …

The Top 10 TED Talks Every Man Should See

TED Talks can often be overwrought exercises in pop psychology, terrible business advice, and vast oversimplifications of complicated subjects. ("Why I stopped watching porn," for example.) TED at its worst is Thought Catalog read aloud.<p>Yet once in a blue moon, there’s actually some fascinating …

African American Family History To Be Made Public

Over one and a half million handwritten records of African American family history are about to make their way online via a new website, …

Genealogy

Low Carb Salad on a Stick, Italian-Style

This is such a fun way to serve a salad. They taste like a yummy Italian chopped salad. Great as an appetizer or side salad. <b>Each salad stick has 72 calories, 5 grams of fat and 2 Weight Watchers Points Plus.</b><p>Prep Time: 15 minutes<p><b>Ingredients</b><p>4 cups romaine lettuce, chopped into large chunks (a bag of …

19 Desserts You Have To Eat Before You Die

A little while back, The Huffington Post presented a finely curated list with all the best foods one should eat before they die. Of all the types of bucket lists out there, we think ones involving food are really the most important. That's why we've taken it upon ourselves to delve deeper by …

Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Recipe courtesy of<p>From:<p>Total:8 hr 30 minPrep:15 minCook:8 hr 15 min<p>Yield:4 servings<p>Level:Easy<p>Nutritional AnalysisPer ServingCalories508Total Fat20 …

62 great outdoor dining spots in Chicago and suburbs

It seems as though outdoor dining has been around forever. In fact, Chicago's outdoor-dining scene was born a mere 30 years ago.<p>It was April 1985 when the Chicago City Council passed an ordinance permitting restaurants to set up outdoor tables on their sidewalks. In that first year, all of 25 …

How to Make the Absolute Best Scrambled Eggs Ever

By Bon Appétit<p>These scrambled eggs are super soft and just a little runny, aka exactly how they should be.<p>We believe strongly that "putting an egg on it" transforms almost anything into a meal. But lately we've turned our attention away from our beloved olive oil-fried egg and toward a soft sunny …

Breakfast

5-ingredient chipotle chicken plus bean salad makes a great weeknight meal

Here's the perfect meal to spice up your weeknight dinner routine. Chef Craig Strong, of Studio Restaurant at The Montage Laguna Beach shares recipes for chipotle chicken and bean salad, with just five main ingredients each (minus the pantry staples). For dessert, try Gesine Bullock's 5-ingredient …

The Easy Sangria Recipe That You'll Want To Make For Every Summer Party

Sangria recipes need to be a part of your summer entertaining arsenal, period. In case you need to be convinced, consider the following: sangria is cold, boozy, fruity, and it comes in big batches -- every requirement for a perfect summer drink.<p>If you've never made a pitcher of sangria, don't let …

All the Fall 2015 TV Shows You Need to Know

Here are the new and returning series you might or might not want to watch in the months ahead.<p><b>Drunk History, Season One, Comedy Central (September 1)</b><p>Based on the Funny or Die web series created by Derek Waters and Jeremy Konner, <i>Drunk History</i> takes a "narrator" in every episode, gets him or her …

TV

22 Basil Recipes to Use Up Your Summer Bounty

Fresh minty-herbal basil hits its stride come late spring and keeps growing strong all summer long. While we can't get enough of classic preparations like pesto, there are <i>so</i> many more ways to make the most of it. From light salads to crisp fritters, refreshing juleps, and beyond, we've got 22 ways …

Gooey Decadent Krispie Treat Fudge

This krispie treat fudge is for the krispie treat lover in your house. It's the answer to "what's for dessert?"<p>Today I pulled a fast one on my family. You see, they have a strict rule with me that I am no longer allowed to make Rice Krispie treats.<p>It’s not because I make them poorly, it’s because I …

Best things to do in Chicago that locals and tourists will love

Like any great city, there's no reason to be bored when you're in Chicago. No matter where your interests lie, you can always find something to get …

Frank Lloyd Wright

Make the Best Meatballs You'll Ever Eat | Men's Health

These meatballs are juicy and tender and somehow fluffy, without falling apart. Even the accompanying sauce is otherworldly. The muscled-up marinara uses San Marzano tomatoes, famous for their bright, fruity flavor, and reserved meatball juices for extra awesomeness.<p>If you’re going to tackle this …