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The Easy Way to Make the Best Eggplant Parmigiana

<i>by guest blogger Paul Kita, food and nutrition editor at</i> Men's Health<p>I'm not going to pretend I'm Italian. I'm Polish.<p>But I've eaten my weight in eggplant parmigiana over the years, and cooked a fair amount of the stuff--especially this time of year, when fresh eggplant piles gleam atop farmers' …

Recipes

April's Way -- An Indie Short Film Remembering the 1992 L.A. Riots

Racial tension continues to be a complicated social issue impacting the real world. Police brutality, gun violence and social injustice remain nightly news stories that simply offer explanations and assumptions, not resolutions. News coverage of these events do not have the capability of providing …

America's Biggest Problem Is Concentrated Poverty, Not Inequality

Addressing income inequality is important, but worsening economic segregation has far more compounding effects.<p>Thanks to New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, economist Thomas Piketty, and, of course, the Occupy Movement, inequality is firmly on the national agenda. While income inequality has worsened …

Urban Design

How 'Mad Men' Costume Designer Janie Bryant Was A Storyteller Through Fashion

In just a few days, it truly will be the end of an era when "Mad Men" debuts its final episode. For eight years, from March 1960 up until late 1970, we've watched Don ascend and fall, Peggy assert her worth, Joan stand up to sleazy men, Betty navigate motherhood, Pete thirst for clients and Roger …

13 Toast Recipes Good Enough To Call Dinner

Warm weather is here, and with that the need to keep the kitchen cool. Sometimes, the fact that we can't turn on our ovens feels absolutely liberating -- there are so many salads to finally be enjoyed -- but other times it makes it hard to figure out what to prepare for dinner. We have a solution: …

Breakfast

Early men and women had gender equality, say anthropologists

A study has shown that in contemporary hunter-gatherer tribes men and women tend to hold equal standing and influence, suggesting that sexual …

Nazi Art Trove: Matisse Painting Returned to Jewish Owners

More than two years after masterpieces looted by the Nazi regime were discovered in a Munich apartment, the first artwork was returned to the heirs of its original owner Friday.<p>The 1921 “Seated Woman” painting by Henri Matisse originally belonged to Jewish art dealer Paul Rosenberg but was taken …

Mandela's former prison to be powered by solar energy

KONFRONTASI-South Africa's notorious Robben Island prison, where the late president Nelson Mandela was imprisoned and which is now a popular tourist …

Tulips

The U.S. States With The Largest And Smallest Gender Pay Gaps (Actual Equality Is Too Much To Ask)

State-to-state, the differences are wider and narrower than the average, as you can see in the graphic here. It shows the dates at which women, …

Will Sharing Your Salary on Twitter Solve the Wage Equality Problem?

#talkpay picks up steam.<p>What's the secret to ending the wage gap? For Lauren Voswinkel, a software developer based in Pittsburgh, it came down to sharing her salary. On May 1 (International Workers' Day, a UK holiday), Voswinkel made a bold statement: She tweeted her job title, professional …

DEA Wants To Triple Production Of Government Marijuana For Research

The Drug Enforcement Administration on Wednesday recommended that the federal government produce almost 900 pounds of marijuana for research in 2015, more than triple the amount it had estimated it would need.<p>The proposal, signed by DEA Administrator Michele Leonhart, seeks to increase the …

Cannabis

A majority of Americans support gender equality — so why don’t they identify as feminists?

<b>(MTV)</b><p>A new poll shows only 18% of people call themselves feminists — which means they really don’t get feminism<p>Jenny Kutner<p>April 9, 2015 2:20pm (UTC)<p>The vast majority of Americans have finally come around to the idea of people of different genders having equal rights. Great! Here's one thing that …

What Education Can and Can't Do for Economic Inequality

A new study looks at whether or not a college degree can chip away at income disparities.<p>Would better education significantly reduce income inequality in America? No, says recent study from the Brookings Institution.<p>But that doesn't mean that better education wouldn't help the overall economic …

Mystery kidney disease killing Sri Lankan farmers

KONKETIYAWA, Sri Lanka (AP) — Karunawathie isn't hungry for breakfast. She rarely is these days, but she forces herself to choke down a few bites of …

5 Madly Delicious Ways to Make Meatballs

<b>1. Swedish Meatballs</b><p>Delicate, bite-sized and covered in a light cream gravy -- what's not to love about Swedish meatballs? Spear them with toothpicks for a party or spoon them over lightly buttered egg noodles for dinner. Either way, make extra -- they disappear quickly! <b>GET THE RECIPE</b><p><b>2. Chicken</b> …

Best Artisanal Cheese (PHOTOS)

Buttery, bloomy, sharp or funky--whatever your persuasion, it's a good time to be obsessed with cheese. Artisans across the country are experimenting with intense flavors, new milks and different textures, meaning that you should be putting cheese on everything! From gooey double creams to robust …

California breaks ground on bullet train as climate solution

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — California broke ground Tuesday on its $68 billion high-speed rail system, promising to combat global warming while whisking …

Trains

Look At The Crazy Designs For The World’s First Underwater City

The Ocean Spiral, a futuristic concept for a self-sufficient city designed to float in the middle of the ocean, uses the sea to run infrastructure …

Runaway Inequality, Runaway Incarceration

Why are white cops shooting unarmed black men?<p>On one level the story is simple: racism. Too many police officers fear people of color in the neighborhoods they patrol, and are likely to over-react with force during encounters. The local courts also engage in discrimination by failing to indict the …

Bruenig on Inequality

While Matt Bruening has attracted notice in recent days for his column making the sensational claim, in the context of recent events in Ferguson, …

Hashtags and Human Rights: Activism in the Age of Twitter

For those of us working in the field of international affairs, it can often seem daunting to encourage public interest and engagement with global …

US aide quits over taunting Obama daughters

An aide to a Republican congressman has resigned after her Facebook post criticising President Barack Obama's daughters touched off a backlash.<p>Elizabeth Lauten, communications director to Republican Stephen Fincher of Tennessee, said Malia Obama, 16, and Sasha, 13, should have shown more "class" at …

Obama requests $75m for police body cameras

US President Barack Obama is calling for $75m in federal spending to get 50,000 more police to wear body cameras that record their interactions with civilians.<p>The move, announced on Monday at the White House, comes in the wake of riots in the US city of Ferguson that were triggered by a grand …

Saudi woman 'arrested' for driving | Saudi Arabia News

A woman who tried to drive in defiance of a ban on women drivers in Saudi Arabia has been arrested after being blocked at the border with the United Arab Emirates for a day, activists said along with many users on social media.<p>Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world which does not allow women …

'Extremism': Perception vs reality? | War & Conflict

The rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Syria and Iraq is raising fears of radicalisation across Europe.<p>The perception is of battle-hardened fighters returning from the frontline, full of anger and resentment, prepared to carry on the fight at home.<p>Numbers vary, but it is …

Ariana Grande Responds To Bette Midler's Diss

Earlier this week Bette Midler called out young singers in an interview with the Telegraph. "It’s always surprising to see someone like Ariana Grande with that silly high voice, a very wholesome voice, slithering around on a couch looking so ridiculous," she said. "I mean, it’s silly beyond belief …

Grateful Boston man shows off his double arm transplant

A 40-year-old quad amputee was all thank yous at a news conference Tuesday at a Boston-area hospital as he showed off his two new arm transplants.<p>Will Lautzenheiser sat next to the doctors from Brigham and Women's Hospital who spent almost nine hours in surgery with him last month.<p>"To have come …

Ferguson protests spread coast to coast - CNN.com

<i>Are protests taking place near you? Please share photos, videos and thoughts with CNN iReport if you can do so safely.</i><p><b>(CNN)</b> -- The sparks of outrage that started in Ferguson, Missouri, have ignited a firestorm of protests across the country and beyond.<p>But the furor isn't just about one grand jury's …