Jan Barker

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Sheet Pan Dinners

Get speedy family-friendly meals cooked, and avoid the dreaded dish washing, by using this collection of sheet pan dinners. Everything from meat loaf …

55 Healthy Chicken Thigh Recipes That Are Affordable and Delicious

Skinless, boneless chicken thighs are meatier, quicker to cook, and surprisingly healthier than you might think. They're also budget friendly for …

25 Vegan Recipes That Won't Mess With Your Weight-Loss Goals

If you're vegan, you know that if you don't meal plan ahead of time, it's very easy to fall into the pasta-and-tomato-sauce trap. Once that happens, …

Our Easiest Single-Skillet Dinner Recipes

The last thing that anyone wants to do after enjoying a delicious meal is to wash a sink filled with dishes. Luckily, these one-dish dinner recipes …

15 Expert Tips For A Thriving Indoor Herb Garden

Grow your green thumb with this smart advice.<p>Even the most amateur of cooks know that, somehow, a homemade dish becomes even more delicious when your own homegrown herbs are the star of the plate. Skip the plastic-wrapped oregano and drooping basil you might find at the supermarket, and follow …

5 Easy Pasta Sauces to Know by Heart

Go to just about any Italian restaurant and you'll see a handful of staple pasta dishes like Bolognese and Alfredo. Those essentials please just …

Here's How to Make Your Roasted Veggies Mind-Blowing

Roasting is one of my favorite ways to cook vegetables. I love how you just toss everything on a baking sheet, walk away, and come back to …

23 High-Protein Sheet Pan Dinners That Pretty Much Cook Themselves

I love cooking, but I hate doing dishes. Unfortunately the two go hand in hand, and unless you're a wizard who can zap away the mess, you kind of …

Sheet Pan

Chocolate Hummus Is Better Than Cookie Dough—Here’s How to Make it at Home

Not going to lie, when I first heard chocolate hummus was a new thing, I couldn't decide whether it was genius or downright weird. Now that I've made …

Dessert

12 Sheet Pan Dinners You’ve Got to Try ASAP

These sheet pan recipes are our go-to supper solutions for busy weeknights. They’re simple to prepare, flavorful, and clean-up is a breeze (just one …

Cooking

17 Rare Whiskies Worth Flying to Scotland For

Most of the year, Scotland comes to me—in a glass.<p>My favorite whiskies instantly transport me across the Atlantic. But some of the best whisky expressions never make it to the U.S—and the ones that do come in meager per-state allocations that are laughable at best. Just think of it this way: …

Whiskey

7 Toxic Thinking Mistakes That Will Keep You From Being Mentally Strong

Changing the way you think will change your entire life.<p>Just because you think something doesn't make it true. Yet, you likely believe your brain when it casts doubt on your abilities or when it tells you that people don't like you even though there's little evidence supporting such statements.<p>In …

US Army gives career long approval for Sikh soldiers to grow beard, wear turban

The US has allowed career-long religious accommodation for Sikhs to serve in the armed forces while maintaining their articles of faith like the …

Religion

Army About to Kick Out Paralyzed Hero

Tim Brumit broke his neck trying to save a girl’s life. Now the Army is trying to kick out the decorated Green Beret for what he did.<p>Last July, just …

The Dark Side of Vintage Recipes

I am not a foodie blogger. Don’t get me wrong, I love to cook, and do so quite frequently…usually with something at least vaguely pleasant to show …

Cooking

Lost palace of Sparta possibly uncovered

An ancient Greek palace filled with cultic objects and clay tablets written in a lost script may be the long-lost palace of Mycenaean Sparta, one of the most famous civilizations of ancient Greece.<p>The 10-room complex, called Ayios Vassileios, was filled with striking artifacts, including fragments …

Six lesser-known wonders of the ancient world

While many historical landmarks attract millions of travellers every year, these ancient sites lie off the typical tourist trail.<p>When it comes to ancient wonders, there’s more to explore than Petra, Angkor Wat and the Coliseum. So to uncover a few structures that aren’t typically on the tourist …

Micronesia

Site in Athens revealed as an ancient temple of twin gods Apollo and Artemis

An ancient well has been uncovered in Kerameikos in central Athens, Greece, with inscriptions calling upon Apollo, the Greek god of prophecy. …

Researchers say they've discovered new 'superhenge' near Stonehenge site

British researchers said Monday that they had discovered evidence of a larger version of Stonehenge located approximately 2 miles from the famous prehistoric site.<p>The site at Durrington Walls, located about 90 miles southwest of London, has been dubbed a "superhenge" containing as many as 90 large …

Archaeologists Claim to have Discovered the Location of the Biblical City of Sodom

After a dozen years excavating, an archaeological team led by Steven Collins claims to have discovered a city that matches the Bible’s Sodom, the …

The Holy Roman Empire has been much maligned

The vast, sprawling entity, generally considered a byword for inefficiency, actually worked remarkably well, according to Peter H. Wilson<p>Last month in the <i>Financial Times</i>, Tony Barber closed a gloomy summary of the European Union’s future with this comparison:<p>Like the Holy Roman Empire which lasted …

These novels about Ancient Rome could be the most important political books you'll read this year

The Republic is in danger. Populist leaders — including one of the country's richest men — are stirring up resentment among the masses against the …

Books

Real History at the Downton Abbey Set Goes Back to Ancient Egypt

What’s the biggest conception about <i>Downton Abbey</i> location Highclere Castle among viewers of the show? According to the current Countess of Carnarvon, …

How to Upgrade and Install Your Kitchen Faucet

Do you want to learn how to upgrade your kitchen faucet yourself? Plumbing repairs in any form can be a scary idea. But upgrading your kitchen faucet …

Corduroy Road Uncovered in Virginia

FAIRFAX COUNTY, VIRGINIA—Workers building a new road shoulder and sidewalk along Ox Road found a section of a log road that may have been installed …

China: 131 ancient hanging coffins up to 1,200 years old discovered on mountain side

More than 131 hanging wooden coffins, balanced on the side of a 100-metre mountain side, have been discovered in China. The mysterious find, believed …

6 Reasons to Upgrade to RebelMouse from WordPress

The huge gap between current CMS offerings and what the world needed occurred to me during my time as CTO of The Huffington Post. When we were …

Confederate flag's half-century at South Carolina Capitol ends

<b>(CNN) —</b> It took just a few minutes, simultaneously somber and festive, to put a bookend on the Confederate flag's 54-year run at the South Carolina Capitol grounds.<p>A crowd of hundreds erupted in cheers, and sang a farewell refrain more associated with sports arenas, as uniformed highway patrol …

South Carolina

12 Simple Home Repair Jobs to Lift You Out of Winter’s Funk

Accomplishments — even little ones — go a long way toward a sunny outlook. Fortunately, there are plenty of easy, quick home repair chores you can do …