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13 Summertime Recipes You Can Make in an Instant Pot

Though you may associate your Instant Pot with wintry meals like meaty stews, you can also totally use it during the summer. The nice thing about the …

Cooking

27 YA Books You'll Want To Devour By The Pool This Summer

Find your new fave.

Books

10 Heartwarming Children’s Books Featuring All Types of Fathers

Building your child’s library with a diverse range of books is a great way to expose a young reader to different cultures and families in a world where every family looks different. Some kids are raised by an adoptive mother or grandparents. Some children have two fathers. Here is a collection of …

Books

11 Instant Pot recipes we keep coming back to

Whether the Instant Pot is the kitchen helper you never knew you needed or the appliance that puzzles you, this electric countertop pressure cooker has become the talk of cooking blogs, Pinterest boards and entire Facebook communities.<p>We're not immune to the buzz. In fact, we're a part of it. …

8 Surprising Items You Can Repurpose into Kitchen Islands

Don't have a kitchen island? Want one? Depending on your space and style, you can probably DIY a totally unique one using something from a local …

Trader Joe's Just Released Their 15 Favorite Recipes

If Trader Joes’ recipes are anything like their products, we’re about to fall in love—and fast. In this month’s Fearless Flyer (the grocery store’s …

How To Tell If A White Person Is Racist With One Simple Question

If you want to quickly determine if a white person in the United States is comfortably racist, I’d recommend a single question. Ask them, “Should our …

What’s Trump’s Problem With Black Women?

I left the GOP because of how the party treats women of color. But I’ve never seen anything like this.<p>I am a rarity. For over 20 years I was an active black female Republican. I interned for a U.S. senator and for the Republican National Committee. I worked for the first female Republican governor …

Man Shuts Down Anti-Abortion Argument By Asking One Question

Writer laid out the dishonesty of pro-life zealots on Twitter<p>The topic of abortion is one of those issues that, like gun control, or where you stand …

Critical Thinking

There’s An Elephant In Harvey Weinstein’s Hotel Room

Buried beneath the sickening story of Harvey Weinstein's abuse is another story — the problem of casting women by their fuckability — and who that leaves out.<p><b>The elephant in the room</b> in discussions about the alleged crimes and misdemeanors of Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein looks eerily …

Howard University Cheerleaders Continue to Kneel During National Anthem

In support of the stance started by now-former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, the cheerleaders of Howard University continue to kneel during the …

The fried egg mistake you've probably been making

Because we certainly have<p>Eggs are basically the easiest thing you could choose to cook, right? So why is it that we're learning new cooking hacks all the time? From how to make the perfect scrambled, to the hack for a fuss-free hard-boiled and now to the way you're <i>supposed</i> to fry an egg (which we …

4 Recipes for Making Your Takeout Favorites at Home

Making restaurant- or takeout-inspired meals at home usually starts with a craving for a certain flavor — maybe the sticky, sweet heat of General …

Cooking

5 Fast and Fancy Fall Dinners for My Family

October is hands-down my favorite month of the year and it has almost nothing to do with it being my birthday month. Nope, I love October for its …

Cooking

11 things you can add to your water bottle that your body will love you for

There’s a good chance you <i>probably</i> don’t drink enough water, and we totally get it: Plain water is about the most boring thing on the planet to a lot …

Wellness

25 Vegetarian Lunches That Aren't Another Boring Salad

Not a salad in sight.

What Teens Wish Their Parents Knew — From a Therapist Who Hears It All

As a therapist, I hear the most common complaints that teens have about their parents. I have to say, they have some really good points. Take some …

Parenting

Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust | SLJ Review

BASHARDOUST, Melissa. Girls Made of Snow and Glass. 384p. Flatiron Bks. Sept. 2017. Tr $18.99. ISBN 9781250077738.Gr 8 Up –When Mina fell ill, her …

The Fallacy of 1619: Rethinking the History of Africans in Early America

In 1619, “20. and odd Negroes” arrived off the coast of Virginia, where they were “bought for victualle” by labor-hungry English colonists. The story …

The Diviners author Libba Bray has some thoughts on this all-female Lord of the Flies remake

<i>This week, news broke that an all-female remake of</i> Lord of the Flies <i>may be the works at Warner Bros. Audiences responded vocally on Twitter, and many</i> …

Feminism

Repel or Get Rid Of Fruit Flies Once and For All

Are fruit flies a plague in your kitchen? With the summer heat coming (and kinda already here in some parts of the country!), plus ripe stone fruit, …

Unchecked fake news gave rise to an evil empire in Star Wars

<i>On May 25, 1977, filmmaker George Lucas and Twentieth Century Fox released “Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope” — the first movie in a planned series of nine films. The movie soon became a cultural phenomenon. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the launch of the Star Wars series.</i><p>We never see a …

Star Wars

Tomi Adeyemi Talks YA Fiction Publishing Deal for ‘Children of Blood and Bone’ — teenVogue

Subscription YA Book Box Reflects The Dynamism Of Young Black Women — HuffPost

While black Americans are regularly left out of mainstream literary landscapes, when we are afforded racial representation, it’s sometimes limited to …

Science Proves Just How Well Our Dogs Understand Us

Many people feel a strong emotional connection to their beloved canine pets and plenty of us can’t wait to immediately curl up with our dogs after a …

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When the Fur Flies: Pet Deshedding Tools

21 Foods You Should Never Feed Your Pets

The following are commonly considered foods to avoid feeding to dogs and cats.<p><i>Adapted from Dr. Pitcairn's Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs &</i> …

Rodale Wellness Is Now Books for Better Living - Books for Better Living

Rodale Wellness has found a new home with Books for Better Living, and we’re excited to welcome you all to our community! With our health and …

Where Fiction and Reality Collide: Books and Black Lives Matter

There’s a moment near the end of Angie Thomas’s debut novel, “The Hate U Give,” when fiction and reality collide.<p>The narrator — a 16-year-old girl named Starr, who is in mourning and shock after a police officer shoots her friend — recalls the names of African-American victims of racial profiling …